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  • 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...
  • Lindsey Graham Working to Repair Rift with Tea Party (RINO Alert)

    08/11/2011 9:01:17 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 53 replies
    WLTX-TV CBS/Gannett 19 Columbia, SC | 2011-08-11
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  • Graham: 'We're becoming Greece' (but 'we’ll raise the debt limit')

    07/17/2011 8:13:32 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | 2011-07-17
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) says a balanced budget is the only way to deal with the country’s long term fiscal situation, even as the White House continues to reject the proposal as “draconian.” Appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union" Sunday, Graham said that Republicans would raise the debt ceiling only in exchange for the requirements in the “Cut, Cap and Balance” legislation the House is expected to vote this week. That bill would cut government spending to 2008 levels, cap spending for the next decade, and require the passage of a balanced budget constitutional amendment. “For those three things,...
  • Graham: GOP has no one 'to blame but ourselves' (RINO blames Tea Party, attacks GOP conservatives)

    07/13/2011 9:46:37 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 2011-07-13
    South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham conceded Wednesday that he and his fellow Republicans are now eating their own words as they try to convince the country they are working to stave off a federal default. “Our problem is we made a big deal about this for three months. How many Republicans have been on TV saying, ‘I’m not going to raise the debt limit.’ You know, Mitch [McConnell] says, ‘I’m not going to raise the debt limit unless we talk about Medicare.’ And I’ve said I’m not going to raise the debt limit until we do something about spending and...
  • Sen. Graham: Republicans Should Accept Tax Revenue Increase (RINO calls for tax hikes)

    07/13/2011 9:41:36 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 84 replies
    ABC ^ | 2011-07-13
    As Congress and the president try to strike a deal to cut spending and raise the debt ceiling, one Republican Senator tells ABC News that prospects look bleak. “Right now I’m very worried,” Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told ABC News “Subway Series.” “If I were a betting man, I’d bet no [deal].” (snip) Senator Graham said Republicans should be willing to accept a deal that curbs entitlement spending and increases tax revenues by closing loopholes. (snip) The obvious solution, Graham said, is for Republicans to give some ground on taxes and for Democrats to give some ground on entitlements. But...
  • Which Republicans voted today to support Reid's 'Class Warfare' vote...

    07/11/2011 7:18:09 PM PDT · by The Bronze Titan · 74 replies
    Senate.gov ^ | July 11, 2011 | The Bronze Titan
    Bill - S. 1323: "Mr. REID introduced the following bill; which was read twice and ordered to be placed on the calendar" "Sense of the Senate- It is the sense of the Senate that any agreement to reduce the budget deficit should require that those earning $1,000,000 or more per year make a more meaningful contribution to the deficit reduction effort." The Final Vote was 69-27 in favor. 17 "Republicans" joined Reid in support of his Class War ideology propaganda game (a vote which carries not weight). 24 Republicans wanted no part of this (along with 1 Dem) So who...
  • Right’s Graham Grousing Could Fizzle by 2014

    07/11/2011 1:50:56 PM PDT · by upchuck · 23 replies
    Roll Call ^ | July 11, 2011 | David M. Drucker
    COLUMBIA, S.C. — Sen. Lindsey Graham is the kind of Republican whom tea party activists want to boot from the Senate, though even they think he’d be hard to oust in a primary three years from now. If South Carolina’s political insiders are correct, Graham has little to worry about in 2014 despite a flirtation with Democrats on politically explosive issues that has enraged many in South Carolina’s tea-party-influenced, conservative GOP base. That anger was on display recently in Greenville, S.C., when tea party activists attending a presidential campaign rally for Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) sported “RINO Hunter” T-shirts and...
  • U.S. Senators Spend (Your) Tax Dollars On Travel (Lindsey Graham Alert)

    07/06/2011 6:47:26 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 5 replies
    U.S. senators are spending more tax dollars traveling the globe than ever before. Channel 9’s Washington bureau discovered some elected officials are racking up record expenses on flights, food and sometimes booze.(snip) Lindsey Graham was on the same Afghanistan trek and has racked up similar expenses. (snip) But senators aren't just using tax money to visit war zones. Other senators from other states have sipped cocktails at the Eiffel Tower and taken trips to Greece, London and China.Some spent time at the luxurious Conrad Hotel in Brussels -- a hotel with spa service and an in-house restaurant specializing in shrimp...
  • Sen. Graham: Gadhafi, like Hitler, is serious about attacking Europe (BARF ALERT)

    07/05/2011 4:58:39 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 51 replies
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) warned on Tuesday that Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi is "serious" about attacking European cities in order to pressure European officials to cease their airstrikes against Libya. "He actually means it," Graham said of Gadhafi. "Hitler meant it. He means it." Graham spoke in a colloquy with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and used borderline apocalyptic tones about the need to remove Gadhafi from power. "I know we're a war-weary nation, but there is no upside to Gadhafi staying in power," he said. "That is a national security nightmare for this country." Graham added that while the top...
  • Graham: Without victory in Libya, NATO's finished (RINOs claim oil prices to increase without wars)

    06/23/2011 7:11:52 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 23 replies
    The Hill, Washington DC ^ | 2011-06-23 | Josiah Ryan
    Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on Thursday the survival of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's regime could spell the end of NATO. “Logically you can exact that if he [Gadhafi] outlasts NATO, the Arab spring is over,” said Graham. "…He will take it out on his people, I think it will affect the price of oil and would be the end of NATO because NATO taking on Gadhafi and losing -- its going to be very hard for that organization to go off to another war and be taken seriously.” Speaking on the Senate floor, Graham and...
  • John McCain and Lindsey Graham's Pathetic Definition of "Isolationism"

    06/20/2011 7:42:53 PM PDT · by kevinaw2 · 9 replies
    Ward World ^ | 06/20/2011 | Kevin A Ward
    Well, John McCain and Lindsey Graham are at it again. Every neoconservatives favorite pair of Senators have subjected opponents of action in Libya and the future of Afghanistan as "isolationist". I'll address the ignorance of the neo conservatives regarding over extension of force in a future post, but right now they need to be called out for their pathetic defense of our current interventions. Let me say that like most or all conservatives I supported invading Afghanistan because as we all know they were harboring Bin Laden. No brainer. I supported the invasion of Iraq on the basis he had...
  • Republicans open to more revenue, Graham says

    06/19/2011 3:14:52 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 39 replies
    NBC / Politico ^ | 2011-06-19 | Byron Tau
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday that any Republican-backed plan to raise more government revenue would have to come from eliminating subsidies and tax deductions, not by raising taxes. "No one on the Republican side is going to vote to raise taxes, but I think many of us would look at flattening the tax code, doing away with deductions and exemptions and take that revenue and help pay off the debt," said Graham on NBC's "Meet the Press."
  • Graham urges Congress to 'shut up' on Libya

    06/19/2011 8:57:50 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | 2011-06-19 | Byron Tau
    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 and end to the military operation. "I would take the course that conservatives have been taking for the last 30 years -- The War Powers Act is unconstitutional, not worth the paper its written on," Graham declared. "It's an infringement...
  • 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...
  • Who’s an Isolationist? (McCain, RINOs working to help Obama bring down America)

    06/15/2011 6:46:33 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 11 replies
    American Conservative ^ | 2011-06-15 | Jack Hunter
    The term “isolationist” is much like the word “racist” in that it has become almost useless due to its overuse. For example, if the Left rightly considers Ku Klux Klan members racist—but also members of the Tea Party who merely criticize President Obama “racist”—such a glaring logical disparity cries out for a reassessment of terminology. A word that can mean anything can quickly become meaningless—and it also becomes a great rhetorical weapon in a political environment that substitutes smears for thoughtful debate. Such was the case at the Wall Street Journal last week which published an editorial entitled: “The Kucinich...
  • Combat Fatigue at GOP Debate (RINO Lindsey Graham attacks conservatives)

    06/15/2011 12:20:59 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 41 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2011-06-15 | Jonathan Weisman
    (snip) Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota said Mr. Obama "was absolutely wrong" in his decision to intervene in Libya. "I'd bring them home as quickly as possible," Texas Rep. Ron Paul said of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, "and I'd get them out of Iraq as well, and I wouldn't start a war in Libya, I'd quit bombing Yemen, and I'd quit bombing Pakistan. I'd start taking care of people here at home, because we could save hundreds of billions of dollars." "I was incredibly disappointed," Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said. "No one seemed to have a passion for...
  • 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.
  • The 18 Senators Who Approve Breaking The Internet To Protect Hollywood

    06/07/2011 3:22:34 AM PDT · by JerseyHighlander · 30 replies
    techdirt.com ^ | 05/26/2011
    The 18 Senators Who Approve Breaking The Internet To Protect Hollywood from the not-cool dept Last fall, we noted that the Senate Judiciary Committee had unanimously voted to approve COICA, a bill for censoring the internet as a favor to the entertainment industry. Thankfully, Senator Ron Wyden stepped up and blocked COICA from progressing. This year, COICA has been replaced by the PROTECT IP Act, which fixes some of the problems of COICA, but introduces significant other problems as well. A wide cross section of people who actually understand technology and innovation have come out against PROTECT IP as written...
  • Nixon and today's progressive GOP (RINOs talk like conservatives, govern like Socialists)

    06/04/2011 11:15:14 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 18 replies · 1+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 2011-06-04 | Ellis Washington
    Despite the past two and a half years America has been run by a president who is in every respect a socialist with communist tendencies, the pathetic GOP cannot effectively mount a first-tier candidate to seriously challenge this diminutive Marxist professor. Why? Because for 40 years the GOP has used the rhetoric of conservative Ronald Reagan, but the tactics, strategies and policies of RINO Richard Nixon. Indeed, Reagan is lionized by today's GOP and has been for 30 years since his two successful presidential terms (1981-89), yet it reminds me of the words of Christ rebuking the hypocritical and power-hungry...
  • NOTICE: FR DOES NOT AND WILL NOT SUPPORT ABORTIONIST, GAY RIGHTS PUSHING BIG GOVERNMENT STATISTS

    05/26/2011 8:31:29 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 1,586 replies · 1+ views
    vanity | May 26, 2011 | Jim Robinson
    NOTICE: FR DOES NOT AND WILL NOT SUPPORT ABORTIONIST, GAY RIGHTS PUSHING BIG GOVERNMENT STATISTS FOR PRESIDENT!! This message is intended for those posters on FR who seem to have missed my prior statements in this regard and insist on advocating for these bastards. I'd rather shut the place down than be involved in any effort to install abortionist/gay rights pushing RINOS like Romney or Giuliani into the White House!! Do NOT push this crap on FR. Take your business elsewhere!! And I don't care how long you've been here!!
  • Lindsey Graham: Obama “Did a Really Good Job” in Mideast Speech

    05/22/2011 9:19:21 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 48 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 2011-05-20
    (snip) Shortly after Obama’s speech, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told reporters that he is prepared to go out on a limb for the president to support his plan for investing billions of dollars to spur democracy in the Middle East and North Africa. “I am willing to take the bruises and stand by Obama to engage countries like Egypt and Tunisia and stay involved in Libya and finish the job in Iraq,” Graham said. “I am willing to take American dollars at a time when we’re flat broke, go back home and suffer the consequences of sending aid to Egypt...
  • 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...
  • McCain applauds Obama sanctions against Syria (he praises Obama's "strong and principled action")

    05/18/2011 7:10:05 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 37 replies
    WASHINGTON -- Arizona Sen. John McCain joined three other senators Wednesday in supporting President Barack Obama's decision to impose sanctions on Syrian leader Bashar al Assad and other top Syrian officials. McCain signed the statement along with fellow Republicans Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Marco Rubio of Florida and Independent Joe Lieberman of Connecticut. "We applaud President Obama for imposing sanctions on Bashar al Assad and other top Syrian officials," the senators' statement said. "The President's strong and principled action today should send an unmistakable message that the United States stands in solidarity with the brave protesters in Syria...
  • McCain, Graham to huddle with Biden on Iraq

    05/18/2011 4:55:39 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 14 replies
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2011-05-18 | Michael O'Brien
    Vice President Biden will meet Wednesday with Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) to discuss the situation in Iraq. McCain, the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Graham will meet with Biden at his home, the Naval Observatory, on Wednesday afternoon. On the agenda is Iraq, according to a White House official. McCain and Graham, who are often frequent travel partners (sometimes with Sen. Joe Lieberman [I-Conn.] in tow), traveled to the country earlier in May.
  • The Lindsey Graham Pro-Obamacare Panel

    05/13/2011 8:22:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Freedom Line ^ | May 10, 2011 | Quin Hillyer
    Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli seems destined to lose the next round of his lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare, and he can blame South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham for it. At the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, Cuccinelli drew a horribly liberal three-judge panel to hear his case. Two of the judges are Obama appointees, and one is a Clinton appointee. The two Obama appointees should not even be on the court — but they are because of failures by, or the outright underhandedness, of Graham. If Graham had worked harder to force approval of GW Bush...
  • Senate Approves Former Planned Parenthood Director as Judge (McCain leads RINOs for infanticide)

    05/09/2011 2:23:49 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 55 replies · 1+ views
    Lifenews.com ^ | http://www.lifenews.com/2011/05/04/senate-approves-former-planned-parenthood-director-as-judge/
    The U.S. Senate today overcame a Republican filibuster and approved a former Planned Parenthood abortion business director, John McConnell, as a federal judge in Rhode Island. Senators voted 63-33 to surpass the 60-vote threshold necessary to stop the filibuster and approve the nomination of McConnell’s nomination to the District Court for the District of Rhode Island. his nomination previously cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee recently on a party-line 11-7 vote. Senate Republicans joining all Democrats to end debate included Scott Brown of Massachusetts, Susan Collins of Maine, Lyndsey Graham of South Carolina, Johnny Isakson of Georgia, Mark Kirk of Illinois,...
  • Lindsey Graham to South Carolina GOP: Prepare for full-body kissing

    05/07/2011 12:12:02 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 2011-05-06 | Kasie Hunt
    COLUMBIA, S.C. — Sen. Lindsey Graham on Friday warned the Republicans who didn't show up this week for the state's first presidential primary debate, telling them "you sure as hell better come next time." And he jokingly warned a gathering of Republicans that the GOP candidates "are going to come to this state and kiss every part of your body."
  • We got the bastard: Graham, Biden share news of bin Laden's death ("time to give [Obama] his due")

    05/01/2011 11:28:21 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 14 replies
    McClatchy ^ | 2011-05-02 | James Rosen
    WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Lindsey Graham, old-style politicians who wear their emotions on their sleeves, traveled the world together when Biden served in the Senate. Graham, a South Carolina Republican, guessed why Biden might be calling him at home on a Sunday night. "Did we get the bastard?" Graham asked. "We got him!" a jubilant Biden responded. (snip) Graham...asked Biden to extend his congratulations to President Barack Obama. "I said, 'Please tell the president that all of us appreciate his persistence when it comes to being aggressive along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border and going after bin Laden,'"...
  • McCain satisfied with war council shake-up (McCain, Graham praise Obama)

    04/28/2011 8:06:56 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies
    John McCain, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, on Thursday indicated that he supports President Obama's new picks to head the Pentagon and CIA. The Arizona senator appeared to be satisfied with Obama's decision to move CIA Director Leon Panetta to the Defense Department to replace Robert Gates and appoint Afghan commander Gen. David Petraeus to replace Panetta, even though he preferred another position for the general. "I think so," he said when asked by France24-TV if the moves are wise. (snip) Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), one of McCain's top allies on the committee, applauded the moves...
  • 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...
  • Sens. Lee, Paul and Graham: We can fix Social Security without raising taxes (means testing)

    04/17/2011 11:14:20 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 83 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 2011-04-17 | Viviane Vo-Duc
    WASHINGTON — Three senators, including Utah Republican Mike Lee, say they can fix Social Security without raising taxes — and keep the entitlement financially stable for future generations to come. Lee unveiled the proposal Wednesday — the same day President Barack Obama revealed his deficit-reduction plan to Congress — along with Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. (snip) The plan would not affect benefits of those people already retired and those people over the age of 56. Their proposal would gradually raise the retirement age from 67 to 70 by 2032. (snip) The plan also calls for a...
  • Senator Lindsey Graham proposes plan to raise age to receive social security (to 70+ years)

    04/16/2011 9:44:13 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 74 replies
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Senator graham wants to raise the age to receive social security benefits from 65 to 70 by the year 2032 in hopes it will save the country trillions of dollars. With the nation in a financial crisis, several conservative republican senators have a plan that would keep working American working longer. "There is no way in God's green earth to save America from bankruptcy until you deal with entitlements, social security, Medicare and Medicaid, combined in the next 20 years is going to absorb every dollar of revenue coming to this place. There won't be any...
  • Lindsey Graham: The Little Metrosexual That Could

    04/12/2011 3:50:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 12, 2011 | Stuart Schwartz
    Call him the little metrosexual that could. The fussy, fastidious, and pampered senator from South Carolina just keeps chugging along supremely impressed with the face looking out from the mirror in his posh Senate office and his status as the Beltway insiders' favorite Republican. "I'm [...] at the front of the line" for Barack Obama on Capitol Hill, he brags to the New York Times, which describes his "delight" in letting "people know" how important he is. After all, he is Lindsey Graham and he is Washington, nestled among the Beltway's palace courtiers like a flea on a Carolina Dog....
  • Afghan Blowback

    04/09/2011 8:13:55 PM PDT · by Rabin · 19 replies
    nationalreview ^ | April 8, 2011 . | Paul Marshall & Nina Shea
    Harry Reid debated holding hearings on Koran desecration. Sen. Lindsey Graham,.. wishs to “hold people accountable” for Koran burnings,.. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer told an interviewer of his desire for a First Amendment exception that would allow those who immolate the Muslim holy book to be punished.
  • Sen. Graham urges GOP presidential candidates to avoid isolationism (RINO wants Bigger Government)

    04/08/2011 8:02:12 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 13 replies
    The Hill, Washington DC ^ | 2011-04-07 | John T. Bennett
    He urged GOP candidates to support foreign aid to Middle Eastern countries and said they should be ready to criticize President Obama if he fails to force Moammar Gadhafi to vacate power in Libya.Graham, one of his party’s most forceful voices on foreign policy, warned that presidential candidates will encounter a “war-weary” public that wants to troops to return from Iraq and Afghanistan. Candidates also will find that pitching increases in foreign aid to key Middle Eastern nations like Egypt “goes over like a lead balloon.”The reason such public sentiments worry Graham is “because it doesn’t take long before the...
  • Lindsey Graham’s War on Freedom (Southern Avenger)

    04/08/2011 7:55:36 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 4 replies · 1+ views
    American Conservative ^ | 2011-04-07 | Jack Hunter aka Southern Avenger
    When Florida pastor Terry Jones decided to “send a message” to Muslims by burning a Koran last week, it incited outrage and violence throughout the Arab world. American leaders rightly responded by condemning the senseless and dangerous act. Yet in the end, and despite the pastor’s obvious and irresponsible recklessness, Jones used his free speech and political leaders used theirs. Such is the nature of free expression in a free society. But one politician’s condemnation of Jones contained a suggested remedy far more dangerous to American freedom than burning the Koran. Said Sen. Lindsey Graham on CBS’ Face the Nation:...
  • Iowahawk: War Is No Excuse For Forgetting One's Manners

    04/08/2011 3:09:59 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    Iowahawk | April 8, 2011 | David Burge
    War Etiquette TipsFrom Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC)Continued
  • Ann Barnhardt Fights Totalitarian Islam and Its Useful Idiots

    04/08/2011 2:36:08 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Andrew Bostom ^ | Andrew Bostom
    Once again a mere flicker—in this case burning a copy of the Koran in Florida—has ignited the inferno of deeply seated infidel-hatred that pervades the contemporary Muslim world, precipitating violence, death, and general mayhem amongst our Afghan “ allies.” This eruption was hardly pastor Terry Jones’ fault. The insane orgy of murderous Muslim violence in Afghanistan was a direct result of Islamic doctrine. Jones’ simple non-violent act effectively administered a diagnostic societal stress test revealing—yet again—the pathological mindset engendered by an Islam that remains ossified in its Medieval fortress, defiantly unreformed and unrepentant. Kansas-born Ann Barnhardt was raised on a...
  • Magic Moments with the Mutaween

    04/05/2011 7:30:13 PM PDT · by JLS · 14 replies
    National Review Corner ^ | 5 April 2011 | Mark Steyn
    One of the reasons why I’m not in favor of Lindsey Graham–style appeasement is because many of the fellows we’re trying to stay on the right side of are, not to put too fine a point on it, nuts. They’re several suras short of a Koran. And attempting to appease loons is an even more forlorn enterprise than attempting to appease the merely evil. Take, for example, our friends the Saudis. It’s a wealthy and influential nation. These aren’t your illiterate Pushtun goatherds. Look at the picture accompanying this fairly typical news story in today’s Arab News: State-of-the-art office chairs,...
  • Pro-Terry Jones Forces Begin to Coalesce; Ann Barnhardt Denounces

    04/06/2011 11:05:03 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 14 replies
    Ann Barnhardt of Colorado, who made a video response to General Petraeus and Senator Lindsey Graham, after the two called for restraint of the First Amendment with regard to Islam. Barnhardt blasts both men with fury and righteousness, then reads hateful passages from the Koran, just before ripping out the offending page and burning it. Her readings show why the Koran is such an evil book and why it deserves the flames -- it calls for murder, deceit, torture, rape and homosexual pedophilia. This young woman does indeed have more balls than most men. Her two videos are embedded below.
  • Colorado Woman Has More Courage Than Ten Lindsey Grahams

    04/05/2011 10:32:17 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 68 replies
      The Face Of Cowardice And Dhimmitude With thanks to Diana West, I received a couple of links to YouTube videos that feature a brave Colorado woman named Ann Barnhart.  Thomas Jefferson would have loved this lady.  In the first one, she pretty well grinds Senator Lindsey Graham to little pieces for his suggestion that Congress should pass a law that outlaws burning of the Koran.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qeyrp-V3Jvc&feature=player_embedded  From Barnhart’s oration, we learn that Senator Graham’s position is that during times of war (he had the unbelievably audacity to cite World War II to bolster his argument) there must be limits...
  • Truth and determination lives! (Video)

    04/05/2011 9:20:57 AM PDT · by notatard? · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | 04APR11 | Ann Barnhardt
    Must see video at link.
  • Lindsey Graham Digs Deeper

    04/05/2011 7:09:59 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 26 replies
    The Corner ^ | 4/5/2011 | Mark Steyn
    This is just embarrassing. The guy “putting the troops at risk” here is Senator Graham, and General Petraeus and the other advocates of the one-way multiculti danse macabre. They’re telling our enemies the more you tread on our toes the more we’ll pretend not to notice and try to waltz you gaily round the floor one more time. Pre-emptive capitulation only invites more and more provocations. Like the Arabs say, a falling camel attracts many knives.
  • Terry Jones and Preemptive Capitulation

    04/05/2011 12:39:13 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 4 Apr 2011 | Roger Kimball
    Years ago, I picked up a tattered but serviceable edition of the great Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Published in 1910, the twenty-eight-volume monument to human curiosity about the “arts, sciences, literature and general information” is a testament to scholarly industry. Compared to the mealy-mouthed reference works that clutter library shelves today, which typically compete to outdo one another in the exhibition of moral relativism, the Eleventh Edition (the common shorthand by which the work is known) is also a testament to a neglected virtue: robust cultural confidence. For a Westerner, it is refreshing to dip into its unembarrassed...
  • Muslims and Moral Handicaps

    04/03/2011 9:43:08 PM PDT · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 12 replies
    Sultan Knish a blog by Daniel Greenfield ^ | April 3, 2011 | Daniel Greenfield
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wants an investigation into Koran burning. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer suggested that this form of free speech could be banned. Senator Lindsey Graham is also looking for ways to limit free speech, saying, "Free speech is a great idea, but we’re in a war". Free speech is more than a great idea, it's a fundamental freedom untouchable by legislators. But all it takes is a few Muslim murders-- and Reid, Breyer and Graham eagerly hold up their lighters to the Constitution. Free speech has been curtailed before in the United States during a time...
  • Lindsey Graham Digs In Deeper

    04/04/2011 6:14:35 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | April 4, 2011 | Mark Steyn
    This is just embarrassing. The guy “putting the troops at risk” here is Senator Graham, and General Petraeus and the other advocates of the one-way multiculti danse macabre. They’re telling our enemies the more you tread on our toes the more we’ll pretend not to notice and try to waltz you gaily round the floor one more time. Pre-emptive capitulation only invites more and more provocations. Like the Arabs say, a falling camel attracts many knives.
  • Graham Responds to Steyn, Stuttaford - The South Carolina senator defends his comments about...

    04/04/2011 2:24:28 PM PDT · by neverdem · 136 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | April 4, 2011 | Robert Costa
    Graham Responds to Steyn, StuttafordThe South Carolina senator defends his comments about Koran burning. In response to the criticism by Mark Steyn and Andrew Stuttaford about his weekend comments on free speech and Koran burning, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) called me this afternoon to flesh out his thoughts on the matter. Here is the transcript: NRO: Some of my National Review colleagues are being pretty rough on you today. What is your response to some of the outrage on the right about your comments regarding free speech?GRAHAM: General Petraeus sent a statement out to all news organizations yesterday, urging our government to ban Koran burning. Free speech...
  • Re: Lindsey Graham and the First Amendment (Mark Steyn)

    04/04/2011 11:44:02 AM PDT · by neverdem · 40 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 04, 2011 | Mark Steyn
    Andrew, ever since I ran into a spot of bother in Canada, I’ve found myself giving speeches in defense of freedom of expression in Toronto, London, Copenhagen, etc. I did not think it would be necessary quite so soon to take the same stand in the land of the First Amendment against craven squishes of the political class willing to trade core liberties for a quiet life. I have no expectations of Harry Reid or the New York Times, but I have nothing but total contempt for the wretched buffoon Graham. A mob of deranged ululating blood-lusting head-hackers slaughter Norwegian...