Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Let's Talk: A Conversation on the Swiftvets and Slicing the Kerry Baloney
The Richmond [VA] Times-Dispatch ^ | September 1, 2004 | Ross Mackenzie

Posted on 09/01/2004 9:18:25 PM PDT by quidnunc

So, you've been away. What was the main story while you were out of the loop?

Regarding the presidential election, for the past month there really has been only one story: the Swift Boat thing.

You're not really saying that was an important story?

Devastating to the Kerry campaign. Perhaps crushing. The polls are indicating Bush is back on top on the pivotal security/terror question.

But the Swiftvets is a 527 group put up to it by Bush. How can anyone believe these looney tunes?

They insist they are independent. Surely they and their million dollars or so of ads are as independent of the Bush campaign as the numerous leftie 527s and their $63 million of ads (says The Washington Post) are independent of the Kerry campaign.

Still, Vietnam. How is a 30-year-old war relevant to this year's election? Surely Bush and Kerry should be talking about more important things.

Kerry brought it up. He has made his Vietnam service a central reason for voters to elect him to fight the war on terror more effectively than Bush has.

Kerry's heroic, be-medaled record of Vietnam service is indisputable.

Then why won't he release the full file to demonstrate (a) that he didn't embellish the record by writing up his own medals and (b) how he could have received, for instance, a Silver Star with combat v when such a medal is not widely known to exist?


(Excerpt) Read more at ...

TOPICS: Editorial; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: kerry; mackenzie; rossmackenzie; swiftboatveterans

1 posted on 09/01/2004 9:18:26 PM PDT by quidnunc
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: quidnunc

OUCH! Thats gotta hurt.

2 posted on 09/01/2004 9:25:57 PM PDT by McGavin999 (If Kerry can't deal with the "Republican Attack Machine" how is he going to deal with Al Qaeda)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: quidnunc
And how does questioning certain Kerry medals impugn all medal-winners more than questioning Bush's National Guard service as somehow disdainful implicitly sniffs at all such Guard and Reserve service?

An important point I think...
3 posted on 09/01/2004 9:30:03 PM PDT by swilhelm73 (There is no safety for honest men but by believing all possible evil of evil men. --Burke)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tolik


4 posted on 09/01/2004 10:08:57 PM PDT by quidnunc (Omnis Gaul delenda est)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: quidnunc; All
To read the latest on the Franchurian Candidate's bizzare exploits, click the picture, goto "last," and work backwards:

If you would like to help the Swift Boat Vets ( as I have, and I urge all to do-- even a few dollars will help ) kindly click on this logo:

If, perchance, the top "click the pic" link is not visible, click here:

-John Kerry- some selected, informative links...--

Judge for yourself- see the SwiftVet ads here:

 Swift Boat Ad #3: Kerry's Own Shipmate Calls Kerry on Lie
 The video
The first two ads:

Take a look at these three short video clips, especially the last one. You will walk away with a heavy heart.


Here is a link to page full of video and audio links.
"Stolen Honor" is at the top.

The newest SBV ad:

SwiftVets Ad #4: Kerry Trashes Medals -- An Insult to Vets, Say Shipmates

-mediaplayer link--

5 posted on 09/02/2004 12:04:19 AM PDT by backhoe (Democrats- so 9-10 in a 9-11 World...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: quidnunc
Swiftvets v Kerry. Excellent summary.

6 posted on 09/02/2004 4:58:12 AM PDT by Tolik
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson