Diversity, Inc., outs who’s behind the smears of Senator Obama. It’s the SOB: same old bunch:
Why won’t these rumors die? Those who perpetuate them don’t tell you the whole story. Are the individuals behind this “true patriots”? No doubt most of them wear flag lapel pins. And most of them probably put their hands over their hearts during the National Anthem.
A group called Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, who waged war on the 2004 presidential campaign of Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., by attacking his Vietnam War record despite the medals he received, is behind many of the Internet rumors now circulating about Obama’s patriotism.
The Republican-funded group, now called “Swift Vets and POWS for Truth,” was founded shortly after Kerry secured the Democratic nomination in 2004; it published a book and a series of television advertisements denigrating his war record, reports SourceWatch. The smear campaign was financed mostly by Sam Fox, a billionaire conservative who was denied a post as U.S. ambassador to Belgium when this information came out during a Senate confirmation hearing. President Bush, however, appointed Fox to the position anyway while the Senate was in recess. Read more about the money and agenda behind this propaganda machine on MediaTransparency.com.
Meanwhile, John Cole documents the atrocious, as they hide behind their American flag lapel pins.
Bill Maher goes over the rules for flag lapel pins here (the relevant portion starts about six minutes in). Warning: language: