Skip to comments.Swiftboating (Pro-Barack Email From John 'effin Kerry!)
Posted on 01/23/2008 12:55:08 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
I support Barack Obama because he doesn't seek to perfect the politics of Swiftboating -- he seeks to end it.
This is personal for me, and for a whole lot of Americans who lived through the 2004 election.
As a veteran, it disgusts me that the Swift Boats we loved while we were in uniform on the Mekong Delta have been rendered, in Karl Rove's twisted politics, an ugly verb meaning to lie about someone's character just to win an election. But as someone who cares about winning this election and changing the country I love, I know it's not enough to complain about a past we can't change when our challenge is to win the future -- which is why 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.
This year, the attacks are already starting. Some of you may have heard about the disgusting lies about Barack Obama that are being circulated by email. These attacks smear Barack's Christian faith and deep patriotism, and they distort his record of more than two decades of public service. They are nothing short of "Swiftboat" style anonymous attacks.
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.
But not this time -- we're fighting back.
And when I say "we," I mean that literally. I know Barack is committed to fighting every smear every time. He'll fight hard and stand up for the truth. But he can't do it alone.
We need you to email the truth to your address books. Print it out and post it at work. Talk to your neighbors. Call your local radio station. Write a letter to the editor. If lies can be spread virally, let's prove to the cynics that the truth can be every bit as persuasive as it is powerful.
The Obama campaign has created a place where you can find the truth you'll need to push back on these smears and a way to spread the truth to all of your address book.
So when your inbox fills up with trash and the emails of smear and fear, find the facts, and help defeat the lies.
Barack Obama is committed to bringing our country together to meet the challenges we face, but he knows that power gives up nothing without a struggle -- and to win the chance to change America, we must first defeat the hateful tactics that have been used to tear us apart for too long.
With your help, we can turn the page on an era of small, divisive politics -- but only if next time you hear these attacks on Barack, you take action immediately:
The fight is just heating up -- we won't let them steal this election with lies and distortions.
Thought you all might enjoy the laughs.
And while I'm here, let me encourage you all to VOTE FOR MITT. KEEP JOHN MCLAME AWAY FROM THE NUCLEAR BUTTON!
“an ugly verb meaning to lie about someone’s character just to win an election.”
So does this mean that Dan Rather Swiftboated President Bush with some forged National Guard memos?
Or was that a case of fake but accurate?
I loathe Stalinist socialists.
Turban Durbin and John Kerry are clinton plants in Ears camp
Yo gigilo, get over yourself, your 15 minutes of fame has llllllllllloooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnngggggggggggggggg been over, move on clown.
“.....an ugly verb meaning to lie about someone’s character...”
Prove it arrogantus traitorus.
The fact that Kerry is not running again is proof that the Swift Boat Vets were both honest and correct about Kerry.
Signed that 180 yet, poodle boy?
Didn’t think so!
Sit and spin.
I’ve seen numerous opinions expressed that the United States should go ahead and use extreme force to wipe out our enemies — so, why would it be a BAD thing for McCain to be at the Button.
It may just SCARE our enemies into compliance — at least for a while.
Something to think about.
...”As a veteran, it disgusts me that the Swift Boats we loved while we were in uniform on the Mekong Delta...”...
This phony wasn’t in-country long enough to find the head, let alone come to “love” his craft. Further, he did everything he could to bug out, rather than stay for his tour. Moreover, I thought he had “seared” into his memory his times up the Mekong inside Cambodia with SOG, not in the Delta. What happened to that one?
With a “friend” like Kerry, B.O. does not need enemies...besides, he has enough between both Clintons.
“I thought he had seared into his memory his times up the Mekong inside Cambodia with SOG”
And don’t forget that he was sent their by Nixon on Christmas Eve...a month befor Nixon was inaugurated
Yes, but as usual republicans have allowed democrats to take issues away. John Kerry was an out and out enemy sympathizer, welcoming a communist victory as no big deal, and better than US domination.
But “we” have allowed swift boat to somehow mean an unfair and untrue attack. Republicans never learn, they allow the lying democrats to scare us out of our own best issues.
Note that Kerry refers to “loving” the swift boaters when they were in Vietnam together, a bizarre sidestep of the fact these same decorated war veterans despise Kerry and consider him a lying traitor.
John Kerry still reminds me of Eor, Winnie the Pooh’s friend.
Either that or a hounddog.
he’s a sad, sad man.
Another Kerry “I Shoulda Said-!” moment, 4 years later.
Socialists lie. Always.
Hey, I thought Frenchy hated being forced to commit all those war crimes and couldn't wait to collect enough phony Purple Hearts to get out of there. Now it turns out he loved the whole thing. Can't keep up with this guy.
I LOVE it every time John F’ing Kerry mouthes the word “Swiftboat” in a negative manner.
It PROVES the gallant men of SBVFT, were VERY effective and that the wounds in John F’ing Kerry’s ass are still bleeding....
Depends on the target. If McCain can be convinced to target only those we here at Free Republic think fit to be turned into crispy critters maybe a deal can be struck.
Has he gone for T. Boonce Pickens money yet?
“How did you goof balls ever get into the Navy?”
Swiftboating: verb; political slang
To make publicly known long buried unsavory truths about a politician for political advantage, particularly treasonous activities.
see; John F. Kerry (google.com)
Nope! No actual Swiftboating here. The truth about Obama has yet to be revealed.
Kerry - did he serve in Vietnam???
Karl Rove had nothing to do with the SBVFT.
The SBVFT were not anonymous. Every single one put their name and face out front and stood by their testimonies on radio and television every chance they got.
No one lied about your character, John Effin Kerry. They documented it with military records, eyewitness testimonies and your own words and deeds recorded on film and Congressional record.
Hey John Efin’ Kerry! What is the definition of being “Borked”? Ask another black man, Justice Clarance Thomas.
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