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Republican Sen. Lugar to oppose House GOP's $61B spending cuts
Hill ^ | 03/08/11 | Alexander Bolton -

Posted on 03/08/2011 12:04:36 PM PST by george76

Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), the most senior member of the Senate Republican Conference, said Tuesday he will oppose the House-passed proposal to make drastic cuts to the federal budget.

He is the first Senate Republican to publicly state his opposition to a plan that Democrats have blasted as “reckless.”

Lugar, who is facing a Tea Party-backed challenge in the 2012 Indiana Republican primary, is taking a political risk. But he and other centrist Republicans have concerns about steep spending cuts that will eliminate funding for some federal programs in mid-year.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: lugar; richardlugar; rino
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1 posted on 03/08/2011 12:04:38 PM PST by george76
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To: george76

An ever reliable RINO.


2 posted on 03/08/2011 12:05:43 PM PST by headstamp 2
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To: george76

He is a goner, for sure. He must know this will cost him his seat.


3 posted on 03/08/2011 12:06:08 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: george76

The deficit for last month alone was $223 billion and these a$$holes are quibbling over a token $5 billion a month cut in spending as if it’s the end of the world? Please.


4 posted on 03/08/2011 12:06:12 PM PST by MeganC (Soli Deo Gloria)
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To: george76

Lugar is dead meat in the 2012 GOP primary. May he be beaten by a double-digit margin.


5 posted on 03/08/2011 12:06:43 PM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said she has not yet made a decision on H.R. 1,

The House bill would eliminate funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and Planned Parenthood


6 posted on 03/08/2011 12:06:44 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Kiss his RINO-behind goodbye!


7 posted on 03/08/2011 12:07:27 PM PST by ReleaseTheHounds ("The problem with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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To: george76

Retire the RINO.

Mourdock for Senate

http://www.richardmourdock.com/splash.php


8 posted on 03/08/2011 12:07:35 PM PST by NeoCaveman (Hu's your daddy)
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To: george76

Why doesn’t he just switch parties and get it over with?


9 posted on 03/08/2011 12:07:37 PM PST by Scanian
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To: george76

P.O.S.


10 posted on 03/08/2011 12:08:02 PM PST by goodnesswins (Unlike the West, the Islamic world is serious.)
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To: george76

2 hours ago I got a call from RNC fundraiser who was arguing with me over the actions of GOP leadership. This is just another example of why I won’t donate to RNC—only supporting CONSERVATIVE candidates.


11 posted on 03/08/2011 12:09:20 PM PST by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: george76

This is why I laugh every time the Pubbie establishment says we have to back one of these RINOs “that can win”.


12 posted on 03/08/2011 12:09:25 PM PST by headstamp 2
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To: george76

“steep spending cuts that will eliminate funding for some federal programs in mid-year”

So am I, eliminate them NOW!


13 posted on 03/08/2011 12:09:25 PM PST by east1234 (Cut, Kill, Dig and Drill!)
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To: george76

RICKY RINO!!


14 posted on 03/08/2011 12:09:28 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: george76

Thad Cochran will probably vote against it too.


15 posted on 03/08/2011 12:10:47 PM PST by Sybeck1 (Memo to Mitt Romney: Just go away.............)
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To: george76

So Luger wants to provide funding for the
Corporation for Public Broadcasting and Planned Parenthood?

What is this idiot thinking? We can get along without those for sure.

I’d rather send my money to feed the poor in some other country.


16 posted on 03/08/2011 12:11:37 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (They don't need to do another 911. They have BHO and the Fleebaggers.)
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To: george76

RINO bass turd


17 posted on 03/08/2011 12:11:56 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: george76
Did you just hear that? It was Champaign corks being popped at Richard Moudocks campaign headquarters. Lugar is toast in the primary with this outrage.

Mourdock for IN Senator 2012


18 posted on 03/08/2011 12:12:03 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: george76
But he and other centrist Republicans have concerns about steep spending cuts that will eliminate funding for some federal programs in mid-year.

Eliminating funding for some federal programs in mid-year sounds like a good thing, Mr. Lugar. We cannot start yesterday; we must start now to ratchet back on our out of control spending.

19 posted on 03/08/2011 12:13:33 PM PST by olezip
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To: headstamp 2

Lugar is a d*ck! This Dino needs booting in the primary.


20 posted on 03/08/2011 12:14:04 PM PST by WMarshal (Where is the next Sam Adams?)
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To: george76

Just think, the runt, Mitch Daniels was Lugars chief of staff.


21 posted on 03/08/2011 12:15:39 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: george76

Of course.


22 posted on 03/08/2011 12:15:48 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: george76

RINO

Selling you out one freedom at a time. :)


23 posted on 03/08/2011 12:16:19 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: george76

Since this piece of shit, rino has had his new caps put on {on our dime} his old yellow teeth, he thinks he is a freaking movie star.


24 posted on 03/08/2011 12:17:16 PM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, in honor of Standing Wolf.)
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To: george76

This type of stuff has been going on far too long. Even this old geezer can’t say no to his “good friends across the aisle”. Even Orrin Hatch is trying some CYA, which hopefully won’t work.


25 posted on 03/08/2011 12:17:28 PM PST by radioone (Proud to be an enemy of Obama)
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To: george76

You know, if the push for term limits had succeeded years ago, we wouldn’t have to put up with Lugar and I doubt we’d be on the brink of bankruptcy.


26 posted on 03/08/2011 12:18:01 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: george76
Richard Luger has been a RINO for so long that the senate Democrats probably automatically count on his vote for or against whatever they're for or against. I hope this outrage (voting against a very small cut in the huge federal budget) finally wakes up Hoosiers that this man does not have their best interests at heart but cares more about expanding government and adding new tax burdens to already-overtaxed Americans. I really despise RINOs.
27 posted on 03/08/2011 12:18:52 PM PST by Jim Scott
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To: george76
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2677607/posts

Wonder if Pence will still stay neutral. And how will the new GOP wunder boy Mitch Daniels react? He was with the Lugar campaign you know.

28 posted on 03/08/2011 12:19:13 PM PST by Sybeck1 (Memo to Mitt Romney: Just go away.............)
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To: george76
Looking to feather his nest before his arrival in the private sector.

Country club republicans make me sick.

29 posted on 03/08/2011 12:19:32 PM PST by skeeter
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To: george76

Retire.
You’ve done enough !


30 posted on 03/08/2011 12:19:40 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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To: george76

Does anyone here doubt that Lugar would run 3rd Party, or write-in, if he lost the Primary?

Even if it would deliver the seat to a Dem, out of spite?


31 posted on 03/08/2011 12:21:16 PM PST by Palmetto Patriot (How much better off would we be if these bastards would just leave us alone?)
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To: george76

Sounds good to me. Another RINO to target for removal from office.


32 posted on 03/08/2011 12:22:48 PM PST by ChuckHam
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To: george76

They are trying to cut roughly 61 billion dollars from a 3.78 TRILLION dollar budget that comes down to 1/3 of 1% & this putz is claiming its to drastic?!?!?! GOD help this country from its criminally stupid leadership.


33 posted on 03/08/2011 12:22:48 PM PST by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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To: george76

Rat bastard RINO!


34 posted on 03/08/2011 12:23:48 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: george76

35 posted on 03/08/2011 12:24:43 PM PST by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Good to see you, Jim. Hope you are feeling well.


36 posted on 03/08/2011 12:24:45 PM PST by ChuckHam
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To: george76
Bolton, He is not a Republican, manipulative and deceptive. He helped jam the New Start Treaty through during the lame duck session.
37 posted on 03/08/2011 12:26:26 PM PST by opentalk
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To: george76
ummm, I just went to the link and it reports Lugar will vote for the republican bill. He claims he misunderstood the question earlier.

Only thing worse than a rino is a senile rino.

38 posted on 03/08/2011 12:27:22 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: george76

So, what’s NOT “reckless,” Dick?

What do YOU recommend, Dick?

What’s YOUR plan for dealing with runaway debt..... Dick?


39 posted on 03/08/2011 12:27:27 PM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: george76

Too old, too long, time to go


40 posted on 03/08/2011 12:27:33 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat ("Celebrate 'Civility'")
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To: george76
But he and other centrist Republicans have concerns about steep spending cuts

A steep cut would be all $1.7 billion at once.

$61 billion is 3% of the borrowed money, 1% of spending.

That's not a steep cut, it's an insult.

41 posted on 03/08/2011 12:27:41 PM PST by Jim Noble (I'd crawl over broken glass for her. Alea iacta est.)
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To: george76

“he and other centrist Republicans have concerns about steep spending cuts”
Steep? Steep? the hole we’re in and they call 61 Billion steep?


42 posted on 03/08/2011 12:28:41 PM PST by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: east1234

If not now then WHEN ? ? ? ?


43 posted on 03/08/2011 12:29:25 PM PST by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: george76
But he and other centrist Republicans have concerns about steep spending cuts that will eliminate funding for some federal programs in mid-year.

I despise "centrist" Republicans, damn near as much as I despise liberal dems. They're nothing more than a friggin' debating club. Lots of talking leading to nowhere.

Indiana... please... get rid of this dried up old RINO.

44 posted on 03/08/2011 12:29:45 PM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: george76

So Lugar was against the spending cuts until he was FOR them??!!! For anyone else who finally figured the story out, it looks like Lugar is more than just a little worried about his re-election chances, should he continue his super-RINO ways!! In short, he’s been intimidated into seeing the light!!!! GOOD!!!


45 posted on 03/08/2011 12:30:19 PM PST by Oldpuppymax
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To: george76

This POS thinks he is going to get reelected?

Sorry Dick.


46 posted on 03/08/2011 12:31:04 PM PST by dforest
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To: Nebr FAL owner
I missed Lugar using words like 'drastic' when referring to to the Obama/Pelosi/Reid one trillion dollar budget increases in 2010.

What I don't understand is the b*stard voted against the 2010 budget, presumably because of the DRASTIC increases in spending. Now he simply can't bare to cut a measley 60 billion.

47 posted on 03/08/2011 12:32:22 PM PST by skeeter
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To: george76

Still trying to figure out why this guy’s so in bed with obama.


48 posted on 03/08/2011 12:32:30 PM PST by jersey117
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To: headstamp 2
Lugar was NEVER a Democrat, nor was he ever appointed by a Democrat to anything, so he's not a RINO.

On the other hand he is old, funky and totally senile. He's talking "crazy talk" now ~

Bet he doesn't make it to the end of this term before he resigns from the Senate and checks into some sort of hospital.

49 posted on 03/08/2011 12:33:02 PM PST by muawiyah (Make America Safe For Americans)
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To: ChuckHam

Feeling great! Just narrowly escaped a close encounter with the sawbones.


50 posted on 03/08/2011 12:35:06 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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