Friday, October 17, 2014

Obama Picks A Political Hack With No Medical Experience as 'Ebola Czar'

President Barack Hussein Obama has finally made what he obviously considers a decisive move to combat a prospective domestic Ebola epidemic. Not surprisingly, it's the same move he makes on pretty much everything using an executive order. He's appointed yet another 'czar' to oversee things.

And what a czar!

It's none other than Ron Klain, who served as chief of staff to both Vice President Biden and former vice president Gore.Klain was also general counsel of Al Gore’s election recount committee in 2000, so there's no doubt he was one of the detritus high fiving each other after disqualifying thousands of votes from active duty military overseas.

Klain has absolutely no experience whatsoever in health, medicine or disease control. Instead, he's a fiercely partisan lawyer and lobbyist who among his other accomplishments figured prominently in the Solyndra scandal, the ultimate green energy crony capitalism scam.

It's obvious what's going on here. Rather than put someone in charge with healthcare or medical experience, this president has opted for a political operative who can be relied on to toe the party line, repeat the talking points  and 'manage' the politics, rather than the disease.

No president has ever done anything like this before in a similar situation of this seriousness,  to my knowledge.

A lot of people out there claim to be Democrats because 'they care about people like me.'

This should pretty much expose that nonsense for what it least as far as the Obama regime is concerned.

Ron Fournier in The National Journal has more on this.


Anonymous said...

No president has ever done anything like this before in a similar situation of this seriousness, to my knowledge.

You have obviously never heard of political appointee Michael Brown. At least only one person has died from Ebola. Heckuva job Brownie oversaw the deaths of 1800 people.

Rob said...

I realize it doesn't fit in with your narrative, but the people you want to point the finger at are NOLA's dysfunctional mayor Ray Nagin (remember the pictures of all those empty buses that were supposed to be used for evacuation up to their windows in water?) and Democrat Governor Kathleen Bianco.

BTW, the article tries to cover for Bianco by saying FEMA should have simply taken over, but that's actually a violation of the Posse Comitatus Act, which meant Bush would have had to invoke the Insurgency Act to override her, which would have been legally and politically chancy.

Obama doesn't have those issues to deal with.Plus, there's a big difference between a natural disaster that just hits, and dealing with the start of an epidemic where prevention is actually possible.

Oh, and then there's these:

A Tale Of two Hurricanes

Obama: " Screw Kentucky"

Obama Golfs...While Nashville Drowns

There's lot's more, but I think these will suffice .

Colm Barry said...

You see, while most of the Westerners that have gotten Ebola so far were indeed medically trained, this is not a requirement. I'm sure even a "hack", with some help, can acquire Ebola. So ... the right man on the job.