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Obama Selected a Romney Donor to Head the VA to Blame the GOP

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On June 29, 2014 @ 7:58 pm In The Point | 3 Comments

The VA has basic structural management problems.

Robert McDonald, the former Procter and Gamble CEO who is also  a West Point grad, may be able to fix them, but it’s likely that he will have limited power and spend most of his time wrestling with local management that has gotten quite good at working around the national leadership.

If Obama gives McDonald the power to make real changes, that might change, but it’s more likely that Obama calculatedly picked a Republican donor to be able to shift the mess away.

Robert McDonald donated to Mitt Romney and to at least one Republican SuperPAC, he has however frequently met with Obama and warned against a government shutdown, so he’s certainly no Tea Partier. But this is all about image.

Shinseki was an Obama man. McDonald will be associated with Republicans and when VA problems linger, they will paradoxically be blamed on the GOP.

Obama was never concerned about the VA. He’s all about the image management. I doubt very much that he’s serious about fixing the VA. Instead he’s found a way to immunize himself against the VA scandals.


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