Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Murtha--getting the "last laugh?"

That's what you'd think if you read the Pittsburgh Post Gazette:

Is Murtha getting the last laugh?

Johnstown Democrat now popular for calling for troop pullout from Iraq

Get a load of that headline. As if seditious rhetoric from an elected official during a time of war is some kind of laughing matter. The rest of the story is nearly a word-for-word rehash of puff pieces that other Pennsylvania rags have run...
...Now, Mr. Murtha is one of the most popular Democrats around. In recent weeks, he has raised money for Democrats campaigning in New Hampshire, Connecticut, New York and California. In Tennessee, he was former Vice President Al Gore's guest at a fundraiser for local Democrats. After Labor Day, Mr. Murtha will head back out on the road, helping up to four dozen candidates.
Wait a minute. Is Murtha ignoring his constituents in his district and campaigning for over 40 out-of-state and out-of-district democrats, or is he not?

Mr. Murtha said he was too old to consider running for president, but that he'd try to become majority leader if Democrats gained the 15 seats they needed to take charge of the House.

"I'm on a mission here, and the mission is to help change the direction of the country," he said.

Murtha's said this again and again. The only mission that Congressman John P. Murtha is on is to further his own political career.

End of story.

All the puff pieces put out by all the liberal rags in the world will not change that basic fact, nor the fact that Jack Murtha is willing to do anything he can to further his political career, including selling out our troops and their mission in Iraq, and including taking his own constituents for granted.

Again, hardly a "laughing matter."


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