Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Indiana goes to extremes

Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to your "new" Republican party. The Fox/Koch addled GOP voters kicked out Richard Lugar for being too moderate.
With 99 percent of the vote in, Lugar trailed Mourdock 60 percent to 40 percent. The 80-year-old senator congratulated Mourdock in brief remarks to supporters Tuesday night and said he hoped his primary rival would win in November, though he later released a critical statement hammering Mourdock's "unrelenting partisan mindset." [...] In his remarks Tuesday evening, Lugar said he believes "our political system still can work." "I believe that people of goodwill, regardless of party, can work together for the benefit of our country," he added.
Sadly, Mr. Lugar, your party no longer has any people of goodwill. What's left of the rank and file conservative Republicans are petty little proudly ignorant sociopaths who care more about punishing the objects of their scorn than they do about the good of our country. They're bumper sticker voters, who don't don't give a flying leap about the effects of policy. Their one burning desire is to oust that blackety black black usurper from their White House.

And here's the guy they think can take that illegimate blackety black man down.
The 60-year-old Mourdock, who told the New York Times it is "time for confrontation" as opposed to collegiality, also criticized Lugar for supporting the financial bailout, President Obama's Supreme Court nominees and raising the debt limit. His message was amplified by the Tea Party-aligned FreedomWorks, which held "activist training" sessions and made phone calls on Mourdock's behalf, and the super PAC Club for Growth, which spent more than $1.4 million on the race. (Lugar's campaign, which had spent $6.7 million on the race as of April, did significantly outspend Mourdock's, which had spent $2 million as of April.)
In other words, these useful fools voted for gridlock and destruction of good governance. DSCC type Democrats are smelling a toss up race, but at what price? Their chosen candidate is no prize.
Donnelly, a conservative Democrat, supports gun rights and the Keystone pipeline and opposes abortion rights and climate change legislation.
So, just another Blue Dog, who might as well be a GOPer with those positions. DSCC, and DCCC are just as much part of the problem as the damn Republicans. Our country's health is at stake here. Our children and grandchildren's future depend on a working government and these guys are playing numbers games.

I'm not shedding any tears about seeing Lugar go. We need to get rid of all these old plutocrats. Doesn't matter which party they purport to represent. In the end, they're all only serving themselves and their corporate masters. I only wish all these progressives that spend all all day long bitching about being sold out by the Dems would figure out a way to actually run some candidates that represent our interests instead.

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