MSNBC: Ya know who’s really to blame for this ebola mess? The NRA

posted at 10:01 am on October 3, 2014 by Jazz Shaw

How are we going to deal with the arrival of Ebola on America’s shores? It’s a subject which is on the lips of every politician and media talking head in the country right now. But for anyone who’s been watching politics in DC for longer than, let’s say… five minutes, we all know what the real question is. It’s not what we should do, but who can we blame?

MSNBC contributors Krystal Ball and Anne Thompson have analyzed the situation and come up with the answer which I’m sure will provide us all with one of those why didn’t I think of that moments. Clearly we need to blame the NRA. Their logic boils down to the fact that what we really need is a medical explainer-in-chief, and the gun rights group is preventing that from happening.

If only there was someone around who could educate the American public about the actual level of risk. Someone who was trusted as a public health expert and whose job it was to help us understand what we really need to worry about and what precautions we should take.

Actually, that is one of the primary responsibilities of the United States surgeon general. There’s just one problem: Thanks to Senate dysfunction and NRA opposition, we don’t have a surgeon general right now. In fact, we haven’t had a surgeon general for more than a year now — even though the president nominated the eminently qualified Dr. Vivek Murthy back in November 2013.

I suppose there is some value to having the Surgeon General on hand to go on television and talk to Americans about Ebola, the mechanisms for transmission, precautions to be taken and related subjects. Of course, anyone from the staff currently in place could be assigned to do the same job. But the idea that only a political appointee at the cabinet level can fill this void is rather laughable.

What this really comes down to is an essentially shameless example of someone trying to use an actual threat to the well being of the country to score political points in an election season. Vivek Murthy is still sitting on the sidelines for a few reasons, but the authors of this piece should remind us that his interest in political pandering over true medical issues is the key roadblock.

Murthy is a vigilant spokesman for the idea that guns are a health issue, and doctors should be asking patients if they have weapons in their homes. (Not to mention potentially collecting that information and passing it along.) This is very much along the same lines as finding out who enjoys hang gliding or lives in tall apartment buildings. The problem with this sort of muddled thinking is that it confuses the topics of disease and injury. We want to reduce the incidence of illness among Americans and education can play in important role in that mission. But injuries are a different category, and gun injuries in particular have nothing to do with communicable health hazards.

Murthy is a willing volunteer in a somewhat obscure column of the army trying to limit the Second Amendment rights of Americans. We don’t need him taking a seat in the Cabinet. And in the meantime, the White House can surely find someone else with a medical degree to talk about Ebola.


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Crazy…

OmahaConservative on October 3, 2014 at 10:04 AM

Sure, why not.

I forgot what a previous surgeon general taught us about masturbation.

cozmo on October 3, 2014 at 10:05 AM

Unbelievable…I guess I should never be surprised what comes out of the minds of liberals…but I am.

Remarkable…

right2bright on October 3, 2014 at 10:06 AM

Gee. If only the left hadn’t politicized the CDC and left it to actually deal with diseases like Ebola, we wouldn’t be in this mess.

yetanotherjohn on October 3, 2014 at 10:08 AM

Pfft, “Animal Farm” covered this ground 50 years ago in chapter 11. Krystal Ballgag is just plagiarizing.

NotCoach on October 3, 2014 at 10:08 AM

It’s as though rationality and reason have no place in the fascist mind of a leftist.

Star Bird on October 3, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Because a rat can live anywhere.

rogerb on October 3, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Krystal Ball must be auditioning for a part in the State Department.

Star Bird on October 3, 2014 at 10:10 AM

Krystal Ball must be auditioning for a part in the State Department.

Star Bird on October 3, 2014 at 10:10 AM

Maybe if she puts on some dumb smart girl glasses she can stand next to Marie Harf and they can finish each other’s sentences when answering questions.

NotCoach on October 3, 2014 at 10:13 AM

There is an acting Surgeon General. His name is Boris D. Lushniak. If the critical need is to have a political appointee talk about Obola, wouldn’t he do?

Happy Nomad on October 3, 2014 at 10:13 AM

MSDNC’s resident porn stars chime-in with their deep thoughts; I’m guessing that those two idiots regularly call 911 because they locked themselves inside their convertibles.

Bishop on October 3, 2014 at 10:13 AM

idiots

dpduq on October 3, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Krystal Ball must be auditioning for a part in the State Department.

Star Bird on October 3, 2014 at 10:10 AM

She’d fit right in. She looks and acts like a sorority girl, the kind that gets passing grades by giving below average blowjobs to their professors.

Problem is she’s underweight for the job. She needs to gain at least 40 pounds to equal Marie Harf.

ConstantineXI on October 3, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Um…ok

*cuckoo*

cmsinaz on October 3, 2014 at 10:15 AM

Krystal’s Balls are as big as bitch, er, beach balls.

vnvet on October 3, 2014 at 10:15 AM

Krystal should be assigned as the new spokesworm for Code Puke.

vnvet on October 3, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Way more people have found out about this from conservative blogs than originally watched on the lowest rated propaganda channel.

jukin3 on October 3, 2014 at 10:18 AM

It would be a lot cheaper for MSNBC to just run some pretaped loops of their key screamers ever day shouting:

Republicans are racist evil pigs
Screw the NRA
More abortions!
You will succumb to the all powerful state

Maybe they could just run episodes of lockup 24/7 with those messages scrolling in the chyron.

They would probably see viewership jump 200%.

can_con on October 3, 2014 at 10:19 AM

Thanks to Senate dysfunction and NRA opposition, we don’t have a surgeon general right now.

Just when I thought MSNDC couldn’t be any dumber, and Krystal Ballgag especially. She is one stupid person. As Happy Nomad points out, we have an acting SG.

Patriot Vet on October 3, 2014 at 10:19 AM

Gee. If only the left hadn’t politicized the CDC and left it to actually deal with diseases like Ebola, we wouldn’t be in this mess.

yetanotherjohn on October 3, 2014 at 10:08 AM

And to think how efficient the government was before endemic PC infection, mind boggling.

roy_batty on October 3, 2014 at 10:22 AM

“I’m a professional journalist.”

-Sure you are, sweetie, now just sit there, read this, and smile pretty.

“No really, I’m a profes…”

-YEAH! I know. Now shut up and cross your legs seductively. We’re on in 5…4…3…

Bishop on October 3, 2014 at 10:24 AM

President Ebola is a member of the NRA…who knew?

workingclass artist on October 3, 2014 at 10:24 AM

Is anything stopping the eminently qualified Dr. Vivek Murthy from going on national TV and extolling the dangers of Ebola? He may not be the Surgeon General but still he’d have the endorsement of The Won and his Keystone Cops administration. Then again in order to be in line with them he’d have to go all Chip Diller and tell us not to panic everything’s under control.

Oldnuke on October 3, 2014 at 10:24 AM

One of the State Dept’s The Bobbsey Twits just shamed the USA, to the world, again. The Russians rejoice.

The MSNBC twits are NO different.

Idiocy on display. At least it explains who’s in ‘charge’ in DC.

Schadenfreude on October 3, 2014 at 10:28 AM

Bishop on October 3, 2014 at 10:13 AM

Thread winner. With proper citing, I’m going to use the calling 911 while locked inside a convertible line, Bishop. It perfectly encapsulates Progs.

Gebirgsjager on October 3, 2014 at 10:28 AM

I’m not going to make up my mind about this until Ashleigh Banfield weighs in.

Oldnuke on October 3, 2014 at 10:30 AM

So MSNBC’s position is that a political appointee SG whose largest claim to the job was his role in “Doctors for Obama” would be better than another appointee, Dr Frieden, the CDC Director, you know the agency charged with leading our Ebola response. Frieden, who also holds a degree in public health is a specialist in infectious diseases including TB, and HIV.

the drill sgt on October 3, 2014 at 10:30 AM

And in the meantime, the White House can surely find someone else with a medical degree to talk about Ebola.

Like Ben Carson?

GWB on October 3, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Like Ben Carson?

GWB on October 3, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Howard Dean, Yeeeeehaaaarrggggghhhhh!

Oldnuke on October 3, 2014 at 10:33 AM

How about a word from Dr. Beth Bell, the director of the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID). Which falls under the National Center for Infectious Disease. Which is part of the CDC.

Seems to me that she’d be a better spokesperson than some partisan hack who wants to make gun grabbing a center of health policy.

Happy Nomad on October 3, 2014 at 10:33 AM

If the NRA were in charge, obama would never have gotten his ebola epidemic off of the ground.

Pork-Chop on October 3, 2014 at 10:33 AM

What? Obama won’t let Acting Surgeon General Boris D. Lushniak talk about Ebola? Is that why?

blammm on October 3, 2014 at 10:34 AM

And this point, they should just hire some Porn Queens
to read a wire service news clip…

(O.K., I’d tune in, I admit it)

ToddPA on October 3, 2014 at 10:35 AM

And in the meantime, the White House can surely find someone else with a medical degree to talk about Ebola.

It already has someone (although he contradicts himself constantly):

Dr Thomas R. Frieden is the Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). Frieden graduated from Oberlin College (BA), Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (MD) and Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health (MPH). He completed training in internal medicine at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and sub-specialty training in infectious diseases at Yale University.

Resist We Much on October 3, 2014 at 10:36 AM

The Surgeon General is a political puppet who will lie under orders from Obama, just like the VA did.

HopeHeFails on October 3, 2014 at 10:36 AM

I’m not going to make up my mind about this until Ashleigh Banfield weighs in.

Oldnuke on October 3, 2014 at 10:30 AM

You mean the woman so ugly they named a chain of vet clinics after her?

Happy Nomad on October 3, 2014 at 10:37 AM

MSNBC: Ya know who’s really to blame for this ebola mess? The NRA

I thought we were supposed to blame global warming.

Geez… thinking is so confusing nowadays.

petefrt on October 3, 2014 at 10:38 AM

By the way, according to Obama, Ebola isn’t a threat. Ebolie is.

Resist We Much on October 3, 2014 at 10:38 AM

One wouldn’t know UE is now below 6% if they got all their info from the world famous HotAir.com.

Imagine if Romney had won, bet you this whole site will be plastered with that news.

farleftprogressive on October 3, 2014 at 10:38 AM

I blame climate change.

Marxism is for dummies on October 3, 2014 at 10:38 AM

I’m not going to make up my mind about this until Ashleigh Banfield weighs in.

Oldnuke on October 3, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Good Grief, is she still around?

OmahaConservative on October 3, 2014 at 10:41 AM

You mean the woman so ugly they named a chain of vet clinics after her?

Happy Nomad on October 3, 2014 at 10:37 AM

Yep, that’s the one. The woman whose sole claim to fame is that she was buying a Grande de-caf mocha latte cappucino with soy milk in a Starbucks in close proximity to the WTC on 9/11/01. Can’t beat them creds. Besides she look sooo cool with them big glasses you just know she smart. That why I value her opinion.

Oldnuke on October 3, 2014 at 10:41 AM

The Surgeon General is a political puppet who will lie under orders from Obama, just like the VA did.

HopeHeFails on October 3, 2014 at 10:36 AM

Yeah, we’ve heard what the administration position on this. It started with Obama saying unlikely to spread to America (who knew that a Liberian would lie on the form that “screened” him for travel). Then it was a non-issue since we don’t have the cultural issues that is causing the disease to spread in Africa. Now the line is “we’ve got this under control.”

The administration is going to maintain the “keep calm, all is well” mantra as long as they can. But with 100 under observation from just one Liberian liar, we are only one or two additional outbreaks away from public concern bordering on panic.

Happy Nomad on October 3, 2014 at 10:42 AM

One wouldn’t know UE is now below 6%…

farleftprogressive on October 3, 2014 at 10:38 AM

Don’t omit the fact that the Labour Force Participation Rate is the lowest it has been since February 1978…

And while according to the Household Survey, 232,000 people found jobs, what is more disturbing is that the people not in the labor force, rose to a new record high, increasing by 315,000 to 92.6 million!

And that’s how you get a fresh cycle low in the unemployment rate.

Resist We Much on October 3, 2014 at 10:42 AM

Maybe if she puts on some dumb smart girl glasses she can stand next to Marie Harf and they can finish each other’s sentences when answering questions.

NotCoach on October 3, 2014 at 10:13 AM

Yes, fashion glasses would seal the deal.

Star Bird on October 3, 2014 at 10:43 AM

Good Grief, is she still around?

OmahaConservative on October 3, 2014 at 10:41 AM

Hell, I don’t know. She used to do something or other on CNN. I couldn’t tell you if she’s still there or not. The only way I know Wolf Blitzer is still shilling for them are the posts on here about him.

Oldnuke on October 3, 2014 at 10:43 AM

And in the meantime, the White House can surely find someone else with a medical degree to talk about Ebola.

The Whine House can just throw one of those old lab coats on someone, that they had for that laughable BarkyCare gathering some years back, and send him out to give more false information about Ebola. With one of those lab coats on, everyone will know how serious and knowledgeable he is. From the NYPost article:

In a heavy-handed attempt at reviving support for health-care reform, the White House orchestrated a massive photo op to buttress its claim that front-line physicians support Obama.

A sea of 150 white-coated doctors, all enthusiastically supportive of the president and representing all 50 states, looked as if they were at a costume party as they posed in the Rose Garden before hearing Obama’s pitch for the Democratic overhaul bills moving through Congress.

The physicians, all invited guests, were told to bring their white lab coats to make sure that TV cameras captured the image.

But some docs apparently forgot, failing to meet the White House dress code by showing up in business suits or dresses.

So the White House rustled up white coats for them and handed them to the suited physicians who had taken seats in the sun-splashed lawn area.

All this to provide a visual counter to complaints from other doctors that pending legislation is bad news for the medical profession.

Anyway, my advice to ex-stripper Krystal Ball is to tightly seal up a room with platic and tape to fight against Ebola and then stay in it for a day. That should solve everything for her.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on October 3, 2014 at 10:44 AM

One wouldn’t know UE is now below 6% if they got all their info from the world famous HotAir.com.

Imagine if Romney had won, bet you this whole site will be plastered with that news.

farleftprogressive on October 3, 2014 at 10:38 AM

Easy to do after six years of driving working Americans out of the job market. What’s the U6 rate?

Labor Participation Rate Drops To 36 Year Low; Record 92.6 Million Americans Not In Labor Force

Happy Nomad on October 3, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Left-wing ideology, not public health, is driving WH/CDC Ebola policy.

Slavery Gives US ‘Responsibility’ to Not Ban Flights from Liberia

petefrt on October 3, 2014 at 10:45 AM

One wouldn’t know UE is now below 6% if they got all their info from the world famous HotAir.com.

Imagine if Romney had won, bet you this whole site will be plastered with that news.

farleftprogressive on October 3, 2014 at 10:38 AM

If one was a far left progressive one wouldn’t know that the labor participation rate is at a 36 year low. A record 92.6 million Americans aren’t in the labor force.

That’s how the unemployment rate drops in the Obama era.

darwin on October 3, 2014 at 10:45 AM

Fools, “Ebola is cacoused by climate change” — your leftist superiors

Cozmo, for you.

Schadenfreude on October 3, 2014 at 10:48 AM

Heh

Fools, “Ebola is cacoused caused by climate change” — your leftist superiors

Schadenfreude on October 3, 2014 at 10:49 AM

It appears that al-Obama is now not only a national political expert, an international affairs expert, a financial and medical insurance expert, he has now branched into the heady realm of international public health as a tyro infectious disease expert. The man just doesn’t recognize he has any limitations – as is the usual case with a con man.

Politically correct public health is a brand new area of public health medicine, and like, “if you like your [resent health insurance, you can keep it” is the new mantra, applied political correctness is going to get a chance to show it’s expected value in a matter of weeks as infected Ebola carriers rush to test the nation’s borders.

Say? Anyone know what Putin’s policies are about Ebola in Russia?

dockywocky on October 3, 2014 at 10:49 AM

“We need safer bullets”

Schadenfreude on October 3, 2014 at 10:50 AM

Here’s the “we need safer bullets” one.

Schadenfreude on October 3, 2014 at 10:51 AM

One wouldn’t know UE is now below 6% if they got all their info from the world famous HotAir.com.

farleftprogressive on October 3, 2014 at 10:38 AM

Are Media Matters, Daily Kooks, and HuffPost reporting that wages fell?

Resist We Much on October 3, 2014 at 10:55 AM

farleftprogressive on October 3, 2014 at 10:38 AM

If one was a far left progressive one wouldn’t know that the labor participation rate is at a 36 year low. A record 92.6 million Americans aren’t in the labor force.

That’s how the unemployment rate drops in the Obama era.

darwin on October 3, 2014 at 10:45 AM

And that probably doesn’t even take into account the unemployABLE like our dim-bulb troll here.

The ones with no skills, a degree in Transgendered Grievancemongering, and enough piercings to look like they fell face first into a tackle box.

I wonder why this dope chose to hijack the NRA/Ebola thread instead of posting his idiocy in the headline thread that actually covers it.

CurtZHP on October 3, 2014 at 10:58 AM

One wouldn’t know UE is now below 6% if they got all their info from the world famous HotAir.com.
farleftprogressive on October 3, 2014 at 10:38 AM

You’re either an idiot, or a conservative satirist.

Star Bird on October 3, 2014 at 10:58 AM

As an outed bitter clinger and NRA member, it kind of makes me proud that MSNBC has picked me to blame for something. On the other hand I suppose we could blame Obama for picking another unqualified political hack as surgeon general nominee. So there , stick it where the sun don’t shine MSNBC.

warmairfan on October 3, 2014 at 11:02 AM

Not even the perpetually politically correct British and French are putting their populaces at risk because some people might get their feelings hurt. At the requests of their governments, both Air France and British Airways have ceased flights to and from ebola-stricken countries.

Resist We Much on October 3, 2014 at 11:03 AM

Let’s be fair to the NRA. This sin’t all their fault. Capitalism and racism are to blame, too.

trigon on October 3, 2014 at 11:03 AM

I don’t suppose it would matter to these folks to learn that we do have a Surgeon General, would it?

Rear Admiral Boris Lushniak, MD, MPH, was named acting Surgeon General following the resignation of Regina Benjamin. And he’s not just a warm body filling the post. He’s eminently qualified, being a medical doctor, holding a Master’s of Public Health, and having served as Deputy Surgeon General since 2010.

But, y’know, let’s not let facts get in the way of the argument.

Shump on October 3, 2014 at 11:28 AM

The NRA’s fault??? You gotta be sh**ing me!

RonRon on October 3, 2014 at 11:31 AM

What this really comes down to is an essentially shameless example of someone trying to use an actual threat to the well being of the country to score political points in an election season.

That’s true, but the media and politicians regularly do this.

cat_owner on October 3, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Not Bush, or does Bush = NRA? I get so confused with all of the left’s whipping boys.

Fallon on October 3, 2014 at 11:37 AM

By the way, according to Obama, Ebola isn’t a threat. Ebolie is.

Resist We Much on October 3, 2014 at 10:38 AM

No doubt he got that information from his obeeguynee

workingclass artist on October 3, 2014 at 11:48 AM

wanna bet that Ebola in Dallas has increased Gun Sales across the nation!

Dino V on October 3, 2014 at 11:52 AM

Unmitigated, total, stupidity.

ultracon on October 3, 2014 at 11:55 AM

Here comes more of the Blame shifting:

Gabrielle Canon / Mother Jones:
Budget Cuts “Eroded Our Ability to Respond” to Ebola, Says Top Health Official

Possibly millions may die from Ebola

So what was the cause?

No, it wasn’t Obama’s throwing open the border in the face of deadly treats from Ebola and ISIS.

And it wasn’t even Obama’s refusal to stop flights from Disease disposed areas.

Nope it’s the perennial favorite of those on the national socialist left: Budget Cuts!!!!!!!!!

DinaRehn on October 3, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Since when did the American Civil Liberties Union adopt NRA as their acronym.

antipc on October 3, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Biden: International Order ‘Literally Fraying at the Seams’

AND, WHOSE FAULT IS THAT, GENIUS?

Resist We Much on October 3, 2014 at 12:28 PM

T.S. Eliot seems appropriate:

“This is the way the world ends.
This is the way the world ends.
This is the way the world ends,
Not with a bang but a whimper.”

greencalliope on October 3, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Nope it’s the perennial favorite of those on the national socialist left: Budget Cuts!!!!!!!!!

DinaRehn on October 3, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Hi Dina,

Are you aware there is some Leftist on Politico who has
hijacked your screen name??

ToddPA on October 3, 2014 at 12:39 PM

I blame climate change.

Marxism is for dummies on October 3, 2014 at 10:38 AM

Caused by white people…

workingclass artist on October 3, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Patient With Ebola-Like Symptoms Being Treated at Howard University Hospital

Star Bird on October 3, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Ebola in DC?

President Ebola will now be permanently on the road…

workingclass artist on October 3, 2014 at 1:07 PM

The Constitution means nothing to anti-gun leftists. All they care about is getting their grabby mits on it so they can wipe their azzes with it.

Meople on October 3, 2014 at 1:12 PM

Gee. If only the left hadn’t politicized the CDC and left it to actually deal with diseases like Ebola, we wouldn’t be in this mess.

yetanotherjohn on October 3, 2014 at 10:08 AM

Rush’s show today…

We are responsible for Ebola cause Liberia was founded because…American Slavery

“David Quammen then said, “people talk about ‘well, we should not allow any flights in from Liberia.’ I mean, we in America, how dare we turn our backs on Liberia given the fact that this is a country that was founded in the 1820s, 1830s because of American slavery? We have a responsibility to stay connected with them, and help them see this through.”

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2014/10/02/Author-Slavery-Gives-US-Responsibility-to-Not-Ban-Flights-From-Liberia

So shut up whitey…embrace the suck

workingclass artist on October 3, 2014 at 1:12 PM

I blame climate change.

Marxism is for dummies on October 3, 2014 at 10:38 AM

Rush predicted yesterday that the progs would converge on this notion as soon as they get their Journolist-type agreements in place and consistent.

The LIV’s will fall for it, no question. It comes from Africa, and it’s really hot there, so because it’s getting even hotter, Ebola will get even worse.

slickwillie2001 on October 3, 2014 at 1:19 PM

He’s got a phone!

He’s got a pen!

He’s not afraid to use either!

And he can’t figure out how to use either to contact someone at NIH or CDC to talk about ebola… you need a Surgeon General for that. And those nasty people who like guns are a public health menace and stopping up the works so that you can’t find anyone qualified to talk about ebola.

Uh-huh.

Right.

This person needs a jacket that has long, comfy connecting arms and leather straps.

ajacksonian on October 3, 2014 at 1:37 PM

DinaRehn on October 3, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Hi Dina,

Are you aware there is some Leftist on Politico who has
hijacked your screen name??

ToddPA on October 3, 2014 at 12:39 PM

That’s one of the major flaws with Disgust – people can change their name at will.

And they can impersonate others if they want.

DinaRehn on October 3, 2014 at 1:53 PM

That’s one of the major flaws with Disgust – people can change their name at will.

And they can impersonate others if they want.

DinaRehn on October 3, 2014 at 1:53 PM

Yes, I agree. Dissucks Sucks!

I did not respond to the person, just made a note of it.

ToddPA on October 3, 2014 at 2:22 PM

MSNBC: Ya know who’s really to blame for this ebola mess? The NRA

.
I thought we were supposed to blame global warming.

Geez… thinking is so confusing nowadays.

petefrt on October 3, 2014 at 10:38 AM

.
Nonsense … nothing confusing about it . . . . .

Anything that aids and abets the push for One World Government is “positive”, and should be embraced with all possible haste.

Anyone or anything that opposes, or stands in the way of One World Government is negative … BAD … EVIL … WICKED … WRONG … and should be made to ‘cease to exist’ with all possible haste.
.
That’s pretty simple.

listens2glenn on October 3, 2014 at 2:27 PM

DinaRehn on October 3, 2014 at 12:17 PM

.
Hi Dina,

Are you aware there is some Leftist on Politico who has
hijacked your screen name??

ToddPA on October 3, 2014 at 12:39 PM
.

That’s one of the major flaws with Disgust – people can change their name at will.

And they can impersonate others if they want.

DinaRehn on October 3, 2014 at 1:53 PM

.
Yes, I agree. Dissucks Sucks!

I did not respond to the person, just made a note of it.

ToddPA on October 3, 2014 at 2:22 PM

.
I’d heard complaints about “Disgust” before, but I hadn’t heard that one. Thanks for the “heads-up.”

That’s totally unacceptable.

listens2glenn on October 3, 2014 at 2:31 PM

ToddPA on October 3, 2014 at 2:22 PM

If I were to make a guess it would be that the miscreant is an infamous stalker troll that ‘follows’ something like 400 – 1000 people at a time.
[Meaning he can reply to every one of their posts and harass them off the system]

The stalker is probably upset that it can’t hack into my account and follow and harass me as well.

Not to mention that Politico is a real leftist cess pool.

Such is the fun of Disgust – and the reason most sites shouldn’t consider using it.

DinaRehn on October 3, 2014 at 2:41 PM

farleftprogressive on October 3, 2014 at 10:38 AM

I’m still unemployed. I’m not counted in the labor force because I’ve been unemployed for so long. Screw you.

James on October 3, 2014 at 3:06 PM

workingclass artist on October 3, 2014 at 1:12 PM

Yes, Obama’s Ebola policy is driven by ideology/agenda and domestic politics more than any public health considerations.

The left sees that Ebola and EV-D68 may create a sea change in public opinion re immigration/amnesty. Travel bans would undermine their open border policy. Since amnesty is their ticket to a permanent one-party state, they are discounting the prospective spread of disease as collateral damage… and attempting to minimize its political impact by appealing to white guilt and demonizing opponnents.

petefrt on October 3, 2014 at 4:27 PM

And MSNBC wonders why their ratings are tanking. This is a good example of why.

sadatoni on October 3, 2014 at 5:36 PM

@Cozmo…then on the other hand, if President Clinton had followed Surgeon General Elders advice re masturbation, who knows, maybe the whole Monica Lewinsky thing never would have happened…

TxSaintFan on October 3, 2014 at 6:08 PM

I suppose there is some value to having the Surgeon General on hand to go on television and talk to Americans about Ebola, the mechanisms for transmission, precautions to be taken and related subjects. Of course, anyone from the staff currently in place could be assigned to do the same job. But the idea that only a political appointee at the cabinet level can fill this void is rather laughable.

I have no doubt that a respected physician like Dr. Ben Carson could do the job without the official political stripes.

But the real problem is that the Obama administration is so totally dedicated to politics that they can’t drop their partisanship for long enough to assist the American public with understanding the proper and reasonable response to a health scare like this.

Ben Carson is a potential Republican presidential candidate, so he is definitely not qualified from the Obama perspective.

Are there no doctors out there who would be liberal enough for Obama? Or have they all turned conservative after witnessing the Obamacare debacle? Or is it that Obama is waiting for a full-fledged epidemic to get going in the US so he can claim the Republicans are at fault for not letting him appoint a Surgeon General? If history tells us anything then the last suggested scenario is probably the real deal.

s1im on October 3, 2014 at 8:30 PM