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Why donít South Carolina conservatives like Lindsey Graham?
Washington Post ^ | 5/6/13 | Ed O'Keefe

Posted on 05/09/2013 8:07:06 AM PDT by cotton1706

Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) faced his most vocal critics this weekend at the annual South Carolina Republican Party convention, though aides and state party leaders say this year’s criticism of the senator didn’t match the opposition he’s faced in previous years.

As they’ve done several times in the past, a few hundred tea party-inspired activists attempted to seat a convention chairman who would help them remove Graham from the party, but their efforts failed when party leaders declined to recognize their motions and moved on with the day’s proceedings.

Adding to the weekend drama, a recent Winthrop Poll found that Graham’s approval rating among Palmetto State Republicans and GOP-leaning independents is down from 72 percent to 58 percent. In an encouraging sign for Graham, however, the same poll found that a majority of registered voters, Republicans and GOP-leaning independents backed a “path to citizenship” for illegal immigrants, if they took a series of steps to earn citizenship.

So why does a well-entrenched member of the Washington establishment, who is often quoted and well-regarded on issues of national security, continue to face such strong, vocal opposition among diehard conservatives and GOP activists back home?

Dorian Bucholz’s body language said it all. When asked Saturday about Graham, she sighed and smiled: “Lindsey does good things and then he’ll do some bad things. He’ll be on the path to conservatism and then steer off that track.”

But pressed to name something Graham has done to upset her, Bucholz didn’t have an answer. Eventually, she cited Graham’s votes for Obama’s Supreme Court nominees and for not more forcefully criticizing the White House’s economic policies.

Graham’s poll numbers appear to be slipping in part because he may face at least two conservative challengers in a primary contest next year

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1 posted on 05/09/2013 8:07:06 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

hmmmm...

“cease this faggotry at once” comes to mind.


2 posted on 05/09/2013 8:07:44 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: cotton1706
Because the Washingont (com)Post likes him.
3 posted on 05/09/2013 8:08:29 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to detonate anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: cotton1706
Cause he's "special".

Bless his heart.
4 posted on 05/09/2013 8:09:08 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cotton1706
Why don’t South Carolina any conservatives like Lindsey Graham?

Fixed it.

5 posted on 05/09/2013 8:09:17 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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6 posted on 05/09/2013 8:10:15 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cotton1706

His initials are L.O.G. as in Log Cabin Republican? How ironic!


7 posted on 05/09/2013 8:10:43 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: cotton1706

What’s to like about this RINO?


8 posted on 05/09/2013 8:11:25 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: cotton1706

Because he’s a RINO, Democrat-Lite, prevaricating, eGOP lightfooted nancy-boy?


9 posted on 05/09/2013 8:14:22 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (All observant Muslims want to kill you. If they don't, they are not really Muslims.)
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To: cotton1706

The dislike of conservatives for Sen. Grahm is not limited to South Carolina.


10 posted on 05/09/2013 8:18:29 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: cotton1706

I suspect that, as John Irving would say, Graham is a “sexual suspect” because he is a single man of a certain age. It’s always a subject of conjecture—from James Buchanan, the bachelor president, to Sam Rayburn, who had a three month marriage to his best friend’s teenage sister. Remember Maxine Waters musing about who Ralph Nader would have sleeping in the White House if he were to be elected president?

And it doesn’t help to have an androgynous name like Lindsay. Is it any wonder that Marion Morrison changed his name to John Wayne?


11 posted on 05/09/2013 8:19:40 AM PDT by Burkean (.)
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To: cotton1706

Because, before being a conservative, he’s an attention hog, the RINO version of Chuck Schumer, except unlike Schmucky he actually works with the enemy. And he has a knack for selling out conservatives at the worst time.


12 posted on 05/09/2013 8:20:45 AM PDT by JacksonCalhoun (CT Yankee in NC Exile - the only swing state to flip (barely))
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To: cotton1706

If ya gotta ask the question, you wouldn’t understand the answer.


13 posted on 05/09/2013 8:21:07 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: cotton1706

Uh, because they’re conservatives. Linda is too wishy washy for most conservatives.


14 posted on 05/09/2013 8:21:12 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST mr. president(not that we'd get the truth!))
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"Graham’s poll numbers appear to be slipping in part because he may face at least two conservative challengers in a primary contest next year."

Good!!

15 posted on 05/09/2013 8:22:45 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: cotton1706

ANOTHER Lindsay Graham puff-piece in the libtard press?

Thats 3 from today alone! The marching orders must have gone out yesterday.

The libtards must love his pansy-ass or they would not be trying to get him re-elected, and THAT is what conservatives don’t like about him


16 posted on 05/09/2013 8:23:13 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: cotton1706

The senator is on his last term. We in SC will welcome a new Conservative in the Senate.


17 posted on 05/09/2013 8:24:17 AM PDT by Baseballguy (If we knew what we know now in Oct would we do anything different?)
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To: mass55th

I hope there are not TWO conservative challengers

we do this every time.

We have one RINO who wins with 30% (Romney comes to mind) because the rest of the field is splitting 70% 6 ways.


18 posted on 05/09/2013 8:25:21 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: cotton1706

1) gay
2) progressive
3) liar


19 posted on 05/09/2013 8:26:32 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: cotton1706

Since Graham became McCain’s Mini-Me and I’ve always despised McCain’s attempts to undermine conservatives, that’s when he lost my support. I was happy with the Graham that led impeachment against Clinton but that was last century.


20 posted on 05/09/2013 8:27:18 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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