The VA Scandal Is Almost an Act Of Divine Intervention

The magnitude of the incompetence of this administration is almost impossible to comprehend. Fast and Furious, the NSA, the IRS, Benghazi, and the most recent kerfuffle, the mess at the Veteran’s Health Administration. But this is much more than a failure of management – i.e. a good idea poorly implemented – it is merely another failure of left-wing ideology — a bad idea badly implemented. In short, it is not just a routine failure of a bad idea; it is a routine failure of an ideology badly out of touch with reality. And that is due to the fact that the left lives in a world of virtual reality, where facts, logic, common sense, and judgment never have to enter the equation of shaping policy. When things go wrong — as more often than not they do — they are excused (rationalized, if you will) as the triumph of good intentions over bad results. And, to our possible existential regret, we keep letting them get away with it. And, to be fair, when they own every established vehicle of communication — i.e. the media, our universities, and the entertainment community — it is difficult to stop them. But to our discredit, the right is so pathetically weak and incompetent, that they barely make the effort. That’s what you get with career politicians — hacks and whores, and hardly a public servant among them.

By now, everyone has heard of the disgraceful mess at the Veteran’s Health Administration (VHA) where the VHA not only failed to treat our veterans but let them die on waiting lists and then cooked the books to cover up their scandalous mismanagement. And, to be fair, blame cannot be laid entirely at the feet of the Obama administration, although, after calling attention to the aforesaid mismanagement while in campaign mode, Obama did nothing to fix it once installed in office. The VHA has been in disgraceful shape for decades, with our politicians doing nothing more than kicking the can down the road at which time it would be the problem of succeeding administrations.