Crystal Wright on CNN: Obama’s response to Trayvon Martin and U.S. Vets

CNN Opinion - Crystal Wright on VA Scandal
CNN Opinion - Crystal Wright on VA Scandal

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2014 – Past contributor to Communities Digital News, Crystal WrightThe Conservative Black Chick, appeared on CNN News Room to speak about President Obama’s reaction to the Veterans Administration scandal in which US Veterans have died, allegedly as a result of the VA’s lack of treatment.

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Wright asks why Obama was so quick to jump before the camera’s to wax poetic on Trayvon Martin, while it took a whistleblower leak and more than a month to address the crisis. Crystal wants to know why, and quite frankly, its a question Americans, and American Veterans should be asking as well:

(CNN) — Not even a week after the ruling in the Trayvon Martin trial, President Barack Obama couldn’t wait to stand before the White House press corps and “speak to an issue that obviously has gotten a lot of attention,” as he said last July.

Yet it took Obama more than a month to address the crisis where 40 veterans allegedly died while waiting months for treatment at a Phoenix Veterans Administration hospital.

Congress has held hearings on the grave matter since April and called Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki among other witnesses to testify. But Obama just got around to holding a press conference Wednesday on the topic.

“So when I heard allegations of misconduct — any misconduct, whether it’s allegations of VA staff covering up long wait times or cooking the books — I will not stand for it, not as commander in chief, but also not as an American,” Obama declared.

If Obama is as outraged and “mad as hell” as he professes, why did it take him over a month to say anything substantive about vets dying because of months waiting for care? .. Read More at CNN – Two tragedies, two reactions: So what took Obama so long?

READ ALSO: President Obama is “Madder than Hell” about VA, but Americans are not going to take it anymore

Wright is a strong voice in conservative politics and its great to see her on CNN’s national platform!

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  • Joe V.

    Because none of the Veterans could be his son since his son would not be caught dead in the US Military, Maybe the Taliban but Not the US Military.

    • ER

      Nailed it!

    • NorCalSister

      Because this president and his attorney general feel this country is a unjust country… Just watch Obama 2016 and see how he was raised on hate for America by his mother… Yet Obama has done nothing but hurt black americans… and set this country back with dividing us and higher unemployment and building a larger poverty class.

      But Self hating whites and Blacks don’t care … They will support him no matter what he does.
      the rest of us got bamboozled by a unqualified community organizer who was more cool and hip then knowledgable.

  • Tim Irving

    No down side to the Trayvon story. So he didn’t have to have his team insulate him and declare before he appeared that he had no knowledge. When he did appear he didn’t restrict him self to facts any more than any other topic he speaks about did he..?

  • ER

    “Police acted stupidly” in the Gates case. “If I had a son” in the Trayvon case. When he knows his response panders to his demographic it is swift and sure. Otherwise he falls into “we must gather more facts” mode hoping that time will take away any need for action. Who has this President fired over anything???

  • jimmyrourke

    Who is Trayvon ???? We need to get to the bottom of the VA scandal. Its so ugly that I don’t think Obama survives

  • John

    For explanation see:

    “Workplace Violence”


    “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

    That tells you all you need to know…

  • Mr.Richards

    The VA story could never drum up racial discourse. The Trayvon Martin case was oh-so-perfect for that.