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  • Graham & McCain talk about the ‘opportunism’ of Ted Cruz and the need to fight the Islamic State

    11/23/2015 8:55:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Washington Post's PostPolitics ^ | November 23, 2015 | David Weigel
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) returned to the campaign trail this weekend, making seven stops in New Hampshire with his colleague and preferred presidential candidate, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). After the third stop, at an American Legion hall in Hudson, N.H., the two hawkish Republicans sat down for a joint interview about the refugee crisis, the need to send troops to fight the Islamic State, whether the secretary of state should resign, and what the world would look like had voters made McCain president seven years ago. WP: You both mentioned that there are senators who are late-comers to this issue,...
  • GOP group (Kasich Super PAC) plans most aggressive anti-Trump campaign yet

    11/19/2015 4:33:48 PM PST · by springwater13 · 84 replies
    John Kasich has attacked Donald Trump relentlessly in debates and now his super PAC is planning to invest $2.5 million in the most aggressive takedown of the poll leader yet – on behalf of an increasingly anxious GOP establishment. The attack, according to a blueprint shared with POLITICO, will play out over the next two months on radio, TV, mail, and online in New Hampshire. Strategists with the pro-Kasich group, called New Day for America, say the budget for the anti-Trump campaign is likely to grow. The offensive comes as some in the GOP are beginning to plot how to...
  • Lindsey Graham: Donald Trump is a Complete Idiot

    11/19/2015 8:41:33 PM PST · by Rockitz · 75 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 19 Nov 2015 | Pam Key
    Thursday on Newsmax TV’s “The Hard Line” with Ed Berliner, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said his rival Donald Trump is a “complete idiot” because he proposed unprecedented surveillance of Muslims, possibly with special IDs identifying them as Muslim. Graham said, “Donald Trump is a complete idiot. All I can tell you is that we are in a religious war. The goal is to win the war. Most people in the faith do not buy what ISIL is selling. I’ve been to Iraq and Afghanistan 35 times in the last decade. You’ll never convince me they are all...
  • Forget Paris: GOP candidate to double funding for Syrian 'refugees'

    11/15/2015 3:55:27 PM PST · by amorphous · 56 replies
    WND ^ | 15 Nov 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    In the wake of the deadly Paris attacks by ISIS, some GOP presidential candidates such as Ted Cruz, Donald Trump and even Marco Rubio are calling for an end to Syrian refugee resettlement in the U.S. Most of the others have been silent or vague on the issue of Syrian refugees - about 2,000 of whom have already arrived in the U.S. despite warnings from the FBI that it’s impossible to vet their backgrounds. But there is one candidate who is clearly on the record wanting more Syrian Muslims to pour into American cities and towns as "refugees," despite the...
  • Heritage Action presidential scorecard rates Cruz near-perfect

    11/09/2015 6:51:38 AM PST · by Isara · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/09/15 | Shane Goldmacher
    The hard-line conservative arm of the Heritage Foundation has tough criticism for much of the 2016 field, but high praise for the Texas senator. Many of the lines in the scorecard appear destined for future attack ads.Jeb Bush, for instance, is accused of having "kowtowed to the state's environmental lobby" in Florida. Chris Christie "has shown favoritism toward well-connected real estate developers." Rand Paul's "views at times veer outside the conservative mainstream." And Donald Trump backs "massive tariffs that would damage the American economy."Cruz, by contrast, manages to emerge with barely a blemish, only softly worded critiques of his adopting...
  • Education Expert: Political Elites Only See Children As Cogs In A Machine

    11/08/2015 8:04:38 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/08/2015 | Ginni Thomas
    Joy Pullmann, a nationally-recognized education expert, claims that "normal people in fly-over country" feel exploited by cultural and political elites who have moved from not listening to the people, to exploiting them. What worries the education expert - who is now the managing editor of The Federalist - the most about a Hillary Clinton presidency is "the distaste factor" stemming from the former secretary of state raising her child with nannies. According to Pullmann, Hillary is "so out of touch" with so little to share with parents. Pullmann continues in the exclusive interview with the Daily Caller News Foundation by...
  • GOP candidate line-up announced for Fox Business Network/WSJ debate

    11/06/2015 5:08:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | November 6, 2015
    Fox Business Network on Thursday announced the candidate line-up for the Nov. 10 Republican presidential debates. The candidates qualifying for the prime-time, 9 p.m. ET debate are: Billionaire businessman Donald Trump; retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson; Florida Sen. Marco Rubio; Texas Sen. Ted Cruz; former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush; former HP CEO Carly Fiorina; Ohio Gov. John Kasich; and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul. The candidates qualifying for the earlier, 7 p.m. ET debate are: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie; former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal; and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum. The criteria were different than for past...
  • Lindsey Graham Explains Why He’s Still In The Race

    10/28/2015 6:19:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 28, 2015 | Jamie Weinstein, Senior Editor
    BOULDER, Colo.– Lindsey Graham 45% may register as little more than a blip in the presidential polls, but he doesn’t sound like a man — or candidate — dejected. On Tuesday night before the third Republican presidential debate, the South Carolina senator participated in an interview with Dana Bash as part of CNN’s “Politics on Tap” series, where he elicited a bundle of laughs from an audience of college Republicans and journalists at a local bar. As he left the event, he spoke with The Daily Caller about the state of the Republican Party, Donald Trump, the Middle East and...
  • Live Thread: Republican Presidential Debates on CNBC 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. EDT 10/28/15

    10/28/2015 3:18:00 PM PDT · by kristinn · 2,630 replies
    Wednesday, October 28, 2015 | Kristinn
    <p>Two debates tonight on CNBC live from the Coors Event Center at the University of Colorado in Boulder.</p>
  • 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.
  • How Cruz Won the NH Conservative Caucus Vote

    10/21/2015 11:49:36 AM PDT · by Isara · 82 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | October 21st, 2015 | Art McGrath
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was the undisputed winner of the first ever caucus of New Hampshire conservatives to rally behind a candidate in advance of the state's first-in-the-nation presidential primary in February. The 603 Alliance, a grassroots organization of New Hampshire conservatives, has endorsed Cruz.  Earlier this year the alliance began organizing the caucus as a means to prevent the conservative vote from getting split among so many candidates and thus handing the primary to an establishment candidate like Jeb Bush. The idea behind the caucus was that all conservatives present would throw their support behind the winner, whomever it...
  • Cruz runs away with first-ever conservative activist caucus, Carson second

    10/17/2015 3:16:13 PM PDT · by Isara · 31 replies
    Union Leader ^ | October 17. 2015 | Eli Okun
    HOPKINTON – A casual observer could have been forgiven for mistaking the Hopkinton Fairgrounds for Iowa on Saturday. Inside an unheated, cavernous barn, more than 700 grassroots activists conducted their own presidential caucus — rounds of voting and redistributing to select a candidate who would stand up for strict conservative values. In this first-ever New Hampshire caucus, organizers hoped the new style of competition would help unify the right against establishment candidates. In the end (and in the beginning), it wasn't really close: Texas Sen. Ted Cruz cruised to the win after just three rounds of voting. Though all...
  • Trump's Sept. 11 Comments Draw Ire of Other Candidates

    10/17/2015 11:47:59 AM PDT · by WilliamIII · 153 replies
    NBC ^ | October 17, 2015 | ELIZABETH CHUCK
    Presidential candidate Donald Trump set off another political firestorm Friday after implying that President George W. Bush was to blame for the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, drawing the ire of his Republican rivals.
  • Graham plans to follow McCain's playbook in N.H.

    10/14/2015 1:04:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Conway Daily Sun ^ | October 13, 2015 | Lloyd Jones
    CONWAY South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham hopes history will repeat itself in the Granite State. Graham, one of 16 presidential candidates seeking to become the Republican Party's nominee next year, is taking a page out of his good friend Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) campaign playbook by trying to connect with as many New Hampshire residents as possible. The three-term U.S. senator plans to hold more than 100 town hall meetings in the state, and as part of 12-day swing through New Hamphire will spend much of Wednesday in Conway. A town hall meeting is scheduled for 6:20 p.m. at...
  • Horry likes Ted Cruz, straw polls show (South Carolina)

    10/12/2015 1:22:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Sun News ^ | October 12, 2015 | Donna W. McKinney
    It has been rewarding to join a group of dedicated S.C. grassroots conservatives. Recently a group of Horry County volunteers for Ted Cruz engaged in their first two events: the Aynor Harvest Hoedown and the Irish-Italian Festival. We proudly wore our red shirts declaring the same values as our favorite presidential candidate. National polls have indicated that billionaire TV reality star Donald Trump is still leading. However, based on straw polls, Horry County residents who participated clearly indicated they preferred Ted Cruz over all other candidates. Straw polls top 3: Aynor Harvest Hoedown: Cruz 45.5%, Trump 20.8%, Carson 18.2% Irish-Italian...
  • Donald Trump 32% Crushes GOP Field In Latest New Hampshire Gravis Polling

    10/09/2015 6:52:52 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 90 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | October 9, 2015 | Sundance
    The latest New Hampshire poll shows a far more engaged electorate continuing to be a thorn in the side of the 2015/16 GOPe scheme to anoint Jeb Bush. In addition, the ruse candidates, Fiorina and Rubio have exhausted their media-fueled surge and remain static alongside Jeb Bush at 8%.John Kasichs ground game and almost exclusive attention to New Hampshire has garnered him a position just above Jeb, Carly and Marco. However, the vulgarians are determined to Make America Great Again!Gravis Marketing, a nonpartisan research firm, conducted a random survey of 1,035 registered voters in New Hampshire regarding the presidential election...
  • Yes, there are other people running besides Donald Trump

    10/10/2015 8:19:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Gwinnett Daily Post ^ | October 10, 2015 | Rob Jenkins
    After my last two columns on Donald Trump, several people have written to ask what I think about some of the other Republican presidential candidates. So I thought Id address that question this week. Hey, Im nothing if not responsive to my readers. Please excuse me if I dont mention everyone. Ive only got 500 words. Ben Carson. No question, Dr. Carson is manifestly the smartest person in the race, on either side. His slogan should be, Its just politics, folks. Not brain surgery. I dont necessarily agree with him on every issue, but I believe hes a man of...
  • In 2016 race, voters still shopping for a candidate to love (RINO-riffic!)

    10/06/2015 10:24:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    CNN Political Op-Ed ^ | October 6, 2015 | Alex Castellanos, Republican strategist
    Yes, it is time again to play that game, "What's Happening in The Campaign For Leadership Of The Free World?" A few observations, from the front lines: 1. Last week, a friend reported on an Iowa focus group. Of 31 Republican voters, only one was irrevocably committed to a candidate. The rest split their preferences among two candidates or more. Point: This race is remarkably fluid. Voters are still shopping. 2. There is no impetus for Republican voters to place their final bets soon. They fear their country is in decline, and this may be their last chance to save...
  • Ron Johnson: U.S. ground troops needed in Syria (echos McCain and Graham)

    10/03/2015 7:06:28 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 65 replies
    Journal Times ^ | 10/2/15 | MARK SOMMERHAUSER
    U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said he favors committing U.S. ground troops to a multinational military coalition that would enter Syria and create safe zones for refugees fleeing the war-torn nation. Johnson, a first-term Republican, spoke Friday at Madison-Kipp Corp. in Madison, at an event to mark Wisconsin Manufacturing Month. -snip- Johnson said he doesnt know how many U.S. ground troops would be required for the effort. Russias recent involvement in the region may complicate it, he added. -snip- Johnsons Syria stance puts him in line with other hawkish GOP senators, including Republicans Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and John McCain...
  • Next Republican Debate Could Be Bad News For Paul, Graham

    09/30/2015 7:36:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    National Public Radio's It's All Politics ^ | September 30, 2015 | Jessica Taylor
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul could be on the chopping block and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham may not even make the undercard debate under criteria released Wednesday by CNBC ahead of its Oct. 28 GOP presidential debate. The rules would limit the prime-time debate to any candidates polling above 3 percent. That's of an average of national polls released between Sept. 17 and Oct. 21. Surveys from NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox News, CNN and Bloomberg will be used to make the determination. To quality for the undercard debate, candidates must pull in at least 1 percent support in any of...
  • Trump [26%] Steady in NC; Biden Polls Well (Rand and Lindsey now at 0%)

    09/29/2015 11:44:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | September 29, 2015
    PPP's newest North Carolina poll finds that Donald Trump is holding his ground- at least compared to where he was in the state six weeks ago. Trump leads with 26% to 21% for Ben Carson, 12% for Carly Fiorina, 10% for Marco Rubio, 9% for Ted Cruz, 6% for Mike Huckabee, 5% for Jeb Bush, 4% for John Kasich, and 2% for Chris Christie. Rounding out the field are Rick Santorum and Bobby Jindal at 1%, and Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Rand Paul all at less than 1%. Trump's 26% is almost identical to his 24% standing...
  • Rand Paul rebukes Ted Cruz

    09/29/2015 10:42:17 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 62 replies
    cnn.com ^ | September 30, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer
    Washington (CNN)The rift between Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, political allies turned rivals, widened on Tuesday when Paul decried his Senate colleague's hardline tactics. Paul criticized Cruz for breaching Senate decorum, saying the Texan could not accomplish any of his legislative priorities because of how much his GOP colleagues despise him. "Ted has chosen to make this really personal and chosen to call people dishonest in leadership and call them names, which really goes against the decorum and also against the rules of the Senate, and as a consequence he can't get anything done legislatively," Paul said in an interview...
  • Lindsey Graham releases statement on Boehner resignation

    09/25/2015 6:22:26 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 35 replies
    WHNS Greenville, SC ^ | 09/25/2015 | Dal Kalsi
    WASHINGTON (FOX Carolina) - U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R, SC) released a statement Friday on Rep. John Boehners announcement that he will resign as Speaker of the House of Representatives. I appreciate John Boehners service to our nation and his time as Speaker of the House of Representatives. Ive known him for twenty years and he has always tried to bring about change in the best interests of our nation and party. He is a solid conservative who understands the responsibility which comes from governing. I wish him well. He will always have my respect and admiration.
  • At World Meeting of Families, homosexuality dominates talk

    09/25/2015 4:08:57 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 82 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | September 25, 2015 | Peter Smith
    He cited an online post he had seen from a 17-year-old gay Catholic. "The church has a lot to say about what I'm not supposed to do," the youth wrote. "But ... I couldn't find any church document (about) what a gay person is supposed to do with his life. I feel abandoned by the church." He said the church teaches much about the beauty of marriage, but then tells its gay members they "can't have this wonderful thing."
  • GOP Insiders: Jindal and Pataki Quit Next

    09/25/2015 2:55:52 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/25/2015 | Katie Glueck
    Rand Pauls on the departure list too, insiders predict. Bobby Jindal and George Pataki are the next two quitters in the Republican field. Thats the assessment of Republicans in the POLITICO Caucus, our weekly bipartisan survey of the top activists, operatives and strategists in Iowa and New Hampshire. . A quarter of Iowa Republicans say its Jindal, a frequent visitor to their state, who is on his way out. "He's become desperate," an Iowa Republican said. "He's taken to attacking Trump (we know how that worked out for Perry and Walker) and has nothing going on here in Iowa." Added...
  • Trump pays up $40,000 to get on South Carolina ballot

    09/24/2015 11:14:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Vox ^ | September 24, 2015 | Andrew Prokop
    (PHOTO-AT-LINK) Matt Moore ‎@MattMooreSC .@realDonaldTrump has officially filed for the @scgop 2016 presidential primary! 5:04 PM - 23 Sep 2015 On Wednesday, Donald Trump filed papers and paid the $40,000 fee to qualify for South Carolina's Republican presidential primary ballot, a spokesperson for Trump's campaign confirms. The payment — made a week before the September 30 deadline — is the latest sign that the poll frontrunner has no plans of wrapping up his presidential bid anytime soon. The $40,000 fee to get on the ballot, split between the state election commission and the state GOP, is an unusually expensive one,...
  • Paul earns endorsement from South Carolina congressman

    09/21/2015 2:28:34 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/21/2015 | Gabby Morrongiello
    South Carolina Rep. Mick Mulvaney announced his support for Rand Paul's presidential bid Monday, saying the Kentucky senator's dovish foreign policy and anti-establishment message is "falling on receptive ears" in his home state. Mulvaney, who rode to Congress on the Tea Party wave in 2010, cited his growing dissatisfaction with Republican leaders as a leading reason for endorsing Paul, who holds the No. 10 spot in the Washington Examiner's presidential power rankings. House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have become the targets of heavy criticism on the campaign trail recently for failing to advance conservative legislation...
  • Lindsey Graham demands Ben Carson apologize to Muslims

    09/21/2015 7:44:24 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 89 replies
    Lindsey Graham is demanding (probably on behalf of CAIR) that Ben Carson apologize to Muslims for his remarks on Meet the Press yesterday. Ben Carson said he would not support a Muslim as President of the United States, and he’s hardly alone in that. Lindsey Graham, who is basically a gay, younger version of John McCain has been kissing Muslim ass since being elected to the Senate over 10 years ago. Now the choad who for whatever reason is running for president is showing his racism against Ben Carson and love of Muslims by demanding Carson apology. Lindsey Graham ✔...
  • 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...
  • Walker at 0% in new national poll

    09/20/2015 8:01:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    WKOW-TV ^ | September 20, 2015 | Savanna Tomei
    Madison (WKOW) -- A new national poll shows Governor Scott Walker polling at 0 percent in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. The CNN/ORC poll released Sunday shows there were five candidates who received less than one percent of support from likely Republican voters. Walker was among them, joined by former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, and former New York Governor George Pataki. Less than one percent equates to zero percent, statistically. The results show Donald Trump is still the front-runner with 24 percent, but has lost ground from earlier in...
  • Lindsey Graham: I Would Have Stood Up To Muslim Questioner

    09/20/2015 5:31:47 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 100 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/18/2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Republican presidential candidate and South Carolina Senator Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said he would have stood up to the questioner who told fellow Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump We have a problem in this country, its called Muslims. We know our current president is one. You know hes not even an American on Fridays Andrea Mitchell Reports on MSNBC. Graham was asked, What would you have done? He answered, Stand up to the guy. I had this happen to me in Iowa where a guy used the n-word and was very derogatory toward President Obama and Muslims, and I said,...
  • Ted Cruz at the Heritage Action Take Back America Presidential Forum

    09/18/2015 3:27:35 PM PDT · by erod · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | 09/18/15
    Link to video of Ted Cruz at the Heritage Action Take Back America Presidential Forum.
  • Trump bails on Heritage forum in South Carolina

    09/18/2015 9:59:29 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 79 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/18/2015 | Shane Goldmacher
    Donald Trump unexpectedly announced Friday that he would skip a major Republican gathering to be held later in the day in South Carolina due to an unidentified significant business transaction. Trump was one of 11 GOP presidential candidates slated to speak at the Heritage Action Presidential Forum at an arena in Greenville. The event is co-sponsored by two of the biggest names in South Carolina GOP politics: Gov. Nikki Haley and former Sen. Jim DeMint. Trumps campaign said his undisclosed transaction was expected to close Thursday but a delay made him unable to attend. He sends his regrets, the campaign...
  • Donald Trump cancels South Carolina trip

    09/18/2015 9:57:55 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 147 replies
    kspr.com/CNN ^ | Daniella Diaz CNN
    Just hours before he was expected to speak, GOP front-runner Donald Trump canceled a trip to South Carolina for the Heritage Action Presidential Forum because of a "significant business transaction" that is delayed, his campaign said in a statement. The campaign said Trump had to changes his plans because "a significant business transaction" that is delayed. "He sends his regrets and looks forward to being with the great people of South Carolina."
  • Graham: Im really sick of hearing Republicans lie to their base

    09/17/2015 6:28:15 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 59 replies
    Yahoo Political News ^ | 9/17 | Meredith Shiner
    Im tired of telling people things they want to hear that I know we cant do. [President Barack Obama] is not going to sign a bill that will defund Obamacare. If Im president I wouldnt put one penny in my budget for Planned Parenthood not one penny Im as offended by these videos as you are. But the one thing I am not going to do going into 2016 is shut the government down and tank our ability to win. What you are saying and what Sen. [Ted] Cruz is saying, Im really sick of hearing. The...
  • Graham On ISIS: We Need To Go Into Syria And Kill Every One Of These Bastards That We Can Find

    09/16/2015 6:11:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/16/15 | Christian Datoc
    During Wednesdays Republican debate, Lindsey Graham said that in order to deal with ISIS, we need to assemble a coalition, go into Syria, and kill every one of these bastards that we can find. GRAHAM: Were going to need a regional army. The Turks, the Jordanians, the Saudis, the Egyptians. Get their armies up together, and 90-percent of it will be them. Theyre going to pay for this war because we payed for the last two, but 10-percent will have to be us. Well go in on the ground, and were going to pull the caliphate up by its roots,...
  • Lindsey Graham shines at undercard debate

    09/16/2015 6:09:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | September 16, 2015 | Manu Raju
    The Lindsey Graham show turned up in Simi Valley, California, during tonight's CNN Republican presidential debate. After a flat performance in August at the first GOP debate, the South Carolina senator lit up the crowd at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library during CNN's undercard debate, lashing his opponents with sharp barbs and dropping zingers that brought roars of approval. "That's the first thing I'm going to do as president: We're going to drink more," he said. Graham also trashed Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton in eyebrow-raising terms. "Where the hell were you" during the Benghazi, Libya, attacks, Graham fumed when...
  • State threatens to close abortion clinics over records, disposal violations (South Carolina)

    09/14/2015 4:23:26 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 6 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | Sep 11 2015 2:49 pm | Cynthia Roldan
    COLUMBIA The state health department suspended the licenses of two of the states three abortion clinics Friday, threatening to close them over recordkeeping lapses and improper disposal that Gov. Nikki Haley referred to as callous treatment of human life. The Department of Health and Environmental Control suspended Planned Parenthood of South Atlantic in Columbia and Greenville Womens Clinic in Greenville, for a series of violations of state law. The violations cited at both places include incomplete records, performing an abortion sooner than 60 minutes after an ultrasound and not properly disposing of aborted fetuses. According to manifests, the fetuses...
  • With Rick Perry Out, the Culling of the GOP Herd BeginsHeres Whos Next

    09/14/2015 2:31:22 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 44 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | September 13, 2015 | Liz Peek
    With Rick Perry Out, the Culling of the GOP Herd BeginsHeres Whos Next By Liz Peek September 13, 2015 5:15 AM /snip Those two are easy to dismiss. Others who should withdraw will likely take more convincing. On the basis of todays polling, Lindsay Graham is facing ultra-long odds. (A prominent London bookmaker places his chance of winning the nomination at 66 to 1, only slightly worse than John McCain, who isnt running). A recent survey of GOP primary voters in his home state of South Carolina showed that 78 percent think Graham should drop out of the race ...
  • Poll: Trump commands lead in Iowa, N.H. and S.C. (Cruz in third in IA, SC)

    09/13/2015 4:29:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 13, 2015 | Curt Mills
    With Ben Carson still on his tail, Donald Trump nonetheless holds his lead in Iowa, while opening up commanding leads in New Hampshire and South Carolina. According to a new poll out from CBS News/YouGov, Trump leads Carson 40-12 in New Hampshire, 36-21 in South Carolina, and 29-25 in Iowa. Ted Cruz comes in third in Iowa and South Carolina with 10 and 6 percent, and John Kasich comes third in New Hampshire with 9 percent of the vote, in a poll of likely Republican primary votes. In perhaps a telling sign of why Trump, who leads the Washington Examiner's...
  • McCain: Trump too divisive, `I don't think he could win'

    09/12/2015 1:37:35 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 91 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 12, 2015
    GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump will never win the White House because he is playing to aging white voters and turning off blacks and Hispanics, U.S. Sen. John McCain said. I dont think he could win the White House because we have to attract voters, McCain said on Herald Radios Morning Meeting show yesterday. We have an aging white population in America and a growing Hispanic and African-American population and we have to reach out to them.
  • McCain: Trump too divisive, `I don't think he could win'

    09/12/2015 12:55:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | September 12, 2015 | Chris Villani
    GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump will never win the White House because he is playing to aging white voters and turning off blacks and Hispanics, U.S. Sen. John McCain said. I dont think he could win the White House because we have to attract voters, McCain said on Herald Radios Morning Meeting show yesterday. We have an aging white population in America and a growing Hispanic and African-American population and we have to reach out to them. McCain said the Hispanic vote, particularly in a border state such as his home state of Arizona, is especially important. The Hispanic voter...
  • Senator Lindsey Graham: we need to bring in our fair share of Syrian Muslims

    09/11/2015 3:27:03 PM PDT · by robowombat · 107 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | September 11, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Senator Lindsey Graham: we need to bring in our fair share of Syrian Muslims Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 11, 2015 If you are looking for answers about how South Carolina has become a target for refugee resettlement where the Governor (Nikki Haley) and even Rep. Trey Gowdy*** are obviously reluctant to stand up and question the choice of the state as fresh territory for third world resettlement (colonization!), look no further than the senior senator of the Palmetto State. Do Haley and Gowdy jump when Lindsey says jump? Editors note: There will be hundreds of articles in the...
  • Quinnipiac poll of Iowa: Trump leads with 27% as Scott Walker crashes to tenth place

    09/11/2015 10:58:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 11, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Tenth farking place. Three months ago, I would have told you that a midwestern evangelical governor with Scott Walkers record could stay home in Wisconsin and never campaign and still do no worse than, say, third in Iowa. Remember, this is supposed to be Walkers must-win early state. Donald Trump has the support of 27 percent of Iowa likely Republican Caucus participants, with 21 percent for Ben Carson and 9 percent for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. This compares to the results of a July 1 survey by the independent Quinnipiac...
  • Cruz's second shutdown play rankles fellow Republicans

    09/10/2015 9:24:42 AM PDT · by VinL · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/10/15 | Burgess Everitt
    Ted Cruz says his hard-line strategy to defund Planned Parenthood and risk a government shutdown is about doing the right thing and following through on Republicans' vows to conservative voters. But many of his Republican colleagues say its really all about Cruz. Even some of his closest allies from past battles fellow tried and true tea party Republicans like Sen. Mike Lee of Utah arent exactly jumping to join Cruzs latest crusade. Same goes for Cruzs onetime allies-turned-presidential rivals, Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Rand Paul of Kentucky. As the Texas Republican prepares for a potentially decisive month...
  • New South Carolina PollTrump Dominates With 37%While 78% Telling Lindsey Graham: Drop Out

    09/09/2015 5:46:01 PM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 42 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | September 9, 2015 | sundance
    full title: New South Carolina Poll Trump Dominates With 37% While 78% Of Voters Telling Lindsey Graham: Drop Out South Carolina is the home state of candidate Lindsey Graham where 8 in 10 voters are asking him to drop out of the race and only 3% support his presidential bid. Meanwhile the GOPe and the Salem Media network keep pushing Ben Carson in their efforts to fracture the Trump vote and create space for Jeb Bush to bounce back. (Via PPP) The campaign has generally hurt Grahams image in the state. When we polled South Carolina in February,...
  • Graham: US should accept 'fair share' of Syrian refugees

    09/09/2015 11:26:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 8, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Tuesday said he would be open to the United States accepting more refugees from Syria, after a photo of a drowned three-year-old Syrian boy sparked international outrage last week. "Sure. Absolutely," Graham told reporters Tuesday evening when asked whether he would back allowing more Syrian refugees to come to the United States.
  • SC GOP voters prefer Trump, Carson; most say Graham should drop out (Bush/Cruz tied in 3rd)

    09/09/2015 10:02:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The State ^ | September 8, 2015 | Jamie Self
    COLUMBIA Most S.C. Republican primary voters want a president with no prior elected political experience, according to a new poll released Tuesday to The State. A Public Policy Polling survey found Donald Trump would win 37 percent of the vote from S.C. Republicans and Ben Carson would pick up 21 percent. The rest of the crowded GOP field of 17 candidates was struggling in the single digits. Trump dominated other GOP candidates in one-on-one match-ups except for Carson. The soft-spoken, retired Maryland neurosurgeon edged the outspoken New York real-estate mogul and reality-TV star by 1 percentage point ...
  • 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...
  • South Carolina Primary Poll 9/8: Trump 37%, Carson 21%, Graham 3%

    09/08/2015 9:45:56 PM PDT · by I Hired Craig Livingstone · 102 replies
    The State ^ | 9/8/2015 | Jamie Self
    Most S.C. Republican primary voters want a president with no prior elected political experience, according to a new poll released Tuesday to The State. A Public Policy Polling survey found Donald Trump would win 37 percent of the vote from S.C. Republicans and Ben Carson would pick up 21 percent. The rest of the crowded GOP field of 17 candidates was struggling in the single digits.