I have a feeling we’ll be talking a lot about these guys.
A secretive right-wing group, Veterans For A Strong America, is attempting to do to President Obama what the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth did to Sen. John Kerry in 2004. And they aren’t shy about it. The group’s leader and sole employee, Joel Arends, told Mother Jones, “Yes, it’s the swift boating of the president.”
Arends said his goal is to take “what’s perceived to be [Obama’s] greatest strength” — the successful raid on Osama Bin Laden’s Pakistani compound — and make it “his greatest weakness.” The effort started this week with a web video attacking Obama for taking too much credit.
ThinkProgress compiled a list of their actions so far. It’s worth reading in preparation for what’s to come.
Here’s their first video in case you missed it. And beware — it’s infuriating to watch.
Now, we could sit here and talk about what Bush 41, Bush 43 and Reagan did in the past, but it doesn’t matter with these people. The best counterattack is to simply restate the facts in the boldest and most concise way: the president ordered his team to hunt down Bin Laden, and they got him. The previous president didn’t.