Ben Rhodes slapped with reality check when he longs for Obama leadership under coronavirus outbreak

(Obama White House)

Repeatedly disgraced former Obama administration national security adviser Ben Rhodes stepped in it mightily Wednesday by daring to suggest without evidence that the coronavirus outbreak would have been handled better under his former boss.


While the tweet doesn’t  boast a ratio, in large part because of Obama sycophants who falsely view former President Barack Hussein Obama as an infallible, majestic figure outnumbering those who view him realistically, it did attract some jarring criticism.

Why? Because during the former president’s eight year veritable reign of terror, millions of Americans were infected by and at least 12,500 died from the swine flu.

It’s likely not that Rhodes took “a giant nap” during the outbreak, but rather that the media nary made a peep about the crisis because of their proven love for Obama.

And so when Obama declared that the swine flu was “not a cause of alarm,” the media didn’t raise a fuss. Instead it reported Dear Leader’s words as divine truth.

“President Obama said on Monday that the growing number of cases of swine flu in the United States and abroad was ‘not a cause for alarm,’ but he sought to assure Americans that the government was taking precautions to prepare for the prospect of a global health pandemic,” The New York Times casually reported in 2009.

This sort of matter-of-fact reporting contrasts sharply with the caustic reporting that’s been aimed at the current president.

“President Trump sought to play down the coronavirus outbreak on Friday and offered a vote of confidence to besieged federal health officials as infections spread further, markets tumbled again and the authorities scrambled to accelerate the availability of testing kits across the country,” the left-wing outlet reported last week.

The difference in style is eye-opening, particularly taking into account Obama’s exceptionally poor mishandling of the swine flu crisis.

Meanwhile, the Associated Press called the crisis “overblown.”

Typically, only in more conservative-leaning publications such as The Wall Street Journal could you learn that “criticism of the government’s swine-flu vaccination campaign has grown, with parents, pregnant women and others often being frustrated in their attempts to get the shot.”

Likewise, it was primarily in more conservative-leaning publications where the American people were able to find criticism of Obama during the Ebola outbreak five years later.

“The Ebola crisis in the United States has become an anchor threatening to sink the Obama presidency,” The Hill reported in October of 2014.

“Already under fire from critics who saw the federal response to the outbreak as disorganized and timid, things went from bad to worse … when it was revealed a second nurse had contracted the disease while treating a Liberian man at a Dallas-area hospital.”

“More alarmingly, the diagnosis was made just hours after the nurse, 29-year-old Amber Vinson, had flown from Cleveland to Dallas on a commercial airliner, despite reporting to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that she had a fever. That Vinson was allowed to travel at all — along with continued questions about why federal procedures for Ebola treatment appear not to have been implemented in Dallas — have prompted serious questions about the administration’s handling of the disease less than three weeks before the midterm elections.”

CNN’s approach was instead to bash Dear Leader’s critics.

Six years, CNN is now running 24/7 stories bashing Trump for how he’s handling coronavirus and even for how he’s speaking about the deadly virus.

The fact is that the media environment Obama and his lackeys experienced differs like night and day from the one Trump must contend with.

And that most  likely is the real reason why Rhodes genuinely believes his former boss would have somehow, someway magically handled the coronavirus crisis better.

It was this same echo-chamber mentality that once led Obama to proudly proclaim that there’s no “magic wand” capable of bringing manufacturing jobs back to the states.

Trump eventually proved that claim to be 100 percent FALSE.


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