Next door neighbors Boehner and McConnell were terrified...
“It worked so well when we dumped Lugar here in Indiana in 2012, right? “
You are absolutely right. Some self-proclaimed “Conservatives” are enthusiastically cutting off their noses to spite their faces and in their naiveté or worse, rather have the Dems take over the country, than have a GOP controlled Congress.
As you mentioned regarding Lugar — he wasn’t “good enough”, even though he would have been untouchable in the actual election:
A reminder to anyone who still has some sense, about NOT handing victory to the Dems:
Sen. Richard Lugar defeated by tea party challenger
“Conservative rival Richard Mourdock easily wins Indiana’s Republican Senate primary over the 35-year incumbent. He will face Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly in the general election.”
Joe Donnelly upsets Richard Mourdock in Indiana
“Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly pulled off a stunning upset over Republican Richard Mourdock in the Indiana Senate race a battle that the GOP thought was a sure win until the final days of the campaign.”
With all due respect, the current strategy of electing and re-electing RINOs because “they’re still better than Democrats” hasn’t exactly done a whole lot to advance the country in a more Constitutional conservative direction either, has it? I mean, what good is a “best case” scenario of a Republican presidency and a Republican-controlled Congress if they’re populated with RINOs too timid or content with the status quo to take bold steps to reverse our current trajectory toward economic and cultural collapse?? Recent history has shown that a RINO-infested Congress basically moves us in the same direction as a radical left-wing Congress, only a little slower.
I would argue that if the spineless, gutless idiots in the RNC and GOP leadership would actually start proactively ENDORSING, FUNDING, and CAMPAIGNING for our Tea Party nominees, like they always demand WE do for THEIR establishment candidates, perhaps the outcomes in the most recent Senate races in IN and MO, or the governor’s race in VA, might have turned out much differently??