Skip to comments.VFTT/BootMurtha mans booth at Patriot Biker Event in PA -- finds voters saying 'no' to Murtha!
Posted on 08/27/2006 12:38:59 PM PDT by IPWGOP
August 26, 2006...
Operation Street Corner Action Report!
Boots on the Ground for the soldiers in the field
OSC goes to the Great Patriot PA Biker Event!
Aug. 26, 2006, Monaca, PA... Vets for the Truth / Boot Murtha took its traveling OSC displays to the Rolling Thunder (PA Chapter 4) Great Patriot Biker Event. The event was held just outside Monaca on a great strip of land right along Route 18 at the Midway Bar & Grill.
We were able to meet multitudes of great people and American patriots and discussed issues one-on-one with our many visitors. Lots of information and flyers were handed out about Murtha and about our upcoming Oct. 1st Boot Murtha Rally in Johnstown. We also gave visitors Boot Murtha stickers and t-shirts which were quickly donned and seen throughout the event.
That was then, this is now...
The consensus of the vast majority of people visiting with us was this: Murtha must go! Regardless of opinions on Murtha's past words and deeds, it is what Murtha is saying and doing now that have folks no longer supporting him.
His is playing politics now with our soldiers' lives was a common reason cited for no longer supporting him. His insensitivity to soldiers' families now who need to know that the family member's life and sacrifice had good purpose was another reason for no longer supporting him.
The backlash is coming this November. Message to John Murtha: the past is the past. We don't like what you are saying and doing NOW!
A couple of veterans I spoke with expressed loyalty to Murtha because he had helped them somehow along the way in the past; or they believed "he was a highly decorated honorable man." I was impressed with their willingness to hear my reasons for no longer supporting Murtha. They listened as I assured them I was from Murtha's district 12 a real constituent! I explained that I have family members on the ground now in Iraq, and how deeply concerned I am about Murtha's politicizing of the military for personal gain. Such talk puts our soldiers in even greater danger and demoralizes our troops. As our discussion progressed it became clear that we had much more in common, than not.
Many I spoke with felt Murtha had been in politics too long now, was out of touch and needed to retire. They appreciated the fact that Boot Murtha was sticking to supporting the troops and not changing positions now like Murtha.
Again, it is what Murtha is saying and doing now that shows voters he no longer represents their views and is now using our troops to get ahead politically.
A couple of Vietnam veterans who were opposed to our position admitted they learned some things from our discussion that they did not know and said they'd have to look at things more closely.
That's all we ask.
Boot Murtha and its Operation Street Corner (OSC) displays are all about getting the facts about Congressman John Murtha to the voters of district 12. Voters can then make an informed decision how to vote on Nov. 7th.
Next week, more reports from 12th District OSC'ers to come!
Nikki A.C. Sheppick
Murtha OSC report ping... ping your lists??
This is GREAT NEWS!! Keep up the fight. I wish I lived close enough to help.
I felt the same way, living as I do in Calfornia, but finally figured out a contribution to this organization or directly to Irey would help some, so I did. And got a very nice letter back from the Irey campaign explaining the issues, their strategy, etc.
Boot Murtha booth gets encouraging results at Patriot Biker Event.
Great work, Linda! The Murtha camp is attempting to define the opposition as rightwing radicals instead of people with the same values as 12th District voters. You're making sure that voters know the truth!
Great news Linda. All of you at BootMurtha are doing an excellent job.
Anyone wishing to be added to the Irey-Murtha ping list let me know.
Sorry 'bout that!
Great work! I truly believe Murtha has lost whatever brain cells he, maybe, once owned.
Why are you being rude?
"I set up at the 84 Pennsylvania flea market every Monday. I talk to the old timers and old vets there and about 90% of them are disgusted with Murtha. I think some old time Democrats will be voting Republican this November!"
Well if any of them read the "opinion" piece in the Trib today by Thomas A. Sabo, titled "Did Murtha mean what you thought you heard?", you may be getting an earful tomorrow. ;)
What a hoot. ;)
Do you have a link to that article?
This is an official get out the vote poster from AF.mil. I the added tag line as a suggestion for the FReepers in PA to use with the Poster as a get campaign out the vote chidding those who for whatever reason were going to sit out the election and just take what came.
"Do you have a link to that article?"
By jove, they actually have it on their website, so here you go. :)
Sounds like an excellent opportunity for you to help us promote our message, if you're willing.
WOW! Will do, and thanks!