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    Re: Blumenthal's words on Vietnam Service differ from History

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    3 of the first 10 posts in this thread are liberals condemning him. More condemned him further in.
    Certainly not everyone, and certainly not you. But still......wow.

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    Re: Blumenthal's words on Vietnam Service differ from History

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Certainly not everyone, and certainly not you. But still......wow.
    So a couple democrats, but you just say "The support among Dems for this guy". Very interesting...
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    Re: Blumenthal's words on Vietnam Service differ from History

    There's more:

    The Plum Line - Blumenthal: "I wore the uniform in Vietnam"

    The Stamford Advocate is now claiming to have unearthed another damning quote from Richard Blumenthal, this time from the Veterans Day parade in Stamford on November 9th, 2008:

    "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."
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    Re: Blumenthal's words on Vietnam Service differ from History

    Here is a column written by a writer for the St Louis Post dispatch, who is a Vet that served in Nam,who was in fact drafted(no deferments left for him).

    < Curry reported that Blumenthal received standard student deferments while in Harvard, and then, after graduating in 1967, obtained another educational deferment while studying in Britain. He later received an occupational deferment ó described as a "rare exemption" from military service for men who contended that it was in the national interest for them to remain in their civilian jobs. At the time, Blumenthal was working as a special assistant to Washington Post publisher Katherine Graham, whose son he had met at Harvard.>

    < Then Blumenthal went to work in the Nixon White House and obtained another occupational deferment, and finally, when those special deferments were considered shaky, he found a spot in the Marine Corps Reserves. The New York Times quoted Curry: "The Reserves were not being activated for Vietnam and were seen as a shelter for young privileged men.">

    < I figured then ó and figure now ó that it's easy to make an inadvertent error late at night when you're working at a bar at which guys are drinking large quantities of beer and recounting battles that might not show up in history books, if you know what I mean. You say it once ó "Hey, did I ever mention I was a SEAL?" ó and you're locked into it.>

    < This situation with Blumenthal is different. No late night beers, no shared mis-recollections. Instead, crisp memories about his service, including memories of coming home from Vietnam and being taunted.>

    < A Vietnam veteran and captain of the Harvard swim team? The Democrats in Connecticut would be better off with a Frank Sinatra. Or a Mama Cass. Or anybody.>

    Iím with Bill on this one, the Dems would be wise to look for someone else. This ones done stick a fork in him.The rest of the column is at the link,pretty good read.

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    Re: Blumenthal's words on Vietnam Service differ from History

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    dirtbag you say
    this marine veteran
    this individual who is an advocate for assistance to our returning soldiers
    that was the advocacy he expressed within that video
    and yes, he began his remarks by distinguishing between his reservist duty and that he did not serve in vietnam
    careless? absolutely. dirtbag ... i would reserve that expression for those who take potshot against American veterans
    Your head cannot be that far up the ass of your ideology!

    A liar is a liar...potential benefit to your "belief system" be damned.

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    Re: Blumenthal's words on Vietnam Service differ from History

    I wonder when lefties will attempt to deflect from Blumenthal's blatant, despicable lies by blaming, or attempting to present equivilency arguments centered around GWB?

    What's that? ... Oh, they already have? .... crap.... late to the dance once again.

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    Re: Blumenthal's words on Vietnam Service differ from History

    Quote Originally Posted by webrockk View Post
    I wonder when lefties will attempt to deflect from Blumenthal's blatant, despicable lies by blaming, or attempting to present equivilency arguments centered around GWB?

    What's that? ... Oh, they already have? .... crap.... late to the dance once again.
    Kinda looks like your talking to yourself eh?
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    Re: Blumenthal's words on Vietnam Service differ from History

    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post
    Kinda looks like your talking to yourself eh?
    Far more rewarding, intellectually stimulating, and easy on the blood pressure than conversing with lefty apologists

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    Re: Blumenthal's words on Vietnam Service differ from History

    Quote Originally Posted by webrockk View Post
    Far more rewarding, intellectually stimulating, and easy on the blood pressure than conversing with lefty apologists
    Iíve been called leftist apologists a time or two: so what do ya want to argue about? Lets have a go at it.Hell,its getting pretty boring around here lately.
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    Re: Blumenthal's words on Vietnam Service differ from History

    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post
    Iíve been called leftist apologists a time or two: so what do ya want to argue about? Lets have a go at it.Hell,its getting pretty boring around here lately.

    I like the new Camaro and Charger....you'll probably apolgize for that sad attempt at 'retro' Ford attempted with the Mustang.
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