Juan Williams: Some Say President Obama Has 'Gone Overboard' to Support Our Veterans

When it comes to TV punditry, there's your garden variety liberal talking points, and then there's your absurdly over-the-top liberal spin. Fox News contributor Juan Williams opted to offer the latter in an appearance today when he hinted that, if anything, President Obama cares a little too much about America's military veterans.

Appearing on the 11 a.m. Eastern hour on Fox News's Happening Now along with New York Post columnist Charlie Hurt, Williams insisted that President Obama has nearly gone "overboard" in his support of veterans. This response came, however, to a simple question from host Jon Scott: "[I]f, as the president said this was one of the causes of his presidency, why hasn't it [the persistent problems with the VA] been fixed?"

 

You can read the transcript below:

Fox News
Happening Now
May 22, 2014

JON SCOTT: Yeah, Juan, as Doug pointed out, there have been problems at the V.A. for years under Republican and Democrat administrations. But if as the President said this was one of the causes of his presidency, why hasn't it been fixed?

JUAN WILLIAMS: Look, I think you have to put this in some kind of context. I don't think anybody, Republican or Democrat, doubts that the President has been heavily and emotionally invested in veterans and veterans affairs since he's been president. He's made a big show of it. Some people might even say gone overboard.

Jackie Seal
Jackie Seal is a 2014 summer intern with the MRC's News Analysis Division.