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Forum Post: Thank you TP - you got rid of one of the most solid Rs in the senate. Dick Lugar

Posted 2 years ago on May 8, 2012, 9:39 p.m. EST by bensdad (8977)
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Lets get a good D to clobber the anti-social security, anti-medicare tp clown -

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[-] 2 points by BetsyRoss (-744) 2 years ago

Hummmmm...I thought the Tea Party dried up and blew away. Looks like that rumor was mistaken.

[-] 1 points by notaneoliberal (2269) 2 years ago

As long as there are creepy Kochs, we will probably have a tea party.

[-] 1 points by BetsyRoss (-744) 2 years ago

And as long as creeps like George Soros keep funding the groups that fund OWS, there will be an OWS.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (6841) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

Tea Party involes itself in politics, it will get lots of coverage over the next few days.

[-] 2 points by francismjenkins (3713) 2 years ago

Blue dog dem, moderate republican, no difference really (so I don't exactly see this as a big factor in our future prospects). Of course I'm from New York .... so I guess I see things differently.

[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 2 years ago

The difference is big - one more D - even a blue dog - is better than a grover/koch tool

[-] 1 points by francismjenkins (3713) 2 years ago

I suppose you're right ... at least slightly better (although there's no guarantee the democrat will win, and we could wind up with another tea party psychopath).

[-] 2 points by bensdad (8977) 2 years ago

Joe Donnelly, the Democrat in the Indiana Senate race, is a winner today, too By Melinda Henneberger

My Post colleague Chris Cillizza has already called the Indiana Senate Republican primary for the challenger, state treasurer Richard Mourdock, who was up by double U.S. Senate candidate, Rep. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) (Courtesy of CQ-Roll Call, INc.) digits in the latest polling over longtime incumbent Dick Lugar.

And if Mourdock does win tonight, those outside conservative groups that boosted his candidacy have handed Democrats an opening.

The polling has long shown that moderate Democratic candidate Joe Donnelly, a former small business owner and House member from the South Bend area, had no shot against Lugar but does stand a chance against Mourdock, a tea party favorite with big-dollar support from the Club for Growth, the National Rifle Association and FreedomWorks.

When I interviewed Donnelly in Indianapolis several weeks ago, he insisted that he was just going about his own campaign business, thanks — talking jobs, jobs, jobs all over the state — and not worrying about which candidate the Republicans settled on.

But if Mourdock wins, Donnelly does, too, for now anyway, and begins the general election contest up slightly over Mourdock in polls.

A pro-gun, pro-life, pro-Keystone pipeline, anti-illegal immigration and anti-climate change legislation Blue Dog, Donnelly has a lot in common with Lugar, especially as someone who sees working across the aisle as the only way to get anything done: “I hear from everybody, and they say ‘Joe, nowhere but in Washington do they think not working together makes sense.’ We’re not hired to fight. My question about everything I do is, does it make our country stronger?’’

The longtime owner of a small printing business, Donnelly ran ads distancing himself from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in ’10 – and even won the NRA endorsement over his conservative Republican opponent, Jackie Walorski, who is running again this year.

So how will he run against Mourdock? Here’s one way: The RV industry that’s a major employer in his Northern Indiana district would have lost its suppliers and been put out of business, he says, if Mourdock’s suit challenging the Chrysler bailout had been successful.

“Mourdock hired the attorneys who would have forced liquidation and led to a Depression in our state. This core industry would have gone away.’’

He also parts company with the tea party’s candidate on the role of government, which he feels should be as small as possible while still enforcing regulations of the sort that would have prevented the financial meltdown in the first place. “It’s a lot like being an umpire,’’ he says. ”You hope to be as little part of the conversation as possible.’’

[-] 1 points by Pequod (17) 2 years ago

Actually Lugar is what is wrong with politics. He hadnt had a residence in Indiana for 20 years and couldnt remember the address in Indiana used on his drivers license.

He was a career politician wedded to Washington insiders and will make millions as a Washington lobbyist. I bet he never sets foot in Indiana again. Is that really who should be a leader in Congress?

[-] 2 points by ronniepaul2012 (214) 2 years ago

He moved from my home state to DC THIRTY FIVE years ago. And no, he is no longer fit to represent us. Am proud to say I voted vs him today

[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 2 years ago

and you agree with the anti-social security & anti-medicare positions as being unconstitutional?

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago
[-] 1 points by factsrfun (6841) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

IN will be tough as hell, but either way, I say let the TEA party elect all the R's I want ows to elect the D's we want, then let America decide will you give up your childern's future for the sake of the COBs (Childern of Billlionaires)

[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 2 years ago

So what are our SPECIFIC plans to support progressive Democrats

[-] 2 points by factsrfun (6841) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

I guess the first step is deciding we want to get in the game.

I like Warren as keynote speaker, we need the seat in the senate, and it would make a statement

[-] 1 points by stevebol (1269) from Milwaukee, WI 2 years ago

Lugar might pop up as a pharma lobbyist.

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[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

It was one of the few (R)epelican'ts left that understood foreign policy.

Teabaggers haven't the foggiest. Let's hope this one gets booted.

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