Skip to comments.Lindsey Graham Gets Attacked — From All Four Sides (ACU rating scam exposed)
Posted on 11/18/2013 5:52:58 AM PST by cotton1706
Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has an 89.12 lifetime rating from the American Conservative Union and has been in Congress since 1995. Yet the Republican fixture on Capitol Hill will face four primary challengers next year, all of whom accuse him of not being a true conservative.
Graham, who is much in the mold of his friend, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is known for often reaching across the aisle on important legislative issues. One notable example of this is his being a member of the bipartisan Gang of Eight immigration reform group this year.
Before being elected to the Senate, Graham, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force Reserve, previously served as a member of the House of Representatives from 1995 to 2003.
When a senator consistently gets pulled across the aisle and votes for legislation his Republican colleagues dont vote for, you begin to question his judgment, challenger Richard Cash said in an interview with ABC News. People dont trust him anymore.
Bill Connor, a former candidate for South Carolina lieutenant governor whos also challenging Graham, said much the same thing. You dont vote to defund Obamacare, and then vote for cloture on a bill to keep funding it, said Connor, who also criticized Graham for putting ads in South Carolina showing his opposition to the Affordable Care Act. Thats not being honest or showing character.
Graham joins the likes of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and other prominent Republican Senators who are being challenged on their right flank this upcoming election season.
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This is the first sentence of this article: "Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has an 89.12 lifetime rating from the American Conservative Union"
This is Senator Lindsey Graham's CURRENT vote ratings from the four major conservative ratings agencies and his average (67% not 89%):
Graham (SC) - 06/10/14 - 67% (Average) - 47% (Heritage) - 86% (CFG) - 92% (ACU) - 41% (FreedomWorks)
This is Graham's rating average without the ACU (58% not 89%):
Graham (SC) - 06/10/14 - 58% (Average) - 47% (Heritage) - 86% (CFG) - 41% (FreedomWorks)
For this reason, on a weekly basis I post every republican senator's conservative ratings and averages: to demonstrate how they attempt to fool us with this "lifetime rating" nonsense! It's outright fraud and chicanery!
When a candidate for office bamboozles me as Graham did when he first ran for the Senate from S.C., it is very, very difficult to restore my confidence in him. He may be in touch with polls showing his decline in approval in S.C. but he is still out of touch with the voters he will need to be re-elected beginning with the June 10, 2014 Repub primary.
Grahmnesty is a RINO! Primary him.
It will be interesting to see if the problem is Lindsey Graham or the people of SC.
Follow the money.
Frankly, I hope SC elects a truly conservative Senator next year.
No! He's Progressive in RINO clothing! Far worse than your run-of-the-mill RINO!
Even those with no track record like the conservative traitors like rubio and chris christie.
Fool me once shame on me, try and fool me a second time, and I do a write in.
It will BE Cruz, Lee or Dr. Ben Watson. If the gop elitist chose another mccain or romney who are 0 lites it will be a write in vote.
DO NOT GIVE MONEY TO THE NATIONAL GOP ANY 0RG! Give directly to your candidate!
He is not a progressive he is a backstabber. He is not a moderate he is a backstabber. He is not even a rino he ia backstabber. It is not ideology or self interest or even conviction that motivates Aunt Lindsey it is simply an ego relatged need to stab us in the back when we need him the most. As such he is worse than any of the other tags. Read my tag line.
I loved what one of Linda's challengers said...
Bill Connor, a former candidate for South Carolina lieutenant governor whos also challenging Graham, said...You dont vote to defund Obamacare, and then vote for cloture on a bill to keep funding it, said Connor, who also criticized Graham for putting ads in South Carolina showing his opposition to the Affordable Care Act. Thats not being honest or showing character.
I hope EVERY challenger to these worthless RINO's uses this same line against these disgusting, career fools.
DO NOT GIVE MONEY TO THE NATIONAL GOP ANY 0RG! Give directly to your candidate.
The ACU is complete fraud. They have embraced amnesty and Sharia Law through their appointments of Al Cardenas, Grover Norquist and Shahil Khan to their board. Any conservative who follows their meaningless “rating” is a fool.
I would love to see a similar analysis for Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri.
". . known for often falling across the aisle . . "
". . known for often sneaking across the aisle . . "
". . known for often lusting for the other side of the aisle . . "
". . known for often selling himself across the aisle . . "
". . known for often supporting the other side aisle . . "
". . known for often belonging to the other aisle . . "
The ACU has a problem with criteria.
Graham is a JAG lawyer. This makes him out to be some kind of warrior. Yes, he has served and thanks for that, but report the entire story.
FOUR?? That creep is going to get reelected!
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dr ben carson... write in the right candidate.
i am with you.
The Primary filing deadline is March 30, 2014. It will be interesting to see
which opponents begin to get some traction and financial support as that
deadline approaches. I don’t know about SC but usually it takes statewide
recognition and good financial backing to defeat an incumbent.
“will face four primary challengers next year
FOUR?? That creep is going to get reelected!”
There is a runoff if no candidate gets 50%. So the more the merrier to force Graham into an one on one race with an actual conservative.
A five person primary makes it very difficult for Graham to get to 50%! We can take Graham out in a runoff like we did David Dewhurst.
In the mean time, the South Carolina legislature is planning to close its primary so that democrats cannot assist Graham get reelected.
The primary has a 50% threshold. If no one reaches that, the top two have a run-off primary. Unlike a winner-takes-all primary, more candidates do not weaken the opposition, they strengthen it, because the additional choices makes it less likely for any candidate to reach 50% on the first ballot.
In a run-off, the challenger usually has an advantage, because their supporters are more motivated and often coalesce the incumbent's opposition.
“Cotton, you have greater confidence in the S. C. Legislature than I. This isn’t the first effort to close the Repub primary in recent years. Conservatives are still outnumbered by the Dems and the SCGOPe in the S. C. Legislature.”
Haha. Well, I didn’t say they’d succeed. But they may make people aware of the game that’s going on. And relate it to scumbag Graham. We can’t just sit back and say “oh, well” anymore. That legislation should be pushed every single year till it’s passed and enacted.
Rubio is not now and never will be a “conservative traitor.”
He would have to have been a conservative in the first place for that.
He was open about his open borders agenda in speeches he made to Spanish language audiences from the beginning. Links to many of those speeches on YouTube were posted here during his campaign.
There were and are a lot of people who were too credulous during his campaign. We showed them exactly what he was really about in his own words and then they were shocked when it turned out to be true. Kind of like the shock a lot of people who thought Obamacare was going to give them Bethesda care for almost free are now recieving.
Agreed. The sole reason Grahmnesty voted against that junk crap bill prohibiting employers from firing perverts was he was worried about a primary challenge. He’s all for the pervert agenda and amnesty! We need more like Ted Cruz.
That's good about the runoff elections there. Here in Missouri it's who gets the most votes wins. That is why I posted what I did.
I wish Mo. would close it's primaries too. We lost a good Repub. nominee in the Senate race last year because the democrats voted in our's and got a "crackpot" Tod Aiken nominated.