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  • Fiorina Calls for War on Russia in Syria?

    10/01/2015 1:34:56 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 43 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 10/1/15 | JOSHUA YASMEH
    In an interview with Fox News on Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina chastised the Obama administration, calling its response, or lack thereof, to Russian aggression in Syria, “weak” and willfully naďve. “We must be prepared to use force,” declared Fiorina in a hawkish response to Russian airstrikes in the central city of Homs this week that have transformed the geopolitical calculus in the region. U.S. Pentagon officials insist that the Russian aerial assault is targeting primarily non-ISIS combatants, including the American-backed moderate Syrian opposition. “I can absolutely confirm to you that they were strikes against our Free Syrian Army...
  • Next Republican Debate Could Be Bad News For Paul, Graham

    09/30/2015 7:36:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    National Public Radio's It's All Politics ^ | September 30, 2015 | Jessica Taylor
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul could be on the chopping block and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham may not even make the undercard debate under criteria released Wednesday by CNBC ahead of its Oct. 28 GOP presidential debate. The rules would limit the prime-time debate to any candidates polling above 3 percent. That's of an average of national polls released between Sept. 17 and Oct. 21. Surveys from NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox News, CNN and Bloomberg will be used to make the determination. To quality for the undercard debate, candidates must pull in at least 1 percent support in any of...
  • Franklin Graham: Russian Air Strikes May Prevent Christian Bloodbath

    09/30/2015 4:18:20 PM PDT · by donna · 21 replies ^ | 09/30/15 | Bill Hoffmann
    Rev. Franklin Graham, the influential son of beloved evangelist Billy Graham, tells Newsmax TV the pounding Russian air force strikes in Syria may end up saving countless numbers of persecuted Christians. "What Russia is doing may save the lives of Christians in the Middle East," Graham, president and CEO of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, said Wednesday to J.D. Hayworth and Miranda Khan on "Newsmax Prime." "You understand that the Syrian government for their good and for their bad over the history of this country, they have protected Christians, they have protected minorities from the Islamists."
  • Lame: Next Republican debate will also feature an “undercard” debate for low-polling candidates

    09/30/2015 2:08:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 30, 2015 | Allahpundit
    By October 28th, we’ll be four full months into Trumpmania and will have shed, at a minimum, two of the most successful Republican governors in America from the field. Let’s either do one big debate with all the candidates left or face the hard reality that we’re never going to have a President Pataki or President Graham by culling the asterisk candidates. Another undercard debate isn’t going to help anyone who didn’t make it out of the first two. In fact, didn’t Chuck Todd say just a few days ago that NBC felt no pressure to feature 10 or 11...
  • Trump [26%] Steady in NC; Biden Polls Well (Rand and Lindsey now at 0%)

    09/29/2015 11:44:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | September 29, 2015
    PPP's newest North Carolina poll finds that Donald Trump is holding his ground- at least compared to where he was in the state six weeks ago. Trump leads with 26% to 21% for Ben Carson, 12% for Carly Fiorina, 10% for Marco Rubio, 9% for Ted Cruz, 6% for Mike Huckabee, 5% for Jeb Bush, 4% for John Kasich, and 2% for Chris Christie. Rounding out the field are Rick Santorum and Bobby Jindal at 1%, and Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Rand Paul all at less than 1%. Trump's 26% is almost identical to his 24% standing...

    09/29/2015 3:19:28 PM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 100 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/29/15 | Katie McHugh
    GOP primary contenders Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Lindsey Graham skipped a critical cloture vote that allowed Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell’s plan to fund the government, including Planned Parenthood, to move forward without risking a shutdown. That means Rubio and Graham, for whatever reason, skipped a key vote that would have shown where their allegiances lie regarding funding for the highly controversial abortion provider, which, based on recent undercover video investigations, is in the business of selling aborted baby body parts to the highest bidder. ........ Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, on the other hand, were present and...
  • Lindsey Graham releases statement on Boehner resignation

    09/25/2015 6:22:26 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 35 replies
    WHNS Greenville, SC ^ | 09/25/2015 | Dal Kalsi
    WASHINGTON (FOX Carolina) - U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R, SC) released a statement Friday on Rep. John Boehner’s announcement that he will resign as Speaker of the House of Representatives. “I appreciate John Boehner’s service to our nation and his time as Speaker of the House of Representatives. I’ve known him for twenty years and he has always tried to bring about change in the best interests of our nation and party. He is a solid conservative who understands the responsibility which comes from governing. I wish him well. He will always have my respect and admiration.”
  • Lindsey Graham’s new mission: Troll the hell out of Ted Cruz

    09/24/2015 12:23:00 PM PDT · by VinL · 53 replies
    Salon (Excerpted-Politico) ^ | 9/24/15 | Simon Miloy
    It’s tough being Lindsey Graham. The South Carolina senator has been running for president for almost four months now, and all he has to show for it is a 0.2 percent average in national polls, putting him at the bottom of the crowded field. (The only candidate he’s managed to out-campaign so far is Jim Gilmore, who isn’t actually campaigning.) Graham has spent the entirety of his career in Congress building himself up as a hawkish expert on national security issues, and he’s been overshadowed completely by his equally hawkish sprat of a colleague, Marco Rubio. He’s carefully cultivated the...
  • Graham itching to confront Cruz, Paul

    09/24/2015 3:24:04 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 64 replies ^ | 9/24/15 | Burgess Everett
    Lindsey Graham has told colleagues he launched his implausible presidential campaign, in part, for two reasons: Rand Paul and Ted Cruz. The straight-talking South Carolina senator hasn't been able to rebut his two conservative Senate colleagues on a debate stage yet. But he’ll get a chance on the Senate floor later this week when he slugs it out over their hardball legislative tactics to defund Planned Parenthood that have Congress hurtling toward a government shutdown. Graham said in an interview he's prepared to confront Cruz directly as the chamber braces for a rhetorical assault from the Texas senator, with Graham...
  • Graham Tells American Muslims: Ignore Carson, This Is Your Country Too

    09/21/2015 6:44:03 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 59 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 09/21/2015 | Sara Jerde
    Republican presidential candidate and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told American Muslims on Fox Monday that, despite what GOP rival Ben Carson said, it was their country too. Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, was asked on Sunday by NBC host Chuck Todd if a President's faith mattered — and whether he thought Islam was consistent with the Constitution. "I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation," Carson told Todd. On Fox, Graham noted that he had served with American Muslims in Iraq and Afghanistan. "So, I want to let every American Muslim serving in uniform know...
  • Rev. Graham: If Obama Vetoes Defund of PP, 'The Blood' of 'Butchered' Children 'Will Be On His...

    09/21/2015 3:59:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/21/15 | Michael W. Chapman
    Commenting on the passage of a bill in the House of Representatives to defund Planned Parenthood, Reverend Franklin Graham said it was "a great step" that he hopes will also pass in the Senate, adding that although President Barack Obama has said he will veto such legislation, if he does "it will be at his own peril," and the blood of the children "butchered at Planned Parenthood will be on his hands." "After much heated and emotional debate, on Friday the House passed the Defund Planned Parenthood Act," said Rev. Graham in a Sept. 20 post on Facebook. "This is...
  • Lindsey Graham: I Would Have Stood Up To Muslim Questioner

    09/20/2015 5:31:47 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 100 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/18/2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Republican presidential candidate and South Carolina Senator Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said he would have stood up to the questioner who told fellow Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump “We have a problem in this country, it’s called Muslims. We know our current president is one. You know he’s not even an American” on Friday’s Andrea Mitchell Reports on MSNBC. Graham was asked, “What would you have done?” He answered, “Stand up to the guy. I had this happen to me in Iowa where a guy used the n-word and was very derogatory toward President Obama and Muslims, and I said,...

    09/20/2015 10:47:39 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 60 replies ^ | September 20, 2015 | Pam Key
    On Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) insisted Dr. Ben Carson apologize for saying a Muslim should not be president of the Untied States.
  • GOP 2016 hopefuls split over Trump's Muslim controversy

    09/19/2015 12:39:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | September 18, 2015 | Jeremy Diamond and Tom LoBianco
    Greenville, South Carolina (CNN)—Republican presidential hopefuls were split Friday amid the fallout from Donald Trump not taking issue with a man who, during a campaign event, called President Barack Obama a Muslim and said Muslims are "a problem in this country." Rick Santorum and Ted Cruz refused to criticize Trump or say whether they believe Obama is a Christian, instead slamming reporters for asking about the incident. Jindal said it wasn't a candidate's "role" to correct a questioner -- but also said he would have pointed out the U.S.'s anti-discrimination values. And Chris Christie, Lindsey Graham and Jeb Bush emphatically...
  • Graham: US should accept 'fair share' of Syrian refugees

    09/09/2015 11:26:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 8, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Tuesday said he would be open to the United States accepting more refugees from Syria, after a photo of a drowned three-year-old Syrian boy sparked international outrage last week. "Sure. Absolutely," Graham told reporters Tuesday evening when asked whether he would back allowing more Syrian refugees to come to the United States.
  • Graham: ISIS Loves Trump Seize Oil Idea

    08/28/2015 10:06:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Breitbart Television ^ | August 28, 2015 | Pam Key
    Friday on Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show,” Republican presidential candidate Sen. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said ISIS loves his rival, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s idea of “seize oil for the benefit of America” because it would be a huge “recruiting opportunity.” Graham said, “Well number one, Donald Trump’s plan to destroy ISIS is the most ill-conceived, insanely dangerous idea I have ever heard. Worse than Obama. I never thought I would hear myself say that there is a Republican running for office that’s got a worse idea when it comes to radical Islam than Obama. So here is...
  • Drowning in Weak Polling, How Long Can Lindsey Graham Stay in 2016 Race?

    08/28/2015 4:06:45 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 32 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 8/28/15 | Matthew Fleming
    Sen. Lindsey Graham’s presidential campaign has had a tough time getting traction so far, and a new Quinnipiac University poll keeps him in the conversation about who might be the first of the 17 Republican presidential candidates to fold. But do his low poll numbers suggest the end is near? The poll released Thursday showed nothing new: The South Carolina Republican has been unable to differentiate himself from other candidates in any way. But the national poll — which says that 13 percent of Republican or leans-Republican voters said they’d never vote for him and zero percent said they would...
  • Graham: Trump's immigration plan is 'stupid' and 'illegal'

    08/25/2015 12:34:08 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 98 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/25/15 | Nick Gass
    Lindsey Graham excoriated Republican presidential rival Donald Trump on Tuesday morning for his immigration plan, calling it both “stupid” and “illegal.” In an interview with “Fox & Friends,” Graham addressed Trump’s immigration proposal, which would call for the mass deportation of undocumented immigrants, revoke birthright citizenship from the children of immigrants who came to the United States illegally and call for the construction of a wall along the United States’ 1,900-mile long border with Mexico. “Well, Donald Trump’s plan on immigration is stupid,” the South Carolina senator said. “It’s illegal.” If you try to deport American-born children of immigrants who...
  • Lindsey Graham Says He Will Beat Trump’s Brains Out [VIDEO]

    08/25/2015 9:44:53 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 89 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8-25-2015 | Steve Guest
    Lindsey Graham had some violent words for Donald Trump Tuesday, saying, “come to South Carolina and I’ll beat his brains out.” Graham, appearing on CNN’s “At This Hour,” argued that if Donald Trump is the Republican nominee, it will be the “end of the Republican Party.” Lindsey Graham: If he becomes the nominee, we’ll get killed. Kate Bolduan: You may say it’s not sustainable, but it surely has sustained. Just look at the latest poll, this one coming out from Monmouth University. I know you saw this one. He not only has a sizable lead, we’ll throw it up there,...
  • Billy Graham son-in-law Danny Lotz found unresponsive in pool

    08/18/2015 1:39:40 PM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 30 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 8/18/2015 | Joe Marusak
    Danny Lotz, the husband of evangelist Billy Graham’s daughter Anne, was in the intensive care unit of a hospital after his wife found him unresponsive in the pool of their Raleigh home on Monday. “There are no answers yet as to the outcome,” Anne Graham Lotz said on Facebook late Monday. “The family is standing firm in faith, trusting Jesus. Thank you for your prayers.”
  • On the Bubble: Graham Under 1%; Attacks Trump Plan as ‘Gibberish’

    08/17/2015 5:13:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 8/17/15
    Monday on CNN’s “Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer,” Republican presidential candidate Senator Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) criticized his rival Donald Trump’s immigration and ISIS plans. Graham said, “I think it’s a bad practice to give citizenship based on birth. We have evidence of people buying tourist visas for the express purpose of coming over here and having a child as birth tourism. I don’t think that’s a good idea. But that’s not going to happen until we fix a broken immigration system. Donald Trump’s eight-page plan is absolute gibberish, that is unworkable. Mitt Romney said his biggest mistake as a...
  • Seven GOP candidates who could drop from '16 race before Iowa

    08/13/2015 9:38:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 13, 2015 | Scott Wong
    Seventeen major Republican candidates are running hard for the White House. But not all will make it to Iowa. Of the crowded 2016 GOP primary field, who will be the first to head for the exits? It’s impossible to know for sure at this early stage, but a handful of high-profile campaigns are already showing serious signs of strain six months out from Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses on Feb. 1. Super PACs have changed the game, enabling struggling candidates tochoose to stay in the race as long as they’re propped up by deep-pocketed donors. But as Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich...
  • Graham opposes gov shutdown over Planned Parenthood

    08/12/2015 9:44:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 12, 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    GOP presidential contender Lindsey Graham told a campaign rally Tuesday that he can’t support a government shutdown over Planned Parenthood, because it would endanger national security. In a speech on foreign policy in South Carolina, Graham said he is opposed to federal funding on Planned Parenthood but warned a government shutdown would impair “our military, our intelligence community, the people we rely upon to protect us.” The South Carolina senator’s stance puts him in line with Senate leadership but at odds with the majority of the 2016 field, who have backed the hard-lined approach advocated by fellow Sens. Ted Cruz...
  • Lindsey Graham Blasts Fox For Its Treatment Of Trump

    08/07/2015 5:42:30 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 67 replies ^ | August 7, 2015 | William Bigelow
    Although be believes Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton would beat Donald Trump “like a drum,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) (R-S.C.) blasted Fox News for its queries of Trump during Thursday’s GOP presidential debate. Interviewed on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Graham snapped, “This was more of an inquisition than it was a debate. It was a missed opportunity to talk about things that really mattered.”
  • Survey: Oregon Voters Prefer Clinton, Trump

    08/06/2015 6:14:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Oregon Public Radio ^ | August 6, 2015 | Lizzy Duffy
    A new survey released Thursday finds that a slim majority of Oregon Republicans favor Donald Trump for the 2016 GOP presidential primary nomination. Meanwhile, Oregon Democrats put their support behind former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, though by a slim margin. DHM Research in Portland surveyed 536 Oregonians online July 22-27 about their opinions on the primary candidates. Republican respondents to the poll were asked which GOP candidate they preferred to receive the party nomination. Eighteen percent surveyed supported Trump, followed by 12 percent for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, 11 percent for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and 10 percent...
  • Graham: Obama "Delusional,Naive And Uninformed" About The World

    08/05/2015 5:50:27 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 33 replies ^ | August 5, 2015 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on the “Hugh Hewitt Show,” Republican presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) responded to President Barack Obama saying earlier in the day Iranian hardliners chanting “death to America” are “making common cause” with Republicans.”
  • Fact Check: The Washington Post on Sen. Graham’s Military Service

    08/04/2015 5:42:20 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies ^ | 08/04/2015 | Sharyl Attkisson
    One might think that any story about a current presidential candidate’s alleged exaggeration or dishonesty of battle-like experience would warrant at least a mention of perhaps the oddest and most blatant case of all: that of Hillary Clinton, the Democrats’ frontrunner. While running for office in 2008, Clinton incorrectly and repeatedly claimed she faced “sniper fire” on a trip to Bosnia in 1996. She stuck by the false story even after we aired CBS News video showing that no such thing had happened.However, the Post did not deem the Clinton case relevant to its dissection of Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham’s...
  • 2016 Republican Candidates "Voters First Forum" - August 3 (C-SPAN at 7:00 pm ET)

    08/03/2015 9:32:01 AM PDT · by Isara · 320 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | July 31, 2015
    C-SPAN Partners with New Hampshire Union Leader To Bring August 3rd New Hampshire Republican Forum To A National TV Audience #Voters First (For Immediate Release: July 31, 2015) C-SPAN is partnering with the New Hampshire Union Leader and regional newspapers in early presidential caucus and primary states for the New Hampshire newspaper’s August 3rd Voters First Forum and will provide live nationwide coverage, beginning at 6:30 pm ET to 9:30 pm ET.Fourteen Republican presidential candidates* are participating in the two-hour Forum, which will start at 7pmET at St. Anselm’s College in Manchester on Monday, Aug. 3. Veteran New Hampshire political...
  • Rival Says Trump “Too Mean” to Be President [semi-satire]

    08/01/2015 10:59:40 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 Aug 2015 | John Semmens
    Presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) warned GOP voters against making Donald Trump the Party’s nominee for the 2016 election. “The man is too doggone mean to be president,” Graham complained. “It isn’t just the fact that he’s egregiously insulted me—a sitting senator. He’s insulting everyone. He’s insulted immigrant rapists and murderers while completely overlooking the crimes committed by native-born rapists and murderers. He’s insulted the Chinese, implying that their trade policies are unfair. This is no way to build bridges.” “Perhaps the worst offense is Trump’s lack of respect for President Obama,” the Senator continued. “The President is a...
  • Is it possible Lindsey Graham could lose the GOP Primary in his home state? YES! (Vanity)

    07/30/2015 8:02:09 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 31 replies
    July 30, 2015
    CALLING ALL SOUTH CAROLINA FREEPERS: The "low-information" voters do NOT determine the winners of Primaries like they do General Elections. Lindsey Graham and the GOP Establishment will get "down and dirty" in the SC Primary. And, I know he won his Senate Primary in 2014, against some light-weights that no one had ever heard of, but, Graham, and the GOP Establishment, have never come up against men like Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. All you SC FReepers need to get organized now. Help Trump and Cruz defeat Lindsey Graham in his home state. What a slap in the face that...
  • Honest Don

    07/27/2015 5:55:16 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 2 replies
    iOTWREPORT ^ | 7-21-2015 | Big Fur Hat
    July 21, 2015Honest Donby BigFurHat Lindsey Graham? The guy’s a fag. You know it and I know it. My fish know it. But who cares? I don’t. But maybe he cares. The guy is gayer than a picnic basket but won’t admit it. That makes him a target for blackmail. Next.Jeb Bush? He’s the Rachel Dolezal of Mexicans. He wants to be Mexican so bad he mows his lawn 3 times a day. When he passes gas it sounds like La Cucaracha. I agree, he should be president… of Mexico. Next.Hillary Clinton? Is she finished with her menopause yet? I...
  • Lindsey Graham: Donald Trump 'Selling Fear and Prejudice'

    07/26/2015 6:57:11 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 55 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/26/2015 | Ali Dukakis
    Lindsey Graham might thank Donald Trump for getting him to finally buy a new phone, but the South Carolina senator said today he still doesn't think the Republican Party should "hire" the real estate mogul as its presidential candidate. Graham made national headlines last week when he destroyed his old-school cell phone after Trump read the number aloud on national TV, but Graham had more just jokes for his opponent in the race for GOP presidential nomination. Speaking exclusively with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on "This Week," the senator said he sees great dangers in continuing to support Trump, the current...
  • AZ GOP’s Robert Graham’s spiteful retribution (County GOP backing Trump wont kiss McCain donor ring)

    07/22/2015 5:53:29 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 16 replies
    In a clear case of intra-party punishment aimed at Maricopa County Republican Chairman Tyler Bowyer for having the audacity to buck AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham and his McCain-led establishment allies, comes this inexcusable retaliation. Bowyer hosted and appeared onstage at the July 11, 2015 Phoenix event featuring presidential candidate Donald Trump. That kind of independence doesn’t play well with those who want to dominate the party and, like John McCain, consider the conservative base “crazies.” Kudos to Frosty Taylor, editor of Maricopa County Republican Briefs for the following report: Arizona Republican Party Chairman Robert Graham has stopped payment on the...
  • Donald Trump Full Speech in South Carolina 7/21/2015 - 2016 Presidential Campaign Rally

    07/21/2015 1:36:23 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 39 replies
    Youtube/YouGotNews ^ | 7-21-2015 | YouGotNews
    July 21, 2015Donald Trump Full Speech in South Carolina 7/21/2015 - 2016 Presidential Campaign RallyCLICK Title for full Video Donald Trump Attacks Lindsey Graham, Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton, Other Foes. Unrepentant, unleashed, on attack. Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Bluffton, S.C., at a campaign event July 21st 2015. During the speech Donald Trump gives out his rival Sen. Lindsey Graham’s cell phone number to millions of his supporters. Trump explained that the Graham gave him the cell phone number “three or four years ago." Graham called Trump, hoping the bussiness mogel could help him get on Fox News. Trump...
  • Trump strikes back: Graham 'not very bright'

    07/21/2015 1:24:17 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 47 replies ^ | 7/21/15 | Ben Kamisar
    Donald Trump struck back at Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who called him a “jackass” on CNN, bashing the senator for soliciting him for campaign cash years ago and announcing his telephone number to a full crowd. “It’s amazing, he doesn’t seem like a very bright guy. He actually seems to me not as bright, obviously, as [former Texas Gov.] Rick Perry,” Trump said during a rambling speech Tuesday in front of retirees at Sun City, S.C. “Didn’t this guy call me four years ago? Yes, he called me three or four years ago, Lindsey Graham, I didn’t even know who...
  • Donald Trump Gave Out Lindsey Graham’s Personal Cell Number to America

    07/21/2015 10:40:53 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 145 replies
    Speaking in front of hundreds at a rally in South Carolina on Tuesday, Donald Trump read a number he said people could use to reach South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham’s private cell phone. Trump and Graham have engaged in an ongoing feud in the past few days as they battle for the Republican presidential nomination. In Trump’s speech Tuesday, he called Graham an “idiot,” after Graham called him a “jackass,” in an interview Monday with CNN’s Kate Bolduan. Trump gave out the number and urged attendees to call it. “Give it a shot,” Trump said, urging people to call the...
  • Lindsey Graham: Donald Trump is a ‘jackass’

    07/20/2015 5:14:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 20, 2015 | Eliza Collins
    Sen. Lindsey Graham thinks real-estate mogul Donald Trump is a “jackass” and his comments about Sen. John McCain were the beginning of the end of his candidacy. “He’s bringing his name down and he’s not helping the process and he shouldn’t be commander in chief,” Graham said. The South Carolina senator was speaking on CNN’s “Out Front” on Monday, responding to Trump’s Saturday comment that McCain was not an American hero because he was taken prisoner by North Vietnamese forces. “He’s not a war hero,” said Trump. “He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who...
  • Rick Perry just savaged Donald Trump. That’s smart.

    07/16/2015 5:55:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | July 16, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    Here's Rick Perry on Donald Trump: Rick Perry ✔ ‎@GovernorPerry .@realDonaldTrump-ism not conservatism but a toxic mix of demagoguery and nonsense PM - 16 Jul 2015 The statement that Perry links to in that tweet goes on to savage Trump's "fundamental misunderstanding of border security" and note: "Mr. Trump has done nothing to prove that he is the president America needs.” Them's fighting words -- or at least that's what Perry and his team have to hope. The reality of the 2016 race for second-tier-and-below candidates like Perry is that Trump is soaking up lots and lots of the...
  • John McCain: Trump 'fired up the crazies'

    07/16/2015 9:47:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 16, 2015 | Nick Gass
    Donald Trump “fired up the crazies” in his state when he held a rally in Phoenix last weekend, Arizona Sen. John McCain said in a recent interview. During that appearance (and others last weekend), Trump was joined by the father of Jamiel Shaw, who was killed by an undocumented immigrant. Trump has tapped into “some anger” in the state over the conditions at the border, McCain told The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza in an article published Thursday. “It’s very bad,” the Republican senator said. “This performance with our friend out in Phoenix is very hurtful to me,” McCain said. “Because...
  • Franklin Graham: 'Gay' rainbow ends badly - 'May it remind all of us of God's judgment to come'

    07/01/2015 10:52:38 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 22 replies
    WND ^ | July 1, 2015 | Bob Unruh
    Franklin Graham’s word is respected worldwide, through his work with Samaritan’s Purse and the organization his father founded, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, and now he’s begun warning America of God’s looming judgment. Because of the nation’s adoption, through its Supreme Court, of mandatory recognition of same-sex marriage across the states. “Our nation will not like what’s at the end of this rainbow,” he wrote this week. “‘Pride goeth before a fall.’ Supreme Court Justice [Antonin] Scalia used Proverbs 16:18 in his comments regarding the court’s disappointing and dangerous ruling about same-sex marriage,” Graham wrote. “He rightly called the decision...
  • Hillary Clinton emails: Lindsey Graham ‘always talks how much he likes you’

    07/01/2015 8:43:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | July 1, 2015 | Daniel Strauss
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) apparently likes Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — he just thinks she’d do a terrible job as commander in chief. In one of the some-3,000 Clinton emails released by the State Department on Tuesday, business executive Terrence Duffy wrote to Clinton congratulating her on her daughter’s engagement and then relayed well wishes from Graham. “Also I had dinner last night with a mutual friend of ours, Sen Lindsay [sic] Graham. Lindsay always talks how much he likes you and said if I were to be in contact with you to say hi from him,” Duffy wrote...
  • Graham: GOP Should Take Gay Marriage Constitutional Amendment Out of Platform

    06/28/2015 8:50:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 28, 2015 | Andrew Stoughton
    Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina told Chuck Todd on NBC's "Meet the Press" that if the Republican party doesn't change its official position on same-sex marriage it will "hurt" the GOP in 2016. In 2012, the Republican platform read, "We reaffirm our support for a Constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman."
  • Christie Finally Figures Out the Confederate Flag is 'Divisive' (Many other GOP contenders agree

    06/24/2015 4:16:37 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 19 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 6/23/2015 | Olivia Nuzzi
    On Tuesday, after the entire Republican primary field - including Donald Trump and George Pataki - had taken a position on the Confederate flag, and after the Republican governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley, had asked for its removal from the state capitol grounds, Chris Christie seemed to calculate that it was politically safe to do the same. The New Jersey governor said in a statement that Haley had "demonstrated what it means to be a leader" and that he commended her decision. ... Every Republican presidential candidate, including the not-yet announced ones, had said something, even if it was,...
  • Bachelor Graham hints at 'rotating first lady'

    06/09/2015 2:32:04 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/9/15 | Jesse Byrnes
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a lifelong bachelor and long-shot presidential candidate, disclosed in an interview published Tuesday how he might go about the issue of first lady if elected."Well, I've got a sister. She could play that role if necessary,” Graham, 59, told the Daily Mail during an interview at a recent campaign event."I've got a lot of friends. We'll have a rotating first lady," Graham added, chuckling. ADVERTISEMENT Just two U.S. presidents, James Buchanan and Grover Cleveland, were unmarried when they assumed the Oval Office, though Cleveland married later. Graham's sister, Darline Graham Nordone, lives in their native South...
  • Would Linseed's Unloved, 1-Cylinder Campaign Get Rolling if He Got a Pair (of Liberal Glasses)?

    06/09/2015 2:38:27 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 4 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 09 June 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    You know, since he's our intellectual superior and all- (and because the online left likes him so much) If they fit, wear 'em Lindsey Graham (squish, SC) often makes sense when he's talking about Islamic terrorism or the Russians- but less-so soon after that, especially when it comes to open borders immigration schemes, never-ending war with the TEA Party, 'climate change' BS, or his laying-down in confirmation proceedings for radical Obama cabinet/SCOTUS nominees... Foreign policy has always been my top hot-button issue- and with all due respect,  Senator Graham is really not bad there, if you're willing to  overlook grave errors (right alongside Quick-Draw...
  • Lindsey Graham's GOP tent is big enough for Caitlyn Jenner

    06/07/2015 7:52:31 AM PDT · by VinL · 71 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/7/2015 | Eric Bradner
    Lindsey Graham says he'd welcome Caitlyn Jenner as a political ally. He'd work with Democrats on entitlement reforms. And he'd lower climate-harming emissions to address global warming. As long as you agree there's "too much debt, too many terrorists," the South Carolina senator and 2016 presidential contender says there's room in his Republican Party for you. "Here's what I would say to the talk show hosts: In the eyes of radical Islam, they hate you as much as they hate Caitlyn Jenner," Graham said. "They hate us all because we won't agree to their view of religion. So America, we...
  • RINO vs. RINO: Sean Hannity fires back at Lindsey Graham

    06/05/2015 3:47:08 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 17 replies
    MofoPolitics ^ | Jun. 4, 2015
    Pro-amnesty, pro-gay marriage, pro-Marco Rubio RINO Sean Hannity responded to criticism from pro-amnesty, psychotic neocon RINO Lindsey Graham… I’m not a RINO like Lindsey Graham. … You spent the majority of your life in politics, compromising– and [America’s] problems have arisen during your watch, not my watch!
  • Graham: 'Don't vote for me' if you're 'worn out by war'

    06/04/2015 8:59:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 4, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told Americans on Thursday not to vote for him in the 2016 presidential election if they are worn out by war. The 2016 GOP presidential candidate appeared on Fox News’s "Fox & Friends," where co-host Steve Doocy questioned his past war hawk rhetoric. “It’s a tough message,” he told Graham. “A lot of people are just worn out by war.” "Well, don’t vote for me," the Republican senator responded. "Don't vote for me, because I’m telling you what’s coming: Barack Obama’s policies leading from behind are going to allow another 9/11."
  • Lindsey Graham could be the South Carolina spoiler

    06/02/2015 12:40:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 2, 2015 | Ryan Lovelace
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., may hope his presidential campaign spoils Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul's chances of holding higher office, but he could unintentionally disrupt former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's performance in the Palmetto State. To listen to Graham tell it, the person most surprised by his decision to run for president may have been Lindsey Graham. While he appears to relish his status as an underdog, his penchant for challenging the libertarian wing of his own party and omnipresence on political talk shows could magnify his campaign. It's still early, but Graham's success could spell bad news for Bush. Graham...
  • I'm Running for President [Goober Graham]

    06/01/2015 10:21:49 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 43 replies
    Lindsey Graham 2016 ^ | June 1, 2016 | Senator Lindsey Graham
    Dear Friend, Just moments ago I officially announced that I am running for the Republican nomination for President of the United States. Will you stand with me today as a DAY ONE Founding Member of my campaign? Please follow this link to make an instant online contribution. I did not make this decision lightly. After months of consideration and years of working to protect and secure our country, I knew I could still do more. Our country very much needs a proven leader... Who is ready to be Commander in Chief on Day One and has the conviction to defeat...