Skip to comments.Obama uses 'swift-boated' Kerry to slam Navy SEAL critics
Posted on 08/18/2012 7:08:52 AM PDT by Seizethecarp
Invoking his 2004 battle with Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., thinks he can impart lessons to Barack Obama learned from his failed White House campaign as the president faces criticism from a group of former special forces and intelligence agents for exploiting sensitive national-security information and bragging about killing Osama bin Laden for political gain.
In a letter to Obama supporters, Kerry warns that attacks, smears, and lies can be effective, lamenting he learned the hard way eight years ago that even completely baseless attacks can stick if people dont call them out quickly enough.
No matter how self-evidently false the attacks are, or how disreputable the people telling them may be, theres no attack that cant take hold, Kerry explains.
The problem for the Massachusetts Democrat, however, is that none of the substantive charges made by the more than 250 Swift Boat veterans have been debunked.
Kerry himself never responded to the charges, other than to call the veterans liars; and his campaign simply ignored most of the accusations presented in the groups No. 1 New York Times bestseller Unfit for Command.
The groups members included Kerrys entire chain of command in Vietnam and most of the 23 men in his own unit; the gunner from one of his boats; the doctor who treated him for his first self-inflicted injury which inexplicably led to a Purple Heart; and POWs imprisoned during Kerrys 1971 Senate testimony accusing U.S. service members of being war criminals
Ultimately, Kerry never sued the veterans and refused to sign the Standard Form 180 request to release his full military record to the public during the campaign.
(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...
The truth is the enemy to the left.
Yeah, good luck out-manuevering a platoon of former SEALs, including a former CO of ST-6.
Obama uses ‘swift-boated’ Kerry to slam Navy SEAL critics
Horse-faced, ignorant loser reporting for duty...
It's like that team that has to play the Globetrotters every night, they'll run circles around them while the crowd squeals with delight.
Welcome to your worst nightmare, Commander.
I hope this group OPSEC starts running national ads.
I remember when this site was ABK, and it was downright fun fisking this Masshole every single day...
Truth is not Ubama's friend.
I believe they will, but after the convention. they will target swing states with high numbers of Vet/Military voters.
If you haven’t seen this article and video, it’s a must!
Video: Dishonorable Disclosure
You can see and feel the rage in these guys in the video. It just about brought me to tears.
It’s great to have obama wanting to smear and lie about former and active special ops guys and retired military and intelligence leaders. The very type of people that got osama.
The voters will just LOVE that. /s
During August of 2004, in the couple of weeks after the DEm convention where Kerry famously “reported for duty” and the GOP convention, it was the SwiftBoat Vets that came out swinging against Kerry and rightly pinned the “unfit for command” label on this traitor and Communist sympathiser.
For their troubles, the Swifties were labeled “vigilantes” by Karl Rove and George Bush.But they managed to color the debate in the month of downtime between the conventions when Rove and Co. were asleep.
They did the country a great service by honoring their oath.
The following month, it was Buckhead on FreeRepublic that exposed the Dan Rather/CBS fake Texas ANG letter.
The result was that Dan Rather had plenty of time to find out what the frequency really was in retirement.
John Kerry is a fraud, a liar, and a traitor. If he tries to oppose the SEALS, he needs a trip back to the summer of 2004 in short order.
Sit back and enjoy the show, folks.
There is only one way for this to end up for Obama/Kerry and it's spelled B-A-D.
At this time in our history there is probably no group or individual with higher positive public approval than the Navy Seals.
Me too......I just donated here:
This makes me admire these men even more than before.
They know their reputations will be trashed by the media. At least the media will do everything in it’s power to do so.
. . . and almost impossible to overcome when they are absolutely true!!!!
Jim, I don't know what your policy is on a public broadcast about this. Is this something we can make a big deal about and raise some money here on FR for these patriots?
My analysis is that the strategy is a multipronged attack.
The Messiah lacks the resources and most of all talent to defend all the attacks. The Chicago mob lacks the ability to determine which battles need to be defended and resources expended.
At some point, one of the flanks may be turned and it will be all over but the voting.
The attack this morning at the Villages was so sharp and so strong one flank is irreparably doomed
Obama drafs out BJ Clinton for the DNC Convention and now drags out Lurch in defense of attacks from honorable and brave military men for Obama taking credit and leaking intel on OSama bin Laden’s killing.
Seems more like Obama is already booked on the inaugural voyage of the Titanic...
Thank You for that link...
I agree. This is the reverse of 2008 when Barry could outspend McCain and our Sarah 2-to-1 and carpet bomb all media outlets in all swing states.
They also have Wesley Clark, the General who bombed the Chinese Embassy in Sarajevo because he ran out of military intelligence before he ran out of Smart Bombs...
Excellent. Smart to wait rather than waste money now on ads when few are paying attention.
Should drive Kerry even more nuts.
"Hello West Virginia!! I'm so happy to be at the Democratic National Convention here in Savannah!! I'm Joe Biden and I didn't serve in Vietnam because I had asthma, but I'm reporting for duty!! I've spent four year trying to figure out what the hell my duty was and I couldn't. So, I just decided to be the dumbest ass VP to ever serve, and if you think my first term was funny, you ain't seen nothing yet!!"
Thanks for posting that. Donation on its way. Links sent to address list.
Kerry is still trying to discredit his most effective critics, and it still is not working.
Disnhonorable Disclosure has 1.5 million hits already.
1.9 million now! :-)
Wow! That’s 400,000 increase in 18 hours.
Yep! and it’s only been up for four days. I hope 0bozo attacks them again.
Somehow the words "Obama" and "Kerry" in the same sentence with references to the Swift Boat Veterans and Navy SEALS makes me almost physically ill.
"Americans should never have to wonder if their loved one died to get someone elected."
"Americans should never have to wonder if her service members have killed to get someone elected."
"The American military is above politics and each member swears an oath to defend the Constitution of the United States - not a political party, not a politician."
"The decisions involved in committing American Military Forces to combat are so grave, and the consequences life altering, that no one can ever doubt the motivation behind those decisions."
"It is beneath the Presidency for Mr. Obama to allow his political operatives to campaign on this rhetoric. For him to allow this demeans the office, demeans the man, and it demeans the integrity of the nation. This type of campaign rhetoric puts all of our military at greater risk for a cheap political point. Mr. Obama may believe that his reelection is of vital national interest, but try to explain that to the families of those 858 service members who have died in Afghanistan since January 20th of 2009. The raid to kill Osama bin Laden was fortunate enough to not have suffered any friendly casualties, but if he is willing to take individual personal credit for this action is he willing to take the personal blame for the deaths of our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who died faithfully executing his orders in Afghanistan?"
2.49 million views now. Oh, yeah!
Obama lost veterans (27% of voters) by 55/45 in 2008. Today he is down 58/34 and many of the so-called swing states our friendly polls survey have sizable veteran populations. The largest group of veterans is over 65 and older Americans not only dont support Obama, they will vote in large numbers.
Thanks for sharing this.
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