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Lindsey Graham: I 'Embrace' Being a 'Chamber of Commerce Republican'
breitbart.com ^ | 1/24/14 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 01/24/2014 12:08:50 PM PST by cotton1706

As the battle between the grassroots and the establishment sides of the Republican Party rages on, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is taking a very public stance on the side of the establishment.

“I’m going to embrace being a Chamber of Commerce Republican,” Graham said in an interview with The Greenville News in Greenville, SC this week.

The Chamber of Commerce represents the biggest group fighting on behalf of the GOP establishment in its ongoing battle with the Tea Party movement, becoming deeply involved in Republican primary elections and pushing comprehensive immigration reform on Capitol Hill.

“There’s a fight in our party about the sort of isolationism on foreign policy, libertarianism on domestic policy,” Graham said. “I’m a traditional conservative Chamber of Commerce Republican."

"I like the Chamber of Commerce. I like the idea that people compete against each other," he explained. "During the day, you come together for the common good. You’ll have insurance companies that compete against each other, you’ll have lawyers and bankers who basically fight for market share at the end of the day. But through the Chamber they try to come together and build up the community."

"That’s the way I think," Graham claimed. "When it comes to problem solving, Washington is broken and I think the solution is not more people yelling but somebody willing to roll up their sleeves and willing to fix problems like you have to do at the Chamber level and you have to do in the private sector.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: capitalistcronies; chamberofcommerce; elections; gopcivilwar; graham; poofter

1 posted on 01/24/2014 12:08:50 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Linda is broken.


2 posted on 01/24/2014 12:10:00 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: cotton1706

FU Chamber of Crony Capitalist Republicrat Elitists.


3 posted on 01/24/2014 12:12:36 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: cotton1706

Perfect ad material


4 posted on 01/24/2014 12:12:39 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Paladin2

I guess she wants to be their Chamber maid.


5 posted on 01/24/2014 12:12:54 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: cotton1706

When I ran for state rep in CT in ‘96, I rejected them then. The CBIA/CoC SUPPORTED Weicker’s state income tax.

They have only gotten worse since then.


6 posted on 01/24/2014 12:14:49 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (The only thing that can save us is if Kerry wins the Nobel prize and leaves us alone.--Moshe Yaalon)
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To: cotton1706

FULG!! And the McDaddy you rode in on.


7 posted on 01/24/2014 12:15:31 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: cotton1706
Hitler once asked "how many divisions does he Pope have?"

Graham should be asking "how many voters does the Chamber of Commerce have?"

8 posted on 01/24/2014 12:17:53 PM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: cotton1706

Probably also embraces being a gun grabber Republican.


9 posted on 01/24/2014 12:17:54 PM PST by thorvaldr
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To: thorvaldr

And a La Raza Republican and a Log Cabin Republican (oops, did I type that?).


10 posted on 01/24/2014 12:18:40 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: Rodamala

You’re right…the Chamber has become a den of cronies…..all of them are big companies in bed with government….there’s no competition there.


11 posted on 01/24/2014 12:18:53 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: cotton1706

12 posted on 01/24/2014 12:21:10 PM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

13 posted on 01/24/2014 12:21:24 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cotton1706

I thought he embraced McCain. This amounts to adultery.


14 posted on 01/24/2014 12:22:48 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: cotton1706

you go with that girl!


15 posted on 01/24/2014 12:23:02 PM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: cotton1706

Doubling down on stupidity.

No Chamber of Commerce Amnesty for illegals.


16 posted on 01/24/2014 12:23:11 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“La Raza Republican” - BINGO!!!


17 posted on 01/24/2014 12:23:56 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: Ray76

Ya gotta figure that he’s getting a huge majority of his campaign funds with CoC connected donors.

What else is he going to say?

At least now the primary voters are voting on honest information.


18 posted on 01/24/2014 12:24:37 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: cotton1706

I hope this p*****r just sunk himself.


19 posted on 01/24/2014 12:24:39 PM PST by OKSooner ("As the riders went on by him, he heard one call his name...")
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To: cotton1706

The last time the Federal fixed anything was Hitler’s clock.


20 posted on 01/24/2014 12:25:10 PM PST by DManA
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To: cotton1706

Lindsey also embraces being Chuck Schumer’s towel boy.


21 posted on 01/24/2014 12:28:09 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: cotton1706

The fact that this @$$¶0¦£ is not only getting more than 5% of the vote in the Republican primary, but will probably win shows how America is doomed.

If we can’t even count on Republicans in a red state like South Carolina to pay attention and do the right thing, we as a nation are just too stupid to live


22 posted on 01/24/2014 12:29:30 PM PST by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: cotton1706; All

Supports Amnesty, ObamaCare, Communist China, EU, UN....everything what the Chamber of Commerce supports


23 posted on 01/24/2014 12:29:56 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: cotton1706

Personally, if I was embraced by Lindsey, I’d call the cops.


24 posted on 01/24/2014 12:31:44 PM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: Oliviaforever

Heh. Log Cabin Chamber Republican.


25 posted on 01/24/2014 12:32:59 PM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: Cicero

I’m not sure I want to know what Lindsey ‘embraces’.


26 posted on 01/24/2014 12:36:28 PM PST by Starboard
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To: C210N

I guess she wants to be their Chamber maid.


...........Chamber “pot.”


27 posted on 01/24/2014 12:38:44 PM PST by AFret. ("Charlie don't surf ! ")
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To: cotton1706

I always thought Lindsey was a log cabin R?


28 posted on 01/24/2014 12:52:59 PM PST by zek157
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To: cotton1706

“There’s a fight in our party about the sort of isolationism on foreign policy, libertarianism on domestic policy,” Graham said. “I’m a traditional conservative Chamber of Commerce Republican.”

So pretty much a checked pants wearing beer-o-crap.


29 posted on 01/24/2014 12:54:45 PM PST by GraceG
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To: cotton1706

Ugh. Graham was a cheesy small town ambulance chaser and now he’s a cheesy big city ambulance chaser


30 posted on 01/24/2014 12:55:06 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: cotton1706
"When it comes to problem solving, Washington is broken and I think the solution is not more people yelling but somebody willing to roll up their sleeves and willing to fix problems like you have to do at the Chamber level and you have to do in the private sector.”

DC broken by anti-American politicians like LG will in no way ever get fixed by those same politicians. You're done you little lying POS RINO twerp.

31 posted on 01/24/2014 1:05:00 PM PST by drypowder
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To: C. Edmund Wright
EMBRACE THE SUCK! ping ...

I am glad to see LindaG publicly take the side of the gopE rather than engage in his every-6th-year pretense to be a conservative aligned with the Tea Party.

Bring it on. Go Lee Bright!

32 posted on 01/24/2014 1:05:32 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: cotton1706

He is also an AARP Republican.


33 posted on 01/24/2014 1:20:32 PM PST by ThePatriotsFlag ("There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: ken5050

It was Stalin.


34 posted on 01/24/2014 1:23:38 PM PST by Corey Ohlis (Visualize Swirled Peas)
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To: Corey Ohlis

Right!!..thanks..


35 posted on 01/24/2014 1:34:12 PM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: cotton1706

Little Lindsey Grahamnesty says “I’m bought and paid for, and I’M PROUD OF IT”.


36 posted on 01/24/2014 1:41:25 PM PST by House Atreides
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To: Rodamala

Michelle Malkin’s article re Chamber of Commerce is timed perfectly. Just read it today


37 posted on 01/24/2014 1:45:02 PM PST by codder too
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To: thorvaldr

His opponent, not so much. Lee Bright’s senate campaign giving away AR-15. http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/24538341/state-sen-lee-brights-campaign-giving-away-ar-15


38 posted on 01/24/2014 1:51:01 PM PST by neal1960 (D m cr ts S ck. Would you like to buy a vowel?)
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To: cotton1706

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-24/evangelicals-wooed-by-businesses-for-immigration-revamp.html


39 posted on 01/24/2014 2:14:35 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: cotton1706

Crony is Linda.


40 posted on 01/24/2014 4:14:45 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: cotton1706

Graham appeared on the radio station WORD in Greenville and reaffirmed his reputation as a scum lying RINO. He refused to answer questions and came off as an elitist jerk.

Linda is dog meat. His approval rating in SC is 41%, and that’s a death sentence for an incumbent.


41 posted on 01/24/2014 4:44:59 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: cotton1706
Lindsey Graham: I 'Embrace' Being a 'Chamber of Commerce Republican'

"I'm a hideous Crony Capitalist/Fascist who is bought and paid for, and I am proud of it!"

42 posted on 01/24/2014 4:47:38 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: neal1960

SC conservatives, unite behind Lee Bright. He has a proven record of conservatism as a State Senator! Do not divide the vote! Bright consistently polls ahead of the other contenders. They need to drop out and support Bright with all they’ve got or Graham will win via a split vote. How many times are voters going to fall for this maneuver?


43 posted on 01/24/2014 4:50:25 PM PST by stilloftyhenight (Unite in the primary to unseat RINOs...staying home isn't an option.)
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To: qam1

“If we can’t even count on Republicans in a red state like South Carolina to pay attention and do the right thing, we as a nation are just too stupid to live”

Linda is running against four challengers. SC has a run-off primary system between the top two candidates after the primary. Linda barely has 42% percent approval in the state. He’ll be lucky to finish among the top two in the primary.


44 posted on 01/24/2014 4:56:00 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: cotton1706; All
The Chamber of Commerce represents the biggest group fighting on behalf of the GOP establishment in its ongoing battle with the Tea Party movement...

OMG!!! I don't believe he said that. Every TEA Party activist in SC should commit to getting 500 votes (Via: mail outs, door knockers, Letters to the Editor, Facebook and Twitter, $$$Money$$$, yard signs, etc.) for any one of the four Primary candidates challenging Graham. And then, work like heck to see him defeated in the run-off.
45 posted on 01/24/2014 5:11:09 PM PST by Din Maker
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To: cotton1706

Yes Washington is broken and folks like Lindsey are why.


46 posted on 01/24/2014 6:27:03 PM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: cripplecreek

That was something I didn’t need to see. Bad Cripplecreek bad.


47 posted on 01/24/2014 6:29:25 PM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Yeah, we’re gonna jump on this one...


48 posted on 01/24/2014 7:12:42 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: cotton1706; All

SC Conservatives: Please do your best to attend this event:

http://rlcsc.org/2014/01/17/get-your-tickets-now-for-impact-2014-the-rlc-of-sc-state-convention-on-march-1/


49 posted on 01/26/2014 5:47:09 PM PST by Din Maker
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