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Swiftboating 2.0
Tribune-Review ^ | salen zito

Posted on 01/22/2008 7:31:55 PM PST by Salena Zito

Swiftboating 2.0 TRIBUNE-REVIEW by Salena Zito

January 22, 2008 8 :50 PM

An email attributed to Sen. John Kerry, the former 2004 Democratic presidential nominee sent out by the Barack Obama campaign, took on those that would 'swiftboat' Obama.

Kerry, saying in the email that "this is personal for me, and for a whole lot of Americans who lived through the 2004 election," tells Obama supporters that "we must stop the swiftboating, stop the push-polling, stop the front groups, and stop the email chain smears.

"The truth matters, but how you fight the lies matters even more. We must be determined never again to lose any election to a lie."

"These are the same tactics the right has used again and again, and as we've learned, these attacks, no matter how bogus, can spread and take root if they go unchecked."

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


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; barack; clinton; democratparty; democrats; electionpresident; elections; hillary; johnkerry; kerry; obama; swiftboat; swiftboating; zito

1 posted on 01/22/2008 7:31:55 PM PST by Salena Zito
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To: Salena Zito

Hey John, where’s that SF-180 you were going to release?


2 posted on 01/22/2008 7:36:05 PM PST by Sgt_Schultze
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To: Salena Zito

Hey Sen. Kerry! You did lose the election because of a lie. The lie in question was when you told us that you didn’t slander our Vietnam vets.


3 posted on 01/22/2008 7:36:49 PM PST by Bishop_Malachi (Liberal Socialism - A philosophy which advocates spreading a low standard of living equally.)
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To: Salena Zito

It is a physical IMPOSSIBLITY to “swiftboat” Obama as he did not serve with Swiftboat Veterans.

The DNC needs to get their head out of their rumps and learn a new buzzword.

They like to cry “witchhunt” but there WERE witches on trial in The Crucible. The dirty Reds’ argument was that there was no crime in being a “witch” in the service of Uncle Joe Stalin, the KGB, or Stalin’s deadly labor camps.


4 posted on 01/22/2008 7:37:06 PM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

Just more chin music from Jon F’n Cary.


5 posted on 01/22/2008 7:37:38 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (ENERGY CRISIS made in Washington D. C.)
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To: weegee

:)


6 posted on 01/22/2008 7:37:49 PM PST by Salena Zito
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To: Salena Zito

Seems to me the only people “swiftboating” Obama are Mr. & Mrs. Clinton.


7 posted on 01/22/2008 7:37:49 PM PST by fkabuckeyesrule (22 days till pitcher and catchers report!)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

!!!!!


8 posted on 01/22/2008 7:38:34 PM PST by Salena Zito
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To: Salena Zito

9 posted on 01/22/2008 7:41:34 PM PST by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: Salena Zito
"we must stop the swiftboating"

He doesn't want the public to know the truth about Obama?

What is Hussein hiding?

10 posted on 01/22/2008 7:43:39 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Hell, he won’t tell us the truth about himself. C’mon Johnny Boy where is the SF 180. I was over there in 1972 and he was calling me a Baby Killer. What an Asshole!!


11 posted on 01/22/2008 7:47:53 PM PST by mortal19440
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To: Salena Zito
"Never again lose an election to a lie?" Then stop telling them, you RATs!!! That's what sank you, Kerry, the lies. The real band of brothers put the light of truth on you.

Hey, hey; Ho, ho
Kerry: sign the one-eight-oh

Grant Salena access to your full record and we'll see who was telling the truth.

12 posted on 01/22/2008 7:50:25 PM PST by NonValueAdded (What Would Hobson Choose?)
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To: Salena Zito
we must stop the swiftboating, stop the push-polling, stop the front groups, and stop the email chain smears.

Kerry/Obama use "The Right" as red herring when talking about Hillary. Perhaps to them, the Clintons seem to be right-wing.

The obvious question for the Kerry/Obamas: Why have you spent years backing the Clintons, making excuses for them, covering up their crimes? Shouldn't you apologize for that if you now want to break with them?

13 posted on 01/22/2008 7:52:50 PM PST by iowamark
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To: Interesting Times
Anchors Aweigh!

14 posted on 01/22/2008 8:13:25 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline —1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
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To: Salena Zito

“The truth matters.”

Which is why the Swift Boat veterans came forth en masse, at great personal risk and cost TO TELL THE TRUTH.


15 posted on 01/22/2008 8:13:41 PM PST by ntnychik
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To: Salena Zito

“Swift Boating” = “Telling the Truth” that the target doesn’t want told.


16 posted on 01/22/2008 8:21:09 PM PST by LiteKeeper (Beware the secularization of America; the Islamization of Eurabia)
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To: mortal19440

Amazing how the word “swiftboating” has been hijacked by the libs and lamestream media to mean something totally opposite of what actually occurred.

Kerry tried to sell the nation a ration of crap regarding his Vietnam service and a whole lot of people who served with him shined the extremely bright light of truth on it and refused to back down.

Kerry never refuted their claims because he couldn’t. He never signed the 180 because he couldn’t. What he could do and what he has done, is deny, lie, filibuster, change topics and ultimately in the case of the word “swiftboating”, alter the very definition so it gives him the appearance of being unfairly attacked.

It’s as brilliant as it is despicable and it is another illustration of why Republicans never win when it comes to fighting dirty. We simply are not as good as it as they are because fighting dirty is considered dishonorable to us, but a simple matter of doing normal business to them.


17 posted on 01/22/2008 8:27:26 PM PST by Ronin (Bushed out!!! Another tragic victim of BDS.)
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To: Ronin

Nice summary


18 posted on 01/22/2008 8:29:39 PM PST by mortal19440
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To: Salena Zito

Hey John, pull the rice out of your butt and buck up. It’s just a scratch.


19 posted on 01/22/2008 8:31:29 PM PST by HardStarboard (Take No Prisoners - We're Out Of Qurans)
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To: Salena Zito

Yo, Jon Carey, howz that thing with T. Boone goin’?


20 posted on 01/22/2008 8:36:03 PM PST by Eagles6
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To: Sgt_Schultze
Who ever won that bet between John Kerry and T. Boone Pickens?
21 posted on 01/22/2008 8:38:52 PM PST by Radix (If your outgo exceeds your income, your upkeep will be your downfall.)
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To: weegee

Exactly. As Mark Steyn said in his book, witch-hunts aren’t necessarily bad things when there’s a coven stirring up trouble.


22 posted on 01/22/2008 8:40:54 PM PST by Fudd Fan (Do I now become a MITTEN?)
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To: Salena Zito

JOHN KERRY: HUNTER, REALIST, DREAMER
By Laura Blumenfeld
Washington Post Staff Writer (6-01-03)

(snip)

. . .And who is he (Kerry), really?

A close associate hints: There’s a secret compartment in Kerry’s briefcase. He carries the black attache everywhere. Asked about it on several occasions, Kerry brushed it aside. Finally, trapped in an interview, he exhaled and clicked open his case.

“Who told you?” he demanded as he reached inside. “My friends don’t know about this.”

The hat was a little mildewy. The green camouflage was fading, the seams fraying.

“My good luck hat,” Kerry said, happy to see it. “Given to me by a CIA guy as we went in for a special mission in Cambodia.”

Kerry put on the hat, pulling the brim over his forehead. His blue button-down shirt and tie clashed with the camouflage. He pointed his finger and raised his thumb, creating an imaginary gun. He looked silly, yet suddenly his campaign message was clear: Citizen-soldier. Linking patriotism to public service. It wasn’t complex after all; it was Kerry.

He smiled and aimed his finger: “Pow.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A59559-2003May30?language=printer


23 posted on 01/22/2008 8:45:58 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee ("A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.")
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To: Ronin

I ended up on Baracks list as I was researching all of the candidates with my 11 year old. The e-mails were interesting until I got this, I immediately requested them to stop sending e-mails.

I think they should have notated the e-mail with a barf alert.


24 posted on 01/22/2008 8:54:54 PM PST by proudtobeanamerican1 (Media -)
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To: Salena Zito

Swiftboating?

Do they mean “tell the truth about and expose”? Because that is what swiftboating actually means.


25 posted on 01/22/2008 9:15:50 PM PST by Dragonspirit (We fight it out as good friends now, but in 2008 we UNITE against our enemy!)
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To: Salena Zito

26 posted on 01/22/2008 9:19:09 PM PST by MarineBrat (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccination that the Church offers.)
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To: Salena Zito; Fred Nerks; Beckwith; forkinsocket; george76; Allegra
Telliing the true story about Obama is hardly swiftboating as the Libtards call it.

Kerry was not swiftboated. He lied about his military service, and then tried to gain the presidency as a war hero. Kerry spent millions of dollars creating a fake image so he could be elected. The facts showed the lie, and Kerry was defeated. The FACTS . Just the facts, reveal Obama to be a black nationalist politician who went to work as a neocolonialist politician in Africa while he was a sitting US Senator.Obama has close connections with Islamic politicians, some of them Islamofascist in orientation.

Yet the MSM refusing to reveal fact and now that the facts have caused a cescendo of truth on the web, now attempt damage control by saying that Obama is being "swift boated." I say to the truth seekers, " Lay On MacDuff!"

If anyone has detratcted from Obama, it is the MSM who refuse to reveal facts about Obama so they can be discusssed in the open light of day. Thats the way a democracy is supposed to work. The facts!

The Obama File Don't Leave Home Without It. AND breaking:

Obama Campaigning not only for Odinga, but also for an Ellison favorite in Kenya, Wali/Abdi:

Obama Has Not 1, BUT 2 political Friends in Kenya!

Obama was a busy little sucker in Kenya. Ask yourself WHY?Why is Obama networking with 3rd world pols and campaigning FOR them. advising them? Unusual thing for a presidential candidate to do, is it not?

This is NOT "Swiftboating" Its looking at facts.

Obama is hardly the "hope and change" love to all candidate he wants everyone to believe him to be. Why the Lie?Whats being hidden?

Why won't Obama give details about the changes he has planned for America?

Its easy enough to guess that yourself once you look at the facts assembled.

27 posted on 01/22/2008 9:28:26 PM PST by Candor7 (Fascism? All it takes is for good men to say nothing.)
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To: ntnychik

See www.frontpagemagazine.com, Tuesday, Mark Holzer’s book review of “To Set The Record Straight”, the second book about the Swift Boat Veterans and Kerry.

I worked on the first book and knew about Scott Swett and Tim Ziegler’s heroic efforts to produce this badly needed review of how the media covered up for Kerry and his band of clowns. Scott and Tim don’t hold back and won’t disappoint you. Get it and read it and cheer!

We’re not finished with Kerry. There is more good stuff out there. Trust me!


28 posted on 01/22/2008 9:42:32 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper (Madmax, the Grinning Reaper)
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To: Salena Zito
This guy is a moron. The claim is made that never again will an election be lost resultant to decption, but no correlation to the corollary can be established; winning because of a lie is o.k.
29 posted on 01/22/2008 9:56:25 PM PST by raygun (24.14% of the Voting Age Population elected Slick (The Cigar) Williw to a second term.)
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To: raygun; Salena Zito
Not only is Salen Zito ( this article posted by "Salena Zito") a moron, but he does not understand that the millions of dollars in ad fees the dems pay to make their lies reality, are now wasted dollars thanks to the investigative power of internet bloggers.

So why lie and spend all that money on lies?

Imperative Message Salen: LIBTARDS, DO NOT LIE TO GET VOTES.

History and the facts do not depend on "What the definition of "IS" is.

30 posted on 01/22/2008 10:08:58 PM PST by Candor7 (Fascism? All it takes is for good men to say nothing.)
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To: Sgt_Schultze
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31 posted on 01/22/2008 10:19:24 PM PST by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: Salena Zito

Swiftboating: (verb) To tell the truth about a Democrat candidate.


32 posted on 01/22/2008 10:20:48 PM PST by GovernmentIsTheProblem (We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a featherbed. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Bishop_Malachi
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33 posted on 01/22/2008 10:21:09 PM PST by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: mortal19440
What an Asshole!!

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34 posted on 01/22/2008 10:22:30 PM PST by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: Salena Zito
Swiftboat (v.) - To reveal and disseminate a long-withheld truth about a Democrat ("The men swiftboated Senator Kerry by testifying about his conduct during the Vietnam conflict.")
35 posted on 01/22/2008 10:32:56 PM PST by Lexinom
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To: Candor7

I got the email, here it is:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1958075/posts


36 posted on 01/23/2008 1:47:07 AM PST by Beckwith (Dhimmicrats and the liberal media have chosen sides -- Islamofascism)
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To: Salena Zito

What about the MILLION DOLLAR BET that Kerry has with that millionaire???


37 posted on 01/23/2008 6:37:57 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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