Skip to comments.GOP Senator: Tea Party Challenges 'Killed Off' Chances for Republican Majority in Senate
Posted on 12/26/2011 6:50:49 AM PST by HalfmanhalfamazingEdited 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.
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.
Excerpt, read more at The Blaze
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.
Political posturing....nothing more.
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.
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.
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)
These schumcky-doodles (as we call such kind around here) need to GO AWAY!
Shut up Senator Dick!
Who is the primary challenger for this guy?
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!
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
So what... we should pound this pos in 5,000 threads!
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.
RINO propaganda fail.
I blame Karl Rove.
FUDL!!! Mourdock ‘12!!!
Support the TEA Party or be "killed off" Dick Lugar.
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.
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.
Lugar does not have a clue - it's not a Republican majority that we desire - it's a CONSERVATIVE majority.
As Jay Leno once said, “Dick Lugar is a good name for a porn star.”
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....
The money quote from a Washington Post piece on the Tea Party and Washingtons 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 dont 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 hes not expecting a tea-party sweep. I still have faith in the visceral judgment of the American people, he said.
The DC GOP RINOs are as bad as Obama and the left.
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:
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?).
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...
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.
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”.
$10 bet that when Lugar is whipped, he won’t return home to Indiana.
I think Dick Lugar is ripe to get primaried.
No one is owed my vote. Especially RINO’s.
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.
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.
One thing is for sure.
The GOP is dead.
Better the enemy you know in the Senate than a back-stabbing RINO.
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.
Please, please replace this fossil in the primary.
Karl Rove and Krauthammer are most responsible.
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