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May 28, 2013 - 2:24 pm

Well, it seems Republican consultant Mike Murphy has decided to assist the anti-gun left. Jazz Shaw at Hot Air posted about his involvement with Bloomberg’s anti-gun ads directed towards Arkansas’ Democratic Senator Mark Pryor on May 26.  While many conservatives might disagree with Murphy’s political analysis, he’s always entertaining to watch on Meet the Press. Yet, this little tryst with the pro-gun control crowd is nothing short of idiotic.

The ads that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s gun group has run defending Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and criticizing Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) were cut by GOP strategist Mike Murphy, sources familiar with the spots said.

Murphy’s ads come on the heels of DCI Group leading the work for Mayors Against Illegal Guns’s spots against Democratic Senators.

A MAIG spokeswoman confirmed Murphy shot the anti-Pryor spot POLITICO reported on this week. Sources familiar with the ads said Murphy, who worked on Mitt Romney’s 2002 Massachusetts governor’s race and Meg Whitman’s California governor’s race in 2010, also cut the spots defending Toomey.

Jazz concluded his post by saying:

 In addition to being pretty smart, he’s hilarious.) But none of that changes the fact that I’ve got to look at him in a somewhat different light now. You have to know who the enemy is, even if he’s popping up in your own back yard.

Murphy has tried to justify his activity by saying he’s pro-second amendment, but supportive of universal background checks – like the NRA was in ’99.  Yet, the fact remains: if give a liberal an inch, they’ll take several hundred miles.  The way to defeat a possible national registry for firearms in this country is to defeat legislation that could lead to its creation.  Additionally, we already have comprehensive background checks, as anyone with a FFL has to conduct one with any purchase.  You’re playing for the wrong team, Mike.

 

Matt Vespa is a conservative blogger who contributes to CNS News, RedState, Noodle Pundit, and was formerly with Hot Air's GreenRoom.

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I think your comparison is horribly unfair to prostitutes.
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Note to Mike Murphy in response to your note to me:

You know GD well that the "comprehensive background checks" being pushed for now are NOT what the NRA supported. If you don't know that you're an idiot.

Helpful hint for you on gun control issues: if you find yourself on the same side as Michael Bloomberg the odds are you are wrong.
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Now that Murphy has been outed and Tweeted that really sophomoric, lame quote, watch who uses him in the next cycle.
Then, hammer all of them into non-existence, salt their lawns and picket their sidewalks.
Make 'em scream "Uncle"......and shine a light on them
46 weeks ago
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Any candidate that wants my vote will avoid Mike Murphy like the plague.
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It's no surprise that there are "Republicans" who want to gut the Bill of Rights. John McCain is another so-called "Republican" who is anti-Second Amendment, and so is Chris Christie, although they will deny it. It's the major reason I refused to vote for McCain, and will never vote for Christie. Many politicians on both sides see guns in civilian hands as a threat to their power.
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McCain is against the First and Second. Never forget his hatred for the First Amendment.
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Note to Mike Murphy in response to your note to me:

You know GD well that the "comprehensive background checks" being pushed for now are NOT what the NRA supported. If you don't know that you're an idiot.

Helpful hint for you on gun control issues: if you find yourself on the same side as Michael Bloomberg the odds are you are wrong.
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If you find yourself on the same side as Michael Bloomberg, it may be because you are anticipating a substantial amount of money coming your way.
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Mike Murphy is not a traitor. He is just your run-of-the-mill prostitute.
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I think your comparison is horribly unfair to prostitutes.
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