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This GOP Senator Is Ready To Take Down The Tea Party
The Business Insider ^ | 2-3-2011 | Grace Wyler

Posted on 02/03/2011 2:53:24 PM PST by blam

This GOP Senator Is Ready To Take Down The Tea Party

Grace Wyler
Feb. 3, 2011, 4:20 PM

Image: scriptingnews via Flikr

Veteran GOP Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana has thumbed his nose at Tea Party threats. The Hoosier State Republican knows they are coming after his Senate seat in 2012 but he is not going down without a fight.

Lugar, who has served six terms in the Senate, has $2.3 million in his campaign war chest, which likely puts him far ahead of any potential primary challengers. But the 78-year old says he is kicking his fundraising up a notch in preparation for a tough assault from the right.

Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock (R ) is expected to formally launch a challenge against Lugar this weekend, according to Politico. Mourdock recently visited Washington, where he paid his respects to Tea Party kingmaker Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC).

Tea Party groups in the Hoosier State have said they will rally around one candidate to unseat Lugar in the 2012 Republican primary. State Sen. Mike Delph (R ) has also been mentioned as a possible candidate.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: conservatives; lugar; mourdock; politics; richardmourdock; rino; rinobegone; senate2012; teaparty
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We must get rid of the RINO's ASAP.

Do all that you can to support the Tea Party folks, everywhere.

1 posted on 02/03/2011 2:53:26 PM PST by blam
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To: blam

Lugar is toast.


2 posted on 02/03/2011 2:55:07 PM PST by screaminsunshine (Surfers Rule)
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To: blam

Paging, Mike Pence. Mike Pence to the GOP primary phone.


3 posted on 02/03/2011 2:56:02 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: blam
Not to worry.

Sarah will target him in her crosshairs.

4 posted on 02/03/2011 2:56:35 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: blam

Will be 80 years old and running for a 6 year term

Power corrupts and distorts reality


5 posted on 02/03/2011 2:56:56 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (The Rodney King Riots: Courtesy of ABC, CBS, NBC & CNN)
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To: Deb

Lugar: So long, it’s been good to know ya....


6 posted on 02/03/2011 2:57:01 PM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: blam
Contrary to what the name would imply, the Business Insider is a liberal publication. It usually features some ugly woman bashing Sarah Palin.
7 posted on 02/03/2011 2:57:04 PM PST by bwc2221 (.)
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To: blam
Contrary to what the name would imply, the Business Insider is a liberal publication. It usually features some ugly woman bashing Sarah Palin.
8 posted on 02/03/2011 2:57:08 PM PST by bwc2221 (.)
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To: blam

Lugar’s another poster child for term limits.

Enough is enough already. Help end the era of the RINOs.

Go Tea Party!


9 posted on 02/03/2011 2:57:13 PM PST by Bullish (Obama's obviously drunk at the wheel and should be taken off the road before he gets people killed)
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To: blam

Just say NO to RINOs


10 posted on 02/03/2011 2:57:18 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just restock [chg'd to comply w/ The Civility in Discourse Act of 2011])
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To: blam

I guess we’ll see who actually gets taken down, eh, Lugie?


11 posted on 02/03/2011 2:57:29 PM PST by MizSterious ("Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." -JFK)
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To: screaminsunshine

I think you might well be right....and it will be a sweet victory!


12 posted on 02/03/2011 2:57:29 PM PST by ConservativeDude
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To: blam

Lugar is the worst of them all - he is devious.


13 posted on 02/03/2011 2:57:34 PM PST by editor-surveyor (NOBAMA - 2012)
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To: blam
I liked Lugar 20 years ago, but the greatest generation sure did run up some bills during their tenure.
14 posted on 02/03/2011 2:57:38 PM PST by Jolla
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To: blam

How popular is this old fossil? Does he have “fans” ? IMO, he’s a decrepit old insider, and what’s left of the Democrats in Indiana can’t be in love with him, either. Can they be?


15 posted on 02/03/2011 2:57:40 PM PST by Nonstatist
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Really, why do these men past the age of 75 keep running. They need to just quit. Most are totally corrupt. Term limit him.


16 posted on 02/03/2011 2:57:56 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: blam

Mentally demented Lugar is drooling even faster nowadays. Indiana Voters ....wake up!!!


17 posted on 02/03/2011 2:58:25 PM PST by Paul Ross (Ronald Reagan-1987:"We are always willing to be trade partners but never trade patsies.")
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To: blam

Wait a minute—one Senator winning a primary would mean the Tea Party is destroyed?? Huh? The Tea Party lost a few in last year’s election and is stronger than ever. A rather dumb headline all and all.


18 posted on 02/03/2011 2:58:58 PM PST by MissesBush
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To: dandiegirl

Unless their name is Jesse Helms.


19 posted on 02/03/2011 3:01:53 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: blam

Feingold never thought he’d lose either.

Bennett of Utah, Castle,

Let loogie dream on. He’s toast, IMHO


20 posted on 02/03/2011 3:02:31 PM PST by Carley (ARAB STREET NO DIFFERENT THAN AMERICA'S LEFT)
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To: blam

If all else fails third party him.


21 posted on 02/03/2011 3:02:33 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: blam

Lugar better be ready to take down his pants.....he’s gonna get screwed...


22 posted on 02/03/2011 3:02:48 PM PST by Shamrock-DW
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To: MissesBush

My money says that should this RINO be defeated in the primaries that he’ll pull a Murkowski.


23 posted on 02/03/2011 3:02:59 PM PST by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: blam
“has $2.3 million in his campaign war chest”

And what promises did he make and to who to amass such a sum, and was it given to shape legislation (he is for sale), to curtail legislation (nice business you gots here, shame if some government regulation were to happen to it), or dutifully paid by those who already agreed ideologically with his position (assuming he HAS an ideology beyond his own reelection).

Well?

24 posted on 02/03/2011 3:03:26 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: A_Former_Democrat
True and his position let's him pat the young ladies on the ass.
25 posted on 02/03/2011 3:04:22 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: dandiegirl
Really, why do these men past the age of 75 keep running.

It must be the only way they can get laid.

26 posted on 02/03/2011 3:04:22 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Nonstatist
How popular is this old fossil? Does he have “fans” ?

Don't know about the fans, but the RATS didn't even run against him a candidate last election. Election before, If I am right, Lugar beat the rat by 80%.

IMO, he’s a decrepit old insider, and what’s left of the Democrats in Indiana can’t be in love with him, either. Can they be?

No, apparently they distrust him and regard him as a phoney liberal. Totally Weird. He has proved over and over that he is for globalist treaties ending our sovereignty. Which means it is time for the Tea Party to Take Lugar Down. DUMP LUGAR! I will pay substantial bucks for a true conservative.

27 posted on 02/03/2011 3:04:46 PM PST by Paul Ross (Ronald Reagan-1987:"We are always willing to be trade partners but never trade patsies.")
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To: blam

They shoot horses, don’t they???????????????????????????????


28 posted on 02/03/2011 3:04:51 PM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: blam

Love to see him lose that idiotic smirk.


29 posted on 02/03/2011 3:05:28 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: blam
Lugar, who has served six terms in the Senate, has $2.3 million in his campaign war chest, which likely puts him far ahead of any potential primary challengers

Really? O'Donnell raised $3 million in a couple of days from the tea party. I think we'll have a well funded challenger to bag this RINO trophy.

30 posted on 02/03/2011 3:05:30 PM PST by Uncledave
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To: bwc2221
"Contrary to what the name would imply, the Business Insider is a liberal publication. It usually features some ugly woman bashing Sarah Palin."

I know her...It's Glynnis MacNicols, I fight with her there every day.

Every article she writes has an conservatives name in the title and I taunt her that if she didn't, no-one would read her garbage.

31 posted on 02/03/2011 3:05:30 PM PST by blam
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To: diverteach

Will not work here, too many voters.


32 posted on 02/03/2011 3:06:16 PM PST by org.whodat
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I find your remarks, so near to each other, to be humorous.

If Luger loses the primary and continues on to the election as an independent he is a bad sport and pulling a Murkowski.

If Luger wins the primary, the Tea party guy who lost should continue on to the election as an independent and he is a good sport a stand up guy who is doing right?

Whose ox is being gored I imagine....

33 posted on 02/03/2011 3:06:27 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: blam

Constitutional Government...is seen as a greater threat to DC than all of ALQueda itself....


34 posted on 02/03/2011 3:06:27 PM PST by mo ("If you understand, no explanation is needed; if you do not, no explanation is possible")
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To: screaminsunshine

Hell, he’ll die before the primary! Cardiac arrest!


35 posted on 02/03/2011 3:06:34 PM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Paul Ross

This guy was Nixon’s favorite mayor 40 years ago. He has had his chance. This is a chance for somebody new to step up. That somebody needs to a little more attuned to modern times. Goodbye Dick.


36 posted on 02/03/2011 3:07:51 PM PST by Sam Clements
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To: A_Former_Democrat
Will be 80 years old and running for a 6 year term Power corrupts and distorts reality

Ding Ding Ding....

Also Paging, Carl Levin. Ted Kennedy, Sen Byrd, Alan Specter, John McCain, John Dingell, John Conyers...

Did I miss any Dinosaurs living or fossilized?

37 posted on 02/03/2011 3:08:12 PM PST by taildragger ((Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: blam
Lugar, who has served six terms in the Senate,

That alone must make him toast!

38 posted on 02/03/2011 3:09:09 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: buccaneer81

It must be the only way they can get laid.

I think you’ve got it!


39 posted on 02/03/2011 3:10:26 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: Doc Savage

I met him once...I thought I was going to die from boredom...no personality whatsoever.


40 posted on 02/03/2011 3:10:49 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: blam

Does Lugar think the future of the Tea Party Movement hinges on his sorry, pathetic ass? Or is it jut the headline writer?


41 posted on 02/03/2011 3:11:06 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (We conservatives will always lose elections as long as we allow the MSM to choose our candidates.)
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To: allmendream

He has the right to take his tired worn out old ass and go hold hands with bob what,s his name. Ever notice how this worn out old farts claim to be from such and such state and they all retire and live in Washington dc.


42 posted on 02/03/2011 3:11:16 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: blam
"This GOP Senator Is Ready To Take Down The Tea Party "

Lugar couldn't take down his pants after a whole bottle of Milk of Magnesia...


Dick Doody


43 posted on 02/03/2011 3:12:18 PM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: blam

I spit a luge e on lugar.

Hey you RINO POS. ....... US Tea Party did this http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2426244/posts just for the chance to replace the biggest traitor since Benedict Arnold. And we did this in full knowledge that Scott was as big a POS Rhino as you.

Now imagine lugar scumbag..... how much money is coming to replace you.

Replace you with a real American.

A Simple Bricklayer

P.S.... You had better raise at least a order of magnitude your measly 2 mill war chest. Better yet... retire with your well earned funds.


44 posted on 02/03/2011 3:12:33 PM PST by Fantomw
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That is where the K street money is. It isn't exactly retirement when you make MORE after your government service than during.

I just find it amusing the dichotomy of the two views expressed.

That Luger is such a lowlife that even if he lost the GOP nomination, the scumbag would run as an independent.

Contrasted with....

If Luger wins the GOP nomination (the lowlife scumbag), the Tea Party guy should run as an independent.

45 posted on 02/03/2011 3:15:06 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: blam

Buh Bye


46 posted on 02/03/2011 3:16:25 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously..... You won't live through it anyway.)
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To: blam

There was a time when Lugar was a pretty good Senator. But that was years and years and years ago.

His behavior during the past few years has been abominable.


47 posted on 02/03/2011 3:16:35 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: blam
Lugar, with that stupid S**t-eating grin, looks way too much like Howdy Doody,

Who we would really need in his office is Buffalo Bob.

Even Clarabelle the Clone Clown would be a step in the right direction.

48 posted on 02/03/2011 3:16:46 PM PST by capt. norm (Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never run out of material.)
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To: blam

It is difficult to unseat sitting Senator in primaries (see Alaska), but certainly possible (see Utah).
In anycase, he is number one target to be defeated in primaries. (Blue state RINOs, like Scott Brown in MA, are not primary targets, if targets at all).

Here is the challenger info:


Richard E. Mourdock

Richard Mourdock was elected as the 53rd State Treasurer in November 2006 and took office on February 10, 2007. He brings to the office a 30-year record as a business leader in the Hoosier energy, construction and environmental industries.

In addition, Richard served two terms as County Commissioner of Vanderburgh County from 1995 to 2002, where he gained a reputation as a results-oriented leader by setting goals and measuring progress.

As Treasurer, Richard serves as the State’s Chief Investment Officer, where he seeks to maximize the return on the State’s investment portfolio. He also serves as Chairman of the Indiana Bond Bank, Wireless Enhanced 911 Advisory Board, and the Indiana Education Savings Authority as well as being the Secretary and Investment Manager of the Indiana Board for Depositories and the Trustee of the State Police Pension Plan.

Richard holds a Master’s Degree in Geology from Ball State University and a Bachelor’s Degree from Defiance College in Ohio.

On a personal note, Richard is a licensed pilot with more than 2000 hours of flight time, has been active in Christian Missions in Bolivia on many occasions and is a marathon runner, having completed six marathons in the past eight years. Richard and his wife, Marilyn, live in Darmstadt, Indiana.


49 posted on 02/03/2011 3:17:44 PM PST by heiss
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To: screaminsunshine
Lugar is toast.

That's funny. I was just thinking his face looks like a popped can of biscuits.

50 posted on 02/03/2011 3:18:05 PM PST by arasina (So there.)
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