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Rove Credits Swiftvets With 'Energizing' Bush Vote (Thank You Karl Rove!)
NewsMax ^ | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff

Posted on 02/17/2005 4:58:53 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004

Rove Credits Swiftvets With 'Energizing' Bush Vote

Bush-Cheney re-election architect Karl Rove gave credit on Sunday to the Swift Boat Veterans and POWs for Truth for exposing John Kerry's anti-war past and energizing Republican voters to turn out at the polls.

Asked what role anti-Kerry ads sponsored by the Swiftvets played in Bush's re-election victory, Rove told "Fox News Sunday":

"They were made important by the fact that Senator Kerry, at his convention, really talked ... only about Vietnam."

The top White House adviser explained: "I was amazed by the people that I met around the country who were energized by that issue being discussed. ... I was really amazed by how strongly men and women who had served in Vietnam and in the armed forces felt about that."

Rove recalled that his uncle had done several tours of duty in Vietnam. "I've never been able to think of Colonel Verhi as somebody who would have 'raped and pillaged in a manner reminiscent of Genghis Khan,'" a reference to Kerry's 1971 Senate testimony where he accused Vietnam veterans of committing widespread atrocities.


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bushvictory; fns; goodguy; karlrove; swiftboatveterans; voterturnout
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1 posted on 02/17/2005 4:58:54 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: Defender2; Blue Scourge; armyman; Arrowhead1952; darkwing104; txradioguy; Long Cut; Jet Jaguar; ...

Thank You Karl Rove!

You have proven that those who say the GOP can't acknowledge the Swift Boat Veterans and POWs for Truth
are wrong.

Thank You Karl Rove for standing up for Viet Nam Vets
that Kerry lied about in 1971!


2 posted on 02/17/2005 5:02:08 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (The US Senate only has 99 legal Senators, and 1 illegal one. U.S. Constitution Amendment 14 Sec 3)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Karl Rove, bump!!


3 posted on 02/17/2005 5:03:44 PM PST by Soaring Feather
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Kerry served in Viet Nam?


4 posted on 02/17/2005 5:04:01 PM PST by rocksblues (Liberalism is a sickness not a political ideology)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Ditto! What you said, and then some!


5 posted on 02/17/2005 5:05:02 PM PST by Cold Heat (What are fears but voices awry?Whispering harm where harm is not and deluding the unwary. Wordsworth)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Thank you for staying on top of this.

I was listening to some talking head just the other who said that John Kerry (or one of his minions) DOES consider Kerry the frontrunner for 2008.


6 posted on 02/17/2005 5:07:20 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It!)
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To: Cold Heat

Hanoi Kerry is lucky tha Karl Rove is not in the US Senate!


7 posted on 02/17/2005 5:07:37 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (The US Senate only has 99 legal Senators, and 1 illegal one. U.S. Constitution Amendment 14 Sec 3)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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We Won!
8 posted on 02/17/2005 5:08:27 PM PST by jinkagrl ("I am shocked! ... Sort of." ~Rumsfeld)
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To: xzins

Can anyone name 1 so called MAIN Stream Right Wing Media
personality

(we know Russert on tv and Imus on radio from the Left have)

that has asked,

in 2005,

these questions?

"Asked Kerry when he will sign Form 180.

Or why Kerry is still in the US Senate.
This is in violation of
U.S. Constitution Amendment 14 Sec 3

Or when Kerry will set the record straight
on his false testimony in April 71"

BUT he's still attacking President Bush in '05

Kerry Trashes Bush in Baghdad Jan '05

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1315333/posts

Kerry: Bush Still Hiding His Guard Records Feb '05

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1341323/posts


9 posted on 02/17/2005 5:08:45 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (The US Senate only has 99 legal Senators, and 1 illegal one. U.S. Constitution Amendment 14 Sec 3)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
GOD BLESS KARL ROVE!

MERCIFUL GOD ALMIGHTY IN HEAVEN BLESS THE SWIFT BOAT VETS!

10 posted on 02/17/2005 5:10:37 PM PST by Enterprise
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

The whipping boy of the hour Hannity had a big hand in this.


11 posted on 02/17/2005 5:11:43 PM PST by Nov3 ("This is the best election night in history." --DNC chair Terry McAuliffe Nov. 2,2004 8p.m.)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Keep after them, Tonk!!


12 posted on 02/17/2005 5:13:20 PM PST by LUV W ("THE ROAD OF PROVIDENCE IS UNEVEN AND UNPREDICTABLE-YET WE KNOW...IT LEADS TO FREEDOM!"GWB 2-2-05)
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To: Enterprise

Karl Rove and President Bush are true Patriots.

Hopefully the US Senate will do what is right
and what their job is.

For those who "forgot" what Hanoi Kerry
did in the past read on and learn the truth.

Hanoi Kerry was still a USNR officer while he:
gave false hearsay testimony to Congress
negotiated with the enemy
helped the US lose a war
abetted in the deaths of millions
created a hostile environment for all servicemen

Hanoi Kerry Timeline of a traitor
includes FBI files

http://www.archive-news.net/Kerry/JK_timeline.html

Distribute these url's!

EXPOSE HANOI KERRY!

MUST SEE WEBSITE!!!!

http://www.kerrystreason.com/index.html

Full details on these url's!

http://tonkin.spymac.net/hanoikerry1.html

There is a backup site
if the 1st url is unavailable.

http://stophanoikerry.150m.com


13 posted on 02/17/2005 5:14:03 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (The US Senate only has 99 legal Senators, and 1 illegal one. U.S. Constitution Amendment 14 Sec 3)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
The top White House adviser explained: "I was amazed by the people that I met around the country who were energized by that issue being discussed. ... I was really amazed by how strongly men and women who had served in Vietnam and in the armed forces felt about that."

I am amazed that Rove was amazed. He apparently doesn't get out much among the common folk. - tom

14 posted on 02/17/2005 5:16:22 PM PST by Capt. Tom (Don't confuse the Bushies with the dumb Republicans - Capt. Tom)
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To: Nov3

"Hannity had a big hand in this"

We all did.

Some are still after Hanoi Kerry, some are not.

Hannity has kept quite, in 2005, for some reason.

BUT Hanoi Kerry still attacking President Bush in '05

Kerry Trashes Bush in Baghdad Jan '05

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1315333/posts

Kerry: Bush Still Hiding His Guard Records Feb '05

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1341323/posts


15 posted on 02/17/2005 5:17:37 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (The US Senate only has 99 legal Senators, and 1 illegal one. U.S. Constitution Amendment 14 Sec 3)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Amen to your Whole Post, Tonk!


16 posted on 02/17/2005 5:18:25 PM PST by Kitty Mittens
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
Yes, but we are still around, and will be for a while yet.

Judging by the way that even our current administration protected Clinton from further charges and investigation, I suspect Kerry may well be allowed to retire and disappear. But that does not mean I like it.

If he tries again, his butt is grass. He should have been mowed a long time ago. He is hiding under the Carter pardon and they don't want to open that can of worms.

Keep tryin Tonk! The threat of investigation factor alone must have a lot of weight. He is likely to do something egregiously stupid in the mean time.

17 posted on 02/17/2005 5:20:00 PM PST by Cold Heat (What are fears but voices awry?Whispering harm where harm is not and deluding the unwary. Wordsworth)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

I'm convinced that millions went to the Swift Vets that didn't go the the RNC. American citizens were captivated by the Swift Vets and felt more comfortable donating them to them, rather than some huge faceless political organization.

Revenge is sweet but more importantly, John Kerry was excluded from the White House. All hail John O'Neill, Admiral Roy Hoffman and their honorable brothers in arms!


18 posted on 02/17/2005 5:23:00 PM PST by dennisw (Seeing as how this is a 44 magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world .........)
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To: All

I've said all along I'm a registered Independent.

And I voted for President Bush in 2000 and 2004

It would be nice to see all the GOP members who said
"the GOP can't acknowledge the Swift Boat Vets, etc"
stop and post why they think Karl Rove was wrong.

I've admitted I was wrong about my remarks about the elite GOP.
There are some stand up people in the GOP.

And CPAC is honoring Swift Boat Vets this week.

Conservatives (CPAC) Laud Swift Boat Veterans

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1344216/posts

So what's wrong with the GOP who say
"This is illegal etc."

But Michael Moore of moveon.org with Jimmy Carter was ok?

I'm a bit confused?


19 posted on 02/17/2005 5:27:17 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (The US Senate only has 99 legal Senators, and 1 illegal one. U.S. Constitution Amendment 14 Sec 3)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Swift Boat vets bump


20 posted on 02/17/2005 5:27:39 PM PST by apackof2 (optional, printed after your name on post)
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