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Sen. Graham Goes Ballistic: President AWOL, Stimulus Process a Joke, "Count me Out!"
Lindsey Graham ^

Posted on 02/05/2009 1:22:33 PM PST by quesney

starting at 4:00

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!!


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: 111th; bho44; obama
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Isn't this guy a RINO? Color me shocked.
1 posted on 02/05/2009 1:22:33 PM PST by quesney
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To: quesney

Wow, is this for real? I could have sworn that earlier today, WABC played a soundbyte where it sounded like GRAHAM supported the thing.


2 posted on 02/05/2009 1:23:49 PM PST by library user (Rod Blagojevich should have been TIME MAGAZINE'S "Person of the Year.")
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To: quesney

I never thought I’d cheer for Graham, but it looks like he’s a patriot.


3 posted on 02/05/2009 1:24:09 PM PST by MathDoc (If there ever was a time that Obama looked like an amateur, itÂ’s right now.)
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To: quesney

Looney Lindsey just didn’t get the specific graft he was looking for. Pelosi on the other hand....


4 posted on 02/05/2009 1:25:06 PM PST by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: quesney

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.


5 posted on 02/05/2009 1:25:15 PM PST by mrsmel (Put the Gitmo terrorists near Capitol Hill.)
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To: MathDoc

6 posted on 02/05/2009 1:25:43 PM PST by icwhatudo (Still a proud member of the VRWC)
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To: quesney
Ronald Reagan and Tip O'Neill did to solve Social Security has not happened here

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.

7 posted on 02/05/2009 1:25:44 PM PST by KarlInOhio (On 9/11 Israel mourned with us while the Palestinians danced in the streets. Who should we support?)
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To: quesney
"Isn't this guy a RINO? Color me shocked"

Why? No surprise to me that he is lathered at the lack of bi partisanship. God forbid he leads a revolution.


8 posted on 02/05/2009 1:26:07 PM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: MathDoc

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.


9 posted on 02/05/2009 1:26:07 PM PST by quesney
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To: quesney

Did Lindsey just find his balls in Al Gore’s lockbox?


10 posted on 02/05/2009 1:26:10 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or, are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: quesney

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.


11 posted on 02/05/2009 1:26:15 PM PST by Badeye (There are no 'great moments' in Moderate Political History. Only losses.)
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To: MathDoc
"I never thought I’d cheer for Graham, but it looks like he’s a patriot."

This bill even made Olympia Snowe gag.

Must be really bad.

12 posted on 02/05/2009 1:26:24 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: quesney

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.


13 posted on 02/05/2009 1:26:42 PM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (The Threat To Our Soverignty Is Rampant Economic Anti-Americanism)
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To: library user

...and yeah, he really did say that. Watch the video (transcript doesn’t do it justice). Guy’s pissed.


14 posted on 02/05/2009 1:26:47 PM PST by quesney
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>>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.


15 posted on 02/05/2009 1:26:52 PM PST by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.)
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To: quesney

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.


16 posted on 02/05/2009 1:27:12 PM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: quesney
What did he think was going to happen? Is this guy terminally naive?
17 posted on 02/05/2009 1:27:46 PM PST by Former Proud Canadian (I would continue my rant but I have to make sure my tires are inflated.)
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To: quesney

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?


18 posted on 02/05/2009 1:27:59 PM PST by Zeddicus
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To: quesney
People are starting to see that leadership by a President is one thing and something completely different from a dictator wannabe.
19 posted on 02/05/2009 1:28:36 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: quesney

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.


20 posted on 02/05/2009 1:28:54 PM PST by bushfamfan (United States of America: July 4, 1776-November 4, 2008)
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To: billorites

This bill is even giving “the buckwheats” to the MSM....!


21 posted on 02/05/2009 1:28:56 PM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: quesney
Pardon me while I pick my jaw up off of the floor..
looks the the R's ( even the RINOS) may be figuring out that going along with Crock Obama may not be the way to go after all. Better late than never...
22 posted on 02/05/2009 1:30:34 PM PST by dixiedarlindownsouth (I love my country, but I fear my government)
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To: quesney
Isn't this guy a RINO? Color me shocked.

I guess we now have living proof it's possible to borrow a pair of them.

23 posted on 02/05/2009 1:31:02 PM PST by org.whodat (Conservatives don't vote for Bailouts for Super-Rich Bankers! Republicans do!)
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To: quesney

Must’ve seen the internal polling.


24 posted on 02/05/2009 1:31:07 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: quesney

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.


25 posted on 02/05/2009 1:31:47 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: quesney
Light in the Loafers is just posturing for face time in front of the media cameras. Just wait.......CNN or MSNBC will put him up, he will offer up some half baked solution, and then he'll cave to Obama.

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.

26 posted on 02/05/2009 1:32:53 PM PST by PeaRidge
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To: quesney
I couldn't agree more with Sen. Graham.

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.

27 posted on 02/05/2009 1:33:01 PM PST by Deo volente (High Noon, January 20, 2009: Our long national nightmare begins.)
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To: quesney
Hussein can't sell it to the 'people'--because even he can't defend all of the CRAP that Pelosi put in it!!

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.

28 posted on 02/05/2009 1:33:06 PM PST by stockstrader (Joe Biden is now officially our first "CLASS WARFARE CZAR".)
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To: quesney

wow! could it be Graham has regenerated part of his anatomy?. ..like a starfish or something?


29 posted on 02/05/2009 1:34:45 PM PST by 2nd Amendment
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To: quesney

Did this little nancy boy find his own set for a change, rather than someone else’s?


30 posted on 02/05/2009 1:45:50 PM PST by Sig Sauer P220 (There ought to be one day -- just one -- when there is open season on Senators --- Will Rogers)
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To: quesney

Yup, the stimulus project is indeed a joke.

....that originated from a clown.

.....backed by his clown club.


31 posted on 02/05/2009 1:46:46 PM PST by Da Coyote
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"Isn't this guy a RINO? Color me shocked."

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."

32 posted on 02/05/2009 1:48:59 PM PST by Natural Law
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To: MathDoc

He is a grandstanding moron that is trying to get reelected. That is the only thing he has ever accomplished.


33 posted on 02/05/2009 1:51:05 PM PST by HiramQuick (work harder ... welfare recipients depend on you!)
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In the end, Graham will follow McCain's lead, count on it!

If only the GOP would filibuster this POS bill!!!

34 posted on 02/05/2009 1:51:12 PM PST by PISANO
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To: Deo volente
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.

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!!

35 posted on 02/05/2009 1:51:26 PM PST by stockstrader (Joe Biden is now officially our first "CLASS WARFARE CZAR".)
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To: quesney
"Ballistic"

Watch the vid. Ballistic, yeah, if ballistic means kissing lib butt.


36 posted on 02/05/2009 1:51:42 PM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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Oh, my GOD! Miss Lindsey Grahamnesty is blowing a gasket! Well, it’s about time! Welcome aboard, Miss Grahamnesty!


37 posted on 02/05/2009 1:52:32 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (This election gave the drunks the keys to the liquor cabinet!)
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To: quesney

Yowzer, Lindsey get’s his thong in a wad?!


38 posted on 02/05/2009 1:52:44 PM PST by maggief
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To: quesney

This is no way for a RINO to act.


39 posted on 02/05/2009 1:54:07 PM PST by Cedric
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To: quesney

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.


40 posted on 02/05/2009 1:55:38 PM PST by Gator113 ("Noli nothis permittere te terere.")
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To: quesney
16 senators behind closed doors trying to figure out how to do it by tonight.

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?

41 posted on 02/05/2009 1:56:07 PM PST by anymouse (God didn't write this sitcom we call life, he's just the critic.)
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To: silverleaf

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.


42 posted on 02/05/2009 1:58:23 PM PST by squidly
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To: quesney

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.


43 posted on 02/05/2009 1:59:30 PM PST by pogo101
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People are starting to see that leadership by a President is one thing and something completely different from a dictator wannabe.

Well said and a helluva lot more civil than what I was thinking.

44 posted on 02/05/2009 1:59:35 PM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: quesney

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.


45 posted on 02/05/2009 2:01:15 PM PST by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must...)
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To: Zeddicus
Looks like Obummer's Good Ship Lollipop just ran into some trouble.


46 posted on 02/05/2009 2:03:21 PM PST by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.......)
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To: pogo101

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.


47 posted on 02/05/2009 2:03:53 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . The original point of America was not to be Europe)
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To: stockstrader

“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.”


48 posted on 02/05/2009 2:05:39 PM PST by MWestMom (Tread carefully, truth lies here.)
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To: stockstrader
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.

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?

49 posted on 02/05/2009 2:08:52 PM PST by Go Gordon
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To: quesney

Why the Senate is corrupt
http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a3912ba5d3ee8.htm


50 posted on 02/05/2009 2:09:06 PM PST by shielagolden
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