Mike Murphy on the Podcast!

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  1. Whiskey Sam

    Well, that should perk things up around here for a week or so.

  2. Frank Soto
    C

    And I was having such a good week.

  3. Salvatore Padula

    I’m looking forward to it. As I’ve said elsewhere, I think Ricochet would benefit from some liberal contributions, if only to put our intramural squabbles into perspective.

  4. Jager

    Murphy and Kaus were arguing on twitter over the Cantor loss. The only way this will be interesting is if they are on at the same time to fight it out on air.

  5. JediGraz

    Greeeeaaaaaat.

  6. genferei

    Come on – you’re all just denying reality to want to stick your ‘principles’ and your ‘ideals’. Politics is the art of the possible, and we all know that the only possibility is to pander to an electorate that, whatever it says it wants, really wants open borders and amnesty. For conservatives to insist on their elected representatives representing their interests is dangerously naive. The important thing is that the politician voting for that back-room ‘compromise’ has an R after his name and my invoice in his pocket. Otherwise it would be someone with a D after their name and someone else’s invoice in their pocket: then where would I, I mean, we, be?

    (Yes, I know this is unfair to Mr Murphy. But he does seem to invite it…)

  7. Salvatore Padula

    genferei: Yes, I know this is unfair to Mr Murphy. But he does seem to invite it…

    To be fair to Murphy, his job is to help Republican candidates win elections and he’s actually pretty good at it; better than most. He’s a politics, not a policy, guy. He frequently says things which infuriate the base, but that is sometimes needed. I don’t want him running the show, but I think his perspective is an important one to consider. He has a good track record of getting Republicans elected in blue and swing states. That doesn’t mean that he’s right about what the national party should do, but I think it foolish to dismiss what he says out of hand.

  8. Aaron Miller

    I won’t be listening. Contrary views are welcome, but Murphy has no respect for Ricochet members.

  9. Salvatore Padula

    Aaron Miller:

    I won’t be listening. Contrary views are welcome, but Murphy has no respect for Ricochet members.

     What makes you say that?

  10. Vance Richards

    If they need guest, Hillary is on a book tour. That is something I would listen to.

  11. 1967mustangman

    Vance Richards:

    If they need guest, Hillary is on a book tour. That is something I would listen to.

    Ironically enough the Terry Gross interview is probably a good preview (or ot least the one section on SSM).

  12. Matthew Bartle

    I like listening to Murphy.

  13. Mendel

    Salvatore Padula:

    Aaron Miller:

    I won’t be listening. Contrary views are welcome, but Murphy has no respect for Ricochet members.

    What makes you say that?

    Years ago, Murphy used to contribute to the Ricochet webpage as well as the podcasts. He obviously loves debating and takes glee at being a provocateur, but his some of his comments went well past the established Ricochet boundary of acceptable behavior.

  14. Aaron Miller

    Salvatore Padula:

    Aaron Miller:

    I won’t be listening. Contrary views are welcome, but Murphy has no respect for Ricochet members.

    What makes you say that?

    His past appearances on Ricochet. I’m not going to bother finding them, but he participated in some forum threads as well as talked on podcasts. He misrepresented what some opponents said. Others, he simply insulted and ignored. His posts reeked of condescension. But he was given a pass when Members like Kenneth and Lady Kurobara were banned for similarly violating the Code of Conduct. 

    It was a long time ago. If he has changed and can disagree while remaining considerate and respectful of opposing views, then I won’t hold a grudge. But I know Peter and Rob would invite him back regardless.

    Newer Members can make up their own minds about him. But I think having Mike Murphy on the podcast is like having Bob Beckel on. 

  15. DrewInWisconsin

    Mickey Kaus may technically be a Democrat, but he understands conservatives a lot more than the “Republican” hired guns, like Murphy or Rove.

    (When Kaus and Rubin did Left Coast/Right Coast, I often wondered if they’d mislabeled themselves.)

    More Mickey, Less Murphy. (A lot less.)

  16. Brian Watt

    I think there is supposed to be a flashing red light and a siren on the Home Page when Murphy is a podcast guest. C’mon Blue Yeti…you’re killing us here.

  17. DrewInWisconsin

    Mendel:

    He obviously loves debating and takes glee at being a provocateur, . . .

     I decided long ago that I don’t like the sort of people who provoke just to provoke. I gather that in some regions of the country (New York, for example) all conversations are carried on this way. This is probably why I live here.

  18. Frank Soto
    C

    Salvatore Padula:

    I’m looking forward to it. As I’ve said elsewhere, I think Ricochet would benefit from some liberal contributions, if only to put our intramural squabbles into perspective.

     Yeah he’s just particularly frustrating.  I was listening live and he infuriates me.  After insisting that the data supports his contention that Cantor’s loss was not because of immigration, and mocking those who contend otherwise as not having opinions based on evidence, he goes on a long diatribe on how the republican party can’t win hispanics without immigration reform.

    He provided no data of any kind to back up the assertion.  The irony was lost on him.

  19. Salvatore Padula

    Aaron Miller:

    Salvatore Padula:

    Aaron Miller:

    I won’t be listening. Contrary views are welcome, but Murphy has no respect for Ricochet members.

    What makes you say that?

    His past appearances on Ricochet. I’m not going to bother finding them, but he participated in some forum threads as well as talked on podcasts. He misrepresented what some opponents said. Others, he simply insulted and ignored. His posts reeked of condescension. But he was given a pass when Members like Kenneth and Lady Kurobara were banned for similarly violating the Code of Conduct.

    It was a long time ago. If he has changed and can disagree while remaining considerate and respectful of opposing views, then I won’t hold a grudge. But I know Peter and Rob would invite him back regardless.

    Newer Members can make up their own minds about him. But I think having Mike Murphy on the podcast is like having Bob Beckel on.

     Fair enough.

  20. Ryan M

    Frank Soto:

    And I was having such a good week.

     hah – I wrote a comment to Blue Yeti last night on another thread, which contained the phrase “I’m looking forward to the podcast, I guess I’ll just have to hold my nose through the mike murphey part.”  I deleted the latter part of the sentence, not wanting to be mean.  But this thread does seem like the appropriate place.

    I agree that it’s a little surprising why they like having the guy on.  I certainly don’t like listening to him.

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