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GOP senator [Lugar] ousted by Tea Party challenger donates to Democratic Senate hopeful in Georgia
Washington Examiner ^ | January 7, 2014 | JOEL GEHRKE

Posted on 01/08/2014 3:03:09 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

Former Sen. Richard Lugar, a Republican, has given the maximum amount of money allowed under federal campaign finance laws to a candidate who hopes to help Democrats retain the Senate in the 2014 election.

Michelle Nunn used the $5,000 donation to appeal to conservative Georgia voters. "I am immensely honored and grateful for Senator Lugar's generous support in this race," she said. "Both in the Senate and in the international community, Senator Lugar's collaborative approach made us safer and moved our country forward. We need more leaders like Senator Lugar -- not less, and I will strive to follow this legacy in the U.S. Senate."

The Lugar-backed 19th Star PAC gave Nunn $5,000, the most that a PAC can give an individual candidate.....

After 36 years, Lugar lost his Senate seat from Indiana in 2010 when State Treasurer Richard Mourdock defeated him in the Republican primary by arguing that he was too moderate.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: georgia; lugar; mourdock; primary

1 posted on 01/08/2014 3:03:10 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Well spork you berry much, loogie!


2 posted on 01/08/2014 3:05:17 AM PST by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This kind of thing is exactly why I’m no longer a Republican.


3 posted on 01/08/2014 3:07:14 AM PST by Jaxter ("Pro Aris et Focis")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

When “moderate” Republicans lose they support Democrats. When “moderate” Republicans win they vote with Democrats.

So why vote for “moderate” Republicans?


4 posted on 01/08/2014 3:12:00 AM PST by RginTN
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Lugar had aspirations beyond the Senate. He was surely humiliated by his primary defeat and this is his petty, childish way of sticking a finger in the eye of conservatives.


5 posted on 01/08/2014 3:13:09 AM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Jaxter

Where to then??


6 posted on 01/08/2014 3:26:25 AM PST by gleeaikin
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To: Jaxter
"This kind of thing is exactly why I’m no longer a Republican."

Same with me also.
It's not the TEA party that has tore apart the Republican Party. It's those wimpy moderate, Democrat Party infiltrators like Lugar that have wrecked the once conservative party of Ronald Reagan. It's the reach across the aisle, bipartisan Republicans that have made the party the lapdog of the Democrats. There is no hope for the Republicans as long as the current "big tent" careerist Republicans are in charge.

7 posted on 01/08/2014 3:37:38 AM PST by StormEye
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To: StormEye

Charlie Crist.


8 posted on 01/08/2014 3:43:10 AM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

If the GOPe doesn’t disown him for this, then they will be coloring themselves as “progressive” as Lugar has colored himself.


9 posted on 01/08/2014 3:50:49 AM PST by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: saganite

lugar is and always has been a pos... literally fecal matter.


10 posted on 01/08/2014 4:01:47 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: gleeaikin
Isn't that the same lame question asked of people when it was the Democrats vs. the Whigs in 1860?

Just a quick search found this.

They are trying for a comeback. Personally, one shot in the barrel is all you get and they screwed it up so badly the first time that it actually morphed into the Republican Party. Many of the old Whigs just switched to the Republicans just like Progressives morphed into Liberals because the Prog label was too toxic after Wilson.

In that we are already screwed to the wall from both Parties, it is not time to resurrect one that forgot who they were there for, but to start over again to marginalize both with one that its only platform forever will be strict adherence to the Constitution, period.

Let's hit the Reset Button already. The sooner we do, the sooner it will start to turn around. Face it, there is no way to "fix" the Republican establishment just as there is no way to "fix" Obamacare.

11 posted on 01/08/2014 4:06:13 AM PST by mazda77
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Low life, vindictive piece of dog shit.


12 posted on 01/08/2014 4:10:06 AM PST by USS Alaska (If I could...I would.)
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To: RginTN
When “moderate” Republicans lose they support Democrats. When “moderate” Republicans win they vote with Democrats. So why vote for “moderate” Republicans?

Bears repeating.

13 posted on 01/08/2014 4:29:04 AM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
by arguing that he was too moderate.

We need to step up and STOP calling them 'moderate Republicans'.

They're undocumented Democrats!

14 posted on 01/08/2014 4:31:46 AM PST by MamaTexan (Due to the newly adopted policy at FR, every post I make may be my last.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

And this folks, is all anyone ever needs to know about the “Establishment Republicans”, they only care about being in the Club and nothing else.


15 posted on 01/08/2014 4:56:26 AM PST by eyeamok
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To: LibLieSlayer

Time to make new party!


16 posted on 01/08/2014 5:01:25 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I think there must be a reason that Mr. Lugar got “ousted.”


17 posted on 01/08/2014 5:09:43 AM PST by ThanhPhero (Khách sang La Vang hanh huong tham vieng Maria)
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To: saganite

What a disturbed creature is that former priest,senator and candidate for POTUS named Lugar!


18 posted on 01/08/2014 5:13:03 AM PST by cambyses
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

We can take amusement in this behavior, because such bitter, petty people will do such things. And the more RINOs the Tea Party boots out of office, the more they will prove beyond any doubt that they *should* have been booted out.

“Guess what? You *weren’t* as brilliant and irreplaceable and deserving of power as one of ‘the elite’! You were just another back-stabbing, meeching, liberal, willing to betray your country for the sake of being invited to cocktail parties with internationalist one-worlders.

“Adios, you worthless sack o’ shiat!”


19 posted on 01/08/2014 5:24:26 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (There Is Still A Very Hot War On Terror, Just Not On The MSM. Rantburg.com)
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To: USS Alaska

Can you say “vindictive bastard”?

I knew you could... :)


20 posted on 01/08/2014 5:25:34 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Sour grapes. Obama loving idiot.


21 posted on 01/08/2014 5:25:50 AM PST by jersey117
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

“Time to make new party!”
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Wow, how easily we can be discouraged and defeated! A mere $5,000 donation by a liberal PAC to a Democrat in a red state and “we’re done”.

I guess it’s too much to ask that we work to have a Tea Party candidate win the Republican nomination for Senate in Georgia and defeat the Democrat? You know...similar to what we did in Texas to end up with Ted Cruz being Senator instead of a RINO or Democrat.

I’m constantly amazed at the weaklings and defeatists “amongst” us.


22 posted on 01/08/2014 5:34:38 AM PST by House Atreides
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To: House Atreides

Now tell me again how much clout the Tea Party has or not.

The media claims the Tea Party to be DOA but day after day I’m hearing more and more about them. Perhaps the ground swell has begun as people are sick of the do nothing republicans and are seeking a light at the end of the tunnel.


23 posted on 01/08/2014 5:50:41 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: saganite

It would be hard to find a bigger ego in the US Senate while he was there.


24 posted on 01/08/2014 6:10:45 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Well, everyone who was paying attention knew Lugar was a political whore before he got primaried. He just confirmed it.

Too bad Mourdock turned out to be an idiot.

25 posted on 01/08/2014 6:13:38 AM PST by OKSooner ("Like, cosmic, man.")
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Pretty close to it.


26 posted on 01/08/2014 6:24:39 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Jaxter
This kind of thing is exactly why I’m no longer a Republican.

Even if you have no love for the Republican Party, Inc., until their is an approaching viable alternative, it is stupid not to make the most of primary voting opportunity to promote those candidates you do support.

27 posted on 01/08/2014 6:24:47 AM PST by Carry_Okie (0-Care IS Medicaid; they'll pull a sheet over your head and take your home to pay for it.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

All I can say is “See?” Never was conservative, just like the rest of the GOPe.


28 posted on 01/08/2014 7:14:41 AM PST by Blue Collar Christian (Vote Democrat. Once you're OK with killing babies the rest is easy. <BCC><)
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To: House Atreides

I agree. We MUST do all we can to put Tea Party types into office and bump the GOPe out. The GOP can be made into what its platform is.


29 posted on 01/08/2014 7:19:54 AM PST by Blue Collar Christian (Vote Democrat. Once you're OK with killing babies the rest is easy. <BCC><)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
After 36 years, Lugar lost his Senate seat...

All those in favor of term limits, clap your hands... .
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{ear-damaging roar of approval}

30 posted on 01/08/2014 7:22:59 AM PST by upchuck (My Internet addiction is so bad... it's alt of ctrl.)
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To: Carry_Okie
Even if you have no love for the Republican Party, Inc., until their is an approaching viable alternative, it is stupid not to make the most of primary voting opportunity to promote those candidates you do support.

Exactly. If more had left the R party Lugar would not have been "primaried".

31 posted on 01/08/2014 7:36:43 AM PST by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

$5,000 isn’t going to push Michelle Nunn over the top. That senate seat is going to a conservative republican. Hopefully Dr. Paul Broun.


32 posted on 01/08/2014 9:23:06 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: onyx; nutmeg

Ping.


33 posted on 01/08/2014 9:27:16 AM PST by Black Agnes
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To: Black Agnes

We had Lugar nailed for decades and now Lugar provides his very own proof!


34 posted on 01/08/2014 9:37:53 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Lugar hopes the daughter of his friend is as big of a neocon as him.


35 posted on 01/12/2014 10:26:03 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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