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  • First female Citadel graduate and former Atlantan Nancy Mace is Donald Trump’s SC Coalitions Directo

    09/11/2015 7:44:45 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 12 replies
    Buzz Blog ^ | Sept 11, 2015
    Former Atlanta resident Nancy Mace, the first woman to graduate from The Citadel, is back in her home state and working for presidential candidate Donald Trump. Mace, a mother of two who has been working in real estate since running against US Sen. Lindsey Graham last year, made the announcement via Facebook. “It is clearer today than ever, Americans want a leader who is unafraid to ‘tell it like it is.’ And let’s face it, Mr. Trump says what everyone else is thinking, and has the courage to take a stand when others cave to the establishment’s every whim. And...
  • Lee Bright: My Story (South Carolina GOP Senate Candidate)

    01/02/2014 9:47:48 AM PST · by fifedom · 13 replies
    Fitsnews ^ | Dec. 13, 2103 | Lee Bright
    Between 2007 and 2011, there were over 43,000 bankruptcies just in South Carolina. That number grows substantially when you include businesses that failed or closed-up even if they did not end in a technical bankruptcy. Unfortunately, my own business was one of them.
  • Frustrated Republicans Vent after Senate Vote

    09/28/2013 8:29:24 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 83 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 27, 2013 5:32 PM | Betsy Woodruff
    One Senate aide blamed Corker’s spotlight-grabbing role as Cruz’s foil on weak Republican leadership. “Because our leadership has not led for a number of months because of electoral politics, Senator McCain and Senator Graham and Senator Corker have sort of emerged as sort of de facto leaders in a leadership vacuum,” he says. “I like Senator Cornyn, I like Senator McConnell, I respect them, I know their colleagues respect them, but in fairness there just has not been a whole lot of direction, there’s really been no strategy.” “It might not work,” he adds of Cruz and Lee’s efforts (we...

    08/12/2013 8:15:34 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 21 replies
    Breitbart (Big Government) ^ | 12 Aug 2013, 2:51 AM PDT | Tony Lee
    A primary challenger to South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said the incumbent Senator may be vulnerable in 2014 because his embrace of the Senate's immigration bill has angered South Carolinians who are against amnesty for illegal immigrants. Nancy Mace, who is the first female graduate of The Citadel, appeared on Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125 and said it was unfair to legal immigrants to award those whose first step was breaking the law. "Amnesty does not sell down here," Mace said. "People are very upset with it." The 35-year-old wife, mother, and small-business owner said,...
  • Polls shows likely GOP senate takeover in 2014

    09/10/2013 5:32:57 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 67 replies
    The examiner ^ | 9/9/13 | Dean Chambers
    A new Landmark/Rosetta Stone poll of the upcoming South Carolina senate primary, released last night, shows incumbent Senator Lindsey Graham to be facing a strong primary challenge in his bid for reelection next year. While Graham polls at 42 percent, that is well below the 50 percent needed to avoid a runoff. Should a runoff take place, he would run against the second place candidate, and if most of that other 58 percent unified behind the challenger, Graham could find himself being fired by Republican primary voters in his bid for another six-year term as South Carolina's Senior Senator. Aside...
  • Burn! Sen. Lindsey Graham, ‘Leader of the Surrender Caucus.’

    09/10/2013 12:24:25 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 16 replies ^ | 9/10/13 | David Catanese
    CHARLESTON, S.C.—Talk about Southern hospitality. Famed Democratic strategist Pat Caddell swept into South Carolina on Monday night, blistered Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, and then insulted the people who put him in office. And he was rewarded for his bravado with a round of hearty applause and laughter. “Lindsey Graham is the effective leader of the surrender caucus of the Republican Party,” Cadell proclaimed during a fiery speech before the Charleston Meeting, a monthly gathering of conservative activists hosted at the swanky Harbour Club in downtown Charleston. “And I don’t know how he works with the public in South Carolina, but...
  • Global warming takes center stage in Lindsey Graham primary

    09/10/2013 3:09:44 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 9 replies
    Human Events ^ | 09/09/2013 | James Taylor
    Lindsey Graham’s support for global warming restrictions is taking center stage affecting the incumbent U.S. Senator’s bleak poll numbers in his bid to survive a primary challenge in the 2014 elections. Graham is well below the 50 percent threshold in a recent poll of likely Republican primary voters in South Carolina, conducted by Landmark Communications and Rosetta Stone Communications. Only 42 percent of likely Republican primary voters said they support the incumbent Graham. Graham’s poor support among Republican voters is remarkable considering Graham’s primary opponents have relatively little name recognition throughout the Palmetto state. Graham’s primary opponents are hammering the...
  • Senate primary challengers target GOP incumbents on Syria strikes

    09/08/2013 5:08:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/8/2013
    Republican Senate primary challengers are looking to use Syria as wedge to gain traction in their bids to unseat GOP incumbents. [WATCH VIDEO] Against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), nearly every primary challenger has come out early and loud in opposition to military engagement in Syria. And nearly every senator facing a contested primary — aside from Graham, who has expressed support — is still undecided, a week after President Obama said he’d go to Congress for approval. The vote is one that could provide some much-needed...
  • Lindsey Graham Polling Under 50 Percent in Primary, Could Face Runoff

    09/08/2013 3:27:04 PM PDT · by amnestynone · 24 replies
    Brietbart ^ | September 8 | Matthew Boyle
    Ten months out from his primary election against three different Tea Party candidates, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has dropped to below 50 percent in the polls, meaning he is particularly vulnerable to a runoff strategy conservatives have employed against him. Graham received just 42 percent of support from likely South Carolina GOP voters in an Aug. 25 poll of 500 likely GOP voters conducted by Landmark Communications and Rosetta Stone Communications, reports. “These numbers should be of concern to the Graham campaign. The senator fails to reach 50% of the vote against any of his opponents,” Rosetta Stone Communications...
  • Graham's Hawkish Posture Confronts War-Weary Voters in South Carolina

    09/08/2013 10:01:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    U.S.News & World Report ^ | September 5, 2013 | David Catanese
    Senator weighs pushing for unpopular missile strike as his re-election opponents wait in the wings. As one of the leading advocates for bipartisan immigration reform, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., had already firmly affixed himself to one cause deeply unpopular with conservatives heading into a re-election year. [POLL: Most Americans Oppose Military Strike in Syria] Now as a war-weary Congress weighs a military strike in Syria, he finds himself championing another policy that risks antagonizing the base. ... Next to Sen. John McCain, there's no more forceful and visible advocate for a muscular response... Nonetheless, as he seeks a third term...
  • Lindsey Graham: Attack Syria or Iran Will Nuke Charleston

    09/08/2013 5:13:33 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 48 replies ^ | 06 Sep 2013
    At an invitation-only breakfast for establishment Republican types in Mount Pleasant, S.C. this week, Graham said that if America doesn’t take military action against the regime of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, Iran will acquire a nuclear weapon by the end of 2014. “I believe that if we get Syria wrong, within six months – and you can quote me on this – there will be a war between Iran and Israel over their nuclear program,” Graham said, according to U.S. News and World Report. But the fear-mongering didn’t stop there. Graham says this conflict will come home to – of...
  • Lindsey Graham: Support War in Syria or Charleston will be Nuked!

    09/07/2013 7:04:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | September 7, 2013 | Joshua Cook
    War Hawks are getting so desperate that they are using fear tactics in order to motivate constituents to support the war in Syria. Syria and Iran maybe allies, but Sen. Lindsay Graham's analysis of their connection is simplistic and misguided. According to the senator, if the US does not intervene in Syria, Iran will not take the US seriously and will have a nuclear weapon by the end of 2014. If Iran gets nuclear weapons, such weapons will end up in the hands of terrorists. He ended his analysis by describing the fear-inducing-if-unrealistic situation of a nuclear bomb dropping on...
  • Sen. Graham, Weinermobile At Labor Day Parade

    09/02/2013 11:19:22 AM PDT · by neal1960 · 21 replies
    WSPA ^ | 09/02/2013 | WSPA Staff
    CHAPIN, S.C. - This year's Chapin Labor Day Parade is hosting a few special guests. U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham is making an appearance at Monday's 34th annual event. Oscar Mayer says one of its Wienermobile is also taking place in the parade, which makes a one-mile route around Chapin's historic district. The day's activities include a talent contest and a gospel concert, as well as arts and crafts vendors and a food court. Chapin's parade often attracts a number of politicians, especially in election years when it marks the unofficial home stretch of the campaign.
  • Politico: Tea Party Challenge to GOP Senators an 'Expensive Headache'

    08/31/2013 3:26:32 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 25 replies ^ | 8/31/13 | Matthew Boyle
    In his Saturday Playbook email, Politico’s Mike Allen defended GOP establishment Senators like Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham, Lamar Alexander and others facing Tea Party challengers as up against nothing more than an “expensive headache” they will defeat. Allen, a denizen of D.C. political establishment, highlighted two news stories to make his point: One from the New York Times, and the other from the Associated Press. The New York Times’ Jennifer Steinhauser reported with Jonathan Weisman on the front page of the Gray Lady on Saturday that “[d]espite their careful efforts, some of the best-known and most influential Republicans...
  • Challengers to South Carolina Senator Are Lining Up on the Right

    08/26/2013 8:59:15 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 39 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 25, 2013 | Kim Severson
    LAKE WYLIE, S.C. — Some of the early shots in the Republican primary battle against Senator Lindsey Graham have been fired from this tiny community on the northern border of the state where the Civil War began. Mr. Graham's challengers so far in the Republican primary campaign include Nancy Mace, the first woman to graduate from the Citadel. A small group called Carolina Conservatives United, one of dozens organized loosely under the flag of limited government, low taxes and strict adherence to the Constitution, sent out images last week of a milk carton bearing Mr. Graham’s face and asked Gov....
  • Red Statements Endorses Lee Bright for US Senate from SC

    08/18/2013 5:07:56 PM PDT · by C. Edmund Wright · 8 replies
    Red Statements ^ | 8-18-13 | Steven Ahle
    Red Statements recognizes the continuance of Lindsay Graham as senator from South Carolina is intolerable. We here in the Palmetto State need a representative who reflects our conservative values and who does not “go along to get along’ or wants the job to improve their personal desires. South Carolina needs Lee Bright. Lee Bright is not a follower, he is a leader. Glenn Beck’s, The Blaze asks if Lee Bright is the next Ted Cruz. The answer is a resounding yes. Bright has a 100% score from the South Carolina Club For Growth and a 92% conservative rating from the...
  • Opponent: Graham is 'Community organizer for the Muslim Brotherhood'

    08/16/2013 3:25:52 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 5 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | 08/14/2013 | GOPUSA
    State Sen. Lee Bright announced his candidacy Tuesday for the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate, calling incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham "a community organizer for the Muslim Brotherhood." "During the (congressional) recess, when I would hope that he would be around folks in South Carolina, getting their feelings on so many issues that affect their lives, he has instead chosen to take his time to be a community organizer for the Muslim Brotherhood and that concerns me," Bright told supporters in a conference call. "He needs to spend more time listening to what the brothers in South Carolina...
  • Nancy Mace’s Fundraising Appeal

    08/12/2013 5:43:50 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 4 replies
    I am primarying Senator Lindsey Graham, he needs to go. As a South Carolinian, I am thankful for the service he has performed for our country and our state in the Senate, but he has demonstrated more and more every year that he is out of touch with Conservative voters. From his criticism of Senator Rand Paul’s filibuster in support of civil liberties to siding against America as part of the Gang of Eight amnesty crafters, Graham has made it blatantly clear what many of us have known for years. Lindsey Graham is no conservative.Help me fight his well-filled war...
  • Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham and Mike Enzi unlikely to win primary, according to National Journal

    08/08/2013 6:02:11 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 71 replies ^ | 8/7/13 | Leslie Larson
    Some of the GOP's most senior senators made it on the National Journal's list of "Top 10 lawmakers who could lose a primary next year." Minority leader Mitch McConnell, South Carolina's Lindsey Graham and Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi have been officially marked as "in danger" by the website, along with Idaho Republican Rep Mike Simpson and Democrat Brian Schatz from Hawaii. McConnell, the 71-year-old Senate stalwart who entered the chamber in 1985, faces tea partier Matt Bevin in the primary, with Alison Lundergan Grimes running as a Democrat. His campaign manager Jesse Benton has boasted "there is absolutely no risk...
  • Resolution To Replace Lindsey Graham

    08/08/2013 6:10:26 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies ^ | 8/7/13 | fitsnews
    Greenville County (S.C.) Republicans have introduced a resolution condemning liberal U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham for acting in a manner ”fundamentally inconsistent with the principles of the South Carolina Republican Party.” The resolution – introduced to a cheering crowd earlier this week at a GOP executive committee meeting – blasts Graham on a number of fronts, including his votes to confirm liberal, pro-Obamacare Supreme Court justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, his support of amnesty for illegal aliens and his backing of U.S. President Barack Obama’s “cap and trade” energy tax hike. In fact the document lists nearly thirty examples of...
  • Lindsey Graham’s Tea Party Opponents Are Emerging

    07/26/2013 5:52:11 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies ^ | 7/26/13 | David Freedlander
    The contenders looking to primary the controversial South Carolina senator in 2014 are starting to come forward. Watch out, Lindsey Graham: the Tea Party says that you are next. Tea Party members demonstrate outside the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on June 19. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty) According to sources in South Carolina and within the Tea Party, at least two serious challenges to Graham are expected to emerge in the next few weeks. Dustin Stockton, a leading conservative activist and head of Western PAC, told The Daily Beast that he is headed to South Carolina next month to help build a ground...
  • Lindsey Graham offers 1 million to drone victims (snarky, condescending moderate!)

    04/02/2013 9:41:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies Lindsey ^ | 4/2/13 | Primary Lindsey
    Lindsey is STILL making fun of the filibuster led by Senator Rand Paul with assists from Senators Lee, Cruz and other conservatives. What doesn't he understand about the fact that unlimited power is the opposite of conservatism? He condes...cendingly offered $1 million to any family of an American struck by a drone. That's cute, but he's still missing the mark on this. None of the conservative Senators think the President is trying to arbitrarily kill Americans. The point is more sophisticated than that, because it's a comment on the necessity of ensuring constitutional limits to power as a preventative method....
  • Replacing Lindsey Graham: Exclusive Interview with Richard Cash

    08/08/2013 4:27:36 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 38 replies
    The Greenville (SC) Post ^ | Thursday, August 08, 2013 | Joshua Cook
    “If the Tea Party and the grassroots can beat Lindsey Graham in South Carolina, the Tea Party is back my friend, and everyone across the country will know it.” This week Joshua Cook met up with Richard Cash at the South Carolina Against Lindsey Graham Press Conference to ask him a few questions. Cash is running against two-term incumbent Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). Joshua Cook: Mr. Cash, for those who don’t know you, please tell us your background? Cash: I’m 53-years-old. I’ve been married for 28 years and have eight children. I have worked as a computer program analyst. I...
  • CIA chief asks Benghazi survivors to testify on attack

    08/07/2013 1:02:27 PM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 06, 2013 | Associated Press
    <p>WASHINGTON – CIA Director John Brennan is making public his letter to CIA employees who survived the attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, that requests they share their firsthand accounts with the congressional intelligence committees.</p>
  • Lindsey Graham Challenger Retweets "Nancy boy"

    08/07/2013 2:19:19 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | August 7, 2013 | Hadas Gold
    Sen. Lindsey Graham’s primary challenger retweeted a tweet that calls him “Nancy boy,” according to the Sunlight Foundation’s Politwoops, which monitors politicians’ deleted tweets.
  • Lindsey Graham challenger retweets ‘Nancy boy’

    08/07/2013 11:40:27 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/7/13 6:36 AM EDT | HADAS GOLD
    Sen. Lindsey Graham’s primary challenger retweeted a tweet that calls him “Nancy boy,” according to the Sunlight Foundation’s Politwoops, which monitors politicians’ deleted tweets. Nancy Mace on Tuesday tweeted: “RT @PaulSteel4: @nancymace we support you here in Florida. Nancy Mace vs Nancy boy graham.”
  • State Sen. Bright opens US Senate campaign website, to challenge Lindsey Graham

    08/06/2013 12:00:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 89 replies
    ap ^ | 8/6/13 | staff
    <p>SPARTANBURG, S.C. - State Sen. Lee Bright has brought his campaign website online as he considers a Republican primary challenge against U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham next year.</p>
  • Nancy Mace on Cavuto right now

    08/05/2013 1:36:55 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 33 replies
    Nancy Mace, candidate for SC senate and challenger to Linseed Graham on Cavuto right now
  • Lindsey Graham Challengers Line Up for South Carolina GOP Primary

    08/05/2013 5:44:21 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies ^ | 8/5/13 | David Catanese
    An immigration advocate who talks to Democrats? Lindsey Graham is ripe for a Tea Party takedown. David Catanese reports from Goose Creek, S.C., where the senator’s second GOP opponent, Nancy Mace, unveiled her campaign. In her 14-minute kickoff speech, Nancy Mace never once uttered the name of the senior South Carolina Republican senator she’s aiming to oust. But the 35-year-old public relations consultant did name-check Jim DeMint, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Mike Lee—vividly illustrating the anti-Washington Tea Party campaign template she’ll attempt to emulate in her primary challenge to Lindsey Graham. “Unfortunately our senator has a track record of...
  • Rand Paul was right to highlight US drone policy

    08/03/2013 5:43:47 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/08/13 | Nancy Mace, author, In the Company of Men
    Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Or so that's what our founders once declared. With that responsibility, the Federal government has a duty to protect its citizens, providing certain unalienable rights. So, it's no surprise then that Republicans and Democrats alike joined with Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) Wednesday supporting his filibuster to protest John Brennan's CIA nomination and bring attention to Obama's overreach of the Federal government with the U.S. drone program (of which Brennan was one of the chief architects). Only Eric Holder could put it so eloquently, “President Barack Obama has the legal authority to unleash deadly...
  • Crowded S.C. Primary Poses Challenge for Graham

    08/03/2013 6:13:16 PM PDT · by ClaytonP · 31 replies
    RCP ^ | 8-3-2013 | Scott Conroy
    Newcomer Nancy Mace and libertarian-leaning state Sen. Lee Bright are set to become the second and third GOP candidates to announce their intentions to run against the second-term senator, and political watchers in the Palmetto State believe the field may expand even further in the coming weeks. At first glance, when gaming out Graham’s chances of surviving a multi-candidate primary and going on to win re-election, the logic seems simple: the more competitors, the merrier. For a lawmaker who has long raised the ire of some rank-and-file conservatives with his deal-brokering and occasional breeches from Republican orthodoxy, there is a...
  • A primary challenger for Lindsey Graham?

    08/02/2013 12:40:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/02/2013 | KATIE GLUECK |
    Sen. Lindsey Graham may be getting another primary challenger this weekend. According to South Carolina and conservative news reports, Nancy Mace, a small business owner and the first woman to graduate from the state’s military college, is expected to announce her bid on Saturday. POLITICO’s phone call seeking confirmation was not immediately returned. “I am looking forward to a special announcement this Saturday in my home town of Goose Creek, S.C..” reads a post at “Please join us at 9:00am at the Berkeley County GOP Breakfast at the American Legion Post, 116 Howe Hall Road.” Graham (R-S.C.) has weathered...
  • Lindsey Graham ally: Graham will face ‘competitive’ Tea Party challenge

    07/26/2013 2:36:08 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 30 replies
    NewsOK ^ | 07/23/2013 | Joel Gerhrke
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., will face a “spirited” and “competitive” primary challenge, according to ally and former South Carolina GOP chairman Katon Dawson, who nonetheless predicted that the South Carolina lawmaker would win reelection in 2014. “We look forward to a very successful season, but certainly it’ll be competitive,” Dawson told the Washington Examiner in a phone message replying to questions about the 2014 race. “Senator Graham has been one of the most successful politicians at the ballot box and has cut the hide of a South Florida alligator when it comes to campaigns and elections,” Dawson also said. Dawson,...
  • Lindsey Graham Wants War With Iran at the End of the Summer (military force resolution)

    07/24/2013 5:31:25 PM PDT · by drewh · 60 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/23/13 | Connor Simpson
    Sen. Lindsey Graham told a "cheering" audience Tuesday that if the relationship between the U.S. and Iran doesn't improve by the end of summer, he will ask Congress to authorize going to war."If nothing changes in Iran, come September, October, I will present a resolution that will authorize the use of military force to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear bomb," the South Carolina Republican said, according to a post on CQ Roll Call, at a conference for members of Christians United for Israel today. "The only way to convince Iran to halt their nuclear program is to make it...
  • Eye-popping billboard zings famous Republican

    07/13/2013 3:26:32 AM PDT · by jacknhoo · 21 replies
    WND Politics ^ | July 13th 2013 | author-image Joe Kovacs
    A new billboard in Canton, Ga., says South Carolina welcomes illegal aliens. A brand-new Georgia billboard proclaiming South Carolina’s alleged affinity for illegal aliens is raising eyebrows this week. The sign, posted in Canton, Ga., declares: “South Carolina welcomes the undocumented. Sen. Lindsey Graham says his state has a labor shortage and wants more immigrants. For job tips, call his office at (864) 646-4090. Located in Pendleton, S.C. Only 2 hours from Atlanta!” Sen. Graham, R-S.C., sits on a bipartisan committee that just passed a sweeping immigration-reform bill. “These people must have been off the planet for the last five...
  • Lindsey Graham urges Russia to turn over Edward Snowden

    06/27/2013 6:17:19 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/24/2013 | Burgess S. Everett
    Russia should capture NSA leaker Edward Snowden and turn him over to the United States, Sen. Lindsey Graham urged in a letter to the Russian ambassador on Monday morning. Responding to reports that indicate Snowden may still be in Russia after missing a flight bound for Cuba on Monday morning, the South Carolina Republican said Russia’s cooperation will be a key indicator of the two countries’ relationship moving forward in a letter to Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
  • Lindsey Graham: 'If censoring mail helped, I would back it'

    06/24/2013 1:56:58 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 30 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 06/11/2013 | Jay Bookman
    Well, it's good to know where his head is at: From Yahoo News: "Sen. Lindsey Graham would propose censoring Americans' 'snail' mail if he thought it would help protect national security, the South Carolina Republican said Tuesday. But for now, he says he doesn't think it's necessary." The direct quote is: "If I thought censoring the mail was necessary, I would suggest it, but I don't think it is." Graham went on to liken it to World War II, when international mail was subject to inspection and censorship. "When you wrote a letter overseas, it got censored. When a letter...
  • My Response to Senator Graham's Rationale for Supporting Amnesty

    06/18/2013 3:47:07 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 6 replies ^ | 6-18-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Remember Senator Graham, Lindsey Graham? I forget the exact words. We played the sound bite yesterday.  But he basically said -- correct me if I'm wrong, but he essentially said -- that we have to do this because Hispanics hate us and we've gotta show them that we don't hate them.  It's a paraphrase, but his motivation was that. It was on one of the Sunday shows.  His declared motivation for this was the fact that Hispanics hate us. They think we're racists and bigots who don't like them. We hate them, don't want them here. They don't...
  • Report: McCain, Rubio Got Fox News On Board For Immigration Reform

    06/17/2013 10:46:09 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 103 replies
    TPM ^ | 6/17/13 | TOM KLUDT
    A trio of Republicans in the so-called Gang of Eight huddled with leading figures at Fox News Channel on the bipartisan effort in the Senate to reform the nation's immigration system, according to a piece published in this week's issue of The New Yorker. The story, written by Ryan Lizza, indicated that Sens. John McCain (R-AZ), Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) had discussions with "top hosts" at the conservative cable news network, including Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity and Neil Cavuto, all of whom are " now relatively sympathetic to the Gang’s proposed bill."
  • Graham warns fellow Republicans: Without immigration bill, GOP to lose in 2016

    06/16/2013 10:42:56 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 145 replies
    AP Greenfield Reporter ^ | 6/16/13 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    Republicans are "in a demographic death spiral" and will fail in their effort to win the presidency if the party blocks an immigration overhaul, a leading GOP senator said Sunday. Sen. Lindsey Graham, the South Carolina Republican who helped write a bipartisan immigration bill under debate in the Senate, said conservatives who are trying to block the measure will doom the party and all but guarantee a Democrat will remain in the White House after 2016's election. A Democrat also involved in developing the proposal, Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey, went a step further and predicted "there'll never be...
  • LINDSEY GRAHAM: Republicans Are In A 'Demographic Death Spiral,'

    06/16/2013 1:41:10 PM PDT · by Carbonsteel · 181 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/16/2013 | Brett Logiurato
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is bullish about the chances of an immigration reform bill passing the Senate — and he says Republicans need to pass it to avoid falling further into a "demographic death spiral" that could hurt their chances in the next two big election cycles. "If we don't pass immigration reform, if we don't get it off the table in a reasonable, practical way, it doesn't matter who you run in 2016," Graham said on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday.
  • Lindsey Graham: I Don’t Mind Verizon Giving My Phone Records to the NSA Because I’m Not ‘Talking to

    06/06/2013 8:53:40 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 98 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 6th, 2013 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Sen. Lindsey Graham said he doesn’t care about the federal government collecting his Verizon phone records because he’s not “talking to terrorists.”
  • Lindsey Graham Isn’t Sure If Bloggers Are Protected by First Amendment

    06/05/2013 3:36:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 6.5.13 | KAYLIN BUGOS
    At a press conference today, he wasn’t sure if bloggers deserved First Amendment protections: “Who is a journalist is a question we need to ask ourselves,” he said. “Is any blogger out there saying anything—do they deserve First Amendment protection? These are the issues of our times.” SNIP A few candidates’ names have been brought up repeatedly, the most notable of which is Rep. Trey Gowdy, from South Carolina’s 4th district. Gowdy is well-known for being a conservative bulldog in the House and has highlighted his political skills recently during his grilling of Lois Lerner. In a fight between Gowdy...
  • Lindsey Graham Isn't Sure If Bloggers Deserve 'First Amendment Protection'

    06/05/2013 9:18:43 AM PDT · by don-o · 67 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 5, 2013 | Brian Fung
    Whether bloggers count as journalists has mostly been a matter of esoterics for reporter types. But as Congress weighs a media shield law in response to the Associated Press/Justice Department subpoena scandal, the question is gaining an urgency that lawmakers are finding hard to ignore as they turn to writing the bill. Speaking to reporters Tuesday, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., took on the issue—and stumbled. "Who is a journalist is a question we need to ask ourselves," he said. "Is any blogger out there saying anything—do they deserve First Amendment protection? These are the issues of our times." The verbal...
  • Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC): 'The Dam's About to Break on Benghazi'

    05/07/2013 4:53:01 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 63 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 7, 2013 | Susan Jones
    ( - "The dam's about to break on Benghazi," Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told Fox News's Greta Van Susteren on Monday night. He said this week's testimony from State Department whistleblowers is "going to make you mad." He's also urging other witnesses to come forward. Graham was among the first Republicans to speak to Greg Hicks, the number two diplomat in Libya when Benghazi was attacked. Hicks will tell the House Oversight and Government Affairs Committee on Wednesday that everyone in Libya knew it was a terror attack from the very beginning, even though the Obama White House -- two...
  • Lindsey Graham Vouches for Mark Sanford

    05/01/2013 2:30:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    South Carolina ^ | May 1, 2013 | Sean Sullivan
    SNIP Graham dispatched four tweets from his campaign Twitter account Wednesday ahead of next week’s 1st district special election, including one encouraging voters not to sit on the sidelines.
  • Robert Gates Says Syria Is A Tornado, And The US Should Keeps Its Hands Out

    07/06/2013 10:45:11 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 41 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 3 2013 | GEOFFREY INGERSOLL
    Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham think attacking Syria to establish a no-fly zone will somehow stem Iranian nuclear ambitions, while Dr. Robert Gates says the whole mess is like "sticking your hand in a tornado." Gates, both a former Secretary of Defense and a former CIA director, says involvement in Syria is a slippery slope that will only lead to deeper, riskier commitments. "The question about the involvement in Syria is, can you put just a few fingers into the tornado? And at what point, when that fails, do the pressures to do more gradually draw you in further...
  • Senior Republican senators urge Obama to intervene in Syria

    07/01/2013 7:25:15 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 71 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | July 1 2013 | Steve Linde, Noa Amouyal
    Two ranking Republican members of the US Senate Armed Services Committee urged the Obama administration on Sunday evening to take “decisive” action against the Assad regime in Syria. Senators John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina spoke at a news conference in Jerusalem after meeting with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and other Israeli leaders.
  • Lindsey Graham: Sure, I’d support censoring your mail if it was necessary to counterterrorism

    06/11/2013 2:36:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 11, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Let me repeat what I said last week after he clapped the NSA on the back for collecting Americans’ phone records: It’s not just the fact that he endorses ideas like this, it’s the ease with which he does it. There appears to be none of the usual angst you see from other pols about security/liberty trade-offs when he talks counterterrorism. He’s almost entirely on one side of that topic in much the same way Ron Paul is, but even if you think Paul’s naive about security risks, at least he’s on the side of personal freedom. You get the...
  • Losing South Carolina (GOP throws Mark Sanford under bus)

    04/30/2013 10:21:37 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 102 replies ^ | April 30, 2013 | Erick Erickson
    It is an amazing testament to how bad the other candidates were that Mark Sanford ran away with the race in South Carolina’s first congressional district. A deeply flawed man, he was the one guy the primary voters knew wouldn’t go wobbly in Washington. But they, and I, presumed he was over the issues with his ex-wife. Unfortunately, a couple of weeks ago we learned things were not settled. The NRCC and GOP abandoned Mark Sanford as a result. In a race the GOP could still — even now — win, the GOP decided it would rather lose than win....