Murphy Clobbers McMahon in 3rd Debate

Showing increased passion and an in-depth knowledge of every issue raised, Democratic US Rep. Chris Murphy clearly won Monday night’s debate with Republican Linda McMahon. The forum was so one-sided viewers couldn’t be blamed if they almost felt sorry for McMahon. In The Shad’s opinion, Murphy came out on top in every questioned asked at the event held at The Garde Arts Center in New London.

When asked about tax cuts at the federal level, McMahon, who supports extending the Bush-era tax cuts across the board, fumbled and said something about how businesses needed tax certainty—knowing just how much they’d have to pay. She said she would consider tax increases if the economy turned around but now was not the time to raises taxes on anyone.

Murphy pounced. He pointed that McMahon’s wrestling business got a $10 million tax break from the state in 2009 yet laid off 10 percent of her work force while making $45 million that year. Murphy supports extending the Bush tax cuts only for those making less than $250,000 a year. Those above that would revert to rates paid before the cuts were enacted.

Murphy also scored points in a question about education. McMahon supports returning funds for schools to the state, saying the US Dept. of Education could be downsized through “attrition.” She cited, as she did the entire night, her jobs plan, saying, “When the economy is good, schools benefit.” Murphy responded by saying she had it wrong, that the reverse was true. “When schools are good, the economy benefits,” he said.

In a question about women’s health issues, McMahon showed why she doesn’t do newspaper editorial board interviews. She did meet with the Hartford Courant board and she’s likely regretting it now. She told the Courant board that she opposes Connecticut’s law requiring hospitals to provide emergency contraceptives to rape victims. She claimed the issue was about a Catholic hospital. She was clearly uniformed about the law that was worked out with a compromise that satisfied the Catholic hospitals in the state. She also couldn’t explain why she said would have supported the federal Blunt Amendment.

McMahon also booted a question about whether she would support a constitutional amendment to end “corporate personhood”—eliminating the right of corporations to give unlimited amounts of money to campaigns. The “right” was awarded by the Supreme Court in the Americans United case. She seemed not to understand the question. After saying she supports the First Amendment, she reverted to talking about her jobs plan.

Murphy showed some fire and passionately laid out his positions despite an obnoxious crowd that was obvious packed by the McMahon campaign. (They chanted “LIN-DA! LIN-DA!” at both the beginning and end of the televised debate.) However, the interruptions came from supporters of both candidates.

The Shad has watched many debates and I’ve never seen one so one-sided. McMahon came dangerously close to looking like she’s not serious candidate.

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