Chuck Todd: ‘Wave of manufactured outrage over VA heads comment on wait times’

Faux outrage over the comments made by the head of the VA over wait times? Chuck Todd was at it again this morning on Morning Joe ripping those who are critical of the VA remarks. The panel was strangely silent. I guess this week, the week in which we will celebrate the sacrifice of the very best of us, is not worthy of a foot note on the care they are receiving at the VA. They may have survived our wars, but cannot survive the healthcare dictated to them by bureaucrats. Here tis.

MSNBC host Chuck Todd ripped what he called a “wave of manufactured outrage” Tuesday over Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald comparing wait times for vets to people waiting in line at a Disney theme park.

“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 during a Christian Science Monitor event on Monday. “And what I would like to move to, eventually, is that kind of measure.”

However, Todd, in an unusually strong tone on Meet The Press Daily, dismissed the rhetoric from upset politicians as mere pandering in an election year.

“It seems we are not living in a post-political correctness world,” Todd said. “This week, you saw lawmakers on both sides get their sense of righteous indignation up, wrapping themselves in the flag following these comments from Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald.”

After playing audio of the remarks, Todd snarked that candidates who were facing tough campaigns in 2016 were among those expressing criticism.

“Well, a wave of manufactured outrage, and some of it real, washed over McDonald in the day since those inartful comments made headlines,” Todd said.

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10 Responses to “Chuck Todd: ‘Wave of manufactured outrage over VA heads comment on wait times’”

  1. My Article Read (5-25-2016) – My Daily Musing Says:

    […] Chuck Todd: ‘Wave of manufactured outrage over VA heads comment on wait times’ […]

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  2. geeez2014 Says:

    If I remember correctly, when I waited in a long line at Disney, I wasn’t suffering from PTSD or cancer or pneumonia, I felt pretty darned GOOD! What a very LAME comparison.


  3. Steve Dennis Says:

    Sadly this has become a political issue and nothing is being done to help those who put their lives on the line to keep us free. I found the comment offensive and indicative of the fact that nobody is taking this issue seriously other than to gain political points.


    • bunkerville Says:

      Just a political football. And now Obama first thing out of his mouth in Japan is to apologize for some military guy who committed a crime.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Laura Bernard Mielcarek Says:

    It was a completely invalid comparison to begin with.

    On another site one person posted a comment questioning why veterans should get free medical care for life. Double facepalm moment I ever saw one. I replied, “If you don’t already understand why, no explanation could ever enlighten you.”

    Liked by 2 people

    • bunkerville Says:

      They -MSNBC_- sit on their pompous a** and question whether a life has value. One that gave up so much so they could sit there and spew out their opinions.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Laura Bernard Mielcarek Says:

        I gladly, and with unlimited gratitude, pay taxes for the care of our military. These men and women – and their families – sacrifice so much while serving our Country. The least we can do, as benefactors of that service, is to provide them with the best care possible during and after their service.

        Not enough money, they say? BS!! There’s plenty of money, the government is just using it in illegal and unconstitutional ways.

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      • bunkerville Says:

        Here here.. And Congress did give them the right to use vouchers but apparently refuse to allow veterans to use them.

        Liked by 1 person

  5. Rifleman III Says:

    I have not been inside of a VA hospital since Reagan was president. Worst care. I would rather be left in the gutter. Politicians and administrators talk up “improvements”, but nothing or very little, has ever improved. Now, a much greater demand since the perpetual wars of the 21st century, requiring more military personnel, who, in turn, will require more medical care. I would rather have something like the government pays regular medical carriers, and the VA is abolished. Defund the VA, and release funds to the veterans.

    Liked by 2 people

    • bunkerville Says:

      Vouchers for our Veterans. But rather, they would have all Americans have a VA type Healthcare system.

      Liked by 1 person

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