Has Georgia’s Governor Read The News Even Once?

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

A number of Republican-controlled states still haven't issued stay-at-home orders to slow the spread of the coronavirus, but George Governor Brian Kemp finally did yesterday evening.

But why did he wait so long and why did he finally make the call?

In his own words, Kemp says he made the call because someone told him the virus could be spread by people with no symptoms.

He said his decision was triggered by "game-changing” new projections on the disease’s spread in Georgia. He also said he was informed of new data that this virus “is now transmitting before people see signs.”

“Those individuals could have been infecting people before they ever felt” symptoms, he said. “We didn’t know that until the last 24 hours.”

Like many of you reading this, I have already remained isolated away from family for the past four weeks even though I have no symptoms because I know I could still be carrying it. I could have contracted it during my trips to the grocery in recent weeks and not even know it.

For Governor Kemp to say he didn't know this until yesterday is to say he hasn't paid attention to a single fucking thing in the last month.

Don't vote for people who want you dead or those who may still kill you through sheer idiocy.

  • Draxiar

    Ah…I see…now that the threat is tangible to them and their political career is also going to be affected by the virus suddenly “they didn’t know…”weren’t told”…”just found out”…anything to try and punk the blame on this.

    Villains they are…plain and clear.

  • Aynwrong

    Discerning the difference between grifting and total, mind boggling ignorance is becoming very, very difficult.

    • Draxiar

      No kidding, eh? The effect is the same either way and both should vaporize their political career.

  • gescove

    “Don’t vote for people who want you dead”. If only more people would heed that sage advice.

    • Christopher Foxx

      The Dems should make this a key message in the comping campaigns. It’s a short, dramatic sound bite so the media will love it. And it’s easy to show in ads because examples of Republicans stating that’s what they want to do are plentiful.

      And it lends itself to variations, like “Don’t vote for people who want to kill your job.” …”make to sick.” “… take away your rights.” because there are new examples of those every day.

      • Tony Lavely

        The ones who need to listen to this, won’t. Unfortunately.

        • Christopher Foxx

          Yeah. sigh

  • muselet