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Sen. Lindsey Graham may be a 'yes' on Elena Kagan ("Big Surprise!" Alert)
Politico ^ | 7/13/2010 | Manu Raju

Posted on 07/14/2010 4:47:11 PM PDT by mojito

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is sending strong signals that he may again buck his party and become the lone GOP senator on the Judiciary Committee to vote for Elena Kagan to be confirmed to the Supreme Court.

In an interview with POLITICO, Graham argued that Kagan wouldn’t change the ideological balance on the court since she’s poised to replace the liberal John Paul Stevens, and he made the case that some of her views may actually turn out to be appealing to conservatives.

“When it comes to judicial nominations, elections have consequences,” Graham said. “My point of view is you’re replacing Justice Stevens with someone that’s of like mind who may actually be more friendly to national security issues.”

Graham stressed that he hasn’t made up his mind since he’s still reviewing her written answers to questions he submitted after her confirmation hearings, and he said he was aware that serious concerns had been raised by some of his allies, including the powerful National Rifle Association.

But asked if he were leaning toward supporting Kagan, Graham said: “Well, I thought she did very well” at the confirmation hearings.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: elenakagan; lapdoglindsey; rino; scotus
"I've never met a liberal shill I didn't like." Sen. Lindsey Graham
1 posted on 07/14/2010 4:47:14 PM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

Miss Lindsey just wants to know where Elena Kagan got her 14 hour girdle. “I just need the extra support these days...”


2 posted on 07/14/2010 4:49:51 PM PDT by mkjessup
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To: mojito
“When it comes to judicial nominations, elections have consequences,”

However, in a constitutional republic the constitution has consequences.

3 posted on 07/14/2010 4:52:37 PM PDT by Natural Law (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: mojito

Ding dong bell. Pussy is in the well.


4 posted on 07/14/2010 4:53:16 PM PDT by Parmy
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To: mojito

explain to me again why a GOP takeover of Congress is a good thing..?


5 posted on 07/14/2010 4:53:50 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Can someone explain what a "Diversity Job" is?)
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To: mojito

6 posted on 07/14/2010 4:54:12 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: mojito

Professional courtesy of one homosexual to another.


7 posted on 07/14/2010 4:55:00 PM PDT by twister881
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To: mojito

/src on/Unexpected./src off/ Dig Graham vote yes for the “Wise Latina”. If so just run ads mentioning “Wise Latina” voted against the 2nd amendment.


8 posted on 07/14/2010 4:55:41 PM PDT by C19fan
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To: mojito

POS


9 posted on 07/14/2010 4:55:58 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: mkjessup
Miss Lindsey just wants to know where Elena Kagan got her 14 hour girdle. “I just need the extra support these days...”

Gee, you don't say! First time I hear that Senator Graham is lesbian.

10 posted on 07/14/2010 4:59:44 PM PDT by melancholy
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To: mkjessup

Freep, Freep FREEP him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
every single Freeper is obligated to at least send a email to Senator Lindsay.


11 posted on 07/14/2010 5:00:28 PM PDT by pollywog ("Under His Wings".........Psalm 91:4)
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To: Natural Law
“When it comes to judicial nominations, elections have consequences,”

Except the election where conservatives returned him to the Senate. To Lindsay, only the Presidential election has consequences.

12 posted on 07/14/2010 5:01:28 PM PDT by liberateUS
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To: mojito

Come on, South Carolina. Dump this fruit.


13 posted on 07/14/2010 5:02:36 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: mojito

http://cbs11tv.com/national/Eric.Holder.attorney.2.919893.html

Jan 28, 2009
Senate Panel Approves Holder Nomination For AG

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said he supports Holder’s view that the country needs to interrogate terrorism suspects based on American values.

“I am confident this new attorney general will have a balanced approach and I look forward to working with him. I know he’s made mistakes and so have I,” Graham said.

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http://www.thestate.com/local/story/871483.html

Tuesday, Jul. 21, 2009
USC to get new business building
Funds will come from leasing current building to Department of Justice

An estimated 250 Justice Department employees working in different locations near Washington, D.C., will be relocated to Columbia over an unspecified period.

Graham said U.S. taxpayers will save $42 million by having Justice Department employees working in South Carolina, which has lower costs than Washington.

“It was almost too good to be true,” Graham said of the plan. “But it proved to be true.”

Graham, a Republican, praised U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Deputy Attorney General David Ogden, both of whom were appointed by President Obama, a Democrat.

“I can’t thank Eric Holder and David Ogden enough,” Graham said, adding they offered their support for a leasing plan that was initiated during the administration of George W. Bush.


14 posted on 07/14/2010 5:03:10 PM PDT by maggief
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To: mojito
“When it comes to judicial nominations, elections have consequences,” Graham said.

Yes, Candy-ass, but YOUR election should be of consequence, too, as in DO YOUR EFFING JOB AND APPLY SOME CRITICAL THINKING on this issue and act properly on it!

Tool.

15 posted on 07/14/2010 5:04:19 PM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: mojito

as God is my witness, I'll never vote conservative again

16 posted on 07/14/2010 5:04:22 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: mojito

South Carolina needs to unload this guy at the earliest opportunity. Hopefully, Palin will identify and back a worth conservative to unseat him in a primary ala Senator Bennett.

I don’t think we can or should expect DeMint to take on this task. Whatever it takes, let’s get rid of this clown.


17 posted on 07/14/2010 5:04:51 PM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (If I weren't afraid of the feds, I would refer to Obama as our "undocumented POTUS")
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To: maggief

Earth to South Carolina: Do what you know you gotta do.


18 posted on 07/14/2010 5:05:29 PM PDT by dtrpscout (A bad dog is better than most good people.)
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To: mojito
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He'll vote and sing yes.

19 posted on 07/14/2010 5:16:24 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: mojito

Lindsey is an idiot! Its time for him to go! According to him - Obama won the election - so the Senate and Congress should give him everything and anything he wants. Doesn’t Lindsey realize that we are bearing the consequences of this election now, over the past 18 months and perhaps even our lifetime. He doesn’t need to add to the problem.


20 posted on 07/14/2010 5:18:25 PM PDT by qwicwted
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To: mojito

What, Graham, a fellow traveler is going to vote yes on Kagan? Who would’ve guessed?


21 posted on 07/14/2010 5:18:28 PM PDT by lewislynn (What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in common? Disinformation)
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To: mojito

There is no excuse for that. He is throwing the rule of law under the bus and openly saying that it is for political expediency.


22 posted on 07/14/2010 5:20:01 PM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: mojito

please someone, anyone, please publish the photo’s of Lindsey having sex with boys.


23 posted on 07/14/2010 5:23:59 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: mojito

Graham is an idiot. He’s not supposed to vote based on ideological balance, or whether she’d be better or worse philosophically for us.

He’s supposed to figure out if she’d be any good as a judge, and the answer to that is so clearly NO that it wouldn’t matter if she was liberal conservative, or agnostic. She’s still a lousy choice for a supreme court justice, someone who will never really live up to constitutional principles.


24 posted on 07/14/2010 5:25:57 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: mojito

Can we take up a collection to buy this person a florist shop so he’ll have something else to do other than the U.S. Senate? Maybe a hair salon or an aerobics studio?


25 posted on 07/14/2010 5:32:37 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: mojito
There is something about the sex act of homosexuals that makes some of them stark raving mad. Light-foot is madder than the Hatter.

LLS

26 posted on 07/14/2010 5:36:42 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: mojito
If I had not been taught as a young man that a gentleman does not strike a lady, I'd beat the snot out of Ms. Graham.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

27 posted on 07/14/2010 5:39:06 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: mojito

The S.C. tea party folk OUTTA start a recall petition on this P.O.S!! Pronto!


28 posted on 07/14/2010 5:55:32 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: dtrpscout

Graham is not up for re-election until 2014.


29 posted on 07/14/2010 5:56:23 PM PDT by mwl8787
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To: mojito

When will the folks in SC dump this loser?


30 posted on 07/14/2010 5:57:28 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: mojito

Oh gee! I am soooo shocked! I think I am going to have a heart attack and drop dead from that shock! (sarc.)


31 posted on 07/14/2010 6:01:44 PM PDT by Jean2
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To: cardinal4

ITA! It’s just like Michael Savage said yesterday. If people think for one minute that the republicans will be any different than the dems; they are dreaming.


32 posted on 07/14/2010 6:03:28 PM PDT by Jean2
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To: ought-six
Come on, South Carolina. Dump this fruit.

This stinking pomegranate's got a secured Senate seat 'til 2014. Graham and his inamorata Juan McStain have perfected the sextennial conservative feint - fool 'em just prior to the election, and bank on the voters' short memories.

33 posted on 07/14/2010 6:08:43 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: mojito

“I’ve never met a fellow gay I didn’t like”.


34 posted on 07/14/2010 6:17:46 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: mojito
Better get Lindsey that big, ole ladder, hammer and chisel. I'm guessing he'll do the Kagan honors of chiseling off lady Justice's blindfold. Kagan believes in ‘empathy justice’. There will be NO EQUAL JUSTICE FOR ALL after she's on the SCOTUS.
35 posted on 07/14/2010 6:31:04 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: mojito

Lissy Gramnesty is a waste of nutrients.


36 posted on 07/14/2010 6:48:55 PM PDT by crusher (Political Correctness: Stalinism Without the Charm)
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To: mojito; alarm rider; Alex1977; at bay; Babsig; BILL_C; bnelson44; Clintonfatigued; DesScorp; ...
Lady Lindsey has no principles. If she did she wouldn't vote for Kagan.

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


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

Remember, "I ain't gay." And neither is Kagan (yeah, right).

37 posted on 07/14/2010 7:26:40 PM PDT by upchuck (This November, we MUST win by more votes than they can cheat by. h/t to originalbuckeye)
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To: mojito

Of all states, it’s really hard to believe that South Carolina gave us this guy


38 posted on 07/14/2010 7:42:19 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it. Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: mojito

Lindsey’s Gaydar is pinging...


39 posted on 07/14/2010 9:29:29 PM PDT by padre35 (You shall not ignore the laws of God, the Market, the Jungle, and Reciprocity Rm10.10)
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To: The Comedian

“If I had not been taught as a young man that a gentleman does not strike a lady, I’d beat the snot out of Ms. Graham.”
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That rule does not apply to a “lady” who dresses as a man and pretends to be a man so forget all that. Now that we settled that how soon can you be on this job? Do you need any kind of help with logistics, transportation, etc? That will involve quite a large amount of snot, perhaps I could arrange to have a tanker truck meet you at the site of the beating. No, wait, there is a septic tank company near where I live, the owner probably needs business, they can send one of their honey wagons.


40 posted on 07/15/2010 6:20:58 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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To: xzins

But not again....


41 posted on 07/15/2010 7:09:25 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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