Mad Jack: My Voters Are Racists!

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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