These days you can’t help follow the news and wonder just many different ways President Obama and his presidency is really hurting this country and what will be left of it before we all can finally breathe a sigh of relief celebrating his leaving office.
The current Ebola crisis demonstrates just how confusing things can be when poor leadership leads to contradictory and unclear policy which then makes our country dangerously more vulnerable. The former Army officer and political commentator Allen West goes so far as to say its FUBAR, which to those who have served in the military or been around military folks know is not a good thing to describe your President’s policies.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
The world is facing the biggest and most complex Ebola outbreak in history. On August 8, 2014, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) because it was determined to be an ‘extraordinary event’ with public health risks to other countries. The possible consequences of further international spread are particularly serious considering the following factors:
1. The virulence (ability to cause serious disease or death) of the virus,
2. The widespread transmission in communities and healthcare facilities in the currently affected countries, and
3.The strained health systems in the currently affected and most at-risk countries.
The sad truth is Ebola is off the leash in West Africa and has killed 5,000 people so far with as many as 10,000 cases reported. It is not confined to just remote rural areas as has been the case in past outbreaks. Its in the larger cities of these West African countries. It is not contained.
Confusion abounds whether to quarantine or not quarantine people coming from this region of the world. The governors of New Jersey and New York took leadership recently in their respective states and enacted mandatory quarantines for those healthcare workers coming back from countries afflicted with Ebola. Whether this is constitutional is yet another matter. The situation is obviously very fluid and scary.
A different kind of President in the White House might have placed a travel ban on incoming passengers who have visited West Africa since the outbreak and proactively came out in front of the cameras and stated as such. A different kind of president might have refused to allow anyone with Ebola to every enter this country in the first place and taken steps to make sure all TSA and medical professionals were put on high alert with guidelines distributed to every hospital in America as to how to handle any Ebola outbreak. Presumably his appointed Ebola Czar Ron Klain would do something like this however as we have now all learned Klain’s background in medicine is zip, ziltch, nada……Why?? Political hack seems to be the main qualification for any official in Obama’s administration but doesn’t it seem odd that with such a serious medical crisis facing the world that the leader of the free world should put someone with political spin experience in charge instead of medical qualifications. It would appear he is more concerned about what panic and political fall out might ensue than actual deaths caused by the disease.
The media I think is doing its best to downplay the danger but there is danger folks. I posed the question when this first came out if Americans felt comfortable with the current Democratic leadership handling this crisis as they appeared to be incompetent in handling most international and domestic problems. I think that is a valid question especially since we have an election coming around the corner. The type of people we elect to high office matters. Their character matters and their politics matter.
If Americans are honest with themselves they will come to the conclusion that we are not better off as Americans having elected Barrack Hussein Obama president for two terms. Lack of ethics, experience and leadership is all too common place throughout his administration. We can do better America.