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    Re: Richard Mourdock defeats Sen. Dick Lugar in Indiana

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Lugar is a solid conservative, with about the same or better conservative rating as many Republican Senators from the deep south. http://conservative.org/ratings/rati...11/senate.html

    I think Lugar's real "sin" was being included in an '08 Obama ad where Obama touted his work with Lugar in addressing rogue nukes as an example of his ability to reach across the aisle. Because, God knows, we don't want members of both parties working together to help eliminate loose nuclear material! We can't have THAT!!
    His recent voting record has been liberal. voted for TARP, and all the bailout BS, voted for Kegan for the SCOTUS. The opposing party should uh... oppose? He didn't just reach across the isle, he had a sleep over with it.

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    Re: Richard Mourdock defeats Sen. Dick Lugar in Indiana

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    His recent voting record has been liberal. voted for TARP, and all the bailout BS, voted for Kegan for the SCOTUS. The opposing party should uh... oppose? He didn't just reach across the isle, he had a sleep over with it.
    Yes, he voted correctly on those. TARP, which was signed by President Bush, was absolutely required to prevent a Great Depression II. Kagan and Sotomayor were both clearly qualified and so should have been approved unanimously, since it's the Senate's job to assess qualifications and not political leaning. Lugar has been very consistent throughout his career. He's a middle-of-the-road conservative who's expertise on foreign policy will be sorely missed. In his place we get another political hack.
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    Re: Richard Mourdock defeats Sen. Dick Lugar in Indiana

    I can't believe it's considered "extreme" to let an 80-year-old, 36-year career Senator retire rather than let him stay in office for life.

    I'm sure Lugar has done some good things. But he's been in office for long enough. I'm glad we're finally getting some new blood.

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    Re: Richard Mourdock defeats Sen. Dick Lugar in Indiana

    Quote Originally Posted by 00timh View Post
    His recent voting record has been liberal. voted for TARP, and all the bailout BS, voted for Kegan for the SCOTUS. The opposing party should uh... oppose? He didn't just reach across the isle, he had a sleep over with it.
    This is exactly the sort of mentality that is killing the republican party. Its okay to get nothing done, as long as you don't do anything that is seen as "liberal". Nobody in congress on either side of the aisle has made any useful headway on the economy. Tarp and the bailout were crap, but the tea partiers have nothing better to offer. Lugar is no worse than any of his peers on financial issues, but he can actually handle foreign issues with some competency.

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    Re: Richard Mourdock defeats Sen. Dick Lugar in Indiana

    Quote Originally Posted by 00timh View Post
    His recent voting record has been liberal. voted for TARP, and all the bailout BS, voted for Kegan for the SCOTUS. The opposing party should uh... oppose? He didn't just reach across the isle, he had a sleep over with it.
    And that my friends, is why the Tea Party is nuts.

    Those items are more important to them then preventing a nuclear terrorist attack on America.

    The Tea Party just made America less safe.

    And without TARP, the economy would be in shambles. Tell me, how many industrialized countries exist without a banking sector?
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