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  • Lindsey Graham: Trump should apologize for pushing birtherism

    09/21/2016 7:23:54 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 78 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 09/20/2016 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    Donald Trump should apologize for pushing the unseemly birther conspiracy regarding where President Barack Obama was born, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham indicated Tuesday. Trump last week explicitly acknowledged that Obama was born in the U.S., though he went on to blame Hillary Clinton for igniting the so-called birther controversy despite no evidence and refused to apologize for questioning the validity of the country's first black president. I would apologize, Graham, a frequent and colorful Trump critic, told Bloomberg Politics on Tuesday. I think the whole movement was unseemly. I had a lot of distaste for it. No factual basis....
  • Republican senator: Israel made a mistake signing security deal (Lindsey Graham)

    09/17/2016 6:45:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    INN ^ | 09/16/16 22:56 | Elad Benari
    Republican Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who oversees the U.S. foreign aid budget, opined on Friday that Israel made a mistake by signing a new $38 billion security agreement with the Obama administration, The Associated Press reported. Graham said Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu could have gotten a better deal if he had waited until President Barack Obama left office. He stated that there is ample support in Congress among Republicans and Democrats for providing Israel with more military aid. And a new U.S. president, either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, would be more generous too, he said on a conference...
  • LifeZette: New Emails Expose Close Relationship Between Lindsey Graham and Top Hillary Aides

    09/13/2016 8:34:57 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    Long before Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) became a prominent NeverTurmper, he appears to have been a favorite Republican among the Clinton camp. According to emails obtained by Citizens United through a Freedom of Information Act request and first given to LifeZette, Clinton Foundation executive Doug Band referred to Graham as the bff of longtime Hillary Clinton confidante Huma Abedin in November 2009. At the time, Band was traveling with former president Bill Clinton to a conference in Israel and mentioned in an email to Abedin, then the deputy chief of staff at the State Department, that Graham was at 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...
  • Lindsey Graham Threatens To Convert To Democrat If Republicans Dont Dump Trump

    07/18/2016 4:16:55 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 151 replies
    ETL News ^ | June 8, 2016
    During a time when the Republican Partys presumptive nominee, Donald Trump, should be working to bring the party together and prepare for the primary battle against Hillary Clinton, he continues to deepen the divide between Republicans and Americans alike. Trumps recent attack on U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel because of his Mexican-American background prompted Sen. Lindsey Graham to round up the Republicans who have previously endorsed Donald Trump, and persuade them to take it all back. Graham claimed that Trumps racist remarks were the most un-American thing from a politician since Joe McCarthy. If anybody was looking for an off-ramp,...
  • 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....
  • Sen. Graham: 'You Can Use the Bathroom in My Office Without Bringing Your Birth Certificate'

    04/22/2016 6:53:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 69 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 22, 2016 | 6:08 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    Well, I think it would be a bad idea to put little girls in a bathroom with grown men, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told CNN on Thursday. But the senator also made it clear that the issue is not one of major national importance, as far as he is concerned: All I can say is that the only bathroom I can control is in my office, and you can use the bathroom in my office without bringing your birth certificate.
  • Lindsey Graham wants his jacket back, America

    04/09/2016 4:02:44 PM PDT · by kevcol · 26 replies
    WRGB Albany ^ | April 9, 2016 | Stephen Loiaconi
    During an interview with CBS News online Friday about the 2016 presidential race, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) appealed for help locating a jacket that he left on a plane. The former GOP presidential candidate said he left his Ralph Lauren jacket on a plane and he urged whoever has it to contact him immediately. Following an extensive discussion of his support for Ted Cruz and the shortcomings of Donald Trump's foreign policy views, Graham turned to the camera. "All of that stuff in the Mideast is important, who will be president, that's all important. But I've got the wrong jacket,"...
  • 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...
  • Trump: Cruz now has the Lindsey Graham 'jinx'

    03/18/2016 11:42:57 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 99 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/18/16 | Jesse Byrnes
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is brushing off news that Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is apparently backing his main rival for the nomination, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). Trump suggested Friday that Cruz was on the receiving end of a "jinx" after Graham, who endorsed Jeb Bush after ending his own campaign, signaled support for Cruz. "Lyin' Ted Cruz lost all five races on Tuesday-and he was just given the jinx - a Lindsey Graham endorsement. Also backed Jeb. Lindsey got 0!" Trump tweeted. The businessman's remarks come a day after news emerged that Graham, a vocal opponent of Trump, would...

    03/18/2016 10:50:04 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 3/18/16 | TAYLOR WOFFORD
    In a sign of how truly dire things have become for the GOP this presidential election cycle, an increasing number of big-name Republicans are turning to Ted Cruzarguably the party's least-liked memberin an effort to prevent the current front-runner, Donald Trump, from hijacking the party's nomination. -snip- On Thursday, Cruz won the grudging support of South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, who until December was one of Cruz's rivals for the Republican nomination. Graham's antipathy for his fellow senator is well known -snip- And on March 8, Jeb Bush's younger brother, Neil, joined Cruz's campaign finance team.
  • Watch Lindsey Graham go from hating to endorsing Ted Cruz

    03/18/2016 7:25:29 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/17/16 | Chris Moody
    It's that strange time again in American politics when politicians endorse candidates they have repeatedly said they can't stand. For months, South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham has been warning the nation about Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. But on Thursday, Graham told CNN that not only is he supporting Cruz, he's fundraising for him. Graham pointed to Donald Trump's rise as the reason, explaining that Cruz might be the only one to stop him. "I think he's the best alternative to beat Donald Trump," Graham told CNN. "I'm going to help Ted in any way I can." It's a strange...
  • Graham begrudgingly backs Cruz to stop Trump: 'He's certainly not my preference'

    03/18/2016 7:08:06 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 57 replies
    KRNV ^ | 3/17/16 | LINDSEY LEAKE
    South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is supporting Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's bid for the White House, CNN Chief Political Correspondent Dana Bash first reported Thursday afternoon. According to CNN, Graham will host a fundraiser in support of the Republican candidate on Monday during the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference in Washington, D.C. This election season Graham has been far from shy about his dislike for both Cruz and billionaire businessman Donald Trump, whom he called a "nut job." Last month, Graham said the Republican Party had "gone batsh** crazy."He added that Cruz was so despised among his...
  • 10 times Lindsey Graham criticized Ted Cruz

    03/17/2016 3:50:45 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/17/16 | ELIZA COLLINS
    Lindsey Graham may have thrown his support behind Ted Cruz Thursday, but he hasn't always had such kind words about the Texas senator. Graham who is well known for his colorful statements once said that Cruz was so hated in Congress that if someone murdered him, theyd get away with it. Here are 10 times the South Carolina senator and former presidential candidate bashed the same guy hell be fundraising for Monday: 1. "If you killed Ted Cruz on the floor of the Senate, and the trial was in the Senate, nobody could convict you," Graham...
  • Lindsey Graham will raise money for Ted Cruz a man he has said some amazingly bad things about

    03/17/2016 3:12:25 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/17/16 | Aaron Blake
    Sen. Lindsey Graham will soon raise money for Ted Cruz's presidential campaign, as CNN's Dana Bash just reported. Which is an amazing turn of events, given the things Graham previously said about Cruz. He has said on multiple occasions that Cruz is would be the death of the Republican Party and is no better than Donald Trump. He has even joked about killing Cruz. To wit (in reverse chronological order): Feb. 26: I was asked the hardest question in my political life: Do you agree with Donald Trump that Ted Cruz is the biggest liar in politics? he said. Too...
  • First on CNN: Lindsey Graham to fundraise for Ted Cruz's presidential bid

    03/17/2016 10:57:07 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 88 replies
    CNN ^ | 03/17/2016 | Dana Bash
    In a sign of just how much the Republican presidential primary has turned the party on its head, Sen. Lindsey Graham will host a fundraiser on Monday in support of Sen. Ted Cruz. A draft of the invitation, obtained first by CNN, invites guests to "honor and support a great friend of Israel and the Jewish people," at a meet-and-greet event that will take place during the AIPAC policy conference in Washington next week.
  • Sen. Graham: Cruz called me a couple days ago when I suggested I would support him over Trump

    03/06/2016 11:43:38 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 100 replies
    NBC News PR / @NBCNewsPR: Sen. Graham on @MeetThePress: Cruz called me a couple days ago when I suggested I would support him over Trump.
  • 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...
  • Jeb Raises Hand When Graham Asks, 'How Many of You Are Democrats?'

    02/16/2016 11:01:11 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 56 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 2/16/16 | SHOSHANA WEISSMANN
    During a South Carolina town hall on Tuesday, Senator Lindsey Graham asks the audience, "how many of you are Democrats?" Jeb Bush raises his hand and smiles.
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham to 'Re-Evaluate' Supporting Donald Trump If Nominated

    02/15/2016 11:54:04 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 55 replies ^ | Feb 15, 2016 | Ali Dukakis
    A prominent U.S. senator from South Carolina said this morning he needs to "re-evaluate" whether he would support Donald Trump as the GOP presidential nominee after comments the real estate mogul made about George W. Bush's actions in connection to the 9/11 terror attacks. "I've got to really re-evaluate that after what he said about George W. Bush," he said. "There's just the kooky people in the world; the mainstream Democratic party opposition to Bush did not go where Donald Trump went," Sen. Lindsey Graham told “Good Morning America” today.
  • Graham: Trump Blaming George W. Bush For 9/11 Is "Michael Moore Stuff"

    02/15/2016 9:22:41 AM PST · by Biggirl · 102 replies ^ | February 15, 2016 | Pam Key
    Monday on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump calling George W. Bush “a liar” and tying the Bush administration to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorists attacks was “Michael Moore stuff.”
  • 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
  • Lindsey Graham endorses Jeb Bush for president

    01/15/2016 7:35:46 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 48 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/15/16 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    Sen. Lindsey Graham on Friday endorsed Jeb Bush for president, a major get for the former Florida governor who has struggled to gain traction in the contest. "Honored to have @GrahamBlog on our team. A proven leader with a clear understanding of the national security threats we face," Bush tweeted on Friday morning.
  • 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: I Would Compromise if Clinton Won

    12/20/2015 10:53:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | December 20, 2015 | Sam Frizell
    Sen. Lindsey Graham would work with Hillary Clinton on a range of issues if she became president in exchange for concessions on fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The South Carolina Senator, who is trailing in polls of the Republican presidential field, told TIME after a town hall meeting in Londonderry, N.H., that he would give a hypothetical President Clinton “political cover” on other issues if she fought ISIS. “If she’s willing to be more robust in terms of destroying ISIL, I’d give her political cover,” Graham said. “If she wanted to be more muscular in her foreign...
  • 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 ^ | 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: 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...
  • The secret of Putin’s success: Defending Russia like a modern-day Bismarck

    11/05/2015 6:29:01 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 25 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 5 Nov, 2015
    RT: Forbes claims that Putin can do what he wants and get away with it. Do you agree that he wields that much power? MM: That is basically what he is doing because he knows exactly how far to go, he knows where the red line is, he isn’t going beyond that red line. He is not going to start a war with the US because Russia would lose it. He is not going to start a war with China because he would lose it. Therefore, in his policies he knows exactly how far to go. And he knows the...
  • 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.

    09/29/2015 3:19:28 PM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 100 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/29/15 | Katie McHugh
    GOP primary contenders Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Lindsey Graham skipped a critical cloture vote that allowed Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnells plan to fund the government, including Planned Parenthood, to move forward without risking a shutdown. That means Rubio and Graham, for whatever reason, skipped a key vote that would have shown where their allegiances lie regarding funding for the highly controversial abortion provider, which, based on recent undercover video investigations, is in the business of selling aborted baby body parts to the highest bidder. ........ Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, on the other hand, were present and...
  • 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: Cruz Will 'Absolutely' Try To Shut Down The Government Again

    09/08/2015 9:17:43 PM PDT · by VinL · 86 replies
    USNews ^ | 9/8/15 | David Catonese
    It's like a fresh season of a fall television sitcom: Sen. Lindsey Graham says another attempt to shut down the government is coming and Sen. Ted Cruz will play the starring role again. "Absolutely. Just as sure as the sun rises and sets," the GOP senator and 2016 presidential candidate told U.S. News in an hour-long interview Tuesday. "At the end of the day, I think Ted Cruz is going to do this. He's going to be the purest of the pure and it will fail and he'll blame me and everybody else and the band goes on." Congress needs...
  • 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: National Security Concerns Trump Planned Parenthood

    08/11/2015 3:47:45 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 8/11/15 | Niels Lesniewski
    GREENVILLE, S.C. A potential President Lindsey Graham would propose defunding Planned Parenthood, but the South Carolina Republican said using a government funding crisis as leverage in an abortion debate would undermine national security.Let me just be clear about me and Planned Parenthood. If I were president, I would never submit a budget with one dime for Planned Parenthood, Graham said. I am not going, as Senator Graham, to shut the government down because of this fight. I will vote to defund Planned Parenthood, I will do everything I can to stop funding Planned Parenthood, but what Sen. [Ted] Cruz...
  • 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,...
  • Trump: I gave out Lindsey Graham's phone number 'for fun'

    07/22/2015 5:35:08 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 84 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/22/15 | Nick Gass
    Donald Trump has no regrets about giving out Lindsey Grahams cellphone number on Tuesday. In fact, Trump said Wednesday, he did it for fun. Asked on Fox and Friends whether he was sorry about sharing the South Carolina senators personal number during a campaign event in Grahams home state, Trump said, not at all. Trump referenced Graham calling him a jackass during television appearances on CBS and CNN. Hes got zero in the polls, Trump declared. I did it for fun, and everybody had a good time, and we had a packed house. We had a beyond-packed house. We had...
  • Yes, Donald Trump gave everyone Lindsey Grahams real cellphone number. And hes not sorry.

    07/21/2015 1:07:42 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 199 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/21/15 | James Hohmann and Sean Sullivan
    Donald Trump had Lindsey Graham's cellphone number. So now the rest of the country does, too. Trump, the real estate mogul whose brash campaign has quickly alienated most of his primary opponents and the head of the Republican National Committee, sharpened his attacks on Graham during a campaign appearance Tuesday in the senator's home state of South Carolina, raising the volume on his criticism of his fellow 2016 presidential candidate and broadcasting Graham's cellphone number, so others could personally do the same. At an event here, Trump claimed that Graham called him a few years ago to ask for...
  • Lindsey Graham: Trump is a GOP "wrecking ball"

    07/12/2015 5:29:33 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | July 12, 2015, 5:36 PM | REENA FLORES
    Republican presidential candidate and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham wants the GOP to "push back" against Donald Trump's comments on Mexican immigrants -- otherwise, he says, there's little hope in winning the White House come 2016. "I think he's hijacked the debate," Graham said Sunday in an interview with CNN. "I think he's a wrecking ball for the future of the Republican Party with the Hispanic community. And we need to push back." "At the end of the day, for us to win a national election, we have to do better with Hispanics," Graham added. "And for us to have...
  • 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."
  • Graham: Keeping Marriage Amendment In Party Platform Will Hurt GOP In 2016

    06/28/2015 10:45:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies
    Crooks & Liars ^ | June 28, 2015 | "Heather"
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Sen. Lindsey Graham told Meet the Press host Chuck Todd that the Republican party needs to finally hang it up when it comes to keeping a proposal for a Constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in their party platform, but that he made it clear they're not going to let it go as a wedge issue any time soon. As long as they can keep the religious right whipped into a frenzy over whether their "liberties" are being violated by not being free to discriminate against a group of people they don't like, they're going to keep going after those...
  • Lindsey Graham wants Caitlyn Jenners vote

    06/07/2015 1:55:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 7, 2015 11:31 AM EDT
    Republican presidential contender Lindsey Graham says his party has room for transgendered people like Caitlyn Jenner. The South Carolina senator calls himself a traditional marriage kind of guy. But he says he can only imagine the torment that Bruce Jenner went through before becoming a transgendered woman. He hopes that, now, shes found peace.
  • 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 ^ | 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....
  • Supporters of Senate Iran bill swatting away amendments

    04/26/2015 11:25:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 26, 2015 7:50 AM EDT | Deb Riechmann
    Senate proponents of a bill empowering Congress to review and potentially reject any Iran nuclear deal must first win a battle with some colleagues determined to change the legislation in ways that could sink it. Anybody who monkeys with this bill is going to run into a buzz saw, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina warned ahead of this weeks debate. Also trying to discourage any changes, Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey urged senators to stick with the plan as it emerged from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. [] GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, a presidential...
  • Two Republicans Advocate Entitlement Reform: Because We Have To, Christie Says

    04/20/2015 7:27:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 91 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 20, 2015 - 6:58 AM | Susan Jones
    Both Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are speaking bluntly about entitlement reform, advocating means-testing for Social Security retirement benefits as a way to save the system for those who need it. These are real ideas, Christie said in New Hampshire on Friday. And, you know, Ive had a lot of people say, Well, why would you possibly want to suggest those things? Because we have to. We have to. And if you want to start a national conversation, lets start one that matters. Were $18 trillion in debt, Graham told Fox News Sunday. Eighty million...
  • Rand Splits With Rubio, Cruz To Vote For Deficit-Exploding Healthcare Bill

    04/15/2015 9:12:48 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 42 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | RACHEL STOLTZFOOS
    Republican Sen. Rand Paul split with senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio to vote for a healthcare bill Tuesday night that will add about half a trillion dollars to the national debt over the next several decades.Paul sided with the overwhelming majority of senators and representatives who voted for the bill, in a decision almost certain to come up in the primary race, where he is currently joined by Cruz and Rubio.The “doc-fix” bill solves a recurring problem in the way Medicare payments are made to doctors, extends a children’s health insurance program, and requires higher-income seniors to pay higher...
  • Graham: Obama, ayatollah talking about two different Iran deals

    04/10/2015 1:11:15 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 10, 2015, 02:30 pm | Mark Hensch
    President Obama and Irans supreme leader appear to think they have negotiated different nuclear deals based on their public comments, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Friday. Graham, a possible 2016 GOP presidential candidate, said the different public accounts of a framework deal suggest Obama has rushed into a tentative agreement with Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Irans supreme leader. The Ayatollah and President Obama appear to be talking about two separate agreements and unfortunately, I cant say Im surprised, Graham, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in a statement. President Obama wants a deal way too badly, and his...