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,”
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?
“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.
“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
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.
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.