Google Says Richard Blumenthal = Weasel

After Fred Thompson was the last of a long line of pundits to call the stolen valor PA Senate candidate, a (Lying) weasel, I thought I’d consult Google to see how many results I’d get if I typed in the words, “Richard Blumenthal weasel”.  The results were impressive…

7,640 results in .35 seconds:

“Richard Blumenthal crapweasel” does pretty well, too, with 1,160 results in .31 seconds.

Whoa...“Richard Blumenthal lying weasel brings 9,680 results.

The word is spreading fast, and it’s hard to see how Blumy weathers this storm.

Even Bill Press, (who’ll defend almost anything),  says he’s “dead in the water”.

You know Genius Envy would be defending him, if  he felt Dems were in *circle the wagon* mode.

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Jennifer Rubin begs to differ:

Of the many surprising political developments of the past year – Obama’s plummet in the polls, the passage of ObamaCare in the face of strong popular opposition, and the revival of the Republican Party — there is none so strikingly bizarre and self-destructive as Richard Blumenthal’s defiant press conference and the Democrats’ determination to rally around him. Former DNC head Howard Dean was among the latest to defend Blumenthal from the “hatchet job,” as he calls it, which exposed his repeated lies about Vietnam military service. The entire Democratic political establishment rallies to such a figure, circles the wagons, and, given the short timeline for coming up with a replacement, seems poised to risk the Connecticut Senate seat for such a character.

I didn’t have the impression they were circling the wagons, in fact some high profile Democrat pundits have harshly criticized Blumenthal. Who listens to Howard Dean, anymore?

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The Stamford Advocte reports:

Blumenthal tells different story in complete video:

In the full video of the event, Blumenthal first identifies himself as “someone who served in the military during the Vietnam-era in the Marine Corps.” The footage was obtained by Hearst Connecticut Newspapers Wednesday from the senior housing facility that hosted the 2008 event.

Blumenthal’s campaign claimed the footage, which was also obtained by other news sources, bolstered his assertion during a Tuesday news conference at a West Hartford VFW Hall that he has “misplaced words … on a few occasions out of hundreds that I have attended.” (See link for full video).

Weak. All that video proves is that he was savvy enough not to make  an outright claim, as in, “I served in Vietnam in the 3rd division”, which could be easily checked out. No, he chose to use weasel words. Instead, he’d say he served during the Vietnam era – and then later on say “we this and we that”….

He claims he did this on a few occasions (that were able to be found on YouTube) out of hundreds he attended.” Who how many times he did it. One thing is for sure, he allowed the misconception to go on for years.

UPDATE:

The News Times finds another damning example:

“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.”

The occasion was the Stamford Veterans Day parade Nov. 9, 2008.

The speaker was Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, as quoted by The Advocate.

Now, those aren’t even weasel-words.  That there is an out and out lie.

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Sweetness and Light Goes There

On no evidence at all, the cynical and suspicious minds over at Sweetness and Light are asking if the little Hispanic girl who, in a quivering voice, asked Mrs. Obama a question about immigration today at a New Hampshire elementary school, was a plant:

The student shyly raised her hand and said, “My mom … she says that Barack Obama is taking everybody away that doesn’t have papers.”

Mrs. Obama replied:”Yeah, well that’s something that we have to work on, right? To make sure that people can be here with the right kind of papers, right? That’s exactly right.”

The girl then said quietly, “But my mom doesn’t have any …” and trailed off.

Mrs. Obama replied: “Well, we have to work on that. We have to fix that, and everybody’s got to work together in Congress to make sure that happens. That’s right.”

I’m glad I’m not the only one with a cynical and suspicious mind…because I immediately thought the same thing. I couldn’t help it. Something bout it was just a little too precious.

What doesn’t ring true for me, is the fact that if you substitute  “Barack Obama” with “Republicans”, and she’s got the Dem talking point demagoguery  down to a tee, as propagated by Obama himself:

“now suddenly if you don’t have your papers and you took your kid out to get ice cream, you can be harassed, that’s something that could potentially happen.”

Of course, if she had said “the evil Republicans” are taking away everybody who doesn’t have papers….” that would have looked too obvious.

I know it’s koo-koo crazy nuts to think this way.

But it wouldn’t be the first time an Obama had used a child plant to ask a question.

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Obama’s Reverse Midas Touch + Lessons From Yesterday’s Elections

Graphic via Moonbattery

Michael Barone – Top 5 lessons from yesterday’s elections

1) Appropriators lost.

2) Tea tastes good.

3) The unambiguous 53%-44% victory of Democrat Mark Critz over Republican Tim Burns in the Pennsylvania 12 special election should be a caution to Republicans.

4) The left wing of the Democratic party is not rolling over and playing dead

5) Increasing polarization in our politics

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End the Bailouts: A Greek Forum

IN Congressman Mike Pence, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, along with additional Members of Congress, are hosting: “End the Bailouts: A Greek Forum” with  leading economic experts. They’re  discussing the current situation in Greece and Europe, and the impact these bailouts have on the U.S. economy and its taxpayers.

Who:
House Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence (IN-6)
House Republican Conference Vice-Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-5)
Rep. Jeb Hensarling (TX-5)
Additional House Republicans

Panelists:
Mr. Marvin Goodfriend, Carnegie Mellon University
Mr. Donald Marron, Georgetown University
Mr. Randy Quarles, Carlyle Group
Mr. Paul Singer, Elliott Associates

When:
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Forum: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Press Conference: 12:30 p.m.

Where:
U.S. Capitol
House Vistors Center
Room 201 AB

Press Conference:
U.S. Capitol
House Visitors Center
Room 114, Studio A

Note: There will be LIVE blogging at the event. If you’re a blogger and would like to attend please rsvp with Ericka.Andersen@mail.house.gov.

Additional Information: Last week, Representatives Mike Pence and Cathy McMorris Rodgers introduced H.R. 5299, legislation which would put restrictions on U.S. tax dollars from being used by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for bailouts for European countries. Original cosponsors include: Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee Rep. Jerry Lewis, Rep. Jeb Hensarling, and Rep. Kay Granger.

Livestreaming, here.

MORE from the GOP House Conference:

Top 10 Consequences of Democrats’ Budget Failure

AlGore Delivers The Most Boring And Depressing Commencement Speech In History

Al Gore gave the Commencement at the University of Tennessee, May 14. The Board of Trustees called it  “an uplifting message”

See what you think:

Video courtesy of  Americans For Prosperity, via Weasel Zippers.

I certainly hope the grads’ parties were “eco friendly” after all that. My goodness.

Not to be outdone,  the First Lady, Michelle Obama, gave this depressing  clunker on May 16:

Do all Democrats give horrendous commencement speeches?

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