Patrick Murphy Launches First Attack on Allen West, Uses West's Own Words

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(Not pictured: Murphy's filing cabinet full of embarrassing Allen West quotes.)
While plenty of candidates are going to be trying to make their opponents look like off-kilter, rhetoric-spouting do-nothings, it's not likely any have an easier time of it than Patrick Murphy, the Democratic candidate aiming for the District 18 seat.

He's running against that velvet-voiced charmer Allen West, and, in what appears to be the first openly hostile move from their camp, they announced the launch of WhatWestSaid.com, a little slideshow showing some of the congressman's craziest quotes. Some even have video!

The only move against an opponent from West's campaign thus far has been an April Facebook post in which he put Murphy's picture next to those of Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi under a "TAXMAGEDDON" banner. Many of the quotes Murphy is pointing to at WhatWestSaid.com have been referenced in New Times blog posts. Here are few of them:

"President Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi... get the hell out of the United States of America. Yeah, I said hell."
West screamed this chestnut at a Lincoln Day dinner in which he misquoted, among many others, Abraham Lincoln. When he was pressed on it later in an interview with CNN's Soledad O'Brien, he brushed it off by accusing O'Brien of not being familiar with the Federalist Papers.

"[Obama] does not want you to have the self-esteem of getting up and earning and having that title of American. He'd rather you be his slave."
Another example of a calculated move to get into the headlines. West was mad that the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the health-care law, so he resorted -- and not for the first time -- to accusing Democrats of being slave drivers. Something to do with how Democrats have tricked stupid poor people into voting for them by "helping them eat and vote" or whatever. (Also of note: the time West declared himself a "modern-day Harriet Tubman."

"Having taught high school at Deerfield Beach for one year after retiring, that was such an enjoyable experience that I volunteered to go to Afghanistan for two and a half years."
The audience at his campaign kickoff loved this one! West tried to teach and bailed for the better money in military contracting. He then, of course, promptly used his "high school history teacher" experience as the basis for an entire campaign ad.

Allowing gay people to serve openly in the armed forces would "break down the military."
West has frequently mentioned his opposition to the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, though aside from his general feelings of ickiness, he's never explained why. He's been asked over and over, and over and over, he has responded with nonsense that never actually addresses the question. We tried to break it down last summer, really, we did. It just makes no logical sense.

"I believe there's about 78 to 81 members of the Democratic Party that are members of the Communist Party."
West actually said "members of the Democrat Party," because when you're a Tough Talker who Only Tells It Like It Is, sometimes that means calling your enemies names instead of focusing on "issues." We analyzed West's statement (and his subsequent criticism of the news coverage), the lies he told on the radio to try to cover up his nonsense, and, finally, his admission that he said it only to cause controversy.

There are more examples on Murphy's site, if you really need further proof that our congressman is more interested in sneering at people on Fox News than he is in doing anything helpful for our country.


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KennyPowersII
KennyPowersII topcommenter

Allen West might be the TPers misguided rationale as an offering of proof that their hate for Obama is not racist based.

smdrpepper
smdrpepper topcommenter

Name one thing the criminal West has done other than make an ass of himself and this state with his constant diatribes against anything not tea bagger.  If you can manage this, I will forever stop making fun of this buffoon of a war criminal.

Since he already has your vote, this should not be too hard..come on, just one thing.

Cant do it, can you?  Since everyone knows that is all he is good for, sound bites on FAUX "news".

tornado
tornado

So "all the things West says" is so much more important then constructing his own words to run on? Sure you can badmouth anybody or as you say "use his own words" against him but how is that helping CD18 understand what Murphy is and his knowledge on the things that matter most to us? You may not like the things Congressman Allen West has to say but it seems like we need to learn more about Murphy, not just by "what he wants to do" but "what he is going to do". Individual issues such as Healthcare, Economy, Military, Small Business. Let's hear more about what Murphy's plans are and less of the side swiping of West who we can Google search him any day of the week and read about. Murphy needs to "show me" why he wants my vote. Allen West already has.

grateful
grateful

Wow - you smdrpepper, as well as p-hole murphy can go straight to hell. you are fools and don't deserve the right to even comment on anything that relates to america.

smdrpepper
smdrpepper topcommenter

The hard part for Patrick Murphy is choosing which bit of insanity the criminal West has spouted.  How West was ever elected will always be a mystery for me.

smdrpepper
smdrpepper topcommenter

 @Janet-Ann So you are attacking Patrick Murphy using the lunatic Glen Becks baseless attacks on President Obama?  This is quite possibly the lamest thing I have seen in recent memory.

riverrat69
riverrat69 topcommenter

 @Janet-Ann

 Allen West's radical advisors. Allenwestbirthernut.com/west's crew of troglodyte reactionaries.

KennyPowersII
KennyPowersII topcommenter

 @Janet-Ann Can't imagine linking to a site that goes by the name "Squidoo". Seriously Janet - Ann, your source library is very shallow, or so it seems. Glenn Beck, Sqidoo.You tube videos.

KennyPowersII
KennyPowersII topcommenter

 @smdrpepper Ummmmm....... been working on your challenge for 2 days now. I give up. I can't find one.

riverrat69
riverrat69 topcommenter

 @tornado

 If Asshole Allen hasn't shown you yet why he should not get your vote, you are a brainwashed Koch Bros puppet.

KennyPowersII
KennyPowersII topcommenter

 @smdrpepper 

 

An explanation of why West was elected.

 

“No one in this world, so far as I know has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people”

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