The reaction to things like the Wuhan virus really shows who people are when the rubber meets the road.
For former Democratic presidential candidate Bill de Blasio, it was about letting his inner radical leftist out.
As my colleague Sister Toldjah reported, the former NYC mayor didn’t do so well when he tried to give out advice about dealing with the virus that other day.
On Saturday, he made it worse when he did an interview with MSNBC’s Joy Reid during which he attacked the government over testing not being more available but then said that he thought that businesses should be nationalized to fight the virus.
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) March 14, 2020
Uh, huh. Never let a crisis go to waste to get his radical agenda pushed through. For our own good, of course, taking advantage of the situation.
“Here’s reality: This is a war like situation,” de Blasio told MSNBC’s Joy Ann Reid. “We’re in a wartime scenario with a Mar-a-Lago attitude being used by the federal government. It’s so laid back, and I don’t understand it and — by the way, testing, how about ventilators, where is the federal government making sure our hospitals have the ventilators we’re going to need? Where is the federal government when it comes to surgical masks?”
“This is a case for a nationalization of crucial factories and industries that could produce the medical supplies to prepare this country for what we need,” de Blasio declared. “Hand sanitizer. People are going crazy trying to get hand sanitizer.”
There’s a tweet for everything.
9 days apart pic.twitter.com/FSLKVEQZuq
— TheRightWingM 🇺🇸 (@TheRightWingM) March 14, 2020
“The Federal Government has been inept at responding to this pandemic.“
Nine days later:
“We must have government be in charge of everything.”
Under President de Blasio, there won’t be any panic buying of toilet paper, because there won’t any toilet paper.
— 🇭🇰 Terrapin Andii MD 🇹🇼 (@Andiiterrapin) March 14, 2020
NO. Not today, not ever.
Nationalization of industries never works—especially in times of crises. See USSR, Germany, Venezuela, Cuba, China, and other nations.
Thank goodness for the private sector. Things could be a lot worse now here. https://t.co/MWUgLV0e1n
— Gabriella Hoffman (@Gabby_Hoffman) March 14, 2020
Meanwhile, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes doesn’t understand why President Donald Trump involved private companies in his press conference on the virus, not seeming to understand it was vital to explain to people how many would be helping out in the private sector.
This is BIZARRE. Just a roll call of Big Important American Businesses.
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) March 13, 2020
Bill wants to nationalize them all, Chris doesn’t get why you even talk to them.
Representatives of the largest suppliers in the country reassuring millions of Americans that they will have safe access to treatment, care, food, and testing?
Yeah total mystery.
— Lyndsey Fifield (@lyndseyfifield) March 13, 2020
You know, cooperatively. Not forced, each with their own interests in providing services to their customers.
CVS is one of the largest health care companies on earth, and one of MSNBC’s chief Russian collusion truthers can’t puzzle out why the U.S. president might be working with that company to address the spread of a pandemic.
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) March 13, 2020
The 3 largest and mass available retailers of the middle class and poor people in the country have announced they will make testing kits available at their stores and pharmacies and @Chrislhayes is throwing a hissy fit over it. Now ask yourselves. why.
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) March 13, 2020
Big important American businesses that the overwhelming majority of Americans know in their communities, rely on for food, goods, prescriptions, and now will rely on for Coronavirus tests
Not sure why it would be bizarre to highlight a massive partnership with the private sector https://t.co/WfM53zGov6
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) March 13, 2020
Private business for the win, nice job folks. Can you ever even imagine Barack Obama considering that as an essential element of the effort?