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suziedemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-12-05 03:31 PM
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What happened to Lugar? I'm so disappointed!
I had always heard that Lugar was a very moderate Republican. An intelligent man of integrity who doesn't play dirty politics. What happened?
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GreenArrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-12-05 03:32 PM
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1. they probably got dirt on 'im
.
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suziedemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-12-05 03:37 PM
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6. That's what I wonder. He seems to have gone from questioning the * admin
to being their lap dog. Maybe I haven't paid enough attention - but it seems to me he has moved far to the right in just the last year or two. I think they might have dirt on him - or he doesn't want an unusual envelope to come in the mail.
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GreenArrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-12-05 03:59 PM
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10. there have been certain rumours
in the Hoosier State, about certain personal behaviours enjoyed by Mr. Lugar.
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suziedemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-12-05 04:29 PM
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11. Really!?!! Veeerrrry Interesting!
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-17-05 03:06 AM
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18. okay, Green Arrow, now is the time to spill the beans
on the rumors about lugar.

we're dying to know.
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-17-05 01:06 AM
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16. Probably
It could be anything. I'd go with some kind of threat.
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tk2kewl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-12-05 03:33 PM
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2. can you say whimp?
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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-12-05 03:33 PM
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3. To paraphrase Animal House:
You fucked up...you trusted him.

:evilgrin:
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Zenlitened Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-12-05 03:35 PM
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4. "Republican" and "integrity." Two words that definitely do NOT...
... go together.
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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-12-05 03:36 PM
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5. Prolly just traded his vote for some highway funding
or some new pork in his state.

SOP, ya know.
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-12-05 03:38 PM
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7. Lugar is a smarmy, shifty-eyed sucker.
Reminds me of Dick Dastardly's dog, Muttly.
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johnlal Donating Member (974 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-12-05 03:51 PM
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8. Suuuuuuuuck
The sound you just heard is the Bush Credibility-vac sucking out all credibility and integrity from formerly believable Republican politicians. Colin Powell? SUUUCK. (WMD speech to UN) John McCain? SUUUUUUUCK. (Big hug) Bob Dole? SUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK. (Kerry never bled.)

I was sad to see Lugar get it. But it was bound to happen. There's not much republican credibility out there any more. SUUUUUUUUUCK.
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suziedemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-12-05 03:55 PM
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9. LOL - Good Points!!
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cestpaspossible Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-17-05 01:00 AM
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15. great post
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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-12-05 04:31 PM
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12. Lugar is up for re-election next year...and...
...he would rather sell his country down the river than grow a pair and stand up to the Neocons...

Bend over, Dick.
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spooky3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-12-05 04:32 PM
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13. Let's get David Letterman to run against him.
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Wabbajack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-12-05 05:34 PM
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14. If he's a bad boy theyll take away
his committee chairmanship just like they did to 3 or 4 house chairman.
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PurityOfEssence Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-17-05 02:59 AM
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17. There are none so blind as those who will nazi
When it comes down to it, Republicans are conservatives, and as such are only really concerned with themselves. They will betray core principles to maintain power, and personal enrichment is at the heart of their being. How else can one explain Log Cabin Republicans; they're signing their own death warrant just so they won't be taxed. How else can one explain "true" conservatives who abhor foreign entanglements and thirst for a balanced budget?

Conservatism is selfishness, and as the world gets more and more crowded, there are more and more inferiors; the only way to counteract that is to exert more control, even if it means tolerating the betrayal of secondary values like balanced budgets, civil liberties and fairness.

Lugar has always been a functionary. He's not the worst of the bunch, but if that statement isn't a case of being damned by faint praise, I'll have to go back and distill some stronger vitriol.
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