Skip to comments.Graham: Vote yes but fight on debt ceiling
Posted on 01/01/2013 11:56:28 AM PST by Uncle Chip
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) urged House Republicans to accept a fiscal cliff deal passed by the Senate early Tuesday morning and to prepare to extract concessions from Democrats in exchange for raising the debt ceiling.
If the House fails to pass the deal, Graham told Fox News, Were going to get blamed and about two weeks into this, well fold like a cheap suit. Instead, he urged Republicans, Work with me and others never to raise the debt ceiling again unless we address why were in so much debt. Graham made a similar comment to the National Review, saying, Its not all I would have liked, but its called American democracy, so on to the debt ceiling.
And on Twitter, he wrote, The debt ceiling fight is where we can make major spending changes and prevent the country from becoming Greece.
Graham is up for reelection in 2014, and he could face a tough primary challenge from the right. Hes clearly seeking to make the case to conservatives that Tuesday mornings vote doesnt mean caving on spending.
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Shut up, Lindsey. If my R Congresscritter votes for this turd of a deal I’ll spend the next two years campaigning for his opponent, regardless of party.
ugh! what a stupid reason to vote for it... just don’t fold like a cheap suit... EVER!
Some people are consider enough to write their own epitaphs.
Give the dems what they want and we will win later?????
G00ber Graham, the only debt ceiling concessions the republicaves are going to extract will be from themselves.
You useless loser.
Any expletive towards this troll should include his full legal name: Senatwat Goober Lindsack Grahmnesty shut the f*%k up.
that sounds just like “vote for xxxxx (R) first, and then hold his feet to the fire later”.
Time to primary this idiot Grahamasty.
the news media is playing chess and this idiot words fail me
HT Mark and Rush of course...with some original material of my own.
Doesn’t matter even if R’s stand up on the debt ceiling.
The tipping point was passed years ago and no one has the courage to inflict the pain necessary to avoid a fiscal collapse. It’s all about stalling now.
Young people hardest hit, for reals.
NO. Take another shove up the ass from Reid.
Lil Lindsy is a politicomasochist. He enjoys being abused by democrats.
So let’s recap:
In exchange for increased taxes and spending the Republicans get to sit and listen to Mr Obama call them naves.
I think that’s just about as good a deal as they can expect. I’d take it.
Hey GOP House ,Vote NO on this debacle of a bill.
There is no stupid media “fiscal cliff” to avoid.
Grahamnesty is a total idiot and needs to be primaried
How about vote ‘no’ and start over? Waiting for the debt ceiling debate takes too long and is a waste of time. The moment is now. (Pssssst - that’s why they call it a cliff.)
Republicans CAVEX13 Idiots!
Yup, STFU Lindsay! The Senate bill massively increases gov’t spending and fiscal deficits.
What is the news media’s stupid “fiscal cliff”?
What is so different now from previous yea4r, that the country will go over a cliff ?
the news media came up with this “fiscal cliff” bs and people think the Earth with be hit by a meteor of something if the Republicans don’t surrender to some stupid bills. ridiculous. no one questions the media and just accept the false reality the media create.
the House TEA Party caucus should attach just one amendment to the senate bill—tax cuts for everybody!
It will die when it goes back to the senate but at least everyone will know WHO raised everyones taxes.
Primaried next year. Assuming we can find a conservative candidate that will seriously challenge Linda. She's got a substantial war chest. No, not that kind of chest :)
Uber RINO Lindsey Ping
"Republican by day, Democrat by night."
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Just FReepmail me.
h/t to martin_fierro for the graphic
Monday around 3 pm it was fascinating to see McCain and Graham pulling a Bad Cop/Good Cop routine over the Senate vote and Obama’s 2 pm press event.
Regarding our young people being hardest hit, in 1983 during the Reagan administration there was a bipartisan effort to save Social Security. It was agreed that a wage cap of 90% was a suitable figure to use. Since then the wage cap has drifted down to hovering around 85%. If it had been kept at 90%, and if it is moved back there quickly, then SS would have a lot more fully funded years to help our younger population when the time comes.
It’s time to thwart Obama’s “leadership.” Vote NO and then hold tough on the debt ceiling.
Give in now so we don't get blamed for shutting down the government. We have to raise the debt ceiling or we will get blamed.
Ass hats should just fight to the death every time. At least then they would be respected. Nothing but political whores!
Yeah, Miss Lindsey and the rest of them didn't have the stones to fight this insanity off in the Senate so now, after punting the mess back to the House, he wants the House to do something manly. Wow.
Nah, vote no, and primary Grahamnesty anyway.
I guess Graham failed to mention the Senate bill had an additional
330 Billion in additional spending. And he voted for that?
Primary his a$$ out.
It is better to hold ones lip and say noting when all that I could say is beyond Negative!
Exactly. Thanks for link.
The Goober has a mental disorder.
I want to vote too. I vote we make any remaining GOP supporters identify themselves on forums so we can just ignore anything they have to say preemptively.
If they insist on empowering a party hellbent on wrecking the last vestiges of my country, I want to know who I’m dealing with upfront.
This should have never got this far. All this needed was for Boneher to say “the house passed legislation already and sent it to the senate. The Senate didn’t even consider it. That’s it, we’re done. We’re not voting on anything else. We already agreed dems and repubs to the sequestration. That’s it. We’re done with this topic. Have a nice day.” And then recess the house until about February.
The GOP gave in a year ago, which is why we are where we are now.
These people are not just hacks, but mentally I’ll hacks.
Goober talks about cutting spending a day after he voted for a bill that
contains 330 billion more in spending. The lady is very sick.
No, they are DEMOCRATS, and I wonder just how much reality people can ignore before the embarrassment of it becomes too much to bear.
Two Words: Limp Dick!
He doesn’t want the Libs exposing the rampant homosexuality in the Republican party. So he give in to protect those not yet ‘proud’ enough to admit it..
Open letter to South Carolina Republicans:
Please run someone against this little ba$$turd and send him out of the Senate. Please. Thank you.
Don’t worry. He will not come “home”. He will become a sleazy DC lobbyist.
What more could you expect from the “princess?”
And you know... I could argue that position if I was Boehner all day long. Would do a press conference every day and not budge on that position. Let msnbc, cnn, cbs, nbc, and abc say whatever they want. Its two years until there is another election. I’d do a presser every single day until the senate voted on the house bill. If it took 9 months. We had the high ground. We had the defensible position. I think we still have it, but not like we did.
Hey Lindsay, how about vote no on this fiscal crap deal and then hold the debt ceiling over the Muzzy’s head for spending cuts on top of it.
Go on MSNBC with those lunies and stay on task. Say.. what, now you want to keep those bush tax cuts? You wanted to get rid of those tax cuts because they only benefited the rich for the past 4 years. Now you want to keep them? Gee Rachel.. .maybe you ought to call president bush and apologize. I would have so much fun on that television show. And this clown has the opportunity to do it! He could actually call them and get prime time on msnbc, cnn etc. And he won’t make the point. That’s why we should fire him.
To believe your post, one would have to believe Bonehead believes in
conservative values. Bonehead is a big Goverment hack, which is why
you never see him out defending conservative values.
He is a tool of the K-Street Money Changers. Nothing more.
People like Graham are our real enemies
Every time that the GOP gets its butt kicked by the libs, they surrender and say, “We’ve got to pick and chose our battles”. Ummmm. When will that be?
“This should have never got this far.”
Your whole statement is true, But I will raise you one more, This should have been settled a long time ago and if there were Adult Representatives instead of corrupt, self interested, politicians in Washington.
Worst case it should have been settled with the last debit ceiling raise discussion, and NO the ceiling should NOT have been raised. This is treasonous in that it is enslaving the citizens, dumb citizens yes, but never the less the good ones also!
The whole premise that someone who makes any defined amount in the previous 12 months is “rich” or “poor” is just stupid. The whole basis for the discussion is something offered by the mentally challenged in Washington to an equally stupid public. Wealth is not what you make, it is what you have. And what you have is not the business of the federal government.
The entire tax system in the US needs to be scrubbed and replaced with a small national sales tax. The law should say that the sales tax cannot be changed for 50 years and if a new Congress does change the rate it starts backthe original rate.
Changing subjects, we need a campaign finance law that says only registered voters may give money or anything else of value to a candidate for Congress but only if the person is registered to vote for that ONE candidate that would represent them if elected. IE: If you cannot vote for someone you cannot donate money to them.