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Lindsey Graham, cruising to primary victory, tackles controversial issues...
Washington Examiner ^ | 4/29/14 | Rebecca Berg

Posted on 04/30/2014 9:08:53 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

....Graham, counter to the early prognostications of many, has quelled any potential threats from Tea Party insurgents and, two months ahead of the Republican primary, is cruising to a third term in the Senate -- still gleefully tackling those controversial topics that might have made him vulnerable in the first place.

Graham is in this position by no accident. Wary of other incumbents who have not prepared for competitive re-election campaigns and lost, Graham and his campaign team have spent the intervening years raising money and shoring up support among South Carolina's political class -- all but guaranteeing Graham's path to victory.

(Excerpt) Read more at m.washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: 2014; vote; wtf
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AFAIK, the Examiner is not a leftist outlet.

South Carolina, you gave us the lovely Nikki Haley and the fine Tim Scott...AND you voted for Newt Gingrich in your presidential primary in 2012. Are you REALLY going to let McCain's girlfriend go back to the Senate???

1 posted on 04/30/2014 9:08:53 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Yup. Wake up folks. Guess not.


2 posted on 04/30/2014 9:12:54 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Maybe. But I’ve seen a couple of stories now by the WE that are, in my estimation, diversionary and outright just plain BS. One was there fake poll on how Huckabee is the clear GOP non-offending choice, and now this one about Graham’s already-won primary.


3 posted on 04/30/2014 9:13:22 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: rktman

This idiocracy gets what it deserves/elects.


4 posted on 04/30/2014 9:13:36 AM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: SoFloFreeper

conservatives should skip that race on the Nov ballot


5 posted on 04/30/2014 9:14:36 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

This countries problems ARE NOT going to be solved via elections.

We have become too stupid and ignorant as a people.


6 posted on 04/30/2014 9:21:53 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

How is this possible. Either the people of S.C. are crazy, or he’s stealing the election in Demwit fashion.


7 posted on 04/30/2014 9:24:26 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Why is Jon Corzine a free man?)
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To: chris37
I have posted before about S Carolina politics - Graham knows everyone by name and the name of their dog. He is liked and despite his traitorous actions they will vote for him.

So yes, they get what they deserve unfortunately we have to suffer this jerk as well.

8 posted on 04/30/2014 9:25:22 AM PDT by corkoman
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To: SoFloFreeper
South Carolina, you gave us the lovely Nikki Haley and the fine Tim Scott...AND you voted for Newt Gingrich in your presidential primary in 2012. Are you REALLY going to let McCain's girlfriend go back to the Senate???

If the media and GOPe get their wishes, yes.

If left up to S. C. Constitutional conservatives, no.

(Primary June 10th, possible run-off 3 weeks later.)
9 posted on 04/30/2014 9:30:33 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: SoFloFreeper

Unfortunately there is a more than good chance that they will. The definition of insanity applies in this case.


10 posted on 04/30/2014 9:31:54 AM PDT by sport
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To: corkoman
He is liked and despite his traitorous actions they will vote for him.

Fiction from Florida.

Let's wait and see until after the June 10th primary or possible run-off 3 weeks later. Then lambaste us (shamefully dumb) transplanted South Carolinians. Fair?
11 posted on 04/30/2014 9:35:26 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: sport
Unfortunately there is a more than good chance that they will.

Based on media reports?

What do INDEPENDENT polls show?
12 posted on 04/30/2014 9:38:05 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: SoFloFreeper

IT’S 6 WEEKS UNTIL THE ELECTION.

I’d say the Examiner is getting a little ahead of itself.


13 posted on 04/30/2014 9:38:53 AM PDT by struggle
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To: chris37

“This countries problems ARE NOT going to be solved via elections.

We have become too stupid and ignorant as a people.”

Another word you’re looking for is “immoral.” This country is in steep decline, and it’s not an economic problem— it’s a heart problem.


14 posted on 04/30/2014 9:41:52 AM PDT by mikeus_maximus
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To: Resettozero
You call it fiction - well ok but I've got someone close to me working in S. Carolina and I am simply reporting what I hear.

Do you live there and have insights you can share?

15 posted on 04/30/2014 9:43:01 AM PDT by corkoman
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To: chris37
This countries problems ARE NOT going to be solved via elections.

I've come to the same conclusion. We have to let the whole edifice collapse and then rebuild constitutional government from the ashes.

16 posted on 04/30/2014 9:43:02 AM PDT by turducken
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To: Old Yeller; chris37

“How is this possible”

See post #6.


17 posted on 04/30/2014 9:44:01 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
The sheeple are oblivious!

True Conservatives that are engaged are few and far between it seems.

18 posted on 04/30/2014 9:45:40 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: turducken

I recently heard a sermon wherein the preacher said pretty much the same thing. God may very well let the whole enterprise collapse—because who learns to depend on HIM the way they should? Totally broken people.


19 posted on 04/30/2014 9:47:10 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: corkoman

It’s time to play dirty. Get out the sodomite stories with pictures.

If this guy gets re-elected it will PROVE the votes don’t count.


20 posted on 04/30/2014 9:47:34 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: SoFloFreeper

Open elections have consequences.


21 posted on 04/30/2014 9:47:35 AM PDT by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Taken as a whole, the American nation has completely forsaken God. As such we have the president and leaders (Lindsey Graham) that a Godless people deserve.


22 posted on 04/30/2014 9:51:31 AM PDT by turducken
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To: GeronL

Better yet, show up at the polls and turn in a blank ballot. That sends a definite message and diminished their excuses.


23 posted on 04/30/2014 10:05:50 AM PDT by Blogatron (Peanut butter is not an invention; It is a recipe.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

We NEED a convention of the STATES FIRST THING on the agenda
NEEDS to be TERM LIMITS!!!!!


24 posted on 04/30/2014 10:14:09 AM PDT by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: SoFloFreeper

But what about Thomas Ravanel....

Guess he’s too busy shagging mighty young ginger....

New baby too

What a state!

Is Graham from good family and good stock.....all that 1780s horseshit


25 posted on 04/30/2014 10:14:40 AM PDT by wardaddy (we will not take back our way of life through peaceful means.....i have 5 kids....i fear for them)
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To: DarthDoug

Not-so-good news re Grahmnesty from SC...


26 posted on 04/30/2014 10:15:40 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias... "Barack": Allah's current ally...)
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To: corkoman
You call it fiction - well ok but I've got someone close to me working in S. Carolina and I am simply reporting what I hear. Do you live there and have insights you can share?

Please check first a FReeper's "About" webpage and sample his/her archived postings before asking a question like this. And thank you.
27 posted on 04/30/2014 10:15:55 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: SoFloFreeper

Goober must be stopped.


28 posted on 04/30/2014 10:26:13 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Puff piece. Let’s see if Linda can get 51% of the vote.
Which is what he will need to get the nomination.


29 posted on 04/30/2014 10:26:59 AM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: struggle
IT’S 6 WEEKS UNTIL THE ELECTION.

I’d say the Examiner is getting a little ahead of itself.


I too.

And what was the article based on?

FReepers, do not be easily deceived by any ol' articles that appear any ol' where. Buck up and stand against this kind of propoganda!

AFTER the primary, let's see what has actually happened, okay?
30 posted on 04/30/2014 10:29:48 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: tennmountainman
Puff piece. Let’s see if Linda can get 51% of the vote. Which is what he will need to get the nomination.

Well, 50% plus 1 vote. But you are in the right.
31 posted on 04/30/2014 10:31:25 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

Nice dodge! How about answering the question. Dodger.


32 posted on 04/30/2014 10:39:29 AM PDT by corkoman
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To: mikeus_maximus

Oh yes, I absolutely agree.

We are witnessing first hand exactly how a civilization falls, step by step.


33 posted on 04/30/2014 10:44:21 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: corkoman
Nice dodge! How about answering the question. Dodger.

Please, what is it that I'm dodging? My About page, as do many FReepers', shows my State (as your page does) and you can click on my past postings (In Forum) about this subject matter, as you can for any FReeper.

But, not to check a poster's About page before asking where they're from is...just...plain...lazy. Don't you agree? I certainly do.

And yes, I considered myself one until they left Brooklyn for LA.
34 posted on 04/30/2014 11:11:59 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: SoFloFreeper

Please SC, dump this turd.


35 posted on 04/30/2014 11:42:30 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: SoFloFreeper

read my tag line


36 posted on 04/30/2014 11:45:05 AM PDT by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is a feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing corksucker.)
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To: VRWC For Truth
If AZ would flush the McCain turd down the bowl, Pansey would have no one to lead him around by his zipper leash, so he might even become useful to the Republican rebels.
37 posted on 04/30/2014 11:47:22 AM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: VRWC For Truth
Please SC, dump this turd.

How many times have you posted this line anyway? Several that I've seen. Some wit.
38 posted on 04/30/2014 1:14:07 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: SoFloFreeper
Simple solution to that, Don`t vote for him in the general election. Crats and Rats, what`s the difference?
39 posted on 04/30/2014 1:15:52 PM PDT by nomad
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To: Resettozero
Run an independent Conservative candidate in the general election.
40 posted on 04/30/2014 1:17:16 PM PDT by nomad
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To: SoFloFreeper

Sorry voters of SC, you are as stupid as those in CA and NY and IL.


41 posted on 04/30/2014 1:22:20 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conseravtives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: nomad
Run an independent Conservative candidate in the general election.

Okay.
42 posted on 04/30/2014 1:26:07 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Fledermaus
Sorry voters of SC, you are as stupid as those in CA and NY and IL.

...and at least one voter in Tennessee.

You do know the S. C. primary is June 10th and a possible run-off 3 weeks later? And that the voting hasn't taken place in nearly six years? And May isn't here yet? Of course you do.
43 posted on 04/30/2014 1:30:21 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

I’ve never voted for Alexander or Corker so don’t blame me.

You really, truly want me to believe McCain’s butt boy won’t win big in June? SC has sent this turkey back to DC over and over regardless of his stupid BS.


44 posted on 04/30/2014 1:32:59 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conseravtives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: Fledermaus
You really, truly want me to believe McCain’s butt boy won’t win big in June? SC has sent this turkey back to DC over and over regardless of his stupid BS.

One thing I do know, since we haven't had the primary yet, is that you don't know either. Unless you are in on a fix. Are you?

What's your problem with S.C.? Speeding ticket on I-26 or something else?
45 posted on 04/30/2014 2:58:58 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: MHGinTN

AZ stuck the US with McDemocrat until 2016. Between Brewer, McCrazy, and Kyle, AZ has screwed the rest of us too many times. All these Liberal morons got to go.


46 posted on 04/30/2014 4:19:08 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Resettozero

I’ll keep repeating it till the SC voters dump him. The problem is the SC voters.


47 posted on 04/30/2014 4:21:24 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: VRWC For Truth
I’ll keep repeating it (Please SC, dump this turd) till the SC voters dump him. The problem is the SC voters.

I hadn't thought of it that way. You're right!

We need to swap all our voters with Florida voters!

Make it so.
48 posted on 04/30/2014 4:27:46 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

FL’s Scott, Rubio, and Nelson suck. Just dump Grahamnesty.


49 posted on 04/30/2014 4:34:14 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: VRWC For Truth
FL’s Scott, Rubio, and Nelson suck. Just dump Grahamnesty.

Okay. We'll do it your way.
50 posted on 04/30/2014 4:35:57 PM PDT by Resettozero
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