Kristi Noem criticizes GOP governors who enacted Covid-19 mandates while accusing some of rewriting their history
“South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem questioned the grit and instinct of fellow GOP governors who enacted Covid-19 measures like mask mandates and business closures to stop the spread of the virus … The state had 14,090 cases per 100,000 people, ranking South Dakota with the third highest rate in the nation.
As we have mentioned elsewhere, it is now GQP orthodoxy to be opposed to vaccination against the Trump-Virus. The NYTimes, on Fox and their anti-vaccination stance:
“Opposition to vaccines was once relegated to the fringes of American politics, and the rhetoric on Fox News has coincided with efforts by right-wing extremists to bash vaccination efforts. … The comments by the Fox News hosts and their guests may have also helped cement vaccine skepticism in the conservative mainstream …
“Served up to an audience that is more likely than the general population to be wary of Covid vaccines, the remarks by Mr. Carlson and Ms. Ingraham echoed a now-common conservative talking point — that the government-led effort to raise vaccination rates amounted to a violation of civil liberties and a waste of taxpayer dollars.” The story notes the dissonance between RUPERT MURDOCH — who was vaccinated way back in December — and the message conveyed by some of his network’s hosts.
The response: “A Fox News spokeswoman provided past statements by Mr. Carlson voicing his general support for vaccines. ‘I’ve had a million vaccines in my life, as we all have,’ the host said on an April show. ‘I think vaccines are great.’ The spokeswoman also noted that Ms. Ingraham had spoken in favor of adults choosing to receive vaccines if they wanted them.”
Anyway, Noem is definitely running in the 2024 Goat Rodeo:
“Her comments Sunday were a shot across the bow from Noem as she positions herself in a field that has been essentially frozen by former President Donald Trump, who is teasing another run for his former office as he falsely claims that his 2020 contest with Joe Biden was rigged. Noem, who was greeted with a standing ovation at CPAC hours before Trump was slated to speak Sunday, has been defined in part by her intense loyalty to Trump.”
The same 30% of the country seems to be on this suicide course as on the Trump Train, and while one might be inclined to say “fine, let them kill themselves,” I would remind one that they will take plenty of innocent people with them AND the unvaccinated population is where the virus is mutating into different variants. Sooner or later one of those variants will be resistant to our existing vaccine and will spread like wildfire again.
We do not know when the Trump-Virus became a registered Republican, but Possum Hollar sees it as one of them, as they sicken and die to own the Libs.