Debate:Two sides to a coin. The liberals use of Swift Boat

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Swift boating or to Swift Boat somebody is to falsely discredit them. That's how the liberal uses it. But in reality it is; to level a damaging accusation to which the object has no good response; to produce extensive documentation of same without a rebuttal. In lay person terms; when a liar is caught in a lie but pleads blameless.--jp 02:36, 6 April 2007 (EDT)

Swift boating means to throw a bunch of spaghetti at the wall and see what sticks. This was attempted in the stories floating around a few weeks ago from the "Madrassa Veterans for Truth" about Barack Obama going to a Q'u'r'a'n school, with the implication that he was a secret muslim (actually he is active in his Christian church). Hillary is gonna face innuendoes from the "Unclosetted Lesbians for Truth" bunch pretty soon. Giuliani is gonna have something new and awful bubble up out of New York City. Romney is having trouble with his ridiculous statement that he is a lifetime NRA member, when he just bought his membership last fall and he's 60 years old. Teresita 03:10, 6 April 2007 (EDT)

So, throw out a bunch of false accusations (spaghetti) and see which one is true (sticks)?--jp 03:39, 6 April 2007 (EDT)

No, the ones that get media traction (possibly for being titillating and fodder for gossip around the watercooler) are the ones that stick. Teresita 08:30, 6 April 2007 (EDT)
Oh so Teresita, there is no truth behind swift boating, definetely the liberal version.--jp 10:10, 6 April 2007 (EDT)

Perhaps there should be an official "Swift Boat" page. I came to conservapedia to try to get the other side of the coin. Certainly it's used as a pejorative, but when used in discussion, it's a term to which there are definitely two sides. I really don't know much about the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, but when I do searches for it, all I see is for the most part the wikipedia side of the story, (for example http://swiftvets.eriposte.com/kerrypurpleheart1.htm) with claims such as only one member of the swift boat veterans for truth served on the boat with him, and he was not present for those circumstances where Kerry earned his medals. A definitive page here on Conservapedia would help to show the other side of this debate. For the casual searcher, it seems as though there is only one substantive side to the story, there is no response on the swift boat web site to many inconsistencies raised, and perhaps the truth could come out here. --Stitch 11:30 6 November 2007 (PDT)

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