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Bayh Warns That GOP May 'Swift Boat' Obama Over His Former Pastor
Washington Post ^ | April 30, 2008 | Dan Balz

Posted on 04/30/2008 2:54:52 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy

Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) today praised Sen. Barack Obama for denouncing his former pastor, but warned that Republicans will use the association to try to "Swift Boat" the Illinois senator if he becomes the Democratic presidential nominee this fall.

Bayh, who is supporting Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton for president, said he hoped other issues -- the economy, gasoline prices, health care and the cost of college -- will drive the decisions of most voters in Tuesday's Indiana primary. Obama has struggled in other states to win the votes of white, working class voters, and they could be the deciding vote next Tuesday.

Noting that even Obama has called the controversy of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright "a legitimate issue," Bayh said that in a presidential race, those voters will take more than the economy into their decision making before the primary.

"You're running for president and people want to get a sense of who you are, and when you're new to the public stage you're a little more susceptible to having the canvas painted in by your political opponents," Bayh said during an interview for the video program "PostTalk" on washingtonpost.com.

Bayh said neither he nor Clinton intended to inject the Wright controversy into the primary, but he is worried that Republicans will do so in a general election. "I'm sure the far right will be out there trying to do the whole Swift Boat thing and that sort of thing. But I hope people will focus on the most substantive issues and I think the vast majority of them will.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; bayh; in2008; issues; obama; swiftboat; wright
Swift Boat (swĭft bōt). verb. Swift Boat·ed, Swift Boat·ing.

To reveal the truth about a lying democrRat politician.

1 posted on 04/30/2008 2:54:52 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy
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To: Bubba_Leroy
Bayh Warns That GOP May 'Swift Boat' Obama Over His Former Pastor

Why shouldn't the truth be told?

2 posted on 04/30/2008 2:59:19 PM PDT by SteamShovel (Global Warming, the New Patriotism)
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To: Bubba_Leroy
ahh - someone needs to tell the senator that obamama and the Rev Wrong have swiftboated themselves.
3 posted on 04/30/2008 3:01:04 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Typical Gun-Toting, Jesus-Loving Gramma)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

They do love their cliches don’t they.


4 posted on 04/30/2008 3:01:58 PM PDT by VR-21
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To: Bubba_Leroy

5 posted on 04/30/2008 3:02:28 PM PDT by montag813
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To: SteamShovel

Looks like the Rev is doing an excellent job of sinking Obama....no need to swiftboat(dig up the facts and tell the truth) here.


6 posted on 04/30/2008 3:02:41 PM PDT by cornbreadmuffin
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To: Bubba_Leroy
Bayh is right because the story is completely true. That is "swiftboating" in a nutshell.

Doubly appropriate because it involves an anti American dem, just like the original swiftboating.

7 posted on 04/30/2008 3:03:21 PM PDT by Williams
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To: Bubba_Leroy
Hey, Evan, you burned out twinkle light, the Swift Boating began a month ago. And your fellow Dims have been more than happy to help pilot the ship.


8 posted on 04/30/2008 3:05:33 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Paul Krugman: Conscience Of A Crapweasel. (For lack of a better tagline at the moment.)
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To: Bubba_Leroy
No need for us to anything. His own pastor, Wright himself, is carrying that water for us...hehehe.

A source close to the Wright ministry is also talking. Here's what that source said in the New York Post today:

The source noted that the roots of Wright's disillusionment with Obama began last year after the Illinois senator unexpectedly yanked him from participating in the public announcement of his presidential campaign.

"That's why Jeremiah revealed . . . that he had actually been at the [announcement] hotel and prayed privately with the Obama family before the official declaration," the source told The Post.

"Rev. Wright, as well as other senior members of his church, believe that Obama has betrayed over 20 years of their supposed friendship."

Obama further angered Wright by trying to distance himself from the pastor ever since videos were made public earlier this year of the preacher alleging that America brought 9/11 upon itself and that people should say "God damn America," not "God bless America."

The source added, "After 20 years of loving Barack like he is one of their own, after he was embraced by this congregation as a brother in Christ, after his pastor was a father figure to him and gave him credibility in a city he had not grown up in and in a black community that was suspect of someone from Hawaii and Harvard, he thanks him by not allowing him to speak publicly at his announcement last year?

"A lot of people in the church believe they were there for this man when no one else was, and a lot of people don't believe it any more when Obama claims he loves the man who did so much for him," the source added.
Whole lot of chickens...coming home to roost.

Not the least of which is Obama's character (because Wright is saying that Obama did know about exactly who Wright was and therfore Obama lied to us all)...and also Obama's judgement in this whole matter and in the matter of Ayers, Rezko, etc.

THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH - BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY AND OBAMA'S CHURCH

THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH - OBAMA'S CIRCLE OF FRIENDS AND SUPPORT

THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH - BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA

9 posted on 04/30/2008 3:06:32 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: SteamShovel

The best spent political contribution that I have made in my entire life was the $100 I sent to the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. I only wish that I had sent every dime that I have ever contributed to Republican candidates to the swifties instead.


10 posted on 04/30/2008 3:08:56 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy ("I believe in Santa Claus. I believe in the tooth fairy." - John Edwards)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Not just Wright, but Ayers and Rezko too. It won’t be a Swift “Boat”, Bayh, there will be an entire Swift “Armada”.


11 posted on 04/30/2008 3:08:58 PM PDT by Califelephant
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To: Bubba_Leroy
Noting that even Obama has called the controversy of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright "a legitimate issue," Bayh said that in a presidential race, those voters will take more than the economy into their decision making before the primary.

It looks like Senator B. (whose middle name must NEVER be spoken) is doing a fine job of "Swiftboating" himself!!!

12 posted on 04/30/2008 3:09:59 PM PDT by stockstrader (CHANGE--a euphemism for further dividing our country along racial, social and economic lines)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Obama is being speechwrighted.


13 posted on 04/30/2008 3:10:11 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Obama is being speechwrighted.)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

What a great and powerful force the Swiftees were and are. To have that much control over democraps is amazing.


14 posted on 04/30/2008 3:16:08 PM PDT by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

He says that like he thinks that’s a bad thing.


15 posted on 04/30/2008 3:19:12 PM PDT by SmithL (Reject Obama's Half-Vast Wright-Wing Conspiracy)
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To: Califelephant
Not just Wright, but Ayers and Rezko too. It won’t be a Swift “Boat”, Bayh, there will be an entire Swift “Armada”.

LOL!!!!!!! Someone get a pic of a bunch of ships ASAP!!!!!! HAHAHAH!
16 posted on 04/30/2008 3:21:52 PM PDT by cmsgop (I can't believe my wife downloaded "Philadelphia Freedom"on my iPod........)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Hey, Bubba, you nailed that definition, but Bayh is trying to warn the superdelegates....*electibility*...


17 posted on 04/30/2008 3:26:52 PM PDT by Baladas (M)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Bayh is a little slow isn’t he?


18 posted on 04/30/2008 3:28:18 PM PDT by roses of sharon ( (Who will be McCain's maverick?))
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Bayh is hard core pro-Hillary. This is a subliminal “Obama can’t be elected” message.


19 posted on 04/30/2008 3:28:32 PM PDT by joebuck (Finitum non capax infinitum!)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

But Wright doesn’t want Obama elected. He would rake it in more if McCain is elected.


20 posted on 04/30/2008 3:31:10 PM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory.")
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To: Viking2002

Exactly!! Why do Democrats who favor Clinton keep saying that the Republicans are going to use various things against Obama and swift boat him? Why do they imply that as good Democrats they aren’t concerned, but that they are worried what Republicans will say? Why aren’t they concerned about what Republicans will say about Hillary?

And how does any of this make Hillary somehow the better candidate because she allegedly doesn’t have the liabilities that Obama has? Geez, Hillary has so many liabilities and negatives of her own, and the Hillary people imply that Hillary will have smooth sailing in a general election campaign?


21 posted on 04/30/2008 3:39:44 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: maine-iac7; big'ol_freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Larry Lucido; Diplomat; Dysart; ...
Re: ahh - someone needs to tell the senator that obamama and the Rev Wrong have swiftboated themselves.

Hey, that cannot be right! All Liberal Democrats love each other like bros, eh?

Or is that love each other like hos?

22 posted on 04/30/2008 3:48:08 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bubba_Leroy; potlatch; devolve; PhilDragoo

It bears repeating.

Swift-Boating is correcting with TRUTH the brazen lies a candidate believes he/she can get away with.

Swift-Boat away!


23 posted on 04/30/2008 3:57:02 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: Viking2002
Hey, Evan, you burned out twinkle light, the Swift Boating began a month ago. And your fellow Dims have been more than happy to help pilot the ship.

I thought the same thing. This doesn't make any sense at all.

24 posted on 04/30/2008 3:57:15 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagon)
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To: Bubba_Leroy
Bayh, who is supporting Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton for president, said he hoped other issues -- the economy, gasoline prices, health care and the cost of college

All problems brought upon us due to ill conceived Liberal (socialistic) Democrat policies and legislation.

25 posted on 04/30/2008 4:15:44 PM PDT by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: Jeff Head
“Chickens” coming home to roost?

More like huge stinking corpses of black Albatrosses hanging around the neck of Obama and the DNC.....

He's THEIR "stinking Albatross to wear" and to refuse him the nomination that he may very well win, will cost the Democrats their largest and strongest constituencies--- Plantation Blacks, Leftists, Liberals, Welfare Dependent Leaches, Islamists, Marxists, Communists and a vast array of America haters....

26 posted on 04/30/2008 4:27:29 PM PDT by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: BerryDingle; Dilbert San Diego
It all a matter of a common means to a different end. Hillary lusts (linking that noun and verb together makes me cringe) for one thing: power. If 'Swift Boating' Barak Hussein provides even a glimmer of positive results, her apparatchiks will sit on the sidelines and silently cheer Republicans on. Further, it'll clear the slate for her to throw her pointy hat into the ring as a favorite in '12, if she fails to take him out (moonbats love playing scorched earth politics). More (relatively) astute Dims like Bayh know that Obama will probably get the nod, but he'll be the walking wounded going into a head-to-head matchup against McCain, who could probably tear him a new one on his worst day, anyhow. Combine those factors with the intangibles of Limbaugh's 'Operation Chaos', and The Magic Negro has a two-front political war to fight. And you betchum some of the Hildabeast's supporters will jump ship and vote GOP out of spite in November. It'll be billed as, Gentleman John McCain: Seasoned Statesman and War Hero vs. Barak Hussein Obama: Political Lightweight With Ties to Terrorists and Subversives.

Pop some more kettle corn, and pass me a beer. LOL


27 posted on 04/30/2008 5:23:14 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Paul Krugman: Conscience Of A Crapweasel. (For lack of a better tagline at the moment.)
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To: Viking2002
Hey, Evan, you burned out twinkle light, the Swift Boating began a month ago. And your fellow Dims have been more than happy to help pilot the ship.

Come now! Don't you know that just as only White People can be racist; only mean, wascawy Wepubwicans can "Swift Boat"????

28 posted on 04/30/2008 5:27:39 PM PDT by Tallguy (Tagline is offline till something better comes along...)
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To: SteamShovel

LOL. By saying it, Bayh is “swiftboating” Obama. I don’t consider swiftboating to be a pejorative term.


29 posted on 04/30/2008 5:33:00 PM PDT by kabar
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To: joebuck

this is the kind of thing that used to be called “Nixonian;” probably still is when a Republican does it. “Not that I would ever inject Wright into the political campaign but others will, others will...”


30 posted on 04/30/2008 5:39:46 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Bubba_Leroy

I love it when kids say, “You got me in trouble” whenever they’re caught.

Sorta’ like this.

These politicians “swift boat” themselves.


31 posted on 04/30/2008 5:41:22 PM PDT by bannie (clintons CHEAT! It's their only weapon.; & Barry/Barack has two faces.)
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To: ntnychik; potlatch; Bubba_Leroy; devolve; MeekOneGOP; Jeff Head; dixiechick2000; gonzo; ...
Evan Bayh's voice cracks here because Hillary's hand is so far up his butt it chokes his vocal chords: behold the veepee tasked with delivering the Hoosier red state full of bitter whites clinging to guns and Bibles.

To me swiftboating is John Kerry bleating breathlessly of Jen-Jiss Kahn and made-up war crimes, to go with his made-up medals, to go with his made-up fake-warrior Pukes Against the War, to go with his seared-seared memory of Nixon sending him to Cambodia Christmas Eve 1968, twenty-six days before Nixon was sworn in.

I was in Washington the day before Nixon's Innauguration and he was not president, ergo John Kerry seared his reputation as a lying sack of crap.

Evan, you Democrats stink, and you insist upon projecting that stink on Republicans, but you can't do that from downwind.

Memo to Hillary: are you sure you want this dweeb on your post-plane-crash dream ticket.

32 posted on 04/30/2008 9:20:58 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: PhilDragoo
GREAT post!
Thank you, Phil!


"Evan Bayh's voice cracks here because Hillary's hand is so far up his butt it chokes his vocal chords: behold the veepee tasked with delivering the Hoosier red state full of bitter whites clinging to guns and Bibles."


ROTFLOL!

33 posted on 04/30/2008 9:24:16 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Operation Chaos has resumed...)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Well, I will certainly do my part.


34 posted on 04/30/2008 9:29:00 PM PDT by Rocky
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To: roses of sharon
Bayh is a little slow isn’t he?

I hear inbreeding will do that.

Perhaps that is something the Kennedys should think about.

35 posted on 04/30/2008 9:48:40 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Ted Kennedy - Codename -> "Bobber")
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To: kabar
I don’t consider swiftboating to be a pejorative term.
"Swiftboating" is a Democratic neologism which they coined as a perjorative in exactly the same way that they coined the equally fraudulent term, "McCarthyism."

Whenever Democrats cry "swiftboating," it's a sure sign that their chickens have come home to roost.


36 posted on 05/01/2008 7:42:48 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (Thomas Sowell for President)
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To: SteamShovel

“Why shouldn’t the truth be told?”

Indeed! However, the RATs can’t handle the truth when it comes to one of their own.


37 posted on 05/01/2008 7:55:36 AM PDT by Polyxene (For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel - Martin Luther)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Evan Bayh might think he is up to date with the cant, but only a small population of potential voters even care what the ancient historical term ‘swift-boating’ means.


38 posted on 05/01/2008 7:59:34 AM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the Law of the Excluded Middle)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Bayh confuses “Swift Boating” with “Borking”: one based on the truth, the other on lies.


39 posted on 05/01/2008 8:10:31 AM PDT by windsorknot
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