Skip to comments.Don't let Swift-boaters sail again
Posted on 08/15/2008 8:00:33 AM PDT by SmithL
Here come the goons, right on schedule.
The "author," and I use the term loosely, whose vicious lies damaged John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign has crawled back out from under his rock to spew vicious lies about Barack Obama. Right-wing radio talk-show hosts are dutifully transmitting this concocted venom. This presidential campaign has officially gotten ugly.
The "author" I'm talking about is a man named Jerome Corsi. In a book published last year, "The Late Great USA: The Coming Merger with Mexico and Canada," Corsi claimed that George W. Bush was at the heart of a secret conspiracy to subsume the United States into a post-national, one-worldish North American Union. Corsi's writings on far-right blogs have been even more paranoid and delusional. He has written that pedophilia, for which he used a more graphic term, "is OK with the Pope as long as it isn't reported by the liberal press." He has referred to Muslims as "ragheads."
Corsi would be known as just another visitor from the outer fringe if he had not been the co-author of "Unfit for Command," the book that slimed Kerry's exemplary record as a Swift boat commander in Vietnam. The allegations in that book were discredited, but not before they had been amplified by the right-wing echo chamber to the point where they raised questions in some voters' minds - perhaps enough to swing the election.
It was an abominable trick, but quite remarkable. Kerry's opponent, George W. Bush, had avoided Vietnam by taking refuge in the Texas Air National Guard. Kerry was a decorated war hero, yet somehow his valor and sense of duty were turned into a political negative and used against him.
Now Corsi, in what he acknowledges is an attempt "to keep Obama from getting elected,"
(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...
Vietnam combat vets are ‘goons’ to this punk.
They make it sound like this is a new tactic. Every, single, year books come out about the candidates, good and bad. They’re just pissed because we do it so much better than they do.
I’m going to invent a “Bunched Panties Remover” and sell it to all the presstitutes who are writing these articles about Corsi’s book...
I just went on Amazon and bought this book. The storm troopers from Daily KOS are trying to bury the book by writing scathing reviews. They are so humorous......
The Swifties told the truth - pretty scary stuff for some people.
They’re just pissed off because they were so giddy about nominating a black guy that they didn’t realize that he was an empty suit with a boatload of baggage.
There’s always 2012, hee hee
The truth hurts don’t it Eugene
It’s fun to see leftist get so stirred up. Of course the first book attacking McCain will be hailed as a masterpiece written by a brave writer and everything in it will be accepted as fact and repeated often by the MSM.
Mr. Eugene Robinson, you are one transparent little squealing sissy! And did you know that Obama's brother says that Obama is a full blown Muslim!!!
“The allegations in that book were discredited”
The only allegation discredited, I believe, was JFK’s Xmas eve boat ride in the mekong river.
Expect to see these same talking points repeated, verbatim, over and over. The Obama campaign is blast faxing them to every friendly news outlet (that would be pretty much all of them, of course) in order to discredit Corsi.
Let’s keep score:
1. The Late Great USA - Anti-NAFTA Conspiracy Nut
2. Says the Pope has no problem with pedophilia
3. Has referred to Muslims as “ragheads”
See how many articles these three items show up in over the next week or so.
He was on Fox & Friends this morning and brought up the fake birth certificate on the O’Bammy website. That ought to bring about a few more moonbats.
All of us must have missed this. All I heard was a bunch of libs screaming "Not true!".
to spew vicious lies about Barack Obama.
Have they any proof besides tears of anguish?
To any leftist, resisting putting more leftists in their rightful positions of power is a capital crime.
Indeed, the Swiftboat story was thoroughly vetted and the MSM couldn’t punch a hole in any of it. “Vicious lies,” hah.
Funny that nobody on the stupid left ever itemizes any of those "lies." Why not? Two answers. 1: They don't want people to actually be aware of the charges. 2: They're 100% true.
“Unfit for Command,” the book that slimed Kerry’s exemplary record as a Swift boat commander in Vietnam. The allegations in that book were discredited..”
If they were discredited, they certainly weren’t discredited by those 100 pages of John Kerry’s service record which he promised to release during the campaign, and after the campaign, but which have not yet been released, AFAIK.