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.
P.S. info. My primary is over, but because of legal and ethical problems, the incumbent may withdraw/be forced out. He is also losing in the latest poll (5/28) to the Democrat challenger. I seek to be the replacement nominee. For more information see my website. I still need your help.
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."
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