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Conn. candidate says sorry for misstatements (It wasn't "misstatements", it was lying!)
Posted on 05/24/2010 4:01:37 AM PDT by tobyhill
U.S. Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal has apologized in an e-mail for misstatements he made about his military service during the Vietnam War, nearly a week after the controversy erupted.
"I have made mistakes and I am sorry. I truly regret offending anyone," Blumenthal said in a statement e-mailed to The Hartford Courant late Sunday.
"At times when I have sought to honor veterans, I have not been as clear or precise as I should have been about my service in the Marine Corps Reserves,'' he said in the statement. "I have firmly and clearly expressed regret and taken responsibility for my words."
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posted on 05/24/2010 4:01:37 AM PDT
Yup - that's so lame. He didn't say it "by mistake" - it was an outright lie, said because he can't help himself - he is a liar, and that's what liars do.
Konnecticut people cannot let him sweep this under the rug - we need to keep on hammering him on this.
Shall we try to schedule a few Freeps at his house for sometime this summer?
posted on 05/24/2010 4:06:21 AM PDT
by Psalm 73
("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
His televised “explanation” was the most feeble and lame bunch of “misspeak” I ever heard. If the people of Connecticut elect this guy to the U.S. Senate then I say shame; shame on all their houses.
posted on 05/24/2010 4:17:14 AM PDT
by no dems
To: Psalm 73
For Marxist, A lie is truth, and truth is a lie.
Never forget that, and keep it in mind when Obozo opens
posted on 05/24/2010 4:17:15 AM PDT
(Now in the Philippines . Happy not to be back in the USA for now.)
posted on 05/24/2010 4:18:36 AM PDT
(The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
"I have firmly and clearly expressed regret and taken responsibility for my words."
News flash for all adults, "taking responsibility", in this context, means dropping out of the race, resigning as AG and fading into the background.
posted on 05/24/2010 4:22:47 AM PDT
(Obama. Chauncey Gardiner without the homburg.)
"I have made mistakes and I am sorry. I truly regret offending anyone, "
This sorry sack of donkey dung is only "sorry" that he got caught/exposed for the liar that he is.
His fantasy world is an outright insult for all those who did actually serve in Vietnam, and the families and friends of those who gave the supreme sacrifice.
To fabricate such BS is tantamount to treason and is disgraceful, to say the least.
posted on 05/24/2010 4:27:05 AM PDT
(Standing against tyranny must start somewhere, or the future belongs to the tyrants.)
"I have made mistakes and I am sorry. I truly regret offending anyone"
Idiot, it's not about you offending anyone. It's about your concept of reality. Vain imaginations and political power are an extremely dangerous combination. When lies become truth to any individual, that person should not be granted any access at all to positions of authority in our government. It reminds me of LBJ telling the story of his grandfather dying at the Alamo. While not true, LBJ had come to believe it. And this false sense of reality played a part in his horrendous micromanagement of the Vietnam War.
posted on 05/24/2010 4:33:09 AM PDT
(.For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
With the lamestream press, is always "misstatements" and "misspoke" when it comes to 'Rat. If it's conservatives/Republicans, well, they have to be lying, they never "misspeak". These people are so transparent and such phonies, it really isn't amusing anymore.
The people of CT have to ask themselves, how many times is this bum going to "misspeak" when he represents them in the Senate? How acceptable will it be then when he makes "misstatements"? Being that they are by and large 'Rats, I'm guessing they'll be okay with it, as long as it's a 'Rat who is "misspeaking".
posted on 05/24/2010 4:44:02 AM PDT
They just don’t make Harvard Law, prosecute’em for the smallest infration of a letter of the law types like they used to.
posted on 05/24/2010 4:56:21 AM PDT
LBJ's official portrait. Just barely visible on his coat lapel is a Silver Star award ribbon. He wore it always. Only thing was he got it on a single, fake, lied about mission were all he did was take a passenger ride and the aircraft turned back because of mechanical issues.
posted on 05/24/2010 5:01:29 AM PDT
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