Sunday, June 07, 2015

Lugar Congressional Rating System Rates Republicrats Most Favorable

Former Sen. Richard Lugar, who broke his promise about returning to Indiana when he left the Senate and stayed in Washington, the only real home he's had for nearly four decades, has devised a rating system for members of Congress. Actually, it's the Lugar Center, the Washington, D.C.-based think tank he leads that devised the rating system that rates members according to how bipartisan their legislative leanings are because bipartisanship has been so successful in piling up trillions of dollars in national debt our nation can never repay and the establishment of a government run by the military-industrial complex that is hell-bent on stripping us of all of our fundamental constitutional rights.

Before I even name the Indiana lawmakers who rated the highest on the Lugar scale, I imagine most Advance Indiana readers can guess their names before you hear the answer. Of course, Sen. Joe Donnelly (D) and U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks (R) rates most favorably on the Lugar scale. Lugar told C-SPAN that these are the lawmakers who "really want to do something to move things ahead" because they are the lawmakers who "take time to legislate." "I am willing to work with anyone of any party who has a common sense idea that would improve the lives of Hoosiers," Donnelly said. 

Donnelly ranked third-highest in the Senate on the Lugar scale behind Susan Collins (R-ME) and Joe Manchin (D-W.VA). Sen. Dan Coats came in near the bottom with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). Rep. Brooks ranked 27th in the House, two spots behind disgraced former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL). Another disgraced House member forced from office, Rep. Mike Grimm (R-NY) ranked third-highest on the list of House members. Indiana's Luke Messer (R) ranked lowest among Indiana's congressional delegation, coming in the bottom ten of the entire House.

You can view the Senate ratings by clicking here.
You can view the House ratings by clicking here.


Greg Wright said...

I've been told that Lugar has the same Indiana license plate (* 1) he had when he was a Senator.

Anonymous said...

Ex-judge, connected attorney Susan Brooks hailing from the progressive and urbane Ft. Wayne is about as much a Constitutional Conservative as her attorney husband is non-corrupt, non-vengeful, and shall we say "above board".

To this day I still cannot figure out why so many "Republicans" remember and actually miss Dick Lugar for his "constituent services". The same Republicans who now complain about Joe Donnelly's poor record and his fetish-like support of socialist Barak Obama worked so fervently when it appeared Lugar would lose to Richard Mourdock- whom I believe was intentionally destroyed by his own party as a viable winning Senate candidate although the foolish words came from RM's mouth. Like John McCain, in his soul Lugar was a liberal more aligned with the Democrat agenda.