How many times have we heard the stupid mainstream conservative narrative about COVID-19 since this spring? It has gone through several iterations since February.
It started with “just the flu.” It is nothing to worry about because this country is sealed airtight. It doesn’t count when old people with preexisting conditions die from COVID. I’m young and healthy which means I will be fine. They are counting people who die with preexisting conditions as COVID deaths. Millions of people will starve to death because of the lockdowns. It is really all China’s fault. Doctors and nurses are part of a massive conspiracy against Donald Trump and the virus is a globalist HOAX. Okay, the virus is real and Trump himself had it and got over it so don’t let it control your life. We can beat this.
“He’s a 74-year old man who lives in Florida, appeals constantly to the American past and literally promises to send everyone on Medicare a $200 drug discount card. If there’s one group of voters Donald Trump should, in theory, be able to count on, it’s senior citizens. And he’s trying: “To my favorite people in the world: the seniors!” Trump exclaimed in a video message he tweeted on Thursday.
Last time, it worked. In 2016, exit polls showed that 52 percent of voters ages 65 and older supported Trump. This year, polling suggests they’ve lurched heavily against him. A CNN poll this week showed Trump winning over just 39 percent of the same age group, compared to 60 percent who support Joe Biden — the latest in a series of polls showing seniors breaking in favor of Joe Biden. …”
Even if every “far right” voter that Trump has lost over the past four years changed their minds and voted for him, it wouldn’t matter because losing seniors is the whole ballgame.
There is no path to victory for Trump or any Republican that doesn’t go through winning White seniors by a significant margin. They have turned against him and flipped to Joe Biden – the first time it has happened in twenty years – because of the fatal mistake he made in February when he consulted his donors who made the call to “ride it out” because the stock market had risen to a record high.
Some of you may recall how this website screamed bloody murder about it for months at the time and from the beginning refused to go along with the absurd mainstream conservative narrative on the virus. Conservatives spent months downplaying the virus and dismissing it as a threat because it only kills vulnerable old and sick people who as it happens are a pivotal Republican constituency.