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Offline soflorattler

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Coronavirus Exposes Worst Traits Of Trump Administration, Conservative Columnist Says

"He can’t figure out how to spell 'coronavirus,' much less how to fight it," wrote Max Boot in The Washington Post.

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https://www.huffpost.com/entry/max-boot-donald-trump-coronavirus_n_5e57744bc5b66137fb5ddb56
If capitalism is so great, why does it need to be bailed out by socialism every ten years?

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President Obama set up anti-pandemic programs in 47 vulnerable countries, as a way to protect against something just like Coronavirus breaking out across the world.

Experts begged Trump to keep them open.

He closed 37 of them.
If capitalism is so great, why does it need to be bailed out by socialism every ten years?

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He and the kool aid drinkers are blaming everything on any thing that will stick with the base.  The base will gladly die for him and blame something else.   :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:
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President Obama set up anti-pandemic programs in 47 vulnerable countries, as a way to protect against something just like Coronavirus breaking out across the world.

Experts begged Trump to keep them open.

He closed 37 of them.

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he Ebola crisis in the United States has become an anchor threatening to sink the Obama presidency.

Already under fire from critics who saw the federal response to the outbreak as disorganized and timid, things went from bad to worse on Wednesday, when it was revealed a second nurse had contracted the disease while treating a Liberian man at a Dallas-area hospital.

More alarmingly, the diagnosis was made just hours after the nurse, 29-year-old Amber Vinson, had flown from Cleveland to Dallas on a commercial airliner, despite reporting to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that she had a fever.

That Vinson was allowed to travel at all — along with continued questions about why federal procedures for Ebola treatment appear not to have been implemented in Dallas — have prompted serious questions about the administration’s handling of the disease less than three weeks before the midterm elections.

Democrats are expected to lose significant ground in those contests, in no small part due to public dissatisfaction with Obama and resilient questions about the president’s competency.

And concessions from the White House and CDC that there were multiple “shortcomings” in the administration’s response are only likely to deepen those fears.

The president has little political capital to spare.

Obama’s approval ratings were already at a record low of 40 percent according to a Washington Post/ABC News poll released Wednesday — and taken before news broke about the new Ebola patient. That same survey found 39 percent of voters view the Democrats favorably — the worst showing for Obama’s party since 1984.

The precipice on which the president now rests is eerily similar to the one that confronted former President George W. Bush at the same point in his term.

The former president, doomed by a series of political and policy missteps, became quickly viewed as incompetent, limiting his ability to govern effectively.

Obama hasn’t had a major error like Katrina or the Iraq War. But the cumulative effect of careening through an unrelenting two years of crises, from the Department of Veterans Affairs to the Secret Service, has had a similar effect on perceptions of the president.

The “No drama Obama” White House has long prided itself on not overreacting to crises.

They say Obama is far more concerned about the nuts and bolts of governing than short-term political gains or losses playing out in the media.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest, asked Wednesday whether Obama remained confident in CDC Director Tom Friedman, said “that pointing fingers of blame will not be constructive here.”

“What’s evident, I think, from this president’s leadership style is that he’s focused on solving problems,” said Earnest, who steadfastly denied ulterior motives for the president’s cancellation of a campaign and fundraising swing. Obama instead met with senior staff on the Ebola response. (The president also canceled his events on Thursday to focus on Ebola.)

The major takeaway from that meeting was the creation of CDC “SWAT teams” that would swarm to local hospitals to help them implement proper policy procedures if another American patient was diagnosed with Ebola — something the agency itself had already announced a day prior.

Obama did not name a czar to lead the government’s response, nor did he institute travel bans from the West African countries where the Ebola outbreak is pervasive, as some Republicans have suggested.

That left many questioning why the CDC hadn’t already had strike teams in place, given that Ebola had surfaced months earlier — and again underscored perceptions the administration appeared reactive rather than proactive.

History suggests that the president’s measured response to crises has not paid dividends. While White House officials chortle at “phony scandals” like the IRS targeting of political groups or the terror attacks in Benghazi, Libya, polls show that trust in the government and the president’s handling of foreign policy have been steadily eroding.

And while the president has long resisted efforts by Republicans to bully him into firing top officials, the result has been a steady trickle of bad news that ends up causing more damage to his administration. Just weeks ago, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned after a growing list of blunders became too significant to ignore. Months earlier, Obama was similarly reticent to cut ties with VA Secretary Eric Shinseki.

Rather than seeming above the fray, Obama can appear detached and distant.

Obama himself acknowledged the problem earlier this month when pressed on why he played golf immediately after giving a statement on the beheading of American journalist James Foley at the hands of ISIS.

“There's always going to be some tough news somewhere, it's going to be there,” Obama told "60 Minutes." “But there's no doubt that after having talked to the families, where it was hard for me to hold back tears listening to the pain that they were going through after the statement that I made, that I should've anticipated the optics.”

But that’s done little to change his behavior or how the White House calibrates its response to crises.

Asked Wednesday if the administration had at all considered the politics of the Ebola crisis, Earnest jumped to insist they had not.

“I’m sure there are many people who have considered the political ramifications of this response and today’s decision to alter the schedule, but the fact is that that hasn’t crossed the minds of the president’s senior advisers here at the White House,” he said.

But for the president — and the congressional Democrats fighting alongside him for their political survival — it might be time for the White House to do just that.

https://thehill.com/news/administration/220922-president-obamas-ebola-problem


AND MORE....

Obama’s Ebola Failure


https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/africa/2014-09-15/obamas-ebola-failure

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Obama's Ebola Victory Lap


"People were understandably afraid. And, if we're honest, some stoked those fears," the president said.

George E. Condon Jr. and National Journal
 February 11, 2015

At no point Wednesday did President Obama utter the words "I told you so." But that was the underlying message from a White House event that brought him together with the doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals whose advice he relied on in the battle against Ebola.

Four months after he took a beating from political opponents who mocked his competence and derided the expertise of those giving him advice, a triumphant Obama surrounded himself with those experts and declared a milestone has been reached in the battle against Ebola. It was not, he stressed, final victory, but an important "transition" in which he could bring home almost all the U.S. troops he dispatched to Africa to help the doctors.

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Looking back on what was said in those three weeks, the criticism does, indeed, look sensational and often less than fully informed by what the doctors knew. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin blasted the president's "incompetency," adding, "You can't trust the Obama administration." Donald Trump objected to aid workers being allowed into the country and tweeted, "Ebola has been confirmed in NYC with officials frantically trying to find all of the people and things he had contact with. Obama's fault." He added in another tweet, "A TOTAL incompetent."

The deputy chief of staff to Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas tweeted, "Before Obamacare, there had never been a confirmed case of Ebola in the U.S." His boss lamented that Obama lacked "sufficient seriousness" about protecting the American people.

Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky drew "Three Pinocchios" in the Washington Post's Fact Checker column for insisting that he knew better than the Centers for Disease Control on how to catch Ebola. He suggested people were more at risk of being infected with Ebola than AIDS, saying Ebola is "incredibly contagious." Accusing the administration of downplaying contagion, he said, "You start to wonder about a basic level of competence."


https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/02/obamas-ebola-victory-lap/442554/

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This administration is beyond an accident waiting to happen.  It is becoming a complete train wreck.  The education and housing departments are not the most talked about parts of the administration on being the worst.

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OS the problem with trump is that instead of wearing a mask covering his mouth, he is wearing a mask covering his eyes 

Online Ken

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OS the problem ain't Ebola   can't run around trying to pin chit on Obama   it's about the CORONAVIRUS 

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Ain't that some stupid chit-- As COVID-19 spreads around the world, OS and the GOP wanna talk about EBOLA.

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Ain't that some stupid chit-- As COVID-19 spreads around the world, OS and the GOP wanna talk about EBOLA.

Watch Trump come out a winner on this too. Then you K----s and your leftest masters will hope for something else...

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I don't know   today his poll numbers caught the flu.


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A lot of these trump people are going to die. They ain't taking this seriously.  instead of solving the problem they are trying to find someone else to blame,  the stock market is tanking and trump knows that his reelection is tied to the economy and the stock market-- if this virus tanks the economy he will lose- so they are deflecting and trying to  blame others if things go really bad.

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You sorry SOS... Look at how low your a**  has stooped...praying for a virus to clause a calamity to help win a damn political election. You don't know how sorry this makes you and the other M...F..ers on this site look.... So this is what it has come too. YOU GD FOOL.

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