Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Obama and Ebola

by Al Benson Jr.

When I first read about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa my first thought was "How long will it be before they manage to bring it to the United States?" Turns out I didn't have too long to wait before I found out and, lo and behold, we had our first Ebola patient from Liberia in a hospital in Dallas, Texas.

At that point, my next thought was--well maybe better if I don't go into my next thought except to say that as this whole situation progressed I got the distinct feeling that Comrade Obama did not have the best interests of the American people at heart. But, then, did he ever?

Columnist Thomas Sowell probably said it much better, and with more gentility, that I ever could have. For those who may not know, Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institute and a well-known author who happens to be black. Several years ago he wrote an informative book, which I have read, called Inside American Education. In it he told people all that they should have known about the American education system but didn't really want to, lest they have to do something to remedy it.

Just today, 10/7/14, he had a column on townhall.com  which also appeared in the Washington Times and in several other outlets. In it he noted: "The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is both a danger in itself and a wake-up call for Americans--about President Obama, about the institutions of this country and, most important, about ourselves."

He continued: "There was a time when an outbreak of a deadly disease overseas would bring virtually unanimous agreement that our top priority should be to keep it overseas. Yet Barack Obama has refused to bar entry to the United States by people from countries where the Ebola epidemic rages, as Britain has done. The reason? Refusing to let people with Ebola enter the United States would conflict with the goal of fighting the disease. In other words, the safety of the American people takes second place to the goal of helping people overseas." Unfortunately, no truer words have been spoken in either this or the last century. The safety of Americans matters not at all to this man. As I've said before, he couldn't care less. And to prove that, he has American troops "fighting Ebola overseas" and downplaying the dangers not only to these soldiers but also to other Americans when those troops do finally come home.

Mr. Sowell then asks the question: "What does this say about Obama? At a minimum it suggests that he takes his conception of himself as a citizen of the world more seriously than he takes his role as President of the United States. At worst, he may consider Americans' interests expendable in the grand scheme of things internationally." I wonder, also, if he considers Americans expendable--and if Ebola gets out here and kills a few thousand--so what?

Obama and his Regime look with absolute contempt on the average American. We exist only to pay his vacation and golfing expenses. He has the mindset of the typical Marxist elitist--the world lives to make me comfortable.

One place I do disagree somewhat with Mr. Sowell is his comments about those who spent considerable effort trying to either validate or invalidate Obama's "birth certificate." Although that effort has not produced everything the investigators hoped for, I believe it was a necessary effort and I cannot help but commend those that undertook it. Whether more turns up in that area or not we will just have to wait and see.

Sowell makes an insightful comment, one most folks have probably not thought much about, when he says: "Those critics who have been citing Barack Obama's foreign policy fiascoes and disasters as evidence that he is incompetent may be overlooking the possibility that he has different priorities than the protection of the American people and America's interests as a nation." If anything that is a masterful understatement of the real situation. The priorities of Americans are last on Obama's list--the one thing he will never get to and he never intended to. He has had his own priorities as well as the agenda of the elite cabal that made sure he got into office and that's all he has an interest in fulfilling. Mr. Sowell seems to have grasped that fact. Too bad more Americans haven't. You would think after him being in office for six years it would have become rather apparent.

Mr. Sowell concluded his article with: "No one knows at this point how big the Ebola danger may turn out to be. But what we do know is that official reassurances about this and other dangers have become worthless. The erosion of Constitutional government over the years has become, under the Obama administration, a deluge of arbitrary edicts and defiant lawlessness protected by a grossly politicized Department of Justice."

No sane person, unless he be prone to delusion, can come up with any other conclusion. Those that helped Obama get into office, either by votes or other methods, have enabled him to preside over the destruction of the country--and he couldn't be happier!

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