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Greenville (SC) GOP - Resolution of Rebuke of Senator Lindsey Graham
email | August 2, 2010 | Greenville County GOP Executive Commitee

Posted on 08/03/2010 12:25:47 PM PDT by thulldud

Last night, the elected officers of the Greenville County Republican Party presented a "Resolution of Rebuke of U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham" to the Greenville County GOP's Executive Committee. By a vote of 61-2, the Executive Committee approved the Resolution.

The Greenville County GOP Executive Commitee is made up of individuals from across Greenville County who are elected at the precinct level. On the Executive Committee, every precinct has one vote.

Below is the Resolution as it was approved:

GREENVILLE COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY

"RESOLUTION OF REBUKE of SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM"

WHEREAS, United States Senator Lindsey Graham has cast votes in the United States Senate in favor of TARP, which all but guarantees an increase in the national debt and expansion of the federal government.

WHEREAS, Senator Graham has voted in favor of two of President Obama's nominees to the United States Supreme Court, who possess questionable qualifications and very liberal beliefs that are contrary to the United States Constitution.

WHEREAS, Senator Graham has promoted amnesty for illegal aliens, and continues to promote this premise under the guise of "Comprehensive Immigration Reform".

WHEREAS, by these and other votes, Senator Graham has abandoned the Republican platform:

AND, WHEREAS, both locally and nationally, Senator Graham has repeatedly demonstrated contempt and arrogance towards those members of the Republican Party who support these core Republican beliefs;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Greenville County Republican Party hereby issues this formal rebuke of Senator Graham for his cooperation and support of President Obama and the Democratic Party's liberal agenda for the United States.

FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that Senator Graham will no longer be invited to attend and participate in meetings or other events sponsored by the Greenville County Republican Party.

RESOLVED this 2nd day of August 2010 at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Greenville County Republican Party Executive Committee.


This resolution passed as proposed, without amendment, by a vote of 61-2.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: grahamnesty; lindseygraham; mclameslapdog; rino

1 posted on 08/03/2010 12:25:52 PM PDT by thulldud
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To: thulldud

He needs replacing for sure.
He’s civil, but not what we need to help this country anymore.


2 posted on 08/03/2010 12:28:59 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: A CA Guy

I skipped this meeting, but I would have voted with the majority had I been there.


3 posted on 08/03/2010 12:30:27 PM PDT by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: thulldud

Rebuke him the hell out of office!! Grahamnesty is an idiot!!


4 posted on 08/03/2010 12:31:24 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: Admin Moderator

Can we fix the title? I cut and pasted it from the email, and that infernal escape code at the end got past me before I noticed....


5 posted on 08/03/2010 12:32:09 PM PDT by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: thulldud

Rebuke, Recall, Replace his Rino ass!


6 posted on 08/03/2010 12:32:19 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (REAL Americans Bow to No One But The Almighty! - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: A CA Guy
He’s civil, but not what we need to help this country anymore.

Civil?

After he called us "bigots" and said for us "loud people" to "shut up"?

7 posted on 08/03/2010 12:32:33 PM PDT by PalmettoMason (The shattered skulls of tyrants should be used for traction under the boots of justice. T. Nugent)
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To: Jim Robinson
Rebuke him the hell out of office!! Grahamnesty is an idiot!!

In our dreams, apparently. We did try in '08. (I voted for Conley!) But Lindsey is obviously useful to somebody, and apparently that is enough to keep him in his seat. Apparently popular support, or even the support of his own party, is optional.

8 posted on 08/03/2010 12:34:36 PM PDT by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: thulldud

Graham to Greenville Republicans: Kiss it!


9 posted on 08/03/2010 12:38:55 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: PalmettoMason

Let me correct myself then. His only attribute is his civil TONE.

He’s still has to go IMO.


10 posted on 08/03/2010 12:39:34 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Jim Robinson

“Rebuke him the hell out of office!! Grahamnesty is an idiot!!”

I just love it when the founder of the FR website talks like that, especially when there is so much truth in the comment. Get him(Graham)the hell out! And, McCain, too!


11 posted on 08/03/2010 12:41:16 PM PDT by izzatzo
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To: thulldud
Seeing what the majority of Americans do and don't want, there is no ethical excuse for his outrageous votes.

If he can't do the right thing now, look for him to do a Spector later.

12 posted on 08/03/2010 12:41:39 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: thulldud
Can we fix the title? I cut and pasted it from the email, and that infernal escape code at the end got past me before I noticed....

I just assumed it meant he'd been rebuked 8206 times before.

13 posted on 08/03/2010 12:43:38 PM PDT by DonnDe
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To: thulldud

He makes me want to rebuke alright... right on his shoes.


14 posted on 08/03/2010 12:45:05 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: thulldud

He makes me want to rebuke alright... right on his shoes.


15 posted on 08/03/2010 12:45:08 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: thulldud

Since you’re from the area, tell me...am I correct in assuming this is a big deal? Greenville is the largest county in SC, and this censure follows on the heels of similar censures from Lexington county and Charleston county. I don’t recall hearing about other states censuring a sitting senator like this.


16 posted on 08/03/2010 12:47:07 PM PDT by Eroteme
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To: PalmettoMason

Don’t forget his appearance at Furman’s where he wanted to talk about how the Republicans need to understand that it can’t succeed just with “angry white people.”


17 posted on 08/03/2010 12:47:34 PM PDT by Mamzelle (Cameras, cameras--never forget to bring your cameras)
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To: stylecouncilor

RINO ping


18 posted on 08/03/2010 12:53:28 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: thulldud

Being that you appear to be a member of the SCGOP, I am not sure if you will know the answer to this question, but you appear to be the best person to ask.

When Graham ramps up his bid for reelection in 2014, can the SCGOP refuse to endorse him as their candidate and withhold funding for his race? Or, does your State Party Charter require support for the incumbent candidate?


19 posted on 08/03/2010 1:04:23 PM PDT by Brytani (There Is No (D) in November! Go Allen!!! www.allenwestforcongress.com)
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To: Eroteme
Greenville is the largest county in SC

Greenville is also the reddest county in SC.

I don’t recall hearing about other states censuring a sitting senator like this.

Can't speak to that. But the fact that Graham is still in the Senate is a proof of the power of incumbency.

When he was elected, he was trailing clouds of glory for having been on the House management team that presented the articles of impeachment of Bubba to the US Senate. His own service in that same body has not been consistent with its promise.

20 posted on 08/03/2010 1:06:02 PM PDT by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: thulldud

Glad to see my county stand up against Miss Lindsey. Now, if we can abandon open primaries we may have a shot at defeating McCain’s cabana boy.


21 posted on 08/03/2010 1:09:34 PM PDT by MBB1984
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To: thulldud
When is Lindsey Graham up for re-election getting kicked our of the Senate for good?
22 posted on 08/03/2010 1:13:53 PM PDT by Savage Beast ("True evil has a face you know and a voice you trust." Greg Iles. "True Evil")
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To: Brytani
Or, does your State Party Charter require support for the incumbent candidate?

That's what the primaries are for. Lindsey beat Buddy Witherspoon in the primary of '08, and that was that. He was the official nominee.

Party officers can't openly endorse some other candidate without resigning their office. Individual members can do what they like, iirc.

Since getting into the Senate, Graham has drawn a lot of support from the Democrats. They actually refuse to run against him. The only reason that he had a Democrat challenger in '08 was because a conservative filed for and got the Democratic nomination.

What just happened to Inglis in the Fourth Congressional District needs to happen to Graham as well. 2008 just wasn't the time.

23 posted on 08/03/2010 1:15:20 PM PDT by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: thulldud

I don’t think Graham cares one iota about this or what the voters think.


24 posted on 08/03/2010 1:18:46 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory

Graham only reads the NYT.


25 posted on 08/03/2010 1:27:46 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory
I don’t think Graham cares one iota about this or what the voters think.

I'm sure you're right. He's working for somebody else now.

26 posted on 08/03/2010 1:28:06 PM PDT by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: thulldud

He’s a brazenly Leftist anus orifice that truly belongs with his compatriot’s in the Socialist/Democrat Party.

Proves how stupid the jerk is. If he were in the Dem Party where he belongs he wouldn’t have to work so hard reaching across aisle to them.


27 posted on 08/03/2010 1:32:08 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Liberalism draws criminals as excrement draws flies. Liberals are only good for bait.)
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To: thulldud

I’m seeing similarities with Graham and the problem we have/had in Florida with Crist. Crist has been able to win elections only with of Democrat support. Once the GOP removed its support, Crist banked on Dem and Ind. voters to put him into the Senate.

For the good of the country, I hope there is another Republican in SC who can take Graham out; or at least pose such a threat he is forced to switch parties.


28 posted on 08/03/2010 1:38:50 PM PDT by Brytani (There Is No (D) in November! Go Allen!!! www.allenwestforcongress.com)
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To: thulldud; alarm rider; Alex1977; at bay; Babsig; BILL_C; bnelson44; Clintonfatigued; ColdOne; ...
YES!

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

Unfortunately I suspect Linda is a lot like nobama. He really doesn't give a shit about his constituents or what we think.

29 posted on 08/03/2010 1:53:31 PM PDT by upchuck (Our margin of victory this November MUST ALWAYS BE greater than their margin of fraud.)
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To: A CA Guy

Too bad it’s DeMint’s year and not Graham’s - if Greene was running against Graham, I’d move to SC just to vote for Greene.


30 posted on 08/03/2010 2:17:05 PM PDT by lowtaxsmallgov (http://www.chrisgibsonforcongress.com/donate.html)
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To: thulldud

Graham is in the closet (in my opinion).


31 posted on 08/03/2010 2:54:42 PM PDT by txnuke (Obama votes "PRES__ENT" because he has no ID.)
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To: thulldud; alarm rider; Alex1977; at bay; Babsig; BILL_C; bnelson44; Clintonfatigued; ColdOne; ...

Just wanted to let everybody on the Linda ping list know that this email is featured today on Michelle Malkin’s blog.

Link: http://michellemalkin.com/2010/08/03/censuring-lindsey-graham/

The comments are worth the visit.


32 posted on 08/04/2010 6:24:26 AM PDT by upchuck (Our margin of victory this November MUST ALWAYS BE greater than their margin of fraud.)
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