Scott McKay explains at The American Spectator why Democrats are actually worried the economy my crank into high gear by the fall. He writes (abridged):
Democrats worry the economy will crank back into high gear by the fall, and they’re dreading the possibility their electoral chances will be crushed underfoot as a result:
Hospitalizations are dwindling as hospitals begin a fight for economic survival.
The CDC is sheepishly admitting the coronavirus’ death rate is 0.26 percent. As almost half of the deaths from the virus come now in nursing homes, an industry whose operators are waist-deep in electoral contributions to Democrat machine politicians (though not exclusively so), the real rate for most Americans is closer to 0.1 percent.
The Democrat governors are the ones insisting on keeping restrictions in place long beyond what the data would suggest.
They’re the ones insisting that everyone wear a mask, more as a test of the subservience of the public than as a public health measure. Those masks are good for one thing, which is to symbolize the fear people are supposed to feel as a result of the virus. And panicked people do not a robust economy make.
These governors are heaping idiotic restrictions on businesses attempting to open back up.
In Louisiana, for virtually no discernible reason Edwards decreed that restaurants could only reopen their seating areas at 25 percent capacity — including staff.
Trump might not get a gold star for having been initially carried along with the hysteria, but it’s been quite clear for some time that he’s for getting America back to work.
We could go on and on here. But the point isn’t complicated; nor is it particularly arguable.
Democrats are trying to keep the economy closed because it’s more important to beat Trump in November than for the country to succeed.
You can call that bad faith, or you can call it economic treason
by SCOTT MCKAY
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