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McMahon Resurrects Vietnam Flap in Ad
Real Clear Politics ^ | October 4, 2010 | Kyle Adams

Posted on 10/05/2010 12:19:18 PM PDT by neverdem

Republican Connecticut Senate nominee Linda McMahon's campaign released a new ad today that slams Democratic opponent Richard Blumenthal for misrepresenting his military service during the Vietnam War.

The ad seeks to revive doubts about the Connecticut attorney general's credibility that have festered since the New York Times revealed in May that Blumenthal claimed repeatedly that he served in Vietnam when he actually received five deferments and served stateside in the Marine Reserve.

The ad comes hours before the candidates are slated to meet in their first debate at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford. Fox News Channel anchor Bret Baier will moderate the debate, which begins at 7 p.m Eastern.

The ad begins with an announcer asking, "Would you lie about serving in a war?" over a picture of a soldier and sounds of gunfire. A clip of Blumenthal follows, in which he says: "We have learned something important since the days that I served in Vietnam."

The announcer charges that "Dick Blumenthal lied again and again," and ends the ad by asking, "If he lied about Vietnam, what else is he lying about?"

Blumenthal, who earlier this year appeared poised to coast into retiring Sen. Chris Dodd's seat, has seen the big-spending former WWE CEO close to within single digits of him in recent polls. A recent poll from Quinnipiac University showed Blumenthal leading McMahon by just three points, and the latest poll from Rasmussen Reports shows his lead dwindling to five points. However, a Public Policy Polling survey released Monday shows him ahead by 12 percent. He holds a 6.7 point lead in the RCP Average...

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections; US: Connecticut; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: blumenthal; mcmahon; vietnam
Go Linda! Pound the crap out of this weasel!
1 posted on 10/05/2010 12:19:21 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: nutmeg; raybbr; Puppage; wastedyears; RaceBannon; Clintonfatigued

Kick the crap out of the weasel ping!


2 posted on 10/05/2010 12:21:40 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem

That’s the way to do it and tell anyone in the media who whines about it to go pound sand! Even if you lose, you at least have gotten the truth out about the scum. It’s time for the GOP to take the gloves off. DemocRATs have no problem, throwing slime while hiding their hands and saying “I didn’t throw it.”


3 posted on 10/05/2010 12:22:24 PM PDT by Sister_T ("Calling ILLEGAL aliens "immigrants" is like calling shoplifters 'customers'!"-UCFRoadWarrior ><>)
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To: neverdem
The Viet Nam ad together with his lame answer about how jobs are created should finish him off.
4 posted on 10/05/2010 12:23:31 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: neverdem

That issue is fair game. It is MUCH more relevant than witchcraft, masterbation, and a whole long list of stupid things the democrats are jumping on right now. Smackdown!


5 posted on 10/05/2010 12:27:52 PM PDT by Paradox (Democrats new Motto: Vini, Vidi, Lewinski!)
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To: neverdem

and beat him more ater she wins!!!!!


6 posted on 10/05/2010 12:29:30 PM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: Sister_T

Precisely. This lying weasel deserves everything thrown at him.


7 posted on 10/05/2010 12:30:53 PM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: neverdem

Last I read she was significantly behind. Does she have a chance to win that seat?


8 posted on 10/05/2010 12:33:37 PM PDT by antonico
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To: antonico

Linda is involved in wrestling. She’ll pound her way into the seat.


9 posted on 10/05/2010 12:36:38 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: neverdem

There. Fixed it.

10 posted on 10/05/2010 12:36:55 PM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: neverdem

Keep at him, Linda.


11 posted on 10/05/2010 12:37:36 PM PDT by apocalypto
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To: neverdem

This is irrelevant. What really matters is whether Christine O’Donnel was a witch or why Meg Whitman was not able to read her maid’s mind/use waterboarding to discover that said maid was an illegal alien or Sharron Angle’s desire to actually be a conservative in the Republican Party (according to tapes that were made illegally). We need to know this stuff and not focus on poor Sidney Blumenthal’s honorable service in Vietnam which never happened. So please, lets move on.


12 posted on 10/05/2010 12:43:11 PM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: neverdem

13 posted on 10/05/2010 12:45:55 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: FlipWilson
We need to know this stuff and not focus on poor Sidney Blumenthal’s honorable service in Vietnam which never happened.

You should have said that Sidney Blumenthal's service in Vietnam was not dishonorable.

14 posted on 10/05/2010 12:52:40 PM PDT by DrDavid (George Orwell was an optimist.)
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To: FlipWilson
We need to know this stuff and not focus on poor Sidney Blumenthal’s honorable service in Vietnam which never happened.

You should have said that Sidney Blumenthal's service in Vietnam was not dishonorable.

15 posted on 10/05/2010 12:52:48 PM PDT by DrDavid (George Orwell was an optimist.)
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To: neverdem

One of the TV lefties trying to protect Blumie called the Vietnam War “old news”, as though lying about your service was irrelevant.


16 posted on 10/05/2010 12:59:09 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: neverdem

How long before the first usage of the term “swift boat” takes place in the CT race?


17 posted on 10/05/2010 1:09:39 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act" - Orwell)
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To: neverdem
Eye of the Tiger baby.


18 posted on 10/05/2010 1:15:37 PM PDT by McGruff (I Love the Smell of Desperation in the Morning. Smells like Victory!)
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To: neverdem
A Democrat would never harp on this sort of thing against his Republican opponent.

That's what the mainstream media is for.

19 posted on 10/05/2010 1:24:25 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Personal Responsibility
How long before the first usage of the term “swift boat” takes place in the CT race?

I would say around Tuesday, October 05, 2010 4:09:39 PM by Personal Responsibility

20 posted on 10/05/2010 1:42:46 PM PDT by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: neverdem

I’m really hoping to hear her use the term “brother” in the debate lol :p


21 posted on 10/05/2010 1:48:18 PM PDT by Moleman
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To: AppyPappy

“She’ll pound her way into the seat.”

Barney Frank strategy. LOL


22 posted on 10/05/2010 1:48:18 PM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: neverdem

DESTROY this maggot Blumenthal. There is nothing lower than lying about your military service. It is a question of HONESTY and HONOR. He has neither! Beat him over the head with this for 4 more weeks.

Get some decorated Vets to sh*t on this creep in a couple commercials. There is no easy way for him to respond. MAKE HIM APOLOGIZE FOR BEING A LIAR!


23 posted on 10/05/2010 1:55:06 PM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: neverdem; StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; ...
Here's the ad... it is GOOD!

CT-Sen: McMahon Ad Hits Blumenthal For Misrepresenting Vietnam Service

Thank you, neverdem, for the heads up on this one.

24 posted on 10/06/2010 10:29:59 AM PDT by nutmeg (27 days 'til Election Day...)
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To: nutmeg

Just heard Rush talk about Blummy. Boy did Rush really tore Blummy apart.


25 posted on 10/06/2010 10:34:53 AM PDT by Biggirl (GO UCONN FOOTBALL!!!!!!!!!!! :)=^..^=)
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To: neverdem

Lies will be found out, eventually. Thankfully, in this day of Internet information, all one has to do is know where to look. It’s all there.

GO LINDA!!


26 posted on 10/06/2010 10:36:40 AM PDT by Monkey Face (There are two kinds of people in the world. Those who put everything into groups and those who don't)
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To: McGruff; Biggirl; PALIN SMITH; mojo114; stanz; RaceBannon; StarFan; Dutchy; NautiNurse; maggief; ...
Re: the photo of Linda in #18...

I met Linda (and shook her hand) in person on Saturday, Oct 2 at a "Drain the Swamp" Tea Party rally in Hartford, CT.

FWIW, I have to say she is actually much more attractive in person... That quilted blue jacket she wore during the debate made her look heavier/"puffier" than she really is.

27 posted on 10/06/2010 10:38:15 AM PDT by nutmeg (27 days 'til Election Day...)
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To: neverdem; All

Was chanbel surfing yesterday, and turned on Hardball for a few minutes..amazingly, Chrissie let Blumenthal have it..just about called him a flat out liar...and even better, tore David Korn a new one for trying to defend Blumenthal..don’t know if there’s a clip anywheres..but it’s well worth watching..


28 posted on 10/06/2010 10:38:32 AM PDT by ken5050 (Payback's a "Pelosi")
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To: Biggirl

Yup... LOL!


29 posted on 10/06/2010 10:39:24 AM PDT by nutmeg (27 days 'til Election Day...)
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To: neverdem

Long past time to start hitting the Dems over the head with steel chairs. Or pile-driving them.


30 posted on 10/06/2010 10:40:47 AM PDT by Antoninus (It's long past time for conservatives to stop voting for Republican liberals. Enough!)
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To: FlipWilson

Hey, Flip, you forgot the “/SARCASM” at the end of your response. For Blumenthal, all we need to know is:

“Here Come Da Judge”


31 posted on 10/06/2010 10:44:10 AM PDT by ssaftler (Californians: Yes on 20, No on 27. No more Jerry-mandering! (Or Jerry-browning either!))
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