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Dem Candidate to Veteran: Military Service Isn't Public Service
Fox News ^ | October 22, 2010 | Amanda Marshall

Posted on 10/25/2010 5:44:07 PM PDT by khnyny

Twenty-four years in the military doesn't count as public service, at least according to Virginia Democratic Congressman Jim Moran.

In a video that's gone viral online, Moran is heard telling a Democratic gathering earlier this month that his opponent, Republican Patrick Murray, is just another unqualified GOP candidate.

"What [Republicans] do is find candidates, usually stealth candidates, that haven't been in office, haven't served or performed in any kind of public service," Moran said. "My opponent is typical, frankly."

The trouble is, Murray is a retired Army colonel with 24 years of service--including combat in Iraq. The idea that such an extensive military record doesn't qualify as "public service" has left a sour taste in Murray's mouth.

Read more: http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2010/10/22/dem-candidate-veteran-military-service-isnt-public-service#ixzz13Q7uptQL

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 111th; 2010midterms; democrats; dems; jackass; jimmoran; oifveterans; patrickmurray; va2010; veteransvote; virginia
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1 posted on 10/25/2010 5:44:09 PM PDT by khnyny
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To: khnyny

Ads, every hour of every day between now and the election. Over and over and over again.


2 posted on 10/25/2010 5:46:09 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: khnyny

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9URG8nlvAw


3 posted on 10/25/2010 5:47:36 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th
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To: khnyny

Can’t say what I feel, because I would be banned! (and possibly arrested!)


4 posted on 10/25/2010 5:50:34 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Corin Stormhands; hockey mom; MinorityRepublican; Old Sarge; SandRat; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; ...

I hope that the old RINO John Warner speaks up about this.

Incidentally, his opponent is an Iraq War veteran. Here’s his site:

http://www.murrayforcongress.com/


5 posted on 10/25/2010 5:51:22 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit.)
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To: KoRn

At the very least you would be fired by NPR.


6 posted on 10/25/2010 5:51:55 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: khnyny
"What [Republicans] do is find candidates, usually stealth candidates, that haven't been in office, haven't served or performed in any kind of public service,"

Contrary to any rational thinking person, Moran is playing to his useful idiot base, also known as the typical democrat voter (Hint:There are a lot of them unfortunately).
7 posted on 10/25/2010 5:52:14 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: khnyny

He needs to be run into the dirt.....


8 posted on 10/25/2010 5:53:10 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR......Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: khnyny

Jim Moran can kiss our asses.Better people than him have died so he can express his lame opinions,too bad he can’t come up something more intelligent to say.


10 posted on 10/25/2010 5:54:24 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: khnyny

So, under this reasoning, Frosh Senator Barack Obama is qualified and Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower isn’t.


11 posted on 10/25/2010 5:55:39 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

No one here would make it through the first interview,much less ever work for those left wing loons.


12 posted on 10/25/2010 5:56:18 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: khnyny

You little people are so cute when you’re mad and uppity.

Now pay your taxes, our government is broke. :)

-your friends on the American Left.


13 posted on 10/25/2010 5:58:09 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: khnyny
Twenty-four years in the military doesn't count as public service

Fine, then we don't really need "public service."

14 posted on 10/25/2010 5:58:20 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate: Republicans freed the slaves Month.)
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To: khnyny

Moran is a MORON.


15 posted on 10/25/2010 6:00:39 PM PDT by TommyDale (Independent - I already left the GOP because they were too liberal)
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To: Dr. Sivana
Yep. Unfortunately, that's the logic of most voters these days. Right is wrong and left is right...

Moran has done his job - he has brought back the pork to his district. It really is as simple as that. Self interest and greed rule. End of story.

16 posted on 10/25/2010 6:02:21 PM PDT by khnyny (What exactly is a CDO??)
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To: khnyny

Any time spent as a Democrat politician is a public disservice.


17 posted on 10/25/2010 6:05:05 PM PDT by stevem
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To: khnyny

As far as I’m concerned, until the Senator has performed his military service, nothing in his experience QUALIFIES for public service. Don’t pass Go, return to sender, address unknown, not a true American citizen with any virtue.


18 posted on 10/25/2010 6:05:10 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: khnyny

Of course only those who have been elected and then entitled to to pissing away our tax dollars are public servants. You betcha.


19 posted on 10/25/2010 6:05:56 PM PDT by vpintheak (Love of God, Family and Country has made me an extremist.)
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To: Michael Barnes

20 posted on 10/25/2010 6:06:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. ~Mencken)
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To: khnyny

He has a really ruddy complexion like a serious drunk. I wonder if he is?


21 posted on 10/25/2010 6:06:56 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: khnyny

Seems to me that public service is defined as having a job that entails getting a check from a government entity. As such, military service is very clearly a public service.

Maybe Moran defines public service as elected offices only. I am quite sure the government union workers would disagree.

The only other option is that he has such disdain for the military that in his eyes, they do not count as much as gov’t bureaucrats.


22 posted on 10/25/2010 6:10:32 PM PDT by laxcoach (Government is greedy. Taxpayers who want their own money are not greedy.)
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To: khnyny

BTTT


23 posted on 10/25/2010 6:15:33 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: laxcoach

There is a view held by some Democrats, notably some here in Minnestoopid, that those with military background should not be allowed to participate in the political process. Exceptions of course for the likes of the Murtha(censored) (censored traitor).


24 posted on 10/25/2010 6:18:39 PM PDT by Fred Hayek
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To: khnyny

Is his name really “moron” or does he just sound like one?


25 posted on 10/25/2010 6:19:46 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

you really know how to tug at a jarhead’s heart ;-)


26 posted on 10/25/2010 6:27:08 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Guilty of being White.)
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To: khnyny

I utterly detest Democrats. I really do.


27 posted on 10/25/2010 6:32:58 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: laxcoach
Too many people in DC that have spent their entire life in Morans version of "public service" IS THE PROBLEM!!!
28 posted on 10/25/2010 6:36:01 PM PDT by digger48
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To: ought-six

Moran=Moron..nuff said?


29 posted on 10/25/2010 6:37:00 PM PDT by Yorktownpatriot
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To: ought-six
Yeah, their really bad this year...2008 has NOTHING on the gutter these adam henry's are splashing about in..
30 posted on 10/25/2010 6:38:15 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Guilty of being White.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Too funny!

“You flunked lunch at Harvard didn’t you?”

Mrs. RQSR laughed at that, and said “that’s the reason he won’t release his records.”


31 posted on 10/25/2010 6:38:58 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: khnyny

Amazing. Military Service is the most public service imaginable.

This Moron guy is detestable.


32 posted on 10/25/2010 6:42:18 PM PDT by dforest
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To: khnyny

I wonder if Moran defended his slapping around a black child as a “public service”?


33 posted on 10/25/2010 6:47:18 PM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: khnyny
Well, certainly not the kind of public service the Democrat lives for.
34 posted on 10/25/2010 6:50:59 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: stevem

Well said! (applause)


35 posted on 10/25/2010 6:53:36 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: khnyny

The very worst background for an elective seat in government, imo, is in some government bureaucracy, then in some legal bureaucracy, and then in some foundation or social service agency.

The best preparation is real world experience in business, the military, research and development, and medical/legal personal practices.


36 posted on 10/25/2010 6:54:08 PM PDT by xzins (Freep-a-thon--Anyone can do a min of $10, OR you must believe in welfare, cause someone pays for you)
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To: Fred Hayek

Don’t be fooled. Their real view is that no one who is not a doctrinaire liberal leftist should participate in the political process.

Those tolerant liberals can tolerate anything...as long as it conforms to liberal orthodoxy.


37 posted on 10/25/2010 6:55:23 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act" - Orwell)
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To: khnyny

Because these creeps keep getting reelected, they get to thinking that they are doing their constituents a favor by breathing.


38 posted on 10/25/2010 7:02:01 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: dr_who

some things never change. Here is a reply, from back when there were Democrats who aren’t copperheads, that bears repeating:


This is a GREAT quote/speech from John Glenn from many years ago..

Senator Metzenbaum to John Glenn: “How can you run for Senate when you’ve never held a real “job”?”

John Glenn: “I served 23 years in the United States Marine Corps. I served through two wars. I flew 149 missions. My plane was hit by anti-aircraft fire on 12 different occasions. I was in the space program.
It wasn’t my checkbook; it was my Life on the line. It was not a 9 to 5 job where I took time off to take the daily cash receipts to the bank. I ask you to go with me...as I went the other day... to a Veterans Hospital and look at those men with their mangled bodies in the eye and tell them they didn’t hold a job. You go with me to the space program and go as I have gone to the widows and orphans of Ed White and Gus Grissom and Roger Chaffee and you look those kids in the eye and tell them that their dad didn’t hold a job. You go with me on Memorial Day coming up, and you stand in Arlington National Cemetery, where I have more friends than I’d like to remember and you watch those waving flags, and you stand there, and you think about this nation, and you tell me that those people didn’t have a job. I’ll tell you, Howard Metzenbaum, you should be on your knees every day of your life thanking God that there were some men SOME MEN - who held a job. And they required a dedication to purpose and a love of country and a dedication to duty that was more important than life itself. And their self-sacrifice is what made this country possible. I HAVE HELD A JOB, HOWARD! What about you?”


39 posted on 10/25/2010 7:14:34 PM PDT by redlegplanner ( No Representation without Taxation)
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To: redlegplanner

Good response from a nice guy. However, Glenn is another example of the sort of politician whose military service gives them a sense of entitlement to his office regardless of what he does in office. Other examples: McCain, Murtha, Rangel....


40 posted on 10/25/2010 7:27:02 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: Farmer Dean

If Jimmuh hadn’t done the typical dim stunt, moron’s crowd would still be in Canada “doin’ the manly thing - running”.


41 posted on 10/25/2010 7:50:11 PM PDT by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: redlegplanner

Thanks for posting the John Glenn remarks. That’s one thing he really got right.


42 posted on 10/25/2010 7:54:03 PM PDT by patriciaruth (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1993905/posts)
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To: khnyny

I provide medical services to many Veterans in my practice.

They are mostly wonderful human beings. I am so grateful to them for what they have done for our country and our freedom that I provide them the very best care I am capable of. I see this as my patriotic duty. They have earned it.

If this dumbocrat a$$hole moran came into my practice I would really have a hard time complying with my Hippocratic oath.


43 posted on 10/25/2010 8:05:24 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% white, 50% black, 100% red)
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To: khnyny
"What [Republicans] do is find candidates, usually stealth candidates, that haven't been in office, haven't served or performed in any kind of public service," Moran said. "My opponent is typical, frankly."

Translation: Murray actually held a job in the real world:

Murray was raised in Oklahoma by a single mother. He first began work at the age of 14 to help pay his family's bills. He attended Oklahoma State University, which he paid for through a combination of working part time, student loans, and a stipend from the Veterans Administration owing to his father's service in World War II. While attending college, Murray enlisted in the ROTC program and received an ROTC scholarship.[1]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Murray_(politician)

44 posted on 10/25/2010 8:16:11 PM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: khnyny

God bless our veterans and service members who sacrifice SO MUCH (and especially the survivors of those who gave all) so morons like this can enjoy the freedom of speech to reveal this level of ignorance. Wow.


45 posted on 10/25/2010 8:31:48 PM PDT by MonicaG (God bless our military! Praying and thanking God for you every day. Thank you!)
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To: khnyny
Absolutely amazing.

Jim Moran actually left his barstool at Murphy's and sobered up long enough to say something fairly coherent (if absolutely disgusting) without hitting his ex-wife, choking a middle-schooler or engaging in Jew-baiting.

Will wonders never cease?
46 posted on 10/25/2010 8:37:35 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: khnyny

Hey Jimmy boy, in a week you’ll be out of work, so why don’t you just STFU and go out shopping for a good set of golf clubs or something. And another thing, DO NOT MOVE TO FLORIDA. Go infect Cuba or someplace similar that fits your ideology.

/rant/sarcasm;)


47 posted on 10/25/2010 8:56:53 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LMAO!!!:)


48 posted on 10/25/2010 8:58:19 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: khnyny
Wow, I'm not a veteren, or come from a family where my immediate family were veterens for several generations, but I'm at a loss for words. If there is ANY service that is a public service, it is MILITARY service.
49 posted on 10/25/2010 9:03:44 PM PDT by TheThinker (Communists: taking over the world one kooky doomsday scenario at a time.)
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To: khnyny

Is he sure his name isn’t pronounced moron?


50 posted on 10/25/2010 9:29:25 PM PDT by wastedyears (Know this, I will return to this land... rebuild where the ruins did stand)
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