Blaming Obama for Ebola? Dysfunctional Politics and Dread Disease

November 7, 2014 4:21 PM

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Did the Democrats lose the Senate over Ebola? Pundits are parsing the exit polls, and they'll no doubt come to contradictory conclusions. But the surreal notion that President Obama's incompetence put America at risk for dread disease fed Republican efforts to cast Democrats as a danger to the nation.

Republicans pitched this message to national media, and the media bought in. To a degree that approached the delusional, Ebola-in-America became part of a national narrative of Administration ineptitude.

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