This week, the CDC once again eased its guidelines on facemasks, saying that fully vaccinated Americans no longer need to wear masks indoors or outdoors, even in crowded spaces.
All of which is fueling the rising questions about why Democrat leaders seem so married to facemasks and refuse to remove them or let anyone else remove them. Remember, as national “leaders,” these people were among the first to get the vaccines (I’ll leave it up to you to decide if they were truly “essential workers,” but they got it first nonetheless.) So they’ve been fully vaccinated for months. But even while preaching to the rest of us that we have to obey the CDC, they continue to ignore the CDC when it says it’s safe to take off the masks.
Here’s how much this mixed messaging is confusing the public.
House Republicans are pushing back against Speaker Nancy Pelosi for refusing to lift her mask mandate for the House floor, even though all members are fully vaccinated. You can make your own mean jokes about not wanting Nancy Pelosi to take off her mask, but I won’t go there. I just want to know why she won’t allow anyone else to.
President Biden’s mask also seems welded on at times. He claims he continues to wear it to be a responsible role model, but even his sycophants at CNN are getting skeptical. They asked his spokespeople why he was wearing a mask at a meeting where everyone was vaccinated, which undermines public confidence in the vaccines’ effectiveness and in the CDC’s guidance.
The unconvincing response was that Biden is just so very important that he needs lots of extra security, which is why he has the Secret Service. That seems irrelevant, unless the agents plan to throw themselves in front of the virus. And if he’s so important that he has to be protected even from diseases he’s already been vaccinated against, shouldn’t he be wearing a hazmat suit 24/7?
My personal theory is that he can’t take off the mask because if he did, we’d all discover that it’s really Jimmy Carter under it.