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Hey, Remember When Barack Ebola Said This Last Month?

New polling indicates an absolute midterm mess for President Obama and his party come Election Day. An ABC/Washington Post poll has 60 percent of those surveyed saying they don’t trust government at all anymore, as well as 63 percent of respondents agreeing that government’s ability to handle problems has, in general, gotten worse under Obama. ABC’s George Stephanopoulos characterized the results as a “sour mood” on the part of voters. Yeah, the media has almost as tough a time with rejection like this as Obama himself. A frustrated Charlie Rose over at CBS even lamented that he simply can’t understand why people don’t like Barry anymore.

Well, Charlie, perhaps it’s because of statements like the one he made in the above video from September 7th on Ebola.

Americans shouldn’t be concerned about the prospects of contagion here in the United States short term, because this is not an airborne disease,” proclaimed a confident POTUS on NBC’s Meet the Press.

I guess our homeland cases in Dallas and New York don’t count.

We’re going to have to get U.S. military assets just to set up, for example, isolation units and equipment [overseas] to provide security for public health workers surging from around the world,” Obama continued. “If we do that, then it’s still going to be months before this problem is controllable in Africa. But it shouldn’t reach our shores.”

Shouldn’t“? Absolutely. Did it? Yep…and it didn’t take “months,” but days.

And here’s the real kicker. For all of the insistence about Ebola not being an “airborne” disease that can be caught on a bus, even Obama admitted back then what many of us have feared in recent weeks: viruses DO mutate in order to survive:

If we don’t make that effort now, and this spreads not just through Africa, but other parts of the world, there’s the prospect then that the virus mutates, it becomes more easily transmittable, and then it could be a serious danger to the United States.”

It’s yet another example of a remark the president is acting like he never made, despite having done it on national television. Meanwhile, he’s trying to save face by bragging about hugging nurses in a manner that doesn’t seem like the Secret Service should be allowing.

And the media is shocked when Chris Christie blasts the Centers for Disease Control over its “evolving” guidelines? I wonder where CDC’s model of inconsistency originates from…


Matt Fox

Senior Editor

Fox has history in broadcasting that spans two decades. From his early days as an FM host and club DJ in the mid-90′s to his later experiences in political talk radio, he has always had a knack for combining topical news with his love for popular culture. Those experiences culminated in his position as executive producer for several radio shows featured in the TALKERS Heavy 100. Originally from New York, Fox has made the great pilgrimage down to sunny south Florida.

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