John Murtha, 1932 to 2010 Anno Domini, Requiescat In Pace

John Patrick “Jack” Murtha, Jr. died Wednesday morning at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, VA, after complications from gallbladder surgery. Murtha was 77.[1]

Congressman Murtha was a Democrat with a relatively populist economic outlook, and is generally much more socially conservative than most other House Democrats. He is opposed to abortion, consistently receiving a 0% rating from NARAL and 70% rating from National Right to Life Committee; however, he supports embryonic stem cell research. He generally opposes gun control, earning an A from the National Rifle Association.  Murtha was also one of the few Democrats in Congress to vote against the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 and also one of the few Democrats to vote in favor of medical malpractice tort reform.[2]

May he rest in peace.


[1] Fox News entry by Chad Pergram.

[2] Wikipedia entry for John Murtha, Political Views

5 Responses to John Murtha, 1932 to 2010 Anno Domini, Requiescat In Pace

  1. W Posh says:

    He like the rest of us are complex and cannot fit into any sterotype. May God have mercy on his soul

  2. Chris says: currently has his headline as “Rep. Murtha, …. was known as one of the “kings of pork.”

    Stay classy, CNN.

  3. Donald R. McClarey says:

    He was always caught up in financial scandals ranging from Abscam in 1980 to recent scandals that broke last year involving PMA. R.I.P.

  4. Another liberal gone. Let me shed some tears.

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