CHESTER COUNTY, PA -- Yes, Lois there really is an independent candidate for House of Representatives in the 16th Congressional District. When asked by KYW-TV to explain, in its voters' guide, how she is different than her opponents, Lois Herr tried unsuccessfully to differentiate herself from the Republican but when it came to the independent candidate John Murphy, she decided that since the independent candidate actually represented what 65% of the American people wanted in a congressional candidate, there was no way she could compare herself to John Murphy. Ms. Herr decided instead to employ the psychological defense mechanism commonly referred to as "denial". Ms. Herr has refused to admit that John Murphy exists!
"There was a time in American politics when candidates treated one another with respect. There was a time in American politics when candidates believed in fair play. There was a time when American politicians would have said 'I disagree with what you have to say but will I defend to my death your right to say it'. The Democrat as well as her Republican counterpart has lost touch with American values and traditions", concluded John Murphy the independent candidate for Congress in the 16th Congressional District.
In a recent candidates' forum where John Murphy accused both the Democratic and Republican candidates of being owned by the same corporate interests, Ms. Herr tried to separate herself from the Republican by saying that she is less corrupt than the Republican because she accepts less money from the special interests than Joe Pitts. "Of course that's very much like one pregnant woman saying she is less pregnant than another or that Strom Thurmond is less dead than Richard Nixon. You can't be a little bit pregnant, a little bit dead or little bit corrupt. Corruption begins with the recipient not the donor", commented John Murphy.
"There is no significant difference between the Republican and Democratic candidates. Both support the World Trade Organization which puts short-term corporate profit before the interests of the American people and both support the 'Bush Doctrine' which says that an entire nation can be held responsible for a terrorist act committed by one of its citizens. It was the Bush Doctrine that led to the illegal invasion of Iraq", added John Murphy.