Skip to comments.Sore Lugar
Posted on 05/09/2012 6:52:25 AM PDT by Qbert
Jim mentioned this earlier, but it's worth highlighting Dick Lugar's shrill parting statement. Though he says "I hope my opponent wins in November," it doesn't sound like he means it:
If Mr. Mourdock is elected, I want him to be a good Senator. But that will require him to revise his stated goal of bringing more partisanship to Washington. He and I share many positions, but his embrace of an unrelenting partisan mindset is irreconcilable with my philosophy of governance and my experience of what brings results for Hoosiers in the Senate. In effect, what he has promised in this campaign is reflexive votes for a rejectionist orthodoxy and rigid opposition to the actions and proposals of the other party...
This is not conducive to problem solving and governance. And he will find that unless he modifies his approach, he will achieve little as a legislator.
As the liberal journalist Evan McMorris-Santoro quips, he's playing the role of Democratic surrogate.
Apparently Lugar's much-vaunted civility is a courtesy he extends only to his left; turning to his right, he becomes a churl. Good riddance; I'm sure he'll do very well at the high-paying K Street job that likely awaits him.
(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...
I read that Sen. Cornyn called to congratuate Mr. Mourdock and that he would get support; I suppose Cornyn means from the RNC. That would be a change. But I am sure Cornyn plans to control Mr. Mourdock by telling him he will not be on any committees unless he goes along with the DC GOP.
It gave me great pleasure to mark my ballot for Mourdock yesterday. I just wish there had been an allowance to write in Sarah Palin’s name for President.
He can still endorse the democrat as a spoiler attack on the tea party. A form of country club tea sipping rebellion.
Right, and from the time of the Founding, politics would not be a career.
Citizens were to serve their term or maybe 2 terms and then go back to their previous jobs: farming, blacksmiths, etc.)
These guys who have served for years and years and years (Kennedy, Byrd et al) made it a career and our governance has eroded and suffered.
Some people say use the elections as “term limits” and vote the scoudrals out....the hard part is after they serve just one term, they essentially are running for subsequent terms. And, they then have the money to back them more than a challenger usually has.
Also, they have name recognition and unfortunately some people just vote on the candidate they know just because they have heard of them before.
This perfectly describes most Republicans on the hill. Especially McQueeg.
Like in that movie "The Distinguished Gentlemen", where Eddie Murphy's character gets elected because he changed his name to the name of the deceased Congressman who served the district for years.....so he campaigned on the slogan "Vote for Jeff Johnson, the name you know."
You are a moderate, I am for bulldozing the agencies and salting the ground afterwords. Now that sounds pretty moderate to me.
Pray for America
Ha! Yes, indeed.
Mercilessly taunting folks like Lugar should be included in the Olympics!
Agree ... Thx.
I agree Laz! No doubt about it!
“None are so blind as those who will not see.”
I disagree with you about Cornyn. IMHO he is a straight up conservative who has been somewhat held back up to now by the retiring senior senator from Texas.
BINGO!...Post of the day!..
for too many years now we've been compromised to the left!....a slow and steady drift...time for the pendulum to swing back now
I am so sad to lose that post - the bad assedness was thrilling.
Now, I feel like singing MacArthur's Park “where someone left the cake out in the rain...”
And, I have a dental appt. this afternoon. What a day....
Now we see if Mourdock gets treated any better than Christine O’Donnell was back in 2010 by the GOP-e.
But, but, Peggy Noonan told us how important it was to keep good ole Lugar because he was the mature, sober leadership we needed in these difficult times. Did Peggy have it wrong? I don’t see much maturity in these post primary loss comments. I’m sooooo confused.
Now, I feel like singing MacArthur’s Park where someone left the cake out in the rain...
I imagine a lot of these guys go in with campaign debts and come out lighting their cigars with 100 dollar bills - in part because of lobbyists.
This is how you change the GOP. NOT with third party spoilers.
Please think again.
I served on LST 532.
Don’t sink me, just LUGAR
Amen, Amen, and AMEN! Couldn't have said it better myself! This fight will be won down in the trenches ONE primary fight at a time!
Yuuuuup. And, they forget pretty quickly.
Get them all out of D.C. and make them do the business of their constituents locally.
It can be done - I've seen it in the movies and my 12 year old nephew says it can be done pretty easily with all the fancy electronics now.
Nicely put, Ruy D d B.
Their primary job, once they arrive in Washington, is continuing to campaign to keep that job...for life!
Yes, to term limits.
Yikes, what is going on there?
So now it is finally clear. It wasn’t how, when or how much Money Lugar spent. It was not a flaw in the candidate. It is a rejection of his entire line of Liberal BS that the people rejected.
This does not bode well for RINO’s
Where would one find such a gun/
I have an abstract painting and when asked what it represented, I'd ask them to tell me what it represented to them.
One date, the guy said “a gun and a penis”.
That was our first and last date...
“The Distinguished Gentlemen”
I haven’t seen that movie but will check it out. Thanks!
It will be interesting to see how far left Lugar will slide in the waning months of his life long career sucking the gov’t teat. I predict he’ll be a rubber stamp for the Kenyan Kid.
I pray that Mourdock follows his "rejectionist orthodoxy".
23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
24 Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.
25 Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.
26 Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.
27 Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.
Term limits is one way. Taking the perks away is another.
Neither will get past the very people that the perks/unlimited terms go to.
Since we can’t get it passed ourselves, WE have to be the ones to limit their terms.
It seems we have failed in that regard.
Yes, yes, she did have it wrong.
And, I can't bear listening to her voice. She is scratched out in my little book - with the pen, not the pencil.
He, He, 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten!
It may be too late but as long as I have to go to the dentist, maybe I can get the song drilled out of me so I can get another, much better song that runs around my brain later.
With MacArthur's Park, I may need an exorcism...
Peggy has her moments when she can string words together in ways that actually work (and of course she has gotten paid her whole life for doing this) - but much more often she is not a whole lot different than Mo Dowd minus the ocean going freighter’s worth of emotional baggage that Mo carries around.
Each year, the citizenry shoud march every DC pol up in front of a mirror. When its reflection begins to fade, it’s time for it to go.
Perhaps Lugar was once a “reflective” person. I doubt that he is, any longer.
“The Founders didn’t foresee the legislative job becoming a career.”
Yes they did. It was certainly considered in the constitutional debates. Soon to be President Jefferson was an advocate of term limits. The founders did not intend for the job to become a career, but they did foresee it and warned against letting it happen. In the end, they left it for voters to decide.
Amending the constitution is certainly withing our perview, just unlikely.
On the other hand if you were a guy and a girl answered that way......
looks like Indiana spit out a Lugar....
Looks like the Fraudster is in trouble in Indiana for the November elections.
If nothing else, he got you out of the Senate. That's good for at least 6 years of good will.
Stolen for my new tagline. Hope you don't want royalties, cause you ain't gettin' em. :)
That's why the term "RINO" makes no sense. Republicans reluctantly were only conservative for a brief period because of Reagan.
Good luck finding a conservative dude that knows how to interpret art... Heheh - I know I would have probably said something similar, even having never seen this painting.
Which version, Donna Summer or Richard Harris?
Oh thanks a frickin’ lot, now I’ve got that song in my head!
I had little to no opinion of the man until I merely glanced at his statement. There seemed to be so many petty words and phrases that it overwhelmed me to the point of being repulsed by Lugar. Good riddance.