Skip to comments.Graham's Hawkish Posture Confronts War-Weary Voters in South Carolina
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.
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,"
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I want to see a primary debate damn it! Haley should force one.
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.
Linda strikes me as more of a chicken hawk.
His hawkish posture has nothing to do with it. It is his eager willingness to hold Obama’s jock that has SC voters upset.
This is why he needs to come clean on his personal life, so that he cannot be blackmailed.
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! :)
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.
no problem for Congress or their Staff.
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.
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.
Hemp’s too smooth! A nice wiry/spiky sisal rope for this homo.
Is there going to be a debate for the SC primary for US Senator?
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.
I hope SC rids themselves of this scum.
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.
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.
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.
So called "Hawkish Posture" would probably be more believable without that big wet patch on the front of his pants. PANSEY!!
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.
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
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.