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Barnes says Critics of Evers’ lockdown are privileged

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.”

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.”

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7 thoughts on “Barnes says Critics of Evers’ lockdown are privileged

  • I hope the lieutenant governor still remembers how to scrub urinals because that’s the only job he’s going to find when he and Evers are booted out. Maybe he can slither down to Illinois where his type of politics are appreciated.

  • Open the whole state. The northern Counties have had very few cases. Why should the northern counties be punished because of southern cases. Are you after government moneys. THE PEOPLE ARE MORE IMPORTANT

  • Look around you. Incrementally, people are getting back to work daily despite the virus. Auto traffic is increasing. Each warm weather day, people are doing what they please. What Lt. Gov. thinks is irrelevant.

  • I’m embarrassed for you. Nothing above warranted the extreme level of outrage unless you also complained about Walker’s airplane flights, massive unwarranted spending on security, kingly rule despite public protests, hypocrisy criticizing government handouts while being a career politician who raised a family sending 2 kids to college all on the public dole. Your spin about the Lt. Governor is almost funny, but getting more and more unprofessional. What happened to you?

  • We gave Evers permission when we elected him. Did you give trump your permission when he issued his orders about the virus? Maybe you should start thinking about lives and not your golf game.

    • I never gave Evers permission to violate both state and federal constitutions, take away my rights and in general behave like the stupid unprincipled jackass he is. I was smart enough not to vote for him because I care about our state and country.
      I did give President Trump the authority to do what he thought was best for the country. He may make mistakes, but it is not because he is trying to destroy the county – unlike you Richard Lesiak and your Communist, Totalitarian controllers.

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