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Sen. Lugar not planning "active" campaign for Mourdock (Dick takes ball & goes home)
CBS ^ | May 27, 2012 | Leigh Ann Caldwell

Posted on 05/30/2012 6:07:02 PM PDT by ak267

(CBS News) In his first interview since he lost his primary earlier this month, Indiana Republican Senator Richard Lugar said he had no plans to campaign for Richard Mourdock, who beat him.

"For the time being, I don't plan an active campaign," Lugar said on "Face the Nation."

The 80-year old lawmaker, known for reaching a landmark post-Cold War agreement on weapons reductions with Russia, has served in the Senate for 36 years. He lost to Tea Party-backed State Treasurer Richard Mourdock by 20 percent during the May 8 primary.

Lugar told host Bob Schieffer that Republican voters in Indiana wrote off the need for bipartisanship.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: 2012; lugar; mourdock; senate
Lugar...GTFO you rat bag!!!!
1 posted on 05/30/2012 6:07:18 PM PDT by ak267
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To: ak267

Good. Who wants him?


2 posted on 05/30/2012 6:09:23 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: ak267

Hey Dick, you were a big politician, but you are a small man.


3 posted on 05/30/2012 6:11:24 PM PDT by 1raider1
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To: ak267

Sour grapes, old fart. No more RINOs.


4 posted on 05/30/2012 6:13:02 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: beethovenfan

Ditto.


5 posted on 05/30/2012 6:14:06 PM PDT by Battle Axe (Repent, for the coming of the Lord is nigh.)
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To: ak267
Had him pegged for a loser, but he's actually a sore loser.
6 posted on 05/30/2012 6:14:16 PM PDT by stormhill
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To: ak267

“The 80-year old lawmaker, known for reaching a landmark post-Cold War agreement on weapons reductions with Russia, has served in the Senate for 36 years.”

That’s three strikes right there, Dick.


7 posted on 05/30/2012 6:14:26 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: ak267

Lugar isn’t done yet. Lame duck session will include him actively pushing the UN LOST treaty , and who knows what else. A window to push globalist agenda


8 posted on 05/30/2012 6:14:57 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: ak267

he is free to campaign for the Democrats now. lol


9 posted on 05/30/2012 6:15:02 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: ak267

Hey RINO, is that a promise?


10 posted on 05/30/2012 6:20:25 PM PDT by Freestate316
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To: ak267

Dick is more than his first name.


11 posted on 05/30/2012 6:21:41 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Da Bro' Gotsta Go!)
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To: ak267

Work or actually producing is not what Establishment rulers do. This would include doing ANYTHING that benefits Republican voters, especially conservatives.

This is exactly why they despised Newt, or the thought of Newt arriving on their DC turf as a nominee. He wore them out as Speaker and they hate him for it.

Send McConnel home. Send Boehner home. Send Cantor home.

I’m even sick of Coburn (OK), and Cornyn (TX). These guys stick their neck out now for no one who isn’t RINO, least of all for kick butt conservatives, whom they water board upon arrival.


12 posted on 05/30/2012 6:21:58 PM PDT by RitaOK (I DID vote against Romney! Few are unafraid, but I thank God for the few. We are the resistance.)
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To: ak267

No one needs bipartisanship but the damned liberals.


13 posted on 05/30/2012 6:25:45 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: ak267

dick head ing home, eh? No big loss.


14 posted on 05/30/2012 6:33:05 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: RitaOK

I’m even sick of Coburn (OK), and Cornyn (TX).

Some of us have been sick of Cornyn for a long time. He’s up for reelection in 2014. Hopefully we’ll have a good candidate to run against him and get him out of there.


15 posted on 05/30/2012 6:34:54 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: RitaOK

>> I’m even sick of Coburn (OK), and Cornyn (TX)

Ditto.

Your and my supposedly conservative senators are both too rino for comfort.


16 posted on 05/30/2012 6:37:11 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: ak267

Has Mourdock thanked him for saying he won’t campaign for him?


17 posted on 05/30/2012 6:44:12 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: ak267
He lost to Tea Party-backed State Treasurer Richard Mourdock by 20 percent during the May 8 primary.

Any pol who loses by 20% brings nothing to the party.

18 posted on 05/30/2012 6:45:46 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Nervous Tick

It is time for term limits, senate and house. Take your marbles and go home Dick, no one will miss you. Enjoy playing by yourself.


19 posted on 05/30/2012 6:51:22 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Grams A

Can’t imagine who I could recommend. How about you. Wish we had Alan West type. Smart, charasmatic, deadly serious and conservative to the shoe soles.

We may have fired our best shot with Cruz and it’s going to be a bloody fur flying fight during this run off campaign to squeeze him in through the sheep gate.

Heck, there are conservatives on FR who don’t know the difference between him and the establishment Dewhurst and don’t seem to care. Amazing.


20 posted on 05/30/2012 7:11:04 PM PDT by RitaOK (I DID vote against Romney! Few are unafraid, but I thank God for the few. We are the resistance.)
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To: ak267

“A large portion of the Republican Party of Indiana believed, apparently, in the idea of individualism as opposed to community.....” Lugar said.
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Well....duh!! Back to Mclean Virginia with you now—where you can profess your beliefs in “community” and drool into your drool-cup.


21 posted on 05/30/2012 7:28:01 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Richard Lugar. Just another Dick.


22 posted on 05/30/2012 7:44:34 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over...)
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To: RitaOK

I used to think Coburn was the best senator there since Helms retired. Now, I find him run-of-the-mill and wouldn’t turn on the TV to watch him at all as I would have Helms.


23 posted on 05/30/2012 8:15:13 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is prologue: The American people again let us down in this election cycle.)
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To: Grams A
Hopefully we’ll have a good candidate to run against Cornyn and get him out of there.

Not a chance! TX people like the status quo, as they mostly demonstrated again on May 29.

24 posted on 05/30/2012 8:17:45 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is prologue: The American people again let us down in this election cycle.)
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To: ak267
Lugar told host Bob Schieffer that Republican voters in Indiana wrote off the need for bipartisanship.
"Bipartisanship" - doing what the Democrats want.
25 posted on 05/30/2012 8:18:15 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Theodore R.

Coburn has either switched or I have caught on late. I had to be one of his very biggest fans in the beginning, along with you! He’s a RINO now, trying to retire rich on his book oracle, of how awesome it is that only he can add and subtract.

Silent as a cricket until Newt got in the race and he freaks out, joins the DC mafia for Romney against Newt all over TV, and then crawls back under his rock among the waiting for Romney’s coronation, content to avoid supporting any real conservative.

Preening about his imaginary friend Barky Obamao was the first clue and the LAST straw for me. Then came his holy admonition to Oklahomans who criticised Pelosi. They were friends too, don’t you know, and she was “a very nice lady”.

Gag.


26 posted on 05/30/2012 8:32:53 PM PDT by RitaOK (I DID vote against Romney! Few are unafraid, but I thank God for the few. We are the resistance.)
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To: Theodore R.

Coburn has either switched or I have caught on late. I had to be one of his very biggest fans in the beginning, along with you! He’s a RINO now, trying to retire rich on his book oracle, of how awesome it is that only he can add and subtract.

Silent as a cricket until Newt got in the race and he freaks out, joins the DC mafia for Romney against Newt all over TV, and then crawls back under his rock among the bushwhackers waiting for Romney’s coronation, content to avoid supporting any real conservative.

Preening about his imaginary friend Barky Obamao was the first clue and the LAST straw for me. Then came his holy admonition to Oklahomans who criticised Pelosi. They were friends too, don’t you know, and she was “a very nice lady”.

Gag.


27 posted on 05/30/2012 8:34:53 PM PDT by RitaOK (I DID vote against Romney! Few are unafraid, but I thank God for the few. We are the resistance.)
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To: RitaOK; Theodore R.

My first thought was that if Dewdrop does lose to Cruz he might run against Cornyn in 2014. Or he might wait in the wings to see if Perry runs for Governor again and if he doesn’t, then he would run for governor. Or how about someone like Michael Williams. He lost his primary election - really disappointed me. Whomever it might be would have to have very deep pockets and be able to take on the Austin, California, machine.

The real scary thought though is that we will have people like Cornyn and Pete Olson until they decides to retire.

There was just a whole lot of candidates running for some of the positions this time and with such a low turnout in so many parts of the state, it was hard to win. We have a whole lot riding on the run off.

In the meantime I just hope that people vote for Randy Weber who is running for Ron Paul’s old seat. He is truly “smart, charismatic, deadly serious and conservative to the shoe soles”. Plus he has a beautiful and very intelligent wife and awesome family.


28 posted on 05/30/2012 9:25:54 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Grams A; Theodore R.

Put me on your ping list on Randy Weber. He is outside my district, but I would be happy to follow him along with you.

Michael Williams. Yes, he is such a good, good bet. Redstate.com is behind him all the way. I guess he was lost among all the contenders that were in his race? He should have a future. Very disappointing for me too that he didn’t pull up a win.

On the other hand, it was reported that the low turn out was actually what really helped Cruz. The die hards, us conservatives, vote anywhere any time, and the marginal voters were pooped from the weekend and had lost interest with the month late ballot day. Dewberry had the name recognition and might have made 50 in a large turn out.


29 posted on 05/30/2012 9:57:30 PM PDT by RitaOK (I DID vote against Romney! Few are unafraid, but I thank God for the few. We are the resistance.)
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To: Grams A

BTW, I had not put my exhausted brain to use on the possibilities of a Dewhust-Cornyn contest, but always assumed Dewhurst would try for governor one day. What you think is very interesting. Thanks.

I wonder if these inbreds have already figured these challenges out among themselves? The key seems to be to do just that and muster a bloc of power and money and buy offs, well in advance of announcing. Romney bought a lot of DC campaigns in the past three years.


30 posted on 05/30/2012 10:02:58 PM PDT by RitaOK (I DID vote against Romney! Few are unafraid, but I thank God for the few. We are the resistance.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Ricardo “Smoker” Lugar serveved for some time admirably. His passing to retirement in DC wasn’t an “age” thing, moreover, Smoker’s loss is a direct result of “representation”, his failure to!

My fellow Hoosiers could tolerate his “smoking the opposition” habit and we tolerated, for far too long, “smokers” attempts to give our farms, our jobs and our country’s security. Dicks’ propensity for “swallowing” manure or whatever was put in his face by the opposition or Dick’s impotence became his own demise. Luckily, we finally got the batting order correct...Country, security, jobs...

Second guess your vote?...Don not ever! The out-pouring of disingenuous, democrats crying, pouting and limply aurguing for Luggy the “Richard Smoker”...Well...It may be OK to smoke...but swallowing my be dangerous to your political health!

We don’t give 2 snits about his hurt feelings...He’ll retire and live off all of us! buh-buh-bye.....Dick!

You’re a decent man. Now, go mow your own grass in your Georgetown hood.

Thank you my fellow Hoosiers! Thanks to all our supporting country men/women! This is how we beat them!!!!!


31 posted on 05/30/2012 11:28:26 PM PDT by RetAF_fedUP (No moral value held dear by the American people obliges public servants ever to sacrifice innocents)
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To: RitaOK

I wonder if these inbreds have already figured these challenges out among themselves?”

Interesting thought and probably more truth than fiction. Seems as if much of the time these folks have already planned their ascendency chart. What they have never learned is how to incorporate the fact that sometimes we mere mortals have other ideas and sometimes there are enough of us with a like mind to muck up their program. Like the rising up of the Tea Party.

Or sometimes one of the people they have already designated to be the king will do or say something that creates a real problem for them - like BO and his statement on gays. This is causing them grief in the Black community. How much is yet to be seen.

I think it is very interesting that Sarah was blasted by the RINO machine because of her supposed lack of experience with foreign affairs but no one has brought this up about Romney.

Sorry but I don’t have a ping list for Weber. Just don’t have the time. Spending a lot of time on our local elections and I do have a business to attend to. Not enough hours in a day.


32 posted on 05/31/2012 8:34:11 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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