Stop and think about it. You’re part of an economic rebirth, a roaring economic period of three years. Record number of jobs. Wages are on the way up.New careers are being created and sought by the week, by the day. The economic opportunity in America is bursting. It was only three, five, seven years ago the American people were told not to expect this kind of thing anymore because the world economy had changed so that, “Eh, better get used to an America in decline rather than an America where high expectations dictate.”
And along comes Donald Trump blows that away. And then one day after three years of being part of this economic rebirth — if you wanted to be, if you wanted to be out there working and advancing your career. Then one day, for apparently valid reasons, we are told, “You can’t go to work today. Your business is not allowed to open today.
“Your recreational opportunities are taken away from you. You’re not allowed to leave your house for any reason, under penalty of who knows what,” and we’re into what, week five? How long has this shutdown been going on? Week five, week six, whatever it is — and it’s the most abnormal state for normal people to be involved in.
It was unsustainable. It can’t go on. It could not go on. And the first chance that people had to follow, they would do it. They just needed a little leadership on the reopen side. Just need a little leadership — leadership and a plan, a plan of how we’re gonna do it. Try to maintain as much safety as possible, dip our toes in the water.
All it took was somebody making the first move, and then here come a bunch of people willing to follow, and then more people willing to lead. So this is going to feed off of itself. – Rush Limbaugh, 4/17/20
In a related story, FoxNews.com reports that
President Trump sparked uproar on Twitter Friday with a series of tweets encouraging followers to “liberate” amid a growing movement of protests across the country to demand governors reopen “non-essential businesses” and send people back to work.
The three states Trump tweeted about — Virginia, Michigan and Minnesota — are run by Democratic governors and critics have responded by calling to “liberate America” from the president.
The protests — mainly led by conservative supporters of Trump – are a controversial part of a growing effort to turn around an economy that has been hurt in recent weeks because of the pandemic.
A small group of protesters gathered in Virginia’s Capitol Square in Richmond on Thursday to voice their displeasure with the state’s move to extend the state’s lockdown orders. Larger protests have occurred in Michigan and an event was scheduled for Friday in Minnesota – and the president has apparently taken notice and took to Twitter to express support.
On Wednesday, hundreds of cars, trucks and SUVs descended on Michigan’s state capital for “Operation Gridlock” as part of a noisy protest against Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s social-distancing restrictions that critics say have gone too far.
“Minnesota citizens now is the time to demand Governor Walz and our state legislators end this lock down!” the description of a Facebook event titled “Liberate Minnesota” scheduled for noon on Friday reads. “Minnesota’s economy must be reopened for business or destroying the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of Minnesota citizens and their families may result if we don’t act quickly!”
Trump’s tweet caused the word “liberate” to quickly become a top trend on social media, with people from both sides of the political spectrum chiming in — but outspoken liberals were particularly vocal.
Later yesterday, per FoxNews.com…
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz eased some restrictions on outdoor recreation due to the COVID-19 shutdown Friday – the same day protesters rallied outside his residence demanding an end to stay-at-home orders.
Bait shops, outdoor shooting ranges, game farms, public and private parks and trails, golf courses, driving ranges and marina services can reopen Saturday morning under the new executive order.
Campgrounds and retail stores that sell equipment for outdoor activities must remain closed along with charter boats and recreational equipment rentals.
“It’s important for us to stay active and enjoy the outdoors while preventing the spread of COVID-19,” Walz said in a press release. “This measure will allow Minnesotans to take advantage of more opportunities to get outside, while still doing their part to keep their neighbors healthy.”
The governor is urging people who do go outside for recreation do so near their homes, especially in rural communities where hospitals have fewer resources and ventilators.
And he said residents should continue to maintain social distancing guidelines and avoid crowded areas to minimize the spread of the coronavirus.
Despite those guidelines, hundreds of people gathered in St. Paul demanding an end to the stay-at-home orders to “Liberate Minnesota” outside Walz’s official residence Friday, according to local news reports.
At least 400 protesters honked horns, waved American flags and donned Trump 2020 gear. Outside in the sun, the protestors held signs reading “Stop the Shutdown,” “We do not consent” and “Walz is the virus,” according to reports from KMSP-TV/FOX 9 Minneapolis-St. Paul.
Images from the protests show demonstrators ignoring COVID-19 precautions like face masks while waving Trump flags and wearing “Make America Great Again” hats.
Also yesterday, news came that Michigan’s Governor Whitler…err…Whitmer was going to begin reopening Michigan’s Economy on May 1.
So, did President Trunp’s “Liberate” tweets put pressure of the Democratic Governors that he aimed them at?
Does Nancy Pelosi have way too much ice cream?
President Trump has always been a master of using Twitter to reach out directly to the American people to get his point across unfiltered by the biased Main Stream Media.
He also takes delight in “trolling” the Main Stream Media and their masters, the Democratic Party, through its use.
In this instance, as he tries to restore America’s Economy as we seem to be coming out from under the Chinese Coronavirus, or COVID-19 for the politically correct, it was his way of supporting average Americans attempting to regain their right of freedom to live their lives as American citizens.
It was also his way of telling those Democratic Governors whose cages he rattled that they had overstepped their bounds.
It has been very obvious for a long time to us “Deplorables”, otherwise known as average Americans living between the coasts, that if you give Modern Democrat Politicians an inch they will take a mile…and in the case of several Democratic Governors, they used the opportunity to put rules into place that had nothing to do with the Chinese Coronavirus, such as only allowing kayaks on lakes.
What the President did yesterday with Twitter was a modern day version of the boy who pointed out to the crowd that the Emperor had no clothes.
And, it worked.
Until He Comes,