I agree with that statement, but not in the context in which it was said.
Who said it?
John Kerry, in the Obama campaign’s latest email, wherein the disgraced former presidential candidate who unsuccessfully attempted to elevate his military service in Viet Nam during his 2004 bid for the presidency was met with an effective Swift Boat response that exposed his duplicity and the fact that he dishonored his service, which derailed his bid and heaped upon him the shame that he’d earned.
But in fact, it would take a lot of shame and a lot of money to get the public to believe the lie that Barack Obama has been a successful president who should be re-elected. And Barack Obama has has a lot of money. And no shame.
Here’s the email. Comments inside of brackets  are mine.
When I was the Democratic nominee for president in one of the closest and toughest elections in history, [um….not that close John. Don’t flatter yourself] a group of billionaires did something unprecedented:
They wrote million-dollar checks to fund lies about my service on what were called “Swift Boats” in Vietnam — and in so doing, they turned the boats my crewmates and I served on into a new political shorthand for the most vicious smears imaginable: [the truth] “swiftboating.”
I wish like hell that the term was retired from the American political lexicon, and returned to its real meaning. [Ask the American people what they wish like hell for, Senator]
But guess what: Bob Perry, the deep-pocketed funder of the “Swift Boat Veterans for Truth,” just gave $3 million to Mitt Romney’s Super PAC.
One man. Three million dollars. And that’s just the start. [Romney is our default candidate but it seems Perry’s investment might be the best bet at this point. I’ll probably kick in some dough myself after the dust settles.]
I know all too clearly that these guys will do or say anything to win. [Personally raped. Cut off ears. Cut off heads. Taped wires from portable telephones to genitals and turned up the voltage…]
They’ll stop at nothing. [Cut off limbs, blew up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in a fashion reminiscent of Ghengis Khan…]
But forewarned is forearmed. Their multi-million dollar smear tactics were new in 2004; in 2012 we know their playbook, and shame on us if we don’t tear it into shreds. Join me and we will stop the “swiftboating” of President Obama.
[Hey John. We don’t even need your phony testimony before Congress to defeat this disasterous presidency. We’ve got it all on video archive. He’s toast]
Fight back by donating $3 or more today [I would. But I had to put a gallon of gas in my car today. at this critical deadline moment.
It takes someone with no shame and a lot of money to get the public to believe a total lie.
[Yes. Yes it does.. And although a man with no shame like John Kerry teams up with a man with a lot of money like Barack Hussein Obama, it simply won’t work this time.]
Unfortunately that’s what we’re up against.
Let’s be ready for it — let’s fight back.
Please donate $3 today:
Senator John Kerry
What, were Jimmy Carter or Bill Clinton unavailable for this desperate plea?
This, my friends, is what I call a positive sign for the nation. To bring out a failed presidential candidate, the fact that a man who ran on his questionable military record, a man who has a well documented history as an anti-American activist is brought forth to beg for chump change on behalf of the elected anti-American cheers me up. A lot.
Did you notice that this Democrat Senator couldn’t fund raise based on this president’s accomplishments? There aren’t any. Kerry was reduced to HEY THESE CONSERVATIVES REALLY SUCK BECAUSE THEY EXPOSE US LIBERALS FOR WHAT WE ARE.
As insane as this all appears, this kind of desperation makes me really happy.
Oh and I usually adorn my posts with photos. These two ain’t deserving of my effort. You know what they look like and I’m actually doing them a favor by not picturing them.