Joe’s Angrier at the Unvaccinated Than the Taliban
10 Sep 2021
FAUCI: Well, Anderson, I think we can appreciate that by the tone of his voice and how he presented it at the press conference this evening, he is clearly frustrated and understandably so. We’ve done everything we possibly can do to get people to get vaccinated. We have trusted messengers. We’ve made it easy. It’s simple. It’s safe. It’s free. The data overwhelmingly show that in those areas that are undervaccinated you’re having a high level of dynamics of virus. In those areas that are vaccinated, it’s much lower. And the president is understandably frustrated.
BUCK: So it was a choice until not enough people made the choice they wanted; then it became something else. I feel like that’s the justification for authoritarianism of all kinds all throughout history, right? “It’s your freedom. It’s your right to choose. ‘My body, my choice,'” even, right? That’s what they tell us about something else that involves a whole other body, but that’s another conversation.
Except on this.
By, welcome back to Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show. You can tell we’re a little fired up here today in C&B world because of what happened last night. Little Fauci is out there, the messenger. (impression) “Of course he’s frustrated.” Clay, one thing that did get a lot of attention last night from those of us who were watching that speech, right, those of us who saw it as it was happening, was the tone.
A lot of people are pointing out without coordinating with each other: Biden sounded much more angry at anyone who was not gotten the shot so far than at any point in the dealings with the Taliban (laughing), at any point in his dealings with foreign enemies of the United States, and he’s putting on this sort of old tough guy, wannabe Clint Eastwood routine for America right now and really kind of adding fuel to the fire of the hatred — let’s be honest about it — that the vaccinated now spew toward the unvaxxed.
CLAY: Rochelle Walensky — who we almost never hear from, Buck — the director of the CDC… In addition to Biden and Nancy Pelosi, Rochelle Walensky just said about 40 days ago, “Oh, we’re not gonna have vaccine mandates.” Remember what we were told, Buck. In May we were told, “Hey, if you get the vaccine, you don’t have to wear a mask anymore,” and then that disappeared.
We were told, “Hey, if by July 4th, 70% of people have gotten the vaccine, we should be fine.” Buck, we’re over 75% of adults who have gotten this vaccine now, and that’s why I keep coming back to what to me is the most integral part of all of this. Even if we were 100% vaccinated, covid’s not going away.
So what’s really the story here is the vaccinated people know that the vaccine’s not working well because widened I’ve goat the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine. I’ve never spent any time worried about whether somebody else got the measles vaccine or not, ’cause I’ve got it and I know I’m not gonna get it. That’s not the case here.
BUCK: Well, they have shifted the goalposts once again, because Rochelle Walensky said that you will neither get nor give covid. Remember, this is when when they got rid of the mask mandate, all all the left was all freaked out. “Oh, my gosh! The mask mandate.”
CLAY: Yeah, in May. Yeah.
BUCK: You could neither get nor give covid; that’s obviously gone away. But Biden is now doing this risk factor based upon what it is on any given day that you’ll have a breakthrough case. Clay, if there’s not any concern over breakthrough cases —
BUCK: — we can just look at the logic here. If breakthrough cases aren’t enough of a thing that we need to be worried, why the heck are boosters being rolled out and soon to be mandated as well? “Breakthrough cases are no problem! Get the shot; you’re fine.” I don’t understand. Someone explain this to me.
CLAY: Not only this, Buck, how long is it the mandate going to go? Because, as you’re pointing out, Israel is adding a fourth shot. Well, now have you have to get a third shot. How long for years ahead is the federal government gonna be mandating this? It’s crazy.
BUCK: It's all so arbitrary, and they pretend it's not judgment calls when it clearly is.
BUCK: I've seen some people trying to politicize, in some way, the fact that he was double vaccinated.
CLAY: I was on talking about the importance of the First Amendment and why freedom of speech mattered in media circles.
CLAY: Man, we are making a big difference in the way that we are talking, and even other media are starting to follow our lead.
CLAY: I wonder what it’s like — and I hope I never know, and some people might say it’s already happened — to be past your mental faculties and end up with a big job.