The Obama Adminstration: Shameless Boors.

One might be forgiven for thinking that anyone serving in the Obama Administration cared about military veterans.  After all, they’ve promised over and over how things will be improved. Promises, however, are not actions, and it was nice, for a change, to see the completion and dedication of a VA Center for Traumatic Brain Injuries in Washington DC.

One would think that the President, and/or members of his administration would be scrambling to be seen there, and that the press would want to cover such and event. One would be wrong.

From The Daily Beast comes Leslie Galb’s excellent coverage of  Obama’s latest “affair miserable”

It was inauguration day for the nation’s most modern facility for the treatment of active-duty soldiers and veterans suffering from brain injuries and psychological disorders—5,000 of them with families on hand. At the podium in Bethesda, Maryland, stood Arnold Fisher, the chief fundraiser for this precious center that may need to care for hundreds of thousands of victims, searching in vain for one White House official, one Cabinet officer, one member of the Joint Chiefs, one senator. He found none. And he asked again and again, “Where are they?”

Where were they? President Obama was in meetings and having a hamburger lunch with Russian President Medvedev. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was also at these meetings, though not at the hamburger shop in Virginia. Michelle Obama, who has made caring for military families one of her top priorities, couldn’t make it; she was said to have given her final “no” at the last minute. She was accompanying Mrs. Medvedev on a visit to the Duke Ellington School for the Arts in D.C., where they watched a dance performance. Vice President Joe Biden also met with Russians and with Israelis. Defense Secretary Robert Gates sent his deputy William Lynn III. All four Joint Chiefs sent their deputies. General Eric Shinseki, secretary of Veterans Affairs, couldn’t make it. Not one among the legions of pro- and antiwar hooting senators could find the time. Only two members of the House of Representatives found their way to the ceremony.

I encourage you to read the entire piece. I’m amazed that an administration and press so interested and allegedly skilled in propaganda would pass up such a chance to show their support, if not feigned compassion, for the troops. One can only conclude that the slight was intentional, and draw such understandings from such an action as you will.

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4 Responses to “The Obama Adminstration: Shameless Boors.”

  1. 1 ewok40k
    July 20, 2010 at 11:15

    I can understand presidential-level visit from russia could have the top of the adminsitration busy, but where are the damned senators?
    Can someone record the names of two representatives who did their job? They must be commended, for being there when others didnt care.

  2. 2 mcsey
    July 20, 2010 at 17:41

    Maybe because they’re busy doing things about it… http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/military/july-dec10/ptsd_07-12.html

    • July 20, 2010 at 19:21

      Sorry, but that entire rules change is done for the benefit of the PTSD industry, and is a shameless agenda-driven plan that will lead to even greater fraudulent claims for PTSD.

      This administration is consumed with the idea of making Veterans a new victim class and their whole agenda is sickening, vile and beyond contempt.

      I know folks who suffer from PTSD. I also know several who are charlatans, frauds, and are milking the VA Disability system for all it’s worth because doctors are afraid to deny them their claims.

  3. 4 virgil xenophon
    July 20, 2010 at 19:29

    Tim, don’t you know by now that the left’s version of “support” is PITY–but addressed from afar, VERY far afar. As in: “conceptual.” And, trust me, any publicly expressed views by the left are done so only to simultaneously a) curry favor with MOR independents with the appearance of “sincerity” (“Sincerity: If you can fake that you’ve got it made!”–Louie B. Mayer) and b) subtly undermine the armed services by portraying them as nothing but an assemblage of flawed/duped individuals (PTSD, etc.) certainly needing “healing” but not worthy full participation in the public discourse. Commander Sal has a GREAT lead-off post about that today.

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