AMAC Exclusive By: Tammy Bruce
It’s been fascinating watching various blues cities and states suddenly reverse themselves on mask mandates for children and their other onerous and even anti-science COVID-19 edicts. For two years we watched and were pummeled by seemingly arbitrary rules about masks, behavior, lockdowns, and distancing. The rules were written in quicksand, with lead poobah Dr. Anthony “I’m Science” Fauci regularly flip-flopping on most issues.
And then, like magic, Democrats and their media enablers were struck by a sudden epiphany that mask mandates were no longer needed! What changed? The year changed into a year with a midterm election, that’s what. All these emergency rules to save everyone’s lives are apparently not so necessary, proving again the argument that the efforts to micro-manage our lives, destroying mental health, crushing small businesses, and the education and well-being of children, absurdly done in the name of “safety,” has all along been about politics and control.
The contempt felt for the average American is always on display by the establishment, but one of the best examples throughout the debacle of COVID response comes from Dr. Leana Wen, a former Commissioner of the Baltimore City Health Department, former head of Planned Parenthood, and now with CNN and the Washington Post (of course). In other words, someone you can trust to bring you the Democrat and Leftist narratives.
On CNN, when asked if she agrees with the mask mandate reversal, she said yes because “the science has changed.” Yeah, no. The only thing that has changed is what best suits the election prospects of Democrats.
The pandemic, like other tragedies and catastrophes, was always viewed by the Democrats as an opportunity. Former mayor of Chicago and Obama advisor Rahm Emanual once said the quiet thing out loud when he remarked in public during the 2008 financial crisis, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before.”
It got them the White House in 2020, and they presumed maintaining the same fear and chaos would continue to bring them political dividends. Once again, however, the left underestimated the American people, especially American parents and families.
For a year now, the fecklessness and incompetence of the Democrats have been on full display. Their disconnect from the American people is a nonpartisan catastrophe for them. Most average people, Democrat, Independent, or Republican, care about the children, the future, and the safety of their families. All of that has been smashed by the Biden administration and its enablers.
Keep in mind, the perpetual pandemic we’ve been living through was meant to become the ‘new normal.’ COVID-19 was an emergency at the start, but it stopped being one once we understood what it was, had the vaccines, and grasped the importance of treatments and therapies. But it is the “State of Emergency” that allows states and the federal government to use extraordinary measures, like mask and vaccine mandates, school and business closures, and lockdowns. As some on social media have observed, a State of Emergency for two years is also known as a Police State.
Democrats were so obsessed with gazing at their navels they were shocked with the outcome of the Virginia election. This was a huge awakening for the left and a rejection of their maniacal obsession with excising parents from the education of their children, which flipped Virginia red.
Throughout the last year, polls have been brutal for Mr. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, both underwater by double-digits. The latest Real Clear Politics average has Mr. Biden at his approval nadir with 39.8 percent, disapproval at 54.4 percent.
Their awakening to the disaster of all of their policies is also tied to the Democrats launching their own internal polls as the primary season comes up. The November election is one thing, but both parties are dealing with primaries with which they will select their nominees. The earliest is in March, with most unfolding in May and June. What the Democrats and their candidates are seeing from polls of likely voters in their own party must be a complete disaster.
Virtually in unison, blues states and cities are abandoning mask mandates almost as quickly as Biden abandoned Americans in Kabul and Ukraine.
Massachusetts and New York just announced they, too, are lifting mask mandates. This follows Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, and even California. But some, like New York and California, are leaving in place the masks for children. Who are these people that lifting the mask mandate for adults is fine, but then leave it in place for kids, the least vulnerable? Once again, it confirms the deadly and abusive politics of the Democrats. It’s the teachers’ unions they’re worried about, not our children, no matter what the harm. You and yours are expendable.
The good news is the quiet rage being gauged in polls is forcing these tiny tyrants to reverse themselves. But it should never have happened in the first place. And they will do it again given the chance. No matter their frantic effort to erase the reality of their intentions, we will not forget and will continue to make our feelings known at school board meetings, at our city councils, and during elections throughout this year locally and nationally.