Democrat governors are flexing their muscles in advance of the coming spirit-crushing wave of holiday season lockdowns that will effectively cancel Christmas and suck the joy completely out of their battered and demoralized citizenry.
Spurned by Americans who refused to hide under their beds for Thanksgiving and who traveled and greeted families at traditional dinner gatherings in defiance of the so-called “experts”, the authoritarian leftists and their media toadies are itching to mete out punishment.
One governor who continues to set the trend for other Dem-controlled states is Gavin Newsom of California whose draconian Thanksgiving restrictions were straight out of the old Soviet Union and on Monday, he teased the coming Christmas lockdown.
During his Monday COVID update, Gov. Newsom surfed the wave of media-generated fear to put his state on notice that “drastic” new stay-at-home orders are in the offing due to rising hospitalizations that conveniently coincide with the normal spike in seasonal flu cases.
Via Fox News, “Gov. Gavin Newsom threatens ‘drastic’ new lockdown order”:
California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday said a “drastic” new lockdown order might be necessary if coronavirus cases in the state continue to surge to their highest levels since the start of the pandemic.
The Democratic governor made the remarks during a press conference after the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, during which some 50 million people were expected to have traveled despite tightening restrictions. Health officials have warned that more cases are likely to prop up as a result of holiday gatherings.
Newsom said officials are considering stay-home orders for areas with the highest case rates as it tries to head off concerns that severe coronavirus cases could triple hospitalizations and overwhelm intensive care beds.
“The red flags are flying in terms of the trajectory in our projections of growth,” said Gov. Gavin Newsom. “If these trends continue, we’re going to have to take much more dramatic, arguably drastic, action.”
Not only will those who have been crushed under the boot of one-party rule in California now have Christmas snatched away from them but businesses that are dependent on the revenue generated during the holiday season may not recover from this latest kick in the teeth from Nancy Pelosi’s nephew.
The groundwork for the lockdowns was laid on the Sunday morning “news” shows where the patron saint of pestilence Dr. Anthony Fauci spoke gravely of a new “surge super-imposed” on the current “surge” and that Americans had better accept the idea that they will be locked down for the duration of the holidays.
Fauci chatted with host Chuck Todd on NBC’s flagship “Meet The Press” where he delivered his prognostications of doom.
TODD: “Look, it took, what was it? About a week before Thanksgiving that the CD.C. came out and advised against travel. Are we going to see more dire warnings given about travel now, essentially now in the next week or two as we prepare for the end of the year holidays and new years?”
FAUCI: “Chuck, I’d have to say, honestly, unless something changes dramatically, which I don’t see that happening because the curves when you look at the dynamics of an outbreak that you see usually three, four, five-week period of time before curves start really coming down. So I think we’re going to be faced with another situation we’re going to have to make decisions as a nation, state, city and family that we’re in a very difficult time and we’re going to have to do the kinds of restrictions of things we would like to have done particularly in this holiday season because we’re entering into what’s really a precarious situation because we’re in the middle of a steep slope.
What people need to do, we say it over and over again. We know it works but also that there is, as I mentioned to you before, chuck, there is light at the end of the tunnel because we’ll really be seeing vaccines soon. We likely, almost certainly, are going to be vaccinating a portion of the individuals in the first priority before the end of December and then as we get into January and February and March, more and more. So if we can hang together as a country and do these kinds of things to blunt these surges until we get a substantial proportion of the population vaccinated, we can get through this. There really is light at the end of the tunnel —”
For those wanting to enjoy their freedom to celebrate the holidays as they choose, the words of Gavin Newsom should have a chilling effect and are a preview of what the entire nation can expect if Joe Biden and his “dark winter” are allowed to slither into the White House.