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Posted on 06/05/2014 12:31:57 PM PDT by don-o
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My thought exactly. He called them ‘psychopaths’, but he didn’t mean to offend them.
The logic is staggering. The only way this can be true is if he truly believes large numbers of them are psychopaths, & know it.
Posted this on another thread, but your answer is better.
"Im expecting next to hear that hes gay, and infected with AIDS or the Camel-sourced MERS virus."
COUNTDOWN for June 11, 2008
MSNBC - Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Author: Keith Olbermann ; Richard Wolffe ; Eugene Robinson
OLBERMANN: We are joined now by Brandon Friedman, vice chairman of VoteVets.org. He himself served in Iraq and in Afghanistan. Thank you again for your time tonight, sir.
BRANDON FRIEDMAN, VOTEVETS.ORG: Thanks for having me on, Keith. Glad to be here.
OLBERMANN: How do veterans, how do veterans families feel when they hear that the man who wants to be the next commander-in-chief does not think its too important when they come home?
FRIEDMAN: Keith, this is a morale crusher. You know, if you can imagine, say a sergeant, whos on his third tour and hes in the 14th month of that tour and he hears the potential President saying something like this, it kills morale. You know, the troops are over there and, you know, Ive been there, Ive had to deal with this. But the troops over there hang on every word they hear from a leader, you know, especially the commander-in-chief, but also someone who could be the commander-in-chief. And when they hear something like this, you know, it really kills them on the inside because, you know, their families want them home. They want to come home, you know, or focus on the real global war on terror elsewhere. But this is really a killer when you hear something like this.
OLBERMANN: What I hear when I hear from servicemen or I talk to vets, more than anything else, is their astonishment when generals or veterans like McCain or the brass, just to use the general term there, dont get it. That of all people, these are the ones they naively thought would understand risk and sacrifice. Does it, does it matter more that they are abandoned by a John McCain who did serve as opposed to a George Bush who did not?
FRIEDMAN: Absolutely, Keith. You know, weve come to not expect a whole lot from George W. Bush. But when you have a veteran like John McCain who has gone through so much in Vietnam, you really expect a lot more out of him because the way you see it as a soldier or a Marine or an airman or whatever, is that John McCain should know better, you know. Hes been in our shoes. Hes had it worst than most of us, you know. He should know better. And, you know, for those of us whove been there and whove lived through this, we just would expect a lot more, and it really saddens us, you know, to see this happen because there are thousands and thousands of veterans whod just disagree with him on this...
He feels his statement wasn't offensive in itself, but he apologizes for service members reaction to his statement.
That's right! Instead of apologizing for what he said, Friedman essentially issues an apology on behalf of people for their taking offense to what he said.
Somehow these people mistakenly viewed what he said "as disparaging to U.S. service members," despite "that was certainly not my intent." But Friedman apologizes for them anyway. What pompous demonrat arrogance!
That trial balloon flew like a lead ingot.
He still needs to be fired.
He should have closed with, “I therefore tender my resignation”
Christine Pelosi is married to filmmaker Peter Kaufman
Peter B. Kaufman (email@example.com) is founder and president of Intelligent Television and the new Google-funded Intelligent Channel
Peter S. Kaufman is an American investment banker and private equity investor. He is the President and Head of Restructuring and Distressed M&A at Gordian Group LLC, an Investment Bank and financial advisory firm. He is also a Managing Partner of Bacchus Capital Management, a winery investment concern
Christine Pelosi works from San Francisco, running boot camps for aspiring leaders in the political and nonprofit arenas, and is the author of Campaign Boot Camp: Basic Training for Future Leaders, (PoliPoint Press, 2007). She is an elected member from California of the Democratic National Committee and is a founder of its Veterans and Military Families Council, which advocates on behalf of military families and promotes national security issues. From 2001 to 2005, she was chief of staff to Representative John F. Tierney, Democrat of Massachusetts. She graduated from Georgetown and received a law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
The brides father is the president of Financial Leasing Services, a venture capital and real estate development company in San Francisco, and is the chairman of the board of visitors of Georgetowns School of Foreign Service. Her mother has served in the House of Representatives since 1987.
A grandfather of the bride, the late Thomas DAlesandro Jr., was a congressman from Baltimore from 1939 to 1947, and that citys mayor from 1947 to 1959.
The bridegroom, 47, is a producer at Walrus & Associates Ltd., a film production company in San Francisco headed by his father, who directed The Right Stuff (1983) and The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988), among others.
The bridegroom produces films with his father including Henry & June (1990); Rising Sun (1993) and Quills (2000). He also works as a documentary filmmaker, having been the writer, the director and a producer of China: The Wild East (1994).
His mother is a screenwriter who with her husband wrote The Wanderers (1978) and Henry & June.
The bridegroom graduated from the University of California, Berkeley. His previous marriage ended in divorce.
Are we still stuck on #5? Is there a ping list for updates on that list? If so, add me please. :)
nice list of lies of the day
I think this one qualifies as “IRONIC”
I’d like to send him an email. Does anyone have his address?
what the hell does HUD have to do with any of this ?
Taliban Commanders Say They Found Bergdahl Cursing His Countrymen
The Taliban found Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl walking alone, acting abnormally and cursing his countrymen before they captured him in Afghanistan in 2009, two men who were Taliban commanders at the time told NBC News on Thursday.
There is a really dark side to this pos, Brandon Friedman:
His previous position with the VA would have enabled him to lie about how good our VA hospitals were and how good our vets were being treated, when the grim realities were the opposite.
In 2009, Friedman accepted a role as the Director of Online Communications at the United States Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C. In that position, he became “responsible for devising, implementing, and overseeing the Department’s emerging media strategy” or, as FierceHealthIT described it in 2011, VA’s “burgeoning social media empire.” Additionally in 2011, AOL Government noted that VA was “becoming a model for other agencies.” Friedman’s office and staff have been the subject of cover story profiles in The Washington Post, The Federal Times, Stars and Stripes, and other publications.
“advocates on behalf of military families and promotes national security issues”...by insulting them?
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