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Blumenthal's Claims About Having Served In Vietnam Being Challenged (Tricky Dicky presser at 2)
Hartford Courant ^ | 5/18/10 | Hartford Courant

Posted on 05/18/2010 8:55:43 AM PDT by raccoonradio

Courant.com will live stream a 2 p.m. press conference by Richard Blumenthal to address questions about his military record during the Vietnam War.

Republican candidate Rob Simmons, who is a Vietnam veteran, said that Blumenthal owes the public an explanation.

"As someone who served, I respect Dick for wearing the uniform, but I am deeply troubled by allegations that he has misrepresented his service," Simmons said in a statement. "Too many have sacrificed too much to have their valor stolen in this way. I hope Mr. Blumenthal steps forward and forthrightly addresses the questions that have arisen about this matter."

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


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: blumenthal; blumenthals; challenged; claims; connecticut; dick; richardblumenthal; served; vietnam

1 posted on 05/18/2010 8:55:43 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Speak BlumenDodd, speak!


2 posted on 05/18/2010 9:00:01 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: raccoonradio
Maybe Blumenthal will assert that distributing Toys for Tots in Anacostia might be comparable to a war zone, like Viet Nam.
3 posted on 05/18/2010 9:00:10 AM PDT by Plutarch
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To: raccoonradio
The fact that he is caught on video ought to cook his goose.

He was very blatant about "when I served in Viet Nam".

4 posted on 05/18/2010 9:01:06 AM PDT by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: raccoonradio
In the military, lying about your service, deployment, rank, or medals, is the worst thing you can ever do.

It is a big sin and, in the eyes of fellow servicemen, makes you a POS.

5 posted on 05/18/2010 9:03:06 AM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: Plutarch
"Maybe Blumenthal will assert that distributing Toys for Tots in Anacostia might be comparable to a war zone, like Viet Nam."

You need to see some of these welfare momma's trying to collect toys for their tots. It is a war zone!!!! : )
6 posted on 05/18/2010 9:04:19 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: capt. norm

Wonder if he will say he’s determined to stay in race, then
“suspend his campaign” when the polls nosedive?


7 posted on 05/18/2010 9:04:26 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Many of us served in the Vietnam ERA. Note: ERA. I am always careful with that explaination.


8 posted on 05/18/2010 9:07:04 AM PDT by alarm rider (The left will always tell you who they fear the most. What are they telling you now?)
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To: raccoonradio

from Wikipedia:

—In an interview on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Blumenthal said that he had never accepted PAC money. Blumenthal accepted over $220,000 in PAC money for the first fiscal quarter of 2010, according to his FEC report. When challenged on the discrepancy, his campaign released a statement explaining that he was referring only to previous campaigns

—On May 17, 2010, the New York Times published an article stating that Blumenthal “never served in Vietnam, despite statements to the contrary. The Times has found that he obtained at least five military deferments from 1965 to 1970 and took repeated steps that enabled him to avoid going to war.” The Times also published a March 2, 2008, video in which he states that “I served in Vietnam”

—In 2007, Hans Bader, Counsel for Special Projects of the Competitive Enterprise Institute (a Libertarian think-tank) ranked Blumenthal as “the nation’s worst state attorney general”...Former Congressman Rob Simmons, one of Blumenthal’s Republican contenders for Senator of Connecticut, circulated the document on his campaign website, charging Blumenthal with “supporting meritless, politically-driven lawsuits.”


9 posted on 05/18/2010 9:08:41 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Maybe he can get John Kerry to vouch for him.


10 posted on 05/18/2010 9:09:31 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (Even Hitler had Government run health care, but at least he got the Olympics for Germany)
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To: raccoonradio

I bet he’ll try the “old news lets move on for the good of the people” tack.


11 posted on 05/18/2010 9:17:24 AM PDT by DManA
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To: 240B

And qualified to run for President of the USA, ala Jon Carry.


12 posted on 05/18/2010 9:19:35 AM PDT by Carley (WE CAN SEE NOVEMBER FROM OUR HOUSE)
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To: raccoonradio
Blumenthal's Claims About Having Served In Vietnam Being Challenged

Being challenged???? I think they've gone further than that and proven that Blumenthal never came close to going to Vietnam

13 posted on 05/18/2010 9:20:47 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: raccoonradio

All politicians are liars hence this mans misstatements are not suprising. However, never forget that the modern democrat supports to his dying breath: vice in all its forms, sedition, espionage, sabotage, treason, any form of respect for one’s nation, baby killing and lastly violent expressions of hatred for the Christian religion.


14 posted on 05/18/2010 9:23:02 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Respect=disrespect sorry just starting my morning coffee.


15 posted on 05/18/2010 9:24:38 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Carley
Do you mean Black Ops Kerry, who got 3 purple hearts (which he gave himself) and a medal of valor(which he created and gave himself and doesn't even exist)?

Who carries his Special Forces beret in his briefcase every day?

What a maroon, sheesh

16 posted on 05/18/2010 9:29:36 AM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: 240B

The dems love their America haters and their liars. Seems th bigger the lie the more they’re loved.


17 posted on 05/18/2010 9:36:31 AM PDT by Carley (WE CAN SEE NOVEMBER FROM OUR HOUSE)
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To: Michael.SF.

John Kerry served in Vietnam? Is that true? I hadn’t heard that. (/s)


18 posted on 05/18/2010 9:43:49 AM PDT by sima_yi ( Reporting live from the People's Republic of Boulder)
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To: raccoonradio

If he was never in Vietnam that is an easy thing to find out. I saw him in a speech directly say something about “his time in Vietnam” so if he is trying to say he didn’t say that he was there then he is a liar.


19 posted on 05/18/2010 10:20:58 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

Yes “Toys for Tots” can be a warzone! We one year as part of the local H.O.G. club helped with the give away. It’s bad when even the bikers are scared! LOL


20 posted on 05/18/2010 10:22:52 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Carley
Yes, but what he was saying and doing was more than lying.
It was downright childish and stupid.
21 posted on 05/18/2010 10:27:32 AM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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