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By Teri O'Brien -
Here's what we know about Barack Obama:
- He refused to seal Southern border, and even put out bids in January for escorts for the Unaccompanied Children in January.
- The minors arrived along with Enterovirus D-68, which hasn't been seen in this country since 1962, and which has killed six American children so far.
- He has refused to stop flights from West Africa, although I predict that's not going to last. They'll make a PR show of some restrictions, but it won't matter (read on).
- His Regime loosened restrictions on travelers from West Africa after Ebola began raging there.
The appointment of notorious Democrat bagman and operative Ron Klain as the "Ebola coordinator" when there is already a federal employee, Dr. Nicole Lurie, with actual credentials employed by the government and in office, makes one thing crystal clear: that is, the Obama administration views this Ebola outbreak as the mother of all exploitable crises. Mr. Klain is there to make sure that oodles of taxpayer dollars are shoveled into the pockets of cronies, that that the border is left wide open, and that the Regime's actual plans and actions are covered up.
Friday, we got more evidence from the indispensable Judicial Watch that what we have been saying all along, that Obama's world view demands that he address the "unfairness" that causes people in Africa to die from diseases that people in the United States had never seen by bringing the Third World here, is happening. Apparently it's not happening fast enough with the the arrival of people who lie their way into the country like the late Thomas Eric Duncan. His regime is working on accelerating the process and making it more certain. From the Judicial Watch release:
Judicial Watch has learned that the Obama administration is actively formulating plans to admit Ebola-infected non-U.S. citizens into the United States for treatment. Specifically, the goal of the administration is to bring Ebola patients into the United States for treatment within the first days of diagnosis.
Are the 4000 troops, those "boots on the ground" he refuses to send to do actual military operations and that whole "defend America" thing, sent to Africa to build hospitals and create infrastructure out of nothing, just more window dressing, used again like their fellow soldiers in the past as PR props for this clown?
As for that Dr. who works for HHS and whose job description is to address situations just like this plague, Investors' Business Daily reports:
Earlier this week, Sen. John McCain called for an Ebola czar, not knowing one already effectively exists. Why should he, since Nicole Lurie, M.D., M.S.P.H., has been completely M.I.A.
You have to wonder sometimes if anyone in a leadership position in the Obama administration bothers to show up to work these days.
Case in point is Dr. Nicole Lurie, who arguably should be front and center in planning for and responding to the Ebola outbreak.
After all, it's right there in her job title. She's the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, a position created in the wake of Hurricane Katrina that reports directly to the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Her mission, according to the HHS website, is "to lead the nation in preventing, responding to and recovering from the adverse health effects of public health emergencies."
Why, people wonder, has she no where to be seen? From the Investors' Daily piece:
Then again, it could be that, like everyone else in the Obama administration, Lurie's just not up to the job.
After all, on Sept. 11, Lurie told the Washington Post that her office was diligently working with other federal agencies "to ensure that U.S. health care providers, hospitals, health clinics, emergency medical services ... have the information they need to be prepared to identify and treat Ebola infections, in case anyone in the United States becomes sick after traveling from affected countries or from contact with infected individuals."
Two weeks later, Ebola-infected Thomas Duncan showed up at the Texas Presbyterian Health Hospital with a high fever after returning from Liberia, only to be discharged with a prescription for antibiotics.
Wait …what is this—some sort of Obama-led war on women? Hear more of the backstory to unpack about this latest outrage on the 10/19/14 podcast edition of The Teri O'Brien Show.
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