Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Patrick Murphy Calls Out The President

U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy just delivered a body blow to President Bush.

Patrick Murphy Calls Out The President

After a series of polished but polite political speeches, the sound of rowhouse Philadelphia just caught my ear on C-Span.

It was U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Pa., the boyish Iraq War vet, flanked by 25 fellow vets.

And he delivered a body blow to George W. Bush.

"For eight long years we've had a president who rushed to stand in front of soldiers at political rallies, but abandoned them at Walter Reed," he csaid.

He touted Barack Obama as a senator who's led the charge for homeless vets and those who have served, but suffer from mental disabilities. He said American needs a smarter and tougher foreign policy, one that will take the fight to Afghanistan, where terrorists grow stronger.

Nothing polite about this speech. A little Philly-style piece-of-mind.

Earlier: The Shadow of Bubba

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Daniel Rubin is a columnist and The Inquirer's director of social media. Since joining newspaper as a staff writer in 1988, Daniel Rubin has reported from Mayfair to Macedonia, 27 countries in all. He has been the European Correspondent for Knight Ridder Newspapers and for two years he sat at home and wrote Blinq, the paper's first daily blog. Dan began newspaper work in Norfolk and Louisville, Ky., after getting his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Northwestern University. He has lived in all four commonwealths, most recently in Pennsylvania. He teaches urban journalism at the University of Pennsylvania

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