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Graham's Hawkish Posture Confronts War-Weary Voters in South Carolina
U.S.News & World Report ^ | September 5, 2013 | David Catanese

Posted on 09/08/2013 10:01:23 AM PDT by george76

Senator weighs pushing for unpopular missile strike as his re-election opponents wait in the wings.

As one of the leading advocates for bipartisan immigration reform, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., had already firmly affixed himself to one cause deeply unpopular with conservatives heading into a re-election year.

[POLL: Most Americans Oppose Military Strike in Syria]

Now as a war-weary Congress weighs a military strike in Syria, he finds himself championing another policy that risks antagonizing the base.

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Next to Sen. John McCain, there's no more forceful and visible advocate for a muscular response...

Nonetheless, as he seeks a third term in 2014, Graham appears fully cognizant of the risks of his hawkish posture.

"My problem is I'm trying to explain to the American people why Syria matters while my commander-in-chief is AWOL,"

(Excerpt) Read more at usnews.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; Israel; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections; Russia; US: Arizona; US: South Carolina; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 911truthers; antiwardotcom; arizona; graham; immigration; israel; johnmccain; lewrockwelldotcom; lindsey; lindseygraham; mccain; nancymace; randsconcerntrolls; russia; southcarolina; syria; unitedkingdom; waronterror

1 posted on 09/08/2013 10:01:23 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76

I want to see a primary debate damn it! Haley should force one.


2 posted on 09/08/2013 10:03:23 AM PDT by Viennacon (E)
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To: george76

Despicable.

Putting our brave young men in harm’s way to save his political bacon.

A hemp necktie and a stout oak tree are needed here.


3 posted on 09/08/2013 10:03:56 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: Viennacon

Linda strikes me as more of a chicken hawk.


4 posted on 09/08/2013 10:09:48 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: george76

His hawkish posture has nothing to do with it. It is his eager willingness to hold Obama’s jock that has SC voters upset.


5 posted on 09/08/2013 10:12:04 AM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: george76
he finds himself championing another policy that risks antagonizing the base.

This is why he needs to come clean on his personal life, so that he cannot be blackmailed.

6 posted on 09/08/2013 10:12:31 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: george76

That man is SUCH an idiot! I am, however hopeful for South Carolinians as they now have a Republican Governor. If it can happen there (AND in Wisconsin) it can happen anywhere! :)


7 posted on 09/08/2013 10:18:03 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: george76

Congress does not live under the WARS and taxes
and Laws it passes for others.

SEC cheating? no problem for Congress or their Staff.

Brothels at work? no problem for Congress or their Staff.

Helping al Qaeda? no problem for Congress or their Staff..

Ignoring IRS/NSA abuse? no problem for Congress or their Staff.

ObamaCARE/RomneyCARE?
no problem for Congress or their Staff.


8 posted on 09/08/2013 10:19:24 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: george76

Whatever “they” got on him, it must be good....or bad depending on how you look at it. Whatever it is, he’s willing to lose an election to stop it from getting out. Then again, maybe he’ll get the benefit of voter fraud, too.


9 posted on 09/08/2013 10:20:11 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: george76

How about SCANDAL WEARY? No it has to be Bush’s fault for putting us in debt, you see.

Apparently Rhinos wAnt another black hawk down or Navy Seal massacre, since they cannot fund for f22 overwatch.


10 posted on 09/08/2013 10:21:11 AM PDT by lavaroise
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To: Arm_Bears

Hemp’s too smooth! A nice wiry/spiky sisal rope for this homo.


11 posted on 09/08/2013 10:21:16 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: upchuck

Is there going to be a debate for the SC primary for US Senator?


12 posted on 09/08/2013 10:22:41 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

He is a socialist wanting his socialist wars. They want to test allegiance to the fuehrer. They help create the scandals to cover up scandals. They cannot be trusted to find about them.


13 posted on 09/08/2013 10:24:48 AM PDT by lavaroise
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To: george76

I hope SC rids themselves of this scum.


14 posted on 09/08/2013 10:30:53 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: george76

I don’t believe it’s “war weariness”. Personally, I just don’t trust an islamist faggot who couldn’t fight his way out of a paper bag as CIC.


15 posted on 09/08/2013 10:35:09 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: lavaroise

What is it that whatever McisLame is involved with or where he goes that his sidekick Goober Lintseed follows along like a puppy dog. Two pathetic RINO’s on the job too long.


16 posted on 09/08/2013 10:36:26 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Gays are the only congresscritters that cannot be blackmailed on the basis of sexuality. It is not considered sporting by the MSM to make an issue out of someone being gay. No one in the media has ever made an issue out of our Presidents strange life.

However, look in contrast how the media treated Herman Cain. He is many times more qualified than Obama ever was, having run a company, graduated with a technical degree and lived harmoniously in the corporate world instead of stoked grievances for a living. The media beatified a bimbo and treated her like some poor innocent girl that Cain ruined for life based upon an encounter or two.

Just my opinion.


17 posted on 09/08/2013 10:40:15 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: george76
Graham's Hawkish Posture Confronts War-Weary Voters in South Carolina

So called "Hawkish Posture" would probably be more believable without that big wet patch on the front of his pants. PANSEY!!

18 posted on 09/08/2013 10:47:30 AM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: The_Media_never_lie
Gays are the only congresscritters that cannot be blackmailed on the basis of sexuality.

Anyone can be blackmailed if they lead a double life. A "conservative" republican who is also a closeted gay man can be blackmailed. This is allegedly what is happening to Graham.

Question: Are Democrats blackmailing Lindsey Graham into supporting the destruction of our economy through Cap & Tax?

Sheriff Paul Babeu: Another Gay Republican Outed When The Left Wanted Him To Be (For Maximum Political Damage) Read more http://hillbuzz.org/sheriff-paul-babeu-another-gay-republican-outed-when-the-left-wanted-him-to-be-for-maximum-political-damage-75763 Read more http://hillbuzz.org/sheriff-paul-babeu-another-gay-republican-outed-when-the-left-wanted-him-to-be-for-maximum-political-damage-75763

19 posted on 09/08/2013 10:49:51 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: george76

I heard on FoxNews this morning that Obama has lost Senator Pryor (D-Arkansas) on Syria.

Pryor is facing some serious challengers for 2014, so he is turning conservative. He saw what happened to his colleague, former Senator Blanche Lincoln, a couple of years ago.


20 posted on 09/08/2013 10:51:14 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: Arm_Bears

In NJ, we lost neighbors and fellow church-goers to the attacks on 9/11.

My relatives in SC lost neighbors and church members who went to fight in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Let the Muslims fight it out among themselves. To take side with any of them is to lose - lose influence, lives and honor.

The way to defend ourselves against Muslims is to close them out of our land.


21 posted on 09/08/2013 10:53:41 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: Vince Ferrer

Whenever I see a congresscritter behaving irrationally, that is going against the principles upon which he was elected, I wonder about the blackmail angle. I have concluded the congress system is hopelessly corrupt. It just happens all the time. That is why the only thing that will save us is a 12 year term limit. The power of the incumbency is so very strong.


22 posted on 09/08/2013 11:01:25 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: tumblindice

Homosexuality might indeed be generalized as a form of dissimulating or brazenly empowering scandals.

Lindsay is learning well from his big boy expert Obama.

Funny thing is they are homophobes who will also dissimulate their most atrocious crimes and abuses against fellow homos.

It s a sad folly taking the nation by the throat, blind obedience, end justify Means obedience, giving them a chance to be in power n good if only we let them....


23 posted on 09/08/2013 11:02:00 AM PDT by lavaroise
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To: The_Media_never_lie

I hear that some representatives are getting mail and calls that are 95% against any actions regarding Syria.


24 posted on 09/08/2013 11:08:11 AM PDT by mware
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To: The_Media_never_lie

Yep, just like when only blackz can call blacks ngg+ , only homoz have he right to abuse other homos calling them sluts whores or whatever.

They hide their atrocities And abuses on fellow partners Cruz hey are so called fellow partners. This is no excuse, this is mental illness. A hetero calling them f@GS is less offensive but informative in the end.

These people’s charm school is quite sick.


25 posted on 09/08/2013 11:09:22 AM PDT by lavaroise
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To: The_Media_never_lie

They love the Islam loophole. These fools don’t get that the homosexual Islam loophole is an algorithm to hide abuse of power that will be used against them.

GrAham is he essence of cowardice, intellectual and moral.


26 posted on 09/08/2013 11:13:32 AM PDT by lavaroise
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To: george76

Well Linda, if your commander in chief is awol, why would you have any trust at all with him as commander in chief in charge of a larger war?

Little twit makes no sense.


27 posted on 09/08/2013 11:15:27 AM PDT by dforest
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To: george76

Can someone tell me how many men and women from South Carolina march to war on this schmuck’s insistence? Why do I think SC provides a hell of a lot of soldiers for these crazy wars.


28 posted on 09/08/2013 11:24:46 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: lavaroise

He’s a disco dancing, oscar wilde reading, Barbara Streisand ticket holding.... friend of Dorothy.


29 posted on 09/08/2013 11:36:35 AM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: george76

What the voters of SC need to remember is that mcnut and linda are mac daddies top two sock puppets.


30 posted on 09/08/2013 11:45:10 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: chiefqc

The problem with voting in SC is that Dems can vote in the primary’s as they are open. This has driven me to near madness over the years I have lived here. Believe me, the Dems want Gaynasty back into run against their guy. I can’t tell you how many conservatives I have spoken to that say if Gaynasty gets back in as the Repube nominee, they will vote against him and vote Democratic. Why not, same difference.


31 posted on 09/08/2013 12:41:48 PM PDT by 4everontheRight (And the story began with..."Once there was a great nation......")
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To: george76

Graham knows he can spout this nonsense all he wants because when election time comes around, SC voters will just reelect him again anyway. Same with McCain and AZ voters.


32 posted on 09/08/2013 2:17:29 PM PDT by Red White and Blue patriot
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To: george76

Too many Republicans have run up the white flag. It’s time to leave the party, since the only choice we seem have left is the company we keep in our train ride to hell.


33 posted on 09/08/2013 3:50:09 PM PDT by Spok (Republicans cannot out-liberal the Democrats, and should quit trying.)
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To: Hoodat

These comments will seriously depress Dem voter enthusiasm for Graham. He needs them to carry his fruity behind over the finish line.

I think both Graham and Tom Cotton have totally fumbled Syria. We shall see if it takes them down.


34 posted on 09/08/2013 3:54:34 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: Slings and Arrows
Is there going to be a debate for the SC primary for US Senator?

I certainly hope so. In fact, I hope there are three or more. Somebody up thread suggested maybe Gov. Hailey could "suggest" debate(s). That might work.

I've sent linda several strongly worded emails daring her to grow a pair and defend her record before her constituents in town halls and in debates. Don't forget, we're a year away from the election. There's plenty of time. And I'm sure linda will soon start charging like the RINO she is towards the right.

35 posted on 09/08/2013 4:05:08 PM PDT by upchuck (The nobama regime: a string of omnishambles that stretches, seemingly, to infinity.)
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To: george76; alarm rider; Alex1977; at bay; Babsig; BILL_C; bnelson44; ColdOne; DesScorp; G.Love; ...
Here's linda. She's all dressed up, ready to go take out the bad guys in Syria and elsewhere. I'm sure Juan will lend a hand.

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

36 posted on 09/08/2013 4:09:00 PM PDT by upchuck (The nobama regime: a string of omnishambles that stretches, seemingly, to infinity.)
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To: Walkingfeather

Indeed... something about the malcomX one world religion communist kumbaya redistribute good to bad be for the bottom line.

I don’t care what they label it, Obama will always be islam scandal scum dissimulation retardation disaster while Jews or Christians will always be Jews and Christians.


37 posted on 09/08/2013 4:13:55 PM PDT by lavaroise
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To: upchuck

If Lindsey won’t debate, I hope his challengers take a trick from Clint Eastwood and put an empty chair in his place.


38 posted on 09/08/2013 4:22:31 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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