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(RINO) Graham Joins Kerry On Cap-And-Trade
Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 19, 2009 | IBD editorial staff

Posted on 10/19/2009 6:59:45 PM PDT by raptor22

Politics: Move over, John McCain and Olympia Snowe. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is fast becoming the Democrats' favorite Republican as he partners with John Kerry to push cap-and-trade through the Senate.

Earlier this year, eight Republican congressmen made it possible for Waxman-Markey, the 1,400-page job- and economy-killing cap-and-trade legislation, to barely pass the House of Representatives. At the time it seemed dead on arrival in the Senate if it was brought up there this year.

Once again, as with their medical plan, the Democrats seek to better the odds by putting a GOP hood ornament on a Democratic clunker. On cap-and-trade, Olympia Snowe's role will be played by Graham as he partners with Kerry to commit the U.S. to the flawed science and disastrous economics of climate change.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Nevada; US: South Carolina
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1 posted on 10/19/2009 6:59:45 PM PDT by raptor22
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To: raptor22

Cue the Grahambots to come and tell us how wonderful “Senator Graham” is.


2 posted on 10/19/2009 7:00:46 PM PDT by South40 (I did not know President Ronald Reagan, but he knew me.)
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To: raptor22

Two questions: Who is running against Graham? And, how do I contribute to them?


3 posted on 10/19/2009 7:02:32 PM PDT by grandpa jones (I am Jim Thompson.)
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To: raptor22

TRAITOR!!!

Graham you are a traitor to the United States and the American people.


4 posted on 10/19/2009 7:06:34 PM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty (Obama, YOU LIE!!)
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To: BlessingsofLiberty

Equal disdain for both... Lurch and the Pansy.


5 posted on 10/19/2009 7:09:01 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: raptor22

That grassroots movement to take back the OP(formerly the GOP) is working well!


6 posted on 10/19/2009 7:09:57 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: raptor22
South Carolinians - stand up and be heard - get petitions going to remove this misfit!!
7 posted on 10/19/2009 7:11:24 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: raptor22

Poor McCain has had his maverick tail clipped by is his comming desire to be relected. Now Twinkletoes gets all the “glory.”


8 posted on 10/19/2009 7:11:41 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: raptor22
Rats shaking Gramisty’s bones in his closet...it must be a doozy
9 posted on 10/19/2009 7:12:56 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: raptor22

I’m telling ya the Dems have compromising pictures of this guy.


10 posted on 10/19/2009 7:15:51 PM PDT by kempo
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To: raptor22
From an op-ed by David Harsanyi:

Mavericks, well, they dismiss ideology because it would bind them to consistent and principled votes. Arizona Sen. John McCain often displays the muddled and mercurial thinking of a person with no political, intellectual or economic philosophy guiding him.

Now, replace Arizona Sen. John McCain with South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham and I think we have it.

11 posted on 10/19/2009 7:15:53 PM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
is fast becoming the Democrats' favorite Republican

12 posted on 10/19/2009 7:17:39 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: raptor22
As sure as the sun sets in the west...


13 posted on 10/19/2009 7:22:09 PM PDT by liberty75
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To: grandpa jones

I don’t think the smarmy little worm runs next year.....what about a recall petition?? Can that be done??


14 posted on 10/19/2009 7:22:40 PM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: elpadre

I’m sorry....I didn’t see this. I asked about a recall petition in another post. I hope and pray the voters in South Carolina can do this. Heck, I’d move to South Carolina just to sign it....:)


15 posted on 10/19/2009 7:25:06 PM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: kempo

LOL....you may be right otherwise he’s just a sorry, no-count who’d sell his soul to the devil to get favor.


16 posted on 10/19/2009 7:27:00 PM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: raptor22

are scumbags wimps? Because Graham is both....


17 posted on 10/19/2009 7:28:37 PM PDT by oust the louse (This Country now has a smelly BO problem.....)
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To: raptor22

I’d like to see a Andrew Sullivan/”Linsey” Grahman grundge match.

I’d bet on the Brit.


18 posted on 10/19/2009 7:30:29 PM PDT by Leisler (It's going to be a hard, long winter)
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To: kempo

So what show him fudge packing don’t sell us out.


19 posted on 10/19/2009 7:36:47 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: raptor22

Do use all a favor and do what Specter did, Graham.


20 posted on 10/19/2009 7:48:58 PM PDT by cranked
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To: raptor22

Am writing Lindsey tonight and explain that HE is the reason the RNC is not getting another nickle from me....and I donated in 4 figures last year!


21 posted on 10/19/2009 7:49:56 PM PDT by G Larry (DNC is comprised of REGRESSIVES!)
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To: raptor22

Are they all crazy? Where did this garbage come from. Kick them all out.


22 posted on 10/19/2009 7:53:04 PM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: raptor22

Sellout would be a better word then RINO IMHO!


23 posted on 10/19/2009 7:55:08 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Coburn - Senate 2010 ! Take Back the House/Senate! Stop ZERO!)
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To: kempo; Doogle
I’m telling ya the Dems have compromising pictures of this guy.

Definitely - and many in the GOP have suspected this to be fact for a long time. I guarantee the Dems have a one/two punch planned to win the governorship from Mark Sanford - pounding on his illicit affair (only dems are allowed to have them, ya know).

They've got Lindsey as their b*tch just like they've got McCain on audio & video selling out his fellow soldiers while under torture at the Hanoi Hilton. People will do anything for fame, fortune and to protect their so-called reputation.
24 posted on 10/19/2009 8:01:14 PM PDT by demkicker (Helping Democrats Become Extinct)
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To: raptor22
The one question which will blow all the man made global warming advocates is this:
Who caused the global warming 11,000 years ago which melted 4 mile thick glaciers in the mid-west giving birth to the great lakes (largest body of fresh water on earth).

Unfortunately no one is asking that question!

25 posted on 10/19/2009 8:01:14 PM PDT by ajay_kumar (Third party has never won in US, but some people are born masochists)
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To: raptor22

Lindsey Graham is a dispicable little queer.


26 posted on 10/19/2009 8:11:49 PM PDT by AmericanSphinx71 ("Live free or die"......I'm ready to die now.)
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To: raptor22

2010: Are you voting for liberals with their heads stuck up Obama’s butt or are you voting Democrat?

When they said “change”, they meant a one party system. :)


27 posted on 10/19/2009 8:13:20 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: kempo
I’m telling ya the Dems have compromising pictures of this guy.

So do I.


28 posted on 10/19/2009 8:15:11 PM PDT by ElectronVolt
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To: raptor22

Why don’t the Republicans in South Carolina demand that Graham come to talk to them and tell them why he is voting this way.


29 posted on 10/19/2009 8:15:15 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: raptor22

even Byrd and Rockefeller are against it.....they know better


30 posted on 10/19/2009 8:19:22 PM PDT by MadelineZapeezda (Promoted by God to be a Mother!!!! Thanks, Susan)
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To: ajay_kumar

al gore’s alien twin


31 posted on 10/19/2009 8:21:54 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: raptor22
This legislation is beyond simply bad. It's worse than socialist. It assumes the entire economy will not be allowed to grow (capped). "Oh, that's a lie; just CO2 is capped!" CO2 is business, and there is no green solution to get around this, period.

What remains of the economy is to be traded to large corporations--no small business could afford the credits. So, a small number of mega corporations tightly controlled by the federal government and a dead economy. This is not socialism; it is textbook fascism. Anyone who supports this is a traitor or an idiot. Despite what people think, senators are not idiots (Sen. Boxer excepted); they are evil.

This is one of the most dangerous pieces of legislation we have ever seen, akin to the Burning of the Reichstag. Absolutely scream at your "representatives" in Congress over this.

32 posted on 10/19/2009 8:28:50 PM PDT by ElectronVolt
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To: demkicker
Compromising pictures, or he's just a worthless little puke that needs to be bitch-slapped by the people of SC. I loathe these a-holes more than the most leftist Dems, because I expect the Dems to sell us out. Bastards like Linda Graham are nothing but sellouts to the people who voted and donated money to him. I'm sure they all voted for the guy with the "R" next to his name so he could side with the commiecrats on every important issue.

Where is the GOP leadership on these people? Why aren't they calling him/them out? Face it conservatives, we have no party. The GOP pays lip service to us, and nothing more, then they get down on their knees and service the Dem party.

I'm sick of this crap. Who the hell speaks for us? The GOP is nothing more than a label anymore, a label that has lost all of it's former meaning. Worthless, and a shell of its former self.

33 posted on 10/19/2009 8:31:44 PM PDT by smedley64 (Sun Tzu trumps Alinsky.)
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To: grandpa jones

I just looked it up. His last election was in 2008. We have a long time to wait. But remember we will. If there still are elections by then. I mean 2014 is like forever when you consider what is happening in the USA right now.


34 posted on 10/19/2009 8:34:09 PM PDT by Revel
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To: Hildy

It’s not complicated. He knows McCain’s days are numbered in the Senate. He sees himself as McCain’s successor and wants to courted by both sides when he assumes the title of GOP Maverick. Not as liberal as Snowe but knows he gets the most press time when he’s sticking it to the GOP.


35 posted on 10/19/2009 8:35:37 PM PDT by paul544
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To: paul544

is he up in 2010?


36 posted on 10/19/2009 8:45:21 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: Revel

the little bastid is pretty cocky now. He feels safe.


37 posted on 10/19/2009 9:06:21 PM PDT by grandpa jones (I am Jim Thompson.)
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To: ElectronVolt

I agree, it is worse than the healthcare bill because it affects every business.


38 posted on 10/19/2009 9:10:40 PM PDT by MrShoop
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To: demkicker

I think you hit the nail on the head about both Graham and McCain. Graham has always seemed too, shall we say, feminine. I’ve also long believed that we haven’t been given the whole story about McCain’s stay at the Hanoi Hilton.


39 posted on 10/19/2009 9:12:42 PM PDT by conservativebuckeye
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Ping.


40 posted on 10/19/2009 9:16:10 PM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: conservativebuckeye; demkicker
Graham has always seemed too, shall we say, feminine.


41 posted on 10/19/2009 9:36:20 PM PDT by Semper Mark (Never stab a man in the back. Just stab him in the legs a couple of times, he'll turn around.)
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To: raptor22
The best thing Lohan Graham can do is lobby for a Sea-Level-Reduction Czar position with the Obambi Admin., and get the #$%^* out of the Senate forever.
42 posted on 10/19/2009 9:46:05 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: raptor22

WHy doesn’t lindsay just go on and join the dems officially? As well as the Maine senators and McCain? I would rather we start from scratch and get real conservatives than ones who believe the republican Party left them. Until we purge RINOS we will never have any guts to do the right thing collectively.


43 posted on 10/19/2009 9:49:34 PM PDT by Citizen Soldier (Just got up from Bedroomshire)
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To: upchuck; SC Swamp Fox; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; Clintonfatigued; NFHale; Squantos; Gilbo_3; ...

Nasty.


44 posted on 10/19/2009 10:29:43 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (http://restoretheconstitution.ning.com/)
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To: raptor22
Political cross-dresser Lindsey Graham announces presidential candidacy!

Tacitly, of course, but it's there if you look.

Borrowing the triangulation strategy from bff McCain, Graham is flipping for the NYT/CNN/WaPo/Daily Worker ink (and likely future endorsement for GOP pres candidate) by undermining GOP (and not-coincidentally American) causes.

Only one problem.

WE SEE RIGHT THROUGH IT!

Lindsey Graham.

You will NEVER, EVER get the nomination. One Obama victory was quite enough.

(Do say a big "Hi!" to Larry Craig and Arlen, won't you?)

.

45 posted on 10/19/2009 10:44:28 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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Beam me to Planet Gore !

46 posted on 10/20/2009 2:58:52 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (Limit all U.S. politicians to two terms: One in office and one in prison!)
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To: rabscuttle385; alarm rider; Alex1977; at bay; Babsig; BILL_C; bnelson44; Clintonfatigued; ...
Uber RINO Lindsey Ping
"Republican by day, Democrat by night."


Want on or off this ping list?
Just FReepmail me.


47 posted on 10/20/2009 5:10:16 AM PDT by upchuck (New sign on my pickup: Are you a "Hope and Change" regretter?)
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To: grandpa jones
Two questions: Who is running against Graham? And, how do I contribute to them?

Pandsey was just reelected(!) last year. So ya gotta wait until 2013 to get your answers.

48 posted on 10/20/2009 5:13:22 AM PDT by upchuck (New sign on my pickup: Are you a "Hope and Change" regretter?)
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