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Very frustrated Montel Williams speaks out on behalf of Veterans, says Obama could be doing more
http://therightscoop.com/ ^ | May 29, 2014 | The Right Scoop

Posted on 05/29/2014 8:09:48 AM PDT by Whenifhow

Montel Williams went on Cavuto yesterday and spoke very passionately about how we are treating our veterans. He was very upset that Obama didn’t use his speech at West Point to apologize to veterans and make the case that they were going to fix it once and for all. I got the feeling he wants to see the passion he feels about the reflected in how Obama responds to this issue.

Williams also pointed out that people aren’t even visiting our wounded vets anymore in the hospitals like they used to. He said he used to see celebrities visiting all the time when he would visit and Hollywood would always thank our vets when they did award shows and such. But none of that happens anymore.

I must say that I don’t know much about Montel Williams other than he’s had a TV show, but I love his passion for our vets and have a new respect for him because of it.

Watch the full interview below:


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cavuto; healthcare; montelwilliams; scandal; va; veterans
Montel Williams Demands Better Treatment Of Veterans

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZJaEQmhlGY

1 posted on 05/29/2014 8:09:48 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Jet Jaguar

Great interview!

Montel Williams Demands Better Treatment Of Veterans
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZJaEQmhlGY


2 posted on 05/29/2014 8:10:20 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow

I wonder who he voted for? I wish someone would ask him that on an interview. (I’ll bet I know who.)


3 posted on 05/29/2014 8:12:17 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Whenifhow

Montel thought Obama would make a speech that wasn’t about himself, his needs, his demands, his ego?

Wake up, Monty. You are starting to see the light.


4 posted on 05/29/2014 8:14:07 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: Slump Tester

People that mad at BO are showing their disappointment

Others knew all along and watch it like they would a train with no brakes


5 posted on 05/29/2014 8:15:00 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Whenifhow
was very upset that Obama didn’t use his speech at West Point to apologize to veterans

This guy's an idiot if he thinks there's a chance in hell of that happening. Ever.

It's all Bush's fault and Obama's trying as hard as he can to fix it - but those damn Republicans won't cooperate.

6 posted on 05/29/2014 8:15:03 AM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: Whenifhow

Montel is a 20-year Navy veteran.


7 posted on 05/29/2014 8:15:27 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Whenifhow

I saw him on Cavuto yesterday and he is really passionate about this. It is great he is speaking out so vehemently!


8 posted on 05/29/2014 8:15:30 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: Whenifhow

Good for him and God Bless!


9 posted on 05/29/2014 8:16:21 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: stanne

why should Obama be doing anything? is he king? is he going to give “Obama dollars” to fix it with free healthcare?

where is the senate? where is reid?


10 posted on 05/29/2014 8:18:47 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

He was in Naval Intelligence as a Russian linguist who rode Fast Attacks during the Cold War. Not sure what he was doing because we were just doing “Oceanographic Research”, but he apparently served with distinction.


11 posted on 05/29/2014 8:21:10 AM PDT by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: SubMareener

Still he served his country, I do thank for his service and if you have served as well I thank you also.

Mr. Williams hit it right on the nail.


12 posted on 05/29/2014 8:24:36 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: SubMareener

Thanks for the info. I had no idea.


13 posted on 05/29/2014 8:25:51 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hovercraft accident.)
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To: longtermmemmory

I know. I thought McCain was nervy this morning yelling about this. It’s his City- Phoenix. It’s the Capitol even

but the Va is a Cabinet department


14 posted on 05/29/2014 8:28:23 AM PDT by stanne
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To: CrazyIvan

Just found this: http://m.military.com/veteran-jobs/career-advice/military-transition/famous-veteran-montel-williams.html


15 posted on 05/29/2014 8:29:08 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hovercraft accident.)
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To: Whenifhow

A great speech and a well founded ideal.

However, in the harsh reality of politics veterans, as a class, can offer the politician nothing that he, the politician. lusts after.

Veterans can not pool their votes on any level. veterans can not pool their money either. Nor can they provide manpower.

All three items, money, manpower, votes, are necessary for a politicians continued well being (re-election).

Until the above conditions change, no politician, as a class, will pay any attention to the plights of Vets. The exception will be to use them (the vets0 as background for photo opportunities and reelection fodder.


16 posted on 05/29/2014 8:40:02 AM PDT by Nip (BOHEICA and TANSTAAFL - both seem very appropriate today.)
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17 posted on 05/29/2014 8:45:10 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Whenifhow

Regardless of any liberal leanings Montel Williams has (or had), he’s on the right side here. His passion for his brothers in arms was inspiring .... he was so mad he physically couldn’t sit still and had to compose himself several times. He’s going to get ‘traction’ on this where a lot of people would not. I did not understand his remedy for the problem, but as for everything else he said, I agree and thank him for his service - as a naval officer and now, when he is determined to leave no one behind. My disgust for Obama cannot be adequately described in words and for him, as Commander in Chief, with the lives of the military (past and present) in his hands, to be acting or not acting the way he is conducting himself is unconscionable. Then again, when has Obama ever been shown to have much of a conscience regarding anyone but himself.


18 posted on 05/29/2014 8:48:04 AM PDT by Qiviut (Obama: A Caesar at home & a Chamberlain abroad, dividing the country & uniting the world against us.)
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To: Whenifhow

Thanks for posting this- I saw it yesterday, and came away with a new and great respect for Montel.


19 posted on 05/29/2014 8:51:35 AM PDT by matthew fuller (Firing Shinseki won't help- it's time to outlaw government unions AGAIN.)
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To: matthew fuller

I love Montel’s new full-body cleanse infomercial.


20 posted on 05/29/2014 8:53:41 AM PDT by YourAdHere (I flip off all Obama bumper stickers.)
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To: Whenifhow

I don’t know much about Mr. Williams either but I have to say ‘bravo’ and God bless him.

He also mentioned something nobody else has, not to my knowledge at least - people don’t visit the wounded much anymore. And not the least of which are the celebrities.

We need patriots like you Mr. Williams - keep on talking...


21 posted on 05/29/2014 8:54:25 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: Whenifhow

How long before the left deems him an “Uncle Tom”?


22 posted on 05/29/2014 8:56:58 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: Whenifhow

23 posted on 05/29/2014 8:57:12 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Whenifhow

Well, he is doing more.

He’s making our entire system just like the one the vets have, and that isn’t a good thing at all.

Furthermore, Montel Williams is a liberal democrat.


24 posted on 05/29/2014 8:58:02 AM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: Whenifhow
... I think the Republicans are missing a great "Teaching Opportunity" here.

.... President Obama held up the VA medical system as a shining example of how well the Affordable Care Act can function. And in fact he also pointed out that parts of the VA Health system were included in his grand Affordable Care Act which of course in his delusional mind is functioning perfectly and saving most Americans buckets of money.

... The GOP and Tea Party should be plastering this all over the airwaves and social media instead of letting the Administration frame the issue as merely a funding and organizational issue.

25 posted on 05/29/2014 8:59:13 AM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: Whenifhow

When you’ve lost Montel, you’ve lost the country.


26 posted on 05/29/2014 9:01:52 AM PDT by cdga5for4
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To: Whenifhow
I am certainly not defending the fraud in the White House but he has absolutely no clue what to do. He has no executive or managerial experience at all. He is just a community agitator. What do you expect from an affirmative action individual that got to where he is by a systemic problem of grave proportions. The people around him are the same. They are just Marxist ideologues existing on lies, deceit, and manipulation.

The cracks in this fraud are becoming wide and deep. I am hoping all this will soon come to an end. November of this year will prove me right or wrong. If wrong the great American experiment is finished.

27 posted on 05/29/2014 9:02:55 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

He stated that he was a Marine before he went to Annapolis.


28 posted on 05/29/2014 9:04:26 AM PDT by matthew fuller (Firing Shinseki won't help- it's time to outlaw government unions AGAIN.)
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To: Whenifhow

Obama is on the case

29 posted on 05/29/2014 9:05:41 AM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: Whenifhow

IIRC Montel has MS.


30 posted on 05/29/2014 9:09:31 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: Whenifhow
Montel Williams hawking the Coin of Change.

The Coin Of Change

31 posted on 05/29/2014 9:13:51 AM PDT by csvset
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To: Slump Tester; Whenifhow
I wonder who he voted for?

20 Questions with Montel Williams

Did you contribute to Obama’s presidential campaign?

Yes. [Long pause] I did … I will tell you, I was a late convert. I was a Hillary Clinton supporter until late in the process.

source

32 posted on 05/29/2014 9:19:43 AM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: Whenifhow
Williams is correct, and it only shows just how very clumsy 0bama is when it comes to practical politics: this was a perfect opportunity to strut on the VA issue whether 0bama actually is doing anything or not - and I think we've pretty much figured out that answer - but there he was, and it was even an I I I opportunity - "I, me, I am doing something about this!" - and he blew it. Instead it was watered-down garbage about his pathetically amateurish strategic vision that was the stuff of freshman dorm room all-nighters, not graduation speeches. In short, he always has had a political tin ear and without someone carefully guiding him he can't even strike up a decent insincere pose.

BJ Billy Clinton was a master at it. You hated him for it, but at least it was in a politician's skill set. This guy, not so much.

33 posted on 05/29/2014 9:22:27 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Whenifhow
Williams also pointed out that people aren’t even visiting our wounded vets anymore in the hospitals like they used to.

That's because no vets can get appointments to get admitted.

34 posted on 05/29/2014 9:33:25 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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To: Whenifhow

I went back and read a little bit of his history. Sounds like a Bush Basher.


35 posted on 05/29/2014 9:42:28 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

Yep, but Mark Cuban was too


36 posted on 05/29/2014 9:49:04 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Whenifhow

Wow I didn’t know Montel is RACIST! He badmouthed THE ONE! Oprah claims anyone who badmouths THE ONE must be RACIST!


37 posted on 05/29/2014 9:49:26 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Whenifhow

The Veterans Administration (VA), mismanagement has been increasing yearly. Most of the problems started during the Lyndon Johnson administration and have continued to worsen through subsequent Government administrations.

Born on the Fourth of July (2/9) Movie CLIP - Treated Like a Human Being (1989) HD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsRDr3miUyc


38 posted on 05/29/2014 10:01:33 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: South40
... I was a Hillary Clinton supporter until late in the process."

I'll bet that dumb ass thinks things would have been different under Hillary. What a maroon!

39 posted on 05/29/2014 4:10:04 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Whenifhow

It’s my understanding that Montel is a very nice man.


40 posted on 05/29/2014 4:15:57 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Whenifhow; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ...

Active Duty ping.


41 posted on 05/29/2014 5:37:35 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: Whenifhow

Criticizing Obama? Montel is so racist.


42 posted on 05/29/2014 5:38:34 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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