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Lindsey Graham Wasn't Afraid to Fight for Immigration Reform
The Daily Beast ^ | Jun 28, 2013 | John Avlon

Posted on 06/28/2013 10:01:09 AM PDT by eekitsagreek

Of all the Gang of Eight, Sen. Lindsey Graham had the most to lose—but instead of playing to the base with reelection looming, he got immigration reform passed through the Senate. John Avlon on a true profile in courage.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: amnesty; illegalimmigration
I hope to God this SOB gets dumped from office.
1 posted on 06/28/2013 10:01:09 AM PDT by eekitsagreek
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To: eekitsagreek

How about a true profile in ignorance.....


2 posted on 06/28/2013 10:02:34 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

A true profile in traitorship.


3 posted on 06/28/2013 10:03:09 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: eekitsagreek

I truly hope you’re right but from another standpoint i don’t much care about the party label he brings to the seat. I simply don’t trust the title Republican any longer. It means nothing and we’re headed towards a 3rd party sooner rather than later. The dirty little secret is the McCains and Grahams will be taking votes from the Dems and not the 3rd party so to heck with them.


4 posted on 06/28/2013 10:04:29 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: eekitsagreek

Hey, Graham - how did that billion dollars for Alaska fisheries get in there?


5 posted on 06/28/2013 10:05:03 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: eekitsagreek
A true profile in courage? How about a true profile of someone who has been co-opted, along with Rubio, Roberts, and others.

That's what we are seeing here. People being targeted and then co-opted, either by intimidation, blackmail, threats...or who knows what, perhaps appealing to vices they have which we are unaware of.

It does not matter, they are betraying their oath to the Constitution and the trust of their constituents. They need to be run out of town on a rail.

AMERICA AT THE CROSSROADS OF HISTORY

6 posted on 06/28/2013 10:06:43 AM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: eekitsagreek

These career criminals posing as public servants don’t get it: We wouldn’t believe them if them told us it was the year 2013. They only selectively enforce the laws on the books and now they want to enact even more dangerous laws that will be selectively enforced or overturned by black-robed loons.


7 posted on 06/28/2013 10:06:52 AM PDT by CreviceTool ( Bill Clinton: "Ted, this guy should have been getting our baggage, fetching our coffee,")
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To: eekitsagreek

And I’m not afraid to think of him as a moron.


8 posted on 06/28/2013 10:08:43 AM PDT by Invincibly Ignorant
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To: eekitsagreek

I think John has a crush on Linda!

Linda swept him off his feet defying the T.E.A. Party!

9 posted on 06/28/2013 10:08:43 AM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracker)
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To: eekitsagreek
The take-away:

It's not that the RINOs lack back-bone.
It's not that the RINOs don't know how to work the system.
It's not that the RINOs are always out-manuevered.

The simple truth is that the Republican establishment is made of up Democrats who are in a perfect position to let the Progressive agenda move forward. Sometimes this is done by fighting weakly against the Progressives and -- gosh darn it -- the Progressive win another one. And sometimes it is done by jumping into the fight and pushing hard in favor of anti-American policies.

Rove, Graham, Snowe, many others. -- they are not "a little" wrong. They are completely against us.

10 posted on 06/28/2013 10:09:34 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: eekitsagreek

Ever notice how heroic the whorenalists think it is when a RINO votes with the democraps, cracka’s?


11 posted on 06/28/2013 10:09:52 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: upchuck

Do not eat while reading.


12 posted on 06/28/2013 10:11:09 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: eekitsagreek

Little Liniseed knows that Democrats will keep him in office. He’ll vote with them every time, so it’s a win-win situation for both.


13 posted on 06/28/2013 10:13:42 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: eekitsagreek

I’m sure John Avlon’s approval will be a comfort to Lindsey on many a long night after he returns to the private sector next year.


14 posted on 06/28/2013 10:14:10 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: eekitsagreek

where’s the barf alert?


15 posted on 06/28/2013 10:14:29 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Paladin2

I like that. Altho, I really think he has bought the Rove line about hispanic votes and GOP victory. Not that it matters whether he’s ignorant or a traitor in the long run.


16 posted on 06/28/2013 10:15:31 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: eekitsagreek

That is nice. Lets hope he isn’t afraid to retire.


17 posted on 06/28/2013 10:23:39 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: TurboZamboni
where’s the barf alert?

You're right! I forgot about that. Forgive me, I do not post articles here on FR very often.

18 posted on 06/28/2013 10:33:57 AM PDT by eekitsagreek (Tip like a Greek during tough economic times: 3% in loose change!)
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To: eekitsagreek

A really strong conservative opponent needs to announce a primary bid. Conservatives around the country should help fund his/her campaign. Maybe we can rid ourselves of this Judas. Actually Judas only had one betrayal,not the continual back stabbing that Grahamnesty has done over the years.


19 posted on 06/28/2013 10:34:58 AM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: eekitsagreek

I’m in Pa. I called Toomey’s office to thank him.

I also called Tim Scott’s office to thank him. Between Tim Scott and Trey Gowdy, South Carolina may someday be my new home. Really decent men.


20 posted on 06/28/2013 10:40:08 AM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: eekitsagreek
It's clear that he and 68 other turds in the Senate do not love their country.

21 posted on 06/28/2013 10:40:52 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: eekitsagreek

Or 67, whatever. They should leave it.


22 posted on 06/28/2013 10:42:11 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Being stupid does not require courage. It just requires you to be stupid!


23 posted on 06/28/2013 10:42:34 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: elpadre
Exactly...how did so much PUERCO (pork en espanol) get into an *immigration* bill, brave Sen Grahamnesty?

Former New York lieutenant governor Betsy McCaughey has actually read the monstrosity, and here are a few points of what she’s found:

1. Administration of the immigration system is going to be handed-off to pre-approved non-governmental "community organizations" (Think ACORN and La Raza). These organizations will be responsible for providing education about American history and culture as well as help filling out and filing immigration paperwork (and register as democrats).

2. The border patrol will be placed under the jurisdiction of the "Office of Civil Rights". The bill gives this "Office of Civil Rights" the ability to effective prevent Border Patrol from actually enforcing immigration law in almost all scenarios.

3. The bill will make it vastly more difficult to actually deport 
people and the DOJ can chose to pay for the legal defense of all people 
subjected to deportation.

4. Using conflicting language the bill essentially mandates that the number of legal immigrants allowed into the country each year is doubled.

Gee, thanks Sen Grahamnesty!

24 posted on 06/28/2013 10:43:06 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: eekitsagreek
Courage my ass! Merely his last act of treachory before he winds up his career of working undercover in the GOP to openly join with to the party his heart and soul always belonged to... the Democrats.


25 posted on 06/28/2013 10:44:17 AM PDT by drpix
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To: eekitsagreek

I hope he goes onto his next career bravely, right after the voters throw him out. Tea Party organizations need to get the facts about this immigration reform to the voters, and let the voters have their day in court. Once it is read, it is dead.


26 posted on 06/28/2013 10:45:41 AM PDT by pallis
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To: eekitsagreek

Brave Sir Linda .......


27 posted on 06/28/2013 10:48:14 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: eekitsagreek

Lyndsey Gramham, upon seeing the rapists told bold action and bent over.


28 posted on 06/28/2013 10:50:01 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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To: stephenjohnbanker; sickoflibs; Liz; cripplecreek; Tennessee Nana; TADSLOS; Gilbo_3; DoughtyOne
Fire hose strength barf alert!

But the first among equals in the profile in courage sweepstakes is Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). Of all the Gang of Eight senators, he was the most unvarnished in his advocacy and he has the most to lose.

29 posted on 06/28/2013 10:51:39 AM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Barf

BUMP!


30 posted on 06/28/2013 10:56:56 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The RINO/amnesty argument goes like this: 1) If we pander to Hispanics, we will save the GOP, at le)
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To: eekitsagreek

Republican operative runs to the liberal Daily Beast.

Graham has to be removed in the next primary. That would make my life so much sweeter.


31 posted on 06/28/2013 10:57:31 AM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Christie at the beach

Grahamnesty got primaried in 2008 and won in a landslide. For some unfathomable reason, SC loves him.


32 posted on 06/28/2013 10:58:12 AM PDT by RB156
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To: eekitsagreek

I just don’t understand why Congress is legislating for something that illegal aliens want rather than something that voting Americans want. I thought our elected officials were supposed to represent the people of their nation rather than those of a foreign nation. Maybe I’m just terrible naive but everything seems topsy-turvy and backwards these days.


33 posted on 06/28/2013 10:58:56 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: eekitsagreek

lindsey graham - never afraid to fight against evil conservative republicans and cast his vote for the democrat/rino agenda.


34 posted on 06/28/2013 10:59:30 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Truth is a Weapon

It appears he is quite popular in S.C.!!


35 posted on 06/28/2013 11:04:31 AM PDT by ontap (ion. Would you suggest that that organization)
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To: RB156

open primary and good ole boy politics


36 posted on 06/28/2013 11:07:04 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (Marco is a good conservative. Rush and Mark tell me that everyday.)
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To: RB156
Grahamnesty got primaried in 2008 and won in a landslide. For some unfathomable reason, SC loves him.

No, the Bush,Rove rino cabal made it certain that OPEN Primairies exist to thwart any Conservative running.

I am firmly convinced that Conservatives must for a new party. We can no longer "takeover" the GOP. Fools tell us we must take over the GOP... It is much easier to move the huge Conservative base to a new party.

I want the GOP destroyed.

37 posted on 06/28/2013 11:09:53 AM PDT by sand88
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

If he had come out against it in good conscience, he would have been obstinate, uncompromising, a vile person.

Now he’s a hero. LMAO

Third grade level reporting once again...


38 posted on 06/28/2013 11:19:18 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Breaking News: Hillary not running in 2016. Brain tumor found during recent colonoscopy...)
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To: eekitsagreek

Lindsey is never afraid of voting with the enemy.


39 posted on 06/28/2013 11:25:18 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; Liz; cripplecreek; Tennessee Nana; TADSLOS; ...

Of all of them I dispise Grahamnesy the most, even more than I do McCain.

Take Grahamnesty out in next years primary and McCain will feel the pain too.


40 posted on 06/28/2013 11:35:07 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: sickoflibs

I agree that taking Graham out next year will take McCain down a notch as well. Lindsey is such a sock-puppet.

Still, I can’t judge a sock-puppet to be as guilty as the person who games him. Lindsey is a simpleton. He doesn’t have the tools to run others. McCain does, and so he does it.

McCain is busily turning folks all the time. Look no farther than Sarah Palin, to see someone gamed at least in part by this treacherous man.

I don’t believe Lindsey is a protege of Soros. McCain is the guy that does Soros bidding.

Lindsey is an affable fool. McCain from his childhood has been a despicable human being. He starts off with his life story by telling about how he used to like to beat other kids up on the school-grounds. He did the same thing at the MIA hearings when fronting for MFN for Vietnam. He was a bully in those hearings. He could care less about anyone else but himself, and he games people constantly.

Teaming up with Dead Kennedy is an example. McCain drives evil legislation. Graham is merely his foot-stool.

I have to come down on McCain being the most vile person in either entity in Congress. He should know better. He’s a little man screwing our nation by choice.

Graham is so stupid he doesn’t even know what the options are. “Oh vote for that Senator McCain. Okay, I’ll do Senator McCain. Anything else Senator McCain.”

Is Graham loathsome? Sure. Is he worse than McCain? I can’t agree with that.


41 posted on 06/28/2013 11:46:20 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Breaking News: Hillary not running in 2016. Brain tumor found during recent colonoscopy...)
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To: DoughtyOne

McCain is the worst.

Rubio is second

Graham is a poofter : )


42 posted on 06/28/2013 11:50:39 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The RINO/amnesty argument goes like this: 1) If we pander to Hispanics, we will save the GOP, at le)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Don’t get me started on Rubio, because he’s a turncoat, no doubt about it. Still, as much as I despise what he has been up to as of late, he does still have enough common sense to see some things right.

Ried, Pelosi, a number of other vile Democrats, they’re more qualified than Rubio for our disdain. That doesn’t mean I’m going to support Rubio for anything other than early retirement though.


43 posted on 06/28/2013 11:55:03 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Breaking News: Hillary not running in 2016. Brain tumor found during recent colonoscopy...)
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To: DoughtyOne; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; BillyBoy; Impy
RE :”Still, I can’t judge a sock-puppet to be as guilty as the person who games him. Lindsey is a simpleton. He doesn’t have the tools to run others. McCain does, and so he does it.”

This is another case where I have to buck the conventional wisdom,.
Lawyer Grahamnsety just plays the dumb country bumkin but he is every bit as crafty (and sleazy) as Rubio is.

Grahamnesty suggesting on a Sunday show in early 2011 that ‘ maybe we need to change the US constitution to end birthright..for those born of parents illegal here’ was no slip.

It was purposefully designed to set off a firestorm against the GOP on immigration for the exact opposite purpose as his suggestion appeared to be for, without him ever proposing anything on it.
It successfully cowed congressional Republicans to avoid the whole subject, which was his purpose(while sounding tough on illegals).
The MSM didnt attribute that quote to him, they attributed it to 'Republicans'

He knows exactly what he is doing.

44 posted on 06/28/2013 12:10:20 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: sickoflibs

We probably don’t need to change it. It never guaranteed what it has been attributed to guarantee in the first place.

I won’t characterize what Graham did differently. I will say that if I were in there I would take steps to get that aspect of the 14th amendment clarified or changed.

You advocate for what’s right, not popular. He should have followed through though, and you’re right on that issue.

If you look at Graham’s life, even right now, he simply isn’t in the same category as McCain.

Different strokes... no pun intended.


45 posted on 06/28/2013 12:18:30 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Breaking News: Hillary not running in 2016. Brain tumor found during recent colonoscopy...)
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To: sickoflibs; DoughtyOne; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; BillyBoy; Impy

” Lawyer Grahamnsety just plays the dumb country bumkin but he is every bit as crafty (and sleazy) as Rubio is.”

Yep. 2 sleazy, lawyers. They know exactly what they are doing.


46 posted on 06/28/2013 12:20:34 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The RINO/amnesty argument goes like this: 1) If we pander to Hispanics, we will save the GOP, at le)
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To: pallis

Informing SC people about the treachery of Loveable Lindsey won’t be an easy task. Most think he is “good” because they see him on the news all the time.


47 posted on 06/28/2013 1:36:12 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: DoughtyOne
RE :You advocate for what’s right, not popular. He should have followed through though, and you’re right on that issue.

Grahamnesty is the biggest amnesty pusher in congress so there is no way that he wanted to change the constitution for that,

In fact he never mentioned it again and the media beat up on the GOP for weeks and never reported that it was Grahamnesty. He set them up. His whole goal was to get them to be afraid to oppose amnesty, as many of them are now.

48 posted on 06/28/2013 1:53:53 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: RB156

This is an off presidential election unlike 2009
.
He will be the focus not the pres options.


49 posted on 06/28/2013 2:56:00 PM PDT by ncalburt (Amnesty media out in full force)
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To: sickoflibs

Thank you for the follow-up SoL. I appreciate it.


50 posted on 06/28/2013 4:16:37 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Breaking News: Hillary not running in 2016. Brain tumor found during recent colonoscopy...)
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