“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:
Terry McAuliffe says he wants to "make life difficult" for Virginians who don't comply with his COVID vaccine mandate.
"Make it hard for people get on planes or go to movie theaters," he says. pic.twitter.com/jmsBermcUh
— Team Youngkin (@TeamYoungkin) August 23, 2021
Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin responded:
Terry McAuliffe is running to “make life difficult” for Virginians.
I’m running to make Virginia the best place to live, work, and raise a family.
— Glenn Youngkin (@GlennYoungkin) August 24, 2021
Terry McAuliffe wants to "make life difficult" for Virginians by issuing a government mandate that attempts to bully them into complying with what McAuliffe and the government thinks is best, and that will clearly evolve into closing down businesses & locking down Virginia again. https://t.co/P48v3Xz8Tm
— Glenn Youngkin (@GlennYoungkin) August 23, 2021
Ben Shapiro also makes a good point on this:
Why? If vaccination is meant to protect the person who vaccinates, it is that person's business; if it is meant to protect other people who are unvaccinated, they have all had the opportunity to vaccinate. If you're vaccinated, you shouldn't care. https://t.co/E9Wwf03SPI
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) August 24, 2021
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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