If you were at the Wabash Citizens Committed to the Constitution (C3) regular monthly meeting in December 2010, you may recall that I made the startling confession that I was a bad dog owner. By that I was comparing our elected officials to my dog and the habit that I have of letting her out and then going back to my recliner where I would watch TV. Then when she scratched on the door signaling that she was done, I would let her back inside, not having any idea what kind of havoc she created in the neighborhood.
My concern back then was that we as voters have fallen into a pattern where we don’t want to be bothered about politics until “It’s Time.” By not paying attention until the election was immediately upon us, we had no idea what kind of damage our dog (aka elected official) had done in the neighborhood. Were they making messes that we’re going to have to scoop up? Were they out there breeding with other dogs? Biting our neighbors? If we don’t put our dog on a leash and go on the walk with them, we just don’t know. For years we have re-elected people based on the TV and radio ads they have put out just before the election. Far too often these ads have had no resemblance to the truth.
One of our elected officials is now scratching at the door, hoping you’ll let him back in. His name is Richard Lugar. And before you get out of your recliner, let me tell you what he has been out there doing.
The first thing you should realize (and if you don’t remember anything else,) Lugar has earned the title of “Obama’s Favorite Republican.” What you are about to read are the reasons why.
Dick Lugar voted for liberal activist Supreme Court judicial nominees, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.
Dick Lugar has repeatedly voted for amnesty for illegal immigrants, and is a main sponsor of Obama’s DREAM act that would fast-track amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants. At the same time, Lugar has opposed efforts to secure our borders.
Dick Lugar refused to join Republican minority leader Mitch McConnell and 32 other Republican Senators in signing a legal brief in support of Florida’s lawsuit challenging the Constitutionality of Obamacare. Indiana is also a plaintiff in this lawsuit.
Dick Lugar has an F rating from both the NRA and the Gun Owners of America.
Dick Lugar voted for Obama’s $700 Billion TARP financial industry bailout that increased the national debt limit to $11.3 Trillion.
Dick Lugar has consistently voted against ending or even reforming the corrupt system of “earmark” spending.
Dick Lugar sold his Indiana residence in 1977 and has not lived here since. “No Person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty Years, and been nine Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen.” [U.S. Constitution, Article I, section 3, clause 3] Living in Virginia for 35 years would certainly mean he is not an ”inhabitant.”
I could go on and on, but I think you get my point. Dick Lugar has certainly NOT earned the right to be let in again. If anything; “It’s Time” for Lugar to be retired so that we can get a new dog in the fight.
Vote for Richard Mourdock. “It’s Time.”