Category Archives: George W. Bush

Disease prevention and Democrat hypocrisy

2005 Strong words from Obama re disease threat

2005 VIDEO:  Senator Obama rips Bush for being unprepared for avian flu epidemic. The avian flu could only be contracted directly from infected birds, not passed human to human, but the threat of it mutating into a highly infectious flu strain scared the bejeebers out of disease experts. However, as of today, the majority of human cases have resulted from direct contact with infected poultry and there has not been a single case reported in the U.S.

2008 CDC report to new Obama administration

TIMELINE:

2005: A sudden spike in cases of the H5N1 (avian or bird flu) virus (98 cases/43 deaths) led the WHO to warn of a possible global pandemic. As the New York Times reported (link below), then-Senator Barack Obama signed a protest letter with 30 Democrats expressing grave concern that the nation was “dangerously unprepared” and personally scolded the Bush administration from the Senate floor. In a New York Times op-ed, he specifically mentioned the dangers to the American public posed by international air travel.

2008: The CDC informed the incoming Obama administration it had less than one-third the resources necessary to properly protect the nation from an outbreak of deadly diseases like avian flu and Ebola.

2009: In the face of a possible epidemic of swine flu, the Obama administration quietly dusted off federal quarantine regulations that had been proposed by the Bush administration in 2005. Civil liberties people were appalled; health official were generally supportive.

2010: The Obama administration quietly scrapped the quarantine plans it had been developing in case Americans needed to be protected from travelers carrying dangerous diseases.

2014: September 9 - WHO says public transportation is “a hot source of potential virus transmission.”

2014: October 3 – Three weeks after declaring the Ebola outbreak a “national security priority”, Obama continued to refuse to ban travel into the U.S. for people who have been in affected West African countries. He has the legal power to impose such an emergency measure.

2014: October 9 - Obama released a video saying, “You cannot get [Ebola] sitting next to someone on a bus.” Virus researchers said Ebola could be spread through the air and from infected people exhibiting no symptoms.

2014: October 10 - President Obama said in a video message that Ebola cannot be contracted through casual contact “like sitting next to someone on a bus.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advised Americans with symptoms of the disease traveling in or arriving home from Ebola-stricken nations to “avoid public transportation.”

2014: October 15 – President Obama says he personally hugged and kissed two nurses treating Ebola patients and he didn’t get the disease, but since a second Ebola nurse has now contracted the virus, his administration will respond in a “much more aggressive way” to cases of Ebola in the United States.

2014: October 17 - The World Health Organization (WHO) announced 9,216 known cases and 4,555 deaths in the Ebola outbreak that began in west Africa in March. Obama’s Secretary of State, John Kerry, called on world leaders to provide cash, helicopters and treatment centers to help fight Ebola. “If we don’t adequately address this current outbreak now, then Ebola has the potential to become a scourge like HIV or polio, that we will end up fighting, all of us, for decades. And we shouldn’t kid ourselves. Winning this fight is going to be costly, it is going to take all of our efforts, and it is not risk-free.”

2014: October 18 – President Obama said no to those demanding a travel ban on planes from West Africa and urged Americans not to give into hysteria about the deadly virus, because we’ve only had three cases.

Sources:

About H5N1 Avian Flu (H5N1 Bird Flu)

http://www.flu.gov/about_the_flu/h5n1/

WHO Fact sheet: Ebola virus disease

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs103/en/

Bush Weighs Strategies to Counter Possible Outbreak of Bird Flu
By Brian Knowlton – October 4, 2005 – New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/04/politics/04cnd-prexy.html?_r=1&

Obama administration failed to implement all of the CDC’s advice to prevent an Ebola outbreak
By Jim McElhatton – October 15, 2014 – The Washington Times

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/oct/15/cdc-outbreak-prevention-advice-dismissed-by-obama-/

http://media.washtimes.com/media/misc/2014/10/16/ebola.pdf

Obama team mulls new quarantine regulations
By Josh Gerstein – August 5, 2009 – Politico

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0809/25814.html

Obama administration scraps quarantine regulations
By Allison Young – April 1, 2010 – USA TODAY

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/washington/2010-04-01-quarantine_N.htm

Ebola virus spread by taxi passengers, says World Health Organisation
By Stephanie Nebehay – September 8, 2014 – The Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/ebola-virus-spread-by-taxi-passengers-says-who-9719478.html

Obama 2005: The Avian Flu Is Very Dangerous and It’s Only A Matter of Time Before It Comes to America
By Ace of Spades – October 2, 2014

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/352220.php

If Obama thinks Ebola is a ‘national security priority,’ why no travel ban?
By Gregg Jarrett – October 3, 2014 – Fox News

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/10/03/if-obama-thinks-ebola-is-national-security-priority-why-no-travel-ban/

Obama: ‘You Cannot Get [Ebola] Sitting Next to Someone on a Bus’
October 9, 2014 – CNS News

http://cnsnews.com/video/cnsnews/obama-you-cannot-get-ebola-sitting-next-someone-bus

Virus researchers say Ebola could spread through air – and even spread without symptoms
By Jonathan Benson – October 9, 2014 – Natural News

http://www.naturalnews.com/047191_Ebola_airborne_transmission_symptoms.html

Obama says you won’t get ebola sitting next to someone on a bus, CDC says avoid public transportation
October 10, 2014 – Breitbart

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/10/10/Obama-You-Won-t-Get-Ebola-Sitting-Next-To-Someone-On-A-Bus-CDC-Avoid-Public-Transportation

Obama Responds to New Ebola Outbreaks in U.S.
AP – October 15, 2014 – Wall Street Journal and Huffington Post

http://www.wsj.com/video/obama-responds-to-new-ebola-outbreaks-in-us/43170C2B-F0BE-49C4-A400-FA1A93A1C0F2.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/15/obama-ebola-nurses-atlanta_n_5990584.html

With New Ebola Case Confirmed, U.S. Vows Vigilance
By Manny Fernandez and Jack Healy – October 15, 2014 – New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/16/us/ebola-outbreak-texas.html

Ebola death toll soars to 4,555 out of 9,216 cases: WHO
AFP – October 17, 2014 – Yahoo News

http://news.yahoo.com/ebola-death-toll-soars-4-555-9-216-173357580.html

Ebola ‘could be scourge like HIV’, John Kerry warns the world
By Nicholas Watt, Sarah Boseley, Lizzy Davies, Kim Willsher, and Philip Oltermann
October 17, 2014 – The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/18/ebola-scourge-hiv-john-kerry

Obama reinforces argument against travel ban, urges Americans to resist Ebola ‘hysteria’
AP – October 18, 2014 – Fox News

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/10/18/obama-reinforces-argument-against-travel-ban-urges-americans-to-resist-ebola/

H/t GP, Ace of Spades, Ed Morrissey

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On November 4, VOTE HERO

MILITARY blood type on boots

When Bush was in office, we heard about military deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan almost daily. The print media published rows and rows of dead soldier photos; the broadcast media interviewed Gold Star Moms weeping; and Democrats running for office chanted off “Bush’s” death toll.

Oddly, after Bush left office, the media and all those weepy Democrats fell silent, despite the fact that our soldiers have continued to fight and die in the Middle East.

Call me cynical, but I think the Left-biased media and the very Left-wing Obamacrats in power don’t actually give a toot about our troops. It was only when a REPUBLICAN was in the White House and another pro-military REPUBLICAN was running to replace him that they pretended to care.

In short, soldiers fighting and dying in military actions sanctioned by a DEMOCRAT president are of no interest to them. The real truth is that Democrats HATE Republicans and will say and do ANYTHING to get and keep power.

Democrats have a long history of short-changing our troops’ benefits and selling them out on the battlefield. This is why most of our soldiers vote Republican. More than 1,000 American soldiers have lost their lives in Afghanistan JUST in the last 27 months! This is more than the combined total of the nine years before. Have you heard a word? No. Why not? Because Democrats DON’T CARE ABOUT OUR TROOPS.

Right now, the Commander In Chief is AWOL. He is not merely indifferent; he is incompetent. He ordered the White House flag flown at half-staff for Sikhs that were killed, but he has done nothing but lie and cheat and stall on issues that matter the most to our nation’s finest.

Since taking office, he has failed to even ATTEND half of his national security briefings and when he does bother to listen to his experts, he does the opposite of what they recommend. Then, as we saw (again) this week, when things go badly, he blames everybody but himself.

The 9/11 attacks were in the planning for FIVE YEARS.  George Bush had been in office EIGHT MONTHS when they occurred.  If anyone was responsible for emboldening Al-Qaeda, it was the Democrat in office before Bush, Bill Clinton.  Funny thing about his wife being Obama’s Secretary of State for the Benghazi attacks, isn’t it?  Makes you think maybe Democrats are really BAD at this foreign policy, national security stuff.

Bush was in office for more than 7 years after 9/11.  During that time, there were no terrorist attacks on America.  Obama and the Democrats who took control of Congress in 2007 all campaigned on the idea that Bush had gone about this whole Global War on Terrorism thing all wrong.  In fact, he was a new Hitler!  A bloody murderer!  ACK!  Put a Democrat in charge and see a kinder, gentler world evolve before your eyes.

Riiiiiiiiiiiiiight.  Obama has had 6 years to prove to us that he was capable of keeping us safe from Muslim extremists.  During this time, he has vacationed, golfed, campaigned, bowed to foreign leaders, armed terrorist and generally ignored the plight of our men and women in uniform (except when he wanted them for a photo op).  For crying out loud, he labeled the Fort Hood shooting “workplace violence”, renamed terrorist attacks “man-caused disasters”, and insisted that Muslim extremists aren’t Muslims!

Obama has made the Rules of Engagement (ROE) so difficult, that our troops are often killed before they can even get permission to fight. Nothing has been done to stop our troops from being murdered by the Afghanis they are training, either.

Now … would you believe? … President Obama wants the US to sign on to the UN’s International Criminal Court (ICC), which would allow the UN’s ICC to arrest and try US troops for War Crimes, without the legal protections guaranteed under US Law, and from which there is no appeal!

With the White House AND the Senate in the hands of Obamacrats, pro-military Republicans can do very little to help our troops. The Republican-majority House of Representatives has passed literally HUNDREDS of bills, many with strong bipartisan support. Senate majority leader, Democrat Harry Reid, throws them in the trash. He won’t even allow them to come to the floor of the Senate for DISCUSSION, never mind a vote.

And who gets the blame, again and again, for the “do nothing Congress”? Republicans. But it is the DEMOCRAT LEADERSHIP that is blocking everything Americans want to get done.

Our troops are getting screwed. But with Obama backed up by Reid’s Democratic majority Senate, the military-hating Left has nearly all the power. We MUST take back the Senate in 2014 so our troops can once again be protected from unnecessary danger.

Please consider this plea as signed in the blood of all the soldiers who have died in OBAMA’S WARS. Then send it on to your mailing lists. Thank you and God bless.

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Barack Obama: The New George W. Bush

2001 Bush and 2014 Obama UN speeches

Barack Obama’s speech at the UN was a repeat of the one George W. Bush gave 13 years ago. Obama even wore the same colored suit, shirt and tie!

Sept 24, 2014 The Kelly Files – The War on Terror: Then and Now

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1548686152012911&set=vb.1413426908872170&type=2&theater

When the White House denied the blatant similarities, Megyn hit us with Part Two!

Sept 25, 2014 The Kelly Files – The War on Terror: Then and Now < THIS ONE IS REALLY GOOD!

In 2008, I was 100% convinced that when push came to shove, President Obama would put politics and his own backside ahead of national security. I have seen nothing he’s done during his administration to change my opinion.

Text of Bush’s U.N. speech on November 10, 2001

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/18967.pdf

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Saluting and job training

When asked what he missed about being president, George W. Bush replied, “I do miss saluting men and women who volunteered to defend our nation during war. Many are coming home and are preparing for new missions as civilians, and I intend to salute these men and women for the rest of my life.”  Bush’s library is also spearheading a program to help unemployed veterans learn new skills.

BUSH saluting

Source:

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/198753-bush-doesnt-miss-much-about-being-president

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Bush vs. Bush Lite

IRAQ Bush VOTES v Obama DEATH

BUSH LITE by Bill Whittle [7:36] < What he said. EVERY WORD!

2014_08 OBAMA Making Bush look better and better

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Bias is just as much what isn’t reported as what is

2014_09 04 GALLUP BHO approval poll

Obama job approval is almost identical to what Bush’s was at this point in his presidency in September 2006. In 2006, this was news. Now? Not so much.

2014_09 GALLUP Prez approvals Bush v Obama

This bias extends to the media’s own polls.

2014_09 BHO WSJ-NBC approval numbers tanking

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Dubya wasn’t dumb, y’all!

9/4/14 Flashback: Pres. Bush’s Prophetic Iraq Warning on 7/12/07

Islamofascists want to murder you

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MYTHBUSTER: Bush’s “unilateral” wars

MYTHBUSTER Bush's unilateral wars

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