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Graham: Congress Needs A Win On Climate Policy
National Journal ^ | 2010-01-27

Posted on 01/29/2010 9:37:42 PM PST by rabscuttle385

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said today that skeptical Republicans and Democrats should throw their support behind climate change legislation not only because it's good for the economy and the environment, but because Congress desperately needs a win under its belt.

"We tried immigration. It's hard. And we failed. We tried Social Security. It's hard. And we failed. We tried health care. It's really hard. And it looks like we're going to have to start over again," Graham somberly told a luncheon audience of energy and climate advocates on the Hill. "On the energy, climate change front, I don't want to add that to the list. There is no reason in my mind that the Republican Party and the Democratic Party can't come together."

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"We tried immigration. It's hard. And we failed. We tried Social Security. It's hard. And we failed. We tried health care. It's really hard. And it looks like we're going to have to start over again...On the energy, climate change front, I don't want to add that to the list. There is no reason in my mind that the Republican Party and the Democratic Party can't come together."


1 posted on 01/29/2010 9:37:42 PM PST by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

If the a$$hat fits ...


2 posted on 01/29/2010 9:38:47 PM PST by ChiefJayStrongbow
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To: upchuck; steelyourfaith; HiJinx; gubamyster; AuntB; DoughtyOne; TigersEye; TADSLOS; cripplecreek; ..
"We tried immigration. It's hard. And we failed. We tried Social Security. It's hard. And we failed. We tried health care. It's really hard. And it looks like we're going to have to start over again...On the energy, climate change front, I don't want to add that to the list. There is no reason in my mind that the Republican Party and the Democratic Party can't come together."

Yet another reason why the RINO McCain must be defeated in August!

3 posted on 01/29/2010 9:39:20 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Purge the RINOs! * http://restoretheconstitution.ning.com/)
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To: rabscuttle385

Linsday can now recruit Osama bin Laden, his fellow Green advocate.


4 posted on 01/29/2010 9:39:54 PM PST by BOBTHENAILER ( EPA will rule your life)
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To: rabscuttle385

The only positive thing you can say about this public prostitute is that he keeps on trying to deliver for his money ‘John’.


5 posted on 01/29/2010 9:41:41 PM PST by J Edgar
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To: rabscuttle385

If Juan McCain wins they will flip. McCain becomes the liberal that he *IS* and Graham-nesty becomes a “conservative” until his 2012 election.


6 posted on 01/29/2010 9:42:32 PM PST by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: rabscuttle385
skeptical Republicans and Democrats should throw their support behind climate change legislation not only because it's good for the economy,

I stopped reading there.

The only thing I can think of that explains Lindsay Graham's current policy positions is homosexual blackmail.

7 posted on 01/29/2010 9:42:35 PM PST by denydenydeny (The Left sees taxpayers the way Dr Frankenstein saw the local cemetery; raw material for experiments)
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To: rabscuttle385

Graham must find it hard to breathe with his head stuck so far up Durbins ass


8 posted on 01/29/2010 9:44:20 PM PST by bigbob
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To: rabscuttle385

These quotes need to be saved and distributed in the 2012 primary.


9 posted on 01/29/2010 9:44:21 PM PST by woweeitsme
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To: rabscuttle385

Putting the cart before the ass.


10 posted on 01/29/2010 9:44:40 PM PST by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Whatta RINO.


11 posted on 01/29/2010 9:45:01 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: rabscuttle385

Screw Congress and their boy, Lindsey. WE THE PEOPLE need a win against OBAMA, OSAMA AND ALGORE’S climate hoax and scam.


12 posted on 01/29/2010 9:45:09 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (J.D. Hayworth for Senate!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Apparently, he does not read newspapers on material related to how global warming (AGW) is continuing to be proven a scam, a hoax, and severely questioned.


13 posted on 01/29/2010 9:45:19 PM PST by cranked
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To: woweeitsme
These quotes need to be saved and distributed in the 2012 primary.

Graham is next up for re-election in 2014.

By then, it will be too late.

We must either remove McCain; otherwise, any conservatarian victories in November will be for naught.

14 posted on 01/29/2010 9:47:05 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Purge the RINOs! * http://restoretheconstitution.ning.com/)
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To: ChiefJayStrongbow

No Lindsay, the world needs a reprieve from the climate whacko’s.


15 posted on 01/29/2010 9:48:16 PM PST by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: rabscuttle385

When you need every vote to sustain a filibuster, you are only as strong as your weakest link. The opposition will always find their price. Graham may have charged more than Landrieu or Nelson (or not) but he has now revealed that he is the weakest link.


16 posted on 01/29/2010 9:48:32 PM PST by esarlls3
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To: rabscuttle385

Get rid of that fool! Please, let's pitch in to get him a blow up doll... and be done with him!


17 posted on 01/29/2010 9:48:57 PM PST by avacado
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To: rabscuttle385

I would have sworn this was satire. Wow.


18 posted on 01/29/2010 9:50:41 PM PST by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: cranked

He does, he knows its a fraud, but there is money to made for him and his corrupt cronies and puppeteers. The man apparently has no moral foundation whatsoever, his house is built on sand.

Given the economy and the recent public revelations of that global warming is a total fraud, I just can’t see crap and tax passing. Its gonna be fail fail fail fail for dems and rinos, and that is ok by me.


19 posted on 01/29/2010 9:50:52 PM PST by HerrBlucher (Jail Al Gore and the Climate Frauds!)
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To: ChiefJayStrongbow
 Ass Hats
20 posted on 01/29/2010 9:51:28 PM PST by Tawiskaro
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To: rabscuttle385

That piece of shit should be expeled from the party.

If nothing else, he should be striped of all committee assignments!!!


21 posted on 01/29/2010 9:51:38 PM PST by dalereed
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To: rabscuttle385

“We tried immigration. And we failed. We tried Social Security. And we failed. We tried health care. And it looks like we’re going to have to start over again,”

I see a pattern there Graham, LIBERALISM FAILS. The voice of the people WIN.


22 posted on 01/29/2010 9:52:41 PM PST by RatsDawg
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To: rabscuttle385

Time to have the Tea-Party find a solid conservative to run and beat Graham in the primaries. This amnesty RINO guy needs to be booted out once and for all time.


23 posted on 01/29/2010 9:52:58 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: denydenydeny

The government needs ever more money to stay afloat. I predict it’s going to be one madcap plan after another until something sticks and we’re on the hook and drained dry.


24 posted on 01/29/2010 9:53:45 PM PST by kiltie65
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To: Tawiskaro

LOL! Graham has his own statue. If he is so hot to be successful at something, maybe he should try hanging himself.


25 posted on 01/29/2010 9:58:25 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: rabscuttle385
It's really hard. And it looks like we're going to have to start over again...On the energy, climate change front, I don't want to add that to the list.

Translation: I need more money and power and am getting frustrated. Am I not part of the Master class?

26 posted on 01/29/2010 9:58:45 PM PST by TheThinker (Communists: taking over the world one kooky doomsday scenerio at a time.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Progressives to the right of me, Progressives to the left, stuck in the azz crack again.


27 posted on 01/29/2010 9:58:59 PM PST by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid!)
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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."


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Uber RINO Lindsey Ping
"Republican by day, Democrat by night."


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Just FReepmail me.

h/t to martin_fierro for the graphic

Uber RINO Lindsey Ping
"Republican by day, Democrat by night."


From left: RAT, RINO, RAT

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Just FReepmail me.

Social Security, Immigration, Health Care Takeover, three times a loser.

28 posted on 01/29/2010 10:06:57 PM PST by upchuck (The horse is in the pasture. The barn door is wide-open. Obama wants to know who made the hinges.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Talk about urinating in the punch bowl just as the party is starting! Graham, get a clue! People don’t want Congress succeeding at anything these days!


29 posted on 01/29/2010 10:07:04 PM PST by gore_sux (Al Franken - Preferred by Minnesota Educated Somali Pirates and Suicide Bombers Everywhere)
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To: rabscuttle385

Unfortunately this turd in the punchbowl is in for another 5.


30 posted on 01/29/2010 10:10:05 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: rabscuttle385
The whore needs to be put out pasture with his pimp, McLaim. They can rub each other with enviro-friendly, carbon-neutral personal lubricants while enjoying an extravagant retirement on the taxpayers’ expense. [barf]
31 posted on 01/29/2010 10:13:26 PM PST by 50cal Smokepole (Effective gun control involves effective recoil management)
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To: 50cal Smokepole
out TO pasture
grrrr
32 posted on 01/29/2010 10:15:13 PM PST by 50cal Smokepole (Effective gun control involves effective recoil management)
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To: rabscuttle385

I never understand how they can make that “good for the economy” comment with a straight face. If making us destroy perfectly good vehicles and equipment in order to purchase green ones makes good economic sense, why don’t they mandate that we then have to destroy all those new green cars adter only a year of use so that people will be forced to buy EVEN MORE of them. That will really stimulate manufacturing and the economy. Idiots.


33 posted on 01/29/2010 10:16:40 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (Get rid of the dirty moderates. Get rid of them,)
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To: rabscuttle385; Para-Ord.45; rdl6989; mmanager; FreedomPoster; carolinablonde; bamahead; Delacon; ...
Thanx !

 




Beam me to Planet Gore !

34 posted on 01/29/2010 10:24:19 PM PST by steelyourfaith (FReepers were opposed to Obama even before it was cool to be against Obama.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Who the ^%^$# cares about Congress “needing a win”? This isn’t a $@#^ing baseball game, you moron! Do we have the stupidest legislators in the world representing us, or what??? This is why you should never give money to the RNC. They’ll turn around and use it to re-elect guys like this!! Give directly to the candidate or not at all.

(sorry, rabscuttle, I’m not mad at you)


35 posted on 01/29/2010 10:25:43 PM PST by OrangeHoof ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Bend over suckahs".)
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To: rabscuttle385

Is this guy nuts? And deaf? And dumb?


36 posted on 01/29/2010 10:26:01 PM PST by aquila48
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To: Steelfish; rabscuttle385

Dis be why we need mxain GONE, GONE, GONE this November. Sooner, if possible. Without mxain, linseed is powerless. He doesn’t have the connections. mxain is his sugar daddy.
There has GOT to be huge money at stake in this climate crap.
Everyone keeps talking about this worldwide obesity epidemic. What do bears do before it gets very cold and they need to hibernate? They gain weight as fast as they can so the fat sustains them through the winter.
The world population has been growing steadily fatter for at least a decade now. It’s getting cold, folks.
People with no propensity for obesity have been gaining weight and no one knows why. You would think some of the mad scientists we have screaming about the global warming hoax would look at this and say, “hmmm.”
Been watching this for quite awhile. When I was doing research for a patent, I found photos of people throughout the decades. When we were going through the early industrial age, peoples’ nostrils were bigger to allow for easier breathing. Noses were wider with thicker nosehair. Eyelashes were thicker. Hair was thicker in peoples’ ears. Natural adaptation to protection from pollution.
Now the world population is gaining extra body mass because it is getting colder and it will get worse. It is a survival mechanism.
These global warming policies will kill people. MANY people.


37 posted on 01/29/2010 10:26:58 PM PST by MestaMachine (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2426869/posts SUPPORT RINO FREE AMERICA)
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To: Frantzie
An interesting and plausible possibility.
38 posted on 01/29/2010 10:27:59 PM PST by berdie (Hey, Bill Mahr...That's Mrs. Cracker to you.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Is Graham really that stupid?


39 posted on 01/29/2010 10:28:44 PM PST by devere
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To: rabscuttle385

Oh man... how long must we wait before SC can flush this turd Graham down the toilet?
I mean, didn’t that simpleton get the memo? The jig is UP. “Global warming” was a fraud all along...


40 posted on 01/29/2010 10:30:31 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: rabscuttle385

America needs a win by throwing him out of office.


41 posted on 01/29/2010 10:30:36 PM PST by wastedyears (If I'm going out, I'm going out like Major Kong.)
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To: rabscuttle385

You can go by bus or you can go by cow.. Lindsey O. Grahamnesty just go away now.


42 posted on 01/29/2010 10:34:03 PM PST by Guyin4Os (My name says Guyin40s but now I have an exotic, daring, new nickname..... Guyin50s)
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To: rabscuttle385
Congress desperately needs a win under its belt.

If the current congress can succeed in doing nothing, that would constitute a win.

43 posted on 01/29/2010 10:35:13 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: devere

No. He’s that greedy.


44 posted on 01/29/2010 10:36:09 PM PST by MestaMachine (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2426869/posts SUPPORT RINO FREE AMERICA)
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To: ElkGroveDan

What garbage, satellite temp readings show cooling...the ground readings show a warming because??

http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/images/stories/papers/originals/surface_temp.pdf

Around 1990, NOAA began WEEDING OUT MORE THAN THREE QUARTERS OF THE CLIMATE MEASURING STATIONS around the world. They may have been working under the auspices of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). It can be shown that they systematically and purposefully, country by country, REMOVED HIGHER LATITUDE, higher-ALTITUDE and RURAL locations, all of which had a tendency to be cooler.


45 posted on 01/29/2010 10:38:42 PM PST by outhousepatrol
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To: rabscuttle385

These statist apparatchiks keep coming at us. We’d be much better off without any of these IDIOTS.


46 posted on 01/29/2010 10:39:24 PM PST by PGalt
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To: rabscuttle385

so do something even though it is fundamentally flawed, just to say you did something big.

Now that makes sense that only a congresscritter can understand.


47 posted on 01/29/2010 10:40:38 PM PST by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: 50cal Smokepole

thanks, now ive gotta go wash my eyes with bleach...


48 posted on 01/29/2010 10:42:55 PM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: outhousepatrol

Ol’ Linseed must have lots of Green Energy stock.....If the green bubble bursts, people like Graham will take it in the Azz.


49 posted on 01/29/2010 10:44:04 PM PST by outhousepatrol
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To: rabscuttle385; Liz
I've made a personal pledge that every time Graham ticks me off, I'm going to send a small donation to JD Hayworth.

It's time to stop getting mad at Graham and start figuring out his MONEY TRAIL. Who is calling the shots? Who's paying for this? As soon as we figure out exactly what LG is getting out of the deal (maybe all he wants is a piece of lousy legislation with his name on it), the sooner we can stop him.

50 posted on 01/29/2010 10:44:31 PM PST by Mamzelle (Who is Kenneth Gladney? (Don't forget to bring your cameras))
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