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Lindsey Graham's "Oops" Moment On Ronald Reagan's Military Service

LIBERAL “REPUBLICAN” SENATOR SLAMS EX-PRESIDENT’S RECORD U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is the very last person in America who ought to be raising questions regarding other people’s military service. How come?  Because Graham has been busted previously misrepresenting his own military record … which came back to bite him in the…

LIBERAL “REPUBLICAN” SENATOR SLAMS EX-PRESIDENT’S RECORD

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is the very last person in America who ought to be raising questions regarding other people’s military service.

How come?  Because Graham has been busted previously misrepresenting his own military record … which came back to bite him in the backside during his short-lived (and scarcely-noticed) 2016 presidential campaign.

While campaigning for Congress and on his official website as a then-member of the U.S. House of Representatives during the mid- to late 1990s, Graham repeatedly referred to himself as “an Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm veteran.” He also repeatedly referred to himself as a “Gulf War veteran.”

These demonstrably false claims went unchallenged until February 1998, when The Hill published a story about Graham’s fitness to sit in judgment of then-President Bill Clinton – who at the time was facing impeachment for lying about his relationship with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

Today, as fate would have it, Clinton is the Democratic party’s new authority on sexism.  While Graham – who famously said he “never intended to lie” about being a veteran – is pretending to be the 2016 “Republican” expert on military matters.

Funny how politics works, isn’t it?

He’s not doing a very good job, though …

During a discussion with Neil Cavuto on Fox News this week, Graham remarked that former president Ronald Reagan never served in the military.

The only problem?  Reagan did serve.

Sure he never saw combat, but Reagan did spend several years in the Armed Forces … including a few active duty stints as a member of the Army’s propaganda office (which makes sense, seeing as he was an actor).

In fact here’s a brief history of Reagan’s military career courtesy of his presidential library …

Now … was “The Gipper” a war hero?  Not hardly.  But to say he never served is simply inaccurate.  And if there is one person in politics who should know better than to sit in judgment over others regarding their military records, it’s Lindsey Graham.

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19 comments

zorro February 9, 2016 at 7:27 pm

Check mate!

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idcydm February 9, 2016 at 7:29 pm

FITS with you view of those serving in the Military…Pot meet Kettle.

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shifty henry February 9, 2016 at 7:35 pm

This reminds me to start watching some of those WWII training films, including British, again. Most of the ones I’ve seen are very interesting.

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Rocky Verdad February 9, 2016 at 7:57 pm

“Remember boys – flies spread disease – so keep yours closed.”

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idcydm February 9, 2016 at 8:23 pm

Short arm inspection.

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shifty henry February 9, 2016 at 8:54 pm

I don’t remember the name of the film, but it was for the females joining the Navy and discussed “personal hygiene” — pretty near got me heated up!

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idcydm February 9, 2016 at 8:04 pm

This damn site keeps jumping.

A while back I watch a series of three films produced in 42 that weren’t released because they were afraid they would affect moral.

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9" February 9, 2016 at 7:57 pm

“this tired old man that we elected king”

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erneba February 9, 2016 at 8:04 pm

If Reagan would have been given a gun during WW2, he could have single-handily beat both the Japs and the Krauts, without loading the gun.

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idcydm February 9, 2016 at 8:10 pm

Japs, Krauts….that’s not very PC but then we aren’t are we. ;)

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erneba February 9, 2016 at 8:15 pm

I guess they lost those designations shortly after WW2, but who really gives a shit.

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idcydm February 9, 2016 at 8:29 pm

And I’m glad Give em Hell Harry dropped the bomb because there are whole lot of us that wouldn’t be here today if he hadn’t.

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Scooter February 9, 2016 at 9:31 pm

Old “Bronze Star” Graham.

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Mike at the Beach February 9, 2016 at 10:28 pm

This is one of the several things that pisses me off about military posers at all levels. People who never served (totally their right, natch) who claim to have served are the lowest form of of the “stolen valor” set, but folks who served but feel compelled to sex up their tough guy bonafides by exaggerating their combat experience are firmly in second place in my world. If you served turning wrenches at a base in California, say you turned wrenches in California. Don’t ask for a hero’s welcome wen you get home, but there’s no shame in honorable service. If you were a JAG reservist supervising the completion of wills and powers of attorney for the troops actually going to combat, for God’s sake just say that. It surely makes you look like a pussy if you try to puff it up, Sugarbritches.

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The Colonel (R) February 9, 2016 at 10:53 pm

You can’t have it both ways Will, if “The Gipper” served then so did Miss Lindsey.

In fact, he is classified by the Air Farce as a Gulf War and War on Terrorism Veteran. You may not like it but that doesn’t make it not so. Reagan never left the continental US. Miss Lindsey has served in a war zone in uniform wether you like it or not. Is he the reincarnation of Audie Murphy, not by a damn sight. But you do every veteran who served, but for what ever reason didn’t spend time getting shot at, a disservice to say their service was somehow less honorable. Many in my generation served twenty year careers and never deployed to a combat zone.

Remind me here, which service were YOU in?

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Rocky Verdad February 10, 2016 at 8:35 am

I had one cousin who deployed to VIetnam as an intel guy to the SV Embassy, and went through Tet fighting the siege of that building. Another never went to Vietnam and stayed in the States. Guess which one ended up messed up. Hint – it wasn’t the one who fired on the enemy.

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Crooner February 10, 2016 at 12:03 pm

SCNG, until I got the opportunity to get out early with an HD. Lucky for me, since my unit later got deployed to CA during Desert Storm. Which I didn’t even know could happen when I joined.

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Steve J February 11, 2016 at 3:07 am

I looked up despicable slime and lady Lindsey’s picture was the definition.

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Lone Ranger February 12, 2016 at 3:48 pm

What?…a flaming light-sneakered RINO lying about Reagan’s military service…next we’ll hear he wasn’t the ONLY Republican to put closet lesbians on the Supremes to date

Or that he didn’t collude with Rubio and the gang of eight to give Grahamnesty to 50 million ILLEGALS since he’s not a flag-ripping-Joe Wilson-RINO like Haley…NO…WAIT !!!

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