Skip to comments.Will South Carolina Retire “Liberal Lindsey” Graham?
Posted on 03/28/2014 5:16:07 AM PDT by cotton1706
South Carolina's Lindsey Graham has become the neoconservative Republican targeted by Tea Party and liberty movement organizations nationally, and the South Carolina U.S. Senate primary on June 10 may be the most important race of the 2014 campaign.
Labeled a RINO by his detractors, Graham gave his five primary opponents some unintentional assistance March 13 by telling Obama's Secretary of State John Kerry that he would help stop the Republican agenda in the U.S. House of Representatives under Speaker John Boehner. Hey John, good job, Graham said over a live microphone he almost certainly thought was turned off. Let me know what I can do to help you with Boehner. Already polling dangerously low (a February Winthrop University poll put him at 45 percent in the GOP primary), the faux-pas may mean Graham will be unable to muster the 50 percent in the Republican primary needed in order to avoid a June 24 runoff election.
Despite Graham's on-mic foibles, it's the two-term senator's voting record that earns him true RINO status. Graham who has been in Congress since first being elected to the House in 1992 has earned a 63-percent cumulative score with The New American's Freedom Index. Graham is one of the worst crony capitalists in the Congress, voting for the the airline bailout in 2001 and the TARP bailout in 2008. He voted in 2012 to keep federal subsidies flowing from the taxpayer to huge corporations through the Export-Import Bank.
In recent years Graham has been a reliable vote for debt limit increases and for bipartisan all-inclusive spending bills that have increased federal spending. He has championed foreign aid giveaways, even voting against Rand Paul's amendment that would have stopped sending foreign (including military) aid to Egypt and other countries that claim to hate America.
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It seems pretty evident that Graham is more liberal than conservative and his actions have definitely shown that to be the case. Time for the good folks (conservatives) to dump that ass hat.
Graham was rightly hammered by negative radio ads throughout a good portion of 2013. That and other factors have driven his approval rating down to between 37% and 42%. It’s now up to conservatives to show up in massive numbers and vote Graham out of office in the June primary.
I don’t care what they do with him as long as they do not re-elect him to the senate.
Please, South Carolina, help us out here.
These couple of sentences say it all about linda.
RINO of the highest order, cares more about his cushy life style and is only "conservative" for a few months, once every six years, during the primary season.
I live in PA, but if I register demonRAT, am I eligible to vote in the pubbie SC primary?
I have been donating to Lee Bright and Matt Bevin, and hope that they will win.
He’s #1 on my list of RINOs to defeat.
read my tag line
The only adds I hear on radio is those touting what a great conservative Graham is. The average voter here is SC doesn’t even know he has an opponent.
We should all be comfortable in calling Graham a liberal.
He is a Republican liberal, but he is still a liberal.
Calling him a liberal, however, creates clarity in what he is and does.
I think it’s embarrassing that the anti- Graham forces are so “anti” one another, they can’t unite to defeat him.
Graham has the money, the name recognition, the media, and the Democrat cross-over “spoiler-voters”.
What do Graham’s 6 or 7 or 8 opponents have? Besides disunity and petty differences?
IMHO, it looks like an opportunity to replace Graham wasted...
I hope you’re right.
It’s PAST time for Graham to go...
Hey Linda, Richard Lugar is on the phone. Says he has room at his place for you.
I hope you’re right.
It’s PAST time for Graham to go...
I think that the guy (Lee Bright) most likely to place 2nd and thus make the runoff if Graham is held below 50%, is someone who will be easy for Graham to demonize and defeat. Richard Cash would have a much better chance of beating Graham in the runoff. A third choice, Nancy Mace, is striking people as not a great candidate but would still be better than Bright. Of the 3 Bright is 3rd in terms of fund-raising, another negative.
But Lee Bright is super popular around here (he’s on “the list” of “it” candidates along with “Obama’s Cousin” in Kansas) and most people I’ve shared these concerns with dismiss them or attack me because the kooliad tastes good.
I heard a Graham ad on the radio last week in SC. It talked about how he is standing up to Obama over Benghazi and described other feats of strength and accomplishment.
I laughed almost to the point of tears.
Please SC, dump Grahamnesty.
“The average voter here is SC doesnt even know he has an opponent.”
You’re wrong. Don’t underestimate our ground game in SC., my right.
I dont think Graham is completely hated by the primary voters. The worst things he has done has been amnesty and judges. The amnesty and the confirming of Obama’s judges is an issue but he might argue he wasn’t the 60th vote on those issues.
His amnesty bill looks dead until November. He is not really helpful in advancing Hispandering. A 58 year old bachelor from SC talking about the GOP winning over family values Hispanic voters.
Some of the war mongering, beating up Hagel and droning Muzzies would have some support.
I’m wondering how much difference amongst primary voters it will be if his opponent is a woman. I don’t think the primary candidates have done much wrong except for calling him gay. The more they are worried about who will top the field the higher the turnout hopefully.
I trust you're doing all you can to change that?!?!
The average voter here is SC doesnt even know he has an opponent.
And that’s a good thing, because those folks will NOT turn out to vote!!!