Across the country, Democrat politicians are reversing course on COVID-19 restrictions faster than a teenage boyfriend jumps out a bedroom window when her parents come home. They are practicing holding a straight face while gaslighting their constituents to get them to believe that they had nothing to do with the lockdowns, mask mandates including forcing their children to wear masks even though they knew it was harmful to them, shutting down schools and ruining children’s lives, vaccine mandates, bankrupting small businesses, and much more.
They tell you they were just following the “science.” Um, no, they weren’t.
Are they suddenly doing this because the science changed? No, the science did not change.
Are they doing this because they had a collective change of heart and realized they killed the economy and nearly a million Americans by pushing mis-dis-and-mal information? Not at all.
The only reason Democrats are dropping COVID restrictions is because midterms are coming. That’s my response to Democrats who still argue with me over COVID restrictions and how I’m the one who’s been lying; midterms are coming. And I say it like I’m a character on Game of Thrones.
Except for the Biden White House, Democrats at all levels are gaslighting their support for removing restrictions and allowing the American people to return to normal; some Democrat dictators to lesser degrees, but overall allowing a semblance of what was normal prior to the pandemic. Personally, I think their situation got so bad that they finally cared enough to take a peek at the polls, which indicates that the American people are frustrated and angry at them for their despotic actions for the last two years.
It’s really amazing when you think about it. Democrats like California’s Governor Gavin Newsom, Michigan’s Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Democrat Governor of New Jersey Phil Murphy, New York’s Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo and now Democrat Governor Kathy Hochul (not elected), Chicago’s Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Los Angeles’ Democrat Mayor Eric Garcetti, and many other Democrats across the country are not the brightest people in the world. In fact, I think the majority of them are quite stupid people. Yet there they were, suddenly, the most powerful people in the country for two years. Stupid people with overwhelming power are a dangerous combination, as we all found out.
And while state and local Democrats are fooling themselves into thinking pulling back now will save them come November, President Biden has chosen to follow the guidance, faulty as it has always been since the beginning, of CDC Director Rochelle Walensky and NIH Director Dr. Anthony Fauci, who both still recommend universal masking indoors and for our kids in schools.
Forget the fact that the federal government doesn’t have the authority to do any of it, the incompetents who the Fake News networks deem the “experts” have rarely followed the science. I don’t mean Dr. Fauci science, where he hasn’t gone into the field once to treat anyone throughout the entire pandemic. I’m talking about real medical doctors, the front liners, who have treated thousands of COVID patients successfully by specifically not following the guidance of the federal government’s experts. Those are the medical professionals that Fauci and Company deemed “fringe.” And when you think about it, Fauci and Walensky were wrong about nearly everything throughout the pandemic.
So as the midterms get closer and closer, many Democrats who led the war on America’s freedoms by issuing lockdowns and mask and vaccine mandates are easing up on the restrictions because they think the American people are stupid. They think that by November, the American people will have already forgotten everything they did.
I say, we can never, EVER, forget what the Democratic Party did to us because if we ever let them have the reins of power again, they will push more restrictions on us, many that have nothing to do with health care.
They locked us down in our homes. In some cities, Democrats started arresting and locking people up for being outside without wearing a mask.
Lori Lightfoot, the racist mayor of Chicago who said she will only grant interviews to black reporters, threatened to lock people up in jail for gathering together in the city for a party. How did this moron get so much power?
Police in some cities and towns started flying drones over people’s homes and businesses to make sure they were complying with COVID restrictions.
Talk about a modern police state.
And every restriction Democrats forced on us came with platitudes that it was only being done so that we could all get back to normal. And normal never came until the polls told Democrats that it was time. Mark my words, if they were to win the midterms, we will go right back into lockdowns.
Democrat Mayor of LA Eric Garcetti told the people of Los Angeles that “Snitches Get Rewards” urging Americans to snitch on their neighbors and family members they see violating the draconian COVID restriction orders.
“We want to thank you for turning people in so that we can all be safe.” Can you believe an American mayor actually said that?
Listen to the arrogance of Michigan Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer when asked about the Michigan Supreme Court ruling that she did not have the authority to issue her coronavirus orders.
In California, near Malibu, Democrats had a man arrested for surfing in the ocean, all by himself, with no one around him because he violated a stay-at-home order.
In New York, Democrats fired healthcare workers by the thousands for not getting vaccinated. Many of them were nurses who treated COVID-19 patients for a whole year when we didn’t yet have vaccines. They were heroes on the front lines and then considered expendable one year later.
The Democrat tyrants were so into their dictatorial powers that they didn’t care that their mandates were harming New Yorkers, many who couldn’t be treated properly at hospitals because there weren’t enough staff thanks to the vaccine mandates. For example, a maternity ward in a hospital in upstate New York had to stop delivering babies because they did not have enough staff due to the vaccine mandate.
Democrat governors and mayors didn’t care what they did to the American people who elected them to office. In other words, there were many Americans who got vaccinated and were harmed by the draconian vaccine mandates that got rid of too many healthcare workers.
President Biden created an unconstitutional vaccine mandate on over 80 million private sector employees who would lose their jobs if they didn’t get the jab or suffering in weekly testing. When he gave his speech to announce his vaccine mandate, something many consider a crime against humanity, he assured us from the bully pulpit that he had the authority to do it. Well, the US Supreme Court begged to differ and shut it down.
Many Democrat governors killed thousands of innocent senior citizens living in nursing homes by violating the CDC guidelines on using nursing homes in case hospitals became overwhelmed. They moved COVID patients into nursing homes without working with facility administrators to set up spaces for COVID-infected patients.
New York’s Democrat Governor Cuomo killed thousands of seniors this way and then tried to cover it up by under-counting deaths by 50%. And while that was going on, he wrote a book about what a great job he was doing in handling the COVID pandemic.
The Democrats shut down our children’s schools, causing many parents to lose their jobs because they had no one to watch their kids during the day. And when they reopened the schools, they forced children to wear face masks for 8 hours a day. The physical, psychological, and emotional damage this political party did to our children’s development is unforgivable.
They destroyed millions of children’s grade point averages by forcing virtual learning from home. My own son was a victim of this. He was an honor student for multiple years until virtual learning crushed his grades, and after speaking with school officials, I came to the conclusion that they did not care. It will take years for those kids to get back on track after what the Democrats did to them.
The Democrats destroyed tens of thousands of small businesses across the country by forcing them to shut down. Thousands will never be able to come back. Places like New York City where Democrat Mayor Bill de Blasio created a vaccine passport system where you can’t go into restaurants and certain other places of business unless you are vaccinated and have proof. Mayor de Blasio was a complete disgrace. He single-handedly destroyed one of the greatest cities on the planet.
The Democrats divided the country in half, pitting vaccinated people against the unvaccinated. They lied to the American people by telling them that the unvaccinated people were making vaccinated people sick with COVID. Stop for a moment and think about that. The Democrats told us that the vaccines were safe and effective, and then they told us that unvaccinated people were making vaccinated people sick with COVID. It made no sense, and they provided no scientific data to support it, but there was Fauci, Walensky, and President Joe Biden telling us this as if it was a fact.
The Democrats continue to tell us that masks work without providing any credible science to back it up, and yet they created the situation where many Americans who are wearing masks are fearful of someone they may encounter who is not wearing a mask. If masks work, then what are masked people afraid of?
Biden mandated vaccines, and he refused to meet with any qualified doctors or scientists who have opposing professional medical views before and after mandating the vaccines. The President of the United States engaged in fear porn by trying to frighten unvaccinated Americans into believing they would all experience a winter of “severe illness and death.” That’s not someone following the science. That’s someone with an agenda.
Walensky withheld information about early treatment protocols for COVID-19, while telling America that the vaccines were safe and effective and now we know they were not.
Surgeon General Vivek Murthy also told people the vaccinees worked and were safe and that wearing a mask works to stop the spread of the virus and also said absolutely nothing about early treatment protocols. He also provided no scientific data on wearing masks stopping the spread of the virus.
Murthy labeled people, doctors, scientists, researchers, etc., who were trying to spread life-saving information about how to treat COVID-19 as spreaders of “disinformation.”
Dr. Fauci gave a grant to the Wuhan lab to fund the virus, and then he covered it up. The NIH director intentionally spread misinformation about the source of the virus, and lied to Congress about it when he was questioned by Senator Rand Paul, and told NIAID Deputy Director for Clinical Research and Special Projects Cliff Lane not to approve any early treatments in the government’s Guidelines. What kind of person does that?
The Democrats and the “Blue Stack,” which is a combination of Democrat politicians, mainstream news media leftists, academia leftists, Hollywood leftists, social media tech tyrant leftists, and leftist activist groups who all collude together to act like a symbiote to attack anything or anyone who goes against the narrative, have not only destroyed our economy and our freedoms but they changed the nature of how we as a society communicate.
The Bluck Stack has supported each other in their fronts of the war on free speech to the point where they have convinced at least half of the country that misinformation is a crime, should be punishable by criminal charges, and anything that goes against their belief system is misinformation.
I can’t tell you the number of times I have written stories about subjects where I provided empirical evidence to support my story and my story was labeled as “misinformation.” It was only labeled as misinformation because it was evidence that the symbiote didn’t want anyone to know about.
Censorship by labeling free speech as misinformation destroys a society because it ends the betterment of ideas by forcing one side’s information to be deemed truth and anything that goes outside that narrative false. It appears that all the censors collectively did so to allegedly help the Democratic Party.
So when you vote in November, do not forget what the Democratic Party did to us and did to our country because they will do it again if given the chance.
Rich is a conservative, syndicated opinion writer and owner of MAGA-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty, and faith.
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