According to CNN, two Americans infected with the deadly and highly contagious Ebola virus are being flown from Liberia to the U.S. for treatment at Emory University.
Rush Limbaugh questions the wisdom of that decision, for reasons that have as much to do with politics as with public health.
“I can’t think of a reason why anyone would want to bring anyone suffering from [Ebola] into this country,” Limbaugh said to his listeners Friday afternoon.
“Now, I understand compassion,” he went on. “And they’re Americans, and so forth. [But] is that why you think the president decided to do it?”
Limbaugh doesn’t believe the Obama administration is motivated by “compassion” in this case.
One of Limbaugh’s staffers offered a suggestion through the host’s earpiece.
“The answer that I just received from the ‘Official Program Observer,'” Limbaugh related, “is that ‘every good crisis deserves a Democrat president.’ So what you’re saying is: If there is Ebola in the world, it might as well be here so Obama can strut his stuff’?”
However, Limbaugh pointed out, there is no cure for Ebola, so the opportunity for the president to truly help these individuals is minimal.
The real reason the two infected Americans are being flown to the U.S., Limbaugh suggested, was simple.
“Every event that attracts mass attention is going to be converted into advancing the Democrat Party agenda,” he explained. “And every time we give them the benefit of the doubt, we’re proven wrong.”
This new “crisis,” Limbaugh continued, will give Obama the opportunity to look heroic and compassionate.
Meanwhile, he added, “there are going to be people who question why, and those people are going to be tagged as heartless, mean-spirited and uncaring.”