Patrick Murphy is unfit to be a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Patrick Murphy has run an incredibly dirty campaign as would be expected from a progressive masquerading as a moderate. When he ran an ad attacking then Lt. Colonel Allen West’s handling of a situation when the safety of his troops were in question he was not ashamed, here is his answer. This is leading from the front, not from behind.
Like Obama, with no record of accomplishment he must lie and attack Congressman Allen West, The good congressman is having none of it, an rightly so.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it, I’m J.C. and I approve this message.
The Huffington Post
Allen West, Patrick Murphy Debate Reveals More About Constituents Than Candidates.
WASHINGTON — It’s hard to say what was more remarkable about Thursday’s debate between Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) and his Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy: that they were in the same room in the midst of an ugly race, or the erratic responses from constituents in one of the most mixed-up districts in the country.
The forum, hosted by the League of Women Voters of St. Lucie County, lasted for about an hour as a moderator threw out questions on health care, jobs, veterans issues, foreign policy and abortion. But things didn’t get heated until West’s history of harsh partisan rhetoric became a topic of discussion.
Right out of the gate, West tried to cast himself as someone willing to stand up to party leaders and work across the aisle, even with people like liberal Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio).
“When Dennis Kucinich looked for someone to stand with him against the violation of the War Powers Act in our intervention in Libya, he came across the aisle and asked me to stand with him. And I did,” West said. “I stood against the speaker of the House.”
But it didn’t take long for Murphy to put the spotlight on West’s controversies. Murphy told the crowd that the reason he’s running for Congress is to push back on “the extremism of people like my opponent Allen West, calling people communists, comparing them to Nazis, Marxists.”
When he did so, a Progressive Pac formed to defeat Congressman West.
“I don’t need to spin anything when it comes to my opponent,” Murphy continued. “Calling a colleague ‘vile,’ ‘despicable’ and ‘not a lady’ is no way to move this country forward if we’re going to be serious about these problems that we face.”
Murphy was referring to comments West made about Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) after she challenged his positions on Medicare during a 2011 House debate.
The attacks didn’t seem to faze West, who sat quietly with a smile. In fact, Murphy and West largely stayed focused on issues instead of trading barbs in what was their first debate. But it was right around this point when the audience got involved.
As Murphy talked about tiring of Tea Party extremism, the crowd erupted into boos. And then, cheers.
“No extremism, right?” Murphy said with a nervous laugh.
The audience booed him again when he criticized West for comparing Democrats to Nazis. “Bullshit!” shouted one attendee. Seconds later, others in the crowd hushed the rest of them. Complete article follows below: