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MAHONEY: HONORING SOVIET VETERANS?
Palm Beach Post ^ | June 30, 2008 | Larry Lipman

Posted on 06/30/2008 1:41:28 PM PDT by Fox_Mulder77

Republicans are having a field day over a flier sent out by U.S. Rep. Tim Mahoney that shows an elderly gentleman bedecked with what appear to be Soviet medals.

The picture is on the cover of a Mahoney flier labeled: “Honoring Those Who Defend Our Freedom.” The flier touts Mahoney’s record on veterans’ issues.

“Is Tim Mahoney’s commitment to our veterans so shallow and superficial that he can’t even tell the difference between an American veteran and one who fought for Communism in Joseph Stalin’s Red Army?? said Ken Spain, press secretary for the National Republican Congressional Committee.

(Excerpt) Read more at palmbeachpost.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: mahoney; soviet; veterans

1 posted on 06/30/2008 1:41:35 PM PDT by Fox_Mulder77
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To: Fox_Mulder77

Maybe it’s that crazy uncle of Obama’s who liberated Auschwitz.


2 posted on 06/30/2008 1:43:24 PM PDT by Argus (Obama: All turban and no goats.)
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To: Argus

That is why when liberals say they served in the Army, you always have to ask, which one?


3 posted on 06/30/2008 1:45:01 PM PDT by Patrick1
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To: Fox_Mulder77
Its ironic. Liberals don't consider our wars as patriotic as the Russians still view their great conflict for national survival The Great Patriotic War.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

4 posted on 06/30/2008 1:45:01 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Fox_Mulder77

The guy looks a LOT like Buck Henry.


5 posted on 06/30/2008 1:45:22 PM PDT by day10 (Rules cannot substitute for character.)
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To: Argus

I was just thinking the same thing!


6 posted on 06/30/2008 1:45:39 PM PDT by WayneS (And now I shall return to my hovel and cling to my guns - but only until it is time to go to Church)
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To: Fox_Mulder77

I can’t get to the article. Did the Palm Beach post already pull it down to avoid embarassing a (D)?


7 posted on 06/30/2008 1:47:10 PM PDT by WayneS (And now I shall return to my hovel and cling to my guns - but only until it is time to go to Church)
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To: Fox_Mulder77

I clicked the link and got a notice that the page was not found. Did it get spiked already?


8 posted on 06/30/2008 1:47:51 PM PDT by D_Idaho ("For we wrestle not against flesh and blood...")
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To: WayneS

Looks like they pulled it.


9 posted on 06/30/2008 1:49:21 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I just was able to see it.


10 posted on 06/30/2008 1:50:16 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Fox_Mulder77
...a flier sent out by U.S. Rep. Tim Mahoney ...shows an elderly gentleman bedecked with what appear to be Soviet medals. The picture is on the cover of a Mahoney flier labeled: “Honoring Those Who Defend Our Freedom.”

Our freedom? Not to be disrespectful to guys who fought in trenches, but they - Soviet soldiers - were fighting to save Soviet Union, not to defend our freedom (till Nazis attacked in June 1941, Soviets were even in cahoots with them)...

And, yes, we all know how libs honor those who indeed defend freedom - by spitting on them when they return home.
11 posted on 06/30/2008 1:51:37 PM PDT by alecqss
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To: All
ROTFLMAO!! It got spiked!! But here's the rest of it:

“This is a stunning indictment of Mahoney’s utter lack of knowledge concerning veterans’ issues. We knew he had Socialist tendencies when it came to his record, but this takes it to a whole new laughable level,” Spain said. In an enlargement of the photo, the hammer and sickle logo of the former Soviet Union is clearly visible on the top medal on the man’s left breast pocket. A Mahoney spokesperson could not be reached for comment.

HEHE!!

12 posted on 06/30/2008 1:51:53 PM PDT by Fox_Mulder77
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To: Fox_Mulder77

Hey Fox, that photo looks like some of the Russians who
immigrated in the late 1990s and bit later and some who
live a block from me in sr. citizen high rises here in San Diego

Until they got a clue, I would see some at the bus stops
at the corner with their Communist Medals from WWII.


13 posted on 06/30/2008 1:54:47 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Don't Blame Me - I Supported Duncan Hunter)
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To: SoCalPol
What's even more ironic is the Russians revere their veterans and we have to trash ours!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

14 posted on 06/30/2008 1:56:20 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Fox_Mulder77

It’s still there. It may be a bandwidth problem. I’m sure a lot of people are going there for a look. This seems to be a problem with the left. Who was it that used a picture of Canadian troops recently. There have been at least 2 similiar incidents lately. And didn’t they photoshop some trousers on them because they were wearing shorts?


15 posted on 06/30/2008 1:56:30 PM PDT by Belasarius (Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward. Job 5:2-7)
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To: alecqss

They sure as hell didn’t “liberate” Poland, or any other Eastern European country.


16 posted on 06/30/2008 1:58:26 PM PDT by dfwgator ( This tag blank until football season.)
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To: Argus; Fox_Mulder77
Maybe it’s that crazy uncle of Obama’s who liberated Auschwitz.

Uncle Joe?

17 posted on 06/30/2008 2:01:47 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Drill Here. Drill Now. Pay Less.)
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To: goldstategop

“What’s even more ironic is the Russians revere their veterans and we have to trash ours!”

Maybe now since there are so few of them left. They were ordered not to talk about what they saw during the war and until Stalin’s death were under heavy suspicion since they had their eyes opened by the obviously superior living conditions in the west.

I don’t know that you will find many Soviet veterans who feel that they were treated well. Its a fairly recent thing that they have been invited to speak at schools etc.


18 posted on 06/30/2008 2:02:28 PM PDT by Belasarius (Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward. Job 5:2-7)
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To: goldstategop

Are you going to watch the PBS special ?

MEMBERS of the Greatest Generation - especially those with weak hearts - might want to steer clear of an upcoming PBS documentary that suggests the Allied victory in World War II was “tainted” and questions whether it can even be called a victory.

Moreover, the documentary, titled “The War of the World: A New History of the 20th Century,” asserts that the war could only be won by forming an unholy alliance with a dictator - Joseph Stalin, who was as brutal as the one they were fighting, Adolf Hitler - and by adopting the same “pitiless” and “remorseless” tactics practiced by the enemy.

The three-part documentary is a companion to the best-selling book, “The War of the World: Twentieth Century Conflict and the Descent of the West” by Harvard and Oxford historian Niall Ferguson. The one-hour Part One of the documentary premieres Monday night at 10 on Ch. 13. The other two parts air the following two Mondays. World War II is the focus of Part Two.

read more here: http://www.nypost.com/seven/06262008/tv/it..._war_117294.htm


19 posted on 06/30/2008 2:10:44 PM PDT by griswold3 (Al qaeda is guilty of hirabah (war against society) Penalty is death.)
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To: Fox_Mulder77
Hey Tim, time to change the photo. Use this one next time:


20 posted on 06/30/2008 2:23:16 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (The road to hell is paved with the stones of pragmatism.)
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To: Argus
Maybe it’s that crazy uncle of Obama’s who liberated Auschwitz.

And singlehandedly, in two feet of snow, barefoot, and every place in Auschwitz is uphill.
21 posted on 06/30/2008 2:31:00 PM PDT by ZX12R
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Nail this guy and NAIL HIM HARD.

That is a GOP district. It is the one Mark Foley squandered.

A good GOP candidate should be able to boot him. He is voting with the Dems on a very high percentage of votes and can thus be tied to Pelosi.

This is a WINNABLE SEAT.


22 posted on 06/30/2008 2:34:47 PM PDT by Owen
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To: griswold3
Moreover, the documentary, titled “The War of the World: A New History of the 20th Century,” asserts that the war could only be won by forming an unholy alliance with a dictator - Joseph Stalin,

Certainly, things would have been much different in Europe and North Africa without Stalin's help

who was as brutal as the one they were fighting, Adolf Hitler

Sounds accurate enough

- and by adopting the same “pitiless” and “remorseless” tactics practiced by the enemy.

Certainly true on the Eastern Front. On the western front, the comment could be questioned, although the British bombing campaign would run afoul of modern conventions.

23 posted on 06/30/2008 3:41:21 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: dfwgator
They sure as hell didn’t “liberate” Poland, or any other Eastern European country.

They liberated a lot of watches, liquor, women...

Not that any of these actually wanted to be liberated in the Soviet manner....

24 posted on 06/30/2008 4:49:42 PM PDT by Cheburashka (Democratic Underground: Ever wonder where all those who took the brown acid at Woodstock wound up?)
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To: Fox_Mulder77
While I wouldnt want to honor the Red Army, most of those men were fighting for Mother Russia, not Joe Stalin. The Russians have historically been Hell for any invader, especially the winter, in spite of the generally poor quality of the doctrine, and their generals. If only on the basis of "the enemy of my enemy is my friend, they were our allies.

My Uncle got a nice little swim in the Greenland Sea (Latitude 71 degrees 05 minutes North, Longitude 13 degrees twenty minutes West), 4 November 1942, trying to guard the supplies being taken to Murmansk, Russia. He was a Naval Armed Guard on the "SS William Clark". (0f Lewis and Clark) he was lucky though, he *only* lost a couple of toes to frostbite, not even enough to get him discharged after his recovery instead they sent him to Flight Preparatory School at DePauw University. I don't think he ever became a flier, so he may have washed out and been sent to machinist school instead, since that is what he became, eventually.

25 posted on 06/30/2008 5:39:41 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: El Gato

True. But could you imagine a politician in Russia using the picture of an American veteran to say that he supports the Russian troops?!?


26 posted on 06/30/2008 6:04:16 PM PDT by Fox_Mulder77
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To: day10
“Just moments ago Buck Henry was cut on the forehead by a samurai sword wielded by a drug crazed and incoherent John Belushi”

Chevy Chase on Weekend Update SNL after the skit “Samurai Stockbroker”.

27 posted on 06/30/2008 6:07:14 PM PDT by allmendream
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To: Fox_Mulder77

What....a ......freaking.....maroon.


28 posted on 06/30/2008 7:05:19 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Barack Hussein Obama=Jimmy Carter II)
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To: Fox_Mulder77

Sure, if Putin says it’s OK.


29 posted on 07/02/2008 5:36:06 PM PDT by Philly Nomad
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