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Desperation time for Sen. Lugar
Powerline Blog ^ | April 30, 2012 | Paul Mirengoff

Posted on 04/30/2012 11:26:19 AM PDT by fifedom

Last week, we noted that a poll conducted for the campaign of Richard Mourdock showed him leading Sen. Richard Lugar by five points in the race for the Republican nomination for the Indiana Senate seat Lugar has held since 1977. Lugar’s polling may well confirm that he is in trouble. Recently, his campaign has been flailing at Mourdock with an air of desperation.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: rino; teaparty
Things are not looking good for the RINO Lugar. His best news recently is that Juan McLame endorsed him ;-). But Mourdock cannot let up now, so if you can send him some $$
1 posted on 04/30/2012 11:26:27 AM PDT by fifedom
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To: fifedom

Poster boy for term limits.


2 posted on 04/30/2012 11:31:06 AM PDT by ransacked
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To: fifedom

Mitch Daniels filmed a campaign commercial supporting Lugar and it’s been playing nonstop. It doesn’t seem to be helping though.


3 posted on 04/30/2012 11:31:39 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: fifedom

My God, how old is Lugar, anyway... 104?


4 posted on 04/30/2012 11:42:49 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... so should voting!)
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To: circlecity
Mitch Daniels filmed a campaign commercial supporting Lugar and it’s been playing nonstop.

Munchkin Mitch getting back in touch with that RINO side again...

5 posted on 04/30/2012 11:44:10 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... so should voting!)
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To: ScottinVA

Lugar just turned 80 earlier this month. If Indiana voters oust him a week from today, then our own Arlen Specter will have to write another chapter in his best seller about how right wing extremists are taking over the GOP, LOL!


6 posted on 04/30/2012 11:51:43 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: fifedom

Six terms in the Senate is enough for jug-eared Dick. He hasn’t even bothered to maintain a residence much less live in Indiana in twenty years.


7 posted on 04/30/2012 11:53:02 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: fifedom

And as Michelle Malkin points out in her blog today, the Young Guns Network - a PAC started by two from assistants to RINO extra-ordinaire Eric Cantor - are vigorously out recruiting DEMOCRATS in Indiana to vote for Lugar in the Republican Primary. So not only is a flailing decline of Lugar, but we have that RINO serpent Cantor recruiting the very party he’s supposed to be fighting against mobilized en masse to elect nothing but another Progressivist Big Government-loving Republicans to office. It’s sickening.


8 posted on 04/30/2012 11:54:08 AM PDT by antonico
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To: ransacked

Lugar stopped representing the people of Indiana back in the early 80’s.


9 posted on 04/30/2012 11:56:17 AM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: fifedom

I don’t put Lugar in the same camp with Specter, Weicker, Snowe, Collins and Warner.

BUT, in an election when you are accused of being out of touch and too attached to the office, it is a BAD IDEA to respond to a question about supporting Mourdock after the primary he should win with the snotty. “We are going to win and we will welcome Mourdock’s support.” How very unsporting and childish.

If these guys were NFL football teams, that quotation would go on the wall of the opponent’s locker room to energize them.


10 posted on 04/30/2012 11:57:03 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: antonico
You've got to be kidding! Cantor's boys are actually recruiting Rats to vote for Lugar?????

If Lugar should pull this out, then an investigation needs to be done of Cantor. I knew he couldn't be trusted, and now we have a reason why.

This is why term limits are needed and every single politician in Washington DC needs to be retired, right now!

11 posted on 04/30/2012 12:05:43 PM PDT by ducttape45
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To: ScottinVA

Wobbly, tottering (RINO) Lugar turned EIGHTY YEARS OLD (80!!) the 4th. of April. He’s so two-faced (most RINO’s are)that he makes me sick to even see him.....same reaction I have every time I see BHO.

RINO Lugar IS PRO-Illegals; PRO-United Nations, and PRO-Law of the Sea Treaty (if you don’t know what this does to our sovereignty, please look it up).

RINO Lugar has become Indiana’s Robert Byrd (D-WVA) and this Indiana voter strongly believes he NO LONGER represents the traditional, common sense values and mindset of a majority of Republicans in this state. He MUST BE replaced! Richard Mourdock is our candidate!

Mitch Daniels has NOT helped himself by showing up in RINO Lugar ads and I’ve lost respect for him.

Also, how many of you are aware that some employees working for the House of Representatives group known as “the young guns” (Paul Ryan (R-WI), Eric Cantor (R-VA), Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and its’ chairman, Pete Sessions (R-TX), have been running PRO (RINO) Lugar ads in this State? What does this tell us about this particular group of ‘republicans’ who are in leadership rolls in the House?? The honest, true conservative members of the House of Representatives are up against sickening RINO House leadership. This has to be changed!


12 posted on 04/30/2012 12:17:19 PM PDT by CORYDON
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To: fifedom

Maybe Larry Flyntt will come out and endorse Lugar like he did Obama.


13 posted on 04/30/2012 12:38:50 PM PDT by Jack Burton007 (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: antonico

Well, isn’t that special? How about we give Eric Cantor a little phone call.
Eric’s DC Phone #(202) 225-2815
Eric’s VA Phone #(540) 825-8960

Melt the phone lines, folks. Just a suggestion. What do you say?


14 posted on 04/30/2012 12:40:54 PM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (If we don't help make a change, then who will? It starts with us.)
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To: Rummyfan

“Six terms in the Senate is enough for jug-eared Dick. He hasn’t even bothered to maintain a residence much less live in Indiana in twenty years.”

And his “buddy” Orrin Hatch is getting a primary. Of the two, Hatch is the more benign, but they both need to be gone. 36 years is way too many to “serve.”


15 posted on 04/30/2012 1:00:30 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: ducttape45

Investigate and drive from public life in well-deserved disgrace: Boehner, Cantor, McCarthy as well as Lugar regardless of whether Lugar wins the primary or not.


16 posted on 04/30/2012 1:23:45 PM PDT by BlackElk ( Dean of Discipline ,Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society. Burn 'em Bright!)
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To: vette6387
Dick Lugar is a nice guy. I voted for him when I lived in Indiana. But that's his problem, he's too NICE.

At a time when we need rottweilers, Lugar is a Maltese with a pink bow in his hair.

17 posted on 04/30/2012 1:41:18 PM PDT by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: Vigilanteman

The Nixon-Ford-Dole era is ending, but the Boehner-McConnell-Romney era continues.


18 posted on 04/30/2012 2:03:44 PM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: boop

It’s not just that he’s nice. Jim DeMint is nice. But Lugar is a progressive, on the same side and following the same policies as the Democrats, just pushing a little slower.


19 posted on 04/30/2012 2:05:09 PM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: Defiant
The Nixon-Ford-Dole era is ending, but the Boehner-McConnell-Romney era continues.

I'd like to get some off-mike comments recorded from these guys. They could be very revealing. Of course none of them appear to be quite as stupid as Obama and seem to understand mostly how microphones work.

20 posted on 04/30/2012 2:07:52 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: Vigilanteman

We definitely need some good news after the Romney disaster. Anyone who voted to confirm Kagan needs to go.


21 posted on 04/30/2012 2:09:34 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: Defiant
On Lugar's balance sheet: Pro-life, pro-military, pro-republican court appointees.

On his debit side: he loves the democrats a bit TOO much.

Maybe he is fond of the good old days when republicans knew their place, back of the bus.

But at least he got to have a beer with Tip O'Neill after a royal beat-down.

22 posted on 04/30/2012 2:11:25 PM PDT by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: Dr. Sivana
it is a BAD IDEA to respond to a question about supporting Mourdock after the primary he should win with the snotty. “We are going to win and we will welcome Mourdock’s support.” How very unsporting and childish.

That's exactly how everyone should have answered when asked if they'd support Mitt Romney if he won the primary.

23 posted on 04/30/2012 2:12:56 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: boop

The politicians treat congress like a country club they are entitled to raid for perks.

You are so right. This is not the gentile (or was it ever) days. This is the time of cspan and blogs and FR’s and social outlets. We did not elect them to sip tea and bask in the glory of their own reflections.


24 posted on 04/30/2012 2:15:04 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: boop

Republicans who voted for Elena Kagan, who was confirmed by the Senate by a vote of 63-37:

Richard Lugar
Lindsey Graham
Judd Gregg
Susan Collins
Olympia Snowe

That makes 5 Senate Republicans more liberal than Democrat Ben Nelson who voted NAY.

If they had voted conservative, she would have been filibustered off the bench.


25 posted on 04/30/2012 2:17:33 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: JediJones

I know they have nothing but contempt for conservatives and conservatism. I worked for Danforth when he and Lugar were best buds. They laughed at Reagan, and as soon as they felt like they didn’t have to go along with him any more, they jumped off the bandwagon and started sharpening the knives. I was a Reaganite mole at the time. Sadly, Reagan was but a brief interlude while the Lugars and other progressive pubbies plotted to get back in charge. Once back, they are never going to let us run things ever again, I promise you. The only issue is when are we going to realize that?


26 posted on 04/30/2012 3:13:01 PM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: ScottinVA

“Munchkin Mitch getting back in touch with that RINO side again...”

Amazing how Daniels FOOLED so many people, for so long.


27 posted on 04/30/2012 3:35:06 PM PDT by BobL
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To: Defiant

Gotta go what Breitbart and O’Keefe are doing to the Dims to the RINOs. Uncover old tapes and get some damning off-mike comments on the record.


28 posted on 04/30/2012 3:38:00 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: BobL

Daniels lost me when he suggested a social values “truce” with the left. To me, that`s an absolute no-go.


29 posted on 04/30/2012 6:15:43 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... so should voting!)
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To: BlackElk

Agreed.


30 posted on 04/30/2012 6:28:34 PM PDT by ducttape45
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