A recent survey by Gallup revealed that 57% of Republicans say the pandemic is over compared while only 4% of Democrats agree. The finding could be said to capture a fundamental difference between the two parties. Unlike most Republicans, who favor more personal control over their own lives, the majority of Democrats are only to happy to submit to the will of big government — the bigger the better. For them the lockdowns may have been an inconvenience but it was a necessary one. At least so they were told.
So when Democrats read in one of their most reliable daily sources of news, the Los Angeles Times, that county public health officials in California have “recommended that we put our masks back on in indoor public spaces such as stores, restaurants, theaters and workplaces … because the highly contagious Delta variant is … expected to become the dominant strain,” they don’t stop to think about it. They just click their heels and salute. Nothing about the piece troubles them — not even the title: “Put your masks back on and don’t whine about it.”
That’s your garden-variety Democrat. Then you have your super-Democrats. People like former Obama State Department spokeswoman and currently Fox News Channel contributor Marie Harf. Harf was a member of a panel hosted by fellow contributor Lisa Kennedy, who asked, “Do you think they’re going to keep masks on planes for a while? I know you fly a lot, Marie. Do you think they’ll keep masks on planes for a while?”
Harf’s answer provides a window on the persona of the “perfect Democrat.” She replied:
Look, I’m going to wear a mask on a plane for the rest of my life, even if I don’t have to. Planes are gross, I think, just to begin with. But I think they will. You are in close quarters. I’m going to, I’m just going to do it. I’m just going to own it. But I think I will. (RELATED: Marie Harf: Small businesses aren’t ‘really meaningful’ to the economy right now, anyway)