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Political Observers: VA Scandal Differs From Other Obama Debacles (Most people have a vet in family)
NewsMax ^ | May 23, 2014 | Todd Beamon

Posted on 05/24/2014 5:21:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The spiraling scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs over deadly treatment delays and falsified waiting lists is setting itself apart from the other controversies that have plagued the Obama administration, Republicans and political observers tell Newsmax.

"The VA scandal is different because it is one that every American can relate to," said Democratic pollster and analyst Doug Schoen. "Everyone has a relative who has been a veteran who've put themselves in harm's way to protect this country.

"Every American can relate to the horrific nature of the abuses that are alleged to have gone on at VA hospitals — abuses that have gone on for too long, involving too many people," Schoen said.

Unlike the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans, the targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service — even the widespread snooping by the National Security Agency — reports that some veterans may have died because of the secret lists that some VA centers used to cover up failures have united opposition on many fronts.

Several Democrats joined with Republicans and veterans groups this week to demand the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki. President Barack Obama vowed to "fix whatever is wrong is wrong" with the agency and named a top aide to investigate it....

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obama; shinseki; socializedmedicine; veterans

1 posted on 05/24/2014 5:21:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They said the same thing about the IRS scandal. “everybody pays taxes, this has legs.” Now find someone who cares.


2 posted on 05/24/2014 5:31:16 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama inherited this from Bush and after 2010, republicans in congress have cut off funds to the VA. They have tied the president’s hands with their partisan political tactics. /s


3 posted on 05/24/2014 5:37:34 PM PDT by umgud
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
My Granddad in Belgium I believe.



And Normandy with my grandmother. Granddad is gone now but Grandma's birthday party is tomorrow.



Here she is after storming the Barrycades last fall. She was in the Waves.


4 posted on 05/24/2014 6:12:31 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Mercat

Here’s how we know people care... more people don’t trust the government. It’s not always ONE thing... but add up all the democrat thuggery and the scale tipping. I hear from democrats that it doesn’t matter but I’ve never heard that from a conservative. Maybe you need to hang out with a better class of people.


5 posted on 05/24/2014 6:12:39 PM PDT by GOPJ (If dems will "death panel" our vets they'll damn sure death panel the rest of us...)
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To: umgud

Are they really going with that?


6 posted on 05/24/2014 6:19:23 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Yes


7 posted on 05/24/2014 6:24:35 PM PDT by umgud
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

most people may have a vet in the family, but most vets wouldn’t darken the door of a veteran’s hospital. There is means testing for the benefits and most of us don’t qualify.


8 posted on 05/24/2014 6:51:32 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Mercat

“They said the same thing about the IRS scandal. “everybody pays taxes, this has legs.” Now find someone who cares.”

If the unemployment lies weren’t enough to unseat him in 2012, then nothing will. He could eat roasted veterans and still be re-elected if the media pushes hard enough.


9 posted on 05/24/2014 6:57:21 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"The VA scandal is different because it is one that every American can relate to," said Democratic pollster and analyst Doug Schoen. "Everyone has a relative who has been a veteran who've put themselves in harm's way to protect this country.


10 posted on 05/24/2014 9:49:35 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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