If there is one person you want to hear weigh in on Ebola, it's Van Jones. How could you not? An icon for the progressive movement here in America, of course Van Jones used his appearance on ABC News to slam conservatives like Ted Cruz and say that Ebola is an example of why we need Obamacare. Makes sense, right? Nope.
The other thing too is that we can't let the Republicans get away with some of the stuff they’re doing this week, just trying to bash Obama. Hey, you know, government is always your enemy until you need a friend. This Ebola thing is the best argument you can make for the kind of government that we believe in. A year ago Ted Cruz shut down America's government, shut down the CDC over shenanigans. What if that happened this year?
You got to start putting the Republicans on the defensive for the fact that they believe that you can take a wrecking ball to America's government, never pay a price. ObamaCare means that 8 million people who couldn't have gone to the doctor last year, if they feel sick today, they would if they got Obama, they can go see the doctor. The Democrats have got to start talking like that.
Now, of course this went over well with the guys on radio.
"The CDC has not handled this well, first of all. We shouldn't have Ebola in America. We're the only other country outside of the continent of Africa that has Ebola. How have they handled this well?" Pat said.
"And no conservative I've ever met has said the government shouldn't be involved in public safety. That is what they do," he added.