Skip to comments.It's Swiftboating Season
Posted on 06/30/2006 8:36:37 AM PDT by siddude
During her husband's presidency, Hillary Clinton liked to complain about persecution at the hands of the "vast right-wing conspiracy." She took for granted, of course, ideological support from the dominant liberal mass media. Ever short on reasoned rebuttal, liberaldom has now come up a new buzzword to rationalize legitimate criticism. It's "swiftboating." A recent letter to the editor from a livid Boulderite (where else?) complained that, "University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill is clearly the latest focus of a 'swift boat'-style campaign. Each of us should be asking ourselves, 'Who's next?' " She then went on to lambaste the Rocky Mountain News for participating in this "specious attack."
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I love it. In their blind ignorance they don't realize that most Americans revered the Swift Boat Vets for Truth for their courage, their service to their country, and for getting the truth out about that traitorous kerry.
"I suppose it's possible that Kerry had it right and that all of his swift boat critics were lying. It's also possible Kerry was lying. The dispute was never definitively resolved. "
New Definition-The act of presenting FACTS in the face of Liberal Propoganda...........
It was in my mind, and that right early!
Kerry could resolve it.
If the swifties were lying why didn`t kerry sue for libel,or more importantly release his military record.by the way how do you get 3 purple hearts without spending a night in a hospital,break a bone,receive a stitch,or be shot by enemy fire?when is MSM going to get to bottom of that?don`t hold your breath.
All the swiftboat guys did was tell the truth, and the Dems act like you're pouring acid on them. Like throwing water on the Witch of the East.
Ordinary people complained about Churchill, but his fellow academics took him out. They didn't do it because of his beliefs, because truth be told, they agree with him. They fired him because he's dishonest, and a plagiarist, and obnoxious to boot. No one of those would be enough to get him kicked out, but all of them together, combined with the fact that no one could take him seriously as a professor after his media exposure, all that together pushed him out.
He pointed the gun at himself, and his fellow leftist academics pulled the trigger. All we did was hold the flashlight.
Thank God for the swifties and buckheads of the world.
It's bad enough when liberals use this term [Swiftboating]. When supposedly objective journalists use it, it's intolerable.
This guy is being kind.
TEECHER! HE CALLED ME A NAME!
Swiftboating -- a concerted effort to expose the turth.
That's the real meaning.
That is one of the biggest problems with the new american left - The still don't understand what the Swiftees were, or were about. They refuse reality time and time again.
Apparently Kerry did not "have a plan" to deal with the Swift Boat folks.
Christmas in Cambodia was as well as many more of kerry's lies.
see my post #19
The Swift Boaters clearly stated that Kerry LEFT the scene when the shooting started. You really don't have to go and farther into it than that. Americans believed the Boaters...because they couldn't have made up a story that good and have it stand. Hillary hasn't answered ONE SINGLE HARD QUESTION, and believe it folks, when the RIGHT WING CONSPIRACY really goes after this woman IF SHE RUNS, (which is questionable), they will show her up to be exactly what she is, a hard leftest liberal socialist whose beginnings started, during her lawschool and after, with Black Panther idology. She is a liberal socialist, and no matter what she tried to do and say, (like baby sitting transit workers children so they could attend church services...in Chicago no less in the 50's), she will always be shown up. I lived in the Chicago area during those years, and there WERE NO TRANSIT workers anywhere, only hard working unionized and otherwise, Americans.
Definition of swiftboating - being hammered with the truth.
The libs remind me of a 4-year-old with a younger sibling: "First I hit him, and then when he hits me back, I tell mom."
Today, "swiftboating," like McCarthyism, has come to be used by leftists as a facile antidote to dodge or dismiss legitimate criticism which they condescendingly characterize as merely an ad hominem attack, nothing more than name-calling or smearing. But this charade just doesn't hold up. Cindy Sheehan hasn't been "swiftboated." She's an emotionally distraught, foolish airhead. And that's not an ad hominen attack. If you've listened to her speak, it's an accurate, clinical appraisal.
"Kerry could resolve it."
Kerry Hangs Back From Disclosure to All
The NY Sun June 9, 2005 Josh Gerstein
Did Kerry really release Navy records?
Chicagao Sun Times June 9, 2005 THOMAS H. LIPSCOMB
Distribute these url's!
Links to Anti Kerry sites
Viper's Vietnam Veterans Page
EXPOSE HANOI KERRY!
Did you see this...?
(The 'Kerry's Promise Counter')
Polipundit even tells you how to install it on your own page!
I like that definition.
Swiftboating to me means:
Investigating the truth of what a person claims to be true about himsself/herself and then exposing any lies they have told.
Swiftboating has been around for a long time. I believe most company HR departments practice it when they check references and check other information on the resume and application such as degrees, etc. Colorado was quite remiss in not doing its homework on Ward.
The term should be used proudly by conservatives.
Swiftboating: a prompt, forceful response to historical fabrications spun for craven political purposes.
Yup, exactly. Great definition! Please swiftboat this person before we bring him on board..
Perhaps true as to the Silver Star and one of the three Purple Hearts, but in all other respects the Swifties were borne out IMHO.
"The Swift Boaters clearly stated that Kerry LEFT the scene when the shooting started."
In all fairness, I would have to point out that he did return later when the whole thing was over and all was safe to take a home movie of himself "in action". Has anyone counted the number of times during the war this guy was captured on film? Or should I say, "captured himself" on film. Talk about a long term plan. I wonder if there is a count of how many films there are of him in vietnam as opposed to someone like JFK whose family was already well known, and should have maybe been captured more. BUT, even though I think John Kerry would have been an absolute disaster for this country, he does get 1/2 of a respect point for actually going and actually being faced with a combat situation. It at least beats draft dodging, smoking dope in Europe and not inhaling during the war. But, I then revoke that 1/2 respect point because it is kind of sick when you see that he actually only took the chance of dying in the war so he could advance his goals in life. There is just too much "planned heroism" on his part. Just think, if by some horrible twist of fate, all of that swift boat crew had been wiped out but Kerry. Can you imagine what he would have portrayed himself as then?
The American people resolved the question by a plurality of over 2.8 million votes in November 2004.
If you hold that it is possible that John Kerry has honor and veracity equal to that of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth......then you are blind and deaf.
Thanks for the ping!
FACTS with actual names and faces to back them up. Not the lib version of 'anonymous' or 'protected' sources. What a bunch of imaginary friends these libs have. They must have all been toilet trained at gunpoint!! Oh wait, they don't believe in guns. Someone must have held a Bible to their heads. That would certainly traumatize the lot of them.
democrats call it swiftboating if it done by a republican when a democrat does it I believe they call it whistleblowing...
Someone who acts like Ward Churchill did should get what Ward Churchill got.
To your half-point added, then subtracted, I would also minus him out the value of the lives he put in jeopardy through his actions while in 'nam.
I can't put a number on it, though. He's just way down there in the sinkhole of history on this one.
Absolutely! Having your name referenced with anything resembling "swiftboat" is akin to being involved in a "...gate". It is not a good thing.
"I would also minus him out the value of the lives he put in jeopardy through his actions while in 'nam."
LOL That is for sure. And that is one point I didn't make about all the movies. How dangerous is it to be in hostile territory having your men make movies of you like a WWII General storming the beaches of Normandy or something. I just think it shows a really sick desire for power. It is just too weird that he seemed to know that he needed all of this to build himself up for his future goals. Yep, I'll just say 10 on the slime point scale.
Wow. Not only has the left made "swiftboating" a dirty word, they are using it to defend ward "Tonto" churchill. The irony of that is astounding.
"One might easily say that John F. Kerry is All Camera and No Development."
Yes, and it makes it even more odd that a guy who likes the camera so much hooks up with a bridge troll for a wife. I guess money trumps ugly.
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