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Isn´t it Time Republicans Linked the
VA Scandal to ObamaCare?

American Thinker, by Jeannie DeAngelis

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Posted By:Hazymac, 5/30/2014 9:05:11 PM

If liberals deserve kudos for anything, it’s for consistently and successfully politicizing crises, perverting truth, and demonizing political opponents. Thanks to Rahm Emanuel, America knows that the liberal mindset is to ‘never let a serious crisis to go to waste.’ (Snip) And why not hammer home the point that the microcosm of the system Barack Obama touts as the answer to 300 million Americans’ healthcare woes has proven to be incapable of caring for at minimum 40 dead veterans who suffered and died needlessly while waiting for months on a secret list? Instead, rather than point out what is powerfully

In political strategy the Republican Establishment, always flinching when attacked, even when attacked dishonestly, by Democrats, prove again and again that they are the Stupid Party. If they knew how to run a political offense, they´d turn around much of the nation´s screwed up policy, and a solid majority of citizens would eagerly jump onboard.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Hazymac, 5/30/2014 9:22:47 PM     (No. 9867805)

Obamacare is unworkable, unaffordable, and its passage and classically clumsy implementation ought to doom the Democrats politically for the next generation, at least. The VA system of medical care is a perfect microcosm of what single payer healthcare will look like when, as planned by the Left, Obamacare is saddled upon the entire population. When citizens´ family members start dying because the unionized medical bureaucracy cannot deliver timely or efficacious care to parients, the bereaved survivors will have murder in their eyes, and will make the culprits pay with their political, if not with their actual, lifeblood.

Ms. DeAngelis also mentions the Left´s utterly predictable calls for restrictive gun control after each atrocity, usually by a mentally ill assailant.

FTA: A madman shoots up a movie theatre, school, or supermarket parking lot, and instantly the liberals attempt to influence public opinion by redefining a mentally ill person with evil intent as a need for the Second Amendment to be dismantled. And it works! It shouldn´t.

That reminds me of another parallel; to wit, we are advised not to judge all Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, yet we are encouraged to judge all gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics. There´s something very wrong with that picture.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bpl40, 5/30/2014 9:35:17 PM     (No. 9867825)

But..but 0bamacare is the law of the land. How can we do it without being called out as racists? Losers!!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Muncsdad, 5/30/2014 9:52:01 PM     (No. 9867840)

Darn good question!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 5/30/2014 10:24:06 PM     (No. 9867866)

How many will die under Ocare before somebody notices ?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: timyak, 5/30/2014 10:45:08 PM     (No. 9867891)

Last year in January, they government sent every veteran a letter inviting them to sign up at the VA for their healthcare plan that qualified as an Obamacare approved plan that was free to the veteran. Just here in Tennessee, we had more than 29,000 new veterans flood into the VA system with no new medical care providers. Most are still waiting for a primary care provider. No secret list. Why is no one linking this to Obamacare. In my clinic alone, wait times have gone from 3 weeks for a routine appointment to more than 3 months. Thanks to Obama and democrats and a willing accomplice in the media.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: steveW, 5/31/2014 12:40:47 AM     (No. 9867965)

The vast majority in the GOP are now determined to "fix" Obamacare instead of scrapping it. Then when "fixed", they will claim credit for "helping people" just like the Democrats do. If you don´t believe this, look at Social Security, Medicare, the Bush entitlement expansions, and every other such scheme to "help people" by increasing their dependence on the State. The GOP has adopted them all, and rejecting them, even the most socialist of them, is now "rightwing extremist" territory. The GOP will not link the VA to socialized medicine because it is now invested in socialized medicine.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 5/31/2014 12:54:58 AM     (No. 9867973)

Good point

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Reply 8 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 5/31/2014 1:09:16 AM     (No. 9867977)

Darn handheld. Good points raised by author. The link between VA scandal and obamacare is an obvious opening for GOP. Another solid argument is that some veterans stuck on VA waiting lists were allowed to receive care "outside" of VA system. Translation, the big government run VA cannot provide so vets were routed to the efficient private healthcare system.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: mikkins2, 5/31/2014 1:42:05 AM     (No. 9867988)

A one word answer explains it all.


Got Tea?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: tisHimself, 5/31/2014 5:16:32 AM     (No. 9868011)

Maybe its time we acknowledge that the liberal establishment republican party doesn´t really believe in free markets and is too comfortable taking money from big Pharma and the insurance industry to blow up Obamacare. Articulating the failings of government run health care would have won the White House in 2012; instead the establishment funded and presented the one person least interested and least able to apply free market principles to health care delivery.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: KatieJo, 5/31/2014 5:48:36 AM     (No. 9868016)

The "republicans" are too busy trying to wipe out the "tea party" to concern themselves with much else. Exempt, of course, are the precious few conservative patriots trying to save the country. Both parties are fed up with being "forced" to even appear as if they are working for the people they are supposed to represent. They all want us under the boot of big government and fearful for our very lives. We are being taken out of the equation.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: guybee, 5/31/2014 7:21:22 AM     (No. 9868062)

Republicans and Dims alike want government to have power. It is that simple. Ocare is a boon to GOP efforts to control the American people - they are just nicer about it.

Until voters prevent politicians from become career bureaucrats, this problem will remain. The law of the land should put a term limit on these guys and stop the bureaucrats as well as the elected politicians from staying in power for decades and decades.

Throw the bums out. All of them

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Reply 13 - Posted by: planetgeo, 5/31/2014 7:26:35 AM     (No. 9868067)

I hate to say it, but I don´t think that pointing out what should be the obvious connection will make any difference. We are now a nation where the majority of our people are addicted to free stuff. And the majority of politicians in both parties are addicted to giving those people free stuff. That´s why amnesty is a sure thing too.

This is a classic case of co-dependency. The takers and the political pimps have put this country in a death spiral. It´s all going to have to collapse (and it will) before it gets better.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: bubby, 5/31/2014 9:06:47 AM     (No. 9868173)

All the above posts are excellent and spot on about the GOP! I just wish the Republicans in Congress would spent time reading Lucianne they might actually learn something useful. But the fat lady has started singing it´s all over now with the GOP in favor of amnesty and obamacare, This will all end very badly.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: EnsignOToole, 5/31/2014 9:17:03 AM     (No. 9868186)

All that keeps running through my head is the bumper sticker from the early days of the faux president´s reign:
One Big Ass Mistake America!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: patriot in texas, 5/31/2014 9:19:41 AM     (No. 9868192)

Dump the name tea party and say it like it is taxed enough already . .... labels will destroy us.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Arby, 5/31/2014 10:51:41 AM     (No. 9868310)

If they can´t run the VA, how in the world can they run Fauxbamacare? Oh, wait, now we´re seeing the reality. The VA is where Fauxbamacare is heading. Talk to people in the U.K. about the NHS. A 125 day wait is no big deal. They simply tell you to take some aspirin and be patient.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: NotaBene, 5/31/2014 1:02:04 PM     (No. 9868455)

Control by the Unions is a big part of the Veterans Administration problems.

There is rest for the Progressive/Democrats/Communists.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: NotaBene, 5/31/2014 1:03:56 PM     (No. 9868456)

Sorry, should have read "There is no rest for Progressives".

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Butch59, 5/31/2014 1:08:47 PM     (No. 9868464)

In today´s world, we no longer have a conservative branch of government. I thought that we used to, but no more. The establishment Republicans have simple become dim lites. All they are doing is chasing after money contributions to fund their next re-election campaign. And they love the life of Riley they get to live at taxpayer expense. Example. Summer is nearly on us. Just watch and see how many congresspersons take off on a "fact finding" mission at taxpayer expense when all it really is is a free vacation payed for by someone else. And this happens every year. And this is just the tip of the iceberg. This country, in order to survive, is going to have to create some sort of political affiliate that is conservative in nature and actually has the Constitution as it´s main document. Of course, things like term limits and the repeal of the 17th amendment and a good many other things will need to be included in the Constitution to keep the same from happening again. I just don´t know how to accomplish it short of an armed revolution.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: strike3, 5/31/2014 7:11:50 PM     (No. 9868728)

Excellent comments, #1.

Obama raided every major government fund from the Pentagon to Medicare to boost the ACA because he knew that obamacare did not have a prayer of funding itself. The only thing left is taxpayer pockets. Look for that in 2015 unless we make a clean sweep of Congress. Then he will try to rob us by executive order. This man is insanely driven to get his way and we must be equally ruthless in defeating him and the rest of his flying monkeys.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: WilliamTell, 5/31/2014 7:19:59 PM     (No. 9868737)


The above link will take you to the salaries of the Federal "workers" at the Phoenix VA. Warning: this link may evoke angry feelings especially for VETS, Social Security recipients and taxpayers.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 5/31/2014 9:42:39 PM     (No. 9868824)

#22, I followed the link, and was well into the list before I found anyone making less than $200,000. Then the site wouldn´t allow me to click anymore without registering.

Suffice it to say, I saw enough to fill me with rage and disgust. If you clicked on individual employees, it wasn´t unusual to see they also seem to get massive raises each year.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: joew9, 5/31/2014 11:52:56 PM     (No. 9868937)

Republicans will be warned by their media buddies and their usual strategist that it would be politically disadvantageous to link VA to Obamacare. And they will believe them. So they won´t push it. And as usual they will be wrong and they will lose. They can´t seem to learn that the media is only going to give them bad advice. And their usual political strategists need to be fired.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Daisymae, 6/1/2014 5:07:58 AM     (No. 9868985)

It´s coming, so is Christmas. I´m not hold my breathe.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: rustycfc, 6/1/2014 8:08:09 AM     (No. 9869072)

memo#1 the last paragraph says it all.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: govlawyer, 6/1/2014 8:11:03 AM     (No. 9869076)

When government is your occupation (elected or otherwise), you always are protectionist of that which puts the food on your table. In this case, the GOP is no different than the Dims, and to link the two would be counterproductive from their point of view.
In the end, the vote against Obongocare back in the days of Pelousy was a "free" vote for those RINOs who really, really wanted to vote for it, but knew they´d be kneecapped by the base if they did.
Now we´re seeing candidates not talking about repealing, but keeping those things that are "good" about the program.
The country needs a good enema with the nozzle being securely placed in DC.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: maryc, 6/1/2014 5:57:01 PM     (No. 9869562)

The only ones enjoying all this are the bureaucrats who are getting bonuses for keeping 2 sets of books. They are like giant tics sucking the life out of the va and eventually all of us.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: peterfleming, 6/1/2014 9:20:11 PM     (No. 9869671)

Whistleblowers make the difference between ongoing crime and STOPPING ongoing VA crime, larceny, fraud, conspiracy, creation of false records, intimidation of whistleblowers, suicides criminally negligent homicide, and all of this obscenity costing 153 BILLION per year!.

Whistleblowers are previewing ObamaDeathOne, for us proving that if wounded vets can be ignored, left in misery to die, then all of America WILL be ignored and left to die.
Non competitive, MANDATORY, FORCED union dominated medicine IS DEATH.

Whistleblowers are giving us a preview of this biggest lying propaganda scheme in American history (if you leave out the Federal Reserve monopoly fake money scam, that is: read Ron Paul)

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Be ´Color Blind,´ But ´Color Brave´

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
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Attorney General Eric Holder encouraged Americans not to forget race while working for justice and equality in their country. “As it stands, our society is not yet color blind -- nor should it be -- given the disparities that still afflict and divide us.” Holder explained, “We must be color brave, and we must never forget that all are made better and more prosperous if all are given equal opportunities.” Holder made his remarks during a speech at Howard University on Tuesday for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Civil Rights Act. “We must take into account not only the

Obama AWOL as border crisis worsens
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Washington Times, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/16/2014 5:02:13 AM     Post Reply
John McCain, an immigration hawk. Who knew? Mr. McCain, the highest-profile Republican of the U.S. Senate’s “Gang of Eight” that came up with amnesty as the solution to the immigration crisis — and it truly is a crisis — is finally taking a hard line against President Obama for his encouraging the tidal wave of illegal aliens swamping the southwestern border. “There has to be a halt to this,” Mr. McCain thundered Sunday on CNN. “That’s what we want, and the best way to do that is for planeloads of these young people to be returning to their country of origin

Behind the scenes at the
Clinton White House

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New York Post, by Geoff Earle    Original Article
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WASHINGTON — It was an enduring image of his presidency: a chastened Bill Clinton walking his dog while wife Hillary keeps her distance as the family leaves town at the height of the Monica Lewinsky scandal — but it was all part of a contrived public-repentance campaign, according to a new book. With Bill on the skids and his wife’s future prospects on the line, it was necessary for the pubic to see the president being punished, said Weekly Standard online editor Daniel Halper in his new book, “Clinton, Inc.: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine.” “They understood that

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