The hypocrisy is ASTOUNDING.
The same people who want YOU to lockdown and never see the light of day are reportedly having 700 person parties.
Barack Obama is going to really throw down for his birthday if sources are correct in estimating his planned party for 700 guests—including roughly 200 staff members.
Never mind the Delta variant, never mind more lockdowns, never mind anything.
Can you imagine if a Conservative had done the same thing or something similar?
The media would have had a field day.
This birthday party is the epitome of Democrat hypocrisy on display, but it’s far from the only Covid related rules for thee, but not for me treatment:
Since Joe Biden’s mask mandates were announced, multiple Democrats have gone to events maskless.
If Democrats can’t be bothered to follow their own mandates, why should Americans?
— GOP (@GOP) August 2, 2021
Your 'leaders' are hypocrites. pic.twitter.com/c3q4tymNPS
— The Quill Press (@Squidward3424) August 2, 2021
The New York Post relayed some of the obvious concerns about Obama’s party:
Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, told CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday that people need to use “common sense” before having large gatherings.
“If you’re talking about a small party like I might have at my house for six or eight people who are all fully vaccinated, I do not believe, at this point, we need to put masks on to be next to each other,” Collins said.
“But if there were 100 people, and, of course, how are you really going to be sure about people’s vaccination status?” he asked.
I'll never forget the packed church for John Lewis at the height of the pandemic while I wasn't able to have friends and family attend my wife's funeral.
The ruling class NEVER plays by the rules that only apply to the little people.https://t.co/QIxX61xwxR
— Matthew Kolken (@mkolken) August 2, 2021
Obama gets to have a start-studded 475 person birthday party… while you're asked to hunker down, get your 6th vaccine, and mask up regardless.
Can you really still deny that there's a ruling class in this country?https://t.co/sESrAOoJCL
— Alex Marlow (@AlexMarlow) August 2, 2021
A White House spokesperson said in a statement to Axios, “While President Biden is unable to attend this weekend, he looks forward to catching up with former President Obama soon and properly welcoming him into the over-sixty club.”
The official did not address whether the White House harbored any public health concerns about the gathering.
One state official said Gov. Charlie Baker, a Republican, had no insight on the party. Calls placed and emails sent to local and other state officials by Axios also were not immediately returned.