Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Max Cleland plans pro-Murtha rally -- the day before VFTT's Boot Murtha Rally in Johnstown, PA ^ | 8/26/2006 | IPWGOP

Posted on 08/26/2006 11:36:20 AM PDT by IPWGOP

Max Cleland is coming back to Johnstown!!

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.

TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abscam; beerrun; bootmurtha; cleland; murtha; rally; vetsforthetruth; vftt
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-6061-80 ... 241-249 next last

Cleland--Oh yeah, the guy who BLEW HIMSELF UP--Then Claimed Wounded Warrior.
There was a reason he did not get re-elected.

41 posted on 08/26/2006 12:30:39 PM PDT by radar101 (The two hallmarks of Liberals: Fantasy and Hypocrisy)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jazusamo
I sure wouldn't bet against you on the affiliation of many at his rally .....

That would probably be a good idea. I see the same faces, whether in DC, NC, TX, NYC.....they travel in a pack, like the wolfs they are.

Conservative dems? Not sure there is such a thing anymore. I keep hearing it is so, but cannot fathom how any sane person looks at what the party has become and continue to align themselves with them.

42 posted on 08/26/2006 12:34:12 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN..Support our Troops! and - Now more than Ever!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: sgtbono2002

The True Story of Max Cleland's Vietnam Injuries.

The 2nd of the 12th Cavalry was engaged in a combat operation at the time of this incident. Max Cleland was with the Battalion Forward Command Post in heavy combat involving the attack of the 1st Cavalry Division up the valley to relieve the Marines who were besieged and surrounded at the Khe Shan Firebase. The whole surrounding area was an active combat zone (some might call the entire country of Vietnam a combat zone). (Is Iraq a combat zone?) Max, the Battalion Signal Officer, was engaged in a combat mission I personally ordered to increase the effectiveness of communications between the battalion combat forward and rear support elements: e.g. Erect a radio relay antenna on a mountain top. By the way, at one point the battalion rear elements came under enemy artillery fire so everyone was in harms way.

As they were getting off the helicopter, Max saw the grenade on the ground and he instinctively went for it. Soldiers in combat don't leave grenades lying around on the ground. Later, in the hospital, he said he thought it was his own but I doubt the concept of "ownership" went through his mind in the split seconds involved in reaching for the grenade. Nearly two decades later another soldier came forward and admitted it was actually his grenade. Does ownership of the grenade really matter? It does not.

Maury Cralle'
Battalion Executive Officer
2d/12th Cavalry Battalion
1st Air Cavalry Division
During the assault on Khe Shan

43 posted on 08/26/2006 12:34:29 PM PDT by radar101 (The two hallmarks of Liberals: Fantasy and Hypocrisy)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: Just A Nobody
The entire Murtha/Cleland press release here
44 posted on 08/26/2006 12:37:16 PM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: Common Tator
I always enjoy your thoughts on these matters.

I remember reading awhile back that he had also made many enemies in his party over past actions, ABSCAM and the like.

45 posted on 08/26/2006 12:38:36 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN..Support our Troops! and - Now more than Ever!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: Coop

I never thought I would say this but....I wish I were back in NJ for this.
I am spreading the word to family and friends who are proud and patriotic Americans unlike the pig Murtha and
"beer break" Cleland.

46 posted on 08/26/2006 12:48:26 PM PDT by JerseyDvl ("If you attack Americans, we'll defend your right to do it."- The Democrat Party)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: JerseyDvl

Thanks for spreading the word. We're gonna need all the help we can get.

47 posted on 08/26/2006 12:49:39 PM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 46 | View Replies]


If I were one of Murtha's constitutents and had no alternate media Internet knowledge, Cleland's rally would hit me like a sledge hammer.

In a positive or negative way? I am not sure if you are saying this will help Mutha-Focker or not.

48 posted on 08/26/2006 12:52:06 PM PDT by JerseyDvl ("If you attack Americans, we'll defend your right to do it."- The Democrat Party)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub


49 posted on 08/26/2006 12:57:03 PM PDT by smokeyb
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Badray; Conservative Goddess


50 posted on 08/26/2006 12:59:03 PM PDT by smokeyb
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 49 | View Replies]

To: Coop; Interesting Times; Calpernia; Alouette; SJackson; Beckwith; Bahbah; M. Espinola; SandRat; ...

BUMP.....'deploying Murtha' will send a resounding message!

Everyone who cares about our brave military who are fighting to preserve our freedom should help Diana Irey win in November!

51 posted on 08/26/2006 1:07:27 PM PDT by JulieRNR21 (Go Katherine "ALL your base are belong to us." Go here:
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: JerseyDvl
Sorry -- it would hit me in a totally negative way. Cleland's rally will attract The Code Pink, Cindy Sheehan, Michael Moore crowd, which is the antithesis of District 12's political values.
52 posted on 08/26/2006 1:10:04 PM PDT by IPWGOP (I'm Linda Eddy, and I am the webmaster for
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 48 | View Replies]

To: IPWGOP; Coop; smoothsailing; W04Man; USN SIGNL MAN; jazusamo; WeDontKnowJack; xzins; CMS; ...
Diana Irey is a real American Patriot!
She's all over the phony cut and run murtha.
Every vet in America needs to back her and sign up for the Veterans Roll Call
The only "vets" who wouldn't would be the "vets" who supported hanoi harry.
All a real vet has to do is "sign" his/her real name.
Branch of Service
Dates of Service
Your State
Your e-mail address
Any other info is optional

REAL Vets, on other forums, where support for Diana Irey is not allowed
can post their info here and the liberal forums won't even know.
Nor will FR even know.

Why would a REAL vet NOT sign the Veterans Roll Call?
Time for REAL Vets to stand Proud and Tall for our men and women on active duty now!

to Visit

Veterans for Diana Irey Roll Call

Add Your Name to the
Veterans for Diana Irey Roll Call

Veterans Comment Page

A campaign organized by
Vets For The Truth to
redeploy John Murtha

Murtha sides up with Code Pink

Code Pink has given $650,000 to the terrorists in Fallujah, participated in war crimes tribunals against America and has called American soldiers "killers" on their website among many treasonous actions. They display signs like "Maimed for a Lie" at Walter Reed Army Medical Center where wounded troops are healing.
Text of Code Pink's statement on meeting Rep. Murtha:
Thank You Congressman Murtha! CODEPINK co-founder Gael Murphy and DC coordinator Allison Yorra met with Congressman Murtha to thank him for his courageous stand on Iraq. We presented him with our pink badge of courage and pink flowers sent by CODEPINK members nationwide.

Murtha's "Cut & Run" Comments on Iraq:

"there's no progress at all"

"it's worse than it was prewar"

"we should immediatley redeploy"

"War cannot be won on the ground"

"I have said it's a civil war"

"We cannot win this militarily. Our tactics themselves keep us from winning,"

Murtha's Comments on our Troops:

"Would you join (the military) today?," he was asked in an interview. "No," replied Murtha

"And I think you're saying the average guy out there who's considering recruitment is justified in saying 'I don't want to serve'," the interviewer continued. "Exactly right," said Murtha

"we have become a catalyst for violence" in Iraq

Marines "killed innocent civilians in cold blood." at Haditha

"I will not excuse murder, and this is what happened"

"This is worse than Abu Ghraib"

"Hopefully, this is an isolated incident. But we're supposed to be selling ideas of America, ideals of America, and we're losing that war."

"These kind of things have to be brought out immediately," he told "This Week," "because if the Marines got away with it, other Marines might think it's okay."

"What they're saying to me is we're stretching the military too thin. The army is broken, and we couldn't deploy to a second front if we wanted to."

"The troops don't know what to do. They don't have the direction they need in order to supervise the prisoners,"

"The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified,
shall be directly proportional as to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars
were treated and appreciated by their nation."

-- President George Washington --

"Congressmen who willfully take actions during wartime that damage morale and
undermine the military are saboteurs and should be arrested, exiled, or hanged."

-- President Abraham Lincoln --

Guide to Local Media
"Point" the media to

Locate media in your zip code, gives you links to
YOUR local media with phone, e-mail etc info.

53 posted on 08/26/2006 1:15:15 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Support the troops by exposing the threats to them like hanoi kerry, cut and run murtha, Code Pink,)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Grampa Dave; Coop; StarCMC

Proud Member

Veterans' Radical Right Wing Forces

54 posted on 08/26/2006 1:20:05 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhauling is a sensible solution to mutiny.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Coop

I agree. talk is cheap. Problem is, the American people are asleep at the wheel, and one of our major political (Democrat) parties is an enemy agent.

55 posted on 08/26/2006 1:23:01 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]


Thanks for the reply, it is heartening to know the district frowns upon those sicko commie types.
It is strange that I even have to write a sentence like the one above. As long as the Murtha's and Lamont's get votes though, we have to acknowledge the enemy among us.
I think Diana Irey is the perfect candidate to take this louse on and pray for her success.

56 posted on 08/26/2006 1:23:20 PM PDT by JerseyDvl ("If you attack Americans, we'll defend your right to do it."- The Democrat Party)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 52 | View Replies]

To: Just A Nobody

The top photo?

57 posted on 08/26/2006 1:27:14 PM PDT by top 2 toe red (To the enemy in Iraq..."Don't bet on American politics forcing my hand!" President Bush)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: dirtboy

What, winning his own district or winning the majority leadership?

Until recently you would have to say that Murtha was a good bet to win reelection. (Unopposed in '04, winning 74% in '02)...

My sense of it is that there is an assumption that unless there is dissatisfaction with the leadership (or some other circumstance such as the whip losing election, or the whip moving up to Speaker just as the leader retires (Gingrich '95), that the standing whip moves up to leader unless the whip doesn't want the position. Now why would the Democratic caucus be dissatisfied with its leadership if it got majority status?

Take a look at recent leaders:

2003 Pelosi (was whip)
1989 Gephardt (Coelho resigned under scandal)
1987 Foley (was whip)
1977 Wright (whip McFall defeated in home district)
1973 O'Neill (was whip)
1971 Boggs (was whip)
1961 Albert (was whip)
1955 McCormick (was whip)

Hmmm...I see a pattern here. My guess is that Steny Hoyer will be the next leader should the post become available.
This does not mean that Murtha cannot campaign for the slot, although I can understand Pelosi et al. telling him to cool it.

On the Republican side, yes, 2006 Boehner is an exception.
I don't remember Leslie Arends, whip 1955-75. So far as I can figure he never sought the leadership. Halleck, Ford, and Rhodes leapfrogged him in any case.

58 posted on 08/26/2006 1:31:14 PM PDT by scrabblehack
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; All

59 posted on 08/26/2006 1:32:23 PM PDT by Gucho
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 53 | View Replies]


I have my new hat all made up for this rally, maybe I should come up a day early and take in the other one first? I'm sure it will be safe for me, all the Pinkos know me already.

60 posted on 08/26/2006 1:41:21 PM PDT by W04Man (Bush2004 Grassroots Campaign We Did It! NOW.... PLEASE STAY THE COURSE!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-6061-80 ... 241-249 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson