......Gone down in defeat.....You betcha!
Winning America, one RINO at a time.......
Term limits would be the most effective solution but don’t hold your breath until that happens.
There’s some aspect to this article that seems to imply that TP candidates can win if they are “experienced pols”. Sadly, by the time most TP candidates acquire that experience, they have been co-opted.
Congrats to Mourdock, at any rate.
Can we get a list of pissed off RINOS who endorsed the democrat when they lost in the primary?
In Maryland, it was rino Wayne Gilcrest (MD-1) that was defeated by conservative pro-lifer Andy Harris. Gilcrest endorsed the dem who won a close race. Harris came back and won the seat in the next election.
IN New York, rino Dede Scuzzyfavor (NY-23rd) lost the primary and endorsed the dem who went on to win.
That article is trying WAY too hard to analyze Lugar’s defeat.
Why he lost? Because he wasn’t a Hoosier. That’s it. He didn’t live here and wasn’t part of our Hoosier clan.
Apparently "moderate" Republican is how you describe a feckless waffler. The Iraq war was not exactly my favorite strategic move in the world - in part because we proved we didn't actually have a strategy. But Lugar only opposed the surge, which is when we finally got a strategy after working through all the ineffectualy campaign hacks put in charge of doing what they didn't know how to do.
I wonder if he is environmentally friendly. If he loves ethanol he must hate fracking which is making available the next couple of centuries worth of natural gas.
Lugar...the poster-boy for the problem We the People have with DC...
And the real reason Dick Lugar lost his bid...
(drum roll, please)
“Indiana Republican Sen. Richard Lugar is running for re-election in a state he has not lived in for over 30 years.
Lugar sold his home at 3200 Highwoods Court in Indianapolis shortly after first assuming office in 1977. But due to a loophole in Indiana law, both he and his wife Charlene Lugar are still registered to vote at that address.”
Given enough time he would have gotten there!!!
The voters should change their representatives at all levels for the same reason we change babies’ diapers.
Peggy who's name shall not be mentioned Noonan, given her article a week or 2 back will be deeply saddened given she was pro Dick Lugar...
He extolled the RINO Lugar to the high heavens yesterday, and as is his usual wont, called Lugar's conservative opponent, Mourdock, a goodly number of nasty names.
I'll be watching the show today with a tremendous amount of schadenfreude. For those of you from Rio Linda "schadenfreude" means "gloating with malicious satisfaction".
Woo Hoo! That'll be moi !
lugar’s after election comments ripping the tea party and saying Murdock would be ineffective only demonstrate how lugar was in a mental block in senate country club.
Theorem of Occam’s Razor. Generally the simplest explanation is the correct one.
Lugar is 80 years old. He has been in the Senate since 1976.
The voters decided that was long enough and effectively they term-limited him.
By now the electorate has seen what happens when you leave guys like Robert Byrd, Strom Thurmond and Arlen Specter in there until they start going senile.
that statement is a paradox
Lugar lost for the same reasons that NR will eventually lose the majority of its readers.
Politics is a harsh mistress, dick. Kindly and protective until she has no more use for you.
Rino = moderate