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How Lindsey Graham Stomped the Tea Party(Grahamnesty gloats and so are the libs)
Theatlantic ^ | Molly Ball Jun 10 2014, | Molly Ball

Posted on 06/10/2014 8:43:44 PM PDT by sickoflibs

(Subtitle : "One of the Senate's most liberal Republicans is rolling to victory in one of the reddest states. Are other Republicans watching how he did it? GREENVILLE, S.C.—Kicking the crap out of the Tea Party is the most fun Senator Lindsey Graham has ever had. ")

"More fun than any time I've been in politics," Graham tells me at the YMCA here, where he's about to address a couple dozen supporters. Little kids are streaming through the halls to their gym classes, and a smell of sweat hangs in the air. "Because people are being uplifting," Graham continues. "People are really saying, 'OK, enough already.' They're starting to push back from trying to define conservatism in a fashion where there is no room for solving problems."

Ever since the rise of the Tea Party, Graham—a politician who seems to delight in sticking his finger in the eye of the Republican base—has been on the front lines of the struggle for the soul of the GOP. For years, they have heckled him and called him names. But now he is having the last laugh. Facing six no-name opponents in Tuesday's primary, Graham needs 50 percent of the vote to avoid a runoff, and he is confident he will get it.

(Excerpt) Read more at theatlantic.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: establishment; graham; grahamnesty; rino
I kept posting here that he is slick and to watch him closely.

He even dropped the I word (Impeachment) the other day for the idiots. Now he is gloating about it.

He knows exactly how to play the suckers and he did it again.

1 posted on 06/10/2014 8:43:44 PM PDT by sickoflibs
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To: sickoflibs

What the hell is wrong in South Carolina?


2 posted on 06/10/2014 8:44:53 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: sickoflibs

Sorry Lindsay I couldn’t hear you over the earthquake of Cantor’s loss.

Since Cochran is trying to nuke McDaniel from winning the general, time to let McConnell and Graham get beat in the general.


3 posted on 06/10/2014 8:49:31 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: CaptainK

* Close and seal the Southern US Border, all 2,000 + miles of it.

* Cancel NAFTA.

* Abolish all Federal, State and Local Welfare payments to non-citizens of the USA.

* Block all money transfers to Mexico, or other any Country South of our Southern Border.

* Have lunch.

* After lunch, pass and sign Federal Penalty law to anyone who hires an Illegal Alien Invader, with a fine of $1,000 per day per alien.

* String Concertina Wire Holding-Pen Stockades at 100 mile intervals for the gotta-ways.

* Be as hostile to Mexicans as the Mexicans have been to the US Marine held and tortured in Prison by the Mexican Guards for the last two months.

* Hire Greyhound Bus Company to transport Illegal Alien Invaders to Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Chain Link Desert Spa near Phoenix, Arizona.

* Have supper.


4 posted on 06/10/2014 8:49:51 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: sickoflibs
"Facing six no-name opponents in Tuesday's primary.."

Not much to brag about. How much did he have to spend to save his sorry ass?

5 posted on 06/10/2014 8:53:45 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: sickoflibs

Mini-McCain, indeed.


6 posted on 06/10/2014 8:54:17 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: CaptainK

Guess Virginia has more elite universities? Seriously, I don’t get it.

I will say Brat seems to be a great guy personally, seminary, accounting, a patriot and conservative, all together equals trust. Cantor both waffled and betrayed his voters and mostly, he switched his allegiance and alliances.

Graham is worse, but as Ingraham says, Graham is a smart great retail politician. SC voters must eat it up. Very discouraging for saving our country.


7 posted on 06/10/2014 8:57:48 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: CaptainK
What the hell is wrong in South Carolina?

Nothing. Six challengers faced him and divided up the conservative vote.

8 posted on 06/10/2014 8:57:55 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: CaptainK

My thought exactly.


9 posted on 06/10/2014 8:58:25 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

And among them they couldn’t get 50%+1.


10 posted on 06/10/2014 8:59:24 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: sickoflibs
He even dropped the I word (Impeachment) the other day for the idiots.

Ugh!

11 posted on 06/10/2014 8:59:54 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: Free Vulcan

Perfect!


12 posted on 06/10/2014 9:01:34 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conservatives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: RitaOK
I will say Brat seems to be a great guy personally, seminary, accounting, a patriot and conservative, all together equals trust

We need candidates like Brat. That's been our real problem, finding stellar candidates to primary these jerks. And they have to be stellar because they're fighting tons of money, spin, and opposition research.

13 posted on 06/10/2014 9:02:40 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Six challengers faced him and divided up the conservative vote.

That's not how it works in a runoff system. Gramnesty needed 50% +1 vote to win outright and avoid a runoff, which he did. The outcome would not have been different had there been fewer challengers -- all six combined didn't manage to get to 50%.

14 posted on 06/10/2014 9:05:36 PM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: clintonh8r
And among them they couldn’t get 50%+1.

Too confusing. Brat vs Cantor was simple, and Brat kept it simple by focusing laser-like on amnesty. Anti-Graham candidates had long lists of complaints against Graham. Way too complicated. Should have nailed him on amnesty.

15 posted on 06/10/2014 9:06:29 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Kenny

Quality candidates are rare, but yes of course Graham did not have Brat against him. Brat was intellegent, not just rhetorical, and authentic. A competent economist!

So was Cruz, competent. Against highly positioned incumbents who are fat and funded, run of the mill in a hat just can not cut it.


16 posted on 06/10/2014 9:11:07 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: sickoflibs

again. too many challengers. no discipline. has happened way to many times to be a coincidence.


17 posted on 06/10/2014 9:11:32 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: sickoflibs
id a lot of Democrats cross over and take Republican Ballots? Were the Republican and Democrat votes in proportion to registered party members or not?
18 posted on 06/10/2014 9:12:11 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: smokingfrog
From the article:

("I'm at a different stage of my life than he is," Graham said when I asked him about Cochran, adding, "I've been planning for a hard contest for two years.") He raised $13 million and seeded a formidable campaign operation, with more than 5,000 precinct captains and six field offices around the state. Through a combination of intimidation and enticement—as when he helped a conservative congressman, Mick Mulvaney, get a seat on the House Financial Services Committee—he kept the most prominent potential opponents out of the race. His six challengers include a state senator and five first-time candidates; combined, they have raised about $2 million.

He claims his win sent the Tea Party all these messages but it simply shows how hard it is to beat an entrenched bought-and-paid for politician.

19 posted on 06/10/2014 9:14:41 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: CaptainK

Just get a few Dunderhead GOP-Es on the ticket and dilute the Conservative vote so Limp Lindsay can slink in.


20 posted on 06/10/2014 9:19:53 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

too many challengers. at this point since light loafered lindsay already acts like a democrat than the thing to do in SC is to vote for the democrat and get rid of lindsay that way.


21 posted on 06/10/2014 9:43:48 PM PDT by Finatic (Sometimes I think it would be nice to just get it on and get it over with. Once and for all.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Nothing. Six challengers faced him and divided up the conservative vote.

That's exactly right. One strong Conservative could have beaten Ms. Lindsey. Never going to do it with six middlings. Heh .... bash the Tea Party. They are desperate to do that.

Sorry. We ain't a-goin' nowhere.
22 posted on 06/11/2014 12:06:10 AM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: sickoflibs

I wonder if Brat’s victory had to do with him not claiming to be Tea Party and having very little to do with it?


23 posted on 06/11/2014 12:21:12 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Dave Brat is a positive candidate, but the real reason for his win is that first, Cantor is a D.C. kind of guy with very little to do with the folks back home, and second, he lied about his opponent in his ads. Now Brat doesn't look like Reagan redux, at this point, but Cantor shot himself in the foot.
24 posted on 06/11/2014 1:41:34 AM PDT by Wingy
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To: CaptainK

Well, dammit, I didn’t vote for him.
I voted for Lee Bright.


25 posted on 06/11/2014 1:43:19 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: Kenny

He needs to be reminded that without those “tea party” voters in November he gets term limited.

Take the heat to him. Publicly challenge him on his “bonafides”. Call him out. Demand he state his intentions on. Gun control, immigration, debt ceiling, obamacare, etc He brought up impeachment- ask him if he would vote to convict Obama for violating immigration law, refusing to inform congress of the terrorist trade for the traitor . If I lived there it would either be you pledge to tow the conservative republican platform or we sit out voting for him in Nov.


26 posted on 06/11/2014 2:54:57 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: Graewoulf
After lunch, pass and sign Federal Penalty law to anyone who hires an Illegal Alien Invader, with a fine of $1,000 per day per alien.

I would make it $200/day/alien, make it strict liability (plausible looking fake ID no defense), and make ANY police agency be able to enforce it, with the arresting agency keeping the money.

Instantly, catching illegals at work would be a higher priority than manning speed traps. Any business caught with illegals once, would get daily visits looking for illegals for the rest of the month. Businesses that made good-faith efforts to not hire illegals would not be hit hard by the occasional illegal that makes it though the screening process.

Also, make it explicitly NOT discriminatory to require fluent English from all applicants. And Ebonics doesn't count as English.

27 posted on 06/11/2014 3:21:25 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: nickcarraway
RE :”I wonder if Brat’s victory had to do with him not claiming to be Tea Party and having very little to do with it?”

And sounding honest when Cantor always sounded dishonest.

Ran as a real outsider.

Sounds like he will keep the seat too.

28 posted on 06/11/2014 5:04:54 AM PDT by sickoflibs (King Obama : 'The debate is over. The time for talk is over. Just follow my commands you serfs""')
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To: Graewoulf

Sounds reasonable!


29 posted on 06/11/2014 7:45:29 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: PapaBear3625

Force everyone into the i9 system. Prosecute people for SSN fraud.
But if Ivan comes to work with a green card, how will we know if his family is here illegally if they don’t work?


30 posted on 06/11/2014 7:54:06 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: AppyPappy
But if Ivan comes to work with a green card, how will we know if his family is here illegally if they don’t work?

If their applying for food stamps, or trying to enroll in public schools, or trying to get free medical care in ERs gets them immediately arrested and deported, then we can get rid of them.

If Ivan is working and supporting his family to the degree that they are not consuming tax dollars, then I don't care if they are here illegally. I start caring when they consume my tax dollars, instead of paying taxes.

31 posted on 06/11/2014 8:00:18 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: sickoflibs

I’m sad linda won. However, Tim Scott also won. That means that most of the time, when it comes down voting for some knuckle headed liberal bill, South Carolina will vote “Present.”


32 posted on 06/11/2014 10:13:00 AM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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