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Obama: I Won’t Tolerate Misconduct at Veterans Affairs Department, 'Period'
Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 21, 2014 | Charlie Spiering

Posted on 05/21/2014 8:20:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

(VIDEO-AT-LINK)

President Obama addressed the press on Wednesday after meeting with Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki about the recent scandal swirling around the Veterans Affairs Department.

Addressing the reports of misconduct by VA officials, Obama vowed that he would get to the bottom of the alleged behavior. “If these allegations prove to be true it is dishonorable, it is disgraceful and I will not tolerate it. Period,” he said.

“Taking care of veterans and their families has been one of the causes of my presidency and it is something that all of us have to be involved with and have to be paying attention to,” he claimed.

Obama did not offer particular solutions to the veterans backlog problems, which he explained had gone on for years. He also indicated that he would stand by Shinseki throughout the investigation process.

“You know the responsibility for things always rests ultimately with me as the president and commander in chief,” Obama said, calling Shinseki a “great soldier.”

Obama did not announce Shinseki’s resignation but left the possibility open when questioned by reporters.

“I know Ric’s attitude is that if he does not think he is able to do a good job on this and if he thinks that he let our veterans down then I’m sure that he’s not going to be interested in continuing to serve,” Obama said....

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: emptywords; liar; lies; obama; shinseki; veterans; veteransaffairs; words
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So is "Ric" already packing his stuff and clearing out of his office? And who here believes that Barry gives two hoots in Hell about veterans?
1 posted on 05/21/2014 8:20:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah. “If you like your VA benefits, you can keep them.” Period.


2 posted on 05/21/2014 8:22:34 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

3 posted on 05/21/2014 8:22:49 PM PDT by Leo Carpathian (FReeeeepeesssssed)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
How anyone could take Hussein seriously is a mystery to me.
4 posted on 05/21/2014 8:23:46 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Billthedrill

Will focus on this like a laser; will not rest.


5 posted on 05/21/2014 8:24:14 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe Shinseki’s getting payback on the Vets for the WW II Internment Camps.


6 posted on 05/21/2014 8:24:30 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Ob)
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To: Billthedrill
Yeah. “If you like your VA benefits, you can keep them.” Period.

LOL! POSOTUS is on his period, again.

7 posted on 05/21/2014 8:24:50 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Leo Carpathian

OK, I usually dislike humor relying upon crude language but I laughed out loud at that one.


8 posted on 05/21/2014 8:25:40 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The undocumented Impostor was told about this
YEARS ago, and did NOTHING.

Because he ONLY does things to hurt America and Americans.

While the EXEMPT Congress supports his treason. x 5 years.


9 posted on 05/21/2014 8:26:58 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: MuttTheHoople
Shinseki is there only because he bucked Bush. It was the light weights way of sticking it to Bush.

What I don't get is how Bush can be cordial to this POS. I am not an apologist for Bush either because were it not for him, there would be no Obama presidency.

10 posted on 05/21/2014 8:27:49 PM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So, this has been going on since your tenure in office and starting right now, you’re not going to tolerate it anymore because you’re madder than hell?

FUBO!

And to all you veterans, GOD BLESS YOU ALL!


11 posted on 05/21/2014 8:28:02 PM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama: “I Won’t Tolerate Misconduct at Veterans Affairs Department, Period

...unless its committed by offcials of my utterly corrupt and staggeringly incompetent administration.”


12 posted on 05/21/2014 8:29:01 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It is amazing that Americans aren’t turning on the media yet.


13 posted on 05/21/2014 8:29:46 PM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Are these the same Vets identified as possible terrorists by DHS? Zero sure seems to have a grudge against Vets!


14 posted on 05/21/2014 8:30:36 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Just doing laps around the sun and shaking my head that progressives can believe what they do!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mark Steyn (Tuesday) and Rush Limbaugh (Wednesday, today) sketched out how this will go.

The VA scandal doesn’t cling to the Won quite the way that the other scandals do. Therefore, the Won will focus on the VA scandal and the MSM will also focus on the VA. This fills up the time so no one can get airtime to talk about Obamacare or the economy. Next week or sometime, Obama will fire Shinseki, but first the Won will find some left leaning vet who needed help, get him/her (better a her) fixed up..the vet does a testimonial, the MSM swoon and the Won smiles big time and takes his victory lap. The low info voters say....That’s my guy!


15 posted on 05/21/2014 8:31:03 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: MtnClimber

Bingo!


16 posted on 05/21/2014 8:32:17 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Clown Prince nobama is an utter sick joke. Bah!


17 posted on 05/21/2014 8:33:48 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“If these allegations prove to be true it is dishonorable, it is disgraceful and I will not tolerate it. Period,”

Too bad he doesn't feel the same way about desires for sex change operations by incarcerated Privates.

18 posted on 05/21/2014 8:36:23 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sounds like the fake outrage by the Governor(Mel Brooks) in Blazing Saddles “Gentlemen, we have to do something to protect our phony baloney jobs! Harumph!”

Barack Obama—the worst President America has ever had to endure.


19 posted on 05/21/2014 8:36:42 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Here come da smidgens. Here come da smidgens.


20 posted on 05/21/2014 8:37:51 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They are already airing commercials for the VA trying to recruit “Top Notch” folks.

Obama is running a real public relations bamboozle here.


21 posted on 05/21/2014 8:38:03 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
re: Obama: I Won’t Tolerate Misconduct at Veterans Affairs Department, ‘Period’

OK, the VA scandal is now old news and can now be labeled another "Phony Scandal. Whew! Now, Dear Leader can get back to his golf game and fund raising.

22 posted on 05/21/2014 8:41:07 PM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: exit82

23 posted on 05/21/2014 8:41:55 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

+1


24 posted on 05/21/2014 8:44:08 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; cyn

Veterans, now there’s a demographic he despises and denigrates even more than “We the People” in general.

No surprise, as veterans by definition honorably defended America and her Constitution against the likes of Obama and his ilk. Veterans as a whole, like the Founders themselves, stand witness against Hussein and his foreign and malevolent spirit.

I am certain that this devil vacates the White Hut every chance he gets because even the walls curse his evil presence. Surely he’s convinced that the WH is haunted, but that’s just the Founders kicking his sorry @ss any chance they get. How many times has he tripped over “nothing”? Hope it’s too many times to count.


25 posted on 05/21/2014 8:44:59 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Taking care of veterans and their families has been one of the causes of my presidency and it is something that ALL OF US have to be involved with and have to be paying attention to,” he claimed.

See what he’s doing? It’s our responsibility.


26 posted on 05/21/2014 8:46:19 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah, OK. Using my decoder;

“Dishonorable”, “disgraceful”....these are obsolete and inconvenient emotions or moral values or first impressions that must be overcome, comrade, one way or another, on the path to getting your mind right about what is to come.

Saying “period” at the end of a sentence, that means it’s a lie.

“Won’t tolerate” means it’s something 0bama supports but does not want to be seen or known as supporting.

So I take this to mean, he couldn’t care less about the VA situation. He would probably like for it to continue, since there are any number of levels of bureaucrats he can throw under the bus, should it become necessary or desirable....at any time....meaning there is and will be plenty of distraction value all set to go. And that kind of action will make it look like he has done something dramatic when it just means the next nepotistic bureaucrat is lined up and ready to really get down to brass tacks and get to work all kabuki theater style. Overall, this will justify a significant cost expansion since there will of course be a transition period, and lots of those add’l expenditures can be raked off and stuffed into various campaign coffers so that taxpayer money is and will be, as usual, diverted to Dem campaign funds. Nobody will be able to object to any modest increase in VA funding in any future budget and it will be totally opaque anyway, so they can stuff the bag about as full as they want, steal the money, and nobody will ever know.

Do I have it about right?


27 posted on 05/21/2014 8:47:46 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: Rembrandt

How can they say it doesn’t stick to him when he was saying in 2007-08 the VA was a disaster, and if anything, it is now worse?


28 posted on 05/21/2014 8:47:46 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: BenLurkin

Those who still love him have mental problems. I know that everyone I know who loves him have serious problems. Their defense will be “How do you know he wasn’t trying to fix the problem? It takes time.”

The thing that’s scary is these people KNOW they’re lying but keep right on doing it. I believe that if Obama asked his “followers” to off themselves there would be mass suicides all over the country.


29 posted on 05/21/2014 8:48:28 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Diogenesis

> While the EXEMPT Congress supports his treason. x 5 years.

The payoffs and perks must be very good. Just being exempt from the mark of the beast healthcare / citizen registry is probably enough incentive for some...


30 posted on 05/21/2014 8:49:07 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Diogenesis

If he was, in fact, told about this “years ago”, those who told him need to be held accountable for not telling the American people in 2010. They should have come forward and said:

“There are serious problems at the VA and we’re afraid veterans are going to die while waiting for treatment. We told President Obama about this before he took office. He’s had two years to do something yet nothing has been done. We feel it is our duty to report this to the American people. We owe our veterans.”


31 posted on 05/21/2014 8:51:31 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: MtnClimber

> Are these the same Vets identified as possible terrorists by DHS? Zero sure seems to have a grudge against Vets!

Well they are one of the major obstacles that stand in the way of Obama’s disarming of America and they do push back...


32 posted on 05/21/2014 8:52:12 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: All

I use the VA. I have medicare if I want to pay the premium. I was thinking maybe I should sign up. But then, my wife is with Kelsey Seybold. She’s had lower back and abdominal pain for two weeks. A week ago she went to the doctor and they ordered an MRI “stat”. Now she can’t get them to tell her the results. A few years ago she had a kidney blockage and we think this might be the same thing. We’re wondering if Kelsey Seybold’s “death panels” have decided she’s too old to treat.


33 posted on 05/21/2014 8:55:13 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: exit82

> Barack Obama—the worst President America has ever had to endure.

Waiting for the spies in our midst so say nuh uh and then point out Wilson, LBJ, and Roosevelt as being worse when we know damn well they aren’t even close


34 posted on 05/21/2014 8:55:51 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: MtnClimber
Zero sure seems to have a grudge against Vets!

One is certainly provided cause to wonder. n'est ce pas?

.

35 posted on 05/21/2014 8:58:11 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

‘Taking care of veterans and their families has been one of the causes of my presidency.’
Telepromptah, puhleeze! Lemme lif’ muh dam feet firs’ if you gonna lay down dat ...


36 posted on 05/21/2014 8:58:24 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And, if you like your plan, you can keep it.


37 posted on 05/21/2014 8:59:08 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I just saw him on TV and managed to control my gag reflex long enough to watch the clip they showed. He looked the furthest thing from upset and mad about this as it’s possible to be. There was no passion in his voice, his eyes nor his gestures. He doesn’t give a damn.


38 posted on 05/21/2014 8:59:29 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

OH, THE HYPOCRISY!


39 posted on 05/21/2014 9:09:44 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: Jet Jaguar

This guy is getting to be a media joke. There was a Dem from Georgia that went through the roof over his anger about this VA mess today. He was pulling no punches that Obama was not doing enough and the Secretary should be fired yesterday if not earlier.


40 posted on 05/21/2014 9:11:41 PM PDT by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.ha)
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To: Mouton; no-to-illegals; All

Shinseki was fired for insisting we needed 350,000 troops to do in right in Iraq. I think that Bush went in with about 170,000 in March 2003. In January 2003 I had asked my son, who was in Gulf War I from Aug. 1990 to April 1991 with the 82nd Airborne, how many he thought would be needed. He said 450,000. After a year there trying to pull the Bush/Cheney chestnuts out of the fire Brimmer (sp?) said there should have been 500,000. {My son is currently in Special Forces.]
Bush had to start in March or April or the hot weather would have made conditions for combat very bad. He couldn’t ignore VP Cheney, or Halliburton would not have made a pile. He couldn’t wait for the following spring because that would have impacted the fall 2004 elections in a negative way. Perhaps Bush is embarassed that he had to ignore Sinseki for political expediency.


41 posted on 05/21/2014 9:16:14 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: Billthedrill

If this empty suit occupying the White House spent a smidgen of the time he spends on spreading gayness around the globe that he should with the Veterans, he’d be a whole lot more credible. No, he’s nothing but a lying, corrupt bum who is responsible for this scandal!


42 posted on 05/21/2014 9:20:06 PM PDT by Ranger Warrior
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To: VerySadAmerican; All

Does anyone have the figures on the VA budget versus new people coming in—either retired aging veterans, or young veterans with more recent war related conditions?


43 posted on 05/21/2014 9:21:26 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: Ranger Warrior

So far he has started a racial divide with his attorney general leading he charge.
Mounted Czars outside congressional approval over all departments to corrupt them.
Desensitized our culture to rampant homosexual normalization.
Cut the moral of the military and its strength in countless ways.
Caused the middle east and africa to head into chaos.
Encouraged the nuclear build up by Islamo Nations.
Let Pakistan go over the edge.
Probably lost all we gained in tamping down Afghanistan.
Ruined the credibility of IRS, NASA, NSA, Secret Service, the CIA, the State Department.

A real Legacy Builder — this guy.


44 posted on 05/21/2014 9:25:48 PM PDT by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.ha)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
As a stand up comic, this guy is the best friend Al Qaeda ever had in the White House.


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In this political cartoon, Ramirez presents, "Veterans Affairs"



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45 posted on 05/21/2014 9:30:17 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nah. Obama’s just having another “Period”.


46 posted on 05/21/2014 9:31:38 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: PGalt

Maybe he needs paid menstrual leave.


47 posted on 05/21/2014 9:32:38 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: gleeaikin

I heard somewhere that the VA budget has tripled over the last 13 years but the number of veterans has decreased. I believe the number being treated has increased. Partly because of older vets losing their insurance or not be able to afford the premiums.


48 posted on 05/21/2014 9:33:25 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Mouton
What I don't get is how Bush can be cordial to this POS. I am not an apologist for Bush either because were it not for him, there would be no Obama presidency.

It is a lot like volleyball. One player pops the ball over near the net, another spikes it.

Point scored.

The GOP and Dems have been playing the voters for over 20 years now, and the voters still haven't quite caught on to the game.

The pols are on the same side of the net, we're on the other.

49 posted on 05/21/2014 9:35:51 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

In order to be eligible for benefits they must produce a birth certificate. Problem solved.


50 posted on 05/21/2014 9:37:49 PM PDT by glyptol
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