Lugar's Last Stand

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    Most of all Lugar is hoping for an inflow of Democratic and independent voters to rescue him from the Republican base. "I'm not asking anybody to cross over," Lugar said. "I'm just saying positively, 'Register your vote, because if you do not, I may not be able to continue serving you.' At this point, help."

    How the mighty have fallen. Six years ago, Lugar was returned to the Senate with 80 percent of the vote. The Democrats didn't even bother to run a candidate against him. Now the Democrats are looking past him entirely.

    In a Jefferson-Jackson dinner speech to 1,200 party activists Friday night, Rep. Joe Donnelly, the presumptive Democratic nominee for Senate, didn't even mention Lugar's name. He trained all his fire on the longtime senator's primary challenger, state Treasurer Richard Mourdock.

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    Perhaps Lugar can still overcome what certainly seems to be a sudden drop in the polls. He is an experienced politician who has won many times before. But the hour is getting late -- and the Tea Party is getting impatient.

    http://spectator.org/archives/2012/05/07/lugars-last-stand

    Yes, the Tea Party is dead.

    Richard Lugar has long been a pain in the ass for the GOP. Time to see him go.
     
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    ...as another squishy, capitulating old fart bites the dust.
     
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    Anyone with the name 'Lugar' is a gun rights advocate....right?
     
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    ...or he might just have big guns.

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    Oh for the love of GOD! Someone throw this cadaver out of office! He was old when Reagan was new!
     
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    One can only hope his days in DC are finished. He lost touch with reality.
     
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    Also from the article:

    Noonan's brief misses a larger point: The very reason Lugar is in trouble is that many Hoosiers see him as a creature of Washington, not Indiana -- to the point where his residency has actually been challenged. Perhaps the handwriting was on the wall when Dan Coats, a former senator turned lobbyist, was barely returned to the Senate when two Tea Party candidates split the conservative vote in the Republican primary.

    This time, there is no split. Mourdock has Lugar's right flank to himself. Lugar has recently been aggressive in defending his own conservative credentials and casting doubt on Mourdock's. The Democrats are already keying in on Mourdock's resistance to the unfunded Obama stimulus package.

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    I don't know much about this Mourdock....but I hope he is not a ragecase. if he conducts himself reasonably, my guess is that he wins the primary and the general.

    The liberals are going to get their asses handed to them in November.
     
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    I watched a C-SPAN report on this race.

    Lugar is in trouble.

    The Predictable Demise Of Dick Lugar | The New Republic

    It is interesting to read blogs like this and wonder how they can call this a right shift. Lugar has consistently shown himself to be void of any principles that you can detect in his approach to topics.

    He is, very much, "a big government conservative".

    Kiss him good-bye.
     
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    Bye bye Lugar. Time to give up your seat to someone younger and more in touch with reality.
     
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    :lol: I just love it when you guys start eating your own.
     

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