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marinejcksn
10-16-2008, 02:32 AM
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08289/920064-100.stm


Murtha expects Obama to win Pa.
Says it has taken time for voters to embrace black candidate
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
By Ed Blazina, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

U.S. Rep. John Murtha said today he expects Democratic nominee Barack Obama to carry Pennsylvania in next month's presidential election.

Mr. Murtha, a 17-term Democrat from Johnstown, told the Post-Gazette's editorial writers he sees momentum building in Mr. Obama's campaign across the state for the general election after he lost his party's April primary to Hillary Clinton. He thinks Republican John McCain's efforts have been stymied by the country's economic crisis.

"I think Obama is going to win, but I don't think it's going to be a runaway," he said. "I think he wins Pennsylvania."

Mr. Murtha said it has taken time for the state's voters embrace a black presidential candidate.

"There's no question Western Pennsylvania is a racist area," said Mr. Murtha, whose district stretches from Johnstown to Washington County. "The older population is more hesitant."

Mr. Murtha said groups he deals with regularly, such as military veterans and senior citizens, have come around to supporting Mr. Obama in the past three months. He credited Mr. Obama with being the most organized candidate he has ever seen.
:rolleyes:

marinejcksn
10-16-2008, 02:37 AM
Luckily, Bill Russel is taking him to task: (http://williamrussellforcongress.com/)

BILL RUSSELL: Murtha Wrong on Racist Charge
JOHNSTOWN [10.15.08] Lt. Col. Bill Russell (ret), the Republican nominee in Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District, responded today to new comments from Rep. Jack Murtha calling Western Pennsylvania “a racist area.”

According to an article published by the Post-Gazette, Murtha made the following statements to reporters regarding Barack Obama’s prospects the upcoming presidential contest: “There’s no question Western Pennsylvania is a racist area.” Murtha would make similar comments to the Pittsburgh-Tribune Review saying, “Obama has got the problem of the racist issue in Western Pennsylvania.”

Russell responded saying, “Once again Mr. Murtha is using the prestige and platform of public office to make wild, reckless statements about the people he represents in Congress.” Adding, “Because the people of Western Pennsylvania aren’t wholeheartedly embracing Barack Obama’s values and positions on issues like the right-to-life, taxes and the 2nd Amendment doesn’t makes us racist. That’s the cheapest of cheap shots.”

Russell said Murtha’s latest comments reveal a “strange, arrogant disconnect from the people who live and work in Western Pennsylvania. He forgets that this is a melting pot of hard-scrapping immigrants. My wife Kasia is a Polish immigrant, my neighbors in Johnstown trace their ancestry to all corners of the earth. He needs to apologize. He needs to set the record straight.”

AMEN Sir! :D

Aaron Burr
10-16-2008, 03:02 AM
What? I thought we just went over this. Doesn't Murtha post here? If people don't vote for O"Christma because he's a Socialist puppet, they do run the risk as being perceived as ...sigh...racist by some militant Socialists stooges, sure. However, if people vote for Godbama because he is black, then they will actually be racists. Racial preference, whether for positive or negative discrimination, is what racism is.

Am I reading this right? Murtha is claiming that the basis for a Godbama victory in W.Pa would come from that states unquestionable racism?

The stupidity....it's...so beautiful.
Haiku anyone?

marinejcksn
10-16-2008, 04:24 AM
If there's any justice in the world, Murtha will lose his post this year. Strange that a man who was once a Marine hates me and my fellow Marines, calling us murderers and somehow people don't seem to be all that upset.

And one of the Lance Corporals Murtha called a cold-blooded killer is now suing him for slander. I love it.:D

LibraryLady
10-16-2008, 07:54 AM
OMG, I can't stand Murtha but he reinforces what I keep saying, I saw more racism in PA than any state I have ever lived in.

LibraryLady
10-16-2008, 04:21 PM
email from Russell campaign:


SURPRISE!! SURPRISE!!

tonight’s debate has been cancelled. Apparently, Mr. Murtha does not want to face his constituents, but is okay with calling them racists.

Feel free to call EVERY news outlet/talk show/ blog you can think of and scream about this latest example of his unwillingness to even pay attention to his constituents.

GrumpyOldLady
10-16-2008, 05:18 PM
I saw more racism in PA than any state I have ever lived in.
You've never lived in Alabama, have you?
I got stuck there for many years.
MANY people were racist.
MORE were bigots based upon creed.
It had to be the most ignorant place I've ever been.

Rebel Yell
10-16-2008, 05:23 PM
You've never lived in Alabama, have you?
I got stuck there for many years.
MANY people were racist.
MORE were bigots based upon creed.
It had to be the most ignorant place I've ever been.

When I went to Alabama. Most of the people I saw were black.


Please tell me Bill Russell is black.

LibraryLady
10-16-2008, 05:31 PM
I have lived in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina, Florida, Kansas, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Washington, New Mexico, and several foreign countries.

Aaron Burr
10-16-2008, 07:03 PM
Pennsylvania is a virulently racist state because it's run by Democrats. All Democrats are racist, everybody knows that. Without the race card what does their party have? A couple of pillow biters and some saggy witches that have been pimped out by the Socialists. Puhleaze!

Unless this is simply a preemptive excuse for why Whobama loses the state. In which case, Duh. All Republicans are racist. ( So current Socialist propaganda runs) It's why they kept slaves in the Civil War and why Jesse Jackson didn't win the Presidency in 1980.

Sheesh. It's like they're not even trying anymore. I wish they would come up with something new. I bet a lot of fat people aren't going to vote for Godbama because he's skinny. I think Weightists and Weightism is a huge unrecognized problem in America. "Don't be Weightist, vote Obama"

I can see it already.

AlmostThere
10-21-2008, 06:02 AM
Jack-Ass Murtha has seen the error of his ways. His constituents are no longer racists. They're just rednecks now, but just a few years ago they were REALLY redneck. Of course he says there are a lot of people who won't vote for a black man, no matter what, but they aren't racist, just redneck, got it, wink, wink, nod, nod. Hey, they've sent him back 17 times. They deserve him.

cat714
10-21-2008, 07:04 AM
Jack-Ass Murtha has seen the error of his ways. His constituents are no longer racists. They're just rednecks now, but just a few years ago they were REALLY redneck. Of course he says there are a lot of people who won't vote for a black man, no matter what, but they aren't racist, just redneck, got it, wink, wink, nod, nod. Hey, they've sent him back 17 times. They deserve him.

Yup and he made matters worse with the redneck statement. Gee, I wonder what the reaction would be if a Republican made the same comment, but against blacks. :rolleyes:

Here's the article: Rep. Murtha Clarifies 'Racist' Remark, Calls Western Pa. 'Redneck' (http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/10/21/rep-murtha-calls-western-pa-redneck/)

So the folks from Western PA went from this:
http://www.poolparty.com/poolparty/images/2007/11/14/kkk.jpg

To this:

http://lineout.thestranger.com/files/2008/07/rednecks.jpg

marinejcksn
10-21-2008, 07:30 AM
Please tell me Bill Russell is black.

Russell's white. He's also a war vet and a damn better veteran then Murtha ever was. :D

Check the link I put to his website, Bill slams Murtha in his new Ad over the "racist" comments. It's sweet.

LibraryLady
10-21-2008, 09:20 AM
I can't find a real solid link for this but this guy says Russell is ahead?

John Murtha / Bill Russell Poll - 12th Congressional District of PA (http://www.politictoc.com/2008/10/john-murtha-bill-russell-poll-12th.html)


John Murtha (D) is trying to hold off a challenge from Bill Russell (R) in the 12th Congressional District of PA. This is a seat that was once considered safe for the Democrats but is looking like it may be moving to a toss-up. There has been little polling done in the district since the challenge was not expected to have much of a chance. But Murtha's continuing to lose popularity in parts of the district and may be in danger of losing a seat he has held for over 30 years. PTT's polling currently shows this rate at a statistical dead heat with Bill Russell actually having a slight advantage, at 47.4% to Murtha's 44.3%. There are still a number of undecided voters and the difference is technically within the margin of error. This is very good news for Republicans trying to pick up a long-held Democratic seat.

biccat
10-21-2008, 11:06 AM
The stupidity....it's...so beautiful.
Haiku anyone?
Rednecks in PA
Strongly favor Obama
Racists all of them!

Western PA votes
Racists for Obama
Enlighten them Jack!

linda22003
10-21-2008, 11:08 AM
OMG, I can't stand Murtha but he reinforces what I keep saying, I saw more racism in PA than any state I have ever lived in.

I grew up in central Pennsylvania, and older members of my family were from western Pennsylvania. I agree with you, LL.

LibraryLady
10-21-2008, 11:14 AM
Democratic consultant James Carville is quoted as saying, "Pennsylvania is Philadelphia and Pittsburgh with Alabama in between."

Bwahahaha!

linda22003
10-21-2008, 12:04 PM
I remember that phrase; "two big cities with Alabama in the middle" and it's true. My husband is from the western big city, and I'm from the eastern big city. When we hear a reference to a town neither of us recognizes, we say, "That must be in the Alabama part of Pennsylvania."

marinejcksn
10-21-2008, 01:02 PM
LL, did you really reference The Enraged Cajun? I can't stand James Carville!

I'm really becoming perturbed over how people are smashing my home state this year with the racist b.s.:mad:

lacarnut
10-21-2008, 02:06 PM
Pennsylvania is a virulently racist state because it's run by Democrats. All Democrats are racist, everybody knows that. Without the race card what does their party have? A couple of pillow biters and some saggy witches that have been pimped out by the Socialists. Puhleaze!

Unless this is simply a preemptive excuse for why Whobama loses the state. In which case, Duh. All Republicans are racist. ( So current Socialist propaganda runs) It's why they kept slaves in the Civil War and why Jesse Jackson didn't win the Presidency in 1980.

Sheesh. It's like they're not even trying anymore. I wish they would come up with something new. I bet a lot of fat people aren't going to vote for Godbama because he's skinny. I think Weightists and Weightism is a huge unrecognized problem in America. "Don't be Weightist, vote Obama"

I can see it already.

When McCain wins PA and NJ and the election , I wonder how the MSM is going to spin it. Probably, all those racist in the South voted for McCain. However, their chops will be closed on those lillywhite burbs in the northeast that go for McCain. Boston, MA comes to mind.

JB
10-21-2008, 07:38 PM
"Democrats outnumber Republicans by two-to-one in the state's 12th District."

I'm shocked. Murtha's racists are mainly Democrats! :eek:

AlmostThere
10-23-2008, 01:52 AM
LL, did you really reference The Enraged Cajun? I can't stand James Carville!

I'm really becoming perturbed over how people are smashing my home state this year with the racist b.s.:mad:
Don't complain. Matalin wakes up every morning and sees that jerk's face. That has to be hell on earth. :eek:

Aaron Burr
10-23-2008, 02:51 AM
November tear drops.

Pennsylvania, seems, gay.

Murtha sucks, all day....

It's much more powerful when read by Shatner.

Try it with music.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0guO_KW43E&feature=related