Wednesday, November 15, 2024
By Steven L. Taylor

Via CNN: Murtha decries ‘swift boat-style’ attacks on ethics

Rep. John Murtha, the anti-war congressman who is the likely new House speaker’s pick for majority leader, fended off what he called “swift boat-style attacks” on his ethics record Tuesday.

I am not sure how discussing actual videotapes of a person (i.e., the Abscam videos of Murtha) constitute “swift– boat style attacks” nor is there anything wrong with pointing to Murtha’s work to steer contracts in the direction of his constituents.

He did pay attention to the recent election, did he not? These kinds of issues were prominent, if I recall properly.

And the following are fighting words in the Democratic Party these days, so I am not sure that he has the high ground:

The Pennsylvania Democrat also blasted his rival for majority leader, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, for siding with President Bush on Iraq.

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One Response to “Democratic Leadership Wars”

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    1. Wake up America Says:

      The Murtha Meltdown

      Now… I have to say, I am laughing while writing this, because this is what the Democrats and those on the left and the independents that wanted to “make a statement” in the elections, asked for…well now they got it!!!!

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