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Gin1234 12:06 AM on 10/11/2012
You have to wonder what Romney is made of, if anything. I tell one lie, or do something in bad taste that might hurt someone, and I can't sleep at night, worry about it, and it ruins the rest of my day. Romney on the other hand, must not have any feelings at all. What do they teach in his faith about how to treat other humans? A person does not get to treat some people one way, and others another way, just  Read More...
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THISIKNOW
05:54 PM on 10/11/2012
If Romney couldn't remember that he introduced himself to this young man 4 times, I highly doubt he suddenly remembered his name and connected it with all the military he met that day upon hearing of his death. That party happened almost a year ago. It is obvious his campaign crew did the research on this, made that connection, and then Romney came out using, clearly using, this young man's death for political gain.

Shame on Romney.
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THISIKNOW
05:37 PM on 10/11/2012
There is nothing new here in the Republican party. Bush used Pat Tillman's death, who was in the Army, and killed in Afghanistan by "friendly" fire. They covered up that fact and touted him a a hero, with the football hero turned soldier, now dead. They garnered lots of hype on it and a lot of rah, rah, rah, until the family put a stop to it saying what had really happened.

Now, Romney uses this dead soldier, and his friend reveals Romney introduced himself to him at some party within the last year multiple times in a short period of time, each time as if he never met him. He laughed about it with a friend who recognized Romney for what he was, a politician using him for political gain. Then his mother has asked Romney to stop using her son's death and to stop using it to make President Obama look bad.
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Paulette Swenson
08:29 PM on 10/11/2012
If Hillary had provided the extra protection that was asked for, and even if the people killed in Lybia had been allowed to have live ammunition in their weapons then Obama, Hillary, Rice, and Jay wouldn't have to tell us so many different stories and so many lies.
This is a democratic travesty and only dems are to blame.
02:59 AM on 10/12/2012
Maybe if the republicans hadn't cut all the budgets for the defense of the embassies Hillary could have done just that.
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GarrettHood1
Ξ √ Ω L U T ↑ ☼ N
05:17 PM on 10/11/2012
He wants DESPERATELY to AVOID QUESTIONS as to HOW HIS FATHER and HE managed to EVADE MILITARY SERVICE and WHY HIS FIVE BOYS have CHOSEN TO NOT SERVE or DEFEND THE VERY COUNTRY of which their FAMILY HAS RAPED (not reaped) to AMASS A FORTUNE. Also of which is the SAME COUNTRY to which the ROMNEY'S HAVE CONTRIBUTED NOTHING!
NO GRATITUDE-JUST GREED, THAT'S THE ROMNEY WAY.
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janicedow1
escaped from texas
05:40 PM on 10/11/2012
Exactly
07:35 PM on 10/11/2012
Damn dude. Your comment should be a headline on every newspaper and news organization in America.
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juana72
05:16 PM on 10/11/2012
THE REPUBLICANS CUT FUNDING TO THE EMBASSIES. READ READ READ READ PLEASE PLEASE READ before you post.
05:22 PM on 10/11/2012
and then the State department said the cuts had nothing to do with it. Ouch
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Shacking
“Everything you can imagine is real.”
05:24 PM on 10/11/2012
Maybe you should have watched the Congressional hearing on this yesterday, then you would not be making a fo ol of yourself.
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juana72
05:28 PM on 10/11/2012
YOU have made a fool of yours. The Republicans cut funding and you know it
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Shacking
“Everything you can imagine is real.”
05:04 PM on 10/11/2012
All the post on this thread somehow turning the Libya Massacre on cut funds to embassy security obviously did not watch the congressional hearings yesterday. The State Dept. personel testifying about why requested additional security was denied five time said it had nothing to do with FUNDING or available security PERSONEL. So dems if you are going to be so outraged at least get some facts so you don't look like fo ols.
04:54 PM on 10/11/2012
"I just love that organ music."

--"Myth" Romney at the NAACP--

If "Myth" can get by with that one, he can easily get by the one of "having so much in common" with someone he had to re-introduce himself to 5 times to get it right.
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dblueII
Share the kibble.
04:46 PM on 10/11/2012
"I don't trust Romney. He shouldn't make my son's death part of his political agenda," she told WHDH. "It's wrong to use these brave young men, who wanted freedom for all, to degrade Obama.”

What else is there to add?

And NO, the sister did not contradict the mother, she just said that her brother was a bigger man than anyone in washington today.
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Paulette Swenson
08:33 PM on 10/11/2012
It was a completely unnecessary comment. Obama degrades himself, obviously.
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dblueII
Share the kibble.
08:47 PM on 10/11/2012
And you degrade us all. 
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KingLeer
04:32 PM on 10/11/2012
These days it seems like a lot of people want to ride a SEAL. Even the SEALs want to ride SEALSs (considering the SEAL book about Bin Laden). Reminds me of a quote from Cary Grant - "Everybody wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant".
04:28 PM on 10/11/2012
Is this the kind of man we want in the White House? He is flanked by 5 sons - how would he have accepted them being sacrificed for a few bucks which we squander freely on uncalled for wars and foreign aid. After all in that infamous debate where he spouted off on cutting the budget for PBS but raising it for the so called Defense budget which is actually a War Dept. it shows his lack of common decency. The Republicans are responsible for this outrage.
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potsiegb
Republicans putting party before country
04:24 PM on 10/11/2012
Jason Chaffetz Admits House GOP Cut Funding For Embassy Security: 'You Have To Prioritize Things'

Guess the republican supporters on this board neglected to get all the facts about Libya????
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Paulette Swenson
08:36 PM on 10/11/2012
U.S. Security Boss says funding was not an issue. Rather it was her decision, and reaned she did not believe the threats to be serious. duh.
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potsiegb
Republicans putting party before country
04:21 PM on 10/11/2012
It's sad that money boo boo is using the deaths of this soldier and the Ambassador for political gain....mitt only cares about mitt...........
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tarj
Pablo Picasso never got called an asshole
07:06 PM on 10/11/2012
Money Boo Boo and Annie Boo Boo!!
07:21 PM on 10/11/2012
LOL
04:11 PM on 10/11/2012
I knew Glen, I served with Glen, trained with Glen... And if it was me in Benghazi instead of Glen, I wouldnt mind at all if Romney mentioned the fact that we had met. At least Glen's name is being mentioned by Romney, his name needs to be mentioned MORE by the mainstream press and the POTUS. The mainstream press needs to be holding the State Department and POTUS accountable for their complete failure in Benghazi. The security measures in place in Benghazi were inadequate. The operators on the ground knew this fact, asked for more assets, and were DENIED!
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potsiegb
Republicans putting party before country
04:22 PM on 10/11/2012
guess you have missed the story of the republican congress cutting funding for security to all embassies? of course you did...
04:33 PM on 10/11/2012
You guys are missing the point. It's not an "us versus them" here in the US. Dems and Republicans are "us".... the terrorists are "them". Are you with us or them my man??  The facts need to be brought out, failures need to be identified and rectified to prevent deaths of Americans in the future. Those at fault for the failure in Libya need to be held accountable, and replaced if necessary. Again, are you with us or them my man? 
04:40 PM on 10/11/2012
and apparently you missed the fact that when the State Department was directly asked if these cuts played any part at all in the fact that security in Benghazi was insufficient, the answer from the State Department was "NO". Get your facts straight.
04:23 PM on 10/11/2012
I find it amusing how most "Patriotic Americans" here are "all in" on jumping on the bash Romney wagon concerning his comments on Glen, yet they're apparently wearing blinders and make no comments at all on the circumstances surrounding the tragic deaths of the 4 Americans in Benghazi.

They make no comments on the FACTS that the current administration failed these 4 Americans. The facts are coming out more and more every day... there was an obvious threat to US assets in Benghazi, "boots on the ground" in theater requested additional security, and they were DENIED. The State Department and ultimately the President should be held accountable, instead they are trying to cover up the facts and they want to play this off as a "spontaneous... unexpected" incident. The consulate had been attacked on TWO previous occasions!!! How can the attack that killed this 4 be considered "unexpected".

You guys and gals jumping on the band wagon turning Glen's death into a media circus disgust me completely.
04:29 PM on 10/11/2012
Update: apparently nobody wants to mention the fact that the Doherty family was contacted prior to Romney making comments on meeting Glen, and in fact his sister told Romneys staff they were fine with the comments.
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janicedow1
escaped from texas
06:02 PM on 10/11/2012
Is this administrations "failure" to protect these four Americans, anything like the republican administration's failure to protect thousands of American lives in a terrorist event called 9-11?
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buzzly
Stop thinking, and end your problems.
04:00 PM on 10/11/2012
From Asscoated Press 06/05/12

" ... Though an early supporter of the Vietnam War, Romney avoided military service at the height of the fighting after high school by seeking and receiving four draft deferments, according to Selective Service records. They included college deferments and a 31-month stretch as a "minister of religion" in France, a classification for Mormon missionaries that the church at the time feared was being overused. The country was cutting troop levels by the time he became eligible for the draft, and his lottery number was not called.

....."
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Mjustsaying
Independent but can't stand LIARS
03:16 PM on 10/11/2012
"Mitt Romney approached him ultimately four times, using this private gathering as a political venture to further his image," Ellefsen told KIRO. "He kept introducing himself as Mitt Romney, a political figure. The same introduction, the same opening line ... [Doherty] said it was pathetic and comical to have the same person come up to you within only a half hour, have this person reintroduce himself to you, having absolutely no idea whatsoever that he just did this 20 minutes ago, and did not even recognize Glen's face."

Is Mittens really that slow??
03:26 PM on 10/11/2012
All regular people look alike to him.
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caldwellmai
fair and balanced
03:43 PM on 10/11/2012
oh yes ...betcha by golly.....lol
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isaacsVT
There used to be good Republicans
03:13 PM on 10/11/2012
It must be shameful to be asked to stop using a hero's name for pandering by the man's mother. It must be, but I am sure to Romney it's just another day at the office.
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potsiegb
Republicans putting party before country
04:23 PM on 10/11/2012
romney also tried to use the Ambassadors death for political gain...nothing should shock us when it comes to romney. He will say and do anything for a vote.
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isaacsVT
There used to be good Republicans
06:10 PM on 10/11/2012
1. Using a copywrited character in a political ad and being asked to stop equals using a made up story about your relationship with a recently killed hero repeatedly in a stump speech. Only in the Romney Universe, not the one most of us live in.

2. The Big Bird ad is not running and, in fact, it never ran. Running an ad means paying for it to be run on TV or internet. That actually never happened.

Try getting your facts straight before posting complete nonsense.
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isaacsVT
There used to be good Republicans
06:11 PM on 10/11/2012
Sorry the below post was replied to the wrong post.
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westcoastbum
Careful what you say....The NSA is listening.
04:54 PM on 10/11/2012
It's gotta be pretty embarrassing to be asked to stop using big bird in your political ads too. And then to continue to run the ad is just plain arrogant.
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isaacsVT
There used to be good Republicans
06:20 PM on 10/11/2012
1. The Big Bird ad never ran. You have to buy time on TV for an ad to "run." Nobody did.

2. The objection by CTW to the Big Bird ad was to the use of their copyrighted character, a civil matter perhaps, but only in the Romney Parallel Universe would that be the equivalent of repeating a made up story about a relationship with dead hero. The mother not only asked Romney to stop telling the story but another relative, who had heard it from the deceased, completely repudiated Romney's version of the event.

Try, just once, to get your facts straight.
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janicedow1
escaped from texas
06:24 PM on 10/11/2012
romeny discussing his sorrow regarding the sacrifice of others (note the word "others") when neither he, nor of any of sons, would ever put on a uniform, is pathetic.