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  • Kerry launches site to fight Obama rumors

    08/13/2008 3:29:13 PM PDT · by freespirited · 44 replies · 187+ views
    CNN ^ | 08/13/08 | Rebecca Sinderbrand and Abbi Tatton
    Four years after finding himself the target of a scathing campaign-year book from a conservative author during his own campaign, former Democratic presidential contender John Kerry is launching a Web site to discredit the writer’s latest work, which takes aim at 2008 presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama. The move comes amid news “Obama Nation,” the latest book by author Jerome Corsi, has secured a berth atop New York Times best-seller list. Corsi previously co-wrote “Unfit for Command,” a book highly critical of Kerry’s military record during the Vietnam War. Kerry’s new Web site, “Truth Fights Back” – which will be...
  • American Legion says Kerry's comments on Imus are "not acceptable"

    11/01/2006 12:41:12 PM PST · by doug from upland · 75 replies · 2,448+ views
    american legion ^ | 11-1-06 | Doug from Upland
    Here is the initial story reported on KFI in Los Angeles at 11:00 AM --- CLICK. KFI in Los Angeles called Kerry's remarks on Imus this morning an apology when he said that he meant no offense to the troops. Someone at Reuters is trying to let Kerry off the hook. The American Legion, however, is steaming mad. A source at American Legion headquarters told me that the comments on Imus are not acceptable. He needed to make an apology to the troops that was unequivocal. Unfortunately, he has apparently missed the opportunity. Even if Kerry would actually try to...
  • In '04, Webb called on Kerry to apologize to Vets; Today, Webb defends Kerry's comments as a joke.

    11/01/2006 1:22:10 PM PST · by ReagansRaiders · 28 replies · 754+ views
    Allen's A-Team ^ | 2/18/04 | Jim Webb
    "With those words, he defamed a generation of honorable men. No matter how he spins it today, at a minimum, he owes them a full and complete apology." Jim Webb USA TODAY 2/18/04
  • Breaking on CNN: Sen. John Kerry issues a statement

    11/01/2006 1:30:01 PM PST · by katieanna · 363 replies · 12,295+ views
    CNN ^ | 11/1/2006
    CNN Banner: Sen. John Kerry issues a statement saying: "I personally apologize to any service member, family member, or American who was offended" by comments he made about being "stuck in Iraq."
  • A Statement from John Kerry

    11/01/2006 1:31:17 PM PST · by jessduntno · 152 replies · 3,215+ views
    A Statement from John Kerry ^ | November 1, 2006 4:24 PM | John Kerry
    A Statement from John Kerry As a combat veteran, I want to make it clear to anyone in uniform and to their loved ones: my poorly stated joke at a rally was not about, and never intended to refer to any troop. I sincerely regret that my words were misinterpreted to wrongly imply anything negative about those in uniform, and I personally apologize to any service member, family member, or American who was offended. It is clear the Republican Party would rather talk about anything but their failed security policy. I don’t want my verbal slip to be a diversion...
  • Kerry Swift Boats Himself

    11/01/2006 2:11:45 PM PST · by truthfinder9 · 7 replies · 743+ views
    Here's a list of articles on the Kerry scandal: U.S. Troops Respond to John Kerry White House Insists Kerry Apologize Kerry's Military Slap Recalls Vietnam War Testimony Heritage Foundation Report Refutes Kerry's Claim Sen. John Kerry on Imus: ‘I Told the Truth’ Hillary Clinton: Kerry Comment 'Inappropriate' Democratic Candidates Want John Kerry Apology Sen. Bill Frist: Kerry Damaging Democrats Kerry's 'Botched Joke' Missed Punch Line Harold Ford Jr. Calls for Kerry Apology Ponte: Kerry Is Face of Untrustworthy Democrats Wynton C. Hall: John Kerry ‘Swiftboats’ The Democrats
  • Bush and His Public in a Disinformation Age [barfer]

    09/22/2006 10:32:56 AM PDT · by Enchante · 26 replies · 1,058+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 22, 2006 | Craig Crawford
    When he sets his jeweler’s eye upon the so-called Swift-boating of the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry, for instance, future candidates for office get point-by-point instruction on how to turn a campaign liability into an asset: in this case how someone with no combat experience can successfully run on national security issues against someone who was actually shot on the battlefield. Mr. Rich asserts that the Bush camp, “so brilliant at creating fictional stories for their own man,” managed to “create a fictional biography for Kerry” that offset the stories of his heroism as captain of a Swift boat...
  • Kerry: ‘I Was Wrong' On Iraq

    06/13/2006 3:49:46 PM PDT · by fuyb · 247 replies · 4,182+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | June 13, 2006 | Nathan Burchfiel
    Washington, D.C. (CNSNews.com) - U.S. Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts on Tuesday told an audience at the liberal Take Back America conference that he was sorry for voting to authorize the war in Iraq, calling the entire mission "a mistake." "We were misled, we were given evidence that was not true," Kerry said. "It was wrong, and I was wrong to vote [for it]." Kerry, who led an unsuccessful bid for the presidency in 2004, said it was necessary to admit mistakes because "you cannot change the future if you''re not honest about the past." He criticized supporters of the...
  • The “Real” Reason Kerry lost—Remembering and Honoring Vietnam’s Heroes.

    05/29/2006 6:03:13 AM PDT · by namvet66 · 27 replies · 1,059+ views
    Vanity | May 29, 2006 | NamVet66
    The “Real” Reason Kerry lost—Remembering and Honoring Vietnam’s Heroes. With newspaper reports (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1639667/posts) of John (The Snake) Kerry out to prove his claims about his exploits in Vietnam and thereby, intending to discredit the Swift Boat Vets (and by association, all of the rest of us Vietnam Vets who opposed him, more so, for his actions after he returned from Nam) I thought it appropriate to post this, on this Solemn Day of Commemoration. I composed this poem and posted it on the eve before the last election (November 1st) and I believe it speaks for itself. God Bless (and...
  • Kerry Yellow (John Kerry Bash)

    06/02/2006 7:07:22 AM PDT · by bitt · 38 replies · 1,691+ views
    the American Spectator ^ | 6/2/2006 | David Holman
    A YEAR AND A HALF AFTER HE LOST the 2004 presidential election, John Kerry can't get enough of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. No matter the occasion, he doesn't miss an opportunity to parade his campaign wounds, however incoherently and obsessively. Supporting an Iraqi war vet running as a Democrat for Henry Hyde's congressional seat? "I know something firsthand about the Swift Boat-style Republican attack ads of the last election -- but you don't have to take my word for it," Senator Kerry wrote in a March fundraising e-mail, on behalf of Tammy Duckworth, an amputee whom no one...
  • Editorial: Kerry takes up the Swift Boat charges Raised Eyebrow Alert)

    06/03/2006 1:36:30 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 78 replies · 2,470+ views
    Minneapolis Star/Tribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 6/03/06 | Editorial Opinion
    Most of the controversies from the wild 2004 presidential campaign have long been forgotten. But one is coming back, the New York Times reported this week, and we're glad it is: Sen. John Kerry, the 2004 Democratic nominee for president, is joining an effort to debunk the many attacks on his service in Vietnam more than two decades earlier. Kerry is a holder of three purple hearts, a bronze star and a silver star, all awarded in a four-month stint aboard Navy swift boats in Vietnam's Mekong delta.
  • Editorial: Kerry takes up the Swift Boat charges (Major Barf Alert)

    06/02/2006 10:00:27 PM PDT · by Phil Harmonic · 126 replies · 2,731+ views
    The Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | June 3, 2006 | Minneapolis Star-Tribune Editorial
    Editorial: Kerry takes up the Swift Boat charges He deserves this opportunity to set the public record straight. Most of the controversies from the wild 2004 presidential campaign have long been forgotten. But one is coming back, the New York Times reported this week, and we're glad it is: Sen. John Kerry, the 2004 Democratic nominee for president, is joining an effort to debunk the many attacks on his service in Vietnam more than two decades earlier. [snip] Although they had little bearing on Kerry's qualifications to be president, his young-man's sentiments on Vietnam were a legitimate issue. But that's...
  • Swiftboating as hate term

    06/02/2006 4:10:30 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 47 replies · 1,698+ views
    Washington Times ^ | June 2, 2006 | R. Emmett Tyrrell
    As we watch the left of the Democratic Party press its case to return to the top of the heap in American politics, or at least evade the fate of the Dodo, we have ever more evidence validating an insight on which I stake my reputation as a political seer. To wit: partisan politics more often falls under the professional expertise of the psychiatrist than that of the political scientist. A learned shrink can often tell us more about a political issue than any other professional, not excluding a swami or a voodoo priest. Consider the ongoing controversy over Sen....
  • The Truth, John Kerry, and The New York Times

    06/05/2006 2:07:31 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 18 replies · 1,343+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 5, 2006 | Thomas Lipscomb
    June 05, 2006 The Truth, John Kerry, and The New York Times By Thomas Lipscomb Kate Zernike's story on the front page of the Memorial Day Sunday New York Times, "Kerry Pressing Swift Boat Case Long After Loss," is an unfortunate reminder of the Times's embarrassingly poor coverage of Kerry in the face of the Swift Boat Veterans' for Truth charges in the 2004 election. Now as then, the Times acts as if the issues involved were between Kerry's latest representations of his record and the "unsubstantiated" charges of the Swift Boat group. The Times used the term "unsubstantiated" more...
  • John Kerry: Bush A Criminal, Looting Country (Super-Sized Gag)

    06/05/2006 1:09:15 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 74 replies · 2,168+ views
    NewsMax ^ | June 4, 2006 | NewsMax
    Sunday, June 4, 2006 10:49 p.m. EDT John Kerry: Bush A Criminal, Looting Country Failed presidential candidate John Kerry blasted President Bush on Thursday as a "criminal" who has been "looting the country." The Massachusetts Democrat offered the incendiary comments during an off the record meeting with liberal bloggers after a speech in Los Angeles to the Pacific Council on International Policy. According to the Web site L.A. Observed, Kerry asked the bloggers to keep his comments confidential; a request they apparently dismissed out of hand without telling him. Blogger "Hollywood Liberal" reports that Kerry "agreed completely with someone's assessment...
  • The Truth, John Kerry, and The New York Times

    06/04/2006 8:01:40 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 113 replies · 2,994+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 06/05/06 | Thomas Lipscomb
    Kate Zernike's story on the front page of the Memorial Day Sunday New York Times, "Kerry Pressing Swift Boat Case Long After Loss," is an unfortunate reminder of the Times's embarrassingly poor coverage of Kerry in the face of the Swift Boat Veterans' for Truth charges in the 2004 election. Now as then, the Times acts as if the issues involved were between Kerry's latest representations of his record and the "unsubstantiated" charges of the Swift Boat group. The Times used the term "unsubstantiated" more than twenty times during its election coverage and continues to make no discernable effort to...
  • Swiftboating the New York Times

    06/05/2006 7:52:12 AM PDT · by Tirian · 33 replies · 2,094+ views
    Powerline ^ | June 5 2006 | Scott Johnson
    That's "Swiftboating" -- as John Hinderaker defines it: "when a veteran says somehthing that liberals disagree with." Kate Zernike is John Kerry's latest mainstream media stenographer regarding his service in Vietnam. I wrote briefly about her New York Times article in "Return of the magic hat" and called on Tom Lipscomb to rise to the bait: Preparing for another grab at the brass ring, John Kerry seeks to engage the claims of the Swift Boat veterans. In today's New York Times, the "magic hat" -- the hat that Kerry claims was tossed to him by the "special forces" (apparently Navy...
  • John Kerry: Bush a Criminal, Looting Country (BDS Alert!)

    06/05/2006 5:30:43 PM PDT · by Jameison · 65 replies · 1,464+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 6/04/2006 | Newsmax
    Failed presidential candidate John Kerry blasted President Bush on Thursday as a "criminal" who has been "looting the country." The Massachusetts Democrat offered the incendiary comments during an off the record meeting with liberal bloggers after a speech in Los Angeles to the Pacific Council on International Policy. According to the Web site L.A. Observed, Kerry asked the bloggers to keep his comments confidential; a request they apparently dismissed out of hand without telling him. Blogger "Hollywood Liberal" reports that Kerry "agreed completely with someone's assessment that everything that Bush does is solely for the purpose of looting the country....
  • John Kerry vs. Swift Vets (A re-match?)

    05/27/2006 7:53:25 PM PDT · by WatchYourself · 109 replies · 3,032+ views
    Don't Get SOS ^ | May 27, 2006 | Dustin Hawkins
    The puff piece starts out: “John Kerry starts by showing the entry in a log he kept from 1969: “Feb 12: 0800 run to Cambodia.” Right off the bat, this is the first piece where the Swift Boat Vets were 100% correct. At the time, John Kerry stated that his trip took place on Christmas Eve in 1968. The SBV were right at the time, he was NOT iN Cambodia on Christmas Eve of 1968. Kerry had said that this moment was “seared” into him. After the Vets came out, Kerry had his personal biographer come out and it changed...
  • Kerry Pressing Swift Boat Case Long After Loss

    05/28/2006 6:37:54 AM PDT · by namvet66 · 74 replies · 2,701+ views
    New York TImes ^ | May 28, 2006 | Kate Zernike
    John Kerry starts by showing the entry in a log he kept from 1969: "Feb 12: 0800 run to Cambodia." Graphic: Kerry's New Evidence He moves on to the photographs: his boat leaving the base at Ha Tien, Vietnam; the harbor; the mountains fading frame by frame as the boat heads north; the special operations team the boat was ferrying across the border; the men reading maps and setting off flares. "They gave me a hat," Mr. Kerry says. "I have the hat to this day," he declares, rising to pull it from his briefcase. "I have the hat." Three...
  • Kerry Pressing Swiftboat Case, Long After Loss ["They lied and lied and lied about everything,"]

    05/27/2006 10:22:00 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 372 replies · 8,365+ views
    Kerry Pressing Swiftboat Case, Long After Loss By KATE ZERNIKE John Kerry starts by showing the entry in a log he kept from 1969: "Feb 12: 0800 run to Cambodia." He moves on to the photographs: his boat leaving the base at Ha Tien, Vietnam; the harbor; the mountains fading frame by frame as the boat heads north; the special operations team the boat was ferrying across the border; the men reading maps and setting off flares. "They gave me a hat," Mr. Kerry says. "I have the hat to this day," he declares, rising to pull it from his...
  • John Kerry Reportedly To Present "Downing Street Memo" To Congress (New Info)

    06/05/2005 10:27:40 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 267 replies · 14,528+ views
    All Headline News ^ | 06-05-2005 | Douglas Maher
    John Kerry Reportedly To Present "Downing Street Memo" To Congress June 5, 2005 7:36 a.m. EST Douglas Maher - All Headline News Staff Reporter Washington,D.C. (AHN)- After remaining almost silent since losing the 2004 election by thirty four electoral votes, Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts is reportedly planning to to present Congress with The Downing Street Memo, reported last month by the London Times. The memo purports to include minutes from a July 2002 meeting with Tony Blair, in which Blair allegedly said that President Bush's administration "fixed" intelligence on Iraq in order to justify the Iraqi war. The Downing...
  • Elvis, Jimmy Hoffa, and now Teresa Heinz-Ketchup

    03/09/2005 7:17:49 AM PST · by thebiggestdog · 2 replies · 292+ views
    www.hotchicken.com ^ | 3-9-05 | www.hotchicken.com
    Americans love mystery and conspiracy theories. Crank up your favorite search engine and you can find wild theories about 9/11, famous celebrities or the founding fathers. I am not a shrink, so I can't tell you why we love them so much, but they are a part of Americana. One recent conspiracy theory centers around voting machines and the 2004 election. We don't have presidential elections every six months, so I am sure there were some glitches in the systems used on November 2nd, but as far as I have read, these did not have any effect whatsoever on the...
  • Kerry Backs Bush's $81.9 Bln War Spending Plan

    02/15/2005 2:16:27 PM PST · by redlenses · 28 replies · 661+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue Feb 15, 2005 12:43 PM ET
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Sen. John Kerry, whose baffling explanation of votes on Iraq war funding hurt his 2004 White House bid, said on Tuesday he would back President Bush's new $81.9 billion request for Iraq and Afghanistan. "I think we're in a very different situation," Kerry told reporters. "I'm going to vote for this ... I think this money is important to our being successful and to the completion of the process." The Massachusetts senator, who failed in his bid to unseat Bush last November in an election focused on national security, defended his decision to not back the...
  • Kerry Asked To Sign Form Releasing All Naval Service Records

    02/04/2005 8:01:16 AM PST · by Foolsgold · 52 replies · 1,754+ views
    Juditial Watch ^ | Feb 2, 2005 | Judicial Watch
    Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today asked Sen. John F. Kerry to keep his word to the American public and sign a Standard Form 180 (SF 180), “Request Pertaining to Military Records.” On Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005, during an appearance on the NBC News show “Meet the Press,” moderator Tim Russert asked Sen. Kerry (three times) if he would sign an SF 180 and release all of his military records. On the third attempt Sen. Kerry answered Mr. Russert plainly: MR. RUSSERT: Would you sign Form 180? SEN. KERRY: Yes, I will.