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Tea party hero Mourdock changes his tune to woo Indiana moderates, help GOP keep Senate seat
Washington Post ^ | Sept 27, 2012 | AP

Posted on 09/29/2012 9:00:24 AM PDT by Innovative

Richard Mourdock became one of the tea party's biggest winners of the 2012 primary season when he knocked off veteran Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar in a brutal campaign built on his contention that Lugar was too old, too out of touch and too friendly with Democrats - a RINO, Republican in name only.

But the movement's biggest RINO hunter is now changing his tune as he tries to woo moderate voters in a tight race that stands as a key test of the tea party's ability to win outside the nation's most conservative states.

Mourdock is matched in the general election against moderate Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly, who is running even in recent polls despite Indiana's Republican tilt. Suddenly, gone is the strident rhetoric in which Mourdock proclaimed that bipartisanship meant Democrats coming over to Republicans' thinking and that winning meant he would "inflict my opinion on someone else." In its place are support for parts of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, pledges to protect Democratic-championed programs like Social Security and Medicare, and even the once-shunned notion of compromise.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: elections; mourdock; teaparty
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To: muwarriors92

Bizarre comment, to say the least.

#1, What does this have to do with Treasurer Mourdock, a two-time statewide winner in Indiana ?

#2, I did not support Sharron Angle in 2010 because she was an already proven erratic quantity who lost twice and made outrageous, unfounded allegations against Dean Heller, accusing his campaign (in 2006) of voter fraud in the GOP NV-2 primary.

#3, Since “ObamaCare” passed PRIOR to the 2010 elections, how would a candidate facing Reid that year be able to stop it after the fact ?


21 posted on 09/29/2012 9:40:25 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: montag813

Daniels-Bush-Rove-Lugar Moderate Mafia, who want him defeated so they can say “We told you so...the Tea Party is the problem”. Sound like Newbie’s tone


22 posted on 09/30/2012 6:09:52 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Nice Reply from the Newbie I see.


23 posted on 09/30/2012 6:15:50 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: CPT Clay

He apparently doesn’t realize that in order to have stopped Reid from voting for ZeroCare, we’d have had to defeat him in 2004, not 2010.


24 posted on 09/30/2012 6:30:06 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Or he did after you painfully pointed it out to him and has left FR w tail between legs. Credibility is a big thing in FR.


25 posted on 09/30/2012 6:55:22 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: CPT Clay

Yeah, he seems to have vanished...


26 posted on 09/30/2012 7:56:11 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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