Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Obama's favorite Republican is history

Congratulations, Indiana! You've just delivered the first knock out of the 2012 elections! And again, I couldn't have said it any better than Weasel Zippers, "Obama's favorite Republican -- Dick Lugar -- is history, and the Tea Party lives."

IndyStar: Sen. Richard Lugar’s 36-year Senate career is now history.

The Associated Press called the race for Mourdock about 7:45 p.m.

Lugar was defeated in today’s Republican primary election by Treasurer Richard Mourdock, ending his bid for a seventh term in the U.S. Senate.

Mourdock will face Democrat U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly and Libertarian Andy Horning in the November election.

Here's Mourdock's victory speech, via ABCNews...

"Hoosier Republicans want to see the Republicans inside the United States Senate take a more conservative track, and we're looking forward to helping them do that... To those people who are conservatives, who for the first time in their lives perhaps in the last 2 or 3 years, decided to step out of their comfort zone and start working, some under the umbrella of the tea party, other names apply, other conservative groups, those people around this country are wondering if they can do the impossible. My friends, tonight you've demostrated it is possible!"

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ADDENDUM: theRightScoop also shared Mourdock's victory speech from last night, as well as Mourdock taking on the CNN libs this morning...

"What I've said about 'compromise' and 'bipartisanship' is that I hope to build a conservative majority in the United States Senate so that bipartisanship becomes Democrats joining Republicans to roll back the size of government, reduce the bureaucracy, lower taxes, and get America moving again. ...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."

EXCELLENT ANSWERS that left a typical lib like O'Brien baffled. And apparently, Obama and some Dems are pretty broken up about Lugar's defeat...and if that doesn't tell you enough about the incestuous relationships going on in Washington politics (in particular, that of the Republican establishment and its resentment of conservatism), then certainly his parting comments will. Lugar was just another part of the problems in Washington, not the solution.

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