Patrick Murphy praises Obama’s ‘lead from behind’ foreign policy – then goes radio-silent

This weekend, Patrick Murphy strongly endorsed the Obama/Clinton Doctrine of leading from behind in world affairs.

Speaking at the “Democrat of the Year” luncheon in Boca Raton (video here) two days after the Paris attacks, Murphy praised Obama’s leadership even as other Democrats like Senator Diane Feinstein andCongressman Seth Moulton have criticized Obama’s weakness in taking on ISIS.

Three questions for Patrick Murphy:

(1) Is Murphy, like Obama, also not interested in “pursuing some notion of ‘American leadership’ or ‘America winning’”?

(2) Does Murphy favor letting all the Syrian refugees in the country?

(3) Does he agree with Senator Chris Murphy, who endorsed him, that the U.S. military is to blame for the rise of ISIS?

Floridians deserve to know the answers to these questions. Yet Murphy appears to have gone radio-silent on Paris, ISIS, Syrian refugees or any other important national security issue. In fact, as of this email, there was no mention about any of those issues on either his official website, his campaign website, his official Twitter handle, or his campaign Twitter handle. Talk about leading from behind.

Two months ago Patrick Murphy naively asserted that the Iran nuclear deal would bring ‘peace in our time.’ Now he is doubling down on the Obama/Clinton Doctrine of leading from behind. One thing is clear – in these increasingly dangerous times, Young Patrick Murphy is simply unqualified to be in the United States Senate.