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Patty Murray: Stupidest Person in America


 

[She’s got a nice shiny pic on her site posing with the “National Peoples Congress”. Of course, I’m looking into that diabolical group as well, but one of the individuals (out of 5) she’s standing with is Senator Roland Burris, who we all know is a crook.

Norm Dicks and Patty Murray have been embroiled in an FBI investigation for taking hefty donations from a defense lobbying firm that exchanged political contributions for earmarks with more than 100 federal lawmakers. Dicks pushed for nine earmarks worth $20 million for PMA clients in the last few years. In return, he got $84,000 in contributions from PMA and authorities say some of the money came from made-up sources to skirt campaign finance laws.

The Virginia-based lobbying firm, PMA Group, was raided by the FBI and remains under federal investigation for its shady practices and profitable connections in the U.S. Congress. Founded by a former aide to Pennsylvania Representative John Murtha, PMA specializes in getting clients hundreds of millions of dollars in earmarks from the veteran legislator who chairs the powerful Defense Appropriations Committee.

Murray, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, requested a pair of earmarks worth nearly $5 million for PMA clients last year. She got $26,000 in PMA donations that we know of. I’m sure there’s more to uncover in this shady deal. I’m busy.

John Albaugh, a longtime senior staff member to Oklahoma Representative Ernest Istook, pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy for accepting gifts, dinners, drinks, thousands of dollars worth of sporting event and concert tickets and campaign contributions from Abramoff who was seeking specific transportation legislation from Congress. Albaugh faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Abramoff pleaded guilty in 2006 to showering lawmakers and members of their staff with upscale European vacations, sports and entertainment tickets, expensive meals and other pricey gifts in exchange for special favors. Among those busted for accepting bribes from Abramoff is Patty Murray for a cool $41,000, which she has, as far as I know, refused to return.

Even Wolf Blitzer and CNN were “picking” on Senator Murray for taking $10,000 in campaign contributions from the executives of Infinia Corp who she earmarked 3 million dollars for in the defense budget…..

Sort of reminds you of the Guardian Marine fiasco and the helmet mounted heads-up display she earmarked for after receiving contributions as well. Those were 17 million and 6 million respectively. You remember those from the Front Line Special on earmarks, don’t you? Guardian built 4 boats that nobody requested or wanted and they ended up getting sold for a dollar. The helmet displays lost the ARMY test trials and Patty got the contract awarded to them anyway and they sit in a warehouse, unused and unauthorized to be used. It appears Patty’s campaign warchest is built on contibutions from daddy war bucks.

Bill Moyers, in a Front Line piece, and CNN with Wolf Blitzer just happened across three instances where Senator Murray was given large sums of campaign contributions in exchange for earmarks worth in excess of 26 Million dollars and they are “picking on her” and “strictly partisan”? Hell, they didn’t even talk about the donations from the tribes she took from Jack Abramoff and then refused to return.

Patty’s number one donor category is the trial lawyers. That should say it all. But it doesn’t. She was, at one point, rated the #1 liberal in Congress.

According to Seattle Weekly

“she even bested Stevens in fiscal year 2008 (Oct. 2007-Sept. 2008), bringing home more than $1.3 billion in earmarks–a total surpassed in the Senate only by New York Sens. Hillary Clinton and Charles Schumer, according to the D.C.-based database Legistorm.com”

“Murray was one of the few Democrats to speak on Stevens’ behalf during a tribute marking his last day in the Senate. She was one of fewer still to publicly defend his infamous “bridge to nowhere” in 2005, threatening her colleagues on the Senate floor that a vote against it would mean a grim future for their own projects.”

“In 2004, as part of its annual “Best and Worst of Congress” edition, D.C.-based Washingtonian Magazine gave her first place in the “No Rocket Scientist” category”

Several individuals have tried to get her staff to investigate OSHA on an scandal that affects the health and safety of millions. Murray was the senior member of the Dept of Labor Oversight Committee at the time. Murray’s staffers were very excited about the issue, and turned ice cold when they found they couldn’t point the blame at Bush, but rather that the issue started during Clinton’s term. After that, they wouldn’t return calls or correspondence, and the problem remains today.

We’ve got work to do to uncover exactly what Murray’s been up to “on our behalf”, but I intend to get to the bottom of every last tidbit. WELL BEFORE the November 2010 elections.

She’d best start polishing up her resume and digging her tennyrunners outta the dark crevices of her closet. I hope she enjoys standing in the employment lines with the rest of us lowly peasants.]

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HERE’S AN INTERESTING ARTICLE POSTED AT WND TODAY…

 

Patty Murray: Stupidest person in America

© 2010 

No liberal has standing to call any Republican stupid as long as Patty Murray remains in the U.S. Senate. 

Soon after being elected to the U.S. Senate in 1992, Murray went on a radio show and said: 

“When I was growing up, the big fear in my life was the nuclear war. I remember second- and third-grade teachers giving us skills to deal with it, if that big alarm goes off, which was ‘Hide under your desk.’ Would that do any good? I don’t know. But as a child, that gives you a feeling there’s something to do beyond panic. Today the biggest fear our kids live with is whether … the kid beside them has a gun. We have to give them skills so they feel confident to deal with it.” CLICK HERE TO READ ANN’S ARTICLE AT WND

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