(CNN) - Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock will defeat U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar to win the Republican nomination for the seat Lugar has held since 1976, CNN projects. Lugar is the most senior Republican in the Senate.
Republicans are punishing their candidates for not being radical enough and being willing to compromise for the good of the Nation. This will backfire in the general election where independent voters expect compromise and action – not the obstructionism we've seen from Republicans for over three years.
What a shame this is. Lugar is a true statesman and political diplomat. Once again, the Tea Party has brought havoc to the GOP. Shame, shame, shame.
And thus the GOP further tears itself limb from limb – faction from faction – in the face of what it calls "its most important election" this November.
Congratulations, Republicans: you lost all semblance of coherence and efficiency as a party when you gave Gingrich, Perry, and Romney all closer shots to the White House than you did Jon Huntsman; now, you yourself get to squeeze the lemon juice in the wound when Romney gets trampled by his own party's fractured bickering.
Sometimes people just stay in Washington way toooo long. We need term limits.
Another casualty of the Tea Party Express.
Be careful of what you wish for. You may not like what you get.
Say it's not so. Sorry chuck
Poor Lugar was nearly as much of a darling of the uber, fundamentalist, leftist, extremist Washington/New York/American press corps as Chuck Hagel (RINO, France) was.
Chamber of commerce, governor and republican establishment endorsement t didn’t work.
The good ole boys of both parties are on notice...we the people are sick of the destruction of our civil liberties and our currency, the independent voters do not support the patriot act or NDAA or the rest of the bills that both parties are imposing.
Obama and Mitt share the same policies,,,Ron Paul will be our next president and both parties are to blame for the mess this country is in...
That says a lot about the power and influence of GOP establishments nowadays.
Love watching the GOP devour their own.
So, GOP'ers, is the Tea Party a party in its own right or a branch of the Republican party? They seem to be playing it both ways. They claim to be Republicans, they expect party loyalty from Republican voters and office-holders, but then campaign against Republican incumbents. Maybe they should run a candidate as a third party this year and find out what the voters really think of them.