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  • Graham: DREAM Act push damaged wider immigration reform effort (RINO planned amnesty push in 2011)

    12/18/2010 2:57:27 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 81 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-12-18 | Ben Geman
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Saturday that the failed Democratic effort to pass the DREAM Act in the lame duck session dealt a blow to future talks on a wider immigration bill. “It was an exercise to try and taint Republicans with Hispanic voters, knowing that the DREAM Act under these circumstances could never pass,” Graham told reporters in the Capitol after the bill sputtered on the floor. “What they have done on the DREAM Act is hurt overall comprehensive immigration reform,” he said. The DREAM Act, which would give legal status to illegal immigrants who came to the country...
  • Cap-and-trade rebranded as "clean energy standard"?

    12/15/2010 8:33:08 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 10 replies
    CFP ^ | December 14th | Steve Milloy
    We now know how cap-and-trade will be rebranded for the start of the 112th Congress - and we also know the Republican weak spot in the Senate. As reported today by Energy & Environment News, [A] proposal for a clean energy standard, which has been batted around for years and introduced most recently by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), has created a buzz on and off Capitol Hill in recent weeks. What is a "clean energy standard" (CES)? Graham's CES is essentially a national renewable electricity standard (RES), where nuclear power and so-called "clean coal" qualify to meet the RES. Reportedly,...
  • One Republican, Unhappy With His Party's Position on Carbon, Prepares a New Agenda (RINO ALERT)

    12/14/2010 11:27:15 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 43 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 2010-12-15 | Evan Lehmann
    Sen. Lindsey Graham is concerned that the Republican Party faces political dangers by resisting efforts to reduce carbon dioxide and other air pollution. That assertion seems to challenge GOP campaigns this year, in which candidates often rejected the science behind climate change. Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, is designing an agenda for next year featuring a clean energy standard for utilities, which rewards increased nuclear and renewable power alike. Similar ideas have failed because they tended to dilute incentives for wind and solar. But under an increasingly conservative Congress, many advocates see that outcome as a potential victory, under...
  • Lindsey Graham's Climate Change

    10/29/2010 7:08:49 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 14 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10/26/2010 | W James Antle III
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is gumming up the works. For once, it is the Democrats who are being inconvenienced by his declarations of independence. Today, Graham was to join Sens. John Kerry (D-MA) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) in releasing a scaled-down cap-and-trade bill. But the grand unveiling was scuttled by Graham's righteous anger over immigration. Over the weekend, Graham assailed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-NV) plans to move ahead on immigration before cap and trade. "Moving forward on immigration -- in this hurried, panicked manner -- is nothing more than a cynical ploy," the Palmetto State's senior senator said...
  • Sen. Graham: GOP Needs To Show "Willingness To Work" With Obama

    10/27/2010 2:53:46 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 116 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 27, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    "One thing I think we ought to do, other than blocking his agenda and controlling spending, is trying to solve a hard problem like Social Security, and if we show our willingness to work with him on that, I think that would be well-received by the American people," Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told WVOC-AM.
  • Interview with Senator Lindsey Graham (Graham "ready" to work with Pelosi, Reid, Obama on amnesty)

    10/01/2010 10:54:09 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 90 replies
    (snip) BLITZER: Are you ready to work with the Democrats on immigration reform? GRAHAM: Yes, I'm ready to solve the problem -- the immigration problem once and for all. Start with securing the border, and if I'm not willing to work on immigration reform? Why am I up here? Because it's a huge problem for the country. Start with border security. I'm willing to do anything that makes America stronger as long as I get something for it. (snip)
  • Aiken (SC) GOP censures Graham

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

    08/08/2010 7:44:18 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 48 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | 2010-08-03 | Linda Killian
    Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, appearing on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday with Candy Crowley, had some harsh words for his Senate colleagues and for a system that thwarts any real bipartisanship. He said it’s up to the voters to let their members of Congress know enough is enough. “The public is rightfully upset about their Congress not delivering but when we try, groups on the left and the right just yell and scream. What I want to do is make sure that we can find a way to move forward. The current status quo is unacceptable....
  • Republican Senator: Jesus’s ‘Golden Rule’ Inspired His Vote For Pro-Abortion Kagan (Graham)

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

    08/05/2010 8:19:38 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 15 replies · 1+ views
    CNN - Political Ticker ^ | 2010-08-05 | Charles Riley
    Washington (CNN) – Sen. Lindsey Graham, the South Carolina Republican who often finds himself out of step with the most conservative elements of his party, was censured by yet another GOP county party committee Monday night. In recent months, Graham has been censured by GOP party committees in Lexington and Charleston counties. On Monday, the Greenville GOP Executive Committee passed a censure resolution by a vote of 61-2. "THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Greenville County Republican Party hereby issues this formal rebuke of Senator Graham for his cooperation and support of President Obama and the Democratic Party's liberal agenda for...
  • Greenville (SC) GOP - Resolution of Rebuke of Senator Lindsey Graham

    08/03/2010 12:25:47 PM PDT · by thulldud · 31 replies · 10+ views
    email | August 2, 2010 | Greenville County GOP Executive Commitee
    Last night, the elected officers of the Greenville County Republican Party presented a "Resolution of Rebuke of U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham" to the Greenville County GOP's Executive Committee. By a vote of 61-2, the Executive Committee approved the Resolution. The Greenville County GOP Executive Commitee is made up of individuals from across Greenville County who are elected at the precinct level. On the Executive Committee, every precinct has one vote. Below is the Resolution as it was approved: GREENVILLE COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY "RESOLUTION OF REBUKE of SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM" WHEREAS, United States Senator Lindsey Graham has cast votes in the...
  • Maverick Graham is Still a Maverick (RINO Graham defends RINO McCain, responds to J.D. Hayworth)

    07/20/2010 7:00:04 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Fox ^ | 2010-07-20
    With one word, "yes," Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC, solidified his maverick status and no doubt fanned the flames of conservative resentment already running high against him, as he voted Tuesday in the Senate Judiciary Committee to support the nomination of Elena Kagan for a seat on the Supreme Court, the lone Republican to do so. "I'm going to vote for her because I believe this last election has consequences," Graham said of Kagan, adding that her positions are "in the mainstream" and saying it was "not a difficult decision." As if to underline his conservative status, Graham reminded, "No one...
  • VP Biden arrives in Iraq amid political impasse

    07/03/2010 8:15:23 AM PDT · by Allegra · 31 replies · 1+ views
    New York Post ^ | July 3, 2010 | LARA JAKES
    BAGHDAD (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden landed Saturday on what appeared to be a dual mission in Baghdad: to visit U.S. troops during the July Fourth weekend and coax Iraqi leaders into ending their government impasse. Top Obama administration officials have been reluctant to visit Iraq since its deadlocked March election failed to produce a clear winner. Biden's trip may signal the U.S. is stepping up its efforts to hammer out an agreement among Iraqi political rivals and get a new government in place as soon as possible.
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham Supports Obama While Slamming McChrystal And Staff

    06/23/2010 3:50:21 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 30 replies · 1+ views ^ | 06/23/2010 | Colby Hall
    Now that President Obama has decided to accept General McChrystal’s resignation (replacing him in command with General David Petraeus), the political fallout from this entire story is starting to reveal itself. And today’s emotional comment by Senator Lindsay Graham (R – SC) might be an indication that some on the right see this story as transcending traditional political tropes. Graham, who currently serves as a senior instructor at the Air Force JAG school, harshly criticizes McChrystal and his staff for their lack of judgment in speaking so candidly with a Rolling Stone reporter, and also openly asks if there may...
  • Schumer: Immigration bill will be done by March (RINO Graham took his "cues" from RINO McCain!)

    06/07/2010 11:23:31 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 30 replies · 109+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-06-05 | Jordan Fabian
    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Friday said he thinks that Congress can get immigration reform done by March 2011, if not by the end of this year. While speaking at a fundraising event for the Irish Lobby for Immigration reform in New York while on recess, Schumer praised his former negotiating partner Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), noting that Graham took his cues from Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). "While Lindsey Graham is a great partner and he loves our bill," Schumer said, he really said his mentor was McCain, according to (snip) In 2007, McCain attempted to push through a...
  • Graham gives Kagan positive reviews (McLame's lap dog loves liberals)

    05/19/2010 6:07:48 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 52 replies · 1,392+ views
    MSNBC - First Read ^ | 2010-05-19 | Ken Strickland
    Though he withheld comment on whether he will ultimately support her Supreme Court nomination, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham gave Elena Kagan generally positive reviews following their meeting today. "I think she's done a pretty good job" in her current position as U.S. solicitor general, Graham told reporters. He specifically cited her work on issues pertaining to the laws of war -- a topic he described as "something that's near and dear to my heart." "For the most part, I think she's taken pretty well-reasoned positions about legal rights of detainees," he said. But he quickly added, "I really don't know...
  • South Carolina's Lindsey Graham more open to Kagan than DeMint

    05/10/2010 7:54:40 PM PDT · by pissant · 52 replies · 661+ views
    McCaltchy ^ | 5/10/10 | James Rosen
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Lindsey Graham gave a guardedly positive reaction Monday to President Barack Obama’s choice of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to serve on the Supreme Court while stopping short of a full endorsement. Sen. Jim DeMint said he's troubled that Kagan hasn't been a judge, but the Greenville, S.C., Republican withheld final judgment until he learns more about her during confirmation hearings. Graham, a Seneca, S.C., Republican, and DeMint split on Obama’s first Supreme Court nominee, Sonia Sotomayor. Graham was one of nine Republican senators who voted last August to confirm Sotomayor as the first Hispanic justice. DeMint joined...
  • Robert Menendez: Lindsey Graham shielding John McCain

    04/28/2010 2:05:12 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 19 replies · 782+ views
    Politico ^ | 2010-04-28 | Manu Raju
    Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) is questioning whether Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) had other motivations for attempting to push off final action on an immigration bill until after the November elections. Menendez, the chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, told POLITICO that Graham may be worried about his close pal Sen. John McCain. The Arizona Republican faces a tough primary challenge from conservative former Rep. J.D. Hayworth, who has pilloried McCain's previous stance supporting a comprehensive immigration bill that included a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants. Now, Menendez said, Graham may be attempting to shield McCain from political blowback...
  • Sen. Graham says immigration dead until borders are secured

    04/28/2010 4:41:58 AM PDT · by neverdem · 32 replies · 908+ views
    The Hill ^ | 04/27/10 | Susan Crabtree
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) declared a comprehensive immigration bill dead on arrival if the government does not first do more to secure its borders. Graham tangled with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano during a Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday about the administration’s desire to pass an immigration measure this year. “I would bet you everything I own that the 2007 [immigration] bill wouldn’t pass this year,” Graham told Napolitano, predicting that the administration will “crash and burn” if it moves forward with a plan to push immigration legislation through Congress before the November elections. “If immigration comes up this year, it...
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham's bipartisan efforts bog down (UNDER HEAVY FIRE FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE)

    04/27/2010 9:27:53 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 55 replies · 2,066+ views
    Tribune / The Los Angeles Times ^ | 2010-04-28 | Jim Tankersley
    The Republican lawmaker, under attack from both parties, backs off from efforts to work with Democrats on immigration, energy and Guantanamo Bay. BY JIM TANKERSLEY For months, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina was one of the few Republicans willing to cross the aisle to work with the Obama administration on controversial issues. Now, he may be the showcase example of why bipartisanship is all but dead in Washington. In the beginning, Graham's attempts to find compromises with Obama and Senate Democrats on immigration, energy and closing Guantanamo Bay looked like the best chance for a thaw in Washington's icy...