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JEB BUSH ADVISER AFTER CANTOR LOSS: LAURA INGRAHAM 'PAPER TIGER'
Breitbart Big Government ^ | 17 Jun 2014 | by TONY LEE

Posted on 06/17/2014 9:04:23 PM PDT by kingattax

Conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham help propel Dave Brat to one of the biggest upsets in political history and may have helped destroy amnesty legislation in this Congress despite the hundreds of millions spent to push it.

Brat ousted House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) last week when his message tying Cantor to crony capitalism and corporate welfare that stiffs working Americans only resonated after he started to hammer Cantor on his support for amnesty legislation. Brat, an economics professor, often said amnesty was the greatest issue that symbolizes the divide between Wall Street elitists and Main Street Americans.

But Mike Murphy, a conservative-bashing consultant who often acts like the "priests" he so despises, has been proclaiming otherwise, even though he did not even pay attention to the race. Murphy, a top Jeb Bush adviser who wants to destroy any suggestion that Republicans may not like amnesty in order to help his client, referred to Ingraham as a "paper tiger" on Sunday.

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Laura can handle herself and mix it up pretty good. calling her a "paper tiger" is very laughable.

especially coming from "captain common core's" main advisor.

1 posted on 06/17/2014 9:04:23 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

His brother George said she was his favorite radio host.That would be the President when he was President.


2 posted on 06/17/2014 9:08:39 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: kingattax

Hey Jeb, how are those superior latino “family values” working out? They’re abandoning 10’s or even 100’s of thousands of their children. Yep, they’re so much better than we Americans. And oh, they work better and are more fertile too.

Jeb, your “noble savage” racism is insulting.


3 posted on 06/17/2014 9:13:45 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: kingattax

Give Laura the opportunity and she’d staple this guy Murphy’s nads to her office door.


4 posted on 06/17/2014 9:14:41 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Ray76

i’m sure jeb believes that his paid goon insulting laura was an “act of love”


5 posted on 06/17/2014 9:16:05 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: vette6387

you can bet grandpa’s hat on that ! she is tough !


6 posted on 06/17/2014 9:17:00 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: kingattax

Keep talking, Jebbie advisors.


7 posted on 06/17/2014 9:18:27 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: kingattax

I don’t get why Ingraham is getting all the attention.

Brat went on all the talkers’s shows. I think Levin has more influence than Laury.


8 posted on 06/17/2014 9:19:02 PM PDT by DManA
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To: kingattax
Laura Ingraham is just bashing amnesty for the money. https://twitter.com/murphymike/status/478323913462521856 mike murphy ‏@murphymike "It's about $. "
9 posted on 06/17/2014 9:23:03 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: kingattax
Calling her a "paper tiger" is actually something of a compliment.

She's not in the business of running for office or running some part of government.

She's in the idea business, i.e. writing great thoughts on PAPER and then presenting them to her huge audience.

And Laura is definitely a tigress when it comes to composing her thoughts and broadcasting them to her listeners.

10 posted on 06/17/2014 9:25:15 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

great point !


11 posted on 06/17/2014 9:26:12 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: DManA

Does Laura Ingraham do any better in the Virginia radio market because she is based closer to VA?
She lives in the beltway.

What is the radio market like in Brat’s district? Is it the same as Boehner’s district?


12 posted on 06/17/2014 9:26:40 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: DManA

“Brat went on all the talkers’s shows. I think Levin has more influence than Laury.”

I love Mark Levin, but Laura was on to Brat and supporting him long before Levin was.


13 posted on 06/17/2014 9:27:29 PM PDT by flaglady47 (Oppressors can tyranize only w/a standing army-enslaved press-disarmed populace)
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To: flaglady47

Three kids, no dad. Nice role model.


14 posted on 06/17/2014 9:28:57 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

It’s the FOX connection. FOX has given Laura more face time than Levin, whom I prefer, actually, but Laura was linked with FOX even before her radio program, and that visibility link nets her more of the credit and plenty of push back criticism than she may deserve, and more than Mark. Especially from the Left.


15 posted on 06/17/2014 9:34:13 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: kingattax

Mike Murphy called Laura a paper tiger.

I’m guessing this is the same guy who managed McCain’s failed bid against obama.

If it is, he must really hate conservative women: first Palin and now Laura.


16 posted on 06/17/2014 9:36:46 PM PDT by Vision Thing (obama wants his suicidal worshipers to become suicidal bombers.)
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To: DManA

Here’s Laury’s philosophy:

Dads! Ugh. Good God Y’all! What are they good for? Absolutely nothing!


17 posted on 06/17/2014 9:46:32 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Vision Thing

steve schmidt was mccain’s campaign manager in 2008.

murphy who had previously advised romney and mccain wanted to be a neutral unofficial advisor to both of them.

one big happy family.


18 posted on 06/17/2014 9:47:23 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: DManA; MinuteGal

“Three kids, no dad. Nice role model.”

Laura was engaged to a jerk who dumped her when she got breast cancer. She then decided to adopt unwanted children from Russia and rescued them from orphanages where too often the children are very neglected. She does her radio program from her home, gets book royalties and occasional TV and makes plenty of money to support her 3 children without having to be married to someone nasty like you who obviously knows nothing about her life.


19 posted on 06/17/2014 9:56:50 PM PDT by flaglady47 (Oppressors can tyranize only w/a standing army-enslaved press-disarmed populace)
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To: kingattax
Laura Ingraham is emerging as the second most effective conservative radio host after Mark Levin. It is perhaps no accident that she and Levin have led the charge in upsetting Cantor in Virginia 7.

Many radio hosts will take on Democrats but Laura is willing to take on Republicans and pin them to the mat especially on the issue of immigration. She is not afraid to rough up Republicans when she sniffs Rino-ism. For that alone she stands out.

Ingraham drives relentlessly with an indomitable single-mindedness concerning the amnesty threat and she deserves great credit for what she accomplished in that race and for the larger accomplishment of taking immigration "reform" off the table for this Congress.

Yes, she is possessed of annoying personal habits, born of arrogance and fed by her passionate commitment, which burst out in interrupting guests and dominating interviews with endless filibusters. This is a small price to pay for someone who gets it and who is doing it.


20 posted on 06/17/2014 9:56:53 PM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: flaglady47

Good response.


21 posted on 06/17/2014 10:02:46 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: flaglady47

She sucked three kids into her weird female only world. That’s child abuse IMO.


22 posted on 06/17/2014 10:24:45 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

How do we know that the boys, at least, see no men?


23 posted on 06/17/2014 10:26:03 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Good point.


24 posted on 06/17/2014 10:28:09 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

Thanks... in principle it might BE that bad, but a world based on cynicism alone will systematically miss the grace of God and deny God the recognition therefor.

I see signs of God desiring and even planning to make a spiritual change to the good yet on the face of this wicked world — perhaps not even yet having given up — but for people to be willing to recognize that work is going to be needed. When people expect God to do nothing BUT punish, then God will in fact comply with their expectations. Because they will have called the demons of hell to lead them by the hand, and will have blocked the gift of Christ out of their visions.


25 posted on 06/17/2014 10:32:55 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

God used evil kings for His purposes. Doesn’t mean we shouldsay bad is good because God might use it.


26 posted on 06/17/2014 10:44:07 PM PDT by DManA
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To: kingattax
I guess Cantor isn't this Bush adviser.
27 posted on 06/17/2014 10:47:46 PM PDT by stevem
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To: kingattax

That’s why Brat won and Cantor lost, right?


28 posted on 06/17/2014 10:51:33 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Jeb Bush is married to a Latina and does not have the balls to admit that his marriage to a latina influences his thinking....what a dipshit.......


29 posted on 06/17/2014 11:06:23 PM PDT by Stayfree (I)
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To: DManA

At he same time we should be accurate and make a just judgment. Immature Christians, which form way too great a proportion of all Christians, will use world-think and damn a lot of what they see. Are you truly likening her to an evil king, anyhow?


30 posted on 06/17/2014 11:17:48 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: DManA

“She sucked three kids into her weird female only world. That’s child abuse IMO.”

At least one of her children is a male. And she didn’t suck them in, she adopted them. What, does it bother you that she is the breadwinner in the family? Is your ego so fragile? And her world is not weird anymore than you yourself are weird, but then again...


31 posted on 06/17/2014 11:21:42 PM PDT by flaglady47 (Oppressors can tyranize only w/a standing army-enslaved press-disarmed populace)
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To: flaglady47

Quick to judge means quickly vulnerable to judgment. It’s ironclad; not even God could excuse someone from that principle because it’s tied to spirit and attitude.


32 posted on 06/17/2014 11:25:12 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: DManA

“I don’t get why Ingraham is getting all the attention. Brat went on all the talkers’s shows. I think Levin has more influence than Laury.”

As far as I know only Laura and Mark would give her the time of day. Rush basically said “you guys are on your own” when a supporter of Brat reached his show a couple of months ago. I didn’t hear anything either way on Hantity, but I’ve never seen him listed as a supporter, until the night Brat actually won.

So between Laura and Mark, sorry Laura wins the personality contest (and the looks contest, LOL), and she also made a major appearance in his district (and that means a lot for that type of race, in terms of motivating people). The effect of their radio shows was mild, at best - as Brat didn’t get jack regarding money from outside of Virginia - they both talked a lot about him, had him on their shows, but it didn’t show up in their campaigns.

And then the CLINCHER, which is what REALLY got Cantor mad and also probably what led to this “paper tiger” comment was when Laura said that we should have traded Cantor for Birdall (instead of the Taliban 5). That was hysterical and put Cantor on the same plane as the traitor Birdall. It was a brilliant line and one that will be remembered.


33 posted on 06/18/2014 2:37:32 AM PDT by BobL
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To: DManA

“She sucked three kids into her weird female only world. That’s child abuse IMO.”

Every child should have two parents, but once in a while one (female) parent is sufficient - provided that parent has some serious gonads too.

I think Laura meets that requirement.


34 posted on 06/18/2014 2:42:02 AM PDT by BobL
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To: DManA
She sucked three kids into her weird female only world. That’s child abuse IMO.

I believe that Laura Ingraham is aware of the limits and dangers of single motherhood. She has male role models for her children. That is she is making an effort to provide father figures for her children.

Yes, it is true that there are far too many single mothers raising children in the world today. A few of them get their children enrolled in the scouting program so they have exposure to solid father figures. Too many are ignored as is evidenced by crime statistics and gang membership.

35 posted on 06/18/2014 2:44:42 AM PDT by olezip (Time obliterates the fictions of opinion and confirms the decisions of nature. ~ Cicero)
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To: kingattax

This is why Mike Murphy is a perennial loser.


36 posted on 06/18/2014 3:21:16 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: nathanbedford
She is not afraid to rough up Republicans when she sniffs Rino-ism. For that alone she stands out.

Is that so? Well, how do you explain her big support of Mitt Romney in 2012?

37 posted on 06/18/2014 4:14:31 AM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: OldPossum
Are you sure you do not have Laura Ingraham confused with Ann Coulter?

Here is an article which popped up in a two-minute Google search which describes Laura's position in 2012 quite the contrary to your suggestion:

09/10/2012

Conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham tore into Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on her Monday radio show, arguing that the 2012 presidential race was what she called a "gimme election."

Speaking to the GOP, Ingraham said, "If you can't beat Barack Obama with this record, then shut down the party. Shut it down. Start new, with new people."

Ingraham focused her dissatisfaction towards the political consultants Romney hired to run his campaign.

During the Republican primary, Ingraham argued that Romney would have to bring his "A-game" to the general election in order to beat Obama. "I don't know if Mitt Romney can beat him," Ingraham said on ABC's "This Week," recalling a conversation she had with prominent conservatives. (emphasis supplied)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/10/laura-ingraham-gop-obama-shut-down-party_n_1871911.html


38 posted on 06/18/2014 5:15:32 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: kingattax

Guessed correctly from the headline it was the RINO zoo keeper Michael Murphy. The fact that that guy is on team Dauphin Bush tell me everything one needs to know. NO MORE BUSHES!


39 posted on 06/18/2014 5:21:56 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: kingattax

Of course the insufferable Mike Murphy would be an adviser to Jeb.


40 posted on 06/18/2014 5:26:01 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: DManA

Not ideal, but it means three more kids aren’t being shuffled about foster homes or in institutional care.


41 posted on 06/18/2014 5:27:30 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: OldPossum

Agreed, Ingraham has her RINO problems, as does Coulter. Even Levin gets tripped up when he’s ‘good friends’ with Rubio or Hatch.

But all three of them are good and outspoken about illegal immigration, which is more than most of the GOPe—or even many purported tea party types—have to offer.


42 posted on 06/18/2014 5:30:03 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: DManA

Are you serious? The kids were far better off in orphanages in Russia and Guatamala than with a single mom in the U.S. who is a multi-millionaire?


43 posted on 06/18/2014 6:01:24 AM PDT by Oldhunk
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To: Oldhunk; 9YearLurker; freedomfiter2; BobL; HiTech RedNeck

There are plenty of ways for wealthy people to help underprivileged children besides adopting them.

I’m with Dan Quayle (and Candice Bergen) on this one. Single motherhood shouldn’t be celebrated, praised, or held up as a role model.


44 posted on 06/18/2014 6:29:47 AM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

Here we go with the black and white thinking... because something isn’t an ideal paragon, therefore we must curse it.

How about prayers that the woman may get married? No, that is too gracious. The Official Spirit Of Criticism And Vengeance will never brook it!


45 posted on 06/18/2014 6:31:53 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: DManA

Who is celebrating, praising, or holding up as role model?


46 posted on 06/18/2014 6:35:08 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: DManA

Children having children by drive by fathers are one of the most destructive happenings in our society and certainly nothing to be celebrated.

But I don’t see any problem with Laura adopting the children in her circumstances.


47 posted on 06/18/2014 7:10:07 AM PDT by Oldhunk
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To: nathanbedford

No, I am not confusing her with Ann Coulter (and yes, I know about Coulter’s support of Romney). Read on.

What I read a lot on FR during 2012 was that Ingraham was highly supportive of Romney and often had him on her radio show, and gave him effusive praise. I myself heard her interviewing Romney on a couple occasions and was astonished that she obviously thought that he was the best candidate. One could also feel the affection she had toward the man.

Stating that Romney should bring his A-game to the election and stating that she was not happy with his political consultants is not exactly criticism of the man himself; it seems to me that such comments dealt strictly dealing with tactics. She still, from all I read and heard personally, thought that Romney was the candidate to beat Obama.

I followed this closely and after hearing the last interview with Romney I discontinued listening to the woman forever, which is in concert with my refusing to listen to talk show hosts with whom I deeply agree.


48 posted on 06/18/2014 9:31:17 AM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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