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Republican Senator: Jesus’s ‘Golden Rule’ Inspired His Vote For Pro-Abortion Kagan (Graham)
Cybercast News ^ | 8/6/2010 | Terrence P Jeffrey

Posted on 08/06/2010 2:59:00 PM PDT by markomalley

(CNSNews.com) - Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said that Jesus’s Golden Rule inspired him to vote to confirm Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court and suggested it would be a good thing for his Senate colleagues to also ponder Jesus’s words as they prepared to vote on Kagan.

“It is divine in its orientation, and it is probably something that would serve us all well if we thought about it at moments such as this,” Sen. Graham said on the Senate floor, as he pointed his colleagues to the Golden Rule and counseled them to look to the wisdom of “somebody far wiser than I am” as they cast their votes on Kagan.

As an associate counsel in the Clinton White House, Kagan was an architect of the legal and political strategy that President Bill Clinton used in vetoing the ban on partial-birth abortion. Her nomination by President Barack Obama in May was instantly endorsed by Planned Parenthood, one of the nation’s leading advocates of legalized abortion.

In casting his vote for Kagan, Sen. Graham said he expected her to follow a voting pattern “similar” to Justice John Paul Stevens whom she will replace. In his more than three decades on the court, Justice Stevens persistently backed the position that there is a constitutional right to abortion.

“But at the end of the day, those of us in the Senate have to understand that every branch of government includes human beings and there is a rule that stood the test of time,” said Sen. Graham in an August 3 Senate floor speech. “I didn't make this one up. It was somebody far wiser than I am, somebody far more gifted than I ever hope to be, somebody I put a lot of trust in.

“It is called the Golden Rule,” said Graham. “‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.’ That is probably one of the most powerful statements ever made. It is divine in its orientation, and it is probably something that would serve us all well if we thought about it at moments such as this. "

Graham also said Kagan “meets the test” the Framers envisioned for a Supreme Court Justice.

“I am going to vote for Elena Kagan because I believe constitutionally she meets the test the Framers envisioned for someone to serve on the Court,” said Graham. “I don't think the Framers ever envisioned Lindsey Graham from South Carolina voting no because President Obama picked someone who is clearly different than I would have chosen.”

Sen. Graham was one of only five Republicans to vote to confirm Kagan to the Supreme Court. The other four were Senators Susan Collins of Maine, Judd Gregg of New Hampshire, Richard Lugar of Indiana, and Olympia Snowe of Maine. The Senate confirmed Kagan, 63-37, on Thursday, Aug. 5. Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska was the only Democrat who voted against the confirmation of Kagan.

The Golden Rule is found in the Gospels of Mark and Luke. In the Gospel of Luke, Jesus says during the Sermon on the Mount: “Do to others as you would have them do to you.”


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: crucifythemoron; graham; grahamnesty; lindsaygraham; rino; rino4himself; rinoalert
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Lindsay, shut up. Go away. And stop mal-quoting Jesus. (no, I did intend to spell it that way)
1 posted on 08/06/2010 2:59:06 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Koo-Koo
Koo-Koo
Koo-Koo


2 posted on 08/06/2010 3:00:17 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: markomalley

What a tool. What a delusional tool.


3 posted on 08/06/2010 3:00:42 PM PDT by ABQHispConservative (November, here we come!)
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To: markomalley

.........................

Grahamnesty has gone bye-bye, is there anyone in the Senate with an IQ over say, 6?


4 posted on 08/06/2010 3:00:52 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: markomalley
“Graham also said Kagan “meets the test” the Framers envisioned for a Supreme Court Justice.”

I'm sure the Framers wanted Supreme Court Justices that would disregard and politically interpret the Constitution they wrote, aren't you?

5 posted on 08/06/2010 3:02:06 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Tzimisce

His eyes must be brown because he is completely full of ...


6 posted on 08/06/2010 3:02:42 PM PDT by gthog61
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To: markomalley

See,
If Lindsey were a Saudi he’d be stoned for being a fag.


7 posted on 08/06/2010 3:02:45 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Ya unAmerican p.o.s.)
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To: markomalley

This guy is certifiable.


8 posted on 08/06/2010 3:04:43 PM PDT by headstamp 2 ("My Boss is a Jewish Carpenter")
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To: markomalley

Linsey I am sure Jesus and the framers wanted someone who supports murdering unborn children in the womb.


9 posted on 08/06/2010 3:05:49 PM PDT by stockpirate ("......When the government fears the people you have liberty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: markomalley

Vanity of vanities, thou hast placed thy political career ahead of your Lord.


10 posted on 08/06/2010 3:06:27 PM PDT by G Larry (Democrats: expediting the Destruction of America, before they lose power...)
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To: markomalley
Lindsey imagines the Democrats recognize something like "the golden rule".

They don't!

11 posted on 08/06/2010 3:07:16 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: markomalley
How is this guy looking for reelection?
12 posted on 08/06/2010 3:07:19 PM PDT by Americanexpat
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To: stockpirate
Some one should ask gram if abortion was legal when he was conceived would he be born today?
13 posted on 08/06/2010 3:08:07 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to GOD! Thomas Jefferson)
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To: markomalley

Democrats have counted on the Republicans following the Golden Rule for decades. Republicans, when in power, always “reach across the aisle” and gurgle slop about “bipartisanship”. All they are really doing is compromising to their own detriment. But when the democrats are in power? Their way or the highway.

And after this past year, when Obamacare was rammed through and the Republicans were ignored, mocked, excluded and derided...the most partisan, hateful, one-sided legislative assault in recent memory...Lindsey Graham still doesn’t get it??? He is beyond laughable.


14 posted on 08/06/2010 3:08:27 PM PDT by LostInBayport (Fiscal order and a strong border...how about Christie/Cuccinelli 2012)
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To: markomalley
I think kakistocracy was what you meant Seantor Grahamnesty.
15 posted on 08/06/2010 3:08:54 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: muawiyah

It’s not the “Golden Rule” Jesus had in mind.

It is:

“Whoever has all the gold makes all the rules.”


16 posted on 08/06/2010 3:08:58 PM PDT by Only1choice____Freedom (FDR had the New Deal. President 0bama has the Raw Deal.)
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To: markomalley

Graham is an idiot. I doubt Jesus would approve of abortionist judges.


17 posted on 08/06/2010 3:09:27 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: markomalley; All
"Republican Senator: Jesus’s ‘Golden Rule’ Inspired His Vote For Pro-Abortion Kagan (Graham)"

Dear Lindsey:

Jesus Loves You

18 posted on 08/06/2010 3:10:19 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: markomalley

Is there no limit to this man’s perversion?
That he is an elected official conclusively demonstrates that there is something terribly wrong today in the US political world.


19 posted on 08/06/2010 3:10:34 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: markomalley
“I am going to vote for Elena Kagan because I believe constitutionally she meets the test the Framers envisioned for someone to serve on the Court,” said Graham. “I don't think the Framers ever envisioned Lindsey Graham from South Carolina voting no because President Obama picked someone who is clearly different than I would have chosen.”

Gosh, I hope he doesn't hurt himself.


20 posted on 08/06/2010 3:10:55 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (They say money is the mother's milk of politics, but it's not. It's one hundred proof corn liquor.)
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To: musicman

Nah, I think even Jesus thinks he’s a jerk.


21 posted on 08/06/2010 3:11:08 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
Muttley Laugh
22 posted on 08/06/2010 3:12:14 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: screaminsunshine

Graham doesn’t have a clue.

The dems would never give an inch to any conservative.

And yet these RINOs pack the court with commie fascists.

It’s worse than despicable.

That is why not only all democrats have to go in November but also all RINOs like Graham and the two in Maine, Collins and the other one whose name I cant remember right now but both must go as well.

These kumbaya RINOs are helping destroy the country along with all the commie democrats.


23 posted on 08/06/2010 3:14:47 PM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: markomalley

Can you imagine what is in his FBI files?


24 posted on 08/06/2010 3:15:27 PM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: markomalley

That’s an easy standard, cuz I wouldn’t vote for Lindsey to be on the Supreme Court either.


25 posted on 08/06/2010 3:17:03 PM PDT by mockingbyrd (Remember in November.)
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To: markomalley
Rather selective use of the Golde Rule? What about exercising the Golden Rule on behalf of your constituants Mr Graham, and do what they ask of you?

What a jerk!

He has just reaped the whirlwind!

26 posted on 08/06/2010 3:18:22 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama .......yes......is a fascist... ..He meets every diagnostic of history.)
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To: markomalley

The excuses these guys are trotting out these days are laughable. The sad part is they think they are getting away with it.

And for the most part they are.


27 posted on 08/06/2010 3:18:40 PM PDT by Bronzewound
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To: Ev Reeman

They oughta be tarred and feathered. Thats what people used to do to scoundrels.
It will take a long time to turn this ship around. If it does not sink first.


28 posted on 08/06/2010 3:18:45 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: markomalley
Come on South Carolinans... please vote this man out of office.... replace him with one who properly represents the views of South Carolinans.. not who represents the views of 0bama, Reid, Pelosi and Maxine Waters.

Meanwhile, we here in California will work on getting rid of B[eat] Boxer.

29 posted on 08/06/2010 3:18:58 PM PDT by Guyin4Os (A messianic ger-tsedek)
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To: J Edgar
As perverted a freak-show that this Congress is, it is hard to imagine how awful the pictures of him that the dems have in their vault.
30 posted on 08/06/2010 3:19:49 PM PDT by Never on my watch (The Obama Administration - an outrage a day)
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To: markomalley

I’ve had it with this clown. We need to start playing like the Dems do with their members- cut off fundraising dollars for those who stray from the party line; dig up dirt on your own difficult people to keep them in check, block people from future favored committees over votes...


31 posted on 08/06/2010 3:20:17 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: markomalley

If Light-loafers Lindsay used “the Golden Rule” as his standard for choosing USSC justices, it’s good thing obama didn’t nominate Calypso Louie Farrakhan!

What a steaming pile of misplaced rectitude...


32 posted on 08/06/2010 3:20:17 PM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: Ev Reeman

Olympia Snowe


33 posted on 08/06/2010 3:20:45 PM PDT by Bronzewound
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To: markomalley
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."

You're a useful idiot, lindsey graham.

34 posted on 08/06/2010 3:21:53 PM PDT by jackv (The darkness hates the light!)
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To: Jim Robinson
-—”Graham is an idiot. I doubt Jesus would approve of abortionist judges.”-—

Graham is about to become the first Republican given immunity by the press for claiming that Jesus told him to do something - in this case, Jesus apparently told Lindsey Graham to vote for Elena Kagan.

Jesus was once compelled to answer religious leaders at his trial when he was charged under Oath to do so. That is how important an oath to God was to Jesus - He answered the question He had previously refused to answer, to people he felt no need to obey. It was that important.

Elena Kagan will soon take an Oath to God (and Country) to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America. She will then do the exact opposite for her entire tenure. With full knowledge of this, Graham claims that confirming her is what Jesus wants him to do.

I don't think Lindsey has Biblical Authority in his corner on this one.

35 posted on 08/06/2010 3:21:57 PM PDT by TitansAFC ("Lindsey Graham is a great leader....and we need him in the Senate" - Jim DeMint)
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To: markomalley

he must be refering to a different Jesus than the one I know.

Politicians are running out of pleasing ideas for the big lie that democracy is.


36 posted on 08/06/2010 3:22:50 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrates Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: markomalley

How is it the fine voters of South Carolina can send such an inept, twinkie-toed, liberal-leaning lover RINO to the US Senate is beyond me? And to elect an excellent man in Sen DeMint at the same time?


37 posted on 08/06/2010 3:23:23 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: stockpirate

“Linsey I am sure Jesus and the framers wanted someone who supports murdering unborn children in the womb.”

Partial-birth abort others as you would have them partial-birth abort you.


38 posted on 08/06/2010 3:24:07 PM PDT by Owl558 ("Those who remember George Satayana are doomed to repeat him")
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To: markomalley

“And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” Matthew 25:40

Linsay sanctioned a person that sanctions the murder of the innocent unborn. By his vote is is damned


39 posted on 08/06/2010 3:25:03 PM PDT by Breto (never accept the premise)
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To: headstamp 2

Freepers in his state, please give this moron a call and ask him if he’s off his meds again?


40 posted on 08/06/2010 3:25:31 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Take back our country on November 2, 2010.)
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To: markomalley
I prefer the old testament version:

Do unto others BEFORE they do unto you.

41 posted on 08/06/2010 3:26:38 PM PDT by verity
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To: gthog61

I’m sure Jesus will be delighted to know that he inspired this moron to vote for someone who believes that it is ok to kill innocent babies in a most horrific way by punching a hole in there head and sucking out their brains.


42 posted on 08/06/2010 3:27:06 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: chiefqc

If Graham is using Jesus in this way, isn’t that blasphemy.


43 posted on 08/06/2010 3:28:47 PM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: markomalley
Wrong golden rule in play here. The one everyone on the other side of the aisle is using is the one that says:

He who has the gold rules.

44 posted on 08/06/2010 3:29:35 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: stockpirate

Remind me to not stand next to him. God might not be so discerning when he lets those lightning bolts fly.


45 posted on 08/06/2010 3:29:56 PM PDT by rickb308 (Muslims need to check with Native Americans & ask how that whole cowboys & indians thing worked out.)
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To: markomalley

“Do to others as you would have them do to you.”
(unto others,,unto you)


46 posted on 08/06/2010 3:31:27 PM PDT by silentreignofheroes
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To: markomalley

Could someone please publish the pictures.


47 posted on 08/06/2010 3:32:12 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: markomalley

Like his mentor, McCain, Graham contorts the issue in such a way as it becomes unrecognizable.


48 posted on 08/06/2010 3:34:08 PM PDT by Magnolia
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To: markomalley

Could Sen. Graham be seriously ill? Perhaps a brain tumor is impinging on the centers of rationality in his brain. Or maybe he is just delusional.


49 posted on 08/06/2010 3:36:45 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Guyin4Os

It would help if the big mouths in the Conservative media, would actually hammer home what a dunce Graham is, so that maybe he actually won’t get elected. I would imagine that if Rush and Hannity spoke 1/2 as unkindly and as often about Graham and McCain as they do Obama, Reid, Pelosi, enough people in AZ and SC would catch on, and Graham and McCain would be toast.

Unfortunately, Hannity gives McCain interviews, and Rush refuses to endorse anyone over McCain, so while these 2 radio guys continue to make millions complaining about how bad liberals are, they do very little to put the kind of pressure on the RINOs and Republican leadership that is needed in order for anything to change.


50 posted on 08/06/2010 3:37:45 PM PDT by Windy City Conservative (Kyle Smith)
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