• A Little Perspective, Please: The Coronavirus Threat and How the Left Is Portraying It

    Surge Summary: It’s very important to keep the threat of the coronavirus in perspective – because the political Left is going out of its way to do the opposite; and trying to blame the whole thing on Donald Trump.

    by Gary Bauer

    It’s always important to keep things in proper perspective.  That is particularly important as the nation grapples with the fallout from the novel coronavirus, which has infected 100 Americans and killed six people.  Sadly, more people died last night from the tornadoes that ripped through Tennessee.

    But just so you know, the yearly flu has already infected at least 32 million Americans, caused 310,000 hospitalizations and 18,000 deaths.

    The left’s delusional reaction to the coronavirus is more of a public threat than the virus itself.  Seriously, friends, let’s just look at how the left has responded to this crisis.

    • When President Trump imposed travel restrictions on China, the left accused him of xenophobia.  Yesterday, Dr. Deborah Birx, one of the nation’s top medical experts, said that the travel restrictions “bought us time and space” to combat the virus.
    • When the president created the Coronavirus Task Force, the left complained that it was “too white” and “too male.”
    • The left accused the president of muzzling medical experts.  Dr. Anthony Fauci, the long-time director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told reporters over the weekend, “I’ve never been muzzled and I’ve been doing this since Reagan.”
    • The left accused the president of calling the coronavirus a “hoax.”  Even liberal fact checkers have rejected that accusation as false.
    • The left accused the president of gutting the budgets of vital health-related agencies.  That too was false.
    • The left even mocked the administration for praying, which is what decent people do.

    Once again, it’s obvious that the left views everything — yes, even a virus — through a warped, ideological lens.  Just think about that for a moment.

    If there’s a potentially dangerous virus spreading around the world, the left would refuse to secure the borders.  It would demand that experience and expertise take a back seat to racial quotas.  It would lie about basic facts, and mock people for seeking God’s wisdom and mercy.

    Is that really the kind of government we want?  Just something to remember in November.

    By the way, a recent Gallup survey found that 77% of Americans are confident in the government’s ability to address the coronavirus situation.  That confidence level is significantly higher than previous outbreaks involving the bird flu, the swine flu and Ebola.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge.

    Originally posted here.

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    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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