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  • The Connecticut-Country-Club Crackup

    09/24/2010 6:45:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies
    NY Times ^ | September 23, 2010 | MATT BAI
    You could spend your life around political campaigns and never see a celebration quite like the one Linda McMahon held last month after Connecticut Republicans made her their Senate candidate in a three-way primary. McMahon is the fabulously wealthy founder (along with her high-school sweetheart and husband, Vince) of World Wrestling Entertainment, a company the McMahons transformed into a sort of Disney for the age of postindustrial American... --snip-- As recently as 1982, Democrats in Connecticut made up 40 percent of the electorate, with Republicans making up about 27 percent and unaffiliated voters another third. By 2010, Democrats actually slipped...
  • Obama To Connecticut: This Election Should Be A No Brainer

    09/17/2010 6:39:23 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 33 replies ^ | September 17, 2010 | Biggirl
    Well, it is, just not how the President imagines it. Obama campaigned in Connecticut last night to raise funds from Connecticut’s “wealthy” for Democrat candidate Dick Blumenthal. With a 70% like-ability factor in the state, it should be a layup but its not. But a “no brainer” it is.
  • Connecticut Senate: A Slow, Steady Move to Toss Up [Charlie Cook says race tossup]

    09/16/2010 12:17:28 PM PDT · by Uncledave · 11 replies
    COok ^ | 9/16/2010 | Cook
    Connecticut Senate: A Slow, Steady Move to Toss Up September 16, 2010 The contest between Democratic Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon has been gradually closing over the past few months, and is now in single digits, according to some polls. A Quinnipiac University poll (September 8-12 of 875 likely voters) gave Blumenthal a six-point lead over McMahon, 51 percent to 45 percent. They were statistically tied among independents, with Blumenthal taking 47 percent to 46 percent for McMahon, and among men where McMahon had a one-point advantage, 48 percent to 47 percent. Blumenthal...
  • Obama to Conn. for Blumenthal

    09/15/2010 11:03:39 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 13 replies ^ | 09/16/2010 | Maggie Haberman
    I reported two weeks ago that President Barack Obama would be heading to Connecticut for an intimate DNC dinner of about 50 people at $30,400 a head, and now the White House has announced that Obama will also be stumping for U.S. Senate hopeful Richard Blumenthal while he's there. A source tells me the event will be Sept. 16, the same day as the DNC fundraiser, at the Marriott Hotel in Stamford, Conn. The DNC event is at a private home in nearby Greenwich. Blumenthal said in a statement, "His visit will make a difference for us, energizing our supporters...
  • Obama To "Help" Blumenthal In Connecticut

    09/04/2010 2:09:50 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 10 replies ^ | 09/04/10 | CaroleL
    While many Democratic candidates are finding reasons not to be in the same city with President Barack Obama let alone on the same stage, Connecticut Attorney General and US Senate Candidate Richard Blumenthal is just desperate enough to accept the president's brand of toxic help. Mr. Obama will travel to the Nutmeg State on September 16 to campaign with Mr. Blumenthal before attending a DNC fundraiser. Considering Mr. Blumenthal's lead over Republican Linda McMahon has plummeted from a robust 30 points earlier this year to a much slimmer 7 point margin, can the Obama Curse make things any worse?
  • McMahon steps up pace in Connecticut race - Republican makes gains on her rival

    08/27/2010 3:48:13 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 26, 2010 | Kara Rowland
    Connecticut's off-again, on-again Senate race has bedeviled prognosticators, but Republican nominee Linda McMahon has now firmly forced the seat back into the competitive column by making it a referendum on the character of Democratic rival and longtime state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal. Mrs. McMahon has whittled down what had once seemed like an insurmountable 40 percentage-point deficit to 10 points by questioning Mr. Blumenthal's credibility on his military service and now on his campaign finances. The Blumenthal camp insists the Democrat's 20-year record of going after tobacco firms and pharmaceutical companies will win over voters in the end. It's still...
  • Blumenthal Losing Ground And Credibility In Connecticut

    08/20/2010 11:11:03 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 9 replies ^ | 08/20/10 | CaroleL
    On January 7, the day after he entered the US Senate race, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D) proudly stated, "I've never taken PAC money, and I have rejected all special interest money." Now that he has accepted almost half a million dollars from Political Action Committees and special interest groups, his Republican opponent Linda McMahon has released a new ad asking, "How can he fight special interests if they're paying for his campaign?"
  • Connecticut is ready to rumble

    08/15/2010 3:27:43 AM PDT · by Scanian · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 15, 2010 | MAUREEN CALLAHAN
    Of this season’s crazy, contentious, wide-open Senate races — in Ohio, Florida, California, Arizona, Nevada — none is as wild as what’s going on in Connecticut. In one corner: Democrat Richard Blumenthal, 64, state attorney general since 1991 and favored to win, up by over 40 points in the polls until this spring, when he was caught lying about having served in Vietnam. In the opposing corner: Republican Linda McMahon, 61, until last fall the CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), billionaire and political neophyte. Since spending $22 million of her fortune, McMahon beat out GOP contenders Peter Schiff (campaign...
  • Blumenthal slipping in 1st poll after primaries (CT Senate seat)

    08/14/2010 4:44:01 AM PDT · by Brugmansian · 14 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | August 14, 2010 | Register Staff
    Blumenthal has slipped below the 50 percent mark of support against Republican Linda McMahon in the state’s U.S. Senate race. Blumenthal, the state’s longtime attorney general, picks up 47 percent of the vote, while McMahon earns 40 percent. Five percent prefer some other candidate, and 7 percent remain undecided. Support for McMahon is unchanged from last month, despite her GOP primary win Tuesday. Blumenthal’s support is down 6 points since last month. In June, Blumenthal held a 56 percent to 33 percent lead over McMahon, the former head of Worldwide Wrestling Entertainment.
  • The Transformation of the American Conservative Movement into Fascism [mega barf]

    08/13/2010 12:27:36 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 71 replies · 2+ views
    Veterans Today ^ | 10 Aug 2010 | Posted by Michael Leon
    Editor’s Note: The following is the new epilogue from Max Blumenthal’s book, Republican Gomorrah, now out in paperback (Basic/Nation Books, 2009). I am not sure when I first detected the noxious fumes that would envelop the conservative movement in the Obama era. It might have been early on, in April 2009, when I visited a series of gun shows in rural California and Nevada. Perusing tables piled high with high-caliber semi-automatic weapons and chatting with anyone in my vicinity, I heard urgent warnings of mass roundups, concentration camps, and a socialist government in Washington. “These people that are purchasing these...
  • Connecticut Senate Race Is Heating Up

    08/04/2010 9:24:08 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 14 replies ^ | 08/04/10 | CaroleL
    If you thought the Connecticut senate race was all over when the flack over state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D) target="_blank">lying about his military service died down, think again. According to the latest poll, Republican Linda McMahon is just 10 points behind Mr. Blumenthal (50% - 40%) and while that may seem like a pretty substantial lead for the Democrat, it has shrunk by 9 points in just 3 weeks.
  • Rob Simmons (Connecticut, GOP) Jumping Back In Senate Race?

    07/16/2010 8:16:57 AM PDT · by Qbert · 11 replies · 2+ views ^ | 7/14/2010 | Rick Green
    The former CIA operative and member of the House of Representatives tells me it's looking more and more like he will revive his dormant campaign for Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate. "I haven't made any final decisions,'' Simmons told me Wednesday afternoon. "I'm getting a lot of phone calls from people. Six weeks ago the convention was over and I was very disappointed. My staff was despondent. My family was stunned." "I've been sitting on it now. People do come up to me say gosh I wish you were still in." Simmons has $1 million in the bank. He says he's...
  • Blumenthal says legal action against health care act may financially harm the state’s taxpayers (CT)

    06/20/2010 6:54:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Redding Pilot ^ | 6/20/10
    Blumenthal says legal action against health care act may financially harm the state’s taxpayersSunday, 20 June 2010 17:26 Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, “after extensive legal research and careful balancing of the costs and potential benefits to Connecticut,” concludes that a lawsuit challenging the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act would have virtually no chance of success — and may actually harm state taxpayers. In a response to a request by State Senate Republicans, Mr. Blumenthal noted that Gov. M. Jodi Rell has not requested such legal action — and is actually seeking federal approval to transfer 45,000 current recipients...
  • Blumenthal Comments Stir New Questions on Military Service

    06/17/2010 8:42:50 AM PDT · by Uncledave · 31 replies · 1,245+ views
    NY Times ^ | 6/17/2010
    WASHINGTON — Attorney General Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut sat down with a reporter for a local news outlet this week in an effort to move beyond an issue that has bedeviled his Senate campaign: his claims about his military service during the Vietnam War. But the interview, with The Connecticut Mirror, a news Web site, raised more questions about that chapter in his life, as Mr. Blumenthal offered a version of events that was sometimes at odds with historians’ accounts of the period. At one point in the interview, Mr. Blumenthal, a Democrat, said he joined the Marine Corps Reserve...
  • Judge Cuts Award To Woman Sued By Blumenthal

    06/12/2010 6:05:10 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies · 504+ views ^ | June 12, 2010 | Jim Vicevich
    This was just about the ugliest case I can think of from an AG. Well other than suing the Big East and cereal boxes. Here’s the background first … and a Hat Tip to Rick. I actually read Facebook this morning. Heh! First let me say this is exactly what an AG should be doing, legal counsel for the state and its agencies, not suing cereal boxes and phone companies. That however does not make this suit right, or does it?
  • Blumenthal co-worker accuses boss of lying

    06/09/2010 7:56:46 AM PDT · by Brugmansian · 4 replies · 18+ views
    The New Haven Register ^ | June 09, 2010 | Ed Stannard
    An assistant attorney general in Richard Blumenthal’s office has gone public against his boss, sending a letter to state news media that claims Blumenthal lied to him in 1991 about having served in Vietnam . . . Hine said he has had little direct contact with Blumenthal, but that a superior once told him to take a legal position he didn’t agree with because it was politically motivated. Hine said he told his colleague to “have (Blumenthal) come here and stand at attention. Majors don’t take orders from sergeants, and lawyers don’t take orders from politicians."
  • (Rasmussen) Connecticut Senate: Blumenthal 56%, McMahon 33%

    06/03/2010 1:18:53 PM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies · 876+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | June 3, 2010 | Staff
    Democrat Richard Blumenthal apparently has weathered charges that he exaggerated his military service in Vietnam for years and is running as strongly as ever against both his Republican challengers in Connecticut’s race for the U.S. Senate. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Connecticut finds Blumenthal with 56% support versus 33% for Linda McMahon, the officially endorsed GOP candidate. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and seven percent (7%) are undecided. McMahon has come under criticism recently as people have focused on her role in World Wresting Entertainment, a corporation that one conservative pundit compares to...
  • Democratic Senate Candidate Dick Blumenthal's First Ads Since Vietnam Service Scandal (Videos)

    06/01/2010 4:42:33 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 3 replies · 146+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 6/1/10 | HAP
    "Richard Blumenthal for us, worked a miracle"...2 new ads from Democrat Dick Blumenthal that doesn't even mention his opponent. These are the first ads since deliberately lying about his Vietnam service record..
  • Rasmussen vs. Quinnipiac – Blumenthal vs. McMahon

    05/27/2010 1:24:39 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies · 640+ views ^ | May 27,2010 | Steve McGough
    Hold on here a second. Will someone in the media please take a look at the polling methodology between the Quinnipiac and Rasmussen polls concerning the US Senate race in Connecticut? Why are the results so different? The Rassmussen poll was taken on May 18 and asked questions of 500 likely voters. The Quinnipiac poll was taken on May 24 and 25 and asked questions of 1159 registered voters. So we’re talking about a six to seven day gap, and the results are that different? The Rassmussen poll was a statistical dead heat with Blumenthal leading a direct race with...
  • Biden Jokes About Blumenthal's Military Service Misstatements

    05/26/2010 12:09:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies · 523+ views ^ | May 26,2010 | Jordan Fabian
    Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday took an unexpected dig at Democratic Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal for misstating his military service record. While speaking at a barbecue for wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, he commented about veterans coming home from the Vietnam War. Biden, who has a penchant for being loquacious, veered into the Connecticut Senate race.
  • Blumenthal's lies betray whole era: Complex truth became a simple matter of shame

    05/25/2010 12:21:15 PM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies · 833+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | May 25th 2010 | Richard Cohen
    As a kid, an abiding fear, reinforced by movies and comic books, was that I would die on some foreign battlefield. I would become a casualty of the war that every generation of American men seemed destined to fight: World War I for our grandfathers and World War II for our fathers and Korea for our older brothers. Then came Vietnam, which is where many of my generation drew the line: "Hell no, we won't go," in the chant of the day. And I didn't. It turned out I didn't have to. Just luck. I enlisted in the 42nd Infantry...
  • A Complexity, Reduced To Shame

    05/24/2010 4:23:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 372+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 24, 2010 | Leftwing lunatic RICHARD COHEN
    As a kid, an abiding fear, reinforced by movies and comic books, was that I would die on some foreign battlefield. I would become a casualty of the war that every generation of American men seemed destined to fight: World War I for our grandfathers and World War II for our fathers and Korea for our older brothers. Then came Vietnam, which is where many of my generation drew the line: "Hell no, we won't go," in the chant of the day. And I didn't. It turned out I didn't have to. Just luck. I enlisted in the storied 42nd...
  • Blumenthal apologizes for misstatements on Vietnam

    05/24/2010 3:06:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 72 replies · 1,741+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/24/10 | Susan Haigh - ap
    HARTFORD, Conn. – Criticized for saying he "regrets" misstatements he made about his military service during the Vietnam War, Connecticut Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal is now apologizing. On Monday and late the night before, the Democrat told various media outlets that he made mistakes and is sorry for them. "I think he wants to put this behind him. He wants to start getting back to talking about the issues that matter most to the people of Connecticut and start talking about who is going to best represent the people of Connecticut in Washington," said Maura Downes, a campaign spokeswoman. The...
  • Blumenthal’s “Sorry” (NH Independent)

    05/24/2010 12:55:49 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies · 251+ views ^ | May 24,2010 | annem040359
    First time Connecticut Attorney General (whom I also call the “eternal general”) Richard Blumenthal and his saying that one simple word “sorry” for his misleading statement about being in Vietnam when he was not over in Vietnam. With him still doing a song and dance act even when the people in the news media pressing him with the questions, he still dealt with this issue like it was no big deal. WELL IT WILL BE A BIG DEAL COME IN NOVEMBER.
  • Blumenthal apologizes for misstatements

    05/24/2010 8:50:06 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies · 712+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 24, 2010 | AP
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- U.S. Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal has apologized in an e-mail for misstatements about his military service during the Vietnam War, nearly a week after the controversy erupted. Mr. Blumenthal said in a statement e-mailed to the Hartford Courant late Sunday that he made mistakes and is sorry.
  • Blumenthal Misspeaks His Way Through An Apology

    05/24/2010 8:41:43 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 4 replies · 322+ views ^ | 05/24/10 | CaroleL
    Caught lying about his Vietnam era service (he claimed to have served "in Vietnam" when he did not), Connecticut Attorney General and Democratic Senate Candidate Richard Blumenthal has now misspoken his way through an alleged apology. Since the story first broke, Mr. Blumenthal has claimed he misspoke, that there were "misplaced words" and that he regretted what happened but was still being pressured from veterans groups, the media and political foes to apologize for his deception. His latest statement still doesn't ring true.
  • Breaking News: Blumenthal Says He’s Sorry

    05/23/2010 9:22:52 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies · 535+ views ^ | May 24,2010 | annem040359
    Now, one week latter, Connecticut’s Attorney General says he is sorry, why Mr. Blumenthal did you have to wait a WEEK to do that? From Courant website: “E-mail statement from attorney general and Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal: “At times when I have sought to honor veterans, I have not been as clear or precise as I should have been about my service in the Marine Corps Reserves,” Blumenthal says via email tonight.”
  • Veterans on Blumenthal: It’s about ‘stolen valor’ (Trumpower attacks POW network)

    05/23/2010 6:33:38 PM PDT · by Brugmansian · 20 replies · 925+ views
    The New Haven Register ^ | May 23 2010 | Ed Stannard, Register Metro Editor
    Standing on the stage with Blumenthal last week at a Veterans of Foreign Wars post in West Hartford was another vet who has been caught up in accusations that he claims medals he did not earn . . . “If I claimed to have a Bronze Star, you can lock me up right now, because it’s called ‘stolen valor,’” referring to a federal law passed in 2006 . . . A group called the POW Network has posted a photo of Trumpower wearing the ribbon, but Trumpower said he wore it once, in honor of his late Uncle Jimmy at...
  • Blumenthal (D) Let The Media Print His "Misstatements" Many Times Without Ever Correcting Them

    05/23/2010 12:55:56 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 4 replies · 197+ views
    5/23/2010 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    And it would seem that he did that on purpose for political advantage. The political backbreaker for Richard Blumenthal in this is two-fold: He cannot just chalk this off as being mere "misstatements" concerning him serving in Vietnam as he apparently let the media print his "misstatements" many, many times and he apparently never tried to correct them. Secondly, Blumenthal didn't mistate, he mislead - the word which must be used over and over again concerning his actions. Mislead. Mislead. Buts Dems are already using the old playbook of 'policy trumps behavior.' They are already saying that Blumenthal has done...
  • Cokie Roberts: Blumenthal should quit

    05/23/2010 11:26:26 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 1,078+ views
    The Hill ^ | 5/23/10 | Jordan Fabian
    ABC News analyst Cokie Roberts said Sunday that Connecticut Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal (D) should end his campaign over his misstatements about his Vietnam War record. The New York Times this week reported that Blumenthal stated several times that he said he served "in" Vietnam during the war and that he told anecdotes as if he saw action there. Blumenthal served in the Marine Reserve in Washington, D.C. after receiving several deferments. Roberts thinks that Republicans could pick up the seat of retiring Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) due to Blumenthal's errors: TAPPER: Donna, you're a Democratic strategist. If he came...
  • Democratic delegates ignore controversy, nominate Blumenthal (gets cheers and applause)

    05/23/2010 5:00:50 AM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies · 820+ views
    New Haven Register ^ | 5/23/10 | Susan Misur
    Democratic delegates ignore controversy, nominate BlumenthalPublished: Sunday, May 23, 2010 By Susan Misur, Register Staff HARTFORD — This week’s allegations of deceit didn’t dampen enthusiasm for state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal’s candidacy at the Democratic State Convention Friday night where he became the party’s nominee for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Christopher J. Dodd. On the heels of accusations that he lied about his military service, Blumenthal appeared the likely winner as soon as the roll call vote began among the state’s 1,829 delegates. “I will never be intimidated. I will never back down. I will never stop...
  • Maureen Dowd: Lies as Wishes

    05/23/2010 3:58:31 AM PDT · by publius1 · 36 replies · 1,514+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 22, 2010 | Maureen Dowd
    T. S. Eliot wrote about when memory mixes with desire. Politicians get in trouble when desire nixes memory. They know they are misrepresenting an experience, but can’t help themselves. Their desire to be the person they describe is too overpowering. Politicians are actors trapped in the same part, and some occasionally feel the need to punch up the script. They are salesmen engaged in the hard sell, and some occasionally get carried away.... Consider Richard Blumenthal.... Blumenthal added a filigree here and there, not because he needed them to win, but perhaps because those more heroic actions fed his innermost...
  • Richard Blumenthal's Real Record

    05/22/2010 6:19:39 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 11 replies · 961+ views
    Wall Street Journal opinion page ^ | 5/22/10 | Fergus Cullen
    Then came revelations on the front page of the New York Times that Mr. Blumenthal had deliberately misled people about key parts of this history. Contrary to what he claimed in various speeches to veterans' groups, Mr. Blumenthal never served in Vietnam. He received at least five deferments, ultimately serving in the Marine Reserves in Washington. ...He filed a supportive brief in a suit against Smith & Wesson that would have held gun manufacturers responsible for crimes committed by third parties using the manufacturer's products. ...An eminent domain case involving a working quarry taken in 2004 to expand a highway...
  • What Blumenthal Might Have Learned Fom The War Zone

    05/22/2010 6:18:23 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies · 506+ views ^ | May 22, 2010 | Kathleen Parker
    I have a thing for Marines, always have. It began a long time ago when I watched my older brother amble away in the night toward his barracks at Camp Pendleton near San Diego.
  • Vietnam fibber Blumenthal is nailed again

    05/22/2010 12:16:32 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies · 1,065+ views ^ | May 22, 2010 | JENNIFER FERMINO
    US Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal has been caught yet again insinuating he served in Vietnam when he never set foot there. The latest embarrassment to the once-soaring Connecticut Democratic hopeful comes from the archives of the Milford Mirror, a weekly paper. While addressing a crowd at a 2007 Memorial Day parade -- which included the family of a Marine killed in Iraq -- Blumenthal said, "In Vietnam, we had to endure taunts and insults, and no one said, welcome home." The Democrat added, "I say, welcome home." In fact, Blumenthal had never served in Vietnam.
  • Combat Blumenthal the Chameleon

    05/22/2010 9:17:36 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies · 381+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 22, 2010 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    The White House has publicly stated Connecticut chameleon Richard Blumenthal's Vietnam veteran pretense is no big deal.  For Democrats, the motto is, "Whatever it takes to get elected."  And if the victory vehicle includes stretching the truth, don't the ends justify the means? Blumenthal... found himself on the defensive when the NY Times reported ... he had repeatedly claimed that he had served in Vietnam. Blumenthal was in the Marine Reserves during the Vietnam War, but did not serve in Vietnam. Blumenthal says he misspoke about his record unintentionally and that it happened only a few times out of hundreds...
  • EDITORIAL: Richard Blumenthal's Rolling Blunder

    05/22/2010 3:36:22 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies · 534+ views ^ | May 22, 2010 | Washington Times
    Connecticut's Democratic Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is taking heavy fire for a series of statements he made over several years in which he either explicitly or implicitly claimed to be a Vietnam veteran, when in fact he is not. His defense is that he misspoke - using the word "in" instead of "during" the war, according to a spokesman. This implies that he repeatedly made an innocent and unconscious mistake. But anyone watching the video of him in 2008, touching his heart when he earnestly says "we have learned something very important since the days that I served in Vietnam,"...
  • Team Blumenthal Tries To Blame Journalists for Vietnam Gaffe

    05/21/2010 4:21:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 371+ views
    big journalism ^ | 5/21/10 | Teri Buhl
    Did we just hear Connecticut attorney general Richard Blumenthal try to blame local journalist for his ‘misspoken’ words about his Vietnam war record? When Blumenthal was asked at Tuesday’s press conference why he didn’t correct published accounts of his Vietnam service, he said:There were a few articles, not many. I am responsible for my own statements….I can’t be responsible for all the articles, I may not even have seen them. ….sometimes journalists do make mistakes.Really? Sure, journalists get quotes and background wrong from time to time but civil servants, who are in the public eye like Blumenthal,
  • Could This Be The Kiss Of Death: White House Stands With Blumenthal

    05/21/2010 2:35:17 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies · 763+ views ^ | May 21, 2010 | annem040359
    WATCH OUT because it is the kiss of political death. This is the case for Richard Blumenthal. Stick a fork in, the Eternal General is now TOAST. But then again,with President Obama being so very unpopular as it is, this support is a vivid remember to REMEMBER in November Connecticut.
  • FULL VERSION Of Richard Blumenthal At March 2008 Veterans Event

    05/21/2010 1:22:50 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies · 202+ views ^ | May 21, 2010 | annem040359
    Here is the “smoking gun” that got Connecticut state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and those 5:45 minutes that embarrassed Mr. Blumenthal this week.
  • Another Case of Dick Blumenthal Misstating Vietnam Service

    05/21/2010 10:46:13 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 27 replies · 952+ views
    NY Times ^ | 5/21/10 | Raymond Hernandez
    WASHINGTON -- Broader newspaper archival searches continue to turn up instances in which Attorney General Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut portrayed himself as a Vietnam War veteran even though he did not serve in the war. Richard BlumenthalThe most recent article unearthed is one published in The Milford Mirror, a weekly, describing an appearance he made at a May 2007 Memorial Day Parade in Milford, Conn., attended by local officials, military people and the relatives of a local man killed while serving in Iraq. As people gathered around a bandstand to give praise to fallen veterans, the article said, Mr. Blumenthal...
  • Blumenthal Action Pictures

    05/21/2010 7:46:44 AM PDT · by Dr.Syn · 13 replies · 844+ views
    May 21, 2010 | Dr.Syn
  • CARTOON: The Top Three Lies This Week

    05/21/2010 7:24:18 AM PDT · by NetRight Nation · 1 replies · 725+ views
    NetRight Daily ^ | May 21, 2010 | William Warren
  • Oliver North: Indisputable Service (Blumenthal)

    05/20/2010 9:11:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies · 939+ views ^ | May 21, 2010 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON -- This year falling on May 15, Armed Forces Day was designated in 1949 to recognize active-duty soldiers, sailors, airmen, guardsmen and Marines. Memorial Day, now a "nearest Monday" federal holiday, has been observed at the end of the month since 1868 in tribute to America's war dead. It's ironic that this year, these two dates celebrating those who serve in our nation's uniform are bookends for a political candidate accused of inflating his claims of military service. On May 17, The New York Times, The Associated Press and just about every other news outlet on the planet made...

    05/20/2010 8:47:26 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 10 replies · 419+ views ^ | 5-20-2010 | Dave Logan
    On Tuesday, Neil, you completely caught me off guard with your closing segment “Common Sense.” It was anything but common sense; it was disappointing and somewhat shocking, because I couldn’t believe what you just said. (correction: Neil’s comments were made on Wednesday) I speak of the Blumenthal segment where you insisted on cutting him a break for saying he served in Vietnam when he didn’t. Your argument for this was a stretch, weak at best. Then you closed with this parting shot at those of us who were upset with Blumenthal: “Get him on issues that matter, for God’s sake;...
  • More Richard Blumenthal quotes [lies] surface

    05/20/2010 8:04:42 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 17 replies · 577+ views
    A Connecticut newspaper on Thursday unearthed two new examples of Democratic Attorney General Richard Blumenthal suggesting that he served in Vietnam. The News-Times reported that a search of Hearst Connecticut Newspapers archives found a 2008 report in the Stamford Advocate in which the Senate candidate said, “I wore the uniform in Vietnam and many came back to all kinds of disrespect.” “Whatever we think of war, we owe the men and women of the armed forces our unconditional support,” he said. The quote came from a story on the Stamford Veterans Day parade on November 9, 2008, and did not...
  • Richard Blumenthal's "Rolling Blunder" -- It's Apocalypse Now for a Politician

    05/20/2010 7:18:13 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 47 replies · 1,044+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 21, 2010 | Editorial
    Connecticut's Democratic Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is taking heavy fire for a series of statements he made over several years in which he either explicitly or implicitly claimed to be a Vietnam veteran, when in fact he is not. His defense is that he misspoke - using the word "in" instead of "during" the war, according to a spokesman. ... The scandal doesn't depend on what the meaning of the word "in" is.... Mr. Blumenthal's foibles may not be as egregious as Iowa Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin's references to mythical combat air patrols over Vietnam, or the phantom sniper fire...
  • Rally hails US troops - Blumenthal, Shays, Fabrizi lead in salute (Blumenthal Stolen Valor 2003)

    05/20/2010 2:59:16 PM PDT · by mnehring · 7 replies · 333+ views
    RIDGEPORT - Maria and Hector Ortiz last heard from their son, U.S. Marine Cpl. Hector Ortiz Jr., the day before Easter in an e-mail.... They miss him, and dozens of others shared the couple's emotions as his name was read at a rally supporting U.S. troops on City Hall steps Thursday... Blumenthal a former Marine sergeant who served in Vietnam echoed Fabrizi's thoughtsWere just so proud of them so proud of this Bridgeport community ...
  • Blumenthal: “I Wore The Uniform In Vietnam” Hearst Unearths “Trove” Of Material

    05/20/2010 2:40:44 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 31 replies · 881+ views ^ | May 20, 2010 | annem040359
    More stuff coming out about Richard Blumenthal’s ” I was in Vietnam” scandal unfolds. From the Stamfordadvocate online edition: “A trove of potential bulletin board material was unearthed Tuesday by Hearst Connecticut Newspapers from its archives quoting the once seemingly unflappable U.S. Senate candidate on his military record, one that he has been accused of embellishing.”
  • Blumenthal Gets Jaywalked

    05/20/2010 10:14:19 AM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies · 1,107+ views
    National Review Online ^ | May 20, 2010 | Robert Costa
    From last night's Tonight Show monologue: The Pulitzer Prize for fiction was handed out today, given to Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal for his Vietnam War memoir. Well, that’s the big story in Connecticut. Their attorney general, Richard Blumenthal, who was considered a shoo-in for his race for the U.S. Senate, is now under fire for claiming that he served in Vietnam when he really didn’t. Turns out he has no war record at all. In fact, only combat experience? Shooting himself in the foot. Well, the truth is he got five deferments, like Dick Cheney. Then he used connections...