Having watched the Smerconish left-center discussion show this AM it seems pretty clear that Smerconish's audience wants the economy held down through "mitigation" until a sufficient number of citizens vote against Trump seeking relief from government induced poverty.
The host was denounced during the program by twitterers for citing real life statistics that show that it is the old and infirm who are killed by the virus. Oh, sure, ole' Covid-19 picks off a few others but not many. For pointing that out, Smerconish, a liberal, was accused of promoting Trump's candidacy. "Just let Joe stay in the basement. No president can be re-elected with unemployment this high" was the comment of one man.
In his weekly on-line poll Smerconish asked people to vote as to whether or not those who report violations of "mitigation" are "whistle-blowers," or "snitches." 77% voted for "whistleblowers." There is no doubt that Smerconish's CNN audience is overwhelmingly Democrat in party loyalty.
IMO this pretty much matches the sentiment of Democratic Party leadership, whether it be personified by Gretchen Whitmer, Ralph Northam or the ice cream queen, Nancy Pelosi who obviously is keeping the House in adjournment to avoid cooperating with the president on more relief bills.
Is it a winning strategy to suppress the economy in order to win politically? We will see, pilgrims. We will see pl