[r90] Murphy Defends Republicans on National Radio (3/4/2009)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Start Date: 3/4/2009 All Day
End Date: 3/4/2009
(STATEHOUSE) March 4, 2009 - State Rep. Mike Murphy (R-Indianapolis) was a featured guest on Air America's Ron Reagan Show Tuesday evening, describing and defending the current state and future of the Republican Party. 

Reagan's show is an Air America Media program airing at 6 p.m. weekdays. Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan and describes himself as a progressive liberal. 

Rep. Murphy was invited in an effort to get a grassroots, Midwest Republican perspective.  Topics included the history of the Republican Party, the changing face of Indiana and its implication for Republicans as well as the importance of staying focused on core issues and conservative values. 

"We need to concentrate on making sure that everyone has the chance to pursue the American dream, to succeed or fail on their own merits and their own talents.  And that is the core of the Republican Party," Rep. Murphy said.

When asked to give advice to the Republican Party to get back into the position of a credible loyal opposition party, Murphy responded: "Come to Indiana.  Come to Hancock County or Greenfield, Indiana.  Go to Kokomo, Indiana, where people are losing jobs, where they're hurting and all they want to do is raise their families free of government interference. Come here, listen to people and find out how people really, really live their lives."

Rep. Murphy serves House District 90, which includes the south side of Indianapolis.