Mark Steyn was speaking with Hugh Hewitt yesterday about the (current) VA hospital scandal.
Apparently, President nobody-is-madder-about-this-than-me Obama is really upset about this.
I mean, like REALLY upset.
He was really mad about it when he found out about it from the newspaper reports, just like you!
He hadn't heard of any problem before then, but believe me he is so, so, for sure, totally mad about it now.
Those meanwiches at the VA hospitals! Those stinkburgers!
Do read the whole thing, or listen to the audio. This is a very salient point:
"...it is disturbing to me that America's veterans are regarded by the
system as charity cases. The yellow-ribbon thing seems to feed into
that, as if veterans are people you should feel sorry for, like starving
Third World orphans. There's something psychologically unhealthy about
thinking of your warrior class like this."
Systems are evil.
Evil is psychologically unhealthy.
Across America (California I believe), Tammy Bruce had an excellent column in the Washington Times where she notes that some veterans are getting first class treatment out of the beleaguered VA system.
"If there’s anyone who deserves free health care, it’s our veterans,
who risk their lives in theaters of war. In our volunteer military, they
are the heroes who freely agree to give everything, perhaps even their
lives, to protect our nation, our future and liberty around the world."
when they return home and need us, our government employees throw them
into a machine that not only doesn’t give a darn, but uses them as a
pawns in a vile effort to get cash for themselves.
and not surprising. We’ve now seen this heinous disregard for the
individual at every level of the federal government."
"We shouldn’t be surprised that the almost sociopathic attitude on
display everyday by the Obama administration is infecting the federal
system as a whole."
"Strangely, if we turn from veterans to
traitors, however, we learn just how much the bureaucracy can make
happen in the name of health care."
"Politico reports the Pentagon
has approved convicted traitor Bradley Manning for transfer from prison
at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., to a civilian prison so he can receive
So there's that.