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Email Response From Lindsey Graham
Email | 25 Jan 2013 | Lindsey Graham

Posted on 01/25/2013 12:48:54 PM PST by aomagrat

Thank you for taking the time to contact me. I appreciate the opportunity to hear from you.

In spite of the high volume of mail I receive daily, I look forward to reviewing your correspondence and providing a personal response as soon as possible.

As we continue our work in the 113th Congress, I look forward to supporting our troops in the War on Terror, repairing our economy and creating jobs, strengthening Social Security, lowering the tax burden on American families, and making the federal government more accountable and efficient.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if I may be of further assistance to you or your family, and if you need immediate assistance, please call my office at 202-224-5972. If your correspondence pertains to a scheduling request, please fax your request to (202) 224-3808.

Sincerely,

Lindsey Graham

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TOPICS: Government; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: guncontrol; lindseygraham; nancymace; randsconcerntrolls; southcarolina
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I emailed Senator Graham urging him to oppose any and all gun control legislation.

His response doesn't even mention gun control. I bet no one even read my email.

1 posted on 01/25/2013 12:48:59 PM PST by aomagrat
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To: aomagrat

Don’t feel bad. I’ve gotten form letter responses from emails and straight to voicemail boxes, which all appear to be full, for phone calls.


2 posted on 01/25/2013 12:51:48 PM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: aomagrat

Wow! That looks exactly like the response from him when I wrote an email to him regarding Harriet Miers!

Anyways it’s good to keep sending emails. They may not respond but they do keep tabs on where the public stands on any given issue.

At the very least, it’s a poll.


3 posted on 01/25/2013 12:53:36 PM PST by tsowellfan (cafenetamerica.com)
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To: aomagrat

I hear he’s busy investigating South Carolina public rest areas in the evening. Specifically the one’s with graffiti that say, “meet here at x time.”


4 posted on 01/25/2013 12:58:16 PM PST by TSgt (Infringe upon my 2nd Amendment rights and learn how to speed read at 3000 feet per second...)
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To: aomagrat

Send him a picture of a Male Gay Model. He will see it!


5 posted on 01/25/2013 1:01:01 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: aomagrat

I got a personal reply from Fred Thompson, but that is the only Senator I have had who spent the time trying to remain in touch. Until I was gerrymandered out, the House Reps here have also been good for that. Commie Cohen, on the other hand...


6 posted on 01/25/2013 1:02:00 PM PST by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: tsowellfan
At the very least, it’s a poll.

The only poll Linseed is the one located where TSgt. alluded to.

7 posted on 01/25/2013 1:02:58 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: VRWCarea51
The only poll Linseed is the one located where TSgt. alluded to.

Corrected:The only poll Linseed is interested in, is the one located where TSgt. alluded to.

8 posted on 01/25/2013 1:04:46 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: Ingtar

I used to get letter replys from Jon Kyl regularly. Some of them even addressed the subject matter I wrote him about. Now Jeff Flake has NO e-mail address so I guess that he is going to take the easy way out and just spend his time soliciting contributions toward his next election. They learn fast.


9 posted on 01/25/2013 1:09:41 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: aomagrat

This is obviously how they spend their time in DC, in meetings deciding how to not communicate with the people they represent.


10 posted on 01/25/2013 1:12:23 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: aomagrat

You forgot to include a gladiators DVD.


11 posted on 01/25/2013 1:12:42 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: aomagrat

don’t feel bad. i’ve faxed him at least a dozen times and his number (224-3808, yes i checked it multiple times) never answers. can anyone here fax him? if so i’d appreciate getting a 202 fax number that works for him.


12 posted on 01/25/2013 1:17:10 PM PST by dadfly
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To: aomagrat

These people are too high in the food chain to be bothered.

I really believe the first thing a politician does when they enter their new office in Washington ,is get some staffer to write them a generic answer they can send out when they get mail.Any mail not only emails.

They decide what to do by speaking with the other members of the fraternity and listening to the older members telling them what to do. They never read email nor do they read the bills they vote on. In fact IMO they do nothing except sit on their ass and cast a vote once in a while. They vote how the party tells them to vote.


13 posted on 01/25/2013 1:17:18 PM PST by Venturer
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To: aomagrat

I get form letters too. I wonder whether my emails to my Congressman and Senators ever get read.


14 posted on 01/25/2013 1:24:43 PM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: Don Corleone

When Flake was my congressman I usually got a response that didn’t deal with the subject I wrote about. And now that he’s a senator he’ll probably be more *untouchable*.


15 posted on 01/25/2013 1:25:06 PM PST by azishot (When your life is on the line, lead is worth more than gold.)
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To: aomagrat

That’s typical of contacting Sen. Graham. I have tried to contact his office over the past several years a few times...and have talked to others this is the way he usually responds. Form letter or a polite but the Senator is interested in your opinion...... answer to a phone call. Don’t worry hopefully we will be able to replace Grahamnesty in 2014!!!


16 posted on 01/25/2013 1:30:44 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: tsowellfan

I’m not sure they even care about where people stand on anything. I knew someone who worked for a California Assemblyman and I asked her about the emails, etc. she received. She said....I am in charge of that....delete delete delete. I asked.... well do you keep track of it? A laugh and no was the answer.
I think very few of them even care.


17 posted on 01/25/2013 1:38:31 PM PST by sheana
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To: aomagrat

I’ve gotten similar responses. some aid hits the wrong button and sends a canned email on the wrong subject.


18 posted on 01/25/2013 1:39:35 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (The 2nd amendment is NOT about hunting-but protection from a tyrannical govt)
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To: tsowellfan

I forgot to add......I think the only thing they may listen to is when we ‘melt the lines’.


19 posted on 01/25/2013 1:39:35 PM PST by sheana
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To: aomagrat

I think they all use the same templates to prepare their responses. Probably prepared for them by party hacks. The language sounds the sale or similar

There was a congressman who had about 10 standard paragraphs. The first paragraph was always the same standard BS thanking the writer for writing, blah blah blah. Then for the rest of the letter the staffer was supposed to use one or more of the other paragraphs, depending on the issue raised, or request made by the constituent. Once, the staffer apparently used the wrong paragraph(s), the recipient became suspicious and ultimately there was a big stink. I believe the congressman later lost re-election.


20 posted on 01/25/2013 1:43:43 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Ingtar

“I got a personal reply from Fred Thompson, but that is the only Senator I have had who spent the time trying to remain in touch.”

I got several personal responses from Kay Bailey Hutchinson while she was senator. They were to letters where I disagreed with her position, too.

Opposed her for governor, and planned to support her opponent if she had chosen to run for Senator in 2012, but I did respect her for answering her mail.


21 posted on 01/25/2013 1:45:13 PM PST by No Truce With Kings (Ten years on FreeRepublic and counting.)
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To: aomagrat

I use the website at congress.org to email my reps and always get a reply.


22 posted on 01/25/2013 1:46:29 PM PST by patriotsblood
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To: aomagrat

You are more likely to receive a personal response from Li Lo than from your alleged representative in the swamps of D.C. How many people they each have on staff? They are heads of medium size corporations, and their jobs as CEOs is to show their faces, read speeches written by others, and collect money for re-election. They don’t write the legislation and they don’t read it, and they don’t write “personal” letters to the suckers out there. Your Senator is not your friend any more than Sylvester Stallone is your friend. Get real!


23 posted on 01/25/2013 1:51:08 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: upchuck

24 posted on 01/25/2013 2:03:55 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: aomagrat

Must be mail dump Friday.

I got mail from McCaskill (About our efforts to free Jon Hammer) months after I had written her for help.

Got a letter from Billy Long who said he would vote for the Silver Star Service Banner IF it came to a vote. (It was made permanent in the House years ago)

In other words folks, we HAVE no representation.

That is what is boils down to.


25 posted on 01/25/2013 2:04:34 PM PST by Steve Newton (And the Wolves will learn what we have shown before-We love our sheep we dogs of war. Vaughn)
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To: TSgt

Miss Lindsay was practicing his wide stance at Union Station.


26 posted on 01/25/2013 2:17:23 PM PST by Buddy Sorrell ( John Boehner is our Pierre Laval. We need a Charles DeGaulle.)
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To: aomagrat
In spite of the high volume of mail I receive daily, I look forward to reviewing your correspondence and providing a personal response as soon as possible.

I always get one of these automated responses before I get a response on the issue. YMMV

27 posted on 01/25/2013 2:18:18 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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“Anyways it’s good to keep sending emails. They may not respond but they do keep tabs on where the public stands on any given issue.”

Rubbish. They don't keep tabs and they don't care where the public stands. In the words of Trent Lott “Let ‘em call, we'll do what we want.” We have allowed a political class to develop and they could care less what "We The People" think. Term limits is the only answer and unfortunately that will not happen. Short of a miracle we are on the slow, slippery decline to oblivion!

28 posted on 01/25/2013 2:19:28 PM PST by Shane (When Injustice Becomes Law, RESISTANCE Becomes DUTY.----T.Jefferson)
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To: Shane

I hate to prove you wrong but here’s a response to an email I sent:


As we continue our work in the 109th Congress, I look forward to supporting our troops in the War on Terror, repairing our economy and creating jobs, strengthening Social Security, lowering the tax burden on American families, and making the federal government more accountable and efficient.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if I may be of further assistance to you or your family, and if you need immediate assistance, please call my office at 202-224-5972. If your correspondence pertains to a scheduling request, please fax your request to (202) 224-3808.

Sincerely,

Lindsey Graham

Follow Senator Lindsey Graham


29 posted on 01/25/2013 2:26:00 PM PST by tsowellfan (cafenetamerica.com)
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To: aomagrat

I am beginning to think the other Lindsay... Lohan might make a better senator.. lol


30 posted on 01/25/2013 2:28:09 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: freekitty

This is obviously how they spend their time in DC, in meetings deciding how to not communicate with the people they represent.


Don’t forget Dead Ted (now sober three years, 5 months) Kennedy saying he wasn’t elected to represent the people in his district, but to vote his conscience. As if he *had* one!


31 posted on 01/25/2013 2:31:23 PM PST by Peet (Alles hat ein Ende nur die Wurst hat zwei. (Monroe in "Grimm"))
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To: aomagrat

Hey, man...I get the same kind of shiite from my Congressman, Jeb Hensarling, and he is SUPPOSED to be one of the good guys....


32 posted on 01/25/2013 2:37:33 PM PST by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance........)
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To: Peet

So true.


33 posted on 01/25/2013 2:38:24 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: aomagrat

Today, I got a personal reply to an email such as yours from a Colorado State Senator (Scott W. Renfroe), and he invited me to go speak at the senate about allowing teachers to carry CCW at schools.

I’m still debating on whether I should go or not.


34 posted on 01/25/2013 2:41:24 PM PST by RandallFlagg
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To: aomagrat

Here’s the letter, BTW:

Good morning,
As you know, I’m running a bill to allow teachers to carry a concealed weapon. Knowing that you support this bill, I want to give you the opportunity to testify in support of the bill, SB 13-009.
My bill will be in committee Monday, the 28th for discussion and debate. If you would like to testify in support of the bill, it will be heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee at 1:30 Monday, the 28th. The committee meets in Senate Committee Room 356, the third floor of the state capitol, east side of the building.
Senator Scott W. Renfroe
Republican Caucus Chairman


35 posted on 01/25/2013 2:42:26 PM PST by RandallFlagg
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...love the part about “lowering the tax burden.” I wonder if the guy can keep a straight face writing and saying that.


36 posted on 01/25/2013 2:43:45 PM PST by rashley (Rashley)
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As you well know, this is a typical congresscritter response letter. There are words but no statement of intent or meaning.

It’s a waste of your time to open the envelope.


37 posted on 01/25/2013 2:54:36 PM PST by OldPossum
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Phone and fax..I emailed McCain and got nothing back. I requested a response two weeks ago to the email I sent him.


38 posted on 01/25/2013 2:54:37 PM PST by hope (Whom the Son sets free is free indeed!)
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Phone and fax..I emailed McCain and got nothing back. I requested a response two weeks ago to the email I sent him.


39 posted on 01/25/2013 2:55:17 PM PST by hope (Whom the Son sets free is free indeed!)
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To: TSgt

Oh, you’re bad! LOL


40 posted on 01/25/2013 3:06:27 PM PST by Andy'smom
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To: TigersEye
In spite of the high volume of mail I receive daily, I look forward to reviewing your correspondence and providing a personal response as soon as possible.

I always get one of these automated responses before I get a response on the issue. YMMV

At least one person gets it. This is an acknowledgement of receipt, not a substantive response.

41 posted on 01/25/2013 3:10:03 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: VRWCarea51
Send him a picture of a Male Gay Model. He will see it!

You know, I have no brief for Sen. Graham; he is not a conservative and does not represent most of the citizens of South Carolina. But, contrary to many Freepers' postings, I do not believe the man is a queer. Think about it: he is in his 50s and if he were homosexual, there would be some evidence to this effect (one cannot keep that sexual orientation under wraps for long; it expresses itself). I have not seen any.

42 posted on 01/25/2013 3:14:56 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: Moonman62

If there is no personal response after a month then there is an issue. One of my senators does respond the other one does not. My congressman always has through at least three seat changes. All of them have the auto-respond acknowledgment feature.


43 posted on 01/25/2013 3:15:26 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: aomagrat

Look at his priorities:

1). Imperialism
2). Economic growth, which could mean anything
3). Entitlement/wealth redistribution protection
4). Tax cuts
5). Government accountability/efficiency

That seems about right. Notice, though, no spending cuts or debt reduction.


44 posted on 01/25/2013 3:19:42 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: OldPossum

I agree and when he wants to be tough he can really be tough soft voice or not. On Benghazi he appears to be very angry and he took substantive action. I hope he doesn’t let go of that and I don’t think he will. On gun control he stepped right up and said “I own one of those “assault weapons.”” I’d like to see more GOPe jellyfish do that.


45 posted on 01/25/2013 3:19:50 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: TigersEye

He would care about Benghazi, yeah, but probably only to proclaim we should have invaded with ground troops, set up a “democracy,” so that we could be fighting insurgents now instead of our embassy being attacked once.


46 posted on 01/25/2013 3:24:10 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: Tublecane

I’ve never heard him say anything like that.


47 posted on 01/25/2013 3:34:55 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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Here's the response I got from my Congressman. Obviously, directing my concerns over gun control to my Senators would be useless...

"Dear Mr. xxxxxxx:

Thank you for writing about gun control.

Laws that aim to restrict or eliminate the ownership of firearms are often justified by arguing that we need to keep guns out of the hands of criminals. The problem is criminals and madmen don't obey them; only honest citizens do.

Gun control laws end up producing a society in which decent people are helpless and defenseless and a gunman can kill scores of people – because nobody is there to stop him.

It may be prudent for Congress to consider proposals to ensure that individuals purchasing weapons are, in fact, law-abiding citizens and competent to own a weapon. It may also be appropriate for states and localities to consider requiring licensing for gun owners who wish to carry their weapons in public.

However, such measures will not earn my support if they infringe on the inalienable right of individuals to own and defend themselves with a firearm.

You will find a copy of my speech in which I outline my views on this subject here .

Thank you again for writing.

Sincerely,
Tom (McClintock)

I have to say that I am happy with the response and thanked him for it. I also read his speech from '91 and was impressed with it, as well.(picked up a tagline from it, too!!)

I picked a good part of the State of California to live in though I pray things change before the Cultural Marxists totally destroy what should be the best state in the Union to live!!

48 posted on 01/25/2013 3:39:24 PM PST by dynamitehack (“Senatoris Est Civitatis Libertatum Tueri” – “The Senators Protect the Liberty of the Citizens.)
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To: aomagrat
This is the email I sent to my Fl Senator Bill Nelson.

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”

This is the oath of office all members of Congress have taken.

I do request that you uphold that oath against any infringement on the second amendment on which you are asked to vote.

Senator Dianne Feinstein & Vice President Joe Biden (among others) apparently did not take or do not understand the words in the oath they had taken but I know we can count on you to honor your oath of office.

Contrary to what the media and many in Government would have the populace believe, the 2nd amendment was not a right granted by the Government, but a unalienable God Given right each person has from birth.

And it is NOT about hunting!

Murder is horrific & tragic & mass murder is even worse.; But 370 million Americans (of which a couple hundred million law abiding citizens own guns) have never & will never shoot anyone.

Protect & Defend the Constitution! Sincerely,

This is his response.

Thank you for contacting me about policy proposals that seek to reduce gun violence in the wake of the tragedy in Newtown.

I am a hunter and have always owned guns, and I support the Second Amendment.

But assault weapons such as AK 47s are intended for killing, not hunting.

Solutions for reducing gun violence must address many areas, from protecting law enforcement and keeping weapons out of the hands of criminals, to school safety, access to mental health services, and confronting a culture that sometimes glorifies violence.

I support reinstating the assault weapons ban and restoring the 10-round limit for ammunition magazines. And, I support universal background checks so that we can know if person buying a weapon has a criminal record.

I appreciate hearing your views on this very important issue, and I will keep them in mind. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future.

Sincerely, Bill Nelson

49 posted on 01/25/2013 3:48:32 PM PST by bigiron
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To: TigersEye

I’ve never heard a lib, or one with anything to lose, advocate total gun confiscation or 100% nationalized healthcare, either. But that doesn’t stop us from speculating that lots of them are thinking it.


50 posted on 01/25/2013 4:00:26 PM PST by Tublecane
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