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    Obama Response to VA Scandal Slammed on… CNN?

    Obama Response to VA Scandal Slammed on… CNN?

    “I was a little caught off-guard by what apparently is a disconnect.”

    CNN reporter Drew Griffin has been at the front of the VA scandal and was asked for his opinion of Obama’s response on Jake Tapper’s program. He was less than impressed.

    Andrew Johnson of National Review has the story…

    CNN Reporter Scolds Obama for Inaction on VA

    Drew Griffin, a CNN reporter who has followed and broken several stories regarding the Department of Veterans Affairs scandal, was in disbelief over President Obama’s inaction following his private meeting with Secretary Eric Shinseki. The president indicated that the administration would continue to look into the situation before doing anything.

    “I was a little caught off-guard by what apparently is a disconnect by what’s happening out here in the country and what the president is talking about,” Griffin said after the president’s briefing. “I hate to be curt, but these GAO reports, these Office of Inspector General, these memos dating back to 2010 to 2008 — this problem is real, it exists, it really doesn’t have to be studied as to what’s going on.”

    “The government has done its job studying these issues,” he continued. “To say that you are going to now wait for yet again for more studies to come back and more fact-finding to come back, I would think that the vets I’ve been talking to wanted much more direct action of what actually is going to happen going forward instead of, ‘Wait and see, and then we’ll decide what’s going to happen going forward.’”

    It’s worth noting that Mr. Griffin seems more disappointed than angry about Obama’s response to the scandal. As if Obama was going to do something more than feign outrage and then appoint some embedded government crony to investigate.

    Those of us who have been following Obama’s many scandals know better.

    Here’s the video.

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    This is the “heck of a job, Brownie” moment for this administration.


     
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    Observer | May 22, 2014 at 9:19 am

    “Those of us who have been following Obama’s many scandals know better.”

    Yes, but sadly that doesn’t include most of the MSM. They haven’t had time to pay attention to Obama’s other scandals because they’ve been too busy dismissing those scandals as “phony” or making up excuses for why it’s really all Bush’s fault.


     
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    Freddie Sykes | May 22, 2014 at 9:59 am

    If only the VA would adopt a single payer system… Oh, wait… Never mind.


     
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    General P. Malaise | May 22, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Drew Griffin is about to learn more then he wants to about the IRS


     
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    MaggotAtBroadAndWall | May 22, 2014 at 10:19 am

    This one is a “real” scandal because Griffin and CNN were the ones pushing it hard from the beginning rather than Fox.

    One of the first things the administration did when it settled into office in 2009 was to delegitimize Fox News. They knew that Fox would probably be the most aggressive news organization at holding them accountable. So when Fox would report a scandal – whether it was Fast & Furious, Benghazi, or the others – the administration, Democrat strategists and Media Matters would tell the rest of the media not to pay attention. It’s not a real story. It’s just Republicans playing political theater and they’re using Fox to promote it. It’s just a “Fox story”, not a real scandal.

    CNN and Griffin have been leading the coverage of the VA scandal. Not Fox. So the media has finally found something it can call a “real scandal”.


       
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      C. Lashown in reply to MaggotAtBroadAndWall. | May 22, 2014 at 10:57 am

      My thoughts? As a vet using the VA for all my medical needs I sincerely doubt it would make any difference who reported these incidents of “murder by bureaucratic control”. The VA will not change, other than superficial cosmetic changes.


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