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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...