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Dick Lugar's Indiana Loss Is a Win for Democrats
ABC ^ | 5/9/12 | Chris Good

Posted on 05/09/2012 9:21:11 AM PDT by central_va

In a tough year for Senate campaigns, Democrats will take everything they can get.

This year's map of Senate races heavily favors the GOP, which will defend only 10 seats to Democrats' 23. Six Democratic incumbents have declined to run, and Democrats will have to defend seats in 11 competitive races, while Republicans will only defend in five.

All of which makes Sen. Dick Lugar's loss welcome news for Democrats, who seem to have figured all along that their candidate, Blue Dog Rep. Joe Donnelly, would fare better against Tea Party-backed, Saran Palin-endorsed state Treasurer Richard Mourdock in November.

Now that Mourdock has defeated the six-term senator, Democrats might have a chance at winning a seat they had otherwise written off.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: dcresident; democrats; donnelly; elections; in2012; indiana; liberalidiot; lugar; mourdock; newstart; nwo; rinohunt; teaparty
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This was a comment from the Yahoo site:

Obama is so unpopular in Indiana that the democrats have no chance to win anything here. The writers of this article are delusional. I live in IN and the majority of people here are disillusioned with liberalism after the democrats had the supermajority during obama's first two years.

1 posted on 05/09/2012 9:21:18 AM PDT by central_va
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To: central_va

...and Dan Rather insist blah blah blah.......


2 posted on 05/09/2012 9:23:03 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: central_va

I wonder if Chris Good has EVER voted for a Pubbie?


3 posted on 05/09/2012 9:23:33 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: central_va

That’s what happens when you drink Kool-Aid, not TEA!


4 posted on 05/09/2012 9:24:35 AM PDT by SueRae (The Tower of Sauron falls on 11.06.2012)
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To: central_va

ABC = All Bull Crap


5 posted on 05/09/2012 9:24:55 AM PDT by clamper1797 (Hoping to have some change left)
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To: RexBeach

The MSM is simply a propaganda engine for the status quo FedGov™ socialist machine. Wormtungue media.....


6 posted on 05/09/2012 9:25:08 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va

Donnelly is SO confident of an Indiana win, that he is now calling for a subpoena of Holder on F&F.


7 posted on 05/09/2012 9:26:23 AM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: central_va

This is great. The author and his audience can take comfort in this ignorant conclusion. Indiana has a great guvnah and an enthusiastic conservative candidate. Power to the people.


8 posted on 05/09/2012 9:27:09 AM PDT by Broker (Matthew 5:11)
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To: central_va
Now that Mourdock has defeated the six-term senator, Democrats might have a chance at winning a seat they had otherwise written off.


GIFSoup

9 posted on 05/09/2012 9:27:13 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: central_va

I don’t see Lugar’s defeat as helping the Democrats, I see it as sending a massage to RINO’s like Lugar who like to vote with Democrats.


10 posted on 05/09/2012 9:27:53 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: central_va
Hold on for a tick. So you are telling me that Indiana has kicked out somebody who reliably votes for Democrat proposals, and there's a chance it may result in somebody who reliably votes for Democrat proposals?

Oh, that IS bad.

11 posted on 05/09/2012 9:27:53 AM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: SueRae

This guy is not high on Kool-Aid, he’s got a serious drug problem!!! And....goodbye Dick Lugar, you turncoat Obamabot!!! Pubbies win big and across the board in Indiana come November, 2012


12 posted on 05/09/2012 9:28:05 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: Lazamataz

You knew this was coming. Pee-ing on the parade is what MSM does next.


13 posted on 05/09/2012 9:29:39 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va

A “win” for Lugar would also be a win for Democrats.


14 posted on 05/09/2012 9:31:15 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Broker

“Indiana has a great guvnah and an enthusiastic conservative candidate. “

Man, where have you been? Indiana’s “great guvnah” supported and appeared in campaign ads for Lugar.

Mitch needs to go.


15 posted on 05/09/2012 9:31:44 AM PDT by zaxtres
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To: central_va

They always count a loss as a win. LOL They can’t help it.
Their brains are different from normal humans.


16 posted on 05/09/2012 9:32:49 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Criminaliens or Crimigrants...0bamao's people?)
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To: central_va
Blue Dog Rep. Joe Donnelly

Blue Dog my a$$! Joe donelly is a Chicago Liberal, Union backed thug of a politician. His voting base is largely from the Gary, IN area and Chicago suburbs in NW IN.

Where does the MSM get off calling him a "Blue Dog Demograt"?

17 posted on 05/09/2012 9:34:10 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (With regards to the GOP: I am prodisestablishmentarianistic!)
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To: central_va

I am curious to see if he parades Sarah Palin’s name out after Mourdock wins in November.


18 posted on 05/09/2012 9:34:10 AM PDT by BRL
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

Nah.....after rethinking this, Mr. Chris Good is not high on either Kool-Aid or drugs, he is just simply totally insane!!! End of story.


19 posted on 05/09/2012 9:34:10 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: central_va

OK, so Joe Donnelly will lose by 15 points instead of 30 points.

Nice liberal MSM spin trying to paint lipstick on this election, which was GOOD for conservatives and BAD for liberals.


20 posted on 05/09/2012 9:35:07 AM PDT by WOSG (Anyone But Obama)
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To: central_va

ABC go pound salt and stick it up your ..............

Typical leftwing bloviating.


21 posted on 05/09/2012 9:38:10 AM PDT by ZULU (Non Nobis Domine Non Nobis Sed Nomini Tuo Da Gloriam.)
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To: central_va

Once the lame-stream believes something, it tries to convince everyone else to join them in their delusion. Have some TEA lame-stream. TEA tastes better than kool-aid. The vote is coming lame-stream. Americans are here and Americans are coming to vote. Remember well, this yesterday. The future will come from yesterday, and the lame-stream will have seen shock and awe by the vote. I’ll be LOL.


22 posted on 05/09/2012 9:38:20 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: zaxtres
Mitch needs to go.

STOP! Mitch is a great governor. Don't get worked up about his being in Lugar's ads. He's going to be replaced by Pence in the fall anyway. But he has done very well in IN as our governor. IN has a budget surplus and property taxes were recently fixed (lowered for most). I can't speak to his motives for supporting Lugar. But I suspect it was political and not necessarily personal.

23 posted on 05/09/2012 9:39:01 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (With regards to the GOP: I am prodisestablishmentarianistic!)
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To: Tenacious 1
Where does the MSM get off calling him a "Blue Dog Demograt"?

Relative to the raving Marxists in the MSM, he IS a Blue Dog!

24 posted on 05/09/2012 9:40:58 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: zaxtres

Thats the way politics work. Incumbents ALWAYS endorse incumbents from their own party in primary fights. Always. Find one exception. Even Sarah Palin (although not an incumbent) endorsed John McCain in his Senate race.


25 posted on 05/09/2012 9:41:03 AM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: Lazamataz

Yeah. That is the way I see it.
The ‘Pubbies MIGHT get to keep the seat AND we get to put a shot into the bow of the RINOs.
And if worse, comes to worse, we replace a Liberal ‘Pubbie with a Liberal Democrat and no real change in the way Senate votes go.


26 posted on 05/09/2012 9:43:34 AM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: central_va

This is more like “p*ssing into the wind” and consequently this urnal-ist has p*ssed all over himself.


27 posted on 05/09/2012 9:51:41 AM PDT by A. Morgan (Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: PapaBear3625

I thought Obammy ate all the Blue Dogs and in his word, they were delicious...


28 posted on 05/09/2012 9:53:33 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: central_va
Blue Dog Rep. Joe Donnelly, would fare better against Tea Party-backed, Saran Palin-endorsed state Treasurer Richard Mourdock in November.

Mourdock is not Christine O'Donnell. He will beat the pants off Donnelly. It won't even be close.

29 posted on 05/09/2012 9:54:00 AM PDT by montag813
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To: central_va
Dick Lugar's loss is another nail in the LSM. I heard or read at least half a dozen pro-Lugar national news stories and columns since last week.

Lugar's been losing it for years.

At least he's taking the high road so far on supporting his Tea Party successor, at least according to a news story this morning.

30 posted on 05/09/2012 9:56:14 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Venturer

Sends a message to Mittster as well, we can make you, or we can break you, your choice.


31 posted on 05/09/2012 9:58:36 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Tenacious 1
I can't speak to his motives for supporting Lugar.

Mitch got his start in politics working for Lugar. That's why. Note that Mitch--unlike Lugar--was very complimentary of Mourdock. Mitch said he'd support Mourdock if he won the primary. I have no reason to disbelieve him.

32 posted on 05/09/2012 9:58:37 AM PDT by Publius Valerius
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To: central_va

This guy needs to get out more. The chance of Mourdock losing in Nov. is as about the same as Romney winning a straw vote here on FR.


33 posted on 05/09/2012 10:06:50 AM PDT by redangus
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To: Tenacious 1

Nope it was totally personal. Lugar gave him his start in politics, it was loyalty to a mentor pure and simple. He has already appeared with Mourdock today.


34 posted on 05/09/2012 10:09:52 AM PDT by redangus
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To: Tenacious 1

I’m absolutely willing to give Daniels a pass on that one, too. I think Mitch knew it wouldn’t make a spit bit of difference anyway.


35 posted on 05/09/2012 10:12:22 AM PDT by nodumbblonde ("The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity." - Ayn Rand)
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To: central_va

Rats won’t win the Senate rate or he Presidential race is Indiana. I bet Romney and Mourdock win by more than 10 pts. Obama will lose NC as well. Obama will lose VA and FL.


36 posted on 05/09/2012 10:14:36 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: central_va
Dick Lugar's Indiana Loss Is a Win for Democrats

That is such an absurd statement, I had to click on it to read the article, if only for a few good laughs out loud.

If I ever get a job writing titles for articles, I'm going to remember this trick.

37 posted on 05/09/2012 10:18:38 AM PDT by GBA (Isaiah 9:10)
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To: central_va; hoosiermama
Here's a post with similar sentiments from IN FReeper hoosiermama on another Dick Lugar thread:

Am predicting a humongous “R” win in Indiana in the fall. Hoosiers are pissed. First: BO won by having out of state students register and vote here. Second: the discovery of signature fraud in placing BO on the ballot. Third: the enlightenment that Lugar hadn't even been residing in the state.

38 posted on 05/09/2012 10:27:03 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Venturer

I see that John Kerry was lamenting Lugar’s loss.That speaks volumes about how RINO’ed up Lugar was.


39 posted on 05/09/2012 10:30:35 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: central_va

Mr. Good is simply repeating the Democratic Party line. It was the Party line well before yesterday’s election.


40 posted on 05/09/2012 10:33:53 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: Tenacious 1
How Nice that he throws this in there:

"· Mourdock spent $2 million of taxpayer money on a lawsuit that could have endangered 124,000 Indiana jobs, including 4,000 high-paying jobs in Kokomo, Indi., by killing Chrysler's bankruptcy restructuring. Mourdock called the lawsuit his " Rosa Parks moment ." Mourdock's Tea Party opposition to the entire auto industry rescue could have cost the state 140,000 jobs in total.

· In his defense, Mourdock says, "I didn't take a pledge that I would support every job in Indiana under whatever means it takes to do it."


He didn't bother to mention that Mourdock was State Treasurer at the time and was trying to recoup the losses Indiana took as a result of the Auto bailout.
41 posted on 05/09/2012 10:51:13 AM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: central_va

I would feel better if Gary were annexed by Chicago and joined Illinois. Go Hoosiers! Love you all!


42 posted on 05/09/2012 10:52:06 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: central_va

Nonsense. Even if the premise were true, that would simply mean the DNC would have to spread its resources more thinly to keep the seat “in play” which might prevent them from being as competitive in other races.


43 posted on 05/09/2012 10:56:45 AM PDT by kevkrom (Those in a rush to trample the Constitution seem to forget that it is the source of their authority.)
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To: zaxtres

Mitch made a mistake. Will he back the winner?


44 posted on 05/09/2012 11:08:30 AM PDT by Broker (Matthew 5:11)
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To: clamper1797

ABC= America’s Best Communists


45 posted on 05/09/2012 11:12:40 AM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: Servant of the Cross

2A the area where the illegal signatures on Obama petition to be on the ballot was in Donolley’s district....Need more be said?


46 posted on 05/09/2012 11:19:05 AM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: central_va
This was a comment from the Yahoo site: Obama is so unpopular in Indiana that the democrats have no chance to win anything here. The writers of this article are delusional. I live in IN and the majority of people here are disillusioned with liberalism after the democrats had the supermajority during obama's first two years.

I'm a Hoosier, too, and this comment is spot on. The only Democrat from Indiana that is likely to get reelected is Rep. Andre Carson whose district is mostly the city of Indianapolis.

AFAIK Mitch only did one commercial for Lugar that I saw and it was telling for what Daniels did not say. His praise of Lugar was lukewarm at best and I'm sure he only did it because Lugar called in a favor. It did not make a bit of difference in any case.
47 posted on 05/09/2012 11:27:37 AM PDT by TerriHaute
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To: TerriHaute

“Tea Party-backed, Saran Palin-endorsed state Treasurer Richard Mourdock”
If you were Chris Good, you would think you had really helped MOurdock’s Democrat opponent.
If you are a normal person, you would think that this Mourdock fellow just cinched it.


48 posted on 05/09/2012 11:32:20 AM PDT by Kanzan
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To: central_va
All of which makes Sen. Dick Lugar's loss welcome news for Democrats, who seem to have figured all along that their candidate, Blue Dog Rep. Joe Donnelly, would fare better against Tea Party-backed, Saran Palin-endorsed state Treasurer Richard Mourdock in November.

Oh. Well that settles it. Why bother with the election, then. We may as well fold up our tents and go home now. </extreme s>

49 posted on 05/09/2012 11:43:56 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Tenacious 1

“Where does the MSM get off calling him a “Blue Dog Demograt”? “

I believe a “Blue Dog Democrat” is one who hasn’t publicly announced that they are a socialist or communist. YET.


50 posted on 05/09/2012 11:52:37 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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