Sunday, 12 January 2014

In Passing

Dickie, we hardly knew ye!

Good Riddance  Dept
Guess what!  Back in 2012, those troglodytes in Indiana’s Republican base recognized something about then-Senator Dick Lugar that the state party poo-bahs missed:
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.
The Lugar-backed 19th Star PAC gave [Michelle] Nunn $5,000, the most that a PAC can give an individual candidate, the Huffington Post reported.

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.
N.B.: ‘‘too moderate’’ = Washington-speak for being a petty, vindictive, bitter old man who would go to any length to maintain his personal power, and who would take his ball and go home rather than let someone else win.
‘‘When Dick Lugar moved to Washington, he left behind more than his house.  He left behind his conservative Hoosier values,’’ one Mourdock ad against Lugar told voters.  ‘‘Lugar’s been in Washington 36 years.  That’s too long. Time for a change.’’
Back at primary time, Ace noted:
...Reports that Dick Lugar is a mature, sober, responsible, modestly genial grown-up adult with a long-view take on things seem to have been greatly overstated.
...and last Tuesday night, ‘Maetenloch’ administered the coup-de-grace:
Well I guess he can finally stop pretending to be conservative and we can stop pretending he was really a Republican.
Indiana is well rid of him; too bad it didn’t happen 20 years ago.


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