On Tuesday’s episode of The View, Meghan McCain ripped into New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio over the goofiness of his “Do as I say, not as I do” approach to quarantine livin’.
It’s not the first time the mayor’s been called out. In mid-March, RedState’s Sister Toldjah wrote the following:
Apparently, there’s one set of rules for NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and another set of rules for everyone else.
The failed presidential candidate was spotted making a trip to a local gym on Monday morning, one he has often made. But this one came three days after he declared a state of emergency for the city and put restrictions on public gatherings and other events. City restaurants and bars are also now required to be pick-up or delivery only – and they could face arrest if they don’t comply, and the city’s public schools have been shut down.
In that case, the mayor’s office explained that he needed to hit the gym “one last time,” despite social distancing rules already in effect.
Sister noted that the excuse was “laughable.”
As funny as his antics may be, one person who isn’t chuckling is Meghan.
On Monday, she shared a video of de Blasio and his wife taking a walk in Brooklyn while someone followed him and asked what he was doing away from his own neighborhood. McCain called the guy “a disgrace:
“DeBlasio is a national disgrace. New Yorkers have every right to be furious at his blatant disregard for breaking HIS OWN RULES. How can our mayor “lead as I say, not as I do”. What an utter joke.”
DeBlasio is a national disgrace. New Yorkers have every right to be furious at his blatant disregard for breaking HIS OWN RULES. How can our mayor "lead as I say, not as I do". What an utter joke. https://t.co/409gFXK6b9
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) April 27, 2020
Yet it was Bill himself who pushed NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo to institute a shelter-in-place order.
And he wants you to rat people out if possible:
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) April 18, 2020
On The View, mad Meghan devoured de Blasio:
“[T]here was a video that came out yesterday of Mayor de Blasio and his wife in Prospect Park in Brooklyn with his security detail, not social-distancing. He lives in Gracie Mansion, which has its own private park. And New Yorkers were yelling at them and catcalling them.”
Meghan also referenced the recent story of a Nevada politician reportedly having a nail salon open up so she could get serviced (You can see Beaumont Mayor Becky Ames’s defense here), then she put it to non-practicing prohibitionists:
“If our leaders in office are incapable of following their own guidelines, how do they expect the American public to do it as well? … [T]hey can’t be lecturing New Yorkers for going out in parks on a weekend and maybe being too tightly together, if Mayor de Blasio and his wife aren’t going to do it himself. “
When the girl gets wound up, give her room:
“[I] was infuriated about that yesterday. You don’t think I want to go to a park and be close to people I love? I can’t right now, because it’s against the rules. And again, I don’t know why I’m abiding by the rules, but Mayor de Blasio and his wife have the hubris to think that it doesn’t apply to them as well.”
Meghan’s right, and it’s an age-old problem.
It seems it’s much easier to make rules for other people than for oneself. Just take the economic shutdown, for instance. RedState writer (and Californian) Kira Davis recently bullseyed it:
It’s time to stop paying Congress, stop paying the governors, stop paying (Los Angeles Mayor) Eric Garcetti and his bloated city council. Let them go two months without a paycheck and let’s see how that changes their perspective (and don’t be fooled, a lot of these people live paycheck-to-paycheck to fund their extravagance).
Back to why Meghan’s miffed: If you’re bummed about Bill for taking a walk, just remember, he does good things, too — like keeping schools open while teachers reported testing positive for COVID-19, and releasing hundreds of prisoners from Rikers Island amid the pandemic. So there’s that.
Keep ’em comin’, Bill.
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