Skip to comments.Sen. Graham Goes Ballistic: President AWOL, Stimulus Process a Joke, "Count me Out!"
Posted on 02/05/2009 1:22:33 PM PST by quesney
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Fox: You say the president has been AWOL...He's been writing editorials, he's been all over the media, you don't think that's an approach that's been work-...
Graham: No, no, no, no. Scaring people is not leadership. Writing an editorial that if you don't pass this bad bill, we're going to have disaster....We've had enough presidents trying to scare people into making bad decisions...[Obama] is not leading. Having lunch is not leading. Getting people in a room like Ronald Reagan and Tip O'Neill did to solve Social Security has not happened here. Doing TV interviews is not leading.
We need a bunch of Republicans and Democrats in a room with the White House to find out how to smartly spend money to create jobs and if it doesn't create a job in the near-term, we shouldn't spend the money.
Fox: Do you fear the risk of being labeled a partisan with that kind of talk...?
Graham: If this is bipartisanship, count me out...this process stinks. It's been a partisan exercise in the House and the Senate...I am very disappointed.
...This is not the way you spend $800 billion...$1 trillion with interest!...16 senators behind closed doors trying to figure out how to do it by tonight. That's CRAZY!!
Wow, is this for real? I could have sworn that earlier today, WABC played a soundbyte where it sounded like GRAHAM supported the thing.
I never thought I’d cheer for Graham, but it looks like he’s a patriot.
Looney Lindsey just didn’t get the specific graft he was looking for. Pelosi on the other hand....
He’s probably seen the polls that most Americans oppose any more bailouts. He wants to be included with the “good guys” when it gets passed on a completely partisan basis. He’s just covering his azz.
Social Security's problems were solved? I wasn't aware of that. I thought they just jacked up taxes to save the money for later. However the money was stolen and all that was left was a stack of IOUs.
He’s a misguided RINO, and I think this new mortgage subsidy he’s backing is another debt-driven bad idea, but it does look like the guy really does want to do the right thing...and is now becoming more convinced that Obama does not.
Did Lindsey just find his balls in Al Gore’s lockbox?
He knows a winnin bandwagon when it goes by, and jumps aboard with the best of them.
Seven days from now, he’ll reverse his position. He’ll claim the bill has been modified to meet his ‘criteria’ but the truth is McCAin will tell him when, and he’ll back it.
Watch and see, seven days tops.
This bill even made Olympia Snowe gag.
Must be really bad.
Whenever they try to bring up Illegal Alien Amnesty again....you can be sure Grahamnesty will be Obama’s GOP lapdog.
Even once in awhile....a sterile man will produce some testosterone.
...and yeah, he really did say that. Watch the video (transcript doesn’t do it justice). Guy’s pissed.
>>Sen. Graham Goes Ballistic: President AWOL, Stimulus Process a Joke, “Count me Out!”<<
I can’t tell if the President is AWOL or if (as I think is more likely) he’s getting his ass kicked by Democratic leaders in the House and Senate. Either way, we have a Nancy Pelosi stimulus more than an Obama stimulus.
No one who puts country ahead of party could support this TRILLION DOLLAR pork barrel
and the unseemly push to get it passed?
Maybe because in the next week or 2, Obama has to throw some REAL money at the banks. At least ANOTHER TRILLION.
This is Graham?
Have we a rebellion underway?
How much of failure is Obama where coming into office with a stratospheric air of euphoria and gushing approval, he’s having this much trouble with his first major initiative, this soon into his administration?
LOL. The Demonrats have to be panicking as they don’t want to own this disaster. And it is all on them as they don’t need a single Republican vote as they control the Senate. Let them pass their bill on their own because it’s nothing but liberal tripe and the people are going to find out what it really means to elect these irresponsible people with their Marxist, disastrous ideologies that become realities.
This bill is even giving “the buckwheats” to the MSM....!
I guess we now have living proof it's possible to borrow a pair of them.
Must’ve seen the internal polling.
I don’t care what exactly got Lindsey’s undies in a twist about this—because it’s good news whatever the cause. Let’s hope the gals in the Northeast and the stray RINOs across the plain are just as incensed.
Wait, second alternative......McCain runs over, dragging Joe Scarborough and cams, for a “Bailout” acceptance speech, and there's L in L Lindsey saying it is the best for the country that we all just get along.
The president is running all over town warning that the world as we know it will come to an end if this mountain of pork doesn't pass immediately. I don't buy it one bit, and neither should the U.S. Senate.
Kill the Porkulus Bill and start over with a real stimulus which should focus on massive personal and business tax cuts.
He offered nothing in specifics--and let Pelosi virtually write the whole thing.
Not only is that NOT leadership,,,,that is NOT EVEN BEING IN THE GAME.
AWOL was a good choice of words.
wow! could it be Graham has regenerated part of his anatomy?. ..like a starfish or something?
Did this little nancy boy find his own set for a change, rather than someone else’s?
Yup, the stimulus project is indeed a joke.
....that originated from a clown.
.....backed by his clown club.
Its amazing what receiving tens of thousands of voice and emails from constituents will do to a career politician. Like Ronald Reagan said: "If you can't make them see the light make them feel the heat."
He is a grandstanding moron that is trying to get reelected. That is the only thing he has ever accomplished.
If only the GOP would filibuster this POS bill!!!
EXACTLY WHAT does Hussein know about economics?
Has he ever run business? Does he have any sort of degree in economics?
Has he ever met a payroll?
AGAIN, what is his economic background?
I'd listen to the manager of the nearest 7/11 before I would listen to Hussein--after all, the manager of the 7/11 DOES have some economic experience to base his opinions on!!
Oh, my GOD! Miss Lindsey Grahamnesty is blowing a gasket! Well, it’s about time! Welcome aboard, Miss Grahamnesty!
Yowzer, Lindsey get’s his thong in a wad?!
This is no way for a RINO to act.
Wow, this might mean that the scientific and medical communities have finally perfected human brain transplants... or, his head meds are starting to work.
Actually, I was very impressed with his words, but will never be so inclined with the man.
Isn't this the same Sen. Graham that was part of the infamouse "Gang of 14" that caucused behind closed doors regarding "bipartisan" agreement to not filabuster over judicial appointments?
The banks only need about another sixty trillion, so if we toss ‘em a trillion a week, we can have this whole thing wrapped up by early next year.
Yeah; I wonder if this isn’t because he got wind of a well-financed challenge in his next primary. Grah-amnesty’s not trusted in the SC GOP.
Well said and a helluva lot more civil than what I was thinking.
The stand by the house pubbies has given the RINOs a testosterone infusion! And it all started with Rush, Sean, Mark, Savage and the rest...the public opinion that talk radio can muster which, in turn, can be translated into legislative action (or as here, NON-action) will keep the unFairness Doctine at bay.
No, it should have bee obvious all along from the way he and liberman were always present with McCain that there would be a moderate revolt for which they would have major roles.
He will not be conservsative but he will dampen the socialism.
“Not only is that NOT leadership,,,,that is NOT EVEN BEING IN THE GAME.
AWOL was a good choice of words.”
Once again, Obamby has voted “Present.”
You think he gave the same instruction that he gave for the TARP negotiations - when he left the table and told everyone that if they needed him to call him on the phone? This guy never put in a real day's work in his lifetime and everyone thinks he'll have the stamina to be a good president?
Why the Senate is corrupt