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Lugar makes last-ditch appeal for support from Indiana Democrats, independents in GOP primary
The Republic ^ | Last Updated: May 04, 2012 - 12:58 pm | TOM LoBIANCO

Posted on 05/04/2012 11:09:32 AM PDT by Red Steel

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican Sen. Richard Lugar is asking Democrats and independents to cross party lines and save him next week in the political fight of his life.

The six-term senator said Friday he needs votes from outside his own party if he is to survive Tuesday's GOP primary. Recent polling has shown Lugar trailing tea party-backed state Treasurer Richard Mourdock.

Lugar told reporters he is best suited to represent Jewish and female Hoosiers along with ethnic minorities.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: dicklugar; lugar
Dick's Desperate.
1 posted on 05/04/2012 11:09:39 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Desperate dicks do stupid things


2 posted on 05/04/2012 11:11:50 AM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: Red Steel

In all seriousness, this is really amazing.


3 posted on 05/04/2012 11:14:11 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: reefdiver

What is going on in Dick’s head?


4 posted on 05/04/2012 11:14:58 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Red Steel

Just like Lisa Murkowski and Arlen Specter.

Specter: “I’m simply not going to subject my 29-year record in the United States Senate to that Republican primary electorate.”

God forbid the people who sustain you in office decide to throw you out of it!


5 posted on 05/04/2012 11:18:19 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

“The pro-labor Lunch Pail Republicans endorsed Lugar this week and former Ronald Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan pleaded with voters to return Lugar to the Senate.”

I think that says it all, does it not?


6 posted on 05/04/2012 11:21:17 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: Red Steel

Are you sure this isn’t from John Semmens or The Onion? What a pathetic way for a six-term Senator to act.


7 posted on 05/04/2012 11:22:03 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: Red Steel

I donated to make him unemployed. FOAD loogie... you rat bastard!

LLS


8 posted on 05/04/2012 11:28:33 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Pray hard and often!)
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To: Red Steel

” Lugar told reporters he is best suited to represent Jewish and female Hoosiers along with ethnic minorities.”

and homos & lezbos & illegal immigrants & .......New World Orderlies.....and......


9 posted on 05/04/2012 11:32:58 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Red Steel

-—Recent polling has shown Lugar trailing tea party-backed state Treasurer Richard Mourdock.-—

I thought the Tea Party was dead. Hehehehehe...


10 posted on 05/04/2012 11:35:12 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Red Steel

SOP for GOP-e.


11 posted on 05/04/2012 11:35:12 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: nikos1121
Peggy's sold out long, long ago.

She adds to the disdain for any "independent woman with a brain" as she's driven clearly by her ideology (aka liberal, pro-abort, pro-gay, semi-religious thought.)

12 posted on 05/04/2012 11:35:20 AM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: Kartographer

This kind of stuff will make you rub your.... oh, never mind.


13 posted on 05/04/2012 11:37:00 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Red Steel

Lugar wants to ban Lugars!! Kick him out!!


14 posted on 05/04/2012 11:40:05 AM PDT by BobinIL
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To: nikos1121

Yes it does say it all. Peggy Noonan’s fallen in with the crowd that says that we need to protect every incumbent republican so we can regain the majority.

We protected Jim Jeffords, he stabbed us in the back and gave control to the democrats in 2001.

We protected Lincoln Chafee, he stabbed us in the back many times over

We protected Arlen Specter, he stabbed us in the back by blocking conservative judges, voting for Obama’s stimulus and finally bolting the party when he didn’t get his way.

We refused to protect Lisa Murkowski, she stabbed us in the back by running a write-in campaign and getting democrats to vote for her in the general to successfully defeat the conservative.

We refused to support Charlie Crist, he quickly changed his tune, became the liberal he always was, and unsuccessfully ran as an independent to try to defeat the conservative.

We refused to support Dede Scozzafava, she stabbed republicans in the back by dropping out and supporting the democrat.

And on...and on. We’re done with Peggy Noonan’s mentality.


15 posted on 05/04/2012 11:40:11 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Red Steel

What is next? Turning like McCain for help from LaRaza? What else? The Soviet Union and Bin Laden if he does not get the amount of votes?

You got to love these RINOs, they are just like Democrates.


16 posted on 05/04/2012 11:41:59 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Red Steel

Retire the RINO’s, one by one...make sure the young’uns stay true.


17 posted on 05/04/2012 11:44:43 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: Red Steel

Lugar has been one of the “sainted ones” for so long, his campaigning skills have atrophied.

He, like so many other entrenched senators, is simply unused to having to go fight for his job.


18 posted on 05/04/2012 11:53:06 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... so should voting!)
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To: cotton1706
Specter: “I’m simply not going to subject my 29-year record in the United States Senate to that Republican primary electorate.”

"Instead, I choose to subject my 29-year record in the United States Senate to the Democrat primary electorate.... and proceed to get my azz handed to me to some guy named Joe Sestak.”

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!

19 posted on 05/04/2012 11:58:38 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... so should voting!)
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To: cotton1706

‘And on...and on. We’re done with Peggy Noonan’s mentality.’

Oh, I dont think this mind set has run its course. There’s this guy named Romney...


20 posted on 05/04/2012 12:02:33 PM PDT by 556x45
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To: Red Steel

I’ll be a traitor and work for you! You can trust me, because you know I’m a traitor! And I will never betray my new friends like I did my old friends!


21 posted on 05/04/2012 12:09:41 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: ScottinVA

You’ve nailed it. Lugar has coasted for so many years that he’s forgotten how to campaign. He’s also surrounded by a senior staff who have been with him for 20-plus years. That, btw, speaks well of him as a senator and a boss; he’s a gentleman, not one of the jerks. As he’s aged, he’s also burrowed more and more into the Foreign Relations Committee, which is fine except that it does nothing for him politically.

George Bush should probably have made him Secretary of State and let someone a generation younger take the seat.


22 posted on 05/04/2012 12:10:55 PM PDT by sphinx
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To: nikos1121
That Peggy Noonan endorsement just pushed him over the line er cliff. Thanks Peggy you removed all doubt as to whom I was going to vote for. Bye Bye Lugar.
23 posted on 05/04/2012 12:12:26 PM PDT by Kozy (Calling Al Gore)
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To: Red Steel; FreeAtlanta; LibLieSlayer

Next we will be reading about how he called Arlen Specter for advise!


24 posted on 05/04/2012 12:13:58 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: 556x45

Still, Romney couldn’t win on his own. He got all these same limp-wristed people behind him, then decimated his opponents with money to get ahead. And I’ve no doubt that he was behind the Cain business and that he was manufacturing votes in the big cities in the industrial states to push him over the top.

I’m still not voting for Romney and I’m not voting for Brown here in MA.

If Romney does win, it will be the last hurrah of the moderates. We know their tricks now and grass roots people are taking over the machinery in state after state (thank you Ron Paul)


25 posted on 05/04/2012 12:14:34 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: sphinx
That, btw, speaks well of him as a senator and a boss; he’s a gentleman, not one of the jerks.

True.. He seems like someone who has a lot of personal class. But he's had some judgment breakdowns, the greatest of which in recent years was that "aye" vote he cast for ratification of "New START" during the nightmarish two months of the 2010 lame-duck session.

26 posted on 05/04/2012 12:15:03 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... so should voting!)
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To: Kartographer; reefdiver

Go to your room; both of you.


27 posted on 05/04/2012 12:17:28 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: cotton1706
If Romney does win, it will be the last hurrah of the moderates.

Very doubtful that'll be an issue in November. Romney will be conceding before the West Coast is done voting. It won't be close.

28 posted on 05/04/2012 12:18:08 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... so should voting!)
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To: cotton1706
If Romney does win, it will be the last hurrah of the moderates.

Very doubtful that'll be an issue in November. Romney will be conceding before the West Coast is done voting. It won't be close.

29 posted on 05/04/2012 12:18:25 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... so should voting!)
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To: Red Steel

"Dick, screw the primary voters! Just run a write-in campaign - Mitt, Reince, and the NRSC will back you 100%!"


30 posted on 05/04/2012 12:18:45 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: COBOL2Java
C'mon, put on a happy face there, Lisa!! It's HAPPY TIME!!


31 posted on 05/04/2012 12:22:18 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... so should voting!)
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To: reefdiver

You missed a chance at “...do dumb deeds.”


32 posted on 05/04/2012 12:24:37 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Red Steel
Republican Sen. Richard Lugar is asking Democrats and independents to cross party lines and save him next week in the political fight of his life.

Save him? Thirty-six years of perqs in DC have given Lugar a very skewed opinion of his self-importance. Indiana, throw this jackass out of the Senate Tuesday.

33 posted on 05/04/2012 12:26:52 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Night Hides Not
"What a pathetic way for a six-term Senator to act."

I am convinced now - more than ever - that there should never be such a thing as a 'six-term Senator'... of any party. Shoulda been max'd out at two terms... and maybe three for the House.

34 posted on 05/04/2012 12:31:01 PM PDT by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: Red Steel
Lugar now signs in as a traitor.
35 posted on 05/04/2012 12:32:50 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Red Steel
"Lugar told reporters he is best suited to represent Jewish and female Hoosiers along with ethnic minorities."

Wow..are you kidding me? Is this statement for real? When and where did he say this?

What a bigoted, sexist and racist thing to say.

I mean..I was shocked when he gushed all over Sotomayor for SCOTUS..but this is like purposely trying to set yourself on fire. He really has lost it.

36 posted on 05/04/2012 12:37:49 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: Red Steel

Very.


37 posted on 05/04/2012 12:42:53 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
The TEAParty died when your boy became Governor of Virginia and sold out to Romney.

Can't trust anybody

38 posted on 05/04/2012 12:51:03 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Red Steel

He is disgusting.


39 posted on 05/04/2012 12:55:47 PM PDT by apocalypto
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To: Red Steel

This is one of the RNC sh1tbags we need to get rid of.

No Balls Boner would be nice to see his ass kicked out too.


40 posted on 05/04/2012 12:58:57 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: sphinx

“George Bush should probably have made him Secretary of State and let someone a generation younger take the seat.”

Lugar? You must be nuts ( like Peggy Noonan)! It’s thinking like this that has resulted in worthless a$$holes like Lugar overstaying their welcome for at least 25 years. It’s bad enough that Lugar has screwed the State of Indiana, but he’s been screwing the whole country for a generation. I just hope that the voters in Utah don’t think like you and kick that other pud, Urine Hatch out at the same time!


41 posted on 05/04/2012 1:04:01 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: ScottinVA

Looks like Alien’s stunt double in “Alien vs Predator.”


42 posted on 05/04/2012 1:38:30 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: reefdiver

Last Refuge of a Scoundrel. Asking members of the opposition to cross party lines and bail you out in an open primary.

Of course, you realize if it works and he wins he will be incorrigible. Like Arlen Specter would have been if the GOP had not backed his last re-election bid.


43 posted on 05/04/2012 1:48:12 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Mr. Lucky
What is going on in Dick’s head?

The same thing which goes on in a dickhead.

Now, do I have to join them?

44 posted on 05/04/2012 1:53:33 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Red Steel

Appears dickie’s aheadin’ for that great Rino Pen in the Sky....yes, he’s earned his retirement and I think I can safely say that every serious conservative stands four square behind his future in a rocker on the back porch of his Indianney cabin jus’ a whittlin away the hours .. far, far away from any opportunity he might have to gum up the Tea Party Republicans’ Crucial National Clean Up Work. tymv and Bon Voyage ricardo... seeya wouldn’t wanna be ya...


45 posted on 05/04/2012 3:41:47 PM PDT by jimsin
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To: Kartographer
"What is going on in Dick’s head?"

"Dear Diary,

As I put pen to paper this evening to write my first - and last - concession speech, I strive to assess why Hoosiers would do this to me. Oh, yeah, I'm not a Hoosier. That's why."


46 posted on 05/04/2012 7:11:01 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: JudgemAll

RINOs are WORSE than Democrats.

Democrats are like bullets. They can MISS. You can dodge and if hit and not fatal, remove the bullet 100%.

RINOs are like Cancer. Killing from the inside and many times you don’t even know your dying.


47 posted on 05/05/2012 1:41:47 AM PDT by Waywardson (Carry on! Nothing equals the splendor!)
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To: Waywardson

Indeed, it reminds me of the Taqqiah islamic game. First they come pretending they are capitalists when in fact they are into hunger games and want to ransack the whole place, because they are too incompetent... until they find the hard way that they will lose at those games, so they set it up long long term.

I think Lugar is moling himself or coming out of the closet ever so shyly as it has happened ever since the 911 defeatism and stuff. .


48 posted on 05/05/2012 9:11:13 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: ScottinVA

This schmuck also supports LOST.


49 posted on 05/07/2012 9:23:59 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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