2020-07-29 15:41:20 UTC
Published 3 hours ago
So much going on right now in the news. New developments from every
direction, much of it seems unrelated. A lot of it's shocking. Here's
the way to understand it.
In an election year, everything significant that happens is about the
election. So all of these developments are in fact related, and here's
the core question in every election. Who is up and who is down?
As of tonight, the president is down double digits in the polls and
there's not much question about why that is. Americans are miserable.
They're stuck at home. They are fearful. Millions of them don't have
The percentage of Americans who believe our country is headed in the
right direction has dropped off a cliff since this spring. Not
coincidentally, that's when a strange new virus from China began to
spread among our population.
The rise of COVID-19 in the United States tracks almost precisely the
decline of Donald Trump's approval numbers and the political lesson
from this is clear. The more damage the Wuhan coronavirus does to
America, the harder it is for the President to get reelected.
That's not speculation. It is the most certain fact in American
politics. Every Democratic officeholder understands that. If the
population remains terrified, Democrats will have more power in January.
So the Democratic Party has every incentive to keep Americans afraid
and off balance. For the next 97 days, they plan to do that. That is
their entire campaign strategy. It's the only thing they're running on.
Yesterday, the news site Breitbart posted a video of a group of
physicians giving a press conference about medical advances in the
fight against COVID-19. Some of the news that doctors delivered was
hopeful because there is hopeful news to report.
Seventeen million people saw that video, the president retweeted it.
This enraged Democrats.
Any scientific advancement that reduces the suffering of Americans in
an election year is a threat to Joe Biden's campaign. So they decided
to pull that video off the internet.
They pulled the video of doctors in lab coats talking about coronavirus
research, and they hid that video from the public. It's exactly what
the Chinese government so often does, except when Silicon Valley erases
your freedoms, they lecture you as they do it.