Paul Begala parrots pitiful ‘Ebola budget cuts’ spin; Gets schooled!/Of_Angelis/status/521503503316164608

Snicker. That last part should be an evergreen tweet. So, what happened? This:

Gee, thanks, Republicans! CDC head: We'd Have Ebola Vaccine if Not for Budget Cuts.

— Paul Begala (@PaulBegala) October 13, 2014

The always absurd Paul Begala pushed the ridiculous claim, made by the NIH director, that there would be an Ebola vaccine already if not for icky old Republicans and their budget “cutting” ways. He was so anxious to politicize the dangerous and frightening disease that he first got the lie-info wrong.

CORRECTION: NIH (not CDC) chief says budget cuts have delayed Ebola vaccine. (Thanks, GOP)

— Paul Begala (@PaulBegala) October 13, 2014

Then he took the waahm-bulance for a ride by retweeting “hate” tweets.

Love the hate RT "@rubycramer: have to say, @PaulBegala has a real knack for picking THE best angry tweets to retweet.”

— Paul Begala (@PaulBegala) October 13, 2014


One of the hate tweets?

@Settledownass @PaulBegala Hey dickhead, I'm a pharmaceutical research scientist. The NIH is just another sewer for tax dollars.

— Mike Merc (@mikemerc57) October 13, 2014

Sorry, Begala, but his point about a sewer is solid.

@PaulBegala This was a really bad strategy. Oppo researchers find every dumb program CDC/NIH ever funded and make them look silly.

— Rich Galen (@richgalen) October 13, 2014

@richgalen @NoahCRothman @PaulBegala You mean like this?

— Just Karl (@justkarl) October 13, 2014

Ding, ding, ding! And it happened, natch.

cc @PaulBegala RT @TwitchyTeam Don't look now @NIH director, but here are things that #TookMoneyFromEbolaResearch

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) October 13, 2014

That's right. Conservatives swiftly pushed back on the false narrative and torched the idiocy with things that #TookMoneyFromEbolaResearch.

They also rightly gave Begala the business.

@PaulBegala Reckless claim the Director made, and equally reckless for you to jump on it.

— Nancy (@Of_Angelis) October 13, 2014

@PaulBegala obviously u didn't read the article. It was the NIH director. CDC director isn't dumb enough to say something so blatantly false

— John Patrick (@john_pat_rick) October 13, 2014

@PaulBegala Haven't Ds controlled the Presidency and at least one chamber in Congress for the past six years? Gee thanks, Ds

— Rich Galen (@richgalen) October 13, 2014

@Tark31 It's also noteworthy @PaulBegala is discussing GOP spending cuts instead of NIH's horrendously wasteful spending. @CounterMoonbat

— Jason Whitman Photo (@JasonBWhitman) October 13, 2014

@GPollowitz Maybe @PaulBegala can explain this waste of $90M by NIH?

— Jason Whitman Photo (@JasonBWhitman) October 13, 2014

@PaulBegala Are you really so stupid you don't remember the President is a Dem and the Dems ran the house and senate for how long??

— Faye Hamilton (@FayeHamilton1) October 13, 2014

FIFY. RT @PaulBegala Gee thanks @TheDemocrats, if y'all could competently build a website we'd have an Ebola vaccine.

— Ollie (@texasollie) October 13, 2014

.@PaulBegala Oh, hey again Paul..

— S.M (@redsteeze) October 13, 2014

This tweet sums it up:

@PaulBegala: Gee, thanks, Republicans! CDC head: We'd Have Ebola Vaccine if Not for Budget Cuts." Gee, you're desperate!

— (@instapundit) October 13, 2014

Yep. The desperation, it reeks.

And an exit question:

@PaulBegala @Of_Angelis How does it feel to use dead people to score cheap political points? Is "politics" really that important? Sad.

— Benjamin P. Glaser (@BenjaminPGlaser) October 13, 2014


Don’t look now NIH director, but here are things that #TookMoneyFromEbolaResearch

Sunday-night bombshell: NIH director claims budget cuts have prevented an Ebola vaccine; Conservatives spotlight budget waste

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