Every ten days a million Americans are infected with Covid19. Salt Lake City has a positivity rate of 22%. That means if you get on an aeroplane with 300 people, 60 of them have Covid. Fly the infected skies.
On Wednesday Florida had 5,837 new cases. As we have explained before, that number can reach ten thousand in the blink of a Republican Governor's mask-less eye.
There are almost 60.000 Americans hospitalized for Covid19 and that means that many hospitals are full. Perhaps this does not bother you because you are staying home and socially isolating and there is little chance you will get the virus. Good luck if your appendix bursts, or you have a cardiac incident or a car slams into you while you are jogging by yourself at night.
And consider this. There will be an increase in 2021 of cancer deaths because when hospitals are overwhelmed, people do not follow up on preventive testing like colonoscopies, or mammograms.
All in all things are not looking great.
And then there is the occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
A more dastardly villain lurks just out of sight.
Forget for a moment that President Trump will not concede the election. Consider this- the things the president are saying are causing large number of Americans to question the validity of the election, despite the fact that there is almost no evidence of any voter fraud, and zero evidence of widespread voter fraud.
What this means is that Senator McConnell will be able to delegitimize the presidency of Joe Biden. Like he did with President Obama, McConnell will be empowered to block most of Biden's programs, judicial appointments, and generally engage in four years of obstructionist actions. McConnell's actions will not be widely condemned, because many Americans will not view Biden as legitimately elected because Trump will be beating his "the presidency was stolen from me" Twitter-drum every day.
In other words, Senator McConnell is using the actions of Trump and the gullibility of wide swarths of the American public to assist him in his own power grab.
When you consider the evil of the Trump White House and you look for villains, look for the one who knows better and still plays along. He is lurking just offstage and out of sight.
There's your Cassius (Julius Caesar) or Claudius (Hamlet). He's the majority leader of the Senate.