Skip to comments.Editorial: SC, US needs Lindsey Graham in the Senate
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 wont. Its not that Hillary Clinton will be elected president in two years. Or Ted Cruz.
Its 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.
(Excerpt) Read more at thestate.com ...
Ping? I dunno.
Defeat that RINO !
If Linda loses the nomination, it will shake the GOPe to its core.
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??
That paper will likely endorse the D in the general I bet
Ah yes, that “sensible center.” Where conservatism goes to die and liberalism advances by default.
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.
Maybe, but America doesn’t.
We need Lindsay like we need a hole in the head.
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?
P.s., you seriously missed a barf alert here.
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.
It was the over and over use of the term “sensible center” that got me :)
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.
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