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  • Swift Boat Veteran says Kerry should not be in the Senate

    03/30/2007 10:49:41 AM PDT · by Phil Harmonic · 13 replies · 317+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | March 30, 2007 | Chad Groening
    John O'Neill, a U.S. Navy veteran and co-founder of the group Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, is denouncing Senator John Kerry for "blackballing" a Bush nominee who contributed to the veterans organization. O'Neill says it is ironic that a "serial slanderer" of American troops should be claiming he was somehow defamed by the Swift Boat Veterans.
  • FEC to Police '527' Groups' Campaign Activities

    02/02/2007 12:05:34 PM PST · by neverdem · 12 replies · 647+ views
    Washington Post ^ | February 2, 2007 | Matthew Mosk
    The Federal Election Commission said yesterday that it will police "527" groups, political organizations that largely operated outside the new campaign finance limits during the 2004 presidential election, by looking at how the groups word their appeals for contributions, how they describe themselves, and how they spend their money. If the groups make clear that they are advocating for or against a specific candidate, the FEC would regulate them. "We're providing clear guidance," said FEC Chairman Robert D. Lenhard. "This makes it clear that the existing rules will be enforced." The FEC filed the 44-page explanation of its approach in...
  • 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...
  • Swift Boat Leader Responds to Kerry

    09/14/2006 3:48:37 PM PDT · by RDTF · 204 replies · 6,485+ views
    Drudge Report/Human Events ^ | September 14, 2006 | John Oneil
    John Kerry recently volunteered that he was prepared to “kick [the Swift Boat Veterans’] ass from one end of America to the other” and that he would “demolish” us. He ought to take a Christmas cruise to Cambodia to calm down. Maybe he could take a side trip to tour “Genghis Khan” ruins. It is a little difficult to imagine Kerry (“I voted for it before I voted against it”) kicking the most decorated living serviceman, Bud Day, a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, or our salty commander, Adm. Roy Hoffman, anywhere. Perhaps Kerry had in mind using a “Rice...
  • Campaign Season Begins (hit piece on Vets for the Truth and Swifties)

    09/08/2006 6:11:32 AM PDT · by Coop · 61 replies · 894+ views
    Ventura County Star ^ | 9/5/06 | Richard Larsen
    Labor Day has always been considered the traditional start of the campaign season in an election year......contribute to the polarization that has been gripping this country for too long. People don't debate, they toss partisan-party and special-interest talking points back and forth. ...[b]ut we will print letters that arise from a writer's impassioned thoughts about the issues that surface during the elections... More insidious in the campaign process are the 527 groups... The groups are exempt from taxes under the [IRS] code if they collect funds to influence or attempt to influence "the selection, nomination, election or appointment of an...
  • Kerry: Taking Federal Money a Mistake

    04/09/2006 11:37:16 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 51 replies · 1,709+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 9 April 06 | DOUGLASS K. DANIEL
    Was it his campaign's slow response to the swift boat advertisements or the remark that he voted for Iraq war money before he voted against it that John Kerry regrets most from his failed bid for the White House? Neither, according to Kerry's reflection Sunday on what he considered his biggest mistake when trying to wrest the presidency from George W. Bush in 2004. "I think the biggest mistake was probably not going outside the federal financing so we could have controlled our own message," the Massachusetts senator said on NBC's "Meet the Press." The Kerry campaign opted to accept...
  • House To Vote This Week On Further Limiting Free Speech

    04/05/2006 8:29:51 AM PDT · by neverdem · 90 replies · 1,957+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | April 4, 2006 | NA
    www.gunowners.orgApr 2006 House To Vote This Week On Further Limiting Free Speech Gun Owners of America 8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102 Springfield, VA 22151 (703)321-8585 Tuesday, April 4, 2006 Remember the Swift Boat Veterans? After a presidential election which was determined by fewer than 120,000 Ohio voters, it is clear that George Bush is president of the United States -- rather than John Kerry -- because of the swift boat veterans and because of pro-gun support. For their part, the swift boat veterans formed a political organization under section 527 of the Internal Revenue Code -- and their organization was...
  • Letter from John O'Neill about a fresh attack by Kerry's friends on Vietnam POWs

    12/25/2005 11:08:58 AM PST · by strategofr · 36 replies · 2,730+ views
    recently mailed | John O'Neill
    John O'Neil Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation, www.vvlf.org Dear Friend, ... I believed our mission was over. Regrettably, that has not been the case for a distinguished group of Vietnam combat veterans who stood shoulder to shoulder with us during last year's effort to tell the American people the truth about John Kerry and his anti-war activities. Their situation has become so critical that I felt compelled to inform you of this urgent matter. Several Vietnam POWs and the wife of a POW who joined with us to form Swift Boat Veterans and POWs for Truth has become the target of...
  • Thank You Swiftees (Vanity)

    12/21/2005 5:21:41 PM PST · by MarineBrat · 27 replies · 1,033+ views
    Vanity ^ | 12/21/2005 | MarineBrat
     While I am not a member of the Swift Boat Veterans and POW's for Truth, I was a financial and moral supporter of theirs during the last presidential election.  I will be forever indebted to them for standing up to that lying weasel "Hanoi" John Kerry.  I'm constantly reminded by stories here at FR about the bullet that we dodged, and I'm still completely astounded that he got as close as he did to being Commander In Chief of the US Armed Forces.  Thank you Dear God for summoning your angels to head off that disaster of a man.My...
  • Summer Soldiers

    11/21/2005 7:33:09 PM PST · by dervish · 82 replies · 1,897+ views
    NY Sun ^ | 11/21/05 | JOHN O'NEILL
    Senator Kerry, supposedly defending Rep. John Murtha, said, "I won't stand for the Swift-Boating of Jack Murtha!" As one of the 254 members of Mr. Kerry's unit in Vietnam who belonged to Swift Boat Veterans and POWs for Truth, I found Mr. Kerry's comments most ironic. To us, Mr. Kerry's comments meant that no one should do to Mr. Murtha that which Mr. Kerry did to all of us and our fellow Vietnam veterans, living and dead. Mr. Kerry's disgraceful comments on many occasions in 1971 (while we were locked in combat), claiming falsely that we were "murdering" hundreds of...
  • Lotto Trouble - Miers nomination = Swift Boat Vets v. Bush NG detractor-in reverse ~ John Fund

    10/21/2005 7:01:35 AM PDT · by Elle Bee · 8 replies · 869+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | October 21, 2005 | John Fund
    The Miers nomination pits a Swift Boat author against a Bush National Guard detractor--in reverse. Friday, October 21, 2005 12:01 a.m. The politics of the Harriet Miers nomination are getting stranger as attention turns toward Ms. Miers's tenure as head of the Texas Lottery Commission. Two key players in last year's presidential campaign--Jerome Corsi, co-author of the Swift Boat Veterans book "Unfit for Command," and Ben Barnes, a former Texas lieutenant governor who claimed President Bush got special treatment when he joined the Texas Air National Guard--are involved in the debate.
  • Kerry Surrogates Sue POWs, Sherwood

    10/04/2005 10:36:06 PM PDT · by Anita1 · 47 replies · 1,956+ views
    Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation ^ | 10/04/2005 | Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation
    Associates of John Kerry have filed multiple lawsuits targeting the Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation and Carlton Sherwood, producer of the 2004 documentary Stolen Honor. which showed how John Kerry's claims of routine U.S. atrocities in Vietnam affected our POWs.
  • Vietnam Vets Sue John Kerry, Anthony Podesta

    10/04/2005 3:20:54 PM PDT · by pabianice · 7 replies · 1,201+ views
    Update: POWs and Carlton Sherwood File Suit Against John Kerry and Anthony Podesta for Defamation, Conspiracy Carlton Sherwood, Red, White and Blue Productions, Inc. and Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation v. John F. Kerry and Anthony T. Podesta On October 3, 2005, Carlton Sherwood, Red, White and Blue, and the VVLF filed suit in Federal court against Sen. John Kerry and Anthony Podesta for events relating to the suppression of the documentary film Stolen Honor. Legal Documents: 10/03/2005: Defamation, Defamation/Business Disparagement, Intentional and/or Negligent Interference with Prospective and Existing Contractual Relations, and Civil Conspiracy Complaint, filed in Eastern District Court of...
  • 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...
  • POWs and Carlton Sherwood File Suit Against John Kerry and Anthony Podesta

    10/04/2005 1:06:55 PM PDT · by JakeINJoisey · 80 replies · 2,550+ views
    Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation ^ | October 3, 2005 | Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation
    Carlton Sherwood, Red, White and Blue Productions, Inc. and Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation v. John F. Kerry and Anthony T. PodestaOn October 3, 2005, Carlton Sherwood, Red, White and Blue, and the VVLF filed suit in Federal court against Sen. John Kerry and Anthony Podesta for events relating to the suppression of the documentary film Stolen Honor. Legal Documents:10/03/2005: Defamation, Defamation/Business Disparagement, Intentional and/or Negligent Interference with Prospective and Existing Contractual Relations, and Civil Conspiracy Complaint, filed in Eastern District Court of Pennsylvania [PDF: 818K]
  • The Swift Boating of Cindy Sheehan

    08/20/2005 6:55:00 PM PDT · by paulat · 159 replies · 3,870+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 8/21/05 | Frank Rich
    August 21, 2005 The Swift Boating of Cindy Sheehan By FRANK RICH CINDY SHEEHAN couldn't have picked a more apt date to begin the vigil that ambushed a president: Aug. 6 was the fourth anniversary of that fateful 2001 Crawford vacation day when George W. Bush responded to an intelligence briefing titled "Bin Laden Determined to Attack Inside the United States" by going fishing. On this Aug. 6 the president was no less determined to shrug off bad news. Though 14 marine reservists had been killed days earlier by a roadside bomb in Haditha, his national radio address that morning...
  • "Tell a lie... Winter Soldier" CARTOON GRAPHIC featuring Joseph Goebbels and John Kerry circa 1971

    08/10/2005 10:49:06 AM PDT · by IPWGOP · 19 replies · 2,032+ views
    IowaPresidentialWatch.com ^ | 8/10/2005 | IPWGOP
     (click here to see it reeeeeeeally large)  here is a link to the news article thread, posted by FReeper Interesting Times: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1459552/posts  
  • Bush to Give Kerry Swift Boatload of Nominee Info

    07/24/2005 3:52:04 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 23 replies · 1,618+ views
    Scrapple Face ^ | 7/23/05 | Scott Ott
    In response to Sen. John F. Kerry's call for release of all documents related to Supreme Court nominee John Roberts, President George Bush today said the Massachusetts Senator would "swiftly get a boatload" of data on the little-known federal appeals court judge. "As a decorated Vietnam veteran, Sen. Kerry deserves swift access to the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth," said Mr. Bush. "His own openness to requests for personal records during the presidential campaign is seared, seared in my memory." The president promised to rapidly hand over all relevant records "in a fashion reminiscent of Sen....
  • If Bush is dumb...?

    06/23/2005 11:02:35 AM PDT · by HonestConservative · 29 replies · 1,596+ views
    Townhall ^ | June 23, 2005 | Larry Elder
    If Bush is dumb...? Larry Elder June 23, 2005 "Does anyone in America doubt," said former New York Times executive editor Howell Raines before the 2004 presidential election, "that [presidential candidate Sen. John] Kerry has a higher IQ than [President George W.] Bush? I'm sure the candidates' SATs and college transcripts would put Kerry far ahead." And, on March 6, 2004, a New York Times article called the way Kerry thinks through problems "the mark of an intellectual who grasps the subtleties of issues, inhabits their nuances and revels in the deliberative process." The Los Angeles Times dismissed Bush's achievements,...
  • Kerry's Vietnam (Boston Globe painted into a Corner)

    06/10/2005 6:34:31 PM PDT · by bitt · 186 replies · 4,668+ views
    Boston Glob ^ | 6/10/05 | GLOBE EDITORIAL
    DESPITE THE continuing gripes of his critics, records released this week show that Senator John Kerry served honorably in Vietnam. The documents should put to rest claims that Kerry misrepresented his military record in the presidential race. But Kerry's failure to respond to the smear campaign launched against him last summer lent credibility to its real objective: to impugn his equally honorable opposition to the war. John O'Neill, a Houston lawyer and Kerry's adversary on the war since 1971, acknowledged as much in a telephone interview Wednesday. ''We produced seven commercials," he said of his anti-Kerry group, now called Swift...