With His Desperation Growing Mitch McConnell Can’t Keep His Story Straight On Ebola


Mitch McConnell

Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) doesn’t know what he thinks about Ebola. He’s gone a bit Etch-A-Sketch Romney, trying to keep up with the various demands of different constituencies, telling the local press exactly what the Republican Party extremist are saying, while telling the national press that we should let the CDC handle it.

McConnell told NBC as reported by the Huffington Post that he thinks we should leave these decisions to the CDC, “‘Gosh, I’d leave that up to the CDC…I think we ought to listen to what the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] thinks they need either in terms of financing or certainly they’ll decide the procedures for travel and all the renast,’ McConnell told NBC News in an interview. ‘I think we need to follow the advice of the experts who know how to fight scourges like this.'”


On the same day, McConnell told local Kentucky press Pure Politics cn|2 exactly what the Republican Party is selling on Fox News, that it was a good idea to discontinue flights. “I’m not an expert on this, but it strikes me that it would be a good idea to discontinue flights from that part of the world.”

Pure Politics is pat of cn|2, channel 2 in Time Warner Cable’s Louisville, Northern Kentucky, Lexington, Evansville and Bowling Green markets.

The Republicans have another Etch-A-Sketch, who just can’t find the courage to actually tell the voters what he really thinks. Of course, McConnell is no fool – he knows he has to tell the people what they want to hear if he’s going to keep carrying out the agenda of the top 2%.

13 Replies to “With His Desperation Growing Mitch McConnell Can’t Keep His Story Straight On Ebola”

  1. He reminds me of the ancient gigantic turtle in the movie Never Ending Story…”we do not care even if we care any more”….

  2. I will ask the question again to those who wants to ban travel.

    If we were to ban travel to countries with known cases with Ebola shouldn’t the US be on that ban list?

    Bueller?… Bueller?… Bueller?

  3. The CDC wouldn’t have to handle it if McConnell and the other Republicans in the Senate had not filibustered the Surgeon General nominee. These people are major screw ups! As for McConnell, he keeps running ads linking Grimes to KY, but it’s not working.

    It would be difficult to keep your story straight when you talk out of both sides of your mouth.

  4. Is Mitch McConnell another ebola expert from Kentucky along with Rand Paul? With all the crap the two of them have done, we should ask MM to solve the ebola problem. After all, there should be enough funding to handle the problem, and all he has to do is ask the Surgeon General to step up the smoke screen machine.

  5. @Maxie2014: says:”It would be difficult to keep your story straight when you talk out of both sides of your mouth.”

    In McConnell’s case, he talks out of both ends of his body as well. And, he doesn’t do a very good job of it either.

  6. “I’m no expert…” No, but you’re Senate Minority Leader, selling his damned soul to be Majority Leader. Don’t you think it’s time to start learning about it.
    There are no direct flights from the Ebola-affected areas of West Africa. Do you think we should ban all flights from Africa then?
    The gentleman who came into the US with Ebola was on a flight from Belgium. Should we ban all flights from western Europe? Or just those with black people on them?
    On terrorists or refugees entering the US from Mexico, is there some reason it would be okay if they came in from Canada? If you’re worried about ISL terrorists spreading it, don’t you think they’d be intelligent enough to find an alternate route into the country other than the Tea Party bugaboo at the Arizona border? If you’re going to obsess about plague contaminated immigrants, be consistent.
    Better yet, deal with Ebola with a view from the real world, not Fox scare stories.

  7. djchefron – I agree 10%, I have been telling my husband that we should ban flights from Texas to the rest of the country, if they had not sent the man home and told him to take tylenol, but had kept him in isolation Texas would not be the only state sending possible ebola risks around the country.

  8. One of the other Republican talking heads, the name escapes me at the moment, was talking about how it is even more concerning now, that the border with Mexico isn’t “secure” because of Ebola. All I could think was “USA 8 cases, Mexico 0 cases.” (most of those cases being in Texas…) So shouldn’t MEXICO be more concerned about border security right now?

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