“The president said it was unlikely two weeks ago. Well, it’s not unlikely, it has happened. It’s here.”
That’s Chris Matthews on “Hardball” last night, tearing Obamacare architect Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel a new one over the official insistence that everything is fine, no one has anything to worry about from ebola, etc. — the usual Administration platitudes.
The Centers for Disease Control on Tuesday confirmed that a patient being kept in isolation in a Dallas hospital indeed has ebola.
This morning it was announced that another person is being kept under observation while officials wait for blood tests to come back.
As gratifying as it is to see Chris “Thrill Up My Leg” Matthews going head to head with anyone representing the Obama Administration, this ebola thing is just the latest in a series of lies about the health risks Americans are facing these days.
Besides ebola, there’s a laundry list of tropical and uncommon diseases that have been brought into the country by illegal aliens and planted in schools courtesy of this Administration’s policies that bus illegal immigrants all over the country and then release them with nothing more than a piece of paper telling them to show up in court at some future date.
All along, people from the Border Patrol and CDC to local health officials and pundits have been warning about the health hazard being created and harbored by the Administration.
All along, high government officials, media talking heads and liberals in general have been dismissing such talk as fear-mongering — a tactic Emanuel tried on Matthews, but Matthews was having none of it:
DR. EZEKIEL EMANUEL: Again, don’t hypothesize because we just don’t know. We have no idea what he did or didn’t do and how he got it. I’m sure that’s going to be vital information to try to understand the transmission, but the idea that there’s going to be a widespread outbreak here, I think is just, again, it’s a bit of fear mongering. We have a single case. This is not a big, widespread —
MATTHEWS: Yeah, yeah, but I’m just going back to the president’s statement, doctor, and that is that the president said it would be unlikely if we had a case in this country. Unlikely to even have one case. You want to see the tape again?
EMANUEL: He said there wouldn’t be an Ebola outbreak.
MATTHEWS: No, and in the second part of his sentence he said in the unlikely case someone brings it here. In the unlikely case someone brings it here. Well, they’ve done it. We’re living in the world of the unlikely already. That’s all I’m saying. I’m not fear mongering. I’m stating the facts and I wonder if everybody else is.
The Administration has clearly overplayed its hand when a stalwart like Matthews is starting to see through the bluff.
The fact is that our Administration lies, egregiously, blatantly. It is playing games with Americans’ health for reasons it is not disclosing.
Obama did not send American troops to “fight” ebola on a whim. There are fears at work, and there is a plan at work, and the public is not being made privy to that information by the “most transparent” Administration.
Similarly, we’re not getting consistent or reliable information from the “hot zone” in West Africa. The vague details paint a picture of mass panic, people bolting from their homes in supposedly locked down communities, and an epidemic that is spreading like wildfire.
The CDC recently estimated that there will be as many as 1.4 million cases of ebola by January.
But the authors of the same report also say that number is unlikely.
The public should be getting tired of government officials who talk out of both sides of their mouths.