To Honor America's Veterans, Obama Heads to Golf Course
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With at least 40 veterans dead from negligence at VA hospitals nationwide, President Obama on Saturday paid lip service to America's military -- then headed to the golf course, apparently to honor our brave soldiers.
In a taped weekend address (so as not to delay his tee time), Obama said: "As Commander in Chief, I believe that taking care of our veterans and their families is a sacred obligation. It's been one of the causes of my presidency.”
So has the economy. And transparency. And accountability. All of the presidents "causes" have been dismal failures.
This Memorial Day weekend, as America honors her veterans, Obama has buried the scandal at U.S. Veterans Administration hospitals, where wait times for health care are blamed for at least 40 deaths at just one facility. Dozens of other veterans hospital are now under investigation.
Earlier, this week, Obama ordered a probe (cover for refusing to comment further) and refused to fire Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, a decorated veteran but a failure as a Cabinet member.
In his address, Obama said "we have to work even harder as a nation to make sure all our veterans get the benefits and opportunities they’ve earned."
"They’ve done their duty, and they ask nothing more than that this country does ours — now and for decades to come. Let’s keep working to make sure that our country upholds our sacred trust to all who’ve served."
With the White House press corps off to Nantucket to sip chardonnay and breath in the salt air, Obama left early, wearing "a well-tailored pair of khaki pants, a white polo shirt, a navy blue windbreaker and no hat," according to a pool reporter.
"The president's foursome of golf partners includes Hasan Chandoo, his former college roommate at Occidental College, Sam Kass, senior policy advisor for nutrition policy, and Marvin Nicholson, his trip director."
So, while veterans languish in abysmal conditions at veterans hospital, Obama is at playing golf. That is truly one of the president's "causes."http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/honor-americas-veterans-obama-heads-golf-course