06 Apr Anthony Fauci Should Be OUT; It’s Time for a Second Opinion
Americans understand “three strikes, you’re out”. They also understand, in the face of dark medical diagnoses and treatment regimens and predictions, it’s wise to ‘get a second opinion’.
It’s time for President Trump to understand what Americans understand, and apply it to Dr. Anthony Fauci and the handling of the pandemic. It’s not complicated.
Strike one: Dr. Fauci has twice affirmed his sincere personal love for Hillary Clinton in emails to Clinton aides. The second of these followed Clinton’s testimony at the Congressional hearings on the Benghazi debacle—the setting for Clinton’s “What difference, at this point, does it make?” answer to questions about the phony Obama/Clinton Benghazi cover story of an anti-Muslim video inciting the violence that ended with four dead Americans. Dr. Fauci proclaimed that Hillary ‘hit it right out of the park’ with her testimony.
As we’ve noted before, Dr. Fauci has the right to love Hillary Clinton all he wants (though it’s more than a little weird). He has the right to his opinion that her Congressional testimony hit it right out of the park.
But here’s the deal: no one with a brain and a conscience accepts or excuses the Obama/Clinton Benghazi cover story that the Benghazi debacle was caused by reaction to an anti-Muslim video. No one. No. One. It was a brazen, outrageous lie, and it was purposefully and officially and visibly told and repeated by Obama advisor Susan Rice (among others) to the American public in order to prevent criticism of Obama in the runup to the 2012 presidential election. It is not excusable under the category of “no big deal, all politicians lie”; it was unconscionable in its deliberate deceit and its coverup of reckless if not criminal behavior by many in the Obama administration. Americans died as a result of their behavior.
Dr. Fauci’s ‘take’ in this context is like that of an ideological cult follower of Hillary Clinton who steadfastly maintains that his cult leader can do no wrong. It’s the take of someone with a brain but no apparent conscience. In ‘Strike Three’ below, this disturbing aspect of Fauci’s character pops up again.
Again, Fauci has the right to his worldview; he even has the right to be a cult follower of Hillary Clinton. But here’s the conclusion that President Trump ought to reach: this is not a man whose judgment on anything ought to be treated as beyond question, and certainly not on the larger moral dimensions of the pandemic containment recommendations he is making. Strike one.
Strike Two: Dr. Fauci delivered a speech at Georgetown University on January 10, 2017—after Trump was elected but before he was even inaugurated—in which Fauci point-blank says “there will be a surprise outbreak” of disease during the Trump administration.
Obviously Dr. Fauci would say today that in January 2017 he was simply displaying his awesome experience, expertise and prescience; that he was speaking in terms of what history indicates are the probabilities of such things; that he in no way was at that time involved in any Hillary cabal to plot and plan coup strategies for removing President Trump.
Well, he can say whatever he wants. But there is zero doubt that in pre-inauguration Washington DC in January 2017 the outgoing Obama administration (including Fauci email friend Cheryl Mills), and the angry Clinton campaign team were panicked and in the throes of plotting and planning coup strategies for removing President Trump.
Does that prove Dr. Fauci was or is part of the plotters? Absolutely not. But his cult-like worship of Hillary and his speech at Georgetown make it reasonable to at least wonder.
That’s not ok. No one who is within a hundred miles of reasonable suspicion or ‘wonder’ as to whether he might participate in or be sympathetic to taking down the duly elected President of the United States in a coup plot ought to be the leading medical expert relied upon by President Trump in imposing unprecedented, America-destroying restrictions on freedom. Strike two.
Strike Three: Dr. Fauci remarked at a March 31, 2020 White House press briefing:
“If you look at our history, we’ve been through some terrible ordeals. This is tough. People are suffering. People are dying. It’s inconvenient from a societal standpoint, from an economic standpoint to go through this, but this is going to be the answer to our problems.”
“Inconvenient”??!! This is his grasp of what millions of Americans facing total personal financial destruction are going through as a result of his ‘answer’ to the pandemic? Stalin’s ‘one death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic’ comes to mind.
The excuse-makers for Dr. Fauci will say he just made a poor choice of words; that he cares about suffering of all kinds; that his world is all about controlling physical disease so that’s where he’s coming from; he has a good heart; yada, yada, yada.
Maybe. But his comments reek of ruling class elitism; of disdain for Joe Everyman who simply needs to learn to live through the ‘inconvenience’ of personal financial collapse for the greater good that can only be understood and served by the living institution that is Dr. Fauci.
Because this isn’t about a criminal indictment or prosecution of Dr. Fauci. It’s about whether a man with this history and judgment should be trusted and deferred to as the preeminent authority on all matters relating to the pandemic, including recommendations to shut down America for weeks or months.
President Trump should declare Dr. Fauci out from any official advisory role, thank him for his service, and replace him with an enlarged panel of medical experts who do not bring with them such bizarre and disturbing baggage.
A ‘second opinion’ is urgently needed. Here’s a start at where to look: Dr. Stephen Smith of the Smith Center for Infectious Diseases and Urban Health; Dr. John P.A. Ioannidis of Stanford.
Eric Georgatos and wife Debbie operate the America, Can We Talk? media platform, with 4 day a week video podcasting by Debbie, and weekly written commentary, all centered around the importance and value of preserving America under her founding ideals.