Today’s Campaign Update, Part II
Come on over to Texas, Elon – the water’s fine! – It’s one thing when an owner of a hair salon in north Dallas, Texas defies the edicts of abusive local authorities by opening her business in the midst of a stay-at-home order. It’s another thing entirely, however, when the CEO of the most politically-correct carmaker on earth decides to do the same.
But that’s exactly what Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, did on Monday, announcing his protest action with this tweet:
Tesla is restarting production today against Alameda County rules. I will be on the line with everyone else. If anyone is arrested, I ask that it only be me.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 11, 2020
A bit later, Musk followed with this:
Yes, California approved, but an unelected county official illegally overrode. Also, all other auto companies in US are approved to resume. Only Tesla has been singled out. This is super messed up!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 11, 2020
So, because the company made the stupid decision to locate its operation in the San Francisco/Oakland area, it was the only carmaker in America that was still on lockdown thanks the abusive Alameda County government. That county government is made up pretty much entirely of Democrats, so no surprise there.
Musk’s move comes a few days after he had warned California that he was fed up with being abused by the state and local government, and planned to move his manufacturing operation to either Nevada – which is also governed by an abusive and frankly not very bright Democrat governor – or to Texas. Musk made no further mention of that threat on Monday.
As previously stated, Musk is now by far the most prominent businessman who has chosen to directly confront the increasingly draconian edicts coming from Democrat officials. It’s important to remember that all of the protest actions stem from the fact that Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx originally sold the President and the nation on what was supposed to be a two-week stay-at-home strategy designed to “flatten the curve.” That’s what America signed up for – remember that?
That was supposed to last through the second half of March. But a week later, Fauci and Birx convinced President Trump that we needed to extend the “flatten the curve” strategy for another two weeks, and so we grudgingly did. Then, around April 6, they decided we need to go another two weeks after that, but the President at the same time made it clear that governors were free to start reopening their states under their own discretion anytime after April 15.
Most GOP governors took advantage of that presidential discretion, and began reopening their states around May 1, with a few acting even earlier than that. But Democrat governors as a group have adopted an obviously-coordinated strategy to keep stringing these lockdowns out for as long as they can get away with doing so.
Generalissimo Gretchen Whitmer in Michigan has hers extended through May 28 now in clear violation of state law, and is already making threats to extend it further if the little people in her state do not bend to her will. Ralph Coonman Northam in Virginia has his lockdown extended well into June, with no real end in sight. Steve Sisolak in Nevada is moving as slowly as possible to reopen his state, and appears intent upon bankrupting as many of Las Vegas’s casino hotels as he can before relenting.
In Illinois, toadish Governor J.B. Pritzker has his state shut down through May 30, and also is already making noises about extending his abuse further. Andrew Cuomo says he’ll begin a very slow, phased reopening on May 15, but that remains under review. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is considering starting a slow reopening on May 15 as well, but has made no formal commitment as of yet. Gavin Newsom in California started a slow, phased reopening on May 8, but continues to issue rash, illogical edicts like shutting down Southern California’s beaches. In Pennsylvania, as we reported here over the weekend, well over 2/3rds of the counties are in open rebellion against the abuse of Gov. Tom Wolfe.
These Democrat governors have been boiling the American frog for six weeks now, testing and poking and prodding to see how much abuse their people will take before waking up jumping out of the warming water.
Elon Musk jumped out of that pot on Monday. This frog-boiling exercise had better end soon.
That is all.
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