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Pelosi Defends Murtha Vs. GOP Reprimand
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Posted on 05/20/2007 7:26:50 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Pelosi Defends Murtha Vs. GOP Reprimand May 20 10:06 AM US/Eastern WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is defending a close Democratic ally whom Republicans want to reprimand for threatening a GOP lawmaker's spending projects.

Pelosi, D-Calif., said she had "no idea what actually happened" during a noisy exchange in the House chamber last week between Reps. John P. Murtha, D-Pa., and Mike Rogers, R-Mich.

"What I do know is that Congressman Murtha has—enjoys—an excellent reputation in the Congress on both sides of the aisle," said Pelosi in a broadcast interview taped Friday and aired Sunday.

"He writes the defense appropriation bill in a bipartisan way each year and with the complete involvement of the Republicans as to who gets what on the Republican side," she said.

Murtha is a 35-year House veteran who leads the House Appropriations subcommittee on military spending. He is known for a fondness for earmarks—carefully targeted spending items placed in appropriations bills to benefit a specific lawmaker or favored constituent group.

During a series of House votes Thursday, Murtha walked to the GOP side to confront Rogers, a former FBI agent. This month, Rogers had tried unsuccessfully to strike from an intelligence spending bill an item that would restore $23 million for the National Drug Intelligence Center, a facility in Murtha's Pennsylvania district.

According to Rogers' account, which Murtha did not dispute, the Democrat angrily told Rogers he should never seek earmarks of his own because "you're not going to get any, now or forever."

"This was clearly designed to try to intimidate me," Rogers told The Associated Press on Friday. "He said it loud enough for other people to hear."

House rules prohibit lawmakers from placing conditions on earmarks or targeted tax benefits that are based on another member's votes.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abscam; dhimmicrats; murthascam

1 posted on 05/20/2007 7:26:51 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

The only good reputation that Murtha “enjoys” is amongst the other idiots in the democrat party... all of whom are as equally removed from reality as he is.


2 posted on 05/20/2007 7:31:53 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? YOU ARE A SOCIALIST WITH NO RATIONAL ARGUMENT.)
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To: Sub-Driver

So she doesn’t know what happened but he is still a great guy?

There must be someone who can work up a rendition of ‘My Buddy’ and send it to her.

No matter what you think of either of them, they do make a lovely couple.


3 posted on 05/20/2007 7:32:16 AM PDT by SusaninOhio
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To: ticked; trimom; Goldie Lurks; AmeriBrit; bmwcyle; desherwood7; FairOpinion; Fedora; freema; ...

Murtha Watch Ping!


4 posted on 05/20/2007 7:32:22 AM PDT by RedRover (Defend Our Marines)
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To: Sub-Driver

lib/dems will never NOT defend their own indefensible...unless politically expedient and then will throw them under the bus!!!


5 posted on 05/20/2007 7:34:40 AM PDT by nyyankeefan
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To: Sub-Driver

“What I do know is that Congressman Murtha has—enjoys—an excellent reputation in the Congress on both sides of the aisle,”

If this is what she knows, she should be impeached.


6 posted on 05/20/2007 7:35:18 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...call 'em what you will...They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Threats and intimidation. Graft and corruption. Scum lawyers.


7 posted on 05/20/2007 7:36:06 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: Sub-Driver
"He writes the defense appropriation ... with the complete involvement of the Republicans as to who gets what on the Republican side," she said.
Murtha is ... known for a fondness for earmarks ... to benefit a specific lawmaker or favored constituent group.

And Pelosi thinks this is a good thing.

8 posted on 05/20/2007 7:37:05 AM PDT by LantzALot
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To: Sub-Driver

Our framers, as great a feat that they accomplished in the writing of our founding documents, sadly did not foresee the danger of the plague we call the ‘professional politician’. Oh, if they had only seen the danger and the impact and given us TERM LIMIT PROTECTION in our beloved Consitution. The Congress might still be something respectable, instead of the mound of pig excrement it has turned into.

Pelosi, Murtha, Kennedy, Kerry, and the list goes on. The smell is too much to bear.


9 posted on 05/20/2007 7:39:52 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Sub-Driver

Notice the difference.................

Democrats always always always defend their own no matter what.

Republicans can’t throw their own under the train fast enough.

If you can’t fight in the political game you shouldn’t call yourself a political party.

Republicans really do need to read Horowitz’s “Art of Political War.”


10 posted on 05/20/2007 7:41:55 AM PDT by Basheva
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To: Sub-Driver
Congressman Murtha has—enjoys—an excellent reputation in the Congress on both sides of the aisle," said Pelosi

The same Congress that has an approval rate less than 30%?  So that puts Murtha about a 20% approval rate assuming two-thirds in Congress support him.

2008 is looking better all the time.

11 posted on 05/20/2007 7:42:57 AM PDT by quantim (2008 => I'll take an imperfect winner over a perfect loser.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Pelosi, D-Calif., said she had "no idea what actually happened" during a noisy exchange in the House chamber last week between Reps. John P. Murtha, D-Pa., and Mike Rogers, R-Mich.

Now wait just one darn minute Madame Pop Beads....... Your freakin' party has hearing after hearing on Bush Officials who said "I had no idea what actually happened"! Your party screams for these people's resignation! Murtha's actions are a reflection of your leadership! Maybe it is time for you to resign Madame Speaker!

/rant......... I only feel a little better.

12 posted on 05/20/2007 7:44:25 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (The greatest danger to our troops is the Congress of the United States.)
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To: SusaninOhio

“No matter what you think of either of them, they do make a lovely couple.”

The collective IQ of the two of them is less than the IQ of one Armadillo


13 posted on 05/20/2007 7:44:33 AM PDT by AlphaOneAlpha
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To: LantzALot

And Pelosi thinks this is a good thing.
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Because the socialists see the government as a tool for empowerment — the last thing, in their minds, that the Washington government is there for, is to serve the will of the people...and America in general.


14 posted on 05/20/2007 7:45:19 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: AlphaOneAlpha
The collective IQ of the two of them is less than the IQ of one dead Armadillo.

I fixed it. :-)

15 posted on 05/20/2007 7:46:20 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (The greatest danger to our troops is the Congress of the United States.)
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To: Sub-Driver

And cash is kept in freezers to prevent freezer burn to the surrounding items.

Believe I read that tip in the farmers almanac..


16 posted on 05/20/2007 7:46:21 AM PDT by vietvet67
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To: Sub-Driver

She’s on the take too!


17 posted on 05/20/2007 7:46:32 AM PDT by reg45
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To: Sub-Driver

“House rules prohibit lawmakers from placing conditions on earmarks or targeted tax benefits that are based on another member’s votes.”

Say, didn’t I hear something recently about how this is going to be the most ethical Congress ever? Maybe I just imagined it.


18 posted on 05/20/2007 7:46:55 AM PDT by Robwin
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To: SusaninOhio

A lovely couple? ie Dumb and Dumber?


19 posted on 05/20/2007 7:47:44 AM PDT by tioga
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To: Sub-Driver

Pelosi will vigorously defend Murtha because she knows she is involved in many nefarious deals with Benedict Murtha.


20 posted on 05/20/2007 7:47:49 AM PDT by oneofmany (The Democrat party IS the 5th column)
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To: Sub-Driver

Shrieker Pelosi is to the House of Representatives what Jimmy Carter was to the institution of the Presidency.

Inept, incompetent, and a FOOL.


21 posted on 05/20/2007 7:48:50 AM PDT by mkjessup (Jan 20, 2009 - "We Don't Know. Where Rudy Went. Just Glad He's Not. The President. Burma Shave.")
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fedora; Fred Nerks; ...
During a series of House votes Thursday, Murtha walked to the GOP side to confront Rogers, a former FBI agent. This month, Rogers had tried unsuccessfully to strike from an intelligence spending bill an item that would restore $23 million for the National Drug Intelligence Center, a facility in Murtha's Pennsylvania district. According to Rogers' account, which Murtha did not dispute, the Democrat angrily told Rogers he should never seek earmarks of his own because "you're not going to get any, now or forever." "This was clearly designed to try to intimidate me," Rogers told The Associated Press on Friday. "He said it loud enough for other people to hear." House rules prohibit lawmakers from placing conditions on earmarks or targeted tax benefits that are based on another member's votes.
Murtha (along with Pelosi, Reid, Waxman, Kennedy, Leahy...) should be expelled from Congress.
22 posted on 05/20/2007 7:50:21 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Time heals all wounds, particularly when they're not yours. Profile updated May 18, 2007.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"you're not going to get any, now or forever."

Someone should explain to ABSCAM Murtha that he won't be the chief purveyor of pork forever.

23 posted on 05/20/2007 7:50:58 AM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: Sub-Driver

“What I do know is that Congressman Murtha has—enjoys—an excellent reputation in the Congress on both sides of the aisle,” Bwahahahahahahahaha
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“He writes the defense appropriation bill in a bipartisan way each year and with the complete involvement of the Republicans as to who gets what on the Republican side,” she said.
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Why should the defense budget be bi-partisan, I guess she is saying he “splits up the pork.”


24 posted on 05/20/2007 7:52:11 AM PDT by sgtbono2002 (I'm gonna vote for Fred. John Bolton for VP.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Surrender buddies.


25 posted on 05/20/2007 7:53:07 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Basheva

If you can’t fight in the political game you shouldn’t call yourself a political party.

Republicans really do need to read Horowitz’s “Art of Political War.”
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So true. The GOP has become useless, IMHO, so I withdrew my support and registration last week. They have failed us miserably, and that goes all the way to the top of the administration. Zero leadership, zero sense of country and America — so much more worried about sweeping millions of criminals under the rug and raping the taxpayer, to the tune of TRILLIONS, to pay for it. Nice job GOP.


26 posted on 05/20/2007 7:53:26 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Sub-Driver
"He writes the defense appropriation bill in a bipartisan way each year and with the complete involvement of the Republicans as to who gets what on the Republican side," she said.

For the past twelve years, Murtha has not been in the majority. Just how it that he was writing the bills? Says more about the Republicans than the RATS if this is truly the case, and it certainly wouldn't surprise me given how during those 12 years the Stupid Party more often than not acted like they were still in the minority.

27 posted on 05/20/2007 7:54:05 AM PDT by Dahoser (Never question Mr. Nibbles!)
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To: sgtbono2002

According to Rogers’ account, which Murtha did not dispute, the Democrat angrily told Rogers he should never seek earmarks of his own because “you’re not going to get any, now or forever.”

“This was clearly designed to try to intimidate me,” Rogers told The Associated Press on Friday. “He said it loud enough for other people to hear.”
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Guess that knocks the crap out of Pelosi’s bi-partisan remark.

Isn it too bad that we cant get a defense budget passed because of the wrangle over who gets pork and who doesnt?
These people are criminals,plain and simple divvying up the loot to see who can buy the most votes in their district.

This is wahts running the country. A pack of thieves.

SCREW EM ALL.


28 posted on 05/20/2007 7:54:56 AM PDT by sgtbono2002 (I'm gonna vote for Fred. John Bolton for VP.)
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To: EagleUSA
The Congress might still be something respectable, instead of the mound of pig excrement it has turned into.

You are insulting pig droppings. At least they are useful as fertilizer as compared to almost all of Congress, who are parasites on our country

I never thought in my lifetime I would be so completely disgusted beyond words by the Congress and the GOP.

29 posted on 05/20/2007 7:55:15 AM PDT by Popman (New American Dream: Move to Mexican, cross the border, become an illegal. free everything)
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To: Sub-Driver
“Pelosi, D-Calif., said she had “no idea what actually happened” during a noisy exchange in the House chamber last week between Reps. John P. Murtha, D-Pa., and Mike Rogers, R-Mich.”

This idiot is Speaker of the House. Maybe she should find out what actually happened.

Murtha is getting more certifiable every week and it's about time for the men in white coats to take care of him.

30 posted on 05/20/2007 7:58:59 AM PDT by headstamp (Nothing lasts forever, Unless it does.)
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“He writes the defense appropriation bill in a bipartisan way each year and with the complete involvement of the Republicans as to who gets what on the Republican side,” she said. “

Here’s a symptom of the greater problem with the Republicans when they ran the House. They STILL let this idiot write the DA bill. Wasn’t there anybody on the Republican MAJORITY that could write it?

31 posted on 05/20/2007 8:03:08 AM PDT by headstamp (Nothing lasts forever, Unless it does.)
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To: Sub-Driver; RedRover; ticked; smoothsailing; jazusamo; Just A Nobody; Girlene; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; ..

Well, well, well, dem news travels fast.

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32 posted on 05/20/2007 8:07:07 AM PDT by freema (Marine FRiend, 1stCuz2xRemoved, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: Sub-Driver; RedRover; ticked; smoothsailing; jazusamo; Just A Nobody; Girlene; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; ..

Well, well, well, dem news travels fast.

Results 1 - 10 of about 48 for pelosi defends murtha. (0.07 seconds)

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33 posted on 05/20/2007 8:10:09 AM PDT by freema (Marine FRiend, 1stCuz2xRemoved, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: All; Sub-Driver
Pelosi, D-Calif., said she had "no idea what actually happened" during a noisy exchange in the House chamber last week between Reps. John P. Murtha, D-Pa., and Mike Rogers, R-Mich.

Pelosi had better start getting a clue to what's going on in the House if she's going to run it. It's clear that murtha is losing his faculties and should retire to a life of assisted care.

Here's a short video of his outburst with Rep. Todd Tiahrt on May 8th in the US House of Representatives.

Video of murtha losing it.

34 posted on 05/20/2007 8:17:19 AM PDT by jazusamo (http://warchronicle.com/TheyAreNotKillers/DefendOurMarines.htm)
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To: freema

Glad to see this getting some air time on the Sunday political talk circuit. Murtha has done so much damage toward winning the war in Iraq, and hardly anyone has challenged him. Now that someone is standing up to him, I say, hooray. Even if the reprimand doesn’t pass, this guy is trying and fighting back against Murtha. Keep pressuring Murtha in the House!


35 posted on 05/20/2007 8:23:04 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: quantim
The same Congress that has an approval rate less than 30%? So that puts Murtha about a 20% approval rate assuming two-thirds in Congress support him.

You nailed it!

According to Rasmussen Reports....

Murtha has a 22% Favorable, 41% Unfavorable rating among selected members of Congress.

36 posted on 05/20/2007 8:46:12 AM PDT by smoothsailing ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction"--President Ronald Reagan)
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To: freema
Yeah, murtharoid went crying to mommy....

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37 posted on 05/20/2007 8:50:10 AM PDT by smoothsailing ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction"--President Ronald Reagan)
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To: dead
That's a keeper! Mind if I steal it? :-)
38 posted on 05/20/2007 8:51:56 AM PDT by smoothsailing ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction"--President Ronald Reagan)
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To: RedRover
"What I do know is that Congressman Murtha has—enjoys—an excellent reputation in the Congress on both sides of the aisle," said Pelosi in a broadcast interview taped Friday and aired Sunday.

Using the words "Murtha" and "excellent reputation" in the same sentence is all anyone needs to know about the intellect and integrity of San Fran Nan.

39 posted on 05/20/2007 9:07:50 AM PDT by smoothsailing ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction"--President Ronald Reagan)
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To: smoothsailing

* snicker *


40 posted on 05/20/2007 9:20:40 AM PDT by RedRover (Defend Our Marines)
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To: smoothsailing
It's free for all!

Apply liberally.

41 posted on 05/20/2007 12:16:56 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Sub-Driver

What di you expect from someone as dumb as a tree stump?


42 posted on 05/20/2007 12:17:39 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Sub-Driver

What did you expect from someone as dumb as a tree stump?


43 posted on 05/20/2007 12:17:56 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: jazusamo; smoothsailing
Just saw this graphic and wanted to share...


44 posted on 05/20/2007 3:01:25 PM PDT by RedRover (Defend Our Marines)
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To: RedRover; jazusamo
LOL! Cartoons are fun!


45 posted on 05/20/2007 3:38:42 PM PDT by smoothsailing ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction"--President Ronald Reagan)
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To: freema
I have observed Pelosi over the past year or so during interviews. She always slips in a "well I really am not sure, or a I don't know because I have not had time to fully investigate...."
She is a charlatin.
46 posted on 05/20/2007 4:13:58 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle
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