Wednesday, May 09, 2012

The Night They Sent Dick Lugar Down

....He still didn't get it. Oh, he made a gracious-enough concession speech, but he's also said the victorious Richard Mourdock has embraced a partisan attitude that makes it difficult to get things done.

That was the point, Senator. See, the more Congress "gets things done," the smaller my paycheck, either directly through taxes or indirectly by inflation. And just what are those "things," anyway? Mostly taking money from person or entity A (who earned it) and giving it to person or entity B (who did not), usually for the benefit of the bozos in Congress and the rebozos they run with. Other than declaring and (more or less) funding wars -- an endeavor of which I am deeply skeptical -- just what is Congress good for any more? To pass new laws? The Code of Federal Regulation alone, in a tiny font, occupies over four fathoms of shelf space already! Nope, they need to stop playing Lawgiver and start repealin'. Dick Lugar wasn't willing to even consider that.

Meanwhile, Bloomie's minions are decorating their bloomers over the notion that Lugar's defeat has weakened the GOP in the Senate. Why, they huff, Mourdock even criticized Lugar for voting for the bank bailout! --Yeah, bankers are so popular with the electorate right now.

Remember, this is an NRA F-rated Senator being sent home, leaving the contest between two men with A ratings. Joe Donnelly might be a fairly typical Rust Belt Dem in other ways, but he's considerably better on the right to keep and bear arms than Mr. Lugar ever was; so even if Mourdock does lose in November (the pundits think not, though it could be close), it'll be a step up on some fronts. Heh-heh, Mr. Bloomberg. Heh-heh.


Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

Congress! Huh! What is it good for? (Absolutely nothing!) Say it again!

Glad to see this old oak of the Senate finally felled. But they'll be using the lumber on K Street the day after the new Congress is sworn in, never fear.

Robert Fowler said...

" NRA F-rated Senator being sent home"

Just where is home? One of ours has a duplex here and lives in the Bahamas when he's not out begging. Good for Indiana voters for sending this fool packing.

og said...

Small moves, Ellie. Small moves.

Bubblehead Les. said...

Congratulations! Heard that you Indiana Gun Owners finally got rid of that Old "Lugar!"


Bob said...

Your blog post title deserves a song of its own. Wish we could get Levon Helm to sing it, but he just passed on, unfortunately.

Rita said...

I doubt we'll be voting Donnelly in come November. Everyone I know (even the crazies who voted for Obama) are fed up with the massive out of control spending.

Great post. Bye bye Senator Lugar. I'd say "We hardly knew ya", but we actually knew ya a little too well.