Rule-Breaking Politicians

After Joe Biden’s inauguration, he ordered everyone on federal lands to wear a mask. That night, he and his family posed for pictures at the Lincoln Memorial — none of them wearing a mask.

California Governor Gavin Newsom told Californians it’s “essential” to avoid “mixing with people outside of your household.” Then he had dinner with lots of people outside his household, without masks.

You can see the mask-less governor and the Biden family in my new video.

Newsom did apologize for attending “a friend’s birthday party.” Maybe you heard about that. But you might not know that the restaurant charges $800 for dinners or that the governor’s “friend” is a lobbyist, a politically connected “fixer” who helps select Hollywood businesses get exemptions from government shutdowns.

Restaurant owner Angela Marsden, instead of hiring an expensive lobbyist, spent her money building an outdoor patio that complied with COVID-19 regulations. But then the state shut down even outdoor dining.

“I’m losing everything,” she cried in a viral video.

But the business right next door wasn’t shut down. NBC’s TV show, “Good Girls,” was allowed to set up a dining area right outside her restaurant.

“She doesn’t have a powerful team of lobbyists to argue on her behalf in the state’s capital,” points out Jarrett Stepman, a reporter who covers politicians’ hypocrisy for The Daily Signal.

California gives him plenty of fodder. San Francisco Mayor London Breed went to a party at that fancy restaurant, too.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi got her hair done when California salons were closed.

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves held three Christmas parties, violating his executive order limiting the number of people at gatherings.

When a reporter asked, “How is that not in conflict with the order?” Reeves responded that his parties “send a message to the people of Mississippi that you can return to a life that is somewhat normal.”

But “the people” can’t. Only politicians get to do that.

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo attended a wine and paint event, just days after tweeting, “Stay home except for essential activities & wear a mask.”

Even after a photo showed her at the event, Biden nominated Raimondo to be secretary of Commerce.

“Instead of being booted out, they get a promotion,” complains Stepman.

Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser ordered a 14-day quarantine for anyone going to several states, including Delaware, for “nonessential” activity. Then she went to Delaware for a Biden victory celebration, something that strikes me as “nonessential” as they get.

“I do a lot of things to advance the interests of the District of Columbia,” was Bowser’s arrogant defense. “All of them are necessary.”

If politicians do it, it’s always necessary. Rules are for the little people.

In Chicago, after politicians ordered salons closed, Mayor Lori Lightfoot still went to one for a haircut.

She defended her decision, saying: “I’m out in the public eye. I take my personal hygiene very seriously.”

Stepman says Lightfoot is a “double hypocrite” because “she was seen attending Election Day parties and giant street festivals not wearing a mask.”

The Heritage Foundation tracks such political hypocrisy, calling it “COVID Hypocrisy.” As I write, they’re up to 57 examples of “Rules for thee, but not for me.”

Stepman concludes, “It’s up to us to say, ‘You’re either going to follow these rules, change these rules, or we’re going to throw you out.'”

Throwing out these hypocrites would be a good start.

Photo by Barbare Kacharava on Unsplash

10 thoughts on “Rule-Breaking Politicians

  1. Remember reading that FDR drove around the country by himself to talk with common people. Same was true for Reagan while California governor would slip away from the governor’s mansion to swim in the hotel pool across the street. The elite politicians of today are so disconnected because tax bloated government has produced royalty not representatives.

  2. People are doing what they need to do to survive. If you don’t, your business WILL fail for sure and these politicians don’t care. The hypocrites need to be voted out, no doubt about it. Gov Newsome IS in the process of being recalled. California is an example of what NOT to do.

  3. Hopefully facebook and twitter don’t throw you off the platform like there doing to others for exposing hypocrisy. Keep doing real news John.

  4. PLEASE do a video on voter fraud!! I beg you. You see I live in illinois. My husband has never voted before this election.
    When we went to vote. No one had to show ID. My husband gave our address and asked him if he was his deceased father? Even handed him paperwork but then my husband realized it wasn’t him and handed it back. Then they registered him with proper ID.
    After the election I asked a question on my fb page and 2 of my friends spoke up.
    One of them said that his mother in law has been dead 18 years. They have asked our state to have her removed and still nothing.
    I searched for a friend who is deceased 2 yrs. now on the voter website and sure enough she is still registered.
    Come to find out…Jesse whites office (department of motor vehicle)sent out letters prior to voting. Asking everyone to mail in vote which everyone was mad about because it wasted tax payers money!
    Then voting night…illinois counted one county (Cook county) and then certified our state blue at 7:02. How could they do that? Without even finishing counting in all other countries of illinois.
    Then…all the fraud in the other states, and no one challenges illinois.
    Please I beg of you to gather your own evidence, and speak to whomever you like. Certifying a whole state in 2 mind after is completely wrong & I know so many that feel this same way.
    Thank you John for always being transparent in all you do.

  5. All of you meaningless sheep seemed to have forgotten that politicians are your leaders that you must obey and concede to. How stupid of you to believe you actually count for anything except the taxes you pay to let them live the luxury life.

  6. Today’s press conference at the White House briefing room, biden, john kerry, and press secretary jen psaki each spoke without masks.
    If memory correct, the White House IS FEDERAL LAND! Meaning, biden, his family and staff SHOULD BE WEARING A MASK AT ALL TIMES, even while sleeping!

  7. Remember when Trump and most of his supporters did not wear masks at a rally in North Carolina, where masks were required?
    Remember when Mike Pence toured the Mayo Clinic without a mask against the hospital’s mask requirement? Remember the multiple GOP events held in Wisconsin attended by Mike Pence, GOP lawmakers, candidates and supporters not wearing masks, violating the WI mask mandate? Remember when six GOP house members refused to wear masks during the lockdown while Trump insurrectionists stormed the Capital? Where were you with your commentary then John? The GOP and your commentary reek of hypocrisy.

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