Fat hurts wrote:
elected republicans are triping over themselves to go on tv and recommend vaccinations.
my guess is that some polling came out that shows mass fury at trump and the GOP for fighting against vaccinations for political reasons.
I saw where Hannity finally came out and encouraged vaccination. Is there some list of elected republicans who have done so in recent days? I haven't seen that.
The thing that would save thousands of lives would be for Trump to do a PSA about it and brag about how he and his family are vaccinated. But Trump will never do that. Saving the lives of his peasants is not something he cares about.
I don't have a list but just the last 2 days has seen a wave of GOPers brave enough to go against the GQP current and go public for vaccines.
grassley, rubio, desantis, mitch, tuberville, scalise, hannity, stefanik have all come out as pro-vaccine.
no question in my mind the GQP is polling disastrously on its anti-vaccine past and now they are trying to change the script. Which is good. That's how democracy is supposed to work. Have to think being anti-vaccine and pro-sedition will hurt the repubs in midterms.
And the real hardcore trumpers will be turned off by this pro-science, pro-public safety flip flop, which should help the Dems.
It's interesting that Mitch McConnell has been strongly pro-vaccine from the start. This past weekend, I found out why.
My parents from Kentucky were visiting and I took them to Warm Springs, GA. They are both former Trump supporters, but got off the train on January 6th. Anyway, we toured the "Little White House" where FDR often lived as a retreat and a place to get treatment for polio. You can also tour the polio treatment center he established where patients could benefit from the natural hot springs.
My father said, "I remember getting the polio vaccine in grade school. Nobody questioned it and that vaccine saved millions of lives. And you know what else? Mitch McConnell had polio when he was a kid."
It turns out Mitch was also a polio patient at Warm Springs. Mitch saw first hand how a disease like polio can be so devastating to so many. And he knows very well the blessings of vaccines and the suffering it alleviates.