It takes a special level of stupidity to render me speechless. But that’s exactly what happened after I ran across Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert’s comments about Ebola, the two nurses who unfortunately caught it and proven medical science.
While speaking with Glenn Beck, Gohmert said that these two female nurses catching Ebola is all part of the Democrats’ war on women.
No, this isn’t satire. He actually said that.
“You know, it’s a shame that the CDC head, Frieden, is apparently the commander of the Democrats’ new war on women nurses,” Gohmert said. “Because, goodnight, they set them up, and then they throw them under the bus.”
“The idiot comes out and says that clearly she had violated protocol,” he continued. “At least in football, they have to tell you what you violated.”
Let’s look at the facts about this “Ebola outbreak.” Let me start off by clarifying, there is no Ebola outbreak in the United States.
We’ve had three people diagnosed with the virus in this country – three. Two who were directly working with the now deceased Thomas Duncan. Absolutely nobody he was in contact with prior to being isolated has shown any signs of having the virus.
Then, out of the numerous doctors and nurses who were in and out over the nearly two weeks Duncan was being treated, only two have been diagnosed with Ebola. Now, everyone who was involved in treating Mr. Duncan is still in the “observation window” for the virus. But as it stands now, only two health care workers have tested positive.
The CDC has maintained since the very beginning that people shouldn’t panic because Ebola doesn’t spread very easily and it’s almost impossible that we would see any kind of outbreak like what’s going on in Africa. And that’s exactly what we’ve seen.
Again, nobody Duncan was in contact with prior to being isolated caught the virus and only two of the workers involved in treating him when the virus was at its worst have tested positive.
So, logic would then dictate that somewhere along the way, these two nurses did something wrong (most likely inadvertently) that led to them catching Ebola. That’s not bashing them, or calling them incompetent – that’s just common sense. It was probably something small that they missed, or didn’t do properly.
And the CDC pointing this out, based on scientific facts about Ebola, isn’t “throwing these nurses under the bus.”
I’ve maintained from the very beginning that much of these issues are caused by incompetence at that hospital. To know that Thomas Duncan walked into this hospital, they knew he was from West Africa, and yet nobody who saw him thought to test for Ebola is incompetence on a level I can’t even fathom. I’m by no means a medical expert, but if someone walked up to me sick, then told me they were recently in West Africa, the first thing I would have tested for was Ebola.
So I have my suspicions that this hospital knew how to properly deal with Ebola, when some of the people working there didn’t even think to test for Ebola when a West African male came in with nearly every symptom of the virus.
But Gohmert’s pathetic comments are nothing more than a ridiculous attempt to politicize this situation. Of course many other politicians have already been doing that, but these comments were especially absurd. To go as far as to try to make this about a “war on women” is absolutely laughable.
Then again, when it comes to members of our Congress, Louie Gohmert is one of the biggest jokes there is.
Listen to his comments via The Blaze: