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Graham: Illegal immigrants come to U.S. from "hellholes" [2013]
CBS News ^ | May 9, 2013, 1:47 PM | STEPHANIE CONDON

Posted on 01/12/2018 8:07:45 PM PST by conservative98

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., one of the "gang of eight" bipartisan senators who drafted the comprehensive immigration reform bill, attempted on Thursday to cast the immigration debate as an economic issue but ended up having to clarify that his remarks weren't meant as a slight to Mexico.

"I don't know how many fences we have on our Canadian border," Graham said in a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting. "Why are we OK up there and not OK to the south?"

It's "the tale of two borders," Graham continued. "Why is one a problem and the other is not? Because Canada is a place that people like to stay. They like Canada, we like Canada."

By contrast, he said, "The people coming across this other border live in hellholes. Our problem is we can't have everybody who lives in a hellhole coming to America. If you don't agree the difference [between the borders] is jobs, we just don't agree."

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


TOPICS: Canada; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: aliens; canada; graham; hellholes; illegals; immigration; lindseygraham; mexico; southcarolina; trump
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May 9, 2013
1 posted on 01/12/2018 8:07:46 PM PST by conservative98
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To: conservative98

On the “hole” scale, wouldn’t “Sh*thole” be a much milder pejorative than “Hellhole”? I mean, you are in a Hellhole for all eternity with fire and brimstone all around with Old Scratch sticking his pitchfork into you nonstop. A “Sh*thole” is just a stinky place on this mortal coil.

So, on balance, what Linda said is far, far worse than what a Dem or two claims that DJT said.


2 posted on 01/12/2018 8:12:31 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: conservative98

Aren’t H3llholes and Sh1tholes pretty much the same thing?


3 posted on 01/12/2018 8:12:31 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: conservative98

Gramnesty is a faggot liberal. He is anti American worker. He is anti Trump. Trump is so huge that he feels no threat from this moron. He should be discounted and thrown away on anything he says.


4 posted on 01/12/2018 8:12:32 PM PST by raiderboy ( "...if we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall" DJT)
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To: conservative98

Where would folks LEAST like to be...in a shit-hole or a hell-hole?


5 posted on 01/12/2018 8:12:52 PM PST by House Atreides (BOYCOTT the NFL, its products and players 100% - PERMANENTLY)
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To: conservative98

And don’t forget McCain’s “Gooks” comment.


6 posted on 01/12/2018 8:13:16 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: conservative98

Graham would have used the word “sh*thole” instead of “hellhole”, but he rather likes the former hole-type(.)


7 posted on 01/12/2018 8:13:27 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

I’d say that Hellholes are much worse because once you’re in hell, you’re not getting back out. At least with a $hithole, you can clean it up.


8 posted on 01/12/2018 8:15:51 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Personally, I like it if someone calls a spade a f’n shovel.


9 posted on 01/12/2018 8:16:01 PM PST by HangThemHigh (Entropy is not what it used to be.)
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To: conservative98

H#llhole, Sh!thole....tomato, tomahhhhto.


10 posted on 01/12/2018 8:17:16 PM PST by Jane Long (Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow.)
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To: FreeReign; jeb
"This is a tough business" Jeb chimes in.

Jeb Bush ‏ Verified account @JebBush Jan 11
For every one step forward @POTUS takes when it comes to judgement and good, coherent policy decisions, he Inexplicably and without fail takes ten steps back. I hope today’s comments were just a crass and flippant mistake, and do not reflect the hateful racism they imply. 1/2

Jeb Bush ‏ Verified account @JebBush Jan 11
We need comprehensive immigration reform that reflects our values as a country and recognizes our economic needs. This requires a merit-based system that attracts talented, freedom-loving individuals from across the globe, whether they are from Haiti, Norway or anywhere else 2/2 335 replies 690 retweets 2,415 likes Reply 335 Retweet 690 Like 2.4K

Where were you Jeb when Lindsey said hellholes??? Stop playing the race card.

11 posted on 01/12/2018 8:18:42 PM PST by conservative98
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To: HangThemHigh
😂
12 posted on 01/12/2018 8:19:30 PM PST by Jane Long (Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow.)
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To: conservative98

Oh baby!

And this was said in a PUBLIC forum not is a PRIVATE discussion.


13 posted on 01/12/2018 8:22:24 PM PST by moehoward
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To: conservative98

“Graham then responded, “I wasn’t slandering Mexico, I was just talking about all the places people want to leave for whatever reason”

So it’s not racist when he said it ?!?!


14 posted on 01/12/2018 8:25:08 PM PST by moehoward
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To: conservative98
Linda likely had a cold, that day. 🤧
15 posted on 01/12/2018 8:26:21 PM PST by Jane Long (Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow.)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

Hell holes have lots of fire
ash holes lots of excrements

If you look at pictures of the countries Trump mentioned his description was more accurate


16 posted on 01/12/2018 8:26:36 PM PST by hoosiermama (When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.DJT)
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To: conservative98

Why are they hell holes? It is because they have made alliances with hell. So have we, more and more. We had better break them.


17 posted on 01/12/2018 8:29:07 PM PST by Bellflower (Who dares believe Jesus?)
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To: conservative98

The ‘Rats need to make Mexico so Great that all want to move there.


18 posted on 01/12/2018 8:34:43 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: conservative98

Yeb Bush: The happless middle school assistant principal has spoken.

Please clap.


19 posted on 01/12/2018 8:38:20 PM PST by RooRoobird20 ("Democrats haven't been this angry since Republicans freed the slaves.")
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Generally, I separate ‘hellhole’ from ‘s**thole’....totally different atmosphere. Hellhole is typically a war-like state of affairs and your odds of surviving are marginal. In a s**thole, it could be some Central American country or Haiti, where corruption exists...things are marginally working....and some dictator or Democrat in charge.

We don’t have any hellholes in the US, but we do have some s**tholes (Memphis is a good example).


20 posted on 01/12/2018 8:42:57 PM PST by pepsionice
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