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Dems seek to weaponize Ebola politically

Dems seek to weaponize Ebola politically

“This Ebola thing is the best argument you can make for the kind of government that we believe in.”

First it was Politico spreading the talking point that Republicans were exploiting Ebola by pointing out the failure and incompetence of the Obama administration.

Huffington Post joined that chorus of GOP Lawmakers Continue To Stoke Ebola Fears.

Now it’s Van Jones making the argument that Democrats need to weaponize Ebloa for the 2014 campaign — politically of course.

Via Newsbusters:

It appears as though former Obama official Van Jones has taken Rahm Emmanuel’s belief that you never “want a good crisis go to waste” to heart during a Sunday appearance on ABC’s This Week w/ George Stephanopoulos.

During a panel discussion on the upcoming midterm elections, Jones suggested that Democrats should point out that the “Ebola thing is the best argument you can make for the kind of government that we believe in.”

After host George Stephanopoulos highlighted how “Nate Silver’s team at FiveThirtyEight gives the GOP a 59% of retaking the Senate” Van Jones shamefully urged Democrats to use Ebola as a talking point in 2014:

We can’t let the Republicans get away with some of the stuff they’re doing this week, just trying to bash Obama. Hey, you know, government is always your enemy until you need a friend. This Ebola thing is the best argument you can make for the kind of government that we believe in.

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“This Ebola thing is the best argument you can make for the kind of government that we believe in.”

Um…not so much Commie.

So far, it seems like “the government you believe in” has made a complete hash of “This Ebola thing…”.

As a matter of fact, the whole “let the brights control your life” dealie has come a major cropper in the last few weeks, months, and years.

Now, if you mean you believe in a government that will lie to people and expose them to risk of a mass die-off or just kill them outright, I can understand that, too. As we know you’ve advocated in the past. And we do know the history of the Collective.

I’m not sure the people would agree that government (Democrats) was the answer to these threats. It is the Obama administration policies that has put America at risk – not only at risk for an Ebola epidemic, but Islamic terrorism has risen under Obama – and that certainly has threatened the security of the United States, as well as undermining whatever stability the Middle-East had.

Six years into his presidency, it’s getting harder and harder to blame Bush…though, of course, they’ll try.

Oh how I wish he had been pressed to describe, exactly and in detail, “the kind of government *we* believe in.”

That would have made another GOP ad in and of itself.

Humphrey's Executor | October 5, 2014 at 10:11 pm

So because of Ebola we have to water down the gas with ethanol and use toxic light bulbs. Got it.

Unfortunately, we ain’t seen nuttin yet. Just wait until flu season hits to see what a completely paralyzed nation that battens down the barricades REALLY looks like as millions have symptoms that are much like how Ebola starts off! The trenches of our medical system are woefully unprepared for something like this. And thank you, President Obola for your “fundamental transformation” when flu season hits! Oh, and PLEASE let’s keep those West African shuttles flying back and forth, since obviously it would do no good anyway with your open borders policy. Oh, and everyone? Be sure to vote a straight Democrat ticket in November: they really DO care about you folks, ya’ll hear? After all:

“Now, I am not on the ballot this fall,” Obama stressed. “… But make no mistake: My policies are on the ballot — every single one of them.” (Including unrestricted West African air flights.)

Barack Hussein Obama, October 2, 2014, Northwestern University

Ebola kills people.
Dead people vote overwhelmingly for democrats.
Ebola can bring you the kind of government democrats believe in.

Leftist idiots have been suggesting the screwups in Texas are the result of republican leadership in the state. Of course, in order to do so, they have to completely ignore the fact that Texas doesn’t control the issuance of Visas, Texas doesn’t control points of entry into the USA and Texas doesn’t set forth infectious disease guidelines for every hospital in the USA. Other than that, I’m sure it’s all the fault of the republicans in Texas government.

    TrooperJohnSmith in reply to Sanddog. | October 6, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    To borrow some Prog-Logic:

    If the Texas governor wasn’t too busy defending himself against politicized, trumped-up charges made up by The Travis County People’s Soviet®, he could focus on securing the state against the threat of people coming into its airports from domestic flights.

    The stupidity on the Left is amazing.

Big government has too much time and money to get involved in conspiracies to arm Mexican gangs and bring disease-infected Central Americans to the US. Small government sticks to essential tasks like banning travel from countries with outbreaks of deadly infectious diseases. Small government is an efficient government.

So far, not a single American – on American soil – has died from Ebola. However, 5 American children have died from the Enterovirus – on American soil. Remember a few weeks ago when we were terribly worried about TB, measles, etc, being brought from Central America. Yep, and probably a new strain of the Enterovirus. How does a totally political White House deal with it. SQUIRREL! EBOLA! Take your pick.

BTW, Dallas city and county government is run by Democrats – just like all big rotted cities. Cheers.

He’s a 9/11 Truther and ‘former’ Marxisr who still believes that his lack of a White House czar position is the result of yet another Republican round earth conspiracy funded by the Kochs.

In other words, he’s a total nutwit, and the real question is why he’s still employed by an entirely discredited cable channel that is militantly committed to breathlessly reporting that Republicans practically invented Ebola to deny Obama a midterm victory.

Oh. Never mind. Answered my own question.

How dare the Dems point out the real-world consequences of Teablilly *policies* / fever-dreams!

Just when you thought Democrats could not be any more vile.

It would be interesting for Megan Kelly to interview Van Jones for some pre-election fireworks

    Henry Hawkins in reply to clafoutis. | October 6, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    It would be more interesting for Megan Kelly to grab Bill O’Reilly by the ankles and beat Van Jones to death with him.

April regarding the african outbreak. This is why people dare to question authority. Don’t ‘urge calm’, do something productive:

That same day, the WHO urged calm.

“This is relatively small still. The biggest outbreaks have been over 400 cases,” WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl said at a news conference in Geneva, referring to previous outbreaks in Congo and Uganda.

Obama’s FRUITBATS are coming home to roost.

The CDC had one job. So far they’ve spent all of their time doing other jobs, instead.

When you tolerate a cowardly, malignant idiot like Squeaker John Boehner in the most powerful position of your political party, your political opponents are going to succeed in demonizing you — or doing just about anything else they want to do to you.

The left has been figuratively sodomizing John Boehner almost daily. He must like it.