What Is McConnell Hiding In His Military Records?

An interesting 2008 Huffington Post piece took a deep dive into Sen Mitch McConnell’s past and came out with the startling revelation that there are glaring inconsistencies surrounding the official reasons given for the Senator’s military discharge. Even more startling is the fact that these glaring inconsistencies have strangely escaped the attention of the mainstream media, given the over-the-top attention the same mainstream media gives to the backgrounds of less powerful political figures.

It is interesting that in 2008 when HuffPo took a look at Mitch McConnell’s past, it was because it was feared McConnell would become the most influencial Republican politician under the Obama presidency. Specifically, this was the reason given, “Under what appears more and more likely, under an Obama administration, McConnell – the Senate Minority Leader – is poised to become the highest-ranking Republican in the country. He deserves the same level of scrutiny as other top elected officials. The apparent standard bearer of his party, this anti-gay politician sets policies and national priorities that have a far-reaching impact on us all. The American people deserve to know the truth about this man and what these records indicate from his past.”–excerpt from the 11/22/2008 HuffPo piece.

Well if HuffPo feared in 2008 that McConnell was about to become a very influential politician whose background needed to be seriously scrutinized, its fair to say those fears have been realized a million times over in 2019 because Sen McConnell has become so powerful, he is single-handedly tinkering with the federal judiciary and affecting the lives of Americans in much more ways than even the sitting President Trump does. This means it is even more important now than in 2008 for the truth about his military record to come out.

According to the HuffPo piece, McConnell enlisted in the military in March 1967 and shortly thereafter(4 months) was discharged for an eye condition called optic neuritis–a very treatable medical condition both now and in 1967. Interestingly, McConnell’s military discharge was effected by a letter then U.S. Senator John Sherman Cooper(R-KY) who McConnell had interned for in 1964, wrote to Major General A.D. Surles saying McConnell needed to be “released quickly” in order to attend New York University (NYU). Turns out NYU has no record of McConnell ever applying there but more importantly, in 1967 McConnell already had his law degree. This means there was no urgency for him attending NYU justifying his military discharge.

Naturally, the secrecy surrounding Sen McConnell’s military discharge has spawned a whole host of conspiracy theories, including the kinky one below that was included in a 2013 Daily Kos piece.

Think about that folks, poor Blacks and Browns today cannot get a job at a warehouse to provide for their families because after being subjected to extensive background checks, they are found to have committed inconsequential infractions like possessing marijuana or petty theft. Yet Americans are not allowed to know what is in Mitch McConnell’s background, a powerful politician who makes consequential decisions affecting their every day lives–a total travesty.

Bottom line, because Sen McConnell has become way too powerful and is single-handedly affecting the lives of Americans in ways the founding fathers would never have approved, it is only fair that a serious inquiry be done into his secretive military record. Why was he discharged from the military? Simply put, it is in everybody’s interest that the truth about Sen McConnell’s military record be unearthed, especially now that he is running for reelection in 2020.

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82 Replies to “What Is McConnell Hiding In His Military Records?”

      1. “Jesus, WE don’t need help like yours, ‘endect’? Lol. Belly laughing, first time in long time..but, both can be true. #MoscowMitch has risen to a level of power unintended by Our framers/founders. You will find zero mention of ‘Senate Majority leader in Our Constitution. He has no business declaring any legislation ‘dead’. No right to stop Obama SCOTUS appointments, zero. But, As far as his military ‘service’ abrupt ending, boo-kah-kee… Right n the eye. Splat!

    1. Not defending this vile , sickening unpatriotic GOP swamp member but Sodomy includes Anal, Sex, Oral Sex and Beastiality. So no telling which one or if all areas of sodomy were exercised! Did he blow the one insistent on Mc’s immediate discharge to attend school after he had his Law Degree due to a treatable medical malady like DJT’s bone spur? GOP must have a handbook full of little know med conditions (that are treatable) to avoid scandal for thei r pseudo nepotism. Dodge and weave? It’s not scratch my back …… anymore. It’s blow me and I’ll blow you!

        1. Yea, I bet he is. I’ve always heard those country
          folks like it in the ass. I read an article about McConnell
          about four months ago. It said a recruit, who was
          beneath him in rank was the one who was being
          sodomized by McConnell and that he was caught
          in the middle of the act by a superior officer.
          He was forced out of the military. The eye problem was
          a ruse. He likes those guys. Nothing hetero about MM.

          1. Marilyn Fish can please share your source of where you heard/read or have knowledge of MM’s “dalliance” you described?

          1. You’re illiterate. The spelling is the same, imbecile. The capitalization is different but it’s the same spelling. Trump or tRump relies on illiterate, uneducated, uninformed mental midgets to swallow his more than 15,000 lies and beg for more. You appear to be right for his cult of sheep.

      1. JUST GET YOUR HANDS ON HIS
        201 FILE AND DD214.
        THAT MIGHT CLEAR A FEW THINGS UP BUT I THINK HE HAS PROBABLY ALREADY FIXED THIS PROBLEM
        COMMANDANT MCCONNELL
        HES AFTER RUBLES.JUST LIKE TRUMP GREED NO MORALS. NARCISSISTIC 😠😠👺👺👎👎👎🖕🖕🖕🖕😠😠

        1. Freedom of information act.
          Why hasn’t that been done? I would love to see McConnell’s military record and anyone can get if if you pay for it ,which isn’t much but be prepared for it takes a long time to lay your hands on it.If this info is true I don’t know why someone hasn’t actually tried to get it .

    2. I always felt there was something disturbing about this guy. Apparently there are a lot of bsexual deviates in the Republican party including the rapist at the top.

        1. WELL IL JUST SAY THIS
          HILLBILLIES WILL BE HILLBILLIES.
          SQUEAL LIKE A PIG. NOW THEY REALLY DO HAVE FUN WITH FARM ANIMALS.CORN LIQUOR. RUSSIANS TRUMP AND PROBABLY CHILDREN😠👺😠👺👎👎🖕

          1. Come on now, im from arkansas and know alot of hillbillies and trust me they are more straight then city folk, and you probly shouldnt talk that way. Especially if you ever plan a

            visit down south

        2. If you think that the dmacrats are a bunch of retards then if you have any sence at all you should realize that the Republicans are not only totally retards but also generaly are big bunch of lyers and criminals that just have not been exposed because of thier criminal sociaty cover ups. This Administration has found to have more criminal convictions that any administration in our intire history of of this country.

      1. Gays and bisexuals don’t have deviant sex. They have sex.

        Gay/bi sex is literally not different at all — in morality or activities — from straight sex.

        1. Thank you for the clarification. It is tiring for anybody to constantly read what gay/bi folks do that straight couples don’t do (supposedly)…I doubt seriously that most straight couples practice only the ‘missionary position’….

    3. Ana a couple of points here. It is nothing new about Bitch McConnell’s homosexuality. It has been an open secret for years in close Washington circles. Yet McConnell does all in his power to jam through right – wing crackpot judges who will take constitutionally – protected liberties away from his fellow gay citizens. And though we would hope McConnell’s opponent whips him this November, this is where the Democrats are wrong. Even though in the minds of fair Americans it is not a sin to be gay, in half brain – dead Kentucky it summons the end of your political career. If the shoe was on the other foot, you could bet the house that these slimy Republicans would be all over one of their famous dirty anti – gay whispering campaigns to destroy their Democratic opponent’s political career. And yet, not a peep for years from the Democrats on hypocrite McConnell. Since McConnell is so vulnerable, it makes one wonder why the Democrats seem unable to pick themselves up by their bootstraps, do the necessary deed, and get right down on in the mud with the G.O.P. ? Some might say that ” two wrongs don’t make a right, but that doesn’t apply here. It would probably finally liberate all Americans from the evil choke-hold The Grim Reaper has over us all, and the Greater Good would be served .

  1. McConnell has polio, since the age of 2 and still limps because of it.
    It must have taken some unbelievable influence to get him in, likely they saw he was useless and let him go.

    1. If that is accurate, then a medical discharge would have worked without the need for subterfuge. Both Reagan and John Wayne dealt with medical issues that affected their military service honorably.

      1. Exactly Asertiv2ndAm. Military discharge due to Polio is not so controversial that it would cause anyone to seal their records/seek intervention from a sitting U.S. Senator. Something BAD happened and it’s about time Mitch McConnell opened up about it

          1. My cousin also had polio. He tried to enlist in the Navy during Vietnam and he was rejected. He was devastated. He stayed with me (I was an Air Force First Lt) when he came to Albuquerque for his physical exams..

      2. both wayne and reagan made it clear to the war department that although they anted credit for being “patriotic” they had no intention of either leaving the continental US or joining in the “festivities” of war. Arm chair generals by definition!

    2. We had a great President afflicted with Polio and most of the country never knew. So his scandalous behavior has nothing to do with/polio or his military discharge have anything to do w/discharge. Just like DJT’a bone spur, both highly treated effectively! It’s was a ruse to cover their behavior flaws up. Trump’s ego and delusion he’s smaerter than anyone and McConnel just can’t stop sucking everything (nuclear, no votes allowed if GOP may lose, yes on tax cut for rich & elite but can’t afford American’s safety net ( as thin as it is) or infrastructure crude, cheaper healthcare (fixing ACA not rebuild the wheel). The GOP owns the DC Swamp, just add the number of scandals exposed by GOP in comparison to DEMS since DJT asked Russia to help elect him. Where’s a good Russian bot or troll when you need one?

      1. TrumpfulSCHITski did NOT have any bone spurs… his Fatherland a doctor to WRITE a letter to get him out of military service.

        While his classmates & peers were getting shot at, trumpfulSCHITski was busy serving as his college TENNIS team’s CAPTAIN. There are photos DOCUMENTING this… It is NOT a “FAKE” claim…. him everything else that comes out of his mouth!

    3. I don’t think that was the issue. If polio left him that damaged, he would have been rejected anyway. My uncle was nearly blind without his glasses and he was drafted during the Korean War. Fortunately, he saw duty stateside and not over there. Still if during a war the military wants you, they an get you unless you are a connected and clever weasel- like Mitch.

    1. And what the Major said is probably true about McConnell, at least I would not put it past him. You’re right, McConnell destroys or at least poisons everything he puts his grimy little fingers into. He needs to be voted out!

  2. He needs to die. He’s old and useless, he is doing nothing for America but causing trouble. He is a mean and nasty human.

  3. He needs to die. He’s old and useless, he is doing nothing for America but causing trouble. He is a mean and nasty human.

    1. I hate him, too. But, there is always someone worse, at least McConnell is a known quantity, if Kentucky can serve up that asshole just think about what they likely have on the bench..

      1. What we have in KY this year is Democrat Amy McGrath, a retired Marine Corps Lt. Col., who is running against Mitch and receiving donations from all over the country in an effort to remove Moscow Mitch. He is very unpopular in KY now, and his reelection shaky. Check our her website:
        https://amymcgrath.com/

    2. He is all of those things [a very vile being-but I don’t think we should wish death on anyone.[not saying that I do not understand your anger though]

    3. If a Dr. or team of Dr’s told you, you had a terminal disease with only 3-6 months at best to live what would your broke ass do? Would you sit at home and cry in your pudding, petting the dog and commiserating on all the things that could have been OR would you set out to change history? I know what I’d do and dogs and pudding don’t figure in.

  4. That ragged old man was probably drafted and the Selective Service Board didn’t believe a farm boy couldn’t handle a rifle.

  5. McConnell had POLIO which left him permanently disabled, but don’t let the facts get in the way of your propaganda narrative.

    1. You should read the article & Mitch’s background before you make such statements.

      There is no disputing he was in the Army & left under unusual circumstances.

  6. This vile disgusting low life old man does not deserve a vote in 2020 for senate. The sight of him makes you vomit.

  7. Violating a Federal Oath of Office is a Federal Felony. McConnell stood in front of the nation and said the “President has the option to nominate a Supreme Court Justice”. Article 2, Section 2, Clause 2 directly disputes this, saying the President “SHALL” – not “may”, not “can if he wants to”, but “SHALL”. As a Republican, McConnell *knows* what this means. I remember the flap about “shall issue” vs. “may issue” concealed carry laws.

    Not only that, Senate action is enjoined to the President’s duty in that same clause.

    He violated the Constitution, and therefore his Oath of Office, and did it right out in public. He should be removed and charged immediately.

  8. What is horrible about this is NOT that he is gay; but that he: 1. got away with what thousands did not get away with back then; and 2. that he is a coward (note the date: Mar. 1967)… he was afraid to die in Vietnam,; but now, sends hundreds to die instead! He’s a poor excuse for a human being… let alone a U.S. Senator! Fair Trial?
    NO WAY… he’s rotten to his core!

  9. Kentucky voters need to know the truth about the reasons behind Senator Mitch McConnell s military discharge in 1967. The answers provided by the Senator so far have been far from satisfactory and have led to widespread rumors in Kentucky and around the nation. As Sen McConnell runs for a sixth term in 2020 it is only fair that Kentucky voters finally get the truth about the circumstances surrounding his military discharge in 1967. Was Sodomy the reason behind the McConnell s military discharge? The distinguished journalists at Courier-Journal newspaper and Kentucky Educational Television(KET) are perfectly capable of putting an end to this mystery

  10. As a 55 year old Very. i’m bringing down my flag tomorrow un till someone worthy of running our country gets elected. Until you serve, you have know idea what it means.

  11. Ana a couple of points here. It is nothing new about Bitch McConnell’s homosexuality. It has been an open secret for years in close Washington circles. Yet McConnell does all in his power to jam through right – wing crackpot judges who will take constitutionally – protected liberties away from his fellow gay citizens. And though we would hope McConnell’s opponent whips him this November, this is where the Democrats are wrong. Even though in the minds of fair Americans it is not a sin to be gay, in half brain – dead Kentucky it summons the end of your political career. If the shoe was on the other foot, you could bet the house that these slimy Republicans would be all over one of their famous dirty anti – gay whispering campaigns to destroy their Democratic opponent’s political career. And yet, not a peep for years from the Democrats on hypocrite McConnell. Since McConnell is so vulnerable, it makes one wonder why the Democrats seem unable to pick themselves up by their bootstraps, do the necessary deed, and get right down on in the mud with the G.O.P. ? Some might say that ” two wrongs don’t make a right, but that doesn’t apply here. It would probably finally liberate all Americans from the evil choke-hold The Grim Reaper has over us all, and the Greater Good would be served .

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