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Attorney General Richard Blumenthal Lied

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Unsingle, May 18, 2010.

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  1. Unsingle

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    The New York Times reports that on numerous occasions Connecticut Richard Blumenthal stated that he had served in Vietnam.

    There was one problem: Blumenthal, a Democrat now running for the United States Senate, never served in Vietnam. He obtained at least five military deferments from 1965 to 1970 and took repeated steps that enabled him to avoid going to war, according to records.

    In my opinion, this is about as low as a human can go. To lie about serving in any war is an insult to the brave soldiers that lost their lives and served our country so gallantly. Truly disgusting. He should not be allowed to represent anyone or anything in this country. If someone votes for him, they are as bad as he is.
     
  2. grnberetcj

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    Another piece of fecal matter.....

    Evaded Vietnam duty by going into the girl scouts.

    Curt

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  3. bill1949

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    Now you know Democrats don't lie, they only mispeak! I am surprised a lib newspaper would even cover this story...Bill
     
  4. sliverbulletexpress

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    I hope he claims medals won so he can qualify for the Stolen Valor Act. Nothing is too bad for these slime balls who claim the be soldiers and weren't.
     
  5. Recoil Sissy

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    Zardozforty:

    Two points:

    1. I saw the interview Blumenthal took full responsibility for "a few misplaced words". Interesting. Who else would be responsible?? I'm suprised he or the lame stream media didn't blame Bush or Cheney.

    2. Service in Nam seemed to be a memorable experience for those who served. They remember when they went, where they went, who they spent time with, and when they came home. Unlike Blumenthal, their recollections don't vary from one telling to another or depending on the audience.

    dud256:

    Its Blumenthal's behavior that's at issue, not his party affiliation. As you point out, individuals from both sides are subject to condemnable behavior. The partisan aspect of the situation is that libs embrace and defend their rotters. Conservatives condem and hold their's accountable.

    sissy
     
  6. Jim Porter

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    This guy should be destroyed politically. To my friend above who said if he were Repub he would have gotten a pass, I suggest thet he look at Richard Nixon's career. He got what he deserved too. Our Military heroe's alegience to this country and in turn us, should NRVER be allowed to become tarnished by ANYONE!!! My he forever br known by his lies!
    Jim Porter
     
  7. grnberetcj

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    Don't feed into the liberal troll BS.....

    Dud is a Dud that's been eating too many urinal cakes!

    Curt
     
  8. trapperwads

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    He's a Lawyer! Why would anyone be shocked that he lied. ed nichols
     
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    In addition, and not as important but never the less an indication of this guys character, is fact that he claimed to be captain of his ivy league shools swim team, when apparantly he did not even belong to the team. Another lie spoken in effort to enhanve his resume. G.E.G.
     
  10. RFGA2

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    Gee: I would have remembered being up in the front of John Kerry's Swift Boat had I been ol Richard Blumenthal. Another lying politician.

    Bob Gibson
     
  11. halfmile

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    Swim team? I heard he doesn't know how to swim!

    Too bad Teddy's gone, he would give lessons.

    HM
     
  12. g7777777

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    We will see how much this matters

    regards from Iowa

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  13. grnberetcj

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    It probably won't matter much, after all it's Conn. Heavily liberal democratic state much like Mass.

    Curt
     
  14. Big Heap

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    By FERGUS CULLEN

    Hartford, Conn.

    Until Monday, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal seemed to be a shoo-in for retiring Sen. Chris Dodd's Senate seat. He appeared to have the perfect political résumé: Harvard College (magna cum laude, editor in chief of the Harvard Crimson, captain of the swim team), Yale Law, a Supreme Court clerkship, staff positions in the White House and Senate, U.S. Attorney, state representative, state senator. Along the way, he served in the Marines in Vietnam. Robert Redford wasn't this well put together in "The Candidate."
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    Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal

    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. Nor did Mr. Blumenthal bother to correct multiple profiles that described him as having been captain of the Harvard swim team; he was not.

    For two decades as attorney general, Mr. Blumenthal's word was rarely challenged. Now his credibility is damaged and his aggressively antibusiness record is being publicly scrutinized for the first time.

    Mr. Blumenthal became the prototype for hyperactive attorneys general across the country following his first election to the post in 1990. Not content to serve as in-house counsel for state government, he has used the office to advance by litigation what the left could not achieve through legislation.

    He made a name for himself early on by taking on Big Tobacco, playing a leading role in the precedent-setting national tobacco lawsuit of the 1990s. The resulting settlement transferred $246 billion from smokers to state governments via cigarette companies.

    The suit gave Mr. Blumenthal a taste for massive multistate, class-action lawsuits. His jurisdiction in the name of consumer protection has since known no bounds. During the browser wars of the late 1990s, Mr. Blumenthal sued Microsoft over the marketing of Windows 98. 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.

    When the collegiate Atlantic Coast Conference poached some schools from the rival Big East Conference, of which the University of Connecticut is a member, Mr. Blumenthal sued. When subprime mortgage shop Countrywide Financial was in trouble, the attorney general piled on with his own lawsuit. When AIG's bonuses became controversial, Mr. Blumenthal issued a wave of subpoenas. Most of these efforts went nowhere, but they did get Mr. Blumenthal in the news.

    The attorney general has also used the power of the state to bully small businesses. In 2003, he sued Computers Plus Center for $1.75 million in damages for allegedly selling state government machines without specified parts. Mr. Blumenthal issued a press release accusing the business owner, Gina Malapanis, of fraud: "No supplier should be permitted to shortchange or overcharge the State without severe consequences," he said. "We will vigorously pursue this case to recover taxpayer money and send a strong message about zero tolerance for contractor misconduct." Ms. Malapanis was even arrested in her home on seven first-degree larceny charges.

    In 2008 the charges against Ms. Malapanis were dismissed. As for the civil case, she refused to plead guilty and countersued the state for abusing its power and violating her constitutional rights. The jury, recoiling at the overly aggressive action that ruined her business, awarded her a whopping $18 million in January. In a handwritten note on court documents, the jury foreman said the state had engaged in a "pattern of conduct" that harmed Ms. Malapanis's reputation, and cited the state's press releases impugning her integrity, some of which came from Mr. Blumenthal. Mr. Blumenthal is appealing the decision.

    An eminent domain case involving a working quarry taken in 2004 to expand a highway in the town of Brookfield ended up in court. The quarry owners, who were originally paid about $4 million for the property, felt cheated by the state. They sued, and Mr. Blumenthal defended the state's action, bringing in new appraisers who also low-balled the property's value. Judge Barbara Sheedy concluded the state had been "unprofessional" and "less than scrupulous" in its handling of the case, having hand-picked unqualified appraisers for the purpose of deliberately underestimating the quarry's value. The owners were awarded another $28 million, including interest payments.

    This spring, the exasperated CFO of Hartford-based United Technologies Corp. blurted out that doing business "anyplace outside of Connecticut is low-cost." The company was frustrated in part by a union lawsuit—supported by Mr. Blumenthal—challenging the company's plan to close a local factory as part of the firm's response to the recession. UTC—with $53 billion in revenue last year and 26,000 employees in Connecticut—is the state's largest private employer. It's exactly the sort of company other states would love to host.

    So it's no wonder Connecticut's business community quietly greeted Mr. Blumenthal's candidacy for federal office with relief: Anything to get him out of state.

    The attorney general will face a credible Republican opponent in the fall in either former U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons or Linda McMahon, who made a fortune in entertainment as an executive of the World Wrestling Federation. Although Mr. Blumenthal still leads both opponents in the polls, for the first time in his career he's looking politically vulnerable.

    Mr. Cullen is the executive director of the Yankee Institute for Public Policy.
     
  15. Model Number 12

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    A quote from Blumenthal: "I wore the uniform in Viet Nam".

    The Connecticutt Democrats have still endorsed this man. WHY?

    Regardless of party affiliation, why does the public allow this to continue?
    As referenced in the above news story, his reckless conduct as Connecticutt Attorney General has cost taxpayers millions of their (not his) dollars, yet he is not held accountable for this incompetence. Is party loyalty so important that voters are willing to compromise our country to support a liar like this? This is not a republican or democrat issue, this is about honesty, fidelity to our Constitution and personal integrity. It is politicians like this that are fueling the anger of the citizens of our Republic.
     
  16. b12

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    The public is a bunch of dumbasses and will in short time live with the BS. Hollar like hell about the problems but is well know that time becomes the enemys prize. Obama has proven that. He has studied the book LIFE UNWORTHY OF LIFE and learned it well. Also so has his henchmen. Beaware strife is just starting. Unless people are will to sacrifice little now or loose everything later . The country is in trouble. Regardless what people think the liberal are going to need to be put back in their holes. They only come out when people like Ayers and Soros emerge from the shit pile. The stink is needs to be subdude quick befor the stench spreads beyond our boundries.
     
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    dud.....nothing more to say
     
  18. Psycho

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    Every body knows crap floats! That's why he thought he could get away with saying he was on the swim team!
     
  19. daddiooo

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    Model Number 12,

    The biggest problem is these lies are not reported by the "lame stream media".
    It gets on sites like this but the general public doesn't even know who this baggy eyed sack of pig shit is. If we had any journalists left in this country whose head wasn't up some democrats poop chute it might see the light of day and make the front page of the newspaper. For the general public....they all know whose on Dancing with the Stars, American Idol, The Batchelor, The Bachlorette, So you think you can dance, America has Talent etc. Most of the inbred voters doen't even know what district they live in much less who their senator or congressman is.


    To make matters even worse our so called "school system" is cranking out "no child left behind" government parasites for the future.

    Just don't get me started on the Immigration thing.
     
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