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When Gov. Greg Abbott ended Texas’s Covid mask mandate and capacity limits, President Joe Biden called him a “neanderthal” and progressives wished death on Texans. Will hard-blue Connecticut get the same treatment?
Gov. Ned Lamont announced Thursday that most capacity limits in the Nutmeg State will end Friday, March 19, including restaurants, retail, gyms, offices, and houses of worship. Still, masks are required and bars close at 11 p.m. (Covid really gets going at 11:01), but this reopening is a significant move for a Democrat-run state.
Biden has yet to weigh in on Connecticut, but he blasted Texas Wednesday. “I hope everyone’s realized by now these masks make a difference,” Biden told reporters. “The last thing we need is Neanderthal thinking that in the meantime everything’s fine, take off your mask, forget it. It still matters.”
Government-run healthcare fans reacted more harshly.
“Texas — we hear you,” Michael Moore tweeted. “You didn’t want to be part of our electrical grid. And now you’ve removed your mask mandate & are allowing large crowds to gather. We hear you! COVID is a hoax! So u don’t need our precious vaccine. We’ll send it to ppl who are saving lives by wearing masks.”
Moore, the very picture of health, claims ownership of Trump’s vaccine and wants it used to punish his political detractors. That’s the endgame of a single-payer system, after all.
Keith Olbermann agreed with the morbidly obese director. “Why are we wasting vaccinations on Texas if Texas has decided to join the side of the virus?”
Never trust a fat socialist, Keith.
The outrage over maskless Texans was unmerited. Biden seems unaware that 15 states never instituted a mask mandate and it’s curious a red state like Texas ever did. Gov. Abbott belatedly corrected his error but he’s hardly staking out new territory.
Biden, et al., are making a classic leftist error: believing that government mandating masks is the same as citizens wearing masks. My state of Arizona has no mandate yet boasts an estimated 95 percent compliance. The desert breeds an ornery sort of citizen and I would expect compliance to drop if The Man ordered us to wear one. The only time I skip sidewalks is to violate “stay of the grass” signs.
The most ridiculous response to Texas was this meme:
— Derek Ensign (@derekensign) March 2, 2021
Here’s the thing, Derek: no one is taking your mask. Wear yours for the next decade if you want; triple-ply even.
The progressives’ true beef is that they can’t force others to follow their behavior.Published in