Skip to comments.MUST SEE VIDEO: Blumenthal Defends Military Career: "I Did Misspeak"
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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“I did LIE and should be driven from the ranks”.
What a gaping rectum!!
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.
What a worthless liar. I hope a real Nam vet punches him in his liar mouth.
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”.
Isn’t the real problem WHY DO DEMOCRATS LIE ???
Wonder if any of them belong to a certain union.
“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
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.
To be accurate he said :”MARINE CORPS RESERVES”
He NEVER was in the REGULAR MC.
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.
There is something seriously creepy how he constantly smiles about this.
By the way this Marine does not believe his lame excuse! Those Vets hooting and cheering during his speech should be ashamed of themselves!
What a pathetic show....can you imagine what those vets would have done had he been a republican????
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”.
Did he also lob someone else’s medals over the White Crib fence?
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.
Most impersonators did serve in some branch at some time. That's no excuse.
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.
I hope this POS stays and this plays out over the summer...it will just be a drag on the rats...
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
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.
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.
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.
Wonder if any of them belong to a certain union.
My first thought!! I’m just wondering in ANY served in 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.
Misspeak. Defined as a democrat caught lying.
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.
This guy sounds like USMC Gen James Jones a REAL Slimy Basard!
Me=AD/MC 1976-1980 ~ AD/Nav 1980 - 1996
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.
Women were not allowed to serve in Combat zones back in the 60’s-70’s.
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.
Fake Marine Viet Vet. Also now known as "Semper If."
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.
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.
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.
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)
When in there were WM’s (Woman Marines) who served and continue to serve Reserve or AD serving is serving.
True my husband was a corpsman.
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....
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.
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