Senator Dick Lugar (R-IN) is now the most liberal member of the Republican caucus. I’ll let the Old York Times explain:
Now, in the heat of the post-primary lame-duck Congressional session, he is defying his party on an earmark ban, a bill that would create a path to citizenship for some illegal immigrants, a military spending authorization bill and an arms control treaty with Russia.
He even declined to sign a brief supporting state lawsuits against President Obama’s health care law because he saw it as political posturing.
So Lugar wants to pass the largest immigration amnesty every, keep diverting your tax dollars to his pet projects, eviscerate our country’s missile defense systems, and keep Obamacare the law of the land.
One might understand if Lugar took these positions for reasons of political expediency, in order to get a Republican elected from his state. But these positions are massively unpopular in the entire country, and even more so in Indiana, one of the more conservative states in the nation.
I will personally donate $1,000 to the most credible primary challenger to Lugar. I will increase that donation as the candidate’s chances improve. I hope other conservatives feel the same sort of outrage. There is no reason for RINOs like Lugar to remain in the Senate.
In this year’s Senate primary, establishment candidate Dan Coats managed to muster up just 39 percent of the vote. Meanwhile, Tea Party favorite Marlin Stutzman got 29 percent, and conservative John Hostettler got 23 percent. If we can unify behind one candidate in the 2012 primary, we can send Lugar into retirement.