Limbaugh: Shinseki Got VA Job for Criticizing Bush

Image: Limbaugh: Shinseki Got VA Job for Criticizing Bush

Tuesday, 27 May 2014 08:59 PM

By Greg Richter

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki got his cabinet position because he criticized President George W. Bush during the Iraq war, conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh says.

Then-Democratic Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts loved to cite Shinseki, who was at the time the Army Chief of Staff, Limbaugh said Tuesday on Fox News Channel's "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren." Shinseki was the first member of the military to criticize Bush after Democrats in Congress had voted to authorize the use of force in Iraq, Limbaugh said.

"Shinseki stood up and said, 'it's going to take hundreds of thousands, and we don't have a chance,'" Limbaugh said. "And the Democrats loved that, so they put him in this job, maybe as thanks, maybe as payback."

But Shinseki has no real qualifications to run Veterans Affairs, Limbaugh said.

"They're not qualified to run Obamacare. They're not qualified to run energy. They're not qualified to run the economy," he said of the administration as a whole. "They don't have anybody that knows what they're doing in anything."

The VA has always been problematic, he said, and so a "baseline of acceptance" was established. "The VA is X – it's just what it is."

But with the current scandal of secret lists to mask long wait times for healthcare, the situation has gotten far worse, he said. "It's gone so far below the baseline that it is outraging people."

Related Stories



© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

US Crude Plunges 10% in Biggest One-Day Drop Since 2009

Friday, 28 Nov 2014 21:41 PM

U.S. crude tumbled 10 percent in its biggest one-day drop in more than five years on Friday, and benchmark Brent broke b . . .

Next Partisan 'War' in New Congress Will Be Over Science

Friday, 28 Nov 2014 19:58 PM

After midterm battles, an immigration standoff and amid a switch of power in Congress, the next political fight in Washi . . .

Protesters Chain Seattle Mall Doors Shut Over Ferguson

Friday, 28 Nov 2014 19:22 PM

Protesters angered by a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer for killing an unarmed black teenager . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved