Andrew Yang explains running for mayor while not living in New York full time: “We live in a two-bedroom apartment in Manhattan… can you imagine trying to have two kids on virtual school in a two-bedroom apartment and then trying to do work yourself?”
— Scott Bixby (@scottbix) January 11, 2021
#YangGang! Who’s on board?! Uhhh not a lot of New York City parents, apparently:
Noting the challenges of fulfilling his CNN obligations from his apartment, he continued, “We live in a two-bedroom apartment in Manhattan. And so, like, can you imagine trying to have two kids on virtual school in a two-bedroom apartment, and then trying to do work yourself?”
Yang: “Can you imagine raising two kids in virtual school in your two-bedroom apartment while you and your partner work?”
Most of NYC: pic.twitter.com/WGZrkC79Hk
— Dan Lehner 🎹 (@danlehnermusic) January 11, 2021
If you don’t know that countless parents in NYC are dealing with this exact or worst circumstance (little to no access to the internet or a working computer, heating issues, unemployment, food insecurity, etc) you shouldn’t be running for mayor of our city.
— Maya Contreras (@mayatcontreras) January 11, 2021
I honestly don’t know how anyone could possibly want to be a politician these days. Unless you crave power the way that some people crave queso, it seems like the worst job in the entire world. ANYTHING you say gets twisted, and both sides are guilty.
Here’s Andrew Yang casually mentioning how hard it is to juggle two kids doing virtual school while he runs for mayor from a two-bedroom apartment. Yes, that’s hard. Do many people have it harder? Of course. Obviously, idiot. Do we really need to compare EVERYTHING in our lives to the worst possible situation, and be grateful for how great we have it by comparison? Must everything be reduced to some holistic gratitude exercise?
Can we not complain about stubbing our toe because some people don’t even have toes to stub because they lost them to frostbite when their roofs were blown away by Hurricane Jezebel? Just because there are starving children in Africa doesn’t mean I want my sandwich any less. Everyone’s struggles are relative.
Maybe Yang needs to know better. He also said this about why he hasn’t been in New York as much lately:
“I was very focused on helping Joe and Kamala win, and then helping flip the Senate,” he said, though Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s campaign was not especially fast-paced during the early days of the pandemic. “Most New Yorkers would be very excited about those goals, and are fairly indifferent to where I was doing that work from.”
Dude, what on earth are you talking about. Fairly indifferent? You’re talking about New Yorkers, with no restaurants, Broadway shows, comedy clubs, Barry’s Boot Camp classes, or silent discos. We are bored out of our minds. OF COURSE WE CARE (I don’t, but they do, and I kinda get it). Even the people who fled to their Hamptons homes will hold it against you that you didn’t stick around during the darkest days of the pandemic.
Oh well. He’s still got Rogan’s support, as far as I can tell, and that has to count for something. Wouldn’t mind getting some of those UBI checks in the mail. All aboard the #YangGang.