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Flashback: Lindsey Graham to Republicans: 'Be quiet' ^ | 12/10/12 | Kevin Cirilli

Posted on 06/07/2014 12:27:58 PM PDT by cotton1706

Sen. Lindsey Graham said on Monday that it’s time for Republicans “to be quiet for a while” and wait to see if Democrats are willing to negotiate reducing entitlements in the fiscal cliff negotiations.

“I’d put revenue on the table only if they do entitlement reform. Here’s what I don’t hear: I don’t hear any Democrat of note saying, ‘Here’s what I would do on the entitlement side,’” Graham said on Fox News. “So if I were Republicans, I would be quiet for a while and see what the Democrats put on the table for entitlement reform.”

Graham also had tough talk for President Barack Obama, saying that Obama would be in for a “rude awakening” if Democrats want to raise the debt ceiling.

“Here is where the President is going to have a rude awakening: We’ll get to the end of the year, there will probably be a small deal to get to the end of the year,” Graham said.

He continued: “[But] I can tell you this: there is a hardening on the Republican side. We’re not going to raise the debt ceiling. We’re not going to let Obama borrow anymore money or any American Congress borrow anymore money until we fix this country from becoming Greece.”

Since Obama has won reelection, his administration has said that since he campaigned on increasing taxes on the wealthiest of Americans, that he has a mandate to do so.

Graham’s take: “How about manning up, Mr. President, and use your mandate to bring this country together to stop us from becoming Greece?

“There’ll come a day – and it’s called the debt ceiling debate – when Republicans will have leverage to save this country from becoming Greece. I hope we’re strong enough as a party to seize that moment,” Graham said.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
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The debt ceiling subsequently went up with nary a whimper from republicans.

Oh, and Lindsey Graham voted AYE every time.

1 posted on 06/07/2014 12:27:58 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

I sure hope that limp wrist gets sent packing. How could South Carolina keep sending this clown to DC?

2 posted on 06/07/2014 12:29:50 PM PDT by boycott
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To: cotton1706

Be quiet and go to the polls on Tuesday and fire this little jerk.

3 posted on 06/07/2014 12:30:18 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: cotton1706

Hey Linsey, stick your head up your arse, shut up and die.

4 posted on 06/07/2014 12:32:41 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: boycott

Sorry Linda, we’re not falling for the suddenly concerned politician act. You bent us over and back again calling us terrorists when you thought the insane asylum was in charge and you were the warden. You’re screwed.

5 posted on 06/07/2014 12:53:45 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: cotton1706


All challengers and the Incumbent are scheduled to appear on SCETV main channel in HD at 7PM this evening (Saturday) and an SD playback of the hour-long presentation on SCETV third channel at 8PM this evening, June 7, 2014.

Internet streaming may be available here:—series_of_televised_debates_with_streaming_video/

Potentially live but definately recorded streaming should be available here later:

6 posted on 06/07/2014 2:16:38 PM PDT by Resettozero
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You are bombarding us with Lindsey stories. I have cousins in SC who will crawl over broken lass to vote against him, but I live in the Midwest. There’s not much I can do.

Side note: The IRS targeting scandal seems to have worked. I am in a sensitive position where I hesitate to make political contributions out of fear if an audit. Can’t wait to Go Galt!

7 posted on 06/07/2014 2:20:31 PM PDT by neocon1984
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I live in MA. There’s not much I can do either, but remind people of his betrayals, and if possible, give his opponents some shoring up before Tuesday. If I’ve changed one South Carolinian vote today that succumbed to Graham’s ad bombardment, then I will have accomplished something.

Graham is an insidious snake, and he’s been portraying himself as a hard-core conservative, changing his positions at will. His actions when he is safely in power, however, show his true character. Demonstrating that has been my intent.

8 posted on 06/07/2014 2:47:17 PM PDT by cotton1706 (
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