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Heads Need to Roll at the VA
Washington Post Writers Group, by Eugene Robinson

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Posted By:garnet, 5/20/2014 9:11:02 AM

WASHINGTON -- Finally, an authentic scandal: incompetence and deception at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Given what we know so far, more heads need to roll -- and a criminal investigation should be launched. Republicans have accused the Obama administration of so many faux scandals that it´s hard to recognize the real thing. Yes, the Internal Revenue Service seems to have given extra scrutiny to conservative organizations, but it gave extra scrutiny to liberal groups, too. Yes, "Fast and Furious" was a mistake, but it wasn´t some kind of sinister plot. No, it doesn´t matter whether the evil people who took

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Keekng, 5/20/2014 9:14:26 AM     (No. 9855189)

Gotta love Eugenes take on obama´s scandals.... They are not some kind of sinister plot, they are mistakes.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: toinee, 5/20/2014 9:20:51 AM     (No. 9855201)

"... it gave extra scrutiny to liberal groups, too." Liar!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: eoddad, 5/20/2014 9:25:53 AM     (No. 9855208)

So Eugene wants "heads need to roll" tells you this is a diversion from either Benghazi or the IRS scandal. They will pin this on the General our top level SES and GS 15 types at the hospitals.

Don´t leave out Obama Affirmative action hiring Race, Gender and LBGT has driven ALL senior level Obama decisions he has filled the top echelon at the VA with quotas. He´s guilty but Robinson knows he can cover Obama.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: fhancock, 5/20/2014 9:26:19 AM     (No. 9855209)

Robinson sees as well as a blindfolded blind man dropped into a mine shaft...what an ideological hack...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: periwinkel, 5/20/2014 9:30:43 AM     (No. 9855214)

The reader nearly chokes on at least fifty of Gene´s caveats before he gets to his point.

FTA: I take McDonough at his word that the president is royally steamed.

And that, Eugene, is the problem...you and all the rest of the media never look beyond your headlines. Obama is not steamed; he´s a little annoyed to have his weekend golf game disturbed. After all, he´s about to break 180.



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Reply 6 - Posted by: jinx, 5/20/2014 9:36:33 AM     (No. 9855221)

Eugene should have back problems. He carries the water for Obama no matter what.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Coy860, 5/20/2014 9:36:45 AM     (No. 9855222)

Government is incapable. Firing a few people and giving a promise to reform the VA will work until the NEXT massive fail.
Dump it, give Veterans vouchers or Medicare with a supplimental. FREE our Veterans from this hell.
PS
Repeal Obamacare.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Udanja99, 5/20/2014 9:51:02 AM     (No. 9855234)

Get off your knees and wipe off your chin, Eugene.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 5/20/2014 9:56:13 AM     (No. 9855242)

I wonder who pays Mr. Robinson and how much to write this claptrap. And I am not talking about his employer of record, I am talking about his real employer, some arm of the democrat machine.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: shamus, 5/20/2014 10:03:03 AM     (No. 9855256)

Serious prison sentences meted out to the guilty parties are needed at VA. Sadly, there is no will to punish criminal acts perpetrated by government officials. Working for the federal government gives you the chance to break laws with impunity.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 5/20/2014 10:04:39 AM     (No. 9855259)

Don´t worry Eugene, "It´s not serious."

/contempt off/

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Reply 12 - Posted by: web, 5/20/2014 10:06:08 AM     (No. 9855260)

You have to laugh at the excuses Democrats give. Yes, this is really a scandal. Everything else was just incompentence.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: a man over thirty, 5/20/2014 10:50:27 AM     (No. 9855331)

Finally, an Obama scandal even Eugene Robinson can´t dismiss.
But, of course, none of this is Obama´s fault. Nothing ever is in Robinson´s world.



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Reply 14 - Posted by: chillijilli, 5/20/2014 10:59:39 AM     (No. 9855340)

Eugene, sweetie. Quick question. Name the best way to determine what´s a faux scandal and what´s a sinister plot? Investigative journalism.
And that has happened when?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: stablemoney, 5/20/2014 11:00:07 AM     (No. 9855341)

Mr. Robinson, I agree, but before we get to that, let´s roll the heads at the IRS, EPA, ATF, Land management, Interior Dept, Energy, Education, HHS, Homeland Security, Immigration Services, WH, and Congress. While these are priorities, I also think we need to fire asinine writers at the WaPo.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: sailor43, 5/20/2014 11:08:02 AM     (No. 9855352)

"Finally, an authentic scandal ..." !!

And then Robinson commences to sweep the table clean of all the other authentic scandals --- while not even mentioning Obamacare at all, let alone as the supreme example of "incompetence and deception"!

What world does this guy live in?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: lotsamojo, 5/20/2014 11:45:41 AM     (No. 9855392)

The lap dog kennel is still active at the WP - I presume that´s the new owner´s wish.

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