Monday, May 18, 2020
Insider: Kansas City Prez Trump Opposition Shouldn't Hope For Reopen Disaster
At the outset of Kansas City coronavirus lockdown reopen there's a conflict at the heart of politically active denizens that has yet to be addressed by any local news outlet.
Thankfully, our blog community sums up the sitch perfectly . . .
MANY PROGRESSIVES HOPE FOR PREZ TRUMP FAILURE SO BADLY THAT THEY SEEMINGLY WISH FOR DISASTER & MORE DEATH AS KANSAS CITY AND THE NATION CONFRONT AN UNCERTAIN REOPEN!!!
The dilemma speaks to the nearly insurmountable level of political avarice confronting voters during an election year.
And so, as always, we turn to our readers for perspective and hope for finding common ground.
Here's the word from a longtime local politico and 12th & Oak Insider:
"I don't know if it's Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) that conservatives complain about or just people losing track of what's really important but I don't hate the President or ANYONE enough to hope that more people get sick and die.
I make no secret that I have not and will not ever vote for President Trump. I think he has been a horrible leader but I'm not about to sit around celebrate continued suffering for Americans. The fact is: ALL OF US would be better off if (Prez) Trump is right and we make it past the pandemic quickly. Sure there's a debate worth having about public health, safety and masks. Yes, people should wear them no matter how they're voting. But so little of the discussion is really a medical debate. It's all doom and gloom that terrifies people so much that they'll be hesitant to enjoy life and spend on the local economy for YEARS after this is all over.
"It's an uncomfortable fact but the reopening is happening whether we like it or not and for the sake of Kansas City, our neighborhoods and our nation. As a longtime Democratic Party voter . . I'm hoping that it works."
Check the links:
Independent UK: Trump calls golf show to boast fans will soon be ‘practically standing on top of each other’ again
New York Post: Trump tweets support of HHS secretary’s call to reopen US economy
CNN: Trump officials deflect blame for US death toll, escalate reopening push
KCUR: Hours After Reopening, Kansas City Bars Off To An Unhappy Start
New York Mag: Are Masks Just for Liberals?
NPR: Businesses Are Reopening, But Customers May Not Be Ready To Go Back
KMBC: REOPEN KC - When and how parts of the Kansas City metro area will reopen
UST: After enduring ventilators, body aches, fever, coronavirus survivors say states shouldn't be reopening
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