Skip to comments.SOUTH CAROLINA TEA PARTIERS DRAFT RESOLUTION TO REPLACE LINDSEY GRAHAM
Posted on 09/02/2013 10:45:23 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
SPARTENBURG -- South Carolina Tea Party groups have drafted a resolution containing a 29-point case to replace Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) with a Senator who is more conservative, Breitbart News has learned.
Local Tea Party leaders provided the document, a resolution that can be passed by local and state GOP committees, to Breitbart News. It argues that Grahams activities in the U.S. Senate are a violation of the principles of the South Carolina Republican Party platform. Graham is up for reelection next year.
Items highlighted by Tea Partiers include: Grahams support of providing weapons to Al Quaeda / Muslim Brotherhood Revolutionaries in Syria, how Graham [s]upported amnesty but not border control, how he supported NSA spying on private American citizens, abridging the First Amendment for those who criticize the government, restrictions on the Second Amendment, Obama's drone program against American citizens, subordinating American sovereignty to the United Nations, giving foreign aid to terrorist governments in the Middle East, granting members of the Muslim Brotherhood high level positions in the US government, giving taxpayer money to international organizations, giving taxpayer money for excessive foreign aid generally, not just to terrorist governments in the Middle East, restricting the First Amendment rights to criticize Islamic radicalism, Obama's radical appointments to the Supreme Court, liberal proposal to nationalize banks, Obama's energy taxes and Cap and Trade, bailouts for financial institutions (TARP), and bailouts for independent mortgage institutions (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac).
Other points include how Graham opposed principled application of free trade policies, making Bush tax cuts permanent, President Bush's conservative nominee from South Carolina to the Court of Appeals, and medical malpractice tort reform. The Tea Partiers also rip Graham for siding with Democrats on government regulation to combat climate change, having [p]raised Hillary Clintons prospects for higher office, having [f]ailed to...
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It’s a good start!
SOUTH CAROLINA TEA PARTIERS DRAFT RESOLUTION TO REPLACE LINDSEY GRAHAM
With a stuffed Skunk ?
In his latest Ramirez covers:
Syria Denies Using Chemical Weapons
No he’s serving from Arizona...
‘Lugar Graham’ ping.
Yup. Every damn RINO should be replaced. Aside from Mclame, he’s the biggest RINO clown on the block.
What was that malarky the Washington Post was spouting a couple weeks ago about no Republicans feeling the heat about supporting Amnesty? Well, I don’t think the grassroots is very happy with McGrahamnesty or McRubio. They’re getting booed off the stages in their home states. McRubio has suddenly shut his mouth about it. Is hoping we’ll forget.
FULG!! FUMR!! FUJM!! FUJF!!
We will not for get your betrayals.
Same for McConnell, McPaul, McRyan, McKristy, McBush, et al!!
Read my lips!!
A stuffed skunk would be better than a stuffed shirt prick.
The SC’s had me at “-provide weapons to AQ—”. The rest is just dressing. Just tell me who the conservative replacement will be and I’ll burn a 46 cent stamp to get some help on the way.
NY Times 8/26:
Challengers to South Carolina Senator Are Lining Up on the Right
“So far, three people have stepped forward to challenge Mr. Graham in the June primary: State Senator Lee Bright; Richard Cash, a former Congressional candidate; and Nancy Mace, the first woman to graduate from the Citadel and, at the moment, the challenger whose political star is rising the fastest.”
My understanding is that Graham would have to get better than 50% or face a run off.
Good luck, South Carolina!!
Go, tea party!!
Has there been any polls in SC to determine Graham’s re-election chances?
I used to really like him, but no so much any more.
The Washington Post claims recently that he has high approval numbers and he’s not vulnerable and that SC generally favors immigration reform, etc, but we’ll see. I know the grassroots hates the guy. Praying he gets dumped.
Don’t forget his private meeting with mac daddy while running for POTUS which resulted in the back stabbing of his running mate.
I guess the deal he got from mac daddy was worth turning his back on his running mate.
SUCH A LOSER.
The Buckeye state needs to do the same for boehner.
Graham should be replaced. He has long since abandoned any pretended conservatism when he was first elected.
The one who impresses me, besides Cruz and Lee is Sessions from Alabama. He’s been there more than long enough to be totally compromised and totally sold out, but he’s been a leader against illegal amnesty.
Additionally, he is pro-God, pro-life, pro-American energy, pro-small government, anti-Obamacare, pro-natural marriage, anti-gay agenda. He is among the few who opposed Sotomayor and Kagan to the SCOTUS.
Info on the SC primary process:
Voters who voted in a party's primary, can vote only in the runoff of the same party. Voters who did not vote in the primary, may vote in either party's runoff.
The primary is for Democratic and Republican candidates only. Candidates running unopposed for their Party's nomination will not appear on primary ballots.
Voters may not vote in a political party's runoff if they voted in another political party's primary. However, voters who did not vote in either politicial party's primary may vote in either politicial party's runoff.
A defeated primary candidate may not actively offer or campaign as a write-in candidate for the ensuing election. The use of posters or stickers on the ballot is not permitted. The voting machine provides for a voter to write-in a candidate. Write-in votes are not allowed in primary elections or the election of President or Vice-president.
While the state permits fusion (a candidate may be nominated by multiple parties), if a candidate runs for and looses a primary (of any party), the candidate cannot appear on the November ballot.
So we're virtually guaranteed a runoff. THAT'S where we'll get Linda.
The South Carolina Republican Party has already censured Linda.
And put one of these fine folks in his place:
|Nancy Mace||Lee Bright||Richard Cash|
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Any S.C. Upstaters wishing to attend tonight’s Senate candidates forum (Bright, Cash, Mace) at The Beacon in Spartanburg may want to go to this link to print out FREE tickets, as I just did. Limit 2.
Meet ‘n’ greet at 6PM. Candidates speak beginning at 7PM.
We need to replace Barack Hussein Obama........
Egyptian media says Obama is a Muslim Brotherhood member
The Director of Research at the Brookings Doha Center, Shadi Hamid, tweets out about the Egyptian media depicting Obama as a member of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Newspaper also claims that son of Muslim Brotherhood leader threatened Obama with release of papers revealing his MB membership
Gee, what a shame Linda is too chickensh!t to show up.
It’s about time. All power to this effort.
“Has there been any polls in SC to determine Grahams re-election chances?’
Last poll I saw had Graham down to 54% approval from 71%. He’s getting pounded with radio ads on his amnesty stand. The ads seem to be working.
Text of the resolution is here:
This comes as welcome news, though I can’t help but keep thinking that Lindsey Graham is going to announce his retirement from the Senate by early next year. Even with all the financial resources available to him via the RNC, I don’t see how any amount of cash is going to help shield him from the left-wing votes he’s cast and be enough to win re-election among one of the most conservative electorates in the nation.
He’s not invited, I hope. And he was busy getting free NATIONAL airtime this afternoon.
(Is his re-election plan going to work after all?)
June 10, 2014
No mention of being funded by George Soros....and do not understand the Free Trade mention (Grahamnesty...like many RINOs and Dems....is a Free Trade supporter)...Other than that this is pretty thorough
Just hope we can keep Graham’s PhonyCon supporters at bay....and make it political hell for any GOP to support him
Lindsy gramnesty is a Democrat. If he gets beat in the primary he will emerge as a Democrat. Then he will get beat again.He is a pathetic eliminate RINO.
The only reason comprehensive immigration reform of the Schumer-Rubio-Graham type polls well in SC or any other state is because pollsters present a fantasy version of it to poll respondents, just like Graham and the media present a fantasy version of it to the public.
Do most South Carolinians know that Graham’s bill would massively increase legal immigration? I doubt it. And considering that nationwide polls show a vast majority of Americans opposed to increasing legal immigration, it’s a safe bet that probably an even larger majority of South Carolinians oppose it.
Are South Carolinians aware that the allegedly tough enforcement and punitive measures have no teeth, and that the Homeland Security secretary has vast discretion in applying enforcement?
Are South Carolinians aware that Graham’s bill would allow criminal illegal aliens to get on the path to citizenship?
I’m sure the answer to these questions is NO. Neither the Gang of Eight or the media have bothered informing the public about the huge increase in legal immigration that the bill would unleash, and they’ve either misled or outright lied about how tough the bill would be on illegal immigrants and how effective it would be in stopping future illegal immigration.
If the public were told the truth about the Gang of Eight’s monstrous bill, they’d be overwhelmingly opposed.
Hopefully Graham’s primary opponents will make Graham defend these indefensible aspects of the bill, and not simply get in a back and forth over the meaning of the word ‘amnesty.’
Also, Graham’s primary opponents should bring up Graham’s despicable display in front of La Raza a few years ago, when he said “we’re gonna tell the bigots to shut up.” Yes, that’s right, the allegedly conservative Senator Graham went before a far-left, pro-Democrat, professional ethnic grievance group, and basically called those who dare disagree with amnesty and mass immigration bigots.
It’s bad enough that Graham holds far-left, liberal views on immigration, but he also has to use vile, leftwing rhetoric in describing his opponents. This as much as anything else shows what a loathsome scumbag Graham is.
Hopefully his opponents will bring this us. They shouldn’t call him a scumbag like I do, but they should definitely point out the ease and comfort with which he goes before far left groups and uses demagogic left wing rhetoric.
It is definitely inspiring to see that the Tea Party as the establishment legit scared.
I mean, stuff like this http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/08/23/obama-republicans-afraid-of-limbaugh
as to bring out some rays of hope from people around here. It simply has to.
The only thing worse than the food at the Beacon is apparently the coffee at Starbucks, I say apparently because I have never actually bought a cup at a Starbucks, I tried the sample they sent me in the mail and it was disgusting.
I tried a burger once at the Beacon along with my wife. We each took one bite, paused and took a second bite just to be sure we were not hallucinating, then we looked at each other and threw what was left in the trash and went somewhere else to eat. The food there was so bad I know someone who voted for Obama and he still has sense enough never to eat at the Beacon.
I went there once, in 1965. Never eaten there again. The Beacon is famous for many reasons. I just don’t know what they all are.
“The Beacon is famous for many reasons. I just dont know what they all are.”
Neither do I but in my opinion great food is NOT one of those reasons.
Sessions. A quiet giant.
He never asks for a damn thing for himself. The man is awesome, trustworthy and all true blue statesman.
With a brain.
True blue: Exactly.
I’d vote for him. For whatever reason he hasn’t sold out.
I went to a Clemson game today where Graham was given some sort of plaque honoring his support of the University. He was there to accept it and when they said his name he was booed. He’s in trouble in the upstate for sure.
Thank you for the update.
Here’s part of an email I got from Linda yesterday:
What a whirlwind week!
Lindsey Graham 7 cities. 5 days. Thousands of constituents. 598 miles in my 2005 Ford Crown Victoria (so the odometer is now over 228,000!).
It kicked off with the 34th Chapin Labor Day Parade, where over 50 volunteers spent their holiday in the heat walking with me, waving signs, and showing their support for my re-election campaign. What a great way to begin the week!
From there we went across the state talking with constituents, local business leaders, elected officials, military leaders, and Republican activists in Chapin, Goose Creek, Sumter, Charleston, Summerville, Mount Pleasant, and Greenville. We even squeezed in the season finale baseball game of the Charleston Riverdogs! (To view photos from some of the events, click the linked city name.)
We talked about a wide range of issues including Obamacare, foreign policy, and the devastating across-the-board cuts to our military known as sequestration.
But I heard one major theme over and over: President Obama’s failed policies are hurting our state and country. And I completely agree.
Obamacare is a complete disaster, and it’s hurting our economy. I am a proud co-sponsor of Senator Ted Cruz’s bill to defund Obamacare, and I plan to re-introduce legislation later this month to allow states to opt-out of Obamacare (click here to learn more).
President Obama’s failed foreign policy, which seems to be “don’t be ‘Bush’ at all costs,” is hurting our country, emboldening Radical Islamic terrorists, and confusing our allies throughout the world. President Obama’s weakness is the reason our options left in Syria are bad and worse. America needs to lead, and we need bold and decisive leaders like Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush.
It was great to see so many people across South Carolina this week, and it’s an honor to represent you in the United States Senate.
Isn’t it interesting that he praises himself after the visits? I never received advance notice of these visits. Clearly, Linda has no desire to meet people like me on the campaign trail.