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GOP still lacks candidate, but begins online attacks on Murphy

by George Bennett | April 3rd, 2013

The National Republican Congressional Committee today is beginning online video ad buys that attack freshman Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Jupiter. The GOP is spending about $2,000 for the online ads against Murphy, one of seven Democrats being targeted around the U.S.

The ads say Murphy already “fits right in” in Washington D.C. and that, “While Florida families are trying to live within their means, Patrick Murphy voted against balancing our budget. He even voted to allow Congressmen to fly first class on the taxpayers’ dime.”

That claim is based on Murphy’s March 21 vote against the Republican budget submitted by House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wisc. The Ryan budget included a provision eliminating taxpayer-funded first class travel for members of Congress.

Murphy did break with most Democrats to vote for a Republican balanced-budget resolution this year. And while Murphy joined Dems in opposing the Ryan budget, he was one of the few House Democrats to vote against the major Democratic budget proposals as well, saying the plans put forward by his party weren’t serious about entitlement reform.

Murphy, who narrowly beat Republican Rep. Allen West in a GOP-leaning district in 2012, is a top GOP target for 2014, though Republicans haven’t fielded a challenger so far.

9 Responses to “GOP still lacks candidate, but begins online attacks on Murphy”

  1. OBIWAN Says:

    Consider the facts of that election:

    In 1887 Alexander Tyler, Scottish commented on the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years prior:
    “A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse over loose fiscal policy, (which is) always followed by a
    dictatorship.”

    “The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence:

    From bondage to spiritual faith;
    From spiritual faith to great courage;
    From courage to liberty;
    From liberty to abundance;
    From abundance to complacency;
    From complacency to apathy;
    From apathy to dependence;
    From dependence back into bondage.”

    Professor Joseph Olson of Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, MN, lists interesting facts from the last Presidential election:

    Number of States won by: Obama: 19 Romney: 29
    Square miles of land won by: Obama: 580,000 Romney: 2,427,000
    Population of counties won by: Obama: 127 million Romney: 143 million
    Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Obama: 13.2 Romney: 2.1

    Professor Olson adds: “In aggregate, the map of the territory Romney won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of the country.

    Obama territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in low income tenements and living off various forms of government welfare…”

    Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between the “complacency and apathy” phase of Professor Tyler’s definition of democracy, with some forty percent of the nation’s population
    already having reached the “governmental dependency” phase.

  2. kelly Says:

    The one thing omitted from Obiwan’s analysis is the corruption that pollutes the political process. Easy to blame the citizens. Put most of the blame where it belongs; elected officials.

  3. Yoda Says:

    Learn nothing have you OBIWAN.
    Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.
    Demonstrate apathy toward your fellow man, all you have done OBIWAN.

  4. A One-Term Paddy Says:

    Rep. Paddy Murphy, a political hack known for his past DUI’s and drinking not his IQ, is going down to defeat in 2014, and not even President Obama-care and his cult of liberal apologists can save him from his deserved fate.

  5. Kevin Says:

    @ Obiwan: The funny thing about statistics is that it’s a lot like military intelligence. You can pick and choose the data that supports your cause whatever that happens to be and ignore data that demonstrates the opposing position. You can do this and still not technically be considered a liar. George bush and Dick Cheney are quite familiar with the application of this theory. Quotations are another matter entirely. Here is Alexander Tytler Scottish’s complete “fatal sequence” including the transition from abundance to selfishness that Obiwan conveniently left out in his rendition. I think this is where the majority of Americans would contend the USA is in the cycle currently.

    From bondage to spiritual faith
    from spiritual faith to courage
    from courage to liberty
    from liberty to abundance
    from abundance to selfishness
    from selfishness to apathy
    from apathy to dependency
    and from dependency back to bondage once more

    A few more of this intelligent gentleman’s quotes are as follows

    Patriotism always exists in the greatest degree in rude nations.

    In a republic or democracy, “The people flatter themselves that they have the sovereign power. These are, in fact, words without meaning.

    Tytler argues that “the patriotic spirit and love of ingenious freedom … became gradually corrupted as the nation advanced in power and splendor.

    Unquote.

    If you are going to quote great Americans from history to further your cause then make sure you are not twisting the facts because a little research can expose you for the liar you are.

  6. Dune Dawg Says:

    YIPES OBI – The republicans lost because of the tea-party’s attempt to push a religious agenda, not a political agenda. The tea-party is just the flip side of the taliban, minus the executions.

    The republican party is in a civil war, torn apart by the extremist right/teaparty, which forces candidates in the primary to support policies rejected by the overwhelming majority of the country, i.e., no background checks, no limits on miltary assault rifles, no limits on cop-killing bullets, denying climate change, hating women, gays, immigrants, etc.

    As a result, there is a good chance that Hillary will be elected in 2016, and we can again refer to President Clinton for 8 more years.

    By then, after 16 years, the transformation of the country will be complete.

    In other news – Allen West Lavishly Government Money on self and staff

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/01/todd-akin-allen-west-government-money_n_2990163.html

    Say it now obi – Hillary 2016

  7. JackInEC Says:

    Obiwan is flat-out wrong. Obama won 26 states, plus DC. He won 51.1% of the popular vote, compared to Romney’s 47.2%. He got 10% more votes than Obama. Obama had 332 electoral college votes; Romney 206.

    Do some research… or better yet, do some math. According to Obiwan’s “analysis” the US only has 48 states and a population of 270 million. Both are off significantly.

  8. OBIWAN Says:

    Sorry to leave you hanging longer than I meant to, but several previous update weren’t allowed?

    Alexander Tytler was a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh contemporaneously with our US independence.

    The article I copied was originally a scam attributed to Tytler {but spelled incorrectly as Tyler} back on the 2000 Bush/Gore election results. Most of the numbers were accurate waiting on the final results from Florida.

    I couldn’t resist tapping it when some loon updated for BARAMA’s first win, without changing any numbers.

    According to the University of Edinburgh they cannot locate any book authored by Tytler covering the history of Athenian Republic? Their librarian also cannot attribute after looking the past decade any of the quotes on ‘stages of democracy’ to Tytler?

    The fact one writer corrected me on his ‘version’ is the strange thing about online scams? My friend got it from reliable sources, had no idea until I shared my update.

    Those of you blogging here without so much as any questioning should understand just how much crapola this newspaper dishes out every day?

  9. Aubrey Gappa Says:

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