Sarah Palin set the tone for the Senate and Congressional primary season today by taking aim at one the most vulnerable RINO incumbents in the country - Indiana Senator, Dick Lugar. I must confess, I did not know just how liberal Lugar was until I did a little research today. I agree whole-heartedly with Palin. It's time to retire Lugar.
Here's a portion of her endorsement:
....Richard Mourdock is the conservative choice for Indiana. Senator Lugar’s 36 years of service as a Senator are appreciated, but it’s time for the torch to pass to conservative leadership in Washington that promises to rein in government spending now.....
Read the rest here.
She also included links to Mourdock's campaign website, Facebook page, Twitter page, and a page highlighting the differences between Mourdock and the liberal Republican incumbent, Dick Luger. Here are a few highlights from that page....
On the Obama agenda:
Dick Lugar has been cited as “Barack Obama’s Favorite Republican” and has seemed star-struck with Obama since they first served together in the Senate. Lugar appeared in a campaign television advertisement for Obama during the 2008 presidential election, then went on to serve as a co-chair for Obama’s inaugural committee, and is now co-sponsoring several pieces of liberal legislation supported by President Obama.
On Supreme Court nominees:
Dick Lugar has voted for all of Barack Obama’s liberal activist Supreme Court judicial nominees, including Sonia Sotomayor 4 and Elena Kagan 5. He also supported far-left Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.
On illegal immigration:
Dick Lugar has repeatedly voted for amnesty for illegal immigrants, and is a main sponsor of Obama’s DREAM act 6 that will fast-track amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants. At the same time, Lugar has opposed efforts to secure our borders7.
On the Second Amendment:
Dick Lugar earns a “F” rating from the NRA and an “F” from the Gun Owners of America for being a strong advocate of gun control. Lugar has voted for the “assault weapons” ban, the Brady Bill, the DC handgun ban and other gun control legislation
To read about the rest of Lugar's liberal tendencies, and to learn where Mourdock stands, go here.
Meanwhile, fellow RINO, John McCain just cut a radio ad for Lugar.