Thursday, October 23

Could we please get rid of murtha

a new poll out of murtha's district show him just barely ahead of a republican he was supposed to beat easily (he won by 20 points in 2006.) Thank god because i could not be more tired of this doofus. A couple years ago he went on tv and talked about how the marines at haditha (i think) had committed cold blooded murder. After the death of a marine they had gone out and basically executed iraqi civilians. He made this statements while the investigation was still going on, and now 6 of the 7 marines charged have either been acquitted, or else had the charges dropped (the last case is still pending.) So it turns out he was wrong, at least according to the legal system these marines had not done anything wrong. You would think he would apologize for those statements, but not only does he not apologize, he applauds himself. he claims that his statements helped bring about change in iraq, ignoring the fact that accused these men of being murders on national television when they are is fact innocent. One of those men is now suing him for slander, and i can only hope he wins. Then last week he went of tv and said obama would suffer in his district because it was racist. He immediately backtracked because he realized he was offending his district. He said he didn't mean to say his district was racist, just that some of the people in the district were racist. Then a couple days later he said let's face it up to 5-10 years ago most of my district was a bunch of rednecks. Now i'm paraphrasing his statements, i don't remember exactly what they were, but how you could re-elect someone with so much open contempt for you district is beyond me. I certainly hope he get's his comeuppance.


Blogger Aras said...

i'm starting to hope vigilantes kill all the politicians doing a terrible job.

8:25 AM  
Blogger Trashcan said...

Ala the simpsons halloween episode? When marge and homer refuse to give maggie to kang and kodos (after learning that she is an alien baby) kang and kodos threaten to kill all the politicians in washington. Homer and marge natural say oh, you couldn't possibly kill all the politicians, egging them on. That's where the episode ends. On the serious side, i think term limits should be imposed in both the house and legislature. I think 5 terms in the house and 2 in the senate are more than enough. I think term limits would solve many of the systems ills.

4:46 PM  
Blogger Aras said...

why do you think that? i always thought term limits must end up demotivating you during your last term. you're not getting reelected anyway, so what's the point?

4:22 AM  
Blogger Trashcan said...

I guess i don't know that term limits could help. It just seems like something has to happen. I don't like the seniority system, which makes it hard to ever get anyone out of congress. Even if you don't like the person, if they are high up on the ladder, you start your district or state back at square 1. I can't claim to really know what would fix they system, only that the system, is sucky.

12:54 AM  

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