The Politics of Ebola
Chiquita is at the Table
Good morning, breakfastpoppers. Today is Tuesday, October 28, 2014. Our noisy, but beloved, friend Chiquita Cicada is at the breakfast table this morning. She is quite proud of Governor Christie for standing up to the Obama administration and putting the safety of New Jersey residents before politics or the inane dictates coming out of Washington. Chiquita has requested the pleasure of your company at breakfast this morning. She is serving a crustless quiche accompanied by some spicy Bloody Marys. We hope to see you soon.
Common Sense Precautions
Thank you all for coming this morning. I want to take this opportunity to thank Governor Chris Christie for doing his best to protect the citizens of New Jersey from the scourge of Ebola. Several other governors acted as well, but I am concentrating on Governor Christie because breakfastpop and I are residents of New Jersey. The good governor instituted a quarantine policy for people returning from West Africa. Immediately, the White House put all the pressure they could muster to get him to back off this course of action. One can only surmise that the health and well-being of New Jersey residents is not at the top of President Obama's list of priorities. It appears that politics is the name of the game, and for reasons almost impossible to imagine, Ebola must make a great talking point. Admittedly, Gov. Christie decided to send the potential carrier of Ebola back to Maine, but that is probably a good thing. Let the governor of Maine figure out what to do with her.
The nurse who was quarantined, Kaci Hickox, complained the entire short time she was in quarantine, threatening law suits. While I applaud her desire to help the people of West Africa, I deplore her complete indifference to the people of New Jersey and beyond. That is one hell of a bad attitude for a health care professional.
Making Matters Worse
The Obama administration seems intent upon upping the ante when it comes to Ebola. Sending U.S. soldiers into West Africa is absolutely insane and unprecedented. Can you imagine the fear the families of these soldiers must be feeling knowing that their loved ones are going into the unknown to fight a war that they weren't trained to fight? Despite assurances from the Obama administration there is still great concern among military families. Thus far between 4,000 and 5,000 people have died from Ebola in West Africa. Clearly, the epidemic is not under control. It is highly unlikely that this effort by the military would do anything to stem the tide of the disease. The soldiers time would be better spent enforcing our immigration laws and protecting United States citizens from intruders at our borders bringing in disease, crime and terror.
An Open Invitation
The Democratic Republic of the Congo experienced an outbreak of Ebola in July. The Obama administration has allowed at least 1,900 refugees from the disease stricken nation to enter our nation, Blood tests and urine tests for these detainees are required, but they will not detect Ebola. This particular strain of Ebola is different from the one ravaging West Africa. It is safe to say that the U.S. knows very little about it. Once again the Obama administration goes gone out of its way to put Americans in harms way.
A Botched Response
A majority of the American people want the federal government to stop all flights from Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. The Obama administration doesn't care what we think as evidenced by his strong armed tactics with the governors who took measures to protect the citizens of their states. Perhaps he wants to become known as the man who saved Africa. If that is the legacy he is yearning for, he is failing miserably. Africans are not pleased with what they perceive as a lack of action on his part. President Obama should be more concerned about what the America people think of him. At the moment, they don't think very highly of his presidency and with good reason. Under his leadership, and I use the term loosely, we have experienced scandal after scandal. lie upon lie and the American people no longer trust government. President Obama has exceeded his authority time and time again, and placed the welfare of our nation at the bottom of the pile. He has surrounded himself with people who are incompetent at mostly everything but lying. The CDC has failed to deal with the threat of Ebola in any meaningful way, and the White House has failed to come up with a protocol that makes any sense.
Let the States Lead
The only thing left for Americans is to demand that their governors do everything possible to protect their rights. The federal government is depriving Americans of their freedom, keeping us vulnerable because of its refusal to obey the immigration laws on the books. Perhaps it is time for the governors of the border states to call up the National Guard and close down the borders. President Obama, under his own authority, left them open and in doing so he has placed us all in jeopardy. At the same time, every state should adopt strict quarantine laws despite what the no-nothing CDC says. The Congress is dead in the water, the administration is out to lunch, so let the governors do the right thing. I am sure the American people will back them up. I know I will.....
I'm Chiquita Cicada and I'm here to say
I wish the Obama administration would fade away!