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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 ^ | 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...

    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
    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...