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COVID-19 And the Rise of Diminutive Democrat Dictators

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Posted: Apr 24, 2020 12:01 AM
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COVID-19 And the Rise of Diminutive Democrat Dictators

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Democratic leaders are making quite a name for themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vote for one, and everyday Americans will find themselves disappointed. Especially when a crisis comes knocking.

Eight years of former President Barack Obama (body by Esquire and mind by Baby Einstein), taught us that Ivy League educations and sounding smart mean nothing – if you lack common sense and logic. If Obama's years showed us anything, it is that power is always Democrats' end game. They will lie, cheat, and seek advantage during a crisis to get what they want. Never let a crisis go to waste!

Rather than solve problems, they exacerbate them. Then blame others when things go wrong. They create fires, argue about whose responsibility it is to put the fire out, then stand back and watch it burn. Americans depending on them for assistance during hurricanes end up floating down roads in refrigerators or begging for rescue on rooftops.

During this COVID-19 crisis, Democratic leaders had people arrested for attending church in cars. However, it is okay to drive to get abortions or buy marijuana. Food supplies are short. Nevertheless, brutal policies prevent people from buying seeds for gardens. Others restrict lawn mowing, touchpad carwashes, and boating. 

People are losing jobs and businesses and cannot pay their bills because they remain under a proverbial "house arrest" imposed by those who are about as smart as a bag of bricks.

Thankfully, they have a friend in the Justice Department. 

During a recent interview on the Hugh Hewitt Show, Attorney General William Barr said the Justice Department might side with citizens filing lawsuits in response to Democrat leaders' draconian orders shutting down their livelihoods or casting "unprecedented burdens on civil liberties." 

COVID-19 has exposed them for who they are, bringing out the inner tyrant in Democratic leaders across the United States--including in Alaska. At 663,268 square miles and roughly 731,500 residents, Alaska is the least densely populated state in the U.S. It currently has the least amount of COVID-19 cases and just a handful of hospitalizations. However, unfortunately, nearly half of Alaska's residents live in the municipality of Anchorage. They are under one of those proverbial house arrests with no real end in sight because a California-transplant, Democratic Mayor Ethan Berkowitz, seems to have crowned himself king. Or something.

Fondly known by some in that area as "Berkeley Berkowitz" or "Mussolini of the North," the mayor imposed overreaching measures, shutting down the city and outlying towns although as of April 22, 2020, the total case count statewide is 337. Yes, statewide. Of those, 209 have recovered, nine died, and 36 hospitalized. Do the math.

Nevertheless, the mayor continues pushing the panic button, taking the city hostage. He requested but failed to have his emergency proclamation extended to November 15.

Many small businesses face permanent closure and unemployed Alaskans face bankruptcy unless he rescinds his four-phase "Roadmap to Reopening the Municipality of Anchorage." Phase One includes an ambiguous requirement that there be the "ability and capacity to screen and test widely." His demands also include all positive cases be interviewed, and every contact monitored. Additionally, all symptomatic contacts must go through testing within 24 hours. 

If those conditions do not happen, then citizens remain hunkered down indefinitely.

Phase Two includes more extensive screening with cases trending downward for at least 42 days with all suspected cases quarantined and all positive cases isolated. Phase Three: widespread community transmission has ceased.

Phase Four, identified as "New Normal," states "daily life" will not resume until vaccines and anti-viral treatments are annually accessible.

By then, either the second coming of Jesus will have happened, or Nancy Pelosi will have run out of her pricey gourmet ice cream. 

This pandemic has been, among other things, a good learning experience as to the type of leadership America needs during times of crisis. Sound leadership, where common sense is a common commodity, and common sense in action.

Susan lives in Alaska and writes about culture, politics, and current events. A quick search will find her writing in scores of newspapers and media publications across the U.S., including USA Today, Townhall, The Christian Post, GOPUSA, BizPac Review, and Jewish World Review. Susan is listed as America's 50 Best conservative columnists for 2015 and 2016, and America's 40 Best Conservative columnists for 2017. Contact her at writestamper@protonmail.com.