Three things are certain in life: Death, taxes, and Democrats governing like far-left, dictatorial loons.
Case in point? New York City got the first taste of its new boss today, and not shockingly at all, he’s pretty much the same as the old boss. After being sworn in shortly after midnight, Eric Adams opened up his term by signing two executive orders and taking to social media to brag about them.
The first granted himself emergency powers to essentially do whatever he wants. The other re-upped the beleaguered city’s vaccine passport system.
The first Executive Order will continue the existing state of emergency orders put in place by the previous administration.
The second order will extend the Key to the City order, which requires proof of vaccination for several indoor settings. pic.twitter.com/hQZOB6cEd0
— Mayor Eric Adams (@NYCMayor) January 1, 2022
So, how well is that much-lauded vaccine passport system (plus all the other emergency measures) working out for the Big Apple? In a phrase, not very well, and I’m not sure I could understate things more if I tried. Only Washington, D.C., is currently seeing a worse COVID-19 outbreak, and in New York City, cases are up 1,342 percent since the implementation of the vaccine passport system under Bill de Blasio.
Cases in New York City are up 1,342% since vaccine passports started and an astonishing 861% in only 2.5 weeks since the mask mandate started, but I really do believe if we just exclude some more people from restaurants and mask a little harder we can finally beat this thing pic.twitter.com/diWf6yRcvl
— IM (@ianmSC) December 31, 2021
Normal, sane people would look at those results and come to the realization that vaccine passports are incredibly dumb and only serve to hurt people and businesses, while accomplishing nothing of value in regards to COVID. Yet, Adams is not a normal, sane person. Rather, he’s your run-of-the-mill, liberal Democrat that doesn’t have the political backbone to actually govern in a logical manner. The only difference between de Blasio and Adams is that the latter made some rumblings about getting crime under control, which is another major issue in the city is dealing with.
Does anyone want to place a wager on whether Adams even keeps his word on getting tough on crime? Yeah, I didn’t think so. He’ll be stumping to “reimagine” the police within six months.
As to New York City’s vaccine mandate, which was officially put in place right before de Blasio left office, Adams vowed to revisit it during his campaign. But with today’s move on vaccine passports, you can probably guess how he’ll come down on the issue of mandates.
And all the while, Adams’ city will continue to circle the drain, seeing businesses go bankrupt, tourism drop, students suffer, and COVID spread. He had a chance to be different, but instead, he went down the same path Democrats always go down once they actually take office. Never buy into the “sane Democrat” argument during a political campaign. They will always let you down.