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“Dangerous Dick” Lugar and the Marxist Led “Peace” PAC

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Richard Lugar


Veteran Indiana GOP senator Richard Lugar, faces a serious primary challenge this election cycle.

Every patriotic American should be praying that “Dangerous Dick'” is soundly defeated and is never elected, or appointed, to any form of public office again.

Richard Lugar is not merely a leftist Republican – there are plenty of those. “Dangerous Dick” is in a league all of his own.

What makes Lugar so dangerous is his long standing ties to an anti-American  Marxist led “peace” Political Action Committee, which has campaigned to cut US military preparedness and defense capabilities for 50 years.

                             Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev

The New START Disarmament Treaty with Moscow passed the Senate in late December 2010, 71 votes to 26.

Several Republicans voted with the Democrats and Independents, despite strong pressure from the GOP grassroots to vote against it.

There is no question that Richard Lugar as co-leader, with far leftist Democrat John Kerry of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was the leading Republican in favor of the treaty and must ultimately take responsibility for its ratification.

Leftist journalist and member of the infamous JournoList, Spencer Ackerman wrote in The Washington Independent:

In the spirit of self-criticism, something that I see my New START coverage has taken for granted is the support of Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), the leading arms-control baron on the Republican side in the Senate…

Lugar is firmly behind the Obama administration’s new treaty to reduce the U.S.-Russian nuclear stockpile and the deployed systems that can deliver those deadly payloads. So if you assume every Democratic senator will vote for the treaty when it comes up for ratification, Lugar’s vote brings the count to 60. The question is whether Lugar’s vote can bring along seven other Republicans.

In the end, Lugar convinced more than enough Republicans to vote for a treaty that was enthusiastically backed by the Democrats, Russians, Socialist International and the Communist Party USA.

How is it that a GOP Senator from Republican stronghold Indiana could be such a life-long proponent of disarmament treaties?

In my view, the answer lies in Lugar’s long time connection to the Council for a Livable World.

                                 Council for a Livable World endorsements 2010

Founded in 1962 by Manhattan Project nuclear scientist, leftist and reported Soviet agent, Leo Szilard, and led by long time Socialist Party USA/Democratic Socialists of America affiliate  Jerome Grossman and more lately senior Democrat Congressman turned D.S.A. member David Bonior. Council for a Livable World is the US’ leading pro-disarmament lobby group/PAC.

The CLW has funded hundreds of US Senators and Congressmen in its history, almost all Democrats. In recent years, Lugar has been the only Republican to receive C.L.W. largess.

Jerome Grossman

C.L.W.’s long time CEO, Jerome Grossman, claims that by funding Senators at the beginning of their careers, the C.L.W. was able to influence them later when needed.

Now Council for a Livable World is playing the money game… We try to find obscure people who would make good Senators or Representatives and early on try to give them the initial funding. Now we can’t compete with the big money. We only raise a million and a half each election cycle. But that’s a million and a half that has no cost to them. Because we get in early, and because it’s tied to issues, seems to have some kind of an effect. Then if we elect somebody they’re eternally grateful. Then we go and we are able to get a hearing.

While a token amount, Jerome Grossman (on behalf of C.L.W.) did donate to Lugar’s campaign in the 1999/2000 election cycle.

I do not know how much money Lugar has received from C.L.W. over the years, but as he has been in the US Senate since 1976, it could be a considerable amount. How much influence did this money buy?

Why would a socialist like Jerome Grossman ever fund a Republican Senator – what would he hope to gain for his cause?

Grossman penned an article for the opinion page of Atlantic Community.org, January 22, 2010, in which he called for Republicans to be brought to the nuclear disarmament cause – by invoking the farcical line that giving up US nuclear superiority would strengthen “US hegemony.”

A world without nuclear weapons would do much in terms of security, but more so, it would enhance and protect the superpower status of the United States. Giving up nuclear weapons and accepting US hegemony may be the price humanity must pay to avert the threat of total annihilation.

President Barack Obama has called for a major change in world policy on nuclear weapons, leading to eventual elimination. His initiative is supported by a powerful group of conservative and military allies led by former Republican Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and George Schultz and Democrats former Secretary of Defense William Perry and Sam Nunn, longtime Chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

These leaders recognize that nuclear weapons are the most inhumane and dangerous ever conceived, that kill and maim without discrimination, the only weapons ever invented that could destroy all life on planet Earth. That must not happen. Disarmament is the only answer: If any country has nuclear weapons, others will want them. Then, some day they will be used by accident, mistake, or design – the ultimate catastrophe.

These conservative leaders agree with the Democrats in the US Senate. Both argue for dramatic reforms in the US and world nuclear policy. The problem is political, how to persuade the Republican Senators to adopt these reforms. It won’t happen unless Kissinger et al do some serious lobbying. Obama can not do it alone and GOP support is essential…

So to a man like Jerome Grossman, who has dedicated his life to leftist causes and US disarmament, financing a key Republican like Dick Lugar would make perfect sense.

According to C.L.W.’s own website, “notable achievements to which the Council-supported candidates who were elected have contributed” include:

  • Ratifying the Chemical Weapons Convention and Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces, Conventional Forces in Europe, and Strategic Arms Reduction (START) treaty,
  • Establishing a US nuclear testing moratorium in 1992.
  • Limiting the deployment of the MX missile and B-2 bomber.
  • Blocking deployment of National Missile Defense by the Clinton administration, and
  • Eliminating funding for the nuclear “Bunker Buster” and “Reliable Replacement Warhead.”

C.L.W. has clearly had influence. The organization has funded hundreds of pro-disarmament Democrats, including Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry.

Barack Obama, Jerome Grossman, 1994

However, Republican support would always be needed to get treaties ratified in the US Senate.

Lugar and Obama, Perm, Russia, August 2008

There is no doubt that Dick Lugar has been Barack Obama’s chief Republican ally on this issue.

How deep are Dick Lugar’s ties to the Council for a Livable World? Would the New START have been ratified without C.L.W. influence?

Given C.L.W.’s far left and even pro-Moscow connections, should the GOP even consider running an ally of the anti-American far left, like “Dangerous Dick’ Lugar?

7 Comments »

  • Ranchman says:

    What the CLW is not going to tell you is their true reasoning behind U.S. nuclear disarmament; Russia will have nukes but the U.S. will not and then Russia will have America over a barrel. Can there honestly be any other reason for a Communist organization like CLW to advocate for U.S. nuclear disarmament? The answer is obvious.

  • Texmom says:

    Great post. Tweeted it and will share with Indiana friends.

  • Susie C, IN says:

    Dick Lugar has been involved not only in the permanent disabling of America to defend herself, but since 1974 has been a part of the Reagan-begun attempt to disarm all Americans. He did this by being a part of a huge scam against America in an enactment of a commission’s so-called “recommendation” which was fraudulent in CA. The Bill of Rights cannot be removed from our Constitution….but if all 50 states sign on to an act, it sure can be! and that is what was being done without the peoples’ knowledge in 1974. His committee inserted -without the knowledge of the commission- pg. 340 into a document that indicates the commission called for complete disarmament of Americans. No such thing happened! Yet Lugar took part in that. This is why we now are threatened by the UN so-called treaties disarming us! It’s a fact. It fed into P.L.87-297. Lugar was co-chair of the ACIR..Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations….and they were very active in this.

    Lugar poses as a nice man….but he is, after all, a Rhodes Scholar..and therefore a One World Government boy….not nice at all, and IMO unAmerican.

  • Rich Weise says:

    Mr. Lugar isn’t the only congressman that’s dangerous. Regardless of party affiliation, there are so many individuals in Washington that are borderline out of control, it’s scary. These individuals have no respect for each other. Look at their disrespectful campaign comments, if they can’t respect each other and our constitution, how can they have any respect for the people who elected them. The definition of a politician in Webster’s dictionary is scary. Yes, I agree, Mr. Lugar should be replaced, along with most of the other people we elected. The truth be known, can anyone really trust these people anymore? If you’re curious, go to my website noulteriormotive.com (a WordPress website)for more of how I feel about what is happening in American politics.

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