Posts Tagged ‘Congressman Patrick Murphy’

Wrong…Wrong…and Wrong Again

February 16, 2015

The U.S. embassy in Yemen is closing as turmoil in the country increases and security deteriorates. This is the same Yemen that President Obama held up last September as a successful model for fighting ISIS, the same ISIS he compared to a “JV team” a little over a year ago.

Obama is now seeking war powers from Congress to help in the fight against ISIS. His premature promise not to put boots on the ground (where there were already boots on the ground) is starting to look a lot like his promise of keeping your doctor and your health insurance plan. He is now considering “limited” ground combat operations against ISIS. Zero has turned into limited – and this is far from over.

He gave terrorists advance notice of when he was going to pull out of Iraq and then, ignoring military advice, pulled all of our troops out and proclaimed the war in Iraq to be over. As predicted, terrorists immediately began taking over Iraq. Obama denied this and began a victory dance over Osama bin Laden’s death and his self-proclaimed decimation of Al Qaeda, the same Al Qaeda that has tripled attacks since 2010 and just now seized an army base in Yemen.

In 2012, President Obama set the use of chemical weapons as a “red line” for using military force in Syria and then did absolutely nothing when chemical weapons were used. Later, in 2013, he tried to say he never set that red line in the first place, blaming the “world” for setting it. It is clear he set it and reneged, setting the stage for ISIS to grow into the world threat it has become.

This president has been horribly wrong on everything concerning the Middle East and terrorism. How wrong does he have to be for supporters and the media to hold him accountable and seriously question his leadership? How much more damage can he do while we wait for that to happen?

David J. Hentosh

Strouse Toes the Line

October 29, 2014

Kevin Strouse, the challenger to incumbent Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick in Pennsylvania’s 8th District, spews Democrat Party talking points as well as a grade school student reciting a poem from memory. Not one word sounds like his and not one idea strays from the party line.

What else can be expected from a “carpetbagger” sent by Nancy Pelosi to make a run at Fitzpatrick? Moving to Bucks County from Washington for the sole purpose of challenging Fitzpatrick, Strouse can’t distance himself from the disastrous Obama/Pelosi/Reid agenda like many other Democrat candidates. He must toe the Pelosi line.

Pelosi’s choice of Strouse to do her bidding is a transparent, and poor, strategy. John Kerry’s Vietnam veteran status was highly touted in his run for president to appeal to the public’s respect for the military. It failed miserably because the left’s distaste for the military and Kerry’s bashing of the military after coming back from Vietnam could not be hidden.

Strouse, too, is a veteran as was Patrick Murphy before him, and it is getting stale for the Dems to keep using military service as a qualifier for their candidates. It doesn’t work. Also, Strouse’s CIA experience may have been beneficial years ago but today there is too much distrust in government agencies, especially Obama administration intelligence agencies, for it to be any help.

If you want to know what Strouse is running on, listen to a Pelosi/Reid/Obama speech and get it straight from the horse’s mouth. It is definitely time for a change, but not in the 8th District where Fitzpatrick has shown the leadership, experience, and competency sadly lacking at the top. Change needs to come where the Obama rubber stamp rules the day. Vote wisely.

David J. Hentosh

Strouse Takes a Weak Shot

September 30, 2013

Democrat candidate Kevin Strouse, attempting to unseat Bucks County Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick, took a weak shot at Fitzpatrick in an opinion article in the Courier Times. His tirade, strict Democrat talking points, blamed Republicans for causing a government shutdown and chastised Fitzpatrick for playing politics with the shutdown and debt ceiling. Unfortunately, he exposed himself as another strict partisan unwilling to place any blame on his own party.

Congress, as whole, is playing politics with every issue it addresses and the chasm between the parties is growing wider and wider with less and less bipartisanship. Society, too, is splitting further apart and it is all being driven from the top downward. President Obama set the tone, refusing to listen to opposing views and demanding acquiescence to his views, never compromising. Futhermore, he demonizes all who dare challenge his policies, using the White House bully pulpit to spread fear and loathing.

His disdain for Republicans, disregard for the law, and his petty criticism of FOX News is unseemly coming from the White House and it has emboldened his unconditional supporters, and non-supporters, to follow suit. Consequently, we now have a mainstream media with no credibility and American voters unaware of the seriousness of administration failures.

If Kevin Strouse continues to carry Obama’s water, refusing to acknowledge Democrat’s part in this fiasco, his campaign will fail miserably. He need only ask Patrick Murphy how well hanging onto Obama’s coattails worked for him. Fitzpatrick has been taken to task for going against the grain of uncompromising Republicans several times, but that has not stopped him from doing what he, and not party hacks, believes is right. That is the best voters can ask of an elected official and it is what Bucks County, and the country, needs – not another meek, Obama sycophant.

Blaming Republicans for everything is just a repeat of blaming Bush. We have had enough of that. It is time to spread the blame around to all those who are guilty, and vote accordingly. Strouse and the Democratic Party need to look into a mirror and finally see their own reflection, not Obama’s.

David J. Hentosh

Patrick Murphy Quid Pro Quo

June 29, 2011

Just when you thought he was gone, he’s back.

Ex-Congressman Patrick Murphy has been named to West Point’s board of visitors.  But you can’t blame the West Point guys. President Obama appointed Murphy.

Another Democratic payback.

Read about it in the Wall Street Journal.


Patrick Murphy Lands a Job

January 4, 2011

This is classic. Patrick Murphy will join Fox Rothschild law firm as a partner in the firm’s litigation department. It helped, apparently, that in addition to being a Congressman, that his wife had been an associate at the firm, and a partner there was his finance chair. See the story in the Philadelphia Business Journal.

We’re sorry to see Murphy go. He was an easy target.

We just have one question: Will he be handing off the traveling podium to Mike Fitzpatrick?



Big Win for the Thomas Jefferson Club

November 3, 2010

The Thomas Jefferson Club (TJC) started with a couple of people sitting around a table discussing the state of the country and, more specifically, the state of Bucks County. The decision to try to do something about the political situation may have seemed at the time to be nothing more than tilting at windmills, but the tenacity of those few individuals proved to be invaluable.

One of the first goals of the TJC was to inform people about the local political scene and to get people involved in stopping the tide of the Obama agenda. Patrick Murphy, voting in lock-step with that agenda, was an obvious problem and the TJC put him at the top of their list for attention.

Last night, that attention paid off with Mike Fitzpatrick’s knockout win of Murphy. Although Fitzpatrick was not considered the ideal candidate by the TJC, one of the main goals was to unseat the sycophantic Murphy, and they never lost sight of that goal. Working closely with the local Tea Party Movement, they provided the necessary awareness and information to Bucks County residents that convinced them to remove Murphy. In the end, it was a landslide victory.

Kudos are due to the TJC’s president, Jeff McGeary, for providing the leadership, vision, and tenacity that inspired others to get involved. It is often said that one man can make a difference, and McGeary proved it to be true. His energy and convictions provided the impetus for many to decide to get involved.

The TJC will probably not get the recognition it deserves, but it was surely a huge factor in unseating Patrick Murphy. Mike Fitzpatrick gets that seat, but the TJC was the real winner. It proved its worth and it will continue its efforts to safeguard the American ideals that are at its core. No politician or political party gets a free pass from the TJC. They have to earn it.

David J. Hentosh

Out-of-State Volunteers for Murphy

November 2, 2010

From The Trentonian

BRISTOL TWP. — On the eve of Election Day, police here detained a van carrying New York state plates and crammed with 13 volunteers bent on doing some unheard-of electioneering for Congressman Patrick Murphy.

“,,,what they were doing was, they weren’t stealing any signs, they were taking their Patrick Murphy signs and placing them directly in front of Mike Fitzpatrick signs,” Burns said, “so that you couldn’t read the Mike Fitzpatrick signs.”

Trentonian article: Murphy sign switchers

Residents Cry Foul Over Ballots – TJC Protest Saturday

October 28, 2010

We included this article from the Doylestown Intelligencer in the list of articles about voter fraud posted earlier this morning, but this local one deserves its own post (plus, TJC is having a protest concerning voter fraud–see below)

A trio of Bucks County residents backed by the county Republican committee say they have evidence linking Democratic Congressman Patrick Murphy’s campaign to a scheme to flood the county voter registration office with fraudulent applications for absentee ballots.

In a petition filed Tuesday, county Republicans say the name of Murphy’s campaign manager appeared on a Bristol post office box where voters were urged in a series of letters paid for by the state Democratic Committee to send absentee ballot applications.

The county Republicans submitted with the petition a photograph of a note inside the mailbox that said, “Tim Percico and Paul Hampel only pick up mail.” Tim Persico is Murphy’s campaign manager, although his name is misspelled in the note. Hampel is a volunteer for the Democratic state committee who said he collects mail from the box.

Read the rest here.

See the other stories here.

TJC to protest this Saturday, for more info email

Patrick Murphy and the Bucks Dems Receive National Attention

October 28, 2010

They say all publicity is good publicity, but after seeing all this, I doubt Patrick Murphy and his Democratic buddies think that’s true. The Bucks County Democratic Committee and folks within the Murphy campaign have been implicated in voter fraud, and now the national media, as well as the local papers and blogs, have picked up on the story. Here are a few:

Residents Cry Foul Over Ballots – Doylestown Intelligencer

Patrick Murphy’s Campaign Linked to Fictitious Voter Office Scandal – National Review Online

Patrick Murphy-Linked ABsentee Voter Controversy Unfolds – National Review Online

More Reports of Voter Fraud by Democrats: Alleged Absentee Ballot Fraud in Bucks County Near Philadelphia – Conservative Refocus News

Link to Petitions:

Local Citizens Say Patrick Murphy Using Harry Reid Voting Fraud Tactics – Philadelphia Examiner

Absentee Voter Fraud Allegations…Again? Fox News

Pennsylvania, Land of Tea Party Plants and Democratic Shenanigans The Atlantic (Way to hit the liberal magazines, Congressman!)

Campaign Manager of Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Pa., Tied to Deceptive Absentee Ballot Mailer – San Francisco Examiner (And liberal-land San Francisco too!)

Wow – Way to Generate Name Recognition!



Keep America Safe Group Targets Patrick Murphy

October 27, 2010

From Politico:

Liz Cheney’s group Keep America Safe says it’s mailed 810,000 pieces to voters in 17 districts, hitting the national security issues that have been largely absent from the Midterm elections.

The mailing attacks Democrats who the group rates poorly on issues like closing the Guantanamo Bay detention center.

Targets include Nick Rahall and Patrick Murphy, as well as Barney Frank, Maurice Hinchey, and Gerry Connolly.

Read the rest here.

(Check out why they’ve singled out Murphy and 16 other Dems)