John Ransom

Finally we get to witness the president mad about something.

To understand exactly what he's mad about, let's cut to the before and after pictures of the Veterans Administration scandal.

So like two weeks ago, dude, when this story first broke of veterans dying because of substandard care, Obama didn't seem so mad then.

After all, the guy running the Veterans Administration is still running the show.

Two weeks, to me, seems like a long, long time ago for Obama to suddenly be mad.

“There are now clear signs that veterans' health centers across the U.S. are juggling appointments and sometimes manipulating wait lists to disguise long delays for primary and follow-up appointments,” reports the LA Times, “according to federal reports, congressional investigators and interviews with VA employees and patients.”

And this mismanagement has led to veteran deaths.

This was the BEFORE picture.

The LA Times is key here.

They are part of the AFTER picture.

Because were it not for the mainstream media, as represented by the LA Times, finally reporting—for the first time ever-- truthfully on a scandal arising from the Obama administration, Obama would likely not be madder than hell.

After all, this is a president who doesn't know the difference between a corpsman and a corpseman.

Up to this point, Obama probably figured that with all those corpsemen hanging around, the veterans were supposed to die.

But with documented cases of veterans dying because of substandard care, I suppose we see that even liberals in the media have their limits.

And later on I'll tell you exactly what these limits are.

So this weekend the White House Chief of Staff-- pun intended-- made the rounds of the Sunday talk shows telling everyone that Obama was mad as hell about the situation at the Veterans Administration.

“The president is madder than hell, and I've got the scars to prove it,” says Denis McDonough, the president’s newest Chief Tool. “We're going to get to the bottom of those things, fix them and ensure that they don't happen again.”

Generally speaking, “getting to the bottom of things” is White House-speak for burying something at the top or bottom of all the scandals, mismanagement and poor political decisions that come out of this White House daily.

John Ransom

John Ransom’s writings on politics and finance have appeared in the Los Angeles Business Journal, the Colorado Statesman, Pajamas Media and Registered Rep Magazine amongst others. Until 9/11, Ransom worked primarily in finance as an investment executive for NYSE member firm Raymond James and Associates, JW Charles and as a new business development executive at Mutual Service Corporation. He lives in San Diego. You can follow him on twitter @bamransom.