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TheNutcracker

(2,104 posts)
Thu Jul 23, 2015, 10:22 AM Jul 2015

Jeb Bush Sent Thank-You Note To Swift Boat Vets For John Kerry Smear - Jeb should be accountable too

http://crooksandliars.com/2015/07/jeb-bush-sent-swift-boat-vets-letter-2005

As I already discussed here, we've got a whole lot of Republicans and their presidential candidates up in arms over Donald Trump's remarks about John McCain, and I was wondering where their outrage was when Republicans were busy smearing Democrats who have served our country honorably as well, like John Kerry did, and Tammy Duckworth and Max Cleland among a host of others,

We all know that the lot of them could care less about what happens to anyone who signs up to defend this country as a member of the armed services. What they care about is using those people for political fodder and to keep their base worked into a frenzy.

If you already weren't sure just how cynical these Republicans can be, here's how Jeb responded to McCain being smeared by Trump while ignoring his own treatment of John Kerry: Self-Proclaimed Champion of Veterans Jeb Bush, Supported Switfboating John Kerry:

Jeb Bush said yesterday in response to Donald Trump’s attack on John McCain that all veterans are deserving of respect: (Jeb Twitter post at link above)

As Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Jay Bookman then pointedly asked, “Yeah. Just like the respect that John Kerry got in ’04?”

It turns out that in 2005, Jeb thought one veteran in particular should be attacked. He even thanked other veterans for swiftboating John Kerry, whom Republican conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi, who has never served his country, decided to accuse of cowardice in order to keep him out of the White House:

I look forward to the media asking him about his double standard when hell freezes over, which is about how long it will take for any of them to call out the GOP for being a bunch of opportunist, lying, pearl clutching hypocrites. Here's a copy of that letter from Bush for anyone that would like to read it.
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The letter is available to view at the link above. The letter Jeb Bush said thank you for the smear, to help his brother. JEBBY should be tossed early too, along with Trump!












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Jeb Bush Sent Thank-You Note To Swift Boat Vets For John Kerry Smear - Jeb should be accountable too (Original Post) TheNutcracker Jul 2015 OP
oh my god, Jeb Bush was in on the '05 attacks on Kerry and even wrote thank you letters. Sunlei Jul 2015 #1
Yesssserie! And, we must kick this up to include him in this 24/7 conversation! TheNutcracker Jul 2015 #2
and in the Bush thank you letter he calls them 'swifties' & mentions their Orlando vacation reward. Sunlei Jul 2015 #5
One more kick please - this must get to the greatest viewing page! TheNutcracker Jul 2015 #3
K and R--and thanks riversedge Jul 2015 #4
You know we're looking at a Bush. Can we kick this up please? TheNutcracker Jul 2015 #6
Thanks!!!! Now, the media better pick this up. TheNutcracker Jul 2015 #7
Well, that's pretty damned despicable. blue neen Jul 2015 #8
So why is just Trump in the news? This was huge in 04 and many covered the Swift-boaters! TheNutcracker Jul 2015 #9
That's a good question. blue neen Jul 2015 #13
On official stationary of the Florida Governor's office no less. Shameless. Hortensis Jul 2015 #10
Yup! right up there with the recorded "throw their asses out!" referring to the press outside TheNutcracker Jul 2015 #11
He's just as mean as the rest of the Bushes. Harmless 'affability' has always been a mask blm Jul 2015 #20
"Shameless" is the word. n/t MBS Jul 2015 #16
k and r niyad Jul 2015 #12
I sent tweets of this to most cable news reporters. Do they know they are not really harming TheNutcracker Jul 2015 #14
Nothing at all new, press always gives Bushes complete pass, ALWAYS. lark Jul 2015 #15
You are so right!!!!!!! onecent Jul 2015 #18
Prescott Bush True Blue American Jul 2015 #21
You make my point. lark Jul 2015 #23
Bush Family True Blue American Jul 2015 #24
smoking gun allan01 Jul 2015 #17
Yes, and the letter was written on taxpayer funded stationary, for the office of Governor! TheNutcracker Jul 2015 #19
K&R napkinz Jul 2015 #22

Sunlei

(22,651 posts)
1. oh my god, Jeb Bush was in on the '05 attacks on Kerry and even wrote thank you letters.
Thu Jul 23, 2015, 10:25 AM
Jul 2015

I'm happy the main republican Mr. Trump, already said the USA "doesn't need another Bush".

 

TheNutcracker

(2,104 posts)
2. Yesssserie! And, we must kick this up to include him in this 24/7 conversation!
Thu Jul 23, 2015, 10:29 AM
Jul 2015

Rachael??? Hayes??? Mathews????? Kornacki????? Cooper????? C-Cup????? anyone????

Sunlei

(22,651 posts)
5. and in the Bush thank you letter he calls them 'swifties' & mentions their Orlando vacation reward.
Thu Jul 23, 2015, 10:37 AM
Jul 2015

No wonder Florida was so broke by 2008 and held first place in unemployed Americans.

Florida was number one in homeless families and hungry kids going to the school bus from their cars parked in walmart parking lots.

 

TheNutcracker

(2,104 posts)
9. So why is just Trump in the news? This was huge in 04 and many covered the Swift-boaters!
Thu Jul 23, 2015, 11:04 AM
Jul 2015

Buck Fush~

Remember that?

blue neen

(12,303 posts)
13. That's a good question.
Thu Jul 23, 2015, 11:12 AM
Jul 2015

I remember the Swiftboating of Kerry very well. It was horrible and shameful.

 

TheNutcracker

(2,104 posts)
11. Yup! right up there with the recorded "throw their asses out!" referring to the press outside
Thu Jul 23, 2015, 11:12 AM
Jul 2015

his office. What a governor. You are looking at him being prez, if we don't stay focused on the real target. It's not Trump. While he's an azzhat, Bush was professional, on the people's stationary, writing this shit!

He should never be the prez! N E V E R !!!

blm

(112,746 posts)
20. He's just as mean as the rest of the Bushes. Harmless 'affability' has always been a mask
Fri Jul 24, 2015, 11:06 AM
Jul 2015

they put on when out in public and in front of cameras. Poppy perfected that 'appearance' after he moved up in the CIA in the 50s and 60s, not too long, really, after the family had been caught playing footsie with Hitler.

 

TheNutcracker

(2,104 posts)
14. I sent tweets of this to most cable news reporters. Do they know they are not really harming
Thu Jul 23, 2015, 11:35 AM
Jul 2015

anyone, who could win? Yet they should be. How, can anyone forget this!

And he wrote it on the Governor's stationary!!!!!

lark

(22,801 posts)
15. Nothing at all new, press always gives Bushes complete pass, ALWAYS.
Thu Jul 23, 2015, 11:42 AM
Jul 2015

Prescott Bush was indicted for supporting the enemey during a time of war. Why was this never brought up when any of the Bushes are running for office? It would 100% disquality anyone else if their grandpa was a confirmed traitor, but for the Bushes, it never happened. Poppy was a traitor when he personally intevened with Iraq to keep the Americans hostage until after the elections. The meeting he said in testimony before congress never happened, really did happen and has been proven. Crickets! GW starts a war of choice and is implicated in the events of 9/11, yet is not made to testify under oath and no notes were allowed and Cheney was there with him to keep his story straight. 28 pages of the testimony were redadacted, the part about Saudi Arabia. One of the first things Bush did when he stole the presidency the first time was to give an executive order than any Saudi Arabian national was not to be stopped coming into this country, even if they were on the terror list. Hmmmm.

So, OF COURSE, the national media never mention Jebbie's support the Swifties for pure personal reasons - hurt Kery and help his bro. He never mentioned the words truth or accuracy because that's not what he was interested in. He's a true political hack and that's why the media won't cover it. The Bushes are part of the original and ongoing 1%ers so are sacrosanct to msm.

True Blue American

(17,926 posts)
21. Prescott Bush
Fri Jul 24, 2015, 02:18 PM
Jul 2015

Lost his companies because he was collaborating with Nazi's. The US Government confiscated them.

He was still collaborating when WW 2 was going on.

lark

(22,801 posts)
23. You make my point.
Fri Jul 24, 2015, 02:26 PM
Jul 2015

Wasn't he a Senator after the war? How the hell did that happen? How the hell did the child and grandchild of a traitor become president? How was this never brought up during any of their campaigns, not even once? Yeah, the media is "owned" by the Bushes.

True Blue American

(17,926 posts)
24. Bush Family
Fri Jul 24, 2015, 04:13 PM
Jul 2015

Yes, Prescott was a Senator. His ill gotten money created the dynasty

And they grow more corrupt with each succeeding generation. The elder Bush went to Iran to make a deal with the Iranians to hold the hostages until Reagan was sworn in.

Why do you think we had the Iran/ Contra scandal? That was pay back..Before any one goes off at me I had the pleasure of listening to one of those hostages at a Military Covention,and ask questions.

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