Miami Herald Columnist, Fabiola Santiago, tweeted on Sunday that Florida residents packing beaches “Should work nicely to think the ranks” of Trump supporters and those that support Gov. Ron Desantis.
Santiago tweeted that “packed beaches should work nicely to thin the ranks of Trump/DeSantis/Gimenez supporters in #Florida who value money over health.”
— Fabiola Santiago (@fabiolasantiago) April 19, 2020
She right away took down the tweet when she saw the reaction to this was not going well, but it was already captured.
Others noticed this and were quick to condemn it:
“You’re grotesque. A genuine embarrassment,” tweeted radio show host and conservative commentator Dan Bongino.
What is of interest, she had nothing to say about the decision of three Democrat governors – New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont – who themselves reopened marinas and boatyards under special distancing rules; she only found outrage for a Republican and his supporters.
Others noted the lack of criticism about Manhattan’s Central Park still being open to the public while visitor centers and playgrounds have been closed until further notice. People magazine recently published photographs showing crowds in Central Park breaking the “six feet apart” guidelines, with many not wearing face masks.
Newly reopened Jacksonville Beach only allows “essential activities” which include “recreational activities consistent with social distancing guidelines such as walking, biking, hiking, fishing, running, swimming, taking care of pets and surfing.”
Beach-goers cannot sunbathe or bring towels, blankets, or beach chairs. The beaches reportedly don’t allow “lingering on the beach without moving” or gatherings of more than ten people.
What we are beginning to see is a scary trend, one that should worry all Americans when you have a portion of the American Republic are wishing another portion dead, this is the same type of sentiment we had before the last civil war.
Some will say that she should be forgiven for this, but I ask, do they demand the same when the shoe is on the other foot?
The claim is she felt terrible and took down the tweet, then tweeted:
We need to demand she be fired. The same would be required of any conservative that tweeted something this hateful.
While I am all for forgiveness, I am also for fair treatment, that equality is shown to both sides of the issue. The problem is that this is never applicable to the left; they demand it for themselves but refuse to give back.