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McCain/Romney Adviser Mike Murphy: Cruz Would Be 'Disaster' In General Election
Breitbart ^ | 16 Aug 2013 | TONY LEE

Posted on 08/17/2013 8:59:51 AM PDT by Qbert

Republican establishment strategist Mike Murphy, who is close to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Mitt Romney and favors candidates like them, slammed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), saying he would be a disaster in a general election like George McGovern was for Democrats in 1972.

Murphy told National Review that though Cruz may win the nomination if he chooses to run because he appeals so strongly to conservatives, but he would not win a general election. In Murphy's eyes, conservatives that support Cruz are not "regular Republicans" like McCain and Romney, both of whom lost general elections.

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During the 2012 election cycle, Murphy went out of his way to label conservative candidates who threatened Romney as the Republican versions of McGovern, doing so on programs like NBC's Meet The Press.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bleatingrinos; losermccain; loserromney; mccain; mikemurphy; romney; romneyssdd; romneyvsamerica; teamromney; tedcruz
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Stupid Party, Exhibit A: Mike Murphy.
1 posted on 08/17/2013 8:59:51 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

Love that track record, Murphy. Are you a RAT plant?


2 posted on 08/17/2013 9:01:52 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("When there is no penalty for failure, failures proliferate." George F. Will)
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To: Qbert

And a procession of ‘conservatives will line up and vote for the RINO because he can WIN!!!

Like mcCain and Willard did!


3 posted on 08/17/2013 9:01:58 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Qbert

McCain and his stupid clown posse are losers


4 posted on 08/17/2013 9:02:26 AM PDT by Ray76 (Common sense immigration reform: Enforce Existing Law)
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To: Qbert

Getting campaign advice from McCain/Romney strategist is like getting a navigation lesson from the Captain of the Titanic.


5 posted on 08/17/2013 9:02:44 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Qbert

It is obvious that the enemy to freedom and liberty is more the GOP right now than the Democrats. The establishment GOP will need to be completely purged or made irrelevant before this nation can elect conservatives. We may still be several election cycles away from being able to take this nation back.


6 posted on 08/17/2013 9:02:51 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Qbert

Bull sh...er...bull Obamastuff.

Cruz - good.

McQueeg - RINO slime.


7 posted on 08/17/2013 9:03:02 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Qbert

when RINOS start stampeding and getting their panties in a twist, it means a very good thing that a true conservative has finally rattled their cage..


8 posted on 08/17/2013 9:04:02 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Qbert

The establishment fears Cruz.


9 posted on 08/17/2013 9:04:12 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: All

I’m willing to risk it murphy - are you? Or do you LIKE losing?!


10 posted on 08/17/2013 9:04:20 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Qbert
So the RINOs who support al Qaeda, support giving
MANPADs to al Qaeda, and who support al Qaeda
from Libya, through Egypt, to Syria,
do not Like Sen. Cruz.

That means Sen. Cruz is, and will be, supported by
Americans FIRST, unlike the RINOs that brought
America open borders and ObamaCARE/RomneyCARE.

11 posted on 08/17/2013 9:04:36 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Qbert

Mike Murphy:

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(It’s supposed to be a large L)


12 posted on 08/17/2013 9:04:58 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: rockrr

A thankfully growing number are. Now if we can get FR’ GOP sycophants to shut up.....


13 posted on 08/17/2013 9:05:59 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Qbert

Well, then.

An expert who lost 2 elections he should have won has spoken!

Loserman.


14 posted on 08/17/2013 9:06:13 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws - Tacituss)
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To: Qbert

Yeah, sure. If it hadn’t been for McCain and Romney, the Republicans probably would have lost two elections.


15 posted on 08/17/2013 9:07:03 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: NonValueAdded

I was just thinking the same thing.


16 posted on 08/17/2013 9:08:28 AM PDT by griswold3
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To: Qbert
Mike Murphy:

Ted Cruz would be a disaster in a general election

Not a resounding republican success story, like McCain?

Or Romney?


17 posted on 08/17/2013 9:08:44 AM PDT by Iron Munro (To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize - Voltaire)
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To: Qbert

The two easiest jobs in DC.

A lobbyist with a pocket full of money.

A political consultant.


18 posted on 08/17/2013 9:08:45 AM PDT by hadaclueonce (dont worry about Mexico, put the fence around kalifornia.)
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To: Qbert

I distinctly remember hearing the Republican establishment say the exact same thing about Ronald Reagan.


19 posted on 08/17/2013 9:08:47 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Viennacon

the rinoes will help the rats get rid of cruz for being ineligible


20 posted on 08/17/2013 9:09:22 AM PDT by stickywillie (how come there are no father-in-law jokes?)
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To: Qbert

When it comes to disasters, this guy is an expert at not seeing them. With his track record, we should consider the exact opposite.


21 posted on 08/17/2013 9:09:41 AM PDT by anoldafvet
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To: Cicero

Actually, if there was not Team Romney and the Romney
hate of conservative women, McCain might have be
POTUS. But the malicious Romney (just like now)
will not allow any conservative to survive and threaten
his partner, Soros. That is why he have up
to Obama. Because it did not matter in the least.


22 posted on 08/17/2013 9:09:47 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Qbert

From the lips of those who know how to lose....


23 posted on 08/17/2013 9:09:49 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: circlecity

Taking advice from this guy is akin to seeking advice on what color to paint your home from a blind man.


24 posted on 08/17/2013 9:09:56 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Norm Lenhart
I suspect that an investigation of the voting data would show that Tea Party types are decreasingly likely to come out and vote for the GOPe POTUS candidate.

Good luck with the plan GOPe.

25 posted on 08/17/2013 9:10:18 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: stickywillie

Cruz is ineligible for president.


26 posted on 08/17/2013 9:10:46 AM PDT by Ray76 (Common sense immigration reform: Enforce Existing Law)
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To: Proud2BeRight

Every (and I do mean EVERY) “Republican” in Congress today that is not backed by the Tea Party AND following the Tea Party principles (unlike Rubio, Ayotte, etc.) needs to have strong CONSERVATIVE, Tea Party supported challenger to primary them out of the office.

THIS is the only way the RINO’s can be purged from Congress, and that conservatism can restore our Republic.

Not forming a third party that would only stand to bicker with the GOPe and further weaken the party.


27 posted on 08/17/2013 9:11:11 AM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: Qbert

Because this guy knows all about winning General Elections. /s


28 posted on 08/17/2013 9:11:12 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Qbert
Murphy told National Review that though Cruz may win the nomination if he chooses to run because he appeals so strongly to conservatives...

Thanks Murph. That is good news.

29 posted on 08/17/2013 9:11:35 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Qbert

If these guys say that guy is a disaster, then I want that guy!


30 posted on 08/17/2013 9:11:38 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: NonValueAdded

Yeh like McStain and Willard did so well for us. The GOP elite is already freaking out at the thought that the Tea Party is going to take over.

IMO Chris Matthews (whom I loathe) is correct in his analysis that the GOP is going to take a hard right turn in 2016 and nominate Rand Paul for President (or Cruz). Sounds good to me.


31 posted on 08/17/2013 9:11:41 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Paladin2

Hope so. We have to stop the bleeding. Or to use the modern buzzword of the libs, stop encouraging the bullies ;)


32 posted on 08/17/2013 9:11:45 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Qbert

My money would be on Cruz. He’s not intimidated by the media or the liberal/progressives that control them.


33 posted on 08/17/2013 9:12:03 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Qbert

Well, McCain and Romney were solid conservatives who both beat hard-left presidential candidates, so their advisers must know what they’re talking about.


34 posted on 08/17/2013 9:12:52 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: dfwgator

And if we DON’T get a true conservative, we are screwed!

Oh wait. We are ALREADY screwed with debt and entitlements run up by government.

http://confoundedinterest.wordpress.com/2013/08/17/whats-in-your-safe-declining-household-income-share-of-entitlements-at-607k/


35 posted on 08/17/2013 9:12:54 AM PDT by whitedog57
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To: Qbert

It’s quite obvious by now that the “Republican strategist establishment” has been totally compromised by progressive infiltration.


36 posted on 08/17/2013 9:13:23 AM PDT by Amagi (Buying "Green" means purchasing inferior quality at increased cost.)
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To: Qbert
This would be the same adviser that's been advising Presidents McCain and Romney, correct? What a bunch of Bravo Sierra. The RINO Party = Stupid Party.
37 posted on 08/17/2013 9:13:30 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: rockrr

"I’m willing to risk it murphy - are you? Or do you LIKE losing?!"

GOP-e consultants got guaranteed payments of millions of dollars in the last election- win or lose, it really didn't matter. That's all they care about- padding their own pockets. They're doing the came thing now, selling the country's future by supporting amnesty in order to get easy money from the likes of Mark Zuckerberg, etc.

38 posted on 08/17/2013 9:13:46 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Sorry but you are full of it. They were SEVERE conservatives...or at least Romney was ;)


39 posted on 08/17/2013 9:13:52 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Qbert

LOL. And in other news:

Captain of the Titanic Writes Manual for Avoiding Icebergs.


40 posted on 08/17/2013 9:13:59 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Qbert

And based on your track record Mike you should know a disaster when you see one. Just WHO TOLD THIS GUY HE’S AN EXPERT?


41 posted on 08/17/2013 9:13:59 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Qbert

of course he thinks this.


42 posted on 08/17/2013 9:15:43 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: jmaroneps37

Don Henley - In the garden of Allah

“Today I made an appearance downtown
I am an expert witness, because I say I am
And I said, ‘Gentleman....and I use that word loosely....
I will testify for you
I’m a gun for hire, I’m a saint, I’m a liar
Because there are no facts, there is no truth
Just a data to be manipulated
I can get any result you like
What’s it worth to ya?
Because there is no wrong, there is no right
And I sleep very well at night
No shame, no solution
No remorse, no retribution
Just people selling T-shirts
Just opportunity to participate in the pathetic little circus
And winning, winning, winning’”


43 posted on 08/17/2013 9:16:04 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Qbert

That is the best endorsement that Cruz could get. The GOPe said the same thing about Reagan.


44 posted on 08/17/2013 9:16:13 AM PDT by forgotten man
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To: Qbert

Two time loser gives advice for third race.


45 posted on 08/17/2013 9:17:48 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: Qbert

Feck this people. I’m so sick of the RNC and her minions - ENOUGH already!


46 posted on 08/17/2013 9:22:38 AM PDT by peggybac (My boss I respect, my father I revered. Chris Rock, Mr. Obama is NOT my boss or my father.)
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To: Qbert

From the man who brought us President McCain and President Romney, huh?


47 posted on 08/17/2013 9:22:51 AM PDT by clintonh8r (white Caucasian)
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McInsane did so well. /drippy-drippy-sarcasm


48 posted on 08/17/2013 9:23:05 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: Qbert

Really?

Then I say Ted Cruz for prez!


49 posted on 08/17/2013 9:23:25 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (I'll surrender my guns alright - bullets first)
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To: Qbert

Yes, let’s dump Cruz.

Ford, Bush I, McCain and Romney were so much better.


50 posted on 08/17/2013 9:23:38 AM PDT by lurk
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