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Democratic Congressman Meets With GOP Leadership To Discuss Defecting
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Posted on 07/15/2013 2:13:48 PM PDT by dontreadthis

According to a source very close to the Republican Congressional leadership, Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner granted Patrick Murphy’s request to a private meeting to discuss Murphy’s possible defecting to the Republican Party.

(Excerpt) Read more at shark-tank.net ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; US: Florida; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: abortion; blackkk; deathpanels; florida; georgezimmerman; johnboehner; obamacare; ohio; patrickmurphy; trayvonmartin; zerocare
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from Dem to RINO is really not a defection
1 posted on 07/15/2013 2:13:48 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: dontreadthis

He’s finally seeing how stark raving batschit crazy the Party of Satan and Sodomy really is.


2 posted on 07/15/2013 2:16:49 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: dontreadthis

Youre right. They are both the same.


3 posted on 07/15/2013 2:16:59 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: dontreadthis

I had to reread- I read defecting as deflecting.


4 posted on 07/15/2013 2:17:04 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: dontreadthis

Is this a stoning offense ? LOL


5 posted on 07/15/2013 2:17:16 PM PDT by molson209
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To: dontreadthis

An extra AMNESTY vote just snuck in.

Watch.


6 posted on 07/15/2013 2:17:20 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: dontreadthis

Almost any Democrat would be comfortable and welcome in today’s Republican party.


7 posted on 07/15/2013 2:18:08 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Clintonfatigued; Impy; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; no dems; Kaslin; perfect_rovian_storm; ...

Wonder how accurate this is?


8 posted on 07/15/2013 2:19:15 PM PDT by randita
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To: fwdude
He’s finally seeing how stark raving batschit crazy the Party of Satan and Sodomy really is.

More likely he's been looking at some poll numbers, and has decided to do what he has to do to keep living in Washington.

9 posted on 07/15/2013 2:19:25 PM PDT by SeeSharp
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To: dontreadthis

Can we trade Boehner to the Dems?


10 posted on 07/15/2013 2:19:28 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Didn’t even think of that! (Wonder if he’d defect back again afterwards...)


11 posted on 07/15/2013 2:20:27 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: elkfersupper

So instead of him voting for all the wrong things as a rat-Dem, he now wants to vote for all the wrong things as a rat-RINO?

Do I have that about right?


12 posted on 07/15/2013 2:20:47 PM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: 9YearLurker

Very possible.


13 posted on 07/15/2013 2:21:21 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: Irenic
I had to reread- I read defecting as deflecting.

Well, so long as there's no defecation involved, it will all work out.

14 posted on 07/15/2013 2:21:29 PM PDT by Defiant (In the next rebellion, the rebels will be the ones carrying the American flag.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Covert amnesty vote coming up.


15 posted on 07/15/2013 2:21:51 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: Pollster1
"Can we trade Boehner to the Dems?"

Nuh-huh. The Dems wouldn't want him.

16 posted on 07/15/2013 2:22:18 PM PDT by YHAOS
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To: Irenic

“had to reread- I read defecting as deflecting.”

There’s a third word could be miss-read but may be even more applicable. It sounds similar but has to do with relieving one’s self....


17 posted on 07/15/2013 2:22:58 PM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: dontreadthis

Pity he will find out Boner is a stealth democrat..
Only real way to defect is by becoming a raving libertarian lunatic..

Then what have you gained?..
You’ve traded delusion for lunacy..

Boner and McConnell are doing “Weekend at Bernies” with the republican party..


18 posted on 07/15/2013 2:23:37 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Irenic

I first read it as defecating


19 posted on 07/15/2013 2:24:15 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: dontreadthis

More like an infection.


20 posted on 07/15/2013 2:24:38 PM PDT by moovova
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To: dontreadthis
Murphy’s congressional seat is seen as the most vulnerable seats in the 2014 mid term elections

If the GOP lets him "defect" to the GOP, it will be more evidence of just how inept they are. They don't need his vote now. And if he is this vulnerable, he most likely will lose in 2014. So he defects and the GOP spends 2014 defending a weak candidate in that district rather than running a strong candidate against him. This would be such a bad idea, such a way to pull defeat from the jaws of victory, that you'd almost think the Dems put him up to it to make the best of a bad situation.

21 posted on 07/15/2013 2:25:10 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

” This would be such a bad idea, such a way to pull defeat from the jaws of victory”

Perfect for Boehner.


22 posted on 07/15/2013 2:26:42 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: dontreadthis
Is this the guy who ran against Allen West?

Voter Fraud?

What in the hell can he add positively to the Republican Party?

23 posted on 07/15/2013 2:26:52 PM PDT by eCSMaster (Palin was right (again)!)
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To: Irenic

I read it as “defecating.”


24 posted on 07/15/2013 2:28:47 PM PDT by clintonh8r (white Caucasian)
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To: YHAOS; Pollster1

“Nuh-huh. The Dems wouldn’t want him.”

And, more importantly, we dont want anything from the Dems.


25 posted on 07/15/2013 2:29:23 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: dontreadthis

The blog says that Boehner passed on Murphy’s meeting.

This is the same guy who likely stole Allen West’s seat with voter shenanigans that went on in that FL District.

Murphy likely won’t make it past 2014.


26 posted on 07/15/2013 2:29:39 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Irenic
I read defecting as deflecting.

I read it as something else, which he will probably be just another piece of.

27 posted on 07/15/2013 2:29:41 PM PDT by Mark17 (My body is in California, but my heart is in the Philippines.)
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To: Irenic

I read it as defecating... probably the same thing


28 posted on 07/15/2013 2:31:55 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Mr. K

Ha! It appears defecating is probably the most appropriate!


29 posted on 07/15/2013 2:34:11 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Red Steel
All true. There's no way this guy should be allowed on our side of the aisle. The best part is that he's been outed and now Nancy and Debbie will roast his nuts to have with an impudent little sauvignon blanc. He's a pathetic amatuer freshman and he's just finished himself off. Beautiful.
30 posted on 07/15/2013 2:36:25 PM PDT by clintonh8r (white Caucasian)
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To: SeeSharp
That's pretty much it. Murphy would not be a particularly great catch. He is a blue dog Democrat representing the Harrisburg area which, like most of the "T" area of Pennsylvania is trending GOP. Not that most of us in the "T" are in love with the GOP, just that more and more of us are waking up to realize that it isn't our Dad's Democrat Party.

FWIW, I came to this realization years ago. So did my Dad. He left the rez mentally even before World War II broke out. He left it for good when he enlisted in the Navy the week after Pearl Harbor. He was disappointed because they sent him home and told him to come back in January. They had more volunteers than they could process.

He came back in January to enlist as instructed and became an officer by the war's end. We knew about his ties to the Reservation, but he would never let us claim them telling us that if we needed to get ahead based on race, we weren't good enough to get ahead. I finally found his tribal registration when the 1940 census went public last year.

Dad hated FDR with a purple passion. But he loved his country even more. Not one of his seven kids grew up to be a bed wetting liberal. In fact, my sister in Texas is so conservative, she makes me look liberal by comparison.

31 posted on 07/15/2013 2:42:04 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: dontreadthis

If we had a real Republican party, he’s never consider the switch and would not be welcome.

There’s just not much difference these days.

Red team -vs - Blue team. same owner. It’s like NASCAR


32 posted on 07/15/2013 2:42:30 PM PDT by CrappieLuck
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To: dontreadthis

Maybe that is how Boehner is going to get a “majority” of his party to support amnesty for illegal aliens — by stuffing the party with bogus Republicans.


33 posted on 07/15/2013 2:45:15 PM PDT by Piranha (We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.)
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Sorry, wrong Patrick Murphy. This article is about the Florida guy, not the Pennsylvania version by the same name who is also vulnerable.


34 posted on 07/15/2013 2:45:34 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: fwdude; Venturer

Maybe he was the “player to be named later” in the trade for Chuck Hagel?


35 posted on 07/15/2013 2:47:03 PM PDT by wrencher
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To: dontreadthis

changing parties hoping to leave the appearance of abandoning his idealistic socialist democrat lying thuggery is preparation to save his own ass and to escape the wrath of the people. this so typical of a DC politician. Someone should ask him if he expects to see blood in the streets of DC before 2016.


36 posted on 07/15/2013 2:48:18 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: dontreadthis

Patrick Murphy was heard to have said, “I don’t want to be a communist, I want to be a good democrat like John Boehner .


37 posted on 07/15/2013 2:50:36 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Vigilanteman

The PA Pat Murphy isn’t in elected office anymore.


38 posted on 07/15/2013 2:52:04 PM PDT by bjcoop
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To: dontreadthis
Troy, meet horse?

-PJ

39 posted on 07/15/2013 2:52:44 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: dontreadthis

“Hello to the new boss, same as the old boss”


40 posted on 07/15/2013 2:54:27 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: Irenic

I had to reread- I read defecting as deflecting.

Me too! I read it as defecating,


41 posted on 07/15/2013 2:55:07 PM PDT by jimmyo57
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To: Pollster1
“Can we trade Boehner to the Dems?”
Yes.For two rookie Conservative freshmen Reps. and a Conservative Federal Judge to be named later.
42 posted on 07/15/2013 3:06:50 PM PDT by MCF
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To: stephenjohnbanker

It could be RATS fleeing a “sinking ship”!!
That’s good, even if it’s not an escape to “land.”

Where’s LAND anywhere?


43 posted on 07/15/2013 3:09:10 PM PDT by noah (noah)
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To: dontreadthis
This is the dirt bag guy who ran and stole the election from Allen West...

Boehner should tell him to KSA, I'm sure it will be the other way around...

We don't need him in the GOP house...

44 posted on 07/15/2013 3:16:41 PM PDT by Popman
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Never, ever, trust these so called defectors.
This is just a prog tool to dilute a not so conservative party to begin with.
Once a traitor to one side, why not a traitor to the new side.
Can you say double agent?
Believe me; I would scream, twitch/flail, speak in tongues, and foam at the mouth in order to get to the top of the Lib/Prog/devilDem party, just to stick a shiv in their backs at every oportunity.


45 posted on 07/15/2013 4:03:41 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: Irenic

“I had to reread- I read defecting as deflecting.”

I read defecating....


46 posted on 07/15/2013 4:08:02 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: randita; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; Viennacon; campaignPete R-CT; sickoflibs; ...

The jerk that “beat” Allen West?

Well it certainly could be, he was a ‘Republican’ prior to running for Congress switching due to “disgust with the Tea Party”. He’s pro-choice and pro-queer.

I would oppose him in the primary if he did switch back.


47 posted on 07/15/2013 4:36:45 PM PDT by Impy (Bring back the spoils system.)
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To: Impy

why is Allen West not running again? Beneath him?


48 posted on 07/15/2013 4:38:28 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (we're the Beatniks now)
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To: Vigilanteman

You dad’s democrat party also sucked. The party has been controlled by socialists at the national level since 1896.


49 posted on 07/15/2013 4:40:57 PM PDT by Impy (Bring back the spoils system.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT; AuH2ORepublican; stephenjohnbanker

I have no idea

West: “If all you want to know is if I am running for Congressional district 18, the answer is no. My sights and objectives, political and otherwise, are focused on something far greater,”

Cryptic stuff that probably means he’s not running for anything, unfortunately.


50 posted on 07/15/2013 4:43:32 PM PDT by Impy (Bring back the spoils system.)
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