Although the women of the United States are confined within the narrow circle of domestic life, and their situation is, in some respects, one of extreme dependence, I have nowhere seen woman occupying a loftier position; and if I were asked... in which I have spoken of so many important things done by Americans, to what the singular prosperity and growing strength of that people ought mainly to be attributed, I should reply, To the superiority of their women.

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Friday, January 7, 2011

Dick Lugar Has a lot of Friends

I saw on the headlines at Hot Air that the new Tea Party congressmen are unimpressed with Senator Dick Lugar. From the linked CNN story,

Lugar and a pair of staffers discussed a range of federal issues, including the role of earmarks and the Federal Reserve. Fettig and Boyer objected to Lugar's sponsorship of the DREAM Act, his support for the ratification of the START nuclear arms treaty during the lame-duck session of Congress, and his votes to confirm Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.

So the Tea Party is looking to primary this RINO. Continues the article:
Hoosiers for Conservative Senate is convening a "Road To Retirement" event in Indianapolis on Jan. 22 in Indianapolis, where organizers hope that an array of Tea Party groups can unite around one Republican candidate to challenge Lugar in the May 2012 primary.
I've noticed that Dick Lugar comes up a lot in my searching and piddling with who is connected to whom. I've come to the conclusion that Dick Lugar has got him a whole lot of powerful friends.  You know the map is coming....
What you are seeing is a government/corporatist overlap that illustrates the fascist control of these elites over the country. As we saw briefly in my last post, the revolving door between government and the biggest corporations never stops spinning. For added measure, just about everyone of these characters gets to be an trustee, provost, or some other position in our colleges and universities. Gotta make sure the next generation of corporate fodder has their minds right, you know! Notice that while Dick has slightly more "republican" support, he's pretty much equally supported by both parties. You can't have a solution until you understand the problem. Dick Lugar is an example of the problem.

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