Organization Of One Trying To Swift Boat Obama

Posted by | May 6, 2012 12:00 | Filed under: Top Stories

Joel Arends is the sole member of “Veterans for a Strong America.” He spoke to Mother Jones‘s  Adam Weinstein:

Joel Arends, Veterans for a Strong America’s founder, chairman, and sole staffer, tells me he’s proud of his organization’s viral video, even if it’s characterized as swift boating. “Yes, it’s the swift boating of the president, in the sense of using what’s perceived to be his greatest strength and making it his greatest weakness.”

Who is Joel Arends?

Arends got his start in politics as a South Dakota Bush-Cheney field director in 2000. He’s currently the Republican party head in Lincoln County, South Dakota. Though he doesn’t list it on his public résumé, around 2006 Arends went to work for Craig Dewey, the state director of Americans for Prosperity, an advocacy outfit that’s astroturfed everything from the tea party and the Wisconsin union fight to public school segregation.

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