Hypocrite Ted “Government Shutdown” Cruz Whines That The Government Should Be Doing More on Ebola

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Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) was on TV this morning to make political hay out of your Ebola fears and, to the surprise of no one, blame Obama for any and everything. Yep. The man who shut down the government in an effort to stop funding to Obamacare/access to affordable healthcare is now concern trolling the government over Ebola.

On CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday, Cruz criticized the President over his fictional lack of leadership on Ebola, only proving that Ted Cruz must actively avoid facts because the President answered his questions days ago. Watch here:

Let’s count the things Ted Cruz doesn’t know anything about and doesn’t like (often one and the same):

Ted Cruz feels that only a doctor can best organize all the various government agencies to be in charge of Ebola, because we all know that doctors spend years in medical school learning to coordinate and emphasizing administrative and people skills. So, naturally President Obama’s appointment of an Ebola Czar to do the job that a Surgeon General would in part be doing had Ted Cruz’s party not put a hold on his nomination is no good.

Cruz doesn’t like Ron Klain for Ebola Czar because “Mr. Klain is not a doctor, he’s not a health care professional, he doesn’t have background in these issues.” Nope, Mr. Klain has management experience, both in the private and public sector. So he is a proven manager. Which is what this job is about, because it involves massive coordination among local and federal and global resources.

But when medical experts say a travel ban won’t work, including the Director of the CDC Dr. Tom Friedena doctor — Ted Cruz knows more than the doctor. Candy Crowley looked perplexed after she rolled the tape of Dr. Frieden trying to explain to people who pretend to make laws that scientists and doctors know special things.

Cruz does not understand why we can’t have a travel ban to West Africa, also, because this is “common sense.” He just doesn’t understand why the President won’t do this, even though the President has explained it repeatedly. Poor Mr. Cruz, he’s not much for gathering facts.

It is common sense, and that is why it is wrong. Expert sense says otherwise. The President explained days ago:

Finally, we can’t just cut ourselves off from West Africa, where this disease is raging. Our medical experts tell us that the best way to stop this disease is to stop it at its source-before it spreads even wider and becomes even more difficult to contain. Trying to seal off an entire region of the world-if that were even possible-could actually make the situation worse. It would make it harder to move health workers and supplies back and forth. Experience shows that it could also cause people in the affected region to change their travel, to evade screening, and make the disease even harder to track.

So the United States will continue to help lead the global response in West Africa. Because if we want to protect Americans from Ebola here at home, we have to end it over there. And as our civilian and military personnel serve in the region, their safety and health will remain a top priority.

Cruz thinks only doctors can coordinate government because expertise! But don’t listen to “medical experts” when they explain that a travel ban would not work, because common sense takes precedence over the knowledge of elitist experts when a life threatening virus hits our shores.

See, the problem according to Cruz isn’t Ebola. The problem is that President Obama is politicizing things by trying to have someone in charge. “We don’t need a White House political operative, which is what Mr. Klain has been. What we need is presidential leadership… “The person who needs to be on top of this is the president of the United States.”

Good thing the President is on top of it.

Ted Cruz really doesn’t like it when healthcare is politicized, which is why he is on CNN politicizing FEARS over healthcare instead of healthcare. DUH.

So Cruz believes that it’s Obama who is politicizing Ebola, even though Republicans are clearly trying to run on Ebola now that Americans like their Obamacare. Trust Republicans, America! If they were in charge, things would be going so much better so long as they weren’t shutting down the government, defunding everything recklessly and bragging about their sequester get on Fox News, or looking the other way day after day while people who needed to be rescued died. See their Katrina response for a refresher.

Republicans don’t believe government should exist at all, unless they can blame Obama for government not being perfect in spite of their efforts to strangle and starve it. The only good thing government has ever done besides socialize the losses of big companies is give Republicans something with which to beat up the President.

Showing that he knows nothing about being a President and needing to calm Ebola hysteria, Cruz climbed atop his Shutdown Perch to smug-lecture, “We should be less concerned about giving the public the feeling that the government is on top of this and more concerned about the government actually being on top of it.”

Thanks for the help, Ted.

We can always count on Ted Cruz to be irrational and full of hate for the President, so much so that he forced his party to shutdown the government entirely last year, and has been making noises about it again after the election. But now that Ebola is here, Ted Cruz is all about Big Government and can’t understand why it’s not working perfectly. Concern troll is in the house.

29 Replies to “Hypocrite Ted “Government Shutdown” Cruz Whines That The Government Should Be Doing More on Ebola”

  1. Blithe and unblinking hypocrisy from Republicans is the polluted political air we must tragically breathe. Vote Blue in November for something fresher.

  2. What a hypocrite!!! Cruz is guilty of exactly what he accuses Obama of!!! He is politicizing EVERY issue that comes up. Who is NOT sick of hearing this idiot? Why does the media continue to give the hypocrite airtime. He is only interested in his own political gain and is using the media to “campaign” for himself!! God help us all if a radical like him ever wins a national election!

  3. Ted Cruz is correct. We should use our armed forces to block anybody from entering or leaving any governmental entity where there is Ebola. We should start with our armed forces enforcing a quarantine of State of Texas. Nobody should be allowed to enter or leave.

  4. Oh Ted, Government is not the solution, government is the problem, right?
    Don’t you think we should just sit back and let all great and all good “free market” deal with this epidemic?

  5. Senator Cruz can probably stop making the Sunday morning circuit because he will never be President…When will Texas stop electing these tools? Vote Democratic in November!

  6. This is like emergency management. You don’t need a medical doctor, you need a MANAGER who manages and interfaces WITH medical doctors of many kinds from many areas (and MANY other kinds of people like state and local officials, hospital admin, nurses, testing labs, CDC, etc…).
    Someone should ask the Cuban from Canada what the Government would be doing if it was shutdown or even “drowned in a bathtub.”

    Yeah, Repugs are SOOO good in a crisis after appointing their clueless asshat friends to run things like FEMA (heckuva job Brownie!) or even better just privatizing the whole shebang for fun and profit.

    Maybe… just maybe we could go to WAR with Ebola
    (that’s what repugs like to do).
    Somebody wake up John “oops I crapped my pants” McCain
    and get on the horn to Darth Cheney.
    Spin up the missiles!
    We’re going to war again!

  7. Don’t you just _know_ that the GOP Party leadership is hoping for MORE people to contract and die of this terrible disease? Is there _any_ doubt in your mind?

  8. I think it was funny to see Kelly on fox, come up with “new info on Benghazi” the other day. (I check out the fox once in a while to know my enemies.) Got a good laugh she looked so smug and so informed. I guess Ebola is old news to them now, not enough action, for them.

  9. Maybe we should have banned Cubans coming in through Canada during the 1970’s. That may have stopped the biggest scourge* coming outta Texas today.

    * Scourge – noun – a person or thing that causes great trouble or suffering

  10. Shouldn’t we have a travel ban on the US? Come on baggers I have asking this question for days and I have receive no answers.

  11. Logically, it would serve their purposes in many ways.

    A. It would discredit the President.
    B. It would stir up panic against icky brown people.
    C. Once they had used the foregoing to seize control, it would justify their imposing draconian measures, up to and including martial law, against icky brown people and icky poor people.
    D. Once they had seized enough control and created enough panic about icky brown people and icky poor people, well…why continue having elections at all?

  12. It is getting harder to care about anything anymore.

    I will vote and vote Democrat, but even that seems pointless these days. Triangulation, corporate owned government, rotating villains.

    Money and power, that is all that matters no matter history, no matter empirical evidence, no matter mass extinctions and climate change.

    Yes, the game is rigged and you either play the game or your marginalized.

  13. I have heard it said that this man Cruz gave up his Canadian citizenship a few months ago, does that mean he can now legally vote in the US?
    My son was born outside the US and to legally become a citizen because as I was born in the UK, the American parent had to prove residency in the US for a number of years preceding my son’s birth. So far no-one seems to have located Cruz’ mother.

  14. Last I checked Medical Emergency Management was a State responsibility. Why isn’t Ted all over Rick Perry about this?

    Perhaps they would like to do this right and call for Federal intervention in an emergency situation that they’re not prepared to deal with? I thought not.

  15. whenever I hear someone talk about ‘common sense’ I always think about St Ronald when he became governor of California… he was left with a crap load of stationary from the out going Gov, Jerry Brown, so instead of ordering new stationary with his name it…he followed ‘common sense’ and ordered stamps and had the secretarial staff spend time crossing out the old name and stamping in his… ‘common sense’ and fiscal responsibility ended up costing $20K more than if he’d just tossed it and order new… factoring in all the time the staff spent working on the stationary..

  16. They just don’t want to have to explain why “Keep your damned Yankee hands off of us” Texas is the only state that is having trouble dealing with Ebola.

  17. I too get down and think “how much more” can I tolerate of the RWNJ madness. Then I come to my senses knowing repubs want me to give up. Hell no! 2014 is not going to be as good as we’d like, but if we can get an increase in voters from 2010, we can diffuse repubs’ power. The repub plan is to keep us down, pass voter suppression laws and discourage us all to vote by their media tactics. I do feel a progressive wave building, but is will be in 2016. We must never give up. (If only repub whites {poor & middle class] could see how they’ve been had to think it’s about guns, God & gays)

  18. The situation with the airlines is as follows. They have thin government approved profit margins. If allowed to, they would not fly to areas that could wipe out the flight crew, but then the government would wipe them out for going against their wishes.

  19. Cruz must be feeling like being an Emperor riding on billion-dollar chariot with 50 white horses hauling it toward the White House. Its because history have shown that Emperors never think he is wrong about anything and must be always right. Cruz is good example of grandeur delusional who are having bloodthirst of nearly unlimited power. He’s very dangerous person in America and teabaggers are too hateful and angry to be able to notice that.

  20. Perfect example of how capitalism doesn’t work for the average person. Airlines could choose at any time to stop flying to certain areas – but that would either lose money or cost money. It’s all about the dollar. Never about the better good for the masses.

    And since we have very little control over what the rest of the world does – maybe we should take control inside this country and completely close off TX to any travel in or out of the state. Next thing you know, all those Texans that want to secede will be piling up on the border trying to move to states that are happy to be a part of the USA.

  21. I did not know that we had any direct flights to and from the countries with ebola outbreaks, it was my understanding that they had to make a connection somewhere along the way, so they all came from different countries.

  22. It’s very strange to me…that republicans will spare no expense, call for a “czar”, and expect “big government” to fix this Ebola virus, where as there has been no deaths, yet are so blase about the thousands who die every year due to gun violence.

  23. the republican cut funding for center disease control and also refuses to vote on surgeon general .. nice try teddy but, we got your bs

  24. I can’t stand this shady narcissistic drag queen. If only ISIS would come over and kidnap him for hating everyone except himself!

  25. It violates the fourth amendment to do so, you can not detain people from traveling, if they are citizens they may come and go as they please, stop letting the republican boogeyman ebola insight panic

  26. This ass-clown rose to prominence in a short period of time. He came from out of nowhere and right into the national spotlight.

    Sounds like the evangelical Antichrist to me.

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