Skip to comments.PA Vet Tossed Out of Clinton Rally
Posted on 03/22/2008 4:34:30 PM PDT by radar101
An army veteran was hauled away by secret service agents from a Clinton rally for disputing former president Bill Clintons claim that his wife, Hillary, would make a great commander-in-chief.
Last Wednesday, Rick Brown, a Pennsylvania resident and a 1973 graduate of West Point, attended a Hillary Clinton town hall meeting in Bethlehem, PA, a community 70-miles north of Philadelphia. Former president Bill Clinton was the featured speaker who arrived an hour and a half late to promote his wifes credentials for the presidency. That states presidential primary is scheduled for April 22nd.
Twenty-minutes into Clintons speech Brown, a five-year army veteran, said he had heard enough and shouted his question. Clinton had claimed that there were 34 general officers who endorse Hillary for president and that she would make a great commander-in-chief.
Brown, whose son is a junior at West Point, interrupted Clinton to ask whether Hillary, if elected, would gut the military. Brown later explained that he wanted to dispel the myth that Hillary would make a great commander-in-chief. After all, Brown explained, Bill Clinton had gutted the military during his term in office which left the nation unprepared after the attacks on September 11, 2001.
And you gutted our military. Youre a liar, shouted Brown as he was escorted from the packed hotel ballroom. Brown, 56, explained, Its good the secret service got me out of there. The room was filled with Hillary lovers and it could have gotten ugly.
Clinton made light of Browns remarks: "You know, whenever you find somebody screaming, it's normally because they don't have the facts on their side."
"I thought they'd let me be quiet (and sit down) and [Clinton would] answer the question," Brown said. But "I got my point out; he didn't answer."
Local press reports indicate that Clinton responded to Browns question by claiming that "In every respect, military readiness was greater when I left office than it is today." "The Republicans gutted the military, Clinton asserted.
Brown says that he cringes that the Clintons might once again be in charge of the military. Military personnel cant trust the Clintons to represent the facts to the public, claims Brown. He fears the Clintons will put the military in dangerous situations and then blame the generals if things go wrong.
His only regret, Brown explained, is that what had been a lukewarm reception for Clinton became a stirred up and passionate crowd after the confrontation. ___________________________________________________
Mr. Maginnis is a retired Army lieutenant colonel, a national security and foreign affairs analyst for radio and television and a senior strategist with the U.S. Army
I wonder if Bubba applies the same logic with Hillary when she was told about the blue dress
Yeah! Git some, Col. Brown!!!!
Thank you Rick Brown. Ask a Clinton the tough question ... get booted out of the hall.
Based on the photos I see out of a Clinton rally, the lesbo and feminazi troops have already gotten ugly.
Like in beat with an ugly stick
Thank you Mr. Brown and your son who is now at West Point!
And, whenever you hear someone lying in a friendly voice, smiling, and cracking wise about it; It could well be because they have the Secret Service on hand to make sure no one questions those lies.
Lt. Gen. Frederic J. (Rick) Brown, USA Ret.
“Local press reports indicate that Clinton responded to Browns question by claiming that “In every respect, military readiness was greater when I left office than it is today.” “The Republicans gutted the military, Clinton asserted.”
What a joke.....there he goes smoking the demo’crack’ pipe again....
Why wasn’t it mentioned in the article? That would have been great...
Somehow, I don't believe it... can anybody here can refute Clinton's BS?
LOL. So few words - so much meaning - and true. Can’t beat that.
That is so typical Clinton. You don’t agree; and they have you removed or arrested.
34 would endorse her but tens of thousands would condemn her.
So much for the First Amendment and Freedom of Speech.
The only Lt. Gen. Frederick Brown that I can find died in 1971. The article says that “Rick” Brown served 5 years in the Army. Unless there was a major screwup in the reportage, then this “Rick Brown” probably left the Army as a CPT or 1LT.
OMG, YES Clinton gutted the military. Amazing how quickly the sheeple in this nation forget!
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