It Ain’t My Fault

So sez Governor Vito Cuomo about all the people who died in nursing homes in his state. More people, over 5300, have died in nursing homes in New York than have died in Florida, currently 2145. That’s all of the deaths in Florida. Yet the Fake News Media continues to extol Vito and castigate Governor DeSantis of Florida. They also went after my governor, Governor Kemp for reopening Georgia which currently has 1754 deaths.

But the nursing home debacle ain’t Vito’s fault. It’s Trump’s fault. Isn’t everything?

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who ordered nursing homes to take patients from hospitals without testing them for the coronavirus, is now blaming the more than 5,000 nursing home deaths in his state on Donald Trump.

This is not surprising given there are probably going to be a lot of investigations into how and why Cuomo threw a lit match into a gasoline dump by sending coronavirus-positive patients to live in close proximity to seniors who were virus-free.

Hey, they were just old geezers who were prolly gonna vote Republican anyway. And just think of the money this will save Social Security and Medicare.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday brushed off calls for the Department of Justice to open an investigation into the massive number of deaths in the state’s nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic – claiming he was only following guidelines from the Trump administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

I was just following orders sez the fascist governor.

While no formal probe has been announced, the speculation comes amid scrutiny of his March 25 directive that required nursing homes to take on new patients infected with COVID-19. The order stated that “[nursing homes] are prohibited from requiring a hospitalized resident who is determined medically stable to be tested for COVID-19 prior to admission or readmission.”

Great call there Vito.

Cuomo issued that directive about the time that liberals had come up with the idea that imposing a “virus stigma” on people was wrong and singling sick people out to get a test for coronavirus might hurt their feelings…or something.

Feelingz!

What did the CDC guidelines actually say?

Yeah, let’s hear it.

CDC guidelines require any newly admitted and readmitted resident with a COVID-19 case to be placed in a designated COVID-19 care unit, while those who have met the criteria to have recovered can return to a regular unit in the nursing home. New York – along with California and New Jersey – at the time had specific guidelines saying that nursing homes cannot refuse to take patients from hospitals solely because they have the coronavirus.

When questioned about the deaths in nursing homes and a possible investigation into his role, Cuomo deflected the blame onto the Trump administration’s guidelines and suggested the calls for a probe are politically motivated.

But Cuomo insists he was just following orders.

Of course he was.

“This is a political season, I get it,” Cuomo said. “I’m not going to get into the political back-and-forth, but anyone who wants to ask why did the state do that with COVID patients in nursing homes, it’s because the state followed President Trump’s CDC guidance.”

Cuomo added: “They should ask President Trump. I think that will stop the conversation.”

Yep! It’s Trump’s fault that Vito is an incompetent boob. It’s Trump’s fault that New York is the epicenter of the Kung Flu in the United States. It’s Trump’s fault that Vito and Mayor Wilhelm totally botched the response to the Kung Flu. It’s Trump’s fault that New York has more deaths than the next four highest states combined.

But fear not Vito. The Fake News Media has your back. For some reason, even with your incompetence they are making you out to be some kind of hero.

It’s nice to be a Dimocrat.