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Hypocrisy Alert: John McCain Wants An Ebola Czar

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Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) took a break from lampooning the ISIS campaign yesterday to demand an Ebola czar for the crisis that kinda sorta isn't:

From spending time in Arizona, my constituents are not comforted. There has to be more reassurance given to them. I would say that we don't know exactly who's in charge. There has to be some kind of czar.

Does McCain suffer from amnesia, myopia, or just good old-fashioned hypocrisy? Once upon a time, he was less enthusiastic about the Obama administration's habit of appointing czars. In 2009 he tweeted that "Obama has more czars than the Romanovs—who ruled Russia for 3 centuries. Romanovs 18, cyberczar makes 20."

But perhaps because he thinks—incorrectly—that the world is now "more dangerous and more unstable" under the Obama administration, McCain is far more sanguine about appointing officials to handle everything under the Sun Czar.

He isn't alone in his blustering. Other Republicans, such as Sens. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio), have also come out in favor of putting an unelected appointee in charge of the crisis.

McCain has never seen a war he didn't like. He also hasn't seen an issue that couldn't be construed as a national security threat. Seriously, where's the risk assessment czar when you need one?

NEXT: What is the Government's Proper Role in Fighting Ebola in a Libertarian World?

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  1. Is it really hypocritical when it’s consistent with his actions for the past … eternity?

  2. The only way that we can stop this temporary and theoretical threat is to give the state even more permanent police powers over your daily life!

  3. Hypocrisy? Not really. McCain is in love with Teddy Roosevelt and the New Deal. He’s a big government, establishment Republican.

  4. Sen. John McCain -Ariz.) took a break from lampooning the ISIS campaign yesterday to demand an Ebola czar for the crisis that kinda sorta isn’t:

    We already HAVE an Ebola Czar. That would be the head of the CDC. Or is the head of the CDC currently in a meeting watching a PowerPoint presentation on Gun violence? Could that be the problem?

    1. Do you have a fence around your swimming pool, plebe?

      1. I had a swimming pool growing up. I don’t have one as an adult because I cannot afford.

        Progress!

  5. Is it wrong that I dismiss everything John McCain says as the ravings of a senile old man who has accomplished little-to-nothing in life on his own Aqua Buddha-given talents?

  6. From spending time in Arizona, my constituents are not comforted.

    McCain, that’s because *your* constituency are the same people that keep electing Arpaio – old white people living in Paradise and green Valley who are scared shitless of the brown horde swarming across the border to steal our welfare

  7. Does McCain suffer from amnesia, myopia, or just good old-fashioned hypocrisy?

    All three, with a heaping helping of inate stupidity and Alzheimer’s dementia.

  8. OMG! A real disease! What do we do?!!

    Federal health officials on Monday urged the nation’s hospitals to “think Ebola” and keep vigilant watch for symptoms of the disease in any patients who have traveled from the three West African nations that have seen the greatest number of infections.

    http://seattletimes.com/html/n…..ebola.html

  9. Actually, “Hypocrisy Alert: John McCain” is a headline unto itself.

  10. Poor old senator “angry birds” needs a nap, a nap like all the other dinosaurs took.

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