Yesterday the Connecticut Democrat party picked the proven liar and war-hero-wanna-be Richard Blumenthal to be its candidate for Chris Dodd’s seat in the United States Senate.  New York Times:  “Broader newspaper archival searches have continued to turn up claims by Attorney General Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut that he was a Vietnam War veteran, even though he did not serve in the war. . . . ‘In Vietnam,’ Mr. Blumenthal said, according to the article, ‘we had to endure taunts and insults, and no one said, ‘Welcome home.’ I say welcome home’.””

The liar repeatedly said that he was insulted and degraded by people when he returned from Vietnam.  Not having served in Vietnam, he bought into and repeated a lie perpetrated by the media – that Vietnam vets were the subject of ridicule and insults.  I was in the United States Air Force from September of 1970 to May of 1976.  Five of those years I was stationed in the U.S.  I almost always lived in town, not on base, and wore my uniform to and from work.  Not once did anybody ever insult me or give me grief because I was in the military or because I served in Vietnam.  I do not remember any of my military friends ever having it happen to them.

See “Critics weigh Blumenthal’s words” and “Blumenthal wins Dem endorsement by acclamation at CT convention.”  See also “Former DNC member says Blumenthal lies “unconscionable.