“Abbott is going to kill more Texans.” They said. “Reopening will be deadly!” They said.
Turns out, they were wrong. Like Abbott said all along.
Today, Fox News shared the headline I’ve been anticipating for weeks now. “Texas reports zero COVID deaths months after liberal media predicted doomsday as Abbott reopened state.” Although I knew it was coming, these words are still music to my ears.
Sadly, leftists aren’t quite as thrilled as we conservatives are. And to think, they pretend to honestly care about covid and those who battle it. Instead, it seems they want covid to stick around. In fact, leftists want covid to be a problem. It’s the only way to sell their narrative. But the well is drying up pretty quick ’round here.
As Fox News Reports:
“Today Texas reported: * 0 Covid related deaths–the only time that’s happened since data was tracked in March, 2020,” Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted on Sunday night. “* the fewest Covid cases in over 13 months * the lowest 7-day Covid positivity rate ever * the lowest Covid hospitalizations in 11 months. Thanks, Texans!”
Today Texas reported:take our poll - story continues below
* 0 Covid related deaths–the only time that's happened since data was tracked in March, 2020.
* the fewest Covid cases in over 13 months
* the lowest 7-day Covid positivity rate ever
* the lowest Covid hospitalizations in 11 months.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) May 17, 2021
What’s that old saying? Open mouth, insert foot? That’s exactly what Abbott’s opponents did. Of course, we can expect push back from Democrats.
If I were a gambler, I’d bet the failed candidate, Beto O’Rourke, is particularly annoyed today, as his tweets are coming back to haunt him.
A death warrant for Texans.
Add them to the 44,000+ killed as he failed to confront the pandemic & botched the vaccine rollout.
And those who froze to death because he cares more about energy companies’ profits than keeping Texans alive.
Abbott is killing the people of Texas. https://t.co/2idUcqSjJT
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) March 2, 2021
Of course, O’Rourke isn’t the brightest crayon in the box. Which is why Texans reject him at the polls, time and again. Still, it can’t be fun to find yourself in the headlines for yet another failure.
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) May 17, 2021
Mainstream Media Miss
Unfortunately, one of Abbotts biggest critics was the mainstream media! The times of neutral news outlets is long gone. Now days, everyone picks a side. And most of the mainstream media outlets pick the wrong side. But this time at bat, it was a strike-out. As none of their predictions came to fruition.
Fox News adds:
His critics went far beyond Democrats, who surely made themselves vocal in opposition to Texas’ reopening with President Biden calling it “Neanderthal thinking” and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke slamming the “death warrant for Texas” while accusing the governor of “killing the people of Texas.”
Perhaps the biggest pushback Abbott faced was from the media.
The Washington Post editorial board declared on March 2 that the governor “is endangering the health of Texas and beyond.”
“While everyone is eager for a break from restrictions, Mr. Abbott’s decision is premature and reckless,” the Post wrote at the time. “The governor’s decision may cheer those feeling rebellious, fatigued and impatient with the year-long pandemic restrictions. But the result of opening too soon will be viral spread, and more suffering.”
Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin agreed, tweeting “Abbott is going to kill more Texans” while sharing her piece that called on the Biden administration to pull federal relief for the state in response to the early reopening.
MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle similarly wondered on-air if states like Texas should “face consequences” for not following the CDC, asking “Should they get access to, let’s say, emergency federal help if they end up with a spike in cases or hospitalizations down the road?”
Black Lives Don’t Matter
Of course, this story wouldn’t be complete without a little race pimping. Because it all boils down to the black and white of it, at least for liberals.
The article continues:
Ruhle’s colleague Joy Reid pushed a racial component, suggesting minorities don’t matter in states like Texas.
“There is a term called ‘necropolitics,’ which is essentially the politics of who gets to live and who gets to die, and these states, what they have in common is that they have structures which say that Black and Brown lives matter less,” Reid explained during a panel discussion.
“And so all that matters is that Black and Brown people get their behinds into the factory and make me my steaks, make me my stuff, get there and do my nails, work, get back to work now and do the things that I, the comfortable affluent person, need. Isn’t that what we’re seeing in states like Texas?” she continued.
MSNBC contributor Jason Johnson nodded in agreement, before adding, “‘The Hunger Games’ would be more humane” for minorities.
This kind of rhetoric is EVIL.
Joy Reid asserts to the delight of Kavita Patel and Jason Johnson that red states only care about black people and minorities if they "get their behinds into the factory and make me my steaks, make me my stuff." Otherwise, they can starve and die. pic.twitter.com/2ZLgbfu3Xz
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) March 4, 2021
MSNBC contributor Dr. Kavita Patel wrote an op-ed claiming Abbott “has left Texans to fight Covid alone” and insisting, “It should not be left to regular Texans to provide their own basic protection, but Abbott has left us with no other choice.”
Vanity Fair went bold with its headline, “Republican Governors Celebrate COVID Anniversary With Bold Plan to Kill Another 500,000 Americans.”
“Texas’s and Mississippi’s elected officials are duking it out for the country’s biggest dumbass,” Vanity Fair writer Bess Levin quipped.
And that’s not to mention all the lovely things added by CNN.
CNN editor-at-large Chris Cillizza called Abbott’s order lifting the mask mandate a “head-scratching, anti-science decision.”
“Abbott’s move seems entirely motivated by politics rather than public health,” Cillizza insisted on March 3. “Doctors and public health experts continue to warn that letting down our guard — and our masks — at this point is a major mistake.”
I can only imagine what the leftist media is saying today. Or scrubbing from their social media, in hopes that their faux pas be forgotten. But I’m reminded of what my great grandmother used to say. “It’s time for someone to eat a big ol’ slice of humble pie.” Maybe Beto can go first.