After taking a moment to attack the newly-dead John Murtha ("He seemed to characterize
the Democratic Party's 'cut-and-run' defeatism"), American Power applauded Minority Leader John
Boehner's kind words for Murtha and expressed the hope "that other
conservatives will avoid the kinds of demonization campaigns that are so
familiar on the left upon the death of controversial political
This must be some kind of inside joke, as rightbloggers treated Murtha
Denied," said Jay Tea of Wizbang. "John Murtha, professional
crook, is dead," said South Bend Seven. "Ding, dong and all that."
"John Murtha's legacy should be that he
broke two of the Ten Commandments," said Yid with Lid, "do not bear false witness (Haditha)
and don't steal (earmarks and corruption). ... For me, John Murtha
represented everything bad about politicians ..."
Autographed Letter Signed ran some of
her favorite Photoshop satires of Murtha and observed, "When I heard
the news of the death of John Murtha (D-PA) after complications from
gall bladder surgery, I did not have one moment of concern."
"But unlike the left when conservatives fall ill and pass on, I'll wait
until he's buried to celebrate the loss," wrote Chicago Ray. "And celebrate I will, as today
America just became a better place. Rest in misery traitor, never leave
your men on the beach you fat fu**."
"Rest in peace, Congressman," said Right, Wing-Nut. "And I will rest easier, knowing
you will be doing no further harm to Americans in uniform, and that your
pork-sucking liberalism will be (hopefully) replaced with some
"Although the passing of any individual is a cause for grief," said Haze Gray and Underway, "this may have been his
only honorable exit."
"Look for insincere lamentations elsewhere," said The Pajamahadin. "If I feel sorry for anyone, it's
his family who will have to get jobs now instead of simply living off
the pork he brought home. Actually, I don't feel sorry for them at all."
("John Murtha kicks the bucket! Say hello to Ted Kennedy for me while
you're down there [he should be the alcohol lamp on Satan's desk]"), are
just as you would imagine.
It should be mentioned that some rightbloggers, like Red State Conservative, offered the sort of brief
tributes customary among decent people after the death of an adversary.
Roy Edroso's Rightbloggers: Exploring the right Wing Blogosphere
appears courtesy of our sister paper in New York City, Village Voice.