Skip to comments.Why the VA scandal has "legs" that will carry it to Obama's doorstep
Posted on 06/17/2014 7:21:20 AM PDT by jmaroneps37
People dont trust Barack Obama. They dont think he is competent and are ready to believe he is the cause of the VA scandal whether this is true or not.
In the 1970s 80s 90s and on to 2000 the VA had to treat far fewer veterans who had sympathy invoking visible injuries. They were treating veterans of WW I, WW II Korea and Viet Nam, many of whom were suffering from age related infirmities.
The WWI and II veterans mostly presented illnesses associated with old age. The Korea and Viet Nam veterans had more visible injuries, but they were likely seen first.
The introduction of helicopters in Korea and Viet Nam greatly increased the likelihood of battle wounded veterans survival; but that likelihood grew dramatically in the Iran Afghanistan Wars. Today wounded war fighters stand a 95% chance of survival when they can be delivered to medical treatment by a helicopter.
Wounded troops who make it as far as a helicopter are suddenly in a quasi-emergency room where treatment starts immediately and life expectancy chances grow as well.
As a result wounded war fighters who have suffered the kind of wounds that would almost certainly have killed their fathers and grandfathers are arriving back home with limbs gone and eyes missing, but alive and in need of continuing medical care.
When wounded war fighters who have lost limbs and eyes are denied immediate care in at a VA hospital people notice. The same people who are now telling pollsters they dont trust Barack Hussein Obama (or like him since it is very unlikely one can like someone he/she doesnt trust) are seeing the horrors of the VA hospitals and demanding something be done to help these brave men and women.
(Excerpt) Read more at coachisright.com ...
The obvious invertibrate strategy is to sit silently and count the days until this adminstration is over ... say nothing ... do nothing until its over.
The emails detailing the corruption in this scandal are being lost as I type this.