Swiftboats were small, power boats used in the Vietnam war by the US to combat the Viet Cong. The Democratic candidate in 2004, John Kerry, won three Purple Hearts for his actions during the Vietnam war, mostly on board a swiftboat. The George W. Bush campaign was able to turn a Kerry strength against him by means of the Swiftboat Veterans for Truth, a bogus group ginned together by the GOP for the purpose of defeating Kerry.
Now in 2012, the GOP is trying to swiftboat President Obama by using the death of Osama bin Laden, an Obama strength, against him. The GOP has gathered together a group that claims that the President is leaking national security information for political purposes. Don’t be deceived by the GOP’s false political attacks. Swiftboating in 2004 won the election for Bush. We cannot afford to allow a repeat of that tactic to elect Mitt Romney. The stakes this election are too high for us to allow deceit to be successful, again.
- This swiftboating of Mitt Romney disgraces Barack Obama | Bob Garfield (guardian.co.uk)
- Hilarious… John Kerry Claims Obama Is Being “Swiftboated” (thegatewaypundit.com)