On the third Murphy season…

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We are well into the third Murphy season. And this one promises to be more complicated than the other two combined.

The first season witnessed the bursting onto the scene of Rep Murphy as mental health messiah. The tragedy at Newtown was still fresh and Rep. Murphy allied with the vision of Dr. Torrey and the Treatment Advocacy Center came preaching redemption. What followed was an absolutely amazing scorched earth advocacy campaign in which Murphy insulted the integrity of virtually everyone who disagreed with him. The Barber Bill was the final blow and the Murphy Bill ended up its first season more irrelevant than anything.

The second season was the drive to respectability. Dr. Torrey was no longer in the front row of the battle and new faces and new alliances were the order of the day. While little was changed in substance an effort seemed to be made to…

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