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Kerry: Obama Won't Be Swift Boated
hotlineblog ^ | 04/05/08 | (NBC/NJ's MATTHEW BERGER)

Posted on 04/05/2008 4:16:22 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3

LANSDOWNE, Pa. - Sen. John Kerry reached out to veterans here on Barack Obama's behalf Saturday, saying he believes Obama is more prepared to be commander in chief than Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton were when they took office.

Kerry told the crowd he did not think Obama would be victimized by GOP attacks the way he was in 2004 by the "Swift Boat Veterans for Truth." Kerry took responsibility for not fighting the Swift Boat assaults more effectively, but he said advisors, including Bill Clinton, suggested he not defend himself aggressively.

"We didn't lose to them, I didn't lose to them, because we didn't answer it with the truth," Kerry said. "We did. We just didn't do it enough."

He said his campaign did not put enough money behind a campaign to counter the Swift Boat ads.

"We're not gonna get that close" to repeating the mistake, Kerry said. "We're just gonna come right back so hard and so fast."

Kerry said Obama had foreign policy experience from his travels abroad and service in the Senate and that he has a better understanding of foreign affairs than other successful presidents, including Reagan and Clinton.

"I believe he brings to the table a clear, sober sense of how you put into place the kinds of policies that will maximize America's weapons in their totality," Kerry said. "And one of the great lessons is no president should ever, ever, ever be allowed to go to war because he wants to. We should only go to war because we have to, and that's clear."

He also said there was a "night and day difference" between McCain and Obama's philosophies on Iraq troop deployment.

"Barack Obama is the only person running for president today who understood Iraq from the beginning, who declared his position on it clearly in the beginning, and who has expressed a foreign policy throughout this that I think captures the needs of our country, and frankly the needs of the world," he said.

Kerry also met with voters canvassing for Obama on Saturday. He will campaign in Carlisle and Harrisburg on Sunday.

(NBC/NJ's MATTHEW BERGER)


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: 2008; elections; johnkerry; kerry; notfitforcommand; obama; pa2008; swiftboat; swiftboated

1 posted on 04/05/2008 4:16:23 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3
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To: TornadoAlley3

Swiftboated: when TRUTH is told about a liberal.


2 posted on 04/05/2008 4:18:33 PM PDT by Sister_T
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To: Sister_T

Yeah. Why are libs against THAT?


3 posted on 04/05/2008 4:19:08 PM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: TornadoAlley3

4 posted on 04/05/2008 4:19:32 PM PDT by maggief
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To: TornadoAlley3

Not in the way you were Senator Kerry, you who received 3 purple hearts inside a 90 day period with no duty time lost and all three incidents treated the following day at sick call with bacitrin. Not to mention the other lies you were caught at and too numerous for posting.


5 posted on 04/05/2008 4:19:40 PM PDT by Jay Howard Smith (Retired(25yrNCO)Military)
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To: TornadoAlley3
Kerry is correct.... since Obama doesn't claim to have "earned" 12 Purple Hearts, spent a fictional Christmas in Cambodia and will sign off on his military records...oh yeah..he doesn't have a military record.

Hey, did you all know that Kerry served in Vietnam?

6 posted on 04/05/2008 4:21:10 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (liberals suck....... but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is.,)
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To: TornadoAlley3
"We didn't lose to them, I didn't lose to them, because we didn't answer it with the truth," Kerry said. "We did. We just didn't do it enough."

Sure, John.

Please give our best to the Khmer Rouge.

7 posted on 04/05/2008 4:22:20 PM PDT by Interesting Times (Swiftboating, you say? Check out ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Obama’s words, history and Jeremiah Wright association will do just fine


Obama’s Pastor Celebrates 9/11 (explicit)
Only 5 Days After 3,000 Americans Killed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzhl-endvco

Obama’s Racially-Divisive Pastor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUbUBTlmAiA

Obama Disrespecting U.S. Flag and Anthem

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8QCkgg5Kjo

The Audacity of Barack Obama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwjnT4eJJvs

The Audacity of Barack Obama 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeC8BE-2T_k

Is Obama Wright? - Pastor Wright & Senator Obama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72B3tUAqpo4

Obama’s Pastor - 9/11 Fault of Israel Association

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnI431s1r6s

Obama - Cult of Personality

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nP7lUGn7HWk

Name Obama’s Accomplishments if you can #1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGeu_4Ekx-o

Name Obama’s Accomplishments if you can #2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzFOOcEQtP0

Barack Obama: There Will Be Bamboozling

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuB_W8o_UsU

The Two Things Senator Obama Accomplished

http://www.floppingaces.net/2008/02/27/obamas-empty-change-message/

The Jeremiah Wright Lifetime Achievement Award

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Prhnc2fxAzg

Gaza Strip Palestinians Campaigning for Obama

http://youtube.com/watch?v=21YF7ggCG6g

Barack Obama: Doesn’t Want his daughters ‘punished’ with a baby

http://youtube.com/watch?v=eNzmly28Bmg


8 posted on 04/05/2008 4:24:09 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 1 John 4:15, John 11:25, John 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13)
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To: TornadoAlley3
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9 posted on 04/05/2008 4:24:18 PM PDT by digger48 (http://prorev.com/legacy.htm)
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To: TornadoAlley3
Kerry: Obama Won't Be Swift Boated

Care to Bet?

10 posted on 04/05/2008 4:29:02 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: TornadoAlley3

He says “swift boated” like it’s a bad thing?!


11 posted on 04/05/2008 4:30:04 PM PDT by matt1234
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To: Lee'sGhost

Libs equate Swiftboating to Waterboarding.


12 posted on 04/05/2008 4:32:35 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Is Kerry running for VP?


13 posted on 04/05/2008 4:34:27 PM PDT by maggief
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To: SandRat

Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!


14 posted on 04/05/2008 4:35:12 PM PDT by cornbreadmuffin
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To: SandRat

Or....truth to a lib is like a cross to vampires. Come to think of it, same thing applies to libs. Hmmmm....


15 posted on 04/05/2008 4:35:31 PM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: TornadoAlley3

“We didn’t lose to them, I didn’t lose to them, because we didn’t answer it with the truth,” Kerry said. “We did. We just didn’t do it enough.”

Nothing like claiming the exact opposite of reality is there.
Stupid (*##$$^%%#(~~!!!!!!!


16 posted on 04/05/2008 4:36:09 PM PDT by DeLaine
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To: Dick Vomer
Hey, did you all know that Kerry served in Vietnam?

He did?!/s

Seriously, I don't believe that numb skull used Obama's and Reagan's name in the same sentence!

Moron!

Great President!


17 posted on 04/05/2008 4:37:23 PM PDT by PROCON (Hilary is for McCain!)
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To: TornadoAlley3
Hey Kerry, have you won that Swift Boat $1 million dollar challenge to disprove any of the Swift Boat accusation?

No you haven't yet...what's it been 2 years now?

LoL!

18 posted on 04/05/2008 4:38:14 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Sister_T

Swiftboated: Damn, I love it when Kerry uses that word! It just reminds us what happens when the truth is known. He looked pathetic during an interview on FOX last night. His eyes looked like they were looking in different directions. Must be a hold over from Vietnam ... looking for Jenghss Khan to show up somewhere.


19 posted on 04/05/2008 4:38:51 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: TornadoAlley3
Sen. John Kerry reached out to veterans here

If the only person Obama can find to reach out to veterans on his behalf is "Jenghis Khan" Kerry, he's in trouble.

20 posted on 04/05/2008 4:39:00 PM PDT by Argus (Obama: All turban and no goats.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

It’s getting hard to tell which failed presidential candidate is the bigger loon, Hanoi Boy or the Goracle. They are both freakin’ nuts!


21 posted on 04/05/2008 4:39:17 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (How many more "scientists and researchers" can the taxpayers afford to support with Federal grants?)
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To: TornadoAlley3

I think John has the definition of “swiftboating” somewhat confused with Michael Kinsley’s definition of “gaffe”, which is when somebody inadvertently tells the truth.


22 posted on 04/05/2008 4:40:42 PM PDT by RichInOC (Stupidity is its own punishment...as much as the stupid attempt to evade it.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Is F’n saying Obama-Rama was on a swiftboat or that Nixon sent him to Cambodia in 68’? I’m confused.


23 posted on 04/05/2008 4:42:35 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Sister_T

Exactly. bttt


24 posted on 04/05/2008 4:49:48 PM PDT by Matchett-PI (Proud member of "Operation Chaos" having the T-shirt , ball cap and bumpersticker to prove it.)
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Obama will continue to be outted by the truth - just as the Swift Boat Vets for Truth outted the liar, Kerry.

Mark it on the wall.


25 posted on 04/05/2008 4:53:07 PM PDT by Matchett-PI (Proud member of "Operation Chaos" having the T-shirt , ball cap and bumpersticker to prove it.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Poor Kerry....

He STILL doesn’t get it..
He can talk, cry, squeal or bitch all he wants against the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth - but he can not REFUTE A SINGLE CHARGE THEY LEVELED AGAINST HIM..

Oh - I nearly forgot to mention....
Jean F’n Kerry has STILL not signed his SF-180 to release ALL his military records to public review....

He hasn’t, because he can’t — the documents would prove to even the most ignorant leftist that Kerry LIED.

Kerry LIED and SLANDERED MILLIONS of Americans who served in Vietnam and the 58,195 whose names are on the Wall.

Kerry KNOWS the truth, and it is destroying him..
Kerry KNOWS that one day he must face the men he slandered...

They await him, and the living await the chance to piss on his grave....


26 posted on 04/05/2008 5:19:52 PM PDT by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: TornadoAlley3
"Kerry took responsibility for not fighting the Swift Boat assaults more effectively, but he said advisors, including Bill Clinton, suggested he not defend himself aggressively."

BULL SQUAT!

He didn't defend himself, because he COULDN'T..

The SBVFT had the %$&^%$%^ centered in their sights..
They had the TRUTH -- Kerry LIED...

27 posted on 04/05/2008 5:23:22 PM PDT by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

“And one of the great lessons is no president should ever, ever, ever be allowed to go to war because he wants to. We should only go to war because we have to, and that’s clear.”

Another “great” lesson is no President should ever, ever, ever be allowed to NOT go to war — because he’s a coward and doesn’t “want” to go!

We should always go to war when we must, and that’s clear!


28 posted on 04/05/2008 5:25:57 PM PDT by STE=Q ("These are the times that try men's souls." -- Thomas Paine)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Obama served in VN? Who knew… ;-)


29 posted on 04/05/2008 5:30:35 PM PDT by doc1019 (God is in control ... not Global Warming.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Well, of course the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth will not go after Obama. Obama was NOT in the military, he never served in Vietnam, and he didn’t tell harmful stories about his fellow veterans in order to make himself sound more important.

The SBV attacked Kerry because they were tired of the lying about things they were involved in.


30 posted on 04/05/2008 5:39:42 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Dick Vomer

“Hey, did you all know that Kerry served in Vietnam?”

Hey!! Wasn’t B. Hussein Obama the bunk-buddy of Hanoi John Kerry? Didn’t the two of them dodge sniper fire together and have those memories eternally seared into their minds?

Dang!! All of these liberals lies are getting hard to keep track of...............


31 posted on 04/05/2008 6:02:08 PM PDT by Howie66 (To the RAT Party: How can I question your patriotism? You have none, so what's your point?)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Kerry will never release all his military records, much like Obama will never release all his state senate records.


32 posted on 04/05/2008 6:16:40 PM PDT by igoramus08
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To: Dick Vomer
Kerry is correct.... since Obama doesn't claim to have "earned" 12 Purple Hearts, spent a fictional Christmas in Cambodia and will sign off on his military records...oh yeah..he doesn't have a military record.

But he did sit in a pew for 20 years to become a good Christian, but apparently never heard anything the pastor said.

33 posted on 04/05/2008 6:18:11 PM PDT by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Kerry didn’t fight back because the SBVFT had the goods on him. He had nothing to fight back with. And Obama better prepared than Regean? Uh Uh!


34 posted on 04/05/2008 6:18:19 PM PDT by beckysueb (Pray for our troops , America, and President Bush)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Yes, the Gigolo Boy is right for once, O’Bambino won’t be swiftboated, he’ll be wrighted, or maybe spitzered. Dictionary makers, stay tuned!


35 posted on 04/05/2008 6:20:41 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("I am like...Dude......do you really....like want the Sex?")
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To: CharlesWayneCT

And I’m not holding my breath for any members of his church to come out with Obama standing in the aisle shouting “Amen” when Wright kept yelling “God damn America” in his sermon.


36 posted on 04/05/2008 6:25:09 PM PDT by 21twelve (Don't wish for peace. Pray for Victory.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

The Swift Boat Veterans for TRUTH told us about the real Jon Cary. That leftist weasel still hasn’t released all the records and still hasn’t come clean. Of course, his treasonous back-stabbing against all the troops in the field and millions of veterans is a matter of public record in 1971 and did not depend at all upon the controversy about his performance in Vietnam. That is one point that was often (intentionally) lost in the MSM treatment of the controversy — there should have been far more focus on what he said and did back in the states, which was all a matter of public record. He sought to actively undermine our nation and warriors while combat was continuing.


37 posted on 04/05/2008 6:45:48 PM PDT by Enchante (Hillary's 3 am phone calls all say that Bill is "ridin' dirty" with another slut on the DC Mall)
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To: maggief

Is Kerry running for VP?

Obama will pick Kerry for VP.


38 posted on 04/05/2008 6:59:42 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Everytime McCain reaches out to conservatives, conservatives get poked in the eye.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

With that dashing fence post as a supporter, Obama is a shoo-in ;)


39 posted on 04/05/2008 7:04:02 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Hillary: Time to make veiled comments about Obamo's ENORMOUS EARS!)
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To: river rat
"..They await him, and the living await the chance to piss on his grave...."

It is clear that you have no real strong opinions about John Kerry.

Personally, I also think that the so called man is scum.

40 posted on 04/05/2008 7:07:25 PM PDT by Radix (How come they call people "Morons" when they do not know as much? Shouldn't they be called "Lessons?)
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