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Denis McDonough: Obama is "madder than hell" about VA scandal
CBS News ^ | Sunday, May 18, 2014 | Rebecca Kaplan

Posted on 05/18/2014 9:30:42 AM PDT by kristinn

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough defended the White House reaction to the scandals emerging from Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals around the country, saying on CBS' "Face the Nation" that President Obama "is madder than hell - I've got the scars to prove it."

In an interview with CBS News Chief White House Correspondent, McDonough said that VA Secretary Eric Shinseki is the right person to lead the investigation into reports that veterans have been put on secret waiting lists to hide the number of people who were not being treated within the VA's goal of 14 days. Several Republican lawmakers and The American Legion, the nation's largest veterans group, have called on Shinseki to resign.

"General Shinseki continues to work this every single day...and he will continue to work these issues until they're fixed," McDonough said. "The president will continue to demand that he and all of us who work for him continue to fix these things until they are functioning the way that our veterans believe they should and...so that they get the services and the benefits that they have earned."

In a separate interview on "Face the Nation," American Legion National Commander Daniel Dellinger stood by the organization's insistence that Shinseki should step down. "He should be coming forward with the same leadership he showed in the military as a four-star general into the VA and it just hasn't happened. The accountability just hasn't been there and I think it is systematic of the entire system," Dellinger said. He said that under similar circumstances the CEO of a major corporation would have stepped down or a member of the military would have been relieved of duty.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: denismcdonough; foxhenhouse; mcdonough; obama; obamacarefuture; obamalies; obamascandals; shinseki; vahospitals; vawaitlistscandal; veterans
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1 posted on 05/18/2014 9:30:42 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Hi is so angry that he will draw a red line for the VA.


2 posted on 05/18/2014 9:33:02 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: kristinn
! OMG! ROFL! Omigah they are KILLING me! LOL! holy crap! HAHAHHAHH! HAHAHHAHHAAHAHHAHH! LOL! WTF! They GOTTA be smoking CRACK! ROFLASC! (gasp) LOL! OMG! ROFL! LAF! HA! This is the FUNNIEST thing I have EVER heard! LOL LOL LOL! Gah, they gotta be kidding! YGBSM! STOP!!! LOL! ROFLASC! This is too much! LOL! OMG! (gasp) HOO HOO HOOOOOOO! ROFL! LAF! HA! They are on DRUGS! LOL LOL HAHAHHAHH! HAHAHHAHHAAHAHHAHH! LOL! YGBSM! What will they think of next! LOL! ROFLASC! LOL! Waiter, check please! OMG! ROFL! This is fantastic material! LAF! (gasp) HA! HAHAHHAHH! LOL LOL LOL! YGBSM! LOL! Wow! ROFLASC! LOL! Amazing they can come up with this stuff! OMG! ROFL! LAF! TRULY spectacular! HA! STOP you are KILLING ME!!!! LOL LOL LOL! (gasp) YGBSM! Elvis has LEFT THE BUILDING! LOL! ROFLASC! LOL! I know who's responsible: ALIENS! OMG! ROFL! This is something *Pelosi* came up with, ISN'T it??? GASPING for breath over here!! LAF! HA! LOL LOL LOL! Wonderful, wonderful comedy! YGBSM! LOL! ROFLASC! LOL! This is much better than 'Cats'! OMG! ROFL! Holy Toledo! LAF! (gasp) HA! I am GOBSMACKED! LOL LOL LOL! Where's Debbie Wasserman-Shultz! She must be the source of this! YGBSM! LOL! HA! HA! HA! FUNNIEST thing EVER!!!! ROFL! LOL! OMG OMG OMG! HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAH! (gasp)*

*At this point, all you can do with these people, is point at them and laugh.


3 posted on 05/18/2014 9:33:34 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: kristinn

The only thing Obamaturd is “madder than hell” about is that more veterans didn’t die before the SHTF.


4 posted on 05/18/2014 9:34:07 AM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: kristinn
President Obama "is madder than hell"

My BS meter just exploded.

5 posted on 05/18/2014 9:34:10 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: kristinn

Madder than hell that he got caught, maybe.


6 posted on 05/18/2014 9:35:02 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: kristinn

The problems at the VA are the result of Obama’s “Lead From Behind” management style. He just doesn’t care about anyone but himself.


7 posted on 05/18/2014 9:35:11 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: kristinn

Just like he was mad about the IRS, fast and furious, and Benghazi.


8 posted on 05/18/2014 9:35:34 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: kristinn

The only thing dumBO is mad about is missing his tee time.


9 posted on 05/18/2014 9:36:01 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: kristinn

He’s so mad about how Bush and global warming have been treating the vets for the past 6 years, that he’s been out “working hard” fundraising all week to keep the Republicans from taking the House and Senate in November. Remember, Barry says, “Voting is the best revenge!” - Barack Hussein Obama, Ohio, 11-02-2012.


10 posted on 05/18/2014 9:36:04 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: kristinn

Where is the satire tag?


11 posted on 05/18/2014 9:36:07 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: jospehm20

Frankly, I believe this like I believe in the Tooth Fairy. It is just preposterous.


12 posted on 05/18/2014 9:36:20 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: kristinn

Scumbag in chief has not defered to a special prosecutor, ONCE!

Had a Bush, Reagan or Nixon done the crimes this POSOTUS committed. The left would be screaming for one.

The GOPe is a bunch of quivering unmanly organs.


13 posted on 05/18/2014 9:38:56 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: kristinn

What a tin ear, to say that “I’ve got the scars to prove it” when talking about the VA hospital system.

These clowns just don’t get it, can’t get it, and will never get it. The military might as well be aliens from another planet to these lowlifes.

Scratch that, if they were aliens of any sort they’d be getting preferential treatment.


14 posted on 05/18/2014 9:39:23 AM PDT by M1911A1
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To: kristinn

Mad as hell they got caught before the midterms.


15 posted on 05/18/2014 9:39:36 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: kristinn

He’s “Madder than hell” that another scandal was revealed.


16 posted on 05/18/2014 9:39:44 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: kristinn

So what? Tough you know what.


17 posted on 05/18/2014 9:41:18 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: kristinn

The POS is madder than Hell becuuse ths exposes government run healthcare as an absolute fraud.


18 posted on 05/18/2014 9:41:32 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: Rusty0604

He’s only mad that they were exposed.


19 posted on 05/18/2014 9:43:59 AM PDT by kalee
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To: kristinn

There will be hell to pay when he finishes this round of golf.


20 posted on 05/18/2014 9:45:53 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: kristinn

He is mad so now everyone shut up about it. Nothing to see here.


21 posted on 05/18/2014 9:46:30 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: kristinn
Obama is "madder than hell" about VA scandal
Really? The same Øbama who ordered the closing of the WWII Memorial?
22 posted on 05/18/2014 9:47:24 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: kristinn

"Wilma, I promise you, whatever scum did this not one man on this force will rest for one minute until he's behind bars. Now let's grab a bite to eat."

23 posted on 05/18/2014 9:47:39 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: kristinn

The only thing I believe Obama is madder than is the friggin Mad Hatter! He is the angry incompetent Queen screaming off with their heads at all the wrong times.


24 posted on 05/18/2014 9:48:07 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: kristinn

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/crap.wav


25 posted on 05/18/2014 9:49:37 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: kristinn
"I've got the scars to prove it"

what, bite marks on yer arse??? feh...

26 posted on 05/18/2014 9:49:58 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: kristinn

The only reason Obama is mad is it makes him look
bad.


27 posted on 05/18/2014 9:50:16 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: kristinn

“Mad as hell” is just another one of O’s patented throw away lines. Kind of like “red line”, “keep your doctor” or “most transparent presidency”. It really has no meaning in itself. The idea is to mollify his base long enough that they forget the incident, which in some cases is seconds.


28 posted on 05/18/2014 9:50:21 AM PDT by JimSEA
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I see Denis has a sense of humor. That’s fine, but I’d be more impressed if he/she intended to do something substantive about the problem, like eliminating the department and replacing it with taxpayer-funded vouchers that allowed vets to choose their own insurance provider and/or medical treatment.


29 posted on 05/18/2014 9:50:27 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: kristinn

Ever more taqiyaa


30 posted on 05/18/2014 9:53:20 AM PDT by onedoug
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It is plain to see that the Democrats are stalling the Veterans to use the money to buy votes.


31 posted on 05/18/2014 9:54:45 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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He’s so mad that he’ll insist Manning go to the head of the line for sex change, while another 50 vets die from delayed surgical procedures.


32 posted on 05/18/2014 9:56:17 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: kristinn
"VA Secretary Eric Shinseki is the right person..."

He is the right person to fire, likely needs jail time...he is NOT the right person to lead the investigation.

33 posted on 05/18/2014 9:56:19 AM PDT by Tammy8
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So mad, he hasn’t talked about it publicallh one time! Now that’s mad!


34 posted on 05/18/2014 9:56:24 AM PDT by vpintheak (I will not comply!)
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To: kristinn

He’s so mad that Reggie Love was just flown in on Marine One for some 1-on-1 “relaxation therapy” to calm him down.


35 posted on 05/18/2014 9:58:13 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: kristinn

What’s this? An angry Muslim??


36 posted on 05/18/2014 9:59:30 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: ColdOne
Mad as hell they got caught before the midterms.

Bingo

37 posted on 05/18/2014 10:00:20 AM PDT by GOPJ (Obama - when will you tell radical muslims to stop clinging to their guns & religion?)
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To: kristinn
President Obama "is madder than hell..."

mad/
adjective
mentally ill; insane. "he felt as if he were going mad"
synonyms: insane, mentally ill, certifiable, deranged, demented, of unsound mind, out of one's mind, not in one's right mind, sick in the head, crazed, lunatic, non compos mentis, unhinged, disturbed, raving, psychotic, psychopathic, mad as a hatter, mad as a March hare;

agreed

38 posted on 05/18/2014 10:02:03 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: kristinn

The universe is a better place whenever President Obama
becomes the maddest person in the world about something.
Oh, Sir, who will step-up to be our maddest person when you are no longer in offie?

Could there ever be another who could be mad enough?
The nation waits.........


39 posted on 05/18/2014 10:02:48 AM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: grumpygresh
The POS is madder than Hell becuuse ths exposes government run healthcare as an absolute fraud.

I agree with you...he's mad because it might make the government takeover of everything a little harder. I don't for a second think he gives a damn about the vets.

40 posted on 05/18/2014 10:05:54 AM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: kristinn
The VA scandal is small potatoes compared to what a full blown 0bamacare will be like.

41 posted on 05/18/2014 10:06:52 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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mad as hell photo: Network-Beale Mad As Hell! network_beale_mad_as_hell.gif My hovercraft .... it's full of eels!
42 posted on 05/18/2014 10:10:05 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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“Obama is “madder than hell” about VA scandal”

Boy Howdy!
Ain't that just special?

43 posted on 05/18/2014 10:10:14 AM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: tanknetter
In jail what do you call a prisoner who can fart? A virgin.

Has it been reported that Obama ever farted.

44 posted on 05/18/2014 10:10:15 AM PDT by Little Bill (EVICT Queen Jean)
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To: kristinn
Obama "is madder than hell - I've got the scars to prove it."

Wow! Let me guess .... he teared up, scratched your face, and pulled your hair ?

45 posted on 05/18/2014 10:30:06 AM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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President Obama "is madder than hell

Only because it adds to his scandal sheet and makes his administration look as incompetent as it really is. Not because veterans are being hurt.

46 posted on 05/18/2014 10:32:08 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: kristinn

Madder than hell that it was discovered,that is.


47 posted on 05/18/2014 10:33:09 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: kristinn

With Obama its al politics and no leadership.


48 posted on 05/18/2014 10:40:20 AM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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He’s soooooo angry that he might even Tweet about it someday. But first...Fore!!


49 posted on 05/18/2014 10:40:28 AM PDT by Velveeta
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I’ll believe they are serious when they require the President, congress critters and all WH staff to get care through the VA system, all under randomly generated false names.

Until then, it’s all BS.


50 posted on 05/18/2014 10:41:26 AM PDT by M1911A1
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