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President Obama: Any misconduct at VA will be punished


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  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    May 24, 2014 4:00 a.m.

    VST -

    "A Quinnipiac University poll??"

    And you're suggesting that Quinnipiac University conducts polls that reflect reality better than professional polling organizations?

    Why do you think that?

  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    May 22, 2014 11:05 p.m.

    Hey VST -

    Your long list of phony scandals apparently only appears significant to "Conservatives."

    And fortunately, as the last two Presidential elections indicate, the overall American psyche possesses a strong streak of rationality that neutralizes "Conservative" impulses.

  • Cactus Moroni, UT
    May 22, 2014 2:42 p.m.

    emp·ty adjective \ˈem(p)-tē\
    : containing nothing
    : having no real purpose or value

    rhet·o·ric noun \ˈre-tə-rik\
    : language that is intended to influence people and that may not be honest or reasonable
    : the art or skill of speaking or writing formally and effectively especially as a way to persuade or influence people

    When you elect a president who has never run any kind of business or organization and thus has never been held accountable for anything himself,but he speaks well, this is what you get -- empty rhetoric.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    May 21, 2014 10:24 p.m.

    Obama will do nothing.

    * Fast and Furious

    * Benghazi Terrorist Killings.

    * protecting the borders-sueing Arizona

    * IRA Abuses.

    * VA Care Treatment Irregularities.

    More evidence that he doesn't like this country.

  • A Guy With A Brain Enid, OK
    May 21, 2014 10:21 p.m.

    Obama: "We will get to the bottom of this and punish those who did wrong."

    Can we punish Obama?

  • Badgerbadger Murray, UT
    May 21, 2014 9:10 p.m.

    "The White House has said it shares the goals of the House measure — to ensure accountability at the VA."

    Obama says he believe is leading from behind. This would be a good example. He certainly can't lead from in front. He has not taken accountability for anything he has done in office so far.

    Leading from behind is synonymous with hypocrisy, and it is Obama's way, as admitted by him.

  • SCfan clearfield, UT
    May 21, 2014 3:58 p.m.

    Yeah Boy! Obama is really mad. And so what's he going to do about it? Well, "further investigation". What I'd do if President with this mess on my table is I'd tell any vet who is not getting proper or any medical care to go to any local doctor and or hospital, begin getting the needed care, and the government will pay full costs for the medical care. That would be done when I told Congress to pass the needed emergency legislation to fund any and all medical care incured by American veterans. You think any Congressman or Senator would vote against that? Of course not. It would be political suicide. So if Obama REALLY cares, he would do just that. Period. You think the White House cares enough or is smart enough to think like that? I doubt it. But it should be done, and done NOW. That would show real anger and be real leadership by our CINC.

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    May 21, 2014 3:10 p.m.

    Obama has gone from the smartest in the room to dumbest on the planet! He knew about this VA abuse years ago and did nothing then because its part of his Obamacare.....he supports and expects to see many more Death Panels like we are seeing today at the VA!! The sad thing is the Liberals voted for Obama knowing full well of Obama's intent to euthanize our treasured American Vets!

    Protect a vet tomorrow, impeach Obama today!

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    May 21, 2014 12:39 p.m.

    Barack will approve a bi-partian investigation into the VA - fire all who participated in the scandal - admit that his administration knew about the scandal but did nothing - and then make sweeping changes to make sure it never happens again.....just like he did with the IRS scandal!!

  • Brio Alpine, UT
    May 21, 2014 11:41 a.m.

    I wonder if this will be anything like the promises Obama made concerning the catching and punishing of those who murdered our foreign ambassador at Benghazi. Over a year later and literally nothing seems to have happened... proving once again that talk is often cheap... especially political talk.

    Additional voter remorse continues piling up by the day.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    May 21, 2014 10:44 a.m.

    "I didn't know," hasn't worked as an excuse since grade school.
    He may need to do more...like fire another bureaucrat who was retiring anyway. That'll fix the problem.

  • Deserthiker SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    May 21, 2014 10:26 a.m.

    Obama says he "won't stand for it"' but he already has- after promising to improve things at th VA as a candidate in 2007, this has happened on his watch. It's shameful. Our veterans who have sacrificed everything to defend all of us deserve better. We should all be embarrassed and mad.