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Virginia Democrat Governor Candidate McAuliffe Wants to “Make Life Difficult” for the Unvaccinated

Virginia Democrat Governor Candidate McAuliffe Wants to “Make Life Difficult” for the Unvaccinated

“We can’t force them, we’re not going door to door, but you make life difficult”

Terry McAuliffe, the Democrat and former Virginia governor who is trying to get his old job back, made some rather revealing remarks about COVID and vaccinations during a recent conference on health.

McAuliffe said he wants to “make life difficult” for the unvaccinated. Is the promise to be a tyrant really a selling point for Democrats now?

Jessica Chasmar reports at FOX News:

Terry McAuliffe calls for vaccine mandate to ‘make life difficult’ for unvaccinated

Democratic nominee for Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe on Monday called on all employers in his state to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations following the Food and Drug Administration’s full approval of the Pfizer vaccine.

“Today, I am calling on every Virginia employer to require all eligible employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19,” the former Virginia governor said in a statement Monday afternoon. “I have long said that the best way to defeat this deadly virus, keep our students in school and keep Virginia’s economy strong is by getting every eligible Virginian vaccinated as quickly as possible.”

President Biden’s chief of staff, Ron Klain, retweeted McAuliffe’s announcement, which came 10 days after the former governor said in Las Vegas that he wants to “make life difficult” for the unvaccinated in an effort to pressure them into getting the shot…

“We can’t force them, we’re not going door to door, but you make life difficult,” he said. “If you’re going to come to the HIMSS conference, you got to be vaccinated.”

Here’s the video:

Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin responded:

Ben Shapiro also makes a good point on this:

Karol Markowicz touches on this topic and how it’s unfolding in New York City, in a new column at the New York Post:

Vax mandates are a cruel stick to beat people with. They will tear us apart

Vaccine passport requirements have come to Gotham. Restaurants have started asking patrons to see their vaccination cards along with IDs to dine inside. Starting Sept. 13, restaurants, museums and certain other indoor venues not doing that will be fined.

Why? It’s part of a larger movement to control and punish those who dare to disobey COVID edicts.

We’ve known for some time that restaurants are not major COVID-19 spreaders. You’re not catching COVID standing near someone for a few minutes at the Guggenheim. The main source of COVID transmission is close, prolonged contact. In other words, if you’re going to contract it, it will most likely be from your dining or museum companion, not a stranger nearby. So why bar unvaccinated New Yorkers from participating in city life?

The idea is no longer mainly to persuade people to get vaccinated but to punish them for not following orders. Authoritarianism is always done “for our own good,” you see. Under totalitarian regimes, punishment camps are called “re-education” camps, to teach you how to be a better person in society.

A partisan line is being drawn on COVID related policies, and it is Republicans who are offering choice.

Democrats are enthusiastically embracing authoritarianism.

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Sick bastard, Life for the likes of him is going to become ‘difficult’.

This isn’t Austrailia.

Aussie Leader Admits — ‘There will be never be a return to normal’…

https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/aussie-leader-admits-there-will-be-never-be-a-return-to-normal/

Aussies gave up their guns. But they’ve got a lot of guts, and they’ll overwhelm any police force. I imagine the military with side with them.

This is the opposite in America: we have not given up our guns, and the military is against us.

Kinda like you “make life difficult” for those pesky abortion survivors, I suppose.

2smartforlibs | August 24, 2021 at 5:12 pm

Being a Clinotnista he’s already done that.

It’s always instructive when the vile Dhimmi-crat apparatchiks remove their mask of alleged gentility and reveal their inner Stalin/Mao/Pol Pot; the ugly visage of an unabashed, totalitarian, bullying despot lurking within.

Don’t worry guys.

Principled Conservative Bill ‘Kruise Ship Kaptain’ Kristol has endorsed McAuliffe.

It’s almost like the RINO bullshit is based on who they get money from, instead of any actual conservative ‘principles’.

He’s never been anything but a thug and a punk. But I guess we can add a-hole to the list.

That is a man of small character, unused to authority, regardless of his prior experience.

    geronl in reply to Valerie. | August 24, 2021 at 8:44 pm

    Do you think he is alone? MOST of the left are chomping at the bit to oppress a huge swath of the population.

      henrybowman in reply to geronl. | August 25, 2021 at 10:56 am

      “Is the promise to be a tyrant really a selling point for Democrats now?”

      Once the state has tipped reliably commie, saying the quiet part out loud no longer matters.

80% of cases were “fat is beautiful”, “healthy at any weight”,, and other assortments of no judgment, no labels, and, of course, planned parent/hood.

That said, the goal is immunity, then personal and community health, not vaccination which is correlated with reduced infection and disease but also with progressive adverse events including death in the fully vaccinated and general population.

You say candidate as if it’s not a foregone conclusion that McAuliffe will be the next governor of this once great state.

    henrybowman in reply to healthguyfsu. | August 25, 2021 at 10:58 am

    One of my personal rules has been that any state with “Commonwealth” in its name was doomed to this destiny from day one. Pennsylvania is just a matter of time.

Char Char Binks | August 24, 2021 at 6:46 pm

Coerced consent

I happen to know for a fact that children’s hospitals are really struggling with Delta cases, which affect kids much more than previous variants. Contrary to Ben Shapiro, my young grandchildren have not had the opportunity to get vaccinated. Why should their family have to be extraordinarily vigilant because of millions of irresponsible people?

By the way, if the vaccine were ineffective, the rate of deaths now from Delta would be the same between the vaccinated and unvaccinated. Almost none of the vaccinated are dying. Finally, my daughter has a PhD in Microbiology. The mRNA technology has been studied for some 20 years and does not modify your genes/DNA.

    geronl in reply to jb4. | August 24, 2021 at 8:42 pm

    Delta is much less deadly than the original virus. How do you know that the vaccinated aren’t dying? Because the liberal media says so? Check out reports from other countries, in Israel 90-95% of the hospitalized are vaccinated

    Dathurtz in reply to jb4. | August 24, 2021 at 8:49 pm

    We are the only country in the world with such a lopsided vaccinated to unvaccinated effect. I wonder what makes us so special.

    Kids in hospitals struggling with covid? Right at the same time as a worse than normal RSV outbreak? Total coincidence. I want you to tell me how many people under the age of 15 have died from covid. Then turn that into a percent.

    Your vaccinated self is JUST AS LIKELY TO GET AND TRANSMIT COVID. Best case scenario is you are less likely to have a severe case from it.

    Finally, a Ph. D in microbiology is entirely irrelevant to to viruses, to molecular research, to immunology, and to the concept of vaccines.

    20 years is brand-spankin new in any technology. mRNA vaccines have a long history of failure and this crop of them hasn’t undergone the normal rigorous testing. The vaccine insert even says it hasn’t been tested for carcinogenicity, genotixicity, or for effects on male fertility (wonder why they even bring that up, other vaccines don’t).

      randian in reply to Dathurtz. | August 24, 2021 at 9:59 pm

      The covid vaccines concentrate spike proteins in the ovaries, which strongly suggests potential effects on female fertility. They mentioned the effects on male fertility, even though the aforementioned concentration effect doesn’t occur in testes, to distract from their omission of female fertility. If they mentioned potential effects on female fertility vaccination rates among women would have dropped like a stone.

        Dathurtz in reply to jb4. | August 25, 2021 at 6:37 am

        The alter the DNA argument is a silly one. Totally agree. If the vaccine were to incorporate into our DNA it would be super easy to tell in even an undergrad level lab.

    randian in reply to jb4. | August 24, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    My objection to mRNA has never been about gene modification. It has always been about long-term effects: things like autoimmune diseases and antibody-dependent enhancement. Those problems were never solved in animal trials, which is why the FDA had always rejected mRNA vaccines before the advent of covid-19. We’re supposed to believe that they’ve solved them in humans after less than a year working on the covid vaccines?

    Then there’s plenty of documented cases of heart and kidney damage not to mention the 12,000+ official deaths. You can be certain the actual number is much higher. In prior years a vaccine that killed 50 people would guarantee it being pulled from use, yet we’re supposed to accept 12,000 deaths now?

    Milhouse in reply to jb4. | August 25, 2021 at 1:35 am

    .

    I happen to know for a fact that children’s hospitals are really struggling with Delta cases,

    You may think you know it, but no, you don’t.

      Ronbert in reply to Milhouse. | August 25, 2021 at 8:26 am

      You may think you know it, but no, you don’t.
      You just defined a liberal.

        henrybowman in reply to Ronbert. | August 25, 2021 at 11:03 am

        To be fair, Reagan defined it first. And he stole it from either Mark Twain or Josh Billings, but there is a chance that that is one of those things we know that just ain’t so, either.

    Evil Otto in reply to jb4. | August 25, 2021 at 6:41 am

    “Finally, my daughter has a PhD in Microbiology.”

    And? My dad could rebuild a car engine. Doesn’t mean I know how to do it.

    CommoChief in reply to jb4. | August 25, 2021 at 8:29 am

    jb4,

    The vax v not vax argument is not rooted in science. You, and many others, continue to dismiss naturally acquired immunity. Unfortunately, these science deniers are somehow in charge of public health policy. This state of affairs will eventually come to a resolution that is likely to be ugly unless the policymakers back off their authoritarian power trip.

    The health, well being and safety of your grandchildren is the responsibility of your family. To suggest otherwise is, IMO, a statement about the priorities in your life. Pack up and move to an isolated rural area and home school them which limits the exposure to any virus including Covid.

    The rest of society owes you jack squat beyond leaving you alone. Your family makes their decisions and lives their lives and everyone else does the same. No confrontations or hectoring is the expected norm. Live and let live.

IMO, the Covid punishment about vax status and mask wearing boils down to two related ideas. First is control and conditioning of the populace to accept a continuous and escalating erosion of traditional liberty.

The unfortunate truth as to why the populace is so accepting of this is rooted in their fear and total aversion to risk. This is buttressed by the decline in personal responsibility, our societal focus on minimizing consequences and lack of shame.

Free birth control. Didn’t work, abortion on demand. Child out of marriage? Here’s a govt check, more than one in fact. Whatever mistakes one makes the govt and society will bail you out. Have 3 kids by 2 dads and married neither? Sit on the front pew at church and be praised and coddled for it.

Obese? No, big is beautiful! We can’t expect people to put in the work to keep and maintain a healthy weight, even though their obesity makes them vulnerable to all sorts of problems including Covid.

The fact is that 3/4 of those with serious Covid complications are overweight if not obese. The remaining 1/4 are overwhelmingly over 60, have at least one serious health issue or both.

    Dathurtz in reply to CommoChief. | August 24, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    Some people just can’t process their fear so they turn submission into a virtue. Your refusal to submit reminds them of their own caliber.

Subotai Bahadur | August 24, 2021 at 7:10 pm

Starting Sept. 13, restaurants, museums and certain other indoor venues not doing that will be fined.

It strikes me that maybe any non-Leftist New Yorkers should refuse to attend said restaurants, museums, and other indoor venues. After all, they apparently do not need the money. Indeed, being a tourist in New York City is helping the enemies of the country. Do not go there and finance the enemy.

Indeed, it looks like the producers of shows on Broadway are talking about racially segregating Broadway show crews:

“We ‘Will Never Assemble An All-White Creative Team On A Production Again’”

https://www.dailywire.com/news/broadway-unveils-new-diversity-document-we-will-never-assemble-an-all-white-creative-team-on-a-production-again

In the name of ‘equity’, would it not be proper to refuse to attend any Broadway productions unless they can guarantee that the audience at each show reflects the racial and gender [all 57 genders] makeup of New York City?

Subotai Bahadur

    henrybowman in reply to Subotai Bahadur. | August 25, 2021 at 11:37 am

    “It strikes me that maybe any non-Leftist New Yorkers should refuse to attend said restaurants, museums, and other indoor venues. After all, they apparently do not need the money.”

    I’m torn. It’s not like these venues decided to print up and hang these signs. They were forced to, by politicians.

    This puts me in mind of Biden’s recent “sanctions on Russia” — to “punish Russia” for the attempted assassination of Alexei Navalny, he immediately issued an executive order forbidding the US import of Russian firearms and ammunition. Yeah, that’ll teach Putin!

    (For those who don’t follow firearms issues, ammunition has gotten as expensive and as difficult to procure in the US as plywood, only for a much longer period, and there is no relief in sight.)

The “tolerant” ones jumping at the chance to oppress people.

Democrat governors have decided that compelling businesses to enforce their wishes is the way to go. I am not going to require that employees be vaccinated nor am I going to put up a single damned barrier to any client who chooses not to be vaccinated. I’m not their parents and they can make up their own damned minds. I’ll protect myself and count on other adults to do what is in their own best interest.

COVID panic the the best friend of the Left. And Virginia’s current Delta wave should peak right before election time, in about the middle to end of October, if it follows the same time dynamics as previous waves.
https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-in-virginia/covid-19-in-virginia-locality/

As a resident, soon to be former resident because of vaccine mandates at my place of employment, F.U McAuliffe, always the carpet bagger.

All I know is that my standard response to LEOs / first responder charity appeals is this:

“We back the blue in this house, not the brownshirt, When you start refusing to enforce unconstitutional mandates; when you arrest antifa for breaking laws despite orders from politicians to stand down, call back. until then, the answer is NO: NO support, NO cooperation, and NO assistance when the thugs you coddle assault you. Good Bye.”

The Friendly Grizzly | August 25, 2021 at 9:02 am

West Virginia split from Virginia. Maybe it’s come time for a South Virginia to get rid of the Beltway government “workers” who put people like McAuliffe in office in the first place.

Actually, West Virginia literally invited them to secede and be admitted, and yet nothing happened. One data point suggesting that there isn’t enough support for even the easiest version of secession among even the most oppressed citizens, so good luck with any larger dreams.

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