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article imageOp-Ed: Ebolabama the latest problem of Barack Obama

By Robert Weller     Oct 18, 2014 in Politics
Dallas - With all the attacks on President Barack Obama over Ebola it needs to be remembered that the disease has been known to exist since 1976.
Obama is facing withering criticism for his handling of the crisis, a twisted narrative in which his political opponents and much of the media combine to suggest that the president ignored the disease.
It is the same kind of criticism he faces for the butchery the Islamic State.
In fact, Obama was ahead of Congress and others in alerting the world to the danger of both the disease and the Muslim terrorist group.
So far, Obama has not been blamed for Sept. 11.
In fact, when Obama tackled the disease outbreak early on, no one wanted to hear about it. The majority of Americans, according to polls, was convinced it was an African thing and didn’t believe troops needed to be sent to help local authorities.
Contrast that with the Republican governor of Texas, Rick Perry, who was nowhere to be seen when the first U.S. case of Ebola appeared.
Perry went ahead with a trip to Europe, even after the first death occurred in Dallas and a health worker became infected. He only interrupted his trip after a second Dallas health worker was diagnosed with the virus.
Obama was criticized when the Islamic State began its murderous run for ordering airstrikes. Then Republicans decided he should send troops back to Iraq.
There is no way for Obama to be right on any issue. This lame duck president has become the first victim of an Internet age when anyone can say anything, and have it echo round the world.
The irony is that his Republican opponents are on the wrong side of several major issues. They include womens’ rights, especially the right to abortion, same-sex marriage, legalization of marijuana, equal pay for women and more.
Pollsters and pundits say Republicans will take control of the U.S. Senate and expand their majority in the U.S. House, partly because of fear of Ebola. The death toll is one, a Liberian who contracted the disease in West
The Republicans will gain while being out of touch with the America of video games and streaming TV. The only hedge on polling is the impact of early voting and elimination of landline phones, both of which may contaminate polling.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of
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