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Swift Boat Vets on Hannity Radio Show after 4PM EST

Posted on 08/05/2004 12:59:35 PM PDT by Darkwolf377

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To: uncbob
I predicted several days ago McCain would pull this BS

All due respect to McCain; he does like to flirt. Of course this falls right in line with a certain bill about campaign finance that he has been involved with.

201 posted on 08/05/2004 4:49:05 PM PDT by SquirrelKing ("It's just a movie. ... I'd rather go to the bar across the street." - Kid Rock, on Fahrenheit 9/11)
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To: kabar
If I were Brinkley, I would stop calling my self an historian.

Brinkley isn't a real historian.

He's a pet historian.

202 posted on 08/05/2004 5:38:44 PM PDT by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: NavySEAL F-16
Thank you for the site. You are doing very important work for our country and most especially for the men who have served her honorably.

Thanks, and permit me to return the compliment.

203 posted on 08/05/2004 5:41:05 PM PDT by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: Darkwolf377
TRANSCRIPT >>> PART 3

[local station late in rejoining show due to weather alerts and a traffic fatality on I-95]

Hannity: ... the left, doesn't want to hear the stories of these other guys.  Why can't these men have the right to say what they want to say ... and let people decide for themselves.  They, I ...

Roy Hoffman is with us, Rear Admiral, US Navy Retired; Van O'Dell, uh, who served, uh and he will be with us on TV tonight - we're gonna show you the ad - if you haven't seen the actual ad, we're gonna show it to you in full tonight; we didn't show the full ad last night, we're gonna show the full tonight.  And Scott Swett is with us, works on the web site for these guys, Swift Boat Vets.

Alright, uh, here's what, I want to ask you, because there's so much to get to here. um, one of the first questions I want to ask you, has any reported from The New York Times, The Washington Post ... gentlemen, prior to now have they interviewed you about your experiences with John Kerry?

Adm Hoffman: Not until yesterday

Hannity: Who is that, Admiral Hoffman?

Adm. Hoffman: yes

Hannity: How closely, admiral, you, you worked with him from a distance, did you not?

Adm. Hoffman: No, I did not work from him, ah, a distance, I'd like to clarify that.  I've heard that; I'm getting sick and tired of hearing it.  I operated those boats in close proximity to him many times ...

Hannity: Well, because, you know its been printed otherwise, I have an article here in front of me that says the opposite, so it's important that we clarify that.  So you saw John Kerry up close and personal.

Adm. Hoffman: Did I ride on his boat? No.  Did I ride on boats that were close to him? Yes.

Hannity: What ... what do you want the American people to know about him?

Adm. Hoffman: I want them to know the truth.  And the reason for that is simple.  First of all, in 1971 ... but, then when he announces himself for candidacy for the chief officer or, the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces in January of this year ... it set all of us back quite severely; we couldn't believe that this man could possibly be the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces.  So I started organizing the group back then, and particularly when his biography by Douglas Brinkley, Tour of Duty ... when that came out, it was so full of, of exaggerations, distortions of fact, and outright lies ... that it's more .. instead of calling it a biography, they should have called it a novel.  Because of, er, the one good thing was it gave us something concrete to bite into.

Hannity: Now, you mention that of the 23, what,  Officers In Charge of the Swift Boat guys

Adm. Hoffman: That's in his division ...

Hannity: That's in his division ... of the 23 that are still alive, there's only one supporting his candidacy for President ...

Scott: That is correct, that is Skip Barker, who works for his campaign.

Hannity: And Van, I want to go back to, you know, I mean, look, I think you guys know, that, that  the beginning of the trashing of you guys has begun.  You guys are gonna have your reputations smeared, your characters impugned, your motives are going to be questioned.  Alright, Van, you served closely with John Kerry for three of the four months he was there, 75% of his time.  you are disputing his record of what happened in Vietnam as are many of your fellow Vietnam Vets.  Why did you decide to get involved in this?

Van: I'll tell you what, I started to get involved in this when he announced that he was going to be a candidate for President of the United States and be Commander in Chief. Ah, before that it didn't matter.  He was in Massachusetts and that was their choice to have him.  Right now, ah, I'm a father and a grandfather, and my kids may be in the military ... my grandchildren.  And it's important that we have a Commander in Chief that is fit to serve and I decided to get involved with this because I felt, at that time, that I was being called back to service by my Country, to tell the truth about what actually happened in Vietnam with John Kerry.  And what happened when he came back and the lies that he told.

Hannity: So specifically a lot of this is rooted in the allegations that he made against his fellow soldiers when he said that his fellow soldiers had told him stories, that they had raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, that his fellow Vietnam Vets cut off limbs, blew up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, raised villages in a fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan - that's all, you're saying that is all [verbal emphasis] a lie.

Van: That is all a lie [verbal emphasis].  I can tell you I, I served with these guys and they're all honorable people and we even took fire sometimes and didn't fire back because civilians were in the way.  We were not out there killing civilians; we were out there on missions.  And ...

Hannity: yeah

Van: and to be lied about that, it just , it just really, really tears at your guts - it's the same type of trashing you were talking about they're gonna do now.  He was trashing back then and there was no basis in fact for it because there were no reports ever filed by any officer in that area, of atrocities.

Scott:  Sean ...

Hanity: Yes sir

Scott: ... I'd just like to note that Admiral Hoffman and Mr. O'Dell fought under fire in combat conditions - I don't think they're going to be intimidated by name calling from the other side.  I'd like to touch real quickly on your earlier point, that the, uh, left appears to be bent on silencing these guys ... I, uh, imagine that you are aware that the Kerry, uh, campaign attorneys have contacted all TV stations and insisted that they not run the ads.

Hannity: Well, I heard that just prior to coming on air today  Uh, have you been able to confirm that and get a copy of that letter?

Scott: Uh, I haven't seen the letter but I heard that from several sources.  It's also my understanding that the packages that went out to TV stations with the ad contained, are backed 60 pages of sworn statements, contain book excerpts and military records.

Hannity: So what are they trying to intimidate your Vietnam Vets, uh, and by the way, I can tell you right now if anyone threatens them with a lawsuit, I know for a fact that Mark Levin of the Landmark Legal Foundation will race to their defense.

Scott: I'm sure he will; I don't think they're trying to intimidate the Vets so much as they're trying to intimidate the, uh, TV stations

Hannity: TV stations, but in essence they really are tying to go after the vets 'cause they're the ones they don't want their story to be told in this ad.  Uh, hm, let me tell you right now ... Van, you're going to be on Hannity & Colmes tonight ... and, immediately following you, you know he has this so-called band of brothers ... Jim Rassmun [sp?] and I've interviewed him before - he's the Vietnam Vet who Kerry claims saved his life [sic - wasn't it the other way around?] and won the Bronze Star.  He has a very different story for you.  What do you way to him?

Van:  Well, I'll tell you what, there are a couple of things that I can refute ... if you, you remember at the convention and other places, he said he was in the water alone, that all the fleet had left and zipped down the river.  That couldn't have happened because the incident that caused him to fall in the water ... was Kerry's boat taking off at high speed because the 3 boat had been mined; the 3 boat was dead in the water.

Hannity: You mean you were there for this instance?

Van: I was there.  I was there.  I laid down the first cover fire and I quit firing because we weren't receiving any fire. 

Hannity: So why is Rassmun saying that Kerry saved his life? But you're saying that it's absolutely false?

Van: I have no idea what his motives are

[Adm Hoffman???] [overtalk] Rassmun lied [emphatic]

Van: ... well he pulled him out of the water, yes he did pull him out of the water, but let me tell you something, Sean, there were three other people in the water that day.  Our boat picked up two of them, Larry Furlow's [sp?] 51 boat picked up the other one.

Hannity: yeah

Van: There ... and nobody received medals for that because that was the job that we did.  But we were not under intense fire - another lie.  5000 meters of fire along that river?  That's longer than Seminary Ridge along Gettysburg.  We couldn't have survived 5000 meters of small-arms fire; we would all be dead in those unarmored boats and we ... [cross talk] no return fire.

Hannity: Let me ask you both this question, The New York Times, and I think Joe Conason was one of them, uh, I got a report from somebody today , uh, I'm not surprised but I haven't seen the article yet, but they're suggesting, the New York Times in particular, that you guys are motivated by, by politics and they point to this Texas Republican ... who contributed to your web site and commercial ... are all of you involved in this web site, this commercial, are you guys all Republicans, is there any politics to play here?

Adm. Hoffman [over the others]: Absolutely not [emphatic] We have stated from the very beginning that ... we are not connected with the Republican party, the DemocRATic Party [editor's privilege], or independent Party in any way whatsoever.

Hannity: yeah

Adm. Hoffman: yes, we do get contributions from $25 to $100,000

Hannity: just so people?? Of course the pro-Kerry groups are funded by George Soros and no one seems to suggest that, uh, this taints the left's motives and if I were you, I would be offended that these people would suggest that your integrity and honesty can be bought.  Uh, you know what's amazing to me is you look at the numbers, your numbers are staggering.  And this is what I'd urge people to pay attention to, if only one of the 23 officers of the Swift Boats only one supports Kerry and the rest are against him.  Well, that does that, I mean there's something there there.

Adm. Hoffman: Not only that but there's only one officer or enlisted man of the 3,600 men that I had under my command, that includes the aviation and Coast Guard, only one bugged out in 4 months: John Kerry [emphatically].

Hannity: What do you mean, tell me what you mean, oh, you mean that left after a short time in the service.

Adm. Hoffman: After he, that third purple heart which you've just been talking about, the Bronze Star, which was bogus all the way, that was his ticket out of there, that's what he had been planning all the way.

Hannity: Explain that for our audience - you're saying that his Purple Hearts were not earned.

Adm. Hoffman: That is correct

Hannity: Explain that to, to people that don't know what you're talking about.

Adm. Hoffman: Alright ... I think that Van O'Dell told you that there was one explosion - a controlled mine under PCF3.  No other boats were damaged.  There was only ONE explosion [verbal emphasis].  Kerry breaks out of the fire zone and goes downstream.  He's the only one that left the scene, the rest of them are trying to save the boat number 3 and pick the men up out of the water and so forth.  Kerry didn't come back until he was sure there wasn't any shore fire - and there wasn't, there never was any shore fire.

Adm. Hoffman: Now ... in his own report he said that he had a minor contusion on his right arm and he had shrapnel in his butt.  Now ... when, an underwater mine does not have any shrapnel.  So, where did the shrapnel come from?  I'll tell you where it came from.  Before that operation when he was up the river, he and Rassmun tossed a concussion grenade into a sampan with loaded rice [sic].  He didn't duck fast enough and he got some of the rice up his rear end.  And that was the wound that he had.  But he made his after-action report, he reported that as shrapnel and that is an outright ...

[weather alert!!! ... Tornado Warning ... pesky waterspouts in Port Canaveral (also funnel clouds over the Merritt Island Mall)!!!  dollar to donuts Hoffman was going to say "lie" but it gives me a great time marker]

Hannity:  ... it, hang on one second, guys, we'll come back for one final segment and I promise we'll let you go.  Now, Van O'Dell served with Kerry and Roy Hoffman, both who served with Kerry in Vietnam ... very different stories to tell ... we're going to show you this ad on TV on Hannity & Colmes, Van O'Dell is going to be on ... and this other guy Jim Rassmun, he's the one guy that takes Kerry's side in this, he's going to be on, we'll have both sides  [segues into break]

204 posted on 08/05/2004 5:46:34 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("I actually was going to throw like a man before I threw like a girl." JFK 7/25/2004)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; Lady Jag

RED ALERT!!! Look at the transcript I have up from Hannity's Radio show today with the Swift Vets!!! O'Dell and Rassmun will be on H&C in 10 minutes. It should have a 15kt yield. Please ping the world to the three part transcript I've posted. Unbelievable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


205 posted on 08/05/2004 5:48:56 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("I actually was going to throw like a man before I threw like a girl." JFK 7/25/2004)
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To: Searching4Justice
Who's gonna get Arkancided now??? ;)

(You didn't drink 566 Cokes today did you? LOL!)

206 posted on 08/05/2004 5:49:57 PM PDT by BossLady (Kerry/Edwards - They talk so much crap you need two Johns.......)
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To: AmericanInTokyo; mcmuffin; jamz; SE Mom; Merry; votelife; Rakkasan1; DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet; ...

Ping .. the thread now has the complete transcript - word for word - in three parts. See above. It is nuclear!


207 posted on 08/05/2004 5:56:55 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("I actually was going to throw like a man before I threw like a girl." JFK 7/25/2004)
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To: NonValueAdded; The Sailor; kjfine; Old Sarge; USAF_TSgt; darkwing104; txradioguy; Long Cut; ...

Transcript from Hannity RADIO Show by NonValueAdded

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1185726/posts?page=204#204


208 posted on 08/05/2004 5:59:17 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Hanoi Jane and Hanoi Kerry sitting in a tree F-R-E-N-C-H-I-N-G)
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To: NonValueAdded

Bookmark for later reading and BUMP


209 posted on 08/05/2004 6:00:46 PM PDT by lonevoice (Some things have to be believed to be seen)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

The ad is on Hannity and Colmes now.


210 posted on 08/05/2004 6:03:23 PM PDT by glock rocks (I'm glock rocks and I approved this post.)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; NonValueAdded; USMCVIETVET
Thanks for the link!

I heard the Hannity interview, which was amazing.

If the public is able to hear even a tenth of this story, Kerry is in some hot water.

Let's hope that he continues to unravel in the face of the truth.

211 posted on 08/05/2004 6:03:49 PM PDT by The Scourge of Yazid (The New York Press. It's kind of like the Village Voice, except it sucks even harder.)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; NonValueAdded; The Sailor; Liz; Howlin; ALOHA RONNIE; RonDog; kjfine; ...

Hannity & Dipstick covering the story right now on the Fox News Channel...


212 posted on 08/05/2004 6:04:25 PM PDT by Libloather (What did Bergler stow - and when did he stow it?)
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To: NonValueAdded
Sean Hannity is on WLSAM from 7-10PM Central time. Formats are Real Audio, Windows Media Player, or mp3 stream. I'm listening to the mp3 stream now using iTunes. If you hear dead air, that's because some commercials can't be broadcast over the internet.
213 posted on 08/05/2004 6:05:26 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: All
See part 1 of transcript in #179 and part 2 in #191
214 posted on 08/05/2004 6:05:45 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("I actually was going to throw like a man before I threw like a girl." JFK 7/25/2004)
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To: Libloather

Susan Estrich, STFU. You weren't there.


215 posted on 08/05/2004 6:06:18 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult ("I hate going to places like Austin and Dubuque to raise large sums of money. But I have to," Kerry)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Estrich is in full damage control mode, isn't she? With good reason!


216 posted on 08/05/2004 6:08:46 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("I actually was going to throw like a man before I threw like a girl." JFK 7/25/2004)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
For those not watching H&C, Van Odell ( Swift Boat Vet )was telling what happened with the man in the water ( when Kerry got his Bronze Star ). He said that there were four men in the water that day but Estrich interrupts with the Dem talking points about him not being on the exact same boat as Kerry. He wasn't able to finish We already know what she thinks, so she should shut here large cake hole. Hannity warned at the start that they had little time for this segment, so she wasted it.
217 posted on 08/05/2004 6:12:18 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult ("I hate going to places like Austin and Dubuque to raise large sums of money. But I have to," Kerry)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Sorry for the typos. I was so angry at Estrich. For those who don't know, the Dem talking point is now if you weren't on the exact same boat as Kerry at the exact same time, you have no right to say anything about it.


218 posted on 08/05/2004 6:15:04 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult ("I hate going to places like Austin and Dubuque to raise large sums of money. But I have to," Kerry)
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To: Darkwolf377

Senator McCain,
What is it that you don't like about the Swiftboat Vet's advertisement?
Are you in a position to question ANYTHING those vets have to say about Kerry?
Are you upset that the ad is effective?
Did Kerry promise you a job if he's elected?
If you had been on any of those swiftboats working with Kerry, or in his command, wouldn't you feel qualified to assess his performance?
Do you approve of Kerry's behavior after returning from Vietnam?

Former USAF Sgt. 1971-1974
(46350)
Sincerely,
Laurence J.


219 posted on 08/05/2004 6:15:27 PM PDT by G Larry (Support John Thune!)
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To: G Larry

The problem with your note is its slightly aggressive tone--folks in Senate offices turn off when they detect it.

If I may suggest a slight edit?

Senator McCain,

If you had been on any of those swiftboats working with Kerry, or in his command, wouldn't you feel qualified to assess his performance?

Do you approve of Kerry's behavior after returning from Vietnam?

Former USAF Sgt. 1971-1974
(46350)
Sincerely,
Laurence J.



You make the point bluntly without the stuff that would allow them to toss it in the "angry constituent" folder aka the trash.

Just a suggestion.


220 posted on 08/05/2004 6:20:18 PM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: BossLady

Chillarys gang is putting pressure on the boat men, hope they arent flying home lol.....i fed 566 into the machine....big gulp


221 posted on 08/05/2004 6:21:42 PM PDT by Searching4Justice
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To: Darkwolf377

Thanks for the edits.
However, I was "aggresive" on purpose.
I know how to soft pedal, but there's too much of that going on.
If Arnold had simply called the CA legislature "cowards", you would never have heard about it.
By using the "girly-men" phrase he got attention AND results.


222 posted on 08/05/2004 6:29:39 PM PDT by G Larry (Support John Thune!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Three hours of self-aggrandizement a day is all we ask.

Ouch. You should somehow add a 'snort warning' or something to your posts - I just lost a mouthful of Moxie™ through my nose on this one. Again, ouch. :')

223 posted on 08/05/2004 6:30:10 PM PDT by solitas (THEY can report all they want - I"LL download what I want, and I'LL decide for ME.)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

What Kerrey REALLY did on 9/11!!!!
NRO Corner ^


Posted on 08/05/2004 8:26:40 PM CDT by The G Man


This was posted on The Corner at NRO. Thought it worth posting here:

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WHAT KERRY DID [KJL]
Listen, he wasn't president on Sept. 11, and I am not questioning his reflexes or reactions, but it is worth noting what Kerry did do on Sept. 11, 2001. Here's what he told Larry King: "...And as I came in [to a meeting in Sen. Daschle's office], Barbara Boxer and Harry Reid were standing there, and we watched the second plane come in to the building. And we shortly thereafter sat down at the table and then we just realized nobody could think, and then boom, right behind us, we saw the cloud of explosion at the Pentagon..."

Kudos to Red State for finding that. And for noting: "It should be noted that the second plane hit the World Trade Center at 9:03 a.m., and the plane hit the Pentagon at 9:43 a.m. By Kerry's own words, he and his fellow senators sat there for forty minutes, realizing 'nobody could think.'"


224 posted on 08/05/2004 6:30:45 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: isthisnickcool

Are people going to start throwing rice at FReeps? :)

225 posted on 08/05/2004 6:34:32 PM PDT by El Gato (Federal Judges can twist the Constitution into anything.. Or so they think.)
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To: G Larry

Understood--and I'm not trying to tell you how to write. It's jsut that the girlymen are the ones running McCain's office! :)

Thank you for your service.


226 posted on 08/05/2004 6:34:35 PM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: Darkwolf377
TRANSCRIPT >>> PART 4 (last)

[joining late, sorry]

Adm. Hoffman: ... comments in one way or the other, that were favorable - they would consider it, because- they said consider, he didn't say he was going to do it - because they were going to issue a new paperback edition of the book [ed. Kerry's bio?].  And, at that time he said it was going to be done in two weeks but I've never seen it.

Hannity: Yeah  Ah, what do you think the purpose for that call was?

Adm. Hoffman: Well, I think he was .. that wasn't the first time he called me, he called me long before he announced his candidacy and trying to feel me out to where I might be, he was probably getting me, trying to get me to back off or even join his team.

Hannity: Yeah, but that's not going to happen.  Now, is, of the 23 guys, is the one that is only for him, is that Rassmun?

Scott: No that's Skip Barker [sp?]

Hannity: Skip Barker

Adm. Hoffman: Skip Barker was another ONC.  He lives [lived?] down in Selma, Alabama.

Hannity: But when we say 23, we're talking about the officers, correct?

Adm. Hoffman: Yeah, yes, the officers in charge of the boats.

Hannity: So these other guys that are supporting him are just what, some of the enlisted guys?

[multiple voices]: yes

Adm. Hoffman: yes, they were his actual crew members ...

Hannity: OK

Adm. Hoffman: ... they were all there at the same time. I think they probably the longest any one of them served with him was the last two months.

Hannity:  Alright, Admiral Hoffman, thank you for being with us, I'm sure talk in the future.  Van O'Dell, we'll see you on Hannity & Colmes tonight, we're going to show this ad tonight, also my exclusive  interview with Gov. Weld on tonight, and Scott, thank you and ... what's the website?  quick! quick!

Scott: www.swiftvets.com

Hannity: when we come back we're gonna get your reaction [segue]

TRANSCRIPT ENDS

227 posted on 08/05/2004 6:36:05 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("I actually was going to throw like a man before I threw like a girl." JFK 7/25/2004)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Bump!


228 posted on 08/05/2004 6:38:02 PM PDT by windchime (Podesta about Bush: "He's got four years to try to undo all the stuff we've done." (TIME-1/22/01))
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To: kabar
Hoffman said the longest any of the enlisted guys served with him on his boats was two months. This whole band of brothers business borders on the absurd. Kerry must be paying off these guys to support him. Something is real fishy.

Kerry's own site says he commanded the first boat from Dec 68 through Jan 69 and the second from late Jan 69 through early March 69. Crew members would rotate on and off during that period, so two months for any unfortunate individual to serve under Kerry is about right.

229 posted on 08/05/2004 6:42:44 PM PDT by El Gato (Federal Judges can twist the Constitution into anything.. Or so they think.)
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To: CA Conservative
I was correcting a mis-perception by another Freeper that the WH had denounced the Swiftboat Vets for Truth ad, not commenting on McCain-Feingold.

I know that, but I was. That is, commenting on McCain-Feingold and the death of the first amendment.

230 posted on 08/05/2004 6:45:48 PM PDT by El Gato (Federal Judges can twist the Constitution into anything.. Or so they think.)
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To: Darkwolf377

Think about the impact of the SwiftVets advertisement.

http://www.swiftvets.com/

To most of us it has a tremendous impact, but does it even have an impact on swing voters?

Good question. So I thought about it. Kerry has a couple of Vets that served with him touring along his side. Why should we not believe them instead?

Simple, very simple. Picture that you are retired and an ex-coworker asked you to tour the country gratis? Five star hotels, private jets, swimming pools and movie stars. Cool huh?

If you respected the person and thought him qualified you would probably be happy to join him.

However, rather than join him you mount a campaign that raised 1/2 million dollars and created an advertisement with numerous medal winners who knew him and are now stating that he is a liar and incompetent to be President.? These men stayed out of every Senatorial election even though they were invited by Kerry’s opponents. They say that this isn’t political, and that they don’t care about Massachusetts. They do care about America.

No free hotels or jet rides, just working in the grassroot trenches raising money to try to protect out country.


Who are you going to believe, Kerry's sellouts or the real deal with the resolve to continue to uphold their pledge concerning enemies foreign and domestic?


Tom Eaker

05-Aug-04


231 posted on 08/05/2004 6:47:44 PM PDT by Eaker (R.I.P Phudd 28-Jun-04)
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To: El Gato
I don't question what ADM Hoffman said. It makes sense since Kerry reported onboard in Vietnam on November 8, 1968 and departed March 26, 1969, according to his fitness reports. My point was that that this so-called Band of Brothers have formed such close ties over a two month period and the bonds have lasted for 35 years. I just don't find that believable. Kerry has initiated and nurtured this relationship so he can use them as political props to further his career. They have been used before in other campaigns.
232 posted on 08/05/2004 6:51:05 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Eaker

I agree with you. They've made their case, but now it must hold up. Let's hope it does.


233 posted on 08/05/2004 6:52:06 PM PDT by GVnana (Tagline? I don't need no steenkin' tagline!)
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To: Eaker

Well said.


234 posted on 08/05/2004 6:52:29 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

I thought Hannity was going to let her get away with murder, but he did a pretty good job on Hassin (sp)? saying the American people have a right to hear this out.


235 posted on 08/05/2004 6:54:34 PM PDT by GVnana (Tagline? I don't need no steenkin' tagline!)
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To: Rakkasan1

No, that is not what the Whitehouse said. The Whitehouse said that they were against All soft money expenditures, because they know how it feels to be on the receiving end of over $60,000 of attack ads from Democrat 527s.


236 posted on 08/05/2004 7:12:51 PM PDT by Eva
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To: dawn53

A friend of mine said that what came through that ad to him was the authenticity of it, how clear it was that they were telling the truth.

No wonder the DNC is shaking in their booties.

And any truly reasoning person would have to ask himself, "Why would these veterans all lie?"

You know, John Kerry has had the mic on this subject since 1971. It's about darn time the other side of the story be told. Go Swift Boat Vets!


237 posted on 08/05/2004 9:41:58 PM PDT by GretchenM (A country is a terrible thing to waste. Vote Republican.)
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To: laurenmarlowe
40 minutes of being unable to think, next to Barbara Boxer and Harry Reid, and yet the turd complains about Bush not immediately tearing himself away from easily-scared and potentially-traumatized schoolchildren?

What will his highness think of next?

238 posted on 08/05/2004 10:54:42 PM PDT by Kryptonite
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

BTTT!!!!!!!


239 posted on 08/06/2004 3:08:00 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

John F'n Kerry is a lying traitor ~ Bump!


240 posted on 08/06/2004 7:13:54 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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