Skip to comments.Lindsey Graham's Climate Change
Posted on 10/29/2010 7:08:49 AM PDT by IbJensen
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is gumming up the works. For once, it is the Democrats who are being inconvenienced by his declarations of independence. Today, Graham was to join Sens. John Kerry (D-MA) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) in releasing a scaled-down cap-and-trade bill. But the grand unveiling was scuttled by Graham's righteous anger over immigration.
Over the weekend, Graham assailed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-NV) plans to move ahead on immigration before cap and trade. "Moving forward on immigration -- in this hurried, panicked manner -- is nothing more than a cynical ploy," the Palmetto State's senior senator said in a letter. "Unless their plan substantially changes this weekend, I will be unable to move forward on energy independence legislation at this time."
In the aftermath of the health care juggernaut, Graham had been the token Republican senator abetting a Democratic effort to revive the flagging national energy tax. The Kerry-Graham-Lieberman version contains more concessions to business than the Waxman-Markey bill that narrowly passed the House last year. It also tried to streamline the system for capping greenhouse emissions while sticking to the goal of reducing carbon dioxide output by 17 percent over a decade.
Then came the news that Reid wants to pursue "comprehensive immigration reform" after his colleagues are done fooling around with the financial sector. Senator Graham was not amused. "Let's be clear," he said. "A phony, political effort on immigration today accomplishes nothing but making it exponentially more difficult to address in a serious, comprehensive manner in the future."
Having had the rug pulled out from under him on immigration, Graham returned the favor on climate legislation. But isn't Graham -- lovingly nicknamed "Grahamnesty" by those to his right on immigration -- a supporter of both amnesty and cap and trade? What gives?
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Your homes will be inspected by the Fed for energy efficiency and your houses will be "labelled". You will reeive a notice from the FED how you must make it to their liking. Any more questions about any more of your civil rights?
I don't trust any politicians anymore except the staunch conservatives in D.C. - Mike Pence, Michelle Bachman to name two.
If you are willing to work with Democrats, that means you're also willing to go all the way.
Remember everyone, the EPA is more powerful than Congress and plans to use the power they were given by the SCOTUS to enact draconian laws on us anyway. It's a lose-lose situation.
We have four more years of Grahamnesty!!!
Hey, Candy Graham, You’re Next!
The sooner South Carolina kicks Graham out of office the better.
This woman drives me crazy! The sooner she’s gone, the better. 8^D
Wait a minute. I could swear that earlier this year when the Senate was considering pushing immigration reform ahead of Cap and Trade, that Lidnsey threw a fit and said cap and trade needed to go first. Now he is refusing to play ball because cap n’ tax is ahead of immigration? Is he playing the Dems?
I think Graham, like the Clinton duo and the imbecilic marxist-communist Obama is certifiably insane! Graham is typical of the liberal pansies that have been sent to Washington to rule and ruin our lives and our nation!
Read it again, or have you read it before?
Necessary reading for all South Carolinians as well as the rest of America. Californians don’t have to read it as they’re completely lost.
We have four more years of Grahamnesty!!
It should read that we only have four more years of this fool.
Start the campaign now.
Here is a slogan:
“I’ll be damned, if I vote for Graham.”
Lindsy, please take up playing golf during thunderstorms. I’m sure you will get a real charge out of it, if we’re lucky.
Lindsay prefers to cut out and dress paper dolls!
Any chance of a lethal paper cut?
Only if the liberal pansy attempts to dress himself with his cut-outs.