As we’ve previously reported, wildly hypocritical Democratic governors in states like California, New York, and North Carolina are throwing cold water on the holiday excitement many Americans feel this time of the year by way of mandating indoor gatherings including those held at private residences be limited to no more than 10 people in a supposed effort to slow the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus.
Arguably the most high-profile of Democratic governors to be promoting this Scrooge-like approach to celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas is New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who just today accepted the “Founders Award” during the International Emmy Awards ceremony “in recognition of his leadership during the Covid-19 pandemic and his masterful use of television to inform and calm people around the world.”
But contra to many media/Democrat/celebrity “reports” about Cuomo’s alleged masterful handling of the coronavirus crisis in his state, Cuomo displayed anything but smart and effective leadership – as has been thoroughly documented even at Democrat-friendly news outlets like the New York Times and Dem-leaning public interest publications like ProPublica.
Nevertheless, Cuomo continues to ride the bogus “you da man, Gov!” wave, complete with a book tour/promo, glitzy media appearances, and more attempts at COVID shaming those who dare to take issue with his draconian mandates.
Case in point, a tweet the governor posted to his official Twitter account on Sunday that contained a short video clip where a man could be heard in the background asking himself “did I do everything I could to keep my community and my family safe?”
Next Thanksgiving, you’ll ask yourself: Did I do everything I could to keep my community safe?
Be safe and smart this Thanksgiving — so that we will all have more to be thankful for next year. pic.twitter.com/QltioDtOvd
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) November 23, 2020
Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean, who lost both of her in-laws to the coronavirus thanks in part to Cuomo’s deadly March nursing home/assisted living facility policy, ripped him apart in one simple yet powerful tweet:
Have you ever asked yourself, “Did I do everything I could do to keep seniors safe by ordering Covid patients into their nursing homes for 46 days and not using the other facilities that were provided for me?” Thanks to you, many of us will miss our family every Thanksgiving. https://t.co/xFJUj5XWx8
— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) November 23, 2020
Others blasted back as well, with some noting either that they wished their grandparents were around for another holiday or that their senior relatives chose to spend time with them this holiday season because they couldn’t bear to be isolated from them any longer:
My elderly grandparents don't have many Thanksgivings left. They all said they'd much rather spend their last Holidays surrounded with family then isolating themselves from everyone they love indefinitely.
— Diligent Otter (@DiligentOtter) November 23, 2020
My grandmother passed unexpectedly a few weeks ago. She lived out of state and I of course put off seeing her for months because of COVID and safety. I regret my decision tremendously and would give anything for one more holiday with her 💔
— vanessa 🇨🇴 (@vanae718) November 23, 2020
You picked who would die, by prohibiting Covid testing for people being moved into nursing homes It was prohibited. You will not out run your actions. https://t.co/Ptlndvi87O
— Heather Champion ™️ (@winningatmylife) November 23, 2020
As I’ve said before, my family will be holding a safe, socially-distanced “peaceful protest” on Thanksgiving, not as a show of defiance but because at this point in the pandemic we understand that the lockdown “cure” Democratic governors in states like mine are touting is too much for us to continue to bear – as a family and as a country.
That is nothing to be ashamed of – nor to be shamed over, either, no matter what governors like Cuomo want to condition you to think.