A closer look
Patrick Murphy regularly boasts of being a “No Labels” bipartisan. Much as “No Labels” is, in fact, a label, Murphy’s record is equally disingenuous.
Let’s take a closer look at a recent vote of Murphy’s.
In Roll Call Vote 151, on April 1st (insert your own joke there), Patrick Murphy voted ‘nay’ on a bill… a vote different from liberal stalwarts Nancy Pelosi and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.
What was the pressing issue, important enough for Patrick to take a bold stand against his own party’s leadership?? “Approving the Journal” of votes from the previous day.
Now, ask yourself this… WHY would he vote against a simple procedural vote to approve a record of events, if he raised no specific objection?
Because it affects his “partisanship” percentage. And it’s the ONLY way he can skew the number down a few points from 100% voting in lockstep with Pelosi and company.
He’s using votes on meaningless procedural motions as votes “against the liberal leadership,” only to have some thin thread of credibility as a “bipartisan,” when nothing could be further from the truth.
This “trick” is pathetic and transparent. Just like Murphy’s “bipartisanship.” We deserve better.