“Resignation” of Robert Petzel another diversion

Does the Obama administration really believe the American people are just that dumb? Maybe so, considering most Americans think they’re smarter than average.

So now we have the “resignation” of Undersecretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Petzel — conveniently announced while people’s dander is up about the VA death list scandal.

The truth is, the 40-year-career bureaucrat had announced his retirement last Fall. So in other words, he was leaving anyway this year!

Is anyone responsible for their actions in the Obama administration? Lois Lerner pleads the Fifth and is off getting a six-figure taxpayer funded retirement — and I bet this fella Petzel will get the same. No accountability, just faux “outrage” and nothing resolved.

I guess the administration figures it can just wait it out while the media entertains the American people with “panem et circenses” — in other words the next TMZ video.

Obama’s words about caring for our veterans and reducing claims wait times join the long list of empty rhetorical promises and lies. This sucks.

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Barb J
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CBS radio news this morning said he was fired over the VA mess. No mention that he’s taking his pension a few months before scheduled. Keep the uninformed uninformed, CBS.

Don Smith
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Yes, absolutely correct. Do not blame Obama and the Democrats as the fault lies with the false reporters who enable, willingly, this administration because they became reporters to make change not to report truths. They either know he was already retiring or are complete and utter imbeciles. ..or…wait for it…or both, stupid and complicit.

Mark Bigger
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I am with West all the way. He would make an excellent president

HuandaRulz
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All this crap is carefully orquestrated to make it look like they are doing something about it.

hadenough57
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Actually, there are many Americans that dumb. We know them as liberals.

Domenick
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Crime and punishment has been replaced with adding insult to injury.

freeman246810
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The question is, can the rulers succeed in keeping the stupid stupid long enough hold power? In other words, do we live in a police state?

freeaw
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The first mistake we make is in thinking they our our Rulers. We are their Rulers in America and it is about time we started acting like it!

ricsands
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As we try to slap these big wigs over those bogus bonus programs we need to hope someone exposes the fact that these bonuses are based on group goals that center on things like mortality rates, readmission, patient satisfaction and wait times. The one thing that most of the public is not aware of is that these numbers are attached to merit increases for the entire staff in these facilities.

speaknowamerica
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I’m starting to believe that the GOP should not run white, presidential candidates at all in 2016, but rather run folks like you, Ben Carson, Bobby Jindal, Mia Love, Condoleezza Rice, and Ted Cruz, so that America can see that conservatism isn’t actually a white ideology, but rather an ideology based on the ideas that following the U.S. Constitution is good, Freedom and Liberty is good, having a limited government is good, implementing sound fiscal policy is good, respecting the early forms of human life is good, being moral is good, and giving place to God in the GOP platform… Read more »
Reba
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Let’s see: Allen West needs to be ahead of the Military. Dr. Ben Carson, Mia Love and Condoleezza Rice, do not have the background to run for President. Bobby Jindal, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, are not eligible to run for President. Furthermore, color has nothing to do with it. You either have a Conscious and Ethics or you don’t. We need someone who has the background and the record to run. So, an individual that is for all “Americans” and not just a group or two. Someone who stands by “Our Constitution”, “Bill of Rights”, “Amendments” and “Our Laws”.… Read more »
Dennis Fitzgerald
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Jindal was born in Lousiana-why is he not eligible??? Cruz mother was born in the USA and an American citizen-why is he not eligible??? Rubio was born in Florida-why is he not eligible??? What background qualified Obama ro run??? Additionally based on your exclusion of Cruz, Obama should NOT have been allowed to run… Trey Gowdy wouldbe a great V.P behind Allen West or Ben Carson…

Reba
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I have nothing against any of these running, except for the facts and something in their record about their votes. Jindal was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Both parents emigrated from Punjab, India, who came to the United States six months before he was born. Rubio was born in Miami, Florida. Both his parents were Cubans who immigrated to the United States in 1956 and were naturalized as United States citizens in 1975. Cruz was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. His mother was born in Wilmington, Delaware and when Cruz was born he received dual citizenship. His father was born… Read more »
rev. o'lutionist
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Yea Reba. I’d say another lifetime politician with the background and “experience” in office is just what the doctor ordered….give a man power if you want to see his true character

Reba
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If you don’t have someone with knowledge and experience, you will get the same thing you have in the President Office now.

Reba
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This is not new and the VA has had problems for many years. Until they can put someone in there that can bring in individuals that know how to run the VA and Hospitals, it will never be cleaned out. It starts at the top and either they were aware of the problems or they were not doing their jobs. The next level that runs each VA Center is the same. Since this is not just one Center, someone had to initiate this procedure of hiding information. So I would say it was a group at the top who put… Read more »
rev. o'lutionist
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Always been a fan of West, but I’m beginning to think he’s using peoples hatred of Obama as a means to get votes. He does point out the government’s shortcomings, which is good, but never offers up any solutions. Leader? Not likely. Reminds me more of a hype man. That being said, continue rallying the troops, Mr. West. You have a large group of followers. Do the right thing.

rambler333
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Obama used the hatred of GW Bush to get elected. It is a strategy that worked for all of the dems who got elected in 2008.

Dennis Fitzgerald
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West or Carson will surround themself with the best and brightest people regardless of politice-they will do what is correct for America and Americans, not cater to splinter groups or political correctness-that era which is an error too, will soon end or we as a nation will cease to exist…

rambler333
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Robert Petzel is the first rat off the sinking ship. He had probably been looking for the optimal time and reason to retire for several years. VA administration isn’t going to be a happy place for at least two years. As the stuff begins to fly, he can sit safely by in his retirement home and chuckle as his former co-workers duck, bob, weave, lie, and point fingers at each other.

JimmieMee
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Yes…no question he does think we are that dumb, and perhaps we are, he doesn’t even try to hide the lies and there he is scandal free, this actually is a Test, and we are not doing so good

MotherBatherick
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This is obama’s latest impersonation of Charlie Brown’s teacher speaking.

lokiswife
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Heard on a business news station today that the Inspector General’s office issued warnings about a slowdown at the VA at the end of Bush’s term, the IG warned Obama that he needed to take care of the problem when he first came into office. You see how well he took care of that, the problem just got worse and worse. He’s had five years to do something, but did nothing.

Ron Coon
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I am looking forward to the day when we have our first Black President. Uh, that would be you, LtC West. Barry ain’t it. There is a cure to the insanity that plagues Washington, D.C. That cure comes in the form of two men: Newt Gingrich and Allen West.

Gingrich/West 2016: Welcome to the liberals worst nightmare.