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Here’s What’s Really Weird About Mitt Romney Using Navy SEAL Who Died

by David Badash on October 10, 2012

in News,Politics

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Mitt Romney has been touting his “relationship” with Glen Doherty, a Navy SEAL who was one of the Team Six members who killed Osama bin Laden, and later was killed in last month’s tragic September 11 attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that also claimed the life of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and one other State Department official.

“I met some remarkable people, one of whom was a former Navy SEAL,” Mitt Romney has been telling supporters as part of his new stump speech focusing on foreign policy. “I just learned a few days ago that he was one of the two former navy seals killed in Benghazi. It broke my heart.”

“Now, according to Boston TV station WHDH News, Doherty’s mother is none too happy with Romney,” the UPI just reported:

“I don’t trust Romney,” Barbara Doherty, Glen’s mother, told WHDH. “He shouldn’t make my son’s death part of his political agenda. It’s wrong to use these brave young men, who wanted freedom for all, to degrade Obama.” A friend of Doherty’s, Elf Ellefsen, recalled hearing Doherty’s account of the chance meeting with Romney, and describes it as “comical” and “pathetic.”

According to MyNorthwest.com, Ellefsen and Doherty had been friends for more than 20 years, and last saw Doherty a week before what would be his last mission to Libya. “”He said it was very comical,” Ellefsen said.

“Mitt Romney approached him ultimately four times, using this private gathering as a political venture to further his image. He kept introducing himself as Mitt Romney, a political figure. The same introduction, the same opening line. Glen believed it to be very insincere and stale.”

“He 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.”

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Did you catch that? Mitt Romney approached Glen Doherty four times, each time “introducing himself as Mitt Romney, a political figure.”

Weird, right?

First of all, “Hi, I’m Mitt Romney” would have been sufficient. “Hi, I’m Mitt Romney, and you may have heard, I’m running for president” would have been ok too.

But even weirder?

“He 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.”

What may be even weirder, this doesn’t sound unlike Mitt Romney, does it?

But what it also sounds like is someone who has poor — very poor — short-term memory. As in, someone who’s suffered traumatic brain injury and just doesn’t remember what they said not thirty minutes ago.

Which would totally explain why Mitt Romney continually makes statements that his campaign is forced to take back, clarify, state that “the Governor didn’t mean that,” right?

On June 16, 1968, Mitt Romney, while a Mormon Missionary in Paris, France, was driving a car and was involved in an auto accident that resulted in one death. By all reports, Romney was seriously injured. Via The New York Times:

“Mitt was just coming out of his coma, but his face was all swollen, his eye was almost shut, and one arm was fractured,” Robinson said. “We didn’t have CT scans or MRIs in those days, but we got what tests we could to show that he was OK, and that he was certainly going to survive, although he probably came within a hair of not surviving.” But Robinson said Romney recovered quickly without surgery, benefiting in part from his youth and general good health.

There’s no shame in suffering a brain injury. There is shame in keeping it hidden if it could affect your ability to serve as the Commander In Chief.

Wouldn’t a brain injury caused by an auto accident explain so much? And don’t voters at last have the right to ask the question?

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GaelicWench October 11, 2012 at 8:12 am

<div id="idc-comment-msg-div-460659965" class="idc-message"><a class="idc-close" title="Click to Close Message" href="javascript: IDC.ui.close_message(460659965)"><span>Close Message</span> Comment posted. <p class="idc-nomargin"><a class="idc-share-facebook" target="_new" href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fthenewcivilrightsmovement.com%2Fheres-whats-really-weird-about-mitt-romney-using-navy-seal-who-died%2Fpolitics%2F2012%2F10%2F10%2F50889%3Futm_source%3Dfeedburner%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3DFeed%253A%2BTheNewCivilRightsMovement%2B%2528The%2BNew%2BCivil%2BRights%2BMovement%2529#IDComment460659965&t=I%20just%20commented%20on%20Here%E2%80%99s%20What%E2%80%99s%20Really%20Weird%20About%20Mitt%20Romney%20Using%20Navy%20Seal%20Who%20Died%20%7C%20The%20New%20Civil%20Rights%20Movement&quot; style="text-decoration: none;"><span class="idc-share-inner"><span>Share on Facebook</span></span> or <a href="javascript: IDC.ui.close_message(460659965)">Close MessageWait! He was in an automobile accident while driving a car? Missionaries are not permitted to drive for the two years they are on their mission. They can ride bikes, which I've seen many do here.

The privilege of the rich. And they tell US about what they plan to do with our EARNED entitlements. Do as I say, not as I do.

I would feel a bit more empathetic, but I can't. If this is indeed "revealed," he'll be telling our warriors who suffered TBIs while fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan how he can understand THEIR pain. I would not put this past him.

He's a fraud through and through. And the irony is he did this while in France, while driving a car, which he shouldn't have been doing to begin with and when Nam was going on!

But it certainly could explain things, especially after that statement his wife made about his mental state. Lucy, you have more 'splaining to do!

Serenifly October 11, 2012 at 11:09 am

He was also an atheist and very active in fighting Christian dominance and indoctrination in the US military. Romney would have hated him for that.

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