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LittleClarkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-05 08:35 PM
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Kerry email on Supporting Murtha

Dear Erica,

This is our moment of truth. You and I have to make it absolutely clear that we won't stand for Republican "Swift Boat" style attacks on Jack Murtha.

Yesterday, an extraordinary congressman, former Marine Drill Sergeant and decorated Vietnam veteran, spoke out on the war in Iraq. He didn't come to that moment lightly. He spoke his mind and spoke his heart out of love for his country and support for our troops. No sooner had the words left his lips than the vicious assault on his character and patriotism began.

Today, in a statement on the Senate floor, in interviews with the national media, and in this message to you, I am seeking out every opportunity to defend a brave American hero that the Republican attack machine has set their sights on.

I urge you to do the same. Whether you agree or disagree with Jack Murtha is irrelevant. These despicable attacks on Jack Murtha's patriotism and courage must be met with an enormous public outcry. Call your local talk radio show, write a letter to the editor, phone your members of Congress - join me in acting now to reject these "Swift Boat" style attacks on Jack Murtha.

It disgusts me that a bunch of guys who have never put on the uniform of their country have aimed their venom at a marine who served America heroically in Vietnam and has been serving heroically in Congress ever since. No matter what J.D. Hayworth says, there is no sterner stuff than the backbone and courage that defines Jack Murtha's character and conscience.

Dennis Hastert -- the Speaker of the House who never served -- accused Jack Murtha of being a coward. Well let me tell you, Jack Murtha wasn't a coward when he put himself in harm's way for his country in Vietnam and earned two purple hearts -- he was a patriot then, and he is a patriot today. Jack Murtha's courage in combat earned him a Bronze Star, and his voice should be heard, not silenced by those who still today cut and run from the truth.

Instead of letting his cronies run their mouths, the President for once should stop his allies from doing to Jack Murtha what he set them loose to do to John McCain in South Carolina and Max Cleland in Georgia.

The President should finally find the courage to debate the real issue instead of destroying anyone who speaks truth to power as they see it. It's time for Americans to stand up, fight back, and make it clear it's unacceptable to do this to any leader of any party anywhere in our country.

I urge you to join today in a massive public outcry that rejects the attempt to demonize and destroy anyone who dares to disagree with George W. Bush's aimless "stay for as long as it takes" policy on Iraq.

Please act now. Call and email your elected officials. Flood talk radio with calls rejecting these vicious smear tactics. Send a letter to the editor. Express your outrage about the tired old Rovian "Swift Boat" style attacks on Jack Murtha.

Sincerely,

John Kerry
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Pam-Moby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-05 08:37 PM
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1. Yes we will be sending out a
letter to the local papers. Thanks for posting this.
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New Earth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-05 08:39 PM
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2. haha! Kerry effin rules
Edited on Fri Nov-18-05 08:39 PM by Faye
he is real damn pissed off lately! :bounce:
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LittleClarkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-05 12:25 AM
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5. Indeed. I like to think of him as the Incredible Hulk
That's why I have that image as an avatar. They wouldn't like him when he's angry.
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globalvillage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-05 08:52 PM
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3. I saw it
and will be contacting everyone I can think of.
Good to see Sen Kerry won't let what happened to him happen to Jack Murtha.
It's all about integrity. And Sen Kerry proves, once again, that he has more of it than the entire membership of the repug party combined.
Thanks LC and thanks Sen Kerry.
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-05 09:03 PM
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4. Go Kerry! Bush is a coward. n/t
Edited on Fri Nov-18-05 09:03 PM by ProSense
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blue neen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-05 12:39 AM
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6. "Instead of letting his cronies run their mouths,
the President for once should stop his allies from doing to Jack Murtha waht he set them loose to do to John McCain in South Carolina and Max Cleland in Georgia."

Powerful and effective words. I love it. Keep it up, Kerry!
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-05 12:40 AM
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7. Beautiful
I love the unity. :hug:
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kster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-05 01:14 AM
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8. I agree
Mr. Murtha should get right back on TV tonight or tommorrow and tell the American people that he tried to get the troops home in a timely and safe fashion, but that he NEEDS help from the American people to get it done, then tell them what they need to do to help him acheive it. Especially with these numbers that were in a poll on CNN people agree with Murtha 85%?


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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-05 06:06 AM
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9. Did that yesterday
Two in fact, one on Murtha and another on "misled". After listening to some of those call-ins, it is just stunning what people believe to be true.
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