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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-20-08 09:38 PM
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Murtha Calls Western Pa. 'Redneck' - Murtha STFU!
CHARLEROI, Pa. -- U.S. Rep. John Murtha is calling many of the people who put him in office "rednecks."

The news comes one week after Murtha claimed the area is racist, then apologized for that comment.

In explaining his comments about racism, Murtha told WTAE it's difficult for many in the area to change. Murtha said that just five to 10 years ago the entire area was "redneck."

Now Murtha said only certain segments of the population are holding on to those racist feelings.

http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/news/17764334/detai...

And there's video.

What he says is very true - but at this time this is not helpful!
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mtnsnake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-20-08 09:41 PM
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1. WTF is going on with these terribly timed comments from our own people lately?
There is just no need for this shit at such a crucial juncture of this campaign. Don't they ever think ahead as to what the ramifications of their remarks might be? This is not the time to alienate ANYONE. Jayeeesus!
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-20-08 09:44 PM
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2. Plenty of people embrace the redneck label
rather than run from it.
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jesus_of_suburbia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-20-08 09:45 PM
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3. He is not helping us with these comments. He REALLY needs to shut up.
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Fluffdaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-20-08 09:47 PM
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4.  Murtha Please STFU!
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AllentownJake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-20-08 09:49 PM
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5. Ship a case of Rednecks for Obama stickers and T-shirts in there
and everything will be ok.
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WA98070 Donating Member (782 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-20-08 09:50 PM
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6. With friends like these.....
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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-20-08 09:52 PM
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7. Murtha's an old character...nobody listens to his silly gaffes
You guys need to take a fucking sedative or something. Some folks here are wound a little too tight.
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-20-08 09:56 PM
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9. Oh yeah - hot talk around my area of Pittsburgh
Not that most of the people talking about it will vote for Obama anyway. But still, it doesn't help!
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-20-08 09:53 PM
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8. Reminds me of Bill Clinton CNN
calling Floridians "crackers."

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mtnsnake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-20-08 09:59 PM
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10. Do you spend all your waking hours thinking of ways to turn threads into Clinton bashfests?
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genna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-20-08 10:09 PM
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11. While I am sure Murtha's comments are insulting, they also ring true.
I read a thread about West Virginia tonight where Union leaders told their populous how they were perceived and what this vote really means.

I think being truthful to ourselves and each other is part of what holds democracy together. These sweet lies the Republicans have been dividing us up with are killing us.
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