Skip to comments.Veep Biden and Senatoe Graham had a quiet pow-wow on Thursday. Be concerned....
Posted on 07/17/2010 5:26:26 AM PDT by ConservativeGadfly
In a tiny little Hill blog piece yesterday, there was a blurb on an under-the-radar meeting, one-on-one, between Senator Lindsey Graham and Vice President Joe Biden. This is worrisome on so....many....fronts.
Joe Biden, for all of his gaffes and foibles, is still one smart political operative. He rode the train home to Delaware with Arlen Specter on his way home to Pennsylvania every single weekend for years and is the one that most folks believe orchestrated Arlen's party switch. Interesting piece here on the possibility for a White House job for Specter after his career as a Senator comes to an end this fall. Must be nice.
Biden served on the Judiciary Committee, even as its chairman, for many crucial years and knows the significance of judicial nominations among other important pieces of business that go through that committee. Gang of 14? Remember them? Well, Graham was a key player in that little smoke-filled room and so was Biden.
A great deal can happen in a meeting like this, particularly when no one is watching terribly closely. Knowing that both Biden and Graham really dig the media spotlight, a quiet meeting with no press screams that something terribly political is about to go down.
Rumor has it that Lindsey Graham may announce....
(Excerpt) Read more at gopusa.com ...
As if he hasn't already.
Also don't rule out a deal on Cap N' Tax.
Ooops. I’m sorry for that typo. Sorta.
How come Pelosi says she “knows with certainty” that the Dems will keep control of the House in November?? Did they already finish doing their backroom deals?
Would y’all consider correcting the tiny typo in the headline? Thanks, in advance.....
Maybe there is some blackmail against Penny Loafer that ‘only’ Plugs can quash.
I suggest the GOP preempt and kick LG’s sorry butt out of the party. He is symbolic and functionally what is wrong with the GOP - smooshy/political/intellectually impaired
Actually, Graham is more of a republican spy than anything else. Perhaps these little meetings are just drops.
He is a homosexual turncoat.
You have an interesting point. But I can pretty much tell you that it is the private, one on one meetings with no press attention...with principals....that is the reason for concern. This is where the strong arming takes place and the deals are made. Even Senators have a tendency to get called to the WH in groups, not individually. Staff take most of the meetings unless there is a decision that only the principal can make....
See why this is so odd? For a Veep to spend his valuable time with one Senator....it just signals to me that there is something goin’ on.
Yep, that Biden is one smooth operator! That party switch for Snarlin' Arlen worked out so well, didn't it? Maybe this will be enough for SC voters to send this fruitcake home for good and we can finally be shed of Lindsey Grahamnesty. Go Plugs, go!
I have a tough time believing Graham would switch parties. That would 100% guarantee his defeat. Probably Graham up to his old McCain Maverick wanna be tricks.
Surely you don’t believe the military chain of command or the employee/employer relationship is akin to the relationship between different branches of our government!!
Graham is supposed to represent his constituents - which he does not. Our VP is the mentally impaired lap puppie for our commie executive leader. Get it straight.
I think it’s cap n tax. Biden is a big supporter and so is Graham, although he can’t get away with it politically yet - Biden is working things out for him, I’m sure.
A job offer for Maverick Kneepads Jr.
I don’t think it is party switching. I think it is about upcoming votes....first and foremost...Elena Kagan.
Maybe Kagan although Kagan has not need for any GOP votes since the GOP will not fillerbuster her. I think like others have said its crap and tax.
That is why I could never be in politics. I could never disobey someone in authority. My life has been completely about following rules starting from birth...lol. My parents of course, went to Catholic School...don’t dare say no to a Nun or even a teacher and then went to Boot Camp one week after graduation and try to say no to a senior person.....HUH! And have been in the military ever since. So no it would no be in my best interest to go into politics. lol.
....as God is my witness, I'll never vote conservative again
No.....This is all about Crap & Tax before November. They NEED that revenue NOW! And perhaps maybe they are going to throw in Amnesty, and are exchanging ideas on how to go about it. I'm sure they have some big donors who can hardly wait to sink their teeth into that plump, juicy source of unlimited and jail-proof corruption known as Cap & Trade. Hell, neither can they!
10 to 1 it has something to do with CO2 Cap and Tax. Cap and Tax is not dead. We need a lot more sunshine in politics. No more “Back Room Deals”. No more “privatize the profit, socialize the loses”.
But if Lindsey Graham goes Dem, the Sunday morning talk shows would have to find a new Republican to invite. Can’t be John McCain ALL the time.
I wonder what Graham’s wife and children think about all this . . .
And, an iron-clad insurance policy for Obamalamandingdong.....
Lindsey isn’t a RINO. He’s a commie ‘RAT mole posing as a Republican. McCain is his best buddy. McCain doesn’t hang with Republicans.
Can’t you South Carolina people get that jackass out of the Senate?
I’d be shocked if Lindsey changed parties. The special appeal he and McCain have to the MSM is their ongoing willingness to undermine and stab the Republicans in the back. If either went Dim, they’d lose that special appeal.
I expect this meeting was related to Kagan, Cap and Trade and/or amnesty for illegals.
” I expect this meeting was related to Kagan, Cap and Trade and/or amnesty for illegals. “
Or all 3.
Yes, but he throws fabulous tea parties.
It would be like saying no to a VP from another company who is your competitor. That is unless you are selling corporate secrets to them!
Well, VP Biden is President of the Senate so maybe lighten up a bit on napscoordinator.
It wouldn’t be the first time Graham has switched sides.....
No. In this case you refuse unless you can bring the Minority leader with you.
Mitch McConnell? Why would he meet with Plugs and PennyLoafer? Or perhaps that is your point.
No it wouldn't.
Graham won’t be on Sunday but Biden will be on “This Week”. Let’s watch and see if he mentions anything.
Like I've said, there will be no true conservative CONgress. This is exactly what they will pull to keep it liberal.
Maybe the Kagan vote isn’t the bag just yet. Is it possible that some Dems are secretly hinting that they may vote no? Maybe Obama wants some more Republican votes on the confirmation.
When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
He won’t jump on a sinking ship.
“If...the GOP takes back the Senate, Graham is going to jump ship.”
You just pushed my “that makes too much sense” button.
They have something on Graham. Maybe pictures. He does not act like a man who depends on the good will of South Carolina.
A party switch by Graham would serve the GOP primary voters of SC right, as Thurmond’s breach did for the Demos in 1964. I really have little faith in voters, and particularly SC voters. Graham is one of the four or five worst senators because he sells out for media attention.
NO, not at all. Graham’s vote is required to move the nomination out of the Judiciary Committee. Without at least one GOP vote, the nomination dies in committee. Graham loves betraying the dumb SC voters who back him.
The only way to kill the Kagan nomination would be for McC to replace Graham on the Judiciary Committee. And McC never makes waves.