When Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott lifted his state’s mask mandate, President Joe Biden vilified the decision as “Neanderthal thinking.”
“The last thing — the last thing we need is Neanderthal thinking,” said the “science” president who also signed an executive order on his first day in office mandating opportunities for male participation in female sports.
California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, now facing a recall effort provoked primarily by his aggressive pursuit of strict lockdowns, echoed the president’s sentiment.
Absolutely reckless. https://t.co/3O5GsbSLpM
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) March 2, 2021
“We’re never going to subscribe to the point of view of some of the other states,” Newsom said the day Abbott lifted statewide restrictions mandating masks and social distancing. “There was one large state today that said, ‘No masks, everything goes back to normal’ in the midst of pandemic.”
The elite rhetoric fueled doomsday concerns, or in some cases, a suspicious hope for a deadly failure to justify continued