The VA Scandal: Hypocrisy and The Self-Satirizing Congress

Our self-satirizing congress is currently dramatizing political hypocrisy in a way that would be called heavy handed if it were in a movie. The head of the VA has been called before congress to explain shenanigans at some VA hospitals and facilities where people may indeed have been fudging wait times for veterans. Of course the fudging should never have been happening…but all this is to Republicans is an opportunity to smear the President and Democrats in a mid-terms election year.

“Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) has proposed new legislation that would require the Department of Veterans Affairs Inspector General to report to Congress on the wait times that veterans are seeing at VA health care clinics across the country.” That’s from The Blaze.

This is from the AP: “A divided Senate on Thursday derailed Democratic legislation that would have provided $21 billion for medical, education, and job-training benefits for the nation’s veterans”–the Republicans blocked the bill. So now Thune and his GOP colleagues are pretending they *care* about veterans–because the opportunity came along to make that pretense. Because during a Democratic administration some lame low-level bureaucrats tried to cover up their inefficiency.

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