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    Blumenthal's words on Vietnam Service differ from History

    Blumenthal?s Words Differ From His History - NYTimes.com

    Major ouch time for the Dem who would take over from Dodd



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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Blumenthal?s Words Differ From His History - NYTimes.com

    Major ouch time for the Dem who would take over from Dodd
    Major Doh! Jesus, didn't even serve at all?! This trumps the whole Hilary Sniper Fire fiasco, at least she was IN that part of the world lol!

    I can really only sum this up with one visual image

    PS: name of ship obviously has nothing to do with anything.

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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Blumenthal?s Words Differ From His History - NYTimes.com

    Major ouch time for the Dem who would take over from Dodd
    Wow. I wonder how he could possibly think that would fly under the radar until Election Day. That's a pretty major part of his life to lie about. I can't even imagine what he was thinking.
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    Re: Blumenthal's words on Vietnam Service differ from History

    I mean technically he served during Vietnam... maybe he told himself he was a Vietnam Veteran so many times for so many years he forgot it wasn't really true. They say a lie told often enough becomes the truth.
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    Re: Blumenthal's words on Vietnam Service differ from History

    Astonishingly dumb, and there's no way that he can get away with pretending this was an accident.

    Especially brutal given that he looked to be one of the few candidates who had a relatively easy path ahead of him: Election 2010: Connecticut Senate - Rasmussen Reports

    Edit: The party may have been incredibly lucky with the timing of this report. There's a week left before the filing deadline, so they still have a chance to bring in another candidate.
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    Re: Blumenthal's words on Vietnam Service differ from History

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I mean technically he served during Vietnam... maybe he told himself he was a Vietnam Veteran so many times for so many years he forgot it wasn't really true. They say a lie told often enough becomes the truth.
    It sounds more messed up than that:

    Even if you aren't offended by Blumenthal's actions, this is an extremely strange thing to lie about. It's a lie that any enterprising reporter with a Freedom of Information Request could have uncovered, as Hernandez eventually did (why it took the rest of media so long is a good question). As with John Edwards' affair -- it is a lie that displays a stunning disregard for the trust that Democrats were about to place in Blumenthal by making him their nominee. It is a lie that may even call into question the mental state of the candidate, as it carries no obvious tactical benefit. Moreover, it may be part of a pattern: the Times also reports "on a less serious matter" that Blumenthal may have also misled reporters about being the captain of Harvard's swim team (in fact, he wasn't on the team at all.)
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    Re: Blumenthal's words on Vietnam Service differ from History

    I'd love to understand the psychology of not only Bluumenthal but his handlers - how did they think this was not going to get out? By all accounts this guy coveted Dodd's seat for decades and had asperations to run for higher office. What is his motivation to make a claim publicly - on the record and frequently - that he's was IN Vietnam when he knows... he KNOWS it's a lie? And then, even if it WAS by chance a misquote or a mischaracterization - how is it not corrected? And there's been multiple chances to be corrected all of which were passed?

    Does this guy not know his political enemy's are looking and waiting to pounce?

    Supposedly there will be a press conference this morning --- and the Morning Joe group early this morning claim that Blumenthal will blame the NY Times for a hit piece. Just sad... he reflects what "out of touch" means and he's not even in office.
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    Re: Blumenthal's words on Vietnam Service differ from History

    i would never vote for him.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Major Doh! Jesus, didn't even serve at all?! This trumps the whole Hilary Sniper Fire fiasco, at least she was IN that part of the world lol!

    I can really only sum this up with one visual image

    PS: name of ship obviously has nothing to do with anything.

    he served, just not in vietnam.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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