Blaming “GOP funding cuts” for the lack of an Ebola vaccine has been a strategy employed by the NIH director, Paul Begala, Henry Waxman and many others.
Nancy Pelosi’s daughter, Christine, can now be added to the list of those pushing the false narrative:
President #Obama mounts robust response to #Ebola http://t.co/RqrnNqVaOw despite GOP's #CDC funding cuts (h/t @mmfa): http://t.co/sNGAbDtHPJ
— sfpelosi (@sfpelosi) October 18, 2014
The Media Matters story Pelosi linked says “conservative media” are denying that “lack of funding” harms research on diseases like Ebola. As for the charge that the GOP cut Ebola funding, the Washington Post can apparently be lumped into the “conservative media” category, because their fact check gave the Dem claim four Pinocchios:
@sfpelosi @mmfa Democrats still pushing an absurd narrative pic.twitter.com/I7vJi2jR1z
— Abnsoldier (@abnsldr) October 18, 2014
Yawn. Nice try Ms. Pelosi:
@sfpelosi @mmfa You know, the CDC has requested more money to fight Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (which has no known cause), than Ebola.
— Mister Crow (@Crowesq) October 18, 2014
@sfpelosi @mmfa #CDC doled out $25 million in bonuses while blaming cuts for Ebola outbreak http://t.co/3RELnHXboy #Ebola
— AsilisArt (@AsilisArt) October 18, 2014
@sfpelosi @mmfa Sadly, only people with a minus 10 IQ will believe you…but, good try!
— Orlien (@Orlien) October 18, 2014
@sfpelosi Data show not that the CDC faced a lack of funding, but misplaced priorities for that funding based on choices made by #Obama
— Stitch Jonze ☠ (@StitchJonze) October 18, 2014
And check out all the other things that took money from Ebola research.
‘Hard for me to believe’: Vox’s Sarah Kliff doesn’t buy NIH director’s Ebola vaccine scapegoat
‘Game. Set. Match': Hey, Dems! Cuts? What about this discovered $500 million ‘secret Ebola lab’? [photo]
Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/18/absurd-narrative-pelosi-daughter-hails-obamas-ebola-response-in-spite-of-gop-funding-cuts/