The maneuver consists of -
1) goading the opponent to disclose information such as tax returns for multiple years in a spirit of transparency established by Presidential candidates over several decades.
a. asking the opponent to explain discrepancies between public statements and forms filed with the Federal Government.
b. asking the opponent to explain discrepancies between different forms filed with the Federal Government.
Origin: Swiftyacht is derived from the word Swiftboat however with the exception of their devastating political effects, they are distinctly different . Unlike the 2004 Swifboat ads against John Kerry's Presidential campaign which relied on differing recollections of events in Vietnam, Swiftyacht ads rely on contradicting statements made by one person.