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The ugly truth about Jack Murtha
NY Post ^ | February 12, 2010 | Michelle Malkin

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 ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: haditha; military; murtha; racism; smears

1 posted on 02/13/2010 3:29:43 AM PST by Scanian
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To: Scanian

Excellent article.


2 posted on 02/13/2010 3:36:33 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Scanian

Murtha died from “Potomac Fever”........he got so much power, he became a DICTATOR!


3 posted on 02/13/2010 3:37:33 AM PST by Doctor Don
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To: Scanian

He may be dead but thats still going to hurt.ouch.


4 posted on 02/13/2010 3:39:07 AM PST by wiggen (Never in the history of our great country have the people had less representation than they do today)
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To: Scanian

Agree with the start of the article - all of it.

God is not mocked. And HE is at work!


5 posted on 02/13/2010 3:39:37 AM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt (Ronald Reagan: If American ever ceases to be a nation under God, she will be a nation gone under.")
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To: Scanian

I dont think Murtha will be too sorely missed , except by the people who received his largesse.


6 posted on 02/13/2010 3:40:34 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Scanian
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.).

A depravity - a travesty - of a commendation; if ever there was. . .

7 posted on 02/13/2010 3:46:50 AM PST by cricket (Proud to be in the 'Party of NO')
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To: cricket

Getting a compliment from a member of the Ford family criminal syndicate is a high honor, indeed !


8 posted on 02/13/2010 3:58:07 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Scanian

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.


9 posted on 02/13/2010 4:13:10 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Scanian
I was having dinner at a restaurant when I checked news updates on my phone and saw Murtha had died.

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.

10 posted on 02/13/2010 4:17:07 AM PST by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: cricket

“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.


11 posted on 02/13/2010 4:23:09 AM PST by Levante
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To: TheClintons-STILLAnti-American

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.


12 posted on 02/13/2010 4:23:32 AM PST by RVN Airplane Driver ("To be born into freedom is an accident; to die in freedom is an obligation..)
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To: Scanian

Enjoy hell Jack.


13 posted on 02/13/2010 4:27:26 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Obammy is little more than a quota boy.)
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To: Scanian
From his character assassination of innocents to his insatiable appetite for pork and power, Jack Murtha embodied everything that is wrong with Washington

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!

14 posted on 02/13/2010 4:27:31 AM PST by jedi150
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To: RVN Airplane Driver

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


15 posted on 02/13/2010 4:27:51 AM PST by hal ogen
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To: fieldmarshaldj

fieldmarshaldj,
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.


16 posted on 02/13/2010 4:30:08 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Obammy is little more than a quota boy.)
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To: Scanian

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.


17 posted on 02/13/2010 4:30:29 AM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Joe Boucher
Enjoy hell Jack.

You can wish him damned; just don't wish him dead.

18 posted on 02/13/2010 4:45:11 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham ("Did I give you carbolic acid? I'd love to.")
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To: Scanian

later read..


19 posted on 02/13/2010 4:47:39 AM PST by mickie
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Glad you like the post. Michelle never pulls any punches.


20 posted on 02/13/2010 4:52:41 AM PST by Scanian
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To: Scanian

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.


21 posted on 02/13/2010 5:17:17 AM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: caver

What can you expect from a bunch of “racist rednecks?” /s


22 posted on 02/13/2010 5:23:29 AM PST by Scanian
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

I would say some people on this thread share your sentiments.


23 posted on 02/13/2010 5:58:22 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Hey zero, It is NOT Bush's fault anymore.)
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To: Scanian

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

ohh, yeah...
THE PORK!!!

24 posted on 02/13/2010 6:03:51 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Levante

(former Rep. Harold Ford Jr.)....

I like the sound of this phrase though....former...


25 posted on 02/13/2010 6:08:14 AM PST by oust the louse (The Country has a very bad BO problem...let's use some RIGHT guard!)
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To: Scanian

“Murtha” should be a new word for scum.


26 posted on 02/13/2010 6:21:56 AM PST by Bulldawg Fan (Victory is the last thing Murtha and his fellow Defeatists want.)
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To: Scanian

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2446940/posts?page=830#830


27 posted on 02/13/2010 6:27:33 AM PST by bigheadfred (Be who you are and say what you feel: Those who mind don't matter.Those who matter don't mind.)
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To: Scanian
Murtha and Teddy can swap stories now...


28 posted on 02/13/2010 6:31:10 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Big government more or less guarantees rule by creeps and misfits.)
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To: Scanian
We are not supposed to speak ill of the dead.

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.

29 posted on 02/13/2010 6:40:11 AM PST by Clint Williams (America -- a great idea, didn't last.)
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To: Scanian

I’m glad somebody said it. Thank you, Michelle.


30 posted on 02/13/2010 6:49:02 AM PST by Rocky (Obama's policy: A thousand points of lies.)
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To: Scanian

ABSCAM

(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.[19] 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.


31 posted on 02/13/2010 7:02:02 AM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Scanian

Am I the only one who thinks the ‘botched’ surgery may not have been an accident?


32 posted on 02/13/2010 7:02:58 AM PST by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: Balding_Eagle
There are probably a few more like you around.
33 posted on 02/13/2010 7:04:17 AM PST by verity (Obama Lies)
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To: Balding_Eagle; verity

Does that include the me’s who HOPE the botchulism wasn’t an accident?


34 posted on 02/13/2010 7:18:01 AM PST by bigheadfred (Be who you are and say what you feel: Those who mind don't matter.Those who matter don't mind.)
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To: Scanian

The fawning eulogies of this guy sickened me. Good riddance. He will not be missed except by his partners in corruption.


35 posted on 02/13/2010 7:43:05 AM PST by clintonh8r (Nobody's 'bot!!)
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To: clintonh8r

Our house has to be cleaned up before we can truly move forward.

Wesley Clark made Murtha look like a patriot.


36 posted on 02/13/2010 7:59:21 AM PST by TET1968 (SI MINOR PLUS EST ERGO NIHIL SUNT OMNIA)
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To: Scanian

What does it say for Murtha’s constituents that they kept electing a known crook?


37 posted on 02/13/2010 9:43:41 AM PST by driftless2 (for long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion)
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To: bigheadfred
It could. Personally, I favor the age old truth: Shit Happens. ;-)
38 posted on 02/13/2010 10:41:40 AM PST by verity (Obama Lies)
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To: TET1968

Agree...and Peter Pace made Wesley Clark look like Carol Channing.


39 posted on 02/13/2010 12:36:11 PM PST by clintonh8r (Nobody's 'bot!!)
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To: Joe Boucher

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.


40 posted on 02/13/2010 4:32:45 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: verity

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. ;-)


41 posted on 02/13/2010 6:34:06 PM PST by bigheadfred (Be who you are and say what you feel: Those who mind don't matter.Those who matter don't mind.)
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To: bigheadfred
"Indubitably."

I do not believe this is a word. Moreover, the remainder of your reply makes no sense to me. Can you rephrase it?

42 posted on 02/13/2010 8:57:14 PM PST by verity (Obama Lies)
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To: Balding_Eagle
Well, he had it at Bethesda Naval Hospital.

Hmmmmm

Maybe he was operated on by a PC doctor.

43 posted on 02/13/2010 9:30:06 PM PST by happygrl (Continuing to predict that 0bama will resign)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Morning fieldmarshaldj,
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.


44 posted on 02/14/2010 3:00:49 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Obammy is little more than a quota boy.)
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To: verity
indubitably [ɪnˈdjuːbɪtəblɪ]
adv
without doubt; certainly

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. :-)

45 posted on 02/14/2010 3:20:38 AM PST by bigheadfred (Be who you are and say what you feel: Those who mind don't matter.Those who matter don't mind.)
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To: bigheadfred
I stand corrected on the spelling.

Your “circle's” unemployment rate is alarming. Best wishes for improvement.

46 posted on 02/14/2010 6:37:50 AM PST by verity (Obama Lies)
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