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SEVEN VULNERABLE SENATE DEMOCRATS CALL FOR VA SECRETARY ERIC SHINSEKI'S RESIGNATION
Breitbart ^ | May 29, 2014 | by CHARLIE SPIERING

Posted on 05/29/2014 10:23:53 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

Seven vulnerable Democrats are now calling for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki’s resignation after a preliminary Inspector General’s report confirmed allegations of a scandal in the agency.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: corruption; democrats; elections; govtabuse; incompetence; neglect; obama; rats; scandals; senateraces; shinseki; va; vascandal
Rats deserting Obama's sinking ship.
1 posted on 05/29/2014 10:23:53 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

It is an old ‘Rat trick. They pretend to be Americans long enough to be re elected. Then they go right back to voting straight ‘Rat party lines.


2 posted on 05/29/2014 10:31:08 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Jim Robinson

They should be calling for the resignation of Shinseki’s BOSS. Barack Hussein Obama.


3 posted on 05/29/2014 10:38:49 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Shinseki is toast - woulda been gone today, but I bet they are waiting for the Friday evening news dump ...

The vulnerable DEMs must have told Obama that Shinseki has to go - otherwise, they have one more thing to deal with in the mid-terms ...


4 posted on 05/29/2014 10:47:03 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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To: FlingWingFlyer
Barack Hussein Obama.

mm mm mm. How that made my blood boil, to listen to that drivel.

5 posted on 05/29/2014 10:56:19 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Jim Robinson

Jim, if Shinseki’s gone the scandal disappears. They’ll appoint a new fall guy and the media will forget about the mess. It’s to conservatives’ advantage to keep him in place as long as possible to make daily headlines prior to the Fall elections.


6 posted on 05/29/2014 11:01:23 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Jim Robinson

This may sound radical, but Shinseki could in fact be innocent. That statement has no bearing on his competence. If he is the central authority to whom a lot of regional incompetents/frauds report, he may well have been under the impression that things were going swimmingly out there in the boonies.

I also agree with the idea that firing him as a piece of theater accomplishes less than nothing.


7 posted on 05/29/2014 11:16:45 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: Jim Robinson

How many sinking ships is Obama going to sink before he is declared our enemy?

May God protect this great nation from our elected enemies!


8 posted on 05/29/2014 11:36:00 PM PDT by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: Bernard Marx
I agree or at least leave Shinseki there till the real solutions are addressed.
9 posted on 05/29/2014 11:58:05 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: Jim Robinson

Firing this guy does nothing but pretend they’re doing something. Congress is just as much to blame as anyone for not being on top of this. They could have visited a few VA Hospitals every now and then and ask some old vets sitting around if they’re receiving decent treatment. Now they’re in a CYA mode just like the VA bureaucrats.

The problem is definitely fake waiting lists and saying people were treated when they weren’t. But the bigger problem is WHY couldn’t these veterans be treated? Why were people having to lie about it?


10 posted on 05/29/2014 11:59:50 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Bernard Marx

I heard one commentator say Obama might want him to stay as long as possible, so he is made the scapegoat instead of Obama. It does seem rare that Obama fires anyone, except for isolated cases.


11 posted on 05/30/2014 1:30:07 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

“he may well have been under the impression that things were going swimmingly” No Commanding Officer could ever use that as an excuse. I can just imagine giving my CO that rap.

With such well known issues, did he ever make unannounced inspections at hospitals? Were there any skip-level meetings with the worker-bees?


12 posted on 05/30/2014 3:22:13 AM PDT by Makana ("Nothing can bring you peace but yourself; nothing, but the triumph of principles." -Emerson)
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To: Jim Robinson
Yeah they're just trying to deflect political attacks. Firing Shinseki is not a solution or even any help toward alleviating veterans' issues.

What may help is making it so Shinseki can fire people - he cannot right now. His hands have been duct-taped.

13 posted on 05/30/2014 3:32:48 AM PDT by Principled (Obama: Unblemished by success.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Conservatives seem to think that with the right people the socialism that it the VA could work. It’s not about people it is the system.


14 posted on 05/30/2014 4:02:02 AM PDT by all the best (sat`~!)
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To: Jim Robinson
I've been arguing with a veteran friend about Shinseki.

He seems to feel that Shinseki should stay. That he is being made the scapegoat while the VA system will be allowed to exist as it is - a “jobs program” for politicians to reward their loyal minions.

I've been to DC several times to speak with my representatives in Congress. And each time part of my discussion has been the bloated top layers in the VA system.

If Shinseki is to stay, he needs to start firing those bureaucrats at the top who have collected bonuses for keeping two sets of books.

15 posted on 05/30/2014 4:13:05 AM PDT by airborne (My heroes don't wear capes - My heroes wear dog tags!)
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To: BenLurkin
It is an old ‘Rat trick. They pretend to be Americans long enough to be re elected. Then they go right back to voting straight ‘Rat party lines.

Yes indeed.
We have one here in NC, Sen. Kay Hagan. She has come out for the firing of Shinseki. Trying to look like she really cares.
A huge Obamacare supporter she was/is.
Has her hand in Zer0's pants.

Total fraud.

16 posted on 05/30/2014 4:27:38 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Howzabout this?

Tell Shinseki, “No, we’re not going to force you to quit! We’re going to force you to stay right there and go after your underlings who caused such pain to our nation’s vets!

“And we’re going to bring your sorry @zz before the House committee every f*****g week and demand an accounting of everything you’ve done to kick @zz and take names!

“And we’ll keep up the pressure until you announce your own f*****g resignation!


17 posted on 05/30/2014 5:49:22 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: elcid1970

Yepper! The demodummies are shaking in their boots knowing that their cushy jobs will be gone if something isn’t done about the VA scandal. Too bad it took this scandal to bring them to attention, there are sooooooo many more to choose from.


18 posted on 05/30/2014 6:28:39 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: elcid1970

Yepper! The demodummies are shaking in their boots knowing that their cushy jobs will be gone if something isn’t done about the VA scandal. Too bad it took this scandal to bring them to attention, there are sooooooo many more to choose from.


19 posted on 05/30/2014 6:28:39 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Jim Robinson

Now Shinseki has fired the Phoenix office leaders. This is WAY bigger than just Phoenix.


20 posted on 05/30/2014 8:04:42 AM PDT by Wisconsinlady (Is the GOP actually TRYING to lose in 2014 and 2016?)
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To: Lmo56

Good call.


21 posted on 05/30/2014 10:26:31 PM PDT by granite (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left - Ecclest 10:2)
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