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Blumenthal apologizes for misstatements on Vietnam
AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/24/10 | Susan Haigh - ap

Posted on 05/24/2010 3:06:40 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

HARTFORD, Conn. – Criticized for saying he "regrets" misstatements he made about his military service during the Vietnam War, Connecticut Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal is now apologizing.

On Monday and late the night before, the Democrat told various media outlets that he made mistakes and is sorry for them.

"I think he wants to put this behind him. He wants to start getting back to talking about the issues that matter most to the people of Connecticut and start talking about who is going to best represent the people of Connecticut in Washington," said Maura Downes, a campaign spokeswoman.

The state's commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S., Richard G. DiFederico, had issued a statement Friday demanding an apology from Blumenthal.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: apologizes; blumenthal; blumenthallies; connecticut; liar; liarliarpantsonfire; misstatements; vietnam
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1 posted on 05/24/2010 3:06:40 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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misstatements ?

apology declined


2 posted on 05/24/2010 3:07:39 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge
I think he wants to put this behind him.

Ya think?

3 posted on 05/24/2010 3:08:38 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (When buying and selling are legislated, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Typical democrat! Apologize and the incident never happened!!


4 posted on 05/24/2010 3:08:42 PM PDT by acoulterfan
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To: NormsRevenge

AP cannot shill harder for a f’ing LIE.


5 posted on 05/24/2010 3:08:49 PM PDT by wac3rd (Prepare for the November 2010 Tsunami)
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To: NormsRevenge

ROFL, now he apologizes just 3 days ago he was all huffy and puffy telling people he was not going to let a couple of words ruin his destruction of America with other DIMS.


6 posted on 05/24/2010 3:08:53 PM PDT by claymax ("Man is not free unless Government is limited" Ronald Reagan)
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To: NormsRevenge

It’s not an apology if he’s still trying to sell the lie that he didn’t lie.


7 posted on 05/24/2010 3:08:56 PM PDT by highlander_UW (Education is too important to leave in the hands of the government.)
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To: NormsRevenge

He wants to correct his previous statement that he won a Medal of Honor-he now says he was only nominated for it.....

/s


8 posted on 05/24/2010 3:11:04 PM PDT by Mac from Cleveland ("See what you made me do?" Major Malik Hasan)
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To: NormsRevenge

Well as long as he apologizes for getting caught in his lies, it should be okay. /s


9 posted on 05/24/2010 3:11:36 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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To: Sherman Logan

I wouldn’t think anyone would want to put TRUST in him now, he violated all the trust of the veterans who DID fight.


10 posted on 05/24/2010 3:12:53 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: NormsRevenge
Isn't it time for Blumental to "spend more time with his family"...just sayin'

11 posted on 05/24/2010 3:13:57 PM PDT by ~Vor~ (A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.)
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To: NormsRevenge

LIES of this type are not forgivable.


12 posted on 05/24/2010 3:14:04 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: NormsRevenge
“I think he wants to put this behind him.”

Yes, getting caught can be such a b*tch.

I hope he has a long retirement, starting now, to contemplate his many lies.

13 posted on 05/24/2010 3:15:01 PM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: NormsRevenge

Fake but accurate...


14 posted on 05/24/2010 3:16:11 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: NormsRevenge
How about “I repent of my lying and beg for forgiveness. I have dishonored my uniform, my Corps and my fellow Marines in addition to my office and the people of Connecticut.”

That might do for starters. Then he could finish by resigning and withdrawing from public office.

15 posted on 05/24/2010 3:16:50 PM PDT by BwanaNdege
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To: NormsRevenge

Anything short of...

“I apologize from the bottom of my heart for lying about my military service and for stealing the valor of genuine Vietnam combat veterans. I did so strictly for selfish political expediency, to get myself elected, and this was a totally unacceptable lapse in judgment on my part. I therefore resign my position as Connecticut’s Attorney General and withdraw my candidacy for the US Senate, both effective immediately.”

...is not accepted.


16 posted on 05/24/2010 3:17:38 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: NormsRevenge

Too late liar...DECLINED


17 posted on 05/24/2010 3:19:01 PM PDT by FreeperDoll
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To: Tarpon
Exactamundo. The only people who would have standing to forgive him are those whose valor he sought to steal.
18 posted on 05/24/2010 3:21:01 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: NormsRevenge

Did he apologize for pretending to be someone he is not? Did he express regret for stealing honor away from those who did serve?


19 posted on 05/24/2010 3:22:03 PM PDT by Hoodat (.For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Misstatements my foot. A lie is a lie, is a lie. Doesn’t he understand what a lie is?


20 posted on 05/24/2010 3:23:03 PM PDT by mom-7
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To: NormsRevenge

He wants to put this behind him and talk about the issues? Whether a candidate can be trusted, whether he is honest and a man of integrity is probably issue number one. If he can’t be trusted, then whatever he says doesn’t really matter.


21 posted on 05/24/2010 3:24:10 PM PDT by all the best
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To: Mr. Lucky

Maybe he just got Viet Nam confused with the base in Germany where he was stationed. The Black Forest can be mighty confusing when you’re out there looking for Octoberfest.


22 posted on 05/24/2010 3:24:49 PM PDT by shadeaud ("If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten." -- George Carlin B)
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To: NormsRevenge

Not good enough. He must apologize at least 5 more times and then drop out of the race. That’s what Republicans do.


23 posted on 05/24/2010 3:25:21 PM PDT by ShandaLear (The price of Obamacare? 30 pieces of silver.)
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To: NormsRevenge

“Didn’t you notice a powerful and obnoxious odor of mendacity in this room?” Main Entry: men·dac·i·ty Pronunciation: \men-ˈda-sÉ™-tÄ“\ Function: noun Inflected Form(s): plural men·dac·i·ties Date: 1646 1 : the quality or state of being mendacious 2 : lie You’d think a lawyer of Blumenthal’s experience and stature could handle a four syllable word for “lie” and not take refuge in the three syllable “misstatement”.


24 posted on 05/24/2010 3:25:33 PM PDT by Mobties
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To: NormsRevenge
Dick Blumenthal is, as former Senator Fred Thompson characterized him: "a lying weasel".

His unmitigated arrogance and palpable narcissism are offensive and so is his pathetic attempt to brush this off as something unimportant. Blumenthal's deliberate lying about serving in Viet Nam is not 'unimportant'. It demonstrates his lack of character and integrity. The man is a fraud and his very belated 'apology' is transparently political. An attempt to 'manage' his getting caught in lies that amount to 'stolen valor'.

Blumenthal should quit the race but with corrupt Senator Christopher Dodd and the brain-dead Connecticut Democrat party endorsing him in a state with a lopsided Democrat voter registration advantage, Dick Blumenthal will not only refuse to quit his race for the senate but likely win it...unless Connecticut voters find the courage to reject this liar. I'm not holding my breath waiting for that to happen.

25 posted on 05/24/2010 3:25:51 PM PDT by Jim Scott (re much)
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To: NormsRevenge

Lies. His statement was fully intended. They were not simply erroneous verbiage.
They were deliberately intended to deceive. Sorry MSM, but that’s a lie.


26 posted on 05/24/2010 3:26:08 PM PDT by rod1
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To: NormsRevenge

At the rate we’re going, he will make a great president some day.


27 posted on 05/24/2010 3:29:31 PM PDT by I Hate Obama ("Sorry I had a fight in the middle of your Black Panther Party." -Forest Gump)
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To: NormsRevenge

The sad part is by November most people in this state will just vote him in saying “At least he isn’t Dodd.” Guess what he’s Dodd on steroids!!


28 posted on 05/24/2010 3:29:51 PM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: NormsRevenge

Apology not accepted. Blumenthal get the blank out of my country. This SOB should be forced to resign as the AG and be stripped of ever being in political office. Opps i forgot he is a democrap so committing a crime, failing to pay taxes and so forth and so on does not matter. PODS - Piece of Donkey Shit


29 posted on 05/24/2010 3:32:31 PM PDT by hondact200 ( Lincoln Freed the Enslaved. Obama Enslaves the Free. Obama is Americas Greatest Threat)
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To: Mr. Lucky

This in my book is not redeemable. Goes right to the character of the man who stole the valor.

If he will lie about this, he will lie about anything.


30 posted on 05/24/2010 3:33:28 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: Sherman Logan

Yeah : I think LMAO.


31 posted on 05/24/2010 3:33:43 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: NormsRevenge
Character counts. You've proven that you don't have any. Get lost.
32 posted on 05/24/2010 3:34:20 PM PDT by JPG (Mr. Gore, we have a warrant for your arrest...put your hands behind your back.)
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To: rovenstinez

agreed. my cousin was killed in ‘nam.


33 posted on 05/24/2010 3:35:04 PM PDT by brivette
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To: NormsRevenge

Let him show his sincerity by withdrawing from the race. Otherwise, how do we know he isn’t trying to dupe us with another lie?


34 posted on 05/24/2010 3:37:11 PM PDT by pallis
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To: NormsRevenge
he made mistakes

I get tired of the misuse of the word "mistake". Does someone make a "mistake" when he robs a bank or embezzles or lies under oath or cheats on his spouse or....? It's a mistake only if he did any of these things unintentionally.

35 posted on 05/24/2010 3:41:27 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Tarpon

He’s a vicious Attorney General. Lady who sold computers to the state was slapped with criminal charges and had her assests frozen by Blumenthal. Her accounts frozen, she could not defend herself for what should have been a minor spat over the terms of a contract. She just won millions from the state over what Blumenthal did to her and her family.

How many more out there are there? A person who lies in public forums about serving in Nam to enhance their resume could certainly be capable of lying to a court.


36 posted on 05/24/2010 3:42:51 PM PDT by Brugmansian
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To: NormsRevenge

Translation: “I am sorry that I was caught lying.”


37 posted on 05/24/2010 3:43:28 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Don't blame me. I voted for Jefferson Davis.)
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To: Tarpon
The first 58,000 or so men whose forgiveness he needs didn't return from Viet Name alive. Over half of those who did return have now joined their brothers in God's eternal embrace.

His continued blabbering to the MSM does nothing to overcome his insult to the honor of those men (and women).

38 posted on 05/24/2010 3:47:26 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: NormsRevenge
Not Good Enough. He gets the same treatment he'd give to any Republican who said and did what he said and did.
39 posted on 05/24/2010 3:48:45 PM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (SPEAK UP REPUBLICANS, WE CAN'T HEAR YOU YET! IMPEACH OBAMA!)
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To: NormsRevenge

He lied. His apology didn’t sound like one to me. He is just another dem POS.


40 posted on 05/24/2010 3:49:29 PM PDT by afnamvet (Patriots Rising)
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To: NormsRevenge
He wants to start getting back to talking about the issues that matter most to the people of Connecticut...

Like INTEGRITY?

41 posted on 05/24/2010 3:49:47 PM PDT by DrewsDad (Socialism sucks away incentive)
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To: Mr. Lucky

Well said.


42 posted on 05/24/2010 3:50:42 PM PDT by afnamvet (Patriots Rising)
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To: highlander_UW

Clinton took this ‘parsing’ to unheard of heights. Its been refined and adapted by Obama who never ever will be told what he said without taking the opportunity to rephrase the statement. We have Barney Frank who apparently never ever claimed all that housing that was sold to people that couldn’t afford it was a good thing. Now we have this loser Blumenthal.
I’ll say this. I could never ever deny what i know i said. These guys of course deny whats on tape which takes a nerve i’ll never have. These pols are without a doubt the biggest weasels walking the planet without a shred of honor for if they indeed had anything resembling honor they would admit their words without having to tell you how you’re taking them out of context or they misspoke. Washington DC. Land of the perpetual do over.


43 posted on 05/24/2010 3:53:55 PM PDT by wiggen (Government owned slave.)
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To: DrewsDad

Damn straight. Well put.


44 posted on 05/24/2010 3:54:56 PM PDT by wiggen (Government owned slave.)
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To: Mr. Lucky

And I, for one .. Do Not forgive him!


45 posted on 05/24/2010 3:56:54 PM PDT by plinyelder ("I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: BwanaNdege

Sorry, I did not mean to omit all of the Veterans of the other services who served honorably in Vietnam. Blumenthal has tried to steal some of the valor that YOU EARNED by your service, too.

It just hurts a Marine to see a few scumbags like Murtha & Blumenthal bring dishonor on the Corps.

Semper Fidelis means something! It does not include lying about your service.


46 posted on 05/24/2010 3:59:35 PM PDT by BwanaNdege
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To: NormsRevenge

I was listening to a VN Veteran, triple purple heart recipient in a wheel chair who had a few comments about this guy. It wasn’t about wanting an apology.


47 posted on 05/24/2010 4:00:49 PM PDT by amom (Proud Blue Star Mom of a deployed US Army tanker)
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To: NormsRevenge

WeWereBlum


48 posted on 05/24/2010 4:02:59 PM PDT by FrankR (Standing against tyranny must start somewhere, or the future belongs to the tyrants.)
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To: Mr. Lucky

you are right, I am afraid he does not see his own dishonor.


49 posted on 05/24/2010 4:03:20 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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50 posted on 05/24/2010 4:08:00 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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