If Marco Rubio really wants to upbraid people who have lied and been disingenuous about COVID-19, he doesn’t have to look far.
For instance, there’s Donald Trump, who told Bob Woodward how he downplayed the virus early on and, indeed, always intended to downplay it.
You also have Donald Trump, who said we’d rounded the corner on the virus, when we were actually crashing into a wall.
And then there’s Donald Trump, who claimed anyone who wanted a COVID test could get one, and said the coronavirus would go away in April “with the heat,” and claimed children were virtually immune, and declared we were doing better than most other countries, and insisted that hydroxychloroquine was a magical panacea, and implied that doctors and nurses were stealing PPE, and … well, you get the idea.
And where was Little Marco during all this? Was he calling out the flaming Hindenberder over his fusillade of fibs?
Of course not. He was adding his own!
So it’s pretty rich that Marco is now calling out Dr. Anthony Fauci for his alleged “lies.”
Dr. Fauci lied about masks in March
Dr. Fauci has been distorting the level of vaccination needed for herd immunity
It isn’t just him
Many in elite bubbles believe the American public doesn’t know “what’s good for them” so they need to be tricked into “doing the right thing”
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) December 27, 2020
And here he was a little over a week ago getting his own shot. Guess now that he’s “safe” he can fill the plebs’ heads with dangerous nonsense:
Of course, our understanding of the virus has been far from static, so the notion that Fauci “lied” is risible—particularly when measured against Trump’s massive shit-midden of fabrications.
But then Marco is facing a potential 2022 primary contest against Ivanka Trump, and he needs to stay as close to Trump’s teat as he can lest Little Marco be publicly pantsed a second time. That means he has to pretend Dr. Fauci is a supervillain who’s been plotting to, I don’t know, encourage us to err on the side of caution? Sounds like a boring enough premise for a DC Comics superhero movie, come to think of it.
And, yes, Fauci is now claiming we’ll need more people vaccinated to achieve herd immunity than he originally let on. But if it is a lie—which it probably isn’t because, you know, stuff changes—it’s a lie hatched to save people’s lives, whereas Trump’s fibs were all deadly poison.
So shut the fuck up, Marco. If I could rip those new antibodies out through your sphincter and give them to a deserving soul, I would. But that might be seen as rude somehow.
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