The vast difference in livelihood, often separated by mere miles, in America bears the question of when, if ever, will the nation return to a normal society. For most citizens, the time to adapt to the COVID virus is now. For others, namely Democrat governors, the risk is still far too great.
HBO television host Bill Maher will forever be a die-hard liberal, but even he’s not crazed enough to overlook the differences between living in a Red state in 2021, and being trapped in a Blue one.
During his show’s taping on Friday, Maher asked featured pundit and Democratic Senator Chris Coons why visiting a Red state during the pandemic has been a superior experience.
“I travel in every state now, back on the road, and the Red states are a joy and the Blue states are a pain in the a**. For no reason,” Maher admitted. Sen. Coons responded that continued COVID restrictions have been required to promote vaccination.
Maher retorted by addressing the overlooked factor of natural immunity used by some Red states to move on from mandates. “Natural immunity is the best kind of immunity,” Maher informed the senator.
The evening’s other pundit, writer Caitlin Flanagan, chimed in on the lack of common sense behind the vaccine mandates.
“And if someone’s willing to be a fireman; if someone’s willing to be a policeman; if someone’s willing to go into a burning building and says, ‘I’m just not that afraid of COVID and I don’t want to take the vaccine,’ that should be enough. You shouldn’t be losing a job, you shouldn’t be furloughed without pay, the guy that saves lives because he doesn’t want to take the vaccine. It’s ridiculous.”
Maher has long been a proponent of ditching restrictions that have failed to improve citizens’ protection against COVID and handicap a state’s quality of living.
“Just resume living. I know some people seem to not want to give up on the wonderful pandemic, but you know what? It’s over,” Maher said. “There’s always going to be a variant. You shouldn’t have to wear masks. I should be too … I haven’t had a meeting with my staff since March of 2020. Why?”
Maher called for pandemic experts to start choosing between demanding masks or promoting vaccines, as the logic of the two continue to trip over each other.
“Also, vaccine, mask, pick one! You’ve got to pick. You can’t make me mask if I’ve had the vaccine.”
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