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Watch Live: Obama Makes Statement on VA Scandal - 10:45 am ET
NBC News ^ | Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Posted on 05/21/2014 6:58:38 AM PDT by kristinn

President Obama makes a statement following his meeting with head the Department of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki.

(Live feed at source link.)


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: coverup; deathpanels; ericshinseki; fraud; murder; obama; obamacare; obamapresser; shinseki; va; vahospitals; vawaitlistscandal; veterans
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Related thread on Obama meeting this morning with Sec. Shinseki and his babysitter White House Deputy Chief of Staff Rob Nabors.
1 posted on 05/21/2014 6:58:38 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Let’s start a bet on how many minutes late he will be. I’ll go 26 minutes.


2 posted on 05/21/2014 6:59:41 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (The Stone Age didn’t end because we ran out of stones)
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To: kristinn

As Rush said, this does not touch Obama. Benghazi, IRS, Fast-n-Furious, all touch him personally, but his does not. So, Zero will act outraged.


3 posted on 05/21/2014 7:00:38 AM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: kristinn

I won’t watch...will follow this thread.


4 posted on 05/21/2014 7:01:18 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: CodeToad

Finger nails on chalk board so no, I won’t be tuning in.


5 posted on 05/21/2014 7:01:41 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: kristinn

6 posted on 05/21/2014 7:02:14 AM PDT by New Perspective (Proud father of a son with Down Syndrome and fighting to keep him off Obama's death panels.)
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To: kristinn

I can’t stannd to watch him lie wheen his lips move. I’ll wait and let Rush tell me what to think about :-)


7 posted on 05/21/2014 7:02:24 AM PDT by PROCON (Those who are capable of Tyranny are capable of Deceit to sustain it.)
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To: ColdOne; All

Ditto. Thanks to all of those who brave the sight and sounds, and report back.


8 posted on 05/21/2014 7:02:41 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Jane Long; All
Thanks to all of those who brave the sight and sounds, and report back. Ditto!!!
9 posted on 05/21/2014 7:03:40 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: CodeToad

Rush is wrong on this. Obama knew and campaigned on the problems at the VA in 2008. He owns this and is responsible for the deaths of dozens of vets who died awaiting treatment while hidden on secret waiting lists.


10 posted on 05/21/2014 7:03:48 AM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: norwaypinesavage

I’ll say the lazy poser is 45 min. late.


11 posted on 05/21/2014 7:04:17 AM PDT by deweyfrank
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To: Jane Long

It won’t be me reporting on this as I’ll be away from my computer by then. Sorry.


12 posted on 05/21/2014 7:04:30 AM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: kristinn

... and was updated about it in 2010. Agree, Obama owns this one despite what his spokesclown says.


13 posted on 05/21/2014 7:05:40 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Operating out of weakness? Imagine if he was working from a position of strength!)
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To: kristinn
I don't need to puke, so I won't break my record of NOT WATCHING BOZO. . . . .
I do hear him sometimes when my hand ain't fast enough for the MUTE button. BOZO will say aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnndddddddddddd about 20 times. . .
14 posted on 05/21/2014 7:06:53 AM PDT by DeaconRed (# GIVE US OUR COUNTRY BACK- NOW! ! ! ! ! ! ! !)
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To: kristinn
Bears repeating

Obama knew and campaigned on the problems at the VA in 2008


15 posted on 05/21/2014 7:07:29 AM PDT by McGruff (What if I told you your leaders were lying to you?)
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To: norwaypinesavage

I’ll say 35 minutes late.


16 posted on 05/21/2014 7:08:43 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: kristinn
He KNEW! Obama told of Veterans Affairs health care debacle as far back as 2008
17 posted on 05/21/2014 7:09:20 AM PDT by McGruff (What if I told you your leaders were lying to you?)
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To: New Perspective
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18 posted on 05/21/2014 7:10:01 AM PDT by Mycroft Holmes (<= Mash name for HTML Xampp PHP C JavaScript primer. Programming for everyone.)
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To: kristinn

Hannity played tape of 0’s 2008 campaign *speech* about the deplorable conditions at the VA hospitals.

He knew, alright. And, just like Benghazi, he’s done nothing to help the situation.


19 posted on 05/21/2014 7:10:13 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: norwaypinesavage

Put me down for 14. He’s really angry about this - haven’t you heard?


20 posted on 05/21/2014 7:12:01 AM PDT by mykroar (We fight, get beat, rise, and fight again. - Nathanael Greene)
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To: norwaypinesavage

He’ll show up around noon just to make everyone regurgitate their lunch.


21 posted on 05/21/2014 7:12:12 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: kristinn
Watch Lies: Obama Makes Statement on VA Scandal - 10:45 am ET
22 posted on 05/21/2014 7:13:13 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: norwaypinesavage

I bet he’ll be on time (no more than a few minuets late after 10:45) because this time he’s really mad. Oh, yeah, he’s really, really, really, mad. Yep, that’s it.


23 posted on 05/21/2014 7:13:33 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: Mycroft Holmes
Oh, very good advice. Thank you very much.


24 posted on 05/21/2014 7:13:36 AM PDT by New Perspective (Proud father of a son with Down Syndrome and fighting to keep him off Obama's death panels.)
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To: CodeToad

Rush was wrong…this SHOULD touch Obama, because Obama Care is VA for all of us!!!


25 posted on 05/21/2014 7:15:24 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Do NOT suffer fools gladly…and message boards are full contact arenas)
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To: kristinn
‘zackly.
This is part and parcel of socialized medicine.
26 posted on 05/21/2014 7:16:00 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: kristinn

You are correct. Rush is wrong on this.


27 posted on 05/21/2014 7:17:17 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: kristinn

A day after claiming the president learned from TV news reports of accusations that as many as 40 veterans died while waiting for treatment at a Phoenix VA hospital, White House press secretary Jay Carney said the burgeoning scandal is “not a new issue” to Mr. Obama.

“The president, as we all know, has been talking about the issues and challenges facing VA since he was a candidate. And it was precisely those problems that had been identified and discussed in 2006, 2007 and 2008 that he spoke about as a candidate and that led him to commit to increased resources,” Mr. Carney told reporters. “So no, this is not a new issue to the president. That’s why he has been focused on it since he’s been president.”

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/may/20/white-house-sends-mixed-signals-obama-learned-va/

Jay Carney needs to be fired for lying about this.


28 posted on 05/21/2014 7:18:08 AM PDT by McGruff (What if I told you your leaders were lying to you?)
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To: kristinn; All

Will he announce that he has requested, and accepted, Shinseki’s resignation?


29 posted on 05/21/2014 7:25:09 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: ken5050

He’ll probably promote him. That’s what this administration does for the incompetent and for those who fall on their swords protecting the king.


30 posted on 05/21/2014 7:27:42 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: McGruff

Obama knew and campaigned on the problems at the VA in 2008

“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.”— Then-Senator Barack Obama, November 12, 2007


31 posted on 05/21/2014 7:28:25 AM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: kristinn

0bama announces a time figuring that the television audience will tune it . . . then he purposely arrives so late that most of the viewers have lost interest and gone on to something else. Then he speaks to a handful of the original number. Easier to deny he said something if all they have is tape . . . didn’t happen. He seems to get away with that all the time.


32 posted on 05/21/2014 7:28:48 AM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: All

Obama, 2007: Time to End ‘Deplorable Conditions at Some VA Hospitals’

33 posted on 05/21/2014 7:29:53 AM PDT by McGruff (What if I told you your leaders were lying to you?)
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To: vladimir998

I’ll only believe he is mad if I can see him twisting a pair of his panties on screen.


34 posted on 05/21/2014 7:30:57 AM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: kristinn

He’ll bring out one of his, “Fill In The Blanks” speeches


35 posted on 05/21/2014 7:35:56 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: kristinn
Mary Walsh ‏@CBSWalsh · 3m
@MajorCBS reporting: WH advisers tell CBS Obama will NOT use his remarks on VA scandal to announce resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki
36 posted on 05/21/2014 7:38:48 AM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: kristinn

Then-Senator Barack Obama, November 12, 2007: “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.”

Every hour of every day? Really?


37 posted on 05/21/2014 7:40:00 AM PDT by mandaladon (To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful an)
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To: CodeToad

“According to a 2008 memo obtained by CBS News, VA officials briefed the Obama-Biden transition team that its facilities might be concealing the true amount of time veterans had to wait for care.”

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/what-did-obama-know-the-va-hospital-scandal-and-when/


38 posted on 05/21/2014 7:41:50 AM PDT by mandaladon (To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful an)
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To: kristinn

obozo will be late for sure. obozo has to read Free Republic so he knows what to say before coming out to spread his lies. obozo thinks spreading his lies will make him sound more believable by reading Free Republic. It will not work though. We are on to him. It is a dummycrat thing of reading Free Republic to try and see what should be said to make themselves believable. Btw, it never works for them though. Dummycrats lie too much.


39 posted on 05/21/2014 7:44:41 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: no-to-illegals

will Zero take questions?


40 posted on 05/21/2014 7:45:16 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: ken5050

if he does, we will know he’s lying again.


41 posted on 05/21/2014 7:46:29 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: kristinn


42 posted on 05/21/2014 7:48:45 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The “fourth estate”has morphed into a 5th column)
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To: ken5050

Ken, am doing my best to cause him to take questions. If zer0 doesn’t take questions he’s lying.


43 posted on 05/21/2014 7:49:12 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: kristinn

We need to capitalize on this and equate VA with single payer. Everybody just start calling it the VA “single payer” system.


44 posted on 05/21/2014 7:51:04 AM PDT by BRK
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To: kristinn

He will give his commentary/speech and that will take care of that.

Next issue.

==

Doesn’t make any difference how ‘madder than hell’ he is or how many red lines or how many promises to cut red tape. Five minutes after this issue is off of the front pages, he will ‘move on’ and will expect his media cohorts to do the same.


45 posted on 05/21/2014 7:52:46 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

30 minutes late looks like a winner...


46 posted on 05/21/2014 7:53:29 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: BRK
I just checked in on this thread. I knew I would be early as 0bama is only 7 minutes over due right now.

May be I'll check back in about an hour from now to see if he has shown up?

47 posted on 05/21/2014 7:53:54 AM PDT by Gritty (Climate hysterics shriek on. Loud and apocalyptic is the only setting on the machine.-Mark Steyn)
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To: mandaladon
"...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.”

Now we know why he didn't have time for Benghazi. He was preoccupied with the veterans that evening.

/sarc
48 posted on 05/21/2014 7:56:07 AM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America shall survive this Obamanation.)
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To: Gritty

I’ll bet Rush is away again today. So at least 0 doesn’t have to wait until after 3pm eastern.


49 posted on 05/21/2014 7:59:01 AM PDT by TLOne (All terrorists want is for us to bow and worship their god. Oh, and to let them rule.)
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To: molson209

” Unacceptable, heard about it on the news, mad as hell, hold accountable, start an investigation, if the reports are true,.....” Did I miss any ?


50 posted on 05/21/2014 7:59:34 AM PDT by W.Lee (After the first one, the rest are free.)
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