Senator Lugar’s McCain Moment
Posted by Indiana Democratic Party | 08/11/2011
It’s been a bad month for Senator Richard Lugar.
The Washington, D.C. Tea Party group Citizens Untied endorsed his primary opponent. PACs run by Tea Party Senators Mike Lee and Jim DeMint have said they may get involved in challenges to the 35-year incumbent. And now Senator Lugar has echoed one of the most tone-deaf statements in political history.
VIDEO LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjaoRFCwUfU
It gets worse.
Today, his campaign spokesman tried to defend the statement by telling the Huffington Post “there are certainly stresses in the economy.”
Hoosier families aren’t feeling “stresses,” they’re struggling to pay bills. They’re looking for jobs and making tough decisions with their checkbooks. After 35 years in Washington, Senator Lugar is out of touch. To move America forward, we need a Senator who understands that.