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GOP Senator: Tea Party Challenges 'Killed Off' Chances for Republican Majority in Senate
The Blaze ^ | December 25th | Madeleine Morgenstern

Posted on 12/26/2011 6:50:49 AM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing

Edited on 12/26/2011 8:27:25 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Sen. Dick Lugar said challenges by Tea Party candidates are partly to blame for the Republicans not having a majority in the Senate.

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“Republicans lost the seats before in Nevada and New Jersey for example and Colorado where there were people who claimed that they wanted somebody who was more of their Tea Party aspect, but in doing so they killed off the Republican chances for majority,” he said. “This is one of the reasons why we have a minority in the Senate right now.”

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FUDL!

You and the rest of the establishment don't own our votes! Our votes in favor of republican candidates is NOT a lock.

We vote conservative! And if you republicans lose to our conservatives in the primaries, the more the better! And if you republicans don't have a conservative candidate on the ballot, some of us will stay home.

1 posted on 12/26/2011 6:50:51 AM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing
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Political posturing....nothing more.


2 posted on 12/26/2011 6:52:39 AM PST by falcon1966
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These GOP establishment types live in an alternate universe. When the republican candidate loses to the conservative in the primary, what does the establishment do? They go out and undermine the conservative in the general!!! They use the liberal media, they help the democrats, whatever it takes.

GOP Empire's Plan to Crush Tea Party Rebels

3 posted on 12/26/2011 6:52:53 AM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing ( Media doesn't report, It advertises. So that last advertisement you just read, what was it worth?)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
A total crock from a total RINO!

Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!
4 posted on 12/26/2011 6:53:26 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

FUDL - take Romney / Newt / Huck / McLame /Graham / McConnell and the rest of your incompetent evil gang and go away!

Lugar, McCain, and the rest of these jerks is why we need term limits.


5 posted on 12/26/2011 6:55:09 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Hopefully, the TEA party will now kill off Lugar's chances of renewing his lease on his senate seat for another six years.

The natural home of RINOs should be in the Democrat party so they could take control from the Marxists, socialists and Soros stooges which dominate there.

6 posted on 12/26/2011 6:55:47 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Sounds like a variation on Reids “Tea party should learn who really runs things” speech. He’s saying the Tea Partiers should shut up and vote for who ever the Republican Establishment tells them to.....(Pretty Much..You idiots don’t know what your doing...your supposed to vote for Mitt Romney and Republican Senators because they have been around the longest)


7 posted on 12/26/2011 6:57:05 AM PST by jakerobins
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

These schumcky-doodles (as we call such kind around here) need to GO AWAY!


8 posted on 12/26/2011 6:57:57 AM PST by jocon307
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Shut up Senator Dick!

Who is the primary challenger for this guy?


9 posted on 12/26/2011 6:59:27 AM PST by BallandPowder
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing; Admin Moderator
Duplicate thread.
10 posted on 12/26/2011 7:01:32 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I am going to donate all that I can to the TEA Party candidate that is going to beat this pos rat lite turd like a drum. I despise loogie and everything that he stands for!

LLS


11 posted on 12/26/2011 7:02:25 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS!)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Sounds like a Liberal RINO whiner who did not like that the Tea Party tried to move the GOP back towards its conservative base

The GOP lost the Senate because it continues to work against its base. Keep pandering to LaRaza, GOProud, and other groups like that...and soon the GOP will be a filibuster proof minority


12 posted on 12/26/2011 7:03:27 AM PST by RealImmigrant (National Security begins at the Border)
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To: central_va

So what... we should pound this pos in 5,000 threads!

LLS


13 posted on 12/26/2011 7:03:43 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS!)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Senator Lugar, had you spineless RINOs in the Senate simply done what your base asked you to do, there might never have been a Tea Party in the first place.

Now kindly sit down and shut up.


14 posted on 12/26/2011 7:04:04 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Why, yes. I AM in a bad mood.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

RINO propaganda fail.

I blame Karl Rove.


15 posted on 12/26/2011 7:05:15 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("FREE TRADERS": Self-loathing Americans)
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To: BallandPowder

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2825130/posts


16 posted on 12/26/2011 7:06:20 AM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing ( Media doesn't report, It advertises. So that last advertisement you just read, what was it worth?)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

FUDL!!! Mourdock ‘12!!!


17 posted on 12/26/2011 7:14:49 AM PST by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
FUDL!

Support the TEA Party or be "killed off" Dick Lugar.

18 posted on 12/26/2011 7:19:51 AM PST by depressed in 06 ( Where is the 1984 Apple Super Bowl ad when we need it?)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Tea Party Challenges improve Chances for Conservative Majority in Senate, as for Lugar, Go RINO -Go Democrat, we aren't buying any of it.
19 posted on 12/26/2011 7:20:28 AM PST by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Hey, DICK, what good is a majority if it is comprised of spineless, go-along-to-get-along, establishment weenies like you?

You didn't even try to stop Sotomajor. You didn't even try to stop Kagan. You didn't even try to stop Holder. You didn't even try to stop Napolitano. You spineless weenies didn't try to stop anyone's nomination.

You and your tea-party hating colleagues are just useless RINOs and WE DON'T WANT YOU ANYMORE!!!!
20 posted on 12/26/2011 7:20:55 AM PST by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Ole Dick himself is staring down the barrel of a Tea Party primary challenger. There was a first poll released recently that shows Lugar only drawing 49% support.


21 posted on 12/26/2011 7:24:05 AM PST by IamConservative ("The ability to speak eloquently is not to be confused with having something to say." - MP Hart)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Yep, even the House Speaker Boehner, pass bill with Conservative Votes -then pass what comes back from Conference Committee with RINO and Minority Democrat votes.


22 posted on 12/26/2011 7:25:57 AM PST by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
"We vote conservative!"

Lugar does not have a clue - it's not a Republican majority that we desire - it's a CONSERVATIVE majority.

23 posted on 12/26/2011 7:25:57 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

As Jay Leno once said, “Dick Lugar is a good name for a porn star.”


24 posted on 12/26/2011 7:29:18 AM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (The "Occupy Wall Street" losers should try occupying their local employment office. GET A JOB!)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

We would be better off with a minority of conservative senators than a majority of leftist senators that love to work with democrats...hope Lugar gets fired big time. I still cannot believe Arizona put McCain back in...it was a farce....


25 posted on 12/26/2011 7:30:43 AM PST by goat granny
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
"When the republican candidate loses to the conservative in the primary, what does the establishment do? They go out and undermine the conservative in the general!!!"

bttt

Trent Lott [R] on Tea Party candidates: ‘As soon as they get here, we need to co-opt them’
12:27 pm July 19, 2010, by Jay

The money quote from a Washington Post piece on the Tea Party and Washington’s GOP establishment:

Former Senate majority leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.), now a D.C. lobbyist, warned that a robust bloc of rabble-rousers spells further Senate dysfunction. “We don’t need a lot of Jim DeMint disciples,” Lott said in an interview. “As soon as they get here, we need to co-opt them.”

But Lott said he’s not expecting a tea-party sweep. “I still have faith in the visceral judgment of the American people,” he said.


26 posted on 12/26/2011 7:31:42 AM PST by Matchett-PI ("One party will generally represent the envied, the other the envious. Guess which ones." ~GagdadBob)
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To: Matchett-PI

The DC GOP RINOs are as bad as Obama and the left.


27 posted on 12/26/2011 7:42:46 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Vigilanteman
The natural home of RINOs should be in the Democrat party so they could take control from the Marxists, socialists and Soros stooges which dominate there.

RINOs are leftist infiltrators, for the most part. That's why they are in the GOP.

I agree that if they were intellectually honest about their positions on the issues, they would be Democrats. Since they're not, they are kindred spirits to this guy:


28 posted on 12/26/2011 7:46:53 AM PST by Disambiguator
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

What would those lock step votes have gotten us, more votes for legislation from so the called “Bastion of Conservatism” that strip away our protection under Posse Comittatus and declare war on the American people? What the hell is the difference between the DemocRATs and RepublicRATs now? Would the Republican rah, rah crowd, please feel free to explain that one, if you would (If you could?).


29 posted on 12/26/2011 7:48:56 AM PST by nomad
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Worth repeating:
These GOP establishment types live in an alternate universe. When the [all powerful big government party toady] republican candidate loses to the conservative [Capital "R" Republican] in the primary, what does the establishment do? They go out and undermine the conservative in the general!!! They use the liberal media, they help the democrats, whatever it takes.
And that's why we can't have nice things, children...
30 posted on 12/26/2011 7:49:42 AM PST by null and void (Day 1069 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

The US Senate is nothing more than a House of Lords. The direct election has caused this body to become much too powerful and insulated from the States they come from. Return them to control of each individual State, and watch as their power dwindles, and corruption wanes.


31 posted on 12/26/2011 7:52:02 AM PST by runninglips (Republicans = 99 lb weaklings of politics. ProgressiveRepublicansInConservativeCostume)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation
I still think he`s aptly named, a barking, phalocephalus with a loud muzzle.
32 posted on 12/26/2011 7:53:40 AM PST by nomad
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Republicans like Lugar are essentially Democrats. They love big government as long as they are in charge and have the power. He and his ilk are the reason people can’t tell the difference between the Dems and the Rep’s. There is absolutely no difference between Lugar and whichever Dem runs against him.

He’s peeved that the TEA party wants to actually shrink government and rob him of the power he’s “earned”.


33 posted on 12/26/2011 7:54:01 AM PST by Personal Responsibility (Obama 2012: Dozens of MSNBC viewers can't be wrong!)
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To: Personal Responsibility

$10 bet that when Lugar is whipped, he won’t return home to Indiana.


34 posted on 12/26/2011 8:00:56 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Gimme that old time fossil fuel.)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

I think Dick Lugar is ripe to get primaried.


35 posted on 12/26/2011 8:19:35 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

No one is owed my vote. Especially RINO’s.


36 posted on 12/26/2011 8:26:11 AM PST by Grunthor (Do you worship the State or do you worship the Lord? There is no middle ground.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
What a hypcorite...

Lugar makes pitch for support from tea party

And I guarantee that his disdain for the TEA Party movement is shared by every single one of the current Republican Senators, except Jim DeMint and Rand Paul.

37 posted on 12/26/2011 8:28:01 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
My fury at the GOP-E will never be sated because of this one too...

Next for GOP leaders: Stopping Sarah Palin

38 posted on 12/26/2011 8:31:40 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

We lost the majority in the house and senate due to liberal pubbies destroying the brand. Thanks to people like Denney Hester, Dick Luger, John McCain, and George Bush, we had spending worse than democrats, amnesty proposals, open support of the socialist agenda, and the gang of 14 costing us the first chance to start rolling back the liberal agenda by preventing excellent conservative jurists from being elevated to the middle and upper level federal bench. No Luger, you and people like you cost us the house and senate. And perhaps the nation. I hope the good voters of Indiana send you packing.


39 posted on 12/26/2011 8:37:17 AM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

One thing is for sure.

The GOP is dead.


40 posted on 12/26/2011 8:39:14 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Better the enemy you know in the Senate than a back-stabbing RINO.


41 posted on 12/26/2011 8:40:42 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
FUDL!!!

Shut up you RINO Dick! It's time for you to GTFO of your plush Senate seat that you seem to think you are OWED!

Here's your first and only clue:

The people of Indiana are going to say "YOU'RE FIRED!"
42 posted on 12/26/2011 8:41:35 AM PST by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front.)
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To: goat granny

McCain ran to the right of Barry Goldwater to get reelected. Of course he meant none of it and went right back to his old ways.


43 posted on 12/26/2011 9:00:44 AM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Please, please replace this fossil in the primary.


44 posted on 12/26/2011 9:11:55 AM PST by pogo101
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
RINO propaganda fail.
I blame Karl Rove.

Karl Rove and Krauthammer are most responsible.

45 posted on 12/26/2011 9:14:14 AM PST by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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