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Editorial: SC, US needs Lindsey Graham in the Senate
The State ^ | May 24, 2014 | Editorial

Posted on 05/25/2014 11:05:36 AM PDT by Resettozero

COLUMBIA, SC — THE GREATEST danger to our nation is not that the Republicans will take over the Senate this fall — or that they won’t. It’s not that Hillary Clinton will be elected president in two years. Or Ted Cruz.

It’s not even a nuclear Iran or an expansionist Vladimir Putin — though we ought to be a lot more concerned about those possibilities than the others.

No, our biggest danger is that the political center will disintegrate. That we will cease to be able to find — indeed, that we will stop even trying to find — areas of agreement between Republicans and Democrats, rich and poor, black and white, young and old, conservative and liberal. That we will abandon pragmatism for ideological purity. That we will lose the ability to solve the problems that face our nation — indeed, that we will lose the ability to agree on what those problems even are.

Only once before in our history have extreme voices held such sway in our national conversation. Only once before has the sensible center seemed so fragile, so incapable of overcoming the voices of extremism, of bringing moderation, of reminding us that those things that unite us are far more important than those things that divide us. When the sensible center could not hold, our nation went to war with itself.

We are not near a civil war today, but we are trapped in gridlock as our problems mount and reasonable solutions wither on the vine.

This is why it is essential to South Carolina — and to the nation — that voters send U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham back to Washington for another term. Lindsey Graham is one of the dwindling voices in Washington who is fighting to preserve the sensible center.

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He's all that's holding our South Carolina and our Nation together!
1 posted on 05/25/2014 11:05:36 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: upchuck

Ping? I dunno.


2 posted on 05/25/2014 11:06:49 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

Defeat that RINO !


3 posted on 05/25/2014 11:07:29 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Resettozero
I hope he loses.

/johnny

4 posted on 05/25/2014 11:08:07 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Resettozero

Puke alert.


5 posted on 05/25/2014 11:08:55 AM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: Resettozero

If Linda loses the nomination, it will shake the GOPe to its core.


6 posted on 05/25/2014 11:13:25 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Resettozero

FULG!!


7 posted on 05/25/2014 11:14:00 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Resettozero

Talk to me after he votes against Clinton/Obama Judges

This crapola that elections have consequences, so you leave your so called beliefs at the door??


8 posted on 05/25/2014 11:16:54 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2016 OR BUST)
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To: Resettozero

That paper will likely endorse the D in the general I bet


9 posted on 05/25/2014 11:18:36 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Resettozero

Ah yes, that “sensible center.” Where conservatism goes to die and liberalism advances by default.


10 posted on 05/25/2014 11:19:04 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (100% pure organic, free-range conservative)
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To: Resettozero

Publish all the names of the Rinos (Republican in name only) Do NOT support them. We have more than one Abraham Lincoln in our party. Elect one of them. Cruze to victory. Palin as VP.


11 posted on 05/25/2014 11:19:33 AM PDT by kitkat (STORM HEAVEN WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: Resettozero

Maybe, but America doesn’t.


12 posted on 05/25/2014 11:21:21 AM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: Resettozero

We need Lindsay like we need a hole in the head.


13 posted on 05/25/2014 11:22:53 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Resettozero

He sucks!


14 posted on 05/25/2014 11:23:01 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Resettozero

LOL - what absurdity. Lindsey Graham is the glue that binds the fabric of our Republic together, and if he’s gone, the entire country goes with him?

Good grief.


15 posted on 05/25/2014 11:23:34 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Friendofgeorge
But...

...our biggest danger is that the political center will disintegrate. That we will cease to be able to find — indeed, that we will stop even trying to find — areas of agreement between Republicans and Democrats, rich and poor, black and white, young and old, conservative and liberal. That we will abandon pragmatism for ideological purity. That we will lose the ability to solve the problems that face our nation — indeed, that we will lose the ability to agree on what those problems even are.

Don't you SEE how badly LG is needed in SC and our Nation?
Ask any Constitutional conservative in the Upstate.

(Columbia is on another planet.)
16 posted on 05/25/2014 11:24:27 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

P.s., you seriously missed a barf alert here.


17 posted on 05/25/2014 11:24:32 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: andyk

It didn’t make me sick. It was merely an assigned piece written by a high school Junior-level apprentice weekend editorialist in training but not for permanent hire. Not even a hack.


18 posted on 05/25/2014 11:33:14 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

It was the over and over use of the term “sensible center” that got me :)


19 posted on 05/25/2014 11:35:26 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Resettozero

When a major newspaper endorses a Republican, you are witnessing a tear in the fabric of the Universe. Something is amiss, the piano has gone out of tune, and Aunt Tillie has escaped from the attic. Such a thing cannot be and can only be explained by considering that the Editors must be under the impression that Senator Graham is really a Liberal. I think that they are right.


20 posted on 05/25/2014 11:37:01 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: Resettozero

Three bucks says this newspaper wouldn’t be talking about the ‘sensible center’ when it comes to Democrats.


21 posted on 05/25/2014 11:39:57 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Resettozero

I just want the Senate no matter how we get it. Yep I am desperate. The dems are planning on taking away the nuclear option for budget during the next Senate Session if they keep the Senate. So any fool who wants to give the Democrats the Senate AGAIN is just plain selfish and stupid.


22 posted on 05/25/2014 11:43:44 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: GeronL
That paper will likely endorse the D in the general I bet.

I've posted it before but it bears repeating: It doesn't matter who is endorsed by any newspaper. There's only one party in Columbia...the ruling Uni-party. Choose your favorite color, red or blue, and wear it with pride. Pull for Clemson, pull for USC, but do so with great pride. Love Haley, hate Sanford, but do it with gusto.

What a sham. And a shame on us for letting it slide decade after decade.

Of course, chances are, YOUR State is over the same barrel or not far from it.
23 posted on 05/25/2014 11:46:44 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: napscoordinator
I just want the Senate no matter how we get it. Yep I am desperate. The dems are planning on taking away the nuclear option for budget during the next Senate Session if they keep the Senate. So any fool who wants to give the Democrats the Senate AGAIN is just plain selfish and stupid.

So, you agree with this editorial?
24 posted on 05/25/2014 11:48:04 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

I didn’t read it. I am making general statements.


25 posted on 05/25/2014 11:52:00 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Resettozero

THE STATE.

Is that not the perfect name for this editorial’s source.

The editors are all-in with the socialist Repubs running our party and Graham is one of the shiftiest.

What gain do we enjoy by ever electing socialists with an “R” behind their name? What is ever stopped, nevermind reversed? What advances are ever made against Big Government?

Republicans are actually behind Common Core. We all know the truth of my tagline concerning public education, but name anyone in the Republican party who has ever uttered a peep against decades of Alinsky’s curriculum.

This unfortunately includes all our favorite so called “conservative” squeezes, and you know who they are, in office and out.

Crickets.

So. This is never going to end and more coming.


26 posted on 05/25/2014 11:52:14 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: centurion316
When a major newspaper endorses a Republican, you are witnessing a tear in the fabric of the Universe. Something is amiss, the piano has gone out of tune, and Aunt Tillie has escaped from the attic. Such a thing cannot be and can only be explained by considering that the Editors must be under the impression that Senator Graham is really a Liberal. I think that they are right.

It does give a conservative pause. Doesn't faze a card-carrying Uni-party member either way.
27 posted on 05/25/2014 11:52:24 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

Then let the democRATs provide the compromising centrists for a change.


28 posted on 05/25/2014 11:52:39 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: napscoordinator
I didn’t read it. I am making general statements.

Do you believe that South Carolinians should re-re-elect LG, as this, SC's largest newspaper editorializes? Even before we hold a primary June 10th.
29 posted on 05/25/2014 11:55:03 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

Amnesty for tens of millions of illegal aliens is what will tear the United States apart.

It will turn the U.S. into a Mexican corruptocracy.

Mr. Graham’s attempts to foment this radical revolution in our country is the best reason to diselect him.


30 posted on 05/25/2014 11:56:07 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: Resettozero

As long as the primary winner who is Tea Party can win in November than fine. After Deleware and Nevada, I think we need to ensure that we don’t nominate idiots like O’Donnell and Angel types.....they were both highly embarrassing to the Tea Party and Republican Party. Two easy wins that we lost.


31 posted on 05/25/2014 11:58:38 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Resettozero

32 posted on 05/25/2014 12:01:21 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: napscoordinator

the day before the election, even liberal leaning polls had sharron angle with a 4-5 point lead in nevada.

the next day, a political ‘miracle’ happened and dingy harry won.

anyone who believes that BS needs to take a look at buying some prime swampland.


33 posted on 05/25/2014 12:05:25 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: kingattax

I believe the US and SC need this RINO loser in exile.


34 posted on 05/25/2014 12:05:39 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Regulator
Mr. Graham’s attempts to foment this radical revolution in our country is the best reason to diselect him.

Of course you are correct and I agree.

The most telling thing about this weekend editorial in SC's most prestigious newspaper...is the timing of it. BEFORE the primary on June 10th and possible run-off 3 weeks later. ON the weekend Saturday edition and written BY an amateur editorialist.

What it tells me is that the Columbia Uni-party is not as confident about LG's assured re-election as LG's minions are publicizing.

This editorial in The State gave me hope.
35 posted on 05/25/2014 12:06:01 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: hal ogen

and make linda take his boyfriend juan with him.


36 posted on 05/25/2014 12:06:49 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: Resettozero

Lindsey Graham deserves to be in Parwan for the treason he has committed against the American taxpayer, not the Senate.


37 posted on 05/25/2014 12:09:12 PM PDT by Objective Scrutator (All liberals are criminals, and all criminals are liberals)
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To: napscoordinator
As long as the primary winner who is Tea Party can win in November than fine. After Deleware and Nevada, I think we need to ensure that we don’t nominate idiots like O’Donnell and Angel types.....they were both highly embarrassing to the Tea Party and Republican Party. Two easy wins that we lost.

Thank you. Just trying to ascertain which side you come down on. As an American Constitutional conservative, I hold no allegiance to the Republican Party, although the GOP has produced a few conservatives to vote for whereas the Dems have not, in recent memory.

You will vote for Romney no matter what and I won't.
38 posted on 05/25/2014 12:11:07 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Objective Scrutator
Lindsey Graham deserves to be in Parwan...

Truly is sad that failure is not always given the proper reward in our Country anymore. And thanks for the geography lesson! R2z
39 posted on 05/25/2014 12:15:19 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: napscoordinator

Unless we commit suicide on immigration, we’ll win the Senate. And the R nominee will win the SC seat, Graham, Bright, or whomver. The magic formla is win the Senate but lose McConnell….THAT is dream case scenario.


40 posted on 05/25/2014 12:17:47 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Do NOT suffer fools gladly┬ůand message boards are full contact arenas)
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To: Resettozero; alarm rider; Alex1977; at bay; Babsig; BILL_C; bnelson44; ColdOne; DesScorp; G.Love; ..
Thanks for the ping. The State is a lib paper out of Columbia, SC.

Twelve years ago this was elected as our Senator from South Carolina...

Now it is time to

kiss the Fairey
GOODBYE!
Want on or off this ping list? Just FReepmail me.

h/t to martin_fierro for the fairey graphic

41 posted on 05/25/2014 12:19:17 PM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: Resettozero

Just remember: linda is the “conservative leader.”


42 posted on 05/25/2014 12:22:01 PM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: Resettozero

“Editorial: SC, US needs Lindsey Graham in the Senate”

After all, what could possibly be an improvement over the disaster we are currently suffering from the Big Government/Open Borders Dims and the Big Government/Open Borders Republicans?

Brilliant.


43 posted on 05/25/2014 12:22:46 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Resettozero

Yep


44 posted on 05/25/2014 12:27:16 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: SharpRightTurn
“Editorial: SC, US needs Lindsey Graham in the Senate”

After all, what could possibly be an improvement over the disaster we are currently suffering from the Big Government/Open Borders Dims and the Big Government/Open Borders Republicans?

Brilliant.


Timing is everything. This sloppy editorial came on in a Saturday edition BEFORE the June 10th primary. SCGOPe is having more doubts about the certainty of LG's re-re-election than LG's minions have been publicizing from Campobello to Columbia to Charleston and other points.
45 posted on 05/25/2014 12:28:03 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: upchuck
B T T T ! ! ! ©

46 posted on 05/25/2014 1:00:39 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Thanks sweetie.


47 posted on 05/25/2014 1:20:49 PM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: Resettozero
Seat State editors:

Really you think Lindsey Graham would help both sides together? Really, Lindsey is so far left he makes Liz Warren look conservative. No thanks, we don't need Republicans who will help bring down the USA. We need leaders who'll fight for the constitution of the USA, not the Charter of the UN. Time up, Lindsey...

48 posted on 05/25/2014 1:36:43 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: All

Oops.... my phone did it again...Seat should be Dear...sorry


49 posted on 05/25/2014 1:42:39 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: Resettozero

Just in passing along those lines...my liberal brother says we should compromise on abortion

I said only compromise might be instead of them killing a child, maybe they could just wound the child


50 posted on 05/25/2014 1:55:24 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2016 OR BUST)
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