As a country, we are facing a national crisis concerning the coronavirus and the fear and livelihood changes it presents for all Americans.

People are contracting the virus, thousands are quarantined or ill, and, sadly, many have died from the COVID-19 respiratory disease, which we really don’t know much about, other than it originated in China and is thought to have first come from a bat.

It’s very scary. Grocery store shelves are nearly empty, people are stockpiling food and sanitation items such as toilet paper, paper towels, diapers and wipes.

It’s a situation that we haven’t seen as a country in a long, long time, probably since the tuberculosis outbreak in the early part of the 20th century.

This is a time when all of us should come together as a country and look out for one another to combat this serious illness. It is not the time to try to score political points with petty political pot shots.

In a perfect world, this would be the case, and we would all come together and try to find a solution to this crisis. But unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world and some have taken advantage of this crisis by making inappropriate comments about how President Donald Trump is handling this crisis.

Take, for instance, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. They have been criticizing Trump for the lack of coronavirus testing kits in our country, as if Trump knew this virus existed in the first place or was coming our way.

Trump, who has declared a national emergency, has given daily updates to the nation on the virus and what steps his administration is taking to curb the spread of the virus. He has suspended travel for 30 days to all countries in Europe except the United Kingdom for non-U.S. citizens and permanent residents, and is asking Congress to provide payroll tax relief and waivers for small businesses.

These are the actions of someone who cares about combating this disease, yet they want to nitpick about a lack of testing kits.

In his national address a few nights ago, Trump called on Congress to push past the partisanship and to unify in order to fight the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S.

Trump is exactly right that partisanship shouldn’t get in the way when we are in the middle of trying to minimize the spread of this serious disease.

He actually understands that we should all come together. Sadly, Pelosi and Schumer would rather try to score petty political points rather than come together like the majority of Americans in fighting the spread of the virus.

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wall10755

Trump ignored the warnings for months, said it was a hoax, the virus isn't his fault, but where the country is as a whole is..and he continues to stumble on how to lead this country out of this situation...

HoneyboyWilson

This is outrageous. The President has assured us that this virus is a hoax that at most 15 people have caught and that number will soon be down to zero. Yet you have the nerve to call it "very scary". You liberals will stop at nothing to defame our dear leader. You should be ashamed.

Enough Already

You're just a liberal liar. He never said it was a hoax. You are quoting another liberal liar who tried to score points by twisting what he said. Get a clue doofus.

Koheleth

And you are a bold face liar. Get a clue indeed.

Enough Already

And you are a dog faced pony soldier. Take that!

Koheleth

Huh, dog faced pony soldier you say? Do you even know what that means? We're all aware of your predilection for moronic posts, but geez. You're cracking man.

Enough Already 2

It has been noted by many that it is always good to have a friend; a kindred spirit is even better! It is thus with some trepidation that I broach the subject of how you often chastise Mr. Wheeler!

Oops, excuse me! I meant to say “EA”.

Some people, such as EA are to be forgiven for their ignorance or misguided comments. While I cannot visualize EA’s concept of heaven, I firmly believe that there is a Hell, and while I will probably never be able to substantiate hell’s existence, I pray that those such as EA will find their proper eternal comfort in the warm and comforting surroundings that he so aptly describes.

For those of us that must endure our own personal hell during the time that EA continues to publish his mediocre commentary, I offer solace to those of us that are afflicted by the curse of his rantings: His life is ephemeral, and the wisdom of the preacher will again remind us that to everything there is a season...

But, to the life of me, I have yet to see any purpose in EA’s existence.

Koheleth

If there were a Heaven, and it happened to be populated by persons of similar dispositions as E. Wheeler,(aka EA), A. Positively, J.Britt, B. Willoughby, etc, then I'll take the alternative hands down. Being subjected to their daft brain droppings for an eternity would be an absolute Hell as a matter of fact.

Perhaps I am already in some kind of Hell, and just have not come to the full realization of such a prospect. I mean they are in fact 'here', incessantly spewing their vacuous postulations, but I am brought back from contemplating such precipitous horrors of my perceived condition by remembering the wise words of Brother Nietzsche who once said "In Heaven all of the interesting people are missing." This, it seems to me, to not be the case at this juncture, and therefore, we soldier on.

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