Skip to comments.Swiftboating as hate term
Posted on 06/02/2006 4:10:30 PM PDT by RWR8189
As we watch the left of the Democratic Party press its case to return to the top of the heap in American politics, or at least evade the fate of the Dodo, we have ever more evidence validating an insight on which I stake my reputation as a political seer. To wit: partisan politics more often falls under the professional expertise of the psychiatrist than that of the political scientist. A learned shrink can often tell us more about a political issue than any other professional, not excluding a swami or a voodoo priest.
Consider the ongoing controversy over Sen. Jean-Francois Kerry's military service in the faraway Vietnam War. You doubt the controversy is ongoing? Just last Sunday a Page One story in the New York Times reported that some of Mr. Kerry's supporters during his ill-fated 2004 presidential campaign are endeavoring to prove him a war hero with an unblemished record of heroism. Their targets are the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. These Swifties, as they are called, are the Vietnam vets who claimed that when they served with Mr. Kerry they found him to be a self-aggrandizing, self-indulgent showoff. All insist he exaggerated his feats of heroism, and some testify he lied about his wounds and heroics. Many American voters were persuaded.
Why is this debate being launched? Any innocent observer who watched the showboating senator from Massachusetts bungle his 2004 presidential campaign must know he is today a self-aggrandizing, self-indulgent showoff. Why would he not have been one as a youth, back in the late 1960s when he brought camera equipment into the jungles to film himself at war? After an early exit from military service, he proceeded to follow the fashion of the times and oppose the war, appearing before a Senate committee in 1971 to
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The left hates the Swift Boat Vets because they were successful, not because they were unfair. They were right.
DemocRATS love to sling arrows but start whining anytime someone shoots one back at them.
"Swiftboating" . . . hmmm . . . oh yes -- it means reporting the truth about political hacks.
I was reading in Michael Medved's book Right Turns: Unconventional Lessons from a Controversial Life. He says Kerry was that way back when he was a student at Yale which confirms what some Freepers who were also classmates of Kerry's have also said.
I wish him luck. That alleged Christmas trip took place during the Johnson administration.
A great column by Emmett Tyrrell, as usual. He was one of the great pleasures of the clinton years.
There is an election on the horizon and these fools for wannabe kerry are poking the hornets nest with a stick, LOL. Murtha welcomes the distraction, I am sure......but he shouldn't count on it....
If that's what they're trying to describe, I believe the term is "Borking".
Oderint, dum metuant. Accius
Let them hate, so long as they fear.
Hey Jacques, where are your service records?
I think it is Kerry himself who is doing this. Thereza must have increased his allowance because he is working on rehabbing his image. Now he says he was in Cambodia in February 1969 (just after Richard Milhouse took over). He says he kept a private journal. He told his interviewer his magic hat from the CIA dude, was nearby, but it did not seem to interest her. I'd sure like to see it (and have it carbon dated by the Bones lady on TV). Read all about it here about a week ago. Sorry can't find link. The interviewer was adoration incarnate.
He was even better in the Ford years.
The SF-180 is unfinished business.
He'll more quickly prove he was an admiral in the Cambodian Navy...
Someone who was in and out in four months is not my idea of a hero.
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From the article:
"What does this prove? I think it proves, beyond being a self-aggrandizing, self-indulgent showoff, this guy is a nut. Yet I leave all this to the professionals."
In light of the above, I asked a real pro on nuts, the Planter Peanut. With a tip of his hat, he said "Kerry is a nut, but we hate to admit it. After all, it is something of an insult to us real nuts."
Swiftboat you, you swiftboating swiftboater.
The right honorable Swifties were the best money I spent in the 2004 elections. If the left wants to make their name a term of derision, then it confirms their integrity and honor in fighting America's enemies. JF'ingK is exactly as the Swifties painted him - a POS.
The Carter years, too, for that matter.
Have at it, Senator. Next time, you can whine that you were "wintersoldiered."
Translation Kerry has hired a mast historical revisionist to "teach the controversy" to fabricate a plausably unprovable lie.
(S) The toothfairy was there with kerry in cambodia. (/s)
Hmmmm....I wonder what their term is for CBS's use of 'forged papers' to sink the President's reelection?
Heh! Very good.
The left hates the swift vets because they presented a truth that destroyed the old media adulation spin.
The swift vets were able to bypass the media with a laser beam truth which evaporated the relavance of the old media.
Nobody needed CNN or abc or cbs or nbc to learn the truth.
The dinosaur media could have shut down and it would not have changed the outcome.
Thanks, I'll be here all week.
Imagine them trying to cast "swiftboating" as a hatemonger's tactic! What if Kerry's fight had been with Medal of Honor recipients (which, imo, is not too far from the reality)? Rats would be saying Kerry had been "medalofhonored" by those unscrupulous hatemongers known as Medal of Honor winners.
Democrats just don't have a clue.
In the Army we used to say, "all the brothers were valiant, and all the sisters were virtuous". It was widely reported that as a matter of campaign strategy the President, Karl Rove and the RNC were going to give Kerry his due as a decorated Vietnam veteran, but that was not enough for the hate-mongers at the DNC and their media allies. They had to attempt to make Kerry look even better through slander and libel about the President's Air Guard service. In so doing, Kerry forfeited his presumption of honor and courage as a decorated "comrade in arms". Certainly his antiwar and "Winter Soldier" activities deserved the close public scrutiny they would not have gotten but for the "Swifties".
I think it has been demonstrated those who served honorably don't make it an "asset" issue in campaigns.
Kerry is an example of the "cashing in" military service. He is a new breed of lowlife who views military service as politician "free pass" ticket to legitimacy.
This is why I have zero respect for murtha, did you know he was a decorated miliary hero? Murtha, the deocrated miliary hero, is just using his service as a shield to justify his pork barrel left wing lunacy. If Murtha, the decoracted military hero, and Kerry, DID YOU KNOW HE SERVED IN VIETNAM AND REALLY REALLY REALLY spent chritmas in cambodia, did not have military service as a resume talking point they would be doped out hippies speaking to CNN like any other democrat.
Here's a new political term I coined........."Roved" it means to be sold a lie by a political consultant, such as George Bush is conservative.
Kudos! I think you're on to something.
'Seared... Seared '
Your Daughter's a Lesbian'd'...
Here ya go...
During the election campaign, I was finishing up a Home Theater /game room that included a rather extensive collection of movie posters.
After hanging a large black and white photo/poster of Janet Lee screaming in the shower on the wall next to the entrance of the guest bathroom, I added a banner I received from a freeper event in D.C.
It was red with white lettering......"FLUSH THE JOHNS" !!
They lie to themselves. That is why they feel no shame when they perpetuate lies on national or local media interviews. That is why pointing out to them that they are speaking lies has zero effect on their brain's ability to process information.
Well, whenever a woman dies due to a man's selfishness I say she's been "Kennedy-ed."
It's good to know who hates you, and it's good to be hated by the right people - Johnny Cash
I'm no Latin scholar, but I think this phrase belongs to Caligula.
Swiftboating = hate
War = Peace
Freedom = Slavery
Kerry is now, and always has been a liar and a hypocrite.
Why should he be different than all of the other democrats?
Thank you; I'm always learning something on FR!