Nurses and members of the National Nurses Organizing Committee perform a “die in” on Wednesday to protest the lack of preparation of medical personnel to deal with Ebola outbreaks outside the L’Unione Italiana Italian Club building on in Tampa’s Ybor City. (Sam Owens/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

Amazing comments from RoseAnn DeMoro, the head of National Nurses United. It’s become unusual to hear blunt talk about the Obama regime, but we now have a situation where it’s becoming clear to everyone Obama’s incompetent and he’s surrounded himself with smug, inexperienced 30-year-olds and idiotic leftists who view the average citizen as a distracting irritant.

Thank goodness the nurses have a leader who isn’t afraid to confront the maniacs who are putting her members at risk. Ms. DeMoro is a liberal, and early in September called for a “Robin Hood tax” on banks to help with funding to assist with any reaction to Ebola here. She’s finding out that no amount of money in the world helps if the White House and CDC itself ignores and lies to you.

Via Washington Post.

RoseAnn DeMoro stood in front of 300 nurses in an auditorium in Oakland, Calif. on Tuesday afternoon, while 11,500 more nurses listened on the phone. Two of their own had just contracted Ebola, and she was furious.

“We’ve been lied to in terms of the preparation in the hospitals,” she declared. “We’ve been essentially ignored by the White House and the CDC, and they’ve been giving the hospitals far too much credit in assuming that they would actually be taking their advice.”

DeMoro’s union — the 185,000-member National Nurses United — has for weeks been decrying the lack of protective measures at the Dallas hospital where an Ebola patient had been treated. Then, while other groups issued mild statements or nothing at all, they sent a letter to President Obama, Congress, federal agencies and state governors demanding more protections for health-care personnel. “If the nurses controlled the resources, there wouldn’t be an Ebola crisis in this country,” she roared to her fellow nurses, singling out declining emergency preparedness budgets.

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  1. Alain41 says:

    Still though, she goes to the resources as the answer. Wrong mistake that air traffic controllers made. Had/have an extremely legitimate gripe but says that more resources is answer. If she controlled resources she would be fighting police and teachers over pay and benefits or watching everyone leave to avoid the taxation. The issue is the lying.

  2. Dave says:

    Ground control to Doctor Tom.
    What planet are you on?

  3. Alain41 says:

    Some background on Dr. Frieden, from wikip.

    Graduate of Oberlin & medical degree from Columbia. My Alma Mater, Tufts U., gave him an honorary doctorate in 2011. Arrrgh.

    Was Bloomberg’s Health Commissioner from 2002-2009 (did he propose Big Gulp ban?). (The person who fights for control of convenience store soft drinks is just the person I want in charge of responding to a deadly contagion.)

    Made his name in medicine addressing TB. Both in NYC and in India. His success in fighting TB in NYC led the WHO to publish an article about it. What was that article’s title? -> World Health Organization Tuberculosis Programme (1995). “New York City’s Success Story”. Stop TB at the Source. Geneva: World Health Organization.

    Stop TB at the Source. Hey, might that have generic implications for addressing disease? Nahhhh.

  4. cestory says:

    Glad to see these nurses speaking up! Like I said on Twitter, nurses deal with stressful situations on a daily basis. As a matter of fact, nurse Nina Pham was on a VOLUNTEER team that cared for Thomas Duncan. We don’t panic! Just don’t lie to us when it comes to our safety and well being!

  5. Chuck says:

    This administration’s attitude is like applying Pelosi’s infamous remarks to this situation: “We have to get Ebola to find out what’s in it.”

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