Dem Governor Runs Away from Biden on OSHA Vax Mandate - Granite Grok

Dem Governor Runs Away from Biden on OSHA Vax Mandate

Kansas Gov Laura Kelly

Twenty-five states sued the Federal government when OSHA released its unconstitutional private business vax mandate. Kansas was not one of them. But its Democrat governor has stepped into the light in opposition and the timing is certainly suspect.


From Fox News.


If you are having trouble reading that (reformatted).


“Yesterday, I reviewed the new vaccine mandate from the Biden Administration. While I appreciate the intention to keep people safe, a goal I share, I don’t believe this directive is the correct, or the most effective, solution for Kansas.

States have been leading the fight against COVID-19 from the start of the pandemic. It is too late to impose a federal standard now that we have already developed systems and strategies that are tailored for our specific needs.

I will see a resolution that continues to recognize the uniqueness of our state and that builds on our ongoing efforts to combat a once-in-a-century crisis.


I would agree that the federalization of public health is indeed a crisis, though we’re well past the once-in-a-century bit. This is an epic and ongoing battle and Governor Laura Kelly, deliberately or not, just picked a side.

She has discovered a use for the tenth amendment and the timing, as alluded to above, is not lost on her Republican opponent.


After two months of silence, Laura Kelly has now voiced her concerns some 36 hours after her party suffered defeat in blue state Virginia – words accompanied by no action. Kansans are smart, and can see which candidate is acting on principle defending their livelihood and which is making a desperate political ploy to save her own job,…


There’s nothing wrong with smelling political smoke and knowing there’s a fire, and not wanting to get burned. But Kelly was all in on the other COVID nuttiness. Stay-at-home orders, limits on gatherings, mask orders in public, and state control of private property. It seems likely that this COVID19 road to Damamscus moment is all political calculation, and why not.

NH Governor Chris Sununu did the same thing just a few days earlier.

The Fifth Circuit has already put a stay on the OSHA order so it is unenforceable until the courts are done with it. And while Biden’s Surgeon General is hinting at expanding it to all businesses regardless of size, that’s moot as well and covered under any blanket objection but the courts or anyone else.

You just stand up and say, “this is bad for (name of political sub-division), and I’m not on board with that.”

If the Feds win, however unlikely that should seem, well, what is Governor Laura Kelly to do?

If she was serious she’d roll up her sleeves and deliver some Ron DeSantis-like speeches about state’s rights and sovereign citizens, but she’s a Democrat. Gov. Kelly does not believe in any of those things. She believes in centralizing power inside the beltway. Laundering money through the DC Laundromat. Tieing local hands with federal strings and then bragging about how they got x millions back in name of (insert political sub-divisions, citizens).

That’s what Democrats do.

But it’s nice to see her pretending. It makes Biden and the mandate look bad and it might even, intended or not, turn a few registered Democrat heads away from the dark side.