Yes! Especially this year, I want Americans to really celebrate the 4th of July. Yes again! I want us all to raise a joyful and raucous noise unto the Heavens. But maybe remember that some of us don’t “respond well” to those fireworks throughout the night, and we really don’t respond well to those firearm discharges randomly interspersed with them.
Yeah, I know. It’s 2020 and our communities have broken down to the point where most of us don’t know enough about our neighbors to know whether one or more of them might be veterans with PTSD. Still, think about it.
And yes, I’ll likely be spending tonight in a separate bedroom from my wives with my two dogs, one of which has PTSD worse than mine. We’ve got our gear together – weighted blankets, her thunder shirt, and my noise-canceling headphones – and our other dog is a damn fine comfort.
According to CNN’s John King the VA Scandal was the last straw for some Congressional Democrats. Supposedly, privately they’ve turned against Obama and are speaking harshly about him.
“More and more Democrats in key 2014 races are calling for the president to get a spine, they say, and fire his Veterans Affairs secretary. And what more and more Democrats are saying privately is scathing, calling the president and his team detached, flat footed, even incompetent.
“Maggie Haberman,” said King turning to a panelist, “that’s what strikes me, what democrats are saying privately in the wakes of the healthcare.gov problems, they see a president who doesn’t want to take command, doesn’t want to act fast. Raising the competence question. Some Democrats, who believe in government, [are saying] this White House doesn’t appear to have its hand on the lever.”
My response is, “Yeah, yeah…Yawn.” The key phrasing in King’s report is, “Democrats in key 2014 races.” All this is is CNN dutifully “leaking” the campaign points of Democrat politicians facing tough re-election fights in the upcoming 2014 midterm elections. The Dems want to distant themselves from the failure of Obama Regime and CNN is doing what they can to aid and abet them in doing so.
Face it, the only way a Democrat would ever care about the Military and Veterans is if they unionized.
You’d think, given that Obama and his handlers and overseers were told about the malfeasance of VA hospitals over five years ago, something would have been done about it before it turned into such a scandal. Yet, the boy did nothing. Beyond a bit of worthless and empty rhetoric the boy never even spoke of it.
The only people who seem to have tried to initiate some form of Veterans Affairs Reform were the members of the US House of Representatives and every one of their efforts was DOA upon reaching the US Senate. Over the past 18 months the House has passed at least 12 bills that would initiate various forms of reform within the VA but Harry Reid has refused to bring any of them to the Senate floor for consideration, debate, and vote.
In the past 18 months, since Iâ€™ve been a member of Congress, weâ€™ve passed, on the House floor, at least 12 reform VA bills. Mandating the VA to fix different things, mandating the VA to report different things, mandating them to fix their website, bipartisan bills that went to the Senate, and they are DOA on the Senate side.
— Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN)
The House’s most recent attempt at reforming the VA system was a simple bill to allow the Secretary of Veterans Affairs – currently Eric Shinseki – to actually fire employees for poor performance or willful malfeasance such manipulating and falsifying data.Â It had fairly broad bipartisan support – even Nancy Pelosi endorsed it.Â Yet, this bill too was DOA in the Senate.
Think about this the next time – and there will be many next times – some domestic enemy claims that the GOP is obstructionist or a “Do Nothing” party. Think about the fact that Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats have been proven to be unwilling to even consider any and bills, no matter how needful, limited, and simple, that originate in the GOP-led House of Representatives.
Obama’s calm and aloof demeanor has been breached. The scandal over the VA’s deadly malfeasance in delaying – and potentially denying – deserving veterans timely care has the boy madder than Hell.
Obama’s Madder Than Hell
Yeah, the filthy piece of shit is madder than Hell that this scandal broke while he was still in office and in an election year. Aside from that, there’s no evidence that he gives a rat’s – or Moochelle’s – ass about American veterans dying from being betrayed by the VA hospital system.
Veterans Affairs officials warned the Obama-Biden transition team in the weeks after the 2008 presidential election that the department shouldnâ€™t trust the wait times that its facilities were reporting. In other words, the boy was told of this problem more than five years ago, before he even officially took office. Yet, in all those years, he did nothing.
A group of US military veterans, mostly veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns, Vets for Freedom is very concerned about the deleterious effects that Obama’s foreign policy are having upon America and the Civilized World.
They’ve created a petition to air the grievances and, while I don’t agree with all their specific points, one part is the sad and simple truth.
Bottom line: America’s enemies don’t fear us, our allies don’t trust us, and the world is more dangerous.
That is the bottom line. Under the Obama Regime America’s standing in the world has not just waned, it has collapsed. Obama’s and his handlers’ foreign policy, or lack thereof, has eroded the trust that allies once had in America and removed most or all of the fear our enemies once felt towards us. Both of these things has made the world a more dangerous place, both for Americans and for the rest of the Civilized World.