The MAGA tantrum over Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate is hypocritical … and dangerous – The Arizona Republic



Opinion: The MAGA crowd wants workers to disobey Biden’s vaccine mandate, saying people should be free to choose. That’s ironic. And it has consequences.

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GOP governors threaten to sue Biden over vaccine mandate

GOP governors strongly pushed back against Biden’s mandates as an assault on their personal freedoms.

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The MAGA world is going crazy over President Biden’s work-vaccine mandate, even calling for massive “disobedience.” 

“Do not comply,” quickly became a common social media message from the same folks who preach law-and-order and who’ve long cried foul over boycotts against businesses that took political stands.

“If your work is making you get the jab, don’t quit. Make them fire you and then sue them,” Rep. Wendy Rogers tweeted.

“Time to say NO. Time for pilots to say no. Time for truckers to say no. Time for Americans to say no, together,” Chris Buskirk, editor of the conservative American Greatness website, chimed in.

There is absolutely no limit to the MAGA hypocrisy.

Sure, you can choose. And pay the consequences

They cry bloody hell over the COVID-19 vaccine, preaching “my body, my choice,” while working nonstop to take women’s freedom to choose what to do with their bodies. Suddenly, these MAGA folk became pro-choice but only for the vaccine, not for abortion or anything else.

They want total disobedience from their followers against a vaccine that probably many of them already got to protect themselves from the deadly virus that’s hitting the unvaccinated hardest.

They want to clog the courts with lawsuits to end the “tyranny” of the government that’s trying to save lives and speed economic recovery.

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The president, who finally lost patience with the unvaccinated, is requiring companies with at least 100 employees to mandate getting a COVID-19 vaccine or test weekly.

The MAGA leaders will probably get many of their followers to defy Biden’s mandate. And then what? Pay the consequences?

That’s the irony here. The fools who “do not comply” will pay for it. They might lose their job, or worse, they might lose their lives to the virus.

But hey, go ahead.

It’s your “choice” to do anything in America. Just get ready to pay for it, one way or another.

Elvia Díaz is an editorial columnist for The Republic and azcentral. Reach her at 602-444-8606 or [email protected]. Follow her on Twitter, @elviadiaz1

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