“If these allegations are true…”

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Often there is one iconic picture that captures the essence of a Presidential administration; Gerald Ford falling, Richard Nixon entering the helicopter, Ronald Reagan riding a horse. The above image is the one history will use for the Obama administration. I was going to put this up as a Most Wanted and then I decided against it. I wanted to once more emphasize what a deceitful lying sack of manure our President is and leave it out for a while so the stench can find its way into the nostrils of the agnostic left.

By now we all know about the VA scandal.

We all know that this is a prelude to what Obamacare will look like.

And we all know that this is going the way of all the other scandals. If there was any doubt as to that Obama himself removed it when he said:

“So, if these allegations prove to be true, it is dishonorable, it is disgraceful, and I will not tolerate it, period,”

If?

IF????

As Jake Tapper said:

“How many dead veterans do you need?”

Several weeks of Obama silence about the scandal passed during which Obama most likely hoped this would go away and undoubtedly sat down with Valerie Jarrett to decide how he should feel about it.

So what does one do when one needs something to be buried? One delays it, just as he has done with Obamacare. And what will the means be to delay this scandal?

Investigations

“But we have to let the investigators do their job and get to the bottom of what happened.”

Hold on a minute. If these are mere allegations and might not be true, what is it Obama finding “disgraceful” and “dishonorable”? What is it that he won’t “tolerate”?

He is full of shit. There’s no other way to put it.

Obama knew about the trouble at the VA in 2008. He campaigned on it. He ripped Bush about it.

“After seven years of an Administration that has stretched our military to the breaking point, ignored deplorable conditions at some VA hospitals, and neglected the planning and preparation necessary to care for our returning heroes, America’s veterans deserve a President who will fight for them not just when it’s easy or convenient, but every hour of every day for the next four years.”

We have also learned Obama rewarded with bonuses those who allowed the vets to die.

Sharon Helman, the director of the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care System, “got an $8,500 bonus last month while there was an open [inspector general] investigation into Phoenix,” Chairman Miller told CNN’s Jake Tapper in an interview Wednesday.

It had been previously reported that Helman received more than $9,000 in bonus pay in 2013 on top of her annual salary of $169,900. The VA office of inspector general began investigating the Phoenix VA for wrongdoing in December 2013, months before Helman received the additional $8,500 bonus.

Government rewards with bonuses those who can save it money. The bonus apparently has been rescinded once the media caught wind of this mess, but not before.

Over at the National Journal Ron Fournier asks the question

“How Dumb Does Obama Think We Are?”

as if to distance himself from the rest of the lapdog media.

News quiz: President Obama and his communications team hope that Americans are: 1) Dumb; 2) Distracted; 3) Numb to government inefficiency; 4) All of above.

Answer: 4, all of the above.

That answer along with utter incompetence are the best explanations for why the White House thought it could get away with claiming that the departure of Veterans Affairs official Robert Petzel was a step toward accountability for its scandalous treatment of war veterans.

Fournier adds:

For all of its 21st-century savvy in the field of campaign technology, the Obama White House has repeatedly proven that its communications philosophy is stuck in the 20th century. Before the Internet gave voters instantaneous access to information, including every public utterance of the president and his team, White House strategists could hope to wear out the truth: If you said a lie enough, people might believe it.

In high school I had a Social Studies teacher who, when one of us uttered something with a shred of intelligence, would proclaim

“Came the dawn!”

Mr. Fournier, you are dumb. Obama knows you’re dumb. You’ve been dumb since 2007 when Obama decided to run for President. You and your colleagues put all of your journalistic tools in the junk drawer, sat on Obama’s lap and decided to swallow all the lies and propaganda because Obama was a novelty President. Every single scandal has been handled in this manner- hide it, lie about it, deny it, obstruct it, delay it. Obama continues to do it because you and your dumbass colleagues have let Obama get away with it.

There is an old joke that goes like this:

The story is told of the farmer who sold a rube a mule, telling the rube that the mule would only respond to Tender Loving Care. A week later the rube returned, irate, because the mule refused all commands and did no work whatsoever.

“Really,” said the farmer thoughtfully. He went to his woodpile, selected a firm branch, and with all his might bashed the mule right across the eyes with it. The mule’s four legs shot straight out, it brayed in outrage, and collapsed in a heap.

“Hey!” shouted the rube as the mule slowly staggered back to consciousness. “I thought you said the mule needed TLC!”

“He does – but first you’ve got to get his attention.”

You wonder how many times you have to bash a journalist. Still, there is a glimmer of hope:

The VA has admitted that at least 23 veterans nationwide died while waiting to see a doctor.

“If these allegations prove to be true, it is dishonorable, it is disgraceful, and I will not tolerate it, period,” Obama said in the press conference.

But Griffin told CNN’s Jake Tapper afterward that he was “caught off guard by what apparently is a disconnect by what’s happening out in the country and what the president is talking about.”

No investigation is needed to determine whether the abuses actually happened, Griffin said.

“I hate to be curt, but these GAO reports, these Office of Inspector General reports, these memos dating back to 2010 and 2008 — this problem is real,” he said. “It exists. It really doesn’t have to be studied as to what’s going on.

“The government has done its job studying these issues, and to say that you’re going to now wait for yet again more studies to come back and more fact-finding to come back, I would think that the vets I’ve been talking to, wanted much more direct action of what actually is going to happen going forward, instead of, ‘wait and see and then we’ll decide what’s going to happen going forward.'”

Griffin pointed out that the White House has been pointing out in recent days that Obama knew of the long wait times for years. The Bush administration told the Obama transition team about it in 2008, but Obama was talking about it on the campaign trail and as a U.S. senator as early as 2007.

“At the same time he was saying he’s known about this problem for years and years and years and it goes back decades, far past into other people’s presidencies, and yet we’re five years into his presidency and the problem seems to be certainly not better and perhaps even worse,” Griffin said.

But I am not holding my breath.

Obama’s lip service treatment of veterans should come as no surprise to anyone with a brain:

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki confirmed Tuesday that the Obama administration is considering a controversial plan to make veterans pay for treatment of service-related injuries with private insurance.

Sadly, we know the truth. Obama supporters have no brain and that’s not covered by Obamacare.

DrJohn has been a health care professional for more than 30 years. In addition to clinical practice he has done extensive research and has published widely with over 70 original articles and abstracts in the peer-reviewed literature. DrJohn is well known in his field and has lectured on every continent except for Antarctica. He has been married to the same wonderful lady for over 30 years and has three kids- two sons, both of whom are attorneys and one daughter on her way into the field of education. DrJohn was brought up with the concept that one can do well if one is prepared to work hard but nothing in life is guaranteed. Except for liberals being foolish.

16 Responses to ““If these allegations are true…””

  1. 1

    Nanny G

    Obama buddies are already trying out potential talking points.
    Here’s Bernie Saunders Socialist VT: It’s not a scandal, people die every day.
    Yeah, like the TWO SETS OF BOOKS had nothing to do with these particular deaths.
    Bernie’s attempt ends in FAIL.
    Now we are digging into the weeds of WHY the VA is such a failure.
    Example:

    A doctor in Albuquerque, New Mexico, told The Daily Beast that VA patients face a four-month wait to see a cardiologist.
    The facility has an eight-person cardiology department, but most of them aren’t working at any given time, and when they are, they see fewer than two veterans a day.
    “That means,” The Daily Beast reports, “the entire eight-person department sees as many patients in a week as a single private practice cardiologist sees in two days, according to the doctor.”

    http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/05/va-socialist-paradise-rich-lowry-106976.html#ixzz32SwzKdeD
    Compare:
    60% of cardiologists reported seeing between 50 and 124 patients per week, according to a 2013 survey of medical professionals’ compensation conducted by Medscape.
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/05/18/exclusive-v-a-scandal-hits-new-hospital.html
    Times that by 8 and those LAZY VA offices could be seeing between 400 and 992 heart patients!!!
    I don’t simply blame the doctors.
    Every worker leading up to the patient walking through the door for his appointment is partly to blame.
    LAZY Gov’t Employees.
    Can you say …..UNION?
    I knew you could!

  2. 2

    Bill

    Obama complained about and promised to change having to “fill out 23 pages of paperwork” to get medical attention. What the hell is he talking about? That is STANDARD in any government bureaucracy. Paperwork, red tape, delays, incompetence and mismanagement are built in, just as it has been with Obamacare. Obama knows he can’t weed that out unless private enterprise takes it over.

  3. 3

    Scott in Oklahoma

    I’m still trying to figure out when federal employees started getting cash bonuses. When I was a young man, the selling point for government jobs was the benefits and pension, the pay was lower than the private sector, there was no such thing as a cash bonus even at Christmas, but there was job security and opportunities for advancement if you worked hard and did a good job.

    As soon as cash creeps into the equation, the opportunities for corruption slide in too, and we get what we got.

  4. 4

    MOS-8541

    There are more dead bodies than you know. A fair number of VA patients seek out private medical practices for care.
    Right, the fool had not idea of the problem.

  5. 5

    FAITH7

    I caught a glimpse of OFraud spinning away on some report…had to change it, didn’t want to hear his ‘madder then hell’ B/S ‘talking points’.

    This Administration confirms every negative point anyone has ever made all along…

  6. 6

    Skookum

    So now we have Death Panels for our veterans, and our country is content with our president saying he is mad as Hell. Being mad is a long way from being dead. Our heroes are being left to die because of corruption and incompetence, and our president is upset. Heads need to roll, if you are in charge of an agency and collecting the big money, why aren’t you expected to be in charge or does being in charge mean you no longer can be held responsible, like our president is not responsible for anything.

    I am ashamed of my country. I am ashamed that we have done this to our wounded warriors and I am ashamed of Americans for letting it go and doing nothing. This is a national disgrace, but it is OK, because our president is pissed. Yea, right.

  7. 7

    mathman2

    Many who read this website, even some who post here, miss the point. What makes Zippy mad is the besmirching of his legacy. King Zero will not put up with any reports which place him in a bad light. His vanity is so great that he will turn the full propaganda apparatus against any who dare to reveal that he lies.
    He will not actually do anything. His phone is unused, his pen is on his desk.
    His faux outrage will lead to no meaningful changes. Rush posted an audio montage earlier this week of outrage. The Empty Suit has been outraged at each and every report which suggests that he is inept. Of course he is inept, but that’s not the point. The point is the legacy, always the legacy, forever the legacy. His vanity exceeds that of a former President, I think it was Franklin Pearce, who wore a spot in the Oval Office which was in front of the mirror.
    Zippy is at heart a community organizer. He goes somewhere, gives a speech, whips the crowd, and leaves. Nothing changes. He has done this each time he has held a “job”.
    But has he changed America? Yep. He has dragged us into the mud.
    I hope his name is mud, in perpetuity.

  8. 8

    john

    Perhaps Dr John will soon be telling us about how HE is volunteering each weekend at the West Roxbury VA. He must no they have always had a chronic doctor shortage and that their funding even when Congress and the White House were controlled by the same Party (GOP) Since then the GOP has always shortchanged vets.
    And YES I did. During the 90s when i lived in MA I took therapy dogs there to visit vets. My uncle was there also when he died of cancer.

  9. 9

    Andrew Schmidt

    We missed the obvious ‘tell’ here – when Obama ends a sentence with ‘period’ it reverses the meaning of everything before it. As in “if you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period.”

  10. 11

    Bill

    1/#comment-448105″>john: However, if you voted for Obama, who has allowed this to fester and get worse, you have done a disservice to the veterans.

    Electing responsible representatives is what patriotic citizens are supposed to do. When they put irresponsible, incompetent and unscrupulous characters in positions of authority and responsibility, it is they that are responsible for the damage these incompetents cause.

    A person can, individually, go forth and do one good deed. Obama is responsible for an administration that has caused 40 or more deaths. Dr. John did not put Obama in office… I did not put Obama in office.

    Who did?

  11. 13

    retire05

    @john:

    He must no they have always had a chronic doctor shortage and that their funding even when Congress and the White House were controlled by the same Party (GOP) Since then the GOP has always shortchanged vets.

    Funding for the VA has consistently gone up, so your attempt at spin falls flat on its face.

    Are you aware that doctors at the VA are allowed to see a limited number of patients a day? If they see their required number in the morning (and that could be as little as five patients), they go home for the day. Nice work, if you can get it.

  12. 15

    Becky

    If you kill veterans, obama rewards you. He’s the one who ordered barricades around our military monuments on the National Mall. He’s the one who also ordered bonuses be given to those at the IRS who suppressed the Republican vote by shutting down the Tea Party.

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