The Lefts’ Powergrab Over Coronavirus Has Begun. Bill De Blasio Calls for Privatizations

Socialists and Democrats cannot help themselves when it comes to a crisis. They are always looking to push their agendas and it does not matter who they hurt in the process. Thousands of people are dying but they are more worried about themselves. New York City mayor Bill de Blasio decided to head to MSNBC for a deeper discussion about the coronavirus.

Joy Reid’s show was the setting for this discussion. Of course, the whole virus was blamed on Donald Trump. From there, de Blasio shared his plan for fixing the issue. He believes that extraordinary measures need to be taken and one of these measures is an insane one. He wants to nationalize the factories where the test kits are made.

In his mind, this is a shortcoming of the federal government. We are flabbergasted that he actually thought that this was a good idea. How did no one in his corner warn him about how ridiculous this was going to sound? Ventilators and test kits are in short supply, for sure. However, we are not sure what the nationalization of these supplies will do to help anyone.

Can you believe that this guy actually thought he was going to run for president as recently as last year? There were even people who felt inclined to take him seriously. Now that there is an actual crisis to deal with, we are seeing his true colors and it is disturbing. The Democrats love politicizing a crisis, don’t they?

If a crisis takes place, no one should be asking for the government to seize control of any industries. The mayor also believes that the factories could run around the clock. He didn’t explain how that would be possible, either. How are you going to get enough staffers to handle this sort of workload if larger gatherings are not permitted?

This is something that the mayor did not stop to think of when he was firing off the nonsensical hot takes. He apparently seems to think that the companies that are responsible for manufacturing the items that are needed to handle the virus are not actually doing so.

What does the mayor think they are doing…sitting around twiddling their thumbs? There are certain realities associated with the creation of the test kits that the mayor has yet to consider. It is not as simple as someone snapping their fingers and manufacturing more of them. The test kit manufacturers are facing no shortage of challenges.

They do not have the proper access to the necessary instruments and reagent supply shortages are a massive problem. It’s not as easy as the mayor would like to think that it is. These problems are being addressed, so that production can go into overdrive. In the meantime, we simply have to sit tight and wait for the production process to be completed.

Everyone thinks that they are the magical person who is going to have the best solution at a time like this and it’s a misguided way of thinking. Kimberley-Clark, 3M and Honeywell are all doing their best. It’s not going to be a sexy point of view that is designed to elicit lots of clicks but at times like these?

We need to sit back and let the manufacturing experts handle the issues that are taking place. Everyone wants to be the hero that comes up with the perfect plan that saves lives but this is not how the real world works. It’s not the time to try and be a hero. It’s a time to take in information as it is provided and think in a pragmatic sense.

The items in question are not high volume sales items that companies are going to keep on hand. It’s the type of idea that sounds much smarter in theory than it does in execution. Warehouses are not going to have a massive backlog of respirators on hand just because John Doe thinks that it is a good idea. We should all be taking a step back to listen to the experts, instead of worrying about trying to sound like the smartest person in the room.

Liberal politicians are always looking to use these types of events to seize control and call attention to their agendas. No one should be subjected to this kind of nonsense but that’s the world we live in now. No tragedy is too big for anyone to stop talking about their pet topics. National emergencies should not be the backdrop for such conversations. The worst part of all? Things are going to get much worse before they get better.