Democrats are mad as hell that states are moving to roll back the punishing restrictions imposed upon Americans as the COVID crisis nears the one-year anniversary.
While the lockdowns and mask mandates have crushed spirits and destroyed businesses, they have been the best thing to ever happen to Democrats in terms of raw political power, and they are understandably reluctant to see a return to anything approaching normalcy.
That would explain the insane reaction to the announcement by Texas Governor Greg Abbott that he would end the Lone Star State’s mask order as well as allowing businesses to return to operating at 100 percent capacity. Predictably, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was quick to condemn the restoration of freedom to Texans.
AOC exploded on Twitter in another of her trademark hissy fits, raging that Gov. Abbott was endangering the entire country while accusing him of ignoring science.
This endangers the entire country and beyond. We are in a pandemic. We know that COVID spread isn’t neatly contained by state borders, and explosions in COVID cases can increase the likelihood of new COVID variants to develop or spread to new places. It’s dangerous.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 2, 2021
“This endangers the entire country and beyond. We are in a pandemic. We know that COVID spread isn’t neatly contained by state borders,” raged the leader of “The Squad,” throwing in the now-standard fearmongering about “new COVID variants” that could serve as justification for keeping the nation locked down indefinitely.
On Tuesday, Abbott’s announcement that “Texas is OPEN 100 %” touted the state’s progress in getting the most vulnerable seniors vaccinated as a major step in the right direction.
-More than 7 million vaccinations will be given by next week.
-We do about 1 million a week.
-We gave 216,000 shots today alone.
-More than 50% of the seniors will be vaccinated.
-Hospitalizations & the positivity rate are lowest in 4 months.
-All Texans know the safe practices. https://t.co/meJXrhcxnC
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) March 3, 2021
The governor added, “Everybody that wants a job should be able to get a job. Every business that wants to be open should be open”
What AOC deliberately leaves out is that the biggest threat to the country in terms of spreading the virus is Joe Biden’s open borders policy with COVID positive illegal immigrants being allowed to enter the country and to travel unimpeded.
President Biden's border crisis is a superspreader event. https://t.co/IwphAnqrzn
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) March 3, 2021
According to a Washington Examiner report:
“Over 100 migrants released by the United States Border Patrol in Texas since January have tested positive for COVID-19.
City officials in Brownsville, a Texas town near the border with Mexico, said 108 migrants have tested positive for the virus at the city’s main bus station. The number represents 6.3% of all migrants who have passed through the station after being released there by Border Patrol since rapid-testing started on Jan. 25.
A spokesperson for the city said officials do not have the authority to prevent migrants from traveling elsewhere in the country once released but that they are advising the migrants to quarantine and follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The White House is reportedly aware of instances in which migrants were allowed to continue traveling with a positive test, saying only that federal guidance advises them to self-isolate.”
AOC’s lack of similar outrage over Biden’s “superspreaders” is yet another example of how Democrats have used the Rahm Emanuel principle of never letting a good crisis “go to waste” to weaponize the COVID crisis for political means and to wield it like a bludgeon against their opponents.
Biden also ripped into Governor Abbott for what he called “Neanderthal thinking” on Wednesday but the first cracks in the dam have appeared and soon Texas will be joined by other states that will reject the hysterics and their failed lockdowns.