Monday, September 28, 2020

Trump's GOP goes beyond stupid

The really weird thing about Florida's Governor taking the lead on policies that are sure to lead to a surge of cases in that state is that he leads a state that both has a large number of senior citizens, the segment of the population at the most at risk from COVID-19 and has an economy that is dependent on tourism when news stories about an out of control potentially deadly disease is sure to keep tourists away.

Florida politicians have even more incentive than the average American politician to take this illness seriously and to do whatever it takes to bring things under control. I never thought that Ron DeSantis was particularly bright, but even dumb politicians used to be responsive to their constituents and their state's basic economic interests. I guess ideology trumps all that stuff now.

Pun intended.