It appears that President Obama wants to keep a tight political lid on the developing Ebola crisis, including the fact that his actions may have doomed American lives to further his political agenda.
So how does President Obama politicize the Ebola response, insure White House control, and contain the knowledge of any “secrets?”
He appoints another unaccountable “Czar” to manage the government’s response to Ebola. But, he makes sure that the appointee has the four requisite qualifications.
- He is personally loyal to President Obama – in reality, to Obama’s puppet-master, Valerie Jarrett.
- He knows nothing about Ebola, having no medical or healthcare background.
- He will take direction from the White House and ignore Congress and others who might have valuable input.
- He will report to a known liar, National Security Advisor Susan Rice and to muddle the lines of communication, he will also report to Homeland Security Advisor Lisa Monaco.
So who is this patsy that will be thrown under the bus should Ebola become a major problem?
It’s Ron Klain, an “American lawyer and political operative best known for serving as Chief of Staff to two Vice Presidents - Al Gore (1995–1999) and Joseph Biden (2009–2011) and Attorney General Janet Reno (1994). There is no doubt that Ron Klain is smart, well-credentialed, well-connected, and ruthless.
Klain is a known political operative and fixer and if his name is at all familiar, he is the one who “green-lighted” the disastrous 2010 Presidential visit to Solyndra, the bankrupt solar panel company with the $535 million loan guarantee from the Department of Energy.
If you need to get a flavor of Klain’s style, it is important to know that Klain was deeply involved with lobbying Congress on behalf of Fannie Mae. Mostly to help convince Congress that Fannie Mae was sound, solvent, and was not engaging in financially risky behaviors that put taxpayers on the hook for massive bailouts. Of course, Fannie Mae was being used as a democrat piggy bank to purchase political power and as a means to reward high-ranking democrats with tens of millions of dollars in salary and benefits. Not to mention, as House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank claimed, serving as an instrument of public policy. What Barney did not mention is that he got his then boyfriend a job with Fannie Mae lobbying Congress on housing issues.
There is no doubt he is well-connected as his wife, another lawyer, Monica Medina, is a major environmental activist and currently serves as the Principal Deputy Undersecretary for Oceans and Atmosphere of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In 2008, after the election, she served on the Presidential Transition Team and led the agency review of NOAA, and the confirmation team of Administrator Lubchenco.
Bottom line …
It appears that President Obama is more interested in putting one more layer of insulation between him and his responsibility as the President of the United States. Inserting a political operative with no medical or healthcare experience into an area that demands informed decisions. More likely, Klain’s actual role is to protect the President at all costs in the run-up to the midterm elections.
Unfortunately, like everything the corrupt, incompetent, and inept Barack Obama does, it is woefully inadequate and appears to, once again, illustrate that the President is tone deaf when it comes to the actual governance of the nation.
One might ask, where is the Surgeon General of the United States? Or, where is Nicole Lurie, M.D., M.S.P.H., the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response of the United States Public Health Service?
We know where Obama is – practicing reading the words written by others from his treasured TelePrompTer.
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius