During a moment caught on camera this week, Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan admitted that her decision to wear a mask after being vaccinated against COVID is nothing more than political theatre.
Tell us something we didn’t know about the people in power. We’ve seen high-profile Democrats flout their own recommendations since before vaccines were available.
Still, why would someone such as Tlaib go through all the trouble of making herself uncomfortable by wearing a mask all day, despite the fact that she doesn’t believe it will affect her health positively? It’s because a Republican with a camera might be watching, she said. It’s because it’s all political.
The man told Tlaib he was concerned that he might be scolded by her for being “the one unmasked guy” in sight.
How did Tlaib respond? She spilled the beans, telling him that her own decision to mask up was to avoid being spotted without wearing a mask.
“Oh, no, oh, not you!” the congresswoman said.
“No, no, no. I’m just wearing it because I’ve got a Republican tracker here.”
The man laughed, as did Tlaib. He quickly masked up and joined the spectacle.
People who Democrats are attempting to reach with regard to masks, vaccines and social distancing would likely be more inclined to take all of this nonsense more seriously, if only the politicians who want to control their lives through supposed virus mitigation measures bothered to heed their own advice. They never seem to practice what they preach.
Of course, we’ve known for some time that this obsession with masks is a scam.
People like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, President Joe Biden, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry and countless Democratic mayors and governors aren’t truly concerned about masking up to protect their health.
President Biden: “Why am I wearing the mask? Because when we’re inside it’s still good policy to wear the mask… And the problem is lots of times I walk away from this podium, you notice, I forget to put my mask back on because I’m used to not wearing it outside.” pic.twitter.com/ofZImOLoYL
— The Hill (@thehill) May 7, 2021
On the left: Nancy Pelosi today shaming Americans, saying “you must wear your mask.”
On the right: Nancy Pelosi violating covid rules for salons and not wearing a mask. pic.twitter.com/aUveM3Fn9m
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) October 5, 2020
John Kerry rides electric scooters and wears a mask when he knows the cameras are on. Not so much when he thinks they’re off. pic.twitter.com/wEkx3nruM5
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) April 24, 2021
Even doctor Anthony Fauci has never appeared genuinely concerned with face coverings. The world’s largest proponent for mass last summer discarded his own face covering in order to sit down for a chat at a baseball game.
Dr. Anthony Fauci says photo of him without a mask at baseball game is ‘mischievous’ https://t.co/ZuReGgPPWc
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) July 24, 2020
We’re supposed to trust our country’s leaders and “experts” to be honest and to behave in a manner which would build trust. But these people are all hypocrites who continue to push absurd mandates and disingenuous recommendations at every level of government, only to flout them later.
While children this week were in school with their faces covered — being denied fundamental dignity among their peers —, Tlaib was laughing. She laughed as she admitted that her mask is not worn to stop the spread of a virus.
The mask is worn only to avoid being seen without wearing it.
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