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  •  I'd Argue Dick Is A Lot Like My Dad (16+ / 0-)

    A sane Republican. Not what I think, but who can argue from a point that isn't bat shit crazy. I am also a military brat, so less weapons is always a good thing. Dick did work hard on this, as you noted.

    When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

    by webranding on Sun May 06, 2012 at 05:01:48 AM PDT

    •  "Sane Republican" is Becoming An Oxymoron (7+ / 0-)

      As totally batshit crazy Lugar's TeaBigot opponent is, didn't Dick always vote in mindless unison with his party of bigots - including voting against both the Recovery Act and the PPACA, and voting for the Ryan budget? Why yes. Yes he did.

      For further clarification of Lugar's rightwing cred, check out his website:

      Press Release of Senator Lugar
      Lugar Calls for Overturn of ObamaCare Forced Coverage of Contraception and Other Services

      Monday, February 6, 2012

      In response to the January 20 Obama Administration ruling that virtually all private health plans must cover contraception, sterilization and abortifacients, U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar has cosponsored the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act, S. 1467.

      “The government should not require employers to provide coverage for contraception and sterilization services that are contrary to religious beliefs or moral convictions. In addition to supporting the Respect of Conscience Act, I have voted in support of conscience provisions related to abortion and the rights of medical providers to opt-out of related training or performing such procedures.

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      Lugar is also a cosponsor of the “No Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Act” which would also make permanent earlier legislation he supported including the Hyde Amendment, the Helms Amendment, the Smith FEHBP Amendment, the Dornan Amendment, and codify the Hyde-Weldon conscience clause.  Lugar has a consistent pro-life record throughout his career. In the last Congress he had a 100 percent rating from both the National Right to Life and the Christian Coalition organizations.

      You know how far off the rails the Repubs have gone when a rightwing hack like Lugar is considered sane. This is like calling Lieberman a sane Democrat.

      I am not now, nor have I ever been, a member of the Republican Party.

      by OnlyWords on Sun May 06, 2012 at 06:20:01 AM PDT

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      •  perhaps worse than oxymoron (1+ / 0-)
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        "sane Republican" is actually a relative term so that in comparison to your opponent, s(he) actually appears reasonable.

      •  Yeah, he's kind of getting what he deserves. (0+ / 0-)

        Even though the senate will probably be even a bigger joke than it already is with him gone.

        If Obama doesn't deserve credit for getting Bin Laden because he didn't pull the trigger, Bin Laden doesn't deserve the blame for 9-11 because he didn't fly the planes.

        by Bush Bites on Sun May 06, 2012 at 09:39:43 AM PDT

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