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Election Inspection: Que Pasa

09 May 2012 @ 10:34

Let’s take a quick look at some of the happenings in the 2012 Congressional races…


Presumed-Senator-For-Life Richard ‘Dick’ Lugar was defeated in last night’s GOP Primary in Indiana.

-From The Other McCain, Stacy McCain reporting:

Sen. Dick Lugar lost the Indiana GOP primary to challenger Richard Mourdock and it wasn’t even close: 61% for Mourdock, 39% for Lugar.

It seems that Indiana voters took Dickie into his den and did the honorable thing for him. Obviously, Lugar wasn’t going to be a man and dot it himself.

[NOTE: In that same report, Stacy reminds us why it's important to keep the NOT ONE RED CENT campaign alive.]

So, now it is official: Senator Dick Lugar will be retiring for medical reasons: the voters got sick of him.

-Donald Douglas reports here on Dickie’s concession speech which was not graceful [tip of the fedora to Wombat-Socho's Live At Five].

A highlight from that speech:

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. His answer to the inevitable roadblocks he will encounter in Congress is merely to campaign for more Republicans who embrace the same partisan outlook. He has pledged his support to groups whose prime mission is to cleanse the Republican party of those who stray from orthodoxy as they see it.

If you had any doubt that Lugar had to go, that paragraph alone should remove it.

Mr. Lugar: Your vaunted bipartisanship has allowed the Left to amass a frightening power that it is gleefully using to reduce The American Republic to rubble. Face it, you were nothing but a Useful Idiot, a Dupe, to them and they played you like a violin and you, in your blindness, gladly danced to their frantic jig.

In another part of your speech you referenced your strong support for Ronald Reagan’s policies. What happened to that man? He certainly is not the Dick Lugar of today, the person who arrogantly doesn’t even bother to pursue the fiction of still living in Indiana and who actively sought to demonize The TEA Party Movement.

It was time for you to go. You could have retired gracefully and many laurels would have encompassed you. But, no, you chose to willfully blind yourself to the reality that your way of legislating had failed utterly and miserably; you chose to arrogantly assume the voters owed you something, that you were an untouchable Prince, a ‘Lion Of The Senate’. Now, as you depart the Congress, none of us will notice or care, because we’re too damn busy trying to save the country you had a hand in helping to hurtle at ramming-speed down The Road To Serfdom. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

As James Antle wrote:

The quote of the night belongs to Hoosier conservative activist Greg Fettig: “The message to the establishment is, ‘You’re our servants. We’re the masters. Do what you’re supposed to do, adhere to the Constitution or we’ll fire you.’"

Damn straight.

-The victorious Mr. Mourdock replied to Senator Lugar’s remarks on several talk shows this morning, as Mackenzie Weinger reports over at Politico [tip of the fedora to Memeorandum].

A highlight from his remarks:

“The fact is, you never compromise on principles. If people on the left they have a principle they want to stand by, they should never compromise, those of us on the right should not either,” he said. “Compromise may come in the finer details of the plan or the budget, but the real principles that I’ve mentioned about having government rolled back in size, lowering taxes, those things are the principles that caused me to get in the race.”

And, Mourdock added, “we are at that point where one side or the other has to win this argument. One side or the other will dominate.”

Mourdock also told CNN that he describes his personal leadership style as “confrontational.”

“When I say I want to be confrontational, I want to confront the issues,” he said. “I’m bipartisan in the sense I want to confront the big spenders who are both Republicans and Democrats. I want to confront those who would protect the bureaucracy rather than the Republicans or Democrats. That’s the kind of confrontation we need to address the real issues that will get this country going again. We have a difficult time ahead, we have to make tough decisions, I’m willing to make them.”

“And if people see that as confrontational, so be it. I like to see it as effective leadership,” Mourdock said.

Right on, brother, right on.

-Onward to Utah and to defeating Orrin Hatch [you can help his opponent, Dan Liljenquist by clicking here].


Actually, it would be more appropriate to give Liz Warren The Fickle Finger Of Fate because the cover-up of her falsifying her heritage continues to bury her chances at self-wounded knee.

-William Jacobson, aided by some very determined people, has uncovered some more damning facts about Fauxahontas.

A highlight [tip of the fedora to Wombat-Socho's Live At Five]:

Throughout her career and political campaign, Elizabeth Warren has found victims everywhere she looked, including when she looked in the mirror and saw an alleged descendant of one of the most historically victimized groups, Native Americans.

In what may be the ultimate and cruelest irony, not only is it unlikely that Elizabeth Warren’s great-great-great grandmother was Cherokee, it turns out that Warren’s great-great-great grandfather was a member of a militia unit which participated in the round-up of the Cherokees in the prelude to the Trail of Tears.

Squaw pull big boner, tell whopper, keep digging hole.

-Mark Steyn weighs-in:

…In this case, Harvard Law School chose to help correct historical injustices against the Cherokees by hiring a descendant of one of the perpetrators to play their token Injun. Maybe it was a choice between her or that Klansman who passed himself off as “Little Tree” and wrote Oprah’s favorite heartwarming fake-Cherokee memoir. In related news from London’s Metropolitan Police:

Blacklist Is Blacklisted: Met Bans Word Over Claims It Is Racist… And Staff Have To Say ‘Red Listed’

Redlisted? Hey, welcome to Elizabeth Warren’s world…

‘Redlisted’!!! Now I upset….Warrior TCOTS Chief go on warpath, make many moons at White Man, drink firewater and piddle on Jimmy Riddle.

-Scott Brown is one lucky SOB.

  1. 09 May 2012 @ 11:02 11:02

    The Dick Lugar who may have once embraced Ronald Reagan’s policies died the day he and John Kerry bipartisanly abandoned a group of Filipina election workers to Marcos’ thugs after they requested sanctuary.

    • thecampofthesaints permalink
      09 May 2012 @ 11:04 11:04

      I had forgotten about that. So many betrayals over the years…

  2. Adobe_Walls permalink
    09 May 2012 @ 13:18 13:18

    I’m reminded of the British officers who kept insisting the Colonials would loose in the end because they didn’t fight like gentlemen.
    I suspect Lugar was always part of the problem because he was never part of the solution.

    • 10 May 2012 @ 22:51 22:51

      Methinks you’re right.

      Make more mud bricks out of career Senators.

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