O'Reilly: Obama Knew About VA Problems and Did Nothing
In his Talking Points Memo Friday night, Bill O'Reilly slammed President Obama's lagging response to the VA's "dishonest" treatment of veterans after the president accepted Gen. Eric Shinseki's resignation as U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
President Obama had no choice but to accept Gen. Shinseki's resignation, according to O'Reilly. The president himself, however, has culpability due to his own knowledge of problems within the VA and his continued inaction on the matter, O'Reilly said.
The president cannot be expected to run the VA directly, O'reilly said, but Obama apparently lost interest in the unacceptable way veterans were being treated.
O'Reilly said that the president's lack of leadership in the VA ordeal is reflective of his overall disengagement, and pointed to an interesting back-and-forth that occurred at the State Department yesterday with spokeswoman Jen Psaki.
Psaki argued that Obama "doesn't give himself enough credit for what he's done around the world."
When asked by reporters, "For what?" Psaki pointed to general "engagement in the world and taking on tough issues that present themselves."
According to O'Reilly, "That's just bilge. B-I-L-G-E. That's just nonsense."
O'Reilly said that there's little anyone can do about the president's management style, but voters can show up to the polls in November to send a message.
See the full Talking Points Memo above.