• A Bad Joke: Biden Would Shut Down America Again?

    Surge Summary: Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden sounds almost eager to shut down America once again in response to COVID-19. Have American businesses not suffered enough? For the leader of the free world listening to the experts has to mean more than just hearing what some medical scientists say.

    by Gary Bauer

    A significant part of Biden’s strategy is to act like he would have solved the coronavirus challenge by now, and he’s laying out what he intends to do if it is still around by January 20th.  What he is saying is very revealing, and he is revealing that he is not a smart or a wise man.

    In an interview with ABC News, Biden was asked if he would shut down the country again.  Without missing a breath, Biden said, “I would shut it down; I would listen to the scientists.”

    So he will let others, whether it is Bernie Sanders or the public health establishment, tell him what to do no matter the cost to the American people.  He’s going to insist that people wear a mask all the time, even outside.  Well, that’s not following the science.

    And when he says that, he’s issuing a death sentence to every coffee house and restaurant across America.

    Biden’s response might be the appropriate answer if he was the head of the CDC and their top scientists were suggesting something so extreme.  But a wise man would say something like this:

    “I would take that advice and bring in economic experts to discuss what it means in terms of lost lives and lost dreams.  I would bring military experts to ask what another shutdown would mean for military readiness. 

    “I would bring mental health experts and ask what another shutdown would mean for millions of Americans struggling with anxiety and depression.  I would bring in educational experts and ask what it would mean for our children to have schools closed again.  As president I will weigh all these things and how they can be balanced.”

    President Trump listened to all the experts.  He left it up to the governors to make appropriate decisions in their states.  As we have learned more about the virus and the ramifications of the shutdown, he encouraged them to reopen.  Everybody but Joe Biden knows that we cannot shut down again.

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

    Originally posted here.

    Image: Adapted from: Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America – Joe Biden, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=81390279

    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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