"5 1/2 years, and no management oversight once again."
"It happened on his watch, and he is the Velcro president."
"Everyone will pay some cost, as it is a generation's problems."
"People have already moved on."
Veterans Affairs Department
"Anyone who knows a military family knows the VA has had big problems for decades."
"Sadly, the department has become the punch line."
"Credit goes uphill, blame rolls down."
Who is most likely to pay a political price for the VA scandal?
REPUBLICANS (89 VOTES)
Congressional Democrats: 26%
Congressional Republicans: 0%
President Obama: 61%
No one: 10%
Veterans Affairs Department: 3%
"It is an administration failure, though the immediate losers will be congressional Dems in November."
"It's Obama's fault, but he's not on the ballot."
"It is the perfect follow-up story to Obamacare for Republicans."
"The blame here lays squarely on the administration. Even congressional Democrats are on the attack."
"Benghazi, IRS, Obamacare website, Bergdahl, VA — does anyone notice a pattern here?"
"Big Government Mismanagement is bad for the Big Government President."
"You don't tug on Superman's cape, don't spit in the wind, and don't mess around with veterans."
"The only people on the ballot in 2014 don't run the VA, so they will posture their way out of trouble."
"President looks good feigning outrage. Members look good embracing reforms that don't change much. Real reforms don't pass. VA remains untouched."
Veterans Affairs Department
"The VA really wears this one itself — others share responsibility but the department should have led the charge on this instead of being run over by it."
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