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Graham: GOP 'made some pretty poor choices' for Senate candidates this fal
The Hill ^ | Dec. 4, 2010 | Michael O'Brien

Posted on 12/04/2010 10:39:38 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said that Republicans "made some pretty poor choices" in choosing their Senate candidates this fall.

Graham, in a Senate floor speech on Saturday, made an aside comment underscoring the frustration the GOP faced after some Tea Party-aligned nominees fell short in their campaigns.

"The House had a dramatic election. We picked up seats in the Senate," Graham said, video of which is posted by C-SPAN. "Some of us thought, maybe we could pick up two or three more, but we made some pretty poor choices when it came to candidates."

The South Carolina Republican made the comment as an aside to remarks about the consequences facing lawmakers who vote to allow an increase in taxes. Senate Democrats fell short of the necessary votes in a rare Saturday vote that would have allowed taxes go up on top earners.

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1 posted on 12/04/2010 10:39:40 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The GOP made a pretty poor choice when they picked Graham.


2 posted on 12/04/2010 10:41:15 AM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: P-Marlowe

Not every thought must be expressed, Lindsey.


3 posted on 12/04/2010 10:42:23 AM PST by Inkie
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To: Inkie

Wise words!


4 posted on 12/04/2010 10:43:06 AM PST by FES0844
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South Carolina made a poor choice in 2008.


5 posted on 12/04/2010 10:44:08 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

South Carolina voters made the worst choice two years ago.


6 posted on 12/04/2010 10:44:51 AM PST by MBB1984
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Made some great choices and pruned some dead Rhinos. He’s on the list.

Pray for America


7 posted on 12/04/2010 10:45:59 AM PST by bray (Sarah Palin will destroy the Repub Party, hopfully!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Graham is a royal d-bag.


8 posted on 12/04/2010 10:46:06 AM PST by FormerACLUmember (Character is defined by how we treat those who society says have no value.)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

2014 can’t come quick enough for Graham.


9 posted on 12/04/2010 10:47:02 AM PST by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

RINO Lindsey Graham made a poor choice for President in 2008...his RINO buddy McCain!! Graham has very poor political judgement!


10 posted on 12/04/2010 10:49:28 AM PST by orinoco
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To: FES0844

SERIOUS?


11 posted on 12/04/2010 10:50:10 AM PST by DWC (historian)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Lindsay is like a half glass of milk left on the counter overnight. Not very appealing.


12 posted on 12/04/2010 10:51:50 AM PST by RobinOfKingston
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Arizona, Maine and wherever there are RINO’s


13 posted on 12/04/2010 10:52:22 AM PST by GeronL
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Tip for ya Lindsay: don’t crap in yer hat before you put it on.


14 posted on 12/04/2010 10:53:23 AM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: Free ThinkerNY

LOL. South Carolina is going to make a pretty good choice in its replacement of Graham soon!!


15 posted on 12/04/2010 10:55:07 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: P-Marlowe

this loser would have lost the primary had he been up for reelction.


16 posted on 12/04/2010 10:55:32 AM PST by wny
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What we is he talking about? Does he have worms?


17 posted on 12/04/2010 10:57:09 AM PST by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The worst choice, Mark Kirk, won. So what’s Miss Lindsey got his panties in a wad about?


18 posted on 12/04/2010 10:57:16 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: wny

I dont know, SC had a primary opponent to vote for in 08 and still choose Lindsey.


19 posted on 12/04/2010 10:58:37 AM PST by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; All

Miss Pansy Graham needs to STFU.


20 posted on 12/04/2010 10:59:17 AM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Go Auburn.. Kick the GameCocks butts today..

What a waste of a party the GoP has become.. populated by hypocrits at the highest levels.

a couple more election cycles and Lindsay will give the voters a chance to get the next one there right.. until then, we have to listen to McCainiac and Grahamnesty telling us why we’re so bad for the country.. and how we should moderate our positions for the good of their sorry arses.


21 posted on 12/04/2010 11:02:05 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"Some of us thought, maybe we could pick up two or three more, but we made some pretty poor choices when it came to candidates."

That "we" is you and the rest of the country club republicans.

This time conservatives stayed with conservatives and that is where they will stay.

You chose to personally not fund them and to publicly denounce them, your judgement Lindsey sucks.

22 posted on 12/04/2010 11:03:38 AM PST by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Light in the Loafers Lindsey was emboldened when he was one of the few in the GOP to survive the 2006 and 2008 bloodbaths, he thinks he runs the party now.

My friends a few miles south in SC will remember all his betrayals in four years Plenty of good talent to replace him there.


23 posted on 12/04/2010 11:04:51 AM PST by JacksonCalhoun (CT Yankee in NC Exile)
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To: Raider Sam

How many times does someone have to post this reply:
SC has open primaries. Linseed was nominated in the primary and elected BY CROSSOVER DEMOCRATS. Unless the primary system is changed in SC, Graham will be re-elected in 2014 by those who want him in office: Democrats and RINOs.


24 posted on 12/04/2010 11:05:12 AM PST by Resettozero
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"Some of us thought, maybe we could pick up two or three more, but we made some pretty poor choices when it came to candidates."

Yes, you did. I hope you learned a lesson for next time, and instead of bad mouthing and pouting, you support the chosen candidates.

25 posted on 12/04/2010 11:07:14 AM PST by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Lindsey. You’re next.


26 posted on 12/04/2010 11:07:58 AM PST by McGruff
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He has a point. IIRC, John McCain was a GOP candidate in 2010. ;)


27 posted on 12/04/2010 11:09:07 AM PST by IMissPresidentReagan ("Sorry I'm late. I had to stop by the wax museum to give the finger to FDR!" C.Hill (Palin '12))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Proving once again that more than one term and you become part of the ruling class elites.


28 posted on 12/04/2010 11:10:47 AM PST by ully2 (ully)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hmmm Lindsey, that all sounds so queer.


29 posted on 12/04/2010 11:11:20 AM PST by Gator113 (Sarah Palin can win, and she will win.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

"...and the best part is, when we screw the country, we'll just blame
conservatives, like we always do!"

30 posted on 12/04/2010 11:12:10 AM PST by Hunton Peck (Life, Liberty, Property, and the means to protect them, are what it's about.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This worthless POS calls himself a "Republican", he certainly ISN'T a conservative.

His comments came straight out of the same teleprompTer grab bag where the kenyan gets his GOP digs.

Our committment - as voters - was to "hold their feet to the fire"...well that didn't just mean "new" Senators and Congressmen, that meant ALL of them..."ALL of them" meaning Republicans AND democrats.

If you are an out of work American right now, then you DO have a job - your job is to be on the phone every single day to your congresscritters demanding that something be done about the job sitation and the obama tryanny.

Give yourself a break - use the mornings to send out Resume's...dozens of them. If you can't find a job ad, then find a website with a company you think you'd like to work for, or are qualified to work for, and send them a Resume' ANYWAY.

The more hooks you have in the water, the more likely you are to get a bite.

Then in afternoons dedicate yourself and your time to focusing on the @$$holes who KILLED ALL THE JOBS in the first place, the democrat controlled Congress.

It's past time to be nice, your family is having to DO WITHOUT so a kenyan can play king of the country.

Even if your unemployment has NOT run out yet...we now know that IT WILL.

The "producers" in this country WILL win the day, because the moocher class has no money without us, and our taxes.


MELTDOWN


31 posted on 12/04/2010 11:12:26 AM PST by FrankR (Don't let the bastards wear you down!)
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To: Raider Sam
I dont know, SC had a primary opponent to vote for in 08 and still choose Lindsey.

As much as I hate it, I'll betcha he is reelected. I'll be surprised if ole Ben Nelson (Nebr) doesn't get re elected after his sell out to ObamaCare. I know DeMint is on Bens case. Pls make him gone.

32 posted on 12/04/2010 11:12:59 AM PST by Digger (If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election)
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To: McGruff

Wouldn’t it be great to see a Marco Rubio-like candidate challenge Grahamnesty next time? Show folks in SC what a real conservative looks like...


33 posted on 12/04/2010 11:13:33 AM PST by bigbob (.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Graham must be referring to the GOP Elite’s choice of Charlie Crist to run for the Florida Senator slot.

RINO’s are worse than Leftists.


34 posted on 12/04/2010 11:16:28 AM PST by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: Resettozero

So why dont the dems primary DeMint?


35 posted on 12/04/2010 11:21:31 AM PST by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Digger

Nelson’s approvals are in the toilet and he knows it.


36 posted on 12/04/2010 11:22:19 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

GO AWAY YOU BLATHERING DUNDERHEAD!
Well, one could say some brilliant choices were made and a few flops like re choosing Graham in 2008 and McCain and probably Murkowski this year.
But overall we are heading in the right direction
You only have four more years Grahamnesty...do you hear the hoof beats of the conservatives behind you...


37 posted on 12/04/2010 11:22:31 AM PST by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Digger

I agree. In the House, you can go after people, but the Senate is so much more difficult. Just look at what Reid, Murray, and Boxer did in a wave year against them. I think this year proved that there are still people who would prefer to keep the status quo than change it.


38 posted on 12/04/2010 11:23:43 AM PST by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said that Republicans "made some pretty poor choices" in choosing their Senate candidates this fall.

Primaries mean something, Senator Graham.

Those "poor choices" as you put it became a reality this November due to your pet RINO candidates thumbing their noses at a highly ticked-off Conservative base.

39 posted on 12/04/2010 11:26:11 AM PST by PallMal
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I can’t say about that. But, I can say that the voters of south Carolina sure as hell made a bad choice when they elected Graham.


40 posted on 12/04/2010 11:26:18 AM PST by sport
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Don’t fret none Graham you’ll be pickin up your crumbs when it’s your time


41 posted on 12/04/2010 11:29:39 AM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: Hunton Peck

Perfect caption.


42 posted on 12/04/2010 11:35:36 AM PST by random_user_827 ((d) buy a new computer, this one's toast)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Lindsay Graham ... stick to the job you were elected for. Represent your own state and do not tell me who I should elect in mine! Darn RINOs


43 posted on 12/04/2010 11:42:59 AM PST by Bobby_Taxpayer (Don't tread on us...or you'll pay the price in the next election.)
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To: Inkie

DITTO. THE FOOL.


44 posted on 12/04/2010 11:55:58 AM PST by annieokie
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’ve been saying that for years. LG was one of the poor choices.


45 posted on 12/04/2010 11:59:10 AM PST by wizwor (http://danvilledelivery.wordpress.com/)
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To: DWC

That reply “Wise words!” was to reply #3, which is a basic STFU to Sen Graham.


46 posted on 12/04/2010 12:01:46 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Whether corruption is in politics, science, education, research, etc., always follow the money.)
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To: lexington minuteman 1775
Mizz Lyndsey's pissed that his buddy, sourpuss Mike got rejected...


47 posted on 12/04/2010 12:11:38 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Resettozero

I did not know that. What a concept, nominate your enemy ?


48 posted on 12/04/2010 12:45:05 PM PST by onona (dbada)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

As a percentage of seats up for grabs (33 vs 435), the pick up in the senate was more dramatic than the house.


49 posted on 12/04/2010 12:51:55 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Thanks. To bad he doesn’t listen.


50 posted on 12/04/2010 1:18:53 PM PST by DWC (historian)
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