Skip to comments.Max Cleland plans pro-Murtha rally -- the day before VFTT's Boot Murtha Rally in Johnstown, PA
Posted on 08/26/2006 11:36:20 AM PDT by IPWGOP
Former Sen. Max Cleland of Georgia is throwing a rally in Johnstown, PA for Rep. John Murtha -- the day before Vets for the Truth's Boot Murtha Rally.
The news is highlighted in the following release from Murtha's re-election committee:
JOHNSTOWN, Pa., Aug. 25 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The Murtha for Congress Committee said that former U.S. Sen. Max Cleland (D-Ga.) announced last night he's leading a large-scale effort among his veteran brothers to support U.S. Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.), who is coming under attack from "radical right-wing forces in the veterans' community" aimed at "swift-boating Murtha, like they did former Democratic nominee for president Sen. John Kerry.
The rally will be held Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006 at 11 a.m. in Central Park in Johnstown, Pa. Cleland said he expects veterans from all over America to make the journey "to support Murtha in an unprecedented show of unity against the war."
VFTT's Boot Murtha Rally is set for Sunday, Oct. 1 starting at 2 pm. Rally participants will gather at Central Park in Johnstown and proceed to the Cambria County War Memorial Arena for the full event. Pennsylvania radio personalities Quinn & Rose of the popular "War Room with Quinn & Rose" show will be co-emcee'ing the Rally. Also lined up for the Boot Murtha Rally:
Terry Pennington, father of Rob Pennington, one of the so-called "Pendleton Eight," who are being held without bail at the Camp Pendleton, CA, brig. They are being charged with murder and conspiracy, those seven Marines and one Navy Corpsman.
David Beamer, father of Todd Beamer, leader of the anti-hijacker group on Flight 93 (the man who said, "Let's roll!"
John Wrobleski, father of a Marine killed in Iraq, and who deeply resents the dishonor brought upon the USMC by Murtha's comments.
Gregg Garvey, father of Justin Garvey, who was killed in Iraq, founder of a program that enables local communities to purchase and erect memorials to their fallen sons and daughters. He will lead the memorial service that precedes the rally.
Anyone care to speculate who will attend?
Are there plans for a counter-protest? Bet our crowd Sunday will be bigger.
I would say that murtha the mouth is running scared.....he knows he's finished, nomatter what his gal-pal nancy pol-ski says....he's gone, gone, gone......
I'm proud to be a member of these radical forces.
Don't kid yourself. This is Murtha fighting back, and quite frankly - given historical precedent - their rally may dwarf ours. But all the shrieking and whining from Murtha and Cleland isn't stopping us, and it isn't stopping the Irey campaign either.
You're right, he is running scared.
NO DISSENTING VOICES ALLOWED unchallenged. They know how to play this game.
Anyone care to speculate who will attend?
Ummmmmm, let me see........
Code stinko, vets for peas and justice, commie front group ANSWER, world workers party, cpusa.....I have to look up the rest.
That's one of the ugliest pigs I've ever seen.
Freep the rally with Irey Vets....
Are you coming to the rally? You could be in charge of the Saturday counterprotest.
Which one are you referring to? ehehehehe!
Murtha and Cleland are both Democrat traitors, guilty of treason to the USA and should be tried, convicted and sentanced accordingly!!!
Looks like Murtha and his cronies are more than a little worried about Diana Irey. Organizing a counter rally a day before your opponents rally is high school kid stuff, typical of Murtha and friends.
Murtha counter rally ping...
We are proud of you and the other radical right wing forces in the veterans' community!
An incumbent who is not worried ignores his opponents. An incumbent who is very worried reacts to his opponents.
Murtha is crapping cinder blocks about now. He has hitched himself so closely to the antiwar movement that he has no chance of distancing himself come November.
Yeah, everyone says that on basically every thread. But it's not gonna happen.
So we can either thrown Murtha out of office in November, or this type of behavior will increase!
And so far I haven't seen that many people willing to take a stand. Talk is cheap.
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