Just an Old Sweet Song Keeps Covid on My Mind

Chris Smith writes,

Florida has been the national leader in tragicomic political events since at least the Bush–Gore recount of 2000—but lately, Georgia is giving its southern neighbor a run on the weirdness-and-depravity front. There’s Brian Kemp voter-suppressing his way into a win in the 2018 race for governor; claiming, in April 2020, that he had just learned that the coronavirus could be spread by asymptomatic people—and now inviting the Republican National Convention to come to the state this summer. …

“You’re seeing an influx of new voters to the state, but what you’re really finding is white women switching,” says a top Georgia Democratic strategist. “They were solidly, reliably Republican until Trump and Parkland. Those two things have turned those voters. They’re embarrassed by Trump, and I think there’s an argument to be made that they’re also embarrassed by Kemp and Loeffler.” …

Nope. Not the sort of person you want to entertain down at the country club.

And the thought of an August convention/Nuremberg rally in downtown Atlanta—with 50 thousand coughing and spitting knuckleheads closely packed together? Not exactly something calculated to warm the cockles of your heart.