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AP Hammers Romney for Lack Of Military Service
breitbart.com ^ | 6/14/12 | Tony Lee

Posted on 06/14/2012 9:23:11 AM PDT by ColdOne

At the end of May, Gallup released a poll that found Mitt Romney leading President Barack Obama by 24 points, 58% to 34% among veterans, who make up 13% of the population. Romney, who did not serve in the military, was doing better among veterans against Obama than veteran John McCain did. McCain beat Obama by 10 points among veterans in 2008.

A week later, on June 5, the Associated Press conveniently and coincidentally published a story that hammered Romney -- and three generations of his family -- for not having served in the military while giving Obama a pass for not having served.

The AP noted that although Romney was an early supporter of the Vietnam War, he avoided military service at the height of the fighting by seeking and receiving four draft deferments, which included a “a 31-month stretch as a ‘minister of religion’ in France, a classification for Mormon missionaries that the church at the time feared was being overused.”

The story also emphasized that neither Romney’s father nor his sons have served in the military and referenced his father’s comments about having been “brainwashed” in Vietnam. Those comments essentially ended his father’s chances of becoming preside

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1 posted on 06/14/2012 9:23:17 AM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

And Hussein served in what f@cking army? Al Qaeda? In Pakistan in the 1980s?


2 posted on 06/14/2012 9:25:31 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: ColdOne

The hypocrisy is stunning.


3 posted on 06/14/2012 9:25:43 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: ColdOne
Of course, this is a glaring personal deficiency when compared against the sterling military service of his opponent in the upcoming.

No bias at AP. Nah.

4 posted on 06/14/2012 9:25:53 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (My dog, yes. My wife, maybe. My gun....NEVER!)
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To: ColdOne

So the AP is doing this work for the DNC.

Are they doing it pro-bono?

Are they getting paid for it?

Shouldn’t the contract be a matter of public record?


5 posted on 06/14/2012 9:26:49 AM PDT by samtheman (If we want Obamugabe out, we must vote him out.)
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To: ColdOne

But I suppose they have NO PROBLEM with the current CIC with no military experience, sending shouts out to the “his troops” and sending them into combat, like in Libya.


6 posted on 06/14/2012 9:28:17 AM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: ColdOne

FUBO!!


7 posted on 06/14/2012 9:28:47 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: samtheman

Well, waddaya’spect from a bunch of former grocers?


8 posted on 06/14/2012 9:29:08 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: ColdOne

Nice try AP.

I work with many military and ex-military. All have far better and more comprehensive educations than your journalist slugs.

NONE would vote for the Obamadork.

We consider him the “Cretin-in-Chief” and have as much respect for him (it) as we do for a t*rd in the road.


9 posted on 06/14/2012 9:29:52 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: ColdOne

Obama was never in an army that didnt involve smoking crack and invading roadside rest stops.

His dad wasn’t even American

But damn that Romney!


10 posted on 06/14/2012 9:31:35 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (If case you are wondering, I'm STILL supporting Newt.)
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To: ColdOne

AP might as well hammer Romney for lack of Community Organizing experience


11 posted on 06/14/2012 9:31:48 AM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: Gaffer
And Hussein served in what f@cking army?

Don't be silly. He served in this "army": new black panther party

12 posted on 06/14/2012 9:32:04 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: ColdOne

Most people I’m sure are much more willing to give a guy a pass because he got a deferment due to religious obligations versus a guy who was just a pothead slacker.


13 posted on 06/14/2012 9:32:37 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: ColdOne
That kinda opens up that whole “fake Selective Service registration” imbroglio for Mr. Obama, doesn't it?
14 posted on 06/14/2012 9:32:53 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: ColdOne

Obama didn’t serve. Don’t remember them bringing that up in 2008.


15 posted on 06/14/2012 9:34:06 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Wings cannot be redistributed, they can only be broken. ~ Oleg Atbashian (People's Cube))
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To: ColdOne

What was General Obama’s reaction?


16 posted on 06/14/2012 9:34:06 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: ColdOne

Suddenly the AP cares about presidential candidates having a history of military service. I’m trying to find the AP articles blasting Obama for his lack of service, but someone must have pulled them from the internet...I’m sure there were dozens.


17 posted on 06/14/2012 9:34:23 AM PDT by RavenATB ("Destroy the family and you destroy the country!" ~Vladimir Lenin)
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To: ColdOne

Huh? This is so stupid. This is all they’ve got?

And Barry served when?

Bill Clinton served when?

Oh, John Kerry served in VietNam, I think !


18 posted on 06/14/2012 9:34:32 AM PDT by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

MY THOUGHT EXACTLY! Let’s look into O-BLAME-O’s past a bit now that the door is open.


19 posted on 06/14/2012 9:34:43 AM PDT by Baynative (REMEMBER: Without America there is no free world!)
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To: ColdOne

The Soros/Axelrod smear machine is working overtime trying to find something that will stick. Anything to take peoples’ minds off the abysmal economy under six years of scorched earth Democrat policies, and almost four years in the White House. The variable no longer in play is Obama’s “newness”, since he’s now a very well known quantity.


20 posted on 06/14/2012 9:35:11 AM PDT by SpaceBar (WW)
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To: ColdOne

That issue was litigated in 1992, when an admitted draft dodger was elected President.


21 posted on 06/14/2012 9:35:34 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: ColdOne

They must have gotten the memo from the white house. MSNBC had several stories calling Romney a draft dodger recently. Coincidence? Sure.


22 posted on 06/14/2012 9:35:50 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Gaffer
What is Obama’s rank in the “New Black Panther Party”?
23 posted on 06/14/2012 9:41:47 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: ColdOne

The problem is the “chicken hawk” label actually fits Romney...


24 posted on 06/14/2012 9:42:21 AM PDT by I Shall Endure
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To: ColdOne
This "army" would've been far more to Boy Zer0's liking were it still in existence:


25 posted on 06/14/2012 9:42:53 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: Kansas58

Chief Shaman


26 posted on 06/14/2012 9:45:22 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

[ That kinda opens up that whole “fake Selective Service registration” imbroglio for Mr. Obama, doesn’t it? ]

Yeah, his SS card is not only an obvious forgery, it is a painfully obvious forgery!

They couldn’t even do the damned date stamp accurately and it was a sloptastic job. This means it was an inside amateur job.


27 posted on 06/14/2012 9:46:08 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: ColdOne

I’m guessing ACORN is a branch of the military to the AP.


28 posted on 06/14/2012 9:47:18 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Gaffer

My question exactly, including the f-word part.


29 posted on 06/14/2012 9:47:26 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Gaffer

He single handedly killed Osama


30 posted on 06/14/2012 9:48:04 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (The democratic party is the greatest cargo cult in history.)
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To: ozzymandus

[ They must have gotten the memo from the white house. MSNBC had several stories calling Romney a draft dodger recently. Coincidence? Sure. ]

They didn’t get the memo that at the time he was supposed to sign up for SS Obama was “a foreign national” and therefore inelegible to sign up for it.

Or they did get the memo and promptly buried in the backyard like a good little media lap dog...


31 posted on 06/14/2012 9:48:04 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: I Shall Endure

“The problem is the “chicken hawk” label actually fits Romney...”

That is another good reason why Romney should pick Governor McConnell of Virginia for VP. McConnell served in the Army and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in the reserves.


32 posted on 06/14/2012 9:48:54 AM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: ColdOne

The way to mitigate this is for Romney to bring aboard Lt Col Allen West as VP.


33 posted on 06/14/2012 9:51:14 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: ColdOne

Obama killed Osama, personally - B. H. Rambama.
Obama has C.I.C. experience - B. H. Powellbama.
Obama has a military name - Barracks H. O.
Obama picks drone attacks in Afghanistan - B. Hap Obamarnold
Obama won in Libya, personally - B. H. Obamarthur
Obama dispatched troops to Africa - B. H. Obamitz

C’mon folks, give credt where credit is due, he’s a effin military genius! /sarc


34 posted on 06/14/2012 9:51:20 AM PDT by trubolotta
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin
He single handedly killed Osama

With his 3-iron in one hand and a joint in the other.

35 posted on 06/14/2012 9:53:15 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: knarf

Are you an assassin, Willard?

I’m a soldier.

You’re neither. You’re an errand boy, sent by grocery clerks, to collect a bill.


36 posted on 06/14/2012 9:59:36 AM PDT by samtheman (If we want Obamugabe out, we must vote him out.)
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To: ScottinVA

that would be a good idea!


37 posted on 06/14/2012 10:03:01 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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To: Gaffer
And Hussein served in what f@cking army? Al Qaeda? In Pakistan in the 1980s?

Rumor has it he's an active Rear Admiral.
38 posted on 06/14/2012 10:08:44 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: crosshairs
I want my grand daughters to grow up in the constant knowledge of history that this man was the worst President of the United States, EVER. He is the most pathetic excuse for an American that I have ever seen in my 6 plus decades on this earth. I will do everything in my power to make that so.
39 posted on 06/14/2012 10:12:05 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: ColdOne
Romney

he avoided military service at the height of the fighting by seeking and receiving four draft deferments,

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FOUR DRAFT DEFERMENTS

40 posted on 06/14/2012 10:18:33 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: ColdOne

So Wee Willie Mitty is a FOUR time draft dodger...


41 posted on 06/14/2012 10:20:18 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: ColdOne

I can fully imagine Romney in uniform but for some reason I don’t see anything but Obama in uniform more like something that would be something perfect for the cover of “Mad” Magazine.


42 posted on 06/14/2012 10:21:40 AM PDT by jongaltsr
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To: ColdOne

neither Romney’s father nor his sons have served in the military
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Nor his grandfather, great grandfather or great great grandfather

SIX generations...


43 posted on 06/14/2012 10:22:34 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: ColdOne

as a ‘minister of religion’ in France, a classification for Mormon missionaries that the church at the time feared was being overused.”
____________________________________________

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Being afraid of being caught at their nasty tricks sure didnt seem to have himndered the Mormon company any...

They managed to find FOUR excuses for Wee Willie Mitty to dodge the draft...

I hope if Willard was to get to be POTUS and wants to bring back the draft he is told “Draft one of your own boys first”

or if he wants to get us into some conflict somewhere he is told “Send one of your own boys first”


44 posted on 06/14/2012 10:29:14 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: ColdOne

There were thousands of people with power (financial or government power) who tried everything they could to keep their sons out of Vietnam. I doubt George Romney (as a state governor) was any different.

The only politicians who sent their sons off to war (like Gore and Kerry) did so for the express purpose of furthering their sons’ electability when they returned to the States. They all saw the JFK-PT109 model and decided to get them into the military yet somehow away from combat.


45 posted on 06/14/2012 10:29:31 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: Gaffer

Exactly


46 posted on 06/14/2012 10:32:21 AM PDT by NE Cons (Huge Palin Fan. Was a Hard-Core Perry supporter. Now Hard-Core ABO)
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To: jongaltsr

I can fully imagine Romney in uniform
__________________________________________

I cant...


47 posted on 06/14/2012 10:36:27 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: ColdOne

Every time I see something about “military service being a requisite for being President”, I’m reminded that Adolf Hitler and Timothy McVeigh were War Heroes, while Abe Lincoln only served a few weeks as a militia captain in the Black Hawk War in 1832.


48 posted on 06/14/2012 10:40:37 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Democrats- Forgetting 9/11 since 9/12/01)
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To: Gaffer
There was no ongoing war or draft when Obama was of draft age.
49 posted on 06/14/2012 10:40:59 AM PDT by Route797
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To: Tennessee Nana

neither Romney’s father nor his sons have served in the military....Nor his grandfather, great grandfather or great great grandfather...SIX generations...

As both a veteran of Gulf War 1 and Bosnia, the son of a WWII vet who endured Kamikaze attacks and a ship sinking and the father of a Marine currently on his second deployment to Afghanistan, I find those comments of yours insulting and demeaning. What ever attributes or lack of that Romney has, his military service is not part of the equation.

FWIW, I took two deferments in college. So, I guess that makes anyone who took a deferment a draft dodger too?

The point of this article is that Romney is taking heat for not serving his country all the while giving Obama a pass on his lack of service.

I guess I can see why Obama never served though...you have to have a valid birth certificate.

50 posted on 06/14/2012 10:51:43 AM PDT by garybob (More sweat in training, less blood in combat.)
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