With Trump musing last night on national TV about Americans ingesting disinfectant (“is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside or almost a cleaning?”) as some sort of insane, likely lethal way to kill COVID-19 in the body, and with others like Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (reopening hair salons, gyms and bowling alleys because…he’s a mouth-breathing imbecile?) – not to mention Virginia’s own AmanDUH Chase – the contest for “most stupidest” Republican elected official in America is very much ON! Who will “win” this deadly contest is difficult to know. But certainly, in the running for the gold medal in stupidity and igorance has got to be any Republican politician who supports “open the state back up NOW” protests, such as the one held in Richmond on Wednesday.
For instance, take this guy – VA07 Republican congressional candidate John McGuire, who will likely lose to someone who’s possibly even crazier than he is, Del. Nick Freitas, for the VA07 nomination to lose to Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D) this November. On Wednesday, McGuire strolled over to the anti-“lockdown” protest in Richmond, and had the following to say (see video and transcript, below). McGuire also, by the way, clearly doesn’t know how to aim his video camera properly, or obviously to wear a mask over his face as PPE, unless of course his goal was to introduce us all to the inside of his nostrils, which he most certaily did quite nicely.
Anyway, check out the video and transcript for what (not) brilliant insights McGuire had to convey, including calling the protest “cool,” and declaring, “We want to keep every every Virginian every Americans safe, but we want to make sure that cure is not worse than the disease.” And keep in mind that this guy epitomizes everything wrong with today’s anti-science, anti-intelligence, anti-rationality Republican Party. You’ve got to think that Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, George HW Bush, Gerald Ford and many others must be tossing around violently in their graves about now…
“We want to keep every every Virginian every Americans safe, but we want to make sure that cure is not worse than the disease. You know, if New York City can start to open up some of their businesses, then perhaps we’re mature enough to keep six-feet social distance and wear a mask when necessary or stay at home if you’re vulnerable. Maybe we can’t open up all of Virginia, but we’ve got to be able to open up something…these folks here all reminded us this is the government of the people by the people for the people and our voices will be heard.”