Calls West PA voters 'racist'.
Democrat congressman Jack Murtha said that the voters of west Pennsylvania are racist, which could reduce Obama's margin in the state. Murtha said it has taken time for many Pennsylvania voters to come around to embracing a black presidential candidate. (Face it you have no right to support another party, we know why you are really doing it.)
This has been said before by Obama when in a fundraiser with his wealthy sponsors he referred to how all those small town hicks tend to be bitter and twisted, cling to guns and religion and peer suspiciously from around cover at anybody who looks different to themselves.
After Hillary gave him a ten point flogging in the state as result, he dropped his arrogance in favor of condescension with his insistence that they are sort of decent but confused, well you know, they listen to the wrong talk radio shows or watch the wrong TV networks, um, but they're, they're basically decent, they're basically sound."
So now they are decent, well sort of basically decent. That’s pretty big of a snooty pompous elitist who has played the race card throughout the campaign, even against both of the Clintons.
Murtha is in a tough contest against a highly credible opponent in Bill Russell and appears to be on the back foot and is probably trying to cuddle up to Obama in order to save his own skin, hence the racist slur against the people of his district.
In his slandering of the Haditha marines, he accused a constituent of his district of deliberate cold-blooded murder. Despite the man being exonerated Murtha has refused to give an apology. This sort of arrogance and the growing realization by the voters that all that pork he claims to be bringing in is going into other pockets and not improving conditions or the economy of the 12th district, will probably bring him unstuck.
The fact is that despite hundreds of millions going into the district the median income there is lower than in some of the poorer suburbs of Pittsberg.