Opining on the Ebola outbreak, Dr. Keith Ablow is not walking back his controversial theory that President Obama is allowing the spread of the virus because he wants America to suffer along with the rest of the world
As The Inquisitr previously reported, Ablow maintains that this is the reasoning behind the president’s (thus far) unwillingness to impose a ban on flights from the West African nations where Ebola is raging.
In a column published on October 9, Ablow wrote in part that “I believe the president may literally believe we should suffer along with less fortunate nations. And if he does, that is a very dangerous psychological stance from which to confront Ebola. Let me say this plainly, as a psychiatrist who has studied this president only from a distance: In order for President Obama to keep thinking of himself as the leader of the world — and not just the free world — it may be that our boundaries must remain porous, allowing illegal immigrants and, potentially, even diseases to flow through them.”
Parenthetically, there have been unconfirmed reports that Central American immigrants crossing into America are spreading diseases such as enterovirus 68. One military expert has even put forth the theory, however unlikely, that ISIS could weaponize Ebola for a suicide bio-terror attack by intentionally exposing its fighters to the deadly virus.
A Johns Hopkins-trained, board-certified physician who practices medicine in the liberal state of Massachusetts, Ablow subsequently called into John Gibson’s radio show to reaffirm his controversial views that created something of an uproar, and then returned today to Gibson’s program to essentially double down — to walk forward rather than walk back — his assessment of the president’s thinking.
Ablow, who just signed a new contract with Fox News, suggested that Obama doesn’t find protecting U.S. borders “attractive” because he sees himself as a world leader rather than the leader of the United States. He added that Obama may perceive America as more of a plague on the world than Ebola, thus the resistance to sealing off America’s borders, which was exemplified among other things by the president’s so-called apology tour after he took office.
Ablow said, “And I do think — and I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, and I’ll hear all kinds of criticism again — I think that it’s psychologically very difficult to fully defend and fully protect a country you don’t really like very much, and I don’t think he likes this one very much. He imagines a different country, a wholly reinvented America that he could then embrace, but the one that exists under the Constitution of the United States, I believe he has it in for…”
He added, “I do take offense… when the leader of a country suggests to the people of that country that they ought to be embarrassed for their national heritage because they’ve done so much harm to the world, sure I take offense, and I’ve got a bit of an issue with the guy.”
Ablow also characterized any allegations of racism against the president as “insane,” noting that “it’s not about race, it’s about what the man has said, and what he has failed to do.”
The doctor even said he’d be willing to make a house call at the White House to “explain to [President Obama] why psychologically he is not serving us well, and he can’t seem to keep [ISIS] from coalescing and going on the march, and why he can’t seem to convince Americans that they’re safe because you’re not safe when the guy who has the Oval Office doesn’t like you.”
Given the federal Ebola outbreak response thus far, do you think that there is any basis for Dr. Keith Ablow’s psychological theory of alleged presidential anti-Americanism? Do you think Dr. Keith Ablow should be concerned about an IRS audit?
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