This year, so much has happened. No matter with which Party--Republican or Democrat---you see yourself a part of, things happened that neither Party could ignore. Coronavirus-19, for example. I first learned about Covid soon after January 1st, likely because I'm a News Junkie. I was watching a BBC (British Broadcasting Company) Newshour Program when mention of a dangerous "Wuhan Virus" was made in the broadcast. I "googled" that, which lead to mention of a recent, lethal, new virus. Thought to have originated in a "Live" Exotic Meat Market where the animals there are butchered and sold for food; it was thought to have been transmitted from an animal to a human. Sound strange? Not really, as this was how the SARS-CoV-2 (a/k/a/ the "Swine Flu" happened in 2009-10.
Nothing has spread so fast, killed so many, devastated world economies as much since the 1917-19 "Spanish Flu." I followed this story as it developed throughout January (2020). As we now know, President Trump and Vice-President Pence kept the lethal nature of this virus from us; instead, the President told us "it's a hoax by the Democrats" even after he learned the truth from our country's experts. Like Noah preparing his Ark, my wife and I went to Costco, purchased several months of food (including dog food, multiple cases of water for ourselves and our dog, and necessary household items. Then we waited and watched, before isolating ourselves the day after Valentines' Day in February. When we infrequently had to go somewhere; masks, gloves and lysol wipes.
It was really during that time that I started paying close attention to how our government handled Covid-19 and the devastation in its wake; starting from the President on down. Watching all the lying, all the denial, all the refusal to follow solid, fact-based qualified expert opinions; all that and more coming right from the President himself. Those the President surrounded himself with, most particularly our "trusted" Arizona Politicians. Our Republican Governor (Doug Ducey) who was caught between "Trump and a Hard Place;"
our Congresspersons, and our Arizona Senators. People like Congresswoman Debbie Lesko, Congressman Andy Biggs, and my own Congressional District 4, Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar, previously a dentist. Watching what they said and did, I wondered in what reality they existed? They publicly repeated the same lies and nonsense of our President, with Paul Gosar the first of them to contract the Covid-19 VIrus. Meanwhile, Our President held massive rallies in which almost nobody wore masks, did no of the social distancing. After a rally, the President and his entourage, like a circus, folded up and left town...then the numbers of sick were told. Most of the President's Secret Service Detail had to stay behind in Tulsa, OK, because---you guessed it, they had contracted Covid-19. Well, you probably know the rest---the White House Rose Garden that the First Lady so beautifully re-landscaped and all the Presidential Elite from the White House, the Senate, Department of Justice, House of Representatives, and so forth. All to bear witness to our President putting on display, his pick for Supreme Court Justice, Judge Amy Barrett. That became the Presidential Covid Super-Spreader Event. Almost 20 persons of those attending were infected and it keeps on spreading. Even our Joint Chiefs from the Pentagon are in quarantine. Np denying the lethal reality of that now, Mr. President, is there?