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  • News-7 poll: Webb Surges Ahead of Allen

    11/06/2006 10:18:02 AM PST · by Coop · 180 replies · 6,091+ views
    WDBJ ^ | 11/6/06 | ?
    Democrat Jim Webb has surged ahead of Republican George Allen in the last poll of the campaign, conducted for News-7 by SurveyUSA. The survey shows Webb with 52% of the likely voters, with 44% going to Allen. In five previous SurveyUSA tracking polls, the race was a virtual tie with Allen slightly ahead. Other late polls show the race much closer. A Mason-Dixon poll released over the weekend had Webb ahead by a point, and a Gallup poll released today has Allen up by three. The SurveyUSA poll also shows 42% support for the Marriage Amendment, but with 22% still...
  • Republican leaders believe their legendary ‘secret weapon' will turn the tide for Burns

    11/06/2006 8:36:22 AM PST · by Coop · 6 replies · 960+ views
    Conrad Burns for Senate/Missoulian ^ | 11/5/06 | Charles S. Johnson
    HELENA - Republican Sen. Conrad Burns may be facing the political fight of his life, but calm GOP operatives believe they have a secret weapon that will push him over the top in Tuesday's vote. For the first time, Republicans in Montana are putting into place the national party's vaunted 72-Hour Task Force for the final three days of the campaign, state GOP executive director Chuck Denowh said. It may be the party's ace in the hole. The highly sophisticated targeting, voter identification and get-out-the-vote program, or GOTV, was developed in the wake of the extremely tight 2000 presidential race....
  • "Bible Belt" boosts Bush, Republicans

    11/06/2006 6:12:43 AM PST · by Coop · 15 replies · 914+ views
    Yahoo News/Reuters ^ | 11/6/06 | Matthew Bigg
    DUBLIN, Georgia (Reuters) - Retired school teacher Martha Bobbitt thinks President George W. Bush is a good Christian with the right values. If he's gone wrong in Iraq, it won't change her vote. Opinion polls suggest Bush's Republican Party may lose control of the U.S. House of Representatives and possibly the Senate in national elections on Tuesday, dragged down by the unpopularity of the war in Iraq. But for millions of Americans, support for Bush runs deeper than the debate over the direction of the war on terrorism and can be summed up by what his backers view as old-fashioned...
  • Another GOP opportunity in the House? NRCC thinks so. MD-03

    11/06/2006 4:58:00 AM PST · by Coop · 25 replies · 1,576+ views
    Various ^ | 11/6/06 | Coop
    JOHN WHITE, REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS IN THE THIRD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT OF MARYLAND RECEIVES LATE FINANCIAL SUPPORT FROM GOP Annapolis, MD, November 1, 2006 -- John White, Candidate for Congress in MD's Third Congressional District today announced his campaign has just received a significant cash infusion from the GOP. In thanking MD GOP Chairman John Kane, Governor Robert Ehrlich, and RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman, Mr. White stated, "Our campaign has gained significant momentum in the last few weeks. Wal-Mart's announcement for the new $4 prescription program in MD, and the Common Causes's CNN story on special interest money in our...
  • Seventh District race gets dirty [Carson, IN-07]

    11/03/2006 9:41:53 AM PST · by Coop · 40 replies · 942+ views
    WHTR-13 ^ | 11/3/06 | David MacAnally
    Indianapolis - For the first time in a decade, Congresswoman Julia Carson is in a tough race for re-election. Her campaign started running a batch of positive image ads on the same day National Democrats go after her Republican opponent with the gloves off. Her yard signs sell love, but there is no love in fliers hitting some 7th District mail boxes attacking Congresswoman Julia Carson's opponent. "I'm absolutely shocked and appalled," says Republic Eric Dickerson. The ads were done by the National Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in Washington and not by Congresswoman Carson. Carson told Eyewitness News "I'm outraged...
  • Vets for the Truth's billboards in PA-12 (Murtha)

    11/03/2006 5:26:28 AM PST · by Coop · 13 replies · 831+ views
    Boot Murtha ^ | 11/3/06 | IPWGOP
  • Full 54-minute Murtha ABSCAM Tape now available

    09/29/2006 4:55:09 AM PDT · by Coop · 22 replies · 2,258+ views
    Boot Murtha ^ | 9/29/06 | L. Eddy
    The question of whether Rep. John Murtha is a crook or not is now definitive. Congressman John Murtha’s full 54-minute ABSCAM meeting is out. An article in today’s American Spectator, based on the 54-minute video and scores of sworn testimony given by Murtha under oath, reveals a congressman anxious to cut a deal on his terms. The article includes a link to the full 54-minute video online. Here Everyone would expect a congressman who had a near-fatal brush with the ABSCAM scandal to steer as far away from further controversy and ethical questions as possible. This has not been the...
  • A New Line from Liberal Vets

    09/28/2006 5:50:43 AM PDT · by Coop · 37 replies · 856+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/28/06 | Editorial board
    ... John Murtha did his own version of Bill Clinton's recent tear on Fox News. Mr. Murtha's reaction was misdirected; the reporter represented Reuters, which is not known for vast right-wing conspiracy bona fides. The reporter: "...[y]our position paper calls for a pullout of all combat troops by 2008. Do you folks have a plan to prevent Iraq from becoming a failed state that could prove a breeding ground for more terrorism that could directly threaten the United States?" Mr. Murtha: "Where have you been? ...[i]t's cost over $400 billion today. Let me tell you they said that they would...
  • Atop my list of "Things to Do This Weekend"

    09/28/2006 5:11:57 AM PDT · by Coop · 111 replies · 3,267+ views
    Boot Murtha ^ | 9/28/06
  • Bob Kerrey, Wesley Clark to speak at Murtha's anti-war counter rally Saturday

    09/27/2006 5:05:03 AM PDT · by Coop · 71 replies · 1,344+ views
    <p>Sept. 26, 2006... Local Johnstown, PA station WJAC-TV announced during their 11PM news cast that former presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry will be speaking at the Murtha anti-war counter rally this Saturday. Murtha's counter rally is organized by former Sen. Max Cleland of Georgia. Former presidential candidate Gen. Wesley Clark is also expected to speak.</p>
  • Campaign Season Begins (hit piece on Vets for the Truth and Swifties)

    09/08/2006 6:11:32 AM PDT · by Coop · 61 replies · 894+ views
    Ventura County Star ^ | 9/5/06 | Richard Larsen
    Labor Day has always been considered the traditional start of the campaign season in an election year......contribute to the polarization that has been gripping this country for too long. People don't debate, they toss partisan-party and special-interest talking points back and forth. ...[b]ut we will print letters that arise from a writer's impassioned thoughts about the issues that surface during the elections... More insidious in the campaign process are the 527 groups... The groups are exempt from taxes under the [IRS] code if they collect funds to influence or attempt to influence "the selection, nomination, election or appointment of an...
  • Boot Murtha: President's Commentary

    09/04/2006 7:04:15 AM PDT · by Coop · 58 replies · 2,803+ views
    Boot Murtha ^ | 9/2/06 | Larry Bailey
    September 2, 2006 Well, it seems that my briefing have gotten a little behind schedule, and I apologize for that! In self-defense, however, I have to say that things have been hectic. Since the last update, a lot of things have happened, most of which Linda Eddy has already put up on the website. But let me just mention a few things that have happened and are still happening; we are on the MOVE! First, we have confirmed that the Oct. 1st rally will be indoors in a climate-controlled environment—in the Cambria County War Memorial Arena. Next, we have lined...
  • Descending on Johnstown (just a month away)

    08/29/2006 5:57:55 PM PDT · by Coop · 144 replies · 2,518+ views
    Boot Murtha ^ | 8/29/01 | Coop/VFTT
    Come to the National VFTT Boot Murtha Rally Sunday, Oct. 1st in Johnstown, PA Rally Location: Cambria County War Memorial Arena, 2 p.m. If you're considering going and spending the night, book your room now! The Max Cleland groupies that are rallying the day before aren't simply there to counter us. They're also trying to fill hotel rooms before we do.
  • Rumsfeld: Bush foes lack courage on terror

    08/29/2006 11:04:16 AM PDT · by Coop · 71 replies · 1,673+ views
    AP/CNN ^ | 8/29/06 | Unknown
    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AP) -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld on Tuesday accused critics of the Bush administration's Iraq and counterterrorism policies of lacking the courage to fight terror. In unusually explicit terms, Rumsfeld portrayed the administration's critics as suffering from "moral and intellectual confusion" about what threatens the nation's security. In remarks prepared for delivery to the American Legion's national convention, Rumsfeld recited what he called the lessons of history, including the failed efforts to appease the Adolf Hitler regime in the 1930s. "I recount this history because once again we face the same kind of challenges in...
  • Akron VFW post raises $40,960 for Alden Marine wounded in Iraq (LCpl Mark Beyers)

    08/25/2006 11:56:46 AM PDT · by Coop · 35 replies · 1,038+ views
    Buffalo News ^ | 8/25/06 | Anthony Cardinale
    Marine Lance Cpl. Mark Beyers of Alden was handed a check for $40,960 Thursday evening from fellow veterans at Akron Post 3180, Veterans of Foreign Wars. "I'm still trying to take it in," he said as the three-hour party was breaking up. "I love the military family, I love the VFW, I love the community." Beyers, 27, who lost his right arm and leg to a roadside bomb in Iraq a year ago, was attacked and robbed of $300 with his wife, Denise, on July 22 as he was taking a break from rehabilitation in Walter Reed Army Medical Center...
  • Veterans Against Murtha

    08/25/2006 5:58:53 AM PDT · by Coop · 73 replies · 1,390+ views
    Dallas/Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | 8/25/06 | Coop/Gordon Crow
    LETTERS, FAXES AND E-MAILS TO THE EDITOR (Star-Telegram) Veterans against Murtha Jim Wright and other Democrats have been bemoaning a potential "Swift-boating" of Democratic Rep. John Murtha of Pennsylvania. (See Sunday commentary "Another casualty of war.") Beautiful poetry aside, let's set the record straight. In 2004, the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth provided a tremendous service by exposing the disgraceful Vietnam War conduct of John Kerry, the Democratic presidential nominee. I happily donated to their cause and would proudly join them again in defense of our nation's military. But that stellar organization isn't involved with the planned Oct. 1 rally...
  • Stop Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid

    08/24/2006 11:29:01 AM PDT · by Coop · 29 replies · 803+ views
    Conservative Voice ^ | 8/24/06 | Nathan Tabor, John Hawkins
    Do you want to stop Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid from taking control of Congress? Do you want to keep them from cutting and running in Iraq, opening up the borders, and starting impeachment hearings on President Bush? You do? Well, so does Rightroots. Rightroots was formed by a group of bloggers who selected key races all across the country where a few thousand dollars in donations have the potential to make a big difference. Rightroots selected 18 candidates, none of which are incumbents or in contested primaries. Moreover, RR only picked candidates in competitive races, so that conservatives can...
  • It's been over three months -- so what??

    08/24/2006 6:34:34 AM PDT · by Coop · 29 replies · 1,357+ views
    Moi ^ | 8/24/06
    MATTHEWS: Draw us a picture of what happened in Haditha. MURTHA: Well I'll tell you exactly what happened. One Marine was killed and the Marines just said we're gonna take care...we don't know who the enemy is, the pressure was too much on them, so they went into houses and actually killed civilians and...I... MATTHEWS: Was this My Lai? When you say cold blood Congressman, a lot of people think you're basically saying you've got some civilians sitting in a room or out in a field and they're executed on purpose... MURTHA: That's exactly what happened. MATTHEWS: ...not because any...
  • The road to Haditha: changing face of war

    08/23/2006 5:16:07 AM PDT · by Coop · 48 replies · 2,636+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 8/22/06 | George Bryjak
    SAN DIEGO // On Nov. 19, 2005, a unit of Marines arrived at the Iraqi village of Haditha to remove the bodies of civilians reportedly killed by a roadside blast. What they found were infants, women and children shot in the face and chest and the body of a wheelchair-bound elderly man riddled with bullets. A group of Marines are under criminal investigation that could lead to murder charges in the slayings of 24 civilians in the western Iraqi village. Like Abu Ghraib, Haditha has become synonymous with war atrocities, in this case an alleged act of retribution for the...
  • Another Casualty of War? (Barf alert)

    08/21/2006 6:07:48 AM PDT · by Coop · 57 replies · 830+ views
    DFW Star-Telegram ^ | 8/20/06 | Jim Wright, former Speaker of the House
    [Poetry and flowery garbage edited out]...My point in reminding us of these lingering wounds of war that refuse to be healed is to ask that we take reasoned care to protect ourselves from the ultimate affliction of war -- that we should let it make us so insensitive to verbal venom that Americans begin, self-destructively, to hate and mistrust one another. That happened to us, tragically, in the bitterly prolonged Vietnam conflict. Americans mistrusted, protested, hated and insulted other Americans for simply disagreeing with them. [Coop note: Who did that, Jimmy?] Today, our self-appointed jihadist enemies could do the United...
  • Is Murtha Getting the Last Laugh?

    08/20/2006 6:01:23 AM PDT · by Coop · 75 replies · 2,698+ views
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | 8/20/06 | Margaret Talev
    "...[w]hen people lose confidence in that official, they have no power at all." [said Murtha] Mr. Murtha's outspokenness has made him a target. A North Carolina-based group called Vets for the Truth has launched a "Boot Murtha" campaign, inviting protesters to an Oct. 1 rally in Johnstown. Organizer Larry Bailey is a retired Navy SEAL who said he was driven not by Mr. Murtha's stance on troop redeployment but by the congressman's assertion in May, before a thorough investigation, that Marines in Haditha had killed innocent Iraqi civilians "in cold blood." "I have some misgivings myself about what's going on...
  • Sean Hannity plugs 1 Oct "Boot Murtha" rally on radio show

    08/19/2006 6:17:46 AM PDT · by Coop · 123 replies · 1,521+ views
    Boot Murtha ^ | 8/19/06 | Linda Eddy/VFTT
    Boot Murtha Daily Update: Thanks, Sean Hannity!VFTT's National Oct. 1st Boot Murtha Rally got a big 'boot up' yesterday by Sean Hannity during his afternoon radio broadcast. Hannity hosts one of the top conservative radio talk shows in America, and co-host of Fox News Channel's "Hannity and Colmes." During Hannity's broadcast our Boot Murtha Rally (set for Oct. 1st in Johnstown, PA) got several mentions along with our website's URL.
  • Anna Kournikova Sues Tabloid over Nude Photos (yes, pictures at link!)

    08/15/2006 5:35:35 AM PDT · by Coop · 298 replies · 25,324+ views
    23 September - Support the Troops & Their MissionThe D.C. Chapter of invites all those who support our troops and their mission fighting the war on terrorists in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere at home and abroad to join us in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, September 23, 2006, from noon to 3 p.m. on the grounds of the Washington Monument at 17th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW.Announcement here 1 October - Boot MurthaCome to the National VFTT Boot Murtha Rally Sunday, Oct. 1st in Johnstown, PA Location -- Cambria County War Memorial Arena, downtown Johnstown (Murtha's hometown!) Time -- 2:00...
  • Introducing the Conservative Alternative to the Netroots

    08/10/2006 4:28:59 PM PDT · by Coop · 19 replies · 1,835+ views
    Human Events ^ | 8/10/06 | John Hawkins
    ...while liberal bloggers haven't had as much success as conservative bloggers at breaking big stories, they have done one thing extremely well: raise money for liberal candidates. Granted, they don't have much of a win and loss record, because more often as not they seem to support candidates that don't have any chance to win, but that doesn't change the fact that they are funneling lots of lucre into Democratic coffers. So, why have the liberal bloggers been able to raise so much money when conservative bloggers have been unable to do the same thing? Well, as RNC eCampaign Director...
  • Murtha is assailed for daring to speak out

    08/09/2006 4:06:54 PM PDT · by Coop · 113 replies · 1,937+ views
    Centre Daily/Phil. Enquirer ^ | 8/6/06 | Editorial staff
    John Murtha... is taking obscene criticism from the right for daring to point out that the Bush administration has given our troops an all-but-impossible job in Iraq. The 17-term congressman had already inflamed the Swift Boat crowd last year by calling for a rapid withdrawal of U.S. forces. The fallout reached a ridiculous low point last fall when a Republican congresswoman who'd never been within several time zones of a battlefield called Murtha, winner of two Purple Hearts, a coward on the House floor. [Coop note: Any bets as to how close any of these editors ever came to a...
  • Of Rightroots, Nutroots, and Knuckleheads

    08/07/2006 4:37:43 PM PDT · by Coop · 37 replies · 507+ views
    Wizbang Politics ^ | 8/7/06 | Jim Addison
    When the Rightroots effort began, it sounded like a great way to counter the KosKids/Nutroots incursions into key congressional races. One of the weaknesses of the Nutroots seemed to be picking candidates with their emotions rather than with their brains {if any}. Many of those Kos selected had no practical chance to win, so not only was the money raised a waste, but with each new defeat the project took on the air of windmill-tilting. Then, when The Florida Masochist gave Rightroots his "Knucklehead of the Day" award, I began to worry. Diane Irey, opposing anti-war, anti-Marine John Murtha, is...
  • Whatever it is, this isn't Treason

    08/06/2006 1:52:57 PM PDT · by Coop · 127 replies · 3,260+ views
    We cannot recall when, if ever, a congressional race in our corner of the world developed a national focus, but such was the case last week. Unfortunately, it was characterized by the kind of overheated rhetoric that plagues today's politics. A group of veterans announced it would sponsor a national veterans rally in October to protest Rep. John Murtha's opposition to the Iraq war. "Vets for the Truth" is a successor to one of the organizations that worked against John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. But the group does not simply disagree with Murtha that the United States should...
  • What are Veterans Saying about Diana Irey? (

    08/05/2006 6:15:57 AM PDT · by Coop · 78 replies · 1,587+ views
    Vets4Irey ^ | 8/5/06 | W04Man/Coop/Various veterans
    "I don't understand turncoats as Murtha and Kerry..Where do they think their freedoms come from. The U.N.? As an Iraqi Freedom Veteran it turns my stomach. Shut these FOOLS down!" Radel, William D. "I am an active duty CW5 here at Ft. Bragg NC. I have been deployed into theater 3 times for about 24 months and am deploying to Afghanistan late this year. I am so disgusted as a Pennsylvanian to know that Murtha is representing my state. That he would sell down the river any chance those Marines might have for a fair trial is beyond reprehensible. ......
  • Support Rightroots (Msg from Bill Frist/VOLPAC)

    08/04/2006 6:01:09 AM PDT · by Coop · 395 replies · 2,933+ views
    VOLPAC ^ | 8/2/06 | Sen. Frist
    Just a quick post to tell you about an exciting new website: Rightroots. Rightroots provides you with a quick and easy way to financially support conservative congressional candidates... I have proudly endorsed Rightroots and I hope you will too, by visiting them today and making a contribution to one or all of the candidates Rightroots has listed. If the Democrats gain control of the Congress, “today’s environment” will seem mild compared to what we’ll have to endure in 2007 and 2008 – total gridlock for the President and for the country. I see the tactics of Harry Reid and Nancy...
  • Washington County Republican Hopes To Oust Murtha

    08/02/2006 6:31:29 PM PDT · by Coop · 53 replies · 9,464+ views
    KDKA ^ | 8/2/06 | John Delano
    (KDKA) PITTSBURGH The attention on Rep. John Murtha and his strong stand on the way the war in Iraq is being conducted has some Republicans out to defeat Murtha in the next election. KDKA Political Editor Jon Delano sat down with the congressional candidate who wants to do exactly that. Her name is Diana Irey. Voters in Washington County know her very well as one of their three county commissioners. But in fourteen weeks voters in nine southwestern counties will have the chance to send her to congress -- and if they do, it will send a loud message about...
  • Murtha / Irey race getting national focus

    08/01/2006 11:29:37 AM PDT · by Coop · 184 replies · 6,028+ views
    Boot Murtha / Rightroots ^ | 8/1/06 | Unknown
    The Republican National Committee's eCampaign Director -- Patrick Ruffini -- has sent out an e-message to America. Writes Ruffini: "A group of prominent conservative bloggers is turning discussion into action with the launch of Rightroots – an effort to support some of the most important House and Senate candidates of this election cycle..." A visit to the newly online "Rightroots" website shows a listing of GOP candidates deemed "the most important House and Senate candidates for this 2006 election cycle." Included in this select group: Diana Irey -- Congressman John Murtha's PA District 12 opponent! The brand new website serves...
  • Vets Set Sights on Murtha

    08/01/2006 5:40:52 AM PDT · by Coop · 64 replies · 1,698+ views
    Tribune-Democrat ^ | 8/1/06 | SANDRA K. REABUCK
    The “Swift Boat” veterans who grabbed national headlines in 2004 when they attacked John Kerry in his failed presidential bid now are turning their sights to Johnstown. Their target is U.S. Rep. John Murtha... Armed as a new group – Veterans for the Truth – they’re bringing their campaign to “Redeploy John Murtha From Congress” to his backyard. They plan to hold a national rally in Johnstown in October “to show their outrage at John Murtha over what he is saying about our troops,” ... Details of the rally will be outlined at a news conference at 11 a.m. Thursday...
  • Santorum touts accomplishments, assails Casey at rally

    08/01/2006 5:24:10 AM PDT · by Coop · 43 replies · 955+ views
    Penn Live/AP ^ | 7/31/06 | Unknown
    GREEN TREE, Pa. (AP) — With less than 100 days remaining in his re-election campaign and trailing in the polls, U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum painted his Democratic opponent as running solely on name recognition. "When you elected Rick Santorum, you didn't elect someone who came from a proud political legacy. You didn't elect someone who had a great name in Pennsylvania politics," he said, referring to his opponent, state Treasurer Bob Casey, whose late father was Pennsylvania's governor from 1987 to 1995. "You elected someone with great heart and great passion to fight for things you care (about)," Santorum told...
  • Up to 38 Taliban killed as 4 al-Qaida suspects nabbed in Afghanistan

    07/29/2006 7:15:48 PM PDT · by Coop · 63 replies · 2,086+ views
    Canadian Press ^ | 7/29/06 | Matthew Pennington
    KABUL (AP) - U.S.-led coalition forces and Afghan police killed or wounded 38 Taliban militants in Afghanistan as four suspected al-Qaida operatives were arrested by coalition forces in the country's east on Saturday, officials said. The latest violence came as a senior NATO official said a major operation to crush Taliban fighters in the south was moving to a close. U.S.-led coalition and Afghan forces attacked a compound in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing 20 suspected Taliban militants, a coalition statement said. The joint force used "superior fire and manoeuvre techniques and lethal close air support to kill" the suspected...
  • We're Being Watched (PA-12)

    07/25/2006 5:41:29 PM PDT · by Coop · 39 replies · 1,287+ views
    Monessen Valley Independent ^ | 7/25/06 | Jeff Oliver
    The rest of the country is beginning to realize what the people in the 12th Congressional District have known for quite sometime. And that's that the war in Iraq is a hot issue in the race between U.S. Rep. John Murtha and his opponent, Washington County Commissioner Diana Irey. Murtha (D-Johnstown) has been an open critic of the war effort, saying for months it is time to pull out U.S. troops from the wear-torn country. Irey (R-Monongahela), meanwhile, is a staunch supporter of the war effort and is using it as her top point in trying to unseat the powerful...
  • Murtha Unhinged: Anti-war rhetoric creates a race in the 12th Congressional district

    07/25/2006 12:36:03 PM PDT · by Coop · 54 replies · 1,858+ views
    ...[w]hile the race for the Keystone State’s U.S. Senate seat will dominate the headlines, campaigns in four Congressional districts could well determine whether the GOP’s 12-year reign in the lower chamber comes to an end, or continues through the conclusion of the Bush Presidency. Three of the four toss-up districts are currently represented by Republicans and lie in the southeastern corner of the state. Deemed vulnerable by political pundits are Congressman James Gerlach of Chester County, first- term Congressman Michael Fitzpatrick of Bucks County and veteran Congressman Curt Weldon of Delaware County. Until recently no Democrat seat was seen as...
  • Bailey's Briefing of the Day (Boot Murtha)

    07/24/2006 2:06:19 PM PDT · by Coop · 29 replies · 1,321+ views ^ | 7/26/06 | Larry Bailey
    Ladies and Gentlemen, I never thought for a moment that we would be where we are right now—on the verge of creating a political explosion unprecedented in modern political life. Our vision a couple of months ago was extremely limited in scope—we just wanted to “do our part” in making life uncomfortable for “al-Jazeera Jack” Murtha, but things have totally changed that vision. What has happened is amazing! So many people from across the country have contacted us and encouraged us and contributed to our efforts that it appears like a true groundswell has emerged and is growing in size....
  • John Murtha (just when you think he can't say any more stupid things)

    07/23/2006 5:21:51 PM PDT · by Coop · 149 replies · 3,110+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 7/24/06 | David T. Cook
    US Representative John Murtha of Pennsylvania, the senior Democrat on the House Defense Appropriations Committee and an Iraq war critic, was the guest at last Friday's Monitor breakfast. "We have become occupiers. We cannot win this militarily. But I hesitated to say anything. I waited probably too long. The way we operate militarily is a problem.... We go into a place, we have to blow it up to protect American lives. I agree with that. That's the way we operate to protect Americans. On what would change if the Democrats retook control of the House: "Accountability is going to be...
  • Murtha P.I. on Trail of Challenger Irey

    07/23/2006 8:51:33 AM PDT · by Coop · 106 replies · 2,276+ views
    Observer/Reporter (Pittsburgh suburbs) ^ | 7/20/06 | Barbara S. Miller
    A private investigator working for the campaign of U.S. Rep. John Murtha has been collecting information about his opponent in the congressional race, Washington County Commissioner Diana L. Irey. "Everybody's talking about it," Irey said Wednesday, adding that she became aware that an investigator hired by the Murtha campaign was checking up on her in a county outside Washington a couple of weeks ago. About the same time, a woman arrived at the Washington County elections office requesting copies of Irey's campaign finance forms in her county commissioner races and information from a statewide database that would show how often...
  • Continue to Fight Terrorism

    07/22/2006 3:11:51 PM PDT · by Coop · 23 replies · 424+ views
    Daily American ^ | 7/21/06 | Mark Portante
    ...What happened to the “conservative Democrat” from Johnstown? I saw it coming when he endorsed the too liberal Nancy Pelosi from California for Democratic leader in the House. President Bush carried Cambria and Somerset counties in 2004. This means that the majority of voters agreed with Mr. Bush and his philosophies. Maybe Diana Irey, commissioner, can lead us in the ‘right' direction. Ronald Reagan was the greatest president in my 50 some years and I was a Reagan Democrat. Reagan was a Democrat in his early life and then changed to a Republican. Reagan made the world safer by his...
  • Few Dems embrace Murtha's position on Iraq

    07/17/2006 4:35:13 PM PDT · by Coop · 41 replies · 820+ views
    AP/Boston Globe ^ | 7/17/06 | Unknown
    On NBC's "Meet the Press" last month, Murtha made it clear he disagrees with those who advocate staying the course. "We're fighting a war of ideals and ideas. It's no longer a military war. We have won the military war against their, their enemy. We toppled Saddam Hussein. The military's done everything that they can do. And so it's time for us to redeploy. And Iraqi(s) -- only Iraqis can settle this," he said. He also disagreed with those saying the U.S. is making progress. He hopes Iraq becomes a democracy, he said, "but I don't see it happening." Looking...
  • For Democrats, Wave Is Building

    07/16/2006 12:39:05 PM PDT · by Coop · 268 replies · 5,851+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 7/16/06 | Thomas E. Mann
    There's probably no way congressional Republicans can lose this fall, no matter how unpopular President Bush is or how unhappy the voters are with the war in Iraq. That's the prevailing view in Washington today. But it's wrong. If history is any guide, we're heading into a major political storm. And that means we could see a national tide in November that will sweep the Democrats back into the majority. Virtually every public opinion measure points to a Category 4 or 5 hurricane gathering... But many analysts have noted the absence of strategic behavior on the part of the Democrats,...
  • A Much-Needed Reminder and Reality Check

    07/14/2006 5:44:35 PM PDT · by Coop · 23 replies · 986+ views
    White House ^ | 7/14/06 | VP Dick Cheney
    Vice President's Remarks on War on Terror at AEI (July '03) This worldwide campaign began after the attacks of September 11th, 2001... We lost more people that morning than were lost at Pearl Harbor... the merest glimpse of the violence terrorists are willing to inflict on this country. They desire to kill as many Americans [and others] as possible, with the most destructive weapons they can obtain. They target the innocent as a means of spreading chaos and fear, and to shake our national resolve. This enemy holds no territory, defends no population, is unconstrained by rules of warfare, and...
  • Vets4Irey Roll Call Hits 1,100 Mark

    07/14/2006 2:58:54 PM PDT · by Coop · 100 replies · 1,059+ views
    Vets4Irey ^ | 7/14/06 | W04Man
    See the over 1,000 veterans who have taken a stand for Diana Irey and against EX-Marine Jack Murtha. Link here.Please sign up if you haven't already, and please urge vet friends and family members to do the same. There's no cost or obligation. New photos in the Diana Irey photo Gallery
  • News in brief from the campaign trail (Diana Irey Raised $230,000 in Last Qtr)

    07/14/2006 10:54:07 AM PDT · by Coop · 56 replies · 1,602+ views
    AP/Centre Daily ^ | 7/13/06 | Kimberly Hefling
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic Rep. John Murtha's Republican opponent raised thousands of dollars online in June, but still significantly trailed the 10-term incumbent in fundraising. Murtha, a decorated Vietnam War veteran from western Pennsylvania who has become the face of the movement opposing the Iraq war, raised $621,367 in the quarter that ended June 30, according to his Federal Election Commission filing. His opponent, Washington County commissioner Diana Irey, raised $229,846, according to her campaign. Murtha has $1.6 million in cash, while Irey has $159,138 in cash.Irey, who has criticized Murtha's stance on the Iraq war, raised more than $117,000...
  • Our Third Quarter '06 FReepathon is now Underway!! ... Thread 2

    07/07/2006 4:06:16 AM PDT · by Coop · 1,934 replies · 15,736+ views
    Click here to donate ^ | 7/7/06 | Jim Robinson
    Won't you please help end this FReepathon?!? Link to Thread 1
  • A Dozen Reasons why Commissioner Irey Can Defeat Rep. John Murtha

    07/06/2006 7:02:15 PM PDT · by Coop · 190 replies · 2,597+ views
    Various / me ^ | 7/6/06 | Coop
    <p>John Kerry only managed to get 51% of the 12th district's vote in 2004, and Jack Murtha cannot realistically be expected to match that very high Presidential voter turnout.</p> <p>Diana Irey has 10 years of experience as Washington County's Commissioner, including seven consecutive balanced budgets without a tax increase.</p>
  • Liberals Will Get us All Killed

    07/06/2006 4:13:05 AM PDT · by Coop · 77 replies · 2,152+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 7/4/06 | Kevin McCullough
    ...[m]ore recently liberal voices in the print press have been reckless both with what they did report (secret programs aimed at giving us the upper hand in our fight with those who would like to sever our head from our bodies). And what they didn't (discovery of enough WMD in Iraq to kill 8.3 million persons - like the isle of Manhattan or the entire urban metro of Chicago). Take the New York Times for example. In their direct reporting of how we were spying on the conversations that Al Qaeda were having with sleeper cells in our nation via...
  • GOP Babe-of-the-Week (Guess who?)

    07/05/2006 7:58:37 AM PDT · by Coop · 91 replies · 6,860+ views
    Jersey GOP ^ | Current "Babe" as of 7/5/06 | Unknown
  • [Western PA] soldiers changed by experience in Iraq [Disagree with Jack Murtha]

    07/04/2006 3:26:59 PM PDT · by Coop · 53 replies · 1,539+ views
    Tribune Democrat ^ | 7/4/06 | Kecia Bal, Randy Griffith
    <p>“It was overwhelming,” he said. He thought he would just meet family at the armory in Friedens.</p> <p>“It looked like a concert,” Lucas said. “We got paraded through town.”</p> <p>The Headquarters Company return was an all-out celebration, complete with live country music. More than a thousand people were there on a Friday evening.</p>