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President Obama is ‘mad as hell,’ and he’s taken it for years now

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said Sunday that President Obama is “madder than hell” about the VA hospitals fiasco.


But unlike the followers of Howard Beale, who not only declared they were “mad as hell” but that they also weren’t going to take it anymore, the administration seems to have grown comfortable being upset about myriad scandals and slip-ups.

Let’s count.

IRS scandal: “It’s inexcusable, and Americans are right to be angry about it, and I am angry about it.” “Nobody’s madder than me about the website not working as well as it should.”

Lavish spending at the General Services Administration: “On the GSA issue, he was I think it’s fair to say apoplectic.” (Former White House senior advisor David Axelrod)

Fast and Furious:” “It’s very upsetting to me to think that somebody showed such bad judgment that they would allow something like that to happen.”

Secret Service scandal: “If it turns out some of the allegations that have been made in the press are confirmed, then, of course, I’ll be angry.”