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  • Reid: Probe of Quran Burning Considered

    04/03/2011 10:21:05 AM PDT · by dalight · 130 replies · 1+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 4/3/2011 | Hiram Reisner
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says congressional lawmakers are discussing taking some action in response to the Koran burnings of a Tennessee pastor that led to killings at the U.N. facility in Afghanistan and sparked protests across the Middle East, Politico reports.Sen. Lindsey Graham said Congress might need to explore the need to limit some forms of freedom of speech, in light of Tennessee pastor Terry Jones’ Quran burning, and how such actions result in enabling U.S. enemies.
  • The Senators Sway

    04/02/2011 8:03:31 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | Andrew C. McCarthy
    John McCain, Joseph Lieberman, and Lindsey Graham are the Senate’s most energetic proponents of sinking the nation ever deeper into the Libyan morass. In a joint interview on Fox last weekend, Senators McCain (R., Ariz.) and Lieberman (I., Conn.) were breathless in their rendering of the “freedom fighters” and the “Arab Spring” of spontaneous “democracy.” Friday they upped the ante with a Wall Street Journal op-ed, rehearsing yet again what an incorrigible thug Qaddafi is and how “we cannot allow [him] to consolidate his grip” on parts of Libya that he still controls. For his part, Senator Graham (R., S.C.)...
  • Sen. Graham Wants Intel Chief Gone After He Claims Russia, China Pose 'Mortal' Threat

    03/10/2011 5:18:03 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/10/11
    Sen. Graham Wants Intel Chief Gone After He Claims Russia, China Pose 'Mortal' Threat Published March 10, 2011 | FoxNews.com A prominent Republican senator called on Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to resign Thursday after he said Russia and China pose the biggest "mortal threat" to the United States, stunning lawmakers on the Senate Armed Services Committee. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said it's time for Clapper to go after his testimony on Capitol Hill, but the White House said it has the "full faith and confidence" of the director. Clapper, who just last month startled lawmakers when he claimed...
  • Nikki Haley & Lindsey Graham, Teaming Up Against Obamacare

    02/14/2011 4:50:43 PM PST · by redk · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/14/11 | Jim Geraghty.
    One of the favorites of South Carolina conservatives, Gov. Nikki Haley, and one of their least favorites, Sen. Lindsey Graham, are teaming up to promote legislation that would permit states such as the Palmetto State to “opt out” of Obamacare. Graham mentions the value in putting every senator on record as to whether or not their state should have the option of opting out of Obamacare. In South Carolina Republican circles, there’s still a lot of talk about a conservative challenge to Sen. Lindsey Graham, but it’s worth noting he’s not up for reelection until 2014.
  • Lindsey Graham Behind in Potential GOP Primary

    02/09/2011 9:25:08 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 19 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 2/9/2011 | Thomas Ferdousi
    Lindsey Graham represents one of the most conservative states in the country. The South Carolina Republican has been known for his moderate views and his partnership with Senators John McCain and Joe Lieberman on various issues, including national defense. Now it appears that the Senator may be in trouble in 2014. This comes as Republican Congressman Joe Wilson gains more prominence. Wilson famously shouted "You lie" during President Obama's speech to joint chamber of Congress. Public Policy Polling decided to run a hypothetical poll to see how Graham would fare against Wilson. Graham has been a top target for the...
  • Franklin Graham Says Obama, Tucson Memorial Service 'Scoffed' at Jesus

    01/20/2011 4:09:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    politics daily ^ | 1/20/11 | David Gibson
    President Obama garnered praise from across the political spectrum for his moving speech last week at the memorial service for the Tucson shooting victims, including from his usual critics on the right, but the Rev. Franklin Graham can't be counted among them. In a speech on Tuesday at John Brown University, a private Christian college in Siloam Springs, Ark., the son of the revered evangelist Billy Graham voiced "dismay" at the way the Tucson memorial service was conducted, arguing that it was not as explicitly religious -- apparently meaning "Christian" -- as those following the Oklahoma City bombing and the...
  • Rev. Franklin Graham denounces “outrageous” accusations hurled at Palin by the left and media

    01/13/2011 10:51:19 AM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    cubachi.com ^ | 1/13/11 | cubachi
    The smear job against Governor Sarah Palin is one of the worst I’ve ever seen. Reverend Franklin Graham, one of the voices of reason in this whole situation, calls out the decrepit media for utilizing the tragedy of the shootings, to attack a political opponent. There is no need to place blame whatsoever on political opinions nor politicians for a madman’s murder of innocent human beings. Graham said: “I have been shocked at the reports from those suggesting that former Governor Sarah Palin has some level of responsibility for the horrific shooting. She was extremely helpful to Samaritan’s Purse in...
  • Lindsay Graham Continues His Big Government Green Republicanism

    01/12/2011 7:31:32 AM PST · by Olympiad Fisherman · 17 replies
    Master Resource ^ | 1/10/11 | E. Calvin Beisner
    Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has found another disguise for lining the pockets of “alternative energy” producers with consumers’ dollars directed there not by rational economic choices but by government mandate. Once a supporter of cap and trade, Graham now supports a “Clean Energy Standard” that would require utilities to generate increasingly high percentages of electricity from “renewable” sources like wind, solar, and biofuels, from nuclear, and from coal using “carbon capture and sequestration”—catching the carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted when coal burns and forcing it, under pressure, into deep geological formations for long-term storage to keep it out of the atmosphere....
  • Lieberman, Graham want to 'start again' on energy legislation

    12/24/2010 5:40:04 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 73 replies · 5+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-12-23 | Ben Geman
    2011 could bring some quick indications on whether this year's collapse of energy and climate legislation in the Senate created lasting wounds.

 Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) chatted Wednesday about reviving their partnership on energy, Lieberman told E2. “It is one of the things we want to work on together next year, start again,” Lieberman said Wednesday in the Capitol. His comments come as President Obama in the new year will seek talks with Republicans on energy. Lieberman said areas on the table include a “clean-energy standard” for utilities, which Graham is already pushing, and efforts to...
  • Lindsey Graham Gives Away the Game

    12/23/2010 4:30:30 AM PST · by radioone · 45 replies · 2+ views
    RedState ^ | 12-22-10 | Erick Erickson
    There has been a lot of speculation this week about why the GOP rolled over in the Senate on virtually every issue. From Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’s repeal to START to you name it — the GOP became the party of capitulation. So much so that even Lindsey Graham is blasting the Senate GOP “for a ‘capitulation … of dramatic proportions’ to Democrats and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) in the lame-duck Congress.” In his statement about why the GOP folded like a cheap suit, Graham gives away the game. He says, “I can understand the Democrats being afraid...
  • Graham: GOP to blame for 'capitulation ... of dramatic proportions' in lame-duck

    12/22/2010 2:25:08 PM PST · by SharpRightTurn · 71 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 12/21/10 | Michael O'Brien
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) lashed out at fellow Republicans Tuesday for a "capitulation ... of dramatic proportions" to Democrats and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) in the lame-duck Congress. Graham said Republicans have no one to blame but themselves for allowing ratification of the New START Treaty and other legislation in the period before new lawmakers are sworn in in January. "When it's all going to be said and done, Harry Reid has eaten our lunch," Graham said on Fox News radio. "This has been a capitulation in two weeks of dramatic proportions of policies that wouldn't have passed...
  • Twice In One Week: The White House Goes After The Media

    05/26/2008 4:49:53 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 53 replies · 115+ views
    Media Bistro ^ | 5-26-08
    First, the White House spoke out against NBC News and its editing of Richard Engel's interview with President George Bush. And, today, the White House takes on the New York Times editorial page for its editorial, "Mr. Bush and the GI Bill." From the White House statement: Once again, the New York Times Editorial Board doesn't let the facts get in the way of expressing its vitriolic opinions - no matter how misleading they may be. In today's editorial, "Mr. Bush and the GI Bill", the New York Times irresponsibly distorts President Bush's strong commitment to strengthening and expanding support...
  • Fans Mob Billy Graham Library for Bush Book-Signing

    12/20/2010 2:11:26 PM PST · by fabrizio · 25 replies
    George W. Bush's book is atop the bestseller list, which could help explain the presence of hundreds of people who waited in line Monday at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, N.C., to have a book signed by the former president and former first lady Laura Bush. The event sold out in a matter of hours Saturday. Library officials would not say how many people obtained the wristbands necessary for admission. According to USA Today, in the week ending Dec. 12, Bush's book, "Decision Points," which was released a week after the midterm election reached No. 1 on the nonfiction...
  • Graham: If 'Don't ask' repeal doesn't go well, Obama owns it

    12/18/2010 11:43:40 AM PST · by Qbert · 91 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/18/2010 | Ben Geman
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) does not see a political lift for President Obama in the imminent repeal of the Clinton-era policy banning gays from serving openly in the military. “I think the people who are supportive of 'Don’t ask, don’t tell’ were probably supportive of the president to begin with,” he told reporters in the Capitol. “Most Americans, I think, hope it works out. I certainly do. I think it is going to be problematic and whatever problems it has, [Obama] owns,” Graham added.
  • Franklin Graham: Palin's Compassion Touched Haitians' Hearts

    12/16/2010 2:52:32 PM PST · by unseen1 · 47 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | 12/16/2010 | Henry J. Reske and Kathleen Walter
    Sarah Palin’s visit to the earthquake-ravaged Haiti showed she is not “afraid to get her hands dirty,” says the Rev. Franklin Graham. The former Alaska governor is a “woman of strong principle and no question she has a strong faith in God,” the son of renowned evangelist Billy Graham said during a Newsmax.TV interview in which he discussed his hosting her Haitian visit...... ...The former GOP vice-presidential candidate “has tremendous compassion for people, she loves people, and she cares deeply about people,” Graham said. “She was an encouragement not only to the staff and to the relief workers (but) even...
  • Sarah and Todd Palin Assist Rev. Franklin Graham in Haiti – Videos

    12/12/2010 1:34:58 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 64 replies · 2+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 12, 2010 | Brian
    Here is a nice video showing images of Sarah Palin along with husband, Todd, in Haiti with Rev. Franklin Graham and his Samaritan’s Purse ministry. The Palins went to Haiti this weekend along with Graham and Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren to see the status of the cholera epidemic there, and to help with the Haitian people. The video is set to the music of “Finally Home,” by Mercy Me. Here also is a video report on their visit by Rev. Franklin Graham . . .
  • Franklin Graham Returns to Haiti (with Sarah Palin--Pics!)

    12/11/2010 12:10:27 PM PST · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 110 replies · 3+ views
    Samaritan's Purse Today ^ | December 11, 2010 | Samaritan's Purse
    Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham returned to Haiti today to survey our work with cholera patients, hand deliver Operation Christmas Child shoe box gifts to hurting children, visit shelter communities we built in the aftermath of the January earthquake, tour our rubble removal activities, and debrief with staff on water, sanitation, shelter, targeted feeding, training programs, and 2011 needs. Samaritan’s Purse teams have been working in Haiti since the country was devastated by a deadly earthquake in January. Still struggling to recover from the quake, the Haitian people have more recently suffered from the growing cholera epidemic that has already...
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham plots return to energy talks (or was we call it " A Fool's Work is Never Done")

    12/10/2010 11:17:05 AM PST · by bestintxas · 19 replies
    the hill ^ | 12/10/10 | Ben Geman and Andrew Restuccia
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) walked away from climate change and energy talks with Democrats months ago, but he’s plotting a return to the thick of Senate energy debates. Graham said Thursday that he’s reviving his proposal to create a “clean energy” standard for utilities in the next Congress. The idea would require power companies to supply escalating amounts of energy from various low-carbon sources. Power generated from new nuclear plants would be eligible. Graham told reporters that he wants to link the idea with proposals that would prevent EPA from “overly” regulating several air pollutants — including carbon. “I am...
  • Graham flip-flops on Gitmo (what a statesman)

    12/02/2010 1:33:52 PM PST · by Competition clutch · 15 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | December 2, 2010 | Competition Clutch
    Will he ever be invited on the Sunday shows again?
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham predicts tax cuts will pass, 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal (& DREAM Act) won't

    11/28/2010 9:44:26 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/28/10 | Joseph Weber
    Graham predicts tax cuts will pass, 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal won'tBy Joseph Weber The Washington Times 11:02 a.m., Sunday, November 28, 2010 Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, gave a blunt analysis Sunday about the possibility of extending tax cuts to Americans and about the fate of "don't ask, don't tell" and other legislation in the lame-duck congressional session that resumes Monday. Mr. Graham said Congress has "enough bipartisan support" to extend the so-called Bush-era tax cuts, despite the refusal by Democrats to extend them to all Americans. He also said senators who support a repeal of the "don't...
  • US lawmakers voice concern about Afghan corruption (corrupt McCain fights corruption)

    11/12/2010 4:41:42 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 6 replies
    Fox ^ | 2010-11-10
    KABUL, Afghanistan – U.S. lawmakers visiting Afghanistan say that if Afghan President Hamid Karzai doesn't curb corruption in his government, current gains being made on the battlefield will be jeopardized. Sen. John McCain, the senior Republican on the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, says he and three of his colleagues will voice their concerns in talks with Karzai Wednesday night.
  • The 'three amigos' travel to Iraq (Caption McCain and Graham!)

    11/09/2010 4:51:49 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 22 replies
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-11-08 | Elise Viebeck
  • Top GOP senator: Obama's 2012 odds are tied to national security (SUPER-RINOS MCCAIN/GRAHAM ALERT)

    11/08/2010 11:36:35 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2010-11-07 | Karen DeYoung
    President Obama stands a good chance of being reelected in 2012 if he makes progress in Afghanistan, he adopts a tougher line against Iran, the economy improves and there are no major terrorist attacks in the United States, a senior Republican said Saturday. Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.), who has become a leading GOP national security spokesman, said that if Obama is looking for cooperation with Republicans, a continued U.S. military effort in Afghanistan is "one area where Republicans feel comfortable standing by the president" and are likely to give him more support than many in his own party. Although...
  • Lindsey Graham Says U.S. Should Consider “Neutering” Iranian Regime

    HALIFAX — A U.S. lawmaker sent ripples through an international audience Saturday saying his country should be prepared to launch a military attack on Iran that would “neuter” the hard line regime. But Defence Minister Peter MacKay, who was in attendance, said a military attack on Iran would have negative fallout, and that international sanctions are preferable. Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said Saturday his party would support military action against Iran that would destroy its ability to fight back while allowing its people to rise up.
  • Graham: GOP should look for opportunities to work with Obama (Lindsey strikes again)

    10/27/2010 12:26:58 PM PDT · by C19fan · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 27, 2010 | Michael O'Brien
    Republicans in Congress should look for opportunities to work with President Obama in the next two years, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) suggested Tuesday evening. Graham weighed in to the sustained debate within the GOP about how or whether the party, which is poised to make gains in Congress, should work with Democrats. On issues like Social Security, energy, and job creation, Graham said, Republicans should seize opportunities to work with the president, if for no other reason than to help move Obama toward the political center.
  • Can Democrats and Republicans work together after the election?

    10/17/2010 3:00:52 PM PDT · by An Old Man · 96 replies
    CNN ^ | October 17, 2010 | Tom Cohen
    Washington (CNN) -- Bipartisanship is in the eye of the beholder, it seems, as Democrats and Republicans ponder how cooperation between them can improve after the upcoming congressional elections. The voting on November 2 is expected to diminish Democratic majorities in both chambers and perhaps cost them control of the House. Whatever the final tally, widespread voter dissatisfaction with the hostile political climate in Washington is evident. Democrats blame Republican intransigence, calling the GOP a "party of no" that has opposed almost every initiative to undermine President Barack Obama's campaign pledge to change Washington politics. Republican leaders say their opposition...
  • GOP: Bipartisanship After Midterm Is Up to Obama (MCLAME'S LAP DOG ALERT)

    10/17/2010 10:23:34 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News ^ | 2010-10-17 | Jimmy So
    (CBS) Top Republican politicians are sounding confident that they'll take control of the House of Representatives, which they think will force bipartisanship in Washington. Speaking on CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina portrayed President Barack Obama as being too far to the left, and suggested that after the election, Mr. Obama will have to move more to the center. Graham expressed a vision of "bipartisanship" that resembles a way for the Republicans to finally get what they want in extending tax cuts and rolling back health care reform after two years of Democratic...
  • I’m Weeping For Our Rhinos

    10/02/2010 11:29:31 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Mail & Guardian ^ | Saturday, September 25th, 2010 | Sarah Britten
    Twenty. That’s how many rhino are being lost to South Africa every month through poaching. A creature that first emerged during the Eocene and lumbered through the aeons to walk the Earth today is being shot and hacked in numbers that are truly terrifying. The horn that makes it among the most distinctive creatures on the planet — the one we knew instantly back when the icing on Iced Zoo biscuits was applied with greater finesse — is also the mark that sentences it to death. It’s not as easy to get emotional about rhino as it is about elephants...
  • How Your Senators Voted

    09/28/2010 9:03:52 AM PDT · by econjack · 22 replies
    unknown | Spt. 27, 2010 | unknown
    For those who voted to allow illegal immigrants to have social security benefits, my questions is: Other than to buy votes from illegals, why would you dilute my contributions and benefits from the Social Security program? As you might expect, the vote is mostly Democrats with a liberal sprinkling of RINO's. WHO VOTED "NO" TO MAKE ENGLISH OUR OFFICIAL LANGUAGE? WHO VOTED AND HOW THEY VOTED... It will soon be payback time for these traitors - forward this list to everyone you know...... Don't forget. November 2 is Take out the trash day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The following senators voted against making English...
  • Lindsey Graham on Murkowski’s Honor (gag alert)

    09/22/2010 11:41:22 AM PDT · by onyx · 42 replies
    NRO - The Corner ^ | September 22, 2010 2:08 P.M. | By Ramesh Ponnuru
    Senator Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) said something odd the other day (I know, I know). CNSNews had asked him whether it was “honorable” for Senator Murkowski to run as a write-in candidate after losing the Republican primary. He said he will support primary winner Joe Miller. He added, “She’s doing what’s available to her under Alaska law. As long as you feel good about it yourself there’s nothing–how can I say it’s not honorable? The only person who ever won as a write in candidate was Strom Thurmond.” I’ll assume that Graham is not saying that any legal course of...
  • Lindsey Graham: White House talks just went 'dead'

    09/20/2010 5:13:59 AM PDT · by maggief · 43 replies
    POLITICO ^ | September 20, 2010 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    For much of the early part of the year, Sen. Lindsey Graham and the White House were locked in heated negotiations over legislation that could close the military detention center at Guantanamo Bay, move some of the war-on-terror prisoners there to the U.S. mainland and create a system to detain Al Qaeda members captured later. The talks were so intense that they spurred suspicion on both the right and the left — and contributed to the South Carolina Republican’s status as White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel’s most frequent visitor among Republican lawmakers. “I thought we were close to...
  • Aiken (SC) GOP censures Graham

    09/05/2010 7:13:05 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 42 replies
    AIKEN -- The Aiken County Republican Party has approved a formal censure of U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. The party's executive committee took the action Thursday, joining a handful of other county parties, including Greenville's GOP. Committee member Pete Seaha, who also is the Aiken County Tea Party chairman, wrote the resolution and introduced it at the meeting. The resolution states in part that Graham won't be invited to any party meetings or events. "I don't believe the senator is sticking to conservative Republican principles," said Seaha. "In my mind, the senator has disrespected his constituents. He has said publicly...
  • Graham, Tea Party square off

    09/02/2010 7:38:35 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 37 replies
    Post and Courier ^ | 9-2-10 | Robert Behre
    U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham began his meeting with the Charleston Tea Party by asking members of the news media to leave. Graham reiterated Thursday morning in an interview on WTMA-AM that he wanted the meeting closed to the media because some Tea Party members might not have felt as comfortable participating. "Some people don't want to be on the front page of the newspaper or on TV asking a question or giving me a piece of their mind," he said. Charleston Tea Party chairman Mike Murphree said his group and Graham's staff agreed on the meeting format, but the idea...
  • Franklin Graham: "I Think The President's Problem is That He Was Born a Muslim"

    08/20/2010 10:11:53 AM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 71 replies
    hotair pundit ^ | 08/20/10 | hotair pundit
    From John King USA, Graham says the Islamic world "sees him as one of theirs" - VIDEO at link. Graham: "I think the president's problem is that he was born a Muslim, his father was a Muslim,the seed of Islam is passed through the father like the seed of Judaism is passed through the mother,he was born a Muslim, his father gave him an Islamic name, Now it's obvious that the president has renounced the prophet Mohammed and he has renounced Islam and he has accepted Jesus Christ. That's what he says he has done, I cannot say that he...
  • Graham fears an "unholy alliance" between anti-war Republicans and Democrats

    08/13/2010 9:47:05 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 34 replies
    Campaign for Liberty ^ | 8/12/10 | Jack Hunter
    ....Graham would love to frame the war debate by equating being pro-war with being conservative and anti-war with being liberal. But ask yourself this: Why is Graham, a self-described conservative, promoting an unpopular war alongside a president many right wingers consider the most liberal in history? In Graham's mind, is Obama some kind of foreign policy conservative? .....
  • Sen. Graham Says Jesus Inspired Him to Vote for Kagan (A Fool, a Liar or exactly what is this guy??)

    08/08/2010 2:42:10 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 62 replies
    fox ^ | 8/7/10
    Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said that Jesus’s Golden Rule inspired him to vote to confirm Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court and suggested it would be a good thing for his Senate colleagues to also ponder Jesus’s words as they prepared to vote on Kagan. “It is divine in its orientation, and it is probably something that would serve us all well if we thought about it at moments such as this,” Sen. Graham said on the Senate floor, as he pointed his colleagues to the Golden Rule and counseled them to look to the wisdom...
  • Lindsey Graham’s conscienceless covenant of power - ALAN KEYES

    08/07/2010 10:11:12 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Loyal to Liberty ^ | August 7, 2010 | Alan Keyes
    Daily Brief #7 In his vote favoring the confirmation of Elena Kagan, and the statement he made to justify it, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham again marks himself as the kind of politico people must drive from office if they mean to restore and preserve republican, constitutional self-government in the United States. While pretending that Kagan is not the sort of person he would have nominated for the Supreme Court, Graham slyly violated the second of the Bibles Ten Commandments when he suggested that Christ’s articulation of the “Golden Rule” (Do unto others as you would have them do unto...
  • Republican Senator: Jesus’s ‘Golden Rule’ Inspired His Vote For Pro-Abortion Kagan (Graham)

    08/06/2010 2:59:00 PM PDT · by markomalley · 102 replies
    Cybercast News ^ | 8/6/2010 | Terrence P Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said that Jesus’s Golden Rule inspired him to vote to confirm Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court and suggested it would be a good thing for his Senate colleagues to also ponder Jesus’s words as they prepared to vote on Kagan. “It is divine in its orientation, and it is probably something that would serve us all well if we thought about it at moments such as this,” Sen. Graham said on the Senate floor, as he pointed his colleagues to the Golden Rule and counseled them to look to...
  • Who Inspired Lindsey Graham to Vote for Elena Kagan’s Confirmation? Why, Jesus, of Course!

    08/06/2010 1:44:22 PM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 62 replies
    CNSNews via MichelleMalkin ^ | 8/6/10 | Doug Powers
    There’s soon to be an entire wing in the Nancy Pelosi Hall of Ecclesiastical Shame dedicated to Lindsey Graham: (CNSNews.com) – Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said that Jesus’s Golden Rule inspired him to vote to confirm Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court and suggested it would be a good thing for his Senate colleagues to also ponder Jesus’s words as they prepared to vote on Kagan. “It is divine in its orientation, and it is probably something that would serve us all well if we thought about it at moments such as this,” Sen. Graham said...
  • *RINO* Republicans send Elena Kagan to Supreme Court

    08/05/2010 5:21:14 PM PDT · by donjuanluis07 · 31 replies
    RINOList.org ^ | Aug 5, 2010 | donjuan
    The deed is done. The Republican Party Senators Lindsey Graham, Judd Gregg, Richard Lugar, Olypmia Snowe, and Susan Collins have succeeded in sending far Left activist Elena Kagan to the Highest Court in the land. The vote split 63-37, which means . . .
  • Graham censured by another local GOP committee

    08/04/2010 8:17:08 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 22 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | August 04, 2010 | Eric Zimmermann
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) was officially censured last night by a third Republican county committee in his home state. The Greenville County Republican Party passed a resolution censuring Graham for "support of President Obama and the Democratic Party's liberal agenda for the United States." GOP committees in Lexington and Charleston counties had previously censured Graham.
  • The Kagan Effect

    08/04/2010 8:23:37 AM PDT · by donjuanluis07 · 9 replies
    RINOList.org ^ | Aug 4, 2010 | donjuan
    We have our first casualty in the Kagan Nomination process. Today the Greenville SC GOP kicked out Graham! Gotta love South Carolinians. Screw them over and they return the favor. Sen. Lindsey Grahamnesty’s kick in the shorts came after ....
  • Constituent video: Resolution Passed to Ban Lindsey Graham in the Greenville County GOP,SC 02AUG10!

    08/03/2010 9:13:36 AM PDT · by iloveamerica1980 · 7 replies · 4+ views
    Dittos Rush! ^ | 8-3-10 | James
    A resolution has passed to ban Lindsey Graham in the Greenville County GOP, SC: The resolution states that Sen. Graham has abandoned the Republican platform of: Limited Government; Capitalism and the Free Market System; Original Intent of the Constitution; The Appointment of Conservative Federal Judges and Justices to the United States Supreme Court; and Fiscal Responsibility....
  • Protesters hang Graham in effigy

    08/02/2010 5:25:42 PM PDT · by elephant · 34 replies · 4+ views
    Congress.org ^ | Ambreen Ali
    The Capitol Police are fairly jaded about protests, but they get a bit more careful when it comes to pretending to hang a member of Congress. As anti-abortion protesters gathered outside the Senate Thursday, a dozen police officers stood poised to make arrests if the activists went too far. Pasting a photograph of Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) onto a human-looking figure and putting a noose around its neck was OK, police told protesters. But beating it with a stick they had brought with them was not.
  • Graham: GOP critics may unravel Afghan war effort

    08/01/2010 11:55:34 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 29 replies · 3+ views
    thehill.com ^ | August 1, 2010 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, warned that conservative critics could undermine the U.S. military mission in Afghanistan. Graham cited recent comments by Republican Party chairman Michael Steels, who called the Afghanistan conflict “a war of Obama’s choosing.” Steele said the war was “not something the United States has actively prosecuted or wanted to engage in” and alluded to Afghanistan’s reputation as the graveyard of empires. Graham warned that liberal and conservative war critics could form “an unholy alliance,” during an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union.” Graham predicted that some Republicans would argue...
  • Graham eyes 'birthright citizenship'

    07/29/2010 8:12:41 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 42 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 07/29/2010 | Andy Barr
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) announced Wednesday night that he is considering introducing a constitutional amendment that would change existing law to no longer grant citizenship to the children of immigrants born in the United States. Currently, the 14th Amendment grants citizenship to any child born within the United States. But with 12 million illegal immigrants living in the United States, Graham said it may be time to restrict the ability of immigrants to have children who become citizens just because they are born within the country. “I may introduce a constitutional amendment that changes the rules if you have a...
  • Kagan's Snowe job on gun rights - Obama nominee is a threat to the Second Amendment

    07/29/2010 10:47:28 AM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Times ^ | July 28, 2010 | Masthead Editorial
    The more it looks like the Senate will confirm Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court, the more gun owners should worry. Yesterday, Sen. Olympia J. Snowe of Maine became the fourth Republican to stand behind President Obama's nominee on the phony basis that Ms. Kagan supports gun rights. Mrs. Snowe explained in a press release that, "as a longtime, ardent supporter of Second Amendment rights, it was critical that [Solicitor] General Kagan stated during her testimony that the precedents set by the Supreme Court in the Heller and McDonald cases - which upheld a personal right to possess a firearm...
  • The Duke Lacrosse Hoax, the New Black Panthers Story and Newsweek’s Boy Reporter, David A. Graham

    07/26/2010 4:39:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 7/26/10 | Ken Larrey
    Newsweek commentator David Graham recently declared the Philadelphia Voter Intimidation controversy to be a non-story: “it’s not about a real investigation; it’s about staging an effective piece of political theater that hurts the Obama administration.” He also meandered into the assertion that the ACORN scandal was “minimal” and “discredited.” Graham’s career-long track record of suppressing news (without troubling himself with investigation) follows him way, way back to his college years at Duke University. Why bring up such ancient history? Well, because he graduated from Duke last year, in 2009.
  • Senate Panel Backs Kagan Nomination [Sen Graham: Pres. Obama Chose Kagan "Wisely"]

    07/20/2010 11:36:04 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 23 replies
    NYTimes ^ | July 20, 2010 | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
    Senate Panel Backs Kagan Nomination By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG July 20, 2010 WASHINGTON — Solicitor General Elena Kagan moved one step closer to becoming a Supreme Court justice on Tuesday when the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 13 to 6, almost entirely along party lines, to forward her nomination to the full Senate for consideration. Just one Republican, Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, broke ranks with his party to support Ms. Kagan. In a lengthy speech supporting her, Mr. Graham questioned the Senate’s approach to judicial confirmations, taking colleagues — including President Obama when he was a senator — to...
  • Strange Graham-Kagan dance (Editorial)

    07/20/2010 8:30:15 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 19 replies · 2+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 7/19/2010 | Washington Times Editorial
    It's troubling that Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, is openly considering a favorable vote on the Supreme Court nomination of U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan. The nominee has acted contrary to several matters particularly close to the senator's core values. Mr. Graham is a career judge advocate general for the Air Force Reserves. If anybody should find it disqualifying that Ms. Kagan flouted the law in order to ban military recruiters from the Harvard Law campus, it is a military JAG officer whose service needs high-caliber recruits. Nobody who breaks the nation's laws should be the ultimate arbiter of...