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Will South Carolina Retire “Liberal Lindsey” Graham?
thenewamerican.com ^ | 3/27/14 | Thomas Eddlem

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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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; senateelections; senateraces
"Most importantly, Graham is perhaps the greatest enemy of the Bill of Rights in the U.S. Senate. He has become a national figure largely because of his very public opposition to honoring the First, Second, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, Ninth, and 10th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution."
1 posted on 03/28/2014 5:16:07 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

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.


2 posted on 03/28/2014 5:23:29 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: cotton1706

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.


3 posted on 03/28/2014 5:26:47 AM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: cotton1706

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.


4 posted on 03/28/2014 5:28:17 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: WayneS

Ditto


5 posted on 03/28/2014 5:49:27 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: cotton1706
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.”

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.

6 posted on 03/28/2014 5:50:18 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Exterminate the terrorist savages, everywhere.)
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To: cotton1706

He’s #1 on my list of RINOs to defeat.


7 posted on 03/28/2014 5:50:18 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: cotton1706

read my tag line


8 posted on 03/28/2014 6:07:05 AM PDT by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is a feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing corksucker.)
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To: amnestynone
No Candidate I see that can beat him , sadly
9 posted on 03/28/2014 6:18:42 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: sergeantdave

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.


10 posted on 03/28/2014 6:49:00 AM PDT by my right
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To: cotton1706

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.


11 posted on 03/28/2014 7:19:04 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: scooby321
No Candidate I see that can beat him, sadly.

But let's have a primary on June 10th anyway. Almost all of the challengers, if not all, have promised to consolidate support behind the candidate who finishes second to Graham. Me? I'm hoping Graham comes in third.
12 posted on 03/28/2014 7:27:01 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

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...


13 posted on 03/28/2014 8:11:04 AM PDT by pfony1 (Add just 6 GOP Senators and we "bury" Harry)
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I think it’s embarrassing that the anti- Graham forces are so “anti” one another, they can’t unite to defeat him.

I think you may have mis-read my post. The challengers are not anti-one another. And...conservatives here are way, way beyond being embarrassed. Way beyond. And have been for many years.
14 posted on 03/28/2014 8:15:32 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

I hope you’re right.

It’s PAST time for Graham to go...


15 posted on 03/28/2014 8:25:40 AM PDT by pfony1 (Add just 6 GOP Senators and we "bury" Harry)
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To: cotton1706

Hey Linda, Richard Lugar is on the phone. Says he has room at his place for you.


16 posted on 03/28/2014 8:26:23 AM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: Resettozero

I hope you’re right.

It’s PAST time for Graham to go...


17 posted on 03/28/2014 8:26:32 AM PDT by pfony1 (Add just 6 GOP Senators and we "bury" Harry)
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To: scooby321; sickoflibs; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj

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.


18 posted on 03/28/2014 9:43:27 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: cotton1706

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.


19 posted on 03/28/2014 10:07:01 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: cotton1706

Please SC, dump Grahamnesty.


20 posted on 03/28/2014 2:21:01 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: my right

“The average voter here is SC doesn’t even know he has an opponent.”

You’re wrong. Don’t underestimate our ground game in SC., my right.


21 posted on 03/28/2014 5:20:12 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: cotton1706

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.


22 posted on 03/29/2014 10:32:50 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: my right
The average voter here is SC doesn’t even know he has an opponent.

I trust you're doing all you can to change that?!?!

23 posted on 03/29/2014 10:36:08 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: my right

The average voter here is SC doesn’t even know he has an opponent.
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And that’s a good thing, because those folks will NOT turn out to vote!!!


24 posted on 04/04/2014 9:57:17 AM PDT by Din Maker (Rand Paul, Rick Perry endorsed McConnell over Bevin. Neither will ever get my vote in 2016.)
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