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Lindsey Graham offers to ‘help’ Kerry deal with Boehner on Ukraine
The Hill ^ | March 13, 2014 | Mario Trujillo

Posted on 03/17/2014 5:19:50 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) was caught Thursday on a live microphone offering to help the Obama administration pressure Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) into supporting the Senate’s aid legislation for Ukraine.

According to multiple reports, Graham, who is facing a tough reelection race this year, was caught on a live microphone after a hearing telling Secretary of State John Kerry, “Let me know what I can do to help you with Boehner.”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: agitprop; boehner; crimea; immigration; johnboehner; lindseygraham; livemic; lurch; ntsa; ohio; putinsbuttboys; rino; russia; secstatekerry; southcarolina; surrendermonkeys; ukraine; ukrainecrisis; viktoryanukovich; yuliatymoshenko

1 posted on 03/17/2014 5:19:50 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: upchuck; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; LdSentinal; ...

What is the best way to force Graham into a runoff? Is it to rally around one of the many little-known challengers, or is it to gather enough votes for each challenger in his home base to keep Graham under 50%? I lean towards the second option, but could be wrong. I just want to see Graham leave the Senate next year.


2 posted on 03/17/2014 5:21:56 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The War on Drugs is Big Government statism)
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To: Clintonfatigued

We dont want another Stockman scenario. I’m backing Lee Bright.


3 posted on 03/17/2014 5:22:38 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Clintonfatigued
Republicans,....just dyin’ to put knives in one another’s backs for a smile from Obama
4 posted on 03/17/2014 5:24:08 PM 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: Clintonfatigued

Russian Deputy PM Laughs at Obama’s Sanctions
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2014/03/russian-deputy-pm-laughs-at-obamas-sanctions/


5 posted on 03/17/2014 5:29:53 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Clintonfatigued
“Let me know what I can do to help you with Boehner.”

This needs to pounded into every Repub's head who will vote in the primary.

6 posted on 03/17/2014 5:30:36 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Viennacon; AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj

Lee Bright is gives off off-putting neoconfederatey vibes and has had financial problems with his business. I think Graham would probably beat him a in runoff by making the race about him.

Richard Cash is the alternative.


7 posted on 03/17/2014 5:30:48 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Didn’t Ted Kennedy sidle up to the Russians to get their help against Ronald Reagan?


8 posted on 03/17/2014 5:33:19 PM PDT by dainbramaged (Don't tell me, I'll tell you.)
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To: Navy Patriot; fieldmarshaldj; Viennacon; sickoflibs

Graham has put a whole kitchen drawer’s worth of knives into the backs of Republicans.


9 posted on 03/17/2014 5:34:35 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Clintonfatigued

if this is not a challenger’s primary campaign ad, i don’t know what would be.


10 posted on 03/17/2014 5:36:32 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
LOL! ..C'mon, *HIC!/Johnny Walker* Boehmer,
take Linda Gramm's advise..sink with her.

11 posted on 03/17/2014 5:42:32 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Clintonfatigued
I hope this dispels ANY remaining doubt which side Gramnesty is on!
12 posted on 03/17/2014 5:43:23 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Impy; Viennacon; Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj

I agree with Impy; Lee Bright is the most Stockmannish of Graham’s primary challengers. And Mace hasn’t been as good of a candidate as I initially thought she would be. I think that Richard Cash would be the likeliest to hold the conservative majority together in a run-off against Graham.

Of course, we need to get to a run-off first, so I would encourage Bright fans to go and vote for their candidate in the first round; keeping Graham below 50% is job one for all conservatives, regardless of who their dog is in the race.


13 posted on 03/17/2014 5:58:22 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

As the candidates themselves have said, whoever gets to face Graham in a runoff, everyone must rally around them.


14 posted on 03/17/2014 5:59:11 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Clintonfatigued

Dino used to have a bit of business where he’d refill his tumbler and ask Frank, “How do you make a fruit cordial?” And Sinatra would respond, “I dunno. How do you make a fruit cordial?” And Dean would say, “Be nice to him.”


15 posted on 03/17/2014 6:00:23 PM PDT by Insigne123 (It is the soldier, not the community organizer, who gives us freedom of the press)
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To: Viennacon

On that, I agree 100%, and I would support Bright over Graham if the two were in the run-off. The problem is that it would be easier for Graham to depict Bright as “dangerous” than it would be the others.


16 posted on 03/17/2014 6:02:29 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Send him to the eastern front.


17 posted on 03/17/2014 6:04:40 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: TexasFreeper2009
I hope this dispels ANY remaining doubt which side Gramnesty is on!

B-b-but, he has an "R" after his name! That's all that matters! As long as the Republicans gain control of the Senate, that's all that matters! < / Pollyannaish Republican rant off >

18 posted on 03/17/2014 6:05:04 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: COBOL2Java

That’s too good an impersonation of an R-Bot. *shudders*


19 posted on 03/17/2014 6:16:36 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Which one of them is getting them”reach around”?


20 posted on 03/17/2014 6:47:22 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Clintonfatigued; alarm rider; Alex1977; at bay; Babsig; BILL_C; bnelson44; ColdOne; DesScorp; ...
Gotta keep linda below 50%. Not easy. But not impossible either.

Uber RINO Lindsey Ping
"Republican by day, Democrat by night."


Want on or off this ping list?
Just FReepmail me


21 posted on 03/17/2014 7:06:56 PM PDT by upchuck (South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy for Speaker of the House!!!)
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To: Impy

“Lee Bright is gives off off-putting neoconfederatey vibes and has had financial problems with his business. I think Graham would probably beat him a in runoff by making the race about him.

Richard Cash is the alternative.”
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I guess it’s beyond your capabilities to simply put forth what you see as positives about Richard Cash and save negative commentary and attacks for Little Lindsey?

I guess for some folks it’s never too early to form or encourage the formation of conservative circular firing squads.


22 posted on 03/18/2014 7:05:01 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: AuH2ORepublican

“I agree with Impy; Lee Bright is the most Stockmannish of Graham’s primary challengers. And Mace hasn’t been as good of a candidate as I initially thought she would be....”
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Oh, it’s you again. It’s a standard strategy of the GOPe and its operatives to try to spread FUD (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt) among conservatives.


23 posted on 03/18/2014 7:08:06 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Clintonfatigued

Why isn’t Graham running on the Democrat ticket in 2014?


24 posted on 03/18/2014 7:08:46 AM PDT 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: House Atreides

And why am I not surprised that you are once again supporting the one Republican who could allow the liberal to win? (Oh, and not surprisingly, Bright endorsed L. Ron Paul for president in 2012.) Please explain what’s so wrong with Richard Cash that you would rather support Bright and give Graham another six years.


25 posted on 03/18/2014 8:20:21 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: House Atreides

Yawn.

I want Graham to lose, there is less of chance that will happen if Bright is his runoff opponent.

Bright’s negatives are reason for this, to not mention them would be retarded.


26 posted on 03/18/2014 8:46:17 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

“And why am I not surprised that you are once again supporting the one Republican who could allow the liberal to win?....Please explain what’s so wrong with Richard Cash...”
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More misinformation from you-—I’ve NOT said that there was anything wrong with Richard Cash since I don’t believe in trying to establish circular conservative firing squads and will not participate in any such firing squads established by others.

And I haven’t said WHICH OF THE LITTLE LINDSEY CHALLENGERS I SUPPORT. Each and every challenger on the ballot who gets ANY votes will serve to keep Little Lindsey BELOW 50% in the primary and force a run-off. Unlike you, I will not say or do anything that would discourage a single vote for ANY of the challengers. I save my fire for Little Lindsey Graham who is, or should be, after all our target.


27 posted on 03/18/2014 9:14:34 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: House Atreides

“Unlike you, I will not say or do anything that would discourage a single vote for ANY of the challengers.”

If you took the time to read the thread instead of from a Paulistinian script, you would know that I wrote:

“Of course, we need to get to a run-off first, so I would encourage Bright fans to go and vote for their candidate in the first round; keeping Graham below 50% is job one for all conservatives, regardless of who their dog is in the race.”

And I also wrote:

“I would support Bright over Graham if the two were in the run-off.”

But just because Bright would make a better Senator than Graham doesn’t mean that he’d have a better chance of beating Graham than would Mace or (especially) Cash. I would rather beat Graham in the primary with a 100% conservative whom Graham can’t defame successfully than beat my chest saying that I supported Bright the 100% conservative who “takes no prisoners” but was “cheated” by “those stupid voters.”

(BTW, I originally thought that Mace would give us our best chance of beating Graham, but she hasn’t appeared to be up to the task in the race so far, which is why I now support Cash, whose got the profile and discipline to defeat Graham, and who would make an outstanding senator.)


28 posted on 03/18/2014 11:07:26 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Sorry Gold, I’m not going to be baited into joining you in your conservative circular firing squad. And I hope others will avoid that also.


29 posted on 03/18/2014 11:15:34 AM PDT by House Atreides
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