Mr. Obama didn’t know about the VA problems until he saw the news reports out of Phoenix and that’s when Shinseki learned about them as well, according to Jay Carney.
The Obama administration is apparently unaware that there is a scandal brewing even now as Mr. Obama refers to this latest egregious episode at the VA as bureaucracy allegations.
Jon Stewart on Obama getting his news when we do:
Mr. Obama even told Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff that he only learned we were spying on her from the news.
He is mad as hell as usual.
Does anyone believe that he’s mad as hell over anyone or anything other than the GOP, Fox News, and Israel?
President Obama was a Member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs as a senator and achieved nothing notable then either.
Veterans Affairs officials warned the Obama-Biden transition team in the weeks after the 2008 presidential election that the department shouldn’t trust the wait times that its facilities were reporting.
“This is not only a data integrity issue in which [Veterans Health Administration] reports unreliable performance data; it affects quality of care by delaying — and potentially denying — deserving veterans timely care,” the officials wrote.
The briefing materials, obtained by The Washington Times through the Freedom of Information Act, clearly showed that Mr. Obama was made aware of the problems at the VA.
Mr. Obama knew for years and did nothing despite his 2007 pledge to do something about the VA delays: