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Obama´s Vapid Response to the VA Scandal
Pittsburgh Post Gazette [PA], by Jack Kelly

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Posted By:garnet, 5/25/2014 10:18:07 AM

It’s been a month since we learned up to 40 of more than 1,400 veterans on a secret waiting list at the VA hospital in Phoenix may have died while waiting up to a year for treatment. Since CNN broadcast the story April 23, doctored records and preventable deaths have been reported at 25 other VA facilities. It wasn’t until Wednesday that President Barack Obama spoke in public about the scandal. He’d learned of it from news reports, said White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. That’s also how the president learned the Obamacare website was a mess, the IRS was targeting conservative groups

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: zbogwan2, 5/25/2014 10:44:27 AM     (No. 9861239)

The man in charge of the VA while all this was going on is “a fine public servant,” the president said.

Wonder if the Pres. read this in the papers like he´s done/did finding out about all his other scandals?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: wtm, 5/25/2014 11:26:23 AM     (No. 9861303)

It´s all the fault of the MSM, Liberal Journalists, NOT keeping the President informed !

/sarcasm off

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Reply 3 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 5/25/2014 12:10:27 PM     (No. 9861333)

All of his responses are vapid. Why should this be any different?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Pros7767, 5/25/2014 12:35:06 PM     (No. 9861381)



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Reply 5 - Posted by: Pros7767, 5/25/2014 12:35:32 PM     (No. 9861383)

Obama´s the one who should be fired!!!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: nevernaught, 5/25/2014 12:44:45 PM     (No. 9861401)

Obama gives vapidity a new meaning.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: CharlyG, 5/25/2014 3:11:54 PM     (No. 9861533)

Maybe he should attend his morning briefing. After all, it IS part of the J O B.

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