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Pelosi Puts Weight Behind Murtha in Leader Bid...
Roll Call via Drudge Report ^ | November 12, 2006 | John Bresnahan

Posted on 11/12/2006 7:06:18 PM PST by RDTF

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), in line to become Speaker in January, is throwing her support to Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) in the race for Majority Leader, a move that will be an early test of her influence and will weigh heavily on Murtha's contest with Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) for the post.

Pelosi, in a letter distributed Sunday to newly elected House Democrats, wrote that Murtha's outspoken opposition to the war in Iraq helped change the electoral campaign for the House this fall. Murtha began calling for a U.S. pullout from Iraq a year ago, and his open opposition to the war made him a focus of intense criticism from Republicans and the White House.

Pelosi, though, credited Murtha, one of her closest allies in the House, with changing the national debate on the issue and helping provide Democratic challengers and incumbents with a winning argument for the mid-term elections.

"With respect to Iraq in particular, I salute your courageous leadership that changed the national debate and helped make Iraq the central issue of this historic election," Pelosi wrote in a personal letter to Murtha. "Your leadership gave so many Americans, including respected military leaders, the encouragement to voice their own disapproval at a failed policy that weakens our military and makes stability in that region even more difficult to achieve. The enthusiastic response of Americans all across this nation gave an enormous lift to our Democratic efforts, and your unsurpassed personal solicitations produced millions of dollars which were new to the effort. Those resources made a huge difference and particularly for the candidates on whose behalf you campaigned."

Pelosi added: "Your strong voice for national security, the war on terror and Iraq provides genuine leadership for our party, and I count on you to continue to lead on these vital issues. For this and for all you have done for Democrats in the past and especially this last year, I am pleased to support your candidacy for Majority Leader for the 110th Congress."


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: abscam; cutnrunmurtha; hoyer; murtha; okinawa; pelosi

1 posted on 11/12/2006 7:06:20 PM PST by RDTF
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To: RDTF

Putting her weight any where near Murtha could get her squished.


2 posted on 11/12/2006 7:08:15 PM PST by llevrok (Re-deploy to Okinawa? Hell No! On to IRAN !)
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To: RDTF

Maybe she should put Nadler's weight behing Murtha too.


3 posted on 11/12/2006 7:09:25 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Karl Rove isn't magnificent.)
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To: RDTF

Yes! Do it, I double dare ya, Ms. Pelosi. Please !


4 posted on 11/12/2006 7:09:27 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ...... Cornyn / Kyl in '08)
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To: RDTF

Having lived in Steny Hoyer's district for the last thousand years, and watching how he stole the 94 election from Larry Hogan after gerrymandering Southern Maryland and stabbed DA Bud Marshall in the back, I hope Pelosi and Murtha are successful in stabbing his linguini spine.


5 posted on 11/12/2006 7:09:34 PM PST by Senator Goldwater
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To: llevrok

For God sake we need some war on terror veterans to start organizing against these defeatest kooks.

There are so many heroes that could not be ignored if they only had voice loud enough.

Something like the Swift Boat Vets but contemporarys.

Some people we can throw our support behind and help them be heard. Only war on terror veterans have the experience and service behind them to elevate them in the eyes of the people.

Mad Murtha must not be allowed to pull another Vietnam pullout on this nation.


6 posted on 11/12/2006 7:11:58 PM PST by Names Ash Housewares
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To: RDTF

How soon before Bush is impeached?


7 posted on 11/12/2006 7:13:59 PM PST by opinionator
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To: RDTF

So much for the Honeymoon, eh?


8 posted on 11/12/2006 7:16:02 PM PST by top 2 toe red (~**~ I liked Tuesday, November 7, 2006...a lot, lot better before the votes were counted. ~**~)
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To: RDTF

What a waste.


9 posted on 11/12/2006 7:18:07 PM PST by freekitty
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To: RDTF

Good. Moves like this should get the Pubbies elected in a landslide in two years.


10 posted on 11/12/2006 7:19:44 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: RDTF

Could be a bad move on Pelosi's part, if she succeeds in getting the position for Murtha. The American people might think she's getting "in your face" to our troops, not just to the Repubs.


11 posted on 11/12/2006 7:20:05 PM PST by Sam Cree (don't mix alcopops and ufo's - absolute reality)
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To: RDTF

Despite his Iraq stance, Murtha is pro-life and pro-gun. I wonder what the moonbats think of that?


12 posted on 11/12/2006 7:21:19 PM PST by Aikonaa
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To: Names Ash Housewares
For God sake we need some war on terror veterans to start organizing against these defeatest kooks

Back to my tin foil hat mind - I keep thinking our troops will be pulled out, come back pissed off and well trained and that with a DIM congress out of control - things will get real ugly. The country is so divided and sides divisive.

13 posted on 11/12/2006 7:22:33 PM PST by llevrok (Redeploy to Okinawa? Hell No! On to IRAN !)
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To: opinionator
Since they will go for W and Cheney at the same time, I'd say that Nancy is counting on it happening sooner rather later...

Don't you just know how she cackles when she is alone, "If they liked the history made when I became Speaker of the House, just wait until they are saying, Madam President..he..he..he..he!"...and the cauldron is stirred....

14 posted on 11/12/2006 7:22:44 PM PST by top 2 toe red (~**~ I liked Tuesday, November 7, 2006...a lot, lot better before the votes were counted. ~**~)
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To: Aikonaa
Despite his Iraq stance, Murtha is pro-life and pro-gun.

Not anymore if he's majority leader. They have a way of changing their stripes over there.

15 posted on 11/12/2006 7:25:18 PM PST by plain talk
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To: RDTF

Why do so many here care who they make majority leader? With just a few exceptions, one Democrat is as bad as another. The inmates are clearly running the asylum in their party, so it essentially makes zero difference whether they're led by Jack Murtha or Charlie Rangel or Barbara Lee or Barney Frank.


16 posted on 11/12/2006 7:26:35 PM PST by irishjuggler
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To: RDTF

This is priceless! LOL Do it, Nancy, do it! Prove once and for all to ALL Americans how sick and twisted you people are. After they start feeding America to the terrorists, and march onward to their goal of socialism and moral degradation, maybe the rest of our fellow Americans will finally get their heads out of the sand, or their arse, and realize what the party of Democrats has in mind for their future.

Some folks just can't help themselves. They have to play with fire and get burned before they realize how dangerous that can be. I thought Republicans were smarter than that, but I learned a valuable lesson this past week. We've got R's playing with fire too.


17 posted on 11/12/2006 7:27:31 PM PST by Chena (Our troops could teach you alot about determination, courage, and honor if you'd listen.)
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To: Senator Goldwater
Having lived in Steny Hoyer's district for the last thousand years, and watching how he stole the 94 election from Larry Hogan after gerrymandering Southern Maryland and stabbed DA Bud Marshall in the back, I hope Pelosi and Murtha are successful in stabbing his linguini spine.

Wow, and I thought Hoyer was one of the saner dhimmis' in the House.

18 posted on 11/12/2006 7:33:03 PM PST by Maynerd (Virtual Fence - only the tax dollars are real)
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To: RDTF

Never forget the 2008 strategy to get Hillary elected. All thoughts of war and terrorism (i.e. Hillary as Commander-In-Chief) must be erased from the minds of the people. Its the 1990's all over again. 9/11, what's 9/11?


19 posted on 11/12/2006 7:39:49 PM PST by HisKingdomWillAbolishSinDeath (All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off; but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.)
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To: Aikonaa

If only he were pro-western nations and pro-American!!! Sheeesh!!!


20 posted on 11/12/2006 7:43:11 PM PST by SierraWasp (Welcome to the next four years of the Truth-Terminator's Republican Socialism in healthcare!!!)
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To: RDTF

1 Thessalonians 5
1 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.
2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.
8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,


21 posted on 11/12/2006 7:44:36 PM PST by HisKingdomWillAbolishSinDeath (All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off; but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.)
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To: RDTF
Pelosi Puts Weight Behind Murtha in Leader Bid...

Hope she pushes REAL hard. Maybe she'll end up in a dark and stinky "tunnel" where she belongs.
22 posted on 11/12/2006 7:53:45 PM PST by Jackson Brown (Conservatives just killed their racehorses, in order to let their fortunes ride on jackasses)
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To: RDTF

I thought Pelosi wanted an ethically clean house? Isn't Murtha being sued as we speak?


23 posted on 11/12/2006 7:57:36 PM PST by mykpfsu
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To: RDTF

Looks like they are trying to send Hoyer to Okinawa.


24 posted on 11/12/2006 8:02:22 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: mykpfsu

Not to mention ABSCAM. Corruption rains supreme in the Democrat House.


25 posted on 11/12/2006 8:04:37 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: Maynerd
From The Hill: Reacting to the letter, Hoyer said her support for Murtha was no surprise. "Nancy told me some time ago that she would personally support Jack. I respect her decision as the two are very close,” Hoyer said in a statement. "I am grateful for the support I have from my colleagues, and have the majority of the caucus supporting me. I look forward to working with Speaker Pelosi as Majority Leader."

yitbos

26 posted on 11/12/2006 8:05:36 PM PST by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: RDTF

I could just throw up.

Murtha? House majority leader? Someone pass me a barf bag.


27 posted on 11/12/2006 8:07:12 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (Tancredo in 2008....Santorum in 2008.....J. D. Hayworth in 2008...Take Your Pick)
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To: RDTF

This sounds like a remake of 'Network' with Pelosi in the Faye Dunaway role and Murtha in the Peter Finch role.


28 posted on 11/12/2006 8:13:29 PM PST by relictele
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To: irishjuggler
Why do so many here care who they make majority leader?

Does the phrase "they killed innocent civilians in cold blood" ring a bell? Visit DogMurtha.com and see it on video.

Personally, I want nothing for Murtha but pain and disappointment all the rest of his days. He's King Rat among the Rats.

29 posted on 11/12/2006 8:18:07 PM PST by RedRover
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

Go ahead, do it. Then sit back and watch the defections from the Democrat Party. The newbies have to know they will be one term wonders if they pony up to fat boy's agenda.


30 posted on 11/12/2006 8:21:50 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter ( I am sitting under my cone of silence, inside a copper wire cage wearing a tin foil hat...)
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To: Senator Goldwater

I'd love to see Steny Hoyer right now !!! He is a weasel's weasel !!! LOL !!!!


31 posted on 11/12/2006 8:22:22 PM PST by 11th_VA
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To: RDTF

Are they gonna put criminal Alcee Hastings in charge of the House Intel Committee, replacing Hoekstra? The lowest ranking PFC would be bounced. What a disaster. What a circus.


32 posted on 11/12/2006 8:25:06 PM PST by cookcounty (John Kerry: On both sides of 3 wars. Four if you count the Battle for his Mouth.)
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To: RDTF
12th Congressional District

Candidate Votes Percent
MURTHA, JOHN P. (DEM) 119,873 60.7%
IREY, DIANA (REP) 77,613 39.3%

Looks like PA 12th congressional district voters are a bunch of traitors. Pretty much a lost cause.

33 posted on 11/12/2006 8:30:25 PM PST by TheDon (Are you a cut and run conservative?)
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To: RedRover
"Hoyer said in a statement. 'I am grateful for the support I have from my colleagues, and have the majority of the caucus supporting me. I look forward to working with Speaker Pelosi as Majority Leader.' "

Perhaps this Nancy Pellagraface's first defeat?

yitbos

34 posted on 11/12/2006 8:35:30 PM PST by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: bruinbirdman

One think of which we can be assured. A crazy a$$ will be Speaker of the House. I don't think the 37-47 whatever dogs can change this.


35 posted on 11/12/2006 8:37:38 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter ( I am sitting under my cone of silence, inside a copper wire cage wearing a tin foil hat...)
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To: bruinbirdman

Let us hope it's the first of many shattered dreams.


36 posted on 11/12/2006 8:41:45 PM PST by RedRover
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To: RDTF

COOL. Her first mistake ... and so soon!!!

Murtha will be an albatross around her neck.


37 posted on 11/12/2006 9:36:07 PM PST by WOSG (The 4-fold path to save America - Think right, act right, speak right, vote right!)
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To: Aikonaa

"Despite his Iraq stance, Murtha is pro-life and pro-gun. I wonder what the moonbats think of that?"

They dont care. Like Republicans, the #1 issue is national security, but for moonbats, it's the destruction of same that is #1.


38 posted on 11/12/2006 9:37:34 PM PST by WOSG (The 4-fold path to save America - Think right, act right, speak right, vote right!)
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To: RDTF; PhilDragoo


"You like John Murtha and Al Gore......why I otta rip your head off you maggot"!

39 posted on 11/12/2006 9:47:28 PM PST by Parrot_was_devastating
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To: RDTF
Pelosi Puts Weight Behind Murtha in Leader Bid...

When I saw this all I could think of is the song "Send in the Clowns" (I think that is the title) can not remember the words.

40 posted on 11/12/2006 11:16:02 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: RDTF

Birds of a feather.


41 posted on 11/13/2006 5:28:58 AM PST by 2001convSVT ("People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence")
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To: RDTF; Parrot_was_devastating

Rep. Jack Murtha, D-Pa.

Pelosi Backs Murtha's Bid for House Majority Leader - Fox News


42 posted on 11/13/2006 5:32:41 AM PST by TexKat (Just because you did not see it or read it, that does not mean it did or did not happen.)
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To: RDTF

Pelosi hands victory to the Democrat culture of corruption.

Murtha of the ABSCAM fame is endorsed by Leader Elect Pelosi. Free Freezers in all offices!!!!


43 posted on 11/13/2006 10:16:54 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: TexKat; PhilDragoo

Murtha [Festering Gob!]....hopefully his skeletons disgrace Pelosi right out of the gate.
Her first act will be to put a knife in his back like a good Roman : )

Excerpt:
Furious Marines from wars as far back as World War II are spitting mad at the cowardly colonel and many want his head on a stake in the middle of the Marine Corps Commandant's lawn. Personally, I would not soil that good earth with so vile and despicable a piece of offal.
Encouraging retreat is viewed as aiding the enemy by the Marines and is a violation of Article 104 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, which is punishable by death. Currently serving Marines, active duty or reserve, who encourage surrender are in violation of Article 100 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, an offense also punishable by death. Because Murtha is retired, he is virtually assured of not being prosecuted.


44 posted on 11/13/2006 8:45:52 PM PST by Parrot_was_devastating
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To: Parrot_was_devastating

45 posted on 11/13/2006 9:01:20 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: PhilDragoo



Easy Rino: ....High order detonation confirmed

46 posted on 11/13/2006 9:50:10 PM PST by Parrot_was_devastating
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