Leftists get into trouble because of their desire for control. When someone is always telling everyone else what to do and how to live, that person’s going to be under intense, microscopic scrutiny to follow the demands they’re making of everyone else.
And well, they should be.
Of course people would start calculating the energy consumption of Al Gore’s mansion after he’s spent so much time talking about “the inconvenient truth.” I remember in the 90s when someone went out of their way to find out and publicize that the tables at some conference he was publicizing came from Amazon forest wood.
If you’re going to start recommending the public only use one square of toilet paper, they’re going to want to know how many you use.
If you’re going to start talking about people paying more in taxes, they’re going to want to see if you’ve voluntarily given that percentage of your income to the government.
And now, the most obvious, frequent, and egregious example is nearly every Democrat governor and mayor violating their own mask orders and COVID rules.
It’s actually quite impressive. As Evita Duffy pointed out in a recent Federalist article, “Throughout the pandemic, national leaders, mostly Democratic politicians and health officials, have adopted a “rules for me but not for thee” approach to COVID policy. California Gov. Gavin Newsom, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio have all been caught going against their own rules and guidelines.”
The list is actually far, far longer, including Dr. Fauci, himself. To a person with any sense of right and wrong, it’s really astounding how brazen these people are they make rules they then readily break without out any sense of irony or shame.
(Not to mention, if COVID were really as terrifying as these very people tell us, you’d think they’d be the last person to risk it.)
But even more astounding is why we continue to let them get away with it.