Kicking this particular “Republican” out of Congress was the correct thing to do:

Former Sen. Richard Lugar, a Republican, has given the maximum amount of money allowed under federal campaign finance laws to a candidate who hopes to help Democrats retain the Senate in the 2014 election.

Michelle Nunn used the $5,000 donation to appeal to conservative Georgia voters. “I am immensely honored and grateful for Senator Lugar’s generous support in this race,” she said. “Both in the Senate and in the international community, Senator Lugar’s collaborative approach made us safer and moved our country forward. We need more leaders like Senator Lugar — not less, and I will strive to follow this legacy in the U.S. Senate.”
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After 36 years, Lugar lost his Senate seat from Indiana in 2010 when State Treasurer Richard Mourdock defeated him in the Republican primary by arguing that he was too moderate.

What better way to prove the Tea Party wrong about their accusations of “too moderate” than to donate money to a liberal? This is more of an “in your face” move than anything. Don’t go away mad, Dick, just go away.

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President Obama is pictured above bestowing then GOP Senator Dick Lugar the “Republican Democrats Love Most” medal last year

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15 Responses to “Gee, do you think Dick Lugar’s a little ticked that conservatives gave him the boot?”

  1. Eric on January 8th, 2014 4:08 pm

    I was so happy to have had a hand in voting this dinosaur out! Now he is a distinguished professor at Indiana University giving him a chance to spread his garbage further.

  2. backwoodsconsr on January 8th, 2014 4:57 pm

    Lindsey Graham is going to be ticked when we give him the boot too.
    https://richardcashforsenate.com/

  3. ChapBix on January 8th, 2014 5:31 pm

    Was he competing with McCain for the "Republican Democrats love most" award? Now McCain has a shot at it but now Lindsey Graham is hot on his heels for the award. Will Johnny be deprived once again? Stay tuned!

  4. Truesoldier__ on January 8th, 2014 9:45 pm

    Here would be a perfect fund raising slogan for Michelle Nunn's opponent.

    "Don't be a Dick, be a real Conservative. Donate to (insert candidates name here)".

  5. Truesoldier__ on January 8th, 2014 9:47 pm

    Unlike Arizona voters and their re-election of McLame, I can actually see the good people of SC voting out Graham.

  6. Truesoldier__ on January 8th, 2014 9:49 pm

    O/T….Looks like Christie and Dear Leader have found yet another thing in common…Using the government as a weapon against your political opponents….and then denying you knew anything about it.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2536001/T

  7. Marshall_Will on January 8th, 2014 11:37 pm

    Career Ender… sorry.

    Further, and sadly; this gives cause for healthy skepticism any time services are disrupted. This cheesy little ploy also plays into the There Are No Coincidences, Obama meme.

    While this doesn't rise to the level of sicking the *IRS* on your opponents, it's sleazy enough to say see YA'.

  8. Marshall_Will on January 8th, 2014 11:41 pm

    And THIS is the thanks Dick gets after all those years of loyal service to the peons, I mean 'voters' of Indiana.!?!?

    How many times has MM said "PRIMARY these crustaceans!" ? Case in point, it works. Good on ya'.

  9. Marshall_Will on January 8th, 2014 11:48 pm

    I'm *moving* there!

    Right, enabling enough [teeth] to the lib-agenda/intrusions was always part of the Scare The Living H3ll Out of Rank & File Conservatives To KEEP Me Elected Plan seemed harmless in the past..?

  10. Truesoldier__ on January 8th, 2014 11:52 pm

    I am really hoping so, considering Christie was planning on running in 2016 and there is enough of the establishment types out there who would try to foist Christie on us with the meme of "he is the only one moderate enough to get the independent vote" crap.

  11. Marshall_Will on January 8th, 2014 11:53 pm

    I meant to ad, for all the cuteness and Joirsey "good natured ribbing" this borders on a terrorist act, compromising nat'l security and the orderly functioning of our financial markets.

    So it's 'ok' to act like a jihadist as long as you're part of the pol. elite. We've recalled other gov's for a lot less. In some cases, nothing at all. At least we clean our own house Dim's. If anyone needs me to circulate those petitions, just let know…

  12. Marshall_Will on January 9th, 2014 2:19 am

    Absolutely. Several myths were soundly *busted* in 2012. No need to revisit failed campaign fallacies that just won't stay dead? Any number of articles from conservatives pointed out the truth lay more in the #'s and demographic breakdowns of who -didn't- vote Dimmocratic. And the underlying motivations for not doing so.

    Why base another broken play based on mooderates & 'independents' ( that as Doug has often pointed out ) wind up voting Dem 97% of the time anyway?

  13. Marshall_Will on January 9th, 2014 2:30 am

    Star Parker at Townhall breaks down the microcosm in VA. Rep's do just fine w/ the women's vote. Clearly they lack in drawing the *single* women's vote where TM waltzed away w/ 67%. Got a few phone numbers too I'm told. ( That rogue! )
    http://townhall.com/columnists/starparker/2013/11

  14. Truesoldier__ on January 9th, 2014 11:42 am

    No kidding. Drudge has a link to article about a woman who died because an ambulance could not reach her due to the caused traffic snarl. Sounds to me like there could be a civil case at a minimum if not an involuntary manslaughter charge. Dem lawmakers in NJ are calling for a federal probe. I guess Christie is about to find out just how disposable he is to Dear leader.

  15. Truesoldier__ on January 9th, 2014 11:46 am

    O/T..but it looks like Sen Mark Udall (D) of CO tried to get CO to cook the books on the states O'Scare numbers. http://coloradopeakpolitics.com/2014/01/08/breaki

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