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  • 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
    Breitbart.com ^ | 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
    Breitbart.com ^ | 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
    Sharylattkisson.com ^ | 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
    thehill.com ^ | 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 https://t.co/C5aPaaA13p12:03 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...
  • Lindsey Graham to Jump Into 2016 Presidential Race: ‘Ready to Be Commander-in-Chief on Day One’

    06/01/2015 8:14:14 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 133 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6-1-2015 | Erin Dooley
    South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is “ready to be commander-in-chief on day one,” the Republican will say when he announces his presidential candidacy in South Carolina today, according to excerpts of his remarks as prepared for delivery. “I intend to be president not of a single party, but of a nation,” he will say. “I want to do more than make big government smaller. I want to help make a great nation greater.” Graham, a retired Air Force colonel, enters the race just as a fierce battle over national security rages in the Senate. The South Carolina senator – a...
  • Watch live: Sen. Lindsey Graham announces presidential bid

    06/01/2015 7:52:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 1, 2015 | Staff
    Watch live: Sen. Lindsey Graham announces presidential bid
  • Pro-Paul group unleashes fiery attack ad

    05/29/2015 4:59:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 29, 2015 | Ben Kamisar
    A super PAC backing Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is pulling no punches with the first attack ad of the 2016 GOP presidential primary, complete with fire-breathing bald eagles and slams of Sens. Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham for their stances on government surveillance. Mimicking the aggressive style of a wrestling event promo, the one-minute spot teases the Senate debate Sunday ("Sunday! Sunday!") over expiring portions of the Patriot Act as the “greatest brawl for liberty of the century." The ad, released by America's Liberty PAC, pits a photoshopped picture of Paul’s face on a bodybuilder against President Obama, “the head...
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham on White House bid: 'I'm running'

    05/18/2015 7:42:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/18/2015 | By KATIE GLUECK
    Sen. Lindsey Graham said Monday that he will announce his decision about whether to run for president on June 1 in his hometown of Central, S.C., but left little doubt about his intentions by saying “I’m running.” “I’m running because of what you see on television, I’m running because I think the world is falling apart, I’ve been more right than wrong on foreign policy,” he said on “CBS This Morning,” when asked if he was running because he was unimpressed with the rest of the field (and appearing to dispense with the pretense that he hasn’t decided whether to...
  • Billy Graham's daughter issues 'Mayday' (Urges prayer and fasting since 'judgment is coming and..)

    05/12/2015 11:02:00 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 53 replies
    WND ^ | May 11, 2015 | Unattributed
    The daughter of America’s most famous evangelist, Billy Graham, says God is “clearly warning that His judgment is coming on America, and it’s going to be ugly.” So, Ann Graham Lotz is calling on Americans to participate in a “Mayday” time of prayer and intercession May 15-23. She hopes to “delay or soften God’s judgment that is coming on America and our world” and urge the Holy Spirit to “compel the church to repent of sin and our nation to return to faith in the living God.” Lotz’s warnings are startlingly specific. In a recent message on her website, she...
  • Lindsey Graham: If Court Rules Marriage Bans Unconstitutional It Will Be Time To “Move [tr]

    05/05/2015 9:01:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | May 4, 2015 | Andrew Kaczynski and Molly Ward
    South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, who is expected to announce a presidential bid, says if the Supreme Court rules same-sex marriage bans unconstitutional, then it will be time for Republicans to move on. Graham told Boston Herald radio on Monday that society is changing and a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and woman is no longer possible. “Well, can you be for traditional marriage? Yes. Am I for traditional marriage? Yes, I believe marriage has stood the test of time between a man and a woman, ordained by God, and that’s — most societies have been organized...
  • Senators Running for President Face a Delicate Balancing Act

    05/01/2015 3:30:52 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 1, 2015 | ASHLEY PARKER
    [SNIP] ".........While the joke goes that every senator looks in the mirror each morning and sees a potential occupant of the Oval Office, senators do have automatic fund-raising bases and little difficulty attracting the spotlight. Still, since 1960, only two — John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts and Barack Obama of Illinois — have risen directly to the White House.... [SNIP] ....For now, Republican Senate colleagues are optimistic about the presidential aspirants’ ability to make it back to Washington for crucial votes, and about the party leadership’s willingness to try to work around their campaign schedules, when possible. “Remember when Obama...
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham: Send U.S. troops to topple Assad

    04/28/2015 12:00:54 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 61 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 18 hours ago | Rick Newman
    Specific proposals to end the appalling violence in Syria, Yemen, and territories controlled by the Islamic State group are scarce in the nascent presidential campaign. That is about to change. Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina -- who tells Yahoo Finance he’s “92-and-a-half percent sure” he’s running for president -- wants to send U.S. troops back to the world’s most volatile region to stamp out vicious terrorism and remove Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. “Assad has to go,” he says in the video above. “We’re going to have to send some of our soldiers back into the Middle East.”
  • 9/11 COVER-UP?

    04/19/2015 5:23:00 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 313 replies
    Facebook account of Shepard Smith ^ | April 13, 2015 150413 | Shepard Smith
    9/11 COVER-UP? The latest claim isn’t from conspiracy theorists--it’s from a former top US Senator. He says documents prove Saudi Arabia helped pull off the attacks, and that the FBI hid the truth. Shep has details:
  • New 9/11 records offer tantalizing puzzle pieces

    07/06/2014 5:34:22 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 30 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | July 5, 2014 | Dan Christensen and Anthony Summers
    An ongoing lawsuit has pried loose new records linked to a family of Sarasota Saudis who left home in a hurry just before 9/11. It was Halloween night, 2001. The horrors of 9/11 were still fresh on the the minds of Americans. At a time when everyone was on edge, the sight of a man disposing documents in a dumpster behind a Bradenton storage facility aroused suspicion. Summoned to the scene, Manatee County sheriff’s deputies confronted the man, who had a Tunisian passport. According to FBI records, authorities searched the dumpster and found “a self-printed manual on terrorism and Jihad,...
  • Hannity gives Senator Bob Graham the One...Two....

    09/07/2004 11:56:18 PM PDT · by dila813 · 34 replies · 2,066+ views
    Fox News Channel ^ | Today | Hannity and Alan
    Bob is quoting Michael Moore's Material to Alan...and before that.... He asked Bob Graham about his books thesis that Bush needs to be impeached and removed from office for miss-leading the public. Then Hannity read some quotes to Bob. Then said what is wrong with that, and then Bob goes on to say that Bush should have done a comparative between the threat of al-Qaida and the threat from Iraq. Then he went on and on and said that Bush just miss-lead the People about WMDs and the ability or the lack of there of to deliver these WMDs to...
  • Graham reverses course on interim Iran deal (Another stab in the back)

    04/10/2015 7:32:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 9, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) wants to keep in place an interim nuclear deal with Iran that he harshly criticized when it was unveiled in 2013. Graham, who is considering a run for president, said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that current nuclear talks with Iran should be suspended, with the temporary deal remaining in effect until President Obama leaves the White House in 2017.
  • Rev. Graham: ‘Storm of Islam’ is Coming; ‘Persecution’ : Obama is ‘Very Sympathetic to Islam’

    04/08/2015 12:10:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 7, 2015 | Michael W. Chapman
    The storm of Islam” is coming, already with the persecution of Christians in the Middle East but it’s “going to get worse” with “persecution” in America because resident Barack Obama is “very sympathetic to Islam,” said evangelical pastor Franklin Graham... Muslims are influencing U.S. foreign policy as was evident in the way the White House “snubbed” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “[I]t’s because of the influence of Islam,” he said. “They hate Israel and they hate Christians, and so the storm is coming.” ... this isn’t just radical Islam – this is Islam. They’ve been persecuting Christians, minorities for centuries....
  • U.S. Republican Graham says Hillary could have reached better deal on Iran

    04/05/2015 11:21:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Yahoo! News / Reuters ^ | April 5, 2015
    Senator Lindsey Graham, a possible 2016 Republican presidential contender, said the United States should put off a final nuclear agreement with Iran until after the U.S. election and said Democrat Hillary Clinton could get a better deal. The South Carolina Republican sharply criticized President Barack Obama's negotiating skills in talks to contain Iran's nuclear program. The only candidate he mentioned by name as being able to do better was the Democrats' presidential favorite. "Keep the interim deal in place. Allow a new president in 2017, Democrat or Republican, to take a crack," Graham told CBS' "Face the Nation" program. "The...
  • Lindsey Graham Should Run for President (Thumbs Up from Slate)

    03/25/2015 11:13:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Slate ^ | March 25, 2015 | Eric Holthaus
    With the American electorate shifting solidly in favor of climate action over the last few years, Republican presidential candidates have a tough decision to make: Keep chasing donations from the fossil fuel industry, or follow where the science leads and form an authentically conservative plan for addressing the increasingly pressing problem of global warming. Unfortunately for the planet, it’s not looking pretty. Here’s what the leading 2016 Republican presidential hopefuls have to say about climate change: