Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Congressman Calls Constituents Racists

U.S. Representative John Murtha has been a force in Congress since 1974. Murtha, who calls Johnstown, Pa., his home, has been sent to Washington by voters in the gerrymandered 12th District in southwest Pennsylvania 17 times.

"Congressman Murtha is a member of the House Appropriations Committee, and is Chairman of its Defense Subcommittee. He was Chairman of the Defense Subcommittee from 1989-1995, its Ranking Member from 1995-2007, and became Chairman again in 2007."

So when Ed Blazina, reporter for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, needed an official source for a presidential election story, he sought out Murtha. Here's how Blazina reported the exchange.

"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."

First we hear from Sen. Obama about the Bible-clinging, bitter gun nuts in that part of the country. Now one of their representatives say they're racists and a bit slow to boot.

What's the problem? Fall into lockstep, why don't ya! You may be as backward as us simple Kansas wheatheads.


Carteach0 said...

How to win friends and influence voters.......

Sometimes people true nature slips past despite their best efforts.

Both Obama and Murtha have that problem.

Somerled said...

I wonder how the defamation suit the acquitted Marine filed against Murtha is going.