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Nicholas Scheuer
04-27-2012, 03:27 PM
Too bad, Sen Lugar is one of the few Repubs I have any respect for in Washington.

purri
04-28-2012, 06:19 AM
FWIW I remember the Senator Dick Lugar coming here for some talks many years back (maybe on "free trade" matters).

I thought that his name was a classic case of nominative determinism...

RonW
04-28-2012, 07:49 AM
Too bad, Sen Lugar is one of the few Repubs I have any respect for in Washington.

Too bad you have respect for such a slimeball, Lugar is right up there with chuckee schummer on needs to be in prison for treason not in the senate......

Nicholas Scheuer
04-28-2012, 07:55 AM
Thank, guys, very much. With Lugar facing yourt Tea Party AH, Indiana will elect a Democrat to replace Lugar, wihich of course helps my man OBAMA.

RonW
04-28-2012, 08:47 AM
Nicholas ---
Thank, guys, very much. With Lugar facing yourt Tea Party AH, Indiana will elect a Democrat to replace Lugar, wihich of course helps my man OBAMA.

I could care less, whether indiana gets a new senator that is a dem or a rep, just as long as we the people get rid of the old time bad apples.......and lugar is much more of a bad apple then most would ever guess in their wildest dreams....

Too bad nick that you and your friends don't get this point.........you still are naive enough to think it is a your side against our side......and obama is on your side .....

Gerarddm
04-28-2012, 10:00 AM
The Tea Party is an idea of the future whose time has passed. Buh-bye.

Cuyahoga Chuck
04-28-2012, 10:12 AM
Lugar is eighty years old and his age is showing. One way or another there is going to be a hard right-winger in his chair in the near future. It's a shame to see such an outstanding individual handled so roughly. It might have been better if Lugar had bowed to father time and retired.

bobbys
04-28-2012, 10:58 AM
Sarah Palin has endorsed Richard Mourdock in the GOP Senate primary in Indiana, dubbing the insurgent challenger as the “conservative choice” in the race against Sen. Dick Lugar.
“I join commonsense conservatives in endorsing Richard Mourdock to be the next Senator from Indiana. Conservatives of all stripes are uniting behind Richard Mourdock. It’s not just Indiana that benefits from sending the right Senator to serve for the right reasons; the nation as a whole benefits, and that is one reason why the eyes of so many around the nation are focused on the Indiana race,” Palin wrote on her Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10150713388963435) Friday.
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“Indiana deserves a conservative in the Senate who will fight for the Hoosier State, uphold our Constitution, and not just go along to get along with the vested interests of the permanent political class in D.C,” the former vice presidential nominee continued.
Palin’s nod marks Mourdock’s highest-profile endorsement to date and comes a day after an internal poll (http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0412/75645.html) commissioned by a pro-Mourdock group showed the two-term state treasurer surging ahead by 5 points.


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Gerarddm
04-28-2012, 12:41 PM
McCain is backing Lugar.

Nicholas Scheuer
04-28-2012, 04:47 PM
Are you a Hoosier, RonW? I used to be. I've never heard a single bad thing about Lugar, beyond occasional partisan politics. Care to explain yourself? As far as I'm concerned, Lugar is the only current Repub politician I'd even consider defending.

Maybe your're just blowing partisan smoke, and we all know from which oriface that comes from, eh?

Durnik
04-29-2012, 10:20 PM
Nicholas ---

I could care less, whether indiana gets a new senator that is a dem or a rep, just as long as we the people get rid of the old time bad apples.......and lugar is much more of a bad apple then most would ever guess in their wildest dreams....

Too bad nick that you and your friends don't get this point.........you still are naive enough to think it is a(sic) your side against our side......and obama is on your side .....

Silly boy, that was 'your side' who said "If you ain't with us, you're against us".. 'Our side' knows that the real statement is "(What I'm saying here today is that) if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem"..

And Ronnie me boy, you are certainly not part of any solution! ;-)

Thanks for the humor!

enjoy
bobby

RonW
05-09-2012, 06:59 AM
Well .....Durnik, here is a big part of the solution.....Sending sleeze balls like lugar down the road......


Updated at 9:50 p.m. ET: Republican foreign policy elder statesman Sen. Richard Lugar, 80, first elected to the Senate in 1976, was defeated in the Indiana primary Tuesday by state Treasurer Richard Mourdock, who was backed by conservatives ranging from the National Rifle Association to local Tea Party activists to the Washington-based fiscal conservative group the Club for Growth.

http://nbcpolitics.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/08/11604125-six-term-senate-veteran-lugar-defeated-in-indiana-primary?lite

Donn
05-09-2012, 07:10 AM
..we all know from which oriface[sic] that comes from, eh?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/donnwest/smilies/crackup.gif

Nicholas Scheuer
05-09-2012, 07:10 AM
Hmmmm, not ONE reason given above as to why some posters think Lugar is such a "Bad Apple", not ONE. Lugar interests me simply because I was a Hoosier for most of my life.

Donn
05-09-2012, 07:14 AM
Lugar interests me simply because I was a Hoosier for most of my life.

You must be a Dan Quayle fan too, eh?

RonW
05-09-2012, 07:20 AM
Hmmmm, not ONE reason given above as to why some posters think Lugar is such a "Bad Apple", not ONE. Lugar interests me simply because I was a Hoosier for most of my life.

Well then when you was a hoosier you should have found out who and what your politicians were and are....
Lugar has been in there for 36 years, was the committee chairman of the CFR council of foreign relations not once, but twice.
His voting record is a shame, mostly liberal, and he is one of Obama's handlers, right along with DR. Brezenski, and our x-
secretary of state the child molester himself Henry Kissenger and most of all good ole George Soros.
Now ain't that a corrupt crowd......

boatbuddha
05-09-2012, 07:20 AM
Hmmmm, not ONE reason given above as to why some posters think Lugar is such a "Bad Apple", not ONE. Lugar interests me simply because I was a Hoosier for most of my life.


Because Rush and Sean say so.

ccmanuals
05-09-2012, 11:11 AM
Just more gridlock in the Senate. Way to go Indiana.

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Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock (R) crushed Sen. Dick Lugar (R) in yesterday’s GOP Senate primary in Indiana, ending the 36-year career of one of the few Republican senators left in Washington who was interested in working with Democrats to get things done. Tea Party-backed Mourdock is not just ideological, he is adamantly opposed to bipartisanship. In fact, he’s called for more partisanship (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/09/us/politics/richard-mourdocks-many-pursuits-dont-include-bipartisanship.html) in Washington, saying he’s more interested in destroying Democrats than solving the nation’s problems by working with them.

Appearing on MSNBC this morning with host Chuck Todd, Mourdock offered his own definition of bipartisanship:
MOURDOCK: I certainly think bipartisanship ought to consist of Democrats coming to the Republican point of view. … If we [win the House, Senate, and White House], bipartisanship means they have to come our way, and if we’re successful in getting the numbers, we’ll work towards that.

wardd
05-09-2012, 11:15 AM
Just more gridlock in the Senate. Way to go Indiana.

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Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock (R) crushed Sen. Dick Lugar (R) in yesterday’s GOP Senate primary in Indiana, ending the 36-year career of one of the few Republican senators left in Washington who was interested in working with Democrats to get things done. Tea Party-backed Mourdock is not just ideological, he is adamantly opposed to bipartisanship. In fact, he’s called for more partisanship (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/09/us/politics/richard-mourdocks-many-pursuits-dont-include-bipartisanship.html) in Washington, saying he’s more interested in destroying Democrats than solving the nation’s problems by working with them.

Appearing on MSNBC this morning with host Chuck Todd, Mourdock offered his own definition of bipartisanship:
MOURDOCK: I certainly think bipartisanship ought to consist of Democrats coming to the Republican point of view. … If we [win the House, Senate, and White House], bipartisanship means they have to come our way, and if we’re successful in getting the numbers, we’ll work towards that.



he hasn't gone to dc yet

elf
05-09-2012, 11:20 AM
If we [win the House, Senate, and White House], bipartisanship means they have to come our way, and if we’re successful in getting the numbers, we’ll work towards that.

Seems he hasn't been watching Congress for the last three years, eh?

David G
05-09-2012, 11:32 AM
Another sad commentary on the current state of the Republican party.

RonW
05-09-2012, 12:45 PM
Well here is exactly how the washington insider feels about the people that they are suppose to represent......
Not enough to even maintain a home in their own state........


Lugar’s vulnerability stemmed not only on his moderate positions regarding issues such as his support for the bank bailout in 2008, but also his failure to maintain a residence in his home state. Lugar lives in the toney Washington, D.C. suburb of McLean, Va. and he was subsequently declared ineligible to vote in his own re-election bid.

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/schoen-lugar-mourdock-gop/2012/05/08/id/438441?s=al&promo_code=EDA4-1

And let's not forget the liberal dem from Ohio Dennis Kucinch, who did not make the november ballot, so will not be a congressman next year.
And what did he say the next day. That he plans to move to Seattle Washington a liberal district and get on the ticket there for november.
But he has to set up a home there by the end of May.
So Dennis is willing to represent who ever, just as long as he gets to go back to washington.....

Chip-skiff
05-09-2012, 01:04 PM
And the Republican primaries, in search of red meat, are serving up a diet of fruits and nuts.

Nicholas Scheuer
05-09-2012, 01:34 PM
Another instance of faulty logic on your part, Donn; surprizing from one of your reputed intellect. I am decidedly NOT a Dan Quale fan.

When Lugar was Mayor of Indianapolis, he got the ball rolling on that city becoming known as "The Atlanta of the North". Hudnut followed on as Mayor, with more of the same policies.