It appears the country’s “red” states are opening up the beaches and the businesses while “blue” states are continuing their lockdown, and one observer sees politics at work by resistant Democrats.
As of the first week of May, Forbes reported, 21 of the 24 states that had partially reopened went for President Trump in 2016, states such as Texas, Florida, and Georgia.
States that appear to be the most reluctant to open, such as Illinois, Michigan, California, and New York, are led by Democrat governors.
Author-evangelist Dr. Alex McFarland suspects Democratic leaders are not looking at when to free their own citizens to earn a paycheck again as much as eyeing a presidential election coming in November.
“All of this is part of their bent to see Trump defeated in November,” McFarland says, “to see Joe Biden and his puppet masters that will ultimately run the country be elected, and they can further do away with conservative, representative, constitutional politics.”
And some Democrats are tipping their hand, too.
Vox, the far-left news website, happily reported in May when Biden told CNN the coronavirus epidemic has created an “opportunity” to “do so many things now to change some of the structural things that are wrong, some of the structural things we couldn’t get anyone’s attention on.”
The story went on to praise Biden for abandoning his return-to-normal stance on the pandemic and pivoting instead to embrace “reforms” to the voting system and the environment.
Rep. James Clyburn, the House Majority Whip, told fellow Democrats in March that he saw a “tremendous opportunity to restructure things to our vision,” when lawmakers were debating the first coronavirus relief bill, the CARES Act.
Democrats demanded more collective bargaining powers for unions, and expanding wind and solar tax credits, in the $2 trillion legislation that passed overwhelmingly by Republicans and Democrats.
On the local level, Forbes reported, some Democratic mayors are also complaining about the effort to reopen. The story quotes Randall Woodfin, the mayor of Birmingham, Alabama, who said the blue-red divide is because Republicans are choosing the “economic crisis over the health crisis.”
According to the Forbes article, another reason for the blue-state reluctance is the divide between rural areas and densely populated cities, which have been hit hard by the virus and are also majority-Democrat communities.
Yet there is a spiritual component at work, too, McFarland tells OneNewsNow. He says the Left knows full well the impact the United States and the Church have had on culture and politics, and there is now an opportunity to hurt both and change the future going forward.
“So many,” he says, “want America to die.”
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