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Top Jeb Bush Adviser: Cantor Didn't Lose Because of Amnesty
Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 14, 2014 | Tony Lee

Posted on 06/14/2014 10:30:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Top Jeb Bush adviser Mike Murphy, who did not even pay attention to Dave Brat's campaign like Breitbart News did, has falsely been claiming that Cantor's embrace of amnesty for illegal immigrants was not the reason he lost last Tuesday.

Liberal writer Mickey Kaus had enough of Murphy's nonsense and slammed him on Twitter on Friday evening. Kaus became Brat's de facto press secretary and top advocate on Twitter in the last months of the campaign because Kaus, like Brat, opposes amnesty for illegal immigrants because it would hurt American workers. He mentioned to Murphy that talk radio host Laura Ingraham turned out 600 people at a midweek rally that was "all about amnesty." Even Mort Zuckerman and Eleanor Clift have said there is "no doubt" that Cantor lost his race because of the amnesty/illegal immigration issue.

Breitbart News reporter Michael Patrick Leahy covered that event in which Brat and Ingraham blasted Cantor for his embrace of amnesty. Contrary to what Murphy believes or perhaps stereotypically thinks of voters in Virginia's seventh congressional district, people can listen to talk radio -- and Ingraham's show -- on the Internet. That's how Dodger fans, for instance, can listen to Vin Scully calling Dodger games on the radio and wishing listeners a "pleasant good evening" on the East Coast, even though east coast radio stations obviously do not carry Dodgers radio broadcasts....

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Virginia; Campaign News; Issues; Parties; U.S. Congress
KEYWORDS: 2014issues; amnesty; brat; cantor; denial; ericcantor; va2014

1 posted on 06/14/2014 10:30:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If 12% of VA7 are anti-amnesty Brat gets all of them and wins.


2 posted on 06/14/2014 10:33:17 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cantor lost because he didn’t spend enough money on his campaign. Yup.


3 posted on 06/14/2014 10:33:28 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?s)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

bump


4 posted on 06/14/2014 10:34:18 PM PDT by Pelham (Either Deportation or Amnesty.)
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To: Pelham

Slammed him on twitter. Then it must be true. If you are 13 of course.


5 posted on 06/14/2014 10:38:08 PM PDT by glyptol
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To: glyptol

The stupid party.


6 posted on 06/14/2014 10:44:53 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

...which is why you never hire a Bush advisor. They are democrats.


7 posted on 06/14/2014 10:45:23 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Cantor's embrace of amnesty for illegal immigrants was not the reason he lost last Tuesday.

Which tells you exactly why he is Jeb's "top adviser."









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8 posted on 06/14/2014 10:52:22 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
You're deluded. Outspent 50:1 Brat won +11 percent

Brat made it about Cantor's amnesty.

Cantor's amnesty mob missed their cue and stormed in chanting "what do want, immigration reform. when do we want it, now". Nice putsch Cantor.

It was about amnesty and nothing but amnesty. Amnesty LOST. Get it through your thick heads. Stop lying

9 posted on 06/14/2014 11:01:14 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Liz

Top Jeb Bush Adviser: Cantor Didn’t Lose Because of Amnesty
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You just keep right on telling yourself that, Jebbie...


10 posted on 06/14/2014 11:14:51 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cantor lost because he didn’t buy his staff enough steaks.

/s


12 posted on 06/14/2014 11:18:23 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Booshies = Shamnesty = Losers.


13 posted on 06/14/2014 11:22:43 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Like dems its all about the narrative. they try to say something enough times so people believe it.


14 posted on 06/14/2014 11:23:38 PM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cantor lost because he had bad breath.


15 posted on 06/15/2014 2:11:26 AM PDT by albie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

ANYONE who hires Mike Murphy, Schmitt or Nichole Wallace are LOSERS!!! These people’s “sell by” date has LONG since expired since they are all now DEMOCRATA~~ ANd that Mark McKinnon has ALWAYS been a Democrat!!


16 posted on 06/15/2014 2:26:29 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another GOP elitist moneygrubbing political campaign consultant telling the candidate “must get Hispanic vote....”.....blah, blah, blah....

He might as well go ahead and hire Karl Rove. Besides, Rand Paul has that “get Hispanic voter schtick” all wrapped up.


17 posted on 06/15/2014 3:47:44 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: eyedigress

Well not enough on the right Consultants.
Right Mr Murphy?


18 posted on 06/15/2014 3:52:16 AM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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A REFRESHER COURSE IN LOSING----CANTOR DID IT MAGNIFICENTLY Cantor in 2013: "One of the great founding principles of our country was that children would not be punished for the mistakes of their parents. It is time to provide an opportunity for legal residence and citizenship for those who were brought to this country as children and who know no other home."

B/c no one believed that Constitutional fable, Cantor doubled down---he later offered a new explanation for why he supports granting amnesty to individuals brought into the country illegally as minors. It's “Biblical,” he said in a local radio interview.

That "revelation" offed the sucker but good. So much for Cantor's gulling the voters---endorsing a measure intended to dismantle US ntl security.

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Cantor stupidly believed the rest of us just fell of turnip truck---that we know nothing about the Dream Act except what he makes up.

THE FACTS ARE THESE---The Senate amnesty bill is dangerously flawed, and its glaring omissions WRT protecting US ntl security, cannot ever serve as the basis for useful legislation.

By legalizing illegal aliens w/out shoring up law enforcement, we hand an engraved invitation to global Third Worlders----all of 'em salivating to ride the US gravy train.....each separatist group conniving to achieve its hidden agenda.

Amnesty recklessly opens the door wide for illiterate, low-skilled aliens, born and bred in savage cultures, here to suck up US benefits and take jobs away from Americans.

Third Worlders may, in fact, contribute their labor to the US, but their loyalties are elsewhere----they have no intention of becoming Americanized....of participating as equals in American culture, revering our vast history, or preserving American values.

The Senate amnesty bill is a blueprint----it amply demonstrates that illegal separatist populations intend to usurp the US political system to advance their own hidden agenda.

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The Senate "Amnesty" bill includes two “slush funds” amounting to $150 MILLION annually, replenish-able with eternal tax dollars for years to come....... earmarked for groups like the blood-thirsty La Raza.

One of the Congressman voting for this outrage should be charged w/ conflict of interest: Cong Julian Castro's mother is a La Raza stalwart.

LA RAZA TEACHING HATE-AMERICA WITH OUR TAX DOLLARS La Raza Studies do not even try to sugar-coat its anti-America agenda and its bloodthirsty plans to kill off Americans: Raza Studies textbook “Occupied America,” by Rodolfo Acuña, includes a violent and blood-curdling speech given by university professor Jose Angel Gutierrez: “We have got to eliminate the gringo, and what I mean by that is, if the worst comes to the worst, we have got to kill him,” (pg. 323).

The following is taken directly from La Raza's Occupied America (pg. 167): “.......execute all white males over age 16,” (AKA the Plan of San Diego).

America-hating Raza Studies teach (1) violence, (2) undermining US ntl security, and, (3) the need for Mexico to "re-take seven states in the Southwest...in order to make the SW a Chicano nation. "

SCHOOL BOARD NUT CASES Adelita Grijalva is the woman on the Arizona school board pimping La Raza indoctrination programs in Tuscon schools. Adelita is all up in arms about Raza Studies getting tossed via the AZ state legislature's action...she is the daughter of Raul Grijalva (D-AZ-7).

Cong Raul Grijalva is one of Mexico’s most productive and loyal Fifth Column in the US Congress....aiding and abetting the latino criminal underworld, colluding to take back the SW, and loot and pillage the US treasury.

Raul and friend.

Cantor and friend.

19 posted on 06/15/2014 4:08:20 AM PDT by Liz
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Actually, Brat’s POPULIST way of being anti-Amnesty was ingenious. I’ve been fighting it on the demographics - if we really let in what will become 30,000,000 (at least) illegals, we become a one-party state (Reps won’t have a chance in elections, unless they become virtual clones to Democrats...and in that case we still lose), and we also will likely have to make Spanish an official language of the country. But that takes several decades to fully play out...so who cares (LOL).

But the populist approach is MUCH BETTER, because it’s today. The moment you give them a Green Card they are competing against Americans, for American jobs. Give out millions of them virtually all at once - all hell will break loose. And NO ONE can make a racism claim against this approach with credibility - it could be 30M Japanese, or Brits, and the result would be the same.

It was BRILLIANT and hopefully some of the other REPUBLICANS can learn from this.


20 posted on 06/15/2014 4:13:27 AM PDT by BobL
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To: Ann Archy

“ANd that Mark McKinnon has ALWAYS been a Democrat!”

I’m not familiar with the other two but I am with McKinnon and it was INSANE to ever let that guy near a Republican candidate. Just look at his picture on Wikipedia and you’ll INSTANTLY see what I mean.


21 posted on 06/15/2014 4:16:37 AM PDT by BobL
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If you say so but you will!


22 posted on 06/15/2014 4:34:12 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There’s a reason Mike Murphy is a perennial loser.


23 posted on 06/15/2014 4:44:22 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Normalcy bias for a GOPe bell ringer. Amnesty couldn’t POSSIBLY be the reason, despite all of the overwhelming evidence to the contrary.


24 posted on 06/15/2014 4:52:48 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
A Mike Murphy New York Daily News article from 2009:

To go forward, GOP must snap out of its Sarah Palin spell

He's one of the leading advocates of the Rockefeller Republicans.
25 posted on 06/15/2014 5:02:56 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: eyedigress

I’m blaming it on the polling company that Cantor’s election campaign hired. If only they had polled more accurately things like this wouldn’t happen!/s

BTW, will Cantor get a refund from that company for doing such a bad job? If I was Cantor I certainly would be demanding one.


26 posted on 06/15/2014 5:48:28 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Bratch
From that article: "Murphy is a writer and Republican political consultant who has advised John McCain, Mitt Romney, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jeb Bush."

Says it all, doesn't it? And if her background & academics are so weak, how has she held all those offices and he has none? What state's governor has Mr. Murphy been? How did his boy Mitt Romney do three years later?

27 posted on 06/15/2014 6:18:50 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: TLI

From the Bush family perspective you don’t ‘win’ elections, you ‘buy’ elections and that means paying the right people; the right palms weren’t sufficiently greased in the Cantor race according to their view.

So ‘populist issues’ such as Amnesty or from the Bush perspective ‘xenophobic rants’ are never the issue, it’s all about the money. And to some extent that is true. They only go to the base with populist ‘talk’ when their paid consultants tell them they need to. This is why so many establishment republicans start talking the talk for a short while before the election.

The Bush perspective and approach works better in statewide Senate races where they can buy the moderate votes through ads and payments to precinct commanders. This worked in Texas for Cornyn, and in SC for Graham. We’ll see if it holds for Mississippi and Tennessee.

What we as conservatives need to do is to continue to distinguish ourselves from the establishment elites by waking up the base including the moderates and independents. The goal is to reach a critical mass, a tipping point where the current establishment loses credibility with those key groups. In a sense we continue to grow our base. If we keep it up the years 2016, 2018 could be the tipping point where we take back the GOP for conservatives.


28 posted on 06/15/2014 7:33:13 AM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How could ENFORCE THE LAW OF THE LAND be so incredibly difficult to understand that it has somehow illuded these eastwards for the last twenty freaking years!


29 posted on 06/15/2014 8:12:43 AM PDT by The Toll
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The GOPe is nothing but a collection of cynical, corporate bedwetting elitists determined to destroy conservatism and the middle-class. They are in league with the other elitist cabal on the other side of the aisle. They just don’t like paying taxes.


30 posted on 06/15/2014 9:43:04 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

these advisors and consultants are poison.


31 posted on 06/15/2014 10:09:38 AM PDT by isom35
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To: Ray76

Outspent 50:1 Brat won +11 percent
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Ray, let’s don’t get carried away bro. LOL... It was 20:1.


32 posted on 06/15/2014 2:13:46 PM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic.)
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To: Din Maker

You’re right, I overstated it. It is about 42:1

Brat spent $122,793

Cantor spent $5,100,000

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/06/11/Cantor-Campaign-Spent-More-at-One-Steakhouse-than-Brat-Did-on-Entire-Campaign


33 posted on 06/15/2014 3:26:02 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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