Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Cornyn and Patrick AREN'T HELPING

"The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly,
But the mouth of fools pours forth foolishness."
Proverbs 15:2

What would a public health crisis be without Texas politicians acting like retards?!?

Exhibit #1:
Hoo boy.

We get it: This virus started in China.  Once the virus was out, the Chinese government made the situation infinitely worse by covering it up.  Since then, they've launched an international disinformation campaign to brand discussion of these facts as racist.  These are all valid points.

Unfortunately, John Cornyn didn't make any of those points.

Instead, John Cornyn made a sensationalistic comment about a third or fourth tier issue that's not relevant at the present time.

Maybe it is the case that some of the...strange...Chinese culinary habits contributed to this outbreak.  Maybe it isn't.  It certainly is yet to be proved.  At best, it's speculative.

Even if that does end up being the case, however, for elected officials to engage such idle chatter is insanely reckless.

And don't get us started on this.

That being said, on the subject of Texas politicians acting like retards, it's hard to beat Exhibit #2:


Once again, there's a very valid discussion to be had over whether or not actions currently being taken by government are good or bad.  It's not exactly a secret where this website stands.  But there's a responsible way to make that point.  Lt. Dan's comment's ain't it.

Instead, Lt. Dan provoked a backlash that will, if anything, make it more difficult to get back to normal.  It certainly doesn't help the credibility of our statewide so-called "leadership."  Reckless, at best.

Sensationalistic dumbassery helps nothing.

Bottom Line:  At best, Cornyn and Patrick unleashed an...extremely poor ratio of backlash to substance.

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