Ebola and the Empty Government

Now that 80-100 people are being monitored for ebola in Texas, doesn’t it seem to be time to restrict travel from west Africa? Not according to the Obama Administration. I cannot understand this attitude. I tried to think of it in terms of maybe Team Obama thinks it would be racist to restrict travel from west Africa – but I don’t think any rational person would really believe that. Is it just that the Obama Administration doesn’t care? After all, its almost certain that if anyone in America dies from ebola, it will be among the lower classes…no one who lives in Manhattan and is an Obama fund raiser is likely to get it.

It is just bizarre. It would cost Obama nothing to restrict travel and would pretty much guarantee that no Americans in the United States catch it. Short, simple, no cost – and they won’t do it. Maybe it just goes in with the Obama attitude that the United States isn’t worthy of defense? Oh, I know he makes his speeches saying that while he’s President, America’s enemies better tremble in their boots, but lets face a fact here: the only reason we’re bombing in Syria is because the video beheading of Americans played a role in Obama’s cratering approval rating. ISIS could have beheaded 1,000 Americans and if Obama’s poll numbers held steady, we wouldn’t be bombing. The ebola outbreak is illustrating something about Obama: if he and his cabal aren’t threatened, nothing serious will be done.

It is almost as if they don’t see themselves from an American perspective. Citizens of the world, indeed…and while Obama is out there striking poses, the actual business of government isn’t getting done. There’s no one home – the store is not being minded. Now I begin to understand how the Secret Service could get so out of hand – no one was watching it; only when it started to risk Obama’s political fortunes was any attention given to it. We’d just better hope that at crucial moments doing a rational thing polls well between now and 2016 – because if it doesn’t, it won’t get done. Our government is empty – a mere collection of disparate forces rolling along without a plan or pilot.

6 thoughts on “Ebola and the Empty Government

  1. Cluster October 2, 2014 / 2:52 pm

    I am so glad that there are other people who keep of track of stuff like this – the following is then Sen Obama, playing politics once again and scolding the Bush Admin for being “unprepared” for the Avian Flu pandemic:

    More than 30 Democratic senators, including Mr. Obama, sent Mr. Bush a letter today asking him to release the administration’s final plan for dealing with a pandemic influenza. The group expressed its “grave concern that the nation is dangerously unprepared.”


    The failure to prepare for emergencies can have devastating consequences. We learned that lesson the hard way after Hurricane Katrina. This nation must not be caught off-guard when faced with the prospect of an avian flu pandemic. The consequences are too high.

    • Retired Spook October 2, 2014 / 3:59 pm


      That was then, this is now. You should know by now how the Leftist mind works. We Conservatives believe words have meaning, and that meaning doesn’t change from day to day, month to month and year to year. Liberals believe words mean whatever they want them to mean depending on the existing circumstances today.

      I’m going to go out on a limb today and make a prediction because I just want to be on record in a public forum. If I prove to be wrong, I have no problem admitting such in the future. In fact I want desperately to be wrong, but I predict that much, if not most of what’s being said publicly by government and medical (think CDC) personel regarding Ebola is not true.

  2. Retired Spook October 3, 2014 / 12:22 pm

    Until we close our borders and stop flights from western Africa, this is going to become more and more common, and it’s likely to affect mostly minority communities. Any guesses as to what happens when it becomes pandemic?

  3. J. R. Babcock (@JRBabcock) October 3, 2014 / 1:35 pm

    Is it unreasonable to think that the CDC would have guidelines established in case something like Ebola ever reached our shores? Apparently that’s asking too much.

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