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Obama Swiftboat

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Matt Osborne

We've seen this pattern before. A non-sourced, anonymous story enters the right-wing blogosphere and gets picked up by mainstream media, allowing the right to stovepipe their insanity.

Obama Trying To Keep Swiftboat Response Low-Key

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Here's a development that really bears watching: In stark contrast to John Kerry's 2004 campaign, the Obama team has developed a very aggressive respo...

Swift Boat Sugar Daddy's Other Water Issues?

Patt Morrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patt Morrison

Harold Simmons has written a check for all of the $2.87 million it's costing to run ominous-sounding ads in Ohio and Pennsylvania about Obama's relationship with William Ayers.

How Should Obama Respond? A Third Way to End the Sliming

Joel Weinberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joel Weinberger

Obama is refuting charges against him in an effort not to repeat the mistake of the Kerry campaign -- but this just substitutes a new mistake for the old one.

Reading The Pictures: Swiftboating A Facial Expression

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2008-08-15-corsi_cover_shaw.jpgWhat makes a meme effective -- be it verbal, visual or the combination -- is repetition.

Swift Boat Redux? Two Anti-Obama Books Hit Shelves Next Week

Media Matters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two books attacking Sen. Barack Obama are scheduled to be released on August 1 and August 4 -- The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Pers...

The Swiftboaters Are Back: GOP Funds Group With Finance Law Loophole

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The "Swift Boaters" from 2004 are back at it. A group of top Republican contributors who financially fueled the famous "Swift Boat" campaign ads that...

Obama: Don't Call Wes Clark A Swiftboater

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At a media availability in Ohio today, Obama says that the part of his patriotism speech read as a response to Clark was written months ago, and that ...

Kerry Swiftboater: "We Will Attack Obama Viciously"

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama has been making efforts to tamp down donations to independent issue groups in an effort to control the level of negative attacks in the f...

Obama Expands Rapid Response Team To Battle Swift-Boating

Newsweek | Mark Hosenball and Michael Isikoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama campaign is planning to expand its research and rapid-response team in order to repel attacks it anticipates over his ties to 1960s radical ...

John Kerry: Obama Won't Be Swiftboated Like Me

Hotline | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John Kerry reached out to veterans here on Barack Obama's behalf Saturday, saying he believes Obama is more prepared to be commander in chief tha...

Obama: Swiftboating Can't Stop Me

CBS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Barack Obama could withstand any last-minute "swift-boat" attacks from Republicans on his race or past drug use because winning the grueling cont...