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Do You Know This Man?
Irey for Congress ^ | 3/22/06 | Friends of Diana Irey

Posted on 03/23/2006 3:50:22 PM PST by Coop


Do you know this man?

For years, many of us throughout Pennsylvania trusted John Murtha. We knew him and he looked out for our interests and our values. But that John Murtha is missing today.

After 32 years in Washington, John Murtha has become part of the problem. To name just a few examples:

  1. John Murtha – Wrong on Congressional Pay Raises. Since 1995, John Murtha has voted 11 straight time in favor of raising his own pay. (CQ #648, #317, #435, #289, #300, #419, #267, #322, #463, #451, and #327)
  2. John Murtha – Wrong on Spending. John Murtha has voted multiple times to raid the social security trust fund – the key to your retirement – to pay for wasteful government spending projects.
  3. John Murtha – Wrong on Health Care. John Murtha has voted to actually make your health care more expensive. He even voted against tax-free health savings accounts.
  4. John Murtha – Wrong on National Defense. John Murtha actually voted to cut spending on our national security by $76 billion. Then, he voted in favor of instituting the draft! And, perhaps most stunning of all, John Murtha spoke out against the brave men and women who are defending our freedom by calling for an immediate withdrawl of our troops from Iraq.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 109th; exmarine; irey; murtha; sellout; timeforachange
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This veteran and Virginia resident is only too happy to assist Ms. Irey in taking on that sell-out, Jack Murtha. Wanna help? Sign up for her campaign E-mails, make a donation, and/or spread the word!
1 posted on 03/23/2006 3:50:26 PM PST by Coop
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To: smoothsailing; Mo1; GEC; airborne; Justanobody

Ping


2 posted on 03/23/2006 3:51:27 PM PST by Coop (FR= a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: Coop

Western-PA-Irey-Fan Bump!


3 posted on 03/23/2006 3:52:16 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (You know a liberal has lost the argument when he calls you a Nazi.)
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To: Coop



I checked on her:

Diana L. Irey
Washington County Commissioner

Diana Irey, elected in 1996, is the only woman ever to be elected as a Washington County commissioner. She is now in her tenth year of public service.

Diana has held a number of positions helping to steer the Washington County area toward increased economic growth. She served on the board of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission; co-chaired its Committee to Develop the Former Alcoa building into a regional renaissance tower, served on the boards of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Growth Alliance and Pittsburgh Regional Alliance executive board and co-chaired their business attraction committee.

Appointed by Governor Tom Ridge, Diana served on the Port of Pittsburgh Commission. And she is past president of the Mon Valley United Way.

For these and other endeavors, she was named one of the top “60 Pittsburghers of the year” by Pittsburgh Magazine in December 1999 and was honored to be chosen as the 1998 spring distinguished ethics speaker for the Beard Center for Leadership in Ethics at Duquesne University.

Commissioner Irey lives in Carroll Township with her husband Bob and their three children; Victoria (16), Frank (15) and Alexandra (12).


4 posted on 03/23/2006 3:53:30 PM PST by onyx (Elections are in November, 06 ---- 08 can wait!)
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To: Coop

I only know him as a traitorous kook.


5 posted on 03/23/2006 3:54:27 PM PST by steelwheels
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To: Coop
Washed up, burnt out, old military traitor, has been... The guy needs to be put out to pasture. Basically, and I'll use a term he/his generation will be familiar with... Piss ant!! (no offense to FR's pissant...)
6 posted on 03/23/2006 3:54:40 PM PST by sit-rep (If you acquire, hit it again to verify...)
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To: onyx

There's a mention on her website that she's had IIRC seven consecutive budgets without a tax increase. If I got the facts right, that's impressive.


7 posted on 03/23/2006 3:54:40 PM PST by Coop (FR= a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: Coop
Already done but I'll spread the word as much as I can on FR. I live on the wrong side of the country to go door to door.

If any Dem Congressman deserves to be unseated, It's Murtha. He's a disgrace to our military and our country.
8 posted on 03/23/2006 3:56:28 PM PST by jazusamo (Excuse me Helen, I'm answering your first accusation. - President Bush)
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To: Coop
Murtha is a senile old hack, a traitor and an ex-marine.
9 posted on 03/23/2006 3:56:32 PM PST by manwiththehands (Islam is as Islam does. Islam is as Islam allows.)
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To: Coop


Her website is impressive. Looks to me, like she's a GOOD challenger!


10 posted on 03/23/2006 3:56:46 PM PST by onyx (Elections are in November, 06 ---- 08 can wait!)
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To: jazusamo
I live on the wrong side of the country to go door to door.

Don't sell yourself short. I drove up to NY from VA to work for Lazio for a day. (Okay, really I was working against Hillary Clinton!)

11 posted on 03/23/2006 4:17:04 PM PST by Coop (FR= a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: Coop; onyx
"Withdrawal right now would be devastating to the United States of America. We have to stand for our beliefs, we have to be committed to winning this war on terror. Anything short of that will cause America great harm."

Diana Irey during her formal announcement to oppose Murtha and run for his conngessional seat, delivered yesterday in Washington, Pennsylvania

12 posted on 03/23/2006 4:18:41 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Coop

Could you imagine what a morale boost it would be for our military if we defeat Murtha in November! They're risking their lives for us. The least we can do is to try to defeat the guy who is stabbing them in the back.


13 posted on 03/23/2006 4:24:24 PM PST by winner3000
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To: Coop

that man is the tratiorous john murtha who has a constituency of pacifist morons.


14 posted on 03/23/2006 4:26:33 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. Slay Pinch)
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To: Coop


Vote against the candidate exhibiting signs of dementia!!


15 posted on 03/23/2006 4:27:28 PM PST by msnimje (SAMMY for SANDY --- THAT IS WHAT I CALL A GOOD TRADE!!!)
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To: Coop
Thanks, Coop. This is great and I'll pray that Diana Irey soundly defeats Murtha. He is such a disgrace.

Oh, and if I win the lottery, I'll swamp her with ca$h, too!

16 posted on 03/23/2006 4:30:35 PM PST by demkicker (democrats and terrorists are familiar bedfellows)
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To: Coop

I don't think Murtha has any idea what a propaganda coup he has handed Al Zarqowi and Osama Bin Laden. I wish his family would urge him to step down. Better that than to continue to disgrace the nation he once served with honor.


17 posted on 03/23/2006 4:32:55 PM PST by DoughtyOne (If you don't want to be lumped in with those who commit violence in your name, take steps to end it.)
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To: sit-rep
I'll use a term he/his generation will be familiar with...

I'll use one too......How About Turncoat!!

18 posted on 03/23/2006 4:41:39 PM PST by HP8753 (My cat loves watching "The Grinch who stole Christmas".)
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To: demkicker
Oh, and if I win the lottery, I'll swamp her with ca$h, too!

Ditto! But even if you, me and many others send $10, $25 or whatever, it at least lets her know how many of us nationwide are supporting her.

19 posted on 03/23/2006 4:47:08 PM PST by Coop (FR= a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: Coop; William Creel; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Dan from Michigan; Kuksool; oceanview; ...

John Murtha has changed over the years. He has gotten caught up in the extreme partisanship of his caucus and forgotten where he came from. It's time for a change.

Diana Irey would make an awesome Congresswoman.


20 posted on 03/23/2006 4:48:56 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Bob Taft for Impeachment)
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To: Coop
Coop, this may come in handy for anyone who asks about the location of the district.


21 posted on 03/23/2006 4:50:12 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Coop

You're right. We all need to pitch in some, even if it's not huge...


22 posted on 03/23/2006 4:52:37 PM PST by demkicker (democrats and terrorists are familiar bedfellows)
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To: Coop

Liberalism, and a lust for power can do some very strange things to a once sound mind.

Murtha's a perfect example.


23 posted on 03/23/2006 4:55:59 PM PST by Bullish ( The pig headed monkeys of Islam can kiss my grits!)
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To: smoothsailing

Wow, talk about a gerrymandered district!


24 posted on 03/23/2006 5:02:44 PM PST by jennyp (WHAT I'M READING NOW: your mind)
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To: Bullish; Clintonfatigued

Well said - both of you.


25 posted on 03/23/2006 5:04:09 PM PST by Coop (FR= a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: jennyp; smoothsailing

What are you talking about, Jenny? That's a natural progression of terrain divides and cultural separation. [cough, cough]


26 posted on 03/23/2006 5:05:06 PM PST by Coop (FR= a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: Coop

I'm in Bucks County but if there's any way I can vote for Irey, let me know.


27 posted on 03/23/2006 5:05:53 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: smoothsailing; Coop; William Creel

there is good news: Governor Ed Rendell is not particularly popular. There is bad news: Senator Rick Santorum is not popular.

Are these races expected to incluence the Congressional race?


28 posted on 03/23/2006 5:07:34 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Bob Taft for Impeachment)
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To: Lancey Howard
There is. Click here.
:-)
29 posted on 03/23/2006 5:07:51 PM PST by Coop (FR= a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: Clintonfatigued; smoothsailing
Are these races expected to incluence the Congressional race?

I'd say top of the ticket races always affect lower offices. But given your points about struggles for both parties in high office, I'd guess voter turnout efforts will be the key. And it being a non-Presidential year will favor the GOP slightly.

I'm excited about Diana's chances. I'm in no way underestimating an entrenched, long-term incumbent. But the numbers look favorable for Ms. Irey to give him a serious race.

30 posted on 03/23/2006 5:10:58 PM PST by Coop (FR= a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: DoughtyOne
I don't think Murtha has any idea what a propaganda coup he has handed Al Zarqowi and Osama Bin Laden.

I just can't fathom a combat veteran doing this. But Korean war vet Charlie Rangel has done worse than Murtha, IMHO.

31 posted on 03/23/2006 5:17:56 PM PST by Coop (FR= a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: Coop

I know what you mean. About all we can do is respect their service and pitty their present mental incapacities. It's very tough to keep it in that perspective though. And I'm not so sure we should all the time. These men should both know better.


32 posted on 03/23/2006 5:23:11 PM PST by DoughtyOne (If you don't want to be lumped in with those who commit violence in your name, take steps to end it.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

"Are these races expected to incluence the Congressional race?"



Rendell is affirmatively unpopular in Western PA, and Lynn Swann will probably win huge margins in the region. The district voted for Kerry over President Bush by only 51%-48% in 2004, but I think that Swann will carry it in 2006 with between 52%-55%.

As for the Senate race, Santorum is from the Pittsburgh area and has run fairly well in the district in the past, but Bob Casey, Jr. has a good profile for the district and will likely carry it by a bit more than Kerry did.


33 posted on 03/23/2006 5:24:01 PM PST by AuH2ORepublican (http://auh2orepublican.blogspot.com/)
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To: Coop

I can't vote for Diana Irey either, so I just sent her a contribution. This is a race we can win if we all do our part.


34 posted on 03/23/2006 5:33:59 PM PST by AuH2ORepublican (http://auh2orepublican.blogspot.com/)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued
One thing to keep in mind about Bob Casey. He's currently the state treasurer and is presently embroiled in the midnight legislative payraise scandal.

This will bump up his negatives in the district and statewide, and Rick can beat him over the head with it at any time.

The working class folks around here are slowly becoming aware of Casey's record. This race will begin to tighten as we move toward November.I fully expect Rick to carry the district.

The treasurer's admission:Resign Mr. Casey

The Real Bob Casey

35 posted on 03/23/2006 5:57:29 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Coop

Ping to post#35


36 posted on 03/23/2006 6:00:04 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: DoughtyOne

I think you have it right. I hope he doesn't really understand how he is being used. If he does understand then the darker comments here apply.


37 posted on 03/23/2006 6:06:40 PM PST by Nuc1 (NUC1 Sub pusher SSN 668 (Liberals Aren't Patriots))
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To: DoughtyOne

I think you have it right. I hope he doesn't really understand how he is being used. If he does understand then the darker comments here apply.


38 posted on 03/23/2006 6:07:03 PM PST by Nuc1 (NUC1 Sub pusher SSN 668 (Liberals Aren't Patriots))
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To: smoothsailing

No gerrymandering there; no sirree that looks completely normal.


39 posted on 03/23/2006 6:09:40 PM PST by Centurion2000 (Islam's true face: http://makeashorterlink.com/?J169127BC)
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To: Coop

This veteran and Maryland resident will happily send this lady some money.


40 posted on 03/23/2006 6:13:29 PM PST by alarm rider (Irritating leftists as often as is humanly possible....)
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To: smoothsailing; Clintonfatigued
12th District Election Results:
2004
John Murtha (D)- 100%
Unopposed


2002
John Murtha (D)- 73%
Bill Choby (R)- 27%


2000
John Murtha (D)- 71%
Bill Choby (R)- 28%
James N. O’Neil (Ref)- 2%


Closest Race Ever (1974)
John Murtha (D)- 58%
Harry Fox (R)- 42%


His closest race ever was in 1974, which was also his first race. However, in 1972, a Republican won with over 56% of the vote. The seat had previously been Republican since 1943 before the election of John Murtha. Since 1974, only once has a Republican broke 40% against him, and that was in 1980, during the Reagan Revolution. Even in 1994, Bill Choby (who has run against him at least 4 times), mustered only 38%. He is going to be a tough incumbent to beat, espeically since this district has been gerrymandered like crazy. I hope Ms. Irey can do it.
41 posted on 03/23/2006 7:20:25 PM PST by MassachusettsGOP (Massachusetts Republican....A rare breed indeed)
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To: MassachusettsGOP; Clintonfatigued; Coop
All things being equal, he'd be tough to beat, obviously.

But all things aren't equal, he's attacking one of the foundation blocks that have returned him in the past to Washington;namely national security and and the military.

That plays well in the fever swamps of liberal land but it's a dead-ender in SW PA.

I'm not saying Diana Irey has a cake walk, not by any stretch, but she has a reasonable chance of success, so supporting her is more than worthwile.

So go up to post #29,click the link and send her 10 or 20 bucks, she'll know we're with her! :-)

42 posted on 03/23/2006 7:43:04 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Coop; Justanobody; freema
I'm sleeping in today, but thought I'd post this to brighten your day!

This is Diana and Bob Irey at what looks to be a football game this past fall.

43 posted on 03/24/2006 1:09:11 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Coop

John Murtha was also one of the two nutcases in Congress who voted to renew the military draft.


44 posted on 03/24/2006 1:17:40 AM PST by Paul C. Jesup
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To: smoothsailing

I knew I liked her, even before I knew she liked football. Any gal that's got the nerve to have pompoms at a football game is aok in my book.


45 posted on 03/24/2006 4:22:16 AM PST by freema (Proud Marine FRiend, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: alarm rider
This veteran and Maryland resident will happily send this lady some money.

Good on ya, and thanks for your service!

46 posted on 03/24/2006 4:57:48 AM PST by Coop (FR= a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: smoothsailing
I'm sleeping in today

SLACKER!


LOL! Enjoy and thanks for the great pic!

47 posted on 03/24/2006 6:15:56 AM PST by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN - Support our troops. I *LOVE* my attitude problem! Beware the Enemedia.)
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To: smoothsailing; usmcobra; Coop; LadyX
"But all things aren't equal, he's attacking one of the foundation blocks that have returned him in the past to Washington; namely national security and and the military."

You have a very important point here. The reasons he would do this are various:

1. The defense money grab accusations are 'illegitimized' (in the left brain) because he is against 'this' war and is a "Marine".

2. The defense money investigation is 'destabilized' (in the left brain) because he is against 'this' war and is a "Marine".

3. The defense seat he pretends not to want is 'corrupt' (in the left brain) because he is 'defending' our servicemembers and is a "Marine".

4. The medals he requested give him 'absolute authority' (in the left brain) to speak for me because he is 'a hero' with no need to prove it because who would dare question medals a third time (Cleland/McCain/Kerry) and is a "Marine".

5. The long service he rendered to our country grants him 'total immunity' (in the left brain) from scrutiny during a time of war because no one would dare call him a "Weekend Warrior" with reservists and National Guard combat deployments and is a "Marine".

6. The dangers, risks, and the expert policy advise he publicly declares provide him 'balls' (in the left brain) for no one would dare accuse him of giving aid and comfort to the enemy because he dare speaks 'truth to power' and is a "Marine".

I dare.

He is an illegimate, destabilized, corrupt traitor who, with his left brain, deceives himself and others into believing he has absolute authority, total immunity, and balls.

Now. When there is what is known as a shitbird in the Corps, it's a unique situation. A shitbird isn't given free reign to disgrace the rest of his platoon or the Corps, much less put anyone at risk. This is a band of brothers and when one screws up, all suffer. Bad behavior isn't tolerated. Once upon a time, a shitbird who wouldn't bath properly by himself and was 'dirty', caused his platoon to suffer. The platoon took it upon themselves to wrap the dirty shitbird in a blanket, carried him outside, scrubbed him until he understood the definition of a clean Marine, and until he understood dirty Marines were not tolerated.

Murtha is a dirty Marine.

Not only are the rest of the Marines suffering because of this dirty Marine but he is also causing suffering to the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, National Guard and America itself.

Irey is leading the 'platoon' to scrub the dirt off this dirty Marine, the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor, our servicemembers uniforms, our Flag, and our Country. It is not right for patriots to ask those who already are fighting for us to fight a second battle.

God bless her, and God Bless America.

Vow to watch their backs.


48 posted on 03/24/2006 7:04:58 AM PST by freema (Proud Marine FRiend, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: Justanobody

Special ping.


49 posted on 03/24/2006 7:05:49 AM PST by freema (Proud Marine FRiend, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: freema

Ma, you said "Shitbird"!

We will all still love you.


50 posted on 03/24/2006 7:10:55 AM PST by usmcobra (I always sing Karaoke the way it is meant to be sung, drunk, badly, and in Japanese)
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