The ebola hysteria has just hit a new level of WTFuckery thanks to South Carolina’s own Joe “You Lie” Wilson. According to Political Wire, Wilson believes that Hamas just might be planning to send an army of Ebola zombies to destroy America.
“I’m very concerned. We had people who, I’ll repeat it, the creed of Hamas: We value death more than you value life. What? That’s their creed. Okay, well, part of their creed would be to bring persons who have Ebola into our country. It would promote their creed. And all this could be avoided by sealing the border, thoroughly. C’mon, this is the 21st century.”
I really just don’t know where to begin with this. While it’s clear that whatever weight the federal government’s “Stay Calm and Chive On” assurances once carried are now all but meaningless — seriously, never underestimate the sheer incompetence of the modern American, whether it’s an overworked, disgruntled, and uninformed hospital worker or a member of the political pollyanna class that fucks it up for the rest of us — the way in which ebola has infected right-wing talking points is rather astonishing, albeit depressing. That anyone would be using this crisis to score political points is just so typical of the blood-shitting levels of playground finger-pointing that have infected all of Washington fucking D.C.
This is why I drink.
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