Call me a conspiracy nut but this might very well be Obama’s Katrina.
Indulge me for a moment.
Never let a good crisis go to waste. And what if you can’t wait or depend on a natural crisis – like hurricane Katrina or another 1989 San Francisco earthquake – to occur? Obama might be the messiah to some people but he can’t yet cause hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes to happen.
However, he can do 2 things.
How ’bout he creates his own crisis and calls it a “national emergency”? What if this flu isn’t as bad as the WH says it is? What if it isn’t the “national emergency” that he has declared it to be but he amplifys it into something really scary for his own nefarious reasons?
Or what if it is that bad – and worse – and he’s exploiting it for his own gain?
Agree or not, many pundits and historians claim that president Bush’s public opinion took a severe downturn that he never really recovered from, when Katrina happened and complaints were that his administration didn’t respond quickly enough or sensitively enough. Obama could be using this flu as a “national emergency” to bolster his sagging approval ratings. Yanno, make the comparison between him and Bush and who did a better job of managing a “national crisis.”
Silly, you say? Bush is long gone, true enough but Obama has continued his campaign against Bush since he took his own botched oath of office. The problem is that these going on 3 year stump speeches are getting old to most of us.
It’s unfortunate to see the sinister in everything but TheOne has surrounded himself with such bullies that nothing they do or say can go unchecked. Why do you pick the friends you do? Because they reflect behaviors that we see or want to see in ourselves. Remember what your mom told you: moms have always been the wisest creatures on earth.
Not to down play the deaths, especially of children, due to this flu. Those are tragic and untimely. But I can no longer take what anyone in the WH tells me at face value. And I don’t put it passed those guys in the administration to use this pandemic and the tragedy that goes with it, as a vehicle to further Obama’s own agenda: make him look like the savior they all believe him to be – the savior they all want US to believe he is.
The flu is here. People are getting sick and many are tragically dying. Those are facts that can’t be disputed. Whether this president uses this event for self aggrandizement, I guess we’ll see.