So, when our top-level politicians claim to be supremely angry about their own departments and minions victimizing Americans, are we supposed to give a crap? They obviously don’t, which is why they think it’ll be good enough to simply express their outrage while continuing run roughshod over rights.
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On Thursday, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki told a Senate committee that he was “mad as hell” after hearing of allegations that the VA had been falsifying waiting lists for patients and that some 40 veterans had died as a result.

White House press secretary Jay Carney quickly ran to the press to inform them that President Obama was “concerned and angry” over the allegations. White House chief of staff Denis McDonough went even further:

The fact of these deaths is an outrage to the president. He’s made that clear. And you heard what General Shinseki had to say today. He’s mad as hell about this. Nobody is more mad than the president. And I have the scars to show it, given his reaction to it as he and I have talked about it.

President Obama and members of his administration constantly express rage and anger over events totally within their control. It’s an odd and unsettling fact of American life that so many Americans seem to think that such expressions of frustration should substitute for actual competence.

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