You may recall Pennsylvania Democratic Representative Jack Murtha’s reckless and false charge that U. S. Marines “killed innocent civilians in cold blood” at Haditha.
The killing charge by Murtha and anti-American elements at home and in the Middle East has been thoroughly disproved. But Murtha has refused to apologize for his calumny which inflamed sentiment against Marines serving in Iraq, thereby making their already very dangerous service even more dangerous.
Yet he remains a good friend and ally of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who’s never criticized Murtha or asked him to apologize for his false accusations against the Marines who fought and risked their lives at Haditha.
Yesterday we read this via the AP:
U.S. Rep. John Murtha says his home base of western Pennsylvania is racist and that could reduce Barack Obama's victory margin in the state by 4 percentage points.Today via CNN we read:
The 17-term Democratic congressman tells the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in a story posted Wednesday on its Web site that, as he put it: "There is no question that western Pennsylvania is a racist area."
He says it's taken time for many Pennsylvania voters to come around to liking Obama, but he should still win the state, though not in a runaway.
In a separate interview posted Wednesday on the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Web site, Murtha says Obama has a problem with the race issue in western Pennsylvania that could shave 4 points off his lead in the state.
Rep. John Murtha, a supported (sic) of Barack Obama’s presidential bid, apologized Thursday for calling western Pennsylvania “a racist area.”The entire AP story’s here; CNN’s is here.
Murtha plays a race card and then “apologizes” for it. Who's fooled?
He knew what he was doing in the first place: Trying to guilt people into voting for Obama while sliming those who won’t as racists.
Then, one news cycle later, Murtha distances himself from what he did with a self-serving “apology.”
It’s an old political slime game he’s playing. It goes like this:
Yesterday – “I was glad to have a serious, sober debate last night with my opponent.”
Today – “Gee, if anyone thought I was pushing those rumors my opponent has a drinking problem, I apologize."
John Murtha is one of the most shameless, self-serving members of Congress; and that's saying a lot when you consider the competition.
Hat tip: BN