Skip to comments.Never assume [A nobama email from John Kerry]
Posted on 08/17/2012 1:25:17 PM PDT by upchuck
It's easy to look at the attacks, smears, and lies being told about President Obama and his record and say, "Come on, that's ridiculous. No one could possibly believe that."
Trust me: You and I learned the hard way eight years ago this August that in the new world we're living in -- one with 24-hour news cycles, the internet, blogs, the echo chamber, and now the new Citizens United-fueled Republican money machine -- even completely baseless attacks can stick if people don't call them out quickly enough. No matter how self-evidently false the attacks are, or how disreputable the people telling them may be, there's no attack that can't take hold.
Seeing the new outrageous attacks made against President Obama from a shadowy Republican-allied veterans group called OPSEC, which take issue with the mission to kill Osama bin Laden, remind me all too well of the notorious "Swift Boat" attacks I faced in the 2004 campaign. I honor and appreciate the service of my fellow veterans, but a false attack is a false attack -- no matter who's making it.
It's not enough to wish them away or dismiss them because they come in part from "birthers" who still won't concede that President Obama was born here in the United States.
No, we need to get moving now -- before it's too late.
Take a look at this blog post that fact-checks these most recent smears, and be sure to share it with others:
Throughout this campaign, Mitt Romney and his allies have shown that if the truth isn't favorable to them, they have no problem claiming the opposite -- and the reality is that President Obama has a foreign policy record that is among the strongest in recent memory.
In 2008, then-Senator Obama said he'd end the war in Iraq in a responsible way and refocus on taking out Al Qaeda's leaders.
You and I know he's followed through in a big way on both those promises.
In contrast, the Republicans have a candidate with absolutely no foreign policy experience, who thinks Russia is our "number one geopolitical foe" and who is advised by people who think -- and have repeatedly said -- the Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia are countries that still exist. Romney's two major foreign policy speeches never even mentioned Al Qaeda once, and he's prone to stumbles when he steps onto the foreign policy stage. (He can't even manage to visit London without causing an international incident!)
Faced with all this, it shouldn't be a surprise that Romney and his allies are resorting to the same national security smear tactics I faced in 2004. We have to take it seriously. Forward this email to your friends, and encourage them to join us on the Truth Team today.
Thanks for fighting back -- forewarned is forearmed!
Senator John Kerry Massachusetts
The definition of projection.
They can’t find anything on Romney so they just create whole-cloth lies.
You mean like DEVO's viral media attack on Mitt Romney as an inhuman monster because he traveled with his dog in a rooftop carrier?
Gerry Casale and his marching minions excuse Obama's past history eating dogs because "he was a child then, not a grownup like Mitt".
"Yer doin' it right."
Because - we didn’t have “the internet” and “blogs” 10, 12, 15 years ago?
Harry Reid is a "taxer" who won't concede that Mitt Romney HAS paid his taxes for the past 10 years.
Kerry, Kerry, name is familiar. Wasn’t he in Vietnam?
Don't do your own research, just forward the DNC's daily talking point memes to your friends, co-workers, and enemies using the viral internet media.
I'm seeing more liberal professionals over the age of 50 on facebook saying that they won't tolerate dissent from their postings on facebook. Some hold this line even if you merely post "heresy" to your own wall and they view it they will unfriend you (even though they have the OPTION to merely ignore/hide your posts).
As Ronald Reagan said, you are entitled to your own opinions, you just can demand your own set of facts.
now the new Citizens United-fueled Republican money machine --.
....will send a few bucks to Citizens United.
He later visited Vietnam and was given a hero's welcome by the Communists.
Photograph of John Kerry meeting with Comrade Do Muoi, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, in Vietnam. Photo displayed in the War Remnants Museum (formerly the \"War Crimes Museum\") in Saigon. The June 2, 2004
According to Snopes, it is "difficult to determine" if it is true or false.
I am just glad that the Huckster has stop calling my cell phone.
Why would any organization have Lurch send out fundraising letters ?
The immediate reaction is to hit DELETE.
“I’ve been unsure about Obama, but now that John Kerry has contacted me I’ll send money right away”
Jeez, using John Kerry for a spam email really shows desperation! Even most Democrats I know chuckle at His Imperiousness these days.
Actually, we did. IIRC, Free Republic started in 1997 or 1998. The old CompuServe and AOL boards go back at least that far, maybe further.
Bump. You get it.
KERRY, your defense of the worst radical anti american president in the history of the United States is right in line with your coming home from Vietnam and crapping all over our fellow soldiers and the U.S.. Let’s just say you did Jane Fonda proud. Lerch, why would anybody but a screaming lunatic believe you have one once of credibility to say whats good for this country and its future. You leftist socialist democrats are going to get waxed come November and there isn’t anything your anti american rear end can do about it.
Wasb’t he married to Ted Turner?
I thought Kerry was an admiral in the Cambodia Navy.
John Traitor Kerry: “.....they had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan....”
If I outlive that POS, I’ll piss on his grave.
Gee, why does this description sound so familiar??? Like it is so 2008, right? Or is it - Romney has the Utah Winter Olympic Games, remember? That is a far greater foreign diplomacy experience than an organizer in the Chicago neighborhoods ever had!
... and he's prone to stumbles when he steps onto the foreign policy stage.
You mean like bowing to foreign potentates? Like insulting the US' best allies? You mean like making a promise of better surrender to Russia after the election?
Gee, Senator Kerry, I am having a bit of a problem in seeing your point!
My sarcasm never translates well - I recall becoming a member here around the Lewinsky time - led by Drudge.