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Graham: Tea Party faces test now to be problem-solvers (Grahamnesty, YOU are the problem!)
The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-12-19 | Bridget Johnson

Posted on 12/19/2010 10:57:26 AM PST by rabscuttle385

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said that the Tea Party needs to commit to being problem-solvers in the new Congress.

On "Face the Nation," Graham was asked about the prospects for bipartisanship come January.

"The House is in revolt," he said of the difficulty of extending the Bush-era tax cuts. "People are pissed off in the House at the estate tax. That's going to carry over a bit."

Graham said that big government and spending is on the "run and retreat," but that the coming months will test the grass-roots movement that helped turn the tide in the midterm election.

"The Tea Party will turn on the Republicans as well as the Democrats, but it's going to be a test of the Tea Party," he said.

"They come up here in large numbers and bring a new energy. I applaud what they did, but they've got to help us solve problems."

Graham said he was hopeful that the debt commission is a starting point, from tax reform to considering changes in Social Security and Medicare.

"We're so far in debt we're never going to get out of it unless we look at each other around this table and say it is time to sacrifice," he said.


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The Tea Party is the solution to the RINO-Dem problem.

Flush the Vichy RINOs and the Marxist Dems!

FULG! FUJM! FUBO!

1 posted on 12/19/2010 10:57:30 AM PST by rabscuttle385
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2 posted on 12/19/2010 11:00:33 AM PST by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385

The Tea Party points out the problems that the people have with Washingto. We elect our politicians to figure out how to fix those problems. If they can’t figure it out, we run them out of office and put in someone that can figure it out. If the Tea Party has to figure it out for them, then we need to replace existing politicans with the Tea Party.


3 posted on 12/19/2010 11:00:57 AM PST by RC2
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To: rabscuttle385

It’s (past) time for RINOs and Federal Bureaucrats to “sacrifice”.P>Linda, help us out by resigning.


4 posted on 12/19/2010 11:02:06 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: rabscuttle385
"We're so far in debt we're never going to get out of it unless we look at each other around this table and say it is time to sacrifice," he said.

Of course, it's obvious he means it's time for YOU to sacrifice.

And it doesn't take a genius to remember that it was the people around that table that incurred the debt in the first place.

Some things are so obvious, and yet shouldn't go without saying...

5 posted on 12/19/2010 11:04:10 AM PST by EternalVigilance (Oh yeah, Harry Reid? You and whose army?)
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To: rabscuttle385

Note the presence of two drains in the floor on the right side of the photo to keep the BRAVO SIERRA from reaching a dangerous level. As the lovefest progressed, crews had to clear them 4 times.


6 posted on 12/19/2010 11:04:31 AM PST by Dick Bachert
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To: rabscuttle385

Graham is an idiot. Look for him to be dumped into the harbor along with the tea.


7 posted on 12/19/2010 11:05:11 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Nuke the corrupt commie bastards to HELL!!)
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To: rabscuttle385

I’m all in favor of eliminating problems. Bye bye, Graham.


8 posted on 12/19/2010 11:15:38 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: rabscuttle385

When Lindsey Graham happens to be the go to guy for the liberal media, you know he can’t be trusted.

His purpose for the liberal media is to disparage conservatives and weaken the movement.

In many ways, he is much more nefarious than McCain, because he actually believes in throwing us under the bus.

I think McCain sold us out because he wanted to be president and had to meet in the middle for political expediency.

Whatever the truth is, when you got Miss Lindsey and Juan as the self-appointed spokesmen for conservatives, they are going to screw us at some point.


9 posted on 12/19/2010 11:16:12 AM PST by radpolis (Liberals: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy)
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To: rabscuttle385; alarm rider; Alex1977; at bay; Babsig; BILL_C; bnelson44; Clintonfatigued; ...
Graham: I applaud what they [Tea Party] did, but they've got to help us solve problems.

Gee Pansdey, I wonder if you'll still be applauding in 2014 when the Tea Party tosses your queer ass out on the sidewalk?

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10 posted on 12/19/2010 11:21:05 AM PST by upchuck (When excerpting please use the entire 300 words we are allowed. No more one or two sentence posts!)
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To: rabscuttle385

That photo says it all.


11 posted on 12/19/2010 11:22:32 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: upchuck

You’re welcome.


12 posted on 12/19/2010 11:24:53 AM PST by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385

Graham - YOU and your cronies are the problem.

May the Tea Party continue to grow in power and influence...as fast as possible—it’s our ony chance at survival.


13 posted on 12/19/2010 11:32:30 AM PST by eleni121 (Prepare the table, watch in the watchtower, eat, drink: arise ye princes, and prepare the shield)
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To: rabscuttle385

The people in the various states are uniquely better qualified to solve problems then these isolated, fantasy obsessed buffoons in Washington D.C.

America’s #1 problem is the pride of people like Graham which prevents them from admitting the failure of the federal problem solving model.


14 posted on 12/19/2010 11:42:40 AM PST by DManA
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To: rabscuttle385

graham reminds me of the person who is beating someone up with a bat in hand and all the time yelling “HELP, HELP”... slimy lizard that he is


15 posted on 12/19/2010 11:44:51 AM PST by bareford101 (For me, there is no difference in a tolerant, open mind and a cess pool. Both are open to filth.)
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To: rabscuttle385

graham reminds me of the person who is beating someone up with a bat in hand and all the time yelling “HELP, HELP”... slimy lizard that he is


16 posted on 12/19/2010 11:45:03 AM PST by bareford101 (For me, there is no difference in a tolerant, open mind and a cess pool. Both are open to filth.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Now if we could only get rid of you Lindsay.


17 posted on 12/19/2010 11:45:43 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Sigh.
That’s all. Just a huge sigh.


18 posted on 12/19/2010 11:53:26 AM PST by MyIndianNameIsSwimsWithSharks (There are no friends in politics.We are all sharks;circling,waiting for blood in the water.)
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To: rabscuttle385
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said that the Tea Party needs to commit to being problem-solvers in the new Congress.

The Tea Party doesn't have to do a GD thing on your demand you worthless spineless self promoting anti-American finger pointing arrogant reactionary worse than a RINO POS!

19 posted on 12/19/2010 11:54:15 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: rabscuttle385
"They come up here in large numbers and bring a new energy. I applaud what they did, but they've got to help us solve problems."

Clue for Graham: Government IS the problem -DUH...

20 posted on 12/19/2010 12:01:22 PM PST by DBeers (†)
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To: RC2

I hope the Tea Parties here in South Carolina will step up and start making some noise on Graham ... he is no longer credible ... time for an all out political war on him.


21 posted on 12/19/2010 12:15:21 PM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (You are just jealous because the voices aren't talking to YOU!)
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To: rabscuttle385

List of corrupt politicians in Washington whom I have no use for:

1. Obama
2. Reid
3. Pelosi
4. Graham
5. McCain

Enough said for now.


22 posted on 12/19/2010 12:31:55 PM PST by CdMGuy
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To: rabscuttle385
"We're so far in debt we're never going to get out of it unless we look at each other around this table and say it is time to sacrifice," he said.

Lindsey, you miserable, ignorant, self-serving, pathetic little weasel. When will you bastards get it: WE didn't create this problem - you did.

Stop getting indignant with us because we don't want to pay the bills you SOB's have run up.

GAAAAAAAAAAACK! These cretins make me mad!

23 posted on 12/19/2010 12:43:27 PM PST by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: rabscuttle385
Meanwhile, at the Cotillion

as God is my witness, I'll never vote conservative again!!

24 posted on 12/19/2010 12:44:55 PM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: Vaquero

LMAO!


25 posted on 12/19/2010 12:49:33 PM PST by DBeers (†)
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To: rabscuttle385
"...but they've got to help us solve problems."

There's the door. Use it.

Problem solved.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

26 posted on 12/19/2010 1:06:06 PM PST by The Comedian (Government: Saving people from freedom since time immemorial.)
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To: rabscuttle385
I don't know who this guy is, but when government people start saying words like "sacrifice," they invariably mean you and me sacrificing what's left in our checkbook instead of government balancing theirs.

The Libs and RINO's will always make it sound impossible to fix the debt problem. It was created in large part simply enough: the STUPID STIMULUS which should have been a tax cut.

You start by CUTTING TAXES. Then you CUT GOVERNMENT SPENDING big time. Do what Reagan did. He had Carter to deal with we have Obama. What Reagan said in 1980 is as appropriate now as ever:

Mr Reagan: "Well. most people, when they think about cutting Government spending, they think in terms of eliminating necessary programs or wiping out something, some service that Government is supposed to perform. I believe that there is enough extravagance and fat in government. As a matter of fact, one of the secretaries of HEW under Mr. Carter testified that he thought there was $7 billion worth of fraud and waste in welfare and in the medical programs associated with it. We've had the Central Accounting. Office estimate that there is probably tens of billions of dollars that is lost in fraud alone, and they have added that waste adds even more to that. We have a program for a gradual reduction of Government spending based on these theories, and I have a task force now that has been working on where those cuts could be made. I'm confident that it can be done and that it will reduce inflation because I did it in California. And inflation went down below the national average in California when we returned the money to the people and reduced Government spending."

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:I1sTuqwAYtcJ:www.pbs.org/newshour/debatingourdestiny/80debates/cart1.html+text+reagan+carter+debate+how+is+it+inflationary+when+you+let+the+people+spend+their+money&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-a

27 posted on 12/19/2010 1:29:01 PM PST by Jim 0216
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To: RC2

Exactly!


28 posted on 12/19/2010 1:33:04 PM PST by Jim 0216
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To: rabscuttle385

Gramnesty - your head’s already up the Obamaloon’s Obama, so why hot crawl the rest of the way in and stay there?


29 posted on 12/19/2010 1:49:05 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: rabscuttle385

Yes, Tea Partiers have a problem.

They’re not going to go along with hard work we do of raising taxes and taking freedom.

Maybe they should just stay home.

/sarc


30 posted on 12/19/2010 1:54:39 PM PST by Tzimisce (It's just another day in Obamaland.)
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To: rabscuttle385
"They come up here in large numbers and bring a new energy. I applaud what they did, but they've got to help us solve problems."

Translation: They've got to compromise with the Democrats, like the rest of us.

31 posted on 12/19/2010 1:56:44 PM PST by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: rabscuttle385

B U M P


32 posted on 12/19/2010 2:30:23 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker
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To: rabscuttle385

Most of the problems are easy to solve: reduce government spending by reducing the size of the government.

Why on Earth is 66 still the age for Social Security retirement? Even the recent commission would only adjust that age slightly. Make it 70 or older for anyone who is 55 or younger.

Why on Earth is 65 the age for Medicare? Make it 70 or older for anyone who is 64 or younger.

Get rid of Head Start and most other federal spending for education.

Defund Planned Parenthood, Obamacare, all public broadcasting, the United Nations, and a ton of other crap.

End all special exemptions for Congress and its staffers.

End all welfare expenditures for illegal immigrants (food stamps, emergency room services, and whatever else)

And those are just a few of the appetizers.

Damn! I hate the federal government.


33 posted on 12/19/2010 2:48:26 PM PST by olrtex
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To: rabscuttle385

We aren’t done cleaning house yet, Lindsey. We can start solving problems once you are primaried back to wherever it is you came frim.


34 posted on 12/19/2010 3:00:24 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("I'd rather lose fighting for the right cause than win fighting for the wrong cause." - Jim DeMint)
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To: rabscuttle385

I CAN’T stand this POOFER.

What is your problem South Carolina?


35 posted on 12/19/2010 3:25:23 PM PST by mowowie
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To: rabscuttle385
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said that the Tea Party needs to commit to being problem-solvers in the new Congress.

I agree. That's why we're running people like you, Lindsey!

36 posted on 12/19/2010 3:31:49 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Please draw Graham a picture of conservative solutions...


37 posted on 12/19/2010 3:50:07 PM PST by Son House (The TEA Party is Going to Be Like a GI Party...Clean House!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Easy. Cut funding 50% for all Federal BS. Then 50% a year thereafter.


38 posted on 12/19/2010 4:02:41 PM PST by screaminsunshine (Americanism vs Communism)
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To: Jim 0216
When I worked for the VA at one time we decided to take some unused bedrooms and turn them into offices. Now understand, VA office furniture was sturdy, basic, and seviceable but nothing to look at. We aren't talking mahogany here, we're talking gray Steelcase. Cost of furnishing one office was 50,000 dollars. That was fifteen years ago too. If you don't believe gubbermint waste is a substantial amount, multiply that tidbit by the thousands.
39 posted on 12/19/2010 4:09:27 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: rabscuttle385

No not really. Your are part of the problem and you need to go Graham.


40 posted on 12/19/2010 5:03:51 PM PST by ColdOne (:*))) MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU!!!!!)
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To: CdMGuy
That's it? That's all you can think of?

Come on man, there HAS to be at least another 400 up there that needs to get the hell out!

Hell, our founding fathers would have started shooting by now.

41 posted on 12/19/2010 7:08:59 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: rabscuttle385

South Carolina took care of the Dems and RINO’s like Rep. Inglis in 2010 we will take care of YOU Graham in 2014...COUNT ON IT!!


42 posted on 12/19/2010 7:24:18 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: rabscuttle385
"They come up here in large numbers and bring a new energy, but they've got to help us solve problems."

Roger that.

When are you up for re-election?

43 posted on 12/19/2010 7:25:36 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: rabscuttle385

GrahamIdiot, nuff said.


44 posted on 12/20/2010 8:02:26 AM PST by cranked
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