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  • 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. “It’s a humanitarian problem, but it’s 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 CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “We’ve 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...
  • SC’s 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 Graham’s six GOP challengers criticized the Seneca Republican on Saturday, saying he had failed to protect the Constitution during the Republican Primary campaign’s only debate. Graham, who is seeking a third term in the Senate, defended his record, including voting in favor of President Barack Obama’s 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 Tuesday’s primary. The senator’s 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 Graham’s 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 Graham’s 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 Graham’s 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? Graham’s 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...
  • Lindsey to Hold Ice Cream Social (More Free stuff)

    10/22/2013 11:12:14 AM PDT · by John 3_19-21 · 15 replies
    Lindsey Graham (facebook) ^ | 10/21/13 | Lindsey Graham
    Please join Senator Lindsey Graham for an ice cream social TOMORROW at 3 p.m. (Tuesday, October 22) at Besto (1606 N. Main Street) in Anderson! All ages are welcome, so please stop by after school with the whole family to visit with Senator Graham. Free ice cream will be served until 3:45 p.m. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to tyson@lindseygraham.com or call 803-748-0300. Senator Graham hopes you can stop by for fellowship and a cone of your favorite ice cream!
  • Amid contradictory reports || Israel, U.S. carry out joint missile test in the Mediterranean

    09/03/2013 7:00:26 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 23 replies
    Haaretz.com ^ | 9/3/2013 | Gili Cohen, Reuters and Jack Khoury
    Amid contradictory reports Israel, U.S. carry out joint missile test in the Mediterranean. Russia had detected the launch of two ballistic 'objects' toward the sea, Russian media reported earlier; U.S. Navy earlier denied having any involvement in the launch Israel and the U.S. carried out a missile test in the Mediterranean sea on Tuesday, Israel's Defense Ministry said in a statement, amid rising tensions in the region over the crisis in Syria. The confirmation came after morning reports indicated that Russia had detected two ballistic "objects" launched toward the eastern Mediterranean from the central part of the same and a...
  • McCain, Graham, Obama: No photo-ops with Coptic Christians or Condemnation of Muslim Brotherhood?

    08/15/2013 9:16:39 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 8 replies
    8/15/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    The Muslim Brotherhood has persecuted Coptic Christians, burned their churches, (both before and after the military crackdown), caused tens of thousands of Coptic Christians to flee the country and even went so far as to institute apartheid-like, segregated, Muslim-only zones in Egypt before the military intervened to try and restore freedom. Where is the equal outrage by Obama over this? Where are McCain and Lindsey Graham on this? Did McCain get any photo-ops with Coptic Christians in Egypt when he was over in the region visiting Syria a little while back? Didn't they both travel to the region together recently?...
  • Graham: Al Qaeda "On Steroids" Since Benghazi Attack

    08/04/2013 11:45:49 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 4, 2013 | John Easley
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Sunday called the latest terror threat “scary,” and said that an emboldened al Qaeda has been “on steroids” since the last year's deadly strike on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya.
  • Lindsey Graham’s Tea Party Opponents Are Emerging

    07/26/2013 5:52:11 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    thedailybeast.com ^ | 7/26/13 | David Freedlander
    The contenders looking to primary the controversial South Carolina senator in 2014 are starting to come forward. Watch out, Lindsey Graham: the Tea Party says that you are next. Tea Party members demonstrate outside the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on June 19. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty) According to sources in South Carolina and within the Tea Party, at least two serious challenges to Graham are expected to emerge in the next few weeks. Dustin Stockton, a leading conservative activist and head of Western PAC, told The Daily Beast that he is headed to South Carolina next month to help build a ground...
  • To GOP House:Senators McCain and Graham warn you to pass the Senate immigration Bill or else

    07/01/2013 5:49:28 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 40 replies
    SOL of course | 7/1/2013 | sickoflibs
    Ok House Republicans, especially you conservatives: It’s time for you to move on immigration reform. Our conservative Tea party hero Rubio has taken it half way delivering a bill in the Senate. Now it’s your turn. Our common sense conservatives McCain and Gramnesty (and Chuck Schumer) are warning you that their best friend Marco Rubio will not be able to win the White House unless you pass their immigration reform. We need to all pull together for him. He believes in the American Dream and he believes that the American Dream will make this work. He believes that the undocumented...
  • Obama Hails Senate Passage of Immigration Bill(Rubio assured us that Obama would hate this bill)

    06/27/2013 10:11:44 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 48 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 28, 2013 | ABC News/AP
    President Barack Obama is hailing Senate passage of a historic immigration bill that he says moves the country a step closer to fixing a broken immigration system. Now he's calling on the House to do the same. The president is also urging supporters to keep a, quote, "watchful eye." With the issue moving to the House, Obama says now is the time that opponents will try their hardest to block the bill from becoming law. He's asking supporters to tell their representatives in the House to vote for the bill.
  • Can Rubio, Flake, Graham & McConnell explain the plan to teach English to millions of illegals?

    06/25/2013 10:24:54 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 21 replies
    6/25/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    The Adult ESL program (the English as a Second Language system) has already been described as "cobbled together with toothpicks and Band-Aids," and presently "stretched to the breaking point." Add in millions upon millions of new illegals into the system and I imagine it would blow apart. What plan do Sens. Rubio, Flake, Graham, McConnell and even McCain have for English to be taught to 15 million plus illegal aliens? Who would decide what constitutes minimum ESL proficiency? Big question... And who would decide how much time will be given to meet the required minimum ESL proficiency? Where will the...
  • Lindsey Graham: 'If censoring mail helped, I would back it'

    06/24/2013 1:56:58 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 30 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 06/11/2013 | Jay Bookman
    Well, it's good to know where his head is at: From Yahoo News: "Sen. Lindsey Graham would propose censoring Americans' 'snail' mail if he thought it would help protect national security, the South Carolina Republican said Tuesday. But for now, he says he doesn't think it's necessary." The direct quote is: "If I thought censoring the mail was necessary, I would suggest it, but I don't think it is." Graham went on to liken it to World War II, when international mail was subject to inspection and censorship. "When you wrote a letter overseas, it got censored. When a letter...
  • Are Rubio, Graham, Boehner & McConnell Dumb Enough to Believe CBO's Scoring of the Immigration Bill?

    06/20/2013 2:18:32 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 25 replies
    6/20/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    And dumb enough to support this immigration bill given the Senate's 54-43 rejection of the Cornyn plan for a border security 'trigger'? The CBO dynamically "scored" (with numbers supplied to it by Dems) the immigration bill (S. 744) and found that it - low & behold - will DECREASE federal deficits over the next 20 years. Hmmm. How are those CBO-scored ObamaCare numbers working out for ya? They were only $2 TRILLION DOLLARS off when predicting the cost of ObamaCare. But no way they could botch this....right? I wonder what the odds are of these 4 getting primaried, given that...
  • Graham warns fellow Republicans: Without immigration bill, GOP to lose in 2016

    06/16/2013 10:42:56 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 145 replies
    AP Greenfield Reporter ^ | 6/16/13 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    Republicans are "in a demographic death spiral" and will fail in their effort to win the presidency if the party blocks an immigration overhaul, a leading GOP senator said Sunday. Sen. Lindsey Graham, the South Carolina Republican who helped write a bipartisan immigration bill under debate in the Senate, said conservatives who are trying to block the measure will doom the party and all but guarantee a Democrat will remain in the White House after 2016's election. A Democrat also involved in developing the proposal, Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey, went a step further and predicted "there'll never be...
  • Are Some Senate Republicans Selling Out America To Illegals?

    06/10/2013 1:37:10 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 27 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | June 10, 2013 | Tim Brown
    There are times when I actually begin to think that many who wear a Republican jersey are, in fact, Democrats. One such issue that makes my eyebrows raise is the current immigration reform bill being put forth by the Gang of Eight, which include John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Marco Ruibo (R-FL) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ). Rubio told Univision over the weekend that before we secure our borders, we’ll be legalizing criminals (illegal aliens) who have come into the United States first. Univision reports, Rubio, responding to the concern that legalization might be delayed and therefore be subjected to...
  • GOP continues to slam new Obama war approach

    05/26/2013 10:38:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 26, 2013 12:02 PM EDT | Andrew Taylor
    Republicans keep slamming President Barack Obama’s push to move the government away from a war footing and refine and recalibrate counterterrorism strategy. Capitol Hill Republicans like Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina say Obama is projecting weakness at a time when the United States needs to show resolve against terror networks like al-Qaida. The South Carolina Republican said Sunday that “at a time when we need resolve the most, we’re sounding retreat.” … Obama is trying to recast the image of terrorists from enemy warriors to cowardly thugs and move the United States away a state of perpetual war. But...
  • Senators defeat border security provision

    05/09/2013 11:11:42 PM PDT · by South40 · 10 replies
    Yahoo News (AP) ^ | 5/9/2013 | ERICA WERNER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bipartisan authors of a sweeping immigration bill agreed to Republican-authored amendments to boost border security, as they tried Thursday to show they're open to changes to attract more GOP support for their landmark legislation. The bill's authors also stuck together to defeat a Republican amendment that would have barred anyone from seeking citizenship until the U.S.-Mexico border had been secured for six months. Supporters of the bill charged that the real effect of that provision would have been to delay citizenship indefinitely for the estimated 11 million people living here illegally.
  • Senate panel vote signals Republican support for immigration reform

    05/09/2013 4:16:23 PM PDT · by neverdem · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/09/13 | Alexander Bolton
    The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday adopted a substitute amendment to immigration reform legislation with a strong bipartisan margin, signaling which Republicans are most likely to support the bill. Only four Republicans voted against the substitute amendment, which expands the legislation to 867 pages and increases funding for implementation of reform by $900 billion. It passed by a margin of 14-4. Sens. Chuck Grassley (Iowa), the ranking Republican on the panel, Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) voted against the substitute, which sponsors characterized as a bundle of technical fixes. Four Republicans on the panel voted...
  • Why don’t South Carolina conservatives like Lindsey Graham?

    05/09/2013 8:07:06 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 43 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/6/13 | Ed O'Keefe
    Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) faced his most vocal critics this weekend at the annual South Carolina Republican Party convention, though aides and state party leaders say this year’s criticism of the senator didn’t match the opposition he’s faced in previous years. As they’ve done several times in the past, a few hundred tea party-inspired activists attempted to seat a convention chairman who would help them remove Graham from the party, but their efforts failed when party leaders declined to recognize their motions and moved on with the day’s proceedings. Adding to the weekend drama, a recent Winthrop Poll found...
  • The plot to oust Lindsey Graham

    05/08/2013 7:16:34 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/7/13 | Ezra Klein
    If you’re a South Carolina Republican who doesn’t like Sen. Lindsey Graham, you’ve got a problem. Graham is popular. Really popular. His approval rating among the state’s Republicans hovers in the 60-70 percent range. Those aren’t the kinds of numbers that typically foretell successful primary challenges. But as The National Review’s Betsy Woodruff reports, “the people that don’t like him really, really, really don’t like him. There are typically a lot of those people at the state convention.” And those people came up with a great idea: What if the South Carolina Republican Party chose its nominees at the state...
  • Schumer, Graham: Boston brings urgency to immigration reform ("Faster-not-slower" they both say)

    04/21/2013 10:55:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 21, 2013 | Mike Lillis
    The Boston Marathon tragedy is a reason for Congress to move faster – not slower – to overhaul the nation's immigration system, according to two co-authors of a Senate reform package. Some conservatives on Capitol Hill have suggested Monday's deadly bombings – allegedly orchestrated by a pair of young immigrants from Russia's volatile Caucasus region – should cause lawmakers to move more deliberately in their approach to immigration reform this year. But Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) – chief architects of a sweeping bipartisan immigration proposal unveiled last week – argued Sunday that their bill will help...
  • Lindsey Graham: ‘Enemy combatant’ (In Spades!!!)

    04/20/2013 12:55:08 PM PDT · by yoe · 361 replies
    Politico ^ | April 20, 2013 | KATIE GLUECK
    Several Republican lawmakers are calling for the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings to be tried as an enemy combatant, rather than as an ordinary criminal. “It is clear the events we have seen over the past few days in Boston were an attempt to kill American citizens and terrorize a major American city,” read a Saturday statement from Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), John McCain (R-Ariz.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.). “The accused perpetrators of these acts were not common criminals attempting to profit from a criminal enterprise, but terrorists trying to injure, maim, and kill...
  • Do you agree with Rubio that the "immigration" plan isn't amnesty?

    04/15/2013 7:04:37 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 41 replies
    4/15/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    This "immigration bill" (why not call it what it is a so-called attempt to deal with ILLEGAL immigration) not just an immigration plan - why do they leave the WORD illegal out - supposedly has some key components: 1.) Penalties. 2.) Back to the end of the line. 3.) Illegals cannot get gov't handouts (food stamps, etc). I thought that for all these years they weren't eligible, weren't receiving them an/or they never did in the first place... 4.) An E-Verify system. Big Problem though...where is the simultaneously offered strong border control component(s), with many more border control agents, strong...
  • McCain and Graham: Syria reports, if true, mean president's red line has been crossed

    03/20/2013 5:19:06 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 73 replies
    CNN ^ | March 19th, 2013 | Kevin Liptak
    Washington (CNN) – Two leading Republican lawmakers said Tuesday that reports of chemical weapons use in Syria, if true, mean the president's threshold for involvement in the country's civil war has been met. Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham, who have led calls in Congress for greater U.S. involvement in Syria, issued a joint statement saying the attacks, if verified, would demand a response from President Barack Obama. “If today’s reports are substantiated, the President’s red line has been crossed, and we would urge him to take immediate action to impose the consequences he has promised," the senators wrote.
  • Blogger Bruce Carroll, aka "Gay Patriot," Seriously Considering Primary Challenge to Lindsey Graham

    03/11/2013 6:25:09 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 53 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | 03.11.13 | Ace
    interesting. This is a tough one for me. Obviously Bruce Carroll would be much better for the country and our progeny, but, on the other hand, then he'd be moving up ahead of me in status. Can I support this? Is it so wrong just to root for all of your enemies, and your friends, to fail? Is that asking too much?
  • Graham, McCain blast Paul filibuster

    03/07/2013 9:19:37 AM PST · by Red Steel · 114 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 7, 2013, 11:51AM | Stephen Dinan
    Sen. Rand Paul’s filibuster didn’t thrill all of his colleagues. Almost exactly 24 hours after the Kentucky freshman began his information-seeking filibuster against CIA nominee John O. Brennan, fellow Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham took to the Senate floor to denounce his demands and say he was doing a “disservice” to the debate on drones. “I don’t think what happened yesterday was helpful to the American people,” said Mr. McCain, Republicans’ presidential nominee in 2008 — who topped Mr. Paul’s father, former Rep. Ron Paul, in that year’s primary. And where even Democrats praised Mr. Paul for using...
  • Rush IS right: The conservative base DID NOT show up for Mitt & giving amnesty will not help the GOP

    11/14/2012 8:00:54 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 65 replies
    11/14/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Rush is right! And the GOP-e along with the Morrises, the George Wills, etc, failed in their predictions. Morris admitted he had egg on his face, but I did not see George Will admit this. Maybe he did, but I didn't see it. Are the now obsolete? Are the Krauthammers, the O'Reillys, the Vannitys, Rollins, etc also obsolete? Is Vannity still going to continue having the same ol same ol on his show? And what about the other shows on FOX News? Are they going to continue having RINOS/CINO guests/hosts on their shows? Mitt Romney got fewer votes than McCain...
  • Lindsey Graham: Obama Immigration Move ‘Possibly Illegal’

    06/15/2012 3:40:39 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 46 replies
    (CNSNews.com) - Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) took to Twitter Friday to attack President Obama’s move to grant effective amnesty to young illegal immigrants: He was among the first lawmakers to react to the surprise announcement. “President Obama’s attempt to go around Congress and the American people is at best unwise and possibly illegal,” he tweeted. Graham, a former Air Force prosecutor, said the move, “regardless of motivation, will entice people to break our laws.” While Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano insisted the program “is not amnesty,” other senior administration officials admitted that the program will stop illegal immigrants from being...
  • Romney should pick Graham for VP(Barf alert)

    04/11/2012 2:39:03 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 59 replies
    http://thehill.com/ ^ | Denny Freidenrich
    Now that the GOP presidential primaries effectively are over, it's on to Tampa for Mitt Romney and the Republicans. The only question up for grabs now is, who will the presumptive nominee select as his running mate? My pick is Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, but more about that later. Geography and ideology have played important, but not always critical, roles in naming vice presidential running mates. It didn't matter much to George W. Bush that his pick, former Defense Secretary Dick Cheney, was from Wyoming. Ditto for Barack Obama. He chose the Senate's Foreign Relations Committee chair Joe...
  • Sen. Graham: GOP Race is "Mathematically" Over

    03/12/2012 6:27:25 AM PDT · by redstateone · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Big Government ^ | March 12, 2012 | Wynton Hall
    On Sunday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said that the Republican presidential race is "mathematically" over and that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is all but assured to be the GOP's nominee. "Mathematically, Rick would have to win 75 percent of what remains," Graham, a senior Republican who serves on various Senate committees, told ABC's "This Week" program...
  • Lindsey Graham calls for using military against American citizens (Call Your Senators Now!)

    11/28/2011 2:08:59 PM PST · by Bokababe · 87 replies · 1+ views
    Examiner ^ | 11/28/11 | Kyle Rogers
    The US government has been slowly eradicating the Posse Commitatus Act of 1878. That act banned the US government from using the US military in domestic law enforcement. Over the past few decades the US government has repeatedly violated the act. However, many Republicans have insisted that the Posse Comitatus Act needs to be respected to protect the rights of American Citizens. South Carolina's left-wing Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, however, is supporting provisions to eradicate Posse Commitatus and dramatically expand the powers of the Federal government. The US Senate Armed Forces Committee, led by Carl Levin (D-MI) and John McCain...
  • GOP senators to dine with Herman Cain tonight (Lindsey Graham Alert)

    11/01/2011 4:53:30 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 17 replies
    (snip) Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said the dinner was scheduled long before POLITICO reported about the sexual harassment allegations that have since rocked Cain's campaign. "I never met Herman Cain, I'm going to meet him tonight at dinner," said Graham, who is expecting the Cain controversy to die down. "He's going to meet some people in town. I think people are intrigued by him." (snip)
  • S.C. Sen. Graham fights to save foreign aid programs (Big Government™ RINO Alert)

    10/30/2011 9:27:57 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 11 replies
    McClatchy ^ | 2011-10-31 | James Rosen
    South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, who’s taken on tough tasks from immigration reform to climate change, faces another one as he calls for spending billions of dollars overseas on unpopular foreign aid programs that he insists are vital to U.S. national security. With Congress facing mandatory spending cuts and previously sacrosanct military programs on the chopping block, Graham is trying to protect funding for foreign aid even as most Americans oppose it – 71 percent in a recent poll – and other Republican leaders call for focusing U.S. resources at home. “It is a tough sell, but you can be...
  • Republicans Push for U.S. Role in Rebuilding Libya

    10/21/2011 8:43:20 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/21/2011 | fox news
    With Muammar Qaddafi finally out of the picture, Republican lawmakers are pressing the U.S. to open its wallet to help the new regime in Libya rebuild its nation, restore essential services and care for those wounded in the eight-months-long bloody conflict – an expense they say oil-rich Libya can and will reimburse. “They’re willing to reimburse us. It’s not a matter of money,” Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., told Fox News, making a tough sales pitch in an era of high unemployment and increasing austerity. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., noted that the Libyans’ top request was for help in tending to...
  • Leaked cable: John McCain pushed to arm Qadhafi

    08/27/2011 1:49:05 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 2011-08-26 | Tim Mak
    A leaked U.S. diplomatic cable shows that Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain promised to help Libyan dictator Muammar Qadhafi obtain U.S. military hardware in 2009. The cable, released by the open information group WikiLeaks, reveals the pledge came at meeting that was attended by other prominent members of Congress, including Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.).In the meeting, Muatassim Qadhafi, the Libyan leader’s fifth son and national security adviser, requested U.S. assistance in obtaining military supplies, both lethal and non-lethal. The cable indicates that McCain was the dominant voice among the congressional delegation in a...
  • Graham sees unity between himself and tea party

    08/27/2011 9:04:25 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 32 replies
    AP ^ | 2011-08-23
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham says the recent debate over the nation's debt ceiling shows he's in line with the tea party. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported Graham met with the Charleston Tea Party on Monday in a rather relaxed meeting. A year ago, the meeting was so tense with tea partiers questioning his positions that the senator asked the media to leave.
  • STATEMENT BY SENATORS McCAIN AND GRAHAM ON END OF THE QADAFFI REGIME IN LIBYA

    08/21/2011 6:46:36 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 51 replies
    Sen, John McCain website ^ | August 21, 2011 | John McCain - Lindsey Graham
    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) today released the following statement regarding the end of the Qadaffi regime in Libya: “The end of the Qadaffi regime in Libya is a victory for the Libyan people and for the broader cause of freedom in the Middle East and throughout the world. This achievement was made possible first and foremost by the struggle and sacrifice of countless Libyans, whose courage and perseverance we applaud. We also commend our British, French, and other allies, as well as our Arab partners, especially Qatar and the UAE, for their...
  • Graham asks for bipartisan help on jobs (RINO calls for GOP, Obama to pass amnesty legislation)

    08/12/2011 3:06:45 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 41 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | 2011-08-12 | April Bethea
    ROCK HILL, SC - U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said the recent downgrade of the country's bond rating by Standard & Poor's is a "wake-up call" for national leaders to keep looking for ways to boost the economy and spur job creation. The S.C. Republican also said it's important for bipartisan talks on those issues, saying neither political party alone can solve the major problems facing the country. Graham spoke Thursday before more than 50 attendees of a luncheon held by the Rock Hill Rotary club. His talk focused primarily on the economy, military efforts in the Middle East and immigration...
  • Graham urges Congress to 'shut up' on Libya

    06/20/2011 6:45:51 AM PDT · by jakerobins · 19 replies
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday that Congress should not interfere with U.S. operations in Libya. "Congress should sort of shut up and not empower [Libyan leader Muammar] Qadhafi," Graham said on NBC's "Meet the Press." Congressional critics of the Libya action have been floating the possibility of defunding military operations there, or invoking the War Powers Act to force an end to the military operation.
  • Graham raps Boehner, GOP candidates on Libya, Afghanistan

    06/16/2011 10:19:04 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 28 replies
    McClatchy ^ | 2011-06-15 | James Rosen
    WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham criticized his party's presidential candidates and congressional leaders for increasingly advocating an international isolationism that he said repudiates the legacies of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush. The South Carolina senator mocked seven GOP presidential candidates' discussion of foreign policy in Monday night's New Hampshire debate as "shallow" and full of "platitudes."(snip) "I was very disappointed that no one articulated why it matters if we win or lose in Afghanistan," Graham said. "No one articulated what would happen if (Libyan strongman Moammar) Gadhafi stays in power. So we have Republicans talking about stopping...
  • Sen. Graham: Military intervention in Syria should be ‘on the table’

    06/12/2011 1:00:59 PM PDT · by kristinn · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sunday, June 12, 2011 | Ben Gelman
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday that it’s time to consider international intervention in Syria to avoid the further “slaughter” of people there by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces. “If it made sense to protect the Libyan people against Gadhafi, and it did because they were going to get slaughtered if we hadn’t sent NATO in when he was on the outskirts of Benghazi, the question for the world [is], have we gotten to that point in Syria,” Graham said on the CBS' "Face the Nation."
  • Sen. Kerry sees progress on his bill for an infrastructure bank (Lindsey Graham Alert)

    06/08/2011 7:40:01 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 15 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill, Washington DC ^ | 2011-06-08 | Erik Wasson
    Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) is hopeful that his bill to create a National Infrastructure Bank will move through the Senate this year. The bill could be the best shot for those seeking to boost transportation, energy and water infrastructure investment in a Congress focused on “rapacious” spending cuts, Kerry said. The Kerry bill, co-sponsored by Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.), Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), would create an independent, nonprofit bank that would leverage private investment into infrastructure projects. The bill was introduced in March.
  • Republican Blames Fox News for Hindering Support for His Position on Immigration Reform

    05/20/2011 5:06:45 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 65 replies
    CNS News ^ | 2011-05-20 | Edwin Mora
    Washington (CNSNews.com) - Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), when talking to Capitol reporters, said that Fox News makes it difficult for him to garner support for his stance on immigration reform, which includes a “pathway to citizenship” for illegal aliens already living in the country. The senator, a member of the Judiciary Committee, said that Fox News using the word “amnesty” during the 24-hour news cycle has hindered support for his position on reforming the U.S. immigration system, which lawmakers on both sides say is broken. “In today’s world, it’s very hard for bi-partisan agreements to be formed,” said Graham, “because...
  • Graham: Bomb Gadhafi's inner circle, end stalemate (U.S. war in Libya)

    04/24/2011 9:09:14 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 19 replies
    AP ^ | 2011-04-24
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee sees a Libyan stalemate and wants NATO to bomb Moammar Gadhafi's inner circle and military headquarters. South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham says those closest to Gadhafi "need to wake up every day wondering, 'Will this my last?'" Graham tells CNN's "State of the Union" that the quickest way to end the stalemate is "to cut the head of the snake off."
  • CAGW Names Senator Lindsey Graham Porker of the Month (Oink Oink!) (RINO ALERT)

    04/23/2011 7:57:18 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 9 replies
    WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) named Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) its April 2011 Porker of the Month for threatening to bring the Senate to a standstill over a $40,000 earmark for a federal study on deepening the port of Charleston. The study would investigate the effectiveness of deepening the port from 47 feet to 50 feet, an improvement that Sen. Graham claims will allow it to accommodate the types of ships that will “dominate shipping lanes” in the future. The earmark began as a $400,000 request that was rejected by the Senate Appropriations Committee in October, 2010. There...