Racist, er, Redneck Congressman Jack Murtha Still a Douchebag

Congressman Jack Murtha is one of the all-time assholes in the United States Congress. He is a crook and a disgrace to Pennsylvania. His most recent antic, but certainly not his most contemptible, is that he called the people in Western Pennsylvania, whom he represents, racist.

To be fair, though, he did clarify his statement by saying they aren’t racists necessarily, just a bunch of rednecks. (And they’re racist, too)

Support Bill Russell instead.

By the Way, I am not, and have never been, a fan of Murtha. He is a jack ass of the highest order.

The Dude on Murtha:

John Murtha: Still a Disgrace…

Haditha Marine May Sue…

Murtha Refuses to Apologize to Exonerated Marines: Does Anyone Care?

This guy just makes me cringe…

This is Murtha refusing to apologize to acquitted soldiers…

Other news:

Help send Murtha packing

Boot Murtha

Crook and Liar

More on the Pennsylvania Conman:

Boot Murtha

Uh-Oh, Murtha Caught On Tape Red-handed

Murtha the Betrayer?

Porker of the Year

House Reprimand for Murtha?

Boot Murtha: Support Bill Russell

So much for trimming the pork

Shameful Reuters Story

Congress: Finding Reasons To Take A Day Off Since 1776!

Quick question: Since when are Jewish holidays good enough reasons to get the hell out of dodge during an historic crisis?

Jon Stewart wants to know:

If it were, say, Christmas, I would totally expect these Congressmen to get off their ass and get to Washington to vote to “save America” from financial disaster. I mean, come on, man…

The real reason they booted on this issue: Politics, politics, politics. They wanted time to campaign and time to plan out their political strategies. Those Bastards.

Karl Rove: Tellin’ It Like It Is

Suprisingly enough, Rove is no fan of the Speaker of the House…

H/T Hot Air

Charity: Not Biden’s Strong Suit; Theft Through Government On the Other Hand…

Joe Biden, the man who gives less than half of one percent of his United States Senator’s salary to charity, said Thursday, that it is patriotic for Americans to pay more in taxes. Apparently, though, to the Senator, it’s only patriotic if the government TAKES the money from you.

Forgive me for disagreeing with the stingy Senator, but I think it is much more patriotic to give money to private charities that are actually accountable for the money they receive. That is the honorable, and yes, patriotic, way to help your fellow Americans, not using the endless powers of government to take what it wants and leave you the leftovers. Here’s the video:

Biden: Really Bad with His Own Money; Do You Trust Him With Yours?

Here’s a little bit more about the Delaware Senator:

Biden’s campaign attorney: Washington lobbyist

Biden: Elect Obama because He’s Black

Joe Biden: Barack Obama Is Too Smart & Educated For Small Town America

Biden: “We want to TAKE money and put it back in the pocket of middle-class people.”

Patriotic

Girl Talk with Joe and Hillary

Oh, That Joe! (No. 12 in a Series) — Are You Ready for Some Football?

Is Barack Obama Ashamed of Joe Biden?

Biden Plays Politics with Special Needs Children

Biden: Palin is a ‘Backwards’ Step for Women

Biden, Pelosi “Stumble” on Abortion

Biden: Mr. Self Deprecating

List of Bishops who have Schooled Joe Biden on Abortion

A Religous Experience?

Cry Baby Biden

Robbing Peter to Pay Paul is…Patriotic?

Here is a chart of the Bidens’ “charitable” giving from 1998 to 2007:

Adjusted
Gross Income              Charity

1998             $215,432                      $195

1999             $210,797                      $120

2000             $219,953                      $360

2001             $220,712                      $360

2002             $227,811                      $260

2003             $231,375                      $260

2004             $234,271                      $380

2005             $321,379                      $380

2006             $248,459                      $380

2007             $319,853                      $995

Total             $2,450,042                    $3,690

H/T Byron York

Charlie Rangel: Poster Boy for “The Most Ethical Congress Ever”

Resign Charlie! …Oh, wait. Resign (after Nov. 4) Charlie!

Bringing Honesty and Accountability Back to Government

Pelosi (Sept. 2008): ‘I See No Reason Why Mr. Rangel Should Step Down’

Pelosi (Nov. 2006): “This leadership team will create the most honest, most open, and most ethical Congress in history”

Pelosi passes the buck

The Candidates Stillborn Fiscal Policies

NY Post is all over it:

Then, over the weekend, came news of a host of new Rangel miscues, stretching back years.
Some were detailed by the newspaper Roll Call, which reviewed his congressional disclosure forms:

* Rangel never reported, as required, the sale of a home he owned in the District of Columbia.

* Nor did he disclose any income from the sale of a Harlem apartment – whose value allegedly doubled while he owned it.

* He also failed to report income from the sale of a condo in Sunny Isles, Fla., though property records show a $60,000 profit.

* Moreover, in 2002 his forms listed new investment holdings of $115,000 to $315,000 – with no disclosure of how he acquired them. The next year, he reported another five new cash assets, worth at least $268,000 – again, with no indication of where they came from.

Obviously, life in Congress has been very, very good to Charlie Rangel.

Is Harry Reid the Future Herbert Hoover?

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said today, “John McCain woke up yesterday, surveyed the state of the U.S. economy, summoned the ghost of his fellow Republican Herbert Hoover and declared — and I quote — ‘the fundamentals of our economy are strong,’” Reid said on the Senate floor.

Dude: The funny and somewhat ironic thing about this quote is that future politicians will one day compare their terrible Senate Majority Leaders to the incompetent Harry Reid.

Dude: I can see it now:  Senator Bumble Bee Tuna said today, “Senator Blah Blah woke up yesterday, surveyed the state of the United States, summoned the ghost of his fellow Democrat Harry Reid and declared — and I quote — ‘the War is already Lost.’”

–The names were changed in the above quote because these people don’t exist yet.

Right Fight on the Hill

Reid: ‘No One Knows What to Do’

Disingenuous Dems Lying About Credit Crisis

Is it just an odd coincidence that former Democratic Party big-wigs have been running Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for the past 20 years?

I doubt it.

Both political parties had a hand in this crisis, but it is ultimately a Democrat problem–just ask Bernie Sanders, Chuck Schumer or Nancy Pelosi…

While the Dude is a former government reporter, he is certainly not an expert on Congress, so I’ll let Ed Morrissey over at the Greatest Website Ever, Hot Air, take it from here:

Barack Obama has made this point one of his major campaign themes, arguing that John McCain would provide more of the same failures that Bush did.  However, what many do not recall is that Bush wanted to tighten oversight with a new regulatory board for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and other government recipients for the express purpose of addressing bad loan practices — and Democrats blocked it.

Here’s your chance, Dems, Defend yourself.

Take it away, Bernie Sanders:

”These two entities — Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — are not facing any kind of financial crisis,” said Representative Barney Frank of Massachusetts, the ranking Democrat on the Financial Services Committee. ”The more people exaggerate these problems, the more pressure there is on these companies, the less we will see in terms of affordable housing.”

OK, i guess. What do you think, Rep. Melvin L. Watt?

”I don’t see much other than a shell game going on here, moving something from one agency to another and in the process weakening the bargaining power of poorer families and their ability to get affordable housing,” Mr. Watt said.

Hmmm. I’m not convinced. What do you have to say Jamie Gorelick (Former Deputy Attorney General under [No pun intended] Clinton and former vice president of Fannie Mae)?

We believe we are managed safely,” Gorelick said in 2002. “We are very pleased that Moody’s gave us an A-minus in the area of bank financial strength — without a reference to the government in any way. Fannie Mae is among the handful of top-quality institutions.”

You know who they are

The Dude’s confidence in human kind is forever shattered:(

From David Frum at the NRO:

The two institutions have long been run not by bankers but by retired political figures, predominantly Democrats. From 1991 to 1998, Fannie Mae was headed by James Johnson, a longtime aide to former Democratic vice president Walter Mondale. Johnson’s successor, Franklin Raines, had served as budget director to Bill Clinton. Jamie Gorelick, vice chair of Fannie Mae from 1998 to 2003, served as deputy attorney general in the Clinton administration.

These figures have paid themselves impressive private-sector salaries. Johnson earned US$21-million in just his last year at Fannie Mae. Raines earned US$90-million for five years’ work at Fannie Mae. Gorelick got US$26-million.

Yet the companies never had to meet the discipline of the private marketplace. They paid no taxes, and they had access to a line of credit at the Treasury department. More ominously for today’s crisis: They were not required to provide anything like the level of information about their internal operations expected of a privately owned company.

Here’s more from the Internet:

Malkin: The fit hits the shan on Wall Street

Jamie Gorelick, Mistress of Disaster

Jamie Gorelick’s ties to Fannie Mae and What She’s Doing Now

The Real Culprits In This Meltdown

Jamie Gorelick: A 9/11 Disaster in the Making

Thanks to jgapinoy on Hot Air for providing this list of recipients of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Campaign Contributions, between 1989-2008
Name,                       Party,               Grand Total
Dodd, Chris              D                     $165,400
Obama, Barack          D                     $126,349
Kerry, John                D                     $111,000
Bennett, Robert          R                    $107,999
Bachus, Spencer         R                    $103,300
Blunt, Roy H               R    $96,950
Kanjorski, Paul           D                    $96,000
Bond, Chris                R                     $95,400
Shelby, Richard          R                     $80,000
Reed, Jack                D                    $78,250
Reid, Harry               D                    $77,000
Clinton, Hillary           D                   $76,050
(McCain is not on the list!)

If you can’t trust the party of William Jefferson, Harry Reid, Charlie Rangel, Chuck Schumer, Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi, then who can you trust?

John Murtha: Still a Disgrace…

Anti-Murtha ad getting play in PA: (H/T HotAir)

Do the Right thing: Bill Russel for Congress

The Dude on Murtha:

Haditha Marine May Sue…

Murtha Refuses to Apologize to Exonerated Marines: Does Anyone Care?

This guy just makes me cringe…

This is the way Murtha’s original comments were reported Internationally. Sad.

This is Murtha refusing to apologize to acquitted soldiers…

Other news:

Help send Murtha packing

Boot Murtha

Crook and Liar

More on the Pennsylvania Conman:

Boot Murtha

Uh-Oh, Murtha Caught On Tape Red-handed

Murtha the Betrayer?

Porker of the Year

House Reprimand for Murtha?

Boot Murtha: Support Bill Russell

So much for trimming the pork

Shameful Reuters Story

Jesus Was a Community Organizer, Pontius Pilate a Governor, and Steve Cohen a Douchebag


Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn.

Political Punch
Hot Air
Michelle Malkin
Wall Street Journalism

Michael Burgess: The Dude’s Congressman

One of the Good Guys: Congressman Michael Burgess represents the Fort Worth, Texas, area in the U.S. Congress. He is a true conservative, he’s a renowned Doctor and he has the pleasure of being the Dude’s Congressman.

Burgess on Gas Prices:

Hot Air: Burgess on McCain’s Health Care Policy and Sarah Palin

Burgess on Wikipedia

Burgess Named One of Capitol Hill’s “Best and Brightest”

Congressional Quarterly: The Doctor Behind McCain’s Health Care Plan