Skip to comments.The ugly truth about Jack Murtha
Posted on 02/13/2010 3:29:43 AM PST by Scanian
We are not supposed to speak ill of the dead. But those whom the deceased viciously smeared and humiliated deserve to be defended. Entrenched Rep. John Murtha passed away on Feb. 8 after a botched gallbladder surgery. He has been hailed as a "military advocate" (Associated Press) and "one of the greatest patriots ever to serve in Congress" (former Rep. Harold Ford Jr.).
These obsequious obituaries leave out inconvenient truths: John "Jack" Murtha was an unrepentant smear merchant and corruptocrat to the bitter end.
In May 2006, during an MSNBC appearance that Marines and their families will never forget or forgive, Murtha accused US troops of wantonly killing some two dozen civilians, including children, in the terrorist stronghold of Haditha, Iraq. Bellowed Murtha: "Our troops overreacted because of the pressure on them, and they killed innocent civilians in cold blood."
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
Murtha died from “Potomac Fever”........he got so much power, he became a DICTATOR!
He may be dead but thats still going to hurt.ouch.
Agree with the start of the article - all of it.
God is not mocked. And HE is at work!
I dont think Murtha will be too sorely missed , except by the people who received his largesse.
A depravity - a travesty - of a commendation; if ever there was. . .
Getting a compliment from a member of the Ford family criminal syndicate is a high honor, indeed !
Michelle’s article has been making the rounds, but having finally taken the time to read it, it’s jaw dropping just what a shameless scuzball Murtha really was.
My obvious pleasure in my demeanor when I loudly announced it clearly surprised not only those I was with and those at the table next to us, but it caught me off guard as well.
Although I wasn't one of his constituents, I'd donated to Bill Russell in the past in an attempt to get this old-school corrupt Democrat out of public office, and was angered at the lack of honor of Democrat "leaders", such as "General" Wesley Clark, who campaigned to keep that old scumbag in Congress because he faithfully carried Democrat water.
Anyone who calls that dirt-bag a "patriot" has a perverted view of what the term means.
And anyone who claims that you shouldn't tell the truth about him just because he's dead is either a fool in general, or a foolish Democrat who would feel no such compunction if he were a similarly symbolic Republican.
“He has been hailed as a “military advocate” (Associated Press) and “one of the greatest patriots ever to serve in Congress” (former Rep. Harold Ford Jr.).
Both the Ass Press and Harold Ford, jr deserve to have their asses kicked.
Your views mirror mine in regard to the traitor murtha. He was a lying corrupt POS when he was alive and now in death he is just a dead POS.
Enjoy hell Jack.
I hope he is feeling very hot and uncomfortable at this time as it seems the only punishment he will get is dying. Good riddance is a understatement!
It is not the “ugly” truth...it is the TRUTH. The EX-Marine was an insult to his past. He was a misguided, anti-truth, anti-military politician. What a loser. Yes, he brought his district money but he sold his soul. I hope he “roasts” in peace, not rests in peace.
signed: a former Marine
Being from Tenn. you should know all too well the Ford crime syndicate.
Course it looks like Harold will be the next criminal N.Y.Senator to go along with chuckie schumer.
Go floriduh, beat Tenn.
Jack, thanks for your service in military.
And that statement shows you more respect than you showed our brave soldiers in the field when you accused them of cold-blooded murder.
The people who kept voting him into office should be ashamed of themselves.
You can wish him damned; just don't wish him dead.
Glad you like the post. Michelle never pulls any punches.
I knew all these things about Murtha but Michelle Malkin has a way with words. And what is wrong with the people of his district electing him 19 times. I guess they are just as corrupt as he was. Rot in hell.
What can you expect from a bunch of “racist rednecks?” /s
I would say some people on this thread share your sentiments.
(former Rep. Harold Ford Jr.)....
I like the sound of this phrase though....former...
“Murtha” should be a new word for scum.
A nicety long ago killed by the Left.
Murtha's a turd.
What do ya do with turds?
Ya bury them an' ya forget them.
I’m glad somebody said it. Thank you, Michelle.
(From Murtha’s Wiki page)
In 1980, during his fourth term as a Congressman, Murtha became embroiled in the Abscam investigation, which targeted dozens of congressmen. The investigation entailed FBI operatives posing as intermediaries for Saudi nationals hoping to bribe their way through the immigration process into the United States. Murtha met with these operatives and was videotaped. He did agree to testify against Frank Thompson (D-NJ) and John Murphy (D-NY), the two Congressmen mentioned as participants in the deal at the same meeting and who were later videotaped placing the cash bribes in their trousers. The FBI videotaped Murtha responding to an offer of $50,000, with Murtha saying, “I’m not interested... at this point. [If] we do business for a while, maybe I’ll be interested, maybe I won’t”, right after Murtha had offered to provide names of businesses and banks in his district where money could be invested legally. The U.S. Attorney’s Office reasoned that Murtha’s intent was to obtain investment in his district. Full length viewing of the tape shows Murtha citing prospective investment opportunities that could return “500 or 1000” miners to work.
Also, from same source
Murtha was targeted by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington as one of the 20 most corrupt members of Congress.
Am I the only one who thinks the ‘botched’ surgery may not have been an accident?
Does that include the me’s who HOPE the botchulism wasn’t an accident?
The fawning eulogies of this guy sickened me. Good riddance. He will not be missed except by his partners in corruption.
Our house has to be cleaned up before we can truly move forward.
Wesley Clark made Murtha look like a patriot.
What does it say for Murtha’s constituents that they kept electing a known crook?
Agree...and Peter Pace made Wesley Clark look like Carol Channing.
Junior Ford may have to run 3rd party. I can’t see him winning the Dem nomination, he’s got too much baggage. He’s even been exposed as still NOT being a resident of NY in order to avoid their high income taxes. How like a rodent. If we get a decent GOP candidate, if Ford and Gillibrand split the far left vote, we can get a plurality win.
Indubitably. HEY! I know what your screen name means! Maybe you could answer me this question? They say, like, 106 million people watched the Superbowl. How could they possibly know that? Nobody asked me. Kinda freaks me out that they know what my TV is doing. ;-)
I do not believe this is a word. Moreover, the remainder of your reply makes no sense to me. Can you rephrase it?
Maybe he was operated on by a PC doctor.
This mornings editorial in the N.Y. Post about Ford not paying taxes in N.Y. for the three years he’s lived there should put the last nail in his smarmy rer.
As to the second part I really question things like when they say a certain number of people did this on a certain day. Kinda like unemployment. They say there is around 10% unemployment, yet in my circle, which includes family, friends, neighbors, and (former)co-workers, there is 78% unemployment. Make believe is fine. I enjoy a good story. When it is touted as fact it pisses me off. :-)
Your “circle's” unemployment rate is alarming. Best wishes for improvement.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.