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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

"The King of Pork" John Murtha Moves On!

John Murtha, Democratic Rep. from Pennsylvania has moved on. Murtha is best known as the "King of Pork" and for his harsh criticism of the War in Iraq and he repeated accusation's against some troops in the field accusing them of war crimes. In may ways he is like Senator John Kerry another veteran of the conflict in Vietnam. We honor his service to this country while on the battlefields of Korea and Vietnam, but for his harsh word against our troops in Iraq he must be condemned.

Murtha served for over 36 years in congress and rose to chairman in the powerful Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. Following the recent death of Teddy Kennedy this is yet another blow to the Democratic Party. This seat will be up for grabs in the 2010 elections. It does seem that the only way to get some of the folks out of Congress is feet first as in the case of Murtha and Kennedy.

I will not miss John Murtha and I feel the nation is better off with him gone. I do however wish his family the best in this trying time.


Rep. Murtha Dead at 77

Pennsylvania Democratic Rep. John Murtha, the first veteran of the Vietnam war to enter Congress and one of the House's most powerful lawmakers, died Monday afternoon at Virginia Hospital Center after complications from gallbladder surgery. Murtha was 77.

"Congressman John P. Murtha (PA-12) passed away peacefully this afternoon at 1:18 p.m. at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Va. At his bedside was his family," read a statement from his office.

A native of New Martinsville, W.Va., voters first elected Murtha to Congress in a 1974 special election that spelled impending doom for President Nixon and congressional Republicans. That fall, Democrats wrestled away 49 House seats from the GOP, reeling from the scourge of Watergate and a presidency in shambles.

Murtha rose to become the chairman of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, which controls spending for the Pentagon. Chairmen of the appropriations subcommittee panels are viewed with such prestige on Capitol Hill that they're called "cardinals." That's a nod to Rome because of the eminence these lawmakers hold over spending for their federal fiefdom.

Murtha was the endorsed candidate of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to become majority leader when Democrats won control of Congress in 2006. But current Majority Leader Steny Hoyer overwhelmingly defeated Murtha by secret ballot in a hard-fought leadership contest. read more from FOX News

13 comments:

TexasFred said...

My mother always told me, “If you can’t say something *nice* about a person, don’t say anything at all.” Of course my mother was a Democrat and a bit of a libber. I have nothing *nice* to say regarding John Murtha, so, let the facts speak for themselves.

And now he’s dead.

I do have one thing to say: BURN IN HELL you son of a bitch!

Sorry Mom…

WomanHonorThyself said...

sorry but I wont say much ..rest in peace and let the Lord be the judge..adding u to my 'esteemed' blogroll now!..Heh

Debbie said...

I too wish his family comfort at this time, he was a father, husband, grandfather, as well as politician.

Having said that, no one should be in politics for 30+ years.

I do have something "nice" to say:

I hope a Conservative Republican gets his seat, ha.

Debbie
Right Truth
http://www.righttruth.typepad.com

Snarky Basterd said...

Good riddance. He's long been a plaque on Pennsylvania, and now he can go plaque hell, right next to Ted Kennedy.

Bill Smith said...

My words awere posted yesterday on Veterans for Bill Russell:

Rep. John Murtha dead at 77

Looks like most people at this site will agree with my comments. An excerpt: " . . . While this site has made no effort to hide its disdain for John Murtha's actions and practices and wished for him to be defeated in an election, we do recognize that Murtha served his district and Pennsylvania longer than any other Congressman. We do not rejoice over his death, and we now leave final judgment of his actions to both God and history. We extend our respects to family and friends of John Murtha.

That being said, we must clarify that we will NOT remove prior posts about Congressman Murtha. They are part of links to history and portray actions which should not be repeated by future elected officials. . . ."

PatriotUSA said...

Yeah Debbie, That was my first thought when I heard Murtha had moved on to great bag of prok rinds
wherever he ended up. That is one
the Lord needs to decide.
Never cared a bit for him
or his porkotics but he is
gone and I will let him
rest in peace.

I have nothing really nice to
say so I will just leave it at
that.

Amusing Bunni said...

Ron, He will not be missed by the brave patriots on earth. What happens to him now is for God to judge. I have a big feeling it WON"T be good. He spoke horrible of our Fighting Men and Women, for that he deserves hell, sorry but that's it!

I hope PA can elect a good GOP candidate, to further stop obummer's agenda.

Teresa said...

God sure does seem to be picking them off. First Ted Kennedy and now John Murtha. I hope they enjoy roasting together. The voters can now elect a moral person to represent the district.

Clint said...

I'm sorry for what his family is feeling at this moment.
However, I don't think he will really be missed much by the American people.

Clint
http://the-outer-marker.us

MK said...

"I will not miss John Murtha and I feel the nation is better off with him gone."

Same here, i have nothing nice to say about him, so i'll just keep quiet.

Mr Pink Eyes said...

I agree with everything that you wrote, I applaud his war record and his service to this country in the miltary. But after that I have nothing good to say about hims, so I will not say any more. The king of pork title is now up for grabs, who will win the title? Right now Landrieu has a leg up on Nelson if the healthcare bill ever passes.

TRESTIN MEACHAM said...

It's a classic case of power corrupting what seemed to be a good man. I wish his family well.

Reliapundit said...

fitting her got deaded via a gallbladder: it was all that PORK!