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Patrick Murphy Responds to Allen West Ad, Forgets His Own Past

By Javier Manjarres

Congressman Allen West’s Republican-turned-Democrat opponent Patrick Murphy is responding to West’s first campaign ad with the same tired Democrat talking points that accuse West of “childish name-calling, voting to end Medicare, and siding with corporations and Big Oil over the middle class.”

Murphy pleads with his constituents to send him money by the end of the week in hopes of pumping up his “rapid response” that will allow him to “go toe-to-toe” with Congressman West.

But like most other Democrats, hypocrisy is second nature to them- when West switched congressional seats earlier this year, Murphy called West a “coward” for doing so. So there was  Murphy reverting to the “childish name calling” but conveniently ignoring the fact that he ran from his own contested Democrat primary race against Lois Frankel in order to have a clear shot  without a contested primary to face Congressman Allen West.

Murphy and his Democrat buddies are all taking potshots at Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, yet Murphy would rather you not know that he donated to Romney back in 2008 while he was still a registered Republican.  On top of that, Murphy complains about West “siding with corporations” but Murphy sides with his own corporations, including Coastal Environmental Services, his current employer, which just happens to be his father’s business where Murphy holds the title of Vice President.  If you liked the article, please share it below. Thanks!

Here is an invitation posted on the Miami Herald advertising Murphy’s “corporate” campaign support- Miami Herald

A South Florida group of LGBT political heavy hitters will host a fundraiser 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 23, for congressional candidate Patrick Erin Murphy.

Murphy, vice president of Coastal Environmental Services, which helped remove oil after the BP disaster last year in the Gulf of Mexico, is running as a pro-gay Democrat against GOP incumbent Allen West in Florida’s 18th Congressional District (the Palm Beach County area).

The bipartisan host committee for the event at City Hall – The Restaurant in Miami includes Stephen Herbits, Jerry Chasen, Florida Together Executive Director Michael Kenny, SAVE Dade Board Chairman Joe Falk, Juan & Ken Ahonen-Jover, former Wilton Manors Mayor Jim Stork & Ron Ansin and Andrew Tobias (treasurer of the Democratic National Committee.)

3.23 Patrick Murphy Event

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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor, as well as one of NewsmaxTV's conservative commentators. Javier has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at

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    The difference between Murphy and West changing districts is that West ran from a tough fight while Murphy chased West looking for one.
    Allen West is No Leonidas.

    • Leslie

      What race are you looking at? Murphy changed party’s to try to get elected in a dem area. Typical lib!

  • Capt Mike

    Howdy GOP SUX,
    I’ll cheerfully admit some GOP’ers have indeed run from a fight, but Rep West LtCol, USA (Ret) is not one of them . . .

    This race should be highly interesting.

    Best Regards,

  • AFIraqVet

    West sidestepped a stacked deck against him and gained a tactically advantageous position. I wouldn’t expect a mouth breather like yourself to grasp that concept though.

    • Rich

      Yeah, but with the republicans/baggers/conservatives running the state of Florida, why did HIS OWN people screw him out of his district?
      You folks gotta explain how and why his own people screwed him???

      • GenEarly

        Excellent question Comrade Rich! The answer seems to be the Progressive Scum infests both parties. As Javier says,
        “But like most other Democrats, hypocrisy is second nature”, but he WAS a Repub !!
        And next Suntan Charlie is going to be a Dimicat!
        And the Progressive Agenda keeps marching on…… matter who “rules”.

      • Electric Jack

        Its called the State Supreme Court. You know the group you forget about. They set-up the districts after the state tried to set it up an changed it to please there democrat backers. A known fact the supreme s in Florida are overwhelmingly left of common sense…..Go look there are how many from Dade or Broward County??? ZERO THATS ZERO so please do not blame the smallest party in the state?????

  • Mel Kaplan

    The trouble with gerrymandering (and why it is banned by so many Constitutions) is that, when electoral district boundaries are drawn or redrawn for partisan political purposes, nothing is set in stone regarding what the goals may be.

    As for Allen West’s “jump”, his district was redrawn to ensure his removal from public office. Generally recognized is the claim that West is Target #1 of the Democrat National Committee. Not usually admitted to by Reince Priebus is that West is a high-value target of the Republican National Coommittee as well. Most Republican candidates talk the talk, but how many (like West) walk the walk?

    For a Congressman as vocal as West, America’s Leftist-controlled news media’s silence about his hot-button issues is deafening. That all changed when he was successfully set up at a public townhall meeting to answer a question about Left-leaning sympathies of certain members of Congress. The media feeding frenzy that followed that has lasted over a month, repeating the original answer with its words taken out of context, and the ongoing refusal of most outlets to report his clarifications, clearly illustrates such press bias. When a reporter frequently uses “Conservative” to describe folks in the news, but not “Liberal” nor “Progressive”, it is a dead giveaway the reporter is inventing news, not reporting it.

    • GOP SUX

      Really cause West’s residence in Plantation was drawn into the district this time around. That would seem to indicate some effort was made to accomodate the carpetbagger. He’s the asshat who decided to run in a Democratic district time and again.
      Perhaps if he was not such a liability to his own party as well as others in the community he would have faired better with the district lines that were drawn by REPUBLICANS.

      • GenEarly

        West is a “Liability” to progressive socialist scum of Both Parties. The 1st step is to get the Marxist Obama out of power, then concentrate on the Progressive Repubs who hide in “conservative” clothing.

  • http://! Anne

    West did what any intelligent human being would do! After being blindsided by the redistricting efforts (that would have guaranteed him a loss), he moved himself into a position where he has a fighting chance of winning! DUH! Why is that a bad thing? Why would one willing march to their death? Alan West wants to serve! I’m so glad he took the initiative to relocate himself to a district where that will be possible. Setting yourself up for failure is STUPID, and this man is not STUPID! For those of you that can’t tolerate his decision, please ensure you put our self in a “no win” situation. You have the freedom to make that selection for yourself. Luckily, you can’t make it for others!

  • Granny Patriot

    Totally agree with Mel Kaplan’s post. West is OUR HERO in DC. Would love to see him VP, but it won’t happen with the GOP elites who fear his honesty & grit. GOP SUX’s comments couldn’t be more wrong. West has NEVER run from a fight–a prime example: West stood firm & fought false allegations against his troops & himself. (Our son served with him in Iraq in 2003.)
    We live on the ‘left coast’ in So. Calif.& West has a HUGE following of supporters here. We all know guts, integrity & honesty when we see it…and so little of it in DC (both parties.)
    Allen West is a #1 target of the Dems & a big threat, especially being a black man with conservative values & courage.

  • http://2uuc Desi

    The head to head race of Allen West versus Patrick Murphy will contrast a true American hero against a guy who got his job from daddy. My vote goes to the hero.

    • GenEarly

      Are you also going to apply that standard to Connie Mack XIV or Jeb the Youngest?
      Not good to be “the kettle calling the pot black”.
      Not that a vote for a Dimicat is ever good, it’s just that a vote for many a Repub is usually wasted.
      West is a Patriotic Exception.

      • Capt Mike

        Kinda changing the subject, eh?
        Blog post isssue is Rep Allen West, LtCol, USA, Ret.
        – a genuine and sincere American Patriot.

        It’s AOK to dislike or disagree w/ any candidate for whatever reason you choose, but as Daniel Patrick Moynihan so famously said:
        ” . . . you cannot choose your own facts.”

        Rep West is obviously a man of principle, and disparing him on grounds of morality or courage will hurt your own candidate as independents react to an obviously fatuouly false attack.

  • DebraP

    Now that I’ve finally stopped laughing long enough to comment…So, it’s going to take Democrat Patrick Murphy all week to get enough money and support together to prepare for a “rapid response” to Allen West?? snicker, snicker…this is too funny…

  • Electric Jack

    Mr Murphy from another Murphy go home to daddy your in over your head. You are exactly what we do not need another lazy person looking for a job that his family cannot give him…..Even the dimwit party is not happy with Murphy why? Simple would you seriously want a party jumper in your party as a serious contender for what??????

    Especially running against a national hero that unlike most Generals in our military that do not have the guts to fight back against silly jerks from the dimwit party that hates the US Military.

    Col West is a shining example of a real mans man…….So get your stories straight the first 6 members of the Black Community to win a congressional race and get elected were Republicans as in GOP!!!!!!!You only get to lie so many times Mr Murphy an you are toast…

  • Richard Driskill

    West’s tactics are that of a proven warrior; his credo is never surrender, never give up.

    BTW, West will eat this kid* for a snack in debate, and then, in refined fashion refuse to belch.

    Go West!

    * I can envision Murhpy’s support troops showing up in pink tutu’s.

    Lt. Col.: If you need a classy rolling billboard with your sign, just call on me and I’ll be there with the flag truck.

    • Mel Kaplan

      Would that be the recently-upgraded “National Flag Truck?”

      If Lt. Col. (Ret.) Allen West isn’t its Raisson d’Etre, nothing is!