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Tuesday, October 20, 2020 -- Trump vs. Anti-Science Left, Open The Schools, Encouraging Signs

Trump vs. Anti-Science Left
Speaking on Fox & Friends this morning, President Trump ripped left-wing politicians for undermining confidence in upcoming COVID-19 vaccines, saying they "should be ashamed of themselves."
During a Monday interview with "Good Morning America," Cuomo said that the American public should be "skeptical" of the vaccine, adding, "You're going to need someone other than this FDA and this CDC saying it's safe." 
Cuomo then insisted that New York experts would review any vaccine before he would approve it for New York residents.  California Gov. Gavin Newsom is doing the same thing.
As we have reported, these vaccines are just over the horizon.  They will not be available before the election, so this has nothing to do with Donald Trump scoring political points. 
But by continually talking down any potential vaccine, all Cuomo, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are doing at this point is risking lives.  Their hatred of Donald Trump has morphed them into anti-vaxxers, which is ironic since the left usually berates and smears those who decide not to get vaccines because of religious or other objections.
Let's be clear about this:  The two groups most at risk are the elderly and minorities.  That's who Democrats are putting in jeopardy by constantly undermining confidence in our incredible pharmaceutical industry. 
Don't forget that many progressive politicians (here, here and here) suggested that they would only support reopening the economy once we have an effective vaccine.  Now they are acting like they don't want one.
President Trump also warned in this morning's interview that the election between him and Joe Biden was a choice between the "American Dream and a socialist hellhole."  More and more people, like rapper 50 Cent, seem to be grasping that distinction and are supporting the president's reelection.
Open The Schools
Another way the left is refusing to follow the science is by refusing to allow schools to open.  There are 56 million children who normally attend school, but fewer than half of our schools opened with in-person instruction this fall.
Teachers unions say they can't take the risk of children dying from the virus.  But the risk is slight.  According to the Wall Street Journal, children represent just 7% of the nation's COVID cases. 

Just under 416,000 children have gotten the virus and only 61 have died from it.  That's a death rate of 0.0146%.  Meanwhile, three times as many children (188) died during the last flu season.
Once again, President Trump was right when he urged schools to open.  But left-wing politicians and unions stood in the schoolhouse door. 
They denied our children the education our tax dollars are paying for, even as Washington provided billions of additional dollars to schools in the stimulus packages.  And unopened schools have made it very difficult for many parents to go back to work.
Encouraging Signs
Early voting almost always benefits the left, while conservatives generally show up on Election Day. But there are indications that in some states, early voting and mail-in voting in rural areas (Trump country) is surprisingly high, and that's giving Democrats heartburn.  Here's more: 

  • Republican voter registration in key states such as Arizona, Florida and Pennsylvania has outpaced Democrat registration.  That suggests a level of enthusiasm that isn't being picked up in the biased media polls, and it has been a significant indicator of success in past elections. 
  • Not all the polls are showing doom and gloom.  There are reliable pollsters who find Trump is running neck-and-neck against Biden in key swing states.  (Here, here and here.) 
  • Gallup's latest party affiliation poll finds that 28% of the public identifies as Republicans, while 27% identify as Democrats.  At this point in the last two presidential election years, Democrats enjoyed a five-point advantage.  That doesn't sound like there's a big Blue wave building across the country.  
  • Polling also shows that many voters are concerned about Joe Biden's age and ability to be president. 

Meanwhile, President Trump is hitting the campaign trail hard, vowing to hold five rallies a day!  Nobody is working harder to defend our values and this country than Donald Trump!  We must all do our part. 
Even if you are in a heavily Democrat state, do not allow bad weather or a last-minute errand to cause you to fall into the trap of thinking your vote doesn't matter.  It does!
We need to win the popular vote as well as the Electoral College vote.  If we don't, it will only bolster the left's argument for getting rid of the Electoral College for being "anti-democratic." 
Moreover, we cannot afford to write off any congressional, state or local elections!
Out Of Touch
Sen. Chuck Schumer tried to shut down the Senate yesterday in order to prevent the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.  Schumer doesn't care that most Americans support Barrett's confirmation and oppose his radical court-packing scheme. 
Thankfully, the Republican majority was able to defeat Schumer's stalling tactics and keep the Senate open for business.  But you can expect more Democrat dirty tricks in the days ahead.
Meanwhile, Sen. Ted Cruz has proposed a constitutional amendment that would fix the number of Supreme Court justices at nine, thereby preventing Democrats from packing the court with additional justices.  Passing a constitutional amendment is difficult, but it will stand no chance at all if Democrats retake the Senate.
Prayers For Rush
Conservative icon Rush Limbaugh told listeners yesterday that his lung cancer has progressed and appears resistant to current treatment.  Limbaugh said, "It's tough to realize that the days where I do not think I'm under a death sentence are over," adding that he thanks God every morning when he wakes up alive.
Rush also noted that his doctors are changing up his treatment plan, trying new chemotherapy drugs "in hopes of keeping additional progression at bay for as long as possible."
Please keep Rush and his family in your prayers.  If you would like to send Rush a note of encouragement, you can do so at this link.