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Obama Faces Healthcare ‘Swiftboaters’

We have been forwarded an email from Obama’s campaign manager political strategist, David Plouffe:

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Paul –

We knew health care reform would face fierce opposition — and it’s begun. As we speak, the same people behind the notorious "swiftboat" ads of 2004 are already pumping millions of dollars into deceptive television ads. Their plan is simple: torpedo health care reform before it sees the light of day by scaring the public and distorting the President’s approach.

We need the resources to take them head on with an urgent, grassroots campaign to pass real health care reform in 2009.

When the swiftboaters flood the airwaves with distortions, we’ll flood the streets with volunteers armed with facts. When they send lobbyists to tell Congress to back down, we’ll send millions of calls, letters, and stories from real Americans asking them to stand up.

Please donate $5 or more by midnight Sunday to fight back against these phony attacks and take our message of reform to the American people.

The swiftboaters are once again trying to sell the American people short. As during the election, we deserve a serious conversation — not fear-mongering and deceit. You and I see the importance of health care reform every day. We can’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to face one of America’s greatest challenges head on.

Passing real health care reform will be the toughest, most important challenge we’ve faced together since electing Barack Obama President.

But it’s also a big reason we fought so hard to get here. I know that by working together, and speaking with one, determined voice, we can prevail over the cynics and defenders of the status quo. America’s families are counting on us to do just that.

Donate $5 or more to defend health care reform today.

Thank you,

David Plouffe

What was the Swiftboaters’ crime again?

Oh, that’s right. They told the truth. And they have never been successfully challenged.

So it’s clear the Obama administration is promising to do everything in their (and the unions and ACORN’s and Soros’) power to prevent anyone from telling the truth about the upcoming healthcare ‘reforms.’

They have to criminalize the truth. It’s the only way they can win.

(Thanks to Colonel1961 for the heads up.)

This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, May 16th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

26 Responses to “Obama Faces Healthcare ‘Swiftboaters’”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    If only we can get the samey-same results……the truth cut John “I’m a Hero” Kerry a new anal port.

    Where can I send my $5.00 to counter the $5.00 for their camp?

  2. Howard Roark says:

    I’m with you, LD.

    Lest we forget what it meant to be “Swiftboated”, I turn to our esteemed siren A.C. for a little reminder:

    Fewer than 10 percent of all Swift Boat Veterans contacted refused to sign a letter saying Kerry was not fit to be president. At the beginning of the campaign, O’Neill had signed up 190 Swiftees to say Kerry was unfit for command. By Election Day, he had 294 in all. Only 14 Swift Boat Veterans sided with Kerry, while 294 sided with O’Neill. Let’s see, would it be more difficult to get 14 people to tell the same lie or to get 294 people to tell the same lie? I defer to any registered Democrat on this question.

    [emphasis mine] Guilty, p.99

    • Barbie says:

      Yes, and the Swiftboaters should receive medals for helping to protect the country against a disaster like John Kerry. Now let’s hope the swiftboaters are successful in protecting this country atainst the disaster known as health care ‘reform’ – or as I think is more appropo – the ‘Euthanasia of the Elderly and Disabled’ act.

  3. proreason says:

    It’s a shame David Foofoo is incapable of telling the truth.

    Because if he was telling the truth, the Swift Boat guys getting involved to rebut the Health Care Con would be the best news I’ve heard this year.

    The only thing that could make it better would be if the scam artists put Kerry in charge of propagandizing their plan to eliminate the middle class altogether….after all Traitor John has all that experience with medical care for his “wounds”.

  4. kdouglaslee says:

    The Swifties’ only crime was being effective in opposing a liberal Dem using nothing more than the truth. Libs care little about any person or group that is not effective in stopping them. But once you’ve shown them that you won’t back down, they will hound you until your dying day.

    GOP politicians need to stop being such gutless, spineless worms and start actually working to oppose the liberals, especially Obambi. And they need to be as fearless and effective as the Swifties. Here’s a hint: JUST SPEAK THE TRUTH. Libs can’t stand it; after all, truth is from God, whereas they follow a very different leader.

  5. LewWaters says:

    Of course they will charge “Swiftboating,” ignorant of the fact that the words mean to reveal the truth of something they’d rather remain hidden.

    As for the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth themselves, they also remain ignorant of the fact that many were Democrats who had a personal matter to settle with John ‘Fraud’ Kerry, as did so many of the rest of us Viet Nam Veterans who sided with them and supported them.

    Although not a Swift Boat Veteran myself, I consider it a distinct honor to have been selected to be one of the Admins on their discussion forum and join in digging for all the truth we could discover on Kerry and help block those who came in the cause disruption of our cause.

    Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard, those of us who served in Viet Nam, family members, some who never served at all, even a few who protested us and began to see the light, all got behind the Swifties and supported their effort.

    The country owes these guys a deep debt of gratitude than can never really be repaid. The least we can do is to continue to counter the smears and lies told about these highly decorated Combat Veterans who continued to serve their country well after they came home from War.

  6. Colonel1961 says:

    And how about that creepy logo? The Obama eagle. Or dare I say vulture…

    • take_no_prisoners says:

      Looks more like some stem-cell engineered cross between a snake and a vulture!

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Upon closer inspection I notice he also has incorporated the campaign logo or shield. Gawd…..he can’t get over himself!

    • Helena says:

      Looks like some great black bird of death scanning for prey from behind cover of a benign looking roadside poster.

  7. jrmcdonald says:

    Didn’t Kerry’s lead Swift Boat guy get busted for kiddie porn?

    • proreason says:

      “Judge Thomas Whelan sentenced Sanders to just 37 months in prison–barely a third of the 10-year maximum, and more than two years less than the 63 months prosecutors had asked for.

      Sanders had argued that he deserved only probation, claiming that what the paper calls “his compulsion to research the world of child pornography” was “a symptom of his post-traumatic stress disorder that stemmed from his combat service”–that is, he was depraved on account of he was deployed.”


      His totally understandable problem was that when he was swift-boated by the Swift Boaters, he was forced to take comfort in surfing the internet and got sucked into child pornagrapy.

      or something like that

      And after all, who could blame somebody for going nutso after being sequestered for free in Four Season hotels for 18 months with John Kerry, and forbidden from talking to the press about the experience to boot. You would have thought our greatest living hero and patriot could have at least provided adult prostitutes.

    • 1sttofight says:

      You would have thought our greatest living hero and patriot could have at least provided adult prostitutes.

      Apparently our hero was not interested in adult prostitutes. Now if Kerry could have hooked him up with a couple of 6 or 7 year olds he would have been good to go, so to speak.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      WOW 1st….welcome back, bro!! You been out and about or doing hard time?

    • 1sttofight says:

      Forced exile LD, but since I made a really big donation to the S&L jar… ;)

    • Liberals Demise says:

      SEE ………………..Capitalism does work!!
      A lesson to be learned for the drive-by trolls!

    • 1sttofight says:

      It is worth every penny spent.

  8. curvyred says:

    I am not sure why – but this reminds me of “spector for the cure”

  9. canary says:

    Looks like a little skull and demon. Guess they need to hire more prisoners to work for them.

  10. GetBackJack says:

    I got smart decades ago, after putting myself through college as a Surgical Tech (the guy who hands out instruments and assists).

    It’s funny what Important People will say around the little people, like in the doctor’s lounge changing into scrubs. In Surgery I saw things a sober man ought not see, and in these private moments in the lounge I heard the unguarded thoughts of physicians. Like the patrician looking son of unmarried parents who had four total hysterectomies scheduled five days a week whether the women needed it or not because he had cash flow needs to meet.

    That started me on the path of learning how to care for myself instead of delegating it to Others. Because, while there are surely many good people in the medical profession, my experience up close and personal is that the mercenary attitudes of the doctors far outweighed any good that could come from this field, that and blind obedience to the AMA, the pharmaceutical companies and the Government. Didn’t leave any room for Care. Subsequent experience with paying close attention to hospitals, people I visit there, the way people are handled by physicians, and the manner by which people are not ‘cured’ but ‘managed’ appalls me even further.

    I made the right decision to seek medical help elsewhere. And not fall into the clutches of a drug and scalpel culture ruled by bean counters and politicians. I set out to educate myself in several disciplines.

    One short example … and I know going in this will be cause for a flame war but it’s still true … a friend recently told me about his high cholesterol. I suggested that before he undertake the many drugs currently in vogue for reducing cholesterol, which are each and all damaging to the liver by reducing liver function in order to alter the manner in which the body naturally produces cholesterol … he should try 45 days of oral EDTA – a chelation.

    He did and in that short time, his numbers dropped to 150, and better yet, his ratio of ‘good cholesterol’ to ‘bad cholesterol’ evened out to 1/1. Meaning, textbook perfect.

    Total cost?

    2x $7.99 per bottle of 120 caps + shipping http://www.wonderlabs.com/itemleft.php?itemnum=9761&kbid=1156

    Now, seriously … why even discuss Obama’s Healthcare Boondoggle? The Chavez Nazis are going to screw with health care no matter what … because it’s a field of money so vast no criminal enterprise can resist dipping their snouts into it like hogs at a trough. Massive money is as sure to be raped as proper morals are sure to be kicked to the curb.

    Walk away from it. Learn to care for yourself.

    • proreason says:

      Getback. There’s a lot of truth in what you say.

      The individual is ultimately responsible for his/her own health, and just because there is an advertising campaign to get you to do something doesn’t mean that it is the right thing for you.

      It’s a near certainty that many medical procedures / drugs are marginally useful or worse, and that alternative treatments are better and/or more cost effective..

      And on top of that, many things thought to be useful at one point in time are thought to be harmful later, or vice versa.

      I’m not urging people refuse medical help, but just to realize that there is a lot of hype in medicine, and certainly a lot more cya than in most aspects of life.

      And there has been a long and concerted effort to persuade people to totally hand over the responsibility for their own health to “the professionals”. The current push for Universal Health Care exploits that effort, just like the uberlibs exploit every everything that happens in life to gain power for themselves.

      Where we disagree is that I think Universal Health is more about power than money. They want to make you dependent on government. Period. Because when you are, you will never rise up against them. Health Care is just another way to do that. And it’s probably the most important one, because they can link just about everything to your health.

    • proreason says:

      One other followup. The thing that gripes me the most about Universal Health Care is that everybody knows that huge medical costs are incurred because of lifestyle choices. That includes your weight, smoking, drinking, drug usage, exercise, risk taking, sex habits, driving habits, use of violence, anger management, family relationships, self-image, and many others.

      I have a real hard time reconciling why I should pay for poor choices made by other people. I already do that with private health insurance, but at least I can opt out of it or change plans when the cost becomes more than I am willing to pay. With Universal Health, there will be no opting out. I’ll be forced at the point of a gun to pay the costs of their drug-addled, careless, brain-dead, irresponsible, illegal and self-destructive life choices.

      Particularly when it is an absolute certainty that the lifestyle choices of Obamy voters mean that the lifetime costs of their “medical care” are geometrically greater than the lifestyle choices of the rest of us.

      You wanna talk about wealth redistribution……that one will top everything.

  11. DGA says:

    We have/had socailized helathcare in New Zealand. I used to think that it was great; you need a heart operation, you get it done for free. But, myself and my family were always healthy, apart from my frequent trips to the ER for motorcycle accidents, I had no real idea what problems socialised health care carried. But, many years later, when my mother was diagnosed with cancer and told to just go home and live out her time with her family, I got involved in the ugly side of it. The government hospitals weren’t going to lift a finger to help her, and because of Kiwi’s experiences with this, private hospitals came into existence, and she went there and got a few years of life out of the therapy they provided. Years later, New Zealanders get a cold shiver up their spine if the thought of having to go to a govt. hospital comes up, and forget about things like elective surgery for non life threatening problems. You go on multiple year waiting lists, only to check on that list awhile later to find out that you have been dropped from said list!

    • proreason says:

      Polls regularly show high satisfaction with government run health care programs.

      Small wonder since most people are healthy during most of their lives, and government health care appears to be “free”.

      They should poll the patients, not the public.

      It’s one of the greatest deceptions about public health care. Not unlikely the msm’s polls showing high satisfaction with the Moron. Duh. They poll the Obamabots!

    • Petronius says:

      I believe most Americans would be disappointed in Britain’s National Health Service. Under the NHS medical care is rationed and politicized. Many medical tests, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices are simply not covered by NHS because they have been deemed unnecessary by the governors––in other words, some treatments that are needed by patients are too costly, therefore health care is rationed. Stories are legion in Britain about NHS patients who die because they must wait too long for an MRI or for surgery. Many British endure painful conditions for years into old age, only then to be told that they are too weak or too old for elective surgery. Many of Britain’s best doctors have opted out of the NHS, going into the private sector or emigrating to the USA. Even in Britain’s private sector, however, you will run into nurses and medical staffers who have a class-warfare chip on their shoulders, and who are resentful of patients who can afford treatment outside the NHS, since they themselves cannot. Many of the physicians in NHS are recent immigrants from India or Africa. But for many medical needs you get no physician whatsoever. For example, under NHS babies are delivered by midwives, not obstetricians. But if you want an abortion, hey, no problem. Political considerations always triumph over patient care.

  12. Confucius says:

    Obama can get his healthcare bill passed easily. So, why the campaining and requests for money?

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