Skip to comments.Two tragedies, two reactions: So what took Obama so long?
Posted on 05/24/2014 7:04:59 PM PDT by mandaladon
(CNN) -- Not even a week after the ruling in the Trayvon Martin trial, President Barack Obama couldn't wait to stand before the White House press corps and "speak to an issue that obviously has gotten a lot of attention," as he said last July.
Yet it took Obama more than a month to address the crisis where 40 veterans allegedly died while waiting months for treatment at a Phoenix Veterans Administration hospital.
Congress has held hearings on the grave matter since April and called Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki among other witnesses to testify. But Obama just got around to holding a press conference Wednesday on the topic.
"So when I heard allegations of misconduct -- any misconduct, whether it's allegations of VA staff covering up long wait times or cooking the books -- I will not stand for it, not as commander in chief, but also not as an American," Obama declared.
If Obama is as outraged and "mad as hell" as he professes, why did it take him over a month to say anything substantive about vets dying because of months waiting for care? Prior to his long overdue press conference about the VA controversy, Obama only mentioned what has now become another White House scandal in a response to a question from a reporter on April 28 during his Asia trip.
During his press conference, Obama said he wasn't going to jump to any conclusions or call for any resignations until "the investigators do their job and get to the bottom of what happened" at the VA. He added, "we have to find out, first of all, what exactly happened."
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Too busy being the most transparent administration?
Don’t forget that whole Donald Sterling thing, Obama was already making comments within days, even though he was on a trip to Asia at the time.
All the veterans volunteered. As far as Obama's concerned, they asked for it and they got it. Not his problem. Nor is it Harry Reid's problem, or Chuck Schumer's problem, or Debbie Wassermann Test's problem.
They all volunteered? There was a draft from 1940 until 1973, if I remember correctly.
When he isn’t being transparent he’s very angry.
He’s easy to see through.
The pick and choose assclown.
That's the first thing? Tell that to the vets still waiting for some medical care.
Oh, wait, you just did you moron.
obammy has replaced jesse Jackson and al Sharpton as Americas biggest race hustler.
What a piece of crap.