On this Memorial Day, it would have been a wonderful show of appreciation if Congress could have unified and passed the measure to expedite the firing of anyone responsible for the deplorable treatment of our military veterans in VA Hospitals around the country. Instead what we witnessed is more gridlock because the Democrats in the Senate refused to hold anyone accountable with this measure. The question that should be asked by every voter is “Why?”
The men and women of this country gave up many things to protect our freedoms and nation. Many returned from long and repeated deployments never the same. For injured warriors suffering from internal and external wounds, we as Americans just took it for granted that our Government; the one who takes our money, is using this to provide needed and necessary services for them. What we have witnessed these past few weeks is just the opposite and the scandal is growing along with the number of states where neglect for treatment occurs.
To put this in shocking perspective, we saw more support by the Senate Democrats to try to force the owner of the Washington Redskins to change the name of the team (because they consider it racist) than we did to offer support to seek accountability for our military warriors! Democrats in Congress have repeatedly shown lack of support for our military personnel when it comes to benefits, wages and now healthcare treatment. Ironically if we look at amnesty for illegals, Obamacare or supporting fast food workers making $15 an hour (which is far more than our enlisted men and women make) then Democrats ironically discover their pent up outrage.
The liberal media is also supporting this administration’s lack of concern by spinning the story of the growing numbers of veterans dying as an overloaded system or the always favorite used excuse of pointing to the Bush administration. Rachel Maddow, Ms. “Progressive Cheerleader” herself used her low rated nightly show on MSNBC to put the spin into hyper overdrive by suggesting the VA scandal is no scandal at all but a “problem with progress.”
By “progress” does Ms. Maddow remember the bonuses VA head General Eric Shinseki gave to upper leadership AFTER the countless deaths of veterans caused by the Legionnaire’s Disease in 2012? Or how about the fact that the Obama administration is responsible for providing better care to Gitmo prisoners than our own veterans? Will General Shinseki show more outrage than his dull expressionless face as he said to Congress “I’m madder than hell”? What about Obama, who once again insists he didn’t know of this scandal until he read it in the news. Really, Mr. President? You expect the American people to believe that every scandal your administration has been involved in you knew absolutely nothing about until AFTER you read it in the news or saw it on cable? The growing list of “nothing to see here” scandals are quite shocking to say the least and there are only so many excuses a sitting President can give before the American people decides enough is enough. How many more do you need?
Benghazi, Fast and Furious, Obamacare, IRS, NSA, VA…..are you outraged enough yet to rise up and take a stand? Or will you continue to just devote your energy to your personal bubble of life because that is what Obama counts on; that you are so entrenched with Beyonce’s sister face smacking Jay-Z in the elevator or what Kim Kardashian will wear at her wedding than you are with what his policies are doing to our country and our military.
This Memorial Day, along with the family barbecues and trips to the beach, let us not forget to truly keep those sacrificing men and women of our military in our thoughts and prayers. Let us show support by becoming vocal over the lack of care they so greatly deserve. Please, let us not take the progressive path, stand on the side of the street and spit in their face as they come home from war like we did the Vietnam veterans. Yes, this is a systematic and constant pattern of abuse but shame us on if we continue to allow it to happen! Let us not take this day and consider our military just a casualty of unimportance because they are so much more than that.