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Bob Dunning: Hurry up and stop

Talk about mixed messages.

365体育投注The governor of New York says the coronavirus is spreading much more quickly than the “experts” originally projected, while the president of the United States says it’s about time to get back to normal to save the economy.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the life of his 88-year-old mother is more important than any Dow Jones Average. President Donald Trump says he hopes the churches are “packed” on Easter Sunday to kick off a revival of the greatest economy the world has ever known.

365体育投注Gov. Cuomo makes a desperate plea for 30,000 ventilators. President Trump brags that 4,000 have already been delivered, prompting Cuomo to desperately demand “You tell me which 26,000 people should die.”

Cuomo’s passionate, yet informative daily press conferences have reminded New Yorkers of the inspiration that George W. Bush and Rudy Giuliani provided after the Twin Towers came down.

Said the governor, “We are not willing to sacrifice 1 to 2 percent of New Yorkers. That’s not who we are. No one should be talking about social Darwinism for the sake of the stock market. We will fight to save every life we can. We are not giving up.”

Added Cuomo, “My mother is not expendable. Your mother is not expendable. We will not put a dollar figure on human life.”

365体育投注Said the president at what was allegedly a coronavirus press conference Tuesday, “The Dow surged today with the greatest gain ever and that’s very encouraging.”

As the president droned on about the Dow daily record increase, he neglected to mention the daily record increase in coronavirus deaths around the country on Tuesday.

The Wall Street Journal, which can always be counted on to put economic interests first, editorialized that it is time for “federal and state officials to start adjusting their anti-virus strategy now to avoid an economic recession that will dwarf the harm from 2008-2009.”

Not adjust it because it is medically indicated, but adjust it so we can see even more record-breaking days for the Dow.

365体育投注And then, for reasons unknown, at Tuesday’s coronavirus press conference Vice President Mike Pence heaped praise on McDonald’s for now offering curbside delivery to truck drivers whose big rigs won’t fit through the drive-thru.

“So they can get a Big Mac,” the VP said with a smile, proud to show the nation that he’s a regular guy who knows his burgers.

I like Big Macs, too, but I’m not sure this small courtesy quite fits the definition of “heroic.”

Despite all the optimism, the governor of Louisiana says things have gotten so bad there that his state won’t be able to handle all the coronavirus cases it expects by April 1.

And Larry Hogan, the governor of Maryland, going against a president of his own party, adds “The messaging coming out of this administration is pretty confusing and it just doesn’t match with what we’re doing here in Maryland.”

365体育投注What Hogan is doing is clamping down and insisting the state’s citizens take the coronavirus threat seriously.

Meanwhile, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick claims that older Americans should be willing to risk their lives so Americans can get back to work.

365体育投注“Those of us who are 70-plus, we’ll take care of ourselves,” Patrick notes. “But don’t sacrifice the country.”

365体育投注And finally, let’s not forget our good friend Pastor Tony Spell of Life Tabernacle in Baton Rouge, who ignored social distancing by packing 1,000 people into a Sunday service with the claim that the pandemic is “politically motivated.”

Indeed, microscopic study of the coronavirus reveals that it is 62.3 percent Democratic and just 37.7 percent Republican.

365体育投注Look, I’m happy that Pastor Spell has 1,000 parishioners and I, too, would like to see our churches packed on Easter Sunday. But I’m afraid that glorious day will have to wait until April 4 of 2021, which is next year’s Easter Sunday.

365体育投注Jesus will understand.

— Reach Bob Dunning at [email protected].

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