Friday, August 04, 2006

Mass Dementia In Johnstown

Pittsburgh's other Murtha supporting newspaper, the Tribune-Review, covered the dueling rallies in Johnstown and uncovers nothing short of sheer insanity from Murtha's supporters:
Gary Fulton, a Conemaugh Township school teacher, was dressed in his Air Force uniform and holding a sign that read, "Boat liars are wrong and mean."
There is no indication what subject or grade this man teaches. Based on the wording of his sign, I suspect that he teaches third grade and that he had students make the sign for him.
"They should be over there with the flak jackets on instead of their kids in college. They've ruined a hero's reputation, and that's what they're out to do to Congressman Murtha," Fulton said.
You heard the man, Leo. Get over to Iraq and switch places NOW. By the way, which hero are you talking about? Cleland? Kerry, for crying out loud? I wouldn't be surprised if he meant Bill Clinton. A lot of them think that Bill is some kind of a hero, God knows why.
Glenn Embree, of Mt. Pleasant Township, traveled to Johnstown yesterday to show his support for Murtha and said the opposition groups are funded by big oil companies.
Again -- everything is a conspiracy theory with these people. If it's not the White House, it's the BIG oil companies. Or both. Mr. Embree is "loosening slime", as the Post-Gazette would say.

Cleland, who flew in from his Georgia home yesterday for the event, offered a scathing rebuke of those who have questioned Murtha's patriotism.

"We need to end the Swift Boat attacks against men like John Murtha and wring their necks like a chicken," Cleland said. "We're not going to let them swift-boat John Murtha."

"Wring their necks like a chicken". That's not just rhetoric. That's a threat of violence. Does this man realize what he is saying?
The opponents, though, insist they are not affiliated with the Swift Boat veterans.
That's true, but it doesn't matter. I've seen up close and in person how the mind of the average Democrat perceives truth: If a Democrat says it, it must be true, even if it's not true. That's how Murtha's supporters think. That's what we're up against.

Fortunately, there are serious, intelligent good guys out there opposing the insanity of Murtha's supporters. Let's hear their side:

As voices of pro-Murtha supporters blared from speakers across the street, Mark Parker, of Greensburg, told reporters that initially a local group of veterans proposed a downtown Johnstown rally against Murtha.

That event is now expected to draw participants from throughout the country to speak out against Murtha and in support of his election opponent, Republican Diana Irey, a Washington County commissioner.

Parker, organizer of yesterday's opposition, also criticized Murtha supporters for scheduling a rally designed to conflict with his organization's event.

"They've given credibility to what we're doing. Thank you, John Murtha," Parker said.

Speaking at Parker's gathering were Lt. Col. Craig Minnick, who served in Iraq, and another veteran. Minnick said he had no objection to Murtha publicizing his opinions, but then described the congressman as being a traitor.

"I have a problem with an elected representative who lies and distorts the facts," Minnick said.

From Q.Langley at Free Republic:
'When I warned [the French] that Britain would fight on alone whatever they did, their generals told their Prime Minister and his divided Cabinet, "In three weeks England will have her neck wrung like a chicken." Some chicken; some neck.'

-Winston Churchill-