Tuesday, July 14, 2020

David Lee Roth, The Marine Corps response to COVID, & the Leadership We Need

"I sure wish our country had taken a Marine Corps approach to Covid."

That was the answer from Diamond Dave, David Lee Roth, former frontman of Van Halen and an ever-evolving artist whose latest work is an ongoing series of paintings and sketches that he calls his "performance therapy" when he was asked about our response to the pandemic.

A Marine Corps approach. Exactly. Everyone together, singularly focused on the mission. Working as a unit until the enemy is defeated. And leaving no man behind. 

A Marine Corps approach. A Moon Shot. A Marshall Plan. A Patton-esque campaign. A coordinated, deeply funded, strategical and scorched earth assault on this existential crisis and threat. It was a "Day That Will Live in Infamy" moment. It was an "all for one and one for all" challenge. It was "all hands on deck" situation. It was a War Time President opportunity. It was "win one for the Gipper" scene. It was a challenge and an opportunity for greatness. It was Rudy and W. standing on the rubble in lower Manhattan with bullhorns pledging resilience and triumph. 

And the irony is not lost on me that the current President of the United States was singularly focused on re-election, and the response that would have guaranteed another four years is the one he would never choose. Rather than a "we've got to get the economy growing again to win the support of the people" approach, it would have and should have been a "full faith and resources of the White House and the federal government to meet and defeat this challenge" policy. That would have sealed the fate of November, 2020. And he missed it. And we bear the brunt of his ignorance.

And, sadly, while he and his family and sycophants could never see the truth and opportunity, I am so profoundly disappointed in the Republican leadership who could have stepped up. At any time. It was something that a Mitt Romney or a John Kasich or a Joe Biden or a Barack Obama would so instinctively and easily done. 

The Marine Corps approach. Good point. Who knew Diamond Dave would have the answer. The question is who's willing to lead?

Semper Fi.

10 comments:

MMC said...

Well written. I agree 100% and for future reference, David Lee Roth ALWAYS has the answers. ;)

Ed said...

I laughed out loud.

SPI Life said...

David Lee Roth Is My Main Man. Haha Arrr...

Flannery said...

Fuck off with your TDS. While Dave has a good point, your editorializing is completely off-base, wrong and pure left fantasy. When you mention Kasich, Obama, Biden and Romney all weak kneed pussies who have never accomplished anything of note, you show your obvious bias and you’re nothing more than a never- Trump sycophant and CNN fan who’s incapable of rational thought. So fuck yeah to Dave and fuck-off to you whoever you are.

Unknown said...

LOL This is not TDS. It is however, case in point as to why there is so much TD.

Albert Lamas Jr said...

You’re a douche

Anonymous said...

The irony is the left could care less about this. Their agenda is to bring down our PRESUDENT...OPEN YOUR EYES!!!

christy baldoza said...

IM A TRUMP FAN, IM A DAVID LEE ROTH FAN, HOWEVER IM NOT AN "ARTICLE" FAN...sorry, but i think trump is doing fantastic. LONG LIVE ROCK N ROLL!🤘

Randy Edwards said...

What Christy said

christy baldoza said...

🖤🖤