Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and her fellow far-left progressive “Squad”-mates demand that they be taken seriously and insist that they are different, more honorable and sincere, and simply better all-around people than the average party establishment politicians.
In truth, the “Squad” are no different from the others in terms of being fake and hypocritical and embodying the typical “do as I say, not as I do” attitude of elected officials, particularly when it comes to COVID-19 and masking policies, as exhibited by fellow “Squad”-member Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) over the weekend, Fox News reported.
Tlaib was caught on camera maskless while dancing and partying at a large indoor wedding reception Sunday, at the same time that the Michigan congresswoman had chastised a Republican lawmaker for criticizing masking policies and just days after Ocasio-Cortez herself had been caught on camera engaging in pointless masked/unmasked theater.
Rules for thee
Tlaib was exposed by way of Instagram posts from a member of a band that performs at weddings in the Dearborn, Michigan area, and there was no mistaking the maskless congresswoman having a grand time dancing amid a large gathering at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center.
That city is located in Michigan’s Wayne County, which according to an interactive map produced by NPR with data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), was listed as “orange” with a “substantial” rate of COVID-19 transmission at the time of the wedding reception. In the days since then, the county has been upgraded to the more severe “red” color signifying a “high” rate of transmission of the virus.
The CDC strongly recommends that all people, whether fully vaccinated or not, wear masks at all times while indoors in areas classified as orange or red, with substantial or high rates of viral transmission. Yet, Tlaib and many of the other people at that indoor wedding reception were seen maskless.
Rather ironically, Fox noted that on the very same day that Rep. Tlaib was dancing the night away without a mask, she also posted a tweet sharply criticizing Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) for a video he had posted encouraging Americans to resist and/or ignore CDC recommendations on masking and vaccinations.
“The KY Senator is throwing a tantrum as his state is being swallowed whole by this virus, again. People are getting sick and dying. 98 counties in Kentucky have a high incidence rate of COVID-19. He needs to put politics aside, and put people first. Start resisting the virus,” she wrote in a post that included a map of Kentucky showing most counties as red or orange … just like her own county and state.
The KY Senator is throwing a tantrum as his state is being swallowed whole by this virus, again.
People are getting sick and dying.
98 counties in Kentucky have a high incidence rate of COVID-19.
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) August 9, 2021
Meanwhile, this incident came a few days after Rep. Ocasio-Cortez had engaged in “masking theater,” according to the Washington Examiner, while taking part in a leftist protest on the steps of the Capitol building in favor of an extension to a federal moratorium on evictions.
Video of the protest showed the New York congresswoman maskless while chatting with the group of protesters on the steps — which is no big deal at all, as they were outside and she is presumably fully vaccinated — only for her to don a mask on for a group photo opportunity before removing the mask after the photo opp was finished.
Ocasio-Cortez and Tlaib and the rest of their “Squad” cronies are just as phony and hypocritical as any other politician, and the more that the American people see and realize that, particularly their own constituents, the more their dreams of portraying themselves as different and special are transformed into the nightmarish reality of mediocrity and sameness.