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Conservatives aren’t mad because there are protests.

We’re mad because ALL OF YOU said we were evil for suggesting mere weeks ago that some things are too important to keep locked down.

Don’t remember? Well, lucky for you, Twitter is free and the internet is forever.

Some of the best examples are the pushback to @bethanyshondark for suggesting that some things need to reopen.

@joelockhart really led the heinous vitriol, yet he seems to have no issues with the recent protests.
@joelockhart clearly thinks some protests are better than others.
Same sentiment from noted internet swearer @tonyposnanski. Again. No concern about the latest protests.
And it wouldn’t be a thread without @kurteichenwald in the mix.

Again. No concerns when talking about the latest round of protests.
And this wasn’t @kurteichenwald’s only example.
But it wasn’t just in response to Bethany. Here’s @NYGovCuomo, who’s overseen the worst disaster in NY since 9/11, and performed about as poorly as one could.

He’s also encouraging protests now, as looters and vandals destroy NYC.
@GovWhitmer has since dropped these concerns it appears.
Is leaving your home still selfish @GovMurphy?
And you had the usual pundits. Here’s @JRubinBlogger. Go figure.

Not a peep of concern since.
Ditto for @juliaioffe, who apparently doesn’t think going out and breaking social distancing guidelines or crowd size restrictions is selfish.
Apparently the last protest wasn’t good enough for @cmclymer but this one is. The internal logic isn’t even sound.
It seems that @BarbMcQuade had a change of heart on whether breaking restrictions is “selfish” and “ignorant”
@AprilDRyan doesn’t seem to be asking this question anymore. Wonder why.
@funder no longer seems to see an issue with protesting.
The Obama bros don’t seem to have these same misgivings about a lack of social distancing. @jonfavs & @TVietor08
So if you want to support the protests, have at it. I do. George Floyd’s killing is inexcusable and we need change.

But if you were saying weeks ago that anyone who wanted out of quarantine, for any reason, was evil, with all due respect, you can absolutely go fuck yourself.
How could I have possibly forgotten @soledadobrien in the Grandma Killer montage?

Apparently now that we have an “occasion” things are different.
Anyway, I don’t have anything you can sign up for or subscribe to. But I do these threads often, and in my humble opinion, I’m worth a follow.

More importantly, don’t let this (admittedly frustrating) hypocrisy let your heart grow hard. Care about your neighbors. Have empathy.
And given the riots and the national conversation our country is having, it’s a good time to donate to good causes, no matter what you think on the issues. Here’s a good list in Minneapolis:…
And I know many of your are in DC. One easy way you can help people in our community who are hurting - and enjoy a delicious meal - is to have your next take-out dinner from a black-owned business. Here’s a list:
Also trying to find or create a list of local small businesses in DC damages by looters. Will circulate as soon as I can get or make one.
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