Skip to comments.Mother of slain Navy SEAL: Romney shouldn’t politicize her son’s death (OUTRAGEOUS!)
Posted on 10/10/2012 12:28:30 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
After Romney's remarks, Barbara Doherty told Boston's WHDH 7News that the GOP nominee shouldn't invoke her son that way again.
"I don't trust Romney," she said. "He shouldn't make my son's death part of his political agenda. It's wrong to use these brave young men, who wanted freedom for all, to degrade Obama."
Romney has amplified his criticisms of Obama's foreign policy and defense record with a speech on Monday that fact-checkers and the Obama campaign said was rife with errors and policy reversals
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Just like Casey...expect this woman to deflect all blame on Obama to Romney...who isn't even in power.
I am so disgusted by this.
This women is either too stupid or too much of a liberal wackjob to realize that the fault for her sons death lies squarely with Obama for not providing adequate security.
Obama gets her son killed and she’s still rooting for him?
She needs to get her head checked.
Someone should inform this woman that her messiah Obama is the one responsible for her son’s death..Romney isn’t politicizing her son’s death, its Obama who is COVERING up his death..but for some liberals, their religion is liberalism, and their families just don’t matter..Doesn’t she want to know what happened to her son? Doesn’t she care? Or is her head too far up Obama’s ass to even care
Stupid and liberal are synonyms.
Obama’s actions led to her son’s death. Romney was simply was humanizing him.
Interestingly, she had no problem with Obama using her son’s coffin as a prop.
To any sane person, she looks extremely partisan and out of touch.
Did Yahoo! report Romney’s comments concerning the SEAL when he made them, or report them only after they could spin them in favor of Obama?
Not saying that it’s not possible for this woman to come up with this on her own, but I wouldn’t be surprised if someone in 0’s camp reached out to her, for a price.
>> Obama gets her son killed and shes still rooting for him? She needs to get her head checked.
Great idea! She can have a colonoscopy at the same time.
is this the same Navy SEAL who told his wife we need to get another President and whose wife also gave Romney her husband’s name tag off his uniform?
Obama’s incompetent crew got her son killed, and she attacks Romney?
What a sick individual.
Wrong ass-—her head’s up her own. She needs to be asking why the security guys apparently didn’t have weapons. Romney doesn’t have them.——————Semper Fi
Romney never mentioned his name.
Somewhere else, I read the wife of the man wasn’t at all displeased with Romney remembering her husband.
Isn’t this kind of like being raped and then dating your rapist?
“Domestic violence” syndrome....
That’s another guy.
I think that’s the National Guard Specialist who was sniper.
His wife gave Romney and a bunch of other people a KIA bracelet. One story has President George W. Bush wearing her son’s KIA bracelet.
No. That brave soldier died in Afganistan. He was one of 6 soldiers killed in a helicopter crash. His name is Chris I think. Rush was talking about it this morning.
We all know who is using these young men for politics.
The same guy who considers as mere “collateral damage” innocent Mexicans killed by cartels armed by his regime.
Some kids at school were talking about Obama v Romney, saying that Romney doesn’t want them to be able to live here (they are Hispanic). I mentioned Fast and Furious. One of the girls said that the guns had chips in them. I said they had chips in them when Bush was President, but since Obama’s been in they don’t. She asked why they would take the chips out. I said that was a good question, and that it seems like they wanted Mexicans to be killed so they could say that Americans shouldn’t be able to sell guns any more.
The look on her face was heartbreaking. She very quietly said, “I don’t like him any more.”
I was glad and encouraged by the fact that she understood but sad that she had to find out that there are people like that.
This mom might be too close to everything right now to be able to see as clearly as these middle-school girls had seen. It might hurt too much to deal with the guilt if she let herself think that the support she had given Obama could be responsible for her son’s death. I’ve been there and done that, with the death of our daughter, and don’t wish that part of the grieving process on anybody. She would never have willingly supported somebody who would kill her son. When she realizes that Obama betrayed her badly, she may be able to understand and truly believe that it’s not her fault, and be able to live with the truth.
This former SEAL was on the board of the “Military Religious Freedom Foundation” which claims to be against “proselytizing” in the military by religious groups. I think our servicemen should be free from getting particular religions pushed on them through the chain of command and from religious-based hazing or other clearly improper conduct. However, I think activist groups like this, in practice, are actually hyper-sensitive and often very hostile to even pretty mild expressions of Christianity in the ranks (which is not to say there are not legitimate concerns once in awhile). A la the ACLU. That’s just my own personal observation and opinion, and it does nothing at all to take away from this American’s service and sacrifice. I only point it out because it would perhaps be consistent with a “liberal” mindset that apparently his mother shares.
I thought that the soldier that Romney mentioned, and that he had met his family, was killed in Afghanistan. Did Romney say that he had met Doherty, or his family? Did he mention both,or am I just confused?
Do you realize how many deceased soldier moms are livid with Obama at this point? Yet you never see the media reach out to them and put them on the home page of Yahoo.
This is what the media does. They are corrupt.
...no doubt, she treasures the form letter she got from Obama...
She’s an Obama bot, her loyalty is to him..doesn’t she want to know what happened to her son? Her son was brutally murdered, we ALL want to know what happened, this was an obvious cover up yet this woman wants to go around blaming Romney? Absolutely DISGUSTING
Let Yahoo run the story that ABC did, yes ABC, where the soldiers widow was actually touched and proud Romney was using her dead husbands story and even said her husband supported Romney and wanted nothing more than a new President.
I hope she got her form letter from her hero Obama saying he’s sorry her son died but that he died advancing the Obama socialist cause.
That will make her feel better I’m sure.
I think that lady’s husband died in Afghanistan....I could be wrong but I think it’s two different heroes.
So her outrage is not for her dead son, but for Obama.
Well, Romney didn’t know Mom was an Obama supporter. Now we can have more Democratic fake outrage.
Don't allow Obama's incompetence and complicity in the Libyan embassy attack and the murders of U.S. citizens to cloud your mind completely.
Romney told that 'heartwarming story' for a political purpose. He politicized it.
Do you have a problem with that, given who he is running against?
Get real. Government employees and government politicians of all stripes use anything and say anything as long as it benefits them.
Stop with the pollyanna heartwarming babble.
This woman is a left-wing fanatic. A big time Obummer supporter. I salute her son, but to hell with her trying to help the Kenyan get elected.
If anyone in the world has politized the US Navy Seals it’s her hero Obummer.
Different guys this is Doherty, the guy Mitt met at a neighbor’s Christmas party. The other fellow was killed in Afghanistan after telling his wife all he wanted was a new president.
More like the mother of a murdered son marrying the murderer after the fact.
He met Doherty at a Christmas party.
As a mother with a son who has served in Iraq, Afghanistan and is again in Afghanistan, I am truly outraged at your comment. Your statement about where this bereaved mother’s head may be is beyond belief. I would report this to the Moderator, except I want people to see just how warped extreme beliefs can carry some people. Shame on you!!!
As to who is responsible, I am at this moment listening to the live House hearings on this issue. I would like to know more about the statement that the Republican dominated House has significantly reduced funding for embassy security since 2010. I realize we need to reduce the deficit, but is this the cost?? More research needed.
Did Romney even mention her son’s name?
The deaths of the Libyan Ambassador and the three others, as well as the deaths of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan as a result of the ROE’s of the Obozo administration NEED to be politicized by the GOP. War is politics by another means.
But a mother's wishes should be respected.
I wonder if WHDH sent someone to ask the SEAL's wife what she thought of it.
I don't even know if he was married.
My guess is that he was. If that is indeed the case, I would also guess that WHDH sent someone to ask her and she's okay with it.
Otherwise, they would've run with THAT story.
I am sorry if I said anything disrespectful and for that I apologize. I applaud your son’s bravery for serving our great country. My point was that I want to know what happened to this woman’s son, and I would think she would want to know too, but it seems her allegiance is to Obama and not to finding out the truth, but I was wrong for saying what I said, and for that I apologize
This is the same woman that is saying this now? How the hell can she call her son’s death a “Bump in the road” is she nuts?
So, instead of a heart warming story about how wonderful her son was and about how wonderful she and her family are, her preference is to simple be “bumps in the road.”
not sure but this one has psychopath Cindy Shehag written all over her. She’ll probably be featured in Obama ads before the next debate.
She has her views. I am not sure I would want my son’s name used either. If this was Obama discussing how he met some dead SEAL and he would be discussing it on the campaign trail, how would you feel???? Would you be giving Obama a high five??????
I just read your history. You seem to have a soft spot for Obama.