Skip to comments.Tomorrow, Retire Dick Lugar
Posted on 05/07/2012 4:52:57 AM PDT by IbJensen
I really do adore Peggy Noonan. I respect her opinion and I love her writing. I take issue with her support of Richard Lugar, however.
Peggy Noonan writes that Indiana should save the old guy. He has value. She also says Washington needs grown ups and we need mature folk involved in our governance, people for whom not everything is new.
With respect, Mr. Lugar has no more value. He and his cohorts have given all the value to China.
Richard Lugar has been in Washington since January of 1977. I was one. The federal debt was approximately $650 billion. The federal debt now surpasses $15 trillion. And you know what? The grown ups did it. The grown ups, the mature folks, the adults in the room were the ones who did it. Richard Lugar was complicit in this catastrophic balance sheet. He rarely stood in the way of an increase in debt, an increase in spending, a bridge to nowhere, and a future to bankruptcy.
While Richard Lugar was joining the other grown ups in raiding the treasury for pet projects, Richard Mourdock was first in the private sector, then became Indianas State Treasurer. He fought the Obama Administrations GM bankruptcy. He fought the Obama Administration on Obamacare. He helped Indiana balance its books.
The two men are both adults. Richard Mourdocks parents are both World War II veterans. Yes, his father and his mother. He knows what sacrifice is like. He knows what hard work is like. And he knows that just as his parents quite literally fought for a better world, he must too.
In Washington, adult is the term of art for the men and women who reach across the aisle. They cut deals. They save face. They make government work. In their zeal to make government work, the perverse reverse has happened. We now work for the government. We sustain the leviathan. Our childrens childrens children will pay off the debt Richard Lugar helped incur.
Id prefer it if we stopped sending his ilk to Washington to keep incurring debts for my children and grand children in the name of being grown up.
Don’t give em any ideas...
Ain't that the truth. And Alexander.
Just great. Mourdock beats Lugar in the primary, Lugar runs as an independant and either Lugar or the Democrat win in the general.
Now where have we seen this before?
In 2010 we took the House. In 2012 it’s time to take the Senate. Tea Party powers activate! Shape of a RINO swatter!
Get ‘em out of there! RINOs and DemocRATs.
Bring back a Senate that will pass Paul Ryan’s budget and all of the other good bills that have come out of the House!
That’s where my mind is ~ it’s always good to keep up with the old home country when you are in exile in a foreign place. BTW, Indiana used to be part of Lee County Virginia!
In 2011 we slacked off or the Democrats woke up. 2012 is not 2010 ~ it’s harder this time. We need real candidates, not plastic replicas.
The “old guy” was quick to jump on Hussein’s bandwagon. Obama was throwing his name around during the ‘08 campaign. Bye Dick....
Indiana has a sore loser law.
Are you serious? Thurmond and Hollings did bring home the bacon but South Carolina would still be a great place to live even if they had never been in the Senate.
Tomorrow I vote Lugar out and I write in “Sarah Palin of Alaska” for President.
Which means once a candidate loses a party's primary, he can't then file to run for office as an independent in that year's general election. He would have to withdraw from the race today, before the polls open tomorrow unless is is already to late to withdraw from the primary. If Lugar loses tomorrow, he won't be on the ballot in November.
Texas has a similar law. In fact Texas law makes it quite difficult to get on the ballot as an independent. Not only can the person petitioning not have been a candidate for any position in a party primary, but the people signing the petition must be registered voters who did not vote in any party primary in that election cycle. There is not only a requirement for total statewide signatures, but there is also a requirement for minimum numbers of signatures in each state senatorial district, and there is a pretty short time during which signatures can be collected.
I am assuming then that the lawsuits to overturn it will take place on Wednesday?
They also have "jobs" and that's where Fritz and Strom in ~ they were both very very very good to South Carolina.
Otherwise it's tarpaper shacks, log cabins and a few people in brick and block.
Don't try to fool me ~ I was there when "Tobacco Road" meant "tobacco road".
Senator Alexander is a close enough relative to Evan Bayh’s mother to have met the family at reunions.
If Lugar loses he will promptly run as in independent just as MurCOWski in Alaska. The liberals and establishment of the party do not believe in the primary system unless their socialist dirt bag wins it.
Why don't you read the other comments before you comment? It's already been covered in posts #28 and #31. Indiana has a "sore loser" law. The loser of a primary can't run as an independent.
Yes it does! The law prohibits write-in candidates who lost a primary too. That’s what the nickname “sore loser law” means. It means you can’t lose a primary and run for that office in the general election either on the ballot or as a write-in. Alaska has no “sore loser” law. That’s why MooCowSki was able to mount a write-in campaign.
I thought it was Botetourt County, VA that had the old Northwest Territory ?
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