Empower Wisconsin | May 7, 2020
MADISON — The hundreds of thousands out of work and the untold number of businesses on the brink of extinction might be interested to learn that their lieutenant governor thinks they are just acting like privileged people.
Mandela Barnes — the lesser Mandela — earlier this week opined on twitter about all the mistaken Badger State residents who feel like they have been oppressed by the Evers administration’s senseless lockdown.
“People mistake inconvenience for oppression, and what it does is minimize the real pain and historical drama that actually oppressed communities deal with,” Barnes tweeted. “That’s what we call privilege.”
People mistake inconvenience for oppression, and what that does is minimize the real pain and historical trauma that actually oppressed communities deal with. That's what we call privilege.
— Mandela Barnes (@TheOtherMandela) May 5, 2020
Of course the lieutenant governor wouldn’t know anything about “privilege,” would he? This is the same guy who had to be chauffeured around the state at taxpayer expense because he wouldn’t pay his traffic tickets. As WisPolitics reported, the state (you) last year had to fork over nearly $220,000 to cover Barnes’ State Patrol chauffeur — a 5,000 percent increase from what taxpayers spent to cover such costs for his predecessor, Republican Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.
Barnes, of course, felt oppressed when a Milwaukee TV station had the gall to ask him why he didn’t pay his property taxes on his Milwaukee condo. The liberal hypocrite (but we repeat ourselves) sounded incredulous that anyone could ask such a question, adding that “the check is in the mail.”
That’s what we call privilege, lieutenant governor.
Barnes’ tone deaf tweet elicited some pointed responses from the “inconvenienced” facing financial ruin.
“This administration’s handling of the crisis has caused me to rethink whether I can support Democrats in Milwaukee or Wisconsin anymore,” Raul Vasquez replied to Barnes. “Evers administration has been obtuse, arbitrary, unscientific, and very harmful. Seem to be empty suits for narrow interests. Worse than the virus.”
“Oppression is someone else making decisions for you without your consent. It doesn’t matter if you think it will be good for the victim or not,” tweeted another.
The Evers administration certainly has taken away liberties without the consent of the governed. Barnes thinks such loss of liberty is a mere “inconvenience.”