Jared Polis tried to temper his reputation as Colorado’s despot and overlord of gloom and doom by declaring the COVID emergency over, only to anger his progressive base who are conditioned to believe the world is always ending from something. 

Polis made national and international news this week after telling Colorado Public Radio he won’t mandate another mask mandate and it’s our “own darn fault” if we’re not vaccinated and get sick.

“Everybody had more than enough opportunity to get vaccinated,” Polis told Colorado Public Radio on Friday. “Hopefully it’s been at your pharmacy, your grocery store, a bus near you, [or at] big events. At this point, if you haven’t been vaccinated, it’s really your own darn fault.”

Polis clarified that it’s not your own damn fault if you get vaxed, maxed, go masked and get COVID anyway. But he assures those folks won’t become a death statistic like the 1.6% of Americans who have died from the virus. 

As to what part of this whole equation is China’s fault, Polis declined to say. But we digress …

The conservative media jumped on Polis’s message that the crisis is over.

Chase Woodruff, the alleged journalist from the wildly partisan Colorado Newsline, got he/him panties in a wad that conservative news outlets would dare report favorably on the governor’s view of the pandemic, which is already shared by most Americans.

Looks like Woodruff supports oppressive governments that issue mandates and force the economy and people into lockdowns.

Freedom is stupid, Woodruff explains.

With the gubernatorial election still nearly a year away, it appears Polis might have peaked too early in his jog to the right of the political spectrum. 

But his base is always quick to forget —one of the benefits of leading a state where marijuana is legal. 

And Polis will surely remind them that while he can’t save humanity from the virus today, he can save the planet 100 years from now from climate change and force Mother Nature to adhere to the Gregorian calendar so it will snow during ski season.