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Lindsey Graham hopes ‘we don’t lose Alaska’
politico.com ^ | 3/10/14 | Tal Kopan

Posted on 03/10/2014 9:55:41 AM PDT by cotton1706

First Ukraine, then the Bering Strait?

Sen. Lindsey Graham joked Monday that the U.S. might need to watch out for Russian President Vladimir Putin on our own turf if things continue.

“I just hope we don’t lose Alaska. The more [President Barack] Obama talks to Putin the worse we do,” the South Carolina Republican cracked on “Kilmeade and Friends” on Fox News Radio.

Appearing on the show with his frequent partner in foreign policy, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Graham said the situation in Ukraine is a “defining moment” for Obama and he needs to rally Europe to stand up to Putin.

“[German Chancellor Angela] Merkel’s the key here. The president has to rally the European nations, the Western European nations,” Graham said. “[Putin]’s a one-trick pony when it comes to the economy. Russia’s an oil and gas company corruptly run called a country. They have one commodity, they need to sell it as much as Europe needs to buy it.”

Both senators agreed that the Obama administration has not been projecting enough strength in the world, and that decisions Obama made about Syria last year, among other issues, led Putin to think he could make a move on Ukraine.

Graham said it’s time for the hourlong phone conversations between the two leaders to end.

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While I realize this is a joke, I love posting stories that show why Lindsey Graham needs to be removed from power!
1 posted on 03/10/2014 9:55:42 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

We bought it, fair and square...................that receipt must be laying around somewhere.................


2 posted on 03/10/2014 9:57:59 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: cotton1706

“I just hope we don’t lose Alaska”

Not funny.


3 posted on 03/10/2014 9:58:05 AM PDT by McGruff (Republicans need to show Obama some RSPECT.)
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To: cotton1706

Any good SC canidiates doing primaries?


4 posted on 03/10/2014 9:58:38 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: cotton1706

No worries ..... Sarah has the “brass” to stand up to Putin & defend her state, unlike pResident Linksalot aka Mr. Mom Jeans.


5 posted on 03/10/2014 10:01:14 AM PDT by Qiviut (It's hard to be a donk if you're sane & it's hard to be a pubbie if you have any integrity.)
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To: cotton1706

6 posted on 03/10/2014 10:01:37 AM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: cotton1706

All due respect LINDSEY we got Alaska from case of vodka that how my uncle told me LOL!

Beside I think Deadliest catch crews could kick Vlady a*** if they do that on reality show Deadliest catch hell yeah I watch it


7 posted on 03/10/2014 10:01:42 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: cotton1706

Don’t worry Linda, Sarah’s got your back.


8 posted on 03/10/2014 10:01:50 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: cotton1706

..let’s vote to lose Gramnesty


9 posted on 03/10/2014 10:02:28 AM PDT by Doogle (( USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: McGruff

The USA will still want access to the Ports of LA and San Diego when the locals declare that they would rather not be part of the USA but would rather unite with their brothers to the South. How will we manage that?


10 posted on 03/10/2014 10:02:32 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: cotton1706

Hey Tina Fey - if Russia takes Alaska, Sarah Palin really WILL be able to see Russia from her house.


11 posted on 03/10/2014 10:02:52 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: McGruff; cotton1706

“I just hope we don’t lose Alaska”

Not funny.


Nope. Kind of scary actually since he is a US Senator saying this for the whole world to see. It may have been meant to be funny but only for those who understand American humor, Putin likely does not. “I just hope we don’t lose Alaska” probably means something different to the Putins of the world.


12 posted on 03/10/2014 10:03:07 AM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: cotton1706
Lindsey Graham hopes ‘we don’t lose Alaska’

Like we will America if his amnesty plan goes through?

13 posted on 03/10/2014 10:05:16 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: cotton1706

Lindsey Graham is generally an ass, but this is a moderately humorous joke - there’s no need to pretend he did something wrong here by making it.


14 posted on 03/10/2014 10:07:06 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: cotton1706
Is Sen. Lindsey Graham homosexual?

"I know it's really gonna upset a lot of gay men, Graham was quoted by the Times," I'm sure hundreds of 'em are gonna be jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge - but I ain't available. I ain't gay. Sorry."

15 posted on 03/10/2014 10:08:42 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Red Badger

I think the price was about $7.2 million. Called Seward’s folly because it was so much money for a “worthless wilderness.”


16 posted on 03/10/2014 10:08:54 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: cotton1706

That Lindsey, he's a funny guy.

17 posted on 03/10/2014 10:08:56 AM PDT by McGruff (Republicans need to show Obama some RSPECT.)
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To: cotton1706
“[German Chancellor Angela] Merkel’s the key here. The president has to rally the European nations, the Western European nations,” Graham said. “[Putin]’s a one-trick pony when it comes to the economy. Russia’s an oil and gas company corruptly run called a country. They have one commodity, they need to sell it as much as Europe needs to buy it.”

And so it goes in Obama's America. We are reduced to hoping the Germans will step in and bail us out in a standoff with the Russians.

18 posted on 03/10/2014 10:10:43 AM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: cotton1706

Saying this means he REALLY hopes Putin attacks Alaska. He and his democrat buddies could use it to stay in power.


19 posted on 03/10/2014 10:10:44 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: cotton1706

Alaska, or at least a tiny little part of it, was occupied during WWII. They are very big on remembering that up there, and I”m sure they would not take Russian intrusion sitting down.


20 posted on 03/10/2014 10:16:08 AM PDT by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: cotton1706

a person who is a political joke thinks he cracked a joke - NOT


21 posted on 03/10/2014 10:16:10 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: MUDDOG

Lindsey Graham hopes ‘we don’t lose Alaska’

What he meant to say was: “By the impotence of Senator McCain and myself, it is time to accept that the US is now under a Communist Administration so losing Alaska to Russia would not be huge.”


22 posted on 03/10/2014 10:16:48 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers.)
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To: cotton1706
Why would Putin stop with Alaska?


Fort Ross, Calif.


Russian River, Sonoma County, Calif.

23 posted on 03/10/2014 10:22:30 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: cotton1706

No, it’s not funny. There are islands that have been in dispute with Russia over many years. Putin is too smart to consider invading mainland Alaska. But I wouldn’t put it past him to seize some of the islands.

And then what would Obama do? Or Kerry? Or Boner? Or Lindsey? More empty talk, if past is precedent for these guys.


24 posted on 03/10/2014 10:24:37 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: cotton1706

Putin's favorite band plays the song "Don't play the fool, America (Alaska) .... ЛЮБЭ "Не валяй дурака, Америка" клип

P.S. at this url, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_IObE7MIqs

a post said this was played at the Sochi 2014 closing ceremonies, is this true?

25 posted on 03/10/2014 10:26:11 AM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: sodpoodle
the US is now under a Communist Administration

How true.

26 posted on 03/10/2014 10:28:20 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: cotton1706
Lindsey Graham hopes ‘we don’t lose Alaska’

I hope we lose Lindsey Graham.

27 posted on 03/10/2014 10:30:12 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: cotton1706
Sen. Lindsey Graham: “I just hope we don’t lose Alaska"

Why Linda Grhamnesty, are the illegal alien Mexicans going to take it away, too?

28 posted on 03/10/2014 10:31:15 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: cotton1706
....Graham needs to be removed from power!

Nonsense, my good man! Lindsay and John ought to have their own TV Talk Show.

The Pansy and the Pilot?
The Swish and the Senile?

Could be bigger than Chris Matthews ... and at least their pants might be drier ... although in Johnnie's case that Depends."

29 posted on 03/10/2014 10:34:03 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk ( The Republican Party is in Hospice Care. Hold all contributions.)
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To: cotton1706
Maybe they will try to make a play to recover Fort Ross in California?



Knowing that state, likely not a gun within 300 miles of the place.
30 posted on 03/10/2014 10:35:50 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: VerySadAmerican
Saying this means he REALLY hopes Putin attacks Alaska. He and his democrat buddies could use it to stay in power.

Bingo.

31 posted on 03/10/2014 10:36:40 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: McGruff

Just a thought, but if Obama wanted to outdo Carter, who paid the Panamanians to take our canal, donating Alaska to Russia would be just the thing!


32 posted on 03/10/2014 10:38:02 AM PDT by Rich21IE
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To: Kenny Bunk

LOL!


33 posted on 03/10/2014 10:39:22 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: cotton1706
Ping me when France wants Louisiana back.

-PJ

34 posted on 03/10/2014 10:44:31 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: cotton1706

Isn’t Kazakhstan right across the street from Alaska???

Anything is possible when you have a wimp for a president


35 posted on 03/10/2014 10:53:30 AM PDT by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: cotton1706

If Putin is taking over Crimea because they are mostly Russians there, can we get Mexico to take back California (for the same reason)?


36 posted on 03/10/2014 10:57:00 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: VanDeKoik

Knowing some Californians who happen to be FReepers, I’ll bet not a REGISTERED gun within 300 miles, but it doesn’t mean there are none.


37 posted on 03/10/2014 10:58:11 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: cotton1706

Graham and McCain, both of them can shut it.

They talk and talk and talk and talk.

When it comes to brass tacks, they’re BOTH Obama bootlickers.


38 posted on 03/10/2014 11:03:38 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: cotton1706
I'd vote for returning California to Mexico.
39 posted on 03/10/2014 11:05:25 AM PDT by Buffalo Head (Illigitimi non carborundum)
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To: McGruff

The scary thing is the Obozo would do absolutely nothing if Russia did invade Alaska.


40 posted on 03/10/2014 11:11:41 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: cotton1706

Conversely... “I pray we lose Graham.”


41 posted on 03/10/2014 11:28:32 AM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: cotton1706
Lindsey Graham hopes ‘we don’t lose Alaska’

Then Limp-wristed Lindsey should help impeach Obama and Biden and then resign.

42 posted on 03/10/2014 11:33:57 AM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: Red Badger
We bought it, fair and square...................that receipt must be laying around somewhere.................

It's in the drawer with the receipt for the land we bought from Mexico.

43 posted on 03/10/2014 11:34:23 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Red Badger
We bought it, fair and square...................that receipt must be laying around somewhere....
I have seen the canceled check and William Seward's desk which at one time were on loan to the Alaska State Museum in Juneau. No refunds, Ivan.
http://www.archives.gov/historical-docs/document.html?doc=10&title.raw=Check+for+the+Purchase+of+Alaska
44 posted on 03/10/2014 11:51:22 AM PDT by dainbramaged (Don't tell me, I'll tell you.)
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To: Red Badger
that receipt must be laying around somewhere.................

If not, it should be on the govt.'s credit card statement....

45 posted on 03/10/2014 11:54:24 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: dainbramaged; Cyber Liberty

46 posted on 03/10/2014 11:55:47 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Hot Tabasco

See Post #46.............


47 posted on 03/10/2014 11:56:30 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Red Badger

FR is the greatest website on the planet.


48 posted on 03/10/2014 12:02:39 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: cotton1706

Of course Putin wouldn’t hesitate to start drilling in ANWAR ASAP....


49 posted on 03/10/2014 12:03:58 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Red Badger

If ANYONE could lose Alaska to the Russians... Obama certainly could...

Heck, Putin could lose the state of Nebraska to Liechtenstein...


50 posted on 03/10/2014 12:06:47 PM PDT by GraceG
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