“‘We want this or that stopped’ or ‘there is spending, big government’ — these are all, we would say, sort of large cliché titles, but they are not able to articulate all the specifics.”
The fun irony comes just a paragraph later, when HuffPo quotes their own previous article in which, you guessed it, specifics were articulated.
Tea Party leaders, though “cordial” and respectful, were reportedly particularly upset by Lugar’s recent sponsorship of the failed Dream Act, which offered a path to citizenship for children of undocumented immigrants who had been raised in the United States — and derided by many in the conservative movement as an amnesty bill.
A longtime nuclear non-proliferation advocate, Lugar took more heat from the right over his support for the ratification of the New START nuclear arms treaty, which was characterized by the Tea Party as a crippling concession to Russia. He also notoriously opposed the recent Republican attempt to place a moratorium on earmarks, and had fielded heavy criticism in the past for his votes in favor of the Troubled Asset Relief Program and for the confirmations of Obama Supreme Court nominees Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.
HuffPo, or HuffPoo? You be the judge.