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Mother of former SEAL asks Romney to stop
Associated Press ^ | Oct. 10, 2012 | STEVE PEOPLES

Posted on 10/10/2012 4:48:47 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

SIDNEY, Ohio (AP) -- The mother of a former Navy SEAL killed in Libya has called on Mitt Romney to stop talking about her son during his political campaign.

A spokesman for the Republican presidential candidate says Romney will respect her wishes.

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1 posted on 10/10/2012 4:48:53 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I had no idea that Cindy Sheehan had a sister.


2 posted on 10/10/2012 4:50:12 PM PDT by MeganC (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This woman is an idiot. Why doesn’t she call out THE PRESIDENT for his lies about how her son died?


3 posted on 10/10/2012 4:51:16 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Romney is handling what really is a blatant politicization of the situation and ugly use of this poor woman by the disgusting letwing media with class.


4 posted on 10/10/2012 4:52:17 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Shame on her for disrespecting her son’s memory in this small-minded way. Kudos to the widow in Oklahoma who appreciated Romney’s mention of her hero husband.


5 posted on 10/10/2012 4:53:01 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is the same woman who said that Obama was right in calling her son a “Bump in the road.” I dont know if its grief talking or what but this woman has issues if she can refer to her own son that way


6 posted on 10/10/2012 4:53:11 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Holy crap! She's defending the guy who got her son killed, yet telling Romney to cease respecting her son's memory.

Politics make diseased bedfellows.

7 posted on 10/10/2012 4:58:00 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (The enemy of the American People? islam and the media)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

give the woman a break I say.
she is in grief and to hear her son’s name over and over in this situation is probably very painful.

She is dealing with her grief the best way she can. I don’t think I could even function with what she has had to endure.


8 posted on 10/10/2012 4:58:15 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Obama's disregard likely cost her son his life, Romney pays respects to his memory.

Who does this woman choose to attack?

The liberal mind is a twisted, sick thing.

9 posted on 10/10/2012 4:58:47 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And CTW asked Obama to stop using Big Bird. The difference is that Romney will respect the family’s wishes while Obama has ignored CTW.


10 posted on 10/10/2012 5:01:44 PM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
...some libtard report probably shoved a mic in her face and asked a rude question which drew the desired answer
11 posted on 10/10/2012 5:05:48 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I guess when I vote for Scott Brown I will be offsetting her vote.

I do have some empathy for not wanting my son’s death to become a part of any campaign. I am speaking simply as a parent.


12 posted on 10/10/2012 5:06:54 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (MIf you are a white conservative, you MUST be a racist. ;-))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama kills her son by denying repeated requests for increased security, but she lashes out against Mitt?


13 posted on 10/10/2012 5:08:07 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

I’m glad I heard the story. It was wonderful.


14 posted on 10/10/2012 5:10:43 PM PDT by carton253
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

I agree with you. You think you know how you will handle grief but until it happens to you...you just never know.

She is going to have to live with the fact that it could have been prevented by the State Department but they refused to provide the safety.


15 posted on 10/10/2012 5:14:00 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Shame on her for exploiting he son that gave his life for the freedom of real Americans and instead shills for the Anti American Obama who her son hated.


16 posted on 10/10/2012 5:14:22 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Viennacon

The dhimmocraps got to her and made her an offer she could not refuse.


17 posted on 10/10/2012 5:22:33 PM PDT by 353FMG (The US Constitution is only as effective as those who enforce it.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What mother accepts the President’s love over the pain of the death of her child?


18 posted on 10/10/2012 5:22:41 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: 353FMG

Just like Joe Septic


19 posted on 10/10/2012 5:25:47 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

While I agree... regardless of the situation, I wouldn’t defend the guy who refused to help her son LIVE.


20 posted on 10/10/2012 5:26:25 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: autumnraine

21 posted on 10/10/2012 5:26:55 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: autumnraine

A mother that is in horrible grief and it is very hard to believe that it COULD have been avoided. THAT would drive me nuts.

So, in her grief, it may be easier to accept it just was going to happen no matter what.


22 posted on 10/10/2012 5:27:46 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: autumnraine

See my post no 22.

In grief, it may be easier to accept that it couldn’t have been prevented..than to live with the knowledge that it COULD have been prevented. There is a lot of “guilt” in grief, even if you had nothing to do with it...and to point the guilt at the Administration just raises those feelings within her.

Also there is a lot of anger in grief, and she may not yet be able to handle the rage if she “realizes” it could have perhpas been prevented.
I will not place any judgment on this mother..I only have sympathy for her.


23 posted on 10/10/2012 5:33:11 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Great, now we are going to have to deal with Cindy Sheehan v.2.0

Looks like she is deluded by Obama and is in fact a far left liberal still drinking the Kool Aid!

24 posted on 10/10/2012 5:35:49 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: SoFloFreeper

yep, makes no sense. SHe HAS to be a far left liberal, but I am sorry for her loss for her and her family.


25 posted on 10/10/2012 5:43:34 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They finally found someone to tell Romney to stop. The wife is fine with it and stated that her husband wanted a new president. Since the wife wouldn’t cooperate, they went for mom.


26 posted on 10/10/2012 5:45:36 PM PDT by imskylark
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To: imskylark

That was a different serviceman.


27 posted on 10/10/2012 5:55:13 PM PDT by kenavi (Obama doesn't hate private equity. He wants to be it with our money.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; Joe Brower; seekthetruth

IIRC, the TV station in this article is affiliated with one of the Miami stations. Looks like the pro-Obama media is pulling out all the stops for their man. I bet this is all over Florida media tonight.


28 posted on 10/10/2012 5:56:35 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

“give the woman a break I say. she is in grief and to hear her son’s name over and over in this situation is probably very painful. She is dealing with her grief the best way she can. I don’t think I could even function with what she has had to endure.”

Bump.


29 posted on 10/10/2012 6:24:42 PM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yep, a woman who cares more about her support for Obama than for honoring her son. A son whose story we ONLY know because Romney told it.


30 posted on 10/10/2012 7:09:49 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Shut up woman.

The Kenyan must go.

31 posted on 10/10/2012 7:11:19 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: Blue Highway

If saw correctly on CNN and read on yahoo, the wife is supportive of Romney. Further the mother said that barry obamas admin is lyin and stonewalling. Reuters forgot to mention that or I may be wrong on the people


32 posted on 10/10/2012 7:23:09 PM PDT by italianquaker (The 47 pct need to pay their fair share)
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To: Vermont Lt; RummyChick

As the parent of a daughter who was killed in a tragic automobile accident, it would appear that I look at the situation from a different perspective.

The morning after the funeral I went outside. Everyone was going to work and school and getting on with their day and life. No one around me seemed to care that someone I considered to be one of the most important people in the world was gone and would no longer be part of anyone’s life except in their memory.

If I were in this mother’s shoes, I would want his story shouted from the rooftops and I would be on every TV stations and in Obama and Hillary’s face 24/7.

Hell hath no fury like mine whose child was needlessly taken from her.


33 posted on 10/10/2012 7:36:32 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Grams A

I am so sorry for your loss. I can tell you that just a couple of weeks ago I was at an uncle funeral and I thought EXACTLY the same thing: All of the world was just going on with their lives, and here we were....

I can only imagine what this woman is going through. And if the person “using” (her perspective, not mine) her child’s story to forward his campaign is someone I don’t agree with...that would make me angry.

Of course, that is just my opinion. Your perspective is more valid than mine.

God bless!


34 posted on 10/10/2012 8:07:10 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (MIf you are a white conservative, you MUST be a racist. ;-))
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To: Viennacon

she had no problem with obama plugging in TOTUS and giving a presser at the airport hangar with the open hearses and caskets behind him


35 posted on 10/10/2012 8:30:05 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Vermont Lt

Your perspective is more valid than mine.”

Thank you for your kind thoughts. I don’t know whether my perspective is more valid or not. I do know that she has an issue that allows access to a huge bully pulpit right now and if I were she, I would certainly take advantage of it. She cannot do anything more for her child but she can cause enough light to be shone on the situation so that someone else does not lose their son or daughter from such an incident.

Would I want Romney to be discussing it during the campaign? Yes - but I believe Obama, Panetta, Hillary, Rice and many others are responsible for decisions they allowed to be made which resulted in the death of these fine people and must be held accountable. The door is open for all the mothers and wives of these innocent people to do just that but it obviously has to be their decision.


36 posted on 10/10/2012 8:31:21 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

I know that my mother never recovered fully from the death of my brother on Okinawa in WWII. When I went home right after and on furlough before being shipped to the Pacific I could see a frail mother numbed by the tragedy. My mother told me about the kind officer who told about condolences from the POTUSA. He gave her a folded flag and a window display. I can remember the anguish in her eyes because I was going overseas.Fortunately I came back but my mother was still walking around with memories of my brother. There is nothing in God’s creation greater than a mother’s love for the child that was of her flesh.


37 posted on 10/10/2012 9:05:11 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Good for her!


38 posted on 10/10/2012 9:08:03 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: noinfringers2

VERY WELL STATED.


39 posted on 10/11/2012 9:21:58 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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