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Graham: Vote yes but fight on debt ceiling
Washington Post ^ | January 1, 2013 | Rachel Weiner

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, “We’re going to get blamed and about two weeks into this, we’ll 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 we’re in so much debt.” Graham made a similar comment to the National Review, saying, “It’s not all I would have liked, but it’s 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. He’s clearly seeking to make the case to conservatives that Tuesday morning’s vote doesn’t mean caving on spending.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: lindsaygraham; lindseydoilsalesman; lindseygraham; southcarolina
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The surrender monkey who folded like a cheap suit dares to lecture others. Would you people in SC please get rid of this guy.
1 posted on 01/01/2013 11:56:36 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

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.


2 posted on 01/01/2013 12:01:02 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Uncle Chip

ugh! what a stupid reason to vote for it... just don’t fold like a cheap suit... EVER!


3 posted on 01/01/2013 12:02:42 PM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: Uncle Chip
“We’re going to get blamed and about two weeks into this, we’ll fold like a cheap suit.” - Lindsey Graham

Some people are consider enough to write their own epitaphs.

4 posted on 01/01/2013 12:03:42 PM PST by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: Uncle Chip
BWHAHAHAHA!

Give the dems what they want and we will win later?????


5 posted on 01/01/2013 12:04:41 PM PST by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: Uncle Chip

FU GOPe.


6 posted on 01/01/2013 12:04:59 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: Uncle Chip

G00ber Graham, the only debt ceiling concessions the republicaves are going to extract will be from themselves.

You useless loser.


7 posted on 01/01/2013 12:05:44 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

Any expletive towards this troll should include his full legal name: Senatwat Goober Lindsack Grahmnesty shut the f*%k up.


8 posted on 01/01/2013 12:07:01 PM PST by Phinneous
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To: All

that sounds just like “vote for xxxxx (R) first, and then hold his feet to the fire later”.


9 posted on 01/01/2013 12:07:45 PM PST by VAFreedom (maybe i should take a nap before work)
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To: Uncle Chip

Time to primary this idiot Grahamasty.

the news media is playing chess and this idiot words fail me


10 posted on 01/01/2013 12:07:49 PM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: Phinneous

HT Mark and Rush of course...with some original material of my own.


11 posted on 01/01/2013 12:08:04 PM PST by Phinneous
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To: Uncle Chip

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.


12 posted on 01/01/2013 12:08:14 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn....)
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To: Uncle Chip

NO. Take another shove up the ass from Reid.


13 posted on 01/01/2013 12:09:26 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Uncle Chip

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.


14 posted on 01/01/2013 12:09:37 PM PST by DManA
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To: Uncle Chip
Bottom line, Graham and most of his Senate Republican colleague's voted for major tax increases and more spending. Regardless of what happens, the media will blame anything bad on Republicans. Now, the Republican Party will own the certain economic decline, unless by some fluke, enough Republican House members see the light and remember who they are.
15 posted on 01/01/2013 12:11:08 PM PST by Rational Thought
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To: Uncle Chip

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


16 posted on 01/01/2013 12:12:09 PM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: Uncle Chip

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.)


17 posted on 01/01/2013 12:12:40 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Republicans CAVEX13… Idiots!


18 posted on 01/01/2013 12:13:51 PM PST by Hunterb
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To: Lurker

Yup, STFU Lindsay! The Senate bill massively increases gov’t spending and fiscal deficits.

http://confoundedinterest.wordpress.com/2013/01/01/fiscal-abyss-bill-passes-senate-barely-touches-the-trillion-dollar-deficit/


19 posted on 01/01/2013 12:14:52 PM PST by whitedog57
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To: Libloather

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.


20 posted on 01/01/2013 12:16:14 PM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: Uncle Chip
"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies. … Increasing America's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that 'the buck stops here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better." --From Sen. Obama's Floor Speech, March 20, 2006
21 posted on 01/01/2013 12:17:17 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Uncle Chip
We are working on it...

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.

22 posted on 01/01/2013 12:20:33 PM PST by Happy Rain ("Outlawing guns because of Adam Lanza would be like outlawing free speech because of Bill Maher.")
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To: Uncle Chip; alarm rider; Alex1977; at bay; Babsig; BILL_C; bnelson44; ColdOne; DesScorp; G.Love; ...
Would you people in SC please get rid of this guy.

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."


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

h/t to martin_fierro for the graphic

Frigging faggot!

23 posted on 01/01/2013 12:21:01 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: SaxxonWoods; All

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.


24 posted on 01/01/2013 12:21:17 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: Uncle Chip

It’s time to thwart Obama’s “leadership.” Vote NO and then hold tough on the debt ceiling.


25 posted on 01/01/2013 12:22:27 PM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: Uncle Chip
I honest to God thought this was satire. Give in now and we will fight when the debt ceiling comes up. We don't want to be blamed for the fiscal cliff.

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!

26 posted on 01/01/2013 12:22:55 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Uncle Chip
The surrender monkey who folded like a cheap suit dares to lecture others.

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.

27 posted on 01/01/2013 12:23:16 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Uncle Chip
Graham: Vote yes but fight on debt ceiling

Nah, vote no, and primary Grahamnesty anyway.

28 posted on 01/01/2013 12:28:07 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Uncle Chip

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.


29 posted on 01/01/2013 12:29:41 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Uncle Chip

It is better to hold ones lip and say noting when all that I could say is beyond Negative!


30 posted on 01/01/2013 12:31:45 PM PST by jafojeffsurf (Return to the Constitution)
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To: whitedog57

Exactly. Thanks for link.
The Goober has a mental disorder.


31 posted on 01/01/2013 12:32:15 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Uncle Chip

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.


32 posted on 01/01/2013 12:34:15 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: jafojeffsurf

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.


33 posted on 01/01/2013 12:35:28 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: Jim from C-Town

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.


34 posted on 01/01/2013 12:36:36 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: tennmountainman

No, they are DEMOCRATS, and I wonder just how much reality people can ignore before the embarrassment of it becomes too much to bear.


35 posted on 01/01/2013 12:38:00 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Uncle Chip

Two Words: Limp Dick!


36 posted on 01/01/2013 12:39:46 PM PST by vette6387
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To: vette6387

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..


37 posted on 01/01/2013 12:42:41 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Lurker

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.

Shalom


38 posted on 01/01/2013 12:44:20 PM PST by shalom aleichem
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To: Uncle Chip

What more could you expect from the “princess?”


39 posted on 01/01/2013 12:47:02 PM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: kjam22

Exactly —


40 posted on 01/01/2013 12:48:49 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

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.


41 posted on 01/01/2013 12:55:43 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: Uncle Chip

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.


42 posted on 01/01/2013 12:56:00 PM 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: Uncle Chip

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.


43 posted on 01/01/2013 12:58:50 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: kjam22

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.


44 posted on 01/01/2013 1:02:18 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
Thanks Uncle Chip.

Repeal Obamacare!!!


45 posted on 01/01/2013 1:06:41 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: kjam22

People like Graham are our real enemies


46 posted on 01/01/2013 1:07:21 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: tennmountainman

yep.


47 posted on 01/01/2013 1:14:08 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: Uncle Chip

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?


48 posted on 01/01/2013 1:20:40 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where can I pick up a 2013 Mayan calendar?)
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To: kjam22

“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!


49 posted on 01/01/2013 1:23:26 PM PST by jafojeffsurf (Return to the Constitution)
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To: Uncle Chip

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.


50 posted on 01/01/2013 1:24:21 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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