Skip to comments.Not Heard at the Fauci Hearing: What If We Open Too Late?
Posted on 05/12/2020 12:31:03 PM PDT by Kaslin
RUSH: Okay. Ive been watching the Senate committee hearing with the testimony from all the CDC people and Dr. Fauci. And folks, Im really fighting, Im trying very hard not to be a cynic. But I think this is an exercise in nothing but a bunch of gum flapping. This is just a bunch of people trying to get themselves on the record to cover their rear ends if the worst happens down the line.
I am certainly not inspired watching any of this. And by that, I mean, I havent heard anybody say anything remotely positive. I havent heard anybody extol the virtues of the people of America. Well, I take it back. A couple of witnesses have given lip service to that. But this has been an exercise in what Washington has become. And thats many things. This is an exercise in self-focus, self-aggrandization, self-promotion.
And for the Democrats, the only reason for this hearing today was to get Dr. Fauci up there to warn that the biggest mistake we could make is what Donald Trump is doing, trying to reopen country. Biggest mistake we could make. It will lead to needless suffering, will lead to needless deaths. We cannot open the schools in the fall and thats why they wanted Dr. Fauci. And Dr. Fauci came through. And even Chuck You Schumer before the hearing today, before the committee hearing told Fauci to go for it. He was on MSNBC last night, and he said, Dr. Fauci will have the opportunity to testify for the first time without Donald Trump lurking over his shoulder.
Do you realize what a crock that is? How many times has Fauci been on Meet the Press by himself? How many times has Dr. Fauci been on Face the Nation by himself without Big Orange Man lurking over his shoulder threatening to beat him up and to pound him in the ground if he doesnt say what Big Orange Man wants him to say. And so Chuck Schumer says, You know what I say to Dr. Fauci? Go for it. Tell us the truth. America needs to hear the truth. And President Trump, your boss, needs to hear the truth.
Im sorry. The Democrat Party is the last place to go to get the truth. The Democrat Party is the home of the ruination of this country. If the Democrat Party prevails in this coronavirus fight, if their policies prevail, then you can say good-bye to this nation as a constitutional republic. Look. Theres always gonna be an America, theres always gonna be a place called America, but you cannot sit by and watch this, the worlds greatest economy, purposefully destroyed and hold on to what this country was. Just cant do it.
Now theyre making this big pitch, universal basic income, $2,000 a month for every American. I warned you this was coming. Theyre getting close to this point in time where they think that they can convince a majority of Americans the government can provide for everybody. You dont even have to work. You dont even have to go school. We can keep you fed. We can keep you in your house and well give you $2,000 a month. Vote for us. Theyre seriously pushing it out there.
And Im telling you, all of these medical and science experts, I mean, if you just take their testimony today before this committee and isolate it, they are much closer aligned with the policies and wishes of the Democrat Party. You take a look at these blue states that are still shut down. People are getting restless. Theyre opening up various businesses in defiance of the governors in these states. California Elon Musk is one. Pennsylvania is another example.
This is seen as an opportunity by the Democrat Party to finally achieve their objectives. I cant believe that theyre this close to it, and that theyre openly advocating it, but they are. Theyre making no bones about what their desires are here. Rand Paul today, I asked Cookie to get me the sound bite of this. Rand Paul said to Dr. Fauci and Im paraphrasing cause I dont have the quote right in front of me. But he said, You know, Dr. Fauci, youre not the end word for me. Youre not the final authority. Youre not the only authority on all this. I dont think youre the last word on all this. You know, I silently stood up and cheered at that, because its absolutely correct.
Dr. Fauci said, Hey, theres 32 seconds left. Could I respond to that? Of course, Dr. Fauci wanted to respond, so they let Dr. Fauci respond. Dr. Fauci said, Ive never positioned myself as the worlds final authority. No? Well, youve sat by and let the media do it for you, and you have happily accepted the role. Anyway, well get into more of this as the program unfolds. I just
I think its all worthless. I dont think anythings being accomplished here. I cant imagine your average, ordinary American citizen watching this, looking for some kind of upbeat news. The American people can take bad news, but you watch this, and you want to have some confidence that the people youre watching have got this.
When somebody in the U.S. military says, Dont worry, we got this, you believe them. When somebody from the CDC comes along and says, Dont worry, we got this, you dont believe em. If any of these people come and say, Dont worry, we got this, dont believe em. This is out-of-control, out-sized, administrative state bureaucracy on steroids.
And it really is a bunch of people trying to protect their little fiefdoms or their areas of so-called expertise. Thank you for that question, Senator, after the most ridiculous question you can possibly imagine. Thank you for that question. Like Bernie Sanders. Crazy Bernie says (impression), We have the president of the United States who doesnt care, who doesnt care!
Thank you for that question, Senator.
These are people from the Trump administration!
Thank you for that question, Senator.
RUSH: No, thats another thing going on. I guarantee you, this committee hearing I even had a bunch of people say to me in the email, But, Rush, you realize the Republicans run the Senate, right? Theyre running it. I dont care, folks. This has gone way beyond the standard way you look at this. Whats happening in this committee, everybody there is looking out for everybody else.
They are making sure nobody gets harmed, nobody gets criticized, nobody loses their job, nobody has their reputation sullied. Thats whats going on here. This is a collective CYA hearing. I havent learned a single thing I didnt know. I know that Fauci cannot possibly be goaded into talking about the possibility of opening up too late.
Dont you think we ought to be looking at this that way? You hear Fauci, you hear Pelosi, you hear all these people. They got plenty of money, their refrigerators are fully stocked, their jobs are not threatened, and theyre all out there saying, Dont open too soon. It could be disastrous! It could lead to needless suffering and death.
Dont open too soon. Dont open prematurely. What happens if we open too late? What happens if the economic damage is so bad that we cant recover? What was the goal here, to flatten the curve or to flatten the U.S. economy? And this hearing is not helping us answer that.
RUSH: No, Im just telling you, as far as the Democrats are concerned, as far as the medias concerned, this Senate committee hearing today has been for one reason, and thats to showcase Fauci. And, by the way, you think Faucis not in on it? You know what he did? Fauci sent an email to Sheryl Gay Stolberg, reporter for the New York Times last night, telegraphing his testimony.
Now, hes the director of the National Institute of Health, infectious diseases, and whatever the hell else they put in his purview. Hes sending the New York Times reporter an email previewing his testimony today. So the New York Times gets to write what Faucis gonna say before he says it. And so the news on every network today before the hearing even the began was what Fauci was gonna say. Then Fauci got up there and he said it. And he basically warned the Senate that reopening too quickly could lead to needless suffering and death and that theres no way were opening the schools in the fall. Were just not gonna do it.
Okay. Mission accomplished as far as the Democrats and the media are concerned. And the Republicans become bit players in all this because that was the acknowledged objective. Now, Rand Paul pushed back against it a little bit. Im gonna get to that in just a second. But the option here that were looking at with this is were getting paranoid and worried, are we opening too soon? We better start looking at, are we opening too late?
Dr. Fauci, his acolytes Schumer, Pelosi, the media as I say, folks, this matters. Theyve got their jobs. They have their money. Theyre not threatened with losing their jobs. Theyre not gonna need the $2,000 check every month from the government. Their careers are not threatened. They work for the government. And theyre deciding that they know when its too early on open. So theyre out there saying dont open too soon, dont open prematurely.
Isnt it about time we started asking, what if we open too late? I know some people are. Theyre not doing it in these exact words. But thats the real concern: What happens if we open too late? What if the economic damage is so severe weve killed the patient in order to cure the disease? What then? You telling me that the only way to fight this pandemic is to destroy the U.S. economy? Because thats what theyre telling us. When Fauci says, Well, reopening too quickly could lead to needless suffering and death, hes advocating for keeping it shut down.
So were being led to believe the only way to defeat this virus is to keep this nations economy shut down and locked down. That really is what they want to go with? I thought the goal was to flatten the curve, not flatten the U.S. economy. But now Im beginning to rethink what their original objective was. Cause thats how everybody ought to be looking at this. What happens if we open all this way too late?
Man, the power of the forces arrayed against reopening the economy, its startling. Its such a teachable moment. Its such a wonderful opportunity for people to finally learn what the modern-day Democrat Party is all about.
Stay a Sheep.
DON'T Ask Questions.
They would have *never* crippled the economy under Obama. Or maybe they would have, with the order coming directly from Obama himself.
Fauci is a single voice. There is an entire chorus at the White House.
He speaks like an attorney telling you all of the the things that could possibly go wrong. He sounds reasoned and educated.
There are a bunch of other voices that say things like opening reasonably will ensure that we dont fill the ICU beds.
Who do you think Trump is listening to? The Media likes Fauci because he comes across as educated and intelligent. He is what their Ivy League colleagues tell them what a Doctor should sound like.
Again, who do you think Trump is listening to?
Exactly, he's drunk on his newly found power and fame. Just like the Dem governors.
Dr. Robert R. Redfield of the Centers for Disease Control largely echoed Dr. Anthony Faucci, but he added that America could emerge from the pandemic if we continued the economic shutdown and social distancing as dictated by the medical experts because we are “Stronger Together.”
This was Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 2016 campaign slogan. It caused not a titter.
Imagine the outrage if Redfield called upon us to “Make America Great Again.”
CDC, didn’t Birx trash them?
Not mentioned much anywhere: big, permanent changes are going to happen either way, and nothing will stop those changes from occurring.
“Stay home or else! Don’t even think about going to the beach! We’ll tase you! We’ll arrest you! Drones will follow and photograph you! We don’t care about your job!...But we’re all in this together...stay safe.”
Look, Fauci is Deep State but he makes no policy, rules or orders whatsoever and economic questions have nothing to do with him.
People are improperly using him as a shield for politicians.
Fauci advises on public health.
Politicians are the ones closing and opening parts of the country.
Asking Fauci about the economy would be as useless as asking an economist about how to handle hospitalizations for CV-19.
I’ll go a step further, and say that each of the politicians’ favorite constituents are implementing or rebelling against precautions like hygiene, masks and avoidance of crowding and loitering.
Can’t open what doesn’t exist anymore. What’s Inslee going to do when there’s no businesses anymore, people don’t have money to buy anything but food and a bit of gas to get to market? He has totally trashed the state even if he opens it up totally.
Like I said before, I want to show de blasio and cuomo my nice new haircut.
It’s a shame when haircuts and dining and gambling and other things have to go underground.
Surprisingly, prices aren’t marked up that much
I suspect this virus thing has been planned for a couple years.
When polling showed the Dems losing drastically this November due to the tireless Resist crap and impeachment, the virus hoax was the hail mary.
There’s still nearly 6 months until election and perhaps these fools become even more desperate. Next up, blood?
Fauci wasn't asked but he wanted to respond to Rand Paul's closing comments.
Early in the hearing, Warren wound out her questioning of Fauci by trashing Trump and the task force. Fauci sat quietly and then didn't ask to respond.
President Trump, or any good leader, needs to have all opinions to listen to.
Most doctors are going to take trashing the economy over even losing one life that wouldn’t have been lost otherwise; the President has to take into account the lives potentially lost in the oncoming depression. Just as with hundreds of other cases, we could have fewer deaths, but at what cost? If we had a nation-wide speed limit of 25mph, fewer people would die in accidents, but we pay the price. The difference is that stuff like auto accidents can be analyzed and dialed in over years, this virus response is a one shot deal.
Thats fine but here in MA youre not allowed to go anywhere without your mask. Theres a guard at the entrance to our supermarket.
We have a boat and we were just sent our new rules and regulations for the summer. Masks at all times, no helping another boater, only 2 people on the boat and they must be from the same household, no sitting in chairs on the dock and yada,yada, yada. This state has gone fn nuts!
That state is insane! OK, somebody may catch a case of the sniffles, but it isn’t like aliens landed and they declared martial law. Eff ‘em. If they posted a guard at the supermarket, find another supermarket. Vote with your wallet and make ‘em bleed.
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