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Old 05-18-2010, 11:44 AM
 
Location: CT
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So what do you guys think about the vaunted Richard Blumenthals selective memory when it comes to his military service? His actual service amounted to fixing playground equipment, tents and delivering toys for tots ( at least a valuable deed, IMO).

This guy has no shame.

Who's he going to sue now??
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Old 05-18-2010, 11:45 AM
 
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I've never liked him and really wasn't surprised by the info at all...
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Old 05-18-2010, 01:05 PM
 
Location: New England
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So what do you guys think about the vaunted Richard Blumenthals selective memory when it comes to his military service? His actual service amounted to fixing playground equipment, tents and delivering toys for tots ( at least a valuable deed, IMO).

This guy has no shame.

Who's he going to sue now??
I'm not going to nail the guy to the wall on one statement. His problems go far far far deeper than that. This is almost a smoke and mirrors so people won't see the deeper stuff IMO. However, what is disturbing to me is as the article lays out, this wasn't a "one time thing". He's repeatedly lied to the public over a long several year period. This wasn't a "misspeak".

Blumenthal’s Words Differ From His History - NYTimes.com
In an interview on Monday, the attorney general said that he had misspoken about his service during the Norwalk event and might have misspoken on other occasions. “My intention has always been to be completely clear and accurate and straightforward, out of respect to the veterans who served in Vietnam,” he said.
Oh this one is classic!
Asked about the Bridgeport rally, when he told the crowd, “When we returned, [He never was abroad] we saw nothing like this,” Mr. Blumenthal said he did not recall the event
At least Regan was legitimate about not "remembering" due to alzheimer's. This cat stood and gave a speech and doesn't recall the event? LOL I guess he thinks we are stupid.
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Old 05-18-2010, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Now we're up to two resume lies: Vietnam service, and college swim team. Gee, do you think he would stop at just two?
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Old 05-18-2010, 03:26 PM
 
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Regardless, he has been a good attorney general
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Old 05-18-2010, 03:41 PM
 
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Regardless, he has been a good attorney general
Good at running business out of the state, and good at wasting MILLIONS and MILLIONS on frivolous lawsuits that he ended up losing. You never hear about those.



YouTube - Richard Blumenthal(revised&best!): CT Attorney General, Progressive Ideologue & Worst AG
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Old 05-19-2010, 06:24 AM
 
Location: CT
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Now we're up to two resume lies: Vietnam service, and college swim team. Gee, do you think he would stop at just two?

For a guy who prides himself on being a wordsmith, you would think he would've nipped this stuf in the bud. I dont understand people like Blumenthal, they're loaded to the gills with cash, and yet they still want to run for public office. Why do it? For the pension? lol More likely an ego the size of the milky way galaxy...
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Old 05-19-2010, 12:59 PM
 
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For a guy who prides himself on being a wordsmith, you would think he would've nipped this stuf in the bud. I dont understand people like Blumenthal, they're loaded to the gills with cash, and yet they still want to run for public office. Why do it? For the pension? lol More likely an ego the size of the milky way galaxy...
Power and control Tetto. That's why. (If you notice, Blumenthal is a control FREAK - I bet he irons his socks and has them numbered and labled left and right...or pays someone to do it.) That tenant of our fallen nature as humans has not changed. Some people are power hungry and power sick. Our constitution has protected us from it for a long time, but it's getting hammered on pretty hard these days. The freedom from oppression we experience in this country is a blip in the history of the world and it's not the norm. Kingship, dictators, tyrants etc are the norm.

Latest news flash: One of the soldiers standing up with him at the VFW is also a fake. LOL

As Franklin said, "He that spits against the Wind, spits in his own Face" Someone might want to remind Dick of that.
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Old 05-19-2010, 04:09 PM
 
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Ooops. The New York Times and Linda McMahon are going to be wiping some egg off their faces. In the original video that they were referencing, Bloomers is very clearly heard stating at the beginning of the speech that he served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam era. Around 17 seconds into the video is where it's heard:



YouTube - Blumenthal Exaggerates Vietnam Record (Full Version)
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Old 05-19-2010, 04:25 PM
 
Location: New England
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Ooops. The New York Times and Linda McMahon are going to be wiping some egg off their faces. In the original video that they were referencing, Bloomers is very clearly heard stating at the beginning of the speech that he served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam era. Around 17 seconds into the video is where it's heard:



YouTube - Blumenthal Exaggerates Vietnam Record (Full Version)
26 seconds in that turned into "since the days that I served in Vietnam...


YouTube - Blumenthal Exaggerates Vietnam Record

In 2003, he addressed a rally in Bridgeport, where about 100 military families gathered to express support for American troops overseas. “When we returned, we saw nothing like this,” Mr. Blumenthal said. “Let us do better by this generation of men and women.”

Ooops.

“I served during the Vietnam era,” he said. “I remember the taunts, the insults, sometimes even physical abuse.”

You do? You never came back because you never left!

In at least eight newspaper articles published in Connecticut from 2003 to 2009, he is described as having served in Vietnam.

The New Haven Register on July 20, 2006, described him as “a veteran of the Vietnam War,” and on April 6, 2007, said that the attorney general had “served in the Marines in Vietnam.” On May 26, 2009, The Connecticut Post, a Bridgeport newspaper that is the state’s third-largest daily, described Mr. Blumenthal as “a Vietnam veteran.” The Shelton Weekly reported on May 23, 2008, that Mr. Blumenthal “was met with applause when he spoke about his experience as a Marine sergeant in Vietnam.”

That dude is done. Washed up.

Should we bring out when he lied about being a swim team captain...but was never such thing?

Dump Dick.
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