In searing obituary, woman blames our feckless leaders for her father's COVID-related death

Ask Donald Trump and his loyal enablers about his coronavirus response and they’ll tell you how fantastic it’s been. It’s a bizarre stance, and basically the equivalent of BP taking out ads in Mississippi reminding local residents about all the free oil the company gave to the needy.

But the majority of Americans — i.e., those who aren’t sticking their heads all the way up their asses in lieu of wearing masks — can see what a grotesque disaster this has all been.

Today, Florida reported 15,300 new coronavirus cases. That’s the tally for one day. To put that in perspective, South Korea, which got an early jump on COVID mitigation, has had a total of 13,417 cases to date.

In other words, we suck. Big-league.

Now at least one woman is taking the pr*sident’s incompetence personally and blaming our benighted politicians for her father’s untimely death. Arizona resident Kristin Urquiza, whose father recently died of COVID-19, wrote an obituary for the Arizona Republic that took the Trump administration and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (a Republican, natch) to task over their careless and flabby response to the pandemic.

The Washington Post:

“His death is due to the carelessness of the politicians who continue to jeopardize the health of brown bodies through a clear lack of leadership, refusal to acknowledge the severity of this crisis, and inability and unwillingness to give clear and decisive direction on how to minimize risk,” she wrote.

The searing tribute encapsulates the fury of critics who say governments at multiple levels are failing at their most basic duty: keeping citizens safe. The obituary also nods at the outbreak’s disproportionate impact on black and Hispanic communities, which have experienced higher rates of coronavirus-related hospitalization and death.
Among the leaders whom Kristin Urquiza feels failed her father, a Mexican American resident of Phoenix who worked in manufacturing, are Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) and the Trump administration. Ducey, she said, “has blood on his hands” for beginning to reopen the state in early May, roughly three weeks before new infections started to rise quickly.

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Wait, did anyone seriously think Republicans would go out of their way to help vulnerable citizens when the shit hit the fan?

Apparently, people are starting to get the message — and that message is clear: Donald Trump does not care about us, and GOP governors, for the most part, are too chickenshit to do anything about it.

“This guy is a natural. Sometimes I laugh so hard I cry.” — Bette Midler on Aldous J. Pennyfarthing, via Twitter. Find out what made dear Bette break up. Dear Fcking Lunatic: 101 Obscenely Rude Letters to Donald Trump and its boffo sequels Dear Prsident A**clown: 101 More Rude Letters to Donald Trump and Dear F*cking Moron: 101 More Letters to Donald Trump by Aldous J. Pennyfarthing are now available for a song! Click those links, yo!