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  • Swift Boat Vets Co-Chair: Bergdahl Is No Hero, Just Like Kerry

    06/04/2014 12:59:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The National Review ^ | June 4, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    And the sergeant’s platoon is right to speak out against him, the Vietnam vet says. A former chairman of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth defended Army sergeant Bowe Bergdahl’s fellow soldiers from a White House charge that they are unfairly “swiftboating” the former Taliban captive by coming forward to criticize him. Bergdahl’s questionable conduct, he suggests, is analogous to that of Secretary of State John Kerry, whom the group famously opposed in the 2004 presidential election. “Those guys had friends who died in Afghanistan like we had friends who died in Vietnam, and to allow this kind of thing...
  • REED: Bain coverage won’t be Romney’s ‘Swift Boat’

    01/23/2012 9:53:40 AM PST · by Interesting Times · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Jan. 22, 2012 | Rick Reed
    Our national commentariat is twisted in an impossible yoga pose trying to compare anti-Bain Capital coverage to the famous 2004 “Swift Boat” ad campaign. The two situations are not close to analogous. I have a more-than-passing acquaintance with the Swift Boat ads - I helped produce them. Our liberal news media continue to fabricate and fantasize about the Swift Boat saga, which proved to be a decisive moment in the 2004 election. In the parlance of the media, the ads run by a group of veterans opposed to John Kerry were a “smear” and were “discredited.” They were neither, and...
  • Author Scott Swett will be on the Lars Larson radio show at 6:20 Eastern 06/01/2009

    06/01/2009 1:57:05 PM PDT · by Interesting Times · 28 replies · 1,773+ views
    The Lars Larson Show ^ | June 1, 2009 | Scott Swett
    I've been invited on Lars Larson's nationally-syndicated show today to talk about my recent article in the American Thinker, Media still lying about the Swift Boat Veterans and the book I co-authored with Tim Ziegler, To Set The Record Straight: How Swift Boat Veterans, POWs and the New Media Defeated John Kerry.
  • Media still lying about the Swift Boat Veterans

    05/25/2009 9:30:25 AM PDT · by Interesting Times · 62 replies · 1,695+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 25, 2009 | Scott Swett
    Five years ago, a group of Vietnam veterans came forward at the National Press Club in Washington to dispute the "war hero" stories that formed the basis of candidate John Kerry's presidential campaign, and to challenge the claims of rampant US war crimes Kerry had used to launch his political career 33 years earlier -- false accusations, they said, that helped to poison the reputations of a generation of American troops. The Swift Boat Veterans for Truth included Kerry's entire former chain of command from Vietnam and dozens of eyewitnesses to his actions there. Kerry, the veterans said, was not...
  • Hughs: Rumor mill fueled by Internet stories [another hugh steenking pile]

    07/10/2008 9:55:35 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 40 replies · 642+ views
    knoxnews.com ^ | Friday, July 11, 2008 | By Ina Hughs
    Sticks and stone may break your bones - but words can destroy. Think about the Swift Boat campaign and what it did to John Kerry in 2004 and what rumors of a secret love child did to John McCain's bid for the White House in 2000. ~~snip~~ The Internet is making it easy to set these little fires and fan them into a blaze of untruths, and this election has become so intense that groups wanting to undermine the other guy have sunk to a new level. Unregulated attack groups like the 2004 Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, called 527s...
  • BARACK OBAMA PUBLISHES ENEMIES LIST, CONSPIRACY WEB

    07/09/2008 10:09:20 AM PDT · by kristinn · 100 replies · 367+ views
    Wednesday, July 8, 2008 | Kristinn
    Barack Obama has published an enemies list and conspiracy web on his presidential campaign website, Fight the Smears.The site lists conservative activists David Bossie, Floyd Brown, Bob Perry, Craig Shirley, Bruce Hawkins and James Lacy.The Obama campaign posted an accompanying graphic that lays out a web of connections between the conservatives, groups they represent and their efforts opposing liberals, including "Swift Boat", "Clinton Impeachment" and "Willie Horton Ad".The text never connects any of those listed to 'smears' against Obama, but instead lists their politcal sins such as working with the Minutemen, Ann Coulter, Gary Aldrich, donating to the Swift Boat...
  • Newly-released online book chapter counters Kerry: "An Incident on the Bay Hap River"

    07/02/2008 2:27:45 PM PDT · by Interesting Times · 57 replies · 142+ views
    ToSetTheRecordStraight.com ^ | July 2, 2008 | Scott Swett
    AN INCIDENT ON THE BAY HAP RIVER Instead of "No Man Left Behind," the true story of that day is "One Man Left." — John O’Neill A war hero candidate On January 17, 2004, two days before the crucial Iowa Democratic primary, the Kerry campaign staged a dramatic “reunion” between the candidate and Jim Rassmann, a former U.S. Army Special Forces officer who said Kerry had saved his life in Vietnam 35 years before. The tearful meeting of the two men was presented as spontaneous, though the campaign had paid Rassmann’s way to Des Moines and informed NBC anchor Tom...
  • Why Running "On the Record" Is Harder Than You Think

    06/30/2008 8:02:39 AM PDT · by Phil Harmonic · 9 replies · 165+ views
    Huffington Post ^ | June 29, 2008 | Thomas Lipscomb
    The past several weeks have seen charges and countercharges flying over the claimed release of medical records by the current prospective Democrat and GOP candidates, Barack Obama and John McCain. In the current poisonous political atmosphere, the electorate doesn't know whom to trust. Its growing distrust of conventional "mainstream media" has caused an unprecedented meltdown in circulation and network news viewership nationwide. And their distaste for the vicious politics of both parties in Congress has driven the level of public approval of the political establishment at every level -- from the press, to candidates, to elected officials -- to all...
  • Where and When Did Rev. Wright Serve as a Marine?

    03/21/2008 10:19:58 PM PDT · by Judith Anne · 68 replies · 2,788+ views
    myself ^ | 3-22-08 | me
    I've heard several times that B. Rocko Bama's Rev. Wright served as a Marine. Does anyone have any idea when or where he served? What kind of discharge he got? Did he get any medals? In other words, I am starting to wonder.
  • McCain Slams Swiftboat Vets (McCain Scrambles to Control Backers)

    02/27/2008 9:27:03 PM PST · by Sir Gawain · 167 replies · 428+ views
    McCain Slams Swiftboat Vets Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 1:19:32 pm PST Has anyone ever really shown that the allegations made by the Swift Boat Veterans against John F. Kerry were false? If someone has refuted the charges conclusively, I’ve never seen it—which makes John McCain’s continuing antipathy toward the Swiftboaters inexplicable: McCain Scrambles to Control Backers. Speaking to reporters aboard his campaign tour bus late Tuesday, McCain acknowledged that conservative independent groups pursuing a similar line to Cunningham’s could be impossible to control. “I think you have to worry about that, particularly the 527s,” McCain said, referring to the...
  • Another Kerry Big Lie Punctured

    02/26/2008 12:46:25 PM PST · by Interesting Times · 36 replies · 925+ views
    Democracy Project ^ | February 26, 2008 | Bruce Kesler
    One of the core charges that John Kerry’s media-aided campaign made in 2004 and since to delegitimize the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth is that its leader John O’Neill, who had opposed Kerry in 1971, was a creation of Richard Nixon’s White House. I was there, and know better. Until now, the central purported prop for the charge went unrebutted. Charles “Chuck” Colson has now spoken up. It’s time for reputable media, and even Kerry’s advocates if they have any integrity, to cease this charge. Like a dime-novel legend, based on little, this charge has been frequently repeated and embellished...
  • DFU SONG: It's Over (reprise 2004 - Kerry defeat was the real welcome home for Vietnam vets)

    02/25/2008 9:06:30 PM PST · by doug from upland · 8 replies · 166+ views
    DFU News of the Day in Song ^ | 2-25-08 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - IT'S OVER
  • Frontpage Interview's Guest: Scott Swett - To Set The Record Straight

    01/30/2008 9:49:01 AM PST · by The Shrew · 24 replies · 210+ views
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | Wednesday January 30, 2008 | Jamie Glazov
    To Set The Record Straight By Jamie Glazov FrontPageMagazine.com | Wednesday, January 30, 2008 Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Scott Swett, the co-author (along with Bob Hahn) of WinterSoldier.com, SwiftVets.com and HillCAP.org. He worked closely with the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and other anti-Kerry veterans' groups during the 2004 presidential campaign. He is the co-author (with Tim Ziegler) of To Set The Record Straight: How Swift Boat Veterans, POWs and the New Media Defeated John Kerry. FP: Scott Swett, welcome to Frontpage Interview. Swett: Thanks very much. I appreciate the excellent work you do. FP: Why was this book...
  • Redefine “swiftboating” and claim $1 million!

    01/24/2008 3:33:47 PM PST · by shoptalk · 52 replies · 266+ views
    The South Brunswick (NJ) Post ^ | Thursday, January 24, 2008 | Keith Rasmussen
    Redefine “swiftboating” and claim $1 million!Swiftboating: Exposing the lies, deceit and fraud of self-glorifying public officials or candidates for public office who exaggerate their military service by lying about feats of heroism or combat wounds.If, after reading the above word and its definition, you know it’s incorrect - boy, do I have an opportunity for you. Simultaneously, you can re-define this term, vindicate Massachusetts Senator John F. Kerry and lay claim to a cool one million bucks. Right away, I’ll push aside criticism over what is, after all, old news. To what purpose does re-hashing the 2004 Presidential election serve?...
  • Tap, tap, tap...

    01/21/2008 11:18:36 AM PST · by The Shrew · 31 replies · 181+ views
    WinterSoldier.com ^ | January 20, 2008 | Russ Vaughn
    ---------- The recent New York Times' blatantly misleading attack on the American military, where with rigged data they attempted to portray Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans as crazed killers, should serve as a reminder that liberal media treachery against our military is very much alive and as viciously dishonest as ever. As many of us know, this animosity of the Left is certainly nothing new. In their recently published book recounting how a grassroots movement of Vietnam veterans successfully torpedoed John Kerry’s presidential aspirations in the 2004 campaign, To Set the Record Straight, authors Scott Swett and Tim Ziegler describe...
  • Swett Interview with Paul Weyrich on RighTalk Radio

    01/03/2008 9:36:11 AM PST · by abner · 17 replies · 124+ views
    Rightalk & To set the Record Straight ^ | December 28, 07 | Paul Weyrich
    Scott Swett interview by Paul Weyrich on RighTalk Radio, December 28, 2007 Weyrich: Back with The Right Hour on the RighTalk Radio Network. I'm Paul Weyrich, and with us now is Scott Swett, who has just written a book entitled, To Set The Record Straight: How Swift Boat Veterans, POWs and the New Media Defeated John Kerry. Swett is a former chairman of the Free Republic Network, and was very much involved with the entire controversy over the Swift Boat veterans in the 2004 elections. Scott, welcome to the program. Swett: Thank you very much, Paul. It's good to be...
  • FReeper Scott Swett on WCTC 1450 AM to discuss "To Set The Record Straight" (Today - 12/15)

    12/15/2007 8:00:52 AM PST · by shoptalk · 48 replies · 143+ views
    WCTC 1450 AM Radio ^ | December 15, 2007 | Keith Rasmussen
    FReeper Scott Swett will join Loud & Clear (Central Jersey 1450 AM WCTC) to discuss his new book, "To Set The Record Straight" today (Saturday, December 15th). Mr. Swett will be the guest of Keith Rasmussen and Maggie Glynn who host Loud & Clear on Central Jersey 1450 - 1 pm to 4 pm Eastern. He will join Loud & Clear at 3:30 pm (Eastern). Scott Swett created and managed the web sites SwiftVets.com and WinterSoldier.com during the 2004 campaign, working closely with Swift boat veterans, former POWs and other Vietnam veterans to help bring their experiences to the public....
  • WEB EXTRA / Readers weigh in as wounds of Vietnam are reopened again . . .

    11/12/2007 12:19:04 PM PST · by Phil Harmonic · 39 replies · 165+ views
    The Patriot Ledger ^ | Nov 10, 2007 | Patriot Ledger readers
    WEB EXTRA / Readers weigh in as wounds of Vietnam are reopened again . . . I am writing in response to the article published on November 6th about U.S. Senator John Kerry. I find it hard to believe that the issue of Senator Kerry’s service to our country is being brought up yet again by one small group of people with an ax to grind. - TIMOTHY P. MURRAY, Lt. Governor, Massachusetts Dear Senator Kerry, it does not matter what dirt you have on them, what you use to prove you right and them wrong, you lost this battle,...
  • Clinton Charges Through Iowa, Bill Clinton Likens Attacks on Hillary to 'Swift Boat' Ads

    11/06/2007 7:52:53 PM PST · by RDTF · 60 replies · 131+ views
    Fox News.com ^ | Nov 6, 2007 | Serafin Gomez, Major Garrett and Aaron Bruns, AP
    AMANA, Iowa — With less than two months until the Iowa caucuses, Hillary Clinton is charging through the early-voting state in an attempt to widen a lead that was recently imperiled when her Democratic opponents stepped up their game of hardball against her following last week's candidate debate. The frontrunner's worries that opponents Barack Obama and John Edwards could outflank her in the heartland have set her to hiring 100 new staff in Iowa and possibly doubling that army by election night on Jan. 3. It also has led to a back and forth about fair play that has even...
  • Swift Boat group's backer joins Romney campaign

    03/18/2007 9:40:12 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies · 503+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | March 18, 2007
    The primary donor of an independent group that raised questions about Senator John F. Kerry during the 2004 presidential election has signed on to raise money for former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney's GOP presidential campaign. Bob Perry, a Houston home builder, is named as a member of Romney's Texas Leadership Team in an invitation for a fund-raising event in Dallas on March 26. Perry has earned a reputation for his willingness to finance the political activities of "527 groups," nonprofit organizations named after the federal tax code that applies to them. He gained notoriety for the $4.5 million he donated...
  • Undermining Hillary

    01/27/2007 12:28:00 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 19 replies · 1,278+ views
    Townhall ^ | Jan. 27, 2007 | Robert D. Novak
    Jerome Corsi, co-author of the 2004 campaign book "Unfit for Command" attacking Sen. John Kerry's war record, joined up Tuesday with the organization intended to similarly undermine Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton in the 2008 campaign. TheVanguard.org is intended to be a right-wing version of the leftist MoveOn.Org. It was founded by Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, including Gil Amelio, former CEO of Apple and National Semiconductor. Coming on board Feb. 16 as TheVanguard's full-time editorial and creative director will be Richard Poe, who has served as editor-in-chief of FrontPage Magazine. He has been described as the conservative movement's leading expert on MoveOn.Org's...
  • Donation to Swift Vets and POWs for Truth

    12/14/2006 11:50:22 AM PST · by kokonut · 3 replies · 380+ views
    Kokonut Pundits ^ | December 14, 2006 | KK
    Well, it was worth every penny of it. Swift Vets and POWs for Truth was fined today by the Federal Election Commission for violating campaign finance laws. A fine of $299,500 was levied against the organization. The organization ran their website starting in April 2004 right up to November 3 when John Kerry lost the election...
  • Murtha Lashes Out at Dem Leadership Opponent (They're Swift-Boating Me!!)

    11/14/2006 1:11:19 PM PST · by scottdeus12 · 73 replies · 3,617+ views
    Foxnews ^ | ovember 14, 2006 | Molly Hooper and The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — The race to be the No. 2 House Democratic leader turned nasty Tuesday, with challenger Rep. John Murtha accusing opponents of "swift-boat style attacks" that hark back to his days being investigated in the FBI's 1980 Abscam sting. Murtha won endorsement Monday from Nancy Pelosi, who is widely expected to be the House speaker. But Murtha is opposed by some liberals who say they are not happy with the Pennsylvania lawmaker's pro-gun and anti-abortion record. Others say Pelosi took a wrong turn in backing Murtha over her current deputy Rep. Steny Hoyer because Murtha's record is marred by...
  • 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
  • Kerry makes direct apology to troops

    11/01/2006 2:17:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 198 replies · 4,108+ views
    Reuters ^ | 11-01-2006 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Sen. John Kerry apologized directly to U.S. troops on Wednesday for comments about Iraq that had prompted a firestorm of criticism from Republicans and President George W. Bush. "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," Kerry said in a statement. Kerry said earlier in the day he was sorry for a "botched joke" about Bush that was interpreted as a slam on the U.S. military. Republicans demanded a more direct apology...
  • 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.
  • GOP Calls for Dem Opponents to Distance Selves From Kerry Comments

    10/31/2006 8:07:06 PM PST · by blogblogginaway · 50 replies · 1,742+ views
    FOXNEWS.COM ^ | oct. 31, 2006 | FOX NEWS
    WASHINGTON — Republicans are trying a seemingly successful technique found in Democratic campaign playbooks, linking their opponent to an objectionable gaffe much the way Democrats have pinned Republican candidates to politically unpopular President Bush. That appears to be the game plan as the GOP seeks to make John Kerry a last-minute issue before next Tuesday's midterm election by demanding to know whether their Democratic opponents support the Massachusetts senator's recent criticism of U.S. troops in Iraq. "Sen. Cantwell is Sen. Kerry's host in our state," reads a press release from Mike McGavick, Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell's Republican opponent. "She has...
  • John Kerry 'Swiftboats' Democrats

    10/31/2006 1:47:58 PM PST · by redstateone · 58 replies · 2,644+ views
    NewsMax ^ | October 31, 2006 | Wynton C. Hall
    The snide, hyper-elitism dripping from Kerry's words is arresting. But swirling beneath the surface of his comments is something deeper, something conservative critics have long identified and attacked among those they say belong to the "Blame America First" crowd, as former U.N. Ambassador Jeanne Kirkpatrick so artfully once put it. And that is this: What, if anything, will liberals ...
  • Vets, pols stick it to Kerry: Iraq remarks draw ire

    10/31/2006 1:52:37 PM PST · by Rennes Templar · 152 replies · 4,045+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Oct. 31 2006 | Joe Dwinell
    Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry’s “botched joke” about students needing to study hard or risk becoming “stuck in Iraq” has ignited a political firestorm over the war exactly a week from the election. Kerry lashed out at the White House at a press conference in Seattle this afternoon for attacking him for his comments. The White House, however, called on Kerry to apologize for troop-bashing. A defiant Kerry refused. “Let me make it crystal clear, as crystal clear as I know how,” Kerry said. “I apologize to no one for my criticism of the President and his broken policy. If anyone...
  • The Way to Win: Taking the White House in 2008 (Free Republic Credited)

    10/03/2006 7:07:55 PM PDT · by kristinn · 126 replies · 3,283+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, October 3, 2006 | Mark Halperin and John F. Harris
    SNIPIn 2004, the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth started out on the margins of the presidential race. In an era of Old Media domination, they might have stayed there. When the group's founders held a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington on May 4, there was nothing in the next day's Washington Post, and the episode got scant attention elsewhere. A conservative website, FreeRepublic.com, however, covered the news conference and listed the fax numbers of Establishment news organizations, urging readers to send missives demanding to know why they were "blacking out" the event. A day later, the...
  • Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation: Veterans Sue Kerry Associates

    10/10/2006 6:16:54 PM PDT · by wouldntbprudent · 79 replies · 2,455+ views
    Yahoo PR wire ^ | Oct 10, 2006 | VVLF
    PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The ongoing battle over the truth of alleged war crimes and atrocities committed by Americans in the Vietnam War moves to a Philadelphia courtroom this week. An action filed in Philadelphia's Common Pleas Court today by a group of highly decorated veterans and POWs may finally hold Massachusetts Senator John Kerry and his allies accountable for the allegations they have propagated over the past 35 years.
  • The challenge to Kerry

    09/25/2006 4:46:24 AM PDT · by Renfield · 33 replies · 994+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 9-25-06 | Donnie Dobro
    We occasionally receive email from Donnie Dobro, a faithful reader with a down-home sense of humor. Donnie thought he heard a challenge from John F. Kerry and issued a response of his own, accepting it. We reprint below the two latest chapters in the leadup to a forthcoming duel I only hope will be televised. 1. 9/17/06 Challenged by John Kerry Greetings friends and fellow combatants. I have been challenged to a duel. To be specific, just a few days ago while referring to Swift Boat Sailors he stated: “I’m prepared to kick their ass from one end of America...
  • 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...
  • The Kerry Brigade

    06/28/2006 9:45:58 PM PDT · by bitt · 83 replies · 1,674+ views
    the American Spectator ^ | 6/29/2006 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
    WASHINGTON -- The comic career of Senator Jean-Francois Kerry is picking up steam, or gas, as the case may be. This inveterate windbag is, according to the New York Times, reopening the Swift Boat controversy of 2004 that did such damage to his presidential prospects when hundreds of the Vietnam War veterans who served with him deflated his reckless boasts of military gloire. He has undertaken this quixotic mission claiming that he can repristinate his military record despite the Swifties' evidence against it. Then the delusory senator from Massachusetts seems to think he will be a shoo-in for the presidency...
  • The Huffinton Post's Swift Antics

    06/28/2006 3:30:26 PM PDT · by Melinda · 15 replies · 1,071+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 06/26/06 | David Holman
    Some readers of HuffingtonPost.com have initiated a new wave of harassing phone calls to Swift Boat veterans who questioned John Kerry's military record in the 2004 campaign -- and the website's proprietors remained ignorant of it for days, despite repeated complaints. Last Saturday morning, HuffPost, Arianna Huffington's year-old online effort, linked to a story regarding the release of Navy personal information. By Saturday afternoon, two registered "trusted" HuffPost commenters posted the names and personal information of more than a dozen Swift Boat veterans. "SatanLivesinUSA" wrote at 2:15 p.m., June 24, "SwiftBoatVets who need some Black Ops done on them. I...
  • The Huffington Post's Swift Antics

    06/27/2006 9:52:14 PM PDT · by HoldFast · 51 replies · 1,696+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 6/28/06 | David Holman
    Some readers of HuffingtonPost.com have initiated a new wave of harassing phone calls to Swift Boat veterans who questioned John Kerry's military record in the 2004 campaign -- and the website's proprietors remained ignorant of it for days, despite repeated complaints. Last Saturday morning, HuffPost, Arianna Huffington's year-old online effort, linked to a story regarding the release of Navy personal information. By Saturday afternoon, two registered "trusted" HuffPost commenters posted the names and personal information of more than a dozen Swift Boat veterans. "SatanLivesinUSA" wrote at 2:15 p.m., June 24, "SwiftBoatVets who need some Black Ops done on them. I...
  • Kerry and Feingold Form Unorthodox Alliance on Iraq (Barf Alert!)

    06/27/2006 1:22:19 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 16 replies · 394+ views
    JSOnline via AP ^ | June 27, 2006 | Frederic Frommer
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- One epitomizes the Washington political establishment as the Democratic Party's most recent presidential nominee. The other is the quintessential Democratic outsider, proud to be the only senator to vote against the USA Patriot Act.Notwithstanding their different histories, Sens. John Kerry and Russ Feingold joined forces last week to push a proposal that would have required troops to leave Iraq by July of next year. And they may soon have something else in common: Both are considering presidential races in 2008."It seems to be a marriage of convenience," said Democratic consultant Dan Payne, a former Kerry Senate campaign...
  • Lipscomb Continues The History Lesson

    06/12/2006 12:41:41 PM PDT · by Renfield · 1 replies · 184+ views
    Captain's Quarters Blog ^ | 6-12-06 | Captain Ed
    Lipscomb Continues The History Lesson Thomas Lipscomb continued to give John Kerry the rematch he demanded on the Swift Boat debate, this time by addressing one of Kerry's rebuttals about the first Purple Heart medal. Lipscomb revisits the skimmer mission that resulted in his eventually winning the medal after first having it denied by his commanding officer and later caused Kerry to call an admiral a liar: According to Kerry's accounts in both Michael Kranish's Boston Globe reporting, the Brinkley account of TOUR OF DUTY, and the Zernike Times piece, Kerry, an officer stationed at Coastal Division 14 at Cam...
  • John Kerry's Skimmer Scam

    06/11/2006 9:25:35 PM PDT · by Interesting Times · 80 replies · 4,588+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 12, 2006 | Thomas Lipscomb
    As the Kate Zernike front page Memorial Day weekend New York Times story indicates, a number of Kerry supporters were disappointed that Kerry had not vigorously defended himself against the charges of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth during the 2004 Presidential campaign. According to Zernike some "are compiling a dossier that they say will expose every one of the Swift boat group's charges as a lie and put to rest any question about Mr. Kerry's valor in combat." That might not only be a difficult task but it could backfire badly. As Vanity Fair's acerbic columnist Michael Wolff said...
  • 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: 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...
  • 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.
  • John Kerry: Give Iran Nuke Fuel

    01/22/2006 12:00:52 PM PST · by paltz · 32 replies · 2,479+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 1/22/06 | Newsmax
    Sen. John Kerry was sharply critical of the Bush administration's handling of the war on terror during his appearance Sunday on ABC's "This Week." But while he complained about White House bungling of the North Korea nuclear crisis, Kerry was curiously silent on Iran. Why? Probably because, had Kerry's previous advice on Iran been taken, the mullahs in Tehran would be even closer to obtaining nuclear weapons than they are now. During his first debate against President Bush on Sept. 30, 2004, the Massachusetts Democrat actually said it would be a good idea for the U.S. to give Iran the...
  • Vietnam Vets File Lawsuit Against John Kerry

    10/13/2005 3:50:00 AM PDT · by Quaker · 9 replies · 1,196+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 10/12/2005 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    The former presidential candidate who, during his election campaign, proudly contrasted his military service during the Vietnam War with that of President Bush's National Guard service - and who once led an organization of Vietnam veterans protesting the war in Vietnam - is being sued by some Vietnam veterans. The Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation is a plaintiff along with Red, White, and Blue Productions, and Vietnam veteran turned journalist Carlton Sherwood, in a defamation action against current Massachusetts Senator John Kerry and Tony Podesta, who was Kerry's Pennsylvania campaign manager. The lawsuit, filed in Philadelphia, claims that Kerry and Podesta...
  • Carlton Sherwood & the VVLF S U E John Kerry!

    10/05/2005 4:34:22 AM PDT · by RDTF · 23 replies · 1,738+ views
    Swiftvets.com ^ | October 5
    Legal documents: http://www.vvlf.org/documents/Sherwood_and_VVLF_v_Kerry.pdf
  • Must See TV: May 31 Edition of "Lie Detector:" (Vanity)

    05/30/2005 7:08:09 AM PDT · by Nick Danger · 13 replies · 694+ views
    PAX TV ^ | May 30, 2005 | Nick Danger
    Freeper TV Alert The May 31 edition of "Lie Detector" on PAX TV will concern two subjects that may interest Freepers. "Lie Detector" is a show where the guest agrees to take a lie detector test right on television. Two guests on the May 31 show: Known for lobbing softball questions at current President George W. Bush, elite press core official “Jeff Gannon” came under scrutiny by democrats and fellow press core members, who discovered his real name is James Dale Guckert with a checkered past and possible agenda. Was “Jeff Gannon” fed questions by the Bush administration to use...
  • John Kerry was dishonorably dismissed from the Navy: (statement from lawyers there at the time)

    05/19/2005 6:23:52 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 166 replies · 10,311+ views
    TECHNIGUY.COM ^ | MAY 16, 2005 | DONALD L. NELSON, CAPT, JAGC, USNR (Ret) & Mark F. Sullivan
    Subject: KERRY DISCHARGE - THE JIMMY CARTER LEGACY CONTINUES Words of Captain Donald L. Nelson, JAG corps USN ret. "I was on active duty as a U.S. Navy JAG when all of this was going on 25 to 30 years ago, and so was Mark F. Sullivan, who at all relevant times was the personal JAG to J. William Middendorf, then the Secretary of the Navy. We are trying to break this absolutely true story nationwide, i.e., Fox News, C-Span, and hopefully the major networks. We are positive that John Kerry was one of those dishonorably dismissed from the Navy...
  • Web Sites Target Hillary Clinton's Ambitions

    05/03/2005 7:25:11 PM PDT · by Interesting Times · 63 replies · 1,976+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 3, 2005 | Liza Porteus
    NEW YORK: The Web is proving to be fertile ground for efforts to try to derail Sen. Hillary Clinton's future political ambitions. A Web site that will feature documents alleging the New York Democrat knew about illegal activities surrounding certain campaign contributions was being officially launched Tuesday by its producers during an appearance on FOX News' "Hannity and Colmes." *snip* The Web site launched Tuesday night, www. Hillcap.org, is a joint effort between former Clinton fund-raiser Peter Paul and the self-confessed conservative group U.S. Justice Foundation, who are calling it the Hillary Clinton Accountability Project. The site is being created...
  • Former POWs Launch Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation

    04/29/2005 8:24:44 AM PDT · by Interesting Times · 16 replies · 723+ views
    Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation ^ | April 29, 2004 | Interesting Times
    A group of highly decorated former POWs who played an active role in the Swift Vets and POWs for Truth have formed a new organization, the Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation. The new organization is led by Medal of Honor recipient Bud Day, and includes former POWs Ken Cordier, Paul Galanti, and James Warner. The VVLF intends to develop a national repository of Vietnam-related materials, information and records, and to counter and expose false information about the Vietnam War that appears in the media. Here's what Col. Day had to say in the press release: "The false history of Vietnam has...
  • Interview with John O'Neill (SwiftBoat Vets)

    04/23/2005 1:48:00 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 21 replies · 962+ views
    The American Enterprise ^ | April/May 2005 issue | David Isaac
    TAE: How and when did the idea for the Swift Boat veterans group come into being? O'NEILL: The one who conceived of this was Admiral Roy Hoffmann. He began contacting many Swift Boat people in January and February last year. At that time, I was in the hospital. I had given my wife a kidney for a transplant. I became a part of it in early to mid March. I was motivated by several things, the first and most important being a genuine fear of what would happen to our country, our national security, and our armed forces if John...