The Other McCain

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Never Let a Crisis, Etc.

Posted on | October 6, 2014 | 15 Comments

Democrat shamelessness is highly contagious:

After [ABC “This Week”] host  George Stephanopoulos highlighted how “Nate Silver’s team at FiveThirtyEight gives the GOP a 59% of retaking the Senate” [former Obama administration official] Van Jones shamefully urged Democrats to use Ebola as a talking point in 2014:

We can’t let the Republicans get away with some of the stuff they’re doing this week, just trying to bash Obama. Hey, you know, government is always your enemy until you need a friend. This Ebola thing is the best argument you can make for the kind of government that we believe in.

Video and transcript at Newsbusters.



15 Responses to “Never Let a Crisis, Etc.”

  1. Joan Of Argghh!
    October 6th, 2014 @ 9:22 am

    Oh, I think they should all emulate the Dallas judge (now reported to the dept of childrens’ services for child endangerment of his own family) and expose themselves to what they don’t understand. It won’t be the first time.

  2. kbiel
    October 6th, 2014 @ 9:58 am

    Really Van? Has anyone from the CDC been to that Dallas apartment yet? If so, what are they doing allowing the county judge* in without protective equipment? Now that the county judge and his assistants have been exposed, where are they? Are they in quarantine? Yeah, I didn’t think so.

    * Just a note on Texas. County Judge is not usually a judicial position. It is the executive of the county elected at large by the whole county and part of the commissioner’s court which is the legislative body of the county. In only rare cases of rural counties without many resources does the county judge also act as a district judge.

  3. Kirby McCain
    October 6th, 2014 @ 10:47 am

    As if I needed more proof Jones was an idiot. How did the fucking Ebola get here, Mr . Jones? Not exactly the brightest crayon in the box, huh?

  4. Trespassers W
    October 6th, 2014 @ 11:20 am

    We’re supposed to trust this government, that has via malfeasance, misfeasance, and nonfeasance effed up everything they have touched, to manage a potential Ebola epidemic in the US? Riiiight!

  5. Bob Belvedere
    October 6th, 2014 @ 11:20 am

    Once a dirty, stinking Commie, always a dirty, stinking Commie.

  6. Finrod Felagund
    October 6th, 2014 @ 11:37 am

    Of course, what Democrats aren’t telling you is that Obama in 2010 suspended the quarantine rules that Bush had put into place in 2005.

    If Democrats want to make ebola a campaign issue, then bring it on.

  7. Alan Markus
    October 6th, 2014 @ 11:45 am

    Gosh, imagine the scenario of an epic health crisis confronting the population of the United States. As Rahm Emmanual says, “don’t let a crisis go to waste”. Would be a perfect opportunity for Obama to ditch “Affordable Health Care” – in the name of a “Major Health Crisis” whose only response can be the nationalization of health care. Anyone for doing any less than that (i.e., single payer for all) would be accused of endangering the health of the general population of the world. I used to be naturally skeptical of conspiracy theories, but it is getting harder to do so now.

  8. RS
    October 6th, 2014 @ 12:30 pm

    Mr. Jones is not an idiot. He is saying precisely what he means. This health crisis, and the less notable one caused by seeding immigrant children infected Enterovirus D68 around the country are precisely the sorts of things the Left wishes to use to a) cower the population and b) assume control. Make no mistake. This is happening by design, and anyone who says so is immediately dismissed as a racist bigot without compassion.

  9. Adobe_Walls
    October 6th, 2014 @ 1:23 pm

    This is why this one of the many incorrect statements by Obama makes less sense than usual. Two weeks before the first case showed up in America Obama said it was “highly unlikely” that one ever would. Since then the spokesflacks trying to “reassure” us have been saying “not to worry” it was inevitable that a case or ten would wind up here. I believe this is more than just the spin of the day and surely someone who advises the president new inevitable was a better bet than highly unlikely. So why did he say that? Has he given up on trying to at least appear that he knows what he’s talking about? Two weeks is a pretty short expiration date even for one of Obama’s assurances.

  10. K-Bob
    October 6th, 2014 @ 5:03 pm

    Evidently one truly wonderful benefit of Ebola is that you can import a crisis when you need one.

    Climate change isn’t cooperating. We’ve cleared up the environment so much that about the only serious problem left is the floating garbage collections in the oceans. (Of course no one could possibly solve that problem with technology, it has to be solved by hampering manufacturers.) China is polluting the air with impunity, but hey, they’re China, so the left golf claps at their economic advancement.

    But Ebola is like a gift to people like Jones.

    I wish no harm to the man, but I look forward to smiling at a very ironic headline someday.

  11. Quartermaster
    October 6th, 2014 @ 5:49 pm

    Tennessee used to use the title in the same way. They changed the name to County Executive back in the 70s. County Commissioners used to be called Magistrates and they could write various warrants, but the state also put an end to that as they were paid for each warrant they wrote, thus creating a conflict.

  12. Quartermaster
    October 6th, 2014 @ 5:50 pm

    It’s getting bad when you see that insanity is no longer as insane as it used to be.

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  14. Ken Mitchell
    October 7th, 2014 @ 1:02 am

    Van Jones, unrepentent Communist, said: “This Ebola thing is the best argument you can make for the kind of government that we believe in.”

    Amazing; this is actually TRUE! A government that sends combat troops to Liberia, where some might be infected. A government that REFUSES to close the border to keep potential ebola victims out. And a government that has gone a good long way, with Obamacare, to destroying the most efficient medical system in the world. Yes, this is PRECISELY the government that he believes in!

    The rest of us “sane” people? Not so much!

    We need to impeach President Obola.

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