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Even Richard Lugar falls under the spell of the Goracle:

Though some lawmakers tangled with Gore on his last visit to Capitol Hill, none did on the Foreign Relations Committee yesterday. Dick Lugar (Ind.), the ranking Republican, agreed that there will be "an almost existential impact" from the climate changes Gore described.

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Lugar, a 32-year veteran of the Senate, asked Gore, as a "practical politician," how to get the votes for climate-change legislation. "I am a recovering politician. I'm on about Step 9," the Goracle replied, before providing his vision.

"Existential impact," indeed. If the silly asses don't destroy the country with their bailouts and stimuli, they'll finish it off with their global-warming spending. Dick, Dick, Dick. Didn't we learn you better than that in Indiana?


tim zank
Thu, 01/29/2009 - 9:56pm

Lugar's elevator hasn't been going all the way to the top for quite a while, and if I hear one more politician, or pundit (or anybody for that matter) prattle on about what a wonderful 'elder statesman" he is I'm gonna hurl. He's just like the rest of the "entrenched" Republicans/Democrats.

He's a nice old guy that needs to go the frick home.
Gore, on the other hand, needs to be bitch slapped just on general principles, he's a liar and a snake oil salesman of the first magnitude. Carbon credits my arse, what he sells is "thin air".

Thu, 01/29/2009 - 11:30pm

There is a movement afoot among some conservatives to blunt the inevitable carbon tax or "cap and trade" scheme that will surface quickly in the Obama administration. The plan is to support a carbon tax with the collections going to offset regressive payroll taxes.

Rep. Bob Ingles and economist Arthur Laffer write in the NY Times:

"Conservatives don

Steven T.
Thu, 01/29/2009 - 11:36pm

As a Hoosier I've been disappointed in our venerable Republican Sen. Lugar for some time now in that he seems to have misplaced his moral compass, by which I can communicate usefully with him as an active constituent. I still have trouble impressing upon him the fundamental non-negotiables of Second Amendment protection.

If we can't purely save the Bill of Rights from congressional dissolution, what are we to think of the current crop of rabid Democrats, except to harken back to 1930s Europe, when ideals always transmogrified into repressed police-state ideology?

Bob G.
Fri, 01/30/2009 - 11:51am

You bring up a nice phrase with Lugar "misplacing his moral compass"...
Makes me wonder if it pointed to TRUE North, or MAGNETIC North?
(there IS a difference)