If I had to pick only one story for the week it would be the Lockdown Left.
We all knew it was coming, the day when the economy and things would need to be reopened. Yet at every turn the Democrats seem to want to be stuck in a state of lockdown. Not much incentive or ambition is moving them. Why is that?
Some feel it is the power rush they’ve gotten off this COVID shutdown in the first place. And they are pretty formidable with taking advantage of a crisis for political gain, even if they drag out the economic effects into the election.
I have a new theory about it all. Have you noticed that when one of these major crises comes up, it always seems like it should be a no-brainer? The instinctive reaction is that at least we should all agree on this. But it doesn’t take more than days to see the left emerge to rain on any parade of consensus.
Take any problem you like. China is just a perfect example. You would think we can agree where Coronavirus came from and who is to blame. But no. We cannot talk about China.
How about spying on American citizens? You’d think that would be a hands down consensus. Nope. Turns out the Left likes government spying on citizens because it is legal. They just need the power to do it, never mind how they use it. The purpose for it doesn’t matter, especially if used on their political opponents.
You would think at least there is little partisan about the economy. Turns out almost everything can be politicized and weaponized in the economy. Who knew? Green vs. carbon burners. Workers vs owners of companies. Legal vs illegal workers.
Nurses and doctors can be celebrated as war heroes. But cops not so much. The NYC health commissioner said she doesn’t give a rat’s ass about cops having PPE’s for COVID.
Hospitals can be treated one way, nursing homes treated another. Mass transit workers had an alarming rate of infection and death, but don’t tell the public. Keep it quiet.
Do you think they are incapable of politicizing your healthcare or the healthcare system?
When government decides you are an essential worker, it is their way of saying they like you and what you do. You are “essential.” But if they don’t, look out. And they don’t seem to like barbers and beauticians. In California, they threaten to fine them and cut off their electric and water if they catch barbers working. No cheaters.
Have any major crisis and problem and it will only illustrate the political divide.That shouldn’t be but it tells you what you need to know about the left. They will be on any dissenting side of any good issue for the country. Terrorism, they side with terrorists. Dispute with a tyrannical power in the world; they side with tyranny.
If we want to stop the flood of illegal immigrants or countries from undermining our markets? The Left tells us to “stop being a bully.” That’s empirical talk.
Well, then there is always civil rights to bring us all together. No, selective rights and privileges for selected people. They decide who gets what. And their beloved sanctuary cities tell the federal government to go to hell with enforcing immigration laws.
Well, law and order still needs to be enforced, right? No, not really. Catch and release was a border enforcement problem. Now it seems the same applies to criminals. Arrest them and then turn them back onto the street so they can re-offend and re-victimize people.
See how politics enters the fray on every major thing? A country running on a serious ideological bent is not a very healthy country. But one that can carry out a coup when some people don’t like whom the voters elected is not a very healthy country either.
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