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Shut Up, He Explained
National Review ^ | 6/20/2011 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 06/20/2011 10:39:45 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross

Daniel, re Lindsey Graham’s suggestion that everyone should just “shut up” about the Libyan Non-War, you’ll recall that the last time the Senator attracted any attention in these parts he was also telling everyone to shut up – this time about Islam. Maybe it would be easier if he just issued the rest of us with an approved list of conversational topics.

Alternatively, here’s a suggestion for Senator Graham: Why don’t you shut up? Not permanently, but just long enough to:

a) reflect whether this apparently reflexive response of yours is really appropriate for a citizen-legislator in a self-governing republic;

b) articulate a rationale for the Libyan mission that would be so persuasive it would save you the trouble of making a fool of yourself by insisting that those who have the temerity to disagree with you are beyond the bounds of public discourse;

and c) spend ten minutes in a darkened room with a nice cup of herbal tea and ponder, re your assertion that those who won’t “shut up” are “empowering Qaddafi”, whether that line has any credibility coming from a member of the Congressional jet set who only two years ago was “empowering Qaddafi” by taking tea in the pock-marked transvestite’s tent as part of some greasy little Senatorial outreach mission.

It was striking that, at Monday’s debate, even the more hawkish candidates were unable to articulate a rationale for the present Afghan mission. It’s hard to win a war when you don’t have war aims, and, as I wrote in National Review a couple of weeks back, America has gotten into the habit of unwon wars – in part because a buffoon like Graham and his dictatorial air miles are what passes for geostrategic “expertise” in Washington.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: graham; ladylindsey; lindsey; shutup; steyn
Steyn eviscerates lady lindsey.


1 posted on 06/20/2011 10:39:52 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross
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To: Servant of the Cross

Do the people of South Carolina have no decent alternatives to Lady Graham?........................


2 posted on 06/20/2011 10:47:25 AM PDT by Red Badger (Nothing is a 'right' if someone has to give it to you................)
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To: Servant of the Cross

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYVWT_kDTsU

In 2009, McCain Lieberman and Grahamnest visited Qadaffi in Libya, on a US taxpayer Senate visit to discuss “ties of mutual respect and friendship” yada yada yada

“nonlethal military assistance to the GOVERNMENT OF LUBYA “ yada yada yada

a week before the Lockerbie bomber released

So who now should SHUT UP

Watch Graham, he walks 3 steps behind McCain like a proper man toy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYVWT_kDTsU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNfztA1i0ts&feature=related

Qadaffi Gordon Brown and Obama at dinner together
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Acb_qgPFnD8&feature=related


3 posted on 06/20/2011 10:55:54 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: Servant of the Cross

I could read Mark Steyn all day long.

He goes right to the heart.

Sometimes, I think he reads my mind. ;>)

A good patriot, Mark Steyn.


4 posted on 06/20/2011 10:56:48 AM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

That’s gonna leave a mark . . . . I hope.


5 posted on 06/20/2011 11:13:53 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Who GAS what Lindsey says - about anything? Any of the rest of them, either. It’s just like a message from Hollywood.


6 posted on 06/20/2011 11:19:59 AM PDT by arrdon (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.)
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To: Servant of the Cross
“It’s hard to win a war when you don’t have war aims, and, as I wrote in National Review a couple of weeks back, America has gotten into the habit of unwon wars – in part because a buffoon like Graham and his dictatorial air miles are what passes for geostrategic “expertise” in Washington.”

Pulls back chair, stands and applauds.

7 posted on 06/20/2011 11:44:46 AM PDT by PogySailor (The ruling class will not go down easily. And neither will their paid hacks.)
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To: Red Badger

Not til 2014.


8 posted on 06/20/2011 1:15:42 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Red Badger

They don’t want to make Palin’s honey, Maverick McStain, angry.


9 posted on 06/20/2011 2:39:12 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: JLS; upchuck

Mark Steyn eviscerates Lady Linda.


10 posted on 06/20/2011 2:39:57 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; alarm rider; Alex1977; at bay; Babsig; BILL_C; bnelson44; ColdOne; DesScorp; ...
Come read Mark Steyn as he rips Fairy Boy limb from limb.

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


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

h/t to martin_fierro for the graphic

11 posted on 06/20/2011 3:10:45 PM PDT by upchuck (Think you know hardship? Ha! Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: TheOldLady; Rummyfan; Howlin; riley1992; Miss Marple; Dane; sinkspur; steve; kattracks; ...

Mark Steyn ping.

Freepmail me, if you want on or off the Mark Steyn ping list.

Thanks for the ping Slings and Arrows.


12 posted on 06/20/2011 8:48:08 PM PDT by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress)
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To: JLS

De nada.


13 posted on 06/20/2011 8:54:05 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

*ouch* that’s gonna leave a mark


14 posted on 06/20/2011 10:18:01 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Servant of the Cross

He said shut up - he said shut up
Oh God can't you keep it down
Voices carry
15 posted on 06/20/2011 10:37:05 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (From her lips to the voters' ears: Debbie Wasserman Schultz: ‘We own the economy’ June 15, 2011)
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To: Red Badger

Best article title I’ve seen in a long time!


16 posted on 06/21/2011 3:01:19 AM PDT by Cymbaline ("Allahu Akbar": Arabic for "Nothing To See Here" - Mark Steyn)
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To: Servant of the Cross
The amazing irony of it all is that Graham went to Washington swearing on Bibles he was not a career politician but a country lawyer, who was going with the class of 94 to clean things up, then he was coming straight home by golly.

He was going to "self-term-limit," as he himself put it when running for office. No lifer pol he!That was his entire platform for his first election. I was there in SC and I remember.

Lying sack of $#!+ weasel.

17 posted on 06/21/2011 6:31:26 AM PDT by Travis McGee (Castigo Cay is in print and on Kindle.)
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To: Servant of the Cross
It’s hard to win a war when you don’t have war aims

BULLSEYE!

18 posted on 06/21/2011 6:37:26 AM PDT by Gritty (It is natural to indulge in illusions of hope, shutting our eyes against painful truth-Patrick Henry)
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To: Travis McGee
Can you recall him for being a lying sack of sh*t?

After all, South Carolina is famous for calling out liars ....


19 posted on 06/21/2011 7:02:19 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free!)
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To: Servant of the Cross
Lindsey Graham’s suggestion that everyone should just “shut up” about the Libyan Non-War, you’ll recall that the last time the Senator attracted any attention in these parts he was also telling everyone to shut up – this time about Islam.

This is just another manifestation of Anthony Weiner Syndrome. A girly-man trying to prove his manliness.

20 posted on 06/21/2011 7:05:29 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Servant of the Cross

The dolts elect him every six years. What can you do?


21 posted on 06/21/2011 7:11:47 AM PDT by Travis McGee (Castigo Cay is in print and on Kindle.)
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To: Servant of the Cross
whether that line has any credibility coming from a member of the Congressional jet set who only two years ago was “empowering Qaddafi” by taking tea in the pock-marked transvestite’s tent as part of some greasy little Senatorial outreach mission.

Nobody delivers a smack down like Steyn.

22 posted on 06/21/2011 8:24:19 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Lurker
Nobody delivers a smack down like Steyn.

I agree completely. Let me share with you this one I posted Sunday [LibzGetReal]. I couldn't believe there was only one comment to the thread (other than my lame plea for bttt).

23 posted on 06/21/2011 9:04:43 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free!)
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To: JLS

did LibzGetReal get pinged to the Steyn list? It was most awesome (IMHO).


24 posted on 06/21/2011 9:05:50 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free!)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Here is the link to digg this story:

http://digg.com/news/politics/shut_up_he_explained_2

Digg is fairly dominated by liberals, so I like to promote conservative columnists like Mark Steyn.


25 posted on 06/21/2011 10:01:45 AM PDT by Forgiven_Sinner (Seek you first the kingdom of God, and all things will be given to you.)
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To: Red Badger
Democrats, moderates and "establishment" GOP members keep re-electing him. The Democrat Party didn't even field a candidate, a Libertarian jumped into the void and ran as a Democrat against him. Many of us here on FR voted for the faux Democrat.

We have to remove him in the primary and that won't happen as long as the State GOP is filled with party hacks and we have open primaries that allow democrats to cross over and vote for the twerp.

26 posted on 06/21/2011 7:06:00 PM PDT by SC Swamp Fox (Aim small, miss small.)
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