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Love this!!  We need more leaders in Congress who are not afraid to stand up and speak the truth.

 

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The Indiana primaries are only two weeks away, and one of the most important races  in the state is between incumbent U.S. Senator, Richard Lugar and conservative tea party favorite, Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock.    While Lugar carried a double digit lead for some time, the gap has now closed and the two candidates are in a virtual dead heat, with some polls even reporting a 5% lead for Mourdock.

Why is this race so important?  For starters, Richard Lugar, at age 80, has been a senator for 36 years.  He’s a career politician, who is completely disconnected from the people he represents.  In fact, Senator Lugar does not even reside in the state of Indiana, and has not lived in the state since 1977.  How can he effectively represent the needs of a state that he has not lived in for 35 years?

One would think this would be enough to disqualify Lugar from running for re-election. Given the fact that he was still registered at an address he sold in 1977, the whole situation reeks of fraud to me.  However, there is a loophole in the Indiana law that allows him to register, using the address of another property that the family owns and manages.

Lugar is a very moderate Republican, considered a centrist by some, a RINO by others.  I prefer the latter.  Despite his claim to support the Second Amendment, he has continued to vote against the rights of gun owners, and currently holds an “F” rating with the NRA, as well as Gun Owners of America, (both groups are endorsing Richard Mourdock) .   In 2006, Lugar was endorsed by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, a national gun ban group.  Lugar refused to stand with his colleagues in opposing any United Nations Arms Trade Treaty that would restrict civilian firearms ownership.   Lugar supported Obama’s appointment of Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, who are both anti-gun, to the Supreme Court.  (Read more on Lugar’s anti-gun voting record.)

In addition to his abysmal record on gun rights, Lugar has also shown his lack of fiscal conservatism, by voting for bailouts of Fannie & Freddie, TARP, the auto industry, and for the 2008 stimulus bill.

Throughout his political career, he has proven himself to be a “big government” supporter as well, voting to create the Department of Energy, and to expand the power of the Food and Drug Administration, as well as support legislation to ban the incandescent light bulb, impose massive new regulations on the energy sector, expand mandates on cars, and increase taxpayer subsidies on inefficient technologies.  (See more of Lugar’s key votes, via Freedomworks.)

It is also important to note that Senator Lugar was one of only nine Senate Republicans who refused to sign on to a legal brief challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare.

Lugar’s record speaks for itself.   Not only has the senator been dubbed “Obama’s favorite Republican”, Lugar actually appeared in a campaign ad for Obama in 2008.  He’s weak on illegal immigration, supporting amnesty and Obama’s DREAM Act, and has opposed various efforts to secure the border.  Lugar also opposed legislation that would prohibit government funding to organizations that provide abortions.  The list goes on.

Senator Lugar does not represent the interests of most Hoosiers, or any conservatives.  It’s time for him to go.

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Conservatives in this country are attacked at every turn.  Politicians, including Michele Bachman, Jim Demint, and Mike Pence, and even talk show hosts, such as Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin, are verbally assaulted on a daily basis, by liberals and the mainstream media.  But nobody can attract the cat claws and hate speech like Sarah Palin.

For the last three years, Sarah Palin has been accused of everything from conflicts of interest to abuse of power and misuse of funds.  Although she has not run for any office since her VP nomination in 2008, liberal Democrats, and even some Republicans have continued to rip her up one side and down the other.  Liberals criticized her in her role as Governor of Alaska, but then pummeled her when she resigned, calling her a quitter.  They slapped 19 ethics charges on her, although she was cleared on all counts, most of which were dismissed as baseless.    In addition, left-wing groups trashed her daughters, something that is considered off-limits with most politicians.  They even accused her of lying about being Trig’s mother.  I find it interesting that liberals go after so-called “birthers” for questioning Obama’s place of birth, calling them radical or extreme.  However, those same liberals sit idly by while Palin haters claim that Sarah’s son is actually Bristol’s, without a shred of evidence.  I don’t hear any of those people being called radical or extreme.

Why do people hate her so much?  Is it because she’s a successful woman?  Why don’t feminists like her?  Feminism is supposed to be all about equality for women, and Sarah Palin has successfully juggled family and career.  One would think she would be a model of the feminist movement; however, feminist groups are among her biggest critics, which is primarily due to her pro-life stance.

Is it because she’s a Republican?  Other prominent Republican women like Kay Bailey Hutchinson, Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe may receive some criticism, but nothing in comparison to Sarah Palin.  Why is that? 

It’s all of the above.  Sarah is a proud, unwavering, true conservative.  She, along with Michele Bachmann, has been a strong voice in the tea party movement, and has been unafraid to stand up for the principles she believes in.  She believes in the Constitution and in both social and fiscal conservatism.  She’s not afraid to go against the “establishment”.  She doesn’t back down from criticism, and in fact, seems to welcome it.  Liberals and the mainstream media have not been able to control her or shut her down.  That’s why people hate her so much.  She’s a legitimate threat to the liberal agenda.

I was reading various blogs over the weekend, and I came across one about Sarah Palin’s speech in Wisconsin, in which protestors were screaming out countless racial and hateful comments, and even heckled a 14-year-old girl who was speaking, drowning her out with screams, boos and cowbells.  Now that’s civility for you!  I started reading the comments, and I could not believe how hateful people were towards Sarah, making fun of her hair, her outfit, and her looks, and calling her despicable names.  Here are just a few comments….

  • Palin is a shrinking, unpatriotic insane woman.
  • Palin is Jimmy Swaggart, Jim Bakker, and Ted Haggard all rolled into one…biggest phony ever.
  • She and Breitbart are made for each other. Both are liars with no moral compasses.
  • Calling her a w**** is insulting to w****s.
  • Cheap looking coat for a “cheap” woman. Proof positive that money cannot buy “class or style”.
  • Sadly, some other trash came to my fine state…Sarah Palin. I thought I smelled the stench.
  • Taking up for Sarah is just like inviting copperhead snakes into your bed.

This was just in the first 15-20 posts!  But with all of these mean-spirited comments, I could not find ONE that actually addressed her stance on any issue.  Then I tried to defend Sarah, and it got ugly.  I have never had so many responses to a post in my life.  I was told how dangerous Sarah is, and called very naïve.  I was called an idiot, a dip***, and a few other choice words.  I was told to save my lecture on civility, because Sarah is the one full of venom and hate.  And of course, they continue to trounce Sarah. 

I stood my ground, and commented that in all of their posts, there was not one political position listed.  Finally, one brave soul made a lame attempt at bringing up a few.  I’ll give her credit.  She tried.  She followed that with a few more pot shots at me, assuming that because I’m pro-life, I must be neither a woman nor a mother; and she used the old standby….the race card.  That is just so tired.  Clearly, libs can’t see past that issue.

I found their feeble attempts at trashing me humorous, so I replied a few more times, and they resorted to the same sorry attacks.  Obviously, this group was much more interested in beating up on Sarah than they were in getting to the truth.

The way I see it, is that if the left is fighting you that hard, you must be doing something right.  So keep it up, Sarah!

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