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  • 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 · 67 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
    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: 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.
  • MARCO RUBIO SKIPS CRITICAL VOTE TO FUND GOVERNMENT, AVOIDS VOTING TO FUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD

    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
    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....
  • 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...
  • '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.
  • McCain encouraging Graham to run for President

    11/25/2014 9:14:43 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | November 24, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Washington (CNN) -- South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is getting encouragement from a close colleague and friend, Sen. John McCain, to run for President. "I think he is looking at it, and I am strongly encouraging him to take a look at it," McCain, an Arizona Republican, told ABC News in a story published Monday. "I know of no one who is better versed and more important on national security policy and defense than Lindsey Graham, and I don't think these challenges to our security are going away." Graham floated the possibility of a run in an interview with the...
  • Lindsey Graham Calls On Republicans To Restore Senate Filibuster Rules

    11/20/2014 8:31:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 95 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | November 18, 2014 | Amanda Terkel
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) wants Republicans to reverse the Democrats' filibuster reforms in the new year, arguing that doing so will make it tougher for President Barack Obama to get his nominees approved. The new system requires just 51 votes to advance executive branch nominees and judges nominated for all courts except the Supreme Court, instead of the 60 votes that were previously required. Democrats approved the reforms after Republicans were refusing to let many of Obama's nominees go through. Half the nominees filibustered in the country's history, for example, were blocked by Republicans during the Obama administration.
  • 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: Next 9/11 attack could come from Iraq, Syria

    06/15/2014 5:20:56 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 52 replies
    CBS News ^ | 15 Jun 14 | Rebecca Kaplan
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., warned that the next 9/11 attack could emanate from Iraq and Syria if the U.S. does not take steps to immediately halt the advance of the Islamic militants sweeping toward the Iraqi capital of Baghdad. "We need air power immediately to stop the advance toward Baghdad," Graham said on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday, warning that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) - the jihadists who are an offshoot of al Qaeda - could control the entire northern half of the country and use it to march on Jordan and Lebanon while Iran moves...
  • Lindsey Graham: It May Be Time to Work with Iran Against ISIS

    06/15/2014 10:18:58 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 65 replies
    News Max ^ | June 15 2014 | News Max
    A Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee says Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki cannot keep his country together, and a U.S. alliance with Iran might be needed to do so. South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday a U.S. partnership with longtime foe Iran makes him uncomfortable but likened it to the United States working with Josef Stalin in World War II against Adolf Hitler. He says the United States has to do what it can to keep Baghdad from falling to insurgents. "We should have discussions with Iran to make sure they don't use this as an opportunity...
  • Lindsey Grahams Covert Op: Going Full Democrat

    06/09/2014 12:37:50 PM PDT · by neal1960 · 39 replies
    Lee Bright for Senate ^ | 06/09/2014 | Lee Bright
    Establishment Republican Trying to Seduce Obama Voters On the eve of Lindsey Graham having to face his top challenger, Lee Bright, at the polls, Team Graham is running a quiet campaign to woo Democrats. Publicly, Grahams Campaign is saturating South Carolina TV stations touting his supposed conservative credentials yet he is simultaneously using web ads and social media to target Democrats and to remind them they can vote for him in the Republican Primary. Well, hes the liberals favorite Republican in Washington, so he is simply following form by trying to sneak past 50 per cent with some Democrat...
  • 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...
  • LINDSEY GRAHAM CALLS ON SUSAN RICE TO RESIGN FOR MISLEADING AMERICANS (VIDEO)

    06/04/2014 11:32:51 PM PDT · by kingattax · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Jun 2014
    Wednesday on NewsMax TV, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told host Steve Malzberg that Susan Rice needs to go. "I can't believe anything she tells me". Graham said. He pointed to both Rice's Benghazi Sunday show appearances when she blamed a YouTube video for the attack and last Sunday's appearance claiming U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl "served with honor and distinction." "One of two things, she is completely detached from the realty situation and is literally making things up that sounds good or she's manipulating the information for political reasons. Either way should she be the National Security Advisor?" he said.
  • Lindsey Graham Says Republicans Will Call for Obamas Impeachment if He Makes This Move Again

    06/04/2014 10:43:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 5, 2014 | Oliver Darcy
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) warned President Barack Obama Wednesday that Republican lawmakers would call for his impeachment if he released prisoners from Guantanamo Bay again without notifying Congress. Its going to be impossible for them to flow prisoners out of Gitmo now without a huge backlash, Graham said, according to The Hill. There will be people on our side calling for his impeachment if he did that. The comments come days after Obama approved a deal to release five prisoners from the detention camp, in exchange for the Taliban releasing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the last remaining prisoner of the Afghanistan...
  • Lindsey Finally Figures out Harry Reid is Crazy

    06/04/2014 1:07:40 PM PDT · by neal1960 · 33 replies
    Lee Bright for Senate ^ | 06/04/2014 | Lee Bright
    As Gomer Pyle Would Say: SHAZAM! In an astonishing admission of naivet and ignorance, Lindsey Graham confessed that he didnt know until yesterday how disconnected from reality Harry Reid is. For years, Graham has been lecturing Tea Party voters and other conservatives that only he, Lindsey Graham, knew his way around Washington and how to deal with Democrats. Not so much it turns out. This really shows how disconnected from reality Lindsey Graham is, said Lee Bright, the leading challenger to Graham in the June 10 Senate Primary. He and John McCain just cant wait to call people like Ted...
  • Lindsey Graham: Schumers been incredible on immigration, a worthy successor to Ted Kennedy

    06/04/2014 11:32:08 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    Mr. Schumer, who wants to be the next Senate majority leader, had worked on the 2007 push under his mentor and legendary deal maker, the late Ted Kennedy. I called Schumer and said Lets get the band back together, says Mr. Graham. The Republican invokes the economic and moral arguments for immigration but emphasizes the political one. If the GOP brand with minorities doesnt improve, the party wont get out of an electoral death spiral. After the 2012 election, he says, my worst fears were being realized. Of the sponsors, only Mr. Graham faces an imminent election. He says...
  • Another South Carolina Smack Down for Senator Lindsey Graham

    05/17/2014 6:13:16 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    politichicks.tv ^ | 5/17/14 | Sonya Sasser
    There is less than one month to go before the June 10th primary and Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has just received yet another censure from South Carolina Republicans. According to Conservative Fifty: On Monday evening the Charleston County GOP, one of the largest and most active county GOP groups in South Carolina, passed a censure resolution against Graham by a vote of 39-32. Charleston becomes the 9th county GOP to censure Graham since August. Other counties to censure Graham are Lexington, Pickens, Anderson, Laurens, Orangeburg, Greenville, Fairfield, and Chesterfield. All of the 9 censure measures have cited similar points where...
  • Lindsey Graham: Whoever Plays Politics With Benghazi Will Get Burned

    05/04/2014 12:47:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 04 May 2014 12:36 PM | Greg Richter
    Democrats have accused Republicans of playing politics over the 2012 Benghazi attacks. Sen. Lindsey Graham says that isnt true, but anyone who does use the tragedy for political gain will get burned. So if were playing politics with Benghazi, then well get burned, the South Carolina senator said Sunday on Face the Nation. If our Democratic friends are shielding the administration and trying to protect them, and if the administration tried to protect themselvesthe re-electionbecause they couldnt stand the truth about Benghazi, then theyll get burned, Graham said.
  • Lindsey Graham Only Likes Govt Spying When Its Not Used on Him

    03/12/2014 12:39:09 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | 3/12/14 | Andrew Kirell
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is very upset about government surveillance. Yes, that Lindsey Graham. Wait, what? Heres the catch, because you knew there had to be one: Hes only upset about government surveillance techniques when they are allegedly utilized on his own staffers. In response to accusations that the Central Intelligence Agency has snooped on Senate computers, Graham went bonkers, telling reporters on Tuesday that Heads should roll, people should go to jail if its true. And in typical Lindsey Graham fashion, he found a new kind of war he can get down with: If it is, the legislative branch...
  • Some Republicans (Lindsey Graham) See Racism As a Factor in Immigration Stalemate

    01/30/2014 7:25:35 PM PST · by Qbert · 51 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 1/29/2014 | John Stanton
    WASHINGTON For more than a year House Republican leaders have insisted the chamber would act on new immigration laws. And for more than a year, Republicans have done virtually nothing on the issue despite intense pressure from activists, business groups, and the nations changing demographics. And although there are a variety of reasons for inaction, one Republican lawmaker recently offered a frank acknowledgement that for many House Republicans, theres one issue at play thats not often discussed: race. Part of it, I think and I hate to say this, because these are my people but I...
  • 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...