COATESVILLE, PA – John Murphy, the independent candidate for House of Representatives, reacting to the tempest in a teapot created by incumbent Congressman Joe Pitts’ recent faux pas, suggested that the Democrat candidate, Strader, is the last person who should be correcting anyone for making political errors. Murphy said "Mr. Pitts has done a lot of incredibly bizarre things over the years including blaming the decline in fatherhood on Homer Simpson but hammering him for what was clearly a clerical error is nothing more than another puerile attempt on the Democrat’s part to gain some kind of recognition for a campaign that is completely lacking in vision, direction, purpose and leadership".
Murphy went on to stress that Democrat Strader had ample opportunity to hammer Pitts for calling "Obamacare" a state take-over but she said nothing. Even though Obamacare was a disastrous mistake on the part of the Democratic Party, a good Democrat should either defend the "Affordable Care Act" or tell the truth that it was nothing but a giveaway to the insurance companies and big Pharma and that we must continue to press for single-payer healthcare. "Instead", said Murphy "when she had the opportunity to publicly put Mr. Pitts in his place on this issue when questioned by a reporter in Harrisburg, all she could say is that we should all take care of each other"! With a wink of the eye Murphy said "looks like the Democrats have found their own Sarah Palin".
"Nevertheless", continued Murphy, "if you want to talk about really major-league blunders all you have to do is go to Strader's website and look up her position on jobs. She says the way to lower unemployment is to give tax breaks to small business. Ironically, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed legislation a little over a week ago to accomplish just that end. It's really called corporate welfare and the Democratic Senate would never let such legislation pass. Strader, it seems, is more in line with the Republicans than the Democrats".
Murphy went on to point out, "the worst blunder Strader makes on the jobs issue is saying that small business is ‘the backbone of the American economy’. Clearly the Democratic candidate has not been keeping up with research on small businesses! I don't know about the on-line school where the Democrat got her MBA, but I taught MBA candidates as an adjunct professor in three universities. If I ever made such a gaffe about the relationship of small business to the overall economy, I would have been run out of every one of those universities on a rail. Geez, Ms. Strader, most small companies eliminate more jobs than they create!"
Murphy concluded "don't get me wrong, Joe Pitts is definitely not the brightest light in the harbor but if the Democratic candidate is going to try to differentiate herself from the Republican she is going to have to compete somewhere other than on the field of dimwitted mistakes. One thing is for sure, if the people in the 16th district decide to elect me in November, the mortgage-foreclosing banksters and job-outsourcing CEOs will get the clear message that their days of brutalizing American working people are numbered. That's why the voters should vote for me; not for whining about another candidate who didn’t clean out his old form letters."