Ebola: The political power of panic

The Republican Party is going all in on Ebola paranoia because of politics. They believe by ratcheting up fear, panic and paranoia it will rebound on President Obama and, by extension, Democrats. But imagine what that means: They are willing to engender national panic, something that could be far worse than Ebola, just to get votes.

But that shouldn’t be a surprise — they’ve been willing to crash the economy, shut down the government and keep millions out of work just for political gain, so why not dangerous panic?

And as a political ploy, it’s worked pretty well for them. That’s a testament to how screwed up our political process is. If Republicans win votes because of this panic tactic, we as an entire nation should be deeply ashamed.

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