As my colleague Streiff reported yesterday, Joe Biden flipped out at Texas and Mississippi daring to drop Wuhan coronavirus restrictions and mask mandates.
“I think it’s a big mistake,” Biden said. “Look, I hope everybody’s realized by now, these masks make a difference. We are on the cusp of being able to fundamentally change the nature of this disease because of the way in which we’re able to get vaccines in people’s arms. The last thing — the last thing we need is Neanderthal thinking that in the meantime, everything’s fine, take off your mask, forget it. It still matters.”
First of all, the only reason we’re getting vaccines in people’s arms at all is because of the efforts of President Donald Trump that Biden inherited.
Second, sure sounds like a whole lot of unity Biden’s preaching there when he’s calling thought other than his own “Neanderthal.”
Third, maybe he ought to check his own thinking and understand what real Neanderthal thinking is.
Republicans hit back at Biden for his failure to understand basic American concepts and the total “science” involved.
“If making data-driven decisions to reopen, loving freedom, and trying to get back to normal is what a Neanderthal would do, then well, I guess you can count me as one,” Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte declared.
Rep. Michael Waltz (R-FL) is blasting back at Biden, as well. Waltz let Biden have it on what true “Neanderthal thinking” was, according to Fox.
“Neanderthal thinking” is keeping schools and restaurants closed. It’s not vaccinating seniors first, allowing infected seniors back into nursing homes.
— Rep. Mike Waltz (@michaelgwaltz) March 4, 2021
REP. WALTZ: “Let me tell you what Neanderthal thinking is, Neanderthal thinking is keeping our schools closed, letting our kids fall further and further behind. Maybe Neanderthal thinking is letting restaurants put people in tents while they’re sitting outside but they can’t let them inside or not putting seniors first when it comes to our vaccines … What Neanderthal thought it was a good idea to allow infected seniors back into nursing homes when it was clearly the most exposed and vulnerable population?
So we can go down the list if he wants to, of stupid ideas. But basically what he’s doing is calling us stupid and it is a clear liberal elitism that we see coming time and time again out of Washington, D.C.
Where they pretend like they have all of the answers. And I’ve got to tell you in Florida we’re managing this coronavirus, we’re keeping the economy open, and we’re walking that fine line with common sense.”
That’s been a big problem in all this, ignoring the big picture, all the science and every other issue besides the virus, including freedom, kids’ education, mental health, and all other health questions. Now, the states are acting on the science and the data in their states. Biden should be encouraging that, but he’s dissing it and suggesting — despite all the positive news — that we might not be back to normal until next year. It’s the GOP who’s living in reality, not Biden.