On May 8, Indiana voters get a chance that perhaps no group of voters has ever had. They can defeat a Senate candidate who doesn’t even live in their state. The senator is full of odd quirks. He lives in Washington D.C., but represents Indiana, votes liberal but calls himself a Republican, and is friends with President Obama until he’s up for election. The senator’s name is Dick Lugar, and it’s time for Indiana GOP primary voters to reject him as their Senate candidate.
Lugar is known as “Obama’s favorite Republican,” because of his close relationship with the president, and his penchant for voting alongside the liberal Commander-in-Chief. Lugar even campaigned for Obama in 2008 and served on the president’s inaugural committee. Lugar outrageously voted to confirm uber-liberal activist justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. Voters should be reminded that the court is only one vote away from a liberal majority, with the possibility of up to three justices to be named by the president elected in 2012. Conservatives can’t afford to have a senator from Indiana who won’t fight for conservative justices who interpret the law as written, not as they would have it written.
Look at Lugar’s votes and you will soon understand why he cannot represent conservatives in Indiana’s Senate race in 2012. Lugar voted for TARP, for the SCHIP expansion of government health care, for the auto industry bailout, for benefits for illegal aliens, and against the second amendment rights of citizens of Washington D.C. Lugar is rated D+ by the NRA. That should be enough to disqualify the senator for constitutional-conservatives tired of politicians who disregard their oath of office to protect the constitution.
It’s time Indiana opens the trap door under soon-not-to-be Senator Richard Lugar.