Back in October, Conserver of Conservatism Bill Kristol did his damnedest to make a terrible jobs report look like a gift from God.
The unemployment rate's 4.8% and YOY hourly wage growth 4.6%. Not bad at all. If fewer Americans want to work–so long as they're choosing not to work (perhaps temporarily) rather than suffering from conditions that don't allow them to work–isn't that ok? It's a free country.
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) October 8, 2021
One of our editors wisely suggested that Kristol was itching like crazy for a retweet from
President White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain:
Working overtime to try and earn a Ron Klain retweet. https://t.co/axouxE8PXY
— Doug Powers (@ThePowersThatBe) October 8, 2021
Well, all that hard work paid off today. National Review editor Rich Lowry tweeted out a fact last night that’s pretty difficult to dispute:
Biden’s covid over-promising was rooted in an understandable faith that vaccines would crush cases, but also in an unfounded belief that Trump/Red State policies were responsible for the spread, when the weather and the nature of the virus itself were the culprits all along
— Rich Lowry (@RichLowry) December 21, 2021
Go on, show us the lie.
There is no lie, of course. Lowry is absolutely right. Joe Biden politicized COVID from the outset, despite the fact that COVID doesn’t care who you voted for.
But libs really need you to believe otherwise. And that’s where Bill Kristol comes in:
"…the weather and the nature of the virus were the culprits all along."
Unvaccinated: 6.1 deaths per 100k
Vaccinated: 0.5 deaths per 100k
Boosted: 0.1 deaths per 100k https://t.co/6ixAe01dL3
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) December 21, 2021
How does vaccination data disprove anything Lowry said? It doesn’t. It’s actually a total non sequitur.
And Ron Klain gives it his stamp of approval:
So nice of Ron Klain to use his considerable platform to spread Bill Kristol’s liberal idiocy even further.
So deaths is the proper metric now? What happened to cases?
— Raising Civic Literacy From the Dead (@raisingcivlit) December 21, 2021
He said cases. At least use the case data. That's basic competence.
— Chris H. (@hawkinscm12) December 21, 2021
What would Bill Kristol or Ron Klain know about basic competence? They’re pimping Joe Biden, after all.
And using willful dishonesty to do it.
You're a jerk. He is clearly saying responsibility for the spread. Way to selectively edit and be a part of the problem.
— BeachedWill (@BeachedWill) December 21, 2021
Intentionally lying about what he wrote. Another @rupar
— Pat Iossa (@patiossa) December 21, 2021