Friday, July 31, 2020

The Dystopian future is here in Wisconsin, as Republicans fight to infect public.

Gov. Evers is not closing businesses down. And wearing a mask while shopping does not hurt businesses. 

What am I missing here?

But "the sky is falling" Republicans are saying just that, apparently too lazy to update their previous BS warnings when business were closed down to slow the pandemic. 

Oust Evers in 2022 Campaign, Already?: What's this really all about? Never taking responsibility for doing absolutely nothing, blaming Evers for everything. Yup, they even said so.
"We must resolve that we need a new governor in 2022. One who actually cares about Wisconsin and who is capable of leading with truth."-Rep. Allen (R-Waukesha)
The first big mistake was to take the small "reopen" protesters seriously. A public health crisis is not the
Is this next...?
same as a political power grab or tyranny? And that's why the governor can order safety measures during a pandemic. How hard is this? 

Secondly, Evers did not appoint the latest State Supreme Court Justice, the voters did. The fact is, voters rejected Scott Walker's appointed Justice. It's crazy, but Republicans are accusing Evers of using the Supreme Court, when the legislature has been doing that ever since Evers took office, using the Institute of Law and Liberty as a secondary partner to get conservative activist Justices to legislate from the bench. 

Third, Democrats did not create the COVID-19 pandemic, or do this to wreak havoc. 

Fourth and most ridiculous, Democrats want to "devastate our economy"? If that makes any kind of sense... 

By doing nothing and relying on "voluntary" rules...does this look like it's working to you?

Sen. Scott Fitzgerald's dog whistle term "liberal groups," which is a reference to Jews, portrayed Democrats as, get this, arch villain's for trying to prevent the spread of a deadly virus and protect kids from being forced to go to in-class schools this fall. Pure evil:  
"The Governor has caved to the pressure of liberal groups on this. How can we trust that he won’t cave again and stop schools that choose in-person instruction this fall?" Fitzgerald said in a prepared statement.
Historical Documentation; The Republican's Irresponsible Reaction and Inability to Solve Problems: Here's a sample of hyperbolic rants, fantasy's, bullshit, and condescension to their constituents. Everyone one of these children should be thrown out of office.

First up, a guy who's own county residents are jamming up Covid-19 testing sites:
Rep. Allen (R-Waukesha) regarding Gov. Evers Mask Mandate: Governor Evers continues to treat Wisconsin residents like children unable to make prudent decisions on their own … and prey on people’s fears … he is really doing is manipulating science to disrupt and devastate our economy while deceiving people into believing that government is their protector. This is an assault on science and an insult of the intelligence of the people of Wisconsin. The governor’s actions earlier this year nearly destroyed our economy and has wrought havoc in the lives of thousands of Wisconsinites … His nanny-state leadership has caused many businesses to close permanently.

Representative Barbara Dittrich (R – Oconomowoc) issued the following statement about just wearing a mask, no closures: 

At a time where hospitalizations and deaths as a percentage of overall cases have decreased (see above graph) and a highly partisan State Supreme Court Justice was just installed to the bench, I must question the motives behind governor’s order. “The governor owns all of the results of this order. Negative health consequences, harm to business, a continued increase in mental health and drug crises, challenges with special needs students receiving appropriate educational accommodations, and other such outcomes fall squarely at the feet of Tony Evers.”

Rep. Gundrum's response, remembering how the safely gerrymandered Republican legislature removed over 150 local laws because a patchwork of regulations was too confusing for people moving from place to the next:
I have always, and will continue to support local governments and their efforts to doing what is best for their communities as opposed to the Evers’ one-size-fits-all approach. I do not support this mandate. 
Senator Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green) issued the dumbest and most ironic statement:
"Someone in Madison should not be making decisions for residents in rural Wisconsin." Think about that. What an idiot.  
Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow just made things worse, encouraging more rabid in-store confrontations because local officials won't back up mask mandates:
 "A government mandate will create many more issues that will only make it more difficult to respond to the pandemic. Private businesses should have the flexibility to implement their own rules on mask usage in their establishments, it should not be their role to enforce government orders." 
Waukesha residents are much smarter and more concerned than Farrow. Notice in the video below how Farrow "hopes" people wear masks, and "hopes" people self quarantine. This is governing a pandemic? This is an acceptable standard during a public health crisis? FOX 6:

Sen. Scott Fitzgerald's response is so breathtakingly irresponsible, I saved it for last, with my commentary included:
“Masks are fine, but we don’t need statewide mandates telling us what to do." Still battling those childhood disciplinary issues?  

"Municipalities have been making the decisions themselves on what best fits their regions." Oh wait, those decisions are being challenged in court too.

“Good luck enforcing this without local support. Certainly, the last thing our police need to be doing right now is serving as part of the mask patrol." You read that right, the leader of the State Senate just told law enforcement to back off. Yup, we need police reform too. 

One final thought. Considering the standard set for the use of deadly force by armed citizens, could that now include the threat of a deadly infection by unmasked and angry "freedom" fighter spewing in your face? We'll have to wait and see.  

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