Handsome Joe Biden ventured out of his basement on Monday to lay a wreath at Veterans Memorial Park in Delaware, and it would go unremarked in normal times, but we do not live in normal times. You see, he was masked and frankly looked badass as hell:
…which of course Lord Damp Nut found threatening, and got his flying monkeys airborne. Brit Hume (still undead! Who knew?) mocked future President Joe Biden for wearing a mask (I note that LDN re-tweeted it):
our ambassador for third-world Sex Tourism, er, Prznintial Medal of Freedom award winner Junkie Limbaugh said that wearing of masks is just more debbil mind control from the Left:
Talk show titan Rush Limbaugh on Tuesday warned that masks have become a “required symbol on the left to promote fear, to promote indecision, to promote the notion that we’re nowhere near out of this.”
We note for the record that the 4th Reich itself recommends wearing masks, so: totally bizarre that Lord Damp Nut would get his lumpen janissaries to take up their slings and arrows when he could just get some Hellmouse of the Deep State to delete the recommendation from the website.
Raggedy Anthrax, er, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany won the Elmira Gantry Huckabee-Sanders Prize for breaking the sound barrier in lies:
Q Kayleigh, the President tweeted — or retweeted something which seemed to be criticizing Joe Biden for wearing a mask over the weekend. Was that his intention? And if it was, why would he criticize that?
MS. MCENANY: I think — look, you know, the President is excited to see that Joe emerged from the basement. It is a bit peculiar though that, in his basement, right next to his wife, he’s not wearing a mask, but he’s wearing one outdoors when he’s socially distanced. So I think that there was a discrepancy there.
He’s not shaming anyone. As the President noted himself, he wore this mask in private at the Ford facility, and he said he’s open to it if the circumstance mandates it.
Q Isn’t the guidance to wear a mask when you’re outside though, not when you’re necessarily in your home?
MS. MCENANY: The guidance says it’s recommended but not required. So it’s the personal choice of the individual, but it didn’t strike him as a very data-driven decision in that particular incidence.
Lord Damp Nut grasping at straws (or at least straw-colored hair) latched on to McEnany’s vocabulary and parroted it back:
“Joe Biden can wear a mask, but he was standing outside with his wife, perfect conditions, perfect weather … And so I thought it was very unusual that he had one on.”
Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) morning email thingie tells us:
… THE PRESIDENT suggested Reuters reporter JEFF MASON was trying to be “politically correct” because he kept his mask on while asking a question at a news conference. …
So anyway, that’s where we are deep in Culture Wars. Possum Hollar wearing Red Hats and The Peeples Republic wearing face masks.
USA TODAY — the largest U.S. newspaper by circulation — says America will hit 100,000 dead from the coronavirus sometime this afternoon.
The irony here is that if people would just wear the damn masks, we might start to recover the economy (Trump’s only concern outside of his corporeal presence) so as usual everything Prznint Stupid touches dies.
UPDATE 1: Tiger Beat email thingie –
CNN’S DANA BASH got the first in-person sit-down with JOE BIDEN during this pandemic. The key exchange:
BASH: “You mentioned the mask — that you wore a mask yesterday, President Trump went to a Memorial Day service, he did not wear a mask. It’s not just some people making fun of you, he did.” BIDEN: “Yes.”
BASH: “He did on Twitter, he retweeted a photo of you wearing it — he’s trying to belittle you for wearing a mask, making it seem like it’s a sign of weakness. Is it?”
BIDEN: “He’s a fool, an absolute fool to talk that way. I mean, every leading doc in the world is saying we should wear a mask when you’re in a crowd, and especially when you know you’re going to be in a position where you’re going to inadvertently get closer than 12 feet to somebody. I know we’re 12 feet apart, I get that.
“But it’s just absolutely this macho stuff, and for a guy — I shouldn’t get going. But it just has — it’s cost people’s lives, it’s costing people’s lives, and like I said we’re almost 100,000 dead today — 100,000 people. Columbia study showing that we could have — if he just started a week earlier would have saved thousands of lives. I mean, these are — this is a tragedy.”
UPDATE 2: Handsome Joe takes a page from climate activist Greta Thunberg expert trolling:
That’s gonna get Lord Damp Nut Depends in a twist.