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Fox News commentator Tammy Bruce rhetorically fired back at multi-millionaire New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for insisting that those citizens concerned about economic hardship should get a job in an essential business.
Bruce implied that Cuomo is fundamentally out of touch with what ordinary Americans are going through during the coronavirus quarantine.
“You want to get work. Go take a job as an essential worker. Do it tomorrow,” Cuomo dismissively declared after a back and forth with WRGB reporter Anne McCloy.
Cuomo also justified his lockdown policies by insisting that stay-at-home orders creating economic hardship and other issues such as emotional stress or domestic violence, while very bad, don’t equal death. Watch the video below.
New York has been a hotspot for the coronavirus pandemic. Approximately 15,000 fatalities have been attributed to COVID-19 thus far, about 23 percent occurring in nursing homes.
McCloy’s line of questioning came after she took the temperature, as it were, of protesters outside the state capitol in Albany and then questioned Cuomo in his daily press conference, which has given the ambitious Democrat a national platform.
“The protesters told her they can’t wait for widespread coronavirus testing – which Cuomo has been pushing — and want to return to work so they can have an income and feed their families,” Fox News explained about the exchange.
In an appearance on Fox & Friends this morning, Tammy Bruce said that Cuomo’s contempt for grassroots protesters is a peek behind the curtain:
“He’s been getting a lot of good reviews…for what he’s been saying on a day-to-day basis as though he’s the second coming in some sense, and that he’s a fabulous person. And I think what’s good on a day-to-day basis is every now and then, you really get to see who people are and the curtain is pulled back.
“When you say ‘protesters,’ these were regular citizens, reporters spoke to them, who have run out of money. They’ve lost their businesses, they don’t know what’s coming the next day and he’s speaking to them and treating them as if they’re infants…No matter what happens in this environment, he’s going to be financially fine,” Tammy Bruce added.
Suicide is also an increasing issue, possibly for those who’s business is their life’s work, she suggested.
While insulting New Yorkers, the only thing Cuomo didn’t do was pull a Pelosi and start eating ice cream from an expensive refrigerator, Tammy Bruce quipped.
While unemployment is through the roof in the private sector, no government employee has apparently lost a paycheck.
Various pundits have touted Cuomo as a possible replacement for Sleepy Joe Biden as the Democrats’ 2020 presidential nominee. The governor’s preachy, arrogant manner is likely to wear thin, however, as he gets more and more TV face time of this kind.
Some drunk-with-power blue state governors across the country stand accused of overreach and violating individual rights during the coronavirus crisis, prompting protests and demonstrations.
Liberals used to champion civil liberties, or at least position themselves as champions of such causes.
The hostility toward anti-lockdown protesters in various states is reminiscent of the demonization of the Tea Party about 10 years ago.
Many Americans are gravely concerned that wide-ranging government edicts will become part of the day-to-day political fabric even after the current crisis subsides.
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