issouri Democrats are spinning themselves into a fantasy during this pandemic. There are liberal whispers that underdog challenger Nicole Galloway could upset Governor Mike Parson over the state-wide pandemic response, or lack thereof.
That is complete fantasy. Parson was going to Missouri Waltz back into the Governor’s Mansion in November before the pandemic and nothing has changed. Is there a reasonable Democrat anywhere in the state that actually thinks that this pandemic is going to bring people to the polls? The only way that Galloway can pull that kind of upset is if Democrat strongholds in the urban areas come out in record numbers. There is no way that is happening.
Simply trying to pin a once in a lifetime pandemic on a governor is not going to be enough. Even if Galloway and Democrats are successful in swaying public perception that Parson was slow to act in this tragedy, they still have to get the voters to the ballot box, and I think that is nearly impossible.
In a political way, the pandemic taketh and giveth away. While it may take some steam out of the governor’s tenure, it also reduces the active nature of his opposition, changing nearly nothing about the November outcome.
We can all agree that life will be different on the other side of a pandemic. The liberal left on the coasts are already clamoring for this to be the impetus for expansion of mail-in voting. Color me incredulous.
I’ve seen people pack a Dollar General and QuikTrip during a pandemic, not to mention laundry mats, Sonic and every public beach across the country. Pretty sure asking people to show up for an election is not a matter of access, but more a matter of will. I hope legislators aren’t fooled by the hype that will come with this push.
I often wonder how history will judge the current medical and science expertise. It’s the best we have currently, but history tells us that sometimes, they’re simply wrong. Will future generations laugh at our masks and social distancing? Will they wonder what we were thinking?
Remember, medical doctors once advocated smoking as a medical treatment, including for asthma, let that sink in.
From 1898 to 1910 children were often prescribed cough syrup that was made of heroin and was 2X more potent than morphine. Talk about putting the kids “down” for the night.
For years, methamphetamine was utilized for weight loss after it was first synthesized in 1893. Still works for weight loss, but the open face sores and tooth loss are not becoming.
One of my favorites is the lobotomy. It was touted by the media and some medical experts in the early 20th century as a “miracle cure” for mental illness. Stop into your local therapist and babble some nonsense and the next thing you know these people were knocking holes in your skull. I’m kind of glad we dropped that idea, because I’ve babbled my share of nonsense over the years.
Anyway, remind yourself of these expert cures from yesterday in the coming days of potential cures for what currently ails us and remember that sometimes, even the smartest people are judged wrong when tested by the knowledge of time.
(Stay safe and don’t babble any nonsense this week, if your therapist doesn’t bang a couple holes in your skull, it’s likely your spouse might)