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Graham must go
chronicle.augusta.com ^ | 3/23/14 | Leslie Hutto

Posted on 03/23/2014 7:40:36 AM PDT by cotton1706

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham talks like a conservative but votes like a liberal. Either he’s intentionally deceitful or terminally confused, and South Carolina shouldn’t tolerate either quality in its senior senator.

Consider the following: Graham supported arming rebels in Syria, some of whom are al-Qaida/Muslim Brotherhood revolutionaries; supports amnesty for illegal aliens but not border control; and supports the National Security Agency spying on American citizens.

In addition, he opposed U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s courageous filibuster against Obamacare; opposed medical malpractice tort reform; opposed making President Bush’s tax cuts permanent; and opposed some conservative judicial nominees.

Where is Graham’s self-proclaimed conservatism in any of this?

By any objective measurement, he’s one of the most liberal Republican members of the U.S. Senate. This is an embarrassment for deep-red-state South Carolina Republicans. He’d be a fine senator from, say, Maine, but not our consciously conservative state.

It’s time for Graham to go. On June 10, Republicans need to support one of the conservative alternatives on the primary ballot.

(Excerpt) Read more at chronicle.augusta.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections

1 posted on 03/23/2014 7:40:37 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

How is this shameless ball-less RINO stacking up against his primary challengers? What are his odds at being re-elected?


2 posted on 03/23/2014 7:41:55 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: cotton1706

Even though I did ... I sure didn’t need to read any further than the headline.

Amen to that!


3 posted on 03/23/2014 7:42:25 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Gaffer

Odds are VERY good because the Koch Bros are propping him up. As I just typed in another post, be careful of “the enemy of my enemy is my friend”. After the Dims, the Kochs are coming after us.


4 posted on 03/23/2014 7:43:27 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: cotton1706; upchuck; C. Edmund Wright
Graham Must Go!

Amen! ping

5 posted on 03/23/2014 7:45:37 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: RIghtwardHo
Odds are VERY good because the Koch Bros are propping him up.

Or if the voting here takes place under similar conditions as in The Crimea.
6 posted on 03/23/2014 7:59:35 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Servant of the Cross

Don’t worry, we (SC) will do the WRONG thing and re-elect him again!


7 posted on 03/23/2014 8:01:58 AM PDT by Mr Fuji
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To: Gaffer

Of all the great mysteries of the universe few rank higher than: Graham (R), South Carolina.


8 posted on 03/23/2014 8:02:20 AM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: cotton1706

This editorial is bogus. It asks people to vote for ONE of his opponents, thus splitting the vote and helping Graham avoid an R-U-N-N-O-F-T. They all need to have a meeting and select one person to run against Graham and beat him outright. It’s time for Solomon wisdom.


9 posted on 03/23/2014 8:02:29 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: RIghtwardHo
Odds are VERY good because the Koch Bros are propping him up.

Now that's interesting. Do you have a link or something? I'd like to share.

10 posted on 03/23/2014 8:04:32 AM PDT by upchuck (South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy for Speaker of the House!!!)
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To: VerySadAmerican
This editorial is bogus.

Actually, it's spot on. That's maybe because you don't understand the primary process in SC:

Source.
11 posted on 03/23/2014 8:07:15 AM PDT by upchuck (South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy for Speaker of the House!!!)
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To: cotton1706

I have a terrible feeling that Linseed and Mitchie will both get re-elected.


12 posted on 03/23/2014 8:09:08 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Servant of the Cross; alarm rider; Alex1977; at bay; Babsig; BILL_C; bnelson44; ColdOne; ...
Thanks for the ping. Wonder what it would cost to run this as a billboard all over South Carolina?

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


Want on or off this ping list?
Just FReepmail me


13 posted on 03/23/2014 8:09:09 AM PDT by upchuck (South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy for Speaker of the House!!!)
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To: upchuck
Voters who did not vote in the primary, may vote in either party's runoff.

This is the part that could re-elect him; Dems refrain from voting in the primary June 10th, but vote for Graham in the primary runoff.
14 posted on 03/23/2014 8:24:27 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: RIghtwardHo

Explain the Koch Brothers propping him up?


15 posted on 03/23/2014 8:47:51 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: RIghtwardHo

“Odds are VERY good because the Koch Bros are propping him up. As I just typed in another post, be careful of “the enemy of my enemy is my friend”. After the Dims, the Kochs are coming after us.”
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Muy Interesante -— You attack the Koch brothers who are BIG donors to conservative causes. A quick check of your postings shows a recent post where you state that Ted Cruz is not a leader but simply a “rabble-rouser”. Well, not too many folks here will buy what you are selling since we usually ignore DemocRAT talking points.

But back on topic—LITTLE LINDSEY GRAHAM MUST GO!!!


16 posted on 03/23/2014 8:57:21 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: All

From leebrightforsenate.com Another Devastating Poll for Establishment Incumbent

There was more bad news for wealthy establishment incumbent Lindsey Graham today, as a recent Winthrop College poll of likely Republican voters has Graham’s re-elect numbers in the upcoming primary at only 45%. Incumbents, especially long timers, are in deep trouble anytime their numbers drop below 50. Moreover, in South Carolina, Graham must receive over 50% of the vote in the June 10th Primary to avoid a run-off against the top challenger. A run-off looks very likely now.

“We’ve believed since entering the race that a run-off was inevitable,” said Lee Bright, the upstate Senator who has emerged as the top challenger to Graham according to all of the polls. “The conventional wisdom in Washington might not have agreed with us, but we’ve been confident since day one. Lindsey Graham’s polling has consistently declined and is now well below 50 percent. That decline is based on his performance over the last 18 years, and there’s nothing he can do in the next few months to put lipstick on that pig of a record.”

Communications Director Edmund Wright added, “There are two races going on here. One is Lindsey versus fifty, and he’s going to lose that one. The other is the challenger primary, and Lee Bright is ahead in that one. We are two for two, and are more confident than ever that we are retiring Graham this year.”

Bright will be announcing yet another major endorsement soon.
- See more at: http://www.brightforsenate.com


17 posted on 03/23/2014 9:47:22 AM PDT by neal1960 (D m cr ts S ck. Would you like to buy a vowel?)
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To: cotton1706

“Either he’s intentionally deceitful or terminally confused....”

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Or just another RAT Trojan Horse as a few others are.


18 posted on 03/23/2014 10:28:08 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: cotton1706

I thought this was an editorial. I was thinking: “Damn, what a newspaper.” Found out it was a Letter to the Editor.


19 posted on 03/23/2014 1:43:08 PM PDT by Din Maker (Rand Paul, Rick Perry endorse Mitch McConnell over Bevin. Neither will ever get my vote in 2016.)
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To: Mr Fuji

Don’t worry, we (SC) will do the WRONG thing and re-elect him again!
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Thanks for the encouragement. We can all give up now, shut down FR and take up playing horse shoes. What’s the use? South Carolina has thrown in the towel; so eff it.


20 posted on 03/23/2014 1:45:50 PM PDT by Din Maker (Rand Paul, Rick Perry endorse Mitch McConnell over Bevin. Neither will ever get my vote in 2016.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

This editorial is bogus
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It’s NOT an editorial; it’d Letter to the Editor.


21 posted on 03/23/2014 1:47:15 PM PDT by Din Maker (Rand Paul, Rick Perry endorse Mitch McConnell over Bevin. Neither will ever get my vote in 2016.)
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To: upchuck

good reply, you beat me to it. the problem in sc is the money is so fractured by multiple challengers that the low info voter is not aware that there is one serious opponent to get behind. Graham is flooding the airwaves with what a great conservative he is; most voters will not be aware he has an opponent.


22 posted on 03/23/2014 1:56:27 PM PDT by my right
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To: neal1960

Now, that’s the kind of reports I like to read. So tired of the freakin’ doomsdayers on this site.


23 posted on 03/23/2014 1:57:45 PM PDT by Din Maker (Rand Paul, Rick Perry endorse Mitch McConnell over Bevin. Neither will ever get my vote in 2016.)
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To: Din Maker

It’s hard to find a Graham supporter here in the upstate, but they are still some in the midlands, mainly around Columbia, who would support him no matter what. My gut tells me Graham is in trouble, but I have been wrong before.


24 posted on 03/24/2014 10:53:56 AM PDT by neal1960 (D m cr ts S ck. Would you like to buy a vowel?)
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To: neal1960

Thanks. I consider that good news.


25 posted on 03/24/2014 5:29:30 PM PDT by Din Maker (Rand Paul, Rick Perry endorse Mitch McConnell over Bevin. Neither will ever get my vote in 2016.)
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