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Sen. Graham threatens to halt work on climate and energy bill (Grahamnesty tries to save McCain)
The Washington Post ^ | 2010-04-24 | Juliet Eilperin

Posted on 04/24/2010 12:38:14 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) threatened to abandon his effort to push a climate and energy bill Saturday, saying he will only continue if Democratic leaders promise to relinquish plans to bring up immigration legislation first.

Graham's departure, if he follows through on his ultimatum, would likely doom any chance of passing a climate bill this year. He is the sole Republican working with Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.) on a compromise proposal which they had planned to unveil Monday.

In a letter to leaders of the effort to enact climate and energy legislation, Graham wrote, "I want to bring to your attention what appears to be a decision by the Obama Administration and Senate Democratic leadership to move immigration instead of energy. Unless their plan substantially changes this weekend, I will be unable to move forward on energy independence legislation at this time. I will not allow our hard work to be rolled out in a manner that has no chance of success."

He added, "Moving forward on immigration -- in this hurried, panicked manner -- is nothing more than a cynical political ploy."

Graham told reporters Thursday he was outraged at the idea that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) had raised the idea of bringing up immigration before an energy bill, especially since he and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) had spent weeks working on a bipartisan immigration measure and had not been alerted to the change in plans.

"Am I supposed to write every bill for the whole country?" Graham asked. "This comes out of left field."

(Excerpt) Read more at views.washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: 111th; agw; bho44; bhocapandtax; bhocira; capandtax; capandtrade; democrats; energy; globalwarming; graham; grahamnesty; immigration; insane; lindsey; mccain; mclameslapdog; mcshamesbuttboy; rino; shamnesty; taxes

1 posted on 04/24/2010 12:38:14 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

What a whiner. I can’t believe he actually expects fair dealing from the rats.


2 posted on 04/24/2010 12:42:26 PM PDT by Politicalmom (A racist is a conservative who is winning an argument with a liberal.-FReeper Freespirited)
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To: rabscuttle385

Did he stamp his foot down hard during his hissy fit? If not, then it don’t mean a thing!


3 posted on 04/24/2010 12:43:38 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Halt work on everything, you RINO. Until you develop a spine and realize you are a part of the OPPOSITION party, everything you do is detrimental to this country. Besides that, the Dems are playing you like a fiddle, and you look like a naive fool.


4 posted on 04/24/2010 12:46:15 PM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: rabscuttle385
"This comes out of left field."

As do you, Sinator, and your mentor Juan McAmnesty. Time for both of you to retire to that lettuce farm he's always dreamed of.

5 posted on 04/24/2010 12:47:30 PM PDT by RasterMaster (The only way to open a LIEberal mind is with a brick!)
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To: rabscuttle385

I hate the bastard, but this sounds good to me. Cap and tax can be reversed. Amnesty cannot. Let’s stall that as long as we can, to the point where the only dangerous time will be between November and January when they (and McCain) hopefully have nothing to lose.


6 posted on 04/24/2010 12:50:06 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: rabscuttle385

Po’ Mizz Lyndsey, pinin’ for his beau Jack. Y’see, Jack’s been neglectin’ Mizz Lyndsey ever since that mean ol’ J.D. started takin’ voters away from him. Jack’s been havin’ to campaign a lot, and spend more time pretendin’ he’s for things like protectin’ the border and keepin’ illegals from gettin’ jobs. Enough to drive an Inside-the-Beltway man like Jack plum crazy!


7 posted on 04/24/2010 12:53:35 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Big government more or less guarantees rule by creeps and misfits.)
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To: rabscuttle385
The global warming scam has been totally exposed as a fraud and this POS is STILL going to team up with the We Hate America party to ram this big government, job killing, garbage bill through.

If any Republican in this country needs to be thrown out it's this self-serving, smarmy, double crossing twerp. I'd love to see Collins and Snowe replaced too but this RINO really gets me riled up.

8 posted on 04/24/2010 12:53:45 PM PDT by Reagan is King (>>> ALWAYS VOTE IN THE PRIMARIES! <<<)
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To: rabscuttle385

Someone has pictures, he will eventually cooperate.


9 posted on 04/24/2010 12:55:50 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Rastus

You may be one of the few who appreciates that which appears to be a political chess game.


10 posted on 04/24/2010 12:56:14 PM PDT by verity (Obama Lies)
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To: rabscuttle385
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11 posted on 04/24/2010 12:56:51 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: rabscuttle385

Memo to Lindsay: Get on track with the party of “No” because NOBODY likes what you’re doing.


12 posted on 04/24/2010 12:58:56 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: rabscuttle385

he shouldn’t have been working with the rats on any bill anyway and only wants to stop immigration bills until his pal from AZ can get elected


13 posted on 04/24/2010 12:59:42 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: Politicalmom

“he will only continue if Democratic leaders promise to relinquish plans to bring up immigration legislation first”

What kind of deal is that? They do cap and trade and THEN amnesty? THAT is supposed to be better?


14 posted on 04/24/2010 1:00:48 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The US will not die with a whimper. It will die with thundering applause from the left.)
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To: rabscuttle385
McCain bailed on C&T until after November—stands to reason his buttboy would swish away as well til then.
15 posted on 04/24/2010 1:02:10 PM PDT by Happy Rain ( "Tyranny's End In 2010--Delivered From Hell In 2012!")
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To: rabscuttle385; alarm rider; Alex1977; at bay; Babsig; BILL_C; bnelson44; Clintonfatigued; ...
Whiner, liar, RINO. Everything the Lovely Lindsey is rhymes. Oops, forgot about faggot. Rhymes with maggot. Close enough?

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

The ultimate orgasm for Lady Lindsay would be to join his RAT buddies and work on Cap&Tax and shamnesty at the same time. Sorry Pandsey, looks like you're gonna be denied.

16 posted on 04/24/2010 1:05:19 PM PDT by upchuck (Get the Moslem rookie out of the White House!)
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To: rabscuttle385
He is the sole Republican working with Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.) on a compromise proposal which they had planned to unveil Monday.

And the jerk wonders why he is despised my both Conservatives and Republicans.

17 posted on 04/24/2010 1:05:41 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Red_Devil 232

I doubt he put his foot down too hard. He might break a heel and those shoes are so darned expensive...


18 posted on 04/24/2010 1:06:44 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: rabscuttle385

This is great news, everyone. Both issues will be killed as a result. Graham is unintentionally disrupting the Dem agenda.


19 posted on 04/24/2010 1:12:26 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Obamunism: You have two cows. The regime redistributes them and shoots you dead)
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To: rabscuttle385
"he was outraged at the idea that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) had raised the idea of bringing up immigration before an energy bill

Wow...and at first reading I thought it was enraged....cue the Pally "enraged" guy

20 posted on 04/24/2010 1:13:19 PM PDT by spokeshave (They'll get my false teeth when they pry them from my sister's cold, dead mouth)
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To: rabscuttle385
Here Lindsey, with all that lying down you're doing you'll need this:


21 posted on 04/24/2010 1:14:44 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Now can we forget about that old rum-runner Joe Kennedy and his progeny of philandering drunks?)
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To: rabscuttle385

McCain must be in big trouble.


22 posted on 04/24/2010 1:16:45 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: rabscuttle385

Europe may have a bad year for food production due to the volcano eruption leading to a record year for grain importation,,, look for record price jumps for U.S. crops this fall. ‘’Climate bill’’ hogwash, the world may be in for rough times in food production, watch out.


23 posted on 04/24/2010 1:17:27 PM PDT by Waco (Kalifonia don't need no stenkin oil and no stenkin revenues)
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To: rabscuttle385

That’s a THREAT????!!!!!! This smack-off makes voters in his state look like true morons.


24 posted on 04/24/2010 1:18:44 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Raycpa; PhilDragoo

You nailed it. Lindsey has secrets which are in the Obamination’s hands.


25 posted on 04/24/2010 1:18:46 PM PDT by BOBTHENAILER ( EPA will rule your life)
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To: rabscuttle385

How the hell does this guy attain an ACU rating of 90%? What a strange world.


26 posted on 04/24/2010 1:19:07 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government -- Thomas Paine)
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To: rabscuttle385

Maybe Grahamnesty and McShamnesty would just run into each other, and disappear in a flash.


27 posted on 04/24/2010 1:19:18 PM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: rabscuttle385

STFU Graham, you f’n DEMOCRAT.


28 posted on 04/24/2010 1:19:27 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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To: rabscuttle385

You’re a laughing-stock RINO being USED by leftists for the pathetic, sell-out you are, Lindsey. And now you’re UPSET?? Imagine how your constituents feel!!


29 posted on 04/24/2010 1:20:52 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: rabscuttle385

I figured it wouldn’t matter which bogus legislation came first. Graham supports them both.


30 posted on 04/24/2010 1:21:38 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Send a contribution to FreeRepublic! Every dollar helps!)
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To: rabscuttle385
Give it a rest, Senator Graham, you're full of it:
Senator Graham Press Releases
Contact: Meghan Hughes (202-224-5972) or Kevin Bishop (864-250-1417)
Date: 03/19/2010

Graham on Health Care and Immigration Reform

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on health care reform and its affect on immigration reform. 

“The first casualty of the Democratic health care bill will be immigration reform.  If the health care bill goes through this weekend, that will, in my view, pretty much kill any chance of immigration reform passing the Senate this year.”

Source: Graham's website 


31 posted on 04/24/2010 1:23:27 PM PDT by browardchad ("Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own fact." - Daniel P Moynihan)
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To: rabscuttle385

"..isn't that like a pain in the ass saying, "OK, I'm leaving?"

32 posted on 04/24/2010 1:24:27 PM PDT by Doogle (IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN....PLEASE donate, because it's the RIGHT thing to do)
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To: Rastus

i’m with you. Anything he does to stop shamnesty works for me.


33 posted on 04/24/2010 1:25:33 PM PDT by freespirited (I'm against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise. --Robert Frost)
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To: spodefly

“look like”?


34 posted on 04/24/2010 1:31:03 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: rabscuttle385

just kill all of it. damn. what DON’T these people understand?


35 posted on 04/24/2010 1:34:09 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist; Rastus; verity
This is great news, everyone. Both issues will be killed as a result. Graham is unintentionally disrupting the Dem agenda.

Who say that it's "unintentional"?

I don't like Lindsey one bit, but he just may have hung the Democrats with their own rope.

36 posted on 04/24/2010 1:44:35 PM PDT by Bokababe (Save Christian Kosovo! http://www.savekosovo.org)
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To: rabscuttle385
Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) threatened to abandon his effort to push a climate and energy bill Saturday>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>..

. THAT WOULD BE A GIFT FROM G-D IF HE WOULD STOP WORK ON THAT BILL..... AMERICA DOESN'T WANT IT!!

37 posted on 04/24/2010 1:50:03 PM PDT by Candor7 (Now's the time to ante up against the Obama Fascist Junta ( member NRA))
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To: rabscuttle385

Miss Lindsey better behave himself or some SEIU goons will take him out back and beat him with a stick.


38 posted on 04/24/2010 1:57:37 PM PDT by JPG (Mr. Gore, we have a warrant for your arrest...put your hands behind your back.)
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To: rabscuttle385

The Lindsey McPalin “path to citizenship” is going to pushed down our throats, one way or another.


39 posted on 04/24/2010 2:15:06 PM PDT by Mojave (Ignorant and stoned - Obama's natural constituency.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Either way, Graham is an idiot.


40 posted on 04/24/2010 2:16:45 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: Red Steel; rabscuttle385
McCain must be in big trouble.

That is what is known as a "subtext" of the narrative.

41 posted on 04/24/2010 2:18:17 PM PDT by tarheelswamprat
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To: rabscuttle385; Defendingliberty; 4horses+amule; Nervous Tick; Amagi; Beowulf; Tunehead54; Clive; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

42 posted on 04/24/2010 2:48:06 PM PDT by steelyourfaith (Warmists as "traffic light" apocalyptics: "Greens too yellow to admit they're really Reds."-Monckton)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

“How the hell does this guy attain an ACU rating of 90%?”

The same way McCain does. They vote Conservative on most issues, but on the important issues, they run across the aisle.


43 posted on 04/24/2010 3:24:18 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight
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To: rabscuttle385

How stupid of Graham to trust the Dems in the first place.

From another article in the WSJ:

“The lone Senate Republican working with Democrats and the White House to pass a climate and energy bill said Saturday he will cease work on the issue unless Democrats move it ahead of an immigration proposal.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) said in a written statement Saturday that he will be “unable to move forward on energy independence legislation,” unless Democratic leaders abandon plans to put an overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws ahead of the climate and energy measure he has been working on with Sens. John Kerry (D., Mass.) and Joe Lieberman (I., Conn.). Mr. Graham cited media reports that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other Democratic Party leaders intend to put immigration policy ahead of climate and energy legislation on the Senate calendar.”

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704627704575204500311974486.html?mod=WSJ_latestheadlines


44 posted on 04/24/2010 3:40:17 PM PDT by SmartInsight (Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. ~ G. J. Nathan)
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To: Bokababe
Why don't more people around here recognize the potential "silver lining on a cloud?"

Thanks for being a breath of fresh air.

45 posted on 04/24/2010 4:18:20 PM PDT by verity (Obama Lies)
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To: rabscuttle385

The only significant thing this turd could say is that he has elected to stop breathing...


46 posted on 04/24/2010 8:40:46 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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