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Bennet: Mourdock's views are 'Palin-style extremism'
Politico ^ | EMILY SCHULTHEIS

Posted on 05/10/2012 11:20:52 AM PDT by Bigtigermike

Michael Bennet, the Democratic Senator from Colorado who defeated GOP candidate Ken Buck in 2010, emailed supporters last night to slam newly-chosen Indiana GOP Senate nominee Richard Mourdock:

Last night in Indiana, Sarah Palin's hand-picked Tea Party candidate Richard Mourdock beat 36-year incumbent Senator Dick Lugar in the state's Republican primary.

Lugar knew the value in working together to get things done and the Senate will miss his bipartisan tendencies. On the other hand, the name Richard Mourdock might be new to you, but his Tea Party ideology is more of the same Palin-style extremism we've seen from the likes of Sharron Angle, Christine O'Donnell and even Ken Buck right here in Colorado.

Democrat Joe Donnelly is taking on the Palin-Mourdock machine in November because he believes that Indiana should send someone to Washington who is accountable to the people of Indiana, not to Tea Party front groups and their special interest backers.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: mourdock; palin; sarahpalin; ussenate

1 posted on 05/10/2012 11:20:54 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

When those far left freaks call anyone on the right “Extremists” they mean anyone who is for small government..if your for small government your an extremist, if your a Commie then its all good


2 posted on 05/10/2012 11:23:04 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Bigtigermike
Lugar knew the value in working together to get things done and the Senate will miss his bipartisan tendencies. Lugar was part of the problem, giving in to the left has brought us to this point.We are sick and tired of it!
3 posted on 05/10/2012 11:25:16 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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To: Bigtigermike

Respecting the Constitution is an excellent example of “Palin-style extremism”.


4 posted on 05/10/2012 11:25:26 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: Bigtigermike
Lugar knew the value in working together to get things done and the Senate will miss his bipartisan tendencies. On the other hand, the name Richard Mourdock might be new to you, but his Tea Party ideology is more of the same Palin-style extremism we've seen from the likes of Sharron Angle, Christine O'Donnell and even Ken Buck right here in Colorado.

Karl Rove writes emails for Michael Bennet? Who knew!

5 posted on 05/10/2012 11:25:30 AM PDT by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Lugar knew the value in working together to get things done and the democrats will miss his bipartisan tendencies.

There fixed it for him.


6 posted on 05/10/2012 11:25:35 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Bigtigermike
Considering I think Palin is fairly moderate, this guy isn't nearly as "extreme" as me.

Put me on a ballot somewhere and watch liberal heads explode.

Firearms safety training starting in Grade 4? You betcha... ;-)

7 posted on 05/10/2012 11:28:08 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: Bigtigermike

When everyone is an extremist, no one is an extremist.


8 posted on 05/10/2012 11:28:33 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Bigtigermike

THIS IS ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL


9 posted on 05/10/2012 11:28:56 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Mitt! You're going to have to try harder than that to be "severely conservative" my friend.)
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To: Bigtigermike

She’s never more than a thought away from being perpetually at the top of their minds. They STILL cannot stop themselves from thinking about her, fretting about her, fearing her.


10 posted on 05/10/2012 11:32:43 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Bigtigermike
http://troll.me/images/sarah-palin-wink/i-see-what-you-mean-thumb.jpg

Problem, Lib's and RINO's?

http://votingfemale.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/sarah-palin-purple-boots.jpg

11 posted on 05/10/2012 11:38:01 AM PDT by KC_Lion (I am finished with listening to empty promises of the great GOP saving me in 4 more years.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
In their debate Lugar and Mourdock gave exactly the same answers to everything.

Bennet must be of two minds here ~ (1) That if Mourdock says it then it's extreme, but (2) If Lugar says it that's just what the Democrats want.

Discounting Bennett's sanity for a moment, which isn't at all difficult, guy has none, what he's really saying is that other Democrats who worked with Lugar over the years liked his REACHAROUND approach, and how he was so easily taken.

That's the part Mourdock says he's not going to do. Bennett's saying he misses that part.

So, how about this right after he's sworn in Mourdock should walk over to Bennett and knock his head off.

He won't miss it. The others will pay more attention to Republican feelings from then on.

12 posted on 05/10/2012 11:40:27 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Dahoser

Lugar hasn’t been all that conscious for the last few years ~ so what’d he know anyway.


13 posted on 05/10/2012 11:42:07 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Bigtigermike

61-39 and that was with Lugar getting help from moderate Democrats jumping over to vote for him.

It wasn’t just the tea party that evicted Lugar, not by a long shot.


14 posted on 05/10/2012 11:44:17 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Bigtigermike

Only hard core Statists think advancing liberty is “extremism”.


15 posted on 05/10/2012 11:49:43 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Bigtigermike

I love when liberals call conservatives “extremists.”

I guess when you live on Pluto, Earth seems really far out there.


16 posted on 05/10/2012 11:51:57 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: Bigtigermike
...not to Tea Party front groups and their special interest backers.

Who are the "special interest backers" they speak of?

17 posted on 05/10/2012 11:51:57 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (With regards to the GOP: I am prodisestablishmentarianistic!)
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To: Bigtigermike
Mourdock's views are 'Palin-style extremism'

As if that was a bad thing.

18 posted on 05/10/2012 11:52:29 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Bigtigermike

I’m sure the people of Indiana will take Sarah Palin’s kind of “extreme” any day over the kind of “extreme” that is currently running things.


19 posted on 05/10/2012 11:58:23 AM PDT by Waryone
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To: Bigtigermike

My definition of “extremism” is turning traitor to one’s own country by attempting to turn that country into a Marxist dictatorship. Bennet, you’re an extremist.


20 posted on 05/10/2012 11:58:43 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne (Don't vote for anyone who worked for Goldman Sachs)
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To: Bigtigermike

More Democratic Party BS, dutifully reported.


21 posted on 05/10/2012 12:01:38 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: Bigtigermike

i’m from colorado bennet is an idiot and sounds like he is stoned all the time.


22 posted on 05/10/2012 12:14:42 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (If the little things really bother you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: Resettozero; Bigtigermike

YOU nailed it, Resettozero.

Bennett obviously replies to Palin’s Mourdock endorsement in an attempt to energize his nasty, waning base.

I suspect this approach by Palin addresses the risk of energizing the union/Democrat/Marxist base. This may be the reason she has cooled the theatrics and simply calls her shots, sends her message and moves on about her business, with plenty of dignity. She is developing into a pro which translates into “gravitas”.

It will be interesting to see if she is able to build some significant measure of clout in Republican political circles, enough to mount forces for the future, similar to what Romney did for 4-6 years in advance.

However that took plenty of money for Romney to buy Republican congressmen and senators so far in advance to obligate them to his future as THE candidate of record for the ‘12 nomination.

We conservatives have to start early and often now days, in order to arm up with the cash, clout and unity for a single conservative candidate in future primaries.


23 posted on 05/10/2012 12:17:03 PM PDT by RitaOK (Nevermind, Newt. Forget the convention. I'm trusting God for the rest.)
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To: Bigtigermike

The Democrat implosion accelerates.


24 posted on 05/10/2012 12:19:09 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Do I really need a sarcasm tag? Seriously? You're that dense?)
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To: Bigtigermike

Jeez, the Left attacking a women....where’s the media on it??


25 posted on 05/10/2012 1:46:13 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: Dahoser
his Tea Party ideology is more of the same Palin-style extremism we've seen from the likes of Sharron Angle, Christine O'Donnell and even Ken Buck right here in Colorado.

Karl Rove writes emails for Michael Bennet? Who knew!

For the record, Karl Rove's America at the Crossroads spent MILLIONS and MILLIONS of dollars on Sharon Angle and Ken Buck.

There is no independent group that spent as much as that to help those two people.

But yes, that organization decided to shift money away from Christine O'Donnell when she won the nomination to races that were more competitive.

And you can guarantee that they will spend millions on Murdock.

26 posted on 05/10/2012 2:13:00 PM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand

That does not square with Rove’s regular assaults on both of them throughout their campaigns during his appearances on Hannity’s show and I’m sure elsewhere.


27 posted on 05/10/2012 2:19:06 PM PDT by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: Dahoser

Karl Rove’s America at the Crossroads spent $6.1 million supporting Buck and $3.8 million supporting Sharon Angle.

But yes, he shifted money away from Christine o’Donnell to races that were more win-able.


28 posted on 05/10/2012 2:25:34 PM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: Bigtigermike

There was a time, not all that long ago, when a senator from Colorado, even a Democrat, would find much to admire in Sarah Palin.


29 posted on 05/10/2012 2:37:51 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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