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Graham move imperils Obama agenda
CNN - Political Ticker ^ | 2010-04-24 | Dana Bash & Ed Henry

Posted on 04/24/2010 8:36:33 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

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This is also an about-face on immigration reform for Graham because he has been pressing the White House to move forward on comprehensive reform on that issue as well. His move comes just one day after Obama called on both parties to pass immigration reform on the federal level in response to a new law in Arizona that will allow local police to stop individuals suspected of being illegal immigrants.

Democrats privately charged Saturday that Graham was trying to scuttle immigration reform in order to protect his close friend, Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, from having to deal with a sticky issue in advance of his tough August GOP primary battle in Arizona to keep his Senate seat. McCain has previously pushed for comprehensive immigration reform but has been recently talking about securing America's borders first, a position that puts the senator more in line with his conservative primary opponent, former Rep. J.D. Hayworth.

But Graham spokesman Kevin Bishop told CNN those allegations are "nonsense." He said Graham's letter has nothing to do with McCain and everything to do with the fact that Senate Democrats are talking about a quick three-week window to try and push through immigration reform.

"Senator Graham worked on immigration for many months in 2007 with virtually every senator and two cabinet secretaries," said Bishop. "It was an unprecedented effort and it is what it takes to put together a comprehensive plan. A serious immigration plan cannot be put together in three weeks."

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(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Arizona; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: amnesty; az2010; immigration; jdistheanswer; lindseygraham; mccain; mclameslapdog; noamnesty4mccain; rememberpowsmias; sayno2amnesty; shamnesty; votejdhayworthaz
Democrats privately charged Saturday that Graham was trying to scuttle immigration reform in order to protect his close friend, Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, from having to deal with a sticky issue in advance of his tough August GOP primary battle in Arizona to keep his Senate seat.

Even broken clocks are right twice a day.

HELL YES! to J.D. in 2010

1 posted on 04/24/2010 8:36:34 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March; lmarie373; Abundy; missanne; Victoria Delsoul; 50mm; stockpirate; Eaker; ...

2 posted on 04/24/2010 8:38:30 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385
Not trying to protect McCain? Sure nuff.

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


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

Does it feel better having been outed?

3 posted on 04/24/2010 8:41:17 PM PDT by upchuck (Get the Moslem rookie, and his Wookie, out of the White House!)
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To: upchuck

Don’t forget to ping the list. :)


4 posted on 04/24/2010 8:41:43 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385

Amnesty John McCain and Graham-nesty sicken me.


5 posted on 04/24/2010 8:42:59 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain & Graham = La Raza's favorite Senators)
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To: rabscuttle385
This was posted as a thread earlier but the mods pulled it and said it's "under review." Hours ago.

Senator Graham's Gay Scandal Goes National & Viral

6 posted on 04/24/2010 8:45:15 PM PDT by TigersEye (0basma's father was a British subject. He can't be a "natural-born" citizen.)
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To: rabscuttle385
McCain has previously pushed for comprehensive immigration reform AMNESTY but has been recently talking about securing America's borders first,
7 posted on 04/24/2010 8:48:27 PM PDT by umgud (Obama is a failed experiment.)
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To: rabscuttle385

It has everything to do with McInsane.

Once old dbag Johnny is re elected expect them both to jump on cap & tax, amnesty and anything else Obama wants.


8 posted on 04/24/2010 8:51:52 PM PDT by chichipow
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To: rabscuttle385
A serious immigration plan cannot be put together in three weeks."

Sure it can.

Secure the border

Enforce all immigration laws

Deport all illegals

9 posted on 04/24/2010 8:52:08 PM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: TigersEye

I think the GOP may have plans to sink Graham-nesty if he pushes for amnesty. They may have ALIPAC (protect the borders) group do the deed.

If amnesty gets passed it is over and the GOP should know that.


10 posted on 04/24/2010 8:53:52 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain & Graham = La Raza's favorite Senators)
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To: rabscuttle385

How do you think the voters gonna get along without you when you're gone?
You took them for everything that they had and kicked them out on their own
Are you happy? Are you satisfied?
How long can you stand the heat?
Out of the door way the voters rip to the sound of the beat (Look out)
Another one bites the dust
Another one bites the dust
And another one gone
And another one gone
Another one bites the dust
Hey, the voters gonna get you too
Another one bites the dust

11 posted on 04/24/2010 8:54:47 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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To: TigersEye

Thanks for the link, much appreciated.

As for Lindsey, well we all kinda knew. It’s like Oprah kicking her beard Steadman out and having Gail move in. We all kinda knew already. But... if it’s true that is why he’s such a RINO and it will get him kicked out, all the better.


12 posted on 04/24/2010 8:56:55 PM PDT by chichipow
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To: chichipow

McCain is Obama’s little stooge. They both work for Soros.


13 posted on 04/24/2010 8:57:36 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain & Graham = La Raza's favorite Senators)
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To: rabscuttle385

It’s a good thing that Arizona has a late primary. That keeps McCain having to pretend to be conservative for most of the year.


14 posted on 04/24/2010 8:58:16 PM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: Frantzie

Did you watch the video? I don’t know if he’s right about Grahmnesty but I agreed with everything else he said.


15 posted on 04/24/2010 8:58:28 PM PDT by TigersEye (0basma's father was a British subject. He can't be a "natural-born" citizen.)
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To: rabscuttle385

“Senator Graham worked on immigration for many months in 2007 with virtually every senator and two cabinet secretaries,”

“It was an unprecedented effort and it is what it takes to put together a comprehensive plan. A serious immigration plan cannot be put together in three weeks.”
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Ummm. Is it me, or do these two thoughts in the same paragraph say exactly opposite things?


16 posted on 04/24/2010 9:01:19 PM PDT by MestaMachine (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2426869/posts SUPPORT RINO FREE AMERICA)
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To: chichipow

I agree with William Gheen’s view about it. I don’t care at all if Linseed is gay but if he’s being blackmailed because he is and wants to stay in the closet that’s a big problem.


17 posted on 04/24/2010 9:01:47 PM PDT by TigersEye (0basma's father was a British subject. He can't be a "natural-born" citizen.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; rabscuttle385; NFHale; genetic homophobe; ...

Yep, at this late date near election with unemployment at 10% yet, and free health care for even more, no Republicans will dare go along with democrat amnesty meaning some democrats will jump ship too on this.

Hell, if republicans were smart, they would be running ads in black areas of the country “Democrats want illegals to take your jobs” given blacks have 20-30% unemployment so NO blacks turn out in November. Listening Steele ?


18 posted on 04/24/2010 9:09:03 PM PDT by sickoflibs ( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=taxes delayed")
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To: sickoflibs

Are you kidding? Steele might as well be in the bag for 0bama, after all, Comrade Zero is “one of the bruddas” and they both like to play that ‘racist’ card.

Our only hope is Sarah Palin.


19 posted on 04/24/2010 9:16:20 PM PDT by mkjessup (Forget about McCain, forget about RINOs, let's rally 'round Sarah and save AMERICA!)
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To: mkjessup; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker
RE “Are you kidding? Steele might as well be in the bag for 0bama, after all, Comrade Zero is “one of the bruddas” and they both like to play that ‘racist’ card

When Hannity hired him for the RNC, he forgot to tell him his job was to call democrats racists. We don't need him to call us racists, we got MSNBC, NYT and Black congressional caucus to do that without him.

20 posted on 04/24/2010 9:23:27 PM PDT by sickoflibs ( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=taxes delayed")
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To: rabscuttle385
lightfoot will cave and go with obama... they are both gay and both dims. Something is thicker than water and it ain't blood in this case.

LLS

21 posted on 04/24/2010 9:29:51 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: mkjessup
Our only hope is Sarah Palin.

Totally agree. I don't think there's anyone else who can rally the troops to the good fight, and who has the courage to do what's needed, like Sarah Palin.

22 posted on 04/24/2010 9:31:26 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: TigersEye
That is what lightfoot’s GAY problem is all about... we do not care that he is a poofter... but he lies about it... feigns to be Conservative and family values... and he IS being blackmailed... or gaymailed as it were.

LLS

23 posted on 04/24/2010 9:32:25 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Well, if you know that for sure you ought to post the evidence. I just figured it’s possible he actually believes in Cap&Tax and Shamnesty.


24 posted on 04/24/2010 9:41:48 PM PDT by TigersEye (0basma's father was a British subject. He can't be a "natural-born" citizen.)
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To: Frantzie

Pelosi-Reid-Durbin-Obama make me violently sick.

McCain & Graham just give me a headache.


25 posted on 04/24/2010 9:49:28 PM PDT by ajay_kumar (Need more Republicans of all stripes in congress to stop Obama's socialist agenda)
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To: Frantzie

Could any Arizonians reply:

Will Obammy be arrested if the illegal One enters Arizona?

Was not some new law recently enacted that requires law enforcement to arrest illegals, or be subject to prosecution themselves?


26 posted on 04/24/2010 10:04:32 PM PDT by petertare (--.)
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To: mkjessup

Palin is backing Amnesty Juan McCain over conservative JD Hayworth.


27 posted on 04/24/2010 10:05:04 PM PDT by Pelham (Obamacare, the new Final Solution.)
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To: rabscuttle385

>>> Democrats privately charged Saturday that Graham was trying to scuttle immigration reform in order to protect his close friend, Sen. John McCain,

How unsurprising to see you trumpeting the dem talking points. Business as usual.


28 posted on 04/24/2010 10:15:19 PM PDT by tlb
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To: Pelham
Palin is backing Amnesty Juan McCain over conservative JD Hayworth.

A mere tactical move in order to advance Sarah forward in her quest to seize the GOP machinery from the inside!

Trust Sarah, she knows what's best. She knows McCain is probably going to die before his term is even up, the guy isn't well and is destined to pass on the way his dear friend Teddy Kennedy did.

Oh what a grievous day that shall be.
29 posted on 04/25/2010 3:02:55 AM PDT by mkjessup (Forget about McCain, forget about RINOs, let's rally 'round Sarah and save AMERICA!)
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To: Windflier
Our only hope is Sarah Palin.
Totally agree. I don't think there's anyone else who can rally the troops to the good fight, and who has the courage to do what's needed, like Sarah Palin.


BOO-YAH!!!!! You got it pal!
30 posted on 04/25/2010 3:04:25 AM PDT by mkjessup (Forget about McCain, forget about RINOs, let's rally 'round Sarah and save AMERICA!)
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To: rabscuttle385

GOOD!!!!!Imperil away


31 posted on 04/25/2010 4:01:45 AM PDT by The Wizard
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To: rabscuttle385
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32 posted on 04/25/2010 4:15:03 AM PDT by VU4G10
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To: TigersEye
I knew the Sun would rise this morning and it did... take some things on faith... lightfoot is a poofter... all the straw that you pile on me will make no difference... and he votes 78% of the time against Conservatism.

LLS

33 posted on 04/25/2010 5:23:36 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: MestaMachine

The laws have never been enforced all the way back to 1986, so why have another “comprehensive plan” that no body will enforce either.

Amnesty??

You betcha!


34 posted on 04/25/2010 5:37:02 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Graham will be back in line once Rahm shows him copies of the pics and videos they have on him.


35 posted on 04/25/2010 7:27:04 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Enjoy nature - eat meat, wear fur and drive your car!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Senator Graham’s Gay Scandal Goes National and Viral
http://justpiper.com/2010/04/senator-graham%e2%80%99s-gay-scandal-goes-national-and-viral
News of ALIPAC’s request for Senator Lindsey Graham to come out of the closet, so his constituents will be on even footing with corrupt special interests in Washington regarding his secret lifestyle, is being reported nationally and William Gheen will appear on the Thom Hartmann and Lou Dobbs radio shows today. ... Barney Frank has more integrity and bravery than Senator Lindsey Graham right now,” said William Gheen of ALIPAC. [snip]

[That would explain a lot, esp. in light of the timing. Leftist homosexuals had the goods on him?]


36 posted on 04/25/2010 8:32:22 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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To: LibLieSlayer
I knew the Sun would rise this morning and it did... take some things on faith... lightfoot is a poofter...

IOWs you don't have any evidence. I don't take rumors and innuendo on faith. If that's what you like to do then knock yourself out.

37 posted on 04/25/2010 3:27:29 PM PDT by TigersEye (0basma's father was a British subject. He can't be a "natural-born" citizen.)
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To: rabscuttle385

What a woman won’t do for his man...

If the so-called Republican people of Arizona don’t realize that McCain will stab them in the back as soon as he is elected - given his track record - we are so screwed.


38 posted on 04/25/2010 3:35:50 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: TigersEye
I have evidence... enough to satisfy me... he has never been married... only woman I ever heard of he went out with was Laura Ingraham... she said they were friends... and I know someone that worked with him when he was a JAG officer... and I was told he was a poofter. More than one person that knows lightfoot has told me this. He is probably being bribed... and that is the danger. I do not care what you think... savvy?

LLS

39 posted on 04/26/2010 5:29:25 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

I could give a rat’s ass what you think. Apparently you didn’t pick that up.


40 posted on 04/26/2010 12:26:17 PM PDT by TigersEye (0basma's father was a British subject. He can't be a "natural-born" citizen.)
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To: TigersEye

Why post to me then? We are on the same side you know. We have common enemies and I do not consider you an ememy.

LLS


41 posted on 04/26/2010 2:01:38 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

I didn’t begin this exchange between us.


42 posted on 04/26/2010 3:37:34 PM PDT by TigersEye (0basma's father was a British subject. He can't be a "natural-born" citizen.)
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To: TigersEye

You posted... I responded... you could have ignored it if you were not interested in my opinion. You keep posting and I’ll comment when I feel the need.

LLS


43 posted on 04/26/2010 4:18:35 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

You responded and I rejected your view. You persisted in trying to convince me of your view. I reiterated my initial position. Then you moved on to whining about my responses. If you continue to respond to me I will continue to give you my opinion.


44 posted on 04/26/2010 4:22:29 PM PDT by TigersEye (0basma's father was a British subject. He can't be a "natural-born" citizen.)
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