Skip to comments.Obama campaigned on the backs of waiting-list veteran heroes in 2008
Posted on 05/20/2014 12:31:43 PM PDT by grundle
President Barack Obama did not, as the White House claimed yesterday, only learn of the VA wait-list scandal on TV, just as he claimed to learn of the IRS, Fast and Furious and AP reporting snooping scandals.
Obama campaigned on the VA scandal while still a senator in 2008, got elected president and then forgot about ituntil the scandal came back into the light of publicity this month.
Speaking at a campaign rally in Charleston, W. Va., then Senator Obama promised veterans he would fix the problems plaguing Veterans Affairs hospitals: (grabien.com)
At a time when were facing the largest homecoming since the Second World War, the true test of our patriotism is whether we will serve our returning heroes as well as theyve served us, Obama said:
We know that over the last eight years, weve already fallen short of meeting this test. We all learned about the deplorable conditions that were discovered at places like Fort Bragg and Walter Reed. Weve all walked by a veteran whose home is now a cardboard box on a street corner in the richest nation on Earth. Weve all heard about what its like to navigate the broken bureaucracy of the VA - the impossibly long lines, or the repeated calls for help that get you nothing more than an answering machine. Just a few weeks ago, an 89-year-old World War II veteran from South Carolina told his family, No matter what I apply for at the VA, they turn me down. The next day, he walked outside of an Outpatient Clinic in Greenville and took his own life.
How can we let this happen? How is that acceptable in the United States of America?"
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The GOP is too busy attacking Conservatives to hold Obama accountable for doing nothing.
Obama is claiming to be a Mushroom President: Kept in the dark by his subordinates and fed nothing but Shiite.
He claims to only have heard about things from watching the news. If this were true, we have to wonder why his aids did not give he a heads up. Certainly these scandals had to be investigated. Why didn’t anyone alert the administration that journalists were snooping around and asking questions. There are no secrets in Washington DC - especially between Democrats and the MSM. Are we truly to believe that no one in the White House didn’t know. And if they did, they didn’t tell Obama?
In 2008, the now Queer-in-Chief called the G.I.’s, babykillers, too.
“Hey! Hey! O-Bam-Ay!
How many Vets did you kill today?”
Obama’s claim that he first heard about it in the news is aimed at low-information voters who will never question his claim.