Rules for Thee Not for Me

Democrats continually flout their own COVID mandates

Posted on Sep 2, 2020

Democratic governors, mayors and lawmakers have repeatedly told the American people, with coronavirus, “we’re all in this together.”

However, that’s simply not the case. While Democrats stringent guidelines have shuttered many small businesses, prevented family members from holding memorial services for their loved ones, kept churches closed, and banned travel – these very same politicians’ have flouted their own regulations.

Take for example House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. In San Francisco, going to a hair salon to get a hair cut or blow out has been prohibited. But not for the speaker of the House. According to Fox News:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited a San Francisco hair salon on Monday afternoon for a wash and blow-out, despite local ordinances keeping salons closed amid the coronavirus pandemic, Fox News has learned.

In security footage obtained by Fox News, and timestamped Monday at 3:08 p.m. Pacific Time, the California powerhouse is seen walking through eSalon in San Francisco with wet hair, and without a mask over her mouth or nose.

The stylist doing her hair can be seen following her wearing a black face mask.

Salons in San Francisco had been closed since March and were only notified they could reopen on Sept. 1 for outdoor hairstyling services only.

But Pelosi isn’t the only democratic lawmaker who has repeatedly advocated to the public to obey coronavirus guidelines, while personally defying them.

The mayor of Philadelphia who banned indoor dining because of the virus in his own city, was caught dining indoors in Maryland, setting off a viral firestorm. According to the Washington Times:

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney apologized Monday after a now-viral photo showed him dining indoors in Maryland, while indoor dining remains prohibited in his own city due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“I know some are upset that I dined indoors at a restaurant in Maryland yesterday,” Mr. Kenney tweeted. “I felt the risk was low because the county I visited has had fewer than 800 COVID-19 cases, compared to over 33,000 cases in Philadelphia. Regardless, I understand the frustration.

“Restaurant owners are among the hardest hit by the pandemic,” he added. “I’m sorry if my decision hurt those who’ve worked to keep their businesses going under difficult circumstances. Looking forward to reopening indoor dining soon and visiting my favorite spots.”

Among other examples, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s husband wanted his boat placed in the water before the Memorial Day weekend after Whitmer prohibited travel to vacation homes. According to the Detroit News:

The owner of a Northern Michigan dock company says Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s husband wanted his boat placed in the water before the Memorial Day weekend as Whitmer urged residents not to rush to the region.

No longer visible to the public, Facebook posts from NorthShore Dock LLC and its owner, Tad Dowker, focused on what Dowker said was a request last week by Whitmer’s husband, Marc Mallory. The posts have drawn the attention of Republican state lawmakers, who said the Democratic governor’s family may not be following her guidance for the rest of the state.

After requiring New Yorkers to wear masks in public, and even stating “You’re wrong not to wear a mask. I think you’re disrespectful. I think you’re putting other people’s lives at risk needlessly,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been seen repeatedly not wearing a face covering in public settings.

Moreover, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot defended getting a haircut during the lockdown even though barbers and stylists were shut down under the state’s stay-at-home order. Lightfoot defended the move by saying she’s the face of the city and the woman who cut her hair wore a mask. Illinois Gov. Pritzker and his family traveled to Wisconsin during the state’s stay-at-home order. This came after Gov. Pritzker refusing to answer if his wife was traveling to and from their estate in Florida during the pandemic.

More examples abound, but what is clear is that Democrats want people to do what they say, but not what they do.