Ann Coulter Calls Doctor Treating Ebola ‘Idiotic’
The Coultergeist finally weighed in on the brave “idiotic” doctors treating the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and her analysis is exactly what you’d expect.
Ann is concerned over the costs to a Christian charity.
Dollars over people:
Whatever good Dr. Kent Brantly did in Liberia has now been overwhelmed by the more than $2 million already paid by the Christian charities Samaritan’s Purse and SIM USA just to fly him and his nurse home in separate Gulfstream jets, specially equipped with medical tents, and to care for them at one of America’s premier hospitals. (This trip may be the first real-world demonstration of the economics of Obamacare.)
Coulter actually asked, “Can’t anyone serve Christ in America anymore?”
Because people die in America, Ann believes there’s “nothing for a Christian to do here.” (with snark added, hopefully, but who knows).
If Dr. Brantly had practiced at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles and turned one single Hollywood power-broker to Christ, he would have done more good for the entire world than anything he could accomplish in a century spent in Liberia. Ebola kills only the body; the virus of spiritual bankruptcy and moral decadence spread by so many Hollywood movies infects the world.
It’s almost as if Ann is touting universal health care:
If he had provided health care for the uninsured editors, writers, videographers and pundits in Gotham and managed to open one set of eyes, he would have done more good than marinating himself in medieval diseases of the Third World.
Travelling to those “disease ridden cesspools” is something Jesus would never do, apparently.
Which explains why American Christians go on “mission trips” to disease-ridden cesspools. They’re tired of fighting the culture war in the U.S., tired of being called homophobes, racists, sexists and bigots. So they slink off to Third World countries, away from American culture to do good works, forgetting that the first rule of life on a riverbank is that any good that one attempts downstream is quickly overtaken by what happens upstream.
But, Ann says America is “in desperate need of God at the moment.” She acts as if the good doctor intentionally caught Ebola.
Right there in Texas, near where Dr. Brantly left his wife and children to fly to Liberia and get Ebola, is one of the poorest counties in the nation, Zavala County — where he wouldn’t have risked making his wife a widow and his children fatherless.
According to Ann, he did it to appear heroic, which is something she will never have to worry about herself:
But serving the needy in some deadbeat town in Texas wouldn’t have been “heroic.” We wouldn’t hear all the superlatives about Dr. Brantly’s “unusual drive to help the less fortunate” or his membership in the “Gold Humanism Honor Society.” Leaving his family behind in Texas to help the poor 6,000 miles away — that’s the ticket.
As for the health workers who are dying, surviving colleagues have taken on longer shifts, working in deteriorating conditions without overtime or hazard pay, because they care.
What would Jesus do? It’s not as if we (Democrats) aren’t aware that Ann Coulter makes a healthy living off of feeding red meat to the Republican base, but dammit, the doctors treating Ebola should be commended and not ridiculed for her next paycheck.
H/T: LL’s BFf @TiredOfTea with thanks.