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Posted on 05/21/2014 6:04:10 PM PDT by neverdem
It's a Good Thing That Obama Reads the Paper Because Otherwise He'd Have No Idea What His Administration is Doing
his people knew about the waiting-list problems, including inaccurate reporting on treatment times, back in 2008.So it turns out that President Obamathat whip-smart guy who is so super-curious about everything (unlike that quitter-snowbilly former Gov. Sarah Palin amirite?)apparently had no idea that his administration was letting veterans croak while on waiting lists for care at Veterans Affairs (V.A.) facilities. At the very least,
You remember the Fast and Furious gun-walking snafu? He read about that in the papers. Same thing with NSA surveillance. And it took him a few days to realize that the Obamacare website was tripping balls but he finally started to get news reports about it after a few days. And needless to say, he didn't have any idea that the IRShis IRSwas targeting Tea Party groups until he read about in the papers.
I'm guessing that he still doesn't really know that his Justice Department keeps deporting immigrants and raiding medical marijuana dispensaries in California either. At record rates. Because, you know, he said he wasn't going to pull that shit. Can somebody slip him a newspaper story about those things so he can finally get cracking?
If Barack Obama wants to play Chauncey Gardiner and basically act as if he has no frickin' idea of what's going around in his White House, that's fine by me.
But will his erstwhile defenders at least admit that either he is a know-it-all who is full of B.S. when he pleads ignorance or that he just has no clue about what's taking place in this City on a Hill already? It's not flattering to him whichever way you want to go. But at least it'll be consistent.
Last fall, Reason TV's Amanda Winkler looked at how the V.A. took care of soldiers coming back from Afghanistan and Iraq. In a word: shamefully. "Right now," said former V.A. program analyst Paul Sullivan, "it takes V.A. about a year to process a new claim. That is simply no way to treat a wounded soldier coming back from a war."
The root cause, according to Sullivan? The V.A. has received over 800,000 claims from Iraq and Afghanistan vets. Congress and V.A. planned for "zero." Zero. So if there's one thing the government stinks at more than actually planning and winning wars, it's taking care of the people it sends to fight them.
right,and what is the primary job of his advisors?
“The root cause, according to Sullivan? The V.A. has received over 800,000 claims from Iraq and Afghanistan vets. Congress and V.A. planned for “zero.” Zero. So if there’s one thing the government stinks at more than actually planning and winning wars, it’s taking care of the people it sends to fight them.”
All those Sertec employees sitting around playing scrabble can process claims.
The word on the Hero of Benghazi is he doesn’t have regular cabinet meetings and he doesn’t attend security briefings. If he’s not up-to-date it’s his responsibility.
However he did meet frequently with the head of the IRS.
Obama doesn’t even care enough to update his lies. Meaning the President says he gets his information from “the paper”. Really? The Paper-paper, as in papyrus and oatmeal mush with India ink from India, that ‘paper’? Those who give a damn don’t believe you or are content with your choice of lies.
If Miss Michelle can have about 24 Ladies In Waiting, as though she was somebody’s Queen, surely, Mr. President, you must have ‘people’ to collect, absorb and deliver news of the day to you. Or maybe he’s telling the truth, except for John Stewart Daily Show or Fox News. To quote Nancy, when it comes to Fox, ‘you have to watch it to know what’s in it to hate.’
Well, after all at least they have Obamacare...../s
It’s a Good Thing That Obama Reads the Paper Because Otherwise He’d Have No Idea What He is Doing...
He is the possum of the political scene. His primary defense is pretending to be brain dead.
“I only know what I read in the papers”
Will Rogers, 1932
You are assuming the dumb, lieing son of a b#tch can even read.
well we all know how difficult it is to keep with with local crises when we golf every weekend!
“As actors, it is our responsibility to read the newspapers, and then say what we read on television like it’s our own opinion.” - Janeane Garofalo in “Team America”
You mean those people who meet every morning, hours before Obama gets out of bed?
A true POST TURTLE.
Sarah Palin.....snowbilly LOL....
Love her, but that’s funny....first time I ever heard that used....
They go to no ends to denigrate her....
Like water off a ducks back...
he’s too dumb to conduct biz on the course
Well over two and counting. That is just since the medical evaluation. Add another six months to get an appointment for the evaluation.
A year would be quick.
Oh Im sure he has a Czar for that...
Not only are the media covering his ass, they are his advisors. The most intelligent black man ever is a media creation. The first amendment has turned into a blueprint for Frankenstein.
Maybe he should start attending briefings and meet with his cabinet occasionally
———Mr. President, you must have people to collect, absorb and deliver news of the day to you.-——
He does... He gets a bullet point report daily....don’t know if he reads it...
Not an in depth analytical report like the “moron” Bush and every other POTUS read every day....
Just a one page bullet point highlighting the most pressing information....
After all he is so smart he doesn’t need for current events to be analyzed for him.....
and he expects us to build him a library in his honor?gee I wonder how many square feet will take up the hall of accomplishments.
Shucks.....I’d hate to be a Democrat running for office this coming November, 2014!!! Obama needs to be impeached....not by Republicans...but his own Democrat Party!!!
Obamao doesn’t read papers, he reads scripts.
They place him among the greatest presidents in our history?
ALL HAIL OBAMA THE GREAT!!!
-His library will be a library/mosque
hey,why dont we just create another mount rushmore,and line them up like this. Carter,Clinton,Bozo The Clown,Barry. Maybe take out a mountain somewhere in Illinois?
The answer is market-based. Give vets insurance or treatment vouchers that they can redeem with the insurance company or hospital of their choice.
Government operations are always inefficient. Always.
Yeah, but Will Rogers wasn’t President and, more to the point, he wasn’t dumb and lazy.
I agree that vouchers would be preferable to enlarging the VA health system. But increasing its capacity is the only way to fix it within the existing agency.
I was not addressing the fraud issue, which is the most egregious failing of the VA.
The Obamanation would be wise to have an assistant read to him daily from Free Republic.
I felt almost the same way going into 2012. But the presidential election returns (the Obamanation by 52.5%)are tempering my optimism for 2014. Will the Demonrats be able to pull a rabbit out of a hat this time?
This administration is plausible deniability on steroids.
Dat Limbaugh Theorem.
try less than one square inch!
He and Clay Akin must hang together!
Odumbo can READ?
Enough of the “dog-ate-my-homework” excuses! Any other president or CEO would be firing his staff left and right for keeping him so uninformed.
Chauncey stumbled upon good things... that's NOT like Obama ...
So it turns out that President Obamathat whip-smart guy who is so super-curious about everything (unlike that quitter-snowbilly former Gov. Sarah Palin amirite?)apparently had no idea that his administration was letting veterans croak while on waiting lists for care at Veterans Affairs (V.A.) facilities.
But the "snowbilly" tag is, at least, humorous.
I guess you mean these SENIOR ADVISORS:
Obama: "OK I got the strategery thingy"
Head....we have Ragu beef
Tails....we get lobster.....
Senior Adviser: "very good Mr President."