Despite what some on the Left would have us believe, words mean something in the effort to describe reality:
scan·dal noun \ˈskan-dəl\ : an occurrence in which people are shocked and upset because of behavior that is morally or legally wrong : talk about the shocking or immoral things that people have done or are believed to have done : something that is shocking, upsetting, or unacceptable
Rachel Maddow and an army of Obama apologists are denying the V.A. situation is a scandal. They apparently think Vets dying at the hands of corrupt bureaucrats is only a problem awaiting a solution. They must therefore deny that Obama admitted the problem was serious six years ago, they must deny he promised to solve the problem, they must deny he failed completely, and they must deny V.A. officials have been morally and legally responsible for Veteran deaths due to lack of treatment.
Admitting you are denying real scandals is the first step toward recovery.
Other scandals that fit the definition, even if the Left insists on denying reality:
– IRS targeting and punishing Obama opponents
– Illegal war in Libya
– Recess appointments
– Associated Press
– Fast & Furious
– DOJ – Holder perjury, held in contempt
– Sebelius controversies: raising private money and endorsing candidates
And a host of others, listed here.
One more scandal worth nothing: the behavior of so-called journalists in the mainstream media who refuse to hold anyone in the administration accountable for anything, ever.
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