Skip to comments.Sen. Graham threatens to halt work on climate and energy bill (Grahamnesty tries to save McCain)
Posted on 04/24/2010 12:38:14 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) threatened to abandon his effort to push a climate and energy bill Saturday, saying he will only continue if Democratic leaders promise to relinquish plans to bring up immigration legislation first.
Graham's departure, if he follows through on his ultimatum, would likely doom any chance of passing a climate bill this year. He is the sole Republican working with Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.) on a compromise proposal which they had planned to unveil Monday.
In a letter to leaders of the effort to enact climate and energy legislation, Graham wrote, "I want to bring to your attention what appears to be a decision by the Obama Administration and Senate Democratic leadership to move immigration instead of energy. Unless their plan substantially changes this weekend, I will be unable to move forward on energy independence legislation at this time. I will not allow our hard work to be rolled out in a manner that has no chance of success."
He added, "Moving forward on immigration -- in this hurried, panicked manner -- is nothing more than a cynical political ploy."
Graham told reporters Thursday he was outraged at the idea that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) had raised the idea of bringing up immigration before an energy bill, especially since he and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) had spent weeks working on a bipartisan immigration measure and had not been alerted to the change in plans.
"Am I supposed to write every bill for the whole country?" Graham asked. "This comes out of left field."
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What a whiner. I can’t believe he actually expects fair dealing from the rats.
Did he stamp his foot down hard during his hissy fit? If not, then it don’t mean a thing!
Halt work on everything, you RINO. Until you develop a spine and realize you are a part of the OPPOSITION party, everything you do is detrimental to this country. Besides that, the Dems are playing you like a fiddle, and you look like a naive fool.
As do you, Sinator, and your mentor Juan McAmnesty. Time for both of you to retire to that lettuce farm he's always dreamed of.
I hate the bastard, but this sounds good to me. Cap and tax can be reversed. Amnesty cannot. Let’s stall that as long as we can, to the point where the only dangerous time will be between November and January when they (and McCain) hopefully have nothing to lose.
Po’ Mizz Lyndsey, pinin’ for his beau Jack. Y’see, Jack’s been neglectin’ Mizz Lyndsey ever since that mean ol’ J.D. started takin’ voters away from him. Jack’s been havin’ to campaign a lot, and spend more time pretendin’ he’s for things like protectin’ the border and keepin’ illegals from gettin’ jobs. Enough to drive an Inside-the-Beltway man like Jack plum crazy!
If any Republican in this country needs to be thrown out it's this self-serving, smarmy, double crossing twerp. I'd love to see Collins and Snowe replaced too but this RINO really gets me riled up.
Someone has pictures, he will eventually cooperate.
You may be one of the few who appreciates that which appears to be a political chess game.
Memo to Lindsay: Get on track with the party of “No” because NOBODY likes what you’re doing.
he shouldn’t have been working with the rats on any bill anyway and only wants to stop immigration bills until his pal from AZ can get elected
“he will only continue if Democratic leaders promise to relinquish plans to bring up immigration legislation first”
What kind of deal is that? They do cap and trade and THEN amnesty? THAT is supposed to be better?
Uber RINO Lindsey Ping
"Republican by day, Democrat by night."
Want on or off this ping list?
Just FReepmail me.
h/t to martin_fierro for the graphic
The ultimate orgasm for Lady Lindsay would be to join his RAT buddies and work on Cap&Tax and shamnesty at the same time. Sorry Pandsey, looks like you're gonna be denied.
And the jerk wonders why he is despised my both Conservatives and Republicans.
I doubt he put his foot down too hard. He might break a heel and those shoes are so darned expensive...
This is great news, everyone. Both issues will be killed as a result. Graham is unintentionally disrupting the Dem agenda.
Wow...and at first reading I thought it was enraged....cue the Pally "enraged" guy
McCain must be in big trouble.
Europe may have a bad year for food production due to the volcano eruption leading to a record year for grain importation,,, look for record price jumps for U.S. crops this fall. ‘’Climate bill’’ hogwash, the world may be in for rough times in food production, watch out.
That’s a THREAT????!!!!!! This smack-off makes voters in his state look like true morons.
You nailed it. Lindsey has secrets which are in the Obamination’s hands.
How the hell does this guy attain an ACU rating of 90%? What a strange world.
Maybe Grahamnesty and McShamnesty would just run into each other, and disappear in a flash.
STFU Graham, you f’n DEMOCRAT.
You’re a laughing-stock RINO being USED by leftists for the pathetic, sell-out you are, Lindsey. And now you’re UPSET?? Imagine how your constituents feel!!
I figured it wouldn’t matter which bogus legislation came first. Graham supports them both.
Senator Graham Press Releases
Contact: Meghan Hughes (202-224-5972) or Kevin Bishop (864-250-1417)
Graham on Health Care and Immigration Reform
WASHINGTON U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on health care reform and its affect on immigration reform.
The first casualty of the Democratic health care bill will be immigration reform. If the health care bill goes through this weekend, that will, in my view, pretty much kill any chance of immigration reform passing the Senate this year.
Source: Graham's website
"..isn't that like a pain in the ass saying, "OK, I'm leaving?"
i’m with you. Anything he does to stop shamnesty works for me.
just kill all of it. damn. what DON’T these people understand?
Who say that it's "unintentional"?
I don't like Lindsey one bit, but he just may have hung the Democrats with their own rope.
. THAT WOULD BE A GIFT FROM G-D IF HE WOULD STOP WORK ON THAT BILL..... AMERICA DOESN'T WANT IT!!
Miss Lindsey better behave himself or some SEIU goons will take him out back and beat him with a stick.
The Lindsey McPalin “path to citizenship” is going to pushed down our throats, one way or another.
Either way, Graham is an idiot.
That is what is known as a "subtext" of the narrative.
“How the hell does this guy attain an ACU rating of 90%?”
The same way McCain does. They vote Conservative on most issues, but on the important issues, they run across the aisle.
How stupid of Graham to trust the Dems in the first place.
From another article in the WSJ:
“The lone Senate Republican working with Democrats and the White House to pass a climate and energy bill said Saturday he will cease work on the issue unless Democrats move it ahead of an immigration proposal.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) said in a written statement Saturday that he will be “unable to move forward on energy independence legislation,” unless Democratic leaders abandon plans to put an overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws ahead of the climate and energy measure he has been working on with Sens. John Kerry (D., Mass.) and Joe Lieberman (I., Conn.). Mr. Graham cited media reports that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other Democratic Party leaders intend to put immigration policy ahead of climate and energy legislation on the Senate calendar.”
Thanks for being a breath of fresh air.
The only significant thing this turd could say is that he has elected to stop breathing...