Friday, May 23, 2014

"It is the Obama administration in sum and in miniature: incompetent management of a health system, defended by crude media manipulation."

This is precisely why President Obama’s VA scandal is the most serious and damaging of his presidency. - Michael Gerson/Washington Post
Each of these elements deserves some unpacking. The incompetence comes in the aftermath of — the Technicolor failure of technocratic liberalism. Again, the White House is shocked, saddened and angered by the management fiasco of a manager under its direct control. In both cases, a presidential priority was badly mishandled over a period of years, and the president seems to have learned about it on cable news. Obama has defended himself by assuming the role of an outraged bystander — which, when it comes to leadership, is more of a self-indictment than a defense.
Discussion at Lucianne

33 Democrats Opposed a Bill to Make VA Bureaucrats Easier to Fire - Washington Free Beacon
Exhausting three page bill strangled. The opposition was comprised of union-backed liberals. - Discussion at Lucianne

The Veterans Scandal: Socialized Medicine on Trial  - Roger L. Simon/PJM
The VA scandal and Obamacare: Karmic coincidence here. - Discussion at Lucianne