“No Drama Obama” is his nickname, but after the first term it appears perhaps some of his people have advised President Obama that his cool repertoire can come across too aloof in the eyes of the American public. Our President is not the Top dog in name only. The POTUS is not just a figure head but is the heavily weighted Commander in Chief. All citizens, whether we voted for him or not, expect President Obama to protect us and uphold the Constitution with honesty and integrity.
And even though he is known for a calm and even affect, he is a politician from Chicago, hence here we again with yet another disruptive and disturbing White House scandal. Last Monday Jay Carney spoke to White House correspondents confirming that the President was “mad as hell” since he found out about one more Federal department deeply rooted in shameful conduct. This time it is the Veterans Administration in the very hot seat of being accountable for their actions.
And once again our President-leader of the free world I remind you- is telling us that he just learned of the unconscionable behavior of falsifying wait times at Veterans hospitals. This manipulation of backlogs resulted in “extended wait periods for veterans seeking healthcare and causing at least 23 deaths” and this is just for the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Hospital alone. There are nineteen other VA hospitals under suspicion of doing the same thing. The Department evidently keeps two sets of records. One lists the true span of time that veterans wait for treatment and procedures and another separate chart is created with fraudulent numbers.
But according to briefing materials obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by the Washington Times, “Obama knew about the deadly backlog as far back as 2008, following the presidential election which elected Obama to his first term.”
The President was angry in 2009 when AIG executives were set to receive big bonus checks while in the process of a government bailout. He said “I don’t want to quell anger,” he said. “I think people are right to be angry. I’m angry.”
In April of 2012 some of the Secret Service detail was embroiled in a prostitution scandal in Colombia and this too angered him, saying “If it turns out that some of the allegations that have been made in the press are confirmed, then of course I’ll be angry.”
May of 2013 the President was angry a couple of times. First was when he caught wind that the IRS was politically targeting Conservative citizens and Tea Party organizations. Many weeks after his counsel met and discussed the matter, President Obama held a news conference. He stood in the Rose Garden looking very angry saying “It’s inexcusable, and Americans are right to be angry about it, and I am angry about it.” At the same time, he claimed that he “just heard about it” on television, as the American public did.
Next was that little incident where twenty AP reporters’ private phone and email records were subpoenaed by the Justice Department. These reporters were harassed because of an article published May 7 2012 stating that a terrorist attack plan by a Yemen cell of Al-Queda had been thwarted. The State Department was upset because they said the release of this story endangered the Americans. The President and Chief Executive of the American Press Gary Pruitt responded, “We held that story until the government assured us that the national security concerns had passed.” And he went further to explain that the White House was denying the story and a free press is necessary to facilitate a country of free people.
Let’s not forget he got mad about his Obamacare website not working, crashing and rolling out into a general fiasco. One certainly can’t blame him for getting angry about this mess; it is the stuff of political nightmares.
Then there was Fast and Furious and last but most certainly not least, the bloody mess in Benghazi.
Call me old school but I will never appreciate how this President continually lies to us without missing a beat. His lack of moral character allows him to look us in the eye with a straight face and continually feed us hogwash. He must think we are stupid. He has to think we are a bunch of idiots because this country elected him. Twice.
Now don’t get me wrong, I do believe he is “mad as hell”. I don’t not think to say the President is mad as hell is a lie or even a shaded version of the truth, I would imagine at this point he is boiling over with all of the mistakes and horrible governing on the part of him and his administration.
He throws out these emotional and empty statements when his dirty employees get caught like he is going to “fix whatever is wrong” and that is about it. When he is caught in the middle of one of these continuous problems with his administration and the effect of his policy making he expresses anger then some heads roll and he moves on.
Could the Editor in Chief over at The Washington Post and or The Washington Times please courier over a first run edition of their newspaper before it hits the press? That way Obama will at least be informed a few hours before the general public.