Puma PAC’s founder Darragh Murphy (hearts) John McCain

HELLO, HARDBALL VIEWERS!!!: Make sure you check out what Darragh Murphy’s PUMA PAC supporters think is funny after you read this post.

Puma PAC‘s founder Darragh Murphy was on New England Cable News Monday:

You can view another variant of the NECN story here.

In the confounding little world of the “millions and millions” of anti-Obama pity party poopers, Darragh Murphy runs the FEC-filed PAC called “P.U.M.A. PAC PEOPLE UNITED MEANS ACTION,” which is not to be confused with the group Will Bowers heads up that’s also called PUMA, but their acronym stands for Party Unity My Ass. Both groups fall under the “coalition” called Just Say No Deal (say it, go ahead!), which is essentially a tepid web link portal with occasional porn-ish Twin Peaks-style graphics scattered about its surface. All of this poorly-organized, politically-naive tomfoolery, led by dumb-as-doorknobs Dems, has one drool-cup-fueled goal: keep Barack Obama from being the 44th president of the United States to punish the DNC for letting him win the primary. That’s basically it.  Confused?  Well, you ought to be.

Darragh, like Will, describes herself as a lifelong Democrat who thinks Obama is an “illegal candidate” and invites others to join her who have been “disheartened, discouraged, or disgusted by the actions and inactions, the divisiveness and discriminations of the Democratic party, the press, the mainstream blogs, and many political leaders.”  So I thought it was okay and relevant to ask Darragh what was wrong with the Democratic party and its “many political leaders” in the year 2000 when she donated $500 to John McCain’s primary campaign? Instead of posting a link to the easily and legally accessible FEC filings of her donation (Obamathug invasion of privacy!!!), I decided to ask her about the donation via email Tuesday morning:

D,

Don’t you think it’s somewhat relevant as the founder of Puma PAC to disclose that you donated $500 to McCain’s primary campaign in 2000?  I’m curious as to what was wrong with the Democratic party, Gore or Bradley that year? Any reason why a lifelong Democrat like yourself decided to jump ship eight years ago as well?

Normally I wouldn’t post an email reply without the author’s permission, but Murphy posted her reply in the comments at her Puma PAC blog (thanks Darragh!), so buckle up and activate CAPS LOCK!:

hey thanks for emailing me, and for publishing my personal info on the internet at the same time that you are too cowardly to identify yourself.*

Typical.

Thank you as well for reminding me that I DID EVERYTHING I COULD in 2000 to prevent GEORGE BUSH from becoming the Republican nominee, including donating money to McCain’s campaign and voting for him in the Republican primary here in Massachusetts because I was confident that my hero, AL GORE, would win the primary for the Democrats.

I then went on to vote for Al in November of course. And WE ALL know how THAT turned out.

I am ashamed that you did not also DO EVERYTHING YOU COULD to prevent a disastrously unprepared and empty suit from getting the nomination in 2000. Oh wait, why should I be surprised? That’s exactly what ARE trying to do now in 2008.

Coward.

So “lifelong Democrat” Darragh Murphy not only confirmed that she gave a sizable donation to John McCain in 2000 (and never gave a penny to her “hero” Al Gore), but she also admitted that she voted for McCain in the primaries as well.** Confused?  Well, you ought to be.

She’ll be on Fox & Friends this morning.  I forwarded them all of this info, but I doubt they’ll do anything with it. Fox News has invested too much time pushing this bogus PUMA narrative. The news director at New England Cable News, however, thanked me for the info and forwarded it to the reporter who interviewed Murphy. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again ... PUMA: The rift that keeps on giving.

* According to this comment at her blog, Murphy seems to think I published her personal info at Huffington Post, which is patently false.  I hardly ever read HuffPo and I have most certainly never commented there. Nor did I publish any info anywhere on the web about her before this post.

** I’m not sure what the rules in Massachusetts were in 2000, but I know currently you have to be registered Republican or “unenrolled” to vote in the Republican primaries in that state.

MORE: You can read my snarky reply to her email below the fold.  Never got a response.

On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 1:27 PM, murphy wrote:

hey thanks for emailing me, and for publishing my personal info on the internet at the same time that you are too cowardly to identify yourself.

Wow and I thought us Obamabots were the uncivil ones. I simply emailed you.  Where do you find any evidence that I published your personal info on the internet? I have done no such thing (yet). I’ve got news for you, your donation info is easily accessible through the internet, including at the FEC web site. Maybe you should start a new PAC to change that.

Thank you as well for reminding me that I DID EVERYTHING I COULD in 2000 to prevent GEORGE BUSH from becoming the Republican nominee, including donating money to McCain’s campaign and voting for him in the Republican primary here in Massachusetts because I was confident that my hero, AL GORE, would win the primary for the Democrats.

Heh, yeah, I reminded you. You’re welcome.

Your excuse is complete crap and you know it. If Al Gore was your hero, why didn’t you pass on the $500 to him? Your logic is, well, illogical (and transparently untruthful). Also, in MA you have to either be a Republican or “unenrolled” to vote for a Republican in the primary.  Which one were you? I thought you were a lifelong Democrat.

I then went on to vote for Al in November of course. And WE ALL know how THAT turned out.

Great job. You voted. Of course. Gold star for you.

I am ashamed that you did not also DO EVERYTHING YOU COULD to prevent a disastrously unprepared and empty suit from getting the nomination in 2000.

Yeah, I guess I could have donated $500 to Alan Keyes. Silly me. I’ve never been good at managing my money.

 

Oh wait, why should I be surprised? That’s exactly what ARE trying to do now in 2008.

Ummm, what exactly are you trying to do?  Oh, that’s right, you’re trying to get John McCain elected as president.  Won’t your hero Al Gore, who you valiantly voted for against all odds, be proud of you.

 

Coward.


Petulant headcase.

UPDATE: Murphy’s interview on Fox & Friends is already up on YouTube. To quote Alec Baldwin in State and Main after he pulled himself from the station wagon he had just crashed: “So, that happened.” [hat tip Tracy]

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LOL, good work exposing the true political leanings of these ignorant hypocrites.

Hillaryous that at about the 2:57 mark the NECN talking head said Darragh filed papers with the IRA.

Really?  Too funny. I missed that.

Good christ, I just tried watching Fox & Friends and it was utterly painful. They were actually asking Joan Rivers questions about the economy and trying to make the case that if Obama starts taxing rich people and corporations more that charities will get less money.

She quickly corrected herself to say IRS, but you know how those Boston militants are.

From that news report itself, I’d like to know how Murphy counts that she got 35k hits the first night her blog was up when she doesn’t even have a counter on her blog, and Technorati tells me that her biggest hits have come from small sites like Corrente.

The way she’s taken at face value by the media just irritates me.  I guess they have no time for critical thinking, perhaps?

tas, they don’t question the claims that there are millions of PUMAs (well, Cavuto did it once before he changed the name of his show to Your PUMA World), so I hardly expect them to call them out on web hits.

Somehow I think we my be better off with her supporting McCain.  Seriously.

I am so tired of Hilltards, Paultards, Creationtards, Republitards…

I need to go on sabbatical from America, like, forever.

How about leotards?

You’ll never catch me wearing a leotard.
~

Leotards are fine.

Unless you’re talking about Lion Jesus from Narnia, in which case I’m tired of that, too.

tas, they don’t question the claims…

I love the media.  Don’t you?

That woman is a tool. Pure and simple. You do God’s work! Heh.

Uh, Rumpy - whoever you are - What I love most about Bots like you is that they can’t/won’t see past the smoke and mirrors.  Don’t talk to us about civility.  Have you ever read some of the bloggers out there who are blind/dumb acolytes of Barky’s?  Print media shills?  Or listened to those morally and ethically bankrupt MSNBC/CNN “commentators?”  They wouldn’t recognize critical thinking if it bit them in the Rumproast, just like we PUMAs will be doing to all you juicy Rumpers every chance we get.
Who am I?  Just a typical white woman from Ohio -you know, one of the major states where Mrs. Clinton kicked Barky around the block and from then on continued to do it through the rest of the primaries that mattered most (yeah, Puerto Rico does matter because it shows who they would PREFER if they could vote the G.E.).  So who, indeed, had all of the momentum going out of the campaign for the last 6 weeks of it?  Right you are, Rumpy. Hillary Clinton.  Bite on that.  The Barky camp, Democratic Party/DNC/RBC will rue the day it treated her like dirt and gamed the system in favor of Your Hero.  One last thought -PUMAs don’t cave.

One last thought -PUMAs don’t cave.

One last thought -Rumpy doesn’t care.

I’ve given up trying to get inside the heads of these spiteful nutjobs. It’s like sticking your hand in an unflushed toilet.

Help a brother out, BB. What’s the derivation of “Barky”? Surely, that’s got no racial connotations!

One last thought -PUMAs don’t cave.

That doesn’t change the fact that Ms. Murphy is a Republican.

To be fair, in my (statistically insignificant) experience, it’s very very common for Massachusetts voters to insist on being unenrolled despite being reliable voters for one of the major parties, whether because they see themselves as an “independent” or because they want to vote strategically in the other party’s primary or because they fear getting junk mail. Or whatever.

Everything Murray has said about her allegiances and voting history could be true and it wouldn’t give her any more credibility in my eyes—if you’re a lifelong Democrat based on principles that don’t also make you prefer McCain to Obama, then you aren’t remotely the same kind of Democrat as I am; it’s like someone telling me that since we have the same last name, I should vote for who they tell me to vote for.

(Not to say I think Murray’s telling the truth; the whole thing seems like a Republican con to me. But being unenrolled in MA doesn’t mean much, is all.)

(P.S. I got here via Pandagon. Hello!)

One last thought -PUMAs don’t cave.

Very true. Puma’s live in caves.

What?

I’ve read quite a bit about this happening in primaries ... this was posted just today at AmericanThinker.com:

McCain? ... sir,  we did not pick McCain - the news media did along with the democrats crossing over in states where they were allowed to and not allowed to and voted him in for us, dirty way of doing it ? I guess it works both ways be cause I did that with Hillary I voted for her in Ohio and I am a Republican it is called Op Chaos and it was in retaliation for the democrats voting our guy in. thank you very much
Posted by: ken roberts | June 28, 2008 07:47 AM

I give Murphy a lot of credit for getting up and fighting against the fouled-up DNC decision and Dem powers-that-be ... more than most of the a—holes that sit here and blah and blog, including myself.  We all know Barky will go down in history all right ... as one of our worst presidents, al a Jimmy Carter.

If you were not the one who posted Murphy’s address on the internet, then maybe you know who did.  Publishing info like that is generally perceived as an intimidation tactic.  Sure she was mad.  Maybe you did not deserve it and would deserve an apology, but I hope you will pass it on to the person who did. If there ever was a time when name calling was appropriate, this was it.  And I would not have said “coward,” I would have said “creep”.

You certainly do not have to be a Republican to make a donation to one.  Where is the voter registration? 

Regardless, Murphy is the moderator of our blog and she behaves with integrity and fairness.  She does not think for us.  PUMAs are PAC animals, not pack animals.

So, we will keep on doing the right thing and I would need to see the voter registration before I believed any GOP conspiracy theories.

If you were not the one who posted Murphy’s address on the internet, then maybe you know who did.  Publishing info like that is generally perceived as an intimidation tactic.

Yeah, except when it’s called transparency, You should be able to tell who is financing this country’s electoral system. This info is available from the FEC to anyone and should be.

If you’re going to be ashamed of giving a big political contribution to someone, then don’t do it.  in other words, try not to be a hypocritical jackass.

If you were not the one who posted Murphy’s address on the internet, then maybe you know who did.

Actually, no, I don’t know who did. Do you honestly believe I know every Obama supporter in the country?  It’s pretty obvious from my post I chose not to post her address because I agree with you that it’s a form of intimidation. I even removed the link to the FEC PAC filing I had originally embedded after I saw it led to her address info. I might also add that the only info I gave up, besides my reply to her email, was info Darragh posted in the comments on her blog before I did this post.

George,

I am glad you are not the one who did the nasty post.  Not only did it contain her address, but it did not contain the date of the donation. That was not done for transparency.  It was to mislead people ito thinking it was done during this election.  I respect Murphy for donating for someone who was running against George W. Bush back in 2000.  And I respect McCain more now when I think about him doing that.  I will still need to see a voter registration before I can believe any GOP conspiracy theories.

If you do not know who did the post, how do you know that you do not know them?  Are you claiming that you cam across this independently and did not disclose it to anyone else before it appeared on the Huffington Post?

Sorry, George stepped out for a second.  Would you like me to leave him a message?

The George post was for to the discussion.  Maybe that is Kevin K.  Who are you?

I think I need to track down Will Shortz.  Hold on a sec.  This one has me stumped.

Will Shortz is a little too straightforward to figure out WTF this Lu4PUMA is talking about.  We’re going to need to reanimate Eugene T. Maleska in order to make sense of his/her comments.

They respect McCain for running against Bush in ‘00 and support him now because Obama is an empty suit?  Is this the same McCain who sold out on every major issue that made him a “maverick” in ‘00 to get the nomination?  Is this the same McCain who flipped on the tax cut, flipped on-off shore drilling; ultimately the McCain who is having a major problem differentiating himself from Bush’s policies and simply serving as a 3rd term for Bush?

Sorry, so far what I’ve seen from PUMA PAC leads me to believe they are one of two things, either Republican posers/tools, or complete morons.  If your choice because you can’t have Hillary is McCain, “because his policies are better than Obama’s,” you are a freaking idiot.

I was not sure about PUMA PAC and Murphy and am now.  Thanks for making it clear.  Go PUMA!

Glad I could clear that up for you.  Yeah, ummmm, go PUMA!

My God, this PUMA thing is hilarious. Thanks for the research, I always believed they were a front organization.
Now they are relegated to FOX NEWS, Noquarter, Tennesse Guerilla Women(some commenters)-the far reaches of the intertubes.
P.S. I got here via Pandagon.

I’ve been chatting (or trying to) with D. Murphy and her fellow “PUMAs” over on their YouTube site.

Whether they are GOP flacks or not, they are truly insane.

FYI, Darragh Murphy did donate to Hillary Clinton’s campaign in 2008. (See here.)

Comment by grlpatriot on 06/30/08 at 05:05 PM

grlpatriot, well, that’s great and I was aware of that, but it’s irrelevant (I never questioned whether she was actually a Hillary supporter).  She was a McCain supporter in 2000 and she’s one again in 2008. My point is that the portrayal of her as a lifelong Democrat who finally got pushed out of the Democratic party is a flat-out lie.

This article is complete propaganda.  I did a quick search here.

$650 Donation to Clinton in Q2

Give me a break, Obama thugs. You need to cover your lies up better.

We are not Republicans people.  WAKE UP!  Your Democarcy is on fire!

You will not have a Democracy if you give up your right to a credible election.  It has been rigged for Obama, and this trash is all part of it.  Smear everyone who stands in your way.
http://riverdaughter.wordpress.com

Comment by Mawm on 07/01/08 at 07:42 AM

Comment by Kevin K. on 07/01/08 at 08:52 AM

You are a propagandist.  You should have at least included that she donated to Clinton in Q2.

Sorry that ALL the evidence doesn’t back up your narrative, but not showing the part about donating to Clinton this year can’t be explained by a mistake.  A simple 1 minute search reveals it.

You will say and do anything for your candidate to win.  These are sad days for liberals.

Your Democarcy is on fire!

Actually, Mawm, judging from your stellar appearance on Fox, the only thing on fire is your forehead (Sunblock, My Ass!). And next time you post a link here, do it correctly. I fixed it for you even though someone posted the same link three comments up.  Now why don’t you scurry back to riverdaughter’s joint where even slightly dissenting opinions are deleted and the people who express them are banned.

These are sad days for liberals.

Yeah, no shit, Mawm. Who knew how many douchebags we had in our midst?

Wow, I guess you can’t address the glaring yellow journalism you display.

We are not Republicans.

We care about Democracy.

First of all, a PUMA calling me a “propagandist” and accusing me of writing “glaring yellow journalism” is pretty rich, but unless I missed something, your comment hasn’t been deleted.

retract your story.  Or at least include the information about the Q2 Clinton donation.

Not everyone reads down into the comments.

Start standing up for the principles of Democracy.  You are not supposed to be trying to “Hoodwink” people.

Mawm, you huffy little thing, there was nothing to retract in my story and, you know, fuck you if you think I’m going to let you tell me how to run my blog.  I questioned why a “lifelong Democrat” would have donated to McCain in 2000. Now I’ll wait while you run over to No Quarter and ask them to retract the bullshit they post about Obama on an hourly basis, you deplorable hypocrite.

Hey, check my donations.  You’ll see a McCain donation too.  You’ll also see a maxed out Clinton donation.

But I’m sure you wouldn’t show the Clinton donation because it wouldn’t suit your narrative.

Why is it that the only people you cuss and try to intimidate are the Obama supporters.  Saying F*** you, doesn’t make you any less of a propagandist.

Got an article up on your and your friends little tactics over the past 24 hours.

come give us your comment at http://riverdaughter.wordpress.com

Comment by Mawm on 07/01/08 at 08:53 AM

That’s great, Mawm.  How did you manage to cram an entire box of crayons into Wordpress’s entry form?

Hey, isn’t Q2 2008 April, May and June (as in yesterday?) Do you perhaps suppose a quick donation was made inbetween the time that this comment thread started and today? A great preponderance of national donations are posted on FEC links immediately, especially if paid with a credit card.

Where was Ms. Murphy in her fanatical devotion to Hillary when she begged us to visit “hillaryclinton.com” back when she really needed the dough?

Fakers or stooges. I just can’t figure out which

Why is it that the only people you cuss and try to intimidate are the Obama supporters.  Saying F*** you, doesn’t make you any less of a propagandist.

Comment by Mawm on 07/01/08 at 10:50 AM

I know—we Obama supporters just can’t catch a break on this blog. And the fucking cursing—goddamnit, it’s disturbing.

Mawm:

There are so many logical problems with your claims.
1-You gave 500 to McCain on the premise that you didn’t want Bush at any costs, yet you wouldn’t give a dime to Gore? That doesn’t make any sense in any way shape or form.

2-You tout your donation to Hillary as proof that you’re a Dem, but you didn’t give a donation(from any database I could find) until after she was in deep trouble. Where was your “support” before Hil was in trouble? This is especially curious since after Super Tuesday, there were calls from the GOP to help Hil with money and votes to keep the primary going for as long as possible.

3-What other dems(local and statewide) candidates have you given to? What dem political causes have you donated to? I can’t find any proof you’ve given to any of these. And before you say cash is tight: you had enough money to donate a superfluous 500 dollars to a candidate and party you claim not to support in 2000. 

You’re one of the following:
1-A republican(nothing wrong with that, but please be honest about it).

2-A republican who’s attempting(badly) to cause trouble in the Dem party, but isn’t bright enough to set up a plausible paper trail.

3-Someone(maybe even a Dem) who is opposed to Obama at all costs, but can’t express these thoughts in anyway except for bitterness.

what a bunch of mouth breathing losers.  YOU need to go back to the Republican party where you came from and take Kos, Arianna, Aravosis, Marshall and the rest with you.

Whoa. I just searched and found the FEC receipt this article was referring to. Why is Darragh C. Murphay referred to as Mr.??? I thought he was a she? I hope that was a typographical error on McCain’s finance director or that could really add alot to the truth of this conspiracy.

I hope that was a typographical error on McCain’s finance director or that could really add alot to the truth of this conspiracy.

I don’t think there was any conspiracy going on.  I believe Darragh is generally a male name. It was probably just an honest clerical error.

YOU need to go back to the Republican party where you came from and take Kos, Arianna, Aravosis, Marshall and the rest with you.

I honestly don’t have the room.  Can you put them up for a bit until they find a place of their own?  Watch out, I hear Aravosis likes to horde toilet paper and Josh Marshall is prone to late night Menudo dance parties.

Your insults to Mawm and Darragh Murphy don’t do anything to intimidate PUMAs.  We are the voice of the voters disenfranchised by the DNC’s poor policy decisions, violations of its own process, through the caucus process, and through voter fraud by Senator Obama’s supporters.  http://www.blog.pumapac.org is a site visited by many supporters of Senator Clinton, male and female, lesbian, gay and straight Democrat and Independent.  Each of us has a right to vote our conscience.  The bullying rhetoric and ridicule are disrespectful to the political process so cherished by Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Benjamin Franklin, to name a few.

Comment by Heather on 07/01/08 at 01:29 PM

Heather, Mawm came in here slinging mud and I slung it back. Take your manufactured outrage back to the PUMA echo chamber.

You’re right Heather, and based on democratic rules(big D and small d), Hillary lost and her supporters have no reason to bitch and moan.

Heather,
The PUMA’s and you might have more credibility if those controlling the link you provided didn’t immediately delete any questions regarding what issues were important to them. Give it a try, the longest any of my questions lasted was about 90 seconds. Kind of makes you wonder what it is they don’t want people to see.

How come neither this nor Pandagon’s post include the information that Murphy donated $650 to Hillary Clinton in 2008?

Vote Green.

Vote Socialist.

Vote Social Democrat.

THAT’s the answer to BOTH Tweedledee and Tweedledum otherwise known as Clinton and Obama.

Beware of Darragh:

The Grouching PUMA, Hidden Drag-on The Primary Fight, Republican Troll.

Interesting. You seem like a total jerk. At least your blog got some extra hits from The Confluence.

What seems totally normal is you posting half-truths, spinning reality to match your agenda, and your readers buying in to your BS. Yeah, your story makes total sense….. all the PUMA folks are Republicans. I encourage anyone reading this crap to do your own research,, starting with ALL of Murphy’s political contributions.

I see Mr. Carlin featured on your site. There’s a guy that could create searing political commentary based on reality and truth. Something for you to strive for! 

Peace.

Interesting. You seem like a total jerk.

That’s Mr. Jerk to you.

At least your blog got some extra hits from The Confluence.

Yeah, I just checked the referrer log and I got 1004 visitors alone today from Pandagon.  What did I get from the mighty Confluence? 21 fucking visitors.  Hear it roar.

Yeah, your story makes total sense….. all the PUMA folks are Republicans.

Where did I write that, you illiterate douchebag?

I see Mr. Carlin featured on your site. There’s a guy that could create searing political commentary based on reality and truth. Something for you to strive for!

I absolutely believe George Carlin would have hated PUMAs.

Peace.

Bite it.

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