Skip to comments.Lindsey Graham: Only Independents Can Fix the Political System (BARF ALERT)
Posted on 08/08/2010 7:44:18 AM PDT by rabscuttle385
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, appearing on CNNs State of the Union Sunday with Candy Crowley, had some harsh words for his Senate colleagues and for a system that thwarts any real bipartisanship. He said its up to the voters to let their members of Congress know enough is enough.
The public is rightfully upset about their Congress not delivering but when we try, groups on the left and the right just yell and scream. What I want to do is make sure that we can find a way to move forward. The current status quo is unacceptable. Be mad, get involved, insist that the Congress act better, Graham told voters.
To me the only way that we can move the country forward is to find common ground on the big ticket items. I hope that people in the country will start rewarding that more instead of punishing it.
Politics is driven by those on the left and the right--party activists with a stake in the current system and the stalemate. But thats not solving the nations problems, he said.
If we keep yelling at each other, said Graham, if we keep just saying no to each others ideas were going to have one thing in common. Were going nowhere together.
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“Only Independents Can Fix Us...”
I’m afraid this pvke is correct!
I agree with him.
Yes! We've had enough. More than enough of your RINO bull$hit. Time for you to step down for a real conservative Senator.
Only the country class — as opposed to the “ruling class” can fix it.
When are the voters of SC going to get rid of this guy?
I live in Michigan...I can understand a politician like this getting elected here...we have dozens of stupid representives.
I thought SC was a bastion of conservatism? What’s going on down there?
Lindsey has never learned the value of just keeping his mouth shut.
Lindsey Graham needs to be fixed.
That leaves you out, Flimsy Gramm.
You're beholden to the racist marxist machine.
If the Republican party can’t be salvaged then yes.
You’re joking, right?
Graham is 100% wrong. The road to tyranny is paved with compromises
Good, leave the GOP and start an independent party.
He had a Ron Paul Democrat opposing him last time but everybody here still rallied to Gomer Graham. Are those folks happy now?
The REAL answer is that no one can change the system and cut expenditures.
Because the Dems will rally their parasites and vote out anyone that votes for a reduction in spending and entitlements.
Even if the Dems did it (doubtful), the Repubs would scream about entitlement cuts, etc.
It has to blow up and there is no stopping it.
I think some extreme viewpoints help swing the pendulum back to some sort of normalcy. It happens about every 30 years with douchebag libs. Independents serve a purpose. I would tend to think tea partiers are more independent and right of right.
Why do these elitist clowns think we need to "go somewhere". Despite multitudes of manufactured crises designed to push a big government agenda, things were pretty good in this country, especially compared to the rest of the world. Their goal is to bring down the lifestyles of Americans to match the rest of the world, leaving an elitist ruling class at the top whose lifestyle is very good indeed.
Lindsey, we know where you want to take us, and we ain't going.
I would tend to think Freepers are on that fringe of conservatism that is not in line with mainstream Republican. If they weren’t, you would see “rino” thrown around so much.
We can be registered republican and have independant thought that is more convervative than the base. It helps bring issues and ideologies back in our favor.
Please, please, please, will someone run against this guy in SC. I will start my pledge today.
Nuke DC from orbit and start from scratch.
Repeal all amendments except for the Bill of Rights,
Fire all Federal employees, no one votes except for income tax payers and veterans,
Representatives to be apportioned according to the spirit of the Constitution, no more than 200,000 constituents per Representative, increase the number of Representatives from 435 to as many as necessary.
Because the Dems will rally their parasites and vote out anyone that votes for a reduction in spending and entitlements.I think the majority is ready for someone to speak the truth. Voters in NJ, hardly a conservative bastion, are standing behind a Republican Governor who tells it like it is and is cutting spending dramatically.
Yeah, you’re right Graham, let’s just continue to agree and appease and compromise with these left wing idiots. Yeah, let’s try making them our friends, you and LUgar are good at that, and let’s vote for people like Kagan. Let’s take no stand....
You are the embodiment of what is wrong with Congress and gov’t in general. God, I wish there were term limits. Terms limits a-hole not independents is what will clean up your pathetic rhetoric and the do nothings in Congress with you.
That might be a little extreme, but a good political fumigation in November (2010, 2012, etc.) might be a very good idea.
Lindsey represents the limp-wrist wing of the republican party.
among the other things in the “closet”
I agree 100% with term limits. 4, 2 year terms for reps...and 2, 6 year terms for senators.
Atta Boy! ... See The Treats You Get For Voting For Our Liberal Supreme Court Justice.
Graham likes independents because they tend to be disgruntled liberals. Lieberman, Crist, Powell... There was a thought that McCain might go independent at one point.
That has to be the shortest post ever by you. Not complaining just remarking.
In Graham’s convoluted brain, independent means RINO.
Ol' Grahamnesty's problem, like most RINOs and liberals, is that they think this lunge towards communism is "moving the country forward". He's so full of crap that his roots are brown.
This country needs to move backwards, towards the small-government, low-tax, freedom-oriented constitutional republic that it once was prior to the power-hungry morons taking hold of the steering wheel.
Lindsay Graham must go.
Perhaps Grahamnesty is getting pressure from the Republican party to leave, in which case he would likely become an independent. Although I don’t think the repubLICKan party has the sense to remove this worthless RINO from their fold. They haven’t run Olympia Snow-job and that Collins bimbo out yet, and neither one is even remotely conservative.
Tell Kotex boy to STFU. He’s the PROBLEM! Just go away you stupid queen loser.
The problem is the two party system that has entrenched itself into perpetuity. The system has been perverted to where it is the largest minority that has the power, not the majority. DumBO was elected because he had the backing of two large minorities, loons and racists. Here in Tennessee we had two good conservatives loose to a RINO. In the end the Bolshecrat candidate may be more conservative than the RINO, or, at least that is the way it will play in the campaign. Ms. Graham is looking for a RINO-DINO party. Though, I think he will be hard pressed to find any DINOs in the CIABNO (communist in all but name only) party.
can’t wait until this idiot is out of office...
In that same line of logic, Lindsay could also argue that only illegals can fix the US immigration policy.
Here's the thing, you little nitwit Lindsey, you've just said that you can not help solve our problems, because you are a Republican (ok RINO). You ought to resign or immediately become an independent, right there with Sen. Bernie Sanders. Both 'independents'. Hahaha!
He doesn’t have to. South Carolina voters keep reelecting him regardless of what he says or does.
It seems to be working for Charlie Crist.
It’s four long years before he is up for reelection.
If conservatives can’t salvage the Republican party, then what makes you think they can do anything substantial with an independent party?
After the elections, I can see him suggesting just that.