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Lindsey Graham: Immigration would kill climate bill
Politico ^ | 2010-04-22 | Marin Cogan

Posted on 04/23/2010 5:35:06 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

A top Senate negotiator on climate change believes that a sudden turn by Senate Democrats to immigration could “destroy” any hope of a major climate and energy bill this year.

“This comes out of left field,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), after hearing that Democratic leaders may now push immigration reform ahead of a climate bill. “I’m working as earnestly as I can to craft climate and energy independence, clean air and jobs, and now we’re being told that we’re going to immigration. We haven’t done anything to prepare the body of the country for immigration.”

“This destroys the ability to do something on energy and climate,” he added, questioning whether the Senate could take up both immigration and climate before November.

Graham has been working for months with Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Joe Lieberman (O-Conn.) on a bipartisan climate change bill that could garner enough votes to pass the Senate. The trio is planning to release the bill Monday.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: 111th; amnesty; bho44; bhocira; capandtax; grahamschumer; illegals; immigration; kneepadrepublicans; lindseygraham; mccain; mccainkennedy; mclameslapdog; rino; rinopurge; southcarolina; traitor; vichy; vichyrinos
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1 posted on 04/23/2010 5:35:07 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: upchuck; steelyourfaith; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; mkjessup; stephenjohnbanker; AuntB; DoughtyOne; ...
“This destroys the ability to do something on energy and climate,” he added, questioning whether the Senate could take up both immigration and climate before November.

You say that like that's a bad thing, Lindsey!

2 posted on 04/23/2010 5:36:28 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385

Can’t wait until this punk is voted out.


3 posted on 04/23/2010 5:36:47 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: rabscuttle385

Kill the bills Lindsey. Do something right for a change.


4 posted on 04/23/2010 5:36:57 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Jim Robinson

I think we have to get rid of McCain first.

Thankfully, it looks like Arizona is going to make that happen come August.

GO J.D.!


5 posted on 04/23/2010 5:37:39 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385

Well then let’s do it!!!


6 posted on 04/23/2010 5:38:03 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Constitution!)
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To: Jim Robinson

We have to endure this idiot for another 4 years.What a shame.


7 posted on 04/23/2010 5:39:03 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop thinking about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: rabscuttle385

Sorry Lindsey, own up to your LIFESTYLE now, please, and then let others make the call as to whether they’re ok.

But please, get away from the BLACKMAIL that you’re OBVIOUSLY being subjected to.

There are a LOT of really CONSERVATIVE GAY Republicans...just let the world know, please.


8 posted on 04/23/2010 5:39:25 PM PDT by BobL
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To: rabscuttle385

I think they should take both immigration and cap and scam up in about the last week of October.


9 posted on 04/23/2010 5:39:27 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: FlingWingFlyer

oh stuff it Lindsey...no one cares what you think. No one. You’re being played like a violin.


10 posted on 04/23/2010 5:40:55 PM PDT by chiller ( ALMOST SPEECHLESS)
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To: rabscuttle385

Miss Linseed fancies herself as a some kind of grand strategist. He should just shut up and be thankful the Dems haven’t outed him...are still content to blackmail him.


11 posted on 04/23/2010 5:41:03 PM PDT by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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To: rabscuttle385

Climategate killed the climate bill.........what an empty headline from the rino.


12 posted on 04/23/2010 5:41:03 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Someone please lock up Lindsey in that Log Cabin....he is one Liberal nutjob


13 posted on 04/23/2010 5:41:03 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (JD Hayworth for Senate ..... jdforsenate.com)
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To: rabscuttle385

Why can’t they both be annihilated?


14 posted on 04/23/2010 5:42:36 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: chiller

Standing in “the middle of the road” in the current political climate isn’t a very bright idea. Lindsey is an idiot.


15 posted on 04/23/2010 5:44:01 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Constitution!)
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To: rabscuttle385

HE MAY AS WELL BE A PHUCKING DEMOCRAT! WHAT THE HELL!


16 posted on 04/23/2010 5:45:32 PM PDT by classified
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To: rabscuttle385
“I’m working as earnestly as I can to craft climate and energy independence, clean air and jobs, and now we’re being told that we’re going to immigration. We haven’t done anything to prepare the body of the country for immigration."

Listen linsey you fag bastard--we don't want no "climate independence," whatever the hell that means to your diseased syphilitic brain. And we don't want to be "prepared" for your immigration shit, whatever that is.

Get it, asshole? Please f* off and die now, sh*t head.

17 posted on 04/23/2010 5:47:33 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: rabscuttle385

Duh! Limpy grahamnesty has awoken, more like the Worm that got caught on concrete in a Rainstorm! Grahamesty is an embarassment to the concept of Intelligence and is a Suicidal RINO, just as all the Appeasers to Hitler, Stalin. Mao, and lesser Tinhat Despots like IMANUTJOB and OBOZO HUSSEIN......:-(


18 posted on 04/23/2010 5:47:35 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Great President George W. Bush!!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Let it die!


19 posted on 04/23/2010 5:47:42 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: rabscuttle385

Ya see Kindsey, THIS is what happes when you try to appease the other side. They are in danger of losing a huge voting block, THAT is why they’re pushing immigration. Now - Please take your assigned seat UNDER the bus.


20 posted on 04/23/2010 5:48:34 PM PDT by SueRae
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To: rabscuttle385

Good. Let’s kill them all.


21 posted on 04/23/2010 5:50:10 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: rabscuttle385
and now we’re being told that we’re going to immigration. We haven’t done anything to prepare the body of the country for immigration.”

He is not even pretending to be some sort of 'independent' Republican anymore.

22 posted on 04/23/2010 5:50:49 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: BobL

Gosh! Is Lindsey “Pink Panties” Grahamesty yet one more Lover of Men and/or Boys? That would explain his bizarre behavior, especially if the lover was a Demorat...:-(


23 posted on 04/23/2010 5:51:15 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Great President George W. Bush!!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Arizona stood for the rule of law today.

Small Riot Breaks Out at Immigration Protest (Video Of Riot Arizona)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2499344/posts


24 posted on 04/23/2010 5:52:01 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more ‘share the wealth’ socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Lindsay you little pussy shut your damn pie hole.


25 posted on 04/23/2010 5:53:45 PM PDT by toddausauras
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To: rabscuttle385
Tying "Climate" BS to energy independence is insane; but that's to be expected under the current "business-as-usual" criminal politicians of both parties.

What is maddening is that it is stupid beyond belief!

We desperately need energy independence : drill, exploit oil and coal, build nuclear plants as fast as we can.

But doing a it at the price of wasting trillions$ more on "climate" neutralizes whatever economic benefit and national financial health 'energy independence' can provide.

There's stupidity and then there's industrial strength stupidity.

26 posted on 04/23/2010 5:55:01 PM PDT by Publius6961 (10% of muslims, the killer murdering radicals, are "only" 140,000,000 of 'em)
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To: rabscuttle385

The absolute insanity of humans who think they can do something about “climate” is gobsmacking. It’s get the white coats time, really.


27 posted on 04/23/2010 5:55:06 PM PDT by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: rabscuttle385

We don’t want either of them!!!!


28 posted on 04/23/2010 5:56:01 PM PDT by angelcindy ("If you follow the crowd,you get no further than the crowd")
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To: True Republican Patriot

“Gosh! Is Lindsey “Pink Panties” Grahamesty yet one more Lover of Men and/or Boys? That would explain his bizarre behavior, especially if the lover was a Demo rat...:-(”

Yea, pretty sad...he was a GOOD GUY once, despite his ‘preferences’, but I do think they got someone on the ‘inside’ that could blackmail him.

He obviously loves the Senate, but he WILL NOT COME CLEAN (so to speak) here...bummer.


29 posted on 04/23/2010 5:57:20 PM PDT by BobL
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To: rabscuttle385

“We haven’t done anything to prepare the body of the country for immigration.”

Meaning what, Lindsay? We’ve heard about all the propaganda we can take.


30 posted on 04/23/2010 6:01:32 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight
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To: rabscuttle385

Cap and tax is going to be rammed through using reconciliation.


31 posted on 04/23/2010 6:03:03 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: rabscuttle385
Graham: pro-amnesty, pro-LaRaza, pro-cap&tax.

How the heck did this leftist POS win the GOP primary in one of the most conservative states in the Union?

32 posted on 04/23/2010 6:04:15 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: rabscuttle385

The healthcare bill fiasco should have killed the Republicans signing on to ANYTHING with the CommieRats.


33 posted on 04/23/2010 6:08:31 PM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Is JD pulling ahead on the polls?


34 posted on 04/23/2010 6:11:05 PM PDT by navymom1
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To: rabscuttle385

If they can pass Amnesty then they can relax. All the rest of their fascist agenda will come in time. When the many millions of new “citizens” get their voting cards the Left won’t have to worry about any sort of political opposition ever again.


35 posted on 04/23/2010 6:11:14 PM PDT by arthurus ("If you don't believe in shooting abortionists, don't shoot an abortionist." -Ann C.)
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To: arthurus

“If they can pass Amnesty then they can relax. All the rest of their fascist agenda will come in time. When the many millions of new “citizens” get their voting cards the Left won’t have to worry about any sort of political opposition ever again.”

That’s the plan.


36 posted on 04/23/2010 6:13:22 PM PDT by devere
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To: cripplecreek

Oh no, we want arguments on when and which bill first all during the summer. Then immigration in Sept and cap and trade in the first of October. This prolongs the fuse keeping a steady burn building to an explosion in November.


37 posted on 04/23/2010 6:13:53 PM PDT by navymom1
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To: RatRipper
This is not about 'our country', instead it's all about "Lindsey"...

- “I’m working as earnestly as I can to craft climate and energy..."

-"Graham has been working for months with Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Joe Lieberman (O-Conn.)"

I AM SICK AND TIRED OF THIS EGO MANIAC, WHO'S MAIN AND ONLY PRIORITY IS HIS OWN 'FACE TIME', AND BE THE CENTER OF ATTENTION!

38 posted on 04/23/2010 6:14:53 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Show me what Obama brought that was new and there you will find things only radical and destructive.)
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To: rabscuttle385
We haven’t done anything to prepare the body of the country for immigration.

And just how ya gonna "prepare" us Lindsay? A little KY jelly?

39 posted on 04/23/2010 6:36:32 PM PDT by 2111USMC
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To: rabscuttle385

FULG


40 posted on 04/23/2010 6:45:42 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Jim Robinson

I don’t understand why he wasn’t voted out the last time he ran. He had already called Americans who were against amnesty bigots. Is there something in the water in South Carolina?


41 posted on 04/23/2010 6:52:27 PM PDT by SkipW
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To: rabscuttle385

Lindsey do you understand that they are playing all of you Rino’s?
They are keeping all of you off balance for a reason. Wise up all Rino’s and Blue Dogs. These Socialists are not going to quit and you are a F*&King idiot to even give them lip service.


42 posted on 04/23/2010 6:56:08 PM PDT by marygam ((Obama is not a messiah, wake up folks!))
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To: rabscuttle385
Graham is without a doubt, the stupidest man in South Carolina!!

Just slightly smarter than the people who voted him in again!

43 posted on 04/23/2010 7:03:58 PM PDT by PALIN SMITH (Show them our respectable contempt!)
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To: rabscuttle385; alarm rider; Alex1977; at bay; Babsig; BILL_C; bnelson44; Clintonfatigued; ...
Serve you right Lady L. RATS can never, never be trusted. You are truly a fool.

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


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

h/t to martin_fierro for the graphic

44 posted on 04/23/2010 7:10:58 PM PDT by upchuck (Get the Moslem rookie out of the White House!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Didn’t he say that about health care reform?


45 posted on 04/23/2010 7:28:23 PM PDT by stevem
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To: Jim Robinson
Can’t wait until this punk is voted out.

DITTO


46 posted on 04/23/2010 7:33:02 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: rabscuttle385

Both will destroy America as we know it, BUT ... immigration will get them votes from newly minted citizens... the DEMOCRATS are ALL about locking themselves into gaining power in the future and destroying the ability of the USA to recover back its soul. As such, immigration takes priority...

The four horsemen of the Obama Apocalypse - huge spending, socialized healthcare, cap-and-tax, immigration amnesty - marches on.


47 posted on 04/23/2010 7:42:15 PM PDT by WOSG (OPERATION RESTORE AMERICAN FREEDOM - NOVEMBER, 2010 - DO YOUR PART!)
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To: Freddd
Climategate killed the climate bill...

But Paul Shanklin could use it as his next parody tune.

48 posted on 04/23/2010 7:46:48 PM PDT by BelegStrongbow (Dear Leader: you have two ears and one mouth. Start using them in proportion.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Did anyone else hear the caller to Rush today say that the bill specifies that all existing woodburning stoves must be destroyed?


49 posted on 04/23/2010 7:49:53 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five worries of the American Farmer each and every year..)
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To: Mr. Mojo; SkipW
"How the heck did this leftist POS win the GOP primary in one of the most conservative states in the Union?"

Because no good solid Conservative took him on in the Primary. Without good opposition early on, these treasonous Libs just keep geting reelected and taking our precious Republic further down the tube.

50 posted on 04/23/2010 8:03:19 PM PDT by holyscroller ( Without God, America is one nation under)
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