PN, last time I checked... Democrats did not present a unanimous vote on every issue you have listed; every one. It has been my personal experience that when there is a GOP administration things were ALWAYS better for the troops when I served; ALWAYS. I have already posted that nobama was at one time suggesting decimating the retiree health benefits because it was a volunteer Military. The pay raises were at least 1%-2% higher than a DEM administration. Your one dimensional point of view clouds clarity of the issues and does not present a balanced assessment. I will concede that the GOP does have some onus however letting the DEM's continue to get off scot free is convoluted at best. The DEMs have just as much responsibility to try and reach across the aisle and try to bring about a bipartisan coconscious. For every point you listed I promise there are just as many DEM transgressions. I have a novel idea; lets identify legislator's from both parties that are not fulfilling the promise of their office and get rid of all of the INDIVIDUALS responsible...
PN, this is just another typical unbalanced opinion piece by you again. You blame Republicans in Congress for not doing there jobs which is correct; however you don't address any wrong doings by Democrats who was totally in charge from 2009-2010 and still in charge of the Executive branch and half of congress from 2011-2014. Did you even know that the Bush administration briefed the Obama administration about these problems and now they have gotten worse because the lack of a True leader in the Whitehouse. Did you know that congress already had an alternate plan for vets to go see a private doctor instead of them waiting 115 days or more for service. Did you know va reps were cooking the books to ensure they would get there bonuses while my fellow vets weren't being taken care of properly. I agree with HMJC that your "one dimensional point of view clouds clarity of the issues and does not present a balanced assessment"
Megan Kelly presents to you what the Obama administration was briefed on and the WH rep who has acknowledged that it was known.
Veterans know who has their back, and who stabs them in the back. The latest problems which have surfaced in the VA are just another indication of what happens during a Democrat administration. President Obama just "accepted" VA Director Shinseki's resignation. It was long overdue. But this only proves that they haven't been able to run their typical playbook, which is:
*BLAME BUSH - they tried but didn't work. Documents revealed that the Obama Transition Team in 2009 was alerted to this problem, which Senator and Candidate Obama had already acknowledged prior to his election.
*BLAME REPUBLICANS - they tried, but bipartisan blowback showed nobody was buying it. I knew the administration would have to cave when I saw members of the Democratic Party Black Caucus demanding that Obama DO SOMETHING about the problem.
*MINIMIZE THE PROBLEM - with 40 dead and the "investigation" showing that the VA problems exist *EVERYWHERE*, that dog wouldn't hunt either. But they tried.
*KICK THE PROBLEM DOWN THE ROAD - We The People demanded action NOW - so Obama was boxed in. Firing Shinseki was a small and symbolic step, but we must watch the Dems carefully to see how they "handle" this problem. If they are perceived as "foot-dragging," they will REALLY get burned at the ballot box in November.
This Presidency is spiraling downward even more quickly than I had previously imagined. The approval ratings were at rock bottom to begin with - then the last 30 days have been disastrous on just about every domestic front. Foreign policy is going to hell as well.
No amount of obfuscation or changing the subject will save the Democrats now. Jay Carney's resignation earlier today only demonstrates that the Obama administration will have to change the way they are doing business or face pressure from ALL sides.
That, too, is long overdue.
That's my point. But today's problems have to be dealt with by a DEMOCRAT ADMINSTRATION - much as they try to blame everybody else for the problem.
Angry about how this DEMOCRAT administration has blundered their way through the past five years?
Sebekm-The Republicans will never win the big house (White house) and they know it. Republicans are outdated and stale. Once the old racist heads die off-the world will be a better place. Have a great weekend.
They will "never" win the White House? You must be either very young or very naïve (or both). What goes around comes around. The Obama administration is self-destructing before our very eyes, and "racism" has very little to do with it. INCOMPETENCE and the Democratic Party agenda has EVERYTHING to do with it.
I assume you are referring to me as one of those "old racists" who ought to "die off." Well - I plan to be around for quite awhile, and if you consider me a racist then it just shows you are just another one who has no other answer but to play the race card. That makes you just as much of a racist as those you decry.
You have a great weekend as well.
I guess Montel Williams is one of those "old racists" as well:
Montel doesn't have the power to be racist.
If it doesn't apply let it fly. If the shoe fits wear it....