VA Reform: Another Obama ‘Success Story’
Eight months ago, President Obama put on a grand show for the troops. Surrounded by new secretary of veterans affairs Bob McDonald, assorted politicians, military leaders, and a bevy of TV cameras, the commander-in-chief signed the “Veterans Access, Choice and …
Veterans Day Blast From the Past: Intelligence Report On Nazi Slave Labor
My friend Cosmo Wenman posts a really fascinating Veterans Day document on his Facebook page: a report written by his grandfather in November 1944, detailing his debriefings of Russian slave laborers recently liberated from Nazi work camps around western Europe.
IG Report: Veterans Administration Undersecretary Too Cozy with Contractor
Not that the Department of Veterans Affairs doesn’t have enough problems, but a new report from the Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General found favoritism, preferential treatment, and unnecessary spending by the VA’s recently-retired undersecretary for memorial affairs.
Obama’s May: Silent on VA Scandal; Speaks on Tourism, Leaky Pipes, Uruguay, Walmart Light Bulbs
News coverage of the scandal within the Department of Veterans Affairs broke a month ago — April 23. In the past month, President Obama has spoken publicly about the VA scandal once, a three-paragraph answer at a joint press conference with …
Obama, 2007: Time to End ‘Deplorable Conditions at Some VA Hospitals’
Then-senator Barack Obama, November 12, 2007:
After seven years of an Administration that has stretched our military to the breaking point, ignored deplorable conditions at some VA hospitals, and neglected the planning and preparation necessary to care for our returning heroes, America’s …
One Demographic, Persistently Immune to Obama’s Sales Pitches
From the Tuesday edition of the Morning Jolt:
One Demographic , Unsurprisingly, Persistently Immune to Obama’s Sales Pitches
Remember these headlines?
May: Obama Courts Veterans’ Votes with Outreach Campaign
July: Obama Courts Veterans’ Support as Election Campaign …
VoteVets Finds Non-Veteran Democrat to Tout
The headline over at the Huffington Post: “McCaskill Backed By Key Group While Opponents Engage In Heated Battle.”
That “key group” is VoteVets, which I have argued would more accurately be called, “VoteDems,” as they almost never seem to find …
An Ironic Ad, Still Running on Cable
The last Morning Jolt of the week notes that this ad, to promote employment of U.S. veterans, is still running on cable. Right in the middle of it, asking “Their job, while in uniform is to get the job …
Who’s Saying Veterans Can’t Trust the Obama Administration?
You almost have to admire the opportunism of Senator Kay Hagan as she suddenly turns into a full-throated critic of the Obama administration, months from Election Day:
Ahead of President Obama’s speech Tuesday before the American Legion, a vulnerable …
White House Wants ‘Transparency’ Credit for Releasing VA Wait Lists Audit
President Obama deserves credit for the fact that his administration is no longer hiding the extent to which the Veterans Affairs Department hid the fact that 57,000 veterans are waiting for health care, according to his spokesman.
“The first thing I …
Recalling Obama’s Dedication to Veterans Back in His Senate Days
President Obama, yesterday:
I served on the Veterans Affairs Committee when I was in the Senate, and it was one of the proudest pieces of business that I did in the legislature.
An inconvenient truth:
Obama skipped 19 of 37 VA committee …
Obama’s Fake Outrage, Fake Tirelessness, Fake Pay Cut . . .
Tuesday’s ;Morning Jolt:
Obama’s Fake Outrage, Fake Tirelessness, Fake Pay Cut#…#
The Obama administration is dangerously depleting our nation’s reserves of speechwriting clichés.
For example, when some terrible mess blows up on the president’s watch, what …
Eric Shinseki’s Meaningless Claim That He ‘Takes Responsibility’
The abominable callousness demonstrated at the Department of Veterans Affairs is deadly serious, and warrants more than an all-too-familiar claim of “responsibility” from Eric Shinseki:
Under withering criticism, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki told a Senate committee on Thursday …
Romney Will Cite Feinstein Leak Accusation in VFW Speech
Yesterday California Sen. Dianne Feinstein gave the Romney campaign a gift, just in time for his address to the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention:
The Democratic leader of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Monday that the White House appears to …