Publisher's Note: One of the most significant things you can do to promote Liberty is to support our mission. Please make your gift to the 2023 Year-End Campaign today. Thank you! —Mark Alexander, Publisher

November 16, 2020

Gavin Newsom’s COVID Hypocrisy Exposed

He attended a birthday party flouting his own coronavirus shutdown rules.

Rules for thee but not for me. Among the truest indicators that one is a totalitarian elitist is an unwillingness to submit to the very rules one imposes on everyone else. The coronavirus pandemic, like climate change, has served to expose the number of elected officials who display this authoritarian hypocrisy.

California was one of the earliest states to lock down in response to the coronavirus, and it has maintained varying degrees of shutdown measures ever since. Therefore, it was a colossal display of hypocrisy when Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom, who has repeatedly preached the Left’s social-distancing and mask-wearing gospel, was caught blatantly disregarding both.

Newsom was caught arrogantly and flagrantly violating his pandemic group-gathering diktats for his subjects — ascribing to the Democrat Party’s statist principle, “law for thee but not for me.” Newsom was dining at one of the state’s most expensive and exclusive restaurants with a dozen high rollers, including ironically, his longtime friend and party host, lobbyist Jason Kinney, California Medical Association CEO Dustin Corcoran and the association’s chief lobbyist Janus Norman — all of whom were in close contact without masks, violating Newsom’s mandatory rules for number of party guests and masking.

Newsom’s own Department of Health has issued COVID rules that limit the number of households in all private gatherings — even outdoors — to only three, with people required to maintain at least six feet of distance from other households at all times. In fact, this same Health Department last month infamously issued a bulletin directing individuals dining in restaurants to wear masks between bites. Most folks have figured out that Newsom’s draconian rules put Thanksgiving on the chopping block.

Newsom joins the growing list of elected Democrat officials who, like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, have been caught flouting the very rules they so adamantly insist everyone should adhere to — under the threat of punishment. The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board calls out two other exemplary hypocrites: “Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser traveled to Delaware to celebrate Joe Biden’s election victory even as she told her residents not to travel to other states. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is saying that people must ‘cancel traditional Thanksgiving plans,’ and invite no guests, even as she joined a street party celebrating Mr. Biden’s apparent victory and spoke with a bullhorn.”

Clearly, these elected officials don’t take the virus as seriously as their hype and regulations would suggest. Worse, they see the American people as peons to be ruled, not as fellow citizens whose rights they have been tasked with protecting.


Start a conversation using these share links:

Who We Are

The Patriot Post is a highly acclaimed weekday digest of news analysis, policy and opinion written from the heartland — as opposed to the MSM’s ubiquitous Beltway echo chambers — for grassroots leaders nationwide. More

What We Offer

On the Web

We provide solid conservative perspective on the most important issues, including analysis, opinion columns, headline summaries, memes, cartoons and much more.

Via Email

Choose our full-length Digest or our quick-reading Snapshot for a summary of important news. We also offer Cartoons & Memes on Monday and Alexander’s column on Wednesday.

Our Mission

The Patriot Post is steadfast in our mission to extend the endowment of Liberty to the next generation by advocating for individual rights and responsibilities, supporting the restoration of constitutional limits on government and the judiciary, and promoting free enterprise, national defense and traditional American values. We are a rock-solid conservative touchstone for the expanding ranks of grassroots Americans Patriots from all walks of life. Our mission and operation budgets are not financed by any political or special interest groups, and to protect our editorial integrity, we accept no advertising. We are sustained solely by you. Please support The Patriot Fund today!

The Patriot Post and Patriot Foundation Trust, in keeping with our Military Mission of Service to our uniformed service members and veterans, are proud to support and promote the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, both the Honoring the Sacrifice and Warrior Freedom Service Dogs aiding wounded veterans, the National Veterans Entrepreneurship Program, the Folds of Honor outreach, and Officer Christian Fellowship, the Air University Foundation, and Naval War College Foundation, and the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation. "Greater love has no one than this, to lay down one's life for his friends." (John 15:13)


“Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!” —George Washington

Please join us in prayer for our nation — that righteous leaders would rise and prevail and we would be united as Americans. Pray also for the protection of our Military Patriots, Veterans, First Responders, and their families. Please lift up your Patriot team and our mission to support and defend our Republic's Founding Principle of Liberty, that the fires of freedom would be ignited in the hearts and minds of our countrymen.

The Patriot Post is protected speech, as enumerated in the First Amendment and enforced by the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, in accordance with the endowed and unalienable Rights of All Mankind.

Copyright © 2023 The Patriot Post. All Rights Reserved.

The Patriot Post does not support Internet Explorer. We recommend installing the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome.