Thursday, September 09, 2021

Biden FINALLY Escalated Against the Wingnuts

There's no other way to describe this: I think Joe Biden has gotten tired of your shit, you anti-masking anti-vaxxing GOP wingnuts (via Alana Wise and Tamara Keith at NPR):

President Biden on Thursday unveiled a series of steps to combat the newly surging pandemic, including the announcement of a forthcoming federal rule that all businesses with 100 or more employees have to ensure that every worker is either vaccinated for COVID-19 or submit to weekly testing for the coronavirus.

"We're in a tough stretch, and it could last for a while," Biden conceded, as the delta variant of the coronavirus has caused cases, hospitalizations and deaths to rise across the country. But, he added: "We can and we will turn the tide on COVID-19."

Speaking from the White House, Biden said the new emergency rule for private sector employers, which will be issued by the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration, would apply to 80 million workers...

The Republicans, of course, want to be the babies throwing a conniption:

The Republican National Committee on Thursday night announced its plan to sue the Biden administration.

"Forcing main street to vax or pay a fine will not only crush an economy he's put on life support—it's flat-out un-American," House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., wrote on Twitter. "To Joe Biden, force is more important than freedom. Americans won't stand for it..."

These Republicans, by the by, are the same sons-of-bitches who are pushing anti-abortion laws that would deny the freedoms of women who need to make their own medical choices.

The Republicans are also ignoring - because they've been ignoring the majority of Americans for decades now - that a sizable number of  Americans who are vaccinated and trying to fight a COVID pandemic are supporting stronger mandates and health safety in workplaces and schools.

I'm with John Cole on this:

I am tired of screwing around with these fucking imbeciles, I’m tired of loosing innocent people, I’m tired of destroying our medical community and wasting resources on idiots who refuse to get vaccinated, and I am not interested in watching my health insurance go through the fucking roof because of Y’All-Qaeda’s refusal to vaccinate. I am well beyond the No Fucks Left to Give stage, and am in favor of enacting sweeping regulations and letting the courts sort it out. Go overboard, let corporate America go half way to cover their asses, and even if the shit gets struck down, we’ll have advanced the ball.

I am sick of this shit. Fuck your freedoms, get the vaccine, wear a mask, and shut the fuck up.

If the wingnuts want to fight this in the courts, so be it. Odds are they'll lose, because Biden's legal team likely worked on these mandates ahead of time to ensure even the Far Right judges out there would have to concede the need for emergency pandemic responses.

It will depend how soon these legal fights get resolved, but it better be quick because we are STILL GETTING SICK AND DYING OUT HERE, America.

1 comment:

dinthebeast said...

So the goddamn Republicans are fighting on the side of the virus, because that's against the Democrats. Fuck 'em. I say if they refuse vaccination, hunt them with dart guns loaded with the single dose J&J vaccine. Maybe the goddamn NRA would back the program.

-Doug in Sugar Pine