Skip to comments.Why Lindsey Graham Isnít Afraid of a Conservative Challenger
Posted on 05/09/2013 10:06:22 PM PDT by eekitsagreek
Two-term Sen. Lindsey Graham expects a primary challenge from the right, making his starring role in immigration reform a confounding political vulnerability for the South Carolina Republican.
Graham knows it, too. But he thinks hes correcton both the policy and the politics. Graham says his position on immigration is in line with voters evolving sentiment on the issuenamely, that voters in South Carolina oppose the de facto amnesty in place under the current broken system. And it has not gone unnoticed by Republican strategists that Graham enjoys some political cover created by conservative Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., stepping out front on immigration.
But just in case hes wrong, Graham is raising buckets of cash and getting in front of votersa lot.
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Lindsey has figured out that once the 8 Gangbanger’s “amnesty” thing is signed into law, Republicans won’t be getting elected again anyway.
go away Lindsey, you frikkin’ queer bait, and you can take Marco with ya’.
Linda is wrong.
Just get an early endorsement promise from Sarah Palin before there is a challenger and bury your opponent in negative ads from your incumbent war chest. $23 million ought to do it.
So South Carolinians would rather have a ‘de facto amnesty’ replaced with an actual, immediate and permanent amnesty?
What is it with South Carolinians and politics—such as why does he poll so well there after all his shenanigans—anyway?
>> voters’ evolving sentiment
It’s only the tenets of Socialism to which one evolves, never liberty...
The system isn’t broken, the fence is.
When cheap labor and easy votes meet, both parties love the party.
Lindsey has figured out that once the 8 Gangbangers amnesty thing is signed into law, Republicans wont be getting elected again anyway.
That’s exactly right. He’s going to willingly bend over and take it from the Rats.
To answer your questions...
The SCGOP will support Graham with whatever resources are necessary. No challenger will receive ANY support.
South Carolina’s open primaries will allow Democrats to crossover and vote for Graham against anyone more conservative than him. During the last election cycle, his Democratic challenger in the general election was actually more the conservative candidate. It was a weird case of many Republicans voting for the Democrat, and Democrats voting for the Republican.
That said, I am sure Governor Haley’s endorsement of Lindsay Graham is on it’s way.
Did Lindsey Goober Graham just equate the voters of South Carolina with Obama? No, dirtbag. They haven’t evolved. And sticking to the ‘evolutionary’ theme, it’s time we made you a fossil.
But he shows really well in polls too, doesn’t he?
I just can’t see what GOP voters like about him. I’m in the Northeast, where GOPe/RINO types are to the left of a lot of Democrats in other parts of the country, but SC isn’t that overtaken by folks from up here, is it?
Now that DeMint is gone, Grahamnesty thinks she’s the senior SC senator. The DC media is more than happy to lick the boots of this flaming RINO.
Open primaries-keep RINOS in power.
Anti-Illegal Alien groups have been running ads against him and Rubio-Obama Amnesty bill....I know this from watching upstate TV stations in SC on vacation a few weeks ago. A candidate will get support from some large groups
Also...Graham just voted for the Internet tax...so its more than illegal alien amnesty
And....Graham is funded by George Soros via his Open Society group.
There is not an airport that can handle all of Lindsey Graham’s baggage
I certainly hope Grahamnesty gets the boot.
But I worry because of all of the lefty Northerners who have migrated to SC in retirement. (Just speculating based on what little I know of the state.)
Not yet, but by 2020 South Carolina will be a swing state. Demographics are a bear.
That says it all.
And put one of these fine folks in his place:
|Nancy Mace||Lee Bright||Richard Cash|
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Agreed. But which one?
Personally, I don’t like or trust the man. (Don’t get sidetracked on his Barney Frankness; that issue won’t defeat him next year, IMO.) BUT, professionally, as a U.S. Senator, I think he does a bang-up job for Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Maine, Washington State and Oregon.
Dunno. But I know how hard it is for a MALE to graduate from The Citadel. The lady must have her wits about her.
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