What Would Jesus Do? (Not This)

pence_big_wtf_ewts6f-xyailcpr.jpg

Leading as ever by invaluable example, Mike Pence declined to wear a mask Tuesday as he toured Minnesota's renowned Mayo Clinic. He did this though the CDC's guidelines urge Americans to wear a mask in public to minimize the spread of COVID-19, and in accordance with those guidelines the Clinic has a policy that all patients and visitors must wear masks, and the VP was told of the policy according to a tweet the Clinic posted and then deleted - leading some critics to argue maybe it's time for them to grow a backbone - and Pence was surrounded by up to 10 doctors, workers and patients who all wore masks and/or protective equipment, and whom he may have endangered by his ignorance, arrogance, stupidity, belief in sweet Jesus or boot-licking devotion to his idiot, lying, real-men-don't-wear-masks mob boss.

Pence also attended a press conference with health care experts where he was again the only person not wearing protection. He later defended his actions by saying he gets regularly tested - he's evidently never heard of false negatives or changes in results - and he wanted to speak to healthcare workers and "look them in the eye." This obviously makes no sense - even the Lone Ranger managed it - but still we're reassured by Pence's clarity on the pandemic. Also by Trump's surreal remark that "so much unnecessary death in this country...could have been stopped," but "somebody a long time ago, it seems, decided not to do it that way." Huh. We now have over a million cases, and more than 58,000 deaths. Way to go leadershipping, guys.

pence_cool_94883699_10158239756054320_45

SCROLL TO CONTINUE WITH CONTENT

At Stake?

An existential threat to our democracy. A global pandemic. An unprecedented economic crisis. Our journalism has never been more needed.

Can you pitch in today and help us make our Fall Campaign goal of $80,000 by November 2nd?

Please select a donation method:



One of these things is not like the other

pence_touch_ewtd3rwxgayw16q.jpg

pence_lone_ranger_ewuq0-uxgaeztzf.jpg

This is the world we live in. This is the world we cover.

Because of people like you, another world is possible. There are many battles to be won, but we will battle them together—all of us. Common Dreams is not your normal news site. We don't survive on clicks. We don't want advertising dollars. We want the world to be a better place. But we can't do it alone. It doesn't work that way. We need you. If you can help today—because every gift of every size matters—please do. Without Your Support We Simply Don't Exist.

Please select a donation method:



Share This Article