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Murtha Calls Western Pa. 'Redneck' (KEEP TALKING LIB PIG!!!)
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Posted on 10/20/2008 5:28:15 PM PDT by DrHannibalLecter

CHARLEROI, Pa. -- U.S. Rep. John Murtha is calling many of the people who put him in office "rednecks."

The news comes one week after Murtha claimed the area is racist, then apologized for that comment.

In explaining his comments about racism, Murtha told WTAE it's difficult for many in the area to change. Murtha said that just five to 10 years ago the entire area was "redneck."

(Excerpt) Read more at thepittsburghchannel.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: 2008; murtha; redneck; soon2bformersenator
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1 posted on 10/20/2008 5:28:16 PM PDT by DrHannibalLecter
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To: Owl_Eagle; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Mo1; Ciexyz; ...

ping


2 posted on 10/20/2008 5:29:48 PM PDT by Tribune7 (Obama wants to put the same crowd that ran Fannie Mae in charge of health care)
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To: DrHannibalLecter

you almost want to think the fix is in for McCain...!


3 posted on 10/20/2008 5:30:27 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: DrHannibalLecter
I really think this guy is losing his mental faculties. I have given Russel $50, any chance he can pull this off after these huge gaffs by Murtha?
4 posted on 10/20/2008 5:31:11 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: RedRover

Are brain tumors contagious?


5 posted on 10/20/2008 5:32:29 PM PDT by lilycicero
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To: DrHannibalLecter

It looks to me like Murtha needs his meds adjusted.


6 posted on 10/20/2008 5:33:30 PM PDT by 230FMJ (...from my cold, dead, fingers.)
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To: DAC21

Life will be sweet if Russell beats Murtha and Lou Barletta beats Paul Kaj. Two creep Dems going down. Lou is leading in the polls. I have been contributing to Lou, McCain and RNC.

If Murtha is talking this crap then he and Obama are losing. Or Murtha is rally the base to vote for McCain. I am sure Murtha does not want Obama as pres.


7 posted on 10/20/2008 5:33:54 PM PDT by Frantzie
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To: smoothsailing; RedRover; Red in Blue PA; PennsylvaniaMom; impeachedrapist; SandRat; river rat; ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unBACOHFXes


8 posted on 10/20/2008 5:33:57 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (If Islam conquers the world, the Earth will be at peace because the human race will be killed off.)
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To: DrHannibalLecter
Jumpin' Fat Jack....

He's a big dumb hack....

9 posted on 10/20/2008 5:35:13 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR....Monthly Donors Wanted)
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To: DrHannibalLecter

Does he want Obama to lose Pa?


10 posted on 10/20/2008 5:35:13 PM PDT by redk
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To: TigersEye

I call Murtha senile & many other choice words I can’t post.


11 posted on 10/20/2008 5:35:52 PM PDT by pandoraou812 (Don't play leapfrog with a unicorn! ...........^............)
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To: Clintonfatigued

roflmao

i thought it was the murtha interview...and all i got was britney in spandex :D which is still good


12 posted on 10/20/2008 5:35:57 PM PDT by DrHannibalLecter
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To: DrHannibalLecter

Does anyone know how well his Republican challenger is doing in the polls?


13 posted on 10/20/2008 5:36:13 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (The LA Times, 10/6/08, was told to cut "75 editorial positions." How many are needed for 2 pages?)
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To: DrHannibalLecter

I bet hillary had him say it, knowing that they (PA) will go to McCain, but will (unfortunately) keep him as well. Just thinking out loud.


14 posted on 10/20/2008 5:36:24 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (Democrats don't have opposable thumbs and are scared of vacuum cleaners, like my dog.)
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To: DrHannibalLecter

I’m here in western PA. Murtha has been trying to bait his constituents into thinking that they are dumb or racist unless they vote Obama. I expect he’ll backtrack from his redneck comment just like he did from the racist comment. Not that being redneck is necessarily a bad thing, but he means it as a perjorative. His contempt for his constituents is showing (again). His fellow dems must be hoping he can keep his mouth shut until the election. I no longer try to fathom (as it’s maddening) how he can have such thinly veiled contempt for his constituents, whose lives are far from enriched by his ‘help’ in the area (30 years of job loss and poverty, every growing in the area), and yet they can still show such staunch support for him.


15 posted on 10/20/2008 5:36:24 PM PDT by fortunecookie
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To: DrHannibalLecter

Where’s the beef? I am a happy redneck!


16 posted on 10/20/2008 5:37:02 PM PDT by encm(ss) (USN Ret.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Murta just proved this point! read full thread at the link
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2110706/posts

An Open Letter To Obama From Black Republicans

At a fundraiser in Jacksonville, Florida, Senator Barack Obama displayed his hypocrisy when he played the race card against Republicans, while whining that he expects Republicans to play the race card against him. This dishonest tactic is straight out of the Democratic Party’s race-baiting political playbook.

Since Obama wants the American people to believe he is disgusted by racism, we call upon Obama to condemn his fellow Democrats for their Jim Crow-style racist attacks against black Republicans because we do not adhere to the Democratic Party’s liberal agenda.


17 posted on 10/20/2008 5:37:02 PM PDT by OPS4 (Ops4 God Bless America!Jesus is Lord!)
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To: DrHannibalLecter

OMG he needs to bow out already


18 posted on 10/20/2008 5:37:52 PM PDT by RDTF (BO smells and eventually people do what's necessary to avoid it)
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To: DrHannibalLecter

It’s time for Fat Jack to go home and “spend some time with the family.” He’s not one of us. We’re Americans!


19 posted on 10/20/2008 5:38:04 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("I'm just going to spread YOUR wealth around." - Barack HUSSEIN Obama a.k.a. Barry Soetoro)
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To: DrHannibalLecter

People in western PA will vote for Oprah’s Obama and Murtha no matter how much the pair insults them, for they are hard-core Democrat there. They really believe the Democrat rhetoric.


20 posted on 10/20/2008 5:38:20 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Cowardice is forever!)
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To: Clintonfatigued; 230FMJ; Frantzie; smoothsailing; jazusamo
Sen. McCain will be next door to Murtha's district tomorrow:

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2008
3:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Address: Robert Morris University
Sewall Center
6001 University Boulevard
Moon Township, PA 15108

Details here

21 posted on 10/20/2008 5:38:20 PM PDT by impeachedrapist (Bill Clinton, as Arkansas Attorney General did you make Juanita Broaddrick pay for her rape kit?)
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To: DrHannibalLecter
I'm not a resident of Pa., but I gave money to Irey to beat that twisted bastard. What a despicable creature. A demonrat through and through. I'm told I should pray for his soul and let God sort it out, but with that one, it's very, very hard to turn the other cheek.
22 posted on 10/20/2008 5:38:58 PM PDT by GBA
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To: Theodore R.

If that were the case, Theodore, McCain and Palin would not be almost continually campaigning western PA and the rest of the state.


23 posted on 10/20/2008 5:39:08 PM PDT by impeachedrapist (Bill Clinton, as Arkansas Attorney General did you make Juanita Broaddrick pay for her rape kit?)
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To: pandoraou812

I saw a segment on Murtha once-he represents a fairly conservative district.When the reporter asked one guy why they keep voting for this liberal,he smiled and said”he gets us money.”At some point,maybe these people will put the country ahead of their own self-interest.


24 posted on 10/20/2008 5:39:33 PM PDT by pistolpetestoys (Sarah ROCKS!!!!!)
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To: impeachedrapist

If you have contacts with the McCain campaign, PLEASE tell them to have McCain address Murtha’s comments, even if only briefly.


25 posted on 10/20/2008 5:39:46 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (If Islam conquers the world, the Earth will be at peace because the human race will be killed off.)
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To: Tribune7
The KKK was founded by Democrats, It was their own terror squad after the war between the States, to kill and harass Black's

Rats can call Republicans Racist all they want, But it was and forever will be Republicans who fought a war against Democrats to free Slaves.

If any one should pay reparations to Blacks, it should start with the DNC

26 posted on 10/20/2008 5:39:47 PM PDT by reefdiver (He voted to Kill the infants - Because the intended Abortion was unsuccessful. You think your safe)
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To: redk

He’s too clever by half. He thinks he’s guilting his constituents into voting Obama, by putting out the word they are racist or redneck (with redneck being a perjorative) if they don’t. They follow him like lost sheep there, they’ve kept him in office 30 some years and the area has dropped into decay with job loss and poverty and all that, and still he holds his seat. Sheep.


27 posted on 10/20/2008 5:39:58 PM PDT by fortunecookie
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To: lilycicero; RedRover
Are brain tumors contagious?

Viewing the news channel from his area and hearing his constituents offer support, I'd say, yes, yes they are, at least for some.

28 posted on 10/20/2008 5:41:23 PM PDT by fortunecookie
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To: Tribune7

What the Hell are the voters in Pennsylvania doing....why is this clown re-elected?


29 posted on 10/20/2008 5:41:30 PM PDT by pointsal
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To: encm(ss)

I was going to point out that most people I know are rednecks, and most readily admit the fact.

Then again, I wish the worst for Murtha, so hopefully they will take offense to him referencing them that way.


30 posted on 10/20/2008 5:41:30 PM PDT by fideist (Proud Father of a U.S. Marine.)
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To: Theodore R.

People in western PA will vote for Oprah’s Obama and Murtha no matter how much the pair insults them, for they are hard-core Democrat there. They really believe the Democrat rhetoric.
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The democrats will do well, but maybe not as well as expected or as well as Kerry and Gore did. Mr. Murtha has been involved in politics for a long period of time, and may well suspect that Obama’s support isn’t what it “should” be in this region.


31 posted on 10/20/2008 5:44:35 PM PDT by I_Like_Spam
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To: Clintonfatigued

Me? The McCain people probably have a restraining order out on me. :-) Nope, no contacts. Sorry. But I can’t imagine the ground team that’s in place ahead of each visit won’t prep McCain on the treasonous jerk’s comments.


32 posted on 10/20/2008 5:44:58 PM PDT by impeachedrapist (Bill Clinton, as Arkansas Attorney General did you make Juanita Broaddrick pay for her rape kit?)
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To: DrHannibalLecter

I think we should all send him a letter thanking him for telling the truth and please could he keep up the pressure by telling us more. This guy is killing Obamas chances.


33 posted on 10/20/2008 5:45:23 PM PDT by 1-Eagle (Yeah that Ayers guy just lives down the street. Don't know why I wrote a review of his book.)
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To: reefdiver
Excellent point. The Dems love to project their own sins and failings on to others.
34 posted on 10/20/2008 5:46:32 PM PDT by smoothsailing ( Bill Russell can defeat John Murtha - Visit http://russellbrigade.com/)
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To: DrHannibalLecter

First the racist comment, now this. “Oops, he did it again!” was the first thing that came to mind.

; )


35 posted on 10/20/2008 5:50:39 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (If Islam conquers the world, the Earth will be at peace because the human race will be killed off.)
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To: redk

Might be the most patriotic thing he’s done since the Marines... ;)

Still a POS though.


36 posted on 10/20/2008 5:52:29 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: neverdem

thanks neverdem:

“I’m A Bitter Gun Owner And I Vote!” Yard Signs
http://www.nraila.org/ActionCenter/GrassRootsActivism.aspx?ID=79


37 posted on 10/20/2008 5:53:15 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, October 11, 2008 !!!)
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To: fortunecookie

I was in Johnstown this past weekend and was reading an article in the local Tribune Democrat rag. They managed to dig up and handful of 20-somethings at the local mall to prop up Murtha, saying that “No, his comment wasn’t offensive”, and “Yes, they thought locals were racist...especially the older folk”. Murtha has no need for a PR person or communications staff with that kind of water-carrying.


38 posted on 10/20/2008 5:53:40 PM PDT by Sisku Hanne (The day begins and ends in Alaska.)
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To: lilycicero

got to have a brain to have a brain tumor.


39 posted on 10/20/2008 5:54:47 PM PDT by mrmargaritaville
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To: DrHannibalLecter

Even if he (somehow) gets re-elected, watch for Murtha to have a mysterious “accident” shortly after Congress reconvenes.


40 posted on 10/20/2008 5:56:40 PM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: DrHannibalLecter

I guess one thing we will find out on election day is if you can insult many groups of people and still win. The Obamites have insulted nearly everyone by now- except the elite folks like themselves. Let’s see, they insult:

People who live in small towns.
People who own guns.
People who “cling” to their bible.
People who are rednecks.
People who voted for Hillery.
Plumbers.
Most successful business people.
Most ordinary people.

We already knew they don’t like the military, and they think anyone who is considering not voting for Obama for any reason a racist.

That covers a whole lot of voters...we’ll see how it works out for them.


41 posted on 10/20/2008 6:02:34 PM PDT by Tammy8 (Please Support and pray for our Troops, as they serve us every day.)
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To: DrHannibalLecter

Murtha is an embarrasment to the Military in general and the Marine Corps in particular.

Go away, Murtha, and live with your Code Pinko friends.

What a Piece of Sh*t...


42 posted on 10/20/2008 6:08:21 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By any means necessary.)
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To: Sisku Hanne
They managed to dig up and handful of 20-somethings at the local mall to prop up Murtha, saying that “No, his comment wasn’t offensive”, and “Yes, they thought locals were racist...especially the older folk”. Murtha has no need for a PR person or communications staff with that kind of water-carrying.

So true. They are - well, well indoctrinated. And the 'old folks' won't even take offense at this description. I'm not so naive to suggest there aren't any racists there or anywhere, but if there are, Murtha is asking them to vote Obama anyway, 'prove' they aren't. And these same folks will push the button by Murtha's name, next time he's on the ballot. Have you seen the news from the area? It can't seriously be called 'news' but is one giant party editorial. It's unwatchable, but it passes for news in my area (north) even though we aren't constituents and I know local die hard dems who take every slanted word as 'God's own truth' (to quote one guy). Even the 'racist' comments. They carry every last drop for him, sometimes right to the lines outside the jobservice office.

43 posted on 10/20/2008 6:08:28 PM PDT by fortunecookie
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To: DrHannibalLecter

I guess one thing we will find out on election day is if you can insult many groups of people and still win. The Obamites have insulted nearly everyone by now- except the elite folks like themselves. Let’s see, they insult:

People who live in small towns.
People who own guns.
People who “cling” to their bible.
People who are rednecks.
People who voted for Hillery.
Plumbers.
Most successful business people.
Most ordinary people.

We already knew they don’t like the military, and they think anyone who is considering not voting for Obama for any reason a racist.

That covers a whole lot of voters...we’ll see how it works out for them.


44 posted on 10/20/2008 6:09:00 PM PDT by Tammy8 (Please Support and pray for our Troops, as they serve us every day.)
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To: DrHannibalLecter

This guy must think he is bullet proof for re-election.


45 posted on 10/20/2008 6:12:37 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country was not founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a government check!")
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To: impeachedrapist
I have McCain here at the Forum in Harrisburg, Tuesday at 1 pm.
Then he can go to where I graduated at Robert Morris.
46 posted on 10/20/2008 6:15:01 PM PDT by AGreatPer
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To: DrHannibalLecter
Is that on a par with "racist"???

I'm not a redneck, but my neighbor is a high-tech redneck and we love him to pieces. He is going to go ballistic when he hears this.

47 posted on 10/20/2008 6:17:03 PM PDT by pray4liberty (The Lord is on the side of the truly righteous. The MSM is not.)
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To: AGreatPer

And McCain’s also got an event in Bensalem (sp?), to make three PA events in one day.


48 posted on 10/20/2008 6:19:59 PM PDT by impeachedrapist (Bill Clinton, as Arkansas Attorney General did you make Juanita Broaddrick pay for her rape kit?)
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To: fortunecookie
They follow him like lost sheep there, they’ve kept him in office 30 some years and the area has dropped into decay with job loss and poverty and all that, and still he holds his seat. Sheep.

More likely voter fraud. Here in Delaware we can't seem to get rid of the incumbents no matter how often we vote against them. The country gets outvoted by the city.

49 posted on 10/20/2008 6:21:23 PM PDT by pray4liberty (The Lord is on the side of the truly righteous. The MSM is not.)
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To: DrHannibalLecter

Who am I... and WHY AM I HERE???

ohh, yeah...
THE PORK!!!

50 posted on 10/20/2008 6:22:34 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - McCain/Palin'08 = http://www.johnmccain.com/)
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