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  • CA: Backer of Swift Boat ads has tie to law firm pushing vote change

    09/03/2007 9:46:58 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 71 replies · 1,473+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 9/3/07 | Michael R. Blood - ap
    LOS ANGELES Lawyers behind a California ballot proposal that could benefit the 2008 Republican presidential nominee have ties to a Texas homebuilder who financed attacks on Democrat John Kerry's Vietnam War record in the 2004 presidential campaign. Charles H. Bell and Thomas Hiltachk's law firm banked nearly $65,000 in fees from a California-based political committee funded almost solely by Bob J. Perry that targeted Democrats in 2006. Perry, a major Republican donor, contributed nearly $4.5 million to the group Swift Boat Veterans for Truth that made unsubstantiated but damaging attacks on Kerry three years ago. The Perry-financed committee in California,...
  • Some Exasperating Liberal Myths

    08/27/2007 2:56:03 PM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 213+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 8/27/07 | Purple Mountains
    Swift Boat Veterans: The liberal media and some Democratic politicians sometimes refer sneeringly to “Swiftboating” someone as if it were commonly understood by all that the Swift Boat veterans were lying about John Kerry. As a matter of fact, it was Kerry who told some whoppers about his Vietnam service, who obviously managed that service to build a record he could use in politics, who lied about the activities of his former comrades, and has not, to this date, released his medical records as he has promised to do over and over again. The Swift Boat Veterans performed another honorable...
  • 'Hillary haters' sharpen their swords

    08/25/2007 6:08:11 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 76 replies · 2,102+ views
    Chicago Tribune. com ^ | August 25,2007
    Richard Collins, a wealthy Texas philanthropist, businessman and political aficionado, heaps praise on the woman he has set out to destroy, Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.). "She looks like a winner," said Collins, sitting in his high-rise office with sweeping views of the city. "She's run a good campaign, very consistent, no mistakes." But make no mistake about it: Collins is just one in a vast army of professional "Hillary haters" who are banking on Clinton becoming the Democratic nominee. Like the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth in the 2004 election who denigrated John Kerry's military service in Vietnam, Collins and...
  • ABC Blames Karl Rove for Swift Boat Ads, All Nets Scold Him for Plame Leak

    08/15/2007 12:01:24 AM PDT · by Anita1 · 65 replies · 2,404+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | August 14, 2007 | Brent Baker
    Reporting on the resignation of presidential political adviser Karl Rove, ABC's World News on Monday night absurdly blamed Karl Rove for the ads from Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and featured John Kerry's condemnation of Rove as all three broadcast network evening shows castigated Rove for his criticism of how Democrats want to coddle terrorists and highlighted his “leaking” of Valerie Plame's name.
  • Will Bloomberg Swift-Boat Hillary? (Pat Buchanan Alert)

    06/28/2007 5:48:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 1,063+ views
    Human Events ^ | June 26, 2007 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    The presidential candidacy of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is already a smashing success. A mere change of registration from Republican to independent has garnered him a cornucopia of free and favorable publicity some candidates do not receive in a year of campaigning. The mayor has replaced Fred Thompson as the most talked-about non-candidate since Mario Cuomo in 1992 and Colin Powell in 1996. Gov. Cuomo and Gen. Powell, after scouting the terrain, declined to engage. That may be good advice for the mayor. Enjoy and exploit the media frenzy you will create between now and decision day, but think...
  • Sen. Kerry calls for changes in immigration bill (more "rights" for "detainees")

    05/24/2007 12:59:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 830+ views
    The Standard-Times (MA) ^ | May 23, 2007 | Brian Boyd
    Citing the “inhumane” handling of the Michael Bianco Inc. raid, U.S. Sen. John Kerry is proposing sweeping changes in immigration law that would dramatically alter enforcements like those at the New Bedford factory in March. Sen. Kerry’s amendment to a pending immigration bill calls for detainees to be held as close to home as possible and would force federal authorities to work with state social-service agencies. “We need safe borders and we need a sensible immigration policy,” Sen. Kerry said in a news release Wednesday. “But there is no place in our country for families being torn apart by reckless...
  • National Jewish Democratic Council Denounces War Hero McCain

    04/05/2007 1:30:53 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 296+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 4/5/07 | Bill Levinson
    National Jewish Democratic Council Denounces War Hero McCain (While Supporting a Confessed War Criminal) From the same hate organization that brought us Bubbie, the stereotyped Jewish grandmother for whom Bush’s Jewish cabinet members dance the hora, along with derogatory pictures of Christian ministers plus actual anti-Semitic propaganda, comes yet another creative inversion and perversion of truth, decency, and honor. To the National Jewish Democratic Council, war heroes who endure torture and abuse as the price of refusing to speak against their country become villains while confessed war criminals become heroes. It is all in the very unique world of Ira...
  • Bush bypasses Senate to name ambassador [Democrats had denounced Fox for his 2004 donation...]

    04/04/2007 1:48:38 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 286 replies · 8,687+ views
    Bush bypasses Senate to name ambassador By JENNIFER LOVEN, Associated Press Writer 7 minutes ago President Bush named Republican fundraiser Sam Fox as U.S. ambassador to Belgium on Wednesday, using a maneuver that allowed him to bypass Congress where Democrats had derailed Fox's nomination. Democrats had denounced Fox for his 2004 donation to the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. The group's TV ads, which claimed that Sen. John Kerry exaggerated his military record in Vietnam, were viewed as a major factor in the Massachusetts Democrat losing the election. Recognizing Fox did not have the votes to obtain Senate confirmation, Bush...
  • White House Withdraws Ambassador Nominee (Swiftboat donor dumped)

    03/28/2007 3:37:41 PM PDT · by Krankor · 42 replies · 244+ views
    AP via Forbes ^ | 3/28/07 | Sam Hananel
    More than two years after losing his bid for the White House, Democratic Sen. John Kerry exacted a measure of revenge against his political foes Wednesday by helping derail the diplomatic nomination of a Republican fundraiser. President Bush withdrew the nomination of St. Louis businessman Sam Fox to be ambassador to Belgium after Democrats denounced Fox for his 2004 donation to the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. The group's TV ads, which claimed that Kerry, D-Mass., exaggerated his military record in Vietnam, were viewed as a major factor in Kerry losing the election. Bush's action was announced quietly minutes before...
  • White house withdraws nominee (Because of his $50k donation to Swift Boat Veterans for Truth)

    03/28/2007 11:24:39 AM PDT · by Registered · 124 replies · 753+ views
    aol.com ^ | 03282007 | AOL-News
    White House Withdraws Nominee Fox - Gave to 2004 Anti-Kerry 'Swift Boat' Group WASHINGTON (March 28) - President Bush on Wednesday withdrew the ambassadorial nomination of businessman Sam Fox after Democrats denounced Fox for giving money to a controversial conservative group that undermined Sen. John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign. Kerry, D-Mass., had criticized Fox because of a $50,000 contribution that Fox made in 2004 to the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. Many Democrats blame the group for sinking Kerry's presidential hopes that year after it aired a series of controversial ads that impugned Kerry's military record in the Vietnam War.
  • The Politics of Self-Pity (Kerry's wallowing in it)

    02/28/2007 2:18:15 PM PST · by Zakeet · 30 replies · 1,726+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | February 28, 2007 | James Taranto
    "A Senate hearing that began with glowing tributes to a St. Louis businessman and his qualifications to become ambassador to Belgium turned bitterly divisive Tuesday after he was criticized for supporting a controversial conservative group," the Associated Press reports from Washington: Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., grilled nominee Sam Fox about why he donated $50,000 to the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth during the 2004 presidential race. . . . "Might I ask you what your opinion is with respect to the state of American politics as regards the politics of personal destruction?" Kerry asked near the end of the hearing...
  • Kerry grills funder of Swift Boat ads

    02/28/2007 11:59:35 AM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 45 replies · 1,798+ views
    SpokesmanReview ^ | 2-28-07 | Staff
    A Senate hearing that began with glowing tributes to a St. Louis businessman and his qualifications to become ambassador to Belgium turned bitterly divisive Tuesday after he was accused of supporting a controversial conservative group. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., grilled nominee Sam Fox about why he donated $50,000 to the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth during the 2004 presidential race. The group of Vietnam veterans made unsubstantiated allegations against Kerry – then the Democratic presidential nominee – and charged that Kerry did not deserve the medals he won in the Vietnam War. Fox, one of the nation's most generous contributors...
  • Bush, McCain Challenge Political Ad Loophole

    01/20/2007 3:14:12 AM PST · by ovrtaxt · 11 replies · 433+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 1/20/07 | unknown
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Friday to decide the reach of a federal law that bans certain broadcast advertisements before an election, a case with important implications for the 2008 presidential and congressional campaigns. The justices said they would decide a case involving an anti-abortion group called Wisconsin Right to Life in its free-speech challenge to a key part of a 2002 federal campaign finance law that seeks to limit the influence of money in politics. That part of the law bans corporations, unions and special interest groups from using unrestricted money to run television or radio...
  • Swift Boat Financier Was Primary Source Behind Anti-Hatch Ads (MN GOV RACE)

    12/19/2006 7:58:50 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 12 replies · 566+ views
    AP/StarTrombone ^ | 12/19/06 | Frederic J. Frommer
    An independent group that ran ads criticizing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Hatch was funded mainly by a Houston homebuilder who helped finance the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth against John Kerry in 2004, a recent filing with the Internal Revenue Service shows. Bob Perry, owner of Perry Homes, contributed $500,000 to A Stronger America, whose Minnesota chapter spent about $750,000 on TV ads and direct mail. A spokesman for the chapter, known as A Stronger America-Minnesota, confirmed that all of the money donated by Perry was spent on the Minnesota effort. During the campaign between Hatch and GOP Gov. Tim...
  • THE TROOPS ANSWER KERRY (PHOTO) "HALP US JON CARRY - WE R STUCK HEAR N IRAK"

    11/01/2006 9:16:29 AM PST · by Jean S · 795 replies · 119,058+ views
    620 WTMJ Newsradio ^ | 11/1/06 | Charlie Sykes
  • Heads Up! All Scheduled Kerry Functions for 11/1/06 cancelled

    10/31/2006 7:14:16 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 820 replies · 33,721+ views
    FNC
    Just announced on the FNC.
  • Iowa Candidate Asks Kerry to Cancel Campaign Visit

    10/31/2006 7:44:43 PM PST · by Lancey Howard · 199 replies · 7,648+ views
    12 WPRI Eyewitness News (Fox - Providence ^ | October 31, 2006 | Associated Press
    DES MOINES, Iowa A Democratic Congressional candidate from Iowa is canceling a campaign event later this week with Senator John Kerry. Brucy Braley says Kerry's recent comments about the Iraq war were inappropriate. Braley's decision to distance himself from Kerry came as a furor grew from comments Kerry made about the Iraq War during a campaign stop in California on Monday.
  • It was Halloween so John Kerry tried to go to his party as a “man”

    11/01/2006 5:39:20 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 9 replies · 499+ views
    various news sources | Nov. 1 2006 | self
    Little kids came to my door last night and we had a great time. They were dressed up as witches and knights and cowboys. Of course they aren’t any of these things. They are just little kids playing make believe. Yesterday we saw John Kerry dressed up as a man at his non apology press conference. He must have been on his way to a Halloween Party disguised as a man. On Halloween, people assume disguises to look like something they are not. John Kerry is not a man so his custom was perfect. But he ended up showing he...
  • 'Swift boat'-linked group unveils new anti-Ford ad

    10/18/2006 7:48:08 AM PDT · by SmithL · 32 replies · 1,539+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 10/18/6 | TOM HUMPHREY
    Democrat's spending, tax policy criticized; campaign decries 'slander' -- NASHVILLE - A group funded by a Texan who was also the leading financer of "Swift Boat Veterans for Truth" has become the first independent political organization to enter the TV advertising war in Tennessee's U.S. Senate campaign. The Free Enterprise Fund, a "527" political organization based in Washington, D.C., began airing ads in Middle and West Tennessee on Tuesday that attack Democrat Harold Ford Jr. for "living it up on campaign cash but pushing higher taxes for Tennessee families." The Ford campaign promptly denounced the ad and the organization. A...
  • Kerry says he deserves 2nd chance in '08

    10/15/2006 1:13:58 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 150 replies · 2,651+ views
    Kerry says he deserves 2nd chance in '08 1 hour, 29 minutes ago Sen. John Kerry says he deserves a second chance if he decides to take another crack at becoming president. The Massachusetts Democrat, who lost to President Bush in 2004, said it is a basic principle that "Americans give people a second chance. And if you learn something and prove you've learned something, maybe even more so. Now, I don't know what I'm going to do yet. We'll make that decision down the road." Ronald Reagan twice unsuccessfully sought the GOP nomination for president before he got it...
  • Kerry vows tougher stance on group that questioned war service

    10/08/2006 1:40:37 PM PDT · by bitt · 192 replies · 3,693+ views
    Boston Glob ^ | October 8, 2006 | Mike Glover, AP Political Writer
    DES MOINES, Iowa --Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry lashed out Sunday against a group that bashed him during his last run at the White House. Kerry, who made a weekend appearance in northwest Iowa, said he is concerned that Swift Vote Veterans for Truth is again resorting to "the politics of fear and smear." The group, financed by Texas conservatives, ran commercials questioning his claim of being a decorated Vietnam veteran -- the centerpiece of his presidential campaign in 2004. "We're not going to give them an ounce of daylight," said Kerry, who is considering another run at the Democratic presidential...
  • Let's "Swift-Boat" The New York Times ...

    10/05/2006 3:31:01 AM PDT · by MAKnight · 16 replies · 979+ views
    Vanity | 10/04/2006 | Martin A. Knight
    Since the 2004 Campaign, the phrase "swift-boat" has entered the lexicon of American politics. To the Left, the term means to launch a high-profile character assassination campaign against a politician during an election - in other words, the equivalent of Borking as applied to Democrat politicians running for office instead of Republican judicial nominees seeking a confirmation vote in the Senate. I, of course, ascribe to the definition more popular on the Right; to "swift-boat" is to sharply bring to public attention information that the Press would much rather have the public remain completely ignorant about. In that spirit, wouldn't...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 09-15-06 ("'Swift Boat' Backer Funds New Project To Target Democratic Candidates")

    09/15/2006 6:44:05 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 96 replies · 1,593+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | September 15, 2006 | HUffies and PJ-Comix
    Do you want to know the name of the person most responsible for Bush's victory in the last election? Surprise! It wasn't Karl Rove. The person who enabled the Bush victory is virtually unknown outside of South Florida---Brian Craig, co-host of the Steve Kane Show on WNN radio in Broward County. And I was present at the creation of the Bush victory. It happened early one summer morning in 2004 when I flicked on the radio at 6:00 AM to listen to the Steve Kane Show. The show's opening featured the voice of John Edwards saying, "If you have...
  • Swiftboating defined at Urban Dictionary (Needs Freeping)

    08/28/2006 3:34:52 PM PDT · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 49 replies · 1,612+ views
    Urban Dictionary ^ | Aug 24, 2006 | Urban Dictionary
    1. swiftboating 16 thumbs up The act of exposing the exagerated or inflated claims of a person seeking to promote themselves into a position of authority. He would have gotten away with his outrageous lies if not for the swiftboating he received at the hand of his classmates.tags outing exposing uncovering revealing deflating by Bobby Farrelly Bakersfield, California, USA Aug 24, 2006 2. swiftboating 9 up, 30 down The process of smearing a military veteran's service record for political purposes. Named after the Swiftboat Veterans for Truth, who discredited John Kerry's war record during the 2004 U.S. presidential election.He...
  • LA Times article: "Swift Boat" Veterans Set Sights on Rep. Murtha...

    08/13/2006 2:05:01 AM PDT · by IPWGOP · 38 replies · 1,741+ views
    BootMurtha.com ^ | 8/13/2006 | IPWGOP
     LA Times article:"Swift Boat" Veterans Set Sights on Rep. Murtha Is Vets For The Truth the same group as the Swift Boat Veterans? No. But that didn't stop an article in Sunday's Los Angeles Times from trumpeting the erroneous headline: "'Swift Boat' Veterans Set Sights on Rep. Murtha." [EXCERPTS:]Two years after a cadre of veterans helped sink the presidential campaign of Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.), they have found a new target in the old steel country of southwestern Pennsylvania: Democratic Rep. John P. Murtha.In a fight that organizers say will feature rallies, TV ads and an aggressive Internet...
  • Republican activists take aim at Murtha reelection bid

    JOHNSTOWN, Pa. -- His depiction in the recruiting flyer mailed to members of the American Legion leaves little room for interpretation: congressman John Murtha, scowling and wrinkled, juxtaposed against the now-famous image of a young John Kerry testifying before Congress in 1971 about alleged US atrocities committed in Vietnam. ...Murtha is no longer fit to serve in Washington. The flyer, seeking veterans to help work against Murtha's reelection, is part of a ``Boot Murtha" campaign launched this week by Vets for the Truth, a pro-Republican activist group that supports the Iraq war. The group wants Murtha, a former Marine colonel...
  • Vets Set Sights on Murtha

    08/01/2006 5:40:52 AM PDT · by Coop · 64 replies · 1,698+ views
    Tribune-Democrat ^ | 8/1/06 | SANDRA K. REABUCK
    The “Swift Boat” veterans who grabbed national headlines in 2004 when they attacked John Kerry in his failed presidential bid now are turning their sights to Johnstown. Their target is U.S. Rep. John Murtha... Armed as a new group – Veterans for the Truth – they’re bringing their campaign to “Redeploy John Murtha From Congress” to his backyard. They plan to hold a national rally in Johnstown in October “to show their outrage at John Murtha over what he is saying about our troops,” ... Details of the rally will be outlined at a news conference at 11 a.m. Thursday...
  • Kerry faces hard road in presidential bid

    07/01/2006 10:01:49 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 129 replies · 1,795+ views
    FortWayne.com ^ | 7/1/06 | MIKE GLOVER
    DES MOINES, Iowa - Seeking the presidency is harder the second time around. As the race for 2008 builds, Democratic Sen. John Kerry has left little doubt about his intentions to try again after his narrow loss to President Bush in 2004. He isn't the only also-ran considering another marathon. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has the look of a White House hopeful. Three Democrats - 2004 vice presidential nominee John Edwards, retired Army Gen. Wesley Clark and Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware - sound a lot like presidential candidates; Al Gore, the Democrats' nominee in 2000, says he has all...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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 takes another look at presidency. Says loss in 2004 made him tougher

    03/11/2006 12:06:20 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 127 replies · 2,781+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 3/11/06 | Rick Klein
    WASHINGTON -- As Senator John F. Kerry prepared to make a return to presidential-style politics with a classic day of New Hampshire campaigning, he said that the 2004 run left him tougher and more eager to fight. ''When you get knocked on your ass and lose a race, you've got to stop and reflect on what you're doing, why you're doing it, what matters, and what's important. And I did," Kerry said in an interview in his Senate office on Thursday. ''There's a very different John Kerry now who is absolutely crystal clear about how I communicate what I need...
  • John O'Neill's wife Anne has passed away...

    02/11/2006 12:43:47 PM PST · by Interesting Times · 283 replies · 8,161+ views
    ... ^ | Feb. 11, 2006 | Interesting Times
    I've just learned that Anne O'Neill, John O'Neill's wife has died in Houston from an infection contracted during chemotherapy. Anne was a woman of courage and grace, and I consider it a privilege to have known her. I ask your prayers for John and for the O'Neill family.
  • The American Taliban's Plea for Mercy

    10/04/2004 1:55:07 AM PDT · by kattracks · 17 replies · 852+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 10/04/04 | Don Feder
    Last week, John Walker Lindh  petitioned the president to commute his 20-year sentence for fighting with the Taliban, imposed in 2002.  It’s a shame that this pampered child of Marin County is sitting in a cell for something as trivial as treason. Under a plea bargain, Walker Lindh (AKA: Abdul Hamid, AKA: Sulayman Al-Lindh) pleaded guilty to supplying services to the Taliban regime and carrying explosives for  Afghanistan’s former rulers.Which is like to saying that Benedict Arnold supplied services to George III. Johnny Jihad trained in an al-Qaeda camp – where he learned to fire an AK-47 and rubbed elbows...
  • Releasing War Records

    01/20/2006 12:19:26 PM PST · by Mr.Atos · 291+ views
    My Sandmen ^ | 01.20.06 | Major Mike
    I am a combat veteran. I joined the VFW my first day back in the States, and am a life member. I flew forty missions in the Gulf War, and have received many citations for my combat service, and my non-combat service. There is a flare up underway about John Murtha's combat/decoration history here, here, and on this page is a Brit Hume video on the subject. Based on what I have read in the opening paragraphs of Forgotten Soldier and the entirety of Stolen Valor some people have a habit of exaggerating their combat records...if they have one at...
  • John O'Neill - Stop Socialist Bernie Sanders

    11/13/2005 8:56:12 AM PST · by Wrangler22 · 15 replies · 612+ views
    Conservative Thoughts ^ | November 13, 2005 | John Kuethe
    John O'neill, who you may recall, with the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, was instrumental in helping defeat John Kerry in 2004. Now he is supporting Lt Col Greg Parke, USAF in his "mission to prevent socialist candidate Bernie Sanders from entering the U.S. Senate". excerpt: Sanders is as radical as they come. In fact, he's so far to the Left that he calls himself an "independent" because he thinks Democrats are "too conservative." His record in the House of Representative - particularly on defense matters - is disgraceful. He introduced four separate amendments to slash crucial defense and intelligence...
  • A Message From John O'Neill [Swift Boat veterans]

    10/05/2005 3:03:34 AM PDT · by alessandrofiaschi · 33 replies · 2,355+ views
    <john.o_neill@vvlf.org>
    From: John O’Neill Houston, Texas Dear Friend, Last year, when my fellow Swift Boat veterans and I spoke out about John Kerry, you rallied to our side. We will never forget your faith in our cause and your belief in our honesty. It made all the difference. Together we made history. Like most of you, I believed our mission was over. We could all move on with our lives, return to our families and homes secure in the knowledge we had done the right thing for America, and for our children’s future. Regrettably, that has not been the case for...
  • John O'Neill Message (Swift Boat Vets)

    10/04/2005 3:28:28 PM PDT · by CreviceTool · 65 replies · 2,808+ views
    E-mail Message ^ | October 4, 2005 | John O'Neill
    John O’Neill Houston, Texas Dear Friend, Last year, when my fellow Swift Boat veterans and I spoke out about John Kerry, you rallied to our side. We will never forget your faith in our cause and your belief in our honesty. It made all the difference. Together we made history. Like most of you, I believed our mission was over. We could all move on with our lives, return to our families and homes secure in the knowledge we had done the right thing for America, and for our children’s future. Regrettably, that has not been the case for a...
  • Purple Heart Recipient Needs Assistance - (inside IRS contact by Kerry targets SwiftBoat vet!)

    07/11/2005 7:21:02 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 73 replies · 1,996+ views
    US OBSERVER.COM ^ | JULY 11, 2005 | Edward Snook,Editor in Chief, US-Observer
    Dear Fellow American; Purple Heart recipient Tedd Peck has been vindictively charged with filing false tax returns and is scheduled for trial in mid-August. The US~Observer thoroughly investigated Peck's case. We found him absolutely innocent, while at the same time we obtained highly credible evidence that John Kerry contacted an insider friend at the IRS to initiate the false charges. This act was in direct retaliation for Peck's involvement in opposing him in his race for the Presidency and because of Peck's exposure of Kerry's dishonesty, etc., prior to the Swift Boat Vets for Truth movement. Please note that the...
  • KERRY'S BIG SECRET REVISITED - (release to Globe reporter doesn't get him off the hook)

    06/09/2005 8:33:20 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 23 replies · 1,297+ views
    REAL CLEAR POLITICS.COM ^ | JUNE 9, 2005 | T. BEVAN
    I may have been too quick and too generous in giving John Kerry the benefit of the doubt about the full and complete release of his military records, as reported by the Boston Globe on Tuesday. As Thomas Lipscomb details in today's Chicago Sun-Times, some questions and confusion remain. The exact details will most likely get sorted out in time, but just for the moment let's consider the one aspect of this story that we know for sure: Kerry released his records exclusively to The Boston Globe. This is an odd decision for someone seeking end speculation regarding the whole...
  • Kerry finally signs on (Frenchy inks 180)

    05/26/2005 10:29:15 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 80 replies · 2,747+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 05/27/05 | Editorial
    Kerry finally signs on Published May 27, 2005 Better late than never was our reaction to Joan Vennochi's Boston Globe column on Tuesday. More than 100 days after he promised to do so, Sen. John Kerry has signed the form authorizing the Defense Department to release his military records. Somewhere, John O'Neill and his fellow Swift Boat veterans are doubtless smiling.     Appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Jan. 30, Mr. Kerry told host Tim Russert that he would sign form SF 180. Conveniently, he didn't say when. After a few weeks went by, conservative Web pundits jokingly began tracking...