• Will Obama Criticize His Own Ebola Response the Same Way He Blasted Bush’s Bird Flu Response?

    Facts are stubborn things, and so too are floor speeches in the United States Senate. Lawmakers seem to forget that C-SPAN records, transcribes, and catalogues each and every one of them.

    It was only days ago that President Obama promised there would not be an Ebola Virus outbreak in the United States…and, like most things, his prediction was completely wrong. Thomas Duncan, the Ebola patient in Dallas, is now believed to have had contact with 80 or more people. Sure sounds like a potential U.S. outbreak to me, doesn’t it?

    So, what went wrong? Is there something Obama didn’t do? Let’s harken back to October 18th, 2005, when fears were spreading across America about the Avian Flu, also known as “Bird Flu.” Then-Senator Barack Obama sure had no problem pointing the finger directly at the Bush administration.

    Frankly, there’s been a lot of talk, but not enough action. And this isn’t just true of the Congress. One year after publishing the draft pandemic flu plan, the administration has still not released the final HHS Pandemic Flu Preparedness Plan,” he said. “We know that Avian Flu will likely hit the United States in a matter of time … The question is, will we be ready when that happens? Let’s make sure that answer is yes. I urge my colleagues in the Senate and the House to push this administration to take the action needed to prevent a catastrophe that we have not seen during our lifetimes.”

    So in 2005, the lack of preparedness for a viral outbreak was George W. Bush’s fault, was it?

    Would that make it…gasp…Obama’s fault today?

    Well, not in Barack’s universe. Forget Ebola; America has been stricken by the E-Bama disease, where the “E” stands for egghead.

    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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