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Sen. John Kerry's SWIFT meltdown: Hugh Hewitt on why Dem's campaign, lib pundits are floundering ^ | Wednesday, August 11, 2004 | Hugh Hewitt

Posted on 08/11/2004 2:31:04 AM PDT by JohnHuang2

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To: norton
They figure they can muddy the water on the topic rather than debate "Cut & Run" Kerry's's the list they chose to be the focus of the convention and the campaign:


Lt. Governor


War Protester

War Record

When the "War Record" is a total fabrication, what is left for the democraps and thier spin machine to push for Kerry now? They can only Kerry the water for LIARS for only so long.

221 posted on 08/11/2004 9:40:49 PM PDT by RasterMaster (Saddam's family were WMD's - He's behind bars & his sons are DEAD!)
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To: Landru
"We all assume that exposing the knave will destroy him."

Ordinarily that's be a safe assumption & there'd be a lot of truth in what you've said say 10, 15 or more years ago. When last we lived in a sane world where telling the truth was the name of the game?

Durn good shootin'. The slide began when the Rats realized their base didn't care that they were lied to and manipulated; they would stay on the plantation, come what may. They don't care.

Since the battle is actually being fought for the middle, this is where the propaganda arm of the party is brought to bear. Those 15% to 20% of the electorate who supposedly hold out for the best candidate based on information gleened from, who else, ABCNNBCBS! Our fate(s) lie in the hands of these uncommitted voters.

Apparently the Dims believe that good hair and Botox will win the day. I hope their wrong and that the fence riders are made of better stuff. Our future depends on them. Scary ain't it?


222 posted on 08/11/2004 9:40:52 PM PDT by ForGod'sSake (ABCNNBCBS: An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly.)
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To: xzins
Hmmm. Well those are food for thought -- or rather beg *investigation*.

However, I do NOT think Rassman was there for anything but a joyride, and he was "hanging" with Kerry -- they were barfly pals, and that Rassman was "playful" -- the kind of playful kids are when they blow up muskrat holes with an M-80, or blow out all the neighborhood windows by blowing up a stick of dynamite hung three foot off the ground.

223 posted on 08/12/2004 3:39:08 AM PDT by bvw
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To: IonInsights

"They can't, not without revealing their true identify as Dr. Goebbels propoganda ministry."

From the Russert interview with the President, 2/8/04:
MSNBC transcript:

Russert: And we are back in the Oval Office talking to the President of the United States.

Mr. President, this campaign is fully engaged. The chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Terence McAuliffe, said this last week: "I look forward to that debate when John Kerry, a war hero with a chest full of medals, is standing next to George Bush, a man who was AWOL in the Alabama National Guard. He didn't show up when he should have showed up…"

President Bush: Yeah.

Russert: How do you respond?

President Bush: Political season is here. I was — I served in the National Guard. I flew F-102 aircraft. I got an honorable discharge. I've heard this — I've heard this ever since I started running for office. I — I put in my time, proudly so.

I would be careful to not denigrate the Guard. It's fine to go after me, which I expect the other side will do. I wouldn't denigrate service to the Guard, though, and the reason I wouldn't, is because there are a lot of really fine people who have served in the National Guard and who are serving in the National Guard today in Iraq.

Russert: The Boston Globe and the Associated Press have gone through some of the records and said there’s no evidence that you reported to duty in Alabama during the summer and fall of 1972.

President Bush: Yeah, they’re — they're just wrong. There may be no evidence, but I did report; otherwise, I wouldn't have been honorably discharged. In other words, you don't just say "I did something" without there being verification. Military doesn't work that way. I got an honorable discharge, and I did show up in Alabama.

Russert: You did — were allowed to leave eight months before your term expired. Was there a reason?

President Bush: Right. Well, I was going to Harvard Business School and worked it out with the military.

Russert: When allegations were made about John McCain or Wesley Clark on their military records, they opened up their entire files. Would you agree to do that?

President Bush: Yeah. Listen, these files — I mean, people have been looking for these files for a long period of time, trust me, and starting in the 1994 campaign for governor. And I can assure you in the year 2000 people were looking for those files as well. Probably you were. And — absolutely. I mean, I —

Russert: But you would allow pay stubs, tax records, anything to show that you were serving during that period?

President Bush: Yeah. If we still have them, but I — you know, the records are kept in Colorado, as I understand, and they scoured the records.

And I'm just telling you, I did my duty, and it's politics, you know, to kind of ascribe all kinds of motives to me. But I have been through it before. I'm used to it. What I don't like is when people say serving in the Guard is — is — may not be a true service.

Russert: But you authorize the release of everything to settle this?

President Bush: Yes, absolutely.

We did so in 2000, by the way.

Russert: Were you favor of the war in Vietnam?

President Bush: I supported my government. I did. And would have gone had my unit been called up, by the way.

Russert: But you didn't volunteer or enlist to go.

President Bush: No, I didn't. You're right. I served. I flew fighters and enjoyed it, and provided a service to our country. In those days we had what was called "air defense command," and it was a part of the air defense command system.

The thing about the Vietnam War that troubles me as I look back was it was a political war. We had politicians making military decisions, and it is lessons that any president must learn, and that is to the set the goal and the objective and allow the military to come up with the plans to achieve that objective. And those are essential lessons to be learned from the Vietnam War.

Russert: Let me turn to the economy........

Now Russert thought the bogus National Guard story was important enough to ask the President about in an exclusive interview at the White House.

Let's see if Russert has the journalistic balls to get O'Neill on, with Kerry if possible, and give them an hour in the cage, winner take all, fight to the death.

I am writing a letter to Russert now about that very thing.

224 posted on 08/12/2004 5:09:00 PM PDT by SpinyNorman (Kerry's response to the Swiftvets: no facts, just attacks.)
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To: JohnHuang2

Message to Russert:

Done. To wit:

Dear Mr. Russert,

After your primetime, one on one interview with the President (2/8/04), you asked him about the allegations made about his National Guard service.

I would like to know when you will interview John O'Neill of the Swiftboat Veterans for Truth regarding his and 250+ Swiftboat veteran's charges regarding John Kerry's service in Vietnam.

If you can manage O'Neill and Kerry in a matchup reminiscent of their original one on the Dick Cavett show, I will tape that show to show my grandchildren.

If you don't, and participate in the blatant media blackout regarding the Swiftboat Vets, I will never be able to view your show again, as you will have demonstrated yourself to be a partisan hack and member of the "liberal press." I want to believe that you are a fair, but tough, journalist.

Your interview with the President regarding questions and allegations about his National Guard service set the precedent. Now, to establish balance, it behooves you to pay comparable attention to the hundreds of Vietnam veterans that consider John Kerry to be a fraud and unfit to be Commander in Chief.



225 posted on 08/12/2004 5:28:17 PM PDT by SpinyNorman (Kerry's response to the Swiftvets: no facts, just attacks.)
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To: IonInsights

Actually, you may be right. Now Kerry is rushing a "correction" into print that it was not Christmas in Cambodia, but sometime in January. We all know he wasn't in Cambodia at all, and if this new and improved story can also be challenged, he is toast.

226 posted on 08/13/2004 1:17:20 AM PDT by Casloy
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