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Showing posts with label Senator Lindsey Graham. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Senator Lindsey Graham. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

It’s Time to Take the Car Keys from Lindsey Graham and John McCain

From United Liberty

John McCain and Lindsey Graham

It happens in every family at some point. Grandpa has been driving for so much of his life, but as he becomes unsafe behind the wheel, the kids have to step in and take away his car keys.

More often than not, he’ll resist. He wants to control his life, though he doesn’t see the danger he causes when he’s driving. The family has to step in with a bit of an intervention, and Grandpa has to be forced usual space in the driver’s seat.

The Republican Party is in a similar situation. Grandpas McCain and Graham are growing increasingly dangerous behind the wheel of the Party every day. They’ve been driving things in the Party too long, and their reckless behavior puts the Party in jeopardy.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Who Does Lindsey Graham Represent?

NumbersUSA Airs Radio and TV Ads Against Amnesty Proponent Lindsey Graham 

Call Lindsey Graham and ask him who he represents:  (864) 250-1417

Supporting amnesty for illegal immigrants has earned South Carolina Senator Lindsay Graham the opposition of NumbersUSA , a border security group that began a statewide radio ad campaign against Senator Graham on Tuesday, saying television ads would follow today.

Sen. Lindsey GrahamGraham, is a member of the Senate “gang of eight,” a bipartisan group pushing for a comprehensive immigration “reform” bill that includes a “path to citizenship” or amnesty for those who came to this country illegally.

According to NewsMax, although Graham is the first member of the “gang of eight” to be targeted, NumbersUSA says it plans to run negative ads about the other seven members of the group: Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., and Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo.

NumbersUSA, which believes a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants would only draw more illegal immigrants to the U.S., plans to spend $150,000 on its anti-Graham ad campaign, says NewsMax.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Lindsey Graham Celebrates Obama's Drone Kills

 “Sometimes you hit innocent people, and I hate that, (but I've got another election coming up!)"

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham  (Reuters/Joshua Roberts)
Lindsey Graham has announced that those killed by remote control drone attacks in America's undeclared wars numbers about 4700.  The Senator told the Easley, SC Rotary Club “Sometimes you hit innocent people, and I hate that, but we’re at war, and we’ve taken out some very senior members of Al-Qaeda.”  

Did anyone think to ask
when Congress declared this war?

It is astonishing that a United States Senator would celebrate the remote control killing of anyone, particularly since he acknowledges that innocent civilians are included in Obama's kill-count.  But Senator Graham has a special need to macho-up every six years and pretend that he is a manly conservative.  He wants to distract us from those pesky recorded votes and loony-left statements about nationalizing the banks, fingerprinting law-abiding citizens, amnesty for illegal invaders, and his verbal assaults on the TEA Party and Glenn Beck, while "reaching across the aisle to play footsie with Chuck Schumer and the Senate's other liberal Dems.   

Sometime between now and November 2014 watch for Grahamnesty, with club in hand, to join in a baby seal hunt.

In another time, Grahamnesty's pre-election posturing and bombast might be seen as amusing.  Unfortunately, because of his support for two Marxists on the Supreme Court and an administration intent on destroying and subverting the United States, every day Lindsey Graham remains in the United States Senate is a tragedy and brings shame on all South Carolinians.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Senator Lee Bright Considers Primary Challenge to Lindsey Graham

Senator Lee Bright
We are delighted that conservative and well-respected Senator Lee Bright is considering a primary challenge to South Carolina's traitorous Senator, Lindsey Graham.  Just about any political figure in South Carolina would be an improvement over John McCain's shoeshine boy, and all that we know about Senator Bright suggests that he is a principled, movement conservative in the mold of Senator Jim DeMint.  We'd like to see who enters the race before committing.  We know of a very gifted former county chairman who would make a superb United States Senator.  But one thing is for certain -- we will enthusiastically support the conservative in the race with the best chance of defeating the disgraceful quisling who supports so much that South Carolinians oppose.

Senator Graham may have stockpiled millions for the race, but he is a known quantity and we won't be fooled again by hollow, pre-election, conservative rhetoric and saber-rattling.  South Carolina needs two votes in the United States Senate, not one cancelling out the other.

It looked on Friday as if Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., might have avoided a primary in 2014, as one of the only remaining potential challengers, state Sen. Tom Davis, decided to take a pass on the Senate race. But on Monday, state Sen. Lee Bright, a fiscal conservative who was recently supported by former Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, for reelection, announced that he is seriously looking at the race.

Bright told Hotline On Call that while Graham did "a wonderful job" during his first six years in Congress, the Republican has moderated his views since he moved to the Senate. "I just don't feel like he represents the interests of South Carolina," Bright said, citing Graham's position on immigration and climate change.

Bright said that he is not yet "100 percent certain" that he'll get into the race, but felt the need to step up after Davis, the entire congressional delegation and a host of other potential challengers indicated that they would not run against Graham. Bright said he is speaking to Republicans throughout the state, including major donors and grassroots groups who would help knock on doors, and that he would made a decision in the next 60 to 90 days.
Read more at National Journal >>

Friday, February 1, 2013

The GOP's Amnesty Caucus Raises the White Flag

By Patrick J. Buchanan

On Monday, Sens. John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Jeff Flake and Marco Rubio emerged with an offer of a Republican surrender to Barack Obama.
We will accept amnesty for 11 million illegal aliens, said the four, but you must get serious about securing the border against yet another invasion. Only after an independent commission agrees the border has been secured will the 11 million be given green cards and put on a path to citizenship.

Monday, November 26, 2012

SC GOP Chairman Giddy Over Lindsey Graham's Reelection Chances

Senator Lindsey Graham (RINO-SC) and SC GOP Chairman Chad Connelly
Chad! Connelly, South Carolina GOP Chairman, has told The Hill newspaper that we South Carolinians are "thrilled and delighted that Sen. Graham has taken such a lead role on Benghazi."  The newspaper reports "Connelly acknowledged Graham had received some criticism in local Republican circles for his previous positions but said that Graham has been a 'shining rock star in foreign policy of late,' an effort that is helping boost his profile among conservatives."

Connelly also told The Hill that Graham's "name is on people's minds and they're talking great about him. If they had a problem with him, I would say it's been greatly reduced," 

As a matter of fact, we find it astonishing that South Carolina's Republican chairman would be boosting our RINO US Senator even before anyone has announced his or her candidacy for the 2014 race.  But what is more astonishing is the reference to Graham's extremely unpopular previous positions:
  • Has Senator Graham repudiated or apologized for calling his constituents "racists"?  
  • Has he said he was mistaken in joining filibusters against GOP-backed tort reform legislation?  
  • Does he regret lending support to cap and trade legislation and the massive increase in taxes that would entail?
  • Has Graham ever voiced regret for supporting TARP and its resulting debt and expansion of the federal government?  
  • Is there any undeclared war or military intervention in the last twenty years that Graham has not enthusiastically supported?
  • And just this past weekend, Graham announced that he will not honor his pledge to Americans for Tax Reform to oppose any new tax increases.
Is the Chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party so comfortable with the status quo and so wedded to power that he supports an incumbent who is opposed by the Club for Growth, who is regarded as the worst US Senator, and the weakest link who not only supports Obama on critical issues, but has provided the key vote in implementing Obama's planned destruction of America?   Is this what the Republican Party of South Carolina has come to -- Amway's own Monty Hall, who is willing to make a deal with Stephen Colbert for sponsorship of the South Carolina Republican Primary - will support any incumbent as long as he calls himself a "Republican."

It is this lack of principle, this quest for power at all costs, that accounts for millions of conservative Republicans staying home or voting for third party candidates this past Election Day.  God help America if the only alternative to determined Marxists is "the stupid party."  No Chad!, South Carolinians are not as ignorant as you seem to think.  We are not about to forget a 10 year betrayal because of a pre-election swing to the right and some jingoistic saber-rattling.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Lindsey Graham Tells New York Times He Has 'Crossed the Rubicon,' Wants Increased Federal Taxes

John Kerry knows a useful idiot when he sees one.
The Worst Republican Senator, South Carolina's own Lindsey Graham, has told U.S. News & World Report that he is "OK" with increased federal taxes as long as they are used for the ever more voracious military-industrial complex.  According to the news magazine, Lindsey told "the New York Times he has 'crossed the Rubicon' on his party's long-held opposition to higher federal taxes."

He so loves to endear himself to the folks at the New York Times.

As we have said before, words cannot convey the contempt we have for this treacherous individual who refuses to represent the people who elected him, and who seizes every opportunity to collaborate with those standing against all that most South Carolinians believe. 

His betrayal is so massive, perhaps South Carolinians have trouble grasping its enormity, or perhaps we just need to be reminded:
 In 2014 South Carolinians will have the opportunity to replace this treacherous snake.  It's not too soon to begin working toward that goal.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

When Lindsey Graham Speaks ...

When Lindsey Graham says of a Medicare reform plan inspired by John Kerry, “Trust me, it’s a good deal,” and “We designed it. I can assure you, you will like it.” -- we say, "lock the barn door and thank heavens this Senator's contract runs out in two years."

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Lindsey Graham: Obama's Useful Idiot or Partner in Treason?

Gives Obama the Right to Ignore Sixth Amendment, Jail American Citizens Without Trial

By Joe Wolverton, II

President Barack Obama signed a law on New Year's Eve granting himself absolute power to indefinitely detain American citizens suspected (by him) of being "belligerents." He promises he won't use it, however. 

On December 31, 2011, with the President's signing of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the writ of habeas corpus — a civil right so fundamental to Anglo-American common law history that it predates the Magna Carta — is voidable upon the command of the President of the United States. The Sixth Amendment right to counsel is also revocable at his will.

The United States, as Senator Lindsey Graham declared during floor debate in the Senate, is now a theatre in the War on Terror and Americans "can be detained indefinitely ... and when you say to the interrogator, 'I want my lawyer,' the interrogator will say, 'You don't have a right to a lawyer because you're a military threat.'"

Don't worry, though. Although the President now wields this enormous power, he adamantly denies that he will ever "authorize the indefinite military detention without trial of American citizens." That guarantee is all that stands between American citizens and life in prison on arbitrary charges of conspiring to commit or committing acts belligerent to the homeland.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Couple Indicted for Illegal Donations to Graham

Campaign denies knowledge of illegal donations funneled from German businessman.

By Adam Crisp

A Mount Pleasant business owner faces a multi-count federal indictment for a scheme to donate thousands of dollars in illegal campaign money to the re-election campaign of U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham.

Federal authorities allege in April indictments that were unsealed Monday that Jian-Yun “John” Dong took more than $30,000 from a German national and funneled the money through illegal sources from 2007-09 to support Graham’s re-election campaign.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Why Are We Baiting the Bear?

By Patrick J. Buchanan

Is the Senate trying to reignite the Cold War?

If so, it is going about it the right way.

Before departing for a five-week vacation, the Senate voted to declare Abkhazia and South Ossetia to be provinces of Georgia illegally occupied by Russian troops who must get out and return to Russia.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Lindsey Graham: The Little Metrosexual That Could

Words cannot convey the contempt we have for the senior Senator who refuses to represent South Carolina in the United States Senate; but the following piece comes closer than anything we have read.

By Stuart Schwartz

The fussy, fastidious, and pampered senator from South Carolina just keeps chugging along supremely impressed with the face looking out from the mirror in his posh Senate office and his status as the Beltway insiders' favorite Republican.  "I'm [...] at the front of the line" for Barack Obama on Capitol Hill, he brags to the New York Times, which describes his "delight" in letting "people know" how important he is.  After all, he is Lindsey Graham and he is Washington, nestled among the Beltway's palace courtiers like a flea on a Carolina Dog.  And, in the battle raging for the future and soul of the nation, it is well to remember he is everything that is wrong with the Republican Party in Washington; indeed, he is everything that is wrong with both parties.

He is Lindsey Graham and the late Sen. Ted Kennedy is his role model.  Sure, he admired the Massachusetts liberal's "energy and passion" but it was his "practicality" that most impressed Graham.  Kennedy made sure that Graham got the cover he needed to vote his way while keeping the folks back home happy.  Say one thing in Washington and another for those not as smart and not as "important."  Sure, he is known as a "hypocrite" back home and behind in the polls.  And yes, they say he's in trouble in 2014 when next up for reelection, but -- well, they'll forget about it.  After all, they're in South Carolina and he's in Washington.  He's important, and they're not.  He learned that from Ted Kennedy, master; and now he is Lindsay Graham, grasshopper.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Lindsey Graham’s War on Freedom

By Jack Hunter

When Florida pastor Terry Jones decided to “send a message” to Muslims by burning a Koran last week, it incited outrage and violence throughout the Arab world. American leaders rightly responded by condemning the senseless and dangerous act. Yet in the end, and despite the pastor’s obvious and irresponsible recklessness, Jones used his free speech and political leaders used theirs. Such is the nature of free expression in a free society.

But one politician’s condemnation of Jones contained a suggested remedy far more dangerous to American freedom than burning the Koran. Said Sen. Lindsey Graham on CBS’ Face the Nation:
Yeah, I wish we could find some way to hold people accountable. Free speech is a great idea, but we’re in a war. During World War II you had limits on what you could say if it would inspire the enemy.
Certainly the Founding Fathers considered free speech more than just a mere “great idea” but one of the bedrock principles of our republic, even enshrining it in the first amendment to our Constitution. That Graham would be willing to capitulate to radical Islamists by curtailing this precious freedom is particularly astounding when you consider that the Senator consistently and adamantly opposes curtailing the one policy that unquestionably “inspires the enemy” more than any other. In fact, when it comes to looking out for America’s proper defense and actual security—Lindsey Graham is arguably the most ass-backward politician alive today.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Lindsey Graham Standard: 'Three Strikes and You're Out'

Calls for General James Clapper's Resignation

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testifies on Capitol Hill Feb. 10 before the House Intelligence Committee. 
 We don't often agree with Lindsey Graham, but with regard to the befuddled and uninformed so-called Director of National Intelligence, he is right.  Director Clapper should go or be fired.

We would also apply the "Graham Standard" to United States Senators who have called their constituents "racists," who defy public opinion and support amnesty for illegal aliens, who support the nationalization of US banks, who favor massive new taxes under cap and trade legislation, advocate the fingerprinting and imposition of ID cards for law-abiding Americans, and have provided the key committee vote ensuring the appointment of Marxists to the US Supreme Court.  

Don't let the doorknob hit you, Lindsey.
A prominent Republican senator called on Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to resign Thursday after he said Russia and China pose the biggest "mortal threat" to the United States, stunning lawmakers on the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said it's time for Clapper to go after his testimony on Capitol Hill, but the White House said it has the "full faith and confidence" of the director.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Schumer and Graham: Partners in Amnesty

Senator Lindsey Graham "reaching across the aisle" to Senator Charles Schumer

With reports that the worst Republican Senator is teaming up with New York Senator Charles Schumer on a new amnesty bill for illegal immigrants, we have only one question about Lindsey Graham: "who is blackmailing him?"  As the following story indicates, Grahamnesty has destroyed himself in the eyes of South Carolina Republican primary voters.

South Carolina should amend its constitution to allow for recall of the scoundrel canceling out Senator Jim DeMint's votes; fortunately there are many distinguished prospects for his seat in 2014 -- Henry McMaster, Joe Wilson, Bill Connor, among others.  We will enthusiastically support the Republican who has the best chance of defeating him.

PPP Poll: Lindsey Graham Trails Joe Wilson In Possible 2014 Senate Primary
From TPM
By Eric Kleefeld
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who has both bad-mouthed and praised the Tea Party movement in the past, isn't up for re-election until 2014. But when that comes, a new survey from Public Policy Polling (D) finds that Graham could be quite vulnerable in his Republican primary -- against Congressman Joe "You Lie" Wilson!

The poll finds that only 42% of the state's Republican primary voters approve of Graham's performance, with 40% disapproving. And in a hypothetical primary against Wilson, who famously shouted out "You lie!" during a speech on health care by President Obama to Congress, it doesn't look good for Graham: Wilson gets 43% of the votes, and Graham gets 41%. The margin of error ±4.1%.

"Lindsey Graham should thank God his next race is not until 2014," writes PPP president Dean Debnam. "He'd be in good shape in November, but at this rate, he'd be lucky to survive that far."

On the other hand, Graham does lead former Gov. Mark Sanford by a margin of 52%-34%. Unfortunately for Sanford, while he might have a lot of experience campaigning in Buenos Aires and on the Appalachian Trail, those voters likely aren't eligible to participate in South Carolina elections.

Friday, February 4, 2011

How the Stupid Party Gets Its Name

By Erick Erickson

Today was another fine example of how the Republican Party gets labeled as the stupid party.

Senator Dick Durbin hinted two days ago that the Senate Democrats would be unified in their opposition to repeal Obamacare except for one or two. In other words, the GOP had the opportunity to get Democrats to jump ship.

But Democrats have signaled that they want to “fix” Obamacare, not repeal it. So the GOP gladly obliged. Without any obstruction, the GOP went along with the Democrats’ changes to the onerous 1099 provision.

You may say that is a good thing, and you would be right. Except that doing this, instead of keeping the pain in place until Obamacare is repealed, makes the pain less and less. And as the pain becomes less and less because Republicans work with Democrats to “fix” Obamacare, it becomes less and less likely that Obamacare will actually get repealed.

No Democrat had to vote for repeal because they knew they’d get a chance to say they were “fixing” Obamacare. And the headline will now be that the GOP and Democrats in the Senate are cooperating on a “fix” instead of repeal.

On top of that, however, is the stupidity — sheer stupidity — of certain Republicans now trying to undermine the litigation against Obamacare. I’m looking at you Senators Lindsey Graham and John Barasso.

Barasso and Graham have proposed to let states opt-out of having the citizens of the several states be placed in the individual mandate.

If states can opt out of the individual mandate, they no longer have grounds to keep up their lawsuit in federal court. Why? Because if they can choose to opt out of the individual mandate, it is no longer a constitutional obstruction to them.

Further, proposing this and other changes to Obamacare gives Justice Anthony Kennedy plausible grounds to say, “Look! Obamacare is severable and it can survive without the individual mandate.”

Tinkering with Obamacare undermines both the lawsuit against Obamacare and the effort for full repeal. It doesn’t take a genius to know that, but it does take the stupid party to ignore it.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Most Endangered Senate Seats of 2012

South Carolina's senior Senator, the most
endangered Senate candidate of 2014

Pajamas Media has an interesting story about all that conservatives have to look forward to in the US Senate races of 2012. In that election 23 Democrat Senators will be defending their seats, while only 10 Republican seats will be on the line. Of the latter, several RINO Senators will likely be challenged in primaries.

But it is the "most endangered Senate seat" of 2014 to which we most look forward. That's when Republicans will give the heave-ho to South Carolina's rogue Senator and nominate a candidate worthy to be Jim DeMint's colleague.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Alvin Greene Considering Run Against Lindsey Graham in 2014

Alvin Greene - "Couldn't Be Worse Than Lindsey Graham"

Alvin Greene, who received nearly 28% of the vote in his race for U.S. Senate against Jim DeMint, has told The Daily Caller that he is mulling a possible run against Lindsey Graham in 2014. “I would have run against Graham three years ago if I wasn’t in the military,” Greene said.

For the record, we believe it is highly unlikely that Lindsey Graham will ever again be the nominee of the South Carolina Republican Party for the United States Senate. But in the event that South Carolina Republicans are foolish enough to nominate their rogue Senator for a third term, we will enthusiastically back Greene. Even he couldn't be worse than Lindsey Graham.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Lindsey Graham, Lonely Cap-and-Trade Crusader

Obama's Three Stooges

The New Yorker has the story about how South Carolina's rogue Senator, Lindsey Graham, conspired to impose staggering new taxes on the American people through cap-and-trade legislation and cripple the US economy. And National Journal reports that Graham only abandoned his quest when he could not interest a single Republican Senator in his socialist plot, not even his mentor, John McCain.