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Apocalypse Dem: Blumenthal Retreats On War Claims
IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 5/18/2010 | Sean Higgins

Posted on 05/18/2010 12:20:03 PM PDT by Slyscribe

In 2000, Slate magazine said of Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal: “Blumenthal is blessed with every political virtue except recklessness and luck.”

Well, we now know he has one, just not the other.

Responding to the bombshell New York Times report that he lied about his military service record in various public speeches over the years, Blumenthal admitted Tuesday he has "misspoken" in claiming he served in Vietnam. From the AP:

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1 posted on 05/18/2010 12:20:03 PM PDT by Slyscribe
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To: Slyscribe

Using the CYA terms, “misspoke” and “poor judgment,” should automatically eliminate one from holding any office in the country.


2 posted on 05/18/2010 12:22:23 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Slyscribe

Just heard that he also stated that he was the captain of the swimming team while at Harvard. Word has it that not only was he not the captain, he was never on the swimming team. Anyone hear about this?


3 posted on 05/18/2010 12:22:38 PM PDT by RC2
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To: Slyscribe

BlumenDodd claims he had no control over his five military deferments and didn’t have any connections. That needs to be investigated.


4 posted on 05/18/2010 12:23:07 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: Slyscribe

character, it’s all about character, something rarely found in any Democrat.

It’s also a word you will never associate with Obama, unless it’s ‘Obama has no character’.


5 posted on 05/18/2010 12:25:26 PM 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: Slyscribe

That press conference was creepy. He lied and it was the NYTimes that showed it and there is video to back it up. I don’t think that is all that will appear either.


6 posted on 05/18/2010 12:25:43 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Slyscribe

too late scum bag


7 posted on 05/18/2010 12:25:49 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: RC2

heard that too


8 posted on 05/18/2010 12:26:14 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: Slyscribe

It’s absolutely astounding that the NY Times would have exposed the lies of a typical leftist. After all, the Times is the national lying CHAMP.


9 posted on 05/18/2010 12:26:37 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Slyscribe

Any voters who would send Dodd to DC all these years will think Blumenthal just completed his resume with exclamation points.


10 posted on 05/18/2010 12:27:30 PM PDT by stevem
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To: Slyscribe

Is “misspoken” the new way of saying “I lied?” Good Lord, just quit with the misspeaking and tell the truth.


11 posted on 05/18/2010 12:29:50 PM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: kittymyrib
"Using the CYA terms, “misspoke” and “poor judgment,” should automatically eliminate one from holding any office in the country."

Yes it should, FIRE THE LIAR

12 posted on 05/18/2010 12:30:14 PM PDT by ex-snook ("You will know they are Christians by their love.")
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To: stevem

he will still get elected and will be a senator.


13 posted on 05/18/2010 12:30:40 PM PDT by schwingdoc
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To: schwingdoc

The men standing behind me are a disgrace.


14 posted on 05/18/2010 12:32:03 PM PDT by Carley (WE CAN SEE NOVEMBER FROM OUR HOUSE)
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To: RC2; Doodle

This liar is 0 cabinet material.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/18/nyregion/18blumenthal.html?pagewanted=2

On a less serious matter, another flattering but untrue description of Mr. Blumenthal’s history has appeared in profiles about him. In two largely favorable profiles, the Slate article and a magazine article in The Hartford Courant in 2004 with which he cooperated, Mr. Blumenthal is described prominently as having served as captain of the swim team at Harvard. Records at the college show that he was never on the team.


15 posted on 05/18/2010 12:34:09 PM PDT by maggief
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To: kittymyrib
Typical. From what I have read no one impugned his service. Deferments were legal and common and he did serve in the reserves. OK, congratulations and thank you for your service. But.. Pointing out the fact that he has repeatedly exaggerated his claims of service and failed to correct the impression given numerous opportunities IS fair game and calls in to question his character and judgement. He should step down now and retain what he considers to be his own sense of honesty.
16 posted on 05/18/2010 12:38:23 PM PDT by Sursam Abordine
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To: kittymyrib
Typical. From what I have read no one impugned his service. Deferments were legal and common and he did serve in the reserves. OK, congratulations and thank you for your service. But.. Pointing out the fact that he has repeatedly exaggerated his claims of service and failed to correct the impression given numerous opportunities IS fair game and calls in to question his character and judgement. He should step down now and retain what he considers to be his own sense of honesty.
17 posted on 05/18/2010 12:39:00 PM PDT by Sursam Abordine
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To: maggief

What? You expect him to keep track of his resumes, bios & CVs?


18 posted on 05/18/2010 12:40:32 PM PDT by Mach9 (.)
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To: Old Grumpy
Is “misspoken” the new way of saying “I lied?” Good Lord, just quit with the misspeaking and tell the truth.

Remember a few years back when Hildabeast was telling us about coming under sniper fire in Croatia (or one of those former Balkan countries) as she & Chelsea were departing their aircraft, causing them to run for cover. She later had to retract the claim when the pilot (a senior AF officer) said no such incident occurred. She said she misspoke.

19 posted on 05/18/2010 12:44:19 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: Tarpon

Hey; what the hell does character have to do with anything? This is Connecticut. Who gives a crap about character?


20 posted on 05/18/2010 12:47:23 PM PDT by no dems
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To: Slyscribe
There are few things lower than to falsely claim military war service or honors.

Its not a "misspoke" thing, these are cowardly lies. These are dishonorable lies.

Every vet knows this.

I'm not easily offended; however as a vet, this does cross that threshold for moi.

Blumenthal, you are a dishonorable, lying coward!

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21 posted on 05/18/2010 12:49:27 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Man50D
All he had to do was tell the draft board that he did not want a deferment. never heard of the draft board making anyone take a deferment.
22 posted on 05/18/2010 1:00:31 PM PDT by Americanexpat
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To: no dems
Hey; what the hell does character have to do with anything? This is Connecticut. Who gives a crap about character?

Tell that to the Connecticut Tea party Patriots who followed Dodd to every public function until we drove him out of office. We will follow BlumenDodd everywhere he goes reminding him and the people of Connecticut he is a flaming liar.
23 posted on 05/18/2010 1:05:17 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: Slyscribe

I applied to a Connecticut based corporation in 1980 and included references in my resume to my service in Vietnam (1968-1969) and the decorations and service medals I received.
The individual guiding me through the process told me we might want to scrub my resume of the Vietnam service. As he explained, “these people at the corporate headquarters in Connecticut are openly hostile to Vietnam veterans and will regard you as somewhere between a war criminal and scum.”
I told him the Vietnam stuff stayed and if I didn’t get the position, it would not be the first and likely not the last job I lost because of my Vietnam service.


24 posted on 05/18/2010 1:05:28 PM PDT by quinhon6869
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To: quinhon6869

Thank you for your service to your country.


25 posted on 05/18/2010 1:17:07 PM PDT by MattinNJ (Iron Man 2-a great conservative movie.)
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To: no dems

You live in a character challenged state and get what you deserve :-}

With out dear reader, our country is descending into levels heretofore only known in places like Zimbabwe and Kenya.


26 posted on 05/18/2010 1:17:11 PM 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: Tarpon

OK, no control over deferments? Right. You HAVE TO have connections to get a deferment for being “Katherine Graham’s special assistant”.

Just another scum bag well heeled, well connected lying oily politician. Where the hell did we produce all these sanctimonious jerks? Oh yeah, Harvard.


27 posted on 05/18/2010 1:21:50 PM PDT by johnnycap
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To: maggief; Slyscribe; Tarpon

Blumenthal’s buddy on stage is POW HALL OF SHAME
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2516274/posts


28 posted on 05/18/2010 5:41:21 PM PDT by thouworm
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To: kittymyrib
He misspoke, many times. So now he's trying to claim people are attacking his
so called made up service record, no, we're attacking his LIES!
29 posted on 05/18/2010 5:45:10 PM PDT by MaxMax (Conservatism isn't a party)
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To: thouworm

Well this isn’t going to end well.


30 posted on 05/18/2010 5:48:48 PM 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: Tarpon; RaceBannon

Got picked up by FloppingAces with credit to Freeper RaceBannon & link to his thread

Blumenthal Lies About Vietnam Service, Says He Misspoke…But Surrounds Himself With Other Liars
http://www.floppingaces.net/2010/05/18/blumenthal-lies-about-vietnam-service-says-he-misspoke-but-surrounds-himself-with-other-liars/


31 posted on 05/18/2010 6:02:52 PM PDT by thouworm
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To: Man50D

I commend you and the Connecticut Tea Party Patriots. In my comments, I was talking about the Democrat Primary Voters. My apologies for the misunderstanding.


32 posted on 05/18/2010 9:22:57 PM PDT by no dems
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