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Wed Aug 22, 2012, 12:12 PM

'I was too important to go to Vietnam' Romney his religion and God

At a press event in California before the GOP primary in that state, former Gov. Mitt Romney was asked about his support

“Governor Romney, it is true, is it not that you had four deferments from the Vietnam War… You have said before that you support war and the efforts of US military involvement overseas at all costs, yet you made sure you would never go to war yourself. What makes you think that veterans and those currently serving in the military think that you have their best interests at heart when you yourself weren’t even interested in sacrificing your time, energy, or life for your nation at a time when it seemed most crucial?”


Romney responded:

“That’s a good question, young man, and I would be happy to answer it. The Vietnam War came at a time in my life when I had other plans. I knew in my heart of hearts that I would one day serve my nation. That I would one day hold an office that would help not only our nation, but also the world. So I did what I could to make sure that I would be around to serve my nation, as well as serving God by teaching very important religious principles to a broader audience overseas. My father did not want me serving, and he convinced me that yes, I was too important to go to Vietnam. I had a greater purpose in life. I wasn’t neglecting my nation, but rather preparing myself for a future of service.”



An onlooker that seemingly was a Vietnam veteran shouted, “Fuck you, Romney! You wouldn’t know service if it bit you on your well manicured ass.” To which Romney responded, “Please don’t be testy, my friend. I did what I did for you, and I thank you for your service as well.” That same veteran responded, “You only served yourself, you jackass. You could’ve served your nation even if your draft number wasn’t called… but you didn’t… you chose to serve yourself instead. Thanks for revealing your true colors.”

Well on edit it sounded true.......LOL but its not
gotta get some coffee.

http://www.project.nsearch.com/profiles/blog/show?id=4878805%3ABlogPost%3A534641

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Reply 'I was too important to go to Vietnam' Romney his religion and God (Original post)
Ichingcarpenter Aug 2012 OP
Berlum Aug 2012 #1
Fresh_Start Aug 2012 #2
DonRedwood Aug 2012 #3
DonRedwood Aug 2012 #5
Ichingcarpenter Aug 2012 #10
OneGrassRoot Aug 2012 #6
OneGrassRoot Aug 2012 #4
Jim__ Aug 2012 #7
karynnj Aug 2012 #8
Javaman Aug 2012 #9
AsahinaKimi Aug 2012 #11
librechik Aug 2012 #12
garybeck Aug 2012 #13

Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 12:14 PM

1. Romney (R) is yet another Republican Draft Dodger & a Cayman Islands & Swiss Bank Tax Dodger

He's a regular Artful Dodger (R) -- dodging his responsibility to the United States of America. Sooo Republican to dodge responsibility.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 12:14 PM

2. I guess that means that those who served weren't important enough

and I guess it also means that the romney heirs were too important to serve after 9/11.....

It wasn't as if our nation were under attack or anything important like that

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 12:15 PM

3. SATIRE!!! THIS IS SATIRE

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 12:16 PM

5. THIS ORIGINALLY CAME FROM THE ONION

we went through this yesterday.... lol...I shared the damned thing on facebook before i realized...luckily I had it back down within 20 seconds. lol.... i hope nobody saw it!

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 12:22 PM

10. Fixed.... I can't tell these days

It sounded true........ in his heart, at his mansion, with a chef and a maid in Paris at the time.

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 12:16 PM

6. lol...we both yelled.

We saw how the thread yesterday went bonkers with everyone believing it and sharing it as a truth.


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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 12:15 PM

4. SATIRE!

Sorry to yell...lol...but there was a thread yesterday in which it was finally discovered that this is satire.

The sad thing is that it so easily COULD be true.

Just FYI.



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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 12:16 PM

7. That's from "News That's Almost Reliable":

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 12:19 PM

8. Poorly sourced - is there a legitimate source for this

This is as arrogant and bad politics as anything I've ever heard. I doubt it is true because it can't be found on any credible source.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 12:21 PM

9. "I was too important to go to Vietnam."

Let the poor people get killed that's what their for, right mittens?

what a sanctimonious asshole.

On edit: this is apparently satire. Isn't it disturbing that one can't tell when it's in regards to mittens?

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 01:01 PM

11. Goman Na hitoga kirada

"I hate arrogance."

Watashi wa kare ga hanasu no o yamete hoshī.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 01:02 PM

12. Somebody else posted this yesterday. It's just too believable

it should have a bigger warning label.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 04:25 PM

13. SNOPES says this is not true. n/t

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