PARTY’S LACK OF ACTION FOLLOWING BLACK LIVES MATTER DEMONSTRATION DAMNS DEMS’ CREDIBILITY AND PROVES PARTY POLITICS MORE IMPORTANT THAN PEOPLES’ HEALTH
This past weekend’s protest in Rio Rancho featured Black Lives Matter demonstrators, many of whom failed to wear masks. These protestors also ignored Gov. Lujan Grisham’s constant reminder to social distance and to avoid large crowds.
Did the Democratic Party speak out?
But the Democratic Party is quick to go on the offensive, professing health concerns, when it comes to Republican Party events. When the impressive Women for Trump bus tour made its majestic 3-day statewide journey drawing hundreds at each of its eight stops, the Democratic Party Chair charged, “It is irresponsible and dangerous for the New Mexico GOP to hold these kinds of events without encouraging masks and social distancing.”
So dozens at a BLM protest turn out, many of whom are maskless, but there’s no cry from the DPNM about it.
When it’s politically expedient the Dems are quick to point fingers.
“The Democrats’ deliberate inaction this weekend speaks volumes,” said Republican Party of New Mexico Chairman Steve Pearce. “If their Party really cared about peoples’ health, it would have condemned the BLM demonstrators who, according to their own choice words, were ‘irresponsible’ and ‘dangerous.’”
It’s time the Democrats play on an even field. If you call out people for not wearing masks, call out everyone, not just those who oppose you politically. The Democrats blatantly manifested favoritism and exposed their hypocrisy.
It seems worth noting, too, that the media, which were quick to criticize the GOP on the mask situation during the bus tour, have become strangely silent on this incident.
It’s also no surprise that the Democratic Party of New Mexico was nowhere to be seen or heard when protestors were smashing windows in Downtown Albuquerque or when the governor violated her own Public Health Order and shopped for some jewelry.