"I didn't have enough votes and so I'll go back to my small subcommittee I have on Appropriations," Murtha said after the vote.Thank you, Captain Obvious.
Since a year ago today, Murtha's calculated Machiavellian abandonment of decorum that should have been befitting an elected veteran Marine during a time of war bespoke of one aim: Personal political power at any cost. Even if that cost included the selling out of fellow Marines and undermining his nation's war effort.
Now, having outlived his "useful idiot" status by the Code Pinks, Moveon.orgs and Kos Kids, and after riding on the wave that swept his party brethren to power on November 7th, Jack Murtha has been swept aside like so much flotsam and jetsam, and has once again been relegated to persona non grata status in the democrat power structure.
Being the senile old bastard that he is, Murtha played the leftist game and sold his soul to the devil in his "big gamble." For a long while, Jack appeared to really enjoy his "toast of the town" status; and probably even thought that he was actually respected among the moonbat left and willing media shills for his "outspokenness." All the while, of course, Murtha was being played for a patsy; a pawn in his party's quest for power.
A word to the wise, Jack--deals with the devil aren't usually all they're cracked up to be.
On another note, for the past seven months, we have chronicled every Murtha mis-step, past and present, which had heretofore gone largely ignored by the MSM. It finally took a Murtha election victory and the very real chance that the old coot may actually end up as majority leader before the MSM had their "come to Jesus" Murtha moment and started exposing him for who he really is.
I guess in that sense, our efforts here have proven fruitful.
In an ironic turn of events, Jack Murtha threw Marines under the bus for political gain; and now he himself knows what it feels like to be on the receiving end.
Too bad he doesn't share their fate.
Having outlived his usefulness, it is likely that you'll be hearing a lot less from Jihad Jack in the coming months. But rest assured, the next time Murtha opens his seditious piehole, we'll be here to chronicle it.