The list of Democratic lockdown hypocrites just keeps growing and growing.
There’s NY Gov. Andrew “Luv Guv” Cuomo and his little brother CNN anchor Chris “Fredo” Cuomo. There are the California hypocrites, from Gov. Gavin Newsom to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Sen. Dianne Feinstein to San Francisco Mayor London Breed. There’s also Austin, TX Mayor Steve Adler and Denver, CO Mayor Michael Hancock.
Just to name a few.
All of these liberal elitists have called on the American people time and time again to be “patriotic”, to be willing to sacrifice their jobs, their relationships, their medical care, to put everything on hold under the guise of public safety and slowing the spread of the Wuhan virus.
In addition to that, many of them, like the Cuomo brothers and Pelosi, have been notorious mask-shamers, all but coming right out and saying that those who defy government mandates on coronavirus safety are nothing but selfish grandma killers who should be shamed and shunned by polite society, and arrested if necessary for the “greater good.”
And yet, as we’ve documented extensively here at RedState, these same people have taken a “rules for thee but not for me approach” when it comes to lockdowns, going to fancy restaurants with family and friends (sans masks), getting a haircut and highlights (sans mask) at a shuttered salon, scheduling ritzy soirées with their fellow Democrats, traveling for the holidays, going on maskless victory tours, vacationing in Cabo, breaking quarantine, the whole nine yards.
None of it makes sense, except once you finally understand that it’s not supposed to. All you’re supposed to do is sit back, trust, and obey while these “leaders” bark out commands on one hand and then flout their own rules with the other.
It’s no small wonder a growing number of people in this country have had enough and are fighting back, even knowing they could face hefty fines and/or imprisonment for their actions.
Fox News’ Tucker Carlson talked about all this and more during his opening monologue on his Thursday program, and pulled no punches:
Eight days later, London Breed was shoveling down some of the world’s most expensive food at The French Laundry restaurant up in Napa. Like Gov. Gavin Newsom, Breed is terrified of the dire public health implications of this pandemic we’re living through, but she’s not so concerned that she’s willing to endure any personal inconvenience, no matter how small it might be. No Christmas for you, but London Breed’s got to eat. And right now, she’s in the mood for some celery root manicotti, followed perhaps by the all-day braised Snake River Farms beef cheek, $310 apiece on the tasting menu.
Steve Adler, the mayor of Austin, Texas, understands sacrifice. If you’ve been to Austin recently, you may have noticed huge numbers of mentally ill drug addicts crapping on the sidewalks and stealing things and mugging people. Steve Adler did that. Steve Adler wants to make Austin most welcoming to the people who contribute the least, and he’s done that. He’s also, needless to say, been extraordinarily worried about the coronavirus, so worried that he has commanded his constituents to stay home for the duration. He informed them of this from a timeshare in a Mexican beach resort. He’d flown there secretly on a private plane with a large number of people he is not related to. Sounds fun, but don’t try it yourself. Steve Adler might punish you:
So what does [all the hypocrisy] tell you? It tells you everything, and even slow people like us are starting to figure it out. Wednesday night, there was a demonstration outside a bar in New York called Mac’s Public House. No cases of coronavirus have been traced to Max Public House, so the owner of the bar refused to shut down. He wanted to live like Gavin Newsom and London Breed and Nancy Pelosi. He wanted to live like an adult in America.
Unfortunately for him, he expressed these views out loud — on television, in fact — and that is definitely not allowed. So they arrested him immediately. And when they did, a crowd of people decided they’d had enough. No one from the CDC or the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health endorsed that protest. It was the wrong variety of politics and therefore a serious health risk to the nation (not enough vandalism, apparently), but we can expect more protests like it.
Indeed. Watch Carlson blister Democrats over their double standards below:
Hypocritical Democrats can go to salons, private parties, protests, and all the rest without repercussions but when Republicans do the same all of a sudden we have to watch out for the possibility that case numbers will rise and start arresting people accordingly?
It’s bull crap. Though individuals are ultimately responsible for their own actions and the decisions they make, they also see that the people who are the loudest in proclaiming we must sacrifice some of our freedoms in order to save lives are not doing much of the sacrificing.
It’s no wonder we’re seeing more defiance against lockdowns in states like California and New York when you see the duplicitous behavior of “leaders” like Pelosi and Newsom and Cuomo. People are only going to put up with so much before they say “enough’s enough, if the rules don’t apply to you, they don’t apply to me either.”