Thursday, May 22, 2014

RUSH gives us the VA scandal rundown

Rush gives us the rundown today of how this VA scandal is developing on all fronts.

Obama comes out yesterday, puffs up his chest in feigned outrage, acting as if he just found out about this even though he's known about everything, and the MSM latch onto that, pouncing on the opportunity to protect their hope.

Now to set this scenario up, first there has to be plausible deniability on Obama's part. He didn’t want to know about the VA scandal!

RUSH: Now, there’s one other explanation for the VA mess only coming to light recently. And it may be a bit of a stretch because Obama may, and Shinseki may not have this degree of control over it, because this was affecting a whole lot of people, but it still has big possibilities here. Obama comes out yesterday and said (paraphrasing), “I didn’t know anything about this. I’m livid. I’m not gonna tolerate this. I’ve told Shinseki, ‘You investigate and you find out. We’re not gonna have this. We’re not gonna have 40 people die. We’re not gonna have all these fake wait lists. You fix it!’”

Why not come out and do this last year? Why not find out about it, get mad about it, and make a big deal of it earlier? And the answer — sad to say — plausible deniability. The only way that such a determined ignorance on the part of Obama makes any sense is if he didn’t want to know. And it’s entirely possible. You know, presidents love plausible deniability, particularly when there’s a scandal involved. “You keep my fingerprints off this. There aren’t gonna be smoking gun memos, IRS, whatever it is, I don’t want to know.”
That's a perfect setup for the media whitewash, led of course by Pelosi's Democratic crew, with the old 'it's Bush's fault' standard, as the media transfers the anger over the VA scandal from Obama's six-year tenure to the former administration...

RUSH: Now, the CNN guy can’t believe what he’s hearing. He can’t believe this. It doesn’t make sense. It doesn’t compute. Now, somehow they have got to get from this to it being Bush’s fault, see. Because this guy, Drew Griffin, this is the normal reaction to have. We’re six years into the Obama administration. We’re still in Afghanistan because of Obama. He’s got his drawdown, but he’s not pulled everybody out yet. We’re still there. Gitmo is still open, and we’re still capturing bad guys around the planet. And so this guy learns about all these delays, people not being treated and worse, and he can’t believe it. That’s the normal reaction. And this follows — you’ll have to remember, we had a sound bite from the same reporter yesterday who couldn’t believe that Obama would go out yesterday and act like he didn’t know about any of this. So then after this little exchange, Anderson Cooper weighed in with his two cents.

COOPER: I mean, it’s really incredible. I mean, you know, we all hear about delays and stuff, but, I mean, somebody who’s recently returned with a war injury, with an IED injury, lost a limb, severe PTSD is told to wait 10 months, I mean, that’s insane.

RUSH: Yeah, it’s insane. Now, what they’re going to have to do is transfer this incredulity and anger to it being the fault of George W. Bush. ‘Cause right now the normal reaction — this is six years we’re into the Obama administration. We’re in the second term. How can Shinseki or Obama or whoever allow this to happen? That’s the normal reaction. So let’s re-listen to Pelosi from earlier today as she sets the stage for how all of this at the VA is gonna end up being blamed on George Bush.
Now, while all that's being formulated, here comes the shocker. Obama suddenly wants to set aside his ideas about socialized medicine in the one area that should be a national obligation: veterans' health care. It seems he wants them to pay for their own through the private sector (that'd be the same private industry that he's currently dismantling). So in essence, this solves nothing towards the country's obligation to care for our vets... 

RUSH: March 17, 2009: “This next story is an absolute shocker.” I’m reading from the website. This is a transcript from this program. “This next story is an absolute shocker. Actually, it’s a two-parter and it’s all over the place. It’s McClatchy, it’s AP, the veterans groups have even put out a press release. ‘The Obama administration is considering making veterans use private insurance to pay for treatment of combat and service-related injuries.

The plan would be an about-face on what veterans believe is a long-standing pledge to pay for health care costs that result from their military service. But in a White House meeting Monday, veterans groups apparently failed to persuade President Obama to take the plan off the table.” So Ralph was right. Now his point was (summarized), “I don’t care what Obama said yesterday. I don’t believe him. I don’t believe he was mad. I don’t believe he cares and I don’t believe he wants to get to the bottom of it, because Obama wants veterans to be paying for their own health care insurance and treatment on their own,” and it turns out Ralph was right.

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