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    Re: Veteran congressman's death adds to Barack Obama's woes

    Lets see the health care passed the house by 1 vote so yes it does matter. That would be 1 of many the democrats may lose in November. It would show a voting trend for this year directly related to what Obama is doing
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    Re: Veteran congressman's death adds to Barack Obama's woes

    Quote Originally Posted by Winnb View Post
    I'm simply pointing out that Murtha's District is expecting a tremendous amount of pork to continue to come their way. When they don't get it they're going to boot out whoever is in Murtha's former seat.

    In other words, whether it's a Dem or a Republican that takes Murtha's place, nothing will change.
    People will really care about money to an airport no one uses.

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    Re: Veteran congressman's death adds to Barack Obama's woes

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    People will really care about money to an airport no one uses.
    Murtha had been in office since the 70's. Do you think that's because of his good looks and charm? No. It's because he brings home the bacon baby.

    His district kept re-electing him for a reason. And that reason is pork. A republican in Murtha's place will fare no better and would be wise to continue sending the other white meat back home. Or he'll soon find himself out of a job.
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    Re: Veteran congressman's death adds to Barack Obama's woes

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    In your knee jerk reaction to be a cheerleader for your Republican party...you once again failed to read your own link past the headline:

    "Murtha's death will have a negligible impact on the arithmetic of the House, where the Democrats have an overwhelming majority, unlike in the Senate
    And, they still can't get anything done. Why is that?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Veteran congressman's death adds to Barack Obama's woes

    Quote Originally Posted by Winnb View Post
    Murtha had been in office since the 70's. Do you think that's because of his good looks and charm? No. It's because he brings home the bacon baby.

    His district kept re-electing him for a reason. And that reason is pork. A republican in Murtha's place will fare no better and would be wise to continue sending the other white meat back home. Or he'll soon find himself out of a job.
    People often vote for the incumbent with out knowing much about the person.

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    Re: Veteran congressman's death adds to Barack Obama's woes

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    People often vote for the incumbent with out knowing much about the person.
    For 35 years? They voted for the guy every 2 years for 35 years without knowing much about him? I find that extremely difficult to believe.

    Murtha was the king of pork. He got re-elected for 35 years. The people in his district loved him and they loved the pork. If not they could have voted him out.
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    Re: Veteran congressman's death adds to Barack Obama's woes

    Quote Originally Posted by Winnb View Post
    For 35 years? They voted for the guy every 2 years for 35 years without knowing much about him? I find that extremely difficult to believe.

    Murtha was the king of pork. He got re-elected for 35 years. The people in his district loved him and they loved the pork. If not they could have voted him out.
    What was the percentage he won by the last few years? I bet he was struggling to keep his seat.

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    Re: Veteran congressman's death adds to Barack Obama's woes

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    This whole RINO thing is the reason the GOP will never be a majority party again. The Big Tent is truly dead if this is the prevailing thought in the GOP and if this REvival Tent continues, I will continue to remain outside the GOP as I have since 2003.
    The whole "Big Tent" notion is bull****.


    To say that a party that campaigns on a smaller government, smaller taxes, and pro-business agenda can't complain when an elected candidate turns out to be big government pro-tax anti-business turd is absurd.

    Let's see, when the Rapist had his party's re-nomination campaign in 1996, his party refused to allow the governor of the state hosting the convention to speak solely because that governor had pro-life views that conflicted with the pro-baby-murder agenda of the Democrat Party, and you want to whine about the Republican?

    (FYI: The GOP IS a major party. Has always been one since Lincoln was elected.)

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    Re: Veteran congressman's death adds to Barack Obama's woes

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    What was the percentage he won by the last few years? I bet he was struggling to keep his seat.
    I don't know. I know they kept re-electing him. So he got at least 50% of the vote plus one.
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    Re: Veteran congressman's death adds to Barack Obama's woes

    Quote Originally Posted by Winnb View Post
    I don't know. I know they kept re-electing him. So he got at least 50% of the vote plus one.
    I looked it up he got 58% last election. If he would have been a GOP the press would have condemned him but with a D he got a pass.

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