May 30, 2014, - 2:10 pm
Shinseki Thrown Under the Bus for Obama VA Epic Fail; Hmm . . . White Chick Sebelius Wasn’t Forced to Resign
So, let me get this straight: Barack Obama runs–back in 2008–on fixing the failed Veterans Administration healthcare system, does nothing about it for six years, and a career U.S. General who served with dignity and honor must resign in disgrace. Yup, yet another body thrown onto the human mound under Barack Obama’s bus. I feel sorry for General Shinseki (kinda sorry). I believe he was a true patriot (well, probably not, as he apparently was a stooge for John Kerry and denounced the surge in Iraq) and had the power to change nothing at the VA. That power rests with one man: Barack Obama.
And, also, while the White chick who oversaw the failed “roll-out” of ObamaCare was NOT forced to resign in disgrace, the Asian male who was shoved atop a failed system Barack Obama never had any intention of fixing . . . well, his head rolled. If I were Asian, I’d be pissed at this so-called “liberal” Prez who obviously lets incompetent White chicks remain in power but dumps da Asians. You know if a Republican did this, there would be hell to pay and the Prez would get Donald Sterlinged.
So, Obama spends nearly six years ignoring the broken VA system, and six years destroying the far superior private healthcare system via ObamaCare. Give that man a booby prize! But the Commander in Chief doesn’t resign. Always some underling, in this case, Shinseki, must take the fall. It doesn’t change the fact that all the men who died over the last 5.5 years waiting for doctors’ visits or surgeries or other treatments–their blood is on Obama’s hands.
Yes, it’s true that the VA has been horrible for decades. I remember my late father, a medical doctor and Army veteran who had at certain points during his early career worked at VA hospitals, decrying the horrible treatment of these men who risked their lives for America. I remember him talking about my great-uncle Maurice J. Schlussel, a career Army doctor, who worked for the VA. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Uncle Maurice became the Army’s chief medical officer for the South Pacific and then headed several VA hospitals. He was frequently sent around by the VA to fire people or clean up stuff (they called him “The Cleaner”), but only to a point. He wasn’t really allowed to shake things up or fix anything. That’s the bureaucratic VA culture, and it wasn’t too long ago that whistleblowers didn’t have the protections or outlets they now have against the VA and other government agencies. If you spoke up, VA officials took revenge on you and your career.
But old problems don’t excuse Obama’s inaction about it for nearly six years, especially since he ran on fixing it, and then instead destroyed the medical care in America–private sector medicine and health insurance–that actually did work (relative to the VA). It’s disgusting that anyone would let Obama get away with pleading ignorance here, as he has, saying he “only learned about” the problems in the VA in the recent press, “like all of you.” Um, he clearly knew these things back in 2008 . . . when he ran on it. You can’t say in 2008, “It’s horrible, I’ll fix it,” and, then in 2014, say, “Oh I didn’t know about it until now.” Unless you’re Barack Obama.
While “heads will roll,” and we saw the latest Obama underling’s head roll today, it won’t fix a thing. It’s a giant government bureaucracy that needs to be overhauled in its entirety. And if Obama had made that his mission for the last six years, instead of ObamaCare, it might have been fixed, or at least improved. Lives would have been saved that should never have been lost waiting for an appointment or to be on a phantom waiting list to get on another waiting list. And he would have been a hero. But Obama just doesn’t respect the military or any of the men who risked their lives for our freedoms (he doesn’t respect our freedoms). And he preferred to spend his time on enacting socialist medical care for everyone else. As I’ve been saying for years on this site, if you like VA care, you’ll love ObamaCare.
And, so, Barack Obama, the bus driver, has another body under his vehicle. And he and Congress will do nothing to help veterans get any better shakes at life than they have today. After all, this has been going on for decades.
And, yet, they enacted socialized, VA-style medicine–and death warrants–for everyone else who is not a vet.
General Shinseki’s career, RIP. All the vets who died waiting, RIP. All those who continue to perpetuate this system, well you won’t be resting when your time comes. And you’ll be going to a different place where it’s kinda warm.
Exit Questions: who the heck would wanna take this thankless job of heading the VA and being sent to the same unfixable hell without any power to change it? Anyone else wanna see their life’s career and reputation beheaded in public by Barack Obama?
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