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Administration official apologizes for tweets suggesting Bergdahl platoon 'psychopaths'
Fox News ^ | Jun 6, 2014

Posted on 06/06/2014 10:33:38 AM PDT by KeyLargo

White House Administration official apologizes for tweets suggesting Bergdahl platoon 'psychopaths' Published June 05, 2014 FoxNews.com

WASHINGTON – An Obama administration official apologized Thursday after suggesting on Twitter that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s platoon might have been filled with “psychopaths” – in an apparent attempt to defend Bergdahl against criticism from his fellow soldiers.

Brandon Friedman, deputy assistant secretary for public affairs at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, sent out a series of tweets Wednesday night questioning those soldiers trying to “smear” Bergdahl for abandoning his post in 2009.

The first said: “Here's the thing about Bergdahl and the Jump-to-Conclusions mats: What if his platoon was long on psychopaths and short on leadership?

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; bergdahl; brandonfriedman; collusion; corruption; democratactivist; dnctalkingpoints; govtabuse; military; obama; platoon; votevetsdotorg
As usual Obama orders his toadies to trash the truth tellers as crazy.

As Michael Savage says: "Liberalism is a mental disorder"


1 posted on 06/06/2014 10:33:39 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Why so long in the face Friedman?


2 posted on 06/06/2014 10:36:47 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: KeyLargo

My advice to Brandon Friedman: Kill yourself to regain lost honor.


3 posted on 06/06/2014 10:38:02 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: KeyLargo

Weird.

I thought Brandon Friedman was a Nazi sympathizer and a pedophile.

He never said any different....


4 posted on 06/06/2014 10:38:13 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: KeyLargo

Will Time Magazine continue to publish his pieces (he had something run Jun 3, 2014 about the VA)?

Where is the rebuke?

Will he be condemned by VoteVets.org, the Democrat organization he was vice-chair of in 2008?


5 posted on 06/06/2014 10:38:34 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: KeyLargo

Apologies are easy to say. What is hard to change is the personality behind that preciously smug little grin.

This guy, of course, is the sort who prospers in the culture of the Federal establishment, which speaks poor of both the establishment and the man.


6 posted on 06/06/2014 10:41:45 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: KeyLargo

In any normal administration, this mutt would have been allowed to resign - immediately - or be fired.


7 posted on 06/06/2014 10:44:32 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: KeyLargo

He even looks like a weasel!


9 posted on 06/06/2014 10:45:03 AM PDT by defconw (LUTFA!)
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To: KeyLargo
“While I just wanted to make the point that the public should wait before passing judgment, I unfortunately used my own poor judgment in choosing inappropriate language that many view as disparaging to U.S. service members,” Friedman said. “That was certainly not my intent and I regret making the comments on my personal account in such a way. I apologize to those with whom I work in the Administration, at HUD, and, most importantly, to any service members who took offense.”

Whatever happened to, 'I screwed up, and obviously had my head up my ass when I composed that tweet'.

Even when some political critter makes the most egregious comments, at best we get these mealy-mouthed half-apologies...

"...choosing inappropriate language that many view as disparaging to U.S. service members.." [translation: 'not that it was actually disparaging, but many of the unwashed, knuckle-dragging, clingers might take it in such a way']

"...That was certainly not my intent..." [right]

"...I apologize to those with whom I work in the Administration, at HUD, and, most importantly, to any service members who took offense". [no qualifiers on his apology to his fellow political critters, but a pseudo-apology to those thin-skinned service members who took offense]

10 posted on 06/06/2014 10:45:59 AM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Darksheare

White guy working for HUD? No honor to regain in the first place.

Just another butt pirate with a cheesy no-work day job which allows him to pursue his nocturnal activities in the gayest city in the US:

http://newsfeed.time.com/2014/01/06/and-the-gayest-city-in-the-u-s-is/


11 posted on 06/06/2014 10:47:06 AM PDT by ameribbean expat
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To: KeyLargo

My GAYDAR is off the charts!! What an ASS!


12 posted on 06/06/2014 10:53:36 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: KeyLargo

Too late, idiot.


13 posted on 06/06/2014 10:54:57 AM PDT by madison10
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To: ameribbean expat

Win win then.
He thinks he’s regaining something, and we won’t have to deal with his idiocy afterwards.


14 posted on 06/06/2014 10:57:41 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: KeyLargo
I remember the 1960s Marxist-Alinsky campus radical, psycho spoiled brats it's what they do

and now their ideological issue copy their bratty. disgusting habit and think it's like, cool, dude.


15 posted on 06/06/2014 10:58:52 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: KeyLargo

And when, exactly, is he resigning? I think there should be a few lawsuits, too, for slander.


17 posted on 06/06/2014 11:09:57 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: El Cid

I also recognized the apologetic, non-apology for unintended offenses related to the specific verbiage that was used for those who took offense or interpreted his tweet in the most contemptible manner.

This a$$bag grins himself to sleep at night, oblivious to his embarrassing contribution to the human race while arrogantly deceiving himself about his own worth, intellect and significance. If douche bags could talk, he’d hide them in his colon.


18 posted on 06/06/2014 11:10:47 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Tagline deleted at the request of an offended FReeper.)
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To: Tenacious 1

I don’t trust anybody who compulsively grins all the time. We know it’s just a mask hiding some serious unhappiness and self-loathing inside. Yet they want everybody else to think they’re much happier than we are. His eyes aren’t grinning at all, though.


19 posted on 06/06/2014 11:19:05 AM PDT by RaveOn ("No amount of logic can shatter a faith consciously based on a lie." Lamar Keene, "True Believers")
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To: KeyLargo

Dudes been gagging on giggle pins since he was 12...


20 posted on 06/06/2014 11:21:17 AM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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To: Doctor 2Brains

Correction: “Dude’s”


21 posted on 06/06/2014 11:23:32 AM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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To: KeyLargo
where there are FLIES...there are MAGGOTS!


22 posted on 06/06/2014 11:25:34 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: KeyLargo

Guy is a duck walkin punk...


23 posted on 06/06/2014 11:27:21 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: KeyLargo

Traitor trash!


24 posted on 06/06/2014 11:31:12 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Darksheare

Tom Lantos: “At least Admiral Boorda committed suuuiciiide...”


25 posted on 06/06/2014 12:17:00 PM PDT by DManA
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To: KeyLargo

Obviously by calling Bergdahl’s platoon-mates ‘psychopaths’ he was just trying to urge people not to jump to conclusions.


26 posted on 06/06/2014 12:20:26 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

Yeah.


27 posted on 06/06/2014 12:30:08 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Darksheare

Related to Jay Carney and Baghdad Bob!


28 posted on 06/06/2014 12:42:15 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: DocJhn

Probably.
All spokesliars are from the same tribe.


29 posted on 06/06/2014 12:45:07 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Darksheare
My advice to Brandon Friedman: Kill yourself to regain lost honor

You are assuming that he might have had honor at one time. You might be assuming too much. Other than that, you have a valid point.

30 posted on 06/06/2014 4:54:38 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Mark17

Actually hoping he’d assume he was regaining it.


31 posted on 06/06/2014 5:59:36 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: KeyLargo

Were there any in his unit that refused to sign a non-disclosure agreement?

If so where are they?


32 posted on 06/08/2014 12:47:04 PM PDT by rfreedom4u (Your feelings don't trump my free speech!)
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