“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.”
Most of these Tea Party candidates are not ready for the withering incoming fire they are gonna take from the MSM.
They blurt out inappropriate comments which get turned into devastatingly effective campaign commercials for the Democrat.
At a bare minimum they need to attend some type of boot camp with conservative media consultants to learn to thrust and parry these situations.
None of this stuff is a surprise. Rush Limbaugh identified the Democrat “war on women” meme in Jan 2008 when it was telegraphed by journ-0-list Stephanopolus.
When you have a lying Dem-wolf that is wearing a Conservative sheepskin; it is EASY to fool the voters.