What do we want from those we choose to represent us in the federal government? Why do we select one person over another? What should we expect from the person we elect? Those are the questions we are asking right now.
This week we are watching in real time as the inevitable result of science-denial plays out in the Republican party. And we saw Tom McClintock’s response, leaning into the fallacy that Donald Trump has some special ability to defeat science and medicine, and ignoring all that we’ve learned about the coronavirus this year.
Tom McClintock appeared on KAHI Radio this week and leaned even more heavily into his claim that COVID-19 lockdowns are costing more lives than they are saving. He pointed to Sweden and the Netherlands as examples of countries that have suppressed COVID-19 without lockdowns. But once again, Tom McClintock’s claims fall apart when you dig a little deeper.
Tom McClintock is nowhere to be seen on the issues that really matter right now.
Tom McClintock decided to wade into the debate over school openings, and revealed once again how toxic and dangerous his politics are.
The single most important challenge to this country right now is suppressing COVID-19. The USA has lost at least 136,000 people to COVID – and that number is almost certainly …
Tom McClintock thumbs his nose at the science that gives us the easiest path to stopping the spread of COVID-19.
Tom McClintock long has claimed to care about our Constitution. He trots it out when it suits him, to insist that he’s just trying to protect our constitutional rights. But as is his wont, Tom twists the Constitution to serve his political goals.
Tom McClintock is, if nothing else, consistent. He consistently supports the GOP’s agenda and its political leaders, no matter how destructive or negligent they are.
McClintock bemoans the restrictions enacted as a life-saving measure across the country. He insists it’s time to open up. He’s just doubling down on the death cult taking over the right.
It also has exposed many of the flaws in the policies Tom McClintock has embraced for his entire political career. The country’s fragmented and uneven health care system, which Republicans stubbornly refuse to fix, is at the top of the list.
He’d rather condemn people to death than adopt policies at a federal level that might expose how badly the Trump administration has bungled its response to COVID-19.
…he ignores the proof we get with every Republican Administration that his hands-off approach to government does not work.