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Dick Lugar: Tea party trespassed on my farm (erecting ‘Retire Lugar’ signs on primary eve)
Politico ^ | 05/07/2012 | By DAVID CATANESE

Posted on 05/07/2012 12:36:28 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

FRANKFORT, Ind. — Sen. Dick Lugar is accusing tea party members of trespassing on his family farm and erecting ‘Retire Lugar’ signs on the eve of the Senate primary.

The six-term Republican incumbent said Monday he was alerted by his son that members of the Owen County tea party climbed over a fence at his Marion County farm to take down his campaign signs and put up their own.

“[They] had their pictures taken in front of a sign that said, ‘Dick Lugar, tree farmer of the year, 2003,’” Lugar said during a stop at an assisted living facility, speaking from notes to recount the episode to reporters. “Then they had the audacity to put this on their Twitter accounts and Twitter it out … so that everybody would know that these people had trespassed our farm.”

Lugar said his farm fence was “damaged — not badly — but nevertheless [they] came over the fence to get our signs and deliberately put up these signs out on the farm.” A call and email to an Owen County tea party official was not returned.

“I think this is unfortunate but is indicative of the kind of campaign we’ve run up against and I just wanted you all to know,” Lugar said. “I’m not going to file charges, I’m busy running for election. … I think most people would find this to be audacious and an affront.” Lugar is in the midst of a three-city swing north of Indianapolis, which included stops at a waste water treatment facility and Elks Club.

Richard Mourdock, the state treasurer and favorite heading into Tuesday’s election, began his day at the Elkhart Rotary Club. He will conclude his campaign day with a meeting at a Presbyterian church in West Lafayette.

Despite a radio report indicating he would anticipate eventually supporting the nominee, Lugar said he had made “no comment” about endorsing Mourdock if he loses Tuesday.

“I’ve indicated that we still have an election going on,” he said. “I’m not going to do a postmortem.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: 112th; dicklugar; gopprimary; in2012; mourdock; senate; teaparty
Hmmm... I thought Dick Lugar is now a Virginian and no longer calls Indiana home.
1 posted on 05/07/2012 12:36:34 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Dick owns property in Indiana?

Who knew?

2 posted on 05/07/2012 12:37:35 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Do I really need a sarcasm tag? Seriously? You're that dense?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Doesn’t this guy have any family or frinds who can talk this guy out of going out like a clown?

Have just an ounce of dignity Lugar and leave.


3 posted on 05/07/2012 12:39:57 PM PDT by DManA
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To: SeekAndFind

He doesn’t live on the property he owns in Indiana.


4 posted on 05/07/2012 12:40:50 PM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: DManA

Sadly the infection of WashDC cannot be eradicated.

He accomplished some good things as mayor of Indianapolis in the 70s.


5 posted on 05/07/2012 12:41:40 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: SeekAndFind

Don’t be a dick, Lugar.


6 posted on 05/07/2012 12:42:28 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: SeekAndFind

“Lugar said during a stop at an assisted living facility, speaking from notes to recount the episode to reporters.”

Nah, too easy.


7 posted on 05/07/2012 12:42:45 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: DManA

Probably difficult to talk an 80 year old out of or into anything, especially one who’s a legend in his own mind for as long as he has been.


8 posted on 05/07/2012 12:43:33 PM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: SeekAndFind
Lugar said during a stop at an assisted living facility,

Surprised he wasn't mistaken for a resident...

9 posted on 05/07/2012 12:43:54 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin: More miles per sound bite than the closest competitor...)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Who knew?

The Chicago Climate exchange.

Chicago Climate Exchange Has Important Partner: Sen. Richard Lugar
10 posted on 05/07/2012 12:44:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SeekAndFind

What a wuss.


11 posted on 05/07/2012 12:44:21 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: txrangerette

Must be one of these guys who think if they retire they’ll die.


12 posted on 05/07/2012 12:45:50 PM PDT by DManA
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe it was Syrian and Burmese voters that Lugar earlier stated would put him over the top, and not Tea Party people?


13 posted on 05/07/2012 12:49:36 PM PDT by donozark (Marg Helgenberger! Wherever you are! What the hell do I do with all these DNA samples you requested?)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Ya, just hope that assisted living facility was not a locked facility. Put Dick would still be there tomorrow...

Hey Dick! It's dog track time bud!

14 posted on 05/07/2012 12:52:26 PM PDT by donozark (Marg Helgenberger! Wherever you are! What the hell do I do with all these DNA samples you requested?)
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To: donozark

Put=poor


15 posted on 05/07/2012 12:57:55 PM PDT by donozark (Marg Helgenberger! Wherever you are! What the hell do I do with all these DNA samples you requested?)
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To: cripplecreek

He needs to go based on this alone !


16 posted on 05/07/2012 1:00:31 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: JaguarXKE
Don’t be a dick, Lugar.

Whoops, too late.

17 posted on 05/07/2012 1:01:21 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dfwgator

Dick Lugar before he dicks you.


18 posted on 05/07/2012 1:04:03 PM PDT by technically right
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To: txrangerette

Though if he owns it we should all stay off of it.

Private Property is as American as Apple Pie.


19 posted on 05/07/2012 1:05:22 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind

Relax. Dick... It’s not like they were trying to blow up a bridge...


20 posted on 05/07/2012 1:07:21 PM PDT by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: SeekAndFind

Relax. Dick... It’s not like they were trying to blow up a bridge...


21 posted on 05/07/2012 1:07:45 PM PDT by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: SeekAndFind

http://woodlandsteward.squarespace.com/storage/past-issues/Spring%202003%20Senator%20Lugar%20Indiana%20Tree%20Farmer%20of%20the%20Year.htm

He wasn’t able to attend the 2003 award ceremony because of senatorial duties, but—here it comes, are you ready? Are you sure?—he personally prunes hundreds of trees every year.
(Snort)


22 posted on 05/07/2012 1:08:15 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Yet he has no problem trespassing on people's wallets....
23 posted on 05/07/2012 1:09:03 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: SeekAndFind

In which part of Virginia is this “family farm”?

All joking aside: I’ll bet a dollar that this is not Lick Dugar’s farm. It belongs to some cousin or other member of Dugar’s extended “family.”


24 posted on 05/07/2012 1:13:08 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: SeekAndFind

Quick, someone get Lugar his binky!!
25 posted on 05/07/2012 1:19:24 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SeekAndFind

When there is flak, you are over the target. Another egotistical Sin-ator who thinks the taxpayers work for him. Bye bye RINO. Flushed at the voting booth.


26 posted on 05/07/2012 1:28:46 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: SeekAndFind

27 posted on 05/07/2012 2:14:10 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: DManA
Doesn’t this guy have any family or frinds who can talk this guy out of going out like a clown?

Have just an ounce of dignity Lugar and leave.

I wonder what're the chances he'll change sides if he's primaried out?

Not very good, I expect.

28 posted on 05/07/2012 2:15:08 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: SeekAndFind
"Then they had the audacity to put this on their Twitter accounts and Twitter it out … so that everybody would know that these people had trespassed our farm...I think this is unfortunate but is indicative of the kind of campaign we’ve run up against and I just wanted you all to know,” Lugar said. “I’m not going to file charges, I’m busy running for election. … I think most people would find this to be audacious and an affront."

Denial - Anger - Bargaining - Depression - Acceptance

29 posted on 05/07/2012 2:25:48 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (He better be Bargaining today, because it'll be Depression tomorrow!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Agreed!

I am disappointed by some of the responses here. If it had been a bunch of Occu-tards trespassing on a Conservative’s property everyone would be totally indignant about this.

We need to be consistent about this. Private property means DON’T GO THERE WITHOUT PERMISSION!


30 posted on 05/07/2012 3:34:46 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: Ronin

I’m disappointed that at this point anyone would believe Dick Lugar.


31 posted on 05/07/2012 3:37:52 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Well it could have been worse...

They could have put up a sign of Rowan and Martin saying...

"Say Goonight Dick", Goonight Dick"


32 posted on 05/07/2012 3:42:05 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: SeekAndFind
I didn't think Lugar lived in Indiana — I thought he rented a P.O. box to get his mail (to “prove” he was an IN resident). He hasn't set foot in the state for years, unless by accident.

Really, this does not bode well for Sen. Lugar’s primary chances. I hope by 10 pm tomorrow night he's out on his Alfa Sierra Sierra.

33 posted on 05/07/2012 3:48:51 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: John W

That’s not the point. My feelings regarding private property remain the same whether it’s Dick Lugar, Allan West, Sarah Palin or Nancy Pelosi. Private property means PRIVATE PROPERTY.


34 posted on 05/07/2012 4:02:53 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: MasterGunner01
Dick Lugar: Tea party trespassed on my farm (erecting ‘Retire Lugar’ signs on primary eve)

They could have put up signs reading, "Time for Dick to Pull Out."
35 posted on 05/07/2012 4:04:05 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: SeekAndFind

When he’s defeated and looking for a new gig, he won’t have to make up a Porno Name.


36 posted on 05/07/2012 4:05:27 PM PDT by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: Steely Tom
I wonder what're the chances he'll change sides if he's primaried out?

Two words: Lisa Murkowski

37 posted on 05/07/2012 4:36:17 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Ronin

Agree 100% on that point, I just don’t believe it happened.


38 posted on 05/07/2012 5:00:08 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, the ‘Tea Partiers’ were surely uncouth and careless of property rights, but were they really Tea Partiers, or is this the sort of last-minute manufactured ‘outrage’ that happens just before the voting starts? A ‘dirty trick’ disguised as a ‘dirty trick’?


39 posted on 05/07/2012 5:15:27 PM PDT by Grut
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To: SeekAndFind

Washingtonians Raus!

Free states like Indiana can pick off degenerates like Lugar, outlook on the whole with respect to saving the Republic via the Electoral Process is highly questionable due to Universal Suffrage .


40 posted on 05/07/2012 6:12:02 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum -Mission Accomplished)
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To: Rome2000

dick Lugar is a puppet whose strings are being pulled by his staff. They are looking out for their government paychecks.

30 minutes after he loses tomorrow he’ll announce that he is running as an independent.

Let’s dick Lugar
and his staff.


41 posted on 05/07/2012 7:42:34 PM PDT by american_ranger
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To: SeekAndFind

Translation - “I’m having my backside handed to me so bad, and I’m so cheap of an individual, that I’ll even pander for sympathy votes from a non event like this.”


42 posted on 05/07/2012 9:10:22 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: SeekAndFind
What a disgrace. His lib tactics are reprehensible.

Hope he gets clobbered.

43 posted on 05/08/2012 1:10:17 PM PDT by NE Cons
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