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Sun Jul 5, 2020, 12:58 PM

Ernst: Obama 'Failed' On Ebola But Trump Is 'Stepping Forward' On COVID-19

Source: Talking Points Memo

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) on Sunday bashed former President Barack Obama’s handling of Ebola, a viral disease that two Americans died from, but praised President Trump’s response to the coronavirus as cases surge in several cities.

When pressed by CNN’s Dana Bash on Sunday morning about whether she’d criticize Trump now that almost 130,000 Americans died from the coronavirus — given how she criticized Obama during her Senate run in 2014 by accusing him of “failed leadership” on Ebola — Ernst replied that “we all have responsibility in stopping the spread” before emphasizing the importance of mask-wearing and social distancing.

“We all should do our part to make sure that we are protecting others as well. So this is a virus that’s not going to go away soon,” Ernst said. “We want to make sure that we are watching this and doing everything that we can as a federal government, including the research and development of therapeutics and vaccinations to make sure that we are doing the right thing as a nation.”

Asked whether the President is exhibiting failed leadership himself on coronavirus, Ernst denied the notion by arguing that he is “stepping forward” and pointing out that Vice President Mike Pence that is “spearheading the task force efforts on the coronavirus.”

Read more: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/joni-ernst-obama-failed-leadership-ebola-trump-stepping-forward-coronavirus

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Reply Ernst: Obama 'Failed' On Ebola But Trump Is 'Stepping Forward' On COVID-19 (Original post)
Zorro Jul 5 OP
spooky3 Jul 5 #1
Throckmorton Jul 5 #4
spooky3 Jul 5 #13
PatSeg Jul 5 #19
CrispyQ Jul 5 #31
Scarsdale Jul 5 #18
louzke9 Jul 6 #50
mpcamb Jul 5 #25
Bengus81 Jul 5 #34
lastlib Jul 5 #39
noneof_theabove Jul 5 #47
ProfessorGAC Jul 5 #33
keroro gunsou Jul 5 #45
ProudMNDemocrat Jul 5 #2
NNadir Jul 5 #17
shotten99 Jul 5 #3
SharonClark Jul 5 #5
Thekaspervote Jul 5 #21
trof Jul 5 #44
Eugene Jul 5 #6
bobbieinok Jul 5 #7
bullimiami Jul 5 #8
47of74 Jul 5 #9
yaesu Jul 5 #10
Stuart G Jul 5 #12
TeamPooka Jul 5 #11
Seasider Jul 5 #14
central scrutinizer Jul 5 #30
Stuart G Jul 5 #15
RhodeIslandOne Jul 5 #16
GeorgeGist Jul 5 #20
IronLionZion Jul 5 #22
Lucky Luciano Jul 5 #23
AleksS Jul 5 #26
Lucky Luciano Jul 5 #35
Ferrets are Cool Jul 5 #24
usaf-vet Jul 5 #27
Yeehah Jul 5 #28
niyad Jul 5 #29
Joel Eyeforth Jul 5 #32
lastlib Jul 5 #40
Joel Eyeforth Jul 5 #42
Rebl2 Jul 5 #36
moreland01 Jul 5 #37
roamer65 Jul 5 #38
PaulRevere08 Jul 5 #41
Evolve Dammit Jul 5 #43
SharonClark Jul 5 #46
marble falls Jul 6 #48
Cha Jul 6 #49

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 01:01 PM

1. She's so right. We all suffered so from Ebola, but COVID?

It’ll go away any day.



How can people be so stupid?

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 01:03 PM

4. I didn't see the Ebola,

I was to busy mourning those we lost in the Bowling Green Massacre.

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Response to Throckmorton (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 01:27 PM

13. Heehee! Nt

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Response to Throckmorton (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 01:55 PM

19. Ah yes

Such dark, dark days. How on earth did we survive them?

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Response to Throckmorton (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 03:02 PM

31. Snort!



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Response to spooky3 (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 01:54 PM

18. Has everyone forgotten

all the business closings, unemployment, long lines of people at food banks during the Ebola crisis? Oh, that's right, it happened when we had an ADULT in the WH, with competent administration help. Ernst needs to go back to the farm. Anyone this stupid can not represent people, especially now when the country is falling apart because of the failed, ignorant leadership in office. What a doormat for tRump she is. .

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #18)

Mon Jul 6, 2020, 09:46 AM

50. Ernest' hogs...

are smarter than her!

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 02:26 PM

25. Got a scoreboard? US Ebola-11 US Corona-127,000 and counting. Joanie?

You poor simple benighted woman, what in hell are you talking about?

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Response to mpcamb (Reply #25)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 03:14 PM

34. 11 cases in the US, 2 deaths.........

And she was trashing Obama over two deaths??

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Response to mpcamb (Reply #25)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 05:06 PM

39. Joni isn't bright enough to handle numbers with commas.......

...unless they're in rubles.....

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Response to lastlib (Reply #39)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 09:21 PM

47. correct on the large numbers


I have always said the average person can not comprehend numbers more than 3x their pay check.

This group of air heads are proving me wrong.

they fail numbers 3x their IQ

so considering an IQ about room temperature they can barely handle the boiling point of water.

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 03:13 PM

33. COVID Only Took 65,000 Times The Citizens

They're practically identical.
Man, is she stupid!

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #33)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 08:12 PM

45. but... but...

she can castrate a pig!

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 01:01 PM

2. Joni pulled her head out of Trump's ass long enough....

to praise Trump on his COVID response. Are you shitting me, Joni?

The voters of Iowa are on to you.

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 01:42 PM

17. Are they? What do the polls look like?

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 01:01 PM

3. Proof that Congress needs drug testing and psychological screening.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 01:04 PM

5. Ernst is the worst Senator Iowa has ever elected in my lifetime and that includes

evil Chuck Grassley. She is stupid incarnate.

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Response to SharonClark (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 02:02 PM

21. +1000

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Response to SharonClark (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 07:51 PM

44. So how did she pull it off?

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 01:07 PM

6. Accountability is only for Democrats.

Throwing away the lessons learned from fighting Ebola is okay if you are a Republican.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 01:07 PM

7. Tragic that Harkin retired b/c of age and IA got THIS!

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 01:08 PM

8. She is one big PO lying S.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 01:10 PM

9. The day she was elected if I could have I would have packed up and moved out of Iowa

 

When she says stupid shit like this that urge to move out Iowa intensifies. Iowa Republicans are the most useless pieces of cow manure around.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 01:11 PM

10. I don't care what the fascists say on the corporate meet the repukes programs, never watch. nt

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Response to yaesu (Reply #10)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 01:24 PM

12. This one statement today, could cost her her senate seat..Total Lie.!!!!!

Iowa does not like total liars...

This statement will be replayed over and over and over..She will lose in November..
Sometimes a total lie like this does not work.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 01:21 PM

11. She's done. There's the ad. Contrast both leaders and diseases in a TV spot.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 01:29 PM

14. Ernst only got elected because of her military background

As a Senator she’s almost Sarah Palin bad.

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Response to Seasider (Reply #14)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 02:54 PM

30. Yet silent on Russian bounties on her fellow soldiers

Worthless

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 01:30 PM

15. Everyone take note: A reportor asked the right question to a politician.

This is it, Lying Joni Ernst...

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 01:36 PM

16. Donate to Theresa Greenfield

@greenfieldiowa

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 02:02 PM

20. The Stupid Runs Deep ...

My Friends

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 02:08 PM

22. I remember when we all died of Ebola

Thank God Trump is winning the battle against COVID



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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 02:09 PM

23. She is as good at keeping a straight face as Sacha Baron Cohen

A reminder in this video of what a large number of voters are like:

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Response to Lucky Luciano (Reply #23)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 02:34 PM

26. Holy living crap.

Oh my goodness. There is no line between parody and reality anymore. That republican doesn’t even realize that he is living every detail of the most absurd parodies of the right wing.

I am sick for my country.

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Response to AleksS (Reply #26)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 03:39 PM

35. Oh yes...there's Moore! (Pardon the pun)

These are really insane. Cheney autographing his water board kit? Yup.












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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 02:10 PM

24. You ma'am (and I use that term jokingly) are a stupid person and a Liar.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 02:39 PM

27. She is one brainwashed cool aide drinking b***h. Sorry my wife won't let me call a woman a bitch!

OOps! Sorry, dear.

But as long as I'm this close might as well go all the way. She is one brainwashed cool aide drinking Fucking bitch!

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 02:42 PM

28. This is what the republican party has become

Criminal traitors with no loyalty to their country, only to their party.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 02:52 PM

29. So "bread wrapper" joni is at it again?

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 03:08 PM

32. Go back to castrating pigs, idiot!

 

If you were the "tough woman" you portrayed yourself last time, Benedict Donnie would be a eunuch right now.

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Response to Joel Eyeforth (Reply #32)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 05:09 PM

40. Welcome to DU!

Glad to have your voice with us!

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Response to lastlib (Reply #40)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 06:01 PM

42. I Don't think You'd Like my Voice! I Growl a Lot! Especially since November of '16. . .

 

But you're more than welcome to my words, friend!

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 04:02 PM

36. She has got

to be kidding. There were two deaths, plus Obama acted quickly. Dump waited a couple of months and could care less about all the deaths. Some of those people that have died were people who voted for him no doubt. She is disgusting.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 04:41 PM

37. Will someone please

catch her on tape laughing at her own obsurdity? Please? Surely she is saying in private "Of course the rubes will believe it!" LOL

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 05:04 PM

38. Ernst is a piece of shit.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 05:10 PM

41. TL;DR Joni Ernst. "Thanks for the question Dana and yes I am an absolute hypocrite.".

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 07:43 PM

43. Reminds me of Bachman. Vapid, idealogically rabid and compliant.

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #43)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 09:04 PM

46. That's an excellent comparison.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Jul 6, 2020, 12:17 AM

48. She's bedbug crazy.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Jul 6, 2020, 07:01 AM

49. Fucking Sadistic Sociopath.. Fuck OFF IdiotErnst.

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