Posts Tagged ‘Patrick Murphy’

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

San Francisco PAC attacks Fitzpatrick

April 11, 2012

A super PAC of liberals from San Francisco created by the cell phone company Credo Mobile are opening an office in the area in an attempt to defeat Mike Fitzpatrick in the 2012 election. Credo has designated Fitzpatrick as one of their “Tea Party Ten” who need to be removed from office in order to further their “progressive” agenda.

Following standard progressive tactics, the first thing Credo did was hurl insults at their designated Tea Party Ten, calling them “racist, sexist, anti-science, hypocritical and downright crazy”. This clearly reveals the level of “debate” one can expect from this San Francisco PAC.

Fitzpatrick made Credo’s dubious list because he voted to defund Planned Parenthood, the progressive’s sacred organization. He also dared to vote for Paul Ryan’s “radical” budget plan, something the current administration still hasn’t managed to be able to devise after three years. For good measure, they threw in a couple of other exaggerated allegations such as redefining rape and wanting to destroy Medicare.

Coming from San Francisco, one expects Credo to be out of touch with reality and they have lived up to that expectation. Fitzpatrick was never a big favorite of the Tea Party, so labeling him as a Tea Party candidate is off target and foolish. He was highly criticized by the Tea Party for leaning left in his previous Congressional voting and many Tea Party votes he received were cast reluctantly, just to get rid of Patrick Murphy.

Nevertheless, Credo is setting up shop under false impressions and certain to make noise. They have already begun with the delivery of a giant, cutesy “pink slip” to Mike Fitzpatrick, firing him from his job. That may entertain San Francisco liberals and get media coverage, but it is doubtful it will impress Bucks County voters. Even Patrick Murphy wouldn’t resort to that kind of silliness – so far.

David J. Hentosh

Oh, Yeah, There’s That Little Problem

April 25, 2011


Just after former Rep. Patrick Murphy announced a run for Pa. attorney general in 2012, the Republican Party of Pennsylvania didn’t waste much time to bring up a 2010 election controversy involving questionable absentee ballot applications.

“How can we trust Patrick Murphy to be the chief law enforcement office of the Commonwealth when he turned a blind eye to fraudulent activities occurring within his own Congressional campaign?” Chairman Rob Gleason said.

During the height of the race between Murphy and Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick in late October, residents in the 8th congressional district received a mailing encouraging them to issue absentee voter applications because their voting participation was “in jeopardy.” The letter was accompanied with a prepaid envelope to be mailed to a P.O. Box of the “Voter Assistance Office,” a fictitious agency.

Read the rest here. 

More on Patrick Murphy’s Quest to Become PA Attorney General

April 22, 2011

Keep in mind that Murphy just left office in January, 2011. Perhaps he’s found that feeding at the public trough is easier than working in private (is a law firm really private?) enterprise. Or, perhaps the law firm knew he just needed a parking spot for a couple of months while he got his next campaign together, and figured they’d curry some quick political favor.

Whatever it is, it isn’t pretty.

From the Philadelphia Inquirer:

Former Bucks County Congressman Patrick Murphy is running for office again, this time for Pennsylvania attorney general.

The 37-year-old Democrat, who lost his seat in October to Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick, touted his military record and vowed to keep fighting for Pennsylvanians should he be elected the state’s top prosecutor in 2012.

“The people of Pennsylvania need someone in the attorney general’s office that’s going to stand up for them and protect them from criminals on the street and big special interests that prey on the vulnerable,” he said.

Murphy made his announcement Wednesday with a speech in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia, and released a list of more than 40 endorsements from various unions and Democratic leaders, including U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Phila.), former gubernatorial nominee Dan Onorato, and the chairmen of Bucks and Montgomery counties’ Democratic Parties.

Aren’t those endorsements reassuring? Read the rest here. 


Patrick Murphy Redux

April 22, 2011

Patrick Murphy is running for public office again. Rejected by Bucks County citizens as a Congressman, he has set his sights on Harrisburg, hoping to become the first Democrat to be elected state attorney general since it became an elected position 30 years ago. Bucks County will not be subjected to another run for Congress from Murphy.

Valerie Caras, a spokeswoman for the state Republican Party, asks the question: “How can people promote him to statewide public office when he was fired from Congress?” It is certainly a question that voters must answer, but politics is not a field where losing necessarily makes you a loser. Changing lanes on the political highway is commonplace and once bitten by the bug of political office, getting a real job is not high on one’s list.

Murphy, once again, is presenting his military service as an unquestionable qualification. That may have worked once, but that was when progressive liberals, hiding their disgust for the military, were trying to gain public favor after 9/11. It didn’t help Murphy in his last campaign against Fitzpatrick and it will do little in this campaign. Although his service is certainly admirable, it is no longer a discriminator.

Murphy has obtained several endorsements from Democrat politicians, but endorsements he’s receiving from several unions may not be in his favor. After the debacle in Wisconsin, independent voters may be a little leery, or at least tired, of unions, and Murphy will need independent votes to win.

Murphy may keep on running and running like a political Energizer Bunny, and he certainly seems to have the enthusiasm and tenacity to do so. Perhaps if he loses this race, he’ll give up on politics and utilize that energy in the private sector where he would probably do very well. There are a lot of Bucks County residents who would vote for him to do just that, but voting for him to be Attorney General is a very different matter.

David J. Hentosh

You Have GOT to be Kidding…

April 21, 2011

From the Philadelphia Inquirer:

Former Bucks County congressman Pat Murphy is running again – for state attorney general.

Murphy, a Democrat who lost his reelection bid last fall to Republican Mike Fitzpatrick, announced today that he will seek his party’s nomination for state attorney general in 2012.

Is this a late April Fool’s joke?

Read the rest here.