Thanx to the rhetoric from Donald the Orange we have a new movement…..the anti-lockdown movement.
First it is not a movement.
If you’ve watched Fox News recently, you might think there’s a small revolution afoot in Red America.
A series of anti-social-distancing rallies have popped up across the country — in Michigan, Wisconsin, Texas, and elsewhere. As my colleague Jane Coaston noted, it harks back to the Tea Party craze in 2009, “when well-funded right-leaning groups lit a fire under an already outraged Republican base and helped to ignite a political movement.”
Except it’s not really that at all.
The Tea Party was never representative of the country, but it was at least fairly representative of the Republican Party. That’s just not true of these anti-lockdown protests. Astonishingly, as Vox’s Laura McGann argued, Americans are mostly united in their willingness to social distance — Republicans included. The impression you get watching some of the coverage on Fox News, however, suggests that we’re witnessing a popular revolt against draconian public health measures.
Why when some protesters show up at a pipeline sight so does the National Guard. armed police and all sorts of warfare vehicles and yet when morons show up with guns at a state capital these law enforcement goons are no where to be found? Why is that?
The good news around this situation is that most Americans do not agree with these idiots.
Despite wall-to-wall corporate media coverage of anti-social distancing demonstrations in Michigan, Texas, and other parts of the U.S., new polling from CBS News shows that the vast majority of Americans oppose demands from the protesters who are demanding that U.S. businesses be reopened as soon as possible despite the coronavirus pandemic.
The survey, which has a margin of error of 2.5 points, found that 63% of the 2,112 respondents polled were concerned that the U.S. economy would reopen too quickly—not too slowly.
The poll results come as some Republican governors are pushing to reopen states in the coming days. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said Monday he would allow some businesses to reopen on April 24, nearly a week before the state’s stay-at-home order officially ends. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, a Democrat, urged residents on Wednesday to “look at the science” and stay home despite Kemp’s order.
Personally those pushing this issue should be held accountable when it goes all wrong and the virus takes more Americans. Plus if the get sick and die then their families should be held for assisted suicide.
There should be a price for stupidity.
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