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  • Massive Super PAC Poised To ‘Swift-Boat’ Biden In Key States

    09/02/2020 7:32:37 PM PDT · by bitt · 46 replies ^ | 8/31/2020 | karen townsend
    Remember the 2004 presidential campaign between George W. Bush and John Kerry? That campaign produced the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth in support of President Bush. The PAC exposed John Kerry’s record as a Vietnam veteran. It was very effective, too. There is a new version of this kind of Super PAC coming on the scene now and President Trump will be the beneficiary. Just in time to begin making up for some lost time, Preserve America will be overseen by Chris LaCivita, a veteran Republican strategist and the mastermind behind the Swift Boat veterans ad campaign. Politico is reporting...
  • Free Republic Lost A Great One Yesterday - RIP The Shrew

    04/15/2020 9:37:33 AM PDT · by Ms. AntiFeminazi · 110 replies
    Personal ^ | 4.15.2020 | MAF
    I'm very sad to say that The Shrew passed away yesterday. I know there are some oldtimers here that would want to know and possibly share condolences and stories. He was one of the best.
  • John Kerry Profanely Denies Report That He’s Going to Take Down Bernie

    02/02/2020 6:01:25 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies ^ | February 2, 2020 | Todd Starnes
    Former Secretary of State John Kerry dropped the “f-bomb” on Twitter while denying an NBC News report that he might jump into the presidential race to take out Sen. Bernie Sanders. “Any report otherwise is f***ing (or categorically) false,” Kerry wrote. “I’ve been proud to campaign with my good friend Joe Biden, who is going to win the nomination, beat Trump, and make an outstanding president. NBC News reporters that one of their analysts overheard Kerry on the phone at a Des Moines hotel explaining what he would have to do to enter the presidential race amid “the possibility of...
  • Swift Boating Trump - Podesta email

    10/24/2016 7:36:25 AM PDT · by ncfool · 16 replies ^ | 2016-02-26 23:38 | Wikileaks web site - Podesta dump #17
    Re: To: Date: 2016-02-26 23:38 Subject: Re: Sorry. I've been behind too many curtains in my day... Sent from my iPhone On Feb 26, 2016, at 8:36 PM, Jennifer Palmieri wrote: > > Gee. Thanks, Joel. We thought we could half-ass it. Let's discuss. > > Sent from my iPhone >> On Feb 26, 2016, at 8:35 PM, Joel Johnson wrote: >> I know you can't look past Bernie and March primaries -- but who is in charge of the Trump swift boat project? Needs to be ready, funded and unleashed when we decide -- but not a...
  • John Kerry Thinks Bush Rigged The 2004 Elect

    10/20/2016 12:24:12 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 15 Dec 15 | Blake Neff
    A profile of Secretary of State John Kerry published Sunday in The New Yorker reveals that, 11 years after his election loss to George W. Bush in 2004, Kerry still believes he was robbed via systematic fraud. The article itself, written by David Remnick, focuses mostly on Kerry’s efforts to achieve peace and democracy in the Middle East, but it also dwells extensively on his presidential defeat more than a decade ago. “In 2004, when Kerry lost the Presidential race to George W. Bush, who is widely considered the worst President of the modern era, he refused to challenge the...
  • From Blue to Green and Brown

    12/30/2015 12:31:52 PM PST · by Retain Mike
    Naval History ^ | December 2015 | LT Commander Thomas J. Cutler, USN (Retired)
    MARKET TIME The transition from advisory roles to operational ones began with the creation of the Coastal Surveillance Force, designated as Task Force (TF) 115, whose primary mission—code-named Operation Market Time—was to interdict the flow of supplies to communist forces by conducting random searches among the throngs of junks and sampans that travelled these waters on a daily basis. Seventeen existing 82-foot patrol boats (WPBs) were provided by the Coast Guard, but for these shallow-water operations the Navy had to rely on modifying a 50-foot aluminum craft that was being used in the Gulf of Mexico to transport crews to...
  • Exploding the myth that brave Kerry said "send me!" to the fight... in his own words!

    08/11/2004 6:18:11 AM PDT · by adam_az · 51 replies · 2,834+ views
    Various sources | 8/11/04 | Adam_az
    John Kerry has made a number of contradictory claims about what exactly he signed up for when he signed up for the Swift boats. I cite various primary sources in an attempt to discover what it was that Kerry actually signed up for. In summary, when Kerry signed up for the Swift boats, they were used as coastal patrol boats and were one of the safest assignments in Vietnam. Two weeks into Kerry's Swift Boat assignment, they decided to use the boats on the Mekong river. Kerry and his supporters have made multiple contradictory claims about his Swift boat service...
  • As Kerry Recalled His War Experience at End of Iran Talks, ‘Everyone Had Tears in Their Eyes’

    07/16/2015 7:42:28 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 53 replies ^ | 7/15/16 | Patrick Goodenough
    ( – In the closing minutes of the Iran nuclear negotiations in Vienna this week, Secretary of State John Kerry made a comment about having gone to war as a young man and not wanting to do so again, leaving everyone in the room, including the Iranians, with “tears in their eyes.” Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, the lead U.S. negotiator in the talks, recounted the moment while addressing the annual Generation Prague Conference at the State Department on Wednesday. Sherman said that in the final plenary session, with the media out of the room, each of...
  • Even in hospital, ‘work continues’ for John Kerry (Photo)

    06/09/2015 8:18:16 PM PDT · by maggief · 70 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | June 10, 2015 | Martin Finucane
    John KerryVerified account ‏@JohnKerry Feeling good a week after surgery. Good chats today w/@AmbassadorRice & @StateDept senior team. The work continues!
  • Caption John Kerry

    02/09/2015 4:57:03 AM PST · by csvset · 21 replies
    Tiny pic ^ | 8 feb 2015 | interwebs
  • Rand Paul: The Most Interesting Conspiracy Theorist in Washington

    10/20/2014 4:01:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | October 20, 2014 | David Corn
    Bilderbergers, the Iraq invasion, Alex Jones—the GOP senator has routinely flirted with America's paranoid fringe.This past summer, Rand Paul, the libertarian senator from Kentucky and a potential 2016 presidential wannabe, was the GOP's It Girl. The New York Times Magazine splashed his mug on the cover and asked, "Has the 'Libertarian Moment' Finally Arrived?" It noted that Paul possessed a "supple mind" and was a "preternaturally confident speaker." Washington Post political prognosticator Chris Cillizza pronounced Paul the "most interesting voice in the GOP right now," and Politico gave him the No. 1 spot on its list of the 50 "most...
  • Carlton A. Sherwood, Reporter Behind 2004 Kerry Film, Dies at 67

    06/21/2014 5:52:43 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 6 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6-21-2014 | DOUGLAS MARTIN
    Carlton A. Sherwood, an investigative journalist and former Marine who lurched between accolades and controversy, most prominently with a 2004 film about the chagrin of Vietnam War veterans over John Kerry’s turning against the war as a naval officer, died on June 11 in Philadelphia. He was 67. The cause was congestive heart failure, his wife, Susan, said Friday. The Sinclair Broadcasting Group, the nation’s largest owner of local television stations, planned to show Mr. Sherwood’s film shortly before the 2004 election...(but)
  • Howard Kurtz' Media Buzz on Fox News Attacks Bergdahl's Platoon

    06/09/2014 6:45:14 AM PDT · by xzins · 31 replies
    Vanity ^ | 9 June 14 | Xzins
    I have a confession. I watch Fox weekend programming...some. It's generally when I awaken too early in the middle of the night, and I have to choose between Ninja Blender and Golden Girl reruns. I move over to Fox News hoping to get back to sleep. Somewhere in the middle of the night last night I bumped into Kurtz' weekly show that initially featured discussion on Bowe Bergdahl. He was helped along by radical liberal Bill Press and liberal Laura Ashburn. Jim Pinkerton was a lone conservative voice in a show reminiscent of every liberal "panel" on other network TV....
  • ‘Wow!’ And so it begins: White House smears vets, claims ‘swift boating’ of Bergdahl

    06/04/2014 8:03:22 AM PDT · by reegs · 62 replies
    Twitchy ^ | June 4, 2014 | Twitchy Staff
    Unreal. Putting the lives of our brave troops at risk by releasing five Taliban leaders wasn’t enough, apparently. Now the White House has to smear those who put their lives on the line for this country.
  • Chuck Todd: W.H. Caught ‘Flat-Footed’ by Bergdahl Response ('Swift Boat')

    06/04/2014 6:31:12 AM PDT · by kristinn · 28 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | Wednesday, June 4, 2013
    Chuck Todd told Matt Lauer on Wednesday that the White House was “caught flat-footed” on the backlash against the prisoner swap for Sergeant Bergdahl. “I’ve had a few aides describe it to me as ‘we didn’t know that they were going to Swift Boat Bergdahl’,” Todd said, “And Matt, of course, that’s a reference to that political fight back in 2004 over John Kerry’s military service which became so controversial in that campaign. So there’s some fighting words there.”
  • Chicago Tribune Columnist: Wendy Davis Getting 'Swift-Boated' for Lying

    01/25/2014 9:50:22 AM PST · by gooblah · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Jan 2014, 9:32 | Frances Martel
    Democrats have given up arguing that Wendy Davis is being honest about her history and are now simply demanding we all accept her narrative and her lies simultaneously. In a column suggesting Davis is being "swift-boated" for fabricating parts of her biography, Margaret Carlson in the Chicago Tribune implores readers to be generous with Davis's biography.
  • Harold Simmons Dies at 82; Backed Swift Boat Ads

    12/30/2013 3:05:15 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12-29-13 | Emma G. Fitzsimmons
    Harold Simmons, a billionaire who helped finance the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth attack ads against Senator John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election and donated substantially to other conservative causes, died on Saturday in Dallas. He was 82. His death was confirmed by Greg Abbott, the Texas attorney general, in a statement. Mr. Simmons, who started out in business with a single drugstore in Dallas, became a buyout investor and made his fortune by buying stakes in major companies. This year, Forbes magazine estimated his net worth at $10 billion. He was one of the largest donors in the...
  • Kerry to Lawmakers: U.S. Facing a 'Munich Minute'

    09/02/2013 10:11:20 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 36 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/9/13
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told House Democrats on Monday that the United States faced a “Munich moment” in deciding whether to respond to the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government. The comments were made in a 70-minute conference call in which the Secretary of State was trying to convince the lawmakers to support President Barack Obama’s proposal for military action in Syria. Kerry was referring to the 1938 Munich agreement...
  • John Kerry on his boat during Egypt upheaval, State Dept. concedes [Obama admin lies despite photos]

    07/05/2013 11:49:11 PM PDT · by grundle · 35 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 5, 2013 | Jake Miller
    Secretary of State Kerry sailed his boat, the "Isabel," on Nantucket Sound in Massachusetts, Wed., July 3, 2013. / CBS Secretary of State John Kerry at the helm of his sailboat "Isabel," July 5, 2013. / Emily Hislop/CBS As regime change was unfolding in Egypt, Secretary of State John Kerry spent time on his boat Wednesday afternoon in Nantucket Sound, the State Department acknowledged to CBS News on Friday, after repeatedly denying that Kerry was aboard any boat. Psaki's acknowledgment marked a stark reversal from previous denials that Kerry was on any boat whatsoever. A "CBS This Morning" producer spotted...
  • Kerry's Offer: Release Prisoners and They'll Renew Talks(Israel-Palestine)

    03/23/2013 7:17:58 PM PDT · by haffast · 32 replies
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held talks with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Saturday evening, after earlier discussing ways to push a new peace plan with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, U.S. and Israeli sources said. A radio report said Netanyahu and Kerry had a first round of private talks and were then joined by Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, Netanyahu's personal envoy Yitzhak Molcho and his national security adviser Yaakov Amidror. Channel 10 News reported that Kerry is planning on offering Israel and the PA an outline which would see Israel releasing terrorists from its prisons and transferring areas...