On Monday, I wrote a story about National Institute of Allergy and Infectious director Dr. Anthony Fauci saying on the news program “This Week” that he supports a domestic air travel vaccine mandate even though President Joe Biden had recently told ABC News that he doesn’t believe a vaccine mandate for airline travelers is necessary. I also remember when Biden and the White House press secretary Jen Psaki went around saying they didn’t believe in a vaccine mandate in general and yet here we are.
I went on to explain some of my own observations on how progressives behave just prior to lowering a boom on the American people:
“This is how they do it every time. The progressives first say that they don’t believe in something that the vast majority of Americans do not believe in. The Left thinks that garners credibility with the people. Then, they send out someone like Lord Fauci who will float the idea that goes completely counter to what the progressives said they did not believe in. They let the news cycle of Fauci’s declarations run its course, and then, in time, the administration figures Americans are now used to the idea, and so they go and mandate it. I guarantee you within a month we will hear from Biden telling us he is implementing a domestic air traveler vaccine mandate.”
Apparently, my prediction of one month before we see Joe Biden mandate vaccinations for domestic air travel is right on schedule.
Biden now says that he will make a decision concerning COVID-19 vaccination requirements for domestic air travel when he receives “a recommendation from the medical team.”
Does anyone reading this believe the “medical team,” which includes Lord Fauci, will recommend against a domestic air travel vaccine mandate? Anyone? Bueller?
President Biden made the remark responding to White House reporter for the Wall Street Journal, Sabrina Siddiqui, who posted on social media.
“Asked when he would make a decision on vaccine requirements for domestic travel, President Biden tells reporters he would do so ‘when I get a recommendation from the medical team.'”
Asked when he would make a decision on vaccine requirements for domestic travel, President Biden tells reporters he would do so "when I get a recommendation from the medical team."
— Sabrina Siddiqui (@SabrinaSiddiqui) December 28, 2021
Joe Biden is already suffering from low approval ratings from the American people. They don’t like the way he’s handling COVID and running the country. His presidency has been highly controversial so far and if he forces yet another vaccine mandate in private and public sectors, which are already contentious enough as it is, it would be another thing that knocks his approval ratings into the dirt as a large number of Americans, vaccinated and unvaccinated, do not like the idea of forcing people to get the jab.
Lord Fauci, who is also Biden’s chief medical adviser, told CNN’s Trump attack dog, Abilio Acosta, he doesn’t expect a domestic air travel vaccine mandate to be implemented anytime soon.
“I doubt if we’re gonna see something like that in the reasonably foreseeable future,” Fauci said.
But he doesn’t get to get away with saying some so contrarian to something he very recently said.
On Sunday, the day before he made his comment to Acosta, Lord Fauci told “This Week:”
“A vaccine requirement for a person getting on the plane is just another level of getting people to have a mechanism that would spur them to get vaccinated; namely, you can’t get on a plane unless you’re vaccinated, which is just another one of the ways of getting requirements, whatever that might be,” Fauci admitted.
“So I mean, anything that could get people more vaccinated would be welcome,” he added.
"The reason is that with the sheer volume of new cases that we are having and that we expect to continue with Omicron, one of the things we want to be careful of is that we don't have so many people out," Dr. Anthony Fauci explains why CDC changed Covid isolation guidelines. pic.twitter.com/g48XwcDdJh
— The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom) December 27, 2021
The messaging coming from this administration is all over the place. The president says he doesn’t think yet another punishing vaccine mandate is necessary while his chief medical adviser goes on television to plant the idea that he thinks it’s a good idea in order to get more people to get vaccinated, and at the beginning of December, Jen Psaki said concerning a mandate for domestic air travel that nothing is off the table.
These people believe forcing vaccine mandates on Americans is a good thing because it makes them get the vaccine. They completely disregard the element of a loss of freedom. How do you deal with people who think this way?
The problem with authoritarians is when they realize they are losing power, they become more harsh and more strict over the people they control. The Democrats realize they are going to take a beating in the 2022 midterm elections and more than likely they will lose the White House in 2024. Since they are incapable of figuring out how to get themselves out of that future, they are misrepresenting the Omicron variant, which globally is accepted as a very mild strain of the COVID-19 virus, as a great health risk and a reason to go back to the same old mitigation tactics that the science tells us never worked in the first place. Though we do see signs that members of the administration are starting to get it, I believe we will have a domestic air travel vaccine mandate within a month. I hope I’m wrong.
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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