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Monday, March 25, 2013

Lindsey Graham Enshrined In The G.O.P. Hall Of Shame


Have you heard that scientists are going to start using lawyers and politicians instead of rats for laboratory experiments? Apparently, this keeps the scientists from becoming too attached to their subjects . . . and there are simply some things even a rat won’t do.

While it’s true that every member of The Strident Conservative G.O.P. Hall of Shame is worse than a rat when it comes to standing up for Conservative values, our newest member—who happens to be a lawyer and a politician—proves that he is second to none.

First elected to the U.S. Senate in 2002, Lindsey Graham (R-ino SC) has a history of playing a “little loose” with his commitment to Conservative values in areas such as: smaller government, immigration reform, global warming, and taxes. However, the intensity of his anti-Conservative behavior since his reelection in 2008 is cause for great concern.

In 2009, Graham co-sponsored a letter to President Obama along with John Kerry and Joe Lieberman announcing their commitment to passing a climate change bill and outlining its framework. Graham was the likely sponsor of the final bill. The Senators identified a green economy, clean air, energy independence, consumer protection, increasing nuclear power and regulating the world’s carbon market as the key features to a successful climate change bill.

Gee, sounds more like a letter from Obama, not to him.

Due to changing priorities by Democrats at the time, Graham withdrew his support for the climate bill, leaving its passage in doubt. However, he removed all doubt about the bill in June 2010.
“The science about global warming has changed. I think they’ve oversold this stuff, quite frankly. I think they’ve been alarmist and the science is in question. The whole movement has taken a giant step backward.”
He also stated that he planned to vote against the climate bill that he had originally co-sponsored, citing further restriction of offshore drilling added to the bill and the bill’s impact on transportation. Wow . . . what conviction. No, really. What conviction?

Graham had another change of heart flip-flop in 2010. In the summer of that year, Graham declared that the T.E.A. Party would die out before the fall elections.

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