It is a travesty how the radical right wing media has totally spun the comments of Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) out of context. The truth of the matter is there is very much still a racist and redneck mentality amongst residents of Central and Western Pennsylvania. I went to Penn State University and have witnessed first-hand the racism and prejudice that exists in the region. I totally understood what he meant when he made those comments.
The fact of the matter is those right wing radicals do not want to admit that it is the truth because it is not "politically correct" to do so; but it does seem to be OK to attack a political figure who refers to "Americans" as "racist or redneck". (I thought it was OK to be a "redneck"?) Where's Jeff Foxworthy when you need him? Besides, HE (Murtha) is the representative of the people there and live in the area. Wouldn't he know best what the general mentality is of the people there? Even Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA) has been quoted saying that his state’s white electorate was not prepared to vote for a black presidential candidate. The smear tactics of the right wing extremists are just mind-boggling!
I totally support Rep. Murtha, applaud of him for his honesty and wish him well in his bid for re-election!
All points of view are welcome and encouraged on all my blogs. Thanks for your comments!