An Ebola outbreak is being allowed by President Obama because he “wants America to suffer” along with the rest of the world. This is the charge leveled by Fox News columnist Keith Ablow (pictured above), who is also a psychiatrist.
“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,” Ablow said.
Ideas like that written by Ablow are starting to take hold throughout the country, mainly due to the administration’s unwillingness to enact an Ebola travel ban to and from affected countries.
Supporters of the President say that it would only make the problem worse because help could not get in to the Ebola outbreak hot zone. Critics of the President point out that the military could be used for flying in needed supplies and aid workers rather than using commercial flights.
Ablow definitely doesn’t seem like a supporter. Here are some more of his criticisms.
“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,” Ablow wrote.
In the piece, Ablow coined the term “Ebolaphobia” to refer to the Ebola outbreak and its effect on the U.S. He also sees his column as a first step in bringing to light the President’s dastardly plan.
“The toll of having a president who seems to see America as having no particular manifest destiny may be seen in the spread of ISIS abroad. And it could be seen, God forbid, in not mounting a sufficient immune defense here at home, to Ebola. Saying so, even at the risk of offending some or many, is the first step (here taken) to make it not so.”
Mediaite accepts that “there’s certainly criticisms to be made” of President Obama’s response to the Ebola crisis, but they largely dismissed Ablow’s commentary, calling it “slimy,” “cartoonish,” and “fear-mongering.”
But what do you think, readers?
Has President Obama made the Ebola outbreak better or worse with his response? And do you think that the U.S. should enact an Ebola travel ban until the disease can be adequately contained?
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