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Here’s What Lindsey Graham Offered to John Kerry When He Thought the Microphone Was Off
theblaze.com ^ | 3/13/14 | Jason Howerton

Posted on 03/13/2014 3:02:16 PM PDT by cotton1706

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) was caught on a hot mic Thursday telling Secretary of State John Kerry to let him know how he could “help” with House Speaker John Boehner.

Screengrab via NBC News Screengrab via NBC News

Kerry had just testified before the Senate Appropriations Committee on the need to provide Ukraine with economic assistance amid its turbulent transition following the ouster of former President Viktor Yanukovich.

Both House and Senate Republicans have expressed opposition to the proposed bill, mainly over a provision that would give unused U.S. Military money to the International Monetary Fund (I.M.F.).

Graham was offering “help” in working with Boehner over his and other House Republicans’ opposition to the Senate’s version of the Ukraine aid package, a spokesman told TheBlaze.

“Let me know what I can do to help you with Boehner,” Graham is heard saying on the hot mic.

Kevin Bishop, a spokesman with Sen. Graham’s office, told TheBlaze the comments were no different than what he told the New York Times in an article published on Wednesday. He provided this portion of the piece:

…A group of officials from President George W. Bush’s administration sent a letter of support on Wednesday signed by Condoleezza Rice, the former secretary of state; Paul H. O’Neill and John W. Snow, the former treasury secretaries; Tom Ridge, the former homeland security secretary; and Stephen J. Hadley, the former national security adviser.

Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, said he was trying to persuade House Republicans to support the I.M.F. changes.

Graham told the New York Times, “International organizations like the I.M.F. can provide stability at a time we really need it.”

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; Russia; US: Massachusetts; US: Ohio; US: South Carolina
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So Graham and Boehner are allied, huh. There's a shock!
1 posted on 03/13/2014 3:02:16 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Well, it sure a lot less frightening than what the headline implies!


2 posted on 03/13/2014 3:03:07 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: cotton1706

Yet, there is no chance Graham can lose his Senate seat.


3 posted on 03/13/2014 3:03:39 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: cotton1706

One GOP traitor to a national traitor, one of whom should be thrown out of office, and the other of whom should have been put in prison for treason.


4 posted on 03/13/2014 3:11:59 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: workerbee

Well, it sure a lot less frightening than what the headline implies!

The point is who Lindsey Graham is allied with: both John Kerry AND John Boehner.

Both Graham and Boehner need to be removed from power.


5 posted on 03/13/2014 3:14:32 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Graham, Bohner, AND KERRY need to be removed from power. There, I fixed it!


6 posted on 03/13/2014 3:17:19 PM PDT by erkelly
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To: cotton1706
He said WHAT?


7 posted on 03/13/2014 3:17:42 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: erkelly

In all honesty, Kerry is already powerless. He’s been a dope for years and he’s in a worthless post at the beck and call of Obama. And no foreign leader will pay any attention whatsoever to him.

His greatest fear is to die a forgotten man. And he will. How many people remember the names John W. Davis or Alfred M. Landon?? Nobody. What schoolchild knows about Hubert Humphrey or Adlai Stevenson? And how many former secretaries of state can you name?

I live in MA and cannot wait to forget him.


8 posted on 03/13/2014 3:21:21 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Hopefully this will come back to bite Lindy in his big traitorous arse!


9 posted on 03/13/2014 3:24:33 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: cotton1706

Good thing Lindsey didn’t offer a BJ.


10 posted on 03/13/2014 3:24:55 PM PDT by zek157
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To: workerbee

LOL


11 posted on 03/13/2014 3:27:24 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cotton1706

Heck, it’s not their money. What do they care. They can always take more money from those dummies that pay them.


12 posted on 03/13/2014 3:29:00 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Organic Panic

Since the Ukraine is apparently going to use the money to pay down some of their debts to Russia I don’t know what the whole point is anyway.


13 posted on 03/13/2014 3:33:48 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: workerbee

LOL, I had to read the headline again.


14 posted on 03/13/2014 3:38:16 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: cotton1706; alarm rider; Alex1977; at bay; Babsig; BILL_C; bnelson44; ColdOne; DesScorp; G.Love; ...
Uber RINO Lindsey Ping
"Republican by day, Democrat by night."


Want on or off this ping list?
Just FReepmail me.

h/t to martin_fierro for the graphic

15 posted on 03/13/2014 3:39:53 PM PDT by upchuck (South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy for Speaker of the House!!!)
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To: cotton1706
he was trying to persuade House Republicans to support the I.M.F. changes.


16 posted on 03/13/2014 4:20:02 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: cotton1706
Anybody else tired of The One Party System?

FMCDH(BITS)

17 posted on 03/13/2014 6:35:40 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: cotton1706
His greatest fear is to die a forgotten man.

He wouldn't be forgotten if he was hanging in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier where he should be (along side of jane fonda). Traitors.

FMCDH(BITS)

18 posted on 03/13/2014 6:40:31 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: neverdem; narses; Nachum; SunkenCiv; MHGinTN; nothingnew; erkelly
In all honesty, Kerry is already powerless. He’s been a dope for years and he’s in a worthless post at the beck and call of Obama. And no foreign leader will pay any attention whatsoever to him.

His greatest fear is to die a forgotten man. And he will. How many people remember the names John W. Davis or Alfred M. Landon?? Nobody. What schoolchild knows about Hubert Humphrey or Adlai Stevenson? And how many former secretaries of state can you name?

Politely, but I am going to disagree with you.

Look up the Youtube video of the Peter, Paul, and Mary memorial concert ...

Hundreds of HIS AGE old white guys and old white hippies and a few racist “new Age” black singers and stars. The singers begin a medley of those songs - songs of the Yippies, Hippies and dippies in all of their folk-music bearded and bell-bottomed, mini-skirted and tie-died (er, dyed) and maxiskirted glories.

And there - on stage dancing and clapping hands and hugging everybody up there in an pure orgasm of self-fulfillment of his entire energy and emotion.

THAT is “what” he IS in his soul - or what is left of his soul. Kerry, Sebelius, Pelosi and Fonda and ALL of their ilk are living FOR THAT TIME of anti-war protests and anti-American (white, racist, capitalistic Christian pigs).

Those years of their anti-American pro-communist anti-war WERE THEIR HEAVEN and ARE their life.

Now, the younger ones such as Obama? Mere echoes.

More dangerous of course because politics IS their religion and their sole purpose in life.

19 posted on 03/13/2014 7:02:11 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: nickcarraway; AuH2ORepublican

There is, but it’s much better if Lee Bright is not his runoff opponent.


20 posted on 03/13/2014 10:14:22 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy

So you want the Democrat to win?


21 posted on 03/13/2014 10:27:55 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj

Of course not. What the hell are you talking about?

I’m saying Bright is someone I think Graham can probably beat in the primary runoff so I hope Richard Cash makes the runoff instead. Bright, the last time I checked, was unfortunately polling ahead of Cash.

The democrat will have a zero % chance of beating any of the Republicans.


22 posted on 03/13/2014 10:36:38 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: cotton1706; KC_Lion

Graham and Boehner and Kerry are all on the same team of course


23 posted on 03/13/2014 10:43:20 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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