Archive for the ‘Swiftboat’ Category

Senator McCain’s military record

July 1, 2008

High profile democrats have been attacking Senator McCain’ military record, including that tool of Clintons, Wesley Clark and democrat Senator Tom Harkin, who for years, lied about his military record (claiming he was a combat pilot in Vietnam. The truth is that he flew jets that needed repair between air bases.)

Instapundit reader John Lunde has a telling commentary on democrats and war records:

“Well, he served in Vietnam… and then he married a rich woman and got elected to the Senate. Are the Democrats now telling us these things don’t make for a good candidate?”

Yup, the democrats cut their patriotism and support for members of the military to fit their current fashion.

Mr. Reynolds then knocks it out of the park:

I must disagree with charges that McCain is being “Swift Boated.” For this to be a “Swift Boating,” people who stayed at the Hanoi Hilton would have to say that McCain was lying about what he did there — or perhaps that his repeated claims that events there were “seared, seared” in his memory are false, and he was never actually there at all — and those people would have to be telling the truth

Keep in mind the accurate definition of “Swiftboating”:

Swiftboating – 1. (verb) – to use actual quotes and facts that are 100 % traceable to the party they are attributed to. 2. (noun) – the published record of an individual that is later used against them.

democrat fear mongering

June 22, 2008

The usual suspects are on Meet the Press today tossing around the term “Swiftboating.”
Let us review what that term really means.

“…the definition of “swiftboating” is: “producing irrefutable evidence that a Democrat is lying.”

Swiftboating – 1. (verb) – to use actual quotes and facts that are 100 % traceable to the party they are attributed to. 2. (noun) – the published record of an individual that is later used against them.

Keep in mind that the Swiftboat Vets for Truth have not had not to retract a single statement they made. Senator Kerry had to retract his story about going into Cambodia as not factual.

The Swiftboat Vets for truth have called for Senator Kerry to take them to court about their statements. The Senator has refused to do so. Probably because he doesn’t want the facts brought out in a Court of Law, because those facts are against him.

The left has yet to answer this question about the Swiftboat Vets for Truth:

Can you identify even one specific and material SwiftVets allegation that you believe to have been fully “debunked” or fully proven to be “unsubstantiated”?

An accurate definition…

November 15, 2006

“Swiftboating” — a coordinated effort to let the voters know the truth about a candidate.

This accurate and true definition is courtesy of Lorie Byrd.

Left wing "McCarthyism"

November 30, 2004

Swift Boat Vet Steve Gardner stood by the truth, after being warned by the left that he would be punished for speaking the truth. In this case, the left wing hit squads kept their word.

What evidence?

October 17, 2004

Juan Williams (of NPR) is on Fox News Sunday right now, still claiming that the Swiftboat Veterans for Truth have been discredited.

It’s time repeat the question again:

From a post made on 9/26/04.

Beldar puts for the following challenge:

Can you identify even one specific and material SwiftVets allegation that you believe to have been fully “debunked” or fully proven to be “unsubstantiated”?

A few words on Civility in the political debate.

October 15, 2004

Don Feder has some damn good ones that you should read.
Here are some highlights:

For the left, civility is a one-way street, running toward them – but never in the opposite direction.

The blonde buzz-saw also noted that nobody was calling for civility in 1964, when Democrats we’re telling the nation that Barry Goldwater wanted to drop the big one and precipitate a nuclear holocaust.

Now that conservatives can fight back – via the Internet, cable TV and talk radio – liberals whine about civility, Coulter charged.

Despite their carefully timed civility campaigns, liberals are smear artists who can never resist hitting below the belt – with brass knuckles.

Their modus operandi is calling conservatives: racists, bigots, hate-mongers, warmongers, Nazis, trigger-happy cowboys, gun nuts, psychos, despoilers of the environment and political Ebenezer Scrooges rubbing their bony hands together in greedy glee as widows and orphans starve in the streets simply to boost the profits of their junk bonds.

Speaking of civility, have you ever heard of College Republicans trashing liberal campus newspapers, or members of the local ROTC unit shouting down leftist speakers? Both regularly happen to collegiate conservatives – whose publications are incinerated and speakers attacked.

Still, when it suits them, liberals run their civility scam – usually, when they’re cornered and seek to stifle a frank discussion.

What the Left finds really rude and uncalled for is a candid discussion of Kerry’s war record — which he cites as his chief qualification for the White House. Thus, the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth (with their ads questioning Kerry’s medals and exposing his involvement in the anti-American/anti-War movement) make the civility-mongers positively apoplectic.

They can lie about us; we can’t tell the truth about them. They can name-call; we can’t discuss their record or describe the natural consequences of their policies.

Calls for civility in the political debate have become the last refuge of liberal con men, and should be treated with the scorn reserved for shameless hypocrites.

Oh, how uncivil of me.

Another reason Kerry hasn’t signed the 180 form yet…

October 3, 2004

From the Captains Quarters:

Thomas Lipscomb writes a fascinating article about his clever piece of detective work which demonstrates that John Kerry wrote the after-action report that led to his Bronze Star for an engagement that almost all witnesses claim never involved enemy fire. Lipscomb uncovered a 35-year-old operations order which narrows down the source of the story Kerry denies inventing:

A faded 35-year-old operations order recovered from the Naval Historical Center in Washington bears directly on the ongoing dispute between Sen. John Kerry and the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth about who wrote the key after-action report that ended Kerry’s service in Vietnam. The report appears in the official Navy records and is posted on Kerry’s presidential campaign Web site.

The report details Kerry’s participation in a naval operation on the Bay Hap River on March 13, 1969, in such glowing terms that he was awarded a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star for pulling Special Forces officer James Rassmann out of the water while under heavy enemy fire. This third Purple Heart allowed Kerry to cut short his Vietnam tour after only four months.

Lipscomb reviews the action in the report and how it clashes with the memory of everyone except Rassmann and Kerry’s crew. It talks about three miles of sustained enemy fire on both banks, something that Roy Hoffman says not only didn’t occur that day, but never occurred under his command in Viet Nam. Larry Thurlow, who commanded the task force that day, insists that had they been met with that kind of withering enemy fire, he would have called in air support.

Mr. Harris sums up liberal arguments.

September 15, 2004

Mr. Harris says:

Let me see if I properly understand your argument…

1) Everything the Swifties said was a lie because one US$100k contributor to their effort was a Republican. That Kerry was forced to revise at least two elements of his decades-old personal narrative because of them has no bearing on this determination whatsoever.

2) Barnes, a major fundraiser (US$500k+) for Kerry’s campaign, has said for decades – under oath even – that he was not asked by Bush’s family to help get him into the Guard. But now when says he was lying all those years (contradicted by his own family) he’s telling the truth.

3) This same man, his candidate down in the polls and rapidly losing steam, now also ‘admits’ to an an act of extreme corruption, for which he was ultimately compensated to the tune of US$23 million.

4) Bush, at the time, was a candidate, not an officeholder and, as such, had no actual power. But he was terrified that people would find out the shocking news that, as the son of a Congressman, he’d gotten special treatment to get into the Guard, so he gave in to Barnes’ extortion and exercised power he didn’t have to help Barnes’ client.

5) Ergo, Bush is corrupt and cannot be believed.

Truly you have a dizzying intellect.

Mr. Reynolds nails it.

September 4, 2004

For someone from contact sport political arena of New England, Kerry is pretty damn thin skinned when his voting record in Senate is discussed.
Yes, you served as a Swift Boat Commander in Vietnam for four and half months over thirty years ago.
I’ve got got at least four Vietnam veterans in my family, including my father.
I respect your service and give you credit for it. You want to be President come January 20, 2005.
Your voting record in the Senate (in which you have had a rather poor attendance record, since your election to that body in 1984), is a valid subject to discuss and review.
You if don’t want your Sentate voting record discussed, why are you even running for President?
Let’s not forget the other elected office you held.

Misha makes a damn good point.

August 30, 2004

Here is the money quote:

I’d like to point to point out that John Kerry‘s campaign platform seems to be “I’m smart. I know how to work with allies. I know how to do these things.” He can’t even anticipate how his own former swift boat vets would react to him, much less keep them from drawing and quartering him in public. Rarely do you run across a man so self-centered or stupid that he’s waylaid by the people he served with, much less some scandal mongering French diplomat with an ideological axe to grind.

He’s got more to say on the subject. Read it.