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MURTHA TO DROP OUT OF RUNNING [Update- Hoyer Wins!!!-Vote 149-86]
Polipundit ^ | Nov. 16, 2006 | Michael Sparxx

Posted on 11/16/2006 8:30:20 AM PST by conservativecorner

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To: Dont Mention the War
But, but ...... he HAD THE VOTES!

I suspect John Kerry is involved, somehow...Murtha had the votes, before he didn't have them!
51 posted on 11/16/2006 8:39:16 AM PST by beezdotcom
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To: areafiftyone

Ah, that was close. The vote is today.


52 posted on 11/16/2006 8:39:37 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity)
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To: xcullen

Alcee Hastings is the former federal judge who was impeached for corruption. He's on Nancy's short list to chair the house intelligence committee.


53 posted on 11/16/2006 8:39:43 AM PST by cripplecreek (If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?)
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To: conservativecorner

2 to 1 they postpone the vote until another day? Any takers?


54 posted on 11/16/2006 8:39:53 AM PST by Crawdad (Is this thing on?)
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To: conservativecorner

CHRIS MATTHEWS, MSNBC ANCHOR: Now that they’re in power, what can Democrats do about Iraq? Can they push for a timetable to leave? Can they cut off funding for the war? Who will be their leading voice in the fight? Will it be Nancy Pelosi’s rival Steny Hoyer or her friend Jack Murtha? We begin with the man who wants to be majority leader, Pennsylvania Congressman Jack Murtha. Thank you Mr. Murtha for coming here and nowhere else.

So let’s get to questions that everybody wants answered. First of all, it’s a secret ballot tomorrow, right?

REP. JOHN MURTHA (D), PENNSYLVANIA: Right.

MATTHEWS: Are you going to win?

MURTHA: We’re going to win, we’ve got the votes.

MATTHEWS: You’ve got them?

MURTHA: We’ve got the votes.

MATTHEWS: Eyeball to eyeball, you’ve got them?

MURTHA: Eyeball to eyeball.


55 posted on 11/16/2006 8:40:06 AM PST by PDR
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To: conservativecorner

Darn!!!


56 posted on 11/16/2006 8:40:08 AM PST by diamond6 (Everyone who is for abortion has been born. Ronald Reagan)
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To: siunevada
She didn't make much of an effort beyond issuing her letter of support.

Not true. The letter of support was seen as no big deal but then Sunday she started making phone calls to all of the dem Representatives. She even called in one newbie (Walz-MN I think) and voiced her support for Murtha and then asking what committee assignment he should get.

Heavy campaigning and blackmail are not just going through the motions.
57 posted on 11/16/2006 8:40:11 AM PST by Republican Red (if you don't want to root for the home team then get the hell out of the stadium)
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To: conservativecorner

Murtha should have gotten the boot years ago.Watched the Abscam tape for the first time(starring Murtha)last night on Fox.Hannity nailed him-Alan Colmes actually had the nerve to defend the creep.


58 posted on 11/16/2006 8:40:24 AM PST by Thombo2
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To: edpc
He just told Matthews last night he had the votes. It wouldn't be the first time he'd be wrong.....nor the last.

Gotta be able to accurately count them votes if you want to be Majority Leader, John!

59 posted on 11/16/2006 8:40:41 AM PST by Tallguy
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To: conservativecorner

FNC says voting is underway.

Perhaps you need to ask the Mods to lock the thread and start a new one when the results are known.


60 posted on 11/16/2006 8:40:44 AM PST by Iowa Granny
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To: conservativecorner

LOL! E.D. Hill was just doing a newsreader about the Democrats voting for House Maj. leader and the video accompanying it was Muslims bobbing and weaving over their prayer books in Pakistan. It was an early transition to her story about muslims pretending to be clerics being arrested in the U.S. or something like that. It was the unvarnished truth, for once.


61 posted on 11/16/2006 8:40:51 AM PST by rabidralph
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To: BigSkyFreeper

I didn't think he would drop out. He's too much of a RaisinBrain!


62 posted on 11/16/2006 8:40:51 AM PST by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers - Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason)
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To: conservativecorner

Now that they are in power as a result of garnering the entire malcontent vote, they're dumping their Poster Boys one after another.


63 posted on 11/16/2006 8:41:16 AM PST by TET1968 (SI MINOR PLUS EST ERGO NIHIL SUNT OMNIA)
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To: conservativecorner



Majority Leader's Race - MURTHA STILL IN THE RUNNING (Not Dropping out!)
HOTLINE ^ | 11/16/06


Posted on 11/16/2006 8:39:50 AM PST by areafiftyone


An earlier post incorrectly insinuated that Rep. John Murtha's campaign has conceded the majority leader's race.

Murtha's campaign hasn't conceded.

The vote for majority leader hasn't yet occurred.

We regret leaving our readers with the impression that the race was decided before it was decided.


64 posted on 11/16/2006 8:41:17 AM PST by diamond6 (Everyone who is for abortion has been born. Ronald Reagan)
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To: conservativecorner

I sincerely hope the Democrats are stupid enough to put the Patriarch of Corruption in power as the Majority Leader.

It would bring oodles of fun!


65 posted on 11/16/2006 8:41:22 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (What's the one elected position Ted Kennedy has never held? Designated Driver.)
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To: Republican Red

I hope Murtha does win -- the RAT caucus will unravel that much faster.


66 posted on 11/16/2006 8:41:22 AM PST by mwl1
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To: Brilliant

Oh, that's too bad. I was very much looking forward to him as majority leader.


67 posted on 11/16/2006 8:41:24 AM PST by ShandaLear (Perfect People Need Support, too.)
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To: conservativecorner

I'm for Cynthia McKinney ("Vote our way or I'll CUT YOU, sucka!")


68 posted on 11/16/2006 8:41:30 AM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Democracy: The worst form of government, except for all the others.)
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To: conservativecorner

He cut and ran?


69 posted on 11/16/2006 8:41:52 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Mike Pence for House Minority Leader and John Shadegg for Whip)
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To: Cyclopean Squid
Murtha's been 'waterboarded'!

70 posted on 11/16/2006 8:42:10 AM PST by evets (Beer)
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To: areafiftyone

I didn't think he would either. He's got a salty tongue to go with the raisin brain.


71 posted on 11/16/2006 8:42:15 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity)
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To: RedRover; jazusamo; W04Man; smoothsailing

FYI ping


72 posted on 11/16/2006 8:42:17 AM PST by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: ShandaLear

HOLD THE PHONE! He's till in it? Wooooo-hooooo...


73 posted on 11/16/2006 8:43:01 AM PST by ShandaLear (Perfect People Need Support, too.)
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To: conservativecorner

The Islamofascists lose another influential Government position.

74 posted on 11/16/2006 8:43:21 AM PST by Ben Mugged (Always cheat; always win. The only unfair fight is the one you lose.)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

I hope he wins. That will screw up the Democrats for 2 years. LOL


75 posted on 11/16/2006 8:43:33 AM PST by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers - Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason)
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To: WBL 1952; eureka!

I saw the Prowler blurb eureka! is quoting in Post 40.

Is there a source saying that she's actually making phone calls?


76 posted on 11/16/2006 8:43:34 AM PST by siunevada (If we learn nothing from history, what's the point of having one? - Peggy Hill)
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To: conservativecorner
Will he take the $50,000 now?
77 posted on 11/16/2006 8:44:08 AM PST by ditto h
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To: Brilliant

I'll bet his comment yesterday about Nancy's ethics bill being "total crap" had a little to do with it. LOL! This guy is way to senile to be working.


78 posted on 11/16/2006 8:44:11 AM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Democracy: The worst form of government, except for all the others.)
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To: conservativecorner

serious question - is this good news or bad news for us?


79 posted on 11/16/2006 8:44:50 AM PST by oceanview
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To: babble-on
what an ugly (and enjoyable) situation this has been.

That about sums it up.

80 posted on 11/16/2006 8:45:26 AM PST by Bahbah (Regev, Goldwasser and Shalit, we are praying for you)
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To: ditto h

He declined the $50k before he took it.


81 posted on 11/16/2006 8:45:33 AM PST by ShandaLear (Perfect People Need Support, too.)
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To: conservativecorner

Now that they are in power as a result of garnering the entire malcontent vote, don't be surprised if more Poster Boys get dumped.


82 posted on 11/16/2006 8:45:39 AM PST by TET1968 (SI MINOR PLUS EST ERGO NIHIL SUNT OMNIA)
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To: oceanview

"...is this good news or bad news for us?"

Yes.


83 posted on 11/16/2006 8:45:47 AM PST by jim35 ("...when the lion and the lamb lie down together, ...we'd better damn sure be the lion")
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To: conservativecorner

Steny Hoyer is no peach.


84 posted on 11/16/2006 8:46:00 AM PST by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: Republican Red; WBL 1952; eureka!
Sunday she started making phone calls to all of the dem Representatives.

What's the source for that information?

85 posted on 11/16/2006 8:46:17 AM PST by siunevada (If we learn nothing from history, what's the point of having one? - Peggy Hill)
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To: Just A Nobody

Hiya Justa, thanks for the ping. It looks like this report is uncomfirmed.


86 posted on 11/16/2006 8:46:48 AM PST by jazusamo (Murtha still owes the Haditha Marines an apology-See DogMurtha.com.)
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To: siunevada

> Not really [a big blow to Pelosi]. She was only going through the motions.

I like to look on the bright side of things. This is the first sign of democrat disunity. Keep it up, boys and girls!


87 posted on 11/16/2006 8:47:20 AM PST by cloud8
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To: conservativecorner

If this is true, I'm glad that he ran, and that Pelosi endorsed him. It let the country know where they both come from. The woman is as big a fool as Murtha, they both believe their own press reports.


88 posted on 11/16/2006 8:47:20 AM PST by Eva
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To: All

Murtha has decided to take his own advice and redeploy.


89 posted on 11/16/2006 8:47:25 AM PST by sono ("Improvise, Adapt, Overcome" - Gunnery Sgt Thomas "Gunny" Highway)
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To: conservativecorner

Almost sounds like they got taken by the Scrappleface entry about Murtha "redeploying" because of the "civil war" in the party.


90 posted on 11/16/2006 8:48:30 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: conservativecorner

Run, John, Run!


91 posted on 11/16/2006 8:48:41 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: ShandaLear

"What the hell is ethics" Stop trying to confuse me with big words. I only know cut, run, fire bad, food good."

92 posted on 11/16/2006 8:48:53 AM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Democracy: The worst form of government, except for all the others.)
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To: cripplecreek

Kucinich...


93 posted on 11/16/2006 8:50:06 AM PST by johnny7 ("We took a hell of a beating." -'Vinegar Joe' Stilwell)
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To: siunevada

dunno


94 posted on 11/16/2006 8:51:29 AM PST by eureka! (May the voters see the light next time.....)
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To: siunevada

Try this:

Pelosi Splits Democrats With Push For Murtha - Speaker-to-Be Accused Of Strong-Arm Tactics

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/11/15/AR2006111501521_pf.html

"Pelosi's aggressive intervention on behalf of Murtha has baffled and angered many Democrats, who think she has unnecessarily put her reputation on the line out of misplaced loyalty to a friend and because of a long-standing feud with Hoyer, the minority whip. Pelosi has pushed Murtha's candidacy at social events, in private meetings and with incoming freshman Democrats; they have been called to her office to discuss committee assignments, only to hear first that she needs Murtha in order to be an effective leader."


95 posted on 11/16/2006 8:52:12 AM PST by Republican Red (if you don't want to root for the home team then get the hell out of the stadium)
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To: conservativecorner

Chewed up and spit out. These guys are a bunch of cannibals. Maybe Murtha and Lieberman can start a support group?


96 posted on 11/16/2006 8:53:29 AM PST by kerryusama04 (Isa 8:20, Eze 22:26)
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To: conservativecorner

This may affect the Bayview Hunters Point Shipyard agreement.


97 posted on 11/16/2006 8:53:41 AM PST by polymuser (There is one war and one enemy.)
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To: conservativecorner
"MURTHA TO DROP OUT OF CUT'n RUNNING [SORRY NANCY...LOL!] - UNCONFIRMED

There, Fixed the Title

98 posted on 11/16/2006 8:55:24 AM PST by norwaypinesavage
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

"What the hell is ethics" Stop trying to confuse me with big words. I only know cut, run, fire bad, food good."


John Murtha has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.


99 posted on 11/16/2006 8:55:43 AM PST by tumblindice ("Blah blah blah blah blah. Blah. Blah blah blah. blah blah.(Creaking fart)" Commander McBragg Murtha)
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To: edpc

Even Chris would have to comment about how Murtha was flat wrong. I saw the interview too.


100 posted on 11/16/2006 8:59:44 AM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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