Scalise Joins Bandwagon Of Right-Wingers Suddenly Eager To Tout COVID Vaccines | Talking Points Memo

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) finally came around to getting vaccinated against COVID-19 on Sunday after remaining tight-lipped for months about his vaccination status.


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So no courage of their convictions, or like always Republicans don’t worry what happened to 600,000+ dead people, but they only care when it’s someone close to them or their circle.

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When the political winds change, they change, signifying their cravenness, contemptuousness, and culpability for the pandemic continuing. Slimy weasels, all of them!

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I guess they got scared and figured out cheap talk doesn’t work.
Might also have realized it could actually kill off their voters.

Hmmm, I’m not being cynical enough.
Maybe the drop in the DOW yesterday had something to do with it.

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Here’s hoping his first dose came too late

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Make one helluvan ad, wouldn’t it.

NOW he tells us! My husband died because he listened to politicians like Steve Scalise. Vote him out! Vote them all out!

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Yup, this and their constituents getting sick and dying made them rethink their stance. Putting that genie back in the bottle won’t be easy. Costco is bringing back Senior shopping hours and I am looking for private businesses to require masks.

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I kind of assume they love it when the DOW drops during democratic administrations.

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Eventually reality intruded into their make believe universe
And WHUPP UPSIDE THE HEAD!!!

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Exactly! It was all “don’t get vaccinated to hurt Biden” but as soon as the reality set in that that mentality hurts everyone, especially wallets, it’s time to get vaccinated.

Trust me. In a month or two none of their resistance will have happened. They will all be on Fox and OAN talking about how they always were in favor of vaccines and it was Dear Leader Trump who created the vaccine himself in the Whitehouse bunker.

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What else have I been wrong about? Good time to consider.

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When you dismiss a potential fatal disease as a hoax and lie about a potential life saving vaccine it is problematic to promote yourself as pro-life.

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Josh says he’s not sure what’s going around here. Get ready for a PR pivot where Rethugs take credit for the success of the vaccination program and all the lives saved.

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I wonder if there isn’t someone in the right wing universe who has contracted the Delta variant and is getting their ass kicked - and it’s freaking the rest of them out. Keep waiting for the reveal on this.

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Yup, they will try to memory hole all their propagandizing against vaccinations.

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I suspect it may be too late to convince these anti-vaxxer knobs that they should change their minds. I believe it was Samuel Clemmons who suggest: It’s a whole lot easier to fool someone than convince them they’ve been fooled.

All those Fox talking heads got their vaccines months ago, but the Q-on-the-street whack-a-doodles have not and would have to admit they were wrong and if you admit you were wrong about one thing the whole house of cards becomes fair game for librul, commie, socialists to knock down.

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Could a class action lawsuit be filed against FOX? IANAL

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Yup, now that it’s their voters, and almost exclusively their voters, they have a sudden change of heart.

What they fail to realize is that cults don’t turn on a dime which is why people are still believing in Q even though it disappeared months ago and not of its “predictions” have come to fruition.

:coffin: :coffin: :coffin:

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We will surely hear once again how it was in the dark days of the pandemic how trump thru his magnificent brain created three vaccines and gave them out to companies without seeking recompense or credit of any kind. How kingly and epic his mind must be to go from the bestust TV reality host to the world’s leading virus vaccine expert in just months. It’s incredible. And he will not let anyone forget it.

OK then, I spent 40+ years doing medical research. I know whereof I speak in that area. I am convinced we will hear how great trump thinks he is for creating vaccines that saved millions of rube’s lives. He, in truth did nothing at all. It’s just a fantasy of his except that when he speaks it … it becomes real because idiots will believe him just as they accept the “Big Lie”. And that is seriously dangerous to America’s continued existence as we have known it. trump can kill our democracy if we aren’t very careful.

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