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.
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?
The Stamford Advocte reports:
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.
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.