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.
October 25th, 2009 at 6:00 PM
I kid you not…. If you bring up subject of sneezing in your sleeve like Sebelius suggested, the VA folks laugh at you & hand you a box of Kleenex. That lady behind the counter asked who the hell is Sebeluis & when you explain that its the woman in the WH who speaks of Elmo, the VA folks really start laughing hard & suggest if you need to see the Pschy ward.
Its really embarrassing.
If you ask them about the Purell Hand Sanitizers, they point to the water basin. If you tell them that Sebelius said so… then the VA asks the vet “What medical school did Sebelius graduate from?”
October 26th, 2009 at 5:56 AM
Purell is only good for a certain length of time and for a certain amount of applications, then it is no longer effective. For instance, the “state” tells us that we can only use it 3 times (between patients) and then we have to wash our hands instead, between patients.
There is not quick fix or perfect way to stop this virus, although folks want to think there is.
Sneezing into your elbow reminds me of that stupid speech last summer by candidate Obama when he said that if we all just inflated our tires we could solve our gas crisis.
This government is just stirring up paranoia and fear and they are doing it for a reason.
October 25th, 2009 at 10:43 AM
I woke up with startling a question:
How do we know what those folks died from. How do they know it was “swine flu”?
October 25th, 2009 at 11:38 AM
very good point. Those numbers come out of the CDC which is a government department. We can only trust that they are true and honest stats.
That’s asking a lot with this administration, isn’t it?
October 25th, 2009 at 5:40 PM
What interests me is that I was told the other day by the VA that swine flu is self-diagnostic based on symptoms & that’s there no testing.
Yep, the CDC & HHS are government aka WH. The WH abrubtly halted all h1n1 testing against the wishes of the health care providers. So they complained to CBS who in investigating this. WH said that its a waste of money to conduct the tests. Therefore the stats are not honest nor true.
October 26th, 2009 at 5:49 AM
Arlene, I watched that video and read the story. That is pretty amazing stuff.
Where I work, if we have 5 or more patients with the same symptoms, the “state” considers that an outbreak and we have to test them. About a month ago, we had at least that many with upper respiratory infections and we had to do swab cultures for H1N1 and send to the state. They came back negative.
Since then, we’ve had several more with URIs and they have all responded well to antibiotic therapy, which is indicative of bacterial and not viral infections.
What you wrote and what CBS seems to be saying is that the government doesn’t want evidence, they just want to proclaim it an emergency and move on from that.
This whole thing is pretty scary!
October 25th, 2009 at 10:16 AM
Well now, I’ve found another good Conservative blog.
One of the last defenses against tyranny we have.
October 25th, 2009 at 10:34 AM
😉 Good to see you here. I read your posts at Vicki’s site all the time and know how well informed you are. I look forward to your great comments here too.
Thank you for coming over for a ‘look-see’. And hope you’ll stay!
God bless you and all of us Patriots!
October 25th, 2009 at 10:42 AM
I LOVE YOUR PHILOSOPHY.
I’ll enjoy the conversations.
Good luck in the Obama administration, we gotta get while the gettin’ is good, meaning all the info we can get before they shut it off.
October 24th, 2009 at 10:11 PM
Amen! That is what I think. This is an Obama-created Disaster. Its manufactured!
I am not saying that the deaths that have occurred are manufactured. But I think the panic is. And the sad part is that he’s doing it in our face.
Hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes are acts of God. When Obama tries to cause disasters that God-like proportions (panic), that is when God will step in. I truly believe that God will not let that man prevail.
October 25th, 2009 at 10:32 AM
I hope you’re right about God stepping in. What he’s doing to our country is nothing short of evil!
October 24th, 2009 at 7:42 PM
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