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A Dozen Reasons why Commissioner Irey Can Defeat Rep. John Murtha
Various / me ^ | 7/6/06 | Coop

Posted on 07/06/2006 7:02:15 PM PDT by Coop

Edited on 08/07/2006 9:10:42 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

A Dozen Reasons why Commissioner Irey Can Defeat Rep. John Murtha

  1. John Kerry only managed to get 51% of the 12th district's vote in 2004, and Jack Murtha cannot realistically be expected to match that very high Presidential voter turnout.
  2. Diana Irey has 10 years of experience as Washington County's Commissioner, including seven consecutive balanced budgets without a tax increase.
  3. Veterans are incredibly upset with her dishonorable opponent, Mr. Murtha, and they are organizing to call attention to his despicable behavior. Two examples:
     >>>> www.vets4irey.com
     >>>> www.bootmurtha.com
  4. Commissioner Irey understands that Okinawa is not located in or near the Persian Gulf.
  5. Pennsylvania has already exhibited an anti-incumbent trend this year.
  6. While Jack Murtha does not, Ms. Irey, Pennsylvanians and Americans in general still strongly believe in the presumption of innocence - especially when it comes to freedom's defenders during wartime
  7. When Jack Murtha first joined Congress, American had not yet celebrated its bicentennial. Diana Irey is relatively young and attractive, while Jack Murtha is... not.
  8. Diana Irey is articulate, while Jack Murtha is a tightly wound, stuttering idiot.
  9. Mr. Murtha's brother - Kit - is a Washington lobbyist who in 2004 landed about $20 million for his defense contractor clients. Coincidentally (??), Jack Murtha has been the top recipient of defense industry dollars for the past three years. Source
  10. Rep. Jack Murtha is an unindicted co-conspirator from the Abscam scandal; Commissioner Irey is not.
  11. Diana Irey will be a member of the ruling majority party; Jack Murtha is twelve years removed from that position.
  12. Because of your support! Click here to donate



TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abscam; cutandrun; election2006; electioncongress; exmarine; irey; murtha; murthawatch
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Thought it was time to pull these together into an easy reference. Feel free to add your own!

For those not aware, her biggest challenge in this race will be overcoming Murtha's huge fundraising advantage. She doesn't need to match his money, but she needs to raise dough to get her message out and to show she's a viable candidate to the political players.

1 posted on 07/06/2006 7:02:20 PM PDT by Coop
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To: Coop

She needs to debate him. She needs to get him unscripted and flustered.


2 posted on 07/06/2006 7:03:37 PM PDT by AmishDude (First Supreme Emperor of the NAU!)
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To: Coop
Diana Irey for Congress


3 posted on 07/06/2006 7:03:38 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --- Help the "Pendleton 8' and families -- http://www.freerepublic.com/~normsrevenge/)
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To: 4yearlurker; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; acsrp38; agincourt1415; A message; angcat; armydawg1; ...

Please FReepmail me if you'd like on or off the Irey/Murtha ping list.


4 posted on 07/06/2006 7:03:51 PM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: Coop
She should take Pay Pal!
5 posted on 07/06/2006 7:04:43 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ("Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto")
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To: Coop

She's better looking. ;)


6 posted on 07/06/2006 7:05:38 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: Coop
"Diana Irey has 10 years of experience as Washington County's Commissioner"

Let me add to this one. Washington County Commissioners are elected county-wide, and Washington County is one of the most populous counties in the district. Also helping her is the fact that her father-in-law is a locally well-known realtor.
7 posted on 07/06/2006 7:05:50 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: sageb1

That's already on the list


8 posted on 07/06/2006 7:06:08 PM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: Coop
Commissioner Irey understands that Okinawa is not located in or near the Persian Gulf.

That one made me laugh.

9 posted on 07/06/2006 7:06:26 PM PDT by processing please hold (If you can't stand behind our military, stand in front of them.)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
She should take Pay Pal!

Maybe she does. Contact the campaign.

10 posted on 07/06/2006 7:06:37 PM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: sageb1
"Diana Irey is relatively young and attractive, while Jack Murtha is... not."

oops...missed that part.

11 posted on 07/06/2006 7:07:01 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Also helping her is the fact that her father-in-law is a locally well-known realtor.

Yes, except it's "was" -- he passed away a few years ago. I actually had that one on my list, before changing my mind. Guess I shouldn't have! :-)

12 posted on 07/06/2006 7:08:15 PM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: Coop
I just went to her web site listed in the thread and there was only credit cards mentioned.
I will check for an email address and ask her or her site manager.
13 posted on 07/06/2006 7:10:51 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ("Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto")
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To: Coop

I remember well 1994, when such definitive voices as Peter Jennings and the NYT editorial pages called that November carnage "America's First Parliamentary Election".

And I still laugh about it. Can we possibly do it again? I think so. You don't call our loyal volunteers "cold-blooded" and get away with it with people with anything between the ears. I think even some lefties are becoming embarrassed. This is a good thing: out-of-state dollars going to shave off the extremes of the Left. The lefties can (and occasionally, do) do it, too, but it still comes down to the ballot box.

Go Diana!


14 posted on 07/06/2006 7:12:21 PM PDT by IslandJeff
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
Diana Irey for Congress
600 Park Avenue
Monongahela, PA 15063

Phone: 724-258-2300
Fax: 724-258-8600
Email: Diana@Irey.com

15 posted on 07/06/2006 7:13:18 PM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

[She should take Pay Pal!]

If she doesn't, we've still got that old Snail Mail. :-)

DIANA IREY FOR CONGRESS
600 PARK AVENUE
MONONGAHELA, PA 15063
724-258-2300
http://www.irey.com/


16 posted on 07/06/2006 7:14:01 PM PDT by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: Coop

Coop, have there been any polls yet? Haven't seen any yet in the Hearld-Standard (Uniontown Newspaper) email updates yet.


17 posted on 07/06/2006 7:16:06 PM PDT by Springman
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To: Springman
Irey - 95%
Murtha - 5%

Margin of error 55%

18 posted on 07/06/2006 7:17:44 PM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: Coop

Sorry, should have seen this post before asking.


19 posted on 07/06/2006 7:18:02 PM PDT by Springman
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To: Springman

same poll as last time i see


20 posted on 07/06/2006 7:19:27 PM PDT by italianquaker (Democrats and media can't win elections at least they can win their phony polls.)
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To: Coop

Her biggest problem is that there may be skeletons in the closet.


21 posted on 07/06/2006 7:19:30 PM PDT by mombrown1 (PA Coordinator, Second Amendment Sisters)
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To: Coop

Good job on putting this together Coop, it's a keeper for future questioners.


22 posted on 07/06/2006 7:21:24 PM PDT by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: Coop

LOL!!! Well, my Dad's family is from that area and, well they are Dems.

I just want to know, does she have a real shot at it? Hope so!!!


23 posted on 07/06/2006 7:24:25 PM PDT by Springman
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To: Coop

Because Murtha is a traitorous sack o' shiite.


24 posted on 07/06/2006 7:25:57 PM PDT by pissant
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To: Coop

Great list. BUMP for Diana Irey!


25 posted on 07/06/2006 7:26:18 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Coop

There's a throw the bums out vibe in the air....Murtha's a bum.


26 posted on 07/06/2006 7:30:53 PM PDT by Blackirish (Merry Fitzmas !!)
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To: Coop

13) Because the voters (a very low percentage of the 12th District citizens) seem to be blithering idiots who do not pay attention to who represents them. As long as their deer rifles are not taken from them, they are OK with the incumbent........


27 posted on 07/06/2006 7:34:26 PM PDT by eeriegeno
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To: Blackirish

They need to go for Murtha's jugular! Hit him straight on for his weak performance on the Armed Services Committeee. He engineered the gutting of the force back in 93', then wasted precious defense dollars on pork projects. He crammed items like breast cancer research into the DOD budget, but we didn't have body armor for ground forces!

Ream him!


28 posted on 07/06/2006 7:37:30 PM PDT by Wristpin ("The Yankees announce plan to buy every player in Baseball....")
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To: mombrown1
Her biggest problem is that there may be skeletons in the closet.

And my biggest problem is that Anna Kournikova may not be able to keep her hands off of me.

29 posted on 07/06/2006 7:42:30 PM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: eeriegeno

That makes no sense


30 posted on 07/06/2006 7:43:38 PM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: Coop

Here are my 12 reasons:

1. Murtha is a traitor.
2. Murtha is a traitor.
3. Murtha is a traitor.
4. Murtha is a traitor.
5. Murtha is a traitor.
6. Murtha is a traitor.
7. Murtha is a traitor.
8. Murtha is a traitor.
9. Murtha is a traitor.
10. Murtha is a traitor.
11. Murtha is a traitor.
12. Murtha is a traitor.

And for the guys I'll add one more...

13. Irey is a babe.


LOL!


31 posted on 07/06/2006 7:55:30 PM PDT by StarCMC ("The word of muslims will never, ever override what our U.S. Marines say." - TheCrusader)
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To: Coop

ROFL!!


32 posted on 07/06/2006 7:57:05 PM PDT by StarCMC ("The word of muslims will never, ever override what our U.S. Marines say." - TheCrusader)
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To: mombrown1

Huh?? You got something that needs to be said?


33 posted on 07/06/2006 7:58:37 PM PDT by StarCMC ("The word of muslims will never, ever override what our U.S. Marines say." - TheCrusader)
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To: Coop

Telebob donated to her campaign. If I can do it, so can you.

Shoot an arrow straight into Murtha's lying heart...


34 posted on 07/06/2006 8:00:51 PM PDT by telebob
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To: mombrown1; StarCMC; Coop
Her biggest problem is that there may be skeletons in the closet.

LOL!

Hardly, considering Murtha has a HOUSE FULL OF BONES AND BATS IN HIS BELFRY! :-)

35 posted on 07/06/2006 8:14:34 PM PDT by smoothsailing (Support The Troops-Support The Mission--Please Visit http://www.irey.com--&--Vets4Irey.com)
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To: StarCMC

ROFL!...Those are 13 good reasons.


36 posted on 07/06/2006 8:20:34 PM PDT by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: Coop

Hell anybody can defeat a self proclaimed DEFEATIST!


37 posted on 07/06/2006 8:28:53 PM PDT by funkywbr
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To: Coop
Thanks for the ping.


38 posted on 07/06/2006 9:19:34 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: eeriegeno

"Because the voters (a very low percentage of the 12th District citizens) seem to be blithering idiots who do not pay attention to who represents them. As long as their deer rifles are not taken from them, they are OK with the incumbent."

How about replacing the above with "For the first time in 30 years, citizens in the 12th actually have a credible opponent for whom to vote"?


39 posted on 07/06/2006 9:31:21 PM PDT by Mrs. Ranger (lamenting the death of "common sense" - vote Irey)
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To: Coop

BUMP


40 posted on 07/06/2006 9:32:38 PM PDT by Mo1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePb6H-j51xE&search=Democrats)
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To: Coop; All
Take a hint Murtha! ---->

41 posted on 07/06/2006 10:00:48 PM PDT by Gucho
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To: Mrs. Ranger
I like that one !

13."For the first time in 30 years, citizens in the 12th actually have a credible intelligent opponent for whom to vote"

14.Murtha must go

42 posted on 07/06/2006 10:13:42 PM PDT by KTM rider ( Support Our Troops Donate to Irey)
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To: Gucho
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43 posted on 07/06/2006 10:14:19 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN..Support our Troops! www.irey.com and www.vets4Irey.com - Now more than Ever!)
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To: telebob
Telebob donated to her campaign.

Thank you! Your help is greatly appreciated.

44 posted on 07/06/2006 10:17:10 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN..Support our Troops! www.irey.com and www.vets4Irey.com - Now more than Ever!)
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To: everyone

I am encouraged by this good-looking lady's campaign. She seems to have the background and enough name rec to get started. Let's make it a race with a big national fundraising drive.


45 posted on 07/06/2006 11:50:32 PM PDT by California Patriot ("That's not Charlie the Tuna out there. It's Jaws." -- Richard Nixon)
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To: telebob

Good work, telebob!


46 posted on 07/07/2006 3:46:03 AM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: mombrown1
I notice you disappeared rather quickly, except perhaps for a FReepmail or two. Care to elaborate on your rumor campaign?

I also notice you don't post here much, but back a few months ago you did manage to post a few swipes at Lynn Swann's campaign. Curious.

Since you live out Pittsburgh way, perhaps you should sign up for the Irey/Murtha ping list, hmmm?

47 posted on 07/07/2006 3:52:17 AM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: smoothsailing; jazusamo; freema; Just A Nobody; W04Man

Good morning bump!


48 posted on 07/07/2006 4:35:23 AM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: Coop

I smell kitten chow.


49 posted on 07/07/2006 4:45:07 AM PDT by L,TOWM (Liberals, The Other White Meat [This is some nasty...])
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To: Coop
I can make a simpler list:

  1. Murtha is a traitor
  2. Murtha is a traitor
  3. Murtha is a traitor
  4. Murtha is a traitor
  5. Murtha is a traitor
  6. Murtha is a traitor
  7. Murtha is a traitor
  8. Murtha is a traitor
  9. Murtha is a traitor
  10. Murtha is a traitor
  11. Murtha is a traitor
  12. Murtha is a traitor

50 posted on 07/07/2006 4:47:53 AM PDT by kevkrom (Posting snarky comments so you don't have to)
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