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Murtha: "If I'm corrupt, it's because I take care of my district."
American Spectator ^ | MARCH 30, 2009 | Philip Klein

Posted on 03/30/2009 1:50:30 PM PDT by RobinMasters

One word -- wow !

"If I'm corrupt, it's because I take care of my district," Mr. Murtha said. "My job as a member of Congress is to make sure that we take care of what we see is necessary.

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: 111th; corruptdemocrat; corruptdems; cultureofcorruption; democratcorruption; murtha

1 posted on 03/30/2009 1:50:30 PM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

John Hoffa Murtha.


2 posted on 03/30/2009 1:50:58 PM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: RobinMasters

There’s a doubt?


3 posted on 03/30/2009 1:51:24 PM PDT by Only1choice____Freedom (FDR had the New Deal. President Obama has the Bad Deal.)
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To: RobinMasters
AHHHHH...the “I was only following orders” defense.....Let's see how that works for him....
4 posted on 03/30/2009 1:52:07 PM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: rightwingextremist1776

bad choice of words there. Sounds like Nixon saying I’m not a crook


5 posted on 03/30/2009 1:53:19 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: RobinMasters

Excuse me for my ignorance Mr. Murtha, but you sir swore an Oath to uphold and Defend the Constitution of these United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Too bad you’re an arrogant piece of trash with no respect for the ideals of this country.


6 posted on 03/30/2009 1:54:02 PM PDT by fightinbluhen51 ("MOLON LABE")
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To: RobinMasters

Do I have to post a photo to say............................Guilty!


7 posted on 03/30/2009 1:54:08 PM PDT by nufsed (Release the birth certificate, passport and school records.)
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To: RobinMasters

And the voters in his district love it. They’ll even re-elect the sh**head next election like they just did this past November.

It’s the old, “But he’s OUR SOB!”


8 posted on 03/30/2009 1:54:54 PM PDT by headstamp 2 ("Government is a disease masquerading as it's own cure")
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To: RobinMasters
PA Voters: "He may be a crook, but at least he's our crook."

This approach can actually be very effective for politicians (see Marion Barry).

9 posted on 03/30/2009 1:56:45 PM PDT by KevinB (Those who love sausage and respect the law should never watch either being made.)
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To: RobinMasters

lol...congress just doesn’t have a grasp of reality anymore...


10 posted on 03/30/2009 1:57:55 PM PDT by surfer
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To: RobinMasters

I guess he is saying the John McCain doesn’t take care of his district...lol.


11 posted on 03/30/2009 1:59:57 PM PDT by surfer
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To: RobinMasters

Most ethical Congress ever...


12 posted on 03/30/2009 2:02:37 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: RobinMasters
"If I'm corrupt, it's because I take care of my district,"

Our founders would be rolling over in their graves.

END OF AMERICA.

“We are off the Pacific coast, and there would be a civil war,”
13 posted on 03/30/2009 2:04:07 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Only1choice____Freedom
Yeah...drop the 'If' as the lead-off word there and it's more accurate!!!
14 posted on 03/30/2009 2:04:41 PM PDT by FlashBack ('0'bama: "Katrina on a Global Level")
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To: 4rcane
Nixon was not a crook.

He went down because he lied when he said he knew nothing about a break in at the DNC National HQ.

15 posted on 03/30/2009 2:05:22 PM PDT by Leo Farnsworth (I'm not really Leo Farnsworth...)
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To: RobinMasters
Mr. Murtha said. "My job as a member of Congress is to make sure that we take care of what we see is necessary.

Wrong Mr. Murtha. Here is you job. You swear to it ever two years.

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.

But I guess for crooks, an oath means nothing.

16 posted on 03/30/2009 2:13:18 PM PDT by Ditto
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To: Ditto

ABSCAM!

ABSCAM!

ABSCAM!


17 posted on 03/30/2009 2:15:22 PM PDT by DaveyB (A government's ability to give is proportionate to their power to take away!)
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To: RobinMasters

Murtha should be in prison getting traded for a candy bar and a pack of cigarettes.


18 posted on 03/30/2009 2:19:46 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (FOBO)
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To: reagan_fanatic

He ain’t worth the pack o’ smokes.


19 posted on 03/30/2009 2:24:32 PM PDT by mkjessup (You're either with our Constitution, or you are with TKU ("The Kenyan Usurper"). CHOOSE!!!)
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To: RobinMasters
Murtha: "If I'm corrupt, it's because I take care of my district."

No, it's because you're evil, Johnnie.

20 posted on 03/30/2009 2:37:24 PM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: fightinbluhen51

He swore that oath many times, should be charged, tried and convicted on each and every one of them

TT


21 posted on 03/30/2009 2:38:49 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET)
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To: TexasTransplant

Oaths mean nothing to his kind.


22 posted on 03/30/2009 2:58:26 PM PDT by BenLurkin (And oh, Hey! I've been travelin' on this road too long)
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To: RobinMasters

bump


23 posted on 03/30/2009 3:32:02 PM PDT by lowbridge (It's not that liberals are ignorant, it's that they know so much that isn't so - Ronald Reagan)
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To: RobinMasters

“Everybody is talking these days,” he begins, “about Tammany men growing rich on graft, but nobody thinks of drawing the distinction between honest graft and dishonest graft. There’s all the difference in the world between the two. Yes. many of our men have grown rich in politics. I have myself. I’ve made a big fortune out of the game, and I’m getting richer every day, but I’ve not gone in for dishonest graft — blackmailing gamblers, saloon-keepers, disorderly people, etc. — and neither has any of the men who have made big fortunes in politics.

“There’s an honest graft, and I’m an example of how it works. I might sum up the whole thing by saying: ‘I seen my opportunities and took ‘em.’

“Jest let me explain by examples. My party’s in power in the city, and it’s going to undertake a lot of public improvements. Well, I’m tipped off, say, that they’re going to lay out of a new park at a certain place.

I see my opportunity and I take it. I go to hat place and buy up all the land I can in the neighborhood. Then the board of this or that makes its plan public, and there is a rush to get my land, which nobody cared particular for before.

“Ain’t it perfectly honest to charge a good price and make a profit on my investment and foresight? Of course, it is. Well, that’s honest graft.”


24 posted on 03/30/2009 5:08:57 PM PDT by You Dirty Rats (Defend America -- Oppose Obama!)
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To: RobinMasters

Hmmm -
An Honest Democrat me thinks
He admits he is corrupt
He admits that he thinks he is above the law
He admits that “All Democrats and some Republicans” do the same thing

As with all other conniving devious arrogant blood sucking vampire Democrats he thinks it is totally OK because he was just grabbing his share of the spoils that would have been sucked out of the system anyway.


25 posted on 03/31/2009 6:03:11 AM PDT by ODDITHER
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