Bizarre Attempt to Blame Republicans for Ebola Is Based on Inversion of Truth

If Obama is deliberately trying to create an American Ebola epidemic by refusing to restrict access to the country by West Africans who know that once they get here they will get the best medical care in the world for free, his strategy is likely to succeed — but it hasn’t succeeded yet. Nonetheless, desperate Democrats are already attempting to pin Ebola on Republicans.

We are asked to believe that letting 150 West Africans openly enter the country every day would not be a problem if Republicans would only let Democrats spend as much as they want. This ad sets a new standard for left-wing mendacity and shamelessness:

This appalling work of political pornography is the handiwork of the Agenda Project Action Fund, which does not pay taxes because unlike the Tea Party groups targeted by the IRS, it has been deemed to be nonpolitical.

Meanwhile, back in reality:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will see an 8.2 percent budget increase for fiscal 2014, thanks to a $1.1 trillion spending bill announced by Congress Jan. 13.

This influx of cash will raise the CDC budget to $6.9 billion, which is $567 million more than it received in 2013. This is more than the agency anticipated, because the president’s fiscal year 2014 budget request for it was just $6.6 billion — a decrease of $270 million from fiscal 2012.

That is, the supposedly stingy Republicans blew more on the CDC even than the Democrats asked for, in direction contradiction to the lies being fed to the uninformed.

Of the $6.9 billion, $1.3 billion was allocated to protect the United States from foreign and domestic threats, both intentional and naturally occurring. $255 million will go to support bio-defense efforts, and $160 million will be set aside for states to address their most pressing public health needs. The CDC will get $30 million for Advanced Molecular Detection (AMD), which will help identify potential disease outbreaks earlier and more accurately.

In light of the ad above, it is worth reinforcing that Obama actually suggested cutting funding to the CDC in his 2012 budget proposal.

The Republican Congress has many flaws, but neglecting to spend enough obviously isn’t one of them. If throwing money around in the absence of presidential leadership that means the country well could solve the problem, everyone could relax and go back to watching sitcoms now.

Yet somehow Republicans will get the blame.

On tips from DinaRehn, Petterssonp, Henry, and TED. Hat tips: The Campaign Spot, Althouse. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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