by: the Common Constitutionalist:
Since last Friday the right has been all a Twitter (literally) over Obama’s choice for Ebola Czar. Many are asking, how could he do such a thing – appointing a political operative – one who has no medical background at all?
Talk Radio, the blogosphere, Fox news were/are all appalled at the choice of a non-physician or other medical expert to head the new layer of red tape just created.
Yes, a new Czar is what we need, because apparently the other umpteen government departments that are already supposed to deal with medical, health and disease issues can’t or won’t do the job and evidently no department in government has the common sense to coordinate with another on its own. Some Czar has to be appointed to tell them to.
So the right is livid and confused over the choice, while those on the left are either defending Obama’s choice or are silent. My guess is the ones who are silent are either running for reelection or didn’t get the talking points memo, or both.
One who did get the memo, or probably wrote it, is Media Matters. In typical leftist fashion Media Matters didn’t defend the new Czar Ron Klain, but walked the typical path of change the topic through “Gotcha Politics” and “Moral Relativism”.