So are you thinking he’s a Republican?

Good call.

Courtesy of the St. Louis Dispatch:

A series of controversial remarks by Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on a St. Louis radio show are getting widespread attention — and some pushback.

In an interview on Friday with talk-radio host Marc Cox on KFTK (97.1 FM), Parson indicated both certainty and acceptance that the coronavirus will spread among children when they return to school this fall. The virus has killed 1,130 people in the state despite a weekslong stay-at-home order in the spring that helped slow the virus’ spread — and the state set a record on Saturday with 958 new cases.

“These kids have got to get back to school,” Parson told Cox. “They’re at the lowest risk possible. And if they do get COVID-19, which they will — and they will when they go to school — they’re not going to the hospitals. They’re not going to have to sit in doctor’s offices. They’re going to go home and they’re going to get over it.”

He emphasized that people who are at high risk of becoming seriously ill should be protected but said most people in the state were smart enough to figure out how to stay safe without government interventions such as mask mandates.

“We gotta move on,” he said. “We can’t just let this thing stop us in our tracks.”

Do you know what stops you dead in your tracks?

Death. 

We have seen time and time again that not all children just “get over” this virus. Some of them get very sick and even die. 

What’s more, there is increasing evidence of long term complications from this disease that we do not yet understand. 

For this idiot governor to just say that children need to suck it up and expose themselves to a virus that has killed thousands, is absolutely nuts.