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Sen. Lindsey Graham: Canít support a Senate deal the House will reject
Washington Times ^ | October 13, 2013 | Thomas Howell, Jr.

Posted on 10/13/2013 1:04:20 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday he would not vote for a deal to reopen the government and raise the debt limit if it cannot attract support in the Republican-led House, arguing there is little point in claiming victory if a deal does not pass muster in the other chamber of Congress.

If the deal cannot attract the majority of House Republicans, “that really does compromise Speaker Boehner’s leadership,” Mr. Graham told ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, adding he understands that defunding or delaying Obamacare is not a viable option.

Mr. Graham said the last thing Mr. Boehner needs is to see his leadership tinkered with further, after the hard-right wing of the Republican Party insisted on changes to Obamacare as a precondition of any deal.

The strategy has not worked, and recent polls give poor marks to the GOP.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; debt; lindseygraham; obamacare; shutdown; southcarolina; zerocare
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I appreciate you and your post and wish that Sen Graham for all his good points was a consistent and reliable conservative, but he isn’t.

You are right - he isn't.

But he is right on what the Sequester is doing to the US military.

Very, very few of our Republicans see this truth.

You see this face?

That is the face of a weasel.

The only thing Mitch McConnell cares about is Mitch McConnell.

He is selling out our military men and women so he can brag about how much he "cut spending" and get reelected.

That is the truth.

21 posted on 10/13/2013 1:46:31 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Since Lindsey Graham and his liberal-Republican colleagues are not guided by PRINCIPLE but only by SELF-PRESERVATION, they must constantly be judging whom to CAVE IN to.

With the emergence of Ted Cruz, the strengthening of House Tea-Party Republicans’ backbones, and primary challenges to his own re-election bid, Lindsey Graham seems to be joining John Boehner in caving in to the Tea Party Republicans instead of, as usual, Obama and the Democrats. Which is a major development. But the House Republicans must stand firm.


22 posted on 10/13/2013 1:53:31 PM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“He must have heard something or knows the House is unified “

Nah. The dumb b*stard is just up for reelection.


23 posted on 10/13/2013 1:55:47 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
after the hard-right wing of the Republican Party insisted on changes to Obamacare

What crap. We are the center!

24 posted on 10/13/2013 1:57:47 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

McCain Loses! Or maybe Mr. Lindsay is just scared for his re-election campaign?


25 posted on 10/13/2013 2:00:32 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Is John Boehner the Neville Chamberlain of American Politics?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

McCain Loses! Or maybe Mr. Lindsay is just scared for his re-election campaign?


26 posted on 10/13/2013 2:00:37 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Is John Boehner the Neville Chamberlain of American Politics?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Sen. Lindsey "Renfield" Graham.


27 posted on 10/13/2013 2:02:08 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at rantburg.com)
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To: Windflier
You said that Graham is "getting conservative religion..."

Actually, I said, "He’s getting conservative religion, at least for now," implying (though I guess not obviously enough for you) that it's nothing but a phony act

28 posted on 10/13/2013 2:08:00 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Windflier
My point is that he's not. He's just doing the usual political two-step

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/an-VrtP47YJmhbJmm/the_best_little_whorehouse_in_texas_1982_the_governor_sings_about_the_whorehouse/

It is time for him to be primaried, and go the way of Lugar, Arlan the Terrible and any others I didn't mention.

We will have a GloatAthon on FR that night, with the song "Na-na-na Hey Hey Hey good bye" being the theme song..

29 posted on 10/13/2013 2:08:12 PM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

can’t say which oneswill go but it sure is going to be amost interesting primary season.
Whole lot of dead wood like this need jettisoning.


30 posted on 10/13/2013 2:52:10 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) ( Hey Rubio, eat pooh pal))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

it’s getting hot in South Carolina


31 posted on 10/13/2013 3:13:40 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Lancey Howard
He’s getting conservative religion, at least for now.

I'm sick of political opportunists. We need people of principle who truly understand and appreciate the Constitution; who do what they swear to do when they take the oath of office. I understand there are occasions we disagree on how taxes are to be collected and spent, but there ought to be no question in matters of the 2nd Amendment, the 1st Amendment, and many others that are under direct attack by foreign and domestic enemies who must, for the sake of peace and prosperity, be utterly defeated - some of them hung by the neck until dead. Graham is a political opportunist who needs to be unelected, and soon.

32 posted on 10/13/2013 3:20:06 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

One thing that’s happened is Harry Reid is considering using “the nuclear option” to pass his debt limit bill.
That will make Senate Rrepublicans dependent on Boehner to get it voted down in the House- otherwise they lose what little power they have.
May be a bluff by Harry to get concessions, but they can’t give any concessions.

Fascinating.


33 posted on 10/13/2013 3:24:48 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Lancey Howard

“Graham is finally understanding that his primary challenge is serious business.
He’s getting conservative religion, at least for now.”
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He is NOT getting conservative religion. He’s playing his same old poseur game of pretending to be a conservative while doing all he can to sabotage conservative efforts and to grease the wheels for progressive legislation and nominations of progressive judges.

In a word, he is despicable. NOBODY should fall for his fakery.


34 posted on 10/13/2013 3:38:51 PM PDT by House Atreides ( D)
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To: House Atreides

LOL

/eyeroll


35 posted on 10/13/2013 3:41:17 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

A liberal at worst, a follower at best.


36 posted on 10/13/2013 4:02:54 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

You are toast linda so vote your conscience.


37 posted on 10/13/2013 4:16:43 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Sounds like a politician facing a primary challenger.


38 posted on 10/13/2013 4:20:14 PM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: Lancey Howard

LOL

/eyeroll
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Eyeroll? Are you a teenage girl?


39 posted on 10/13/2013 4:23:52 PM PDT by House Atreides ( D)
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To: House Atreides

Are you a moron?


40 posted on 10/13/2013 5:00:37 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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