What happens when a belligerent nurse refuses to obey the law and throws a week-long temper tantrum aided and abetted by the Democratic Party and the media? Most of America recoils in horror and disgust.
You own this one, Democrats.
Kaci Hickox, the nurse who fought to get out of a quarantine instituted by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), won the first round of her PR battle.
Winning the second round will be very difficult.
Since being transferred to another state-ordered quarantine at her home in Maine, Hickox has said she wouldn’t abide by that quarantine, arguing that it’s pointless and illegal to force her to do so. So on Thursday, she went on a well-publicized bike ride.
It’s clear that Hickox believes in her cause and that she’ll continue to fight against such quarantines in a case that could affect future efforts by governors to institute such measures (she might even sue Christie over her treatment). But when it comes to convincing the American people that her cause is just, she’s got her work cut out for her.
A CBS News poll released Wednesday showed a whopping 80 percent of Americans believe that some kind of quarantine is warranted for U.S. citizens traveling from West Africa back to the United States. I would argue that number is probably a little bit inflated — CBS didn’t mention that such quarantines last 21 days or where they would take place — but it’s pretty clear the vast majority of Americans are on-board with a whatever-it-takes approach to containing the spread of the disease.
Another case in point is the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll, which shows 70 percent of Americans want some kind of travel restrictions when it comes to people traveling to the United States from West Africa.
Overwhelming majorities favor quarantines and whether this is based on fear or not doesn’t matter. Americans, like most humans, don’t want to be infected by a virus that results in explosive diarrhea, projectile vomiting, the liquefying of your organs and a gruesome death. They also don’t want to be lectured daily by a self-absorbed “look at me” pawn of the Democrats and to be told they’re stupid for not believing in the supposed science behind Ebola and quarantines.
The media’s behavior in this is also loathsome, as noted in the first paragraph in the link where they claim she “won” against Chris Christie. Christie isn’t the story here, but the media can’t help themselves. They make zero mention that Democrat governors across the nation are also imposing quarantines, but hey, they’re not Republicans with presidential aspirations.
Hickox has lost any goodwill she had a week ago and the more she remains in the spotlight the less people want to see her. It’s time she grew up and acted like a professional. Hopefully the next time we hear from her she’ll be whining about her inability to get a job.