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Kennedy decries Healey's "Swiftboating" of Patrick
Boston.com / AP ^ | 10/07/2006 | Glen Johnson

Posted on 10/07/2006 12:53:51 PM PDT by Panerai

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy accused Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey of engaging in "gutter politics" in her campaign against Democrat Deval Patrick, declaring Saturday, "Make no mistake about it, this is swiftboating."

The Massachusetts Democrat, appearing with his party's gubernatorial nominee in Hyannis, did not specify the reason for his criticism. But it came at the end of a week during which Healey criticized Patrick for supporting the parole of a convicted rapist, and during which she began airing a television commercial criticizing Patrick for helping a cop killer get his death sentence reduced to life imprisonment.

"I've been in this business a long time, and I've seen this movie before," said a text of Kennedy's remarks. "When you can't compete in the marketplace of ideas, when you don't have a positive vision to offer, then you become desperate and resort to the politics of fear and smear. That's a game plan straight out of the Karl Rove playbook, and, in her desperation, Kerry Healey is following it to a tee. Frankly, that kind of gutter politics is not worthy of the lieutenant governor and will be rejected by the people of Massachusetts."

The senator, who himself is up for re-election this fall, added, "Make no mistake about it, this is swiftboating," he said, referring to ads attacking the military record of Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., during the 2004 presidential campaign. The ads were run by a group called "Swift Boat Veterans for Truth."

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: boston; democrats; deval; governor; healey; kennedy; liberals; massachusetts
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1 posted on 10/07/2006 12:53:52 PM PDT by Panerai
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To: Panerai
"I've been in this business a long time, and I've seen this movie before," said a text of Kennedy's remarks. "When you can't compete in the marketplace of ideas, when you don't have a positive vision to offer, then you become desperate and resort to the politics of fear and smear.

He's kidding, right? ROFLMBO

2 posted on 10/07/2006 12:55:46 PM PDT by madison10 (Live your life in such a way that the preacher won't have to lie at your funeral.)
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To: Panerai

If anybody is an expert on dirty politics , it is fat Ted "Killer" Kennedy.

By the way the local people of Massachusetts love sending this killer back to Washington.


3 posted on 10/07/2006 12:57:22 PM PDT by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: Panerai
so she's telling the truth about him in other words.
4 posted on 10/07/2006 12:58:40 PM PDT by CzarNicky (Gentlemen, Dethklok has summoned a troll.)
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To: Panerai
Kennedy's remarks. "When you can't compete in the marketplace of ideas, when you don't have a positive vision to offer, then you become desperate and resort to the politics of fear and smear. That's a game plan straight out of the Karl Rove playbook

Looks like ol' Teddy [hic ..] Kennedy was [hic ..] looking in the mirror when he [hic ..] said this .......

5 posted on 10/07/2006 12:59:28 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: Panerai

"When you can't compete in the marketplace of ideas, when you don't have a positive vision to offer, then you become desperate and resort to the politics of fear and smear."

I can't think of a better description of Democrats by one of their own..


6 posted on 10/07/2006 12:59:49 PM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (I'm a Patriot Guard Rider..www.patriotguard.org for info)
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To: madison10
"I've been in this business a long time, and I've seen this movie before," said a text of Kennedy's remarks. "When you can't compete in the marketplace of ideas, when you don't have a positive vision to offer, then you become desperate and resort to the politics of fear and smear."

That coming from one of the architects of fear and smear.

7 posted on 10/07/2006 1:01:11 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Father of an American Soldier fighting in the WOT)
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To: sgtbono2002

"By the way the local people of Massachusetts love sending this killer back to Washington. " That's right, they want to keep fatboy as far away as possible from Massachusetts.


8 posted on 10/07/2006 1:01:12 PM PDT by Panerai
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To: Panerai
...against Democrat Deval Patrick...

Well, the Devil is a Democrat!

9 posted on 10/07/2006 1:02:43 PM PDT by CAWats (Post to Free Republic without knowing HTML. Click my name.)
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To: Panerai

Nah Ted its not 'swiftboating'......its Mary Jo Kopeche'ing !


10 posted on 10/07/2006 1:03:46 PM PDT by Reily
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To: Panerai

Only a brain-dead Leftist could call highlighting a person's past crimes and bad behavior as "swiftboating."


11 posted on 10/07/2006 1:03:55 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: Panerai
Swiftboating. To a conservative, it means telling the truth about an opponent.

To a liberal, it means having the audacity to tell the truth about one of their own.

12 posted on 10/07/2006 1:04:01 PM PDT by dirtboy (Good fences make good neighbors)
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To: Mr_Moonlight
That's a game plan straight out of the Karl Rove liberal Democrat playbook

Sorry, had to fix my own post ........

13 posted on 10/07/2006 1:05:09 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: Panerai

Swiftboating (defined):Telling the truth about some Liberal dirtbag.


14 posted on 10/07/2006 1:05:29 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: Panerai

Healy should decrie Kennedy is chappaquiddicking.


15 posted on 10/07/2006 1:06:21 PM PDT by maggief
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To: Panerai


16 posted on 10/07/2006 1:07:12 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Gay State Conservative

ping


17 posted on 10/07/2006 1:08:19 PM PDT by Panerai
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To: Panerai
"When you can't compete in the marketplace of ideas, when you don't have a positive vision to offer, then you become desperate and resort to the politics of fear and smear.

Paging Mark Foley to the DNC Personal Distruction courtesy phone.

18 posted on 10/07/2006 1:10:09 PM PDT by Bommer (If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?)
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To: Panerai
Swiftboating>

If I were Teddy I would stay away from any reference having to do with water...

19 posted on 10/07/2006 1:10:34 PM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel (Common sense will do to liberalism what the atomic bomb did to Nagasaki-Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Panerai

"But it came at the end of a week during which Healey criticized Patrick for supporting the parole of a convicted rapist, and during which she began airing a television commercial criticizing Patrick for helping a cop killer get his death sentence reduced to life imprisonment."




This was a bad move on her part. giving her opponent credit for supporting a convicted rapist and a cop killer will only endear him to the idiots who have repeatedly electing to the US Senate a man who left a young woman to drown in his car and another man who shot an unarmed fleeing Vietnamese 14 year old child in the back.


20 posted on 10/07/2006 1:10:35 PM PDT by hotshu
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To: Panerai
Swiftboating

If I were Teddy I would stay away from any reference having to do with water...

21 posted on 10/07/2006 1:10:44 PM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel (Common sense will do to liberalism what the atomic bomb did to Nagasaki-Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Panerai
Swiftboating?

If I were Teddy I would stay away from any reference having to do with water...

22 posted on 10/07/2006 1:10:58 PM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel (Common sense will do to liberalism what the atomic bomb did to Nagasaki-Rush Limbaugh)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

Sending it in triplicate...to make sure Teddy stays away from water. :)


23 posted on 10/07/2006 1:12:02 PM PDT by madison10 (Live your life in such a way that the preacher won't have to lie at your funeral.)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

Photo

"Senator Kennedy killed that girl the same as if he put a gun to her head and pulled the trigger" - George Killen ~ State Police Detective - Lieutenant on the scene 

24 posted on 10/07/2006 1:12:19 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Panerai

The Cliff notes

Ben Laguer was convicted of raping his 59 year old neighbor in 1983 for 8 hours. It was one of the most brutal non-fatal rapes in the history of the State. The woman recently passed away. DNA tests have confirmed LaGuer's guilt.

Patrick has been trying to get him freed for years and has written several letters on LaGuer's behalf. He even donated $5,000 to his legal defense fund.

He (Deval Patrick) lied several times when confronted. He lied about the number of letters. He lied about the level of his involvement. He lied about the donation.

He claims he tried to free the guy without ever doing any investigation simply because the guy claimed he was the victim of a racist jury.

Patrick says he'd do it all over again even knowing what he knows today (yes, they are disputing the DNA)

This guy is close to Clinton. Clinton appointed him as civil rights prosecutor or something.

If you think MA is out of control now, wait till you see what happens if this FAR LEFT Dem gets elected.


25 posted on 10/07/2006 1:19:31 PM PDT by PajamaTruthMafia
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To: Panerai

Some advice for Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey, Don't get in a car with this fat lying murdring drunk.


26 posted on 10/07/2006 1:20:09 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: hotshu

Patrick gave the violent rapist $5000... said he didn't remember. This guy will make Dukakis(free prison sex-changes) look like J. Edgar Hoover.


27 posted on 10/07/2006 1:23:18 PM PDT by johnny7 (“And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!”)
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To: Panerai
"Make no mistake about it, this is swiftboating."

Swiftboating - the truth being told about a DemocRAT.

28 posted on 10/07/2006 1:25:22 PM PDT by Sister_T (The Foley scandal will NEVER get me to vote for "cut-and-run", hypocritical DemocRATs!)
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To: Panerai

I'm always caught off guard when someone uses "swiftboating" to mean something bad rather than "patriotic duty".


29 posted on 10/07/2006 1:29:48 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

Devil though he was going slide with out any questions about his past activities. He has kissed the butts of Travelini and Sal the Animal, he was in Southie doing a Lewinsky on the corrupt midget, this alone defines Devil, flee, flee the Peoples Republic, but vote first.


30 posted on 10/07/2006 1:30:53 PM PDT by Little Bill (A 37%'r, a Red Spot on a Blue State, rats are evil.)
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To: dirtboy
"Swiftboating. To a conservative, it means telling the truth about an opponent.
To a liberal, it means having the audacity to tell the truth about one of their own."

Truth needs posting at least twice, thanks.
31 posted on 10/07/2006 1:32:31 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ("Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto")
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To: Panerai

What does The Whale know about boating? He think a Lincoln is a boat, doesn't he?


32 posted on 10/07/2006 1:34:02 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: Little Bill

It will make the Dukakis reign look like the "good old days"


33 posted on 10/07/2006 1:50:53 PM PDT by PajamaTruthMafia
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To: PajamaTruthMafia
This AP "outrage" piece is a classic study in media bias.

Take George Allen and all the overwhelming amount of crap that he taken over the ridicuously over-hyped macaca nonsense in the pages of the Washington Post.

Compare that to Clinton stooge Deval Patrick, who not only tried to get a brutal convicted rapist freed, but flat-out LIED about it when confronted. Then the AP goes on to attack those who would dare confront him with his outright dishonesty with the perjorative term "swiftboating."

So what does Patrick's complete lack of intgrity and honesty get him in the news pages of the Washington Post? Answer: this world-class butt-kissing from David Broder:

Deval Patrick: New Star Among Democrats
34 posted on 10/07/2006 1:53:11 PM PDT by Libertarian444
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To: Panerai

kennedy should be in jail today for his actions with regards to Mary Jo. He is responsible for her death and worried more about his image. He is a drunk. And still the fools that are Massachusetts continue to support him.
Says a lot about him and the good folks of that state.

In the real world Mr. Ted has no credibility.
Has he ever had a real job?


35 posted on 10/07/2006 1:54:06 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (an enemy of islam)
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To: Panerai
The most conservative Senator from Massachusetts (my state) who once accused one of the most decent politicians I have been aware of (John Ashcroft) of treason said that?
36 posted on 10/07/2006 1:58:55 PM PDT by Radix (Due to time constraints, I can for the time being not review my pings.)
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To: Panerai

Shut up Teddy! Your sorry butt should still be in prison for murdering Mary Jo!


37 posted on 10/07/2006 1:58:58 PM PDT by proudofthesouth (Mao said that power comes at the point of a rifle; I say FREEDOM does.)
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To: Panerai

By the way, if what I heard yesterday on Talk Radio is any measure, the issue of Patrick's history with convicts is killing him in the polls.


38 posted on 10/07/2006 2:00:25 PM PDT by Radix (Due to time constraints, I can for the time being not review my pings.)
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To: Panerai

Well Ted, other than you aversion to water, what's wrong with "Swiftboating".

It's simply exposing the facts to daylight, rather than letting the myth's persist.


39 posted on 10/07/2006 2:02:31 PM PDT by G Larry (Only strict constructionists on the Supreme Court!)
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To: Panerai

Democrats: Telling the truth about our ideas, actions, and agenda is fear and smear......

They really do know what gutter scum they are, don't they??

Demagogues like Teddy K. have to constantly lie about the targets of their ire, whether it is "Borking" nominees (let us remember which incorrigible scumbag gave us the new verb "borking" in the political lexicon) or attacking a candidate (Healy) who merely describes the actual facts of what her lib opponent did.

"Fear and smear" is definitely the current 'Rat slogan for mis-describing every Republican opponent's campaign, but it would far better be applied to the tactics of the 'Rats themselves.


40 posted on 10/07/2006 2:05:00 PM PDT by Enchante (There are 3 kinds of lies: Lies, Damned Lies, and the Drive-By Media)
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To: Radix

Boy, I sure hope so. Listening to Scott Allen Miller say that the majority of MA residents don't support most of Patrick's ideas but plan to vote for him boggles the mind.

I can't help but wonder that when polled they say they will vote for him so they appear to be "tolerant" but know that when they get in the voting booth pull the lever for Healey.


41 posted on 10/07/2006 2:10:05 PM PDT by surrey
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To: MIchaelTArchangel
What does The Whale know about boating? He think a Lincoln is a boat, doesn't he?

Submarine Commander Edward M. Kennedy thought a Oldsmobile 88 was a boat.

He abandoned ship when it came to him that he was wrong.

But the crew didn't get the "Abandon Ship" order.

Or S.C. Edward M. failed to give the alarm.

But after all, he is a Kennedy.

42 posted on 10/07/2006 2:18:04 PM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: Panerai

The thing that these jerks don't seem to understand is that "swiftboating" means a group of people in a position to know the truth, telling the truth about a liar.


43 posted on 10/07/2006 2:25:18 PM PDT by 3niner (War is one game where the home team always loses.)
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To: Panerai
"Make no mistake about it, this is swiftboating."

Oh yeah, I vaguely remember that evil tactic... it's the one where you expose a demoncrap to the truth and watch them burst into flame like a vampire exposed to sunlight.

44 posted on 10/07/2006 2:36:09 PM PDT by Shadow Deamon
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To: sgtbono2002

What does that tell you about the people of Massachusetts?


45 posted on 10/07/2006 3:29:37 PM PDT by pankot
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To: pankot

That's why we call them "Massholes"!!

;^)


46 posted on 10/07/2006 3:41:33 PM PDT by elcid1970
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To: Panerai

"I've never had a real job. I've been a politician my whole life. I should know dirty politics when I see it."


47 posted on 10/07/2006 3:55:02 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (In God we trust. All others we monitor.)
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To: CzarNicky
Apparetnly so...

"criticized Patrick for supporting the parole of a convicted rapist, and ... criticizing Patrick for helping a cop killer get his death sentence reduced to life imprisonment."

48 posted on 10/07/2006 4:00:16 PM PDT by BenLurkin ("The entire remedy is with the people." - W. H. Harrison)
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To: Panerai

Hey, it ain't like he drowned a girl . . .


49 posted on 10/07/2006 4:01:45 PM PDT by Hoodat ( ETERNITY - Smoking, or Non-smoking?)
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To: Hoodat
"I've been in this business a long time, and I've seen this movie before," said a text of Kennedy's remarks. "

That's what the "text" said of his remarks. In reality, Ted's remarks came out more like "Aggghhbbb, abah [urp], aharadah, arrrrrh!"

50 posted on 10/07/2006 4:16:01 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Freedom isn't free, but the men and women of the military will pay most of your share)
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