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Aiken (SC) GOP censures Graham
The Standard, Aiken, SC / The Herald, Rock Hill, SC ^ | 2010-09-05 | Rob Novit

Posted on 09/05/2010 7:13:05 AM PDT by rabscuttle385

AIKEN -- The Aiken County Republican Party has approved a formal censure of U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.

The party's executive committee took the action Thursday, joining a handful of other county parties, including Greenville's GOP.

Committee member Pete Seaha, who also is the Aiken County Tea Party chairman, wrote the resolution and introduced it at the meeting. The resolution states in part that Graham won't be invited to any party meetings or events.

"I don't believe the senator is sticking to conservative Republican principles," said Seaha. "In my mind, the senator has disrespected his constituents. He has said publicly on a talk show that he didn't care what they thought."

Seaha said it was his understanding that 18 people on the executive committee supported the resolution, while two opposed it and two abstained.

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: aiken; amnesty; censure; graham; grahamnesty; lindseygraham; lindseytheclown; mclameslapdog; mclamespoodle; rino
Resolution of Censure against Sen. Lindsey Graham
1 posted on 09/05/2010 7:13:07 AM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: upchuck

fyi


2 posted on 09/05/2010 7:13:30 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385

shame Graham was not up for re-election this year and not in 2008, we’d have tea-partied his ass into oblivion.


3 posted on 09/05/2010 7:17:13 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: rabscuttle385

Whoever it was that sat in for Mike Church on Friday was the guy who interviewed Goober. He mentioned the interview and I beleive he ran some of the audio clips.

Does anyone know or remember who this guest host is?


4 posted on 09/05/2010 7:21:36 AM PDT by mazda77 (Rubio - US Senate, West FL22nd, Scott/Carroll - FL Gov/LtGov, Miller-AK US Senate)
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To: rabscuttle385

His vote for Kagan sealed the deal as far as I’m concerned.


5 posted on 09/05/2010 7:22:34 AM PDT by GVnana (I'm a Mama Grizzly)
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To: rabscuttle385
Question: a friend of mine insists that, even if the dems lose control of the House, Pelosi remains Speaker. I don't think that's the case. What's the answer?
6 posted on 09/05/2010 7:23:05 AM PDT by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: econjack
The Speaker of the House is chosen by the majority party.
7 posted on 09/05/2010 7:27:13 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free ...)
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To: econjack

Pelosi is Speaker until January when the new Congress is seated. There will be a vote and if Dems are the minority she loses and most likely Rs will chose Boener.


8 posted on 09/05/2010 7:29:07 AM PDT by NEPA (Give me liberty, not debt)
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To: GVnana

His relentless push for amnesty did it for me.


9 posted on 09/05/2010 7:29:30 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop thinking about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: econjack

I’m sorry but your friend is an idiot or worse. The Speaker is elected by the members of the current Congress. Come January, the 112th Congress will commence with one of the first actions to elect the Speaker of the House. Alternatively the same will commence for the Senate Majority Leader.

If the Republicans gain control of the majority in the House, which is highly prognosticated, what Republican in their right mind would vote for Nanzi Pelousy?


10 posted on 09/05/2010 7:31:19 AM PDT by mazda77 (Rubio - US Senate, West FL22nd, Scott/Carroll - FL Gov/LtGov, Miller-AK US Senate)
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To: rabscuttle385

some very solid folks in SC...


11 posted on 09/05/2010 7:34:22 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: rabscuttle385

I hope they will rally the entire state to throw that jackass out of office.


12 posted on 09/05/2010 7:35:02 AM 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: rabscuttle385

Does SC law have a recall provision?? They could dump this leftist curse that way.


13 posted on 09/05/2010 7:40:48 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: NEPA
and most likely Rs will chose Boener

Let's hope they don't!

14 posted on 09/05/2010 7:47:16 AM PDT by mcmuffin (Keep your powder and tobacco dry)
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To: mazda77
...your friend is an idiot or worse.

I debate this guy all the time and work him into a corner from which there is no escape and he ends the debate with: That may be, but I don't believe it. Then, he walks away. Frustrating...

15 posted on 09/05/2010 7:49:31 AM PDT by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: econjack

Then open the rules of the Congress and place it on his desk. I always try to go into a battle of whits with undeniable facts. They still go away frustrated but that plants the seed of doubt to their view that will eventually grow. But then again, one has to turn on the switch for the light to glow.


16 posted on 09/05/2010 8:02:27 AM PDT by mazda77 (Rubio - US Senate, West FL22nd, Scott/Carroll - FL Gov/LtGov, Miller-AK US Senate)
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To: mcmuffin; NEPA

Michele Bachmann would be a good choice, no?


17 posted on 09/05/2010 8:09:34 AM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: rabscuttle385
Let's set this straight once and for all. Linsay Graham should be censured for acting like a fairy.


18 posted on 09/05/2010 8:12:28 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: rabscuttle385; alarm rider; Alex1977; at bay; Babsig; BILL_C; bnelson44; Clintonfatigued; ...
Way to go Aiken County GOP!

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


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


19 posted on 09/05/2010 8:12:36 AM PDT by upchuck (If we let the federal gvmnt live beyond its means, we will soon have to live below ours. ~Joe Miller)
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To: rrrod
some very solid folks in SC...

As a resident of Aiken County, THANKS!

20 posted on 09/05/2010 8:14:46 AM PDT by upchuck (If we let the federal gvmnt live beyond its means, we will soon have to live below ours. ~Joe Miller)
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To: Cheetahcat
Does SC law have a recall provision?? They could dump this leftist curse that way.

Unfortunately, no.

21 posted on 09/05/2010 8:15:54 AM PDT by upchuck (If we let the federal gvmnt live beyond its means, we will soon have to live below ours. ~Joe Miller)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

That’s very unfair. Linda herself has stated, “I ain’t gay.” Do you think she would deliberately lie?


22 posted on 09/05/2010 8:19:24 AM PDT by upchuck (If we let the federal gvmnt live beyond its means, we will soon have to live below ours. ~Joe Miller)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

It’s no act.


23 posted on 09/05/2010 8:21:34 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: econjack

Clearly part of the intellectually impenetrable, dimwitted permanent RAT constituency!


24 posted on 09/05/2010 8:22:20 AM PDT by Reily
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

25 posted on 09/05/2010 8:26:19 AM PDT by McBuff
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To: rabscuttle385

Your Republican neighbors in Georgia have wondered for several years why you keep electing this RINO to the US Senate???


26 posted on 09/05/2010 8:28:57 AM PDT by Bulldawg Fan (Victory is the last thing leftists and their fellow Defeatists want.)
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To: NEPA

If that be the case I look for ole Nancy to retire.
I don’t see her going back to being just one of a many regular ole congress thieves.


27 posted on 09/05/2010 8:29:43 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) ")
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To: upchuck

upchuck,
Can I ask what good these little smack downs do? This jerk is going to do what he wants. He’s not ever going to run again and lose to any and everyone.
Why doen’t the good folks of the beautiful state of South Carolina impeach his sorry rino ass?


28 posted on 09/05/2010 8:33:38 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) ")
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To: arasina

*Michele Bachmann would be a good choice, no?*

Of course, it should be her. She is the leader now anyway. The rest of them, with a few exceptions, are gutless eunics.


29 posted on 09/05/2010 8:41:30 AM PDT by Lil Flower (The destruction of America: It's a "big f*ckin deal"~to me!)
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To: Bulldawg Fan
Lindsey didn't show signs of being a raging RINO until he got to the Senate. Many of us tried to oust him in 2008 but the power of incumbency and a state party infested with dusty, old former democrats and RINOs ensured his re-election. He is very lucky not to be up this cycle, I am hopeful that we can keep up this momentum until '14.
30 posted on 09/05/2010 8:56:31 AM PDT by SC Swamp Fox (Aim small, miss small.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Instead of just sencuring the fag, recall him.

There must be a mechanism for removing an elected official who goes nuts.


31 posted on 09/05/2010 9:06:22 AM PDT by melancholy (It ain't Camelot, it's Scam-a-lot!)
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To: Joe Boucher
Can I ask what good these little smack downs do?

Lindsey has publicly stated he pays little attention to the desires of his constituents. Thia is one way for us to fight back. If he won't pay attention to us, we won't publicly pay attention to him.

He’s not ever going to run again...

Oh yeah he will. The man's(?) ego is boundless. He's a typical smart-ass RINO. He will run again. And be defeated in the primary. We're watching and recording. He won't stand a chance.

Why doen’t the good folks of the beautiful state of South Carolina impeach his sorry rino ass?

First, thanks for the kind words. I've been here since 2003 and absolutely love everything about SC, even the hot summers.

As to your statement, I don't know if that's possible, I suspect it is not. If it were possible I'm sure somebody would have tried it by now. South Carolinians are NOT HAPPY with Grahamensty.

32 posted on 09/05/2010 9:12:24 AM PDT by upchuck (If we let the federal gvmnt live beyond its means, we will soon have to live below ours. ~Joe Miller)
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To: arasina
Michele Bachmann would be a good choice, no?

ABSOLUTELY!

33 posted on 09/05/2010 9:54:20 AM PDT by mcmuffin (Keep your powder and tobacco dry)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Actually I think, the speaker is chosen by a majority vote. Usually the party with the most members. Sometimes deals are made, I suspect.


34 posted on 09/05/2010 10:35:09 AM PDT by itsahoot (We the people allowed Republican leadership to get us here, only God's Grace can get us out.)
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To: upchuck

How ya doing my old friend? Stillf ighting the good fight I see! Im coming home in a few weeks. Second home here in Medellin.


35 posted on 09/05/2010 11:24:42 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: sunmars

“shame Graham was not up for re-election this year and not in 2008, we’d have tea-partied his ass into oblivion.”

LOL...and true.

(I don’t think I’ve ever seen Tea Party used as a verb before, btw- but I like it)


36 posted on 09/05/2010 12:04:13 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: econjack

Never argue with an idiot, spectators can’t tell the difference. Now if I could just remember that when it counts.


37 posted on 09/05/2010 3:21:16 PM 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: upchuck

“First, thanks for the kind words. I’ve been here since 2003 and absolutely love everything about SC, even the hot summers.”
////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

I’ve been here since the day I was born 66 years ago and I absolutely HATE the summers! This past few weeks I have been looking at real estate ads in the WV mountains. I honestly don’t know how I survived to adulthood working in the fields all summer every summer. I LITERALLY grew up walking all day long behind a mule in scorching sun every blazing SC summer. Frankly I wonder about the mental condition of anyone who likes South Carolina summers ;>) The other three seasons are fantastic though, I love cooking out in December, not July. We have just enough cold weather to make me appreciate those sixty degree days even more.


38 posted on 09/05/2010 3:34:46 PM 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: rrrod

I assume you’ll be home in time for the November fireworks?


39 posted on 09/05/2010 8:51:27 PM PDT by upchuck (If we let the federal gvmnt live beyond its means, we will soon have to live below ours. ~Joe Miller)
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To: econjack

Well, I’m pretty sure she remains Speaker for the Death to America Lame Duck session.


40 posted on 09/05/2010 9:04:31 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Michelle Obama: the woman who ended "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Wouldn’t it be great if it really was a lame duck session and they didn’t do anything at all. I think we’d be ahead of the game if that were the case.


41 posted on 09/06/2010 6:14:34 AM PDT by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: Joe Boucher; upchuck

It is impossible to impeach a member of the legislative branch.

There is no legal mechanism.

A sitting legislative member can be defeated for re-election. He can resign his seat. He can be expelled from the body he sits in by the body itself. Those are the only three ways.

Impeachment is reserved for certain members of the executive and judicial branch. Bill Clinton was impeached (just not removed from office). Judge Alcee Hastings from Fl was impeached and removed from the federal bench (but got himself elected to Congress and serves there now).

There’s a reason why examples of impeached officials NEVER INCLUDES EXAMPLES OF LEGISLATIVE MEMBERS. YOU CANNOT NAME ONE. THERE AREN’T ANY.

Simply because it cannot be done.


42 posted on 09/06/2010 6:33:46 AM PDT by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear". - Glenn Beck)
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To: txrangerette

I live in a gerrymandered distrist where Alcee is my congress thief.Well aware of his situation.
I just was not aware there is no mechanism for the people to do it.
Thanks, for the info.


43 posted on 09/06/2010 7:22:52 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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