Limbaugh Theorem in Action: NY Times Front Page: Obama ‘Seethes’ at Government Ebola Failures
The New York Times White House stenographers report that President Barack is seething with anger at the failure of the federal government he has led for nearly six years to contain the Texas Ebola outbreak. The article is based only on anonymous White House sources with one sympathetic on the record quote from Obama’s P.R. guru David Axelrod.
There are no criticisms of Obama in the article.
There is also a sympathetic portrayal of Obama’s National Security team being beset by a world in crisis with no mention Obama’s policies helped bring the crises to bear.
The story is on the front page of Saturday’s edition of the Times with the headline, Amid Assurances on Ebola, Obama Is Said to Seethe.
This is in line with the Limbaugh Theorem that says Obama maintains popularity by portraying himself as opposed to the actions of his government and always trying to be seen as fixing them.
The Times reports Obama has fixed blame on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention:
““Beneath the calming reassurance that President Obama has repeatedly offered during the Ebola crisis, there is a deepening frustration, even anger, with how the government has handled key elements of the response.
“Those frustrations spilled over when Mr. Obama convened his top aides in the Cabinet room after canceling his schedule on Wednesday. Medical officials were providing information that later turned out to be wrong. Guidance to local health teams was not adequate. It was unclear which Ebola patients belonged in which threat categories.
““It’s not tight,” a visibly angry Mr. Obama said of the response, according to people briefed on the meeting. He told aides they needed to get ahead of events and demanded a more hands-on approach, particularly from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “He was not satisfied with the response,” a senior official said.”
…”At the meeting on Wednesday, officials said, Mr. Obama placed much of the blame on the C.D.C., which provided shifting information about which threat category patients were in, and did not adequately train doctors and nurses at hospitals with Ebola cases on the proper protective procedures.”
Rush explained the Limbaugh Theorem last year:
“People do not associate Obama with his agenda, and that’s because he’s permanently campaigning. He’s running against his own agenda, by design, on purpose. He’s running against what’s happening. He makes people think that he doesn’t like what’s happening and he’s trying to fix it when in fact everything that’s happening is precisely because he wants it to and has made it happen.”
The New York Times putting Obama’s orchestrated propaganda leaks on the front page with Obama shown as angry at the government is a perfect example of the Limbaugh Theorem.