Say Goodnight, Dick

Posted on May 8, 2012


This is one of those happy stories that pops up every so often.  I could have said that Lugar emptied his clip and ran out of ammo, but you know me – too serious minded to indulge in such a low brow play on words.  Alright, I’ll admit it.  I also considered, ‘Dick – you’re Fired!’

Good riddance to a RINO that hung on for 6 terms in the U.S. Senate, which was at least 5 too many.

Lugar didn’t even maintain a residence in the state (Indiana).  The Senator was stumped recently, when reporters asked what residence was on his driver’s license!  Being 80 years old is not exactly an excuse.  I know 80+ and 90+ year olds that are sharp as tacks.  No, Mr. Lugar just simply doesn’t think of Indiana as home.  Well, he and Indiana are going to get a chance to get reacquainted.

One thing that comes readily to mind is that other long time GOP Senators with the thinnest possible veneer of conservatism are now going to be scrambling to clean up their own act now that Lugar has gotten his clock cleaned by an authentic conservative – Indiana State Treasurer, Richard Mourdock.

There have been more  than a few articles circulating, written by the ‘Journ-O-List’ crowd, gleefully performing last rites for the Tea Party.  Me thinks that the rumors of their demise have been greatly exaggerated.

The Democrats, for their part, are never running on fumes when it comes to the hypocrisy ‘gas’ gauge.   Funny, they can’t help us get cheaper gasoline, but they have an  unlimited supply of flatulent and transparently opportunistic political rhetoric.  Case in point, Joe Donnelly, the Democrat that Mourdock will now be facing in November.  Once it is crystal clear that Lugar is on his way out, Donnelly pulls out the ‘B’ script and effusively gives tribute to the soon to be former Senator:

“I want to thank Richard Lugar for his many years of service to our great state and to our nation. He and I share a history of working across the aisle. I agree with the senator that we accomplish more when we work together. Senator Lugar and I stood together to rescue the American auto industry, and our state has benefitted greatly from his efforts in so many areas.”

Other than I feel like saying, ‘get a room!’, this is the kind of smarmy, disingenuous tactic that tells you that a person has no sense of personal authenticity – that they are just another ‘playah’.  If Lugar had won the primary, the Democrat attack machine would throw it into gear and begin telling voters what a stinkin’ no good, corrupt career politician Lugar was.

But now that Donnelly wants to cozy up to Lugar’s centrist Republican supporters, Lugar is just the best thing that Indiana has seen in half a century, er – despite his unfortunate party affiliation.

The Democrat party as a whole in America, constantly seems capable of lowering the bar for insincerity and deviousness in dimensions that would cause previous generations of cynical politicians to blush.

Then again who was it that said, “If you’re not cheating, you’re not trying”?  I guess it was Chicago Cub pitching great, Mark Grace, although it also sounds like something Pete Rose might have said, or wished he had said.  And the Democrats have an umpire that calls nothing but strikes, when a Democrat is standing on the mound, pitching B.S.  The Umpire is the Legacy Media.  You’ll never get a even call from those lousy impersonators of objective journalism.

Having said that, it is possible that there are some warm fuzzies about Lugar on the part of the Democrats.  Lugar, for his part, helped them get Sotomayor and Kagan installed on the Supreme Court and Lugar became quite cozy with Obama.  NBC reports:

In 2005 Obama accompanied Lugar on a trip to Russia, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan to inspect weapons sites.   Obama told a Council on Foreign Relations gathering in Washington after they returned that “If anybody has ever accompanied Sen. Lugar on a (foreign) trip, you know that he is a rock star wherever he goes,” but Lugar’s foreign policy focus wasn’t the asset at home that it was in Washington, D.C.

Well, Lugar, the ‘Rock Star’ finally got his Pink slip.  I’d say the Tea Party is alive and well and the heart of rock and roll is still beatin’.