If the bureaucrats in charge of the VA were suddenly transferred to manage the Islamist terrorist group ISIS, it would look something like this:
“ … it wasn’t quite 2,000 that we beheaded, it was really 24. And we’re sorry that, in fact, they were all our own terrorists that we beheaded because they got misclassified in the system as Christians.”
That’s just part of the analogy from U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman during a recent KOA interview criticizing the agency’s management.
“It’s too bad we can’t take VA leadership and export it and give it to some of our adversaries around the planet. Let them suffer under VA’s leadership,” Coffman said in the interview.
As expected, the VA responded by wringing its hankie of crocodile tears.
His “comments do not belong in our public discourse,” said VA spokeswoman Victoria Dillon in a statement. “Veterans and VA employees find them highly offensive. (VA) Secretary (Robert) McDonald has spoken to Representative Coffman.”
What’s offensive to veterans is the VA cooking the books to hide their incompetence that led to the deaths of dozens in their care. Also offensive is their bungling of the Aurora hospital that has wasted millions of taxpayer dollars. Offensive to VA employees is the harassment and firing of whistleblowers that were actually trying to protect veterans.
So who is left to defend the VA’s honor with burning torches and pitchforks? That would be the angry mob also known as the Colorado Democratic Party.
From the Democrat’s email call to
contribute action issued last night:
Click here to instantly sign our petition demanding that Rep. Coffman apologize for his comments. We can’t let Coffman get away with these comments. They’re demeaning and an embarrassment to the people of our great state. Add your name and demand he apologize NOW before it’s too late … You can donate to the Colorado Democratic Party by clicking here.
No word yet on whether ISIS will also demand an apology for the comparison.