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The lunatic right returns (Rosa 'Whackjob McGee' Brooks "Swift Boats" conservatives - BARF alert!)
LA Times ^ | 3/2/07 | Rosa Brooks

Posted on 03/02/2007 9:47:26 PM PST by NormsRevenge

IF YOU HATED IT the first time, you might like the sequel better.

Remember Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, the right-wing goon squad whose defamatory insinuations helped sink John Kerry's presidential campaign? They're back! This afternoon, key Swift boaters George "Bud" Day, Mary Jane McManus and Carlton Sherwood are holding a little reunion, in the guise of a panel discussion at the American Conservative Union's annual Conservative Political Action Conference. The panel topic? "The Left's Repeated Campaign Against the American Soldier."

--snip--

The reemergence of the Swifties is depressing, but not because they're likely to do much damage to progressive candidates in the next election cycle. "Swift Boat II: The Sequel" will have a different ending from "Swift Boat I" because Americans just aren't that dumb.

--snip--

We've seen the number of U.S. troops killed in Iraq roughly tripled since the 2004 election. We've seen the war in Iraq fuel anti-U.S. sentiment worldwide; we've seen copycat suicide bombings increase in Afghanistan; we've seen the Iraq conflict further inflame tensions with Iran and throughout the Middle East; we've seen hostile states around the globe emboldened by the image of the U.S. caught in a quagmire; we've seen Al Qaeda regroup; we've seen Iraq become a top training ground for aspiring terrorists from all over.

Most of all, we've seen the Bush administration consistently place ideology over reality, remaining willfully blind to the fact that its ill-conceived war is making us less secure — and breaking the back of the American military. If there's a "campaign against the American soldier," it's the administration that's been engaged in that campaign, not "the left" ...

What's depressing about the reemergence of the Swifties, though, is that it's symbolic of the increasing takeover of the "conservative" movement by unprincipled, right-wing extremists.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: cpac; electionpresident; elections; latimes; lunatic; returns; right; stuckonstupid; swiftboats
Rosa Brooks is a professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, currently taking a leave of absence to work on a book and serve as special counsel at the Open Society Institute. Prior to joining the Georgetown faculty, Brooks taught at the University of Virginia and at Yale. She has also served as a senior advisor at the U.S. Department of State, a consultant for Human Rights Watch, a board member of Amnesty International USA, a fellow of the Kennedy School of Government's Carr Center, a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a member of the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law. Her government and NGO work has involved extensive travel and field research in countries ranging from Iraq and Kosovo to Indonesia and Sierra Leone.
1 posted on 03/02/2007 9:47:28 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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This Soros groupie is a certifiable whackjob.. nothing more, nothing less.


2 posted on 03/02/2007 9:48:27 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......)
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To: NormsRevenge

I don't know a man who is more principled than John O'Neill. I admire him tremendously.


3 posted on 03/02/2007 9:49:55 PM PST by GOPPachyderm
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To: NormsRevenge
"Swift Boat II: The Sequel" will have a different ending from "Swift Boat I" because Americans just aren't that dumb.

Sounds like the author actually is "just that dumb."

4 posted on 03/02/2007 9:50:36 PM PST by hsalaw
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To: NormsRevenge

"...breaking the back of the American military"???


Well.... sweet dreams, Ms. Rosa Brooks.


5 posted on 03/02/2007 9:53:53 PM PST by alecqss
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To: NormsRevenge

I'm outraged and I DO NOT read the Los Angeles Times.
Period.

(As an aside, Zarqawi used to read the Los Angeles Times. I don't know if Hell subcribes to it, so unsure if he still does.)

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http://internet-haganah.com/harchives/005285.html

19 November 2005
"Zarqawi: 'I read it in the Los Angeles Times'"

http://internet-haganah.com/hmedia/19nov05-zarqawi-latimes.mp3


6 posted on 03/02/2007 9:53:56 PM PST by Cindy
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To: NormsRevenge

Liberal political tactic #3:

When you lose an election, blame it on the lack of intelligence of the voters.


7 posted on 03/02/2007 9:54:41 PM PST by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: NormsRevenge

"Lunatic"? I represent that remark.


8 posted on 03/02/2007 9:54:58 PM PST by RichInOC (She asked me, "What's your sign?" So I told her, "Slow Children At Play".)
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To: All

I would read Chiquita Banana labels before I'd pick up this crappy paper.


9 posted on 03/02/2007 9:55:20 PM PST by Luke21
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To: NormsRevenge

ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Remember Swift Boat Veterans for Truth..."

YEP. Great bunch of guys -- patriotic Americans.


10 posted on 03/02/2007 9:55:52 PM PST by Cindy
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To: GOPPachyderm

I lost what respect I had left for Hannity when he let crept-keeper colmes disgrace John O'Neill on H&C the other night. He should have let Colmes have it instead of sitting there like a dope.


11 posted on 03/02/2007 9:55:55 PM PST by Brimack34 (Rino's need not apply)
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What's depressing about the reemergence of the Swifties, though, is that it's symbolic of the increasing takeover of the "conservative" movement by unprincipled, right-wing extremists.


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considering the MoveOn.orgers/Pinko extremists have seized the dem party, her open affiliation with Soros and the Open Society pretty shows how extreme she is willing to be.. and how hypocritical her comments are in general.


12 posted on 03/02/2007 9:58:47 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hmm if the Swift Boats were such liars and "goons" how come they are credited with ruining Kerry's campaign? You mean they did it without having a single valid point?? (Such as John Kerry met with the N Viets during the war, called our troops genocidal maniacs, etc.)


13 posted on 03/02/2007 10:05:26 PM PST by Williams
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To: NormsRevenge

We don't want to appear uncharitable. We should certainly give this retrobate's opinion all of the consideration it is due. That should take all of 5 microseconds.


14 posted on 03/02/2007 10:06:10 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Veritas. Gravitas. Ohmygas.)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

BTW, has Kerry signed his DOD-180 yet?


15 posted on 03/02/2007 10:08:26 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Veritas. Gravitas. Ohmygas.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Please remember to add the 'barf' alert when posting anything from this moron. The Swifties are a proud and honorable group of patriots and warriors who unmasked a fraud.

She speaks derisively of Col."Bud" Day, one of America's true heroes.

She, no doubt, has wet dreams of "comrade fidel".

16 posted on 03/02/2007 10:08:34 PM PST by Eagles6 (Dig deeper, more ammo.)
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BTW -- Swifties are running the site in my sig line.


http://www.TheVanguard.org


17 posted on 03/02/2007 10:08:57 PM PST by FairOpinion (Tell Congress: Work for Victory in Iraq. Stop Hillary. Go to: http://www.TheVanguard.org)
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To: NormsRevenge
What's depressing about the reemergence of the Swifties, though, is that it's symbolic of the increasing takeover of the "conservative" movement by unprincipled, right-wing extremists need to tell the truth or face exposure by principled truth-tellers.

Fixed.

18 posted on 03/02/2007 10:13:29 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Veritas. Gravitas. Ohmygas.)
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To: NormsRevenge
"She has also served as a senior advisor at the U.S. Department of State"

This drooling whackjob is all too typical of the naive, gullible, ignorant libs who dominate in academia and unfortunately the US Dept. of State.
19 posted on 03/02/2007 10:13:44 PM PST by Enchante (Chamberlain Democrats embraced by terrorists and America-haters worldwide!!)
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To: NormsRevenge
"The Left's Repeated Campaign Against the American Soldier." - C-SPAN VIDEO

This is a video of the CPAC afternoon session, the Swiftees start at 1:30:45 into the video.

20 posted on 03/02/2007 10:19:32 PM PST by smoothsailing (http://www.gatheringofeagles.org/)
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To: NormsRevenge

Rosa Brooks has got to be the lowest form of human life on the planet to denigrate true hero and MEDAL OF HONOR recipient Col. Bud Day.


DAY, GEORGE E.(Bud)

Rank and organization: Colonel (then Major), U.S. Air Force, Forward Air Controller Pilot of an F-100 aircraft. Place and date: North Vietnam, 26 August 1967. Entered service at: Sioux City, Iowa. Born: 24 February 1925, Sioux City, Iowa. Citation: On 26 August 1967, Col. Day was forced to eject from his aircraft over North Vietnam when it was hit by ground fire. His right arm was broken in 3 places, and his left knee was badly sprained. He was immediately captured by hostile forces and taken to a prison camp where he was interrogated and severely tortured. After causing the guards to relax their vigilance, Col. Day escaped into the jungle and began the trek toward South Vietnam. Despite injuries inflicted by fragments of a bomb or rocket, he continued southward surviving only on a few berries and uncooked frogs. He successfully evaded enemy patrols and reached the Ben Hai River, where he encountered U.S. artillery barrages. With the aid of a bamboo log float, Col. Day swam across the river and entered the demilitarized zone. Due to delirium, he lost his sense of direction and wandered aimlessly for several days. After several unsuccessful attempts to signal U.S. aircraft, he was ambushed and recaptured by the Viet Cong, sustaining gunshot wounds to his left hand and thigh. He was returned to the prison from which he had escaped and later was moved to Hanoi after giving his captors false information to questions put before him. Physically, Col. Day was totally debilitated and unable to perform even the simplest task for himself. Despite his many injuries, he continued to offer maximum resistance. His personal bravery in the face of deadly enemy pressure was significant in saving the lives of fellow aviators who were still flying against the enemy. Col. Day's conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the U.S. Air Force and reflect great credit upon himself and the U.S. Armed Forces.


21 posted on 03/02/2007 10:19:39 PM PST by jazusamo (http://warchronicle.com/TheyAreNotKillers/DefendOurMarines.htm)
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To: jazusamo
Jaz, did you have a chance to watch today? I've got a video link at post #20.
22 posted on 03/02/2007 10:21:24 PM PST by smoothsailing (http://www.gatheringofeagles.org/)
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To: smoothsailing

No I didn't, Smooth but I check out your link and thanks.


23 posted on 03/02/2007 10:22:55 PM PST by jazusamo (http://warchronicle.com/TheyAreNotKillers/DefendOurMarines.htm)
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To: smoothsailing

Thanks for the link!


24 posted on 03/02/2007 10:24:20 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......)
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To: NormsRevenge
"Most of all, we've seen the Bush administration consistently place ideology over reality, remaining willfully blind to the fact that its ill-conceived war is making us less secure."

How so?

"...and breaking the back of the American military."

No, the left is breaking the military's back by politicizing the war.

25 posted on 03/02/2007 10:27:44 PM PST by Luis Gonzalez (Some people see the world as they would want it to be, effective people see the world as it is.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Glad to do it. It's the best way to smack down Rosa Brooks, with the truth.
26 posted on 03/02/2007 10:27:55 PM PST by smoothsailing (http://www.gatheringofeagles.org/)
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To: NormsRevenge
the right-wing goon squad whose defamatory insinuations helped sink John Kerry's presidential campaign?

If it was defamatory, why hasn't he sued?

L

27 posted on 03/02/2007 10:33:03 PM PST by Lurker (Calling islam a religion is like calling a car a submarine.)
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To: Eagles6

Barf Alert added. :-)


28 posted on 03/02/2007 10:38:19 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......)
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To: GOPPachyderm

Not to disagree with you ... but Colonel Day, MoH, certainly ranks right up there with John O'Neill as principled men of integrity!!

The b!tch who wrote the article is rather dismissive in relegating ANYONE who was critical of John Kerry as being reactionary and right-wing fringe lunatics. But Kerry still hasn't signed is SF180 - and still hasn't reconsile all the lies that Kerry and the Democrats spin.

The Swift Boat Veterans are also honorable people! I thank them for their work!

Mike


29 posted on 03/02/2007 10:48:55 PM PST by Vineyard
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To: Proud_USA_Republican
When you lose an election, blame it on the lack of intelligence of the voters."

Isn't that the truth. The "Reality Based Community" is so much smarter than everyone else. People who run around telling everyone how smart they are are like guys who brag about how many hot babes they get each week.

30 posted on 03/02/2007 10:56:35 PM PST by skimask (People who care what you do don't matter.......People who matter don't care what you do.)
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To: NormsRevenge

The Swiftboat men were not extremists, they simply had a story to tell that the media and Democrats didn't want to hear. They didn't even seem to have an idealogy, but they did have the truth and facts on their side. And that's rather "inconvenient" for some it seems!


31 posted on 03/02/2007 10:57:02 PM PST by BonnieJ
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To: NormsRevenge
What's depressing about the reemergence of the Swifties, though, is that it's symbolic of the increasing takeover of the "conservative" movement by unprincipled, right-wing extremists.

You mean depressing to you liberals. Us conservatives take joy in seeing this revival. Our joy is your anger. Anger at the outting of liberal lies dirty politics. I think I need some popcorn for this one.

32 posted on 03/02/2007 11:45:33 PM PST by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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To: skimask

You'll never see this in greater display than in Manhattan with the upper east side liberals. Hillary voters ground zero.

They live in this small pampered enclave of million dollar condos, screwing around with each others wives and husbands, kids raised by foreign nannys, and anytime the ultra limousine liberal democrats lose an election, its "oh these morons voting for republicans JUST DON'T GET IT...." at the dinner table and parties.


33 posted on 03/03/2007 12:42:19 AM PST by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: NormsRevenge
>>>Swift Boat II: The Sequel" will have a different ending from "Swift Boat I" because Americans just aren't that dumb.<<<

Yes, they are. Just look at our duly elected Congress.

The Swift Boat guys fought bravely in Vietnam, and it is a sad comment on the U.S. that they still have to fight on today. Rosa Brooks is the mouthpiece of the new enemy, the Dhimmis who lick the boots of the Muslim Jihadis.
34 posted on 03/03/2007 7:40:04 AM PST by ishabibble (ALL-AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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To: Brimack34

I saw that - but I think O'Neil held his own with the crypt-keeper Colmes! I suspect they have instituted some rules about time for each side. Otherwise I think Hannity would just talk all the time.

I think Colmes talking over O'Neill is a sign of desperation because it was obvious he didn't want to hear the facts from O'Neill. Hey, they're guests H&C - let's hear from them.


35 posted on 03/03/2007 8:05:16 AM PST by GOPPachyderm
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To: Vineyard

God bless the Swift Boat Vets!

It is amazing that a person could get so many medals in such a short time without spending a single night in a hospital bed.

Release the SF180 Jon Cary!


36 posted on 03/03/2007 8:12:47 AM PST by GOPPachyderm
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To: GOPPachyderm
It's the DD form 180, DD = Department of Defense.
This isn't even good propaganda it is so poorly written. There is no support from any source to even begin to support the socialist lies of this author.
It is obvious they know nothing about war, how it is fought and that casualties will and do occur.
No one likes to see our young men and women sacrifice their life and limb for anything but these young people have made the choice themselves. Why can't they pay attention to what our heroes are saying.
The socialist left picks out the minuscule minority of dissenters and try to prop up the lie that our troops are disillusioned with the war when what they are really ticked off about is the dimwit politicians who are sounding off against them. The troops want to finish the job and they would really like the CS democratic politicians to support them. The left better start watching the polls again too, the true and real polls that are showing that the American people aren't at all happy with the progressive socialist left that are following the Frisco doctrine of cut and run like a Frenchman. Only the total moronic stupidity of the "Frisco" mentality can think that losing a war is somehow better than winning, but that is where Nancy and her crew of idiots are. Nancy, the head socialist, is running around in circles trying to figure out a way to lose the war that our people will swallow. That isn't going to happen. The senate has been put on notice that Joe will jump ship if they mess with the war funding or take shots at President Bush. Isn't politics fun?????
37 posted on 03/03/2007 12:57:22 PM PST by oldenuff2no
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To: GOPPachyderm

Oops. But I guess I got the number right didn't I?


38 posted on 03/03/2007 1:46:15 PM PST by GOPPachyderm
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