With only days left until Christmas, authoritarian Democrats continue to tighten the screws on their hapless victims who have had lumps of coal deposited in their stockings by blue state governors.
Those who remain trapped in states run by the likes of Andrew Cuomo, Gavin Newsom, Tom Wolf, and Phil Murphy are for the first time in their lives experiencing what it is like to live under cruelty and repression with severe restrictions being imposed for the traditionally joyous season.
But when it comes to cruelty, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has taken it to an entirely new level with a shameful video where she has enlisted Santa to lecture kids about the necessity of COVID lockdowns.
In the video, the ultra-creepy Whitmer whose strange distorted facial features have regularly appeared on cable news telescreens since spring exploits one of childhood’s most cherished figures to normalize the fascism that has descended upon the Wolverine State under her rule.
Whitmer: Thank you for joining us. I’m Governor Gretchen Whitmer and I’m really excited to be here with all of you, and I also know someone who’s been really following the rules and making sure that he stays safe and the elves stayed safe. So my special guest is — Santa Claus.
Santa: Hello boys and girls, how are you?
Whitmer: Does anyone have a question for Santa Claus?
Young boy: Santa, do you have to wear a mask?
Santa: When I’m in my workshop with all my elves, we all are masked up and social distancing.
Two young girls: Hi Santa. Hi Santa.
Very young boy: Can we leave out cookies and milk and also some carrots for the reindeer this year?
Santa: Yes, please do. Set out carrots and cookies if you can.
Very young boy: We’ll also set hand sanitizer if you’re done with the cookies and milk.
Whitmer: That was a good suggestion.
Very young girl: Excuse me, Santa. Is there coronavirus in the North Pole?
Santa: Everyone has been testing negative. We’re still getting tested. I think we’re so far up north that it might not be getting to us, but we’re not gonna take any chances. We’re all gonna mask up. We’re all gonna wash our hands, and we’re all gonna stay six feet apart.
Children: Thank you, Santa.
Young girl: Hi. How can we keep people safe for Christmas?
Santa: What I would suggest to do is what the governor is telling all the people of the great state of Michigan to do. Social distance, wash your hands and make sure you wear your mask when you’re outside your home.
Whitmer: And another way to stay safe during the holiday is to stay home, but call your grandparents and your cousins and your family. And it’s the safest way to tell the people you love how much you care about them. This year it has to look a little bit different so we can stay safe. And I appreciate all of you doing your part. Santa, thank you so much for making time for us today.
Santa: Let’s hear your best Ho Ho Ho.
Whitmer: Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas.
Santa: Bye, everybody.
When she isn’t making propaganda videos to brainwash children, Governor Whitmer has spent much time ensuring that Christmas trees will have little underneath them and that holiday dinner tables will be barren with her war on small businesses.
No state has seen more small businesses shuttered than Whitmer’s Michigan.
According to the watchdog website the Center Square:
Pandemic restrictions forced 32% of Michigan businesses to close at least temporarily, the most of all 50 states in the nation, federal data show.
Only Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory where 50% of businesses closed, ranked higher.
Nationally, government-enforced lockdowns closed 19% of businesses, as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics based on private-sector data compiled between July 20 and Sept. 30. The BLS notes Michigan was followed closely by Pennsylvania (30%); Washington (27%); Vermont, Hawaii and New York (26%).
The BLS reports only six states – South Dakota, Arkansas, North Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, and Nebraska – saw fewer than 10% of businesses closed in response to government mandated restrictions.
Nationwide, 62% of businesses received a loan or grant to help make payroll, with Michigan (63%) trailing the nation’s highest percentage state in the same category: Alabama and Hawaii (67%). By contrast, the District of Columbia (55%), Montana (57%), and New Mexico (57%) had the lowest percentage of businesses that received a loan or grant.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has unsuccessfully appealed to the state legislature to draft a bill that would appropriate $100 million in relief funds for Michigan businesses and residents as well as permanently extend unemployment benefits in the state.
In the meantime, the state continues its latest lockdown, which began in mid-November.
Just when you thought that Gretchen Whitmer couldn’t stoop any lower…