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Blumenthal Lies About Vietnam

By Greg L | 20 May 2010 | National Politics | 16 Comments

Guest Post by Sanford D. Horn

A fib is a lie; a lie is a lie; yet in the world of politics a lie is but a misstatement.

Using the very veterans he claims to embrace and support as both pawns and a shield, Richard “Dick” Blumenthal (D-CT) refused to admit he simply lied about serving in Vietnam during the war that continues to launch thousands of scars and nightmares amongst those who actually did serve over there as well as the survivors of the more than 58,000 who give their lives over there.

“I regret that I misspoke and take full responsibility for my words,” said the current state’s attorney general and candidate for the US Senate. Blumenthal, who did serve in the US Marines Corps Reserves, also said he refuses to allow a “few misplaced words to impugn my service to my country,” to the applause and “hoo-aahs” of the veterans before which he spoke on Tuesday, May 18 at, ironically a VFW lodge. Ironic, because the candidate-liar is ineligible for membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars, having not served in one.

It takes a certain brand of chutzpah to lie about serving in a war and an even bigger set of cajones to dupe the very veterans supporting that person running for public office. Blumenthal offered no apology and instead of dropping his bid to succeed the ethically-challenged Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT), hid behind the veterans – bona fide heroes who did serve in Vietnam.

Adding insult to injury, it has also been discovered that Blumenthal also lied about having been the captain of his college swim team, when in reality he never even belonged to the team. Now, he is all wet.

Having violated the public trust, Blumenthal, proving to have a history of lying – yes, lying, not making misstatements, should do the honorable thing and not only drop his bid for the U.S. Senate, but resign as Attorney General of Connecticut. It’s called honor and contrition – words Blumenthal will no doubt need to consult Webster’s to comprehend.

Thank you for your service to both country and Connecticut, now go away, Mr. Blumenthal.

Sanford D. Horn is a writer and political consultant living in Alexandria, VA.

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  1. another one bites the dust said on 20 May 2010 at 7:05 am:
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    Who will get blamed for the “swift boating” this time?

    How amazing is it that when legitimately decorated, honorable men put Kerry on the spot - they are all frauds.

    When Chris Matthews, who doesn’t have an honorable bone in his body, speaks out - it is gospel.

  2. Dave Core said on 20 May 2010 at 8:09 am:
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    This “expose” was released now by the NY Times in order for it to be forgotten by the time of the election where Blumenthal will win because he’s Democratic and after all what is the source of their principles anyway?

  3. Citizen12 said on 20 May 2010 at 8:48 am:
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    On Tuesday, Blumenthal held a news conference to defend himself, saying he had at times unintentionally “misspoken” about his service but never meant to deceive.

    So, in reality he doesn’t mean to lie but he can’t help himself. He needs our help and sympathy and forgiveness along with extensive rehabilitation to put him back on the road to recovery, all at taxpayer expense. After which he can get an Amen, a senate seat, experience a severe relapse and continue to serve in Congress for many terms.

    Yep, sounds like the bi partisan approved “Kennedy Plan” to me.

  4. Tyler Durden said on 20 May 2010 at 9:46 am:
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    How can you tell a Democrat is lying?

    His lips are moving.

  5. hazegray said on 20 May 2010 at 12:43 pm:
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    Q: How can you tell a Republican is lying?

    A: When he/she is talking about “sealing our borders” — knowing that won’t greatly inconvenience the Chamber of Commerce fronted businesses that rely on illegal immigration for their low cost labor.

    Q: How can you tell when a D or R is telling the truth?

    A: When they talk about prosecuting those whose dollars attract illegal immigrants, or doing identity card checks.

  6. dumpem said on 20 May 2010 at 1:57 pm:
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    hazegray - truer words were never spoken.

  7. Tillie said on 20 May 2010 at 7:43 pm:
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    Does anybody know how to “SEAL THE BORDER”?

  8. Cynic said on 20 May 2010 at 11:40 pm:
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    “Seal the BORDER”

    Apparently, the USA does not.

    All things considered - we just do not have the leadership with the guts to get it done.

    Just look at all the nonsense dispense by by our own govt., the left, and other supporters of illegals over the Arizona law just passed to gain some control over the illegal invasion problem. Compare the mild, wimpy Arizona law and our wimpy federal immigration laws to Mexico’s immigration laws.

    Have to concede: Mexico has superior laws with which to control and deal with its borders, immigration and its sovereignty. And, Mexico enforces its immigration laws.

    We, as the whimpering wimps of de mock “cracy” have these mild wimpy laws that we fail to enforce.

    Our “leaders” are more concerned with sucking up to the illegals and their supporters than representing and supporting the citizens who are murdered, raped, assaulted, insulted, and taxed to pay for the benefits of the illegals.

    But then, it is the citizens who keep voting these “leaders” into Office! We are a nation of “useful idiots”!

  9. DPortM said on 21 May 2010 at 5:26 am:
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  10. Disgusted said on 21 May 2010 at 9:02 pm:
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    Sort of off topic - What I find really interesting is how the Dems are railed against for all their boners, like this moron (and he should be called out), yet all you all big time conservatives turn a blind eye to your own kind. Your boy Bob McDonnell, that devout, moral Christian, appoints Fred Malek, who demoted Jews in the Bureau Of Labor Statistics while working as a personnel director in Richard Nixon’s White House, had to resign a leadership position in the Republican Party in 1988 when this was discovered, had to pay $250,000 in civil fines in 2008 because the company he founded and was CEO of, Thayer Capital, defrauded the Connecticut Pension Trust Fund, as the chair of his Government Reform and Restructuring Commission. Your boy McDonnell appoints him on May 8th, and Malek makes a $25,000 contribution to McDonnell’s PAC on May 12th! If these were Democrats, you sheep would be frothing at the mouth. Why aren’t you outraged at this?

  11. Greg L said on 21 May 2010 at 9:39 pm:
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    The Anti-Defamation League calls these charges “silly.” Now if the ADL says a story about “Richard Nixon’s Jew Counter” is bogus, what makes you think I’m going to pay any attention to it at all?

    This kind of hyperbolic, and false attack has become so common from the Dems I don’t even pay attention to this stuff any more. They’ve cried “wolf” at me a dozen too many times.

  12. Disgusted said on 22 May 2010 at 5:51 am:
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    ..and the $25,000 quid pro quo DOESN’t bother you? You all are two faced. If it was a liberal, you’d question their mental abilities. Its a conservative, so it must be a lie. Facts, such as the donation and the fine, are facts. You show your true colors defending a loser like this.

  13. Disgusted said on 22 May 2010 at 9:32 am:
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    …and if it is a “hyperbolic, and false attack”, then why did he apologize for it, and why did he resign his position within the Republican Party?

  14. Dittyman8 said on 24 May 2010 at 11:55 am:
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    How do you misspeak about being in a war that you never fought in? especially when it was done over a course of years?

  15. Wolverine said on 25 May 2010 at 4:55 pm:
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    Greg, I believe ADL chief Abe Foxman did not say that the “Jew Counter” story was bogus. What he apparently considered silly was the rehashing of it with regard to this particular commission appointment. Apparently Malek has done some real “atoning” for this incident over the past decades, becoming a strong supporter of Jewish charities and of Israel. Foxman said Malek is in no way anti-Semitic and considers him to be a good friend. Senator Diane Feinstein and Malcom Hoenlein, vice-chair of the Conference of Major Jewish Organizations expressed the same sentiments and support for Malek. All of them felt the criticism at this point was way out of line and that McDonnell had made a good appointment for Virginia. Their support certainly helped Malek in this instance. The whole issue has subsequently died, in my opinion.l

  16. Wolverine said on 25 May 2010 at 9:41 pm:
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    Moreover, Fred Malek was NOT charged with defrauding the Connecticut Pension and Trust Fund. That little deed was allegedly done by William DiBella, former Democratic State Senate Majority Leader, and Paul Sylvester, former Republican Treasurer of the State of Connecticut. Malek and his company, Thayer Capital, where the $75 million in state pension funds were deposited officially for investment purposes, were charged by the SEC only with “negligence” under the Investment Advisors Act of 1940. You can look it up — instead of relying on the targeted reporting of the leftie blogs.

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