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How the G.O.P. Goes Green (McLame's lap dog touts amnesty, carbon taxes, compromise with Rats)
The New York Times ^ | 2010-02-28 | Thomas L. Friedman

Posted on 02/28/2010 12:57:37 PM PST by rabscuttle385

It is early evening on Capitol Hill, and I am sitting with Senator Lindsey Graham, the South Carolina Republican, who, along with John Kerry and Joe Lieberman, is trying to craft a new energy bill — one that could actually win 60 votes. What is interesting about Graham is that he has been willing — courageously in my view — to depart from the prevailing G.O.P. consensus that the only energy policy we need is “drill, baby, drill.”

What brought you around, I ask? Graham’s short answer: politics, jobs and legacy. We start with politics. The Republican Party today has a major outreach problem with two important constituencies, “Hispanics and young people,” Graham explains:

“I have been to enough college campuses to know if you are 30 or younger this climate issue is not a debate. It’s a value. These young people grew up with recycling and a sensitivity to the environment — and the world will be better off for it. They are not brainwashed. ... From a Republican point of view, we should buy into it and embrace it and not belittle them. You can have a genuine debate about the science of climate change, but when you say that those who believe it are buying a hoax and are wacky people you are putting at risk your party’s future with younger people. You can have a legitimate dispute about how to solve immigration, but when you start focusing on the last names of people the demographics will pass you by.”

So Graham’s approach to bringing around his conservative state has been simple: avoid talking about “climate change,” which many on the right don’t believe.

(snip)

He proposes “putting a price on carbon,” starting with a very focused carbon tax...

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona; US: South Carolina
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1 posted on 02/28/2010 12:57:37 PM PST by rabscuttle385
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2 posted on 02/28/2010 12:59:36 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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I’m getting tired of @$$holes like Graham telling us that, if America turns to communism, it will create jobs. Screw you slick!


3 posted on 02/28/2010 1:00:36 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("Suitcase Jake" RIP 02-24-10. You were one of a kind good buddy!)
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To: upchuck; AuntB; HiJinx; gubamyster; cripplecreek; DoughtyOne; TigersEye; mkjessup; ...
"You can have a legitimate dispute about how to solve immigration, but when you start focusing on the last names of people the demographics will pass you by."

Lindsey Graham calls anti-immigration activists "bigots"

Lindsay Graham to La Raza: “We’re gonna tell the bigots to shut up.”

SC Senator Lindsey Graham's insane comments at Racist Event!

4 posted on 02/28/2010 1:00:57 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385

We should have taken this scumbag out in 2008.


5 posted on 02/28/2010 1:01:37 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: rabscuttle385

6 posted on 02/28/2010 1:03:24 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: rabscuttle385

“Lindsey Graham calls anti-immigration activists “bigots”

Lindsay Graham to La Raza: “We’re gonna tell the bigots to shut up.”

SC Senator Lindsey Graham’s insane comments at Racist Event! “

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Lindsay and McCain claiming to be republican is nothing but a hoax! Arizona, stop falling for it!

Biden endorses a fusion ticket: Kerry-McCain
Mar. 2004

Biden made his comments on MSNBC TV’s “Hardball” when moderator Chris Matthews asked him: “Do you think McCain is seriously — and I mean this professionally — flirting with the idea of accepting a second place on the ticket with John Kerry, and creating a fusion ticket to run against the president?”

Replied Biden: “I think that this is time for unity in this country, and maybe it is time to have a guy like John McCain — a Republican — on the ticket with a guy he does like. They do get along. And they don’t have fundamental disagreements on major policies.”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2066491/posts


7 posted on 02/28/2010 1:06:54 PM PST by AuntB (WE are NOT a nation of immigrants! We're a nation of Americans! http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/)
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To: rabscuttle385

How did South Carolina end up voting for a Rat like Graham?


8 posted on 02/28/2010 1:09:58 PM PST by Venturer
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To: rabscuttle385

I think the best comment about Lindsey Graham is that “He should change his name to ‘Ron Weasely’.”

“You mean like the Harry Potter character Ron Weasley?”

“Is there a Harry Potter character named Ron Weasley?”


9 posted on 02/28/2010 1:13:10 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: everyone; rabscuttle385

Tom Friedman: Lindsay. Graham. Is. Awesome.


10 posted on 02/28/2010 1:15:25 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: rabscuttle385; tubebender; marvlus; Genesis defender; markomalley; Carlucci; grey_whiskers; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

11 posted on 02/28/2010 1:20:14 PM PST by steelyourfaith (Warmists as "traffic light" apocalyptics: "Greens too yellow to admit they're really Reds."-Monckton)
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To: Venturer

“How did South Carolina end up voting for a Rat like Graham?”

Because he has an R beside his name. The best thing we could do for voting is to remove any party affiliation beside the candidates name.

McCain and Graham have always loved this ‘one party’ unity.

File this under the ‘how soon we forget’ category:

McCain defends Kerry on defense Arizona senator says GOP rhetoric ‘not helpful’

March. 18, 2004

WASHINGTON - Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said Thursday he did not believe Democratic candidate John Kerry, a friend and Senate colleague, was weak on defense or would compromise national security if elected president.

“This kind of rhetoric, I think, is not helpful in educating and helping the American people make a choice,” McCain said on “The Early Show” on CBS. “You know, it’s the most bitter and partisan campaign that I’ve ever observed. I think it’s because both parties are going to their bases rather than going to the middle. I regret it.”[snip]

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4555261/

Biden endorses a fusion ticket: Kerry-McCain Mar. 2004

Biden made his comments on MSNBC TV’s “Hardball” when moderator Chris Matthews asked him: “Do you think McCain is seriously — and I mean this professionally — flirting with the idea of accepting a second place on the ticket with John Kerry, and creating a fusion ticket to run against the president?”

Replied Biden: “I think that this is time for unity in this country, and maybe it is time to have a guy like John McCain — a Republican — on the ticket with a guy he does like. They do get along. And they don’t have fundamental disagreements on major policies.”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2066491/posts


12 posted on 02/28/2010 1:20:59 PM PST by AuntB (WE are NOT a nation of immigrants! We're a nation of Americans! http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/)
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To: rabscuttle385
When's Grahamnesty up next?

To all you South Carolinians...can somebody rid us of this meddlesome RINO (politically,that is)?

13 posted on 02/28/2010 1:21:10 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: rabscuttle385

I am planning to donate to the guy running against McCain in the promary. I hope there is also one going against Lindsay because I’ll send some there too!


14 posted on 02/28/2010 1:26:16 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: Venturer
The line always goes like this: "At least he's not a Dem"

He could be Karl F-ing Marx but if he shows up a Republican convention and pretends to be one the idiots vote for him

15 posted on 02/28/2010 1:27:51 PM PST by Regulator (Welcome to Zimbabwe! Now hand over your property....)
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To: chris_bdba

promary=primary


16 posted on 02/28/2010 1:28:19 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: rabscuttle385

GOP = Communism Lite.


17 posted on 02/28/2010 1:32:06 PM PST by Moe Tzadik
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To: All

I have been to enough college campuses to know if you are 30 or younger this climate issue is not a debate. It’s a value. These young people grew up with recycling and a sensitivity to the environment — and the world will be better off for it.
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Hmmm…. 30 years or younger?

What about Woodsy Owl- Give a Hoot don’t pollute.?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECq4cq8rFlg&feature=related

Keep America Beautiful-— Crying Indian?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_R-FZsysQNw

Smokey Bear
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLdaj8n_zto

70’s, glass recycling largely grew due to the energy shortage.
http://www.rigolleau.com.ar/reciclado_vidrio.php?l=3&;

Save the trees, paper bags are bad, schools hold paper drives.

The Lorax
http://www.seussville.com/lorax/

The Giving Tree
http://www.shelsilverstein.com/html/books.asp

Earth Day
http://earthday.envirolink.org/history.html


18 posted on 02/28/2010 1:40:07 PM PST by Irenic
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To: rabscuttle385
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19 posted on 02/28/2010 1:40:51 PM PST by mkjessup (The only GOOD RINO is .... wait a minute, there IS no such damn thing as a "good RINO" !!!)
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I also suspect he must have jumped on the carbon gamble and invested heavily.

Many have and I hope they lose their azz!


20 posted on 02/28/2010 1:42:46 PM PST by Irenic
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To: rabscuttle385

How anybody could vote for a guy who sounds like Gomer Pile and thinks like him too, is beyond me.


21 posted on 02/28/2010 1:51:57 PM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, Guts and Guns made America great.)
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To: rabscuttle385

With enough time, heat and pressure, Miss Graham could be turned into a large charcoal briquette.


22 posted on 02/28/2010 1:57:25 PM PST by JPG (Mr. Gore, we have a warrant for your arrest...put your hands behind your back.)
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To: AuntB

It’s a funny thing.

These guys blong to one of the most elite fraternities in this country. The fraternity of the Senate.

It makes me think long and hard when a Viet Nam hero like McCain calls a lousy back shooting yellow coward ( remember he shot a wounded Viet Cong in the back, an atrocity he should have been tried for. Then accused his fellow soldiers of atrocities.),who faked three medals and slinked home to join Jane Fonda and her Communist pals in protesting the war. he went to France to meet with the enemy, that alone should have gotten him charged with treason and executed. he lied about throwing away his medals, and had the nerve to call the real heroes of the Navy The swift boat sailors, liars, for exposing the truth about him.
If John McCain feels like that I have no compunction to saying, Eff John McCain.

John McCain is friendly with this guy and calls him FRIEND.
All I have to say is, you have bad taste in friends John, and may you enjoy your retirement.


23 posted on 02/28/2010 2:21:20 PM PST by Venturer
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"“I have been to enough college campuses to know if you are 30 or younger this climate issue is not a debate. It’s a value"

Wow, that's so insightful, Lindsey --- if enough campus socialists declare something a "value" then you fall in line...... what a pitiful POS you are, Lindsey Graham

as for "recycling" I love all the types of recycling that use just as much or more energy and resources as the "raw" material equivalents..... recycling only makes sense if it is a net benefit, and where it requires public subsidies to work it is not worth it
24 posted on 02/28/2010 2:42:30 PM PST by Enchante (Obama and Brennan think that 20% of terrorists re-joining the battle is just fine with them)
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To: rabscuttle385
The 0bama-Democrat-RINO (Progressive) "No Domestic Energy Policy!"

All of that puts the U.S. in a position that war for oil or
complete economic collapse will be our only choices.
You can't frustrate every source of domestic energy
without consequences. Our enemies will blackmail us
to the extent that we are vulnerable to blackmail.

0bama, the Democrats and RINOs are leading us into a real war for oil.
A war we won't have the energy to fight.
A war we don't need to fight because we have our own resources.

25 posted on 02/28/2010 2:53:40 PM PST by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid! ... And they call themselves Progressives.)
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To: rabscuttle385
These young people grew up with recycling and a sensitivity to the environment — and the world will be better off for it. They are not brainwashed. ... From a Republican point of view, we should buy into it and embrace it and not belittle them.

If constant drumming of the green agenda, with no opposing view allowed for the entire term of one's "educational experience" ISN'T brainwashing, what is?

26 posted on 02/28/2010 3:11:57 PM PST by Don W (I only keep certain folks' numbers in my 'phone so I know NOT to answer when they call)
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Where is the Club for Growth on a primary challenger for him?


27 posted on 02/28/2010 3:45:01 PM PST by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/Ron_Paul_2008.htm)
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HAW HAW--so Graham connects with young people at colleges! Well, at Furman's University he was insulting a lot of white young people. He's praised illegal aliens for keeping his favorite golf course looking so nice, to the anger and outrage of the owners of the golf course, who is rumored to suggest that maybe LG should rethink his membership.

And when he recently went to Clemson he practically had a little army protecting him from all the love from his constituents.

28 posted on 02/28/2010 3:49:34 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: traviskicks

Can’t touch him for five years. But every time he ticks you off, send off a little donation to JD Hayworth.


29 posted on 02/28/2010 3:50:29 PM PST by Mamzelle
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30 posted on 02/28/2010 4:10:01 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I am Ellie Light.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Sheesh. How must it feel to be the butt buddy for EVERYONE’s butt buddy?


31 posted on 02/28/2010 6:12:43 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Enchante
Exactly. I love how when a municipality starts a program to collect recyclables along with the regular trash, people EXPECT to pay more, and the municipalities EXPECT them to expect it! If it were worth doing, the value of the recycled goods would pay for the program.

Now, there evidently IS some value there, because after charging you for the privilege, if you don't throw away enough recyclables, the city then complains that you're costing them money!!! So they want to give you the costs, and keep the proceeds for themselves! No wonder the cost benefit analysis can't fail. Different parties are getting the costs and the benefits. Full steam ahead!

32 posted on 02/28/2010 6:19:31 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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Wow. All are communist and terrorist infiltrating programs of stalking and destroying America... “in the name of diversity”.

We are run by corrupt idiotic creeps.


33 posted on 02/28/2010 8:19:58 PM PST by JudgemAll (control freaks, their world & their problem with my gun and my protecting my private party)
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But the American people believe in diversity so long as they are among the favored diverse.


34 posted on 02/28/2010 8:21:46 PM PST by Theodore R. (...)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Few photos seem to inspire the Republican primary voters of AZ more than this one!


35 posted on 02/28/2010 8:22:32 PM PST by Theodore R. (...)
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To: rabscuttle385

There must be some way to get that bastard out of the Senate NOW!!


36 posted on 02/28/2010 8:24:37 PM PST by dalereed
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To: Mamzelle

not a bad idea :)


37 posted on 03/01/2010 5:27:10 AM PST by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/Ron_Paul_2008.htm)
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To: SandRat

38 posted on 03/01/2010 11:49:47 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: Theodore R.

39 posted on 03/05/2010 9:52:54 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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