Patrick Murphy on Allen West: This Is Congress, Not Professional Wrestling

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Patrick Murphy -- who hopes to face off against Rep. Allen West in the 2012 election -- sent out an email yesterday to his supporters, reminding them that although it may seem West is running for WWE heavyweight champion, he's actually running for reelection to Congress.

Murphy's been keeping tabs on West's oft-outlandish statements -- which can consume a large portion of one's time -- and this time he's sounding off on West's "Debbie is not smart" quip he dropped at the Fort Lauderdale Tea Party gala over the weekend.

"Allen West's latest attack on Debbie Wasserman Schultz encapsulates everything wrong with politics today and why the world has so little faith we can work together to solve our own problems," he says.

Murphy says this kind of talk from West isn't playful banter but instead reflects his failure to lead.

"This is Congress, not a professional wrestling match where you rile up the fans to sell tickets," Murphy says. "True leadership in a crisis requires people of all ideologies to be able to call each other up or sit at a table and negotiate -- something hard to do when there's this kind of discourse. What's next?"

Right now, we're imaging West with his flattop haircut on the top rope of the wrestling ring, pumping his fist to the crowd with his gold championship belt before jumping off for the body slam on Debbie Wasserman Schultz, but continue, Mr. Murphy.

"Millions of Tea Party extremists -- the same people who cheered when he said things like 'Liberals hate America' -- throw money at him every time he says something like this," he says. "Ironically, they then join the chorus of valid complaints that Congress can't work together to get things accomplished. Don't they wonder why?"

We can smell what Murphy's cookin', especially with this Congress breaking the record for lowest approval rating of all-time.

The Pulp is meeting with Murphy later this week for some candid candidate conversation, so stay tuned for that.


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ceegee
ceegee

Allen West is a pychologically scary little guy. He continually demonstrates that he is unable to keep his nasty temper in tact, and is in habitual "reactive" mode.  It's amazing that there are those who see nothing wrong with West's lack of decorum in the public arena.

Jo Manning
Jo Manning

Pompous big mouth, just like Rick Perry.  These two are a long, long way from their so-called heroes of the Tea Party, the Founding Fathers.

John Swetland
John Swetland

Allen West vs Patrick Murphy in any debate would be like watching LeBron James play One-on-one basketball against Dom Deluise.  Please.....Allen West has everyone on the Left scared stiff, and for good reason.  If getting our Republic back to its Constitutional principles is "extreme", then call it whatcha like.  I prefer an EXTREMELY Constitutional USA.  You can go back to your room now Patty, Mom's done cleaning it... 

jcrimes
jcrimes

it would almost be fitting to let you tea baggers put into effect all the stupidity you propose.  of course armageddon would ensue, but at least it would make you realize just how dumb you all are.   just sayin' 

Leslie
Leslie

Murphy is just lashing out because he knows West is very good at exposing the false narrative the left is putting out about "Tea Party extremism" and so called "Republican intransigence"

Fiona3399
Fiona3399

West is a misogynist jerk and the whackos like him in Congress are why our credit rating went down and why nothing and I mean nothing is being done about jobs in this country.  try putting your ideology aside for a moment and clearly look at what is going on in DC.  there are problems on both sides of the aisle however, I have not seen the GOP doing anything except pandering to the corporates and the crazy right for votes in the next election and refusing to move ANY legislation forward not even what they originally supported!  they are simply focused:  making sure POTUS does not have a second term.  Rick Perry's rhetoric says it all:  no regulation, no EPA, no federal govt - let the corporations rule after all they are people too and lest we forget, he suggested that Texas should secede from the union....

Emmanuel Etchells-Ayre
Emmanuel Etchells-Ayre

Murphy says this kind of talk from West isn't playful banter but instead reflects his failure to lead. ???????Hey Murph ! Allen West is more of leader than you will ever be,and he is more of a man than you will ever be, Liberals and Conservatives have different agenda's Liberals are into being control freaks ,and ignoring the Constitution and Conservatives ARE Patriots who LOVE the Constitution ... check your History and you will find that any changes that affect the freedoms of Citizens have been made by Liberal minded idiots calling themselves Democrats,and as for DWS,I agree with Allen West's assessment of her and her character !!

jcrimes
jcrimes

you sir, are a dolt of the highest order.  may god have mercy on your soul, and more importantly, on us, for having to deal with you. 

Virgil Starkwell
Virgil Starkwell

"Check your history"....Archie Bunker used to preface his idiotic comments with that introduction.

Meathead...

P.S.  Ever hear of the Patriot Act and the TSA?  Alot of Repukelicans who were panicking after 9/11 pushed through that legislation, which then enabled TSA agents to push through my anus everytime I arrive at the airport.

Tanya Grimsley
Tanya Grimsley

"Allen West's latest attack on Debbie Wasserman Schultz encapsulates everything wrong with politics today and why the world has so little faith we can work together to solve our own problems," <-- REALLY? I believe your leaving out the whole uncivility from the left including Obama. You all want so much "kumbaya" but do everything in the world to create havoc & attack viciously most days. COMING SOON ALLEN WEST REPUBLIC http://www.facebook.com/groups...

Bruce
Bruce

Well, here we have "Bad Hairpiece" Murphy weighing in on Allen West.  Are we going to be suckers to this phony progressive?  He's a Republican turned Democrat to create havoc within our progressive ranks!  We must beware!  He's as phony as his hair is!

SMDrPepper
SMDrPepper

Heres to hoping Murphy gets the nomination.  Get rid of the voices of extremism and bring in the voice of realism.

Kevin
Kevin

Murphy is a fake Democrat. He donated money to Charlie Crist when Crist was still a Republican.

Jo Manning
Jo Manning

In re:  Charlie Crist... Wish he was still governor of Florida, whether Republican or Democrat...

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