The latest person to get busted for hypocrisy for not following her own preaching on the Wuhan coronavirus is Dr. Deborah Birx, the coordinator of the White House Coronavirus task force.
It’s just being reported now that Birx traveled to a vacation property she owns in Delaware. Birx was joined there by her husband, her daughter, her son-in-law and their two children.
Media is describing it as “three generations from two separate households.”
Huh. Right before she lectured? pic.twitter.com/EVAIF0XZNd
— Sandy 〽️ (@RightGlockMom) December 21, 2020
In fact, though it’s more like three generations from two households that are intermittently one household.
She and her husband have a home in Washington. She also owns a home in nearby Potomac, Maryland, where her elderly parents, and her daughter and family live, and where Birx visits intermittently. In addition, the children’s other grandmother, who is 77, also regularly travels to the Potomac house and returns to her 92-year-old husband near Baltimore.
So she actually interacts with the other house would already through intermittent visits.
So we can point out that she’s being hypocritical by traveling when she’s telling other people not to travel.
But we can also point out how ridiculous this all is to begin with and how her case is a perfect example of this. How even she proves the ridiculous nature of the government telling you how to manage your own families and their safety. She’s already been traveling, visiting them “intermittently.” So apparently she thinks that’s alright although many other people are prohibited from visiting their extended family members in a variety of places across the United States. So what does that tell you? Apparently she thinks that her visits aren’t a particular risk.
Now perhaps one might argue, she, as a doctor, would take more care. Perhaps. But there, that’s the government dictating and treating adult Americans like children to be dictated to again.
It’s also rather interesting that some on the left were willing to criticize Dr. Birx, when they seemed far less inclined to criticize Democratic politicians who were actually imposing formal restrictions on people.
Another thing this story reveals is how this whole thing has stoked division among Americans, with people literally finking on their neighbors and family to chastise them for non-compliance. In this case the person who did the finking on Birx was Kathleen Flynn, the sister of the brother-in-law who lives in the Potomac house. Flynn’s father was not concerned and said he trusted that Birx was taking proper precautions. Kathleen Flynn also then inadvertently finked on her own mother saying she’s concerned about the fact her mother visits the house, that Birx’s visits might expose her mother. Well doesn’t that mean that the mother is traveling there as well?
At what point do people get how insane all this is? Take proper precautions, as needed for your own and your family’s risk level, protect the population most at risk and open everything else up, this is madness.
What it highlights is the hypocrisy of public health authorities. https://t.co/nHF3IB76H0
— Brit Hume (@brithume) December 20, 2020
Another rules for thee but not for me! Tsk tsk. https://t.co/HUie8djYTn
— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) December 20, 2020