Dick Blumenthal: The Embodiment of Today’s Idealogical Double-Standard

For most people, being untruthful about service in the military would be a death-blow to any political hopes and dreams for someone on a large political stage. Not for Richard Blumenthal however, who is now back peddling in response to an expository post from the New York Times about how he went out of his way to make sure he did not get sent overseas during the Vietnam war. To be clear, there was nothing criminal about his decision to stay home and pursue studies rather than fight overseas. However it did not give him license to go around telling people that he did serve. Not only is it dishonest, but it’s a disgrace to all those who have sacrificed much in the service for this country.

As the New York Times pointed out, in March of 2008 Blumenthal did just that in front of a small crowd in Norwalk, Connecticut:

We have learned something important since the days that I served in Vietnam,” Mr. Blumenthal said to the group gathered in Norwalk in March 2008. “And you exemplify it. Whatever we think about the war, whatever we call it – NYTIMES 5/18

There’s no other way to spin “since the days I served in Vietnam. It’s a clear-cut, bold-faced, flat-out lie. Now Blumenthal came out recently trying to defend himself saying that he supposedly clearly meant something different from that and it was simply a mistake. Somehow I find it hard to believe that this quote is an accident. There’s no ambiguity to it, either you served or you didn’t, and Blumenthal needs to be held accountable for it. After all if a man can’t be honest about the little things in life, how can you expect anything out of him when it really counts?

If he were a republican, he would be vilified beyond any chance of recovery. However, since he is for the fundamental transformation of this country, the media will end up excusing him. I can see it now, “it was an honest mistake” or “he really meant something different.” We’ve seen it all before, it’s the same old cycle the left goes through anytime they find themselves backpedaling over something they did or said. It to be expected that when this runs it’s course, that it will also follow suit. Blumenthal is in the running for Chris Dodd’s senate seat. Connecticut voters are so myopic this incident will likely not eve register on most residents’ political rictor scales because they are so blinded by the corruption and greed that has enveloped much of the State’s politics today. There are some local hosts in the state who I know will do their part in properly vilifying this man who has disgraced the services.

I would like to hear from military families about this and how they have received this. I know if I were in that position myself, I would be outraged by it and rightly so. I don’t think the incredible sacrifice our military men a woman make every single day is appreciated enough by the American people. Without young brave soldiers who would be there to protect and defend the fragile gift of freedom we cherish in this country today?

I don’t think much will evolve out of this incident although I applaud the New York Times for coming out with this story. This will really put on display for all to see, the nature of the true double standard that exists between those who are conservatives and those who are not. The treatment from the media is different. You are excused more easily if you buy into the leftist propaganda and over-the-top rhetoric. Getting a second chance from one of these clowns is almost an understatement. There is no excuse or defense for Blumenthal’s remarks, especially in the high office that he holds in the state, Attorney General. He is an absolute fraud and a disgrace – certainly not the man with the credentials to serve the people of Connecticut never mind the rest of the United States.

About Ryan G
26 year old blogger. Idealistic, hardworking, and optimistic. Bachelor's Degree and soon to have a masters degree.

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