John Murtha (D Pa) Died Today

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It was just announced that John Murtha (D Pa) died today. 

You may know that he was one of the most controversial Congressmen in Washington.

  • He was responsible for those 3 Seals being Court Marshaled over the BlackWater capture.


  • He has been filmed ignoring votes in Congress and passing laws without majority vote. 


  • He has made the list of the top 10 most corrupt politicians in Washington year after year.


Numerous Democrats have indicated they would not seek re-election.  Now this strongly held seat in the Johnston area of Pa will be added to those up for grabs.

 

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Rainmaker
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Mike Saunders
Lanier Partners - Athens, GA

Bonnie - my thoughts are with his family at this time. Although while I am glad to see the seat opened up, this is not the manner that I would have chosen.

Feb 08, 2010 07:43 AM #1
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Bonnie Vaughan
Scranton, PA
CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin

Mike,  I agree with you.  I do not wish ill to anyone.  I sort of thought he would have been insulated from losing his seat.

Feb 08, 2010 08:33 AM #2
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Gene Wunderlich
1st Action Real Estate - Murrieta, CA
Realtor & Legislative Liaison

My sympathy to his family - not sorry to see him go. He was a corrupt hypocrite and as a veteran, his comments about our service personnel were absolutely inexcusable.

Feb 08, 2010 09:27 AM #3
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Broker Nick
South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc. - Coconut Creek, FL
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My condolences to his family - but the man was a corrupt a politician as they come - he put his party before our military that is shedding their blood for this nation - that is unforgivable - I'll let God deal with him now - have mercy upon his soul!

Feb 08, 2010 11:06 AM #4
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Kevin Robinson
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Reblogged!

Feb 08, 2010 12:06 PM #5
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Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
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I was surprised.....I agreed with him not-at-all....but he served his country and believed what he believed. I'm fine with that! Rest in peace.

Feb 08, 2010 01:10 PM #6
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Dale Terry
Yadkinville, NC

He served his country and I may prayers for his family.  With that said, I will act like the people that were around him most.  They, being the political machine in PA, are running around now trying to find the best person to take the seat.  Corruption just goes to the next in line.

Feb 08, 2010 09:59 PM #7
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Kevin Robinson
Twin Falls, ID
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We need less of him and more of folks who truly want to be our humble servants. He did serve in the military but then he took advantage of us.

Feb 09, 2010 01:03 AM #8
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Bill Lauler
Chase Realty LLC - McLean, VA
Associate Broker,CIPS,CRB,SRES,GRI

Hi Bonnie , he sowed it and now it has been reaped upon him and his kind. As a Navy Vet I do not regret his passing.

Feb 09, 2010 01:14 AM #9
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John Walters
Frank Rubi Real Estate - Slidell, LA
Licensed in Louisiana

Can I say term limits now more than ever?  We really need to start having turnover in Government at the Federal level.

Feb 09, 2010 03:11 AM #10
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Bonnie Vaughan
Scranton, PA
CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin

Gene, I agree with you totally.  The ethics issues surrounding him were voluminous but he kept dodging them

Feb 09, 2010 03:26 AM #11
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Bonnie Vaughan
Scranton, PA
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Nick,  It is unfortunate what happened to him.  I do send condolences to his family.  As far as corruption - it goes back decades to ABSCAM.

Feb 09, 2010 03:28 AM #12
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Bonnie Vaughan
Scranton, PA
CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin

Thank you Kevin for the re-blog

Feb 09, 2010 03:28 AM #13
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