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How did "Swiftboat" become a generic term for Republican ratfuck operations?
Or "dirty tricks" if you like.
Sorry if it seems like I'm nitpicking but I just read this NY Times article this morning and it's stuck in my craw.NY Times: Veterans Long to Reclaim the Name ‘Swift Boat’
i saw that headline, but didn't get a chance to read the article. thanks for that link.i don't think you're nitpicking at all. it's a valid complaint.
As usual, your blog makes me smarter. And I can use it.
How did "swift boat" become the term? I ask, rather, how "ratfuck" became the term. Personally, I think actual rats (and probably actual pumas) deserve better than to be compared with people who perpetrate that sort of crap. I once shared a house with a (caged) pet rat who was a far better creature than any of the Swift Vote Brats. Even pond scum does not deserve to be compared with them.So, hipparchia, what do you think? Are the PUMAs primarily a GOP front org, as it appears?
[sigh... ] this political correctness is soooo hard to keep up with. but you're right, and since i have developed a fondness for lolrats i should make an effort here to do better.
arch, dude, if you get any smarter, we'll all have to bow down before you! but i'm always a sucker blandishments, compliments, and flattery, so awwww... gee.... [blushes]
Thanks, hipparchia. It looks as if Amanda oversimplified matters. PUMAs come in quite a few varieties, apparently.In any case, I am not one. My commitment to voting strategically overrides any distaste I have for Obama's negatives, and for a proactive civil liberties advocate like me, he does have some significant negatives. At this point, though, there is nothing more important than stopping McCain... nothing. Ask me again in a couple of years; you may get a different answer about my priorities... but I could never support McCain or approve of other people's supporting McCain.(And now I must work around Blogger's CAPTCHA, which has jammed a w and a v together with no way of telling where they are separated...)
unreadable captchas: i just type in any old string of letters, 8 or fewer characters [copying your comment to clipboard first]. if it doesn't match the page refreshes with another one. i have trouble reading maybe 20-30% of them.over-simplification, yep, it's a problem. amanda, and many others, completely marginalizes those who have legitimate criticisms of the process and/or candidate and who are willing to go some lengths to be heard.i promise to not vote for mccain, but that's the only commitment i'm willing to make at this point.
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