Jun 4 2014
And now they are accusing Bergdahl’s fellow soldiers of “swift boating” him.
Breitbart On Wednesday’s “Today Show,” NBC’s senior White House correspondent Chuck Todd reported that a frustrated White House that was expecting joyous news-cycles out of the Bergdahl release is apparently attempting to smear veterans who served with Sergeant Bergdahl as liars. According to Todd, “White House aides describe it to me as ‘we didn’t know that they were going to Swift Boat Bergdahl.’”
With Democrats, the term “swift boating” is used as a pejorative to attack political opponents as liars. Democrats want the public to believe that John Kerry was “swift boated” unfairly during his 2004 presidential run when a number of the men he served with in Vietnam came forward to claim that Kerry had wildly exaggerated his war exploits. They called themselves “Swift Boat Veterans for Truth,” hence the term “swift boating.” Kerry still refuses to release his full military record.