If you’ve served in Congress long enough, apparently whatever reservations you may once have had about insulting your constituents tend to evaporate. That’s the case with Mad Jack Murtha, anyway; he told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette yesterday that the voters who have been sending him to Congress for the last 34 years are a bunch of racists!
U.S. Rep. John Murtha said today he expects Democratic nominee Barack Obama to carry Pennsylvania in next month’s presidential election. …
Mr. Murtha said it has taken time for the state’s voters embrace a black presidential candidate.
“There’s no question Western Pennsylvania is a racist area,” said Mr. Murtha, whose district stretches from Johnstown to Washington County. “The older population is more hesitant.”
I suppose Murtha deserves a certain amount of credit–Barack Obama waited until he was talking to friends in San Francisco to call Pennsylvanians racists, whereas Murtha insults them to their faces!
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