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Giving Graham Grief (Conservatives line up for Lindsey's Senate seat)
spectator.org ^ | Reid Smith

Posted on 04/29/2014 7:08:00 AM PDT by cotton1706

It’s been a lousy couple years for the Establishment. A subtle (but seismic) shift has taken place. Many Republicans in leadership are now scrambling for grassroots credibility. Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn, and others who have become desperate are shadowing their libertarian junior colleagues.

Then there’s Lindsey Graham. Of all the incumbents up for reelection this cycle, only he remains untroubled, unrepentant, and seemingly unassailable.

Just to review the record: The senior senator from South Carolina has declared that, “We need to raise taxes to get our nation out of debt.” According to Graham, TARP was “necessary because the whole economy was gonna collapse, and Bernanke, Paulson, and everybody that I know and quite frankly trust, after Lehman Brothers went down that if we had not involved ourselves, quickly, you’d have had a financial meltdown.”

The gentleman thinks that global warming “threatens our economy and national security,” which is precisely why he called for “aggressive reductions in our emission of the carbon gases that cause climate change.”

But it is in the area of civil liberties that Graham is most out of step with his younger colleagues. When Rand Paul asked last year whether the president of the United States has the authority to kill American citizens on American soil without due process, Attorney General Eric Holder fudged. Paul filibustered. Graham was insulted—not by the AG’s lawyered-up non-response, but by Paul’s initial query. As he said, “I find the question offensive. As much as I disagree with President Obama, as much as I support past presidents, I do not believe that question deserves an answer.” Small wonder. Graham’s the same guy who once told a national television audience that “Free speech is a great idea, but we’re in a war.”

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

1 posted on 04/29/2014 7:08:00 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Linseed Graham, the poster child for what’s wrong with the GOP. Just pitiful. What is the matter with you, SC???


2 posted on 04/29/2014 7:13:28 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: cotton1706; C. Edmund Wright
And Grahamnesty, along with Lamar!, are the ONLY two remaining gOp Senators from states even Romney won, who voted to approve the Wide Latina to the SCOTUS.

And, light in the loafers lindsey also leads in the number of times being CENSURED in his own state.

p.s. the caricature with the pink pants and crazy eyes is priceless.

3 posted on 04/29/2014 7:17:39 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: txrefugee
What is the matter with you, SC?

For one, the person you named, for starters. But cannot you wait until after the June 10th Primary (and/or the possible run-off three weeks later) to lambaste us please?
4 posted on 04/29/2014 8:01:39 AM PDT by Resettozero
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