Obama Knew About VA Problems, But Did Nothing to Fix Them

“Liars need to have good memories.” – Algernon Sidney

Remember back when George W. Bush was president, and the liberal press dissected everything he said? When they weren’t acting outrageously, they were actually doing what a press is supposed to do; they were keeping politicians (Republican ones, at least) on their toes.

If all else fails, a free press is supposed to keep watch on politicians. The free press is essentially a fourth branch of government, designed to check the power of the other three branches. The only way a government as large as ours can be controlled is if the people know what’s going on. The only way the people can know what’s going on is if the press digs it up. Unfortunately, because the press is comprised of liberals, the Obama administration has gotten away with things that would have taken down a Republican president long ago.

The latest in an ever increasing list of Obama scandals has come, and will likely go without any real accountability on the part of the president. A couple meaningless resignations have occurred, and Obama has expressed fake outrage. That’s usually the way these things play out, and disappear. However, I’d like to point out something Obama said in one of his recent speeches regarding the VA:

“This predates my presidency. When I was in the Senate, I was on the Veterans Affairs Committee. I heard first-hand veterans who were not getting the kinds of services and benefits that they had earned.”

Hang on. Obama just admitted to having knowledge about the corruption, and bureaucratic problems of the VA while he was a Senator. If he knew about these problems prior to his presidency, why did he do absolutely nothing to solve them when he was elected? It’s been six years since Obama’s historic election victory in 2008, and only now is he acknowledging the problems at the VA. It took the press to spur him into action.

Imagine if former president Bush had said something like that. He would have been crucified, and rightly so. Knowing about a systemic problem, and ignoring it isn’t really a presidential thing to do. But it seems like that’s just par for the course for Obama. Let’s just add this to the list: Benghazi, Fast and Furious, IRS, NSA, VA.

There’s no way to defeat a president whose accomplices control the output of information to the masses. The only thing we can do is persist, and put forward candidates who are fearlessly conservative. Because all we have been doing at this point is presenting “nice” candidates, who wilt at the prospect of a fight. If we give the Democrats a fight, the media has to pay attention. The more the media pays attention, the more they will be forced to hold everyone equally accountable. Exposure often forces the truth to come to light.

If we continue being weak, the Democrats will continue to commit crimes, and the media will continue to look the other way.