Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $77,845
88%  
Woo hoo!! And now less than $10.2k to go!! Let's git 'er done. Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: grahamnesty

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Graham: Connection between Trump campaign, Russian intelligence would be 'game changer'

    02/15/2017 9:14:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 15, 2017 | Ben Kamisar
    Reports that President Trump's campaign aides had regular contact with Russian intelligence officials would be a "game changer" if true and would warrant a select committee to investigate, according to Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.). The GOP senator in an interview early Wednesday called for a "preliminary investigation" to see if further scrutiny is warranted after The New York Times and CNN reported that Trump campaign aides and allies spoke regularly with members of Russian intelligence....
  • Mercy for the 'Dreamers'

    02/01/2017 7:28:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2017 | Star Parker
    We should not allow Dreamers to forget that this is a nation of law and they received mercy. On June 15, 2012, President Obama signed an executive order to protect those who arrived illegally to the United States as minors. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals provides a two-year window to shield these people from deportation and allow them to work. They must have been under 16 when they arrived, be in school or have completed school, and have no criminal record. The order produced consternation on two fronts. First, the nature of the action. Many feel that immigration policy, legal...
  • Trump SLAMS senators for provoking WORLD WAR 3 instead of dealing with immigration

    01/29/2017 5:44:14 PM PST · by granada · 43 replies
    The Daily Express ^ | 00:00, Mon, Jan 30, 2017 | UPDATED: 01:00, Mon, Jan 30, 2017 | Will Kirby
    Trump has hit back after two sentaors criticised his executive order on travel The President took to Twitter to criticise Republican senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham after they released a statement warning about the potential counterproductive effects of Trumps executive order on travel from seven Muslim-majority countries. Trump tweeted: The joint statement of former presidential candidates John McCain & Lindsey Graham is wrong - they are sadly weak on immigration. The two Senators should focus their energies on ISIS, illegal immigration and border security instead of always looking to start World War III.
  • McCain comes out swinging against Trump administration(Mustn't forget Graham)

    01/26/2017 5:00:15 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 105 replies
    MSN ^ | 1/26/2017 | Eliza Collins
    WASHINGTON John McCain is making it very clear that he isnt just going to go along with everything President Trump proposes, despite the fact they are both Republicans. The Arizona senator just won a six-year term so he isnt concerned about being re-elected. And just a few days into the new administration, hes showing that he has no problem speaking out against the president. Look, there's no evidence of that and I think that those who allege that have to come up with some substantiation of the claim, McCain said Wednesday on MSNBCs Morning Joe about Trumps claim that...
  • Top US Republican senator says Russians hacked his campaign

    12/14/2016 4:47:23 PM PST · by RightInTheMain · 81 replies
    AFP ^ | 12/14/2016 | AFP via Yahoo!
    Washington (AFP) - A senior Republican senator said Wednesday that his campaign accounts were hacked by Russians, taking issue with President-elect Donald Trump's rejection of Moscow's alleged interference in the US elections. Senator Lindsey Graham said he was informed three months before the November 8 presidential election that his accounts were broken into.
  • Is Trump Softening on Young Immigrants? Senators Hope So, Offer Bill

    12/11/2016 8:11:59 PM PST · by Steelfish · 47 replies
    NBCNews ^ | December 11, 2016 | SUZANNE GAMBOA
    DEC 9 2016 Is Trump Softening on Young Immigrants? Senators Hope So, Offer Bill by SUZANNE GAMBOA WASHINGTON - Seizing on President-elect Donald Trump's "encouraging" comments in a Time interview, two U.S. senators are pushing for a stopgap protection from deportation for young immigrants who arrived or stayed in the country illegally as children. Senate Minority Leader Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., partnered to introduce legislation Friday that would protect the young immigrants should Trump repeal the executive action before Congress takes up immigration reform. The protection would be temporary to keep them from being deported while...
  • Senate Leaders Offer Trump A Solution With New Deportation Deferral Plan For Dreamers [AMNESTY?]

    12/10/2016 9:45:43 PM PST · by Steelfish · 54 replies
    LA Times ^ | December 9, 2016 | Lisa Mascaro.
    <p>Lisa Mascaro.</p> <p>President-elect Donald Trump promised this week to "work something out" for the Dreamers, and on Friday, two senators served up a possible solution.</p> <p>Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) will introduce legislation Friday to give young immigrants three years of protection from deportation under a new program allowing them to work, go to school or the military, and remain in the U.S. if they are otherwise lawful.</p>
  • Lindsey Graham, Democrats plan probes of Russia hacking

    12/07/2016 8:37:50 PM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed December 7, 2016 | Nicole Gaouette
    Lawmakers in Congress intensified their calls Wednesday for a probe into hacking during the 2016 election, raising chances of a clash with President-elect Donald Trump. Trump continues to reject the US intelligence community's conclusion that Moscow is to blame, telling Time Magazine that he does not believe the intelligence community's assessment that Russia was behind the hacks.
  • Grahamnesty 2.0! Lindsey Graham Is Prepping A Dreamers Bill

    11/30/2016 6:19:58 PM PST · by pissant · 68 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11.30.16 | Chris Datoc
    Its not even December, and one Senate Republican is already undermining Donald Trumps plans in regards to the countrys broken immigration system. Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham told Politico Wednesday that he is working with Senate Democrats to propose legislation guaranteeing young illegal immigrants the protections outlined in President Obamas wide-ranging executive actions on immigration. Donald Trump promised throughout the election that he would repeal all of Obamas executive actions, which would leave the 740,000 Dreamers legally living in the America through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program open to deportation. The worst outcome is to repeal the...
  • Graham on Trump: 'He's in a death spiral'

    08/19/2016 12:34:01 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 111 replies
    Sen. Lindsey Graham is worried Donald Trump's floundering presidential campaign will cost the Senate Republicans their majority. "People are getting pretty nervous about our candidates because he's in a death spiral here and nobody knows where the bottom is at," the South Carolina Republican told the New York Times. The Republican presidential nominee overhauled his campaign this week following a string of controversial comments that angered many in the party. But it is unclear if that will help Trump avoid the fall he's seen in recent national and state polls. Specifically, Republicans worry that Trump's struggles in the swing states...
  • Donors for Bush, Kasich and Christie Are Turning to Clinton More Than to Trump [RINOS BACK CLINTON]

    08/09/2016 8:57:14 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 56 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 9, 2016 | Adam Pearce
    People who donated to establishment Republican candidates in the primary season are more likely to give money to Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee, than to their own partys candidate, Donald J. Trump. In a typical election year, donors whose candidates have dropped out of the race funnel additional contributions to another candidate in the same party. But this presidential election is different. Of the donors who gave at least $200 to Jeb Bush, Gov. John Kasich, Gov. Chris Christie or Senator Lindsey Graham in the Republican primaries, more of them have also contributed to Mrs. Clinton than to Mr. Trump,...
  • Lindsey Graham: "I Want To Applaud Mr. Trump" (video at source)

    06/16/2016 9:35:57 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 64 replies
    RCP ^ | Tim Hains
    Sen. Lindsey Graham said Thursday that presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, who says hes meeting with the National Rifle Association to talk about banning people on the governments no-fly list from buying guns, is on the "right road" on the issue. I want to applaud Mr. Trump. I think hes [going] to the middle on something thats very important," Mr. Graham said on 'Fox and Friends' Thursday morning. "If you're on a no-fly list, if the government has determined that you are too dangerous to get on an airplane, I believe you shouldnt be able to buy a gun....
  • DONALD J. TRUMP RESPONSE TO LINDSEY GRAHAM

    05/06/2016 2:12:06 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 161 replies
    Donald J. Trump ^ | 5/6/2016 | Donald J. Trump
    DONALD J. TRUMP RESPONSE TO LINDSEY GRAHAM "I fully understand why Lindsey Graham cannot support me. If I got beaten as badly as I beat him, and all the other candidates he endorsed, I would not be able to give my support either. Every time I see Lindsey Graham spew hate during interviews I ask why the media never questions how I single-handedly destroyed his hapless run for President. As a candidate who did not receive 1% in his own state - compared to my victory at nearly 40% with many others in the race - he has zero credibility....
  • Graham rips Trump's 'nonsensical' foreign policy speech

    04/27/2016 8:17:17 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 83 replies
    http://www.politico.com/ ^ | Brianna Gurciullo
    Sen. Lindsey Graham tore into Donald Trumps speech on foreign policy, calling it unnerving, pathetic and scary. The South Carolina Republican former presidential candidate told WABC Radio on Wednesday that the speech was nonsensical and showed that Trump has no understanding of the world and the role we play. This speech was unnerving. It was pathetic in its content, and it was scary in terms of its construct. If you had any doubt that Donald Trump is not fit to be commander in chief, this speech shouldve removed it, Graham said. It took every problem and fear I have with...
  • US senator tells Arab world: US hasn't changed despite Trump (Linda Graham)

    04/03/2016 9:45:03 AM PDT · by McGruff · 21 replies
    AP ^ | April 3, 2016 | MARAM MAZEN
    Residents of the Middle East should not be too alarmed at the prospect of Donald Trump becoming president, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham told reporters in Cairo on Sunday. "The Congress is going to be around no matter who is the president," Graham, who is leading a Republican congressional delegation touring the Middle East, told reporters after meeting Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. Graham said he and el-Sissi discussed Trump, among other issues. "All of us, regardless of what Mr. Trump says or does, we are going to keep being who we are, so don't let the political scenes at home get...
  • Graham on Trump: 'Nut job' who likely wins GOP nomination

    02/25/2016 3:35:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 25, 2016 4:55 PM EST | Alan Fram
    Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, whose own quest for the GOP presidential nomination ended unsuccessfully, on Thursday called Donald Trump a "nut job" who likely will win the party's nod, but lose in November's general election. "He's just generally a loser as a person and a candidate," the South Carolina senator told reporters, adding, "You can't nominate a nut job and lose, and expect it doesn't have consequences." Asked whether he'd endorse the billionaire businessman if nominated, Graham said, "I've got a ticket on the Titanic. So I am like on the team that bought a ticket on the Titanic after...
  • Lindsey Graham sets low bar for Jeb Bush in South Carolina

    02/18/2016 1:31:29 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 2/18/16 | Adam C Smith
    Jeb Bush finished sixth in Iowa, fourth in New Hampshire, and the latest RealClearPolitics average for Saturday's GOP primary has Trump at 34 percent, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio at 17 percent, Bush andJohn Kasich at 10 percent, and Ben Carson at 7 percent. New Hampshire breathed some life into the Bush campaign, because he finished narrowly ahead of Rubio. What does Bush need in South Carolina? "My hope for Jeb is that he solidifies that he's the governor choice, that he is competitive with Rubio," said South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Bush supporter. "I don't see South Carolina...
  • Donald Trump confronts audience in another GOP debate after loud boos

    02/13/2016 8:07:20 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 96 replies
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) sparred in an early presidential debate exchange during which Trump confronted the audience multiple times. (SNIP) Trump took another shot at the audience shortly after. The crowd loudly booed Trump when he mocked Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), for having "0%" in the polls before dropping out of the presidential race and endorsing Bush.
  • Lindsey Graham tries to give Bush a boost in N.H. (Fewer than 40 people show up at Jeb rally!)

    01/20/2016 3:31:13 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/20/16 | ELI STOKOLS
    Lindsey Graham, who couldn't charm his way into contention in a crowded GOP primary race and dropped out a few weeks ago, is back in New Hampshire to help another struggling candidate make his own closing argument. Fewer than 40 people showed up to greet Jeb Bush, with Graham in tow, at a VFW hall here Wednesday afternoon
  • Graham: Cruz threw GOP 'under the bus' with shutdown

    01/19/2016 1:37:33 PM PST · by detective · 66 replies
    MSN News ^ | January 19, 2016 | David Jackson
    When Lindsey Graham began running for president last year, some analysts thought he was looking to knock out Rand Paul over foreign policy differences. Now, as an ex-candidate, Graham seems to be taking aim at Ted Cruz. "I have no doubt that he would be an ideologue in the eyes of most Americans," Graham said of Cruz during an interview Fox News Radio's Kilmeade & Friends. "He's been the most disruptive influence in the senate, he hasn't passed anything meaningful."
  • Lindsey Graham Drops Out of 2016 Republican Presidential Race

    12/21/2015 7:02:26 AM PST · by Gamecock · 68 replies
    ABC ^ | 12/21/2015 | Ryan Struyk
    Republican presidential candidate Lindsey Graham is dropping out of the 2016 race for the White House. The South Carolina senator, who revealed the news in a CNN interview Monday morning, is the fourth GOP contender to drop out of the race, following Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. The move leaves 13 candidates remaining in the race for the Republican nod.
  • Lindsey Graham denounces GOP base voters for 'visceral...almost irrational' dislike of Obama

    12/13/2015 11:14:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 13, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Madness has gripped a segment of the Republican Party that embraces a war on its own voters as unworthy. Instead of blaming himself for a presidential campaign mired at the one percent level of support, failing to make a ripple even in his home state of South Carolina, Senator Lindsey Graham blames the GOP voters who are too driven by irrational, probably racist beliefs. Caitlin Yilek of The Hill reports: Republican presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) says GOP front-runner Donald Trump is doing so well in the polls because nearly half of Republican primary voters think President Obama is...
  • Lindsey Graham: Donald Trump’s Policies Are 'Worse Than Obama’s'

    12/12/2015 4:46:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | December 11, 2015 | Scott Conroy, Senior Political Reporter
    He also calls the GOP frontrunner a "loser" and a "demagogue."EXETER, N.H. -- As he continues to find new ways to rip into Donald Trump over the Republican front-runner’s proposal to ban Muslims from traveling to the United States, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham may have finally unleashed the ultimate insult to denigrate his rival in the context of a GOP presidential primary. Graham, who has struggled to gain traction in his own long-shot White House bid, said that what makes America great is its religious tolerance, and that Trump’s plan undercuts outreach efforts to Muslim nations and communities in...
  • Graham Accuses GOP Voters of Racism: ‘Visceral,’ ‘Irrational’ Hatred of Obama

    12/12/2015 12:51:55 PM PST · by Rockitz · 131 replies
    TheHill.com ^ | 12 December 2015 | Caitlin Yilek
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) says GOP front-runner Donald Trump is doing so well in the polls because nearly half of Republican primary voters think President Obama is a Kenyan-born Muslim. “Well there’s about 40 percent of the Republican primary voter who believes that Obama was born in Kenya and is a Muslim,” Graham told Boston Herald Radio on Friday, according to BuzzFeed News. “There’s just a dislike for President Obama that is visceral. It’s almost irrational,” Graham added. Graham said Trump will not get 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency if he doesn’t grow support...
  • Lindsey Graham: Trump Leading Because 40% Of GOP Voters Think Obama Is Kenyan Muslim

    12/11/2015 9:02:31 AM PST · by springwater13 · 141 replies
    South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said his presidential opponent Donald Trump is leading in the polls because nearly half of Republican primary voters hate Obama and think he is a Kenyan-born Muslim. “Well there’s about 40% of the Republican primary voter who believes that Obama was born in Kenya and is a Muslim,” Graham said on Boston Herald Radio on Friday. “There’s just a dislike for President Obama that is visceral. It’s almost irrational.” “I could promise you this, he’s not gonna win 270 electoral votes,” Graham said, citing Trump’s inability to grow the vote with the Hispanic community. “I...
  • Lindsey Graham: Cruz’s pro-life stance not electable

    12/05/2015 9:09:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    One News Now ^ | December 5, 2015 | Michael F. Haverluck
    Presidential candidate Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) took a bold step away from many in the pro-life camp Thursday when taking aim at his rival for the White House, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), over his allegedly extreme stance against abortion.The South Carolina senator indicated that taking a hardline pro-life stance, in essence, will preclude any presidential candidate from winning the 2016 election. “You can be pro-life and win an election, but if you’re going to tell a woman who’s been raped she has to carry the child of the rapist, you’re losing most Americans,” Graham argued. The 60-year-old GOP member took specific...
  • Lindsey Graham on GOP field: How am I losing to these people?

    10/26/2015 10:46:02 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 88 replies
    Yahoo Political News ^ | 10/26 | Mike Walsh
    South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham says he cannot fathom how real estate magnate Donald Trump and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson are dominating the GOP presidential primaries. Graham provided cutting assessments of their lack of political experience, foreign policies and overall temperaments during a wide-ranging interview on MSNBCs Morning Joe Monday. On our side, youve got the No. 2 guy [who] tried to kill someone at 14, and the No. 1 is high energy and crazy as hell. How am I losing to these people? he said.
  • Lindsey Graham Worries of GOP 'Meltdown' After John Boehner Resignation

    09/26/2015 2:21:21 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 50 replies
    kmbz ^ | Saturday, 26 September 2015 4:46PM
    It's John Boehner, who announced his plans to resign as Speaker of the House on Friday. Caught by some reporters following his speech at the conservative Values Voters Summit in Washington, D.C. Saturday, the South Carolina senator was both hopeful and concerned about the aftermath of Boehners decision. Its a fresh start, and whats the goal here? The goal here is to move the needle, he said. I hope we can have a relationship with the new Speaker that will allow us not to shut down the government, keep the conservative agenda alive, and focus on winning in 2016. ......
  • 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...
  • Graham: If Idiot Trump Is the GOP Nominee, Well Lose and We Should Lose

    08/25/2015 11:43:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    Breitbart Television ^ | August 25, 2015 | Pam Key
    Tuesday on CNNs At This Hour Republican presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said Republican front-runner Donald Trumps calls for the deportation of the 11 million illegal immigrants and their American citizen children is Joseph McCarthy-like and illegal and he added, hes a complete idiot when it comes to Middle East Policy so if he is the nominee the GOP will lose, and we should lose. Graham said, Well, I think Donald Trumps pretty much an idiot on policy and Jeb Bush is a good man. What Jeb was talking about is birth right tourism. Millionaires from China and other...
  • Graham: Trump going backward on immigration

    08/16/2015 1:13:04 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 87 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 8/16/15 | Vicki Needham
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) expressed concern Sunday that the Republicans leading candidate for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination is going down the wrong road on immigration reform. Graham said that Donald Trump is embracing self-deportation that calls for all 11 million illegal immigrants to walk back to where they came from and maybe well let some of them come back. But I hope we dont go down that road as a party, Graham told CBSs Face the Nation. So the leading contender Mr. Trump is going backward on immigration and I think he will take us all with him if...
  • John McCain in New Hampshire: Lindsey Graham, hes my man!

    08/01/2015 8:27:19 PM PDT · by South40 · 74 replies
    WaPo ^ | 1 AUG 2015 | Jose A. DelReal
    LITTLETON, N.H. Former GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) was in his element Saturday giving hugs, posing for pictures and shaking hands beside an oversized picnic pavilion at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post here in Littleton. He was asking Granite Staters for their votes in the first-in-the-nation primary. But this time, not for himself. Lindsey Graham, hes my man! McCain declared with a chuckle,...
  • Lindsey Graham: Tell Hillary Clinton I Also Back Pathway to Citizenship

    07/08/2015 12:13:36 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7/8/15 | REID J. EPSTEIN
    Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday the entire 2016 GOP presidential field opposed a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. Not so, cried South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham. On Wednesday, Mr. Graham said he still backs the 2013 Senate immigration bill he helped pass, which included a path to citizenship, enhanced border security, and other measures. It died in the Republican-led House of Representatives. Then Mr. Graham added an unsolicited shot at fellow Republican Donald Trump. Im for a pathway to citizenship, Mr. Graham said in an interview with Wall Street Journal reporters and editors.
  • Lindsey Graham: As president, I would veto any bill without path to citizenship

    05/09/2015 6:48:32 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 55 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 5/8/15 | Jessica Chasmar
    Likely Republican presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham predicted Thursday that the GOP will lose the 2016 presidential election unless they win over Hispanic voters by supporting a long, hard path to citizenship. If I were president of the United States, I would veto any bill that did not have a pathway to citizenship, the South Carolina Republican told USA Today. You would have a long, hard path to citizenship but I want to create that path because I dont like the idea of millions of people living in America for the rest of their lives being the hired help....
  • House Committee Approves Amendment that Affirms Pres. Obama's DACA Amnesty

    05/04/2015 5:50:41 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 4 replies
    Numbers USA ^ | 5-1-15 | melanie oubre
    The House Armed Services Committee approved an amendment, offered by Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), on Wednesday to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2016 that affirms Pres. Obama's unconstitutional 2012 DACA amnesty. The amendment was narrowly approved 33-to-30 by the Committee, mostly along party lines, but with enough GOP support to pass. The amendment expressed that it's the sense of Congress to encourage the Secretary of Defense to waive military enlistment requirements for illegal aliens who receive Pres. Obama's DACA amnesty. DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) grants amnesty and work permits to illegal aliens who would have qualified for...
  • 'No Doubt' President Obama Loves His Country, Says Sen. Lindsey Graham

    02/22/2015 6:11:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 22, 2015 | Laura Wagner via This Week
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Potential Republican presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham has "no doubt" that President Obama loves his country, refuting comments made by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani earlier this week. Well, I love Rudy, but I dont want to go there. The nations very divided. President Obama has divided us more than hes brought us together and I dont want to add to that division, Graham initially said on ABC's "This Week" today, before adding, I have no doubt that he loves his country. I have no doubt that hes a patriot. But his primary job as president of the United...
  • Lindsey Graham: Center-right candidacy can prevail in presidential race

    02/01/2015 5:52:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 1, 2015 | Susan Ferrechio
    Potential presidential contender Lindsey Graham thinks he can appeal to typically right-skewed Republican presidential primary voters, despite non-conservative views on immigration, climate change and federal spending. Graham, a Republican senator representing South Carolina, is serious about his recently declared interest in entering the already packed 2016 GOP field, even while the move has left the political punditry puzzled. On Thursday, Graham announced the launch of a formal exploratory committee, Security through Strength, to determine, he said, if he can enter the race with a viable campaign. Graham last week began selling his candidacy on Capitol Hill, telling reporters if he...
  • (Lindsey) Graham sets up committee to consider 2016 bid

    01/18/2015 10:59:41 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 18, 2015 1:34 PM EST | Ken Thomas
    Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has set up a committee he says will help him look beyond his home state to determine if he might have a viable path to the Republican presidential nomination. [] Graham said in December he was thinking about seeking the GOP nomination. He has been a close ally of Sen. John McCain of Arizona, Republicans presidential nominee in 2008.
  • Graham to Obama: If you use reconciliation on health care, itll kill amnesty

    11/26/2014 2:25:00 AM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 11, 2010 | Allahpundit
    Er yeah. I hadnt thought of it that way. The time for talk is over. The time for amnesty has begun. Its so crazy it just. might. work. Graham, along with Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), met with Obama to update him on their efforts to advance immigration reform legislation. During the meeting, Graham said he made it clear to the president that the already difficult task of passing immigration reform becomes even harder when reconciliation is in play. I expressed, in no uncertain terms, my belief that immigration reform could come to a halt for the year if health...
  • John McCain wants Lindsey Graham to run for president

    10/05/2014 6:24:41 AM PDT · by Bettyprob · 38 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest Blog ^ | October 3, 2014 | Ben Bullard
    South Carolina GOP Senator Lindsey Graham is thinking about running for president. Graham told The Weekly Standard in a lengthy interview that he isnt crazy about other potential Republican candidates positions, and that hes been encouraged by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to consider entering the race for the GOP presidential nomination. Ive strongly encouraged him to give it a look, McCain told the Standard. I think Lindsey has vast and deep experience on these issues that very few others have. I happen to like a lot of these guysI like Jeb Bush, Chris Christie. Ted Cruz has gone out of...
  • Lindsey Graham weighing 2016 White House bid(backstbber alert)

    10/03/2014 9:11:37 AM PDT · by amnestynone · 39 replies
    The State ^ | 10/0414 | Andrew Shanin
    A number of GOP 2016 White House hopefuls have visited South Carolina in recent months, but the Palmetto State might have a homegrown candidate.U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-Seneca, told The Weekly Standard that he is weighing a presidential bid if he wins a third Senate term next month.The magazine wrote:In our interview, Graham repeatedly spoke of the challenges that will face the next president because of the mistakes made under Obama. And he suggested that he might just be the one to fix them.“If I get through my general election, if nobody steps up in the presidential mix, if nobody’s...
  • Lack of immigration reform could hurt baby-boomer retirees, Graham says

    08/07/2014 6:03:52 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 37 replies
    postandcourier.com ^ | 8/7/14 | Schuyler Kropf
    U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham says America's retirement system could be at risk unless the nation's immigration problems get fixed. In a speech to a Charleston business group, Graham said the U.S.'s graying population means there will be fewer workers in the job stream to keep stocking stressed government budget and benefit accounts, including Social Security. And if the future economy includes millions of illegal workers who don't pay in, then benefits that a growing numbers of Americans will depend on for retirement will become even more drained, he said, pointing at an expected "tsunami" of retirements by 80 million Baby...
  • Graham: GOP must pony up emergency border funds or take blame

    07/09/2014 1:04:20 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 82 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 9 2014 | Mike Lillis and Bernie Becker
    Republicans will take the political fall if they don't provide emergency funds to address the immigrant crisis at the southern border, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) warned Wednesday. A number of conservatives on Capitol Hill are pushing back hard against President Obama's request for almost $4 billion to manage the spike of immigrants thousands of them unaccompanied minors that's hit the Texas-Mexico border in recent months. But Graham, a long-time supporter of an immigration system overhaul, said a failure to provide the funds will exacerbate the crisis while handing Obama and the Democrats a political victory ahead of November's...
  • Graham: border problem is humanitarian, not immigration

    07/08/2014 11:39:36 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    heraldonline.com ^ | 7/7/14 | Clark Brooks
    Tens of thousands of people flocking to the U.S. border from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador have stirred anger into the boiling immigration debate, but U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday that the crisis confronting federal, state and local governments is not an immigration issue. Its a humanitarian problem, but its apart from immigration reform. This is a specific problem created by an impression that if you get to America, you can stay, Graham said on CBSs Face the Nation. Weve got to turn that impression around, send these children back to their homelands, tell the countries in question if...
  • How Lindsey Graham Stomped the Tea Party(Grahamnesty gloats and so are the libs)

    06/10/2014 8:43:44 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 31 replies
    Theatlantic ^ | Molly Ball Jun 10 2014, | Molly Ball
    (Subtitle : "One of the Senate's most liberal Republicans is rolling to victory in one of the reddest states. Are other Republicans watching how he did it? GREENVILLE, S.C.Kicking the crap out of the Tea Party is the most fun Senator Lindsey Graham has ever had. ") "More fun than any time I've been in politics," Graham tells me at the YMCA here, where he's about to address a couple dozen supporters. Little kids are streaming through the halls to their gym classes, and a smell of sweat hangs in the air. "Because people are being uplifting," Graham continues. "People...
  • SCs Graham battles 6 foes in Senate debate

    06/08/2014 6:47:31 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 44 replies
    The State ^ | June 7, 2014 | Andrew Shain
    COLUMBIA, SC U.S. Sen. Lindsey Grahams six GOP challengers criticized the Seneca Republican on Saturday, saying he had failed to protect the Constitution during the Republican Primary campaigns only debate. Graham, who is seeking a third term in the Senate, defended his record, including voting in favor of President Barack Obamas two Supreme Court nominees and working to help illegal immigrants become citizens. The debate - the only of the GOP campaign - came 60 hours before polls open for Tuesdays primary. The senators GOP opponents said change is needed in Washington. If you truly are a conservative, then...
  • Lee Bright: Sotomayor Slips And So Does Lindsey

    04/24/2014 11:27:06 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 13 replies
    FitsNews ^ | 4/24/2014 | FitsNews/Bright press release
    Wise Latina Support and Grahams Sub 40 Poll Numbers Justice Sonia Sotomayor slipped up this week and exposed herself as a race baiter in her official dissenting opinion in the Michigan case. Meanwhile, Lindsey Grahams approval numbers continued to slip-slide in the Winthrop poll, diving below 40 per cent. Are the two stories related? Certainly the Michigan ruling had nothing to do with Grahams approval problems in this particular poll, said Lee Bright, the top challenger to Graham in the upcoming Senatorial Primary. But his many foolish decisions, like supporting Sotomayor for the Court, are coming back to haunt Lindsey...
  • Lindsey Graham Got Censured Again

    01/17/2014 8:14:41 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    fitsnews.com ^ | 1/17/14
    U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.) has been censured by yet another local Republican Party organization, the website BenSwann.com is reporting. With the support of 78 percent of its members, the Pickens County Republican Party passed a cookie cutter resolution this week accusing Graham of committing a long series of actions that we strongly disapprove of and hold to be fundamentally inconsistent with the principles of the South Carolina Republican Party. The resolution lists roughly thirty such actions most of them copied and pasted from prior censure resolutions against Graham. Included on the list? Grahams support for the National Security...
  • Congressman Stockman calls out Lindsay Graham and John Cornyn

    01/09/2014 9:10:38 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 1/9/13 | Karl Dickey
    Texas Republican Congressman Steve Stockman announced Wednesday, January 8, 2014 that he is organizing opposition to an anti-gun control bill which is expected to be soon filed by U.S. Senators John Cornyn and Lindsay Graham, which appears to closely follow an Executive Order issued last Friday by President Barack Obama. The "Graham-Cornyn Mental Health and Criminal Justice Reform Act" would have the same effect of President Obama's Executive Order we wrote about yesterday, which expands the NICS to include Americans who have either been treated or visited a mental health professional. In its current form, we understand it does not...
  • McCain and Graham slam Obama for Iraq violence

    01/05/2014 9:09:58 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Cable News Network ^ | January 4th, 2014 06:13 PM ET | Conor Finnegan
    As the Iraqi army and al Qaeda-linked militants battle for control of the city of Falluja, Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham are slamming the Obama administration for its Iraq policy. More than two years after the administration failed to reach a status of forces agreement with Iraq and withdrew all American combat troops from the country, the two senior Republican senators are blaming President Barack Obama for the violence erupting there this week. While many Iraqis are responsible for this strategic disaster, the administration cannot escape its share of the blame. When President Obama withdrew all U.S. forces from...