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Lugar Says He Won't Campaign For Mourdock
AP/theindychannel.com ^ | May 28, 2012 | uncredited

Posted on 05/29/2012 4:59:23 AM PDT by Abathar

INDIANAPOLIS -- U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar said he doesn't intend to campaign for the man who defeated him in Indiana's Republican primary.

Lugar said Sunday on CBS' "Face The Nation" that he would not actively campaign on behalf of GOP senatorial nominee Richard Mourdock. The state treasurer will face Democrat Joe Donnelly in November.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: indiana; lugar; mourdock; nwo; teaparty; un
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"Lugar said he still thinks most Hoosiers support him. The 80-year-old said he believes some voters thought he was too old. He also blames outside spending against him by conservative groups like the Club for Growth."

All I can say is thank God we have a sour grapes law here in Indiana. I'd bet the farm he would run as an independent knowing full well he would split the vote and hand it to the Dems.

He is the perfect example of why we desperately need term limits, but how can we get that accomplished when they are the only ones who can impose it on themselves? The only other way I see is a Con-Con and that would scare the hell out of me now.

1 posted on 05/29/2012 4:59:31 AM PDT by Abathar
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To: Abathar

Sore loser. He can’t clean out his office soon enough for my taste.


2 posted on 05/29/2012 5:00:53 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Abathar

....expecting anything different from this POS would have been very naive.


3 posted on 05/29/2012 5:01:38 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Abathar

Lugar was too old during his first term. It didn’t take long to see what a globalist and a RINO he was. His pukey, repulsive countenance won’t be needed if a candidate wants to win.


4 posted on 05/29/2012 5:04:44 AM PDT by IbJensen (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: Abathar

**** lugar... best $150.00 that I ever spent! Of course he will not campaign for the republican... he is and always has been a rat bastid dim.

LLS


5 posted on 05/29/2012 5:07:37 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: Rummyfan

Of course Lugar won’t campaign for Mourdock. Sourest grapes in town. Why, a Man of His Years DESERVES more respect than was shown him.

Senility takes many forms.


6 posted on 05/29/2012 5:08:12 AM PDT by alloysteel (Fear and intimidation work. At least on the short term.)
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To: Abathar

He shouldn’t be actively campaigning. That’s the point!


7 posted on 05/29/2012 5:09:27 AM PDT by tellw
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To: Abathar

Lugar is a posterboy for exactly what’s wrong with D.C.


8 posted on 05/29/2012 5:09:47 AM PDT by JohnLongIsland
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To: Abathar; All
If you really want to see who supported Dick Lugar, go to the indianapolis Star.( don't post anything from the star here)

Reading the comment section is amazing, 95% of those comments are from admitted democrats, praising Lugar for being the only intelligent republican, a true statesman, a man who would listen to reason and vote to the center.

It really is a great place to see just why, conservatives in Indiana got rid of Lugar.

Everyone chants, "we should throw the bums out" (Just not my bum...)

This time we really did throw the bum out.

9 posted on 05/29/2012 5:10:46 AM PDT by Kakaze (I want the Republic back !)
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To: Abathar

While conservatives are supposed to back whoever wins the nomination, the RINOs never back the conservative. Rove in Delaware, Newt in NY23. They’re all the same.


10 posted on 05/29/2012 5:11:17 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Abathar

Lugar said he doesn’t intend to campaign for the man who defeated him in Indiana’s Republican primary.

....that’s a load off Mourdock’s mind.


11 posted on 05/29/2012 5:11:48 AM PDT by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: Abathar

But Rove and company would demand that Mourdock campaign for Lugar. For conservatives must always support the moderate. But moderates never support conservatives. Lugar will probably vote for the democrat.


12 posted on 05/29/2012 5:12:23 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Lugar can take that phony smile of his and hang with his pals in the steam room.


13 posted on 05/29/2012 5:18:23 AM PDT by em2vn
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To: Abathar

Sounds a bit like Hitler’s retreat strategy....”if I can’t have it nobody can”.


14 posted on 05/29/2012 5:19:45 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Julia: another casualty of the "War on Poverty")
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To: Abathar

Lugar: the Mike Castle of Indiana.

A pox on them both.

He will nenceforth be known as Sen. Sour Grapes.


15 posted on 05/29/2012 5:24:22 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: Abathar

This goes on all the time in New Jersey. When Liberal elites get nominated, they are supported by the schnook conservatives in the general election and then go on to act like Dems if they are elected. If a conservative is nominated, the elitist RINOs refuse to support him/her and actively conspire to defeat him/her.

This goes back at least as far as Barry Goldwater back in 1964 when Keating, Javits and Nelson Rockefeller mugged for the camera with wide smiles as they walkd out of the Republican convention which nominated Godlwater and then went on with people like George Romney, Peter J. Frelinghuysen, etc. to actively work for Goldwater’s defeat, insuring a Johnson victory.

Expect Luger to eventually work against Mourdock.

These damn RINOs are really just wealthy Democrats who work for their own personal fiscal interests in the GOP while espousing Democrat social ideas.


16 posted on 05/29/2012 5:27:49 AM PDT by ZULU (Non Nobis Domine Non Nobis Sed Nomini Tuo Da Gloriam.)
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To: Abathar

This proves he’s nothing but a RINO. He can’t even be a man and accept the peoples’ choice. Nor can he be thankful for the years he had in office. Ingrate. Sour grapes from a sour old man. I hope he has a miserable retirement.


17 posted on 05/29/2012 5:30:09 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Abathar
Lugar will probably campaign for the democrat.
18 posted on 05/29/2012 5:31:09 AM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: Recon Dad

Bingo! I wouldn’t want that old RINO anywhere near my campaign. I would actually use him in my ads as an example of what I would be fighting against in Washington.


19 posted on 05/29/2012 5:31:40 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: nodumbblonde

You’re right. It’s good ad material.

You’re darned right I’m not Lugar!


20 posted on 05/29/2012 5:33:52 AM PDT by samtheman (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2888480/posts?page=2#2)
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To: Abathar
That's the way it works with these decrepit old GOP-E hacks....they always demand that defeated Conservatives fall into line and support them after they win their primaries, but then walk away in sour grapes when they get beat.

Good riddance!

21 posted on 05/29/2012 5:36:47 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Clintonfatigued

“Old fart that won’t leave gracefully and continues to believe he’s beloved amongst Hoosiers even though his constituency has rented a Uhaul truck and is at his office right now offering to help him pack” ping.


22 posted on 05/29/2012 5:38:30 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: Abathar
Lugar said Sunday on CBS' "Face The Nation" that he would not actively campaign on behalf of GOP senatorial nominee Richard Mourdock.

Of course not! Why would he want to leave his comfortable home only to travel 800 miles away to a hayseed place like Indiana?
23 posted on 05/29/2012 5:41:19 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Abathar

Why should Lugar campaign for Mourdock? It is not as if Lugar is an Indiana resident. The dude is from the Washington D. C. area.

I say let those with a dog in the fight do the camapaigning. Lugar checked out of Indiana years and years ago. If it wasn’t that he had no chance of being a Senator as a D. C. or Virginia resident he would have cut the last few ties he had with Indian years ago.


24 posted on 05/29/2012 5:41:42 AM PDT by No Truce With Kings (Ten years on FreeRepublic and counting.)
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To: Abathar

Old RINOs don’t care about the future of this nation. They just want to be invited to their Democrat friends’ parties in D.C., where they’ve lived for decades.


25 posted on 05/29/2012 5:56:49 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Abathar

This is a trend with the establishment RINO types.When they lose against the tea party conservatives they take their toys and go home ready to pounce if the dem wins but wont do anything to help defeat the dem.


26 posted on 05/29/2012 5:59:43 AM PDT by Ken the bugman
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To: txrefugee

Lugar didn’t care about anything except Lugar. Just another sad, old, senile RINO wandering off to the country club.


27 posted on 05/29/2012 5:59:48 AM PDT by baiamonte
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To: Abathar

Good riddance Lugar.

Who wants your support anyway? Mourdock doesn’t need it.

Next stop for Lugar: Lobbying for the Law Of The Sea treaty with that other loser Trent Lott.


28 posted on 05/29/2012 6:06:23 AM PDT by bkopto (Obama and Biden merely symptoms of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: Abathar

The ego of an 80 year old Washington institution does not permit introspection. That voters could take exception to the fact he does not own a home in the state he purports to represent is something beyond his comprehension.

Lugar is an entrenched member of the elite establishment. His remarks demonstrate he feels more affinity with his fellow Senators and bureaucrats than he does for the voters of the state he rarely visits. For entrenched long term senators such as Lugar, Hatch and McConnell the worst thing about their jobs is having to reach out to the voters every six years. Fortunately the voters are beginning to perceive the entrenched elite Senators despise the little people that pesky Constitution forces them to pander to every six years.

The grassroots Tea Party movement is the greatest threat to the institutionalized power of the elite establishment. This explains the efforts by leaders of both the Democrat and Republican establishments to discredit the Tea Party and curb its activities. For conservatives to roll back the leviathan state, we will have to continue to organize at the local level, taking control of the Republican party apparatus and electing candidates who will represent the people, not pander to them during election years. This is the way the Marxists gained control of the Democrat party.

Romney is not the answer to putting America back on track as he is a member of both the Wall Street and Republican political establishments. Like Obama, his life experience provides him with zero insight into the lives and struggles of the middle class. He has never experienced the fear of losing a job and not being able to pay the mortgage. He has not worked a second job to buy a replacement car, pay a medical bill, or put his child through college. He doesn’t have to sit in a high school principal’s office demanding his child be transferred from the classroom of an incompetent teacher. He doesn’t spend hours trying to work through piles of medical bills and claims of his ailing parents. He gives large sums of money to his church but does he go to the churchyard every Saturday and mow the yard with other men of the congregation? Without these life experiences, how can he understand us?

To bring back America, all of the members of the elite establishment must be retired from the political arena. Every four years since 1988 true conservatives have faced the choice of voting for the presidential candidate whose major attribute is “he’s not as bad as the other guy.” I voted for Reagan in 1984 and it felt very good to enthusiastically cast my vote for someone who cared about the country more than himself and who truly attempted to represent all of the people, not just the big moneyed interests. I’d like to have that opportunity again.

Lugar’s departure is one small step. As the 2010 elections demonstrated we must not only elect real conservatives we have to hold their feet to the fire and not let them become captured by the establishment. Too many of the 2010 freshman class were ensnared by Boehner and McConnell. We must get real conservatives into the key leadership posts of Congress to move the needle.

America, like a great building, was built one stone at a time. We cannot fix it by putting on a new roof. We must fix the foundation one step at a time.


29 posted on 05/29/2012 6:12:29 AM PDT by Soul of the South
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To: Abathar

Good! Wouldn’t want to hurt his chances of being elected.


30 posted on 05/29/2012 6:15:44 AM PDT by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: Abathar
He would have to come to Indiana to campaign for Mourdock, he hardly came to Indiana to campaign for himself!
31 posted on 05/29/2012 6:41:25 AM PDT by grame (May you know more of the love of God Almighty this day!)
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To: Doogle
If Mourdark is so great and Lugar so bad....what difference does it make...he has the teaparty...right? Does he need Rinos?
32 posted on 05/29/2012 6:50:04 AM PDT by southphilly (Every State should be a RIGHT to WORK State!)
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To: Abathar

$10 says Lugie never returns to Indiana.


33 posted on 05/29/2012 7:13:33 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Abathar

Lugar doesn’t even live in Indiana. He will return to his home in McLean, VA and get a job with a Beltway Bandit firm. These long time pols feeding at the public trough never go home. They stay in the DC area, their real home.


34 posted on 05/29/2012 7:24:34 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Abathar

Why should he? They belong to different parties...


35 posted on 05/29/2012 7:32:02 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Abathar; mickie; hoosiermama
I was going to write a going-away poem in honor of Lugar
But the only word that rhymed was "bugar".

So I decided to be a lady.....

Leni

36 posted on 05/29/2012 7:34:13 AM PDT by MinuteGal (OMG !!!.....Obama Must Go !!!)
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To: Abathar

Ohhhhhh! Little Dickie got he’s felling hurt! He’ll probably pull a Murkowski and run as an independent!!!


37 posted on 05/29/2012 7:37:02 AM PDT by ontap
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To: ontap

Nope, Spoilsport law here in IN, he is OUT!


38 posted on 05/29/2012 7:38:21 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: ZULU

Does Col. North and John Warner come to mind!!!


39 posted on 05/29/2012 7:38:55 AM PDT by ontap
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To: Abathar
I am certain Richard Mourdock is secretly relieved Dickie “Dumbo” Lugar won't campaign for him. Talk about the kiss of death.

Indiana was smart to have a “sore loser” law in place to avoid the mess in Alaska where Murkowski would not accept defeat in the primary and mounted a write-in campaign that got her back in the Senate. That Harpie should have been retired, but the Alaska RINO elites wanted their bought and paid for Senator Lisa back in DC. And the Republican elites don't understand why RINOs are loathed and despised? It's because of stuff like this, that's why.

40 posted on 05/29/2012 7:39:19 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: Abathar

Great!!!


41 posted on 05/29/2012 7:40:24 AM PDT by ontap
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To: freedomfiter2

Using ‘RINOS’ for POS like Rove/Lugar is being too polite! The Rove/Bush/Republicans are actually full fledged enemies of individual freedom and US Sovereignty! These are the tools of the One Worlders/CFR/UN/Eussr/BilderBs.
Romney is part and parcel and only slightly less damaging than the Progressive Left.


42 posted on 05/29/2012 7:41:53 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: ontap

I remember that scumbag Chrissie Whitman, the “Republican” governor of New Jersey and her bagman getting involved in a race in Virginia to actually help the Democrat defeat Colonel Oliver North. Can’t remember what office was involved. Senator or Governor, I think.

I can’t remember the name of her bagman either. He was a wealthy guy who was a former Democrat, then decided to get involved in National Republican politics so Americans could choose from column B or Column B in elections!!


43 posted on 05/29/2012 7:51:25 AM PDT by ZULU (Non Nobis Domine Non Nobis Sed Nomini Tuo Da Gloriam.)
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To: Abathar

As if anyone cared.


44 posted on 05/29/2012 8:05:53 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Rummyfan
Lugar will try and help pass the UN LOST treaty after the election and during the lame duck session. Similar to when he advocated pushing through the New Start treaty with Russia last lame duck.

Globalist pushing an agenda.

45 posted on 05/29/2012 8:09:26 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: TYVets
Reminds me of McCain. He has $9million left from 2008 election. Is donating it to his new global concerns charity. Will not use it to help Republicans win race.
46 posted on 05/29/2012 8:21:14 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: All; Abathar
Sour grapes from Lugar... obviously if he'd prefer the Dem beat his own party's nominee if he isn't it, he deserved to be oustered.

Will Mitch Daniels campaign for Mourdock?

47 posted on 05/29/2012 10:09:23 AM PDT by newzjunkey (I advocate separation of school and sport)
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To: Abathar

Stay classy, Dickless.


48 posted on 05/29/2012 11:23:09 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Rummyfan
Given his age and his neglectful interaction with his constituents back home, Richard probably needs a nap after that primary push.
49 posted on 05/29/2012 2:01:27 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Abathar
Dick Lugar. US Senator since 1977. Sore loser since since this month. Goodbye.
50 posted on 05/29/2012 2:59:47 PM PDT by Norman Bates
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