Trump economic adviser compares anti-shelter-in-place protesters to Rosa Parks

Oh, hell no.

Stephen Moore, the crank economist who thinks tax cuts are the medicine for whatever ails you, is planning a “drive-in” protest against Wisconsin’s Safer at Home policy, and he’s making a comparison that’s, well, pretty fucking offensive.

Politico:

“They’re going to shut down the Capitol — shh, don’t tell anybody,” Moore, a Trump ally who also serves as an outside economic adviser to the president, said in a video posted to a libertarian think tank’s YouTube page earlier this week. “We need to be the Rosa Parks here and protest against these government injustices,” he added.

The economics commentator told CBS News on Friday that he believed the White House had waited too long to re-open the country and the country’s economy couldn’t wait for more widespread coronavirus testing to become available.
Moore’s plan comes as scores of protesters have taken to streets across some of the U.S.’s state capitals, railing against governors' shutdown policies they argue harm the economy and Americans’ constitutional rights.

Parks, of course, is … well, you know who Rosa Parks is. If not, hie thee to thy Google machine.

Regardless, fighting for basic civil rights in the Jim Crow South is not the same as fighting for the right to turn your neighbor’s lungs into a couple of shopworn kitchen sponges. It’s just not. And Moore should be ashamed for mentioning Parks in the same breath as these death cult clowns.

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