Jason Chaffetz’s Home-Run Takedown of Liberals
They never let a crisis go to waste.
by Jeffrey Lord
June 10, 2021, 11:37 PM
Talk about a timely book.
With the pandemic still at hand, former Utah Republican congressman and current Fox News contributor Jason Chaffetz has a decidedly relevant new book out. The title: They Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste: The Truth About Disaster Liberalism.
Much is written these days about various states and their efforts at election reform. But without doubt much if not all of that effort was launched by Republican reaction — make that appalled reaction — to Democrats use of the COVID-19 pandemic to upend the nation’s normal voting procedures in the 2020 election. And it wasn’t just election law for which Democrats used the pandemic.
In Virginia, Chaffetz writes,
Democratic “Governor Ralph Northam timed his signing restrictive gun legislation on April 10, when Americans were locked down and protests would be less likely.”
Democratic Governor “Tony Evers announced he was making it a criminal offense to attend church or go to work.”
Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer got into the business of extending a “ban on elective medical procedures and surgeries.”
Democratic Governor Tom Wolf used the pandemic to shut down mass gatherings of over 25…. making an exception for hundreds of people protesting racial injustice. In that case he joined the protest, in direct violation of his own COVID-19 reopening orders.
In short, Chaffetz writes, all of these Democratic governors and others “did what they [Democrats] always do — used euphemized language to mask cynical power grabs, used kids and the vulnerable as political leverage, and attacked the Constitution.”