Skip to comments.Flashback: Sen. Graham on 'Today': Working With Dems Even More Important Than Immigration Bill
Posted on 06/07/2014 6:42:30 AM PDT by cotton1706
Does Lindsey Graham truly believe that his highest calling as a senator is to work with the likes of Ted Kennedy? Apparently so, judging by the South Carolinian's statement on this morning's "Today." Meredith Vieira interviewed Graham, a staunch supporter of the president's immigration plan, during the show's first half-hour.
TODAY CO-HOST MEREDITH VIEIRA: When you went home recently you were at a GOP meeting and you got booed over immigration. There are a lot of people in a lot of states -- conservatives -- who think this bill is bad and they see this as a litmus test.
SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM [R-S.C.]: Well here's what I believe. This is a bill that's a million per cent better than the current system. I mentioned working with Ted Kennedy and I got booed. The lady in your piece earlier said no compromise. I'm a Republican conservative who believes my country is at risk by not solving immigration. I'm a member of the United States Senate who believes it's my job to work with Democrats to do hard things. This is no longer about immigration. Can your Congress, can your Senate, come together to do things that one party can't do itself? I think the answer is yes. Graham's statement is a perfect illustration of why so few senators ever get elected president. They become infatuated with process, with working with "my friend, the distinguished senator from the great state of" blah, blah, blah. Of course there are times when compromise is required. But, above all, senators are sent to Washington not to work with the other side but to fight for their principles. This is not a case of working with Ted Kennedy to do a "hard" thing -- it's working with him to do a bad thing.
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He, McCain, Bush all seemed to think working with Ted Kennedy is the baseline were you start from in addressing the issues of the day
Until conservatives realize the GOP can not be saved because of the likes of this moron in South Carolina I think they would be better served elsewhere.
You're no CONSERVATIVE pal. And your idea of solving the immigration issue is far different than most conservatives I know.
and the homo will win again.SMDH!!!
South Carolina has an opportunity next week to rid us of this troublesome man but I believe the perks of seniority and the pork it brings are just too tempting to be overcome. I’ve been feeling very pessimistic lately.
South Carolina salt marshes give off a strong, but authentic smell in the low country— even at low tide on a hot day. On the other hand, the stench of Lindsey Graham must be washed from our collective memory forever.
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Cotton I think you have a real problem!