Just moments ago the mayor of Kansas City shared his stunning wit and casual charm against an "anti-masker" via social media take down. Now he's earning quite a few accolades and support from thousands of dedicated fans.
The mayor was tagged with this sloppy bit of photo shop . . .
His answer . . .
It's a fine exchange and we're glad that Mayor Q is embracing social media for greater constituent communication.
However, we notice that people Kansas City and throughout the metro are overwhelmingly willing to wear masks and comply with orders even when they don't agree. Most locals are essentially good people and want to obey the rules. At the very least, it's not worth the hassle in order to make the life of some low level clerk miserable.
Moreover . . .
THE ACCOUNT CHALLENGING MAYOR Q ONLY HAS SIX FOLLOWERS AND WAS JUST CREATED IN SEPTEMBER!!!
Of course we wouldn't dare accuse the mayor of a harmless bit of Internets theater.
However, this is important more important than clever Twitter banter . . .
There is little "anti-mask" sentiment in Kansas City. Instead, there are reasonable, legitimate and serious questions about the COVID curfew that have been unanswered by Mayor Lucas. Instead engaging in an forthright discussion, the Lucas administration and his supporters reframe criticism as mere "anti-mask" rhetoric when, in fact, local small biz are more than willing to follow safety protocols yet still reject the curfew.
Again, we invite the mayor or anyone else to explain to us how COVID-19 is more dangerous after 10PM.
Moreover, challenging a flimsy, unsubstantiated and draconian curfew against law abiding adults who are more than willing to follow safety precautions is a matter of preserving liberty and constitutional rights, not merely a partisan debate.
You decide . . .