So today the right wing blogs are all spewing insults at Barbra Streisand (again), because she dared to criticize the anti-women agenda of the Republican Party — but especially because she pointed out that the across-the-board budget cuts mandated by the GOP’s sequestration have wreaked havoc on the National Institutes of Health’s effort to develop a vaccine for Ebola.
The dumbest one of these wingnut blog posts comes from (who else?) the Dumbest Man on the Internet, who calls Streisand “unhinged” and “misinformed,” a case of projection if I’ve ever seen one: Babs Alert: Barbra Streisand Is Latest Unhinged Lib to Blame Ebola on Republicans | the Gateway Pundit.
Complete with Dim Jim’s usual sloppy formatting and one of his trademark idiotic typos.
Barbra Streisand blamed the the [sic] Ebola outbreak on Republicans this week.
In her latest unhinged and misinformed political rant, Barbra Streisand blamed the GOP for Ebola.
The Huffington Post reported, via Shark Tank…
And of course, if you actually read Streisand’s opinion piece (the Huffington Post didn’t “report” this — it’s a piece by Streisand), you’ll find out she isn’t blaming Republicans for the Ebola outbreak at all. She simply pointed out:
By the way, if not for Republicans austere budget cuts, the NIH could have possibly had an Ebola vaccine by now.
And this is the simple truth. Here’s a graph showing the effects of Republican-mandated budget cuts on the NIH over the past decade, to drive this point home:
I recommend reading Streisand’s full article — because far from being “unhinged,” she makes some excellent points about the need for all of us who care about women’s rights to get out and vote this November: What Is at Stake This November … and Why the Country Needs American Women to Vote | Barbra Streisand.