Senator Richard Lugar – who had served in the U.S. Senate for years – was beaten badly in his bid for a seventh term. His defeat by over 20 points by Tea Party candidate Richard Mourdock put the six-term Republican from Indiana into forced retirement. While the Tea Party zealots are claiming full credit for the defeat of Sen. Lugar, some credit needs to go to Mourdock who has served two terms as State Treasurer.
I believe the real message to be taken from the race in Indiana is that a candidate for Congress who is either a moderate or a person who has been in office with a record of having worked in a serious, bi-partisan manner will have an uphill battle in a GOP primary. Those who are bankrolling the Tea Party won’t allow anybody to be elected to either the U.S. Senate or House of Representatives who doesn’t subscribe to a partisan, scorched-earth approach to public service. That definitely is the litmus test used by the Tea Party bosses when it comes to evaluating new congressional candidates. But how long will real card-carrying Republicans put up with it? I believe Independent voters will be turned off by this sort of thing and it will wind up backfiring on the billionaires bankrolling the Tea Party whose real goal is to control Congress.
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