Stay home, stay safe, save lives. Unless of course, you hate Trump.
On Saturday, November 7, 2020, after the mainstream media made their long-awaited projection that Joe Biden will win the Presidential race, progressives stormed the streets of New York City and Washington, D.C. in jubilation. There were many such gatherings throughout the nation. This was fully expected given the immense, dangerously irrational, and often baseless hatred the left has harbored for President Trump for the last five-plus years – believe me, I was there. Some of these same people wished death on the President when he was fighting COVID-19 in October. But now, Biden supporters shamelessly crowded together in Times Square, where some yelled obscenities at a female reporter, and also crammed the streets surrounding the White House, leaving no visible space. Even Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer joined in on the “festivities.”
The celebrations themselves do not bother me at all. We are blessed to live in a country where freedom of assembly is protected under the First Amendment of the Constitution. I may not agree with the anti-Trump crowd (well at least anymore) but they have every right to peacefully, enthusiastically, and hypocritically assemble.
What surprised me about these Biden “victory” celebrations is that no one in the Democratic Party or the mainstream media seems to be calling them out for being at risk of spreading COVID-19. It is even more baffling that the former Vice-President based much of his campaign on having a significantly stricter approach to fighting the pandemic compared to President Trump. After all, when he was asked about our nation’s economy he emphatically replied he “would shut it down” for the sake of fighting COVID. But do the throngs of their voters in Times Square and outside the White House agree with Biden’s proposed renewed “stay at home orders?” Apparently not.
The celebrations show that many Biden voters feel like the pandemic is nearing an end – exactly the opposite to their candidate who jeered at Trump during the final presidential debate for suggesting this, before warning that the nation was headed for a “dark winter.” However, with the winter coming right around the corner, the enthusiastic progressives don’t seem too concerned with staying home and stopping the spread of COVID anymore. Is something we don’t know in the works? Are Democrats going to advocate for re-opening the economy now? Are their attacks on churches, schools, restaurants, and Thanksgiving (yes, Thanksgiving) finally in the past?
The two main pro-Biden get-togethers took place just a week after the Los Angeles Times published an article calling Trump’s famous re-election rallies “super spreading,” before making the outlandish claim that they “led to more than 700 COVID-19 deaths.” They cited no evidence to back up these allegations, besides a frivolous “study” authored by a liberal economist without any infectious disease experience. I, myself, attended a Trump rally in Georgia during the final days of the election campaign. I can attest firsthand that despite the media’s attempts to smear Trump supporters as reckless and dismissive of the virus’s threat, people were taking precautions. A good portion of supporters wore masks (roughly equivalent to the proportion of people I see masked while watching video footage of Biden celebrations). The campaign had also supplied free masks and hand sanitizer on-site. What the pandering media, and those who worship its every word, seems to be ignoring is that unlike the pro-Biden gatherings in New York and Washington, which any random person could join regardless if they were exposed to someone affected by COVID, Trump rallies have mandatory temperature checks, enforced by Secret Service members.
In late October, Biden himself slammed Trump over holding these so-called “super spreader” events – but now is inexplicably quiet over his own celebrations. And in the minds of the left, silence is complicity. White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany beautifully blasted him for this, tweeting “where is @JoeBiden calling on the massive Super Spreader events held in his name to end,” and also posted a video of Democratic supporters huddling on top of each other in Washington. The former Vice-President unsurprisingly has yet to make any comment on this. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who is projected to fall short of becoming the leader of the Senate (despite widespread predictions of a “blue wave”), has also attacked Trump for, you guessed it, holding “super spreader” events. Ironically, Schumer not only attended one of Biden’s own “super spreader” celebrations in Brooklyn, but he was also mask-less there during an extended period of time. This is the same Senator Schumer who once tweeted (in all caps) “WEAR A MASK.” He should have specified that this tweet somehow didn’t apply to his own voter base.I, who was once a staunch proponent of lockdowns, am now of the belief that COVID-19, while still deadly in high-risk individuals, is weakening. It is overblown and overhyped, predominantly by Democrats who wish to somehow attribute the tragic deaths it caused to President Trump – and their outright double standard regarding gatherings is clear evidence of that. Assuming the media is right and Biden is actually certified as the winner of the election, he has two options. He can stick with his proposed punitive measures and look like a total hypocrite. Or he can declare that COVID magically ended when Trump left office like The Federalist predicted he would two months ago. Due to the celebrations, and a completely coincidental study released right after the election saying indoor concerts are now safe, it’s looking like he will go with the latter.