Ex-Clinton adviser: Coronavirus pandemic ‘changes the presidential race overwhelmingly in Trump’s favor’,

Ex-Clinton adviser: Coronavirus pandemic ‘changes the presidential race overwhelmingly in Trump’s favor’, by Caitlin Yilek.

“This crisis completely changes the presidential race overwhelmingly in Trump’s favor,” Dick Morris, who was Clinton’s political adviser and later campaign manager, told radio show host John Catsimatidis on Sunday.

“There is no more oxygen left in the room for Joe Biden. … He can’t say anything. He can’t campaign. He can’t attack Trump. He can’t talk about [the coronavirus]. There is nothing left for him to say” …

Biden … and his rival Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders have been sidelined from campaigning across the country because of the pandemic. Trump has also canceled campaign events, but the White House has held daily news briefings on the crisis.

Morris argued Hurricane Sandy had a similar effect on President Barack Obama’s reelection and other policy issues that could derail Trump’s chances of keeping the White House have been brushed under the rug as the coronavirus pandemic takes precedence.

“There are no other issues anymore in America. Nobody’s thinking about immigration, or income inequality, or climate change,” he said. “All Trump has to do now is be a good president. … Ride out this epidemic. Succeed in containing it, and he’s home free.”

Depends on whether Trump’s response to the virus is seen as good. He was complacent and slow to recognize the danger, missing the chance to avoid it by closing borders. His actions since then have been effective, and he looks presidential. But now he is gambling on opening sooner rather than later. This will probably prove popular and the right move, but it’s risky.

Nine Liberal Pet Projects Smuggled Into Pelosi’s Coronavirus Bill, by Tyler O’Neil.

On Monday, Democrats in the U.S. Senate blocked a $2 trillion bipartisan bailout effort they had negotiated with Republicans. Later that day, Democrats in the House of Representatives filed their own coronavirus bill, stuffed with liberal pet projects. The $2.5 trillion bill includes many provisions entirely unrelated to the coronavirus. …

1. Minority banks. … [Their] package includes a specific program to help banks and credit unions owned by blacks, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, and women. …

2. $300 million in funding for programs to prevent and prosecute violence against women …

3. $35 million earmarked for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Why should the Kennedy Center receive this money, instead of all the other theaters across America? Why does theater feature in the coronavirus bill? …

4. $90 million to fund the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. Which disease is this bill fighting again? …

5. LGBTQ+ financial literacy …

6. Collective bargaining…

7. Airline carbon emissions reporting …

8. $15/hour minimum wage … as a “permanent requirement” on all companies receiving federal aid.

9. Sixty pages on elections … to advance their partisan interests and take advantage of election systems.

Outrageous. The elite left have lost the plot. No matter how badly Trump handles this, he looks good compared to this lot.

UPDATE: Pelosi’s extortion is a spark that may start a national fire.

Pelosi Caves, by John Hinderaker.

Nancy Pelosi has thrown in the towel on her attempt to misuse the Wuhan virus epidemic to sneak partisan legislation that has never been able to make it through Congress into law. … One can only imagine how bad the Democrats’ polling must have been to cause such a hasty retreat.

Democratic Networks Tune Trump Out, by John Hinderaker.

The Trump administration’s daily coronavirus briefings have been carried live by Fox News, CNN and MSNBC, as well as the broadcast networks. These briefings have been highly informative, and apparently impressive, as recent polling indicates that a clear majority of Americans approve of President Trump’s handling of the Wuhan virus issue. This caused MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow to urge on Friday that television networks stop covering the press conferences because of the President’s “lies.” In other words, the briefings informed Americans about the vigorous actions the administration is taking and thereby hurt Maddow’s political party. …

MSNBC, through a spokesperson, said that “we cut away because the information no longer appeared to be valuable to the important ongoing discussion around public health.”

Really? As opposed to whatever programming followed? But this is the key point:

For the three cable news networks, five Trump briefings last week each had more than double the audience the networks had for the same time period a year earlier, the Nielsen company said. …

People are interested and are tuning in? That is a problem, if your goal is to advance a left-wing agenda and not to make a profit for your shareholders. Based on the numbers, it is hard to avoid the conclusion that MSNBC and CNN have cut back on broadcasting the administration’s press conferences because they give viewers a good impression of the administration and thereby hurt the prospects of the Democratic Party, whose interests those networks are dedicated to advancing.

This crisis is exposing the sheer corruption of the modern left/media.