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| Opinion | March 19, 2020

Last week, Gazette Publisher Doug Sutton printed my satirical piece, which argued that the Democrats were the true misogynist, anti-Native American party that only supported old rich white guys after they forced out Elizabeth Warren from the race for their presidential nomination. Elizabeth Warren being the ultimate victim. I further pointed out that the Republicans of Santa Clarita were in fact the true inclusive party — as observed by two Republican women and one Hispanic man winning their races for the general election.

In response, one ardent Democrat responded that I was misrepresenting the facts (hmmm … the facts) and that Republicans were in fact guilty of these social justice sins.

Hopefully those who read the article and the response understand that neither party should be viewed in terms popular with the leftist-progressives. Especially in times such as these, when we need to come together to fight the current challenge we are facing from the dangers of the Coronavirus. Using this pending disaster for political leverage is an obscenity and decidedly un-American.

Let’s examine the president’s approach in dealing with the virus as compared with the leftist-progressives thinking and reactions.

The president:
Identified the source of the virus as coming from China. He was accused of being a racist.

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Called for limiting entry into the United States, especially from countries containing the infection. Many Democrats still wanted open borders and called him a racist.

Sought advice from our best and brightest scientist doctors, researchers, federal, state and local political leaders and our leaders of industry in medical equipment manufacturing, drug manufacturing, retail distribution and finance. Leftists said he should seek the advice of scientists only and that he only listened to talk show hosts and did not believe in science. Did I forget to say racist?

He declared a national state of emergency and freed up billions of dollars to aid to all businesses and people who are being adversely affected. Democrats proclaimed that all aid should be targeted based on (you guessed it) protected and entitled groups. As always, whatever we spend, it is not enough.

The administration has been profoundly transparent with frequent updates. When mistakes in information have been made, it is quickly corrected. The Left is deaf to corrections and they frequently say that all the president does is lie …the racist.

In many cases has acted to limit travel before consulting with our foreign friends. The United States had consistently been ahead of the curve. He has been constantly in contact with them whenever possible. The left says that he must work together with our foreign friends (we are) and that he has waited too long to act. (If we waited to consult with all, nothing would have been done and we would be much further behind.) Proving once again he is a racist.
If there were failures, they came from the slow response from long-established bureaucrats who lack the responsiveness of the private sector.

America is blessed at this time to have a businessman in our top leadership, rather than a politician. In WWII it was our industries’ ability to quickly shift to a war-based economy that were able to innovate and build the weapons of war coupled with the heroism of “Our Greatest Generation” that won the war, and not superior tactics or the political socialist policies of FDR.

Notice the president has already brought together the people who can invent, manufacture and distribute what we will need to defeat the virus. He continues despite the slings and arrows from the Left. Who really cares more about the American people?
Stay safe.

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About Stephen Smith

Stephen Smith is a graduate of UCLA and has lived and worked in the Los Angeles area his entire life. In 2010 and 2012 he was the Republican Party endorsed candidate running against longtime incumbent Xavier Becerra, for the House of Representatives in the United States Congress. He admits to having a bias in favor of our Nation's founding principles. Stephen can be contacted at smith4liberty@outlook.com

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