60% Of Americans Are Not Stupid

Isn’t it nice when the world makes sense?

Victoria Taft at Sweatclothes Media:

Hospital and medical personnel, who are literally putting their lives on the line to treat COVID-19 patients, rightly came in number one in the poll. The people who take care of people’s children came in second, followed by the state government, the individual’s employers, and the federal government’s health leaders. Vice President Mike Pence, who has headed the government’s response to the virus, came in just slightly ahead of President Trump. The Congress and the media brought up the rear.

Considering the media’s portrayal of Trump and their hate-hate relationship with him, 60% probably seems like 100% to the president. And that’s a triumph.

A 60/40 split on public opinion is about as good as you could hope for in today’s polarized America. If Trump cured cancer, AIDS and the common cold he still would be despised by 100% of Democrats. Best of all is the timing. GHWB hit 90% approval near the midpoint of his term, but by election day that national warm fuzzy feeling had faded and he was defeated. Jimmy Carter was riding high when the Iranian Hostage Crisis began. He lost too.

If Ronald Reagan had run for reelection in 1982 he would likely have lost because of what was called the “Reagan Recession.” By 1984 the economy was booming and he won in a landslide. At this point, all Trump has to do is not screw up and November should be a cakewalk. (Knocks on wood)

It is no accident that the Democrats and the media are at the bottom. The only thing I find surprising is that their numbers aren’t even lower.

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148 Responses to 60% Of Americans Are Not Stupid

  1. lyn says:

  2. Mt.Laurel says:

    Well here in swamp central, the blueies are still firmly entrenched in their holding pattern of over the top annoying.

    Mayor Bow Wow Bowser is barking mad that D.C. is being treated as if it is the —– The District of Columbia. Does Orange Man not realize she is more important than anyone and is really just like a Governor!!!! And of course, treating D.C., as if it is D.C. is Racist!!!

  3. helenk3 says:

    I did not think that I would ever want to see the demise of the democratic party. Even when I left in 2008, I still believed that there were a few dems that loved this country. Silly ME. Now I want a CLEAN SWEEP and every dem out of every office. They sold their souls to Soros and in their hatred for Trump they have lost sight of what a wonderful country this is. They would hurt her in a heartbeat. They have no care for the American citizen, they are only the chumps that pay for the dem agenda.
    MY question is, if they get their new world order dream, where would they really be on the ladder? Not at the top that is for sure as they can not be trusted anymore by anyone. and the ones that used them know that better than anyone.

  4. Anthony says:

    FWIW, there were MORE ppl on the street in NYC today than I’ve seen in the past 2 weeks. Many in masks, just as many not. Its not the circle of hell that DeBlasio would have you believe.

  5. helenk3 says:

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/epidemiologist-behind-highly-cited-coronavirus-model-admits-he-was-wrong-drastically-revises-model

    YOU GOT TO READ THIS

    after he help cause a worldwide panic, he says he was wrong, it is not that bad.

  6. SHV says:

    We have turned the corner…Spring is here, stock market is up and bulk ammunition is again available on-line.

  7. Angie says:

    Get ready for some REEEEEEEEEEE-ing from the left, even as 3.5 million Americans had to file for unemployment last week.

  8. Angie says:

  9. helenk3 says:

    some things the panic has taught us

  10. Dora says:

  11. Mothy67 says:

    I predict a summer laden with antifa riots. That”s a few months from now. Wonder what is next.

  12. Dora says:

    Anyone want to wish her a happy? 🙂

  13. Dora says:

    Jeremy Corbyn’s brother Piers claims Bill Gates and George Soros are behind coronavirus in bid to cull world’s population with poisoned antidote in bizarre conspiracy theory

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8117325/Jeremy-Corbyns-brother-Piers-claims-Bill-Gates-George-Soros-coronavirus.html

  14. Woke Lola says:

  15. Myiq2xu™ says:

    Once upon a time it was the view of the Catholic church that the scriptures could be read and interpreted by only approved clergy,

  16. John Denney says:

    New draconian bill in the House. H.R. 5717: Gun Violence Prevention and Community Safety Act of 2020

    They want you to be defenseless sheep.

    Nothing in this bill encourages people to emulate Jack Wilson and his associates.

    https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/116/hr5717/text

  17. 1539days says:

    There’s a round of talking heads (from their tacky dens at home) trying to grade the US response to the coronavirus. There’s this thing in industry called a key process indicator. A KPI can be used to determine if you are doing a good job.

    What can we use as a KPI? Number of cases isn’t useful because we’re the third largest country in the world. In terms of density, we have approximately 0.025% of the population infected. On the testing front, 15% of tests are positive, which isn’t quite as “good” as South Kores’s 95%. If we extrapolated that, still less than 0.1% of the population is infected.

    However, the number of fatalities is a critical number as well because death removes the chance of recovery and is relatively accurate. In this case, the US has only the 6th highest number of deaths, regardless of size. Currently, 1.4% of cases have proven fatal, which is close to the rate of countries like South Korea and Canada. If our testing isn’t aggressive enough, we actually have a much lower fatality rate. That 1.4% has been pretty steady for the last 2 weeks.

    As far as spread, the number of new cases per day is going up, but at 23%. Three days ago it was 35% and a week ago, it was 45%. Even our supposedly bad job is already slowing rates while trying to address the worst hot spots like New York.

    Then there’s China. Their numbers are entirely fictitious and they mostly went back to work to avoid an economic disaster. The most prudent thing we did was stop the arrival of Chinese citizens. And the media went nuts over that.

  18. Angie says:

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  20. Angie says:

  21. Dora says:

    • Somebody says:

      But Trump is still POTUS. She said she wouldn’t come back here until after he was out of office. Gee you think riding out a pandemic in a country with socialized medicine where they aren’t royals and at the front of the line had anything to do with it?

      Maybe not, they may have just chosen this time with a fully distracted media to make their move. I’m still expecting a reality show and a bunch of like worthy interviews. Right now the red carpets aren’t open, but as soon as they start up red carpet events they’ll be there. They, especially her, have to have attention.

      • DeniseVB says:

        I remember that Orange Man Bad statement. I think they’re using coronavirus as an excuse, bet they got thrown out, or she got bored again and wants to be closer to the cool people. Poor Harry and Archie.

        • Myiq2xu™ says:

          Attention is like cocaine. A little bit is nice, but it will leave you wanting more. And once you are addicted you can’t live without it and no amount of it is too much.

          Canada is not the place for attention whores. Canada is the place for people who hate crowds and are allergic to excitement.

          “Canada – come for the isolation, stay for the solitude.”

    • helenk3 says:

      question, weren’t they just with Prince Charles and Trudau’s wife? They positive for the virus. They better self quarantine for at least 14 days.

    • Mothy67 says:

      I thought the northern border was closed.

  22. elliesmom says:

    I was sorting through stuff in my freezer, and I found a box of hummingbird cupcakes I stashed in there a while back. So I’m having hummingbird cupcakes and a glass of sauvignon blanc for dinner. The cupcakes have bananas, pineapple, pecans, and cream cheese so they’re healthy, right? It’s after 5 o’clock so the wine is all good.

    • Anthony says:

      Sounds very healthy. Good balance of protein fruit and carbs. Last night’s dinner for me was cake and beer, with a side of bourbon neat for a palate cleanser.

    • Somebody says:

      Sounds yummy to me. I have some bananas I need to use. I was going to make banana bread, but I haven’t made a hummingbird cake in a while and I have all the other ingredients 🤔🤔 Making it into cupcakes so I can freeze some is an excellent idea.

    • Angie says:

      Hummingbird cake (the Southern Living recipe) is a cake I make all the time –my mom loves it.
      Yes, it is a very well balanced, nutritious cake! Lol

  23. taw46 says:

    Tucker playing clips where NYC politicians say the city is prepared and no reason to worry – from Feb 2. Also they all encouraged everyone to attend the parade in Chinatown. You would be a racist if you didn’t go. The mayor still insisting by March 11 to carry on and go about your life, no worries. But then when it hit the fan in NYC, he blamed it all on Trump. And of course the media doesn’t report on what they said weeks prior to it all going to hell. They should all be removed from office.

  24. Mothy67 says:

    All the liquor stores and bars have been closed for almost two weeks. People are very unhappy with our idiot governor. There might be a few weeks to go. There is beer at distributors and grocery stores that have a separate cafe can sell wine, but those shelves are empty. No deliveries for that.

    • Somebody says:

      I don’t get the no liquor sales, just control if you ask me.

      • Mothy67 says:

        The only way to buy booze in PA is from a store owned by the state. Even if you own a bar you have to buy it from them. Control. I doubt they make money off of it because all the clerks are state employees who get full benefits. Rethug governors always try and privatize, but the unions stop them.Control.

        • DeniseVB says:

          Virginia has always had just the state owned (ABC) stores. I remember shopping in Florida and seeing the liquor section in their Publix and thought I was in Disneyland !

          • elliesmom says:

            Ask the General if he was old enough to make a “packie run”? 😉 Right after prohibition the snooty folks in Boston didn’t want to admit they were buying liquor like the hoi poloi, so the owners of some of the liquor stores wrapped the bottles up in brown paper for them. The liquor stores became known as “package stores”. Running out to the liquor store became making a packie run. Elliesdad was from Pennsylvania, and the first time the guys drew straws to see who would go buy the beer, he had no idea what they were talking about, but he drew his straw anyway. Fortunately, his girlfriend knew what getting the short straw meant.

    • Anthony says:

      Liquor stores are considered essential businesses in NYC. Theyre open, as are hardware stores. Bars are closed, restaurants and pubs open for takeout or delivery only, including beer, wine and mixed drinks.

      • Constance says:

        That sounds like Seattle however our pot vendors are also open. It makes the population easier to control and the state depends on the 33% tax. I’ve decided that a case of booze would be a great thing to add to my earthquake horde. I think it would be useful for bribes and it doesn’t go bad. I’ll buy something I don’t like of course so I won’t be tempted.

        • Anthony says:

          Lol. Indulge yourself. You may never have this great an excuse again. Vets here open too, but not for routine visits.

        • lateblum says:

          Even in my little town – the home of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union – the liquor stores remain open. In fact, I, who drinks about half a glass of wine a year, walked up to the liquor store yesterday. It’s an uphill 4 blocks away. Bought two little bottles of wine that dd#1 deemed GOOD! (She never allows me to buy or bring wine because I know nothing about wines. She’s a bit of a wine snob. But in truth, she’s right. I merely selected bottles of wine whose label she has brought to family dinners in the past. I figured she’d approve.
          Everything else is closed except for grocers and gas stations and pharmacies and then restaurants (for take-outs)… you know, the essentials.
          When we moved here 40+ years ago, liquor stores and liquor sales were not permitted. Now there aren’t many liquor stores, but oddly enough, the largest liquor store took over the site when nearby Whole Foods closed here and moved to a more lucrative location farther up on the North Shore. Good times for the neighborhood. Trader Joe’s, Jewel-Osco and the large liquor store. All within walking distance.

  25. Constance says:

    Seattle is publicizing a new study of Covid spread in Seattle. You register at their web site and the next day you get a do-it-yourself nose swab to send back to them. This time they are looking for antibodies in the general population. It won’t tell you if you currently have the disease. https://scanpublichealth.org/

    • lateblum says:

      Thanks for the info. I just sent it to dd#1 just in case she wasn’t aware.
      Tbh, thereis almost nothing that escapes her. But since she hasn’t mentioned it, I just want3d her to know.

  26. Dora says:

  27. SHV says:

    Not out of the woods yet. Al has taken the lead in setting up COVID ICU teams, initially to cover the existing 37 ICU beds but able to expand to 100+. She was notified this afternoon to expect patients from Louisiana; I guess they are serious, she said that refrigerated trucks are pre-positioned “out back”. She is worried that she might bring it home and infect me, so she has move to a hotel this afternoon.

    • Mothy67 says:

      I think there’s a lot more to come. We had 88 yesterday and 133 today. Most are 25-49. Two deaths both with other issues. County has 1.2 million and not very congested. We can’t all be isolating for months. People need to go to the dentist, get haircuts. Take the bus.

      • Constance says:

        There is some sort of statistical analysis they have been doing in Seattle on Covid-19 that leads them to believe there are way more than expected silent cases. They have started surveying the general population (only volunteers) for antibodies over time. So I bet that is working toward a plan to let people out of lockup.

    • lyn says:

      😦 Praying for your wife’s protection.

    • Somebody says:

      Oh my goodness, I hate that you two will be separated 😞 I’m sure you’ll be able to talk by phone, but as you know it’s not the same. We all know doctors and nurses are on the front lines, but they also make hidden sacrifices that we never see.

      Louisiana, specifically around New Orleans is inundated. According to an article I read it started earlier there, sort of timed to Mardis Gras. It didn’t get much attention because it started while banning Chinese flights was still racist 🙄 I don’t know the stats there, but I’d imagine they are farther along in their curve. If they’re at or near the apex then it may not be as bad as feared.

      Are you in Texas? I read last night some company gifted Texas with enough hydroxchloroquine for several hundred thousand. If it’s proven that it works then I imagine the critical patients will get it first to lessen the ICU demand or maybe not. Maybe they’ll give it to cases in earlier stages with risk factors?

      Here in Florida we’re ramping up, partially due to more testing and partially due to the nature of our state being a tourist destination. Cities here have been even slower to give shelter in place orders. Where they have, the surrounding counties with few or no cases were then flooded with people and potential carriers.

      Our positive cases statewide increased about 25% the past two days. We’ll see what Friday’s numbers show. South Florida is particularly hit hard and I read last night they have multiple infected cruise ships coming into port. Only one loaded with passengers. There are two or three others floating around with sick crews and can’t find a port. Just what we need 🙄

      I’m sure you’ll be worried about Al until this starts to wake, how could you not. But remember, she’ll be in protective gear AND should she inadvertently be exposed, she’s in great physical shape and 99% only have mild symptoms. I know those are easy to say, but it different when it’s someone you love on the front line 💓

    • Miranda says:

      Best wishes to you and your wife. I hope she can come home soon. We appreciate her work.

    • swanspirit says:

      Sending protection for you, and your wife That is a great deal of love, to make such a sacrifice! ♥!! ♥ 😷🙏🙏🙏

    • lateblum says:

      I so hope Al will be safe. She is doing such important work, but I realize it comes with real dangers. She – and you/your family are in my prayers.

  28. Mothy67 says:

    Michigan governor is suing to stop use of malaria drug i state.

    • votermom says:

      wtf is wrong with these idiots

      • lyn says:

        • Mothy67 says:

          Everybody seems pretty desperate! Something else is up here. Fear? How is this guy still standing? How can he be blamed for non government hospitals having less than two months supplies. How can he be blamed for giving dying people the chance at trying something. They are going to investigate him over the handling of corona??????? It is insanity.

      • Mothy67 says:

        I am also not buying the shit about wearing plastic bags. It has been less than two months. How does any hospital not have a few months of supplies. New York City is always a target. I could see running low, but completely out ? How do they blame Trump for not having the basics. These aren’t federal hospitals. Not buying it. It feels like it was a set up to make Trump look incompetent. China stands a lot to lose and it feels more and more so do many in DC. Judicial Watch got 382 pages today.

        • 1539days says:

          Apparently, HMOs (a result of the Hillary health plan in 1994) demanded hospitals keep inventories low to reduce operating cost.

        • swanspirit says:

          One of the biggest shocks I ever got, as a nurse, was many years ago, and I have never forgotten it. I was working at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and I went to get some routine supplies, from the supply room. I was told, those particular things, were TOS. I said, What is TOS? They said, TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK. I said, stupidly, How can Johns Hopkins be out of stock? They just looked at me, like I was stupid.

        • Constance says:

          One major problem is a lot of medical supplies have expiration dates. Gloves deteriorate over time and I imagine parts of other supplies start to fall apart too. To keep a large emergency supply you would have to rotate into a storehouse and then out to the wards. Complicating this is everyone has their preferred size or even brand or style. I tried to keep no more than a 6 month supply in my lab. But they have safety Nazis that barge into your lab and arrogantly toss out anything even slightly out of date.

      • Somebody says:

        A death cult?

  29. DandyTIger says:

  30. taw46 says:

    We are now up to 14 confirmed cases, 7 in KW. All but 3 are travel related. Three remain in hospital, no word on their condition. My county has tested 105: 14 positives, 91 negatives, 34 awaiting results.

    Florida has 2484 cases with 29 deaths (another 4 are not yet included in this official count).

  31. lyn says:

    No comment.

    • DandyTIger says:

      Also, we’re testing more than anyone else did. So the numbers are because we’re testing. Other counties would be much higher if they actually tested as well.

      • Mothy67 says:

        Did you see the pics yesterday outside a hospital in Queens? It was like a Trump rally with the line. I am no doctor but I think if you can wait outside for a few hours you probably are not on deaths door if you are positive. If you are neg you came to the right place to get it.
        People are treating it like it’s HIV. I got tested I’m good – not realizing you could have gotten it walking to your car after the test.
        Kathy Griffin had abdominal pain and thought she was denied a test.

  32. Angie says:

    • Anthony says:

      Doesn’t want Trump to have a victory in handling the Hunan Virus, even if it costs more lives

      • Underwhelmed says:

        So that is a level of depravity and evil I never thought I’d see again in my lifetime. It was a politician last time, too. Go figure!

    • Constance says:

      I would sue over that to cause maximum embarrassment to Democrats. This is exactly why we don’t want government health care. Political people making medical decisions for you. Bureaucrats making medical decisions for you. All to gratify their petty, vile egos.

  33. Island Girl says:

    In at 80 comments for that San Fran hag, happy birthday witch

  34. Dora says:

    First the Kentucky Derby and now the baseball season. This is getting depressing. (Sigh)

    ======

    Baseball stadiums across the country are DESERTED on opening day as the coronavirus postpones the season

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8158365/AP-PHOTOS-Stadiums-deserted-virus-postpones-opening-day.html

  35. Dora says:

  36. Dora says:

  37. Dora says:

    Sure looks like a plan to me.

  38. Mothy67 says:

    The pup has been staying up all night with her friends doing virtual sleepovers. They play games and spill the tea (is it tea or T) sometimes until 6 a.m. Everyone agrees that the up all night sessions lessen the boredom during the day as they are asleep.
    Problem is there are a number of kids that are ignoring the stay at home. They are doing physical sleepovers almost everynight. Both mom’s that host are nurses? what is the point of trapping kids inside if it is ignored. My area is relatively new to the bug ( first cases were March 14 and linked to travel) so hopefully the shutdown has slowed it considerably. We are probably going to get 1,000 plus, but it will be scattered.

  39. DeniseVB says:

    😀

  40. dm says:

    So the Kung Fu Flu has finally started impacting my household in a real way…my son left his job (7,000 construction workers) voluntarily (history of asthma), my daughter (nurse) found out she was exposed last Friday by a co-worker (she has been sent home, expects to get tested today) and yesterday my husband learned there are layoffs coming…all in all we’ve been lucky, but I am really exhausted and weary from worrying. I know, I shouldn’t be a bitchin’ but the whole reassuring of others (and not yourself) does get tiresome.

    • votermom says:

      ((((dm))))
      prayers for you and your whole family

    • swanspirit says:

      Big hugs, dm, I hope your daughter’s test comes up negative! Bless her for the work she is doing. And I think your son made a wise decision. Must be because he has such a great mom. Few people realize how much mothers worry. Like, every nanosecond.
      Fuk this stupid virus. I am so hopeful for the cure. We will get through this!

    • Somebody says:

      I’m so sorry Dmitry. I pray your daughter’s test is negative. Hopefully the layoffs for your husband won’t happen, if things start opening up again. The stimulus is supposed to cover everybody for 2 weeks (this initial flatten the curve) beyond that there are supposed to be incentives for companies to retain employees. How strong those incentives are, I have no idea.

      (((Hugs))) to you, I know you’re worried about all of them.

    • lyn says:

      Hoping and praying that everything will be OK for you and your family, dm. ❤

    • helenk3 says:

      prayers for you and your family. BTW bitch all you want. speaking out because biting your tongue hurts.

  41. DeniseVB says:

    “Blonde Man Bad” LoL !

  42. Mothy67 says:

    Our betters often decry private home ownership. They claim we should all be housed in metropolitan high rises. A few years from now they will just ignore this event.
    Same with those crying it’s worth it to shut down the economy if even just one life is saved. Flip it on them and say same with the border. No self awareness they just call you a xenophobe.

    • DandyTIger says:

      Same with guns. If we could just save one life, isn’t it worth it to confiscate all guns. I can’t tell if they’re insane, know they’re being dishonest to move towards socialism/communism, or they’re actually funny comedians being sarcastic. 🙂

  43. Somebody says:

    A little update on our friend. She was not improving, not on vent, but O2 levels worsening and fever worsening. Last night they put her on hydroxychloroquine, or at least we assume so. Her husband said they started her on “that malaria drug”. He doesn’t know if they are giving her azythromyican with it or anything with it. We assume they are, but don’t know.

    This morning she says she’s feeling better, but her vitals are not reflecting that. 🤔

    Another interesting thing, again this is via her husband. He said he thought she was already on hydroxychloroquine at home for her “medical issues”. I’ve never known what her “medical issues” are, just that they exist and she has periods where she stays home due to “flaring up” and “not feeling well”. Maybe RA or something?? She’s more introverted and very private, so I don’t really know.

    It brings up an interesting point though. If she takes that it certainly didn’t act as a prophylactic, nor did it keep viral loads low. If she’s already on it, then how did they “start it” last night???? I mean maybe she was on a really low dose and now they’re upping it??? But if she’s been on a low dose would the virus have become immune to it?? So many questions that I will probably never know the answers too.

    Bottom line she still hasn’t needed to be intubated. Anecdotally she says she feels better this morning, so maybe something is happening that is not yet reflected in her vitals.

  44. Mothy67 says:

    Bwahahahaha

  45. Mothy67 says:

    Increase since 11 am yesterday is 25 bringing the total to 158.
    Previous . reported day’s increase was 45. Still 2 fatalities. No info on whether or not anyone has recovered.
    25 have been hospitalized.

  46. lyn says:

  47. lyn says:

    Our favorite couple …

  48. lyn says:

  49. taw46 says:

    We just added 2 more cases, now 16 in the Keys.

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