Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Egghead Week: Methinks They Doth Protest Too Much

The protests are beginning in earnest now.

Oh, not of people angry at Trump's failures and that nearly 30,000 Americans have died so far.

This is America, the country that elected Trump in the first place.

No, these protests are of people angry at social distancing orders that save lives.

A crowd of protesters organized by a conservative group descended on Michigan's state Capitol on Wednesday to protest Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) stay-at-home order during the coronavirus outbreak.

Supporters of the Michigan Conservative Coalition (MCC) urged Whitmer to reopen the state's nonessential businesses on May 1 while urging their own members to practice social distancing during the "Operation Gridlock" protest, local news radio station WWJ reported.

Video of the event posted on Twitter showed some demonstrators on the Capitol steps while others remained in their vehicles, honking loudly.

“When did one size solve everyone’s local issues?" one unidentified organizer asked WWJ. "Gov. Whitmer will put you out of business before allowing mere citizens to be responsible for their own behavior. That is madness.”

Whitmer has ordered Michigan residents to stay at home unless performing essential tasks until April 30, and has closed nonessential businesses in the state, though activists are complaining about which businesses have been allowed to stay open — as well as the de facto cancellation of Easter and Passover services.

And of course, this is about as grass roots as the Brooks Brothers riots back in Florida in 2000.

In a statement at a news conference earlier this week, the governor pointed out that the MCC is funded in large part by the family of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, which is very active in Michigan conservative politics.

"This group is funded in large part by the DeVos family," she said Monday, according to WWJ. "And I think it's really inappropriate for a sitting member of the United States president's Cabinet to [be] waging political attacks on any governor."

Whitmer added: "I think that they should disavow it, and I encourage people to stay home and be safe."

That's right.

Trump's Education Secretary is funding protests in her home state in support of getting stupid people back to work so that they can die from COVID-19 for billionaires like the DeVos family.

That's where we are.

Similar protests took place in North Carolina yesterday and in Ohio on Monday, Pennsylvania is their target next week.

All of these protests taking place in battleground states that Trump needs to win of course.  Most have Democratic governors. There's a method to this madness.  Expect Wisconsin to have these soon.

The protests are already here in Kentucky.

After all, it's an honor to die for you new God, Donald Trump.

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