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Sen. Lindsey Graham: US should consider boycotting Russian Olympic Games
Fox News ^ | July 17, 2013

Posted on 07/17/2013 7:17:16 AM PDT by don-o

Senator Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., has said that the United States should consider a boycott of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Russia if Moscow decides to grant asylum to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Sen. Graham told The Hill Tuesday that the Russians' recent actions involving Snowden were “outrageous” and agreed that a boycott should be a possibility when asked.

“I would. I would just send the Russians the most unequivocal signal I could send them,” Graham said. “We certainly haven't reset our relationship with Russia in a positive way. At the end of the day, if they grant this guy asylum it’s a breach of the rule of law as we know it and is a slap in the face to the United States.”

Such a boycott would recall the Olympic boycotts of the 1980s, when President Carter boycotted the Summer Olympics in the Soviet Union over the invasion of Afghanistan, and four years later the Soviets responded by boycotting the Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: altereddate; ladylindsey; nsa; snowden; traitor; whistleblower
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Linda takes a page from Jimmy Carter playbook "How to Totally FUBAR American Foreign Policy"
1 posted on 07/17/2013 7:17:16 AM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o

I’ve been waiting a long time to hear some politician, any politician, with the power to do anything about it, say the first word about protecting Christians in this world. So far the only taker has been Vladimir Putin. I have no plans to boycott the Russian Olympics.


2 posted on 07/17/2013 7:19:41 AM PDT by varmintman
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To: don-o

Let’s boycott Lindsey instead.


3 posted on 07/17/2013 7:20:52 AM PDT by Truth2012
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To: don-o

We’d like to help you Lindsey but we’re already busy boycotting you, McCain and the rest of Schumer’s RINOs.


4 posted on 07/17/2013 7:21:58 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Keep your powder dry.)
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To: don-o
Senator Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., has said that the United States should consider a boycott of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Russia if Moscow decides to grant asylum to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

It is time for Senator Lindsey Graham to retire. Just who does he think will be punished besides the athletes of the USA?

The Senator is out of step and out of touch, in my opinion.

5 posted on 07/17/2013 7:22:09 AM PDT by olezip (Time obliterates the fictions of opinion and confirms the decisions of nature. ~ Cicero)
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To: varmintman

The athletes will go on their own.


6 posted on 07/17/2013 7:22:24 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: don-o

Whose side is Lindsey Graham, Republican, on?


7 posted on 07/17/2013 7:23:05 AM PDT by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: don-o

Shut up, Grahamnesty.


8 posted on 07/17/2013 7:23:40 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Army dad. And damned proud.)
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To: don-o

By what authority does the federal government order a boycott of Olympic Games?


9 posted on 07/17/2013 7:24:15 AM PDT by Spirochete (Does the FedGov have the attributes of a legitimate government?)
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To: don-o
Sorry, Lindsey Girl. Snowden simply isn't important enough to justify a boycott.

You, on the other hand, would richly deserve a boycott by the voters of South Carolina next spring.

10 posted on 07/17/2013 7:26:17 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: don-o

Thank you, Senator Graham, for your efforts to keep Sidney Crosby, Geno Malkin, Brooks Orpik, et. al. fresh for another
Pens playoff run.


11 posted on 07/17/2013 7:26:54 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: don-o

12 posted on 07/17/2013 7:28:25 AM PDT by llevrok (We are in a new Cold War. At home.)
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To: don-o

Given a choice I’d rather boycott the Neo Stasi Agency.


13 posted on 07/17/2013 7:28:40 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Spirochete
By what authority does the federal government order a boycott of Olympic Games?

If I recall my history from 1980, they technically can't. In fact there was talk that many US athletes might go anyway and compete despite the ban. But the Feds can make life for the U.S. Olympic Committee so miserable they put enough pressure on them to make it stick.


14 posted on 07/17/2013 7:29:07 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: don-o

Yea... That’s the ticket.


15 posted on 07/17/2013 7:29:35 AM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: don-o
Senator Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., has said that the United States should consider a boycott of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Russia

Before reading past the headline I thought Linda might be throwing a hissy fit over Putin's zero tolerance for the homosexualagenda.


16 posted on 07/17/2013 7:30:06 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: don-o

Will this faggot ever shut up.


17 posted on 07/17/2013 7:31:02 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Spirochete

Jimmy Carter did it in 1980.


18 posted on 07/17/2013 7:32:03 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: varmintman

Not too long ago Russia refused to allow the church, any church.
MYYYY how things have changed.


19 posted on 07/17/2013 7:32:59 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) ( Hey Rubio, eat pooh pal))
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To: don-o
it’s a breach of the rule of law as we know it and is a slap in the face to the United States.

The NSA spying program is a breach of the rule of law as we know it and is a slap in the face the people of the United States.

20 posted on 07/17/2013 7:33:32 AM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto
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To: don-o

Yeah... punish the athletes who have trained for years and years to go to the Olympics.

And punish the businesses who have sponsored these athletes and are awaiting their paydays.

And give our potential Olympic medals to the other athletes.

Brilliant!


21 posted on 07/17/2013 7:33:42 AM PDT by Alex in chains
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To: don-o

LOL


22 posted on 07/17/2013 7:34:08 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: varmintman
I’ve been waiting a long time to hear some politician, any politician, with the power to do anything about it, say the first word about protecting Christians in this world. So far the only taker has been Vladimir Putin.

THAT carries a lot of weight for me. Goes right along with realism about sex perverts trying to gain legitimacy.

23 posted on 07/17/2013 7:34:55 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Spirochete

I think if any idiot stood up today and tried to cancel out participation...would find a massive amount of legal efforts taken by the athletic teams and members. It’s not like it was in the 1970s. I also think that most of the athletic members would just show up and denounce the US as a nation...which is a lousy way of participating, if you ask me.

I would readily agree that someone, even a Democrat....needs to run and beat Graham. Watching him on TV just boggles my mind.


24 posted on 07/17/2013 7:36:05 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: don-o

Carter forced the US to boycott the Olympics in Russia during his time. There was a great deal of damage done - all of it suffered by the USA. We were the big losers.

The Olympics were originally designed to be free from the control of politics. During the Cold War the Communist nations played a big role in their nation’s Olympic teams; they along with Carter.


25 posted on 07/17/2013 7:37:02 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: don-o

Mesta Machine: US should consider boycotting lindsey graham.


26 posted on 07/17/2013 7:37:12 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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To: don-o

What McFrog on post 14 says is true.
Though the gub mint does not directly finance Olympics they none the less lend ALL KINDS of help to the effort.
That help can be turned off.


27 posted on 07/17/2013 7:37:16 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) ( Hey Rubio, eat pooh pal))
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To: don-o

This shows what a bubble these buttheads live in. He is all about big government all the time. Anything threatens that and we will crush the goals of people that are uninvolved in this and have worked their whole life towards something.


28 posted on 07/17/2013 7:37:18 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (If global warming exists I hope it is strong enough to reverse the Big Government snowball)
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To: don-o
Next Lindsey Graham will coordinate a tribute to the fine people of the IRS... Especially those people who targeted Tea Party groups... Sorry Lindsey - no boycott...
29 posted on 07/17/2013 7:37:46 AM PDT by GOPJ (Department of Justice to Americans:'How many fingers am I holding up, Winston?')
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To: varmintman

Putin’s not much for domestic freedoms in Russia, but he runs circles around Team Soetoro when it comes to foreign policy.


30 posted on 07/17/2013 7:38:05 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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Putin’s not much for domestic freedoms in Russia,

I guess that makes him even with Obama on that front.

31 posted on 07/17/2013 7:38:41 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: don-o

Q. Will this hurt him in SC?

A. Does SC have a curling team?


32 posted on 07/17/2013 7:39:12 AM PDT by maggief
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To: don-o

Lindsey just likes the word “boycott”, because it makes him think of a boy on a cot.


33 posted on 07/17/2013 7:40:49 AM PDT by Lazamataz (If illegal aliens voted (R), then the Dems would create the tightest border security in the world.)
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To: don-o

It’s really hard to find a way to be as dumb as Jimmah, but Graham managed to find a way. Any viable candidates surfacing who can primary this fool?


34 posted on 07/17/2013 7:40:55 AM PDT by Reo (the 4th Estate is a 5th Column)
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To: Reo

At least Jimmy’s reasons for the boycott had some merit.


35 posted on 07/17/2013 7:41:41 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: don-o

Come on, Lindsey, the real reason is because Russia is against homosexuality.


36 posted on 07/17/2013 7:43:45 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: elpadre

This is a moronic idea to boycott. Good Grief. True - it hurts the athletes the most, BUT it’s a chain reaction to every sponsor, every company who paid to use the Olympic logo to produce items for sale to promote the Olympics.

Yes..... I remember a furniture store owned by friends, sat with a ton of merchandise - bean bag chairs, little teddy bears all with Olympic logos, to give/sell with furniture purchases. This is a stupid idea and he needs to be OUT of the senate for many reasons more important than this moronic suggestion.

WE NEED better peeps to run our country.


37 posted on 07/17/2013 7:44:18 AM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (Would Winston Churchill stand still for all this nonsense?)
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To: varmintman
I’ve been waiting a long time to hear some politician, any politician, with the power to do anything about it, say the first word about protecting Christians in this world. So far the only taker has been Vladimir Putin.

The world's turned upside down hasn't it? Vlad is taking a strong stand against the promulgation of the homosexual lifestyle and standing up for Christianity while in the USofA.... nothing.

38 posted on 07/17/2013 7:45:46 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: don-o

Lidnsey, STFU! Hopefully we’ll have you out of the Senate next go-round. Heard of Nancy Mace Lindsey?


39 posted on 07/17/2013 7:47:14 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: dfwgator
At least Jimmy’s reasons for the boycott had some merit.

Let's give that a think. Russia (USSR) fights Muslim radicals on it's southern border. USA gets on the other side and arms Russia's enemy. Russia cuts her losses and withdraws.

Another chapter in "Afghanistan: Graveyard of Empires." American chapter is still being written.

40 posted on 07/17/2013 7:47:53 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o; upchuck

41 posted on 07/17/2013 7:50:09 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: don-o

We know Graham is an idiot, he’s proven it repeatedly. Here’s the real story - He knows he has lost the support of the conservatives. He s so out of touch he thinks a “bash the Russkis” policy will win them back. What he doesn’t understand is that he and McCain have drifted so far to the left, we conservatives have more respect for Putin than we have for those two.

He’s just an irrelevant gasbag in desperate search of a clue.


42 posted on 07/17/2013 7:51:39 AM PDT by GilesB
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To: don-o

US should consider boycotting Pansy Graham.


43 posted on 07/17/2013 7:51:52 AM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: Joe Boucher

I also suspect that any athlete who went might encounter long, mysterious delays when time came to renew their passport.


44 posted on 07/17/2013 8:10:59 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: don-o
Can some one from South Carolina please claim this village idiot, and send him someplace where he can practice his stupidity and not harm or annoy the adults.

Or the Constitution!

45 posted on 07/17/2013 8:20:24 AM PDT by SERE_DOC ( “The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.” TJ.)
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To: don-o
Excellent!

And, thank-you Mister Graham.

This is another foolish and ill-thought-out statement; and it will make a most useful sound bite for your GOP rival in the forthcoming, 2014 primary election for Senator in the great state of S.C.

46 posted on 07/17/2013 8:28:05 AM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Like anyone wants undue attention directed their way by THIS gub mint???


47 posted on 07/17/2013 8:34:34 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) ( Hey Rubio, eat pooh pal))
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To: don-o

Ah shut up, Goober.

If anyone is a traitor, it’s you.


48 posted on 07/17/2013 8:44:36 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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He turned out to be such an idiot.


49 posted on 07/17/2013 8:46:20 AM PDT by Fawn (In a World of Information, Ignorance is a Choice.)
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To: Lazamataz

Boycott: boy on a cot.

It’s raining men at the Olympics, Linda:
Pole-vaulting. Manhole hurdling.
Greco-Roman rumpwrangling.


50 posted on 07/17/2013 8:48:19 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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