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Obama is Roosting America’s Chickens

hubris8Originally posted at American Thinker

In the words of Reverend Jeremiah Wright, “America’s chickens are coming home to roost” – but not for the reasons Wright was referring to.  Instead, these chickens are the result of Barack Obama’s policies, which are so detrimental to the health, safety, and wellbeing of the American people that now the most innocent and helpless among us are suffering the ramifications of a social experiment run amok.

It’s not bad enough that it’s only a matter of time before unknown numbers of people are murdered by a terrorist attack everyone agrees is inevitable.  Nor is it horrifying enough that ISIS has threatened to execute random attacks on innocent Americans and kill military personnel while they sleep in their beds.

Does the president even care that an illegal teenage assassin from a Mexican drug cartel is at large somewhere in America, and known murderers, sex offenders, and all-around bad guys are running loose in the streets of towns all along the border?

Guess not, because Obama remains unflinching in his determination to keep the border open.  With each passing day, in addition to violent gang members and criminals being waved through, individuals with very dangerous communicable diseases are strolling from Latin America directly into the border states.

As a result, it’s taken only a few short months for Obama’s chicken-roosting to take the form of thousands of defenseless American children being infected with pathogens shared by hosts who shouldn’t be in this country in the first place.

For starters, in 18-plus states, there are children infected with a respiratory virus that makes it hard to breathe.  Enterovirus DV-68, which is rare here but common in Latin America, is causing some children to turn blue, requiring hospitalization and intubation.

And still the border remains open.

Adding insult to injury, there is now a disturbing report out of the border state of Texas that more than 700 infants and 40 employees in El Paso’s Providence Memorial Hospital have been exposed to tuberculosis.  The culprit is an anonymous hospital employee, who was probably helping the American economy by doing jobs unemployed Americans would love to do.

That’s right – 700 infants swaddled in receiving blankets, lying in hospital bassinets, are the newest victims of an ideology-driven president who has placed the wants and desires of illegal invaders above the welfare of vulnerable newborn babies.

Hospital officials have not identified the female nursery worker who coughed and sneezed all over infants and hospital workers.  However, what they are saying is that the exposure took place over the course of one year, and that those exposed to an infection that is often resistant to antibiotics were identified via employment and medical records.

Carrie Williams, spokeswoman for the Texas Department of State Health service, warned that “[t]his is an incredibly large exposure investigation, and it involves infants, so it is particularly sensitive.”  Carrie did admit that “[b]abies are more likely than older children and adults to develop life-threatening forms of TB.”

According to the health authority for El Paso County, Dr. Hector Ocaranza, while sick “unaccompanied minors” and individuals with MDR-TB, malaria, swine flu, and very possibly Ebola continue to stream into our nation, officials are awaiting results from the tests Providence Memorial hospital workers took to determine who contracted an illness that can be fatal if not treated.

The parents of the newborns who were exposed to TB have been directed by health officials to have their children screened, which is something many “unaccompanied minors” from Latin America didn’t have to submit to before being relocated all over the United States by an illegal immigrant-friendly Obama administration.

Downplaying the gravity of needlessly exposing 740 innocent people to a dangerous bacterial lung infection that can lie dormant for years, Barack Obama water carrier Hector Ocaranza reassured the concerned public that despite the president’s careless disregard for the security of the American people, TB, just like Enterovirus 68, although dangerous, is treatable and does not represent a threat to public health.

If that’s true, Dr. Ocaranza, why did 740 people require testing?

Nonetheless, as we wait for the next infectious disease outbreak, random ISIS beheadings, or, worse still, a small nuke in a major American city, America continues to be inundated with large numbers of psychopaths and pathogens, all of which are actively assisting in Obama’s roosting of America’s chickens.

The Deadly Obama Virus

viruses-8869-1920x1200Originally posted at American Thinker

In the beginning of the 2009 flu season, Barack Obama declared the H1N1 swine flu a national emergency.   By October of that year 1,000 people had already died, and according to the president there was the threat of a pandemic. In order to hasten treatment and convince Americans to line up like lemmings for a flu shot, Obama gave former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius a one-time authorization to bypass standard federal regulations to quickly respond to the outbreak.

The president repeatedly warned the public that a pandemic was approaching, and that the numbers of people getting sick were escalating quickly. In his plague-panic declaration, the president wrote: “As a nation, we have prepared at all levels of government, and as individuals and communities, taking unprecedented steps to counter the emerging pandemic.”

Vaccine production delays compounded the problem and enhanced the drama. Finally, when the injections did become available to Washington DC school children, Sasha and Malia Obama, who were 8 and 11 at the time, were the first of the Obamas to be inoculated.

As tension mounted, the White House announced that Michelle and the president, like a captain willing to go down with the ship, decided to wait in line.

Publicly, Obama said, “I suspect that I may come fairly far down the line… We will stand in line like everybody else. And when folks say it’s our turn, that’s when we’ll get it.”

Supposedly, a selfless Obama wanted priority target groups — people under 24, pregnant women, and those with underlying conditions — to go first.  Probably closer to the truth was that, rather than risk his own health on a possible tainted vaccine, the president wanted “useless eaters,” fertile women, and the chronically ill to be the guinea pigs.

Speaking of pigs, according to the CDC, after the swine flu scare was over, in a country that typically sees 36,000 deaths from the flu annually, that year 12,000 Americans died of the swine flu.

With the H1N1 scare and the look-at-me vaccine photo op far behind him, waiting in line wasn’t something Obama wanted to do when he stopped for lunch at Franklin Barbeque in Texas. President Obama was so eager to get “nine pounds of brisket, four pounds of turkey, ribs and a pecan pie for a total of $422” – he cut the line.No

Unlike the swine flu emergency of 2009, in 2014 the president seems to have more interest in barbeque than he does concern for the Border Patrol agent from Laredo, Texas who may have lifelong complications as a result of the bacterial pneumonia he contracted while processing the swarms of sick illegal aliens that Obama, who had plenty of time to eat spare ribs and pecan pie, had no time to visit.

According to Agent Jarrad Seely, vice president of National Border Patrol Council 2455, being so gravely ill is a “very traumatic experience for [the agent] and [the agent’s] family.”  According to Seely it’s still too early to tell if the father of small children, who was very healthy prior to processing illegal immigrants, will fully recover or ever be able to work again.

Hector Garza, the secretary and treasurer of NBPC 2455, issued a dire warning when he said, “Our agents have been getting sick more often than before with flus and congestion and a whole bunch of respiratory illnesses.”

As this young father’s life and the life of his family have been forever impacted by an unnecessary set of circumstances created by a president refusing to address a lawless situation, the question is this: What happened to that guy who was so concerned about pandemics and preventing the healthcare industry from being unnecessarily overwhelmed with deathly ill people?

If the H1N1 virus caused the president such urgent trepidation, why then, with his implicit approval, are a whole host of much more treacherous viruses streaming in unchecked at our southern border?

Why would Obama consider H1N1 a national emergency and then just five years later wave through the yellow quarantine tape scores of untreated illegals into the midst of a population with almost no exposure to diseases like scabies, MDR-TB, whooping cough, Changas disease, MRSA staph infections, and Ebola fever?

To lend context to a possible answer, in 2010, while looking for drug traffickers to rob of marijuana, Mexican citizen Manuel Osorio-Arellanes murdered Border Agent Brian Terry with a gun obtained from Obama’s failed “Fast and Furious” gun-tracking operation.

Terry’s needless death, as well as the subsequent death of ICE agent Jaime Zapata and hundreds of Mexicans also killed with “Fast and Furious” guns, have all confirmed that if fatalities further Obama’s agenda, the body count is of no concern.

Since taking office this president’s actions and inactions have confirmed over and over that the mission of progressivism far outweighs a few thousand – or a few million – American lives.  That’s because, in the liberal mind, illegal immigrants with bad intentions and deadly communicable diseases are not a threat, they’re just facilitators of an agenda belonging to the man who insisted every American had to have a flu shot.

For some reason, Barack Obama’s need in 2009 to enforce federal oversight by attempting to inject Americans with a vaccine to save lives has given way in 2014 to a total disregard for the health, safety and wellbeing of all of us.

 

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