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MUST SEE VIDEO: Blumenthal Defends Military Career: "I Did Misspeak"
RealClearPolitics ^ | May 18, 2010 | RealClearPolitics

Posted on 05/18/2010 11:45:42 AM PDT by i88schwartz

"I am proud of my service in the United States Marine Corps," Richard Blumenthal (D), candidate for US Senate, said. "Hoo-rah" and "Semper fi" was uttered several times. "I take full responsibility" for misspeaking he said.

"I will not allow anyone to take a few misplaced words and impugn my record of service to our country," he stated. "I served in the United States Marine Corps reserves and I am proud of it," he concluded.

"I did misspeak on a few occasions," he admitted. He also added that he "regretted" it.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blumenthal; career; connecticut; defends; military; misspeak; must; mustsee; richardblumenthal; see; stolenvalor; video; vietnam

1 posted on 05/18/2010 11:45:42 AM PDT by i88schwartz
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To: i88schwartz

“I did LIE and should be driven from the ranks”.


2 posted on 05/18/2010 11:48:52 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: i88schwartz

What a gaping rectum!!


3 posted on 05/18/2010 11:49:34 AM PDT by SMARTY ("What luck for leaders that men do not think". A. Hitler)
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To: i88schwartz

Look up “liar” in the dictionary, and you’ll find a picture of this slimy character. He was spinning so hard at his news conference he should have drilled himself into the floor.
It was disgusting to see him use old Viet Nam vets as props for this charade, showing what little respect he has for them.


4 posted on 05/18/2010 11:50:04 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: i88schwartz

What a worthless liar. I hope a real Nam vet punches him in his liar mouth.


5 posted on 05/18/2010 11:51:56 AM PDT by Hexenhammer (sic semper tyrannis)
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To: i88schwartz

John Kerry later claimed that his lies to Congress about participating in and witnessing war crimes in Vietnam were misspoken words from “an angry young man”.


6 posted on 05/18/2010 11:52:07 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: i88schwartz

Isn’t the real problem WHY DO DEMOCRATS LIE ???


7 posted on 05/18/2010 11:52:15 AM PDT by Tarpon (Obama-Speak ... the fusion of sophistry and Newspeak. It's not a gift, it's just lies.)
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To: kittymyrib
It was disgusting to see him use old Viet Nam vets as props for this charade, showing what little respect he has for them.

Wonder if any of them belong to a certain union.

8 posted on 05/18/2010 11:53:06 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best.)
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To: i88schwartz

“I Did Misspeak”

There’s alot of that going around, like when Obama said the security of Israel was his highest priority in the Middle East. Shouldn’t our elected officials should be fluent in at least one language? /sarc


9 posted on 05/18/2010 11:53:14 AM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: Hexenhammer

When Rush Limbaugh pointed out that some of Code Pink’s “witnesses” to war crimes in Iraq had never been deployed and called them “phony soldiers”, Red Ted Kennedy and other lying bastard Senators took out an ad chastizing him.


10 posted on 05/18/2010 11:53:21 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: i88schwartz

To be accurate he said :”MARINE CORPS RESERVES”

He NEVER was in the REGULAR MC.


11 posted on 05/18/2010 11:54:10 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: i88schwartz

What about all the deferments?
You mis-spoke and misrepresented your service record for years. Be a man and admit it. Otherwise, get out of politics and let an honest person do the work of the people.


12 posted on 05/18/2010 11:54:21 AM PDT by mark3681
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To: i88schwartz

Lying POS.


13 posted on 05/18/2010 11:54:37 AM PDT by afnamvet (Patriots Rising)
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To: i88schwartz

There is something seriously creepy how he constantly smiles about this.


14 posted on 05/18/2010 11:54:49 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: kittymyrib
What is up with all these northeastern AG's? Do they just lie all the time?

By the way this Marine does not believe his lame excuse! Those Vets hooting and cheering during his speech should be ashamed of themselves!

15 posted on 05/18/2010 11:56:52 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: i88schwartz

What a pathetic show....can you imagine what those vets would have done had he been a republican????


16 posted on 05/18/2010 11:59:37 AM PDT by MadelineZapeezda (Promoted by God to be a mother!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...................Thanks, Susan!)
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To: i88schwartz

Nobody was impugning his service, except for himself lying about it.

His “apology” is as bad as his lie, because rather than taking responsibility, he is saying that those who pointed out his lie are “impugning his service”.


17 posted on 05/18/2010 12:01:02 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: i88schwartz

Did he also lob someone else’s medals over the White Crib fence?


18 posted on 05/18/2010 12:01:15 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: i88schwartz
23 Apr 70 - President Nixon calls for far-reaching draft reform. Nixon also issued an Executive Order that ended all occupational deferments and most paternity deferments, with "extreme hardship" as the only exception.

April 30, 1971 - The last U.S. Marine combat units depart Vietnam.

After five deferments since 1965, Blumenthal joined the USMC in April 1970. His chances of going to Vietnam were nil.

19 posted on 05/18/2010 12:02:07 PM PDT by kabar
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To: i88schwartz

Most impersonators did serve in some branch at some time. That's no excuse.

20 posted on 05/18/2010 12:02:50 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: i88schwartz
I am not a Marine but have a fondness for the Corps as my dad served with them in WW2 and Korea.

Therefore it's my "educated" opinion a real Marine would not have ever made such a claim even though I know he was with the Reserve. His gunny would strip him to shreds.

21 posted on 05/18/2010 12:03:00 PM PDT by llevrok (A stranger in my own country)
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To: i88schwartz; All

I hope this POS stays and this plays out over the summer...it will just be a drag on the rats...


22 posted on 05/18/2010 12:04:05 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: i88schwartz
For anyone who didn't see his appearance on Glenn Beck:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxVi1EzUmMI

Beck keeps asking him what specific law allows him to go after the legal bonuses given to AIG employees.

He never gives an answer.

He has to be one the slimiest politicians to come along in quite a while...He's not a very good liar

23 posted on 05/18/2010 12:05:18 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Marty62
He NEVER was in the REGULAR MC.

I would not second guess regular from reserves. This SOB never saw more Marine training and "action" than the OC club due to daddy's connection. 99.999% of Marines, regular or reserves, do not have that pull.

24 posted on 05/18/2010 12:05:28 PM PDT by llevrok (A stranger in my own country)
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To: i88schwartz

Meghan doesn’t often rile me, but when she said Blumenthal stood “in front of REAL Vietnam Vets,” I lost it. How in hell does she know whether or not they’re as phony as he is? Anyhow, that’s my take on the “support” he received. The original speaker never even mentioned his own service in Vietnam, tho he mentioned rather a few of his subsequent work on behalf of vets.

If Jim Webb was correct (back in the days when he knew the difference between truth and falsehood), over three times the number of actual Vietnam vets claim Vietnam action. That’s a scandal, and I’ll bet the wanna-be number’s up exponentially as Vietnam recedes from memory.

Will anyone investigate the foreign-war creds of those who stood behind RB? Nah.


25 posted on 05/18/2010 12:06:56 PM PDT by Mach9 (.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

He’s a true Dem. Now that he has apologized, all will be forgive and he will be their hero again. Everything is hunky-dorey in the world again. Them pesky Pubbies and conservatives always causing problems.

When will the Dem/Libs get a brain! Words have meaning, not whatever meaning given at the moment or whatever meaning you want to give them after-the-fact.


26 posted on 05/18/2010 12:09:00 PM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: N. Theknow

Wonder if any of them belong to a certain union.

My first thought!! I’m just wondering in ANY served in Vietnam.


27 posted on 05/18/2010 12:10:49 PM PDT by Mach9 (.)
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To: kabar
April 30, 1971 - The last U.S. Marine combat units depart Vietnam.

My infantry battalion (2d Bn, 1st Infantry Regiment)replaced the 5th Marine Regiment in Danang in June, 1971. We ran some joint operations in order to get to know their AO. Whoever came up with that date, must have forgotten to tell those Marines that they had already left.

Your point is right on the money, Blumenthal was never at risk of having to go and he damn well knew it.

28 posted on 05/18/2010 12:15:55 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: i88schwartz

Misspeak. Defined as a democrat caught lying.


29 posted on 05/18/2010 12:16:59 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Oldpuppymax

I sazy let him stay in the race. He will get slaughtered in the general election and it will be another pickup for the GOP. Then he can go back to whatever rock he crawled out from under and misspeak to his heart’s content.


30 posted on 05/18/2010 12:23:32 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: centurion316

This guy sounds like USMC Gen James Jones a REAL Slimy Basard!


31 posted on 05/18/2010 12:25:51 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: Marty62
And just for the record, what is your background, were you in the Corp, reserve or otherwise?

Me=AD/MC 1976-1980 ~ AD/Nav 1980 - 1996

32 posted on 05/18/2010 1:25:46 PM PDT by SERE_DOC (My Rice Krispies told me to stay home & clean my weapons! How does one clean a phase 4 plasma rifle)
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To: llevrok

I probably ineptly tried to make my point.

But what got me was somehow he tried to make it sound like he was just this Forrest Gump type guy that walked into a recruiting office and he was put on a bus to Parris Island.

This is a guy that got 6 deferrments, was a seantors staffer.
Worked out of the WH, NIXON WH, and NO ONE even whispered to him .

Especially getting deferrments while working for the Washington POST for GS.


33 posted on 05/18/2010 2:16:39 PM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: SERE_DOC

Women were not allowed to serve in Combat zones back in the 60’s-70’s.


34 posted on 05/18/2010 2:17:50 PM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: i88schwartz
So.......what else have you "misspoken" about in the execution of your office Mr. Blumenthal?

And why did it take being exposed to make you come clean on your NON-record as a Marine?

Any companies, individuals out there who might just take the AG to task on possible malfeasance in carrying out his duties?

Admitting he "misspoke" more than once should open one enormous can of worms with focus on the office of AG in the state.

35 posted on 05/18/2010 2:25:47 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best.)
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To: i88schwartz
Richard Blumenthal = Liar.

Fake Marine Viet Vet. Also now known as "Semper If."

36 posted on 05/18/2010 2:27:43 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best.)
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To: Hexenhammer

This Viet Nam vet would punch him in the mouth given the chance.

I’ve met many more phony VN vets than real ones since I came home in 1968.


37 posted on 05/18/2010 2:29:07 PM PDT by Ace the Biker (I wasn't born in Texas but I got here as fast as I could.)
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To: centurion316
March 25, 1971 - The 5th Marines departed Vietnam. Significance: The continuing redeployment of Marine units from Vietnam in accordance with the Keystone Robin plans.

April 14, 1971 - The III MAF headquarters, the 1st Marine Division headquarters, and the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing headquarters departed Vietnam. The 3rd Marine Amphibious Brigade replaced III MAF at Da Nang and totaled 1,322 Marine and 124 Navy officers and 13,359 and 711 Navy enlisted men. It consisted of the 1st Marines, MAG-11 and MAG-16, and the 2nd Combined Action Group Headquarters. Significance: This was to be the last command adjustment before the final departure of Marine units in Vietnam.

38 posted on 05/18/2010 2:29:42 PM PDT by kabar
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To: kabar

Interesting. I think that this must refer to the headquarters elements. The guys we worked with were 5th Marines, perhaps companies, or a battalion operating under 1st Marine Regimental control. They were out of the field by 15 June and gone from Danang by the end of the month.


39 posted on 05/18/2010 3:10:47 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: Marty62

I get ur point. I knew Forrest Gump. Forrest was a friend of mine. And Bleumenthal is no Forrest Gump! (Forrest had a friend called Bubba. Blumey had a friend called Binky)


40 posted on 05/18/2010 3:58:18 PM PDT by llevrok (A stranger in my own country)
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To: Marty62

When in there were WM’s (Woman Marines) who served and continue to serve Reserve or AD serving is serving.


41 posted on 05/18/2010 6:41:14 PM PDT by SERE_DOC (My Rice Krispies told me to stay home & clean my weapons! How does one clean a phase 4 plasma rifle)
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To: SERE_DOC

True my husband was a corpsman.


42 posted on 05/18/2010 6:51:19 PM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: Marty62
A Doc! sweet! As was I for the 16 years that I was in the Navy, assigned to the Corps.

It was always a dichotomy when the Marines would tell me I wouldn't understand their life being a squid so the trump card that I got to play (often) was I was a Marine while they were in grade school....

43 posted on 05/18/2010 7:28:16 PM PDT by SERE_DOC (My Rice Krispies told me to stay home & clean my weapons! How does one clean a phase 4 plasma rifle)
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To: SERE_DOC

Yeah he thought being called a Fleet Marine was interesting.

To this day, I have never forgotten the stories of co-workers that served in country.

It seems absolutely un-frikkin-believable that the very same anti-war, anti-American domestic terrorists are now in the Government. It is a National disgrace.


44 posted on 05/18/2010 8:17:52 PM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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