On today’s Cashin’ In, “business” host Eric Bolling wasn’t content to just fear monger about Ebola. He made a special effort to suggest that the “dangerous virus” of liberalism might kill us all, too.
The Cashin’ In show, which is part of Fox News’ Saturday “business block,” kicked off the show discussing Ebola. The amazingly versatile panel – just a few weeks ago they mastered how to fight ISIS – has now figured out everything you need to know about Ebola. Apparently, that means you should be scared stiff and not trust anything the government says or does.
Newly-minted public health expert Michelle Fields announced, “You can tell that we are not prepared. …Many of our hospitals are not good at containing pathogens.” But, apparently, we should trust her because she loves liberty and tulips.
Wayne Rogers called the Ebola outbreak “more important than the ISIS crisis.” He asked, “Do you want to trust the IRS? Do you want to trust Obama? Do you want to trust the government to help you do this? Not gonna happen.” Apparently, we should rely on his conclusion because he previously played a doctor on TV.
Jonathan Hoenig is usually the panelist making outrageous statements. But today, he was the voice of reason. Hoenig’s not a bit worried about Ebola, he said, because we have such an advanced medical system. Later, he said, we’ll probably have fewer deaths from Ebola in the entire scare than we will from car accidents in one day in America.
Jehmu Greene, the sole liberal on the “fair and balanced” panel, called out the agenda. “Instead of the blame game, we should come together and solve this problem,” she said. “Especially on the number one rated Saturday show on cable news, we should not be fear mongering. What we should be worrying about, everyone go out and get your flu shot.”
Greene continued, “And when it comes to Ebola, why don’t we make sure that the CDC’s budget isn’t cut like conservatives have been doing for the last few years? And this is America. We are resilient. If it comes to our shores, we will cure it. That’s what we do."
But later, in his commentary, Bolling proved that his concern about Ebola is really about politics. With a nice-sounding “we must remain vigilant and fight it with all we have,” Bolling dropped Ebola in order to suggest that liberalism is as great a threat to this country. Maybe even greater:
There’s another virus that’s already taken hold of Americans in every state: liberalism.
Truth, transparency, freedom and liberty, the flag, “under God,” patriotism. All out the window. Are being replaced by “everyone gets a trophy," share the wealth, government knows what’s best for your business, your family and your bedroom. Be careful. Liberalism is a dangerous virus.
Watch for the signs of viral liberalism.
Bolling went on to list snarky examples of “you might be a liberal if…” that took a lot of shots at President Obama. The list culminated with Bolling – after all that hating on our country - posing as some major patriot:
You might be a liberal if you think it’s OK to pay members of our armed services just 94 cents per hour for extra combat pay if they fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria. 94 cents an hour to fight ISIS! Meanwhile, we spend hundreds of billions of dollars on things like Obama phones and windmills to nowhere. But send our sons and daughters into combat, bump them a measly 94 cents an hour.
So, the next time you’re at Starbucks and you buy that Vente skim latte, just think, a Marine couldn’t even buy that coffee with the combat pay she earned fighting ISIS for the day. What the hell is happening here?
Wake up America. Liberalism is a virus. Try not to catch it. And if you do, for goodness sakes, don’t spread it.
Jon Stewart recently called out Bolling for his faux patriotism. It bears revisiting here.
(H/T reader Eric J.)
Now, I’m not suggesting that we shouldn’t be providing free health care for active-duty or retired military (we should be providing that for EVERYONE, but that’s another issue) but conservatives do tend to lump things like “benefits” and “perks” when salary issues arise. How much value do you think free lifetime health care would be appraised if it came to an “hourly” wage? 25 cents? 50? A dollar? 10 dollars?Even during the height of the VA scandal, one of the more serious suggestions was to give vets vouchers that could be used for private doctors in lieu of VA care; if taken to mean these vouchers would mean the vets paid the private doctors just as much as they pay their VA providers, the doctors would basically bill the government (and I’m sure the private doctors would be regularly audited to ensure they’re not overcharging the government for their services).
I think Bolling’s long overdue for a coprectomy. (Not sure if that’s a real word or not, but it’s pretty apt. The “copr-” derives from the Greek word, “kopria” meaning dung or poo. For the unknowing, it’s similar to the word “coprophagy”—a term that could describe the main “joke” in the “Two Girls and a cup” video as well as a certain type of “grin.”)