> They keep using that word.....I do not think it means what they
> think it means.
It means whatever they want it to mean. They’re the Left. They can deconstruct and reconstruct language, or pretty much anything, to mean whatever they want.
In this case, their use of “Swiftboat” is a euphemism for exaggerations and outright lies.
The low info voter will sop it up like a sponge, because in the remote recesses of their memory, they will remember how mean the Swiftboat brethren were to JFnKerry.
It's still an unfortunate choice of words because there were an awful lot of people who believed the Swift Boat Vets, even though in the end they voted for Kerry out of some union or other loyalty. On the other hand, I know several guys who hadn't voted in years, and haven't voted since, who got off their asses just to vote against the traitorous bastard. And I live in a very liberal part of the country (Philly area).