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Graham, DeMint face off over foreign aid (RINO Grahamnesty defends $53+ Billion in foreign welfare)
McClatchy ^ | 2011-11-18 | James Rosen

Posted on 11/21/2011 4:22:21 PM PST by rabscuttle385

WASHINGTON -- If U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham wants to know why his foreign aid bill has stalled in the Senate, he need only look in the direction of the junior senator from South Carolina.

In an extraordinary clash between Republican senators from the same state, U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint forced Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to postpone consideration this week of a $53.3 billion foreign aid bill, backed by Graham. DeMint demanded the bill be debated by itself and not combined with other spending measures.

“I respect and work well with Lindsey, and I share his goal to secure our homeland and advance America’s interests abroad,” said DeMint, a Greenville Republican. “But I will continue to object to out-of-control spending and insist we have a full debate on every spending bill.”

DeMint’s move was a setback for Graham, the senior Republican on the Senate appropriations “foreign ops” subcommittee that funds aid to other countries, U.S. embassies and other State Department operations.

Graham, a Seneca Republican, has criticized GOP presidential candidates and other party leaders for what he describes as a growing isolationism that repudiates the muscular foreign policy of President Ronald Reagan.

“Increasingly, United States assistance, which accounts for about 1 percent of federal spending, is national-security related,” Graham said. “The assistance provided in the bill reflects our national-security priorities.”

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TOPICS: Government; US: South Carolina
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1 posted on 11/21/2011 4:22:25 PM PST by rabscuttle385
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To: upchuck

Go DeMint!!! FULG!!! FUJM!!!


2 posted on 11/21/2011 4:23:10 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385

3 posted on 11/21/2011 4:30:34 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: rabscuttle385

Small wonder that Lindsey “Sailor in EVERY PORT” Graham would object to cutting off his “supply”.


4 posted on 11/21/2011 4:41:45 PM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: rabscuttle385

Imagine how different today would have been if DeMint was the Senate Majority Leader !


5 posted on 11/21/2011 4:47:09 PM PST by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: 506Lake; alrea; Amanda King; americanophile; Babsig; be-baw; Canticle_of_Deborah; catfish1957; ...
Jim DeMint: serving up platefulls of awesomesauce.

  
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6 posted on 11/21/2011 4:54:46 PM PST by upchuck (Rerun: Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: rabscuttle385

DeMint, you d’ man! We’re with you all the way.


7 posted on 11/21/2011 5:22:29 PM PST by veracious
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To: rabscuttle385

Google “Senate Conservatives Fund.” DeMint is the chairman. They raise money to go directly to true conservatives that run for the senate.


8 posted on 11/21/2011 6:22:13 PM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: rabscuttle385

Sen. DeMint is the man! Graham is toast as of 2014...Better be looking for a new Gov’t job Lindsey....


9 posted on 11/21/2011 7:11:04 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: upchuck

Damn, how I wish Jim would throw his hat in the ring.


10 posted on 11/21/2011 8:46:05 PM PST by panaxanax (0bama >>WORST PRESIDENT EVER.)
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