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John Kerry: Obama being 'swiftboated'
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Posted on 08/18/2012 8:01:36 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

John Kerry: Obama being 'swiftboated' August 17, 2012 | 4:43 pm

Paul Bedard Washington Secrets The Washington Examiner @SecretsBedard

Sen. John Kerry, the 2004 Democratic presidential candidate on Friday charged that critics are trying to "swiftboat" President Obama with false and "ridiculous" claims and that Mitt Romney is a foreign policy rookie who embarrassed himself during a recent trip to London.

In a letter to Obama's supporters, he railed on the charges Obama has been hit with, including those from the so-called "birthers."

The attacks, he said, "remind me all too well of the notorious 'Swift Boat' attacks I faced in the 2004 campaign." He was referencing devastating charges from fellow Vietnam War veterans questioning his service.

In the note, he also slapped Romney for being a foreign policy novice and potential presidential disaster. "Republicans have a candidate with absolutely no foreign policy experience, who thinks Russia is our 'number one geo-political 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!"

Below is Kerry's note:

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Didn't he go to Vietnam during the Vietnam War and get a boo boo?
1 posted on 08/18/2012 8:01:38 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Kerry’s going to be bitter about having the truth told about him until the day he dies.


2 posted on 08/18/2012 8:03:40 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Sub-Driver

Kerry says that as if it is a bad thing.


3 posted on 08/18/2012 8:04:01 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: Sub-Driver

It sounds like Hanoi Johnny thinks Barry Soetoro went to Vietnam for 3 months and got three Purple Hearts too! I hadn’t heard that. What a coincidence that Barry served on the Swiftboats in the Navy too. Something else I never heard about. There’s a lot about Barry we don’t know I guess.


4 posted on 08/18/2012 8:05:36 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: Sub-Driver
The problem for Kerry is that all of the ‘Swift Boat’ charges were true and based on contemporaneous observation and experience. Sorry, Effin, saying otherwise doesn't make it so.
5 posted on 08/18/2012 8:06:37 AM PDT by JPG (Make it happen.)
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To: Yardstick

The ultimate illustration of ‘chickens coming home....to roost’. He dishonored our nation and fellow military members during and after the Vietnam War in the name of personal advancement on the left, and it came back and bit him in the ass when it mattered most. Many feel those ads are what saved Bush’s reelection....I definitely think it had a big impact.


6 posted on 08/18/2012 8:11:49 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: JPG

Isn’t the definition of “Swift Boating” to be telling the truth? The Dims seem to think it is about telling non truths.


7 posted on 08/18/2012 8:13:13 AM PDT by mortal19440
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To: Sub-Driver

Dragging Kerry’s tired ol’ butt out for support?!

Might as well bring out Michael Dukakis then.

And Mondale.


8 posted on 08/18/2012 8:13:50 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: Sub-Driver

If by “swiftboated” Kerry means confronted with undeniable facts and multiple unassailable witnesses who counter his fantasy-laden version history and appalling record of service, then, yes, Obama is being “swiftboated”.


9 posted on 08/18/2012 8:14:04 AM PDT by Eccl 10:2 (Prov 3:5 --- "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding")
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To: Sub-Driver

To “swiftboat” someone is to expose the truth about them after they’ve sold a lie to people for decades.


10 posted on 08/18/2012 8:16:21 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: JPG

Isn’t the definition of “Swift Boating” to be telling the truth? The Dims seem to think it is about telling non truths.


11 posted on 08/18/2012 8:16:45 AM PDT by mortal19440
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To: Sub-Driver

Glad to hear it! I always equate “swiftboating” with truth, justice and the American way!


12 posted on 08/18/2012 8:17:27 AM PDT by albie
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To: Yardstick

Kerry(all ‘rats for that matter)lives in a world truly turned upside down. Like Algore said, “what’s up is down and what’s down is up.” That pretty well sums up the ‘rat perspective.


13 posted on 08/18/2012 8:17:27 AM PDT by izzatzo (Just beat Obama.)
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To: Sub-Driver
From June 1, 2003 Washington Post:

JOHN KERRY: HUNTER, DREAMER, REALIST
By Laura Blumenfeld

-—SNIP-—

And who is he, really?

A close associate hints: There's a secret compartment in Kerry's briefcase. He carries the black attaché everywhere. Asked about it on several occasions, Kerry brushed it aside. Finally, trapped in an interview, he exhaled and clicked open his case.

“Who told you?” he demanded as he reached inside. “My friends don't know about this.”

The hat was a little mildewy. The green camouflage was fading, the seams fraying.

“My good luck hat,” Kerry said, happy to see it. “Given to me by a CIA guy as we went in for a special mission in Cambodia.”

Kerry put on the hat, pulling the brim over his forehead. His blue button-down shirt and tie clashed with the camouflage. He pointed his finger and raised his thumb, creating an imaginary gun. He looked silly, yet suddenly his campaign message was clear: Citizen-soldier. Linking patriotism to public service. It wasn't complex after all; it was Kerry.

He smiled and aimed his finger: “Pow.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A59559-2003May30.html

14 posted on 08/18/2012 8:18:34 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Kerry, like all libtards, hold a lifetime grudge against the TRUTH.


15 posted on 08/18/2012 8:19:04 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Sub-Driver

Get a new line, JFK. Everything isn’t about you, you freakin’ blueblood narcissist.


16 posted on 08/18/2012 8:19:35 AM PDT by Bridesheadfan
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To: reagandemocrat

Along with Jimmah, a veritable “Gallery of Losers”.


17 posted on 08/18/2012 8:19:35 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: Sub-Driver
The only thing the Swiftees demanded was that John Fraud Kerry release his military record DIRECTLY TO THE PUBLIC by signing Standard Form SF-180 in a manner granting the National Archives permission to do so.

To this day he has not done that. He has released partial records that passed through his hands first.

If he released his entire record we would learn that he received a dishonorable discharge from the Navy for participating in anti-war protests while on active duty and for meeting with the North Vietnamese in Paris to “negotiate” peace on his own (which is an act of treason), and that Jimmy Carter granted him a pardon for his crimes.

18 posted on 08/18/2012 8:19:46 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Thank God this idiot was never elected president. He is an opportunist, a liar, and a coward. Poor guy had to use a few band aides in Vietnam.

He has continued to prove that he doesn't respect this country and its heroes by the simple fact that he backs the POS in office now.

Bravo to all of the military vets who are speaking out!

19 posted on 08/18/2012 8:21:31 AM PDT by Swede Girl
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To: reagandemocrat

Kerry has hopes of being named to replace Cankles in Bammy’s second term.


20 posted on 08/18/2012 8:26:25 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Michelle Obama’s “All this for a damn flag” shown at three different speeds

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=OJgWMI0hch8&NR=1


21 posted on 08/18/2012 8:27:57 AM PDT by unique1
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To: Sub-Driver
Kerry
22 posted on 08/18/2012 8:31:32 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Sub-Driver

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(D-MA) US Senator John Kerry-Heinz paid 6½% federal income taxes in 2004 - less than half the income tax that Mitt Romney has paid.

John “Hey - I thought I was Irish” Kerry-Heinz married into a 3.2 billion dollar fortune ($3,200,000,000) after dumping his 1st wife - who was only worth a dinky 6 million dollars ($6,000,000).

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23 posted on 08/18/2012 8:34:24 AM PDT by devolve (-------------------- ------- "...maybe a little blow... line by line -------------)
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To: Sub-Driver
Sen. John Kerry...charged that critics are trying to "swiftboat" President Obama with false and "ridiculous" claims...

So, by implication, the charges against Kerry made by the Swift Boat Veterans were "false" and "ridiculous," right?

24 posted on 08/18/2012 8:37:16 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: mortal19440
Isn’t the definition of “Swift Boating” to be telling the truth? The Dims seem to think it is about telling non truths.

Good point.

Swift boating should be defined as the exposing of a poltroon who inflates his biography.

This is often confused, quite deliberately by the mainstream media, with "borking" which should be defined as "attack viciously a candidate or appointee, especially by misrepresentation in the media.” According to William Safire in The New York Times.

Our mission on FreeRepublic should be to "Swift boat" the unworthy and to prevent the "borking" of the worthy.

The problem for us conservatives is that we seem to be losing the postmortem battle over not just the definition of Swift boating but the actual facts of John Kerry's war record inflation. If one forms his opinion on this event strictly from what one finds on the net, it is difficult to come to the conclusion that the Swift Boaters did not libel John Kerry. We saw much the same phenomenon in which the people who watched the Anita Hill hearings concluded that she was lying but after the media relentlessly dinged away on Clarence Thomas the people ceased to believe the evidence of their own eyes.


25 posted on 08/18/2012 8:41:12 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yawn.

John Kerry is a pussy who doesn't even have the balls to point out who funded the not-so Swifties.

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Progress_for_America


 
"Woops"
 
Ef'im.

26 posted on 08/18/2012 8:43:23 AM PDT by OldEarlGray (The POTUS is FUBAR until the White Hut is sanitized with American Tea)
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Despite John F’in Kerry, the truth is out there

http://horse.he.net/~swiftpow/index.php


27 posted on 08/18/2012 8:46:18 AM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: Sub-Driver
Other than the ministry of propaganda's claims that the "Switftboaters for the Truth" were being mean to Kerry, I don't recall their claims ever being refuted, or even claimed to be untrue.

And there are no doubts (even Pelousy admitted it) that the White House has been leaking operational intelligence information, to the detriment of US national security, though it does make Obama look like a "tough guy" to his base.

Who cares if it damages our relationships with foreign intelligence agencies, loses valuable intelligence assets (probably imprisoned, tortured, and killed), and endangers our intelligence and military operatives.

I seem to recall the NY Slimes screaming bloody murder about a certain Valerie Plame's name being revealed. I remember them demanding heads on pikes! Where is their outrage about all these current leaks?

Mark

28 posted on 08/18/2012 8:46:31 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: mortal19440

Isn’t the definition of “Swift Boating” to be telling the truth? The Dims seem to think it is about telling non truths.

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Swiftboating, by the universal agreement of the MSM, is telling lies about your political opponent with John Kerry being the Poster Child of the victim class.

Of course we all understand that the stories told about John Kerry in 2004 by the Swiftboaters were true but that is just a minor bump in the road for the MSM.

The facts are that with very few exceptions, none of which come to mind, the MSM controls the language of politics. They add new words and phrases to the political vocabulary as the need arises and there seems to be very little that we can do about it.


29 posted on 08/18/2012 8:46:47 AM PDT by InterceptPoint (.)
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To: Sub-Driver


30 posted on 08/18/2012 8:53:32 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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“In the note, he also slapped Romney for being a foreign policy novice and potential presidential disaster.”

And Obama’s foreign policy experience was...?


31 posted on 08/18/2012 8:53:52 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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And it only took John Catsup 96 hours or so to catch on. And by, the way, didn’t John tell us during his campaign that, his first day in office, he would be on a plane going somewhere to apologize on behalf of the American people?


32 posted on 08/18/2012 8:56:21 AM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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Yeah ... but nobody’s listening to him anymore.


33 posted on 08/18/2012 8:59:59 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama being ‘swiftboated’ is like saying Teddy Kennedy was responsible for the drowning death of Marry Jo Kopectne.

Oh, and people never forget.


34 posted on 08/18/2012 9:01:49 AM PDT by Leep (I'm a Chic-Fil--A-merican)
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To: JPG
The problem for Kerry is that all of the ‘Swift Boat’ charges were true and based on contemporaneous observation and experience. Sorry, Effin, saying otherwise doesn't make it so.

Correct, and the libs always complain about how the swift boat vets marked a low point in negative campaigning. To libs telling the truth=negative campaigning. Never mind that Obama calls his opponents criminals or tax cheats with no evidence to back it up, that isn't negative or corrupt at all.

35 posted on 08/18/2012 9:02:37 AM PDT by erod (This Chicagoan will crawl over broken glass to vote the fake Chicagoan Obama out!)
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Kerry: Obama being 'swiftboated'

Swift Move, John


36 posted on 08/18/2012 9:07:21 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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Didn't he go to Vietnam during the Vietnam War and get a boo boo?

Yep, three Purple Hearts for three purple scratches.

Say Lurch? SCREW YOU!!
37 posted on 08/18/2012 9:09:25 AM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in America's panties, 0bama is the yellow stain in front!)
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Something that Kerry should have been, and was likely kicked out of the Navy for are detailed, in Kerry's own words on page 75 of O'Neil & Corsi's, "Unfit For Command: Swifboat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry.
38 posted on 08/18/2012 9:11:55 AM PDT by onedoug
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And Obama’s foreign policy experience was...?

Well, to be fair, in 1981 when travel from the USA to Pakistan was banned he did travel there under a foreign passport.

And then there are those pesky reports he went to Russia where he attended the KGB Charm School for sleeper agents and moles.


39 posted on 08/18/2012 9:13:38 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: Sub-Driver

Thought he retired and moved to France. No such luck.


40 posted on 08/18/2012 9:14:08 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Sub-Driver
"How much you wanna make a bet I can throw a football over them mountains?... Yeah... Coach woulda put me in fourth quarter, we would've been state champions. No doubt. No doubt in my mind."


41 posted on 08/18/2012 9:14:37 AM PDT by SparkyBass
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Kerry’s less-than-awesome service record in inconsequential to me: it’s his record immediately after his time on Vietnam that is important. He met with the North Vietnamese and then spent all of his time betraying his country - and his former shipmates - to get the enemy to win. He is a traitor, period. Lucky for him, he ran for office in Massachusetts - he couldn’t have run for dogcatcher anywhere else.


42 posted on 08/18/2012 9:21:05 AM PDT by Chainmail (Warfare is too serious to be left to the amateurs)
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To: ilgipper

Thank goodness for those Massachusetts voters who would even vote into office a serial killer so long as he/she were democrat.


43 posted on 08/18/2012 9:22:12 AM PDT by Duffboy
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To: Sub-Driver

That rice in his butt must get itchy sometimes and he just has to find a reporter to talk to for a distraction.


44 posted on 08/18/2012 9:22:25 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Swiftboating: Verb, (1) act of brave military men telling the truth to counter myths created by progressive politicians and liberal media. (2) Fast boat


45 posted on 08/18/2012 9:22:25 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Sub-Driver
John Kerry is such an a-hole !
46 posted on 08/18/2012 9:24:47 AM PDT by xtinct (The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you..Be Strong Patriots!)
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To: Chainmail

A nation that doesn’t execute its traitors ends up electing them.


47 posted on 08/18/2012 9:25:30 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Wasn’t John Kerry in Vietnam?


48 posted on 08/18/2012 9:26:51 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: unique1

I never saw this obamas video where Michelle says, rather clearly, “all this for a damn flag.”. What occasion was this? How recent? I am shocked to see this. Though I shouldn’t be. I did not want to see this. They hate our country and half the people here want them to stay in charge of it.

I want to cry. I knew they feel this way but it hurts to be right.


49 posted on 08/18/2012 9:29:03 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Sub-Driver

All I remember about Kerry’s service is that he met with the communists that the USA was fighting while still in the reserves. Is that false?


50 posted on 08/18/2012 9:29:03 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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