Presumably, the event in 2008 this meme alludes to is the elections that got President Obama into the White House, rather than the Propane Explosion, the Indian lunar research mission, or any of a host of other things that happened that year. There are several issues with it:
- Obama did not create the Ebola outbreak. We can argue that the administration should have banned direct travel from infected countries in West Africa, but that wouldn’t be very effective when people can fly here indirectly.
- The withdrawal from Iraq could be blamed for ISIS / ISIL / Da3esh / those-crazies-over-there taking over parts of Iraq. It cannot be blamed for them taking over parts of Syria, which allow them to capture people and behead them. There are rumors that the US financed them in the beginning, but there are always rumors of conspiracies in the Arab world. It’s one of the ways their governments avoid blame.
- We are talking about dangers that, for Americans, make death from accidental firearm discharge seem like a likely event. We only think about these dangers because they are new, and therefore newsworthy. Traffic accidents and heart disease are so boring.
h/t Luis Cedeno