Swiftboating is a term invented by Democratic strategists. It means that you were caught lying about your military experience – and are hoping to blame your lies on the people who called you out.
Obama has been lying about his role in the Osama raid since day one, and this is apparently pissing off a lot of military people. He is the first president with no military experience who has tried to anoint himself as a military hero.
It seems unlikely that they are going to let him get away with it. His October surprise may be the opposite of what he was hoping for.