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Reply #40: Swiftboaters weren't wrong for criticizing Kerry's record, they were wrong for LYING about it. [View All]

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iconicgnom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:38 PM
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40. Swiftboaters weren't wrong for criticizing Kerry's record, they were wrong for LYING about it.
Those who can't make this distinction shouldn't use the term "swiftboating", because the meaning the term now has depends on it. In fact those who fail to make the distinction in effect join the swiftboaters in doing a serious injustice to Kerry.

Now, if someone LIES about McCain's service, they're doing something similar to what the swiftboaters did to Kerry. So yes, if you don't like the swiftboating of Kerry, don't LIE about McCain's service - because that'd make you a "swiftboater". But that certainly doesn't put McCain's service record out of bounds as an issue - and to suggest otherwise is crazy.
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