The other day countless veterans groups, including the VFW, were upset over Republican Senator and Tea Party Hero, Richard Burr (R-NC) when he got on the groups for not calling for the resignation of Eric Shinseki. Burr, a man who loves cheering for war, yet is too much of a coward to have even served in our military, has heard the calls of outrage and decided to double down in his attack against our nation's heroes.
Now I'll admit that I am not a veteran, but I have nothing but respect for those that served our nation. This scandal is an outrage, but for Republicans, including Burr, to act like this is something brand new is a flat out lie. Veterans have been outraged over these wait times for years. The only reason Republicans care about this now is because it gives them political fight for November. After that they will go back to considering out veterans nothing but government freeloaders. The veterans realize this and the GOP is now upset that their actual intentions are so transparent. This whole game of using our veterans as political pawns could actually end up backfiring on the GOP this fall.