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Even Politico Knows the Democrats Change of Heart on Masks is a Farce

Even Politico Knows the Democrats Change of Heart on Masks is a Farce

Politico: “Democrats are making a U-turn on mask mandates, just in time for the midterms.”

Sarah Ferris and Nicholas Wu at Politico lead off their article about Democrats dropping mask mandates with a bang (emphasis mine):

Democrats are making a U-turn on mask mandates, just in time for the midterms.

It’s happening among the party’s governors, several of whom are easing up their masking rules as Covid’s Omicron wave fades. And it’s happening on the Hill, where Democrats are suddenly lining up to call for rollbacks of the nation’s most noticeable pandemic-era rule.

Their pandemic pivot comes as they brace for a brutal November election in which the virus — and the culture war that’s accompanied it — is shaping up to be Democrats’ biggest blind spot.

“By the time we’re at the midterms, we’ll hopefully not be wearing these,” said Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.), gesturing to his own mask as he walked through the Capitol. “People are, of course, frustrated. We all want to get back to life.”


Republicans have noticed and won’t waste this opportunity.

Nebraska Republican Rep. Don Bacon: “It’s not based on science; it’s based on politics. I think people are fed up, and the Dems are seeing the polling.”

California Democrat Rep. Ami Bera, a physician, described the criticism aimed at the White House and CDC as “fair” over their “overly cautious” policy against COVID-19.

However, Bera thinks the fight over masks is “less of a political issue, but I think it’s where the public is.”

Some in the Democratic Party disagree but those in danger of losing their job are not waiting for Biden or the CDC:

“We’re never going to get risk down to zero. But there’s also risk by not letting our kids have normal lives,” said Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich.), who faces a tough reelection battle this fall.

Another swing-district Democrat, Rep. Susan Wild (D-Pa.), said she worried people are so exhausted by the pandemic that they’re losing trust in government — presenting a huge risk if the U.S. is hit by a more dangerous viral variant in the future.

“Millions of people haven’t been affected at all by Omicron.” Wild said. “We have to recognize that. We can’t live in this state in perpetuity.”

Losing trust? Oh, sweet summer child. Those who aren’t like me and lost their trust in the government a long time ago lost that trust towards the end of 2020.

It’s happening at the state level. Does anyone think it’s a coincidence that a handful of Democratic governors all of a sudden dropped mask mandates at the same time?

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis started the domino fall when he declared the COVID-19 emergency over in December.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, Delaware Gov. John Carney, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy. California Gov. Gavin Newsom did it as well.

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul dropped the mask mandate but not in schools. That makes no sense.

Illinois Gov. j.B. Pritzker wants to do the same as Hochul. So stupid.

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak dropped the state’s mandate today, which includes schools!

We also saw the Virginia Democrats vote to make masks optional in school after screaming about Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s EO that did the same thing.


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Please, God, send us a new variant that is even milder, even more transmissible, and turns your pee bright orange. Confound our enemies!

Oh the science it is a-changing

Unless they totally and completely rescind all the “covid” nonsense (including the negative testing/masking/vaxx mandates for travelers and others), it’s all theater, with these props kept on call for the next “emergency.”

These people must NEVER be allowed to wield virtually unlimited “emergency” powers again.

    Many of ‘these people’ should be charged, prosecuted and sent to prison. Starting with Fauci.

    Of all the mandates, “social distancing” (what an oxymoron THAT is) may have a positive effect. An N95 mask, if worn properly, may also have an effect, but the generic masks that “everyone ” is wearing? A feel good measure little more than a bandaid on a sucking chest wound.

Suddenly ‘The Science’ has changed. A great deal. In only a week or two.

It’s a miracle! A gift from the Covid God!

Another day, another Big Lie from the Bolshevik Democrats. Lenin would be so proud.

“Republicans have noticed and won’t waste this opportunity.”

Hah! There has never been an opportunity invented that the Republicans couldn’t waste!

    WasTaiwanese=NowFullAmerican in reply to irv. | February 10, 2022 at 10:55 pm

    All too true. But lets hope the Rs will pounce, as Lester Holt* the proxy for the MSM will characterize it.

    *NBC’s contribution to the AA charade.

I recently read a piece on why the governors keep at least some of the school masks mandates. It is because there is a hardcore fraction of the populace, estimated at 15 %, all dedicated leftist voters, many middle aged, that the CDC, Fauci and the MSM have made so committed to being mask police, weirdos and paranoids, that a sudden awakening is impossible. They believe the civic nonsense without question and might not being able to take covid withdrawal and maintain sanity. So the kids are sacrificed.

    CommoChief in reply to puhiawa. | February 10, 2022 at 10:07 pm

    So that 15% of kooky Covid karens would be teachers and other insulated from reality govt employees?

    Ironclaw in reply to puhiawa. | February 10, 2022 at 11:27 pm

    In other words, you can’t turn off that much stupid and that much crazy.

    henrybowman in reply to puhiawa. | February 11, 2022 at 1:06 am

    By all means, stop the mask mandates suddenly and savagely, and break the minds of this unholy remnant forevermore, incidentally taking with it any chance of Democrat re-ascendancy.

This woman is batshit crazy – and I think she’s on some kind of medication.

And of course, she’s full of sh-t in general.

Where is the left coming up with these crazy people?

So many of the DemonRats are beholding to the NEA for their election results so the masking ninnies are in good company. These paranoid little Hitlers need to be psychologically evaluated!!

    Another Voice in reply to WISteve. | February 10, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    In two words why the Democrat Governors tow the mandate of all things to do with education: RANDI WEINGARTEN

    The president of the 1.7 million-member American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, which represents teachers; paraprofessionals and school-related personnel; higher education faculty and staff; nurses and other healthcare professionals; local, state and federal government employees; and early childhood.

They aren’t dropping the mask mandates in hospitals and doctor’s offices. Apparently The Science ™ is different there.

‘ Republicans have noticed and won’t waste this opportunity.’

Pretty assertive to place that “won’t”., given their penchant to snatch defeat etc. GOPe (e for eunuchs) never forget.

No tests required to enter the UK now. Its really only a matter of time as more and more countries in Europe and around the world follow suit.

What should also only be a matter of time is a reckoning being visited upon politicians who not only fucked up at the start but insisted on doing the exact same fucking thing time after time and then pretended to be surprised when they got the same exact fucking results!

NY Governor Hochul’s choice to keep masking school children “makes sense” to her in that her daughter in law is a lobbyist for the pharmaceutical industry. By making children mask, they keep up the pressure to vaccinate them and get the vaccines on the childhood vaccination schedule. That makes those drugs exempt from civil liability. The fact that it risks children’s lives to increase drug company profits is, to Hochul, not a bug, it’s a feature.

My first rule: I don’t believe anything the government tells me.

George Carlin