VA Chips MSM-Obama Infatuation Armor
President Obama is quick to judge isolated local incidents when he does not have ANY facts, but judging himself and his administration requires never-begun investigations to get the facts that probably had their genesis in his Oval Office and staff, from his mouth to their ears and done. These issues are quickly driven off the front pages by still more flagrant scandals, relegating the original scandals to “old news.”
In Cambridge Massachusetts, Black Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. was mistakenly arrested as a burglar by a police officer responding to a 911 call, creating a minor local issue that Obama quickly nationalized as he jumped all over the issue before having the facts. Obama blurted for national consumption, “The police acted stupidly,” but later called it a “teachable moment” for the country but not for himself, as he capitalized on his blunder by hosting the famous “Beer Summit,” with Gates, “offending” cop James Crowley, and VP Biden.
Killing of Black Trayvon Martin was defined by the mainstream (MSM) as racial profiling, targeted because he was black and shot to death by neighborhood volunteer watch captain, vigilante volunteer George Zimmerman, who based on the Florida “Stand Your Ground” law was initially acquitted by a jury panel. The discharged Feb. 2012 killing charges inflamed Black Reverends Al Sharpton and Jess Jackson, who quickly involved President Obama, who then identified with the parents by saying “If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon.” But later he remarked, “I once said that Trayvon Martin could have been my son. Actually, he could have been me 35 years ago.”
A tragic local incident is used as political capital for a first time in history by a Black President who should be a uniter to reconcile racial differences, but became a divisive force instead, undermining the fact that he could not have been elected without massive white support and votes. The MSM is criminally at fault for this issue, taking national center stage by repeatedly showing pictures of angelic-looking 13-year old Trayvon when in fact he was a taller than Zimmerman – a muscular, 17-year old strapping football player.
Ignored also was the profile of Trayvon who was a troublemaker and more than once was suspended from school, including for possession of marijuana, stolen jewelry, and a burglary tool. Overlooked is that in order to show declining crime in the school, school authorities should have turned Trayvon over to police and juvenile authorities, rather than sweep the issue under the rug with a suspension that may have cost him his life. Unreported also was the fact of a rash of burglaries in the gated community where Trayvon was staying with his father and girlfriend.
The MSM was intentionally derelict in slanting the news by defining the tragedy as a racial White on Black crime, though killer Zimmerman was Hispanic, resulting in the MSM later defining him as a “White Hispanic.” Should that definition be accurate, Obama would be defined as a “White Black.” Ridiculous. Obama, enabled by the MSM, literally fueled destructive, unnecessary riots and violence around the country. The MSM ignores valid news content and are obsessed with advocacy rather than factual reporting.
Obama is no stranger to controversy. Lies and duplicity. NOTHING is his fault. NOTHING is his responsibility. Obama just learned about the VA on the news, just as most Americans, though audio and visual tapes record his knowledge of VA abuse even before he became President in 2008, and continued after that. Obama has said so much that this old adage comes into play: “Liars must have good memories, else they will be trapped by their own words.” Tennessee Williams says it all: “The only thing worse than a liar is a liar that’s also a hypocrite.”
“It is always the best policy to speak the truth; unless of course, you are an exceptionally good liar,” according to Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927). The first half of that sentence is anathema to a serial liar, while the second part fits Obama to a T-square, symbol for accuracy. Abraham Lincoln whom Obama has been wont to channel commented, “No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.” And so it may be that Obama may have damaged his vaunted memory as the effects of the young Obama hooch kicks in.
A USC-CA study notes, “Access to information is essential to the health of democracy for at least two reasons. First, it ensures that citizens make responsible, informed choices rather than acting out of ignorance or misinformation. Second, information serves a checking function by ensuring that elected representatives uphold their oaths of office and carry out the wishes of those who elected them.”
The media is “The Fourth Branch Of Government; Fourth Estate,” in that as a watchdog its responsibility is to analyze and report on actions of the three elements of American government – Administrative, Legislative, and Judicial – thus the Fourth Estate. Obviously, MSM rejected this accurate reporting duty in favor of advocacy for Liberal agendas and political philosophy, as taught at most Liberal schools of journalism.
Shrewd politicians are quick to learn how to capitalize on this most un-American unholy alliance that contaminates, corrupts, and divides the Republic as it turns to eventually fiscally destructive pure democracy that is bent on free stuff in return for votes, incumbency, and adherence to the party line.
Flagrant abuse and denial of medical care for injured veterans may be the last straw that finally unites the MSM with mainstream America in outrage about abuse of veterans who represent the only real heroes left in this country. These injured and maimed veterans risked life, limb, family and fortune to maintain independence. Much like the original revolutionaries, these new defenders of liberty managed to escape undeclared wars with their lives though physically, brain and psychologically damaged, are denied guaranteed and timely hard-earned medical care and rehabilitation while VA mangers and others are favored with bonuses when perhaps crimes have been committed. Most disturbing is that Al Qaeda terrorists at Guantanamo are treated better than American injured veterans.
“War is hell” is a truism attributed to General William Tecumseh Sherman, a leader of the Union army in the Civil War. Damaged military of the last twenty or more years, having faced war battles, then face the hell of a VA designed to help them to recover from damage of war. VA pays political homage and benefits to those that are supposed to help but instead hinder by creating with the help of lies and deceit, an impossible labyrinthian maze for veterans to navigate. Meanwhile the VA lies and with a wink and nod from the knowing administration, covers up malicious deficiencies while receiving bonuses for a job, not only not well done, but not done at all, resulting in up to fifty known deaths of sick and injured military due to NO CARE, as in the VA does not care.
WND discovered that during his transition into the White House in 2008-09, “President Obama proposed in his Obama-Biden plan to make the VA a leader of national health care reform so that veterans get the best care possible.” That statement allows precious little room for Obama to continue denying knowledge of VA problems prior to 2014 when he lies that he just learned about the problem in the news.
Obama was briefed on problems at the VA in 2005, when he was a Senator and member of the Veterans Affairs Committee. President Obama in 2014 says he’s “madder than hell” about the VA scandal and vows to hold those responsible accountable, but he is not the last to know as his knowledge of VA shortcomings dates back to 2005.
Obama is an unadulterated serial liar, fully proven in his fifty-some lying statements that you can keep your doctor and health care plan. Underling, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinsek, likewise is “mad as hell.” Should it not be that veterans and the American public should be the ones “madder than hell?” Veterans and the public should not get mad, but get even by voting the rascals out, by brute force if necessary. Thomas Jefferson penned the line, “Future generations may once again be required to shed blood to maintain the Republic.”
Finally, the gloves are off for the MSM that finally found a chink in the armor to break its self-designated love affair and infatuation with Obama, the apple of their eye, who prior to this VA brouhaha, could do very little that the MSM would argue against or consider to be wrong. The various scandals – Benghazi, IRS, NSA spying, illegal voting, Post Office, etc. – were buried in a few lines on page 18, if noted at all. The VA scandal may be the final straw that breaks the camel’s back of the MSM-Obama infatuation. Heroic Veterans are still winning for America.