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Kerry vows tougher stance on group that questioned war service
Boston Glob ^ | October 8, 2006 | Mike Glover, AP Political Writer

Posted on 10/08/2006 1:40:37 PM PDT by bitt

DES MOINES, Iowa --Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry lashed out Sunday against a group that bashed him during his last run at the White House.

Kerry, who made a weekend appearance in northwest Iowa, said he is concerned that Swift Vote Veterans for Truth is again resorting to "the politics of fear and smear." The group, financed by Texas conservatives, ran commercials questioning his claim of being a decorated Vietnam veteran -- the centerpiece of his presidential campaign in 2004.

"We're not going to give them an ounce of daylight," said Kerry, who is considering another run at the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008.

The senator said his response to the commercials was not strong enough.

"We thought the fact that the truth was out there was enough," he said. "Clearly it wasn't."

Those same conservatives have formed another group this year -- Economic Freedom Fund -- and are attacking Democrats across the country. Part of the campaign includes $500,000 to bash Rep. Leonard Boswell, D-Iowa, who is seeking re-election in the 3rd District in central Iowa.

Boswell is being challenged by state Republican Senate President Jeff Lamberti of Ankeny in a race that has included significant cash from both parties.

Boswell retired after 20 years in the Army, including two tours in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot. But the conservative group has chosen to focus on issues ranging from higher taxes to immigration. Part of the group's money is also funding an automated telephone campaign against Boswell.....

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get ready folks, he's gonna be runnin'...........
1 posted on 10/08/2006 1:40:38 PM PDT by bitt
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To: johnny7; TomGuy; maryz; Lonesome in Massachussets; JLO; gidget7; nopardons; Kenny Bunk; GianniV; ...

LT ping


2 posted on 10/08/2006 1:41:19 PM PDT by bitt ("And an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm.")
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To: bitt

But will he release his military records for review? That's the key question.


3 posted on 10/08/2006 1:42:53 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Traitor Kerry ping.

Why doesn't he just sign his 180 to prove the Swifties wrong?


4 posted on 10/08/2006 1:43:11 PM PDT by FairOpinion (Dem Foreign Policy: SURRENDER to our enemies. Real conservatives don't help Dems get elected.)
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To: bitt
"We thought the fact that the truth was out there was enough," he said. "Clearly it wasn't."

LOL...for such a bold faced lie, he's lucky God doesn't send down a bolt and strike him butt ugly.

5 posted on 10/08/2006 1:45:32 PM PDT by evad (sarcasm may be introduced at any moment of any post)
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To: bitt

Good, I hope he knocks Hillary off. Kerry will be easier to deal with the second time around. He has a very weak chin. Couple jabs and he crumbles every time.


6 posted on 10/08/2006 1:45:45 PM PDT by jrooney ( Hold your cards close.)
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To: FairOpinion
Why doesn't he just sign his 180 to prove the Swifties wrong?

The ink's not dry yet.

7 posted on 10/08/2006 1:45:56 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: bitt
Kerry is an idiot. He can not rewrite history.

The Swift Vote Veterans for Truth will have a lot more shocking information on this dirt bag' by 2008.
8 posted on 10/08/2006 1:46:11 PM PDT by vox humana
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To: bitt
But you've gotta admire Kerry's tenacity, an honest man would have skulked away with his tail between his legs after having been exposed ala Kerry.

But, then, an honest man wouldn't have lied.

9 posted on 10/08/2006 1:46:52 PM PDT by Dark Skies (Allah sez "pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.")
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To: bitt

Ummm .. TRY RELEASING YOUR MILITARY RECORDS!


10 posted on 10/08/2006 1:46:54 PM PDT by Mo1 (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - BECOME A MONTHLY DONOR)
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To: bitt
Where is your form 180?
You anti American scum.
11 posted on 10/08/2006 1:47:01 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ("Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto")
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To: bitt
Gee, I thought he was gonna sue the pants off them! At least, that's what DU was saying a couple of years ago . . .

;-)

12 posted on 10/08/2006 1:47:16 PM PDT by maryz
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To: bitt
"We're not going to give them an ounce of daylight," said Kerry,

Stunning knowlege of physics.

I had a boss who was always coming up with such non-sequitors, such as "this is where the rubber eats the road" and "I'll tell him to cease and exist". Only Kerry could have come up with such a statement, IMO.
13 posted on 10/08/2006 1:47:49 PM PDT by struwwelpeter
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To: evad
"he's lucky God doesn't send down a bolt and strike him butt ugly"

I think he did already. Lurch is not exactly the lady killer. He had to find an alcoholic cybil wanna be bag lady to marry him.
14 posted on 10/08/2006 1:48:13 PM PDT by jrooney ( Hold your cards close.)
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To: bitt

""the politics of fear and smear.""

You Democrats know all about that from the dishing-out end, don't you? President Bush has to take a shower every time a moonbat opens his or her yap.


15 posted on 10/08/2006 1:48:24 PM PDT by RoadTest (Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him -Proverbs 26:12)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
Where is your form 180?

The real one? In Sandy Berger's pants?

16 posted on 10/08/2006 1:48:27 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: evad
God doesn't send down a bolt and strike him butt ugly.

Must have happened in the womb, cause Kerry couldn't get any uglier.

17 posted on 10/08/2006 1:49:25 PM PDT by Dark Skies (Allah sez "pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.")
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To: bitt

Just sign SF180 AND make it public "Jenjis" John.


18 posted on 10/08/2006 1:49:34 PM PDT by JerseyDvl ("If you attack Americans, we'll defend your right to do it."- The Democrat Party)
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To: bitt

As you like to say, Senator Kerry, "Bring it on!"


19 posted on 10/08/2006 1:49:41 PM PDT by Nickname
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To: vox humana

All Skerry has to do is sign the DD 180 and then the world will find out about his general discharge.
He's a liar and he is going to get caught again!!!


20 posted on 10/08/2006 1:49:52 PM PDT by oldenuff2no
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To: OldPossum


21 posted on 10/08/2006 1:49:53 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: bitt

"get ready folks, he's gonna be runnin'..........."

If he doesn't sign the form, he won't run very far. :)


22 posted on 10/08/2006 1:50:15 PM PDT by RobRoy (Islam is a greater threat to the world today than Naziism was in 1937.)
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To: bitt

23 posted on 10/08/2006 1:50:50 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: bitt
Tough guy.


24 posted on 10/08/2006 1:50:56 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: FairOpinion
"Why doesn't he just sign his 180 to prove the Swifties wrong?"

Good question! Maybe it's the only thing to say about the issue.
25 posted on 10/08/2006 1:51:16 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: george76
Good.
:)
26 posted on 10/08/2006 1:51:20 PM PDT by kinoxi (.)
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I am sure it is "SEARED" in his memory...


27 posted on 10/08/2006 1:51:30 PM PDT by OCMike
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To: maryz; doug from upland

#12 -

what happened to that lawsuit v. the swifties?


28 posted on 10/08/2006 1:51:44 PM PDT by bitt ("And an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm.")
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To: bitt

John...let it go already. It's politics. If anything ever illustrated your ineptitude it is your inability to take the heat. Sheesh.


29 posted on 10/08/2006 1:51:46 PM PDT by pollyannaish
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To: bitt
Swift Vote Veterans for Truth?

Any criticism of a Democrat is to be called "bashing." Boswell is under attack because of his politics, not his honesty.

30 posted on 10/08/2006 1:52:20 PM PDT by Misterioso
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To: evad
"for such a bold faced lie, he's lucky God doesn't send down a bolt and strike him butt ugly."

Well that didn't work.

31 posted on 10/08/2006 1:52:39 PM PDT by patriot_wes (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem - may they prosper who love thee...Ps 122:6)
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To: bitt

>>The senator said his response to the commercials was not strong enough.<<

Yeah. He didn't sign the form 180.

Hey John! We're still waiting...


32 posted on 10/08/2006 1:52:43 PM PDT by RobRoy (Islam is a greater threat to the world today than Naziism was in 1937.)
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To: jrooney
I think he did already.

Yup..
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

33 posted on 10/08/2006 1:52:53 PM PDT by evad (sarcasm may be introduced at any moment of any post)
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To: bitt

Hey, J F'n K:

The term here is FULL DISCLOSURE. Sign the 180. That's all you have to do.


34 posted on 10/08/2006 1:53:06 PM PDT by roaddog727
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To: bitt

Why doesn't he just sign his 180 to prove the Swifties wrong?

By the way, it's not the swift vets who are going to be his undoing in 2008. His trouble is going to roll in on two huge thunder thighs.


35 posted on 10/08/2006 1:53:21 PM PDT by samtheman (The Democrats are Instituting their own Guest Voter Program.)
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To: JerseyDvl

PS-Wouldn't it be great if there were a military challenger to Frenchie who could take that issue away from him?
What would he run on then...Knowing how to marry rich?
It doesn't matter though, the DUmocrats will not forgive him for losing last time. He won't get a second chance to fail. Gore maybe, but not this traitor.


36 posted on 10/08/2006 1:53:28 PM PDT by JerseyDvl ("If you attack Americans, we'll defend your right to do it."- The Democrat Party)
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To: bitt

"We're not going to give them an ounce of daylight," said Kerry. . .

which translates to "no way am I going to sign MY Form 180!!!"


37 posted on 10/08/2006 1:53:32 PM PDT by oldbill
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To: bitt

The French Poodle is yapping up a storm lately.


38 posted on 10/08/2006 1:53:49 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (Democrats are guilty of whatever they scream the loudest about.)
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To: bitt

"We thought the fact that the truth was out there was enough," he said. "Clearly it wasn't."

Heh, heh...

So much material here. Does Jay Leno lurk?


39 posted on 10/08/2006 1:54:23 PM PDT by RobRoy (Islam is a greater threat to the world today than Naziism was in 1937.)
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To: evad
LOL...for such a bold faced lie, he's lucky God doesn't send down a bolt and strike him butt ugly.

And passing for Lurch's twin brother isn't UGLY??

40 posted on 10/08/2006 1:54:32 PM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon)
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To: bitt
SO, may we assume that he's signed his form 180?

- ? -- ? -- ? -

Yeah, I didn't think so.

41 posted on 10/08/2006 1:55:08 PM PDT by SmithL (Where are we going? . . . . And why are we in this handbasket????)
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To: OldPossum

Of course not. Proof is not required for democrats. What they say is law. Bill Clinton said he was so obsessed with capturing Osama that Republicans cursed him out, even though there is no proof of that. But hey, Bill is a democrat and therefore it starts and ends with Bill Clinton. It is now an iron clad law that Bill was obsessed with capturing Osama, and therefore the New York times will not persue something further that has already been decreed law.


42 posted on 10/08/2006 1:55:30 PM PDT by Screamname (LET`S GO METS!!! LET`S GO METS! LET`S GO METS! LET`S GO METS!!! LET`S GO METS! LET`S GO METS!)
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To: bitt
what happened to that lawsuit v. the swifties?

LOL! Right -- like Kerry was going to produce his full military record . . . to lawyers!

43 posted on 10/08/2006 1:56:40 PM PDT by maryz
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To: roaddog727

Did anyone see kerry on the Bill Maher show? kerry said he wished he could kill a bird with one stone @ 1600 Penn. Ave. He threatened the President, I'm surprised no one has picked this up. I wish I could find the transcript.


44 posted on 10/08/2006 1:58:45 PM PDT by maineman
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To: bitt

Ya think?
What a total turkey this baboso is.
Love to see a celebrity death match between him and Mrs. Clinton, she'd eat his ass and for once I'd root for the bitch.


45 posted on 10/08/2006 1:59:14 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (an enemy of islam)
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To: bitt
Kerry vows tougher stance on group that questioned war service

What a tough guy...he's like the guy who thought of a retort to an insult...two years later.

46 posted on 10/08/2006 2:01:32 PM PDT by gogeo (Irony is not one of Islam's core competencies (thx Pharmboy))
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To: bitt
"We're not going to give them an ounce of daylight," said Kerry, who is considering another run at the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008.

Hey! It's dark in here.


47 posted on 10/08/2006 2:02:39 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Why is the War on Terror being managed by the DEFENSE Department?)
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To: FairOpinion

48 posted on 10/08/2006 2:03:46 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Why is the War on Terror being managed by the DEFENSE Department?)
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To: bitt
Kerry vows tougher stance...

What? He's gonna have his hand on his hips this time?

49 posted on 10/08/2006 2:03:49 PM PDT by tje
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TRY RELEASING YOUR MILITARY RECORDS!

Why doesn't the media sue for their release like they did for GW's records?

Yes, it's a rhetorical question

50 posted on 10/08/2006 2:05:37 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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