Bauer: Signs of Hope Begin to Appear in the CoronaVirus Fight

If there's further economic collapse, I suspect some on the left will welcome it

By Gary Bauer

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) — 
You'd better buckle up folks. The president continues to say we need to get the country back to work as soon as possible, and that America can't remain closed for much longer. But the left is setting impossible standards, insisting that we can't reopen the country as long as there is even one more person getting the virus. 

If that mentality prevails, it will cause the economic collapse of the country, which I suspect some on the left would welcome.

All over the country, hospitalizations and deaths are well below what multiple experts and their models had predicted even a week ago. Don't get me wrong – we're not out of the woods yet. But there are many "green shoots" in the battle being waged against the coronavirus.

Consider these developments: All of which is to say that those predicting nothing but gloom and doom appear to have overestimated the severity of the outbreak, while simultaneously attacking the president for not magically knowing last December what was about to hit us. Some experts are saying that for the foreseeable future we may have outbreaks in various "hotspots." If that happens, put those "hotspots" on lockdown. 

But we cannot keep the whole country shut down for months, which is what the left and some media commentators (who're still drawing their multimillion-dollar salaries while the rest of American Shelters-In-Place at home,) are demanding.

Media Malfeasance

Watching the nightly press briefings as the president takes an hour (or sometimes more) of questions from hostile reporters leaves one with the impression that the media are more interested in fighting the administration than the coronavirus.

If anyone else were president right now, every media outlet and every commentator would be saying to any critics,

"This is the time for unity in America. This president is trying to save lives and his critics are just making his job harder." 
Sadly, there are no such calls for unity. In fact, the talking heads are increasingly unhinged in their criticism.

Sometimes I wish the president would not subject himself to this "gotcha game." But I know in these unprecedented times that millions of Americans are glad our president speaks regularly to the public and makes himself available to the media in order to explain what is going on, unlike the previous president.

A free press is essential to our republic. But it would be nice if we also had a fair press for a change.

Gary Bauer's daily "End of Day Report" and its archives can be read here.