A Letter from John Murtha to MoveOn.org. Unbelievable…
After decades of fighting for this country and our troops, I am up against the right-wing attack machine again.
Because of my work to end the Iraq war, they have thrown hundreds of thousands of dollars behind my opponent, who lives in Virginia with his family, not in my district in Pennsylvania. Now, I am suddenly being outspent 3 to 1.
They are up to the same old tricks, “swiftboating” me again as they did two years ago. So I am asking people who have stood with me on Iraq to stand with me again to stop them in their tracks.
Can you chip in $25 for me and a few other candidates at the link below?
This is a real emergency—with just 6 days left.
People like Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity are calling me a traitor and worse.
Initially, I brushed it off, because calling for a responsible end to the war was the right thing to do. Now, finally the Bush administration has started negotiating a timeline to bring our troops home, something I supported for almost three years.
This year I’ve spent most of my time campaigning and raising money for other Democrats, including Barack Obama, instead of myself. It worked in 2006 and we threw the Bush Republicans out. But now my own race is tight so I am asking supporters for help. Can you chip in?
When I ask for help, it is because I really need it. It is urgent. I will not back down from this fight, but I need you with me to repel the right-wing smear machine once again.
Thank you, God protect our troops and bless America.
–John P. Murtha
October 29, 2008
Isn’t it interesting that each time he is talking about the “right” he uses insulting and demeaning language rather than facts. Why is is that when push comes to shove, liberals and democrats feel the need to call names to stress their point, while conservative and republicans quote references and use facts to stress theirs. Hmm, interesting.