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Former Senator Richard Lugar dead at 87
WAVE 3 ^ | April 28, 2019 | Annie Moore

Posted on 04/28/2019 9:27:01 PM PDT by GuavaCheesePuff

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To: golux

“I do not understand why some Freepers insist on speaking cruelly - anonymously - viciously - immediately upon death - of the dead.”

We don’t give liberal scum a pass just because they passed on to meet their master in hell.

41 posted on 04/29/2019 6:13:29 AM PDT by ohioman
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To: kenmcg

Senator Lugar had good friends. Check this out

42 posted on 04/29/2019 6:40:39 AM PDT by 2Dreamin
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To: sport
That bullshit about them being “Public Servants” ends after election day. In their mind[s], they are the masters and the public is the slave[s].

That's why I insist that TERM LIMTS are necessary. Don't give the servants time to morph into masters.

43 posted on 04/29/2019 7:36:46 AM PDT by JimRed ( TERM LIMITS, NOW! Build the Wall Faster! TRUTH is the new HATE SPEECH.)
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To: Skywise

No, Skywise. I wan’t talking specifically about you.

My in-laws are JFK fanatics and have his picture all over their house.

I know enough about JFK’s thoughts and policies to know he probably would have thought them a bunch of commie lunatics.

Lugar played an important role in government; among scores of other things, in national security, out of the limelight as was his preference.

44 posted on 04/29/2019 8:32:51 AM PDT by golux
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To: 2Dreamin

Senator Lugar had good friends. Check this out

Thanks very informative, and then came Crimea.

45 posted on 04/29/2019 8:40:26 AM PDT by kenmcg (tHE WHOLE)
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To: Skywise

“I think somebody is projecting.”

Who, me? I don’t have a need for doing that. I do just fine without trying to make other people look bad. If anything, I’ve been projected upon by underachievers among others with a low-definition world view.

46 posted on 04/29/2019 11:44:03 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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Pete Buttigieg remembers Richard Lugar: ‘A great mayor, senator and mentor’

Mentor?!?!?!?! Hmmmmmmmm.

47 posted on 04/29/2019 11:47:01 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: GuavaCheesePuff

McCain Opposed Talbott
In 1993, when Talbott was nominated by President Clinton as Ambassador at Large and Special Adviser to the Secretary of State on the new Independent States (of the former Soviet Union), Senator John McCain took to the Senate floor to declare that, despite Talbott being a close friend and personal pick of the President’s, “I cannot in good conscience vote to confirm his appointment.”
McCain said that Talbott, as a writer for Time magazine and a commentator, had been guilty of making “mistaken observations” and suggesting “flawed policy solutions” on the matter of whether Russia “will evolve peacefully and democratically, collapse into chaos, or return to totalitarianism, be it Communist or fascist.”
McCain noted that Talbott opposed all of the Reagan initiatives, including deployment of missiles to Europe and the Strategic Defense Initiative, which had kept Europe free from Soviet control and eventually resulted in the demise of the Soviet empire. McCain said that “it would require many more hours for me to cite all the examples of mistakes and inconsistencies upon which Mr. Talbott bases his reputation as a Soviet expert.”
However, on April 2, 1993, Talbott was confirmed by the Senate to this post by a Yea-Nay Vote of 89-9. One of his leading Senate backers was Indiana Republican Senator Richard Lugar. The nine voting against Talbott were Craig (R-ID), Faircloth (R-NC), Gorton (R-WA), Helms (R-NC), Kempthorne (R-ID), Lott (R-MS), McCain (R-AZ), Smith (R-NH), and Wallop (R-WY).
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51 posted on 3/4/2008, 11:29:50 PM by BARLF

48 posted on 01/28/2020 8:34:50 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: DCBryan1

If Obama honored him like that then he couldn’t have been that great.

49 posted on 01/28/2020 8:39:25 PM PST by caww
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To: caww

He definitely wasn’t great. Russia owes him thanks for giving them Crimea...and Iran would owe him thanks for the Iran deal vote if that darn orange guy hadn’t gotten in the way.

“...Pleased With Hillary And Obama
Although Talbott has been identified in press accounts as a current adviser to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, he showed up to hear Senator Barack Obama deliver a foreign policy address in 2005 to the Council on Foreign Relations and declared, “It was very impressive.” A story about the speech carried by MSNBC and published on Obama’s Senate website noted that Lugar was “helping” Obama in the foreign policy field, that Obama and Lugar “have formed a political joint venture and mutual admiration society,” and that they had traveled to Russia together. The trip to Russia was designed to ensure Obama’s support for maintaining and even expanding the foreign aid for Russia through the CTR program....”

50 posted on 01/28/2020 9:03:44 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: piasa

I didn’t know the guy.....But representatives always seem to tout great things of each other when they have passed on.....look how they honored McCain! That just about turned My stomach!

51 posted on 01/28/2020 9:34:11 PM PST by caww
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52 posted on 01/28/2020 11:22:36 PM PST by NorseViking
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