Dan Patrick blames Blacks for surge. Implying Texans or just whistling for pups?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/08/20/dan-patrick-covid-african-americans/

“The latest data from the Texas Department of State Health Services shows that the African American population there is not driving the increase in cases. Black residents in Texas accounted for 16.4 percent of the state’s cases and 10.2 percent of deaths as of Aug. 13. Black people make up about 13 percent of the state’s population, according to census data.

While vaccination rates are low among Black Texans, the highest coronavirus case rates are among Whites and Hispanics. Non-Hispanic White people, who make up about 41 percent of the state’s population, make up 34.9 percent of covid cases, according to the latest data. Hispanics, who account for almost 40 percent of the Texas population, make up 35.8 percent of the state’s cases.”

Like the scorpion, the Republicans just can’t help themselves. It’s their nature.

20 thoughts on “Dan Patrick blames Blacks for surge. Implying Texans or just whistling for pups?

        1. I am not sure what you are driving at.
          Whites and Hispanics make up 70% of the COVID cases. Blacks 16%. The rest are probably Asians, Native Americans and other assorted ethnicities.

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          1. What I am saying is that it doesn’t add up.

            If Whites and Hispanics are disproportionally not sick and Blacks are only slightly sicker than their share, then the remaining 6% must each be sick twice.

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  1. Where did he imply anything but to you and WaPo? He stated in “most states”, not Texas but you and WaPo heard that of which was not said. Even if they are not quite THE most contributing factor they are still a major factor along with those under 50. Oh, it must be parody time like your boy in the house likes to do.

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    1. Patrick is the Lt. Governor of Texas. Was he complaining about the Blacks in NY perhaps to make a point? Who knows. He was the guy who last year said anyone over 70 should sacrifice their lives for the greater good of the nation.

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      1. @Lennart……”He was the guy who last year said anyone over 70 should sacrifice their lives for the greater good of the nation.” He never said that. You and the NBC reporter are getting a little loose with his actual spoken words. What he said was, ““Those of us who are 70 plus, we’ll take care of ourselves. But don’t sacrifice the country,” Patrick said on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” He further states, “No one reached out to me and said, ‘As a senior citizen, are you willing to take a chance on your survival in exchange for keeping the America that America loves for its children and grandchildren?’ And if that is the exchange, I’m all in,” Patrick said. Those are his actual words. The NBC reporter, Jamie Knodel, who covered the interview heard it this way, “Dan Patrick, Texas’ Republican lieutenant governor, on Monday night suggested that he and other grandparents would be willing to risk their health and even lives in order for the United States to “get back to work” amid the coronavirus pandemic. If you don’t believe me you can see the exchange for yourself. https://twitter.com/DanPatrick/status/1242280376069959680?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1242280376069959680%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nbcnews.com%2Fnews%2Fus-news%2Ftexas-lt-gov-dan-patrick-suggests-he-other-seniors-willing-n1167341.

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        1. That kind of false re porting of what people actually said comes easy for MSM and Len. That’s twice Len made false claims in one thread already.

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          1. “ “Democrats like to blame Republicans on that,” Patrick said. “Well, the biggest group in most states are African Americans who have not been vaccinated. The last time I checked, over 90 percent of them vote for Democrats in their major cities and major counties.”

            Most states? I am not sure that is the case in 26 states. It wasn’t in Texas, but maybe other places.

            True, the major cities have larger Black populations.

            It is a problem.

            I wasn’t precise in my criticism, so I stand corrected.

            Thanks for pointing that out.

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        2. Thanks for the correction.

          What I should have written was this:

          “ He was the guy who last year said anyone over 70 should BE WILLING to sacrifice their lives for the greater good of the nation.”

          Which is essentially what he said when he was “all in” if he were asked as a senior to sacrifice for the children and grandchildren.

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          1. @Lennart…..It’s always amusing to me to see your attempts to twist spoken words to fit your narrative. I gotta give you credit, you put yourself out there as a interpreter. . But what’s the sad part is your interpretation of spoken words. Patrick never used the word “should.” And that’s the operative word. He never said seniors should sacrifice themselves. You constantly try to interpret spoken words into whatever narrative you believe. I give you credit for effort but low marks for honesty. But when you are confronted with spoken words you attempt to alter their meaning. There are only two explanations for this….you’re ignorant, I don’t believe you are, you express cogent thoughts on this blog. Or, you will say anything to further your beliefs. That is defined by another word I won’t use. That’s dangerous and dishonest.

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          2. Two observations.

            First, I am not perfect.

            Second, I am not reporting, but voicing my opinions.

            But criticisms of my posts are welcome.

            I still hold that Patrick was suggesting that seniors be willing to take COVID risks to protect the economy for children and grandchildren.

            And that he was deflecting when he commented that the surge was from Black hesitancy in most states. It certainly wasn’t in Texas as population stats show. Is true in “most” states? Do you know?

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