In light of his substantial loss in a GOP primary to State Treasurer Richard Mourdock, Lugar has an opinion as to the loss and what it means, as does his opponent -- as does every Republican and Democratic pundit in America....
re: "Sometimes politicians change their tune once they get into office. They worry about re-election rather than the things they campaigned on. " ************************* A long noted limitation of representative guvment is that the masses can be seduced into voting for the populist who promises them things. Europe has been crippled by promises of cradle to grave guvment welfare. Everybody wants "free" stuff, but they do not want to work for or pay for it! BUT somebody has to PAY for all of those goodies! And as Margaret Thatcher intoned, pretty soon you run out of other (rich) peoples' $ to extract to pay for it.
The defeat of Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar has political tongues wagging all over the nation. Lugar was a major force in the U.S. Senate. He was well liked by colleagues and, ironically, made an early political name for himself as mayor of Indianapolis, where he became known as a strong proponent of the federal government giving power back to cities.
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