Sunday, November 8, 2009
CONGRESSMAN MURPHY VOTES AGAINST HEALTH CARE REFORM, PROGRESSIVES REVOLT.
In what can only be seen as a devastating defeat of progressives in upstate New York Congressman Murphy has voted against the Presidents center piece legislation heath care reform. This coming on the back of the Cities overwhelming rejection of the DFC’s hand picked ideologically pure candidates for city Government is taking its toll on the believer’s morale.
This can be seen by Joe Seeman local MoveOn.org's volunteer regional coordinator bitter comments:
I'm incredibly disappointed with Murphy. If we couldn't count on him to support this, what the hell can we count on him for?
As a life long Democrat I’m afraid I’m seeing the split that started in Saratoga Springs spread out across the 20th district and that progressives stung by what they see as Murphy’s betrayal will at best stay home next year and at worst,pull the lever for the Republican. One can only imagine that Saratoga County Republican Committee Chairman Jasper Nolan will have a lot to be thankful for at this Thanksgiving.
Personally I am also disappointed by the Congressman’s votes but am sympathetic to the difficult spot he was in. I am grateful it did pass and believe Murphy was well aware that it would also pass without his vote.