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View Diary: NRA, Club for Growth pounding Indiana Sen. Dick Lugar in the six-termer's first-ever primary (71 comments)

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  •  Lugar was intrumental in 1986 (6+ / 0-)

    in convincing dictator Ferdinand Marcos to leave the Philippines, thereby restoring some semblence of democracy to the Philppines and averting civil war.  (I was stationed in the Philippines in the early 1970's and know something about the Marcos regime.)  Lugar should have earned the thanks of every patriotic American and every patriotic Philippino for his act of statesmanship.

    "We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals, now we know that it is bad economics." Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jan. 20, 1937

    by Navy Vet Terp on Mon Apr 09, 2012 at 06:39:28 PM PDT

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      they're either our dictators or they're evildoers.  If they're our bastards we must prop them up at all costs.  If they're evildoers we kill them.

      Right wingers have absolutely no use for diplomacy, except when they use it illegally to sabotage a sitting Democratic president.

    •  I'm sure (0+ / 0-)

      I'm sure he did, but that doesn't entitle him to hold a Senate seat forever. I think any person who doesn't live in the state they represent is making a mistake. Indiana is not Hawaii - it doesn't take that long to fly back and forth from DC. Lugar would have been smart to retire, honestly.

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