Sunday, April 1, 2012

Republican Senator Richard Lugar - Time To Retire

Indiana Republican Senator Richard Lugar is running for his seventh term in office.  If this was any other year, there would be no doubt that the 79 year old Senator would be the Republican nominee in his state.  However, this isn't any other year.  Voters are mad as hell.  Lugar has not owned a home in Indiana for more than 35 years, listing his home in the Washington DC area as his principal residence.  In fact, Indiana residents challenged his right to vote in his "home" state since he does not live there.  Finally, for old time's sake, they allowed Lugar to list his family's farm as his residence to get around the law, even though it is not his real home.  This is outrageous; but it does demonstrate what happens with career politicians. 

Senator Lugar is being challenged in the May 8th Primary by Republican State Treasurer Richard Mourdock.   Establishment Republicans, along with the US Chamber of Commerce support Lugar, who is a moderate and some would say RINO.   In an unprecedented action, the US Chamber has involved their organization in a Primary, which they have never done before, arguing the Lugar votes right on business issues most of the time.   This Blogger belongs to the US Chamber and you can bet that I have expressed my dissatisfaction with their action.  Against Lugar are all Tea Party Groups, the National Rifle Association, Club For Growth and Right to Life organizations that see Lugar as weak on the issues important to them.  

Let's not forget that Lugar has voted for budgets for years that have resulted in our $16 Trillion National Debt.  Lugar has also voted to steal our Social Security and Medicare contributions, which has been happening since 1965, to spend on guns and butter to buy votes and win elections.  In order words, Socialists just love Republicans like Senator Richard Lugar because he has "reached across the aisle" during his 36 years in Washington to help facilitate 100 years of Socialist creep in our country.   Socialists see Lugar as a good Republican and Tea Party Republicans as bad because they are standing up to say HELL NO to more Socialist Schemes.  

Lugar is an example of why we need Congressional term limits.  This old dinosaur, who has not lived in Indiana, his home state in 35 years and who looks like a mortician has already prepared him for a funeral home showing, has to go.   Since Lugar is not term limited and he will not go of his own volition, the only way to get rid of him is to defeat him in the Primary so that he is not defeated in the General Election, which would allow a Socialist in Indiana to take his seat.  

Serving in Congress is so lucrative that none of these characters, Republicans or Socialists will go willingly.   The $174,000 they earn each year is chicken feed.   The real money is in campaign contributions, book distribution and other crooked ways that allow them to become millionaires, after serving 10 or more years in office; not to mention federal pensions and medical benefits they receive that are hefty.   Serving in Congress is the good life, which is why they rarely willingly leave.  

Look, Senator Richard Lugar has served his country, if the definition of service is time on the job and voting right some of the time.  But you have to know when to fold them and when to hold them.  If Lugar were to be reelected, he would be about 86 years old at the end of his 7th term.   Lugar needs to retire.   We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014.  That means sweeping Socialists at all levels of government, including President Obama and RINO's like Dick Lugar, out of office.    

We can do it.  We must do it to prevent the bankruptcy of the United States, preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.   And, since they rarely go willingly, it is time for Congressional Term Limits to prevent the corruption that is inherent with politicians for life.  It will take a Constitutional Amendment to make it happen; but it must be done to restore citizen politicians and the democracy intended by our Founding Fathers.  

Go on Richard Mourdock's web site and give him money to help send Senator Richard Lugar into retirement.  Not to worry about Lugar, he will be well taken care of once he starts getting his federal pension and medical benefits.   Who knows, Lugar might even move back to Indiana; but doubt it.   Living the high life in Washington DC is a lot more fun and exciting.  More likely, unless Dick Lugar is buried one day at Arlington Cemetery, across the Potomac, a right he has earned,  Senator Richard Lugar will not go back to Indiana again until his burial.  It is what it is.      

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