In today’s social media age, far-left authoritarians are now being called out on the double-standards they display. You can’t just dictate your rules, violate them because you think said rules don’t apply to you and not be chastised for being a screaming hypocrite. Basically, if the people have to suffer, so do you.
That being said, it’s a disgrace that holiday season restrictions and “guidelines” even exist in the first place. But when you claim that you’re not going to have Thanksgiving dinner with your family just to prove some kind of political point, you’ve lost the plot.
After receiving backlash from his Monday claim that he would be having Thanksgiving with his mother and daughters, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has backtracked and won’t be giving thanks with them.
Jimmy Vielkind of the Wall Street Journal tweeted the news along with a statement from Cuomo’s senior adviser Rich Azzopardi.
Less than two hours after @NYGovCuomo said in a radio interview that his 89-year-old mother, Matilda, would join him for Thanksgiving, senior adviser @RichAzzopardi now says the Democratic governor’s plans have changed — he will be working on the holiday.— Jimmy Vielkind (@JimmyVielkind) November 23, 2020
Full statement here —> pic.twitter.com/VzTrd0F5Ld
Well, his mom knows now. Normally I would tell anyone to have Thanksgiving as they see fit with whoever and however many people they want. But seeing as this is Cuomo's own doing, he made his bed.
Cuomo’s people claim he will be working on Thanksgiving, which could very well be true. But to not even take the time to have dinner with family on Thanksgiving when you have the opportunity to do so, you have no one to blame but yourself.
The governor told New Yorkers to try and not have Thanksgiving, especially with older relatives, in the form of a communal guilt trip.
“Next Thanksgiving, you’ll ask yourself: Did I do everything I could to keep my community safe?” Cuomo asked on Sunday, according to The Guardian.
Maybe “Ebenezer” Cuomo will be visited by the past, present and future this holiday season.