VA Hospital Outrage

  • Aired:  05/22/14
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Scandal plagues the White House when an investigation reveals gross negligence and misconduct in the Department of Veterans Affairs. (6:10)

>> Stephen: WELCOME TO THEREPORT, EVERYBODY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

(AUDIENCE CHANTING "STEPHEN")

>> THANK YOU, LADIES ANDGENTLEMEN.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

WELCOME TO THE REPORT.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

FOLKS-- FOLKS, I GOTTA TELL YOU,I'VE GOT TO TELL YOU IT IS NOT

OFTEN THAT AN AUDIENCE LOVES MESO MUCH I CAN HEAR IT WITH MY

DEAF EAR.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

NATION, I-- I GOTTA TELL YOU,FOLKS, I AM FURIOUS AT BARACK

OBAMA.

( LAUGHTER )AND I AM VICE-FURIOUS AT JOE

BIDEN.

IT SEEMS LIKE EVERY DAY, ANOTHERFEDERAL AGENCY REVEALS THEIR

LACK OF LEADERSHIP.

CASE IN POINT-- THE BUREAU OFENGRAVING AND PRINTING HAS JUST

PRODUCED A PORTRAIT OF CHIEFJUSTICE ROBERTS THAT IN NO WAY

CAPTURES THE ELFIN TWINKLE INHIS EYES.

( LAUGHTER )THIS KIND OF WORK, AND I'M

SUPPOSED TO SPEND THE MONEYTHESE PEOPLE PRINT?

NO THANKS.

AND NOW IT TURNS OUT THAT THEDEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

IS LOUSY AT HELPING VETERANS ORTHEIR AFFAIRS.

( LAUGHTER ).

>> STUNNING NEW REVELATIONS INTHE SCANDAL ROCKING THE VETERANS

AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT.

>> A CNN INVESTIGATION FOUND 40VETERANS DIED AT THE PHOENIX

V.A. WHILE AWAITING TREATMENT.

>> THERE WAS A SECRET HIDDENLIST, HIDING THE FACT THAT

VETERANS WERE WAITING UP TO21 MONTHS TO SEE A DOCTOR.

>> Stephen: YES, A SECRETLIST TO SEE A DOCTOR-- THOUGH

THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN TIPPED OFFBY THE BOUNCERS OUTSIDE THE O.R.

( LAUGHTER )THERE ARE NOW SIMILAR CLAIMS IN

12 STATES, AND THE AMERICANLEGION HAS CALLED FOR THE

SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS,ERIC SHINSEKI, TO RESIGN.

SO FAR HE HAS REFUSED, PROBABLYBECAUSE HE KNOWS ONCE HE

RETIRES, HE'LL HAVE TO USEHEALTH CARE FROM THE V.A

( LAUGHTER )( APPLAUSE )

WORST OF ALL, FOR YEARS, THEPRESIDENT CLAIMED HE WOULD FIX

THIS.

>> WHEN A VETERAN IS DENIEDCARE, WE'RE ALL DISHONORED.

THE SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN WHOEMBODY WHAT'S BEST ABOUT AMERICA

SHOULD GET THE BEST CARE WE HAVETO OFFER, AND THAT IS WHAT I

WILL PROVIDE WHEN I AMPRESIDENT.

LET'S KEEP TAKING CARE OF OUREXTRAORDINARY MILITARY FAMILIES.

THIS LEADS ME TO ANOTHER PROMISEI MADE FOUR YEARS AGO--

UPHOLDING AMERICA'S SACRED TRUSTWITH OUR VETERANS.

I PROMISE TO STRENGTHEN THEV.A., AND THAT PROMISE HAS BEEN

KEPT.

>> Stephen: YES, THAT PROMISEHAS BEEN KEPT, BUT HE'S

EVIDENTLY FORGOTTEN WHERE HE'SKEEPING IT.

( LAUGHTER )MAYBE THEY SHOULD CHECK THE SHOE

BOX IN THE BACK OF THE WHITEHOUSE CLOSET LABELED "TO DO."

( LAUGHTER )NOW, GET THIS, THE OBAMA PEOPLE

NOW SAY THE PRESIDENT FIRSTLEARNED OF THESE NEW

ALLEGATIONS FROM CNN.

HE HAD NO CLUE WHAT'S GOING ONIN HIS OWN ADMINISTRATION.

HERE'S AN IDEA-- GET THE N.S.A.

TO START SPYING ON WOLF BLITZER.

( LAUGHTER )( APPLAUSE )

FAIR WARNING, GUYS.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

FAIR WARNING!

FAIR WARNING, N.S.A.-- BRINGSOME NO-DOZ.

( LAUGHTER )THE ONLY OTHER WAY THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION COULD HAVE KNOWNABOUT THIS IS WHEN THE THE BUSH

ADMINISTRATION TOLD THEM ABOUTIT.

>> THIS MEMO, PREPARED FORPRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA'S

TRANSITION TEAM BY THE GEORGE W.

BUSH ADMINISTRATION, OUTLINEDTHE DIFFICULTIES VETERANS FACED

IN OBTAINING TIMELY HEALTH CARE.

IT URGED THE VETERANSADMINISTRATION TO PROPERLY

DOCUMENT DESIRED APPOINTMENTDATES AND ENSURE PATIENT WAITING

TIMES ARE ACCURATE.

FAILURE TO DO SO, THE MEMOWARNED, WOULD AFFECT QUALITY OF

CARE BY DELAYING AND POTENTIALLYDENYING DESERVING VETERANS

TIMELY CARE.

>> Stephen: THERE WAS A MEMO.

IT WARNED THEM.

BUSH EVEN PERSONALIZED IT--P.S.: V.A. TOTALLY EFF'D UP.

SEE YA.

WOULDN'T WANT TO BE YA.

SMILEY FACE.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

FOLKS, THESE VETERANS ARESUFFERING UNDER OBAMA'S WATCH,

AFTER HE DECLARED THEM A TOPPRIORITY, AND HIS TEAM HAD BEEN

ALERTED TO MISCONDUCT.

DO YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS?

IT MEANS WE FINALLY HAVE A REALSCANDAL.

A REAL SCANDAL!

JIMMY DROP THEM!

WHOOO!

WHOOO!

WHOOO!

♪ ♪FOLKS, I HAVE WAITED SO LONG.

( LAUGHTER )I KNOW I'VE CRIED WOLF BEFORE

WHAT WITH BENGHAZI AND THEI.R.S. AND THE A.P., AND FAST

AND FURIOUS, AND SOLYNDRA ANDOBAMA'S UNCLE, AND OBAMA'S AUNT,

AND OBAMA'S BIRTH CERTIFICATE.

I EVEN-- I EVEN CRIED WOLF ABOUTTHE SECRET WHITE HOUSE WOLF.

BUT THIS ONE IS DIFFERENT.

IT'S BACKED UP BY EYEWITNESSESAND DOCUMENTS AND THE BETRAYAL

OF SICK VETERANS.

IT'S LIKE CHRISTMAS MORNING.

( LAUGHTER )AND THAT'S WHY I CANNOT BELIEVE

I AM GOING TO SAY THAT WE CANNOTTALK ABOUT THIS SCANDAL.

YOU SEE, WE AMERICANS MADE ADEAL WITH THE VETERANS.

WE START TWO WARS.

THEY LAY THEIR LIVES ON THE LINEWHILE WE LAY ON OUR ASSES ON THE

COUCH WATCHING "THE BACHELOR."

( APPLAUSE )I STILL HAVE FLASHBACKS WHENEVER

I HEAR THE WORDS, "JUAN PABLO."

IN RETURN WE SAY THANK YOU FORYOUR SERVICE.

AND THAT'S ABOUT IT.

YES, TICKER TAPE PARADE WOULDHAVE BEEN BUT IN OUR PAPERLESS

SOCIETY WE WOULD PROBABLY JUSTTHROW THE iPADS OUT THE WINDOW

AND SOMEBODY COULD GET HURT.

AND THAT'S NOT GOOD, BECAUSE IHEAR V.A. HEALTH CARE IS PRETTY

BAD.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )AND IF WE TALK ABOUT THE V.A.

SCANDAL, WHAT ARE WE GOING TOTALK ABOUT NEXT, THE WAR IN

AFGHANISTAN?

I JUST FOUND OUT WE'VE GOT OVER30,000 TROOPS STILL OVER THERE.

COST ME 40 BUCKS AT MY BAR'STRIVIA NIGHT.

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