VA secretary facing bipartisan firestorm over Disney comments
I would expect a comment like the secretary of veterans affairs Robert McDonald made to come out of some idiot’s mouth that never served in the military. That is not the case. Old McDonald served in the Army for 75 – 80 and attained the rank of Captain.
Logically thinking, someone that served would have a lot more compassion for our wounded and sick vets and not compare them waiting in line to be seen the same as wait in line at Disney World.
When you go to Disney, do they measure the number of hours you wait in line? Or what’s important? What’s important is, what’s your satisfaction with the experience? McDonald said.
Can we assume; if this piss poor purveyor of words was missing a limb or two would not be using that ridiculous comparison???
McDonald made the comments Monday morning, and faced a backlash from Capitol Hill almost immediately. Perhaps the toughest condemnation came from Illinois Rep. Tammy Duckworth, a Democrat and Iraq war veteran who lost her legs in Iraq and still receives health care at a VA hospital.
I don’t know if it is a characteristic of some people in high places or if they are plain ignorant; possibly both. Some of them seem to have total disregard for the little people because they live on Knob Hill and do not have to deal with adversities.
Example: All the politicians in this country should be compelled to use the same health insurance and be under the social security retirement plan as the rest of the country. Why should they have different and better coverage; especially that we the little people are paying for it. If that was the case, I am positive that there would be a lot of changes to better serve the people. I must assume; they think they are better than the rest of us.
McDonald had a very impressive record in the business world; supposedly that is why Mr. O picked him to get the vets monumental mess taken care of. So far he has not made much of an improvement from his predecessor.
I can understand just how difficult it is to come into a position that has been in shambles for years and try to clean it up. One thing someone in that position should not do is minimize the conditions that many of the vets are in by showing a lack of compassion and making foolish remarks as he did.
If he is not getting the support from Obama he needs, that is a horse of a different color and he should take the necessary actions to correct that at any cost.
Some of primadonna politicians think of the vets as expendables. The vets in this country that have put their lives in peril to keep this country safe should always be first in the chow line.