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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • McCain arrives in Libya

    04/22/2011 6:30:23 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 29 replies
    UPI ^ | 2011-04-22
    BENGHAZI, Libya, April 22 (UPI) -- Demonstrators waving American flags were on hand Friday morning when U.S. Sen. John McCain arrived in the Libyan rebel stronghold of Benghazi. McCain's visit came one day after the Pentagon announced that Barack President Obama had authorized the use of armed U.S. Predator drones in Libya, CNN reported. "The American people support you very strongly and we know it's necessary to help as much as we can," McCain told a crowd of about 100 Libyans.
  • McCain applauds veto of 'birther' bill

    04/19/2011 5:30:05 PM PDT · by Qbert · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/19/11 | Jordan Fabian
    Arizona Sen. John McCain (R) applauded his state's governor, Jan Brewer (R), Monday for vetoing a controversial "birther" bill. The legislation, the first of its kind in the nation, would have required presidential candidates to prove their citizenship to be included on the state's ballot.  McCain, President Obama's GOP opponent in 2008, tweeted: Proud of @GovBrewer for her veto of the "birther bill" - it was the right decision. The bill stemmed from suspicions of some of Obama's opponents that he is not a natural-born citizen of the United States and is thus ineligible to be commander in chief. McCain's...
  • Collins sponsors sexual orientation workplace anti-discrimination bill (with DIABLO Mark Kirk)

    04/18/2011 9:53:06 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 8 replies
    The Press-Herald, Portland, Me. ^ | 2011-04-14 | Jonathan Riskind
    Sen. Susan Collins is part of a renewed bid to pass a bipartisan bill protecting against workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The Maine Republican is a lead co-sponsor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, ENDA, along with Democrats Jeff Merkley of Oregon and Tom Harkin of Iowa and Republican Mark Kirk of Illinois.
  • Sen. Snowe's campaign war chest grows (RINO prepares to fight conservatives, Tea Partiers)

    04/18/2011 9:50:47 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 14 replies
    CNN - Political Ticker ^ | 2011-04-12 | Rebecca Stewart
    Washington (CNN) – Though Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe hasn't drawn a Democratic challenger yet, she's plenty prepared for a re-election battle. According to fundraising numbers for the first quarter released Monday, Maine's third term senator has over $2 million in cash on hand. Snowe raised $877,019 in the first quarter of 2011 and spent $62,433 on her 2012 U.S. Senate campaign. She will report $2,050,053 in cash on hand 17 months before the Senate election, according to numbers released by her office. Snowe for Senate Treasurer Rick Bennett said, "It's a good start for her campaign fundraising effort. The total...
  • John McCain: Libya language 'nailed down' (McCain supports Obama on Libya intervention)

    04/16/2011 6:35:10 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 2011-04-14 | Meredith Shiner
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Thursday evening that he and a group of negotiators have “nailed down” language on a Libya resolution and are waiting for instructions from leadership on how to proceed. The measure would serve as a symbolic gesture of support for President Barack Obama’s use of military force in the North African country. Under the War Powers Act, Congress must authorize continued military presence in Libya after a May deadline if American troops are still active there, but it’s unclear if the Senate needs to act. “We pretty well got the resolution nailed down and now we’re...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sen. Graham: A government shutdown is not in the GOP's political interest (BARF ALERT)

    03/29/2011 8:16:26 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 23 replies
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-03-29 | Jordan Fabian
    A government shutdown is not in the Republican Party's self-interest, a top GOP senator said Tuesday. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) suggested that the party should accept a compromise proposal on funding the government through the end of this fiscal year in order to avert a potentially damaging shutdown.
  • McCain flunks Made in America 101

    03/06/2011 7:58:29 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 54 replies
    CNN - Political Ticker ^ | 2011-03-07 | Rebecca Stewart
    Washington (CNN)-GOP Sen. John McCain is in need of a tech lesson. In an appearance on ABC's "This Week," the senator from Arizona said that iPads and iPhones are "built in the United States of America." But every techie knows that they are, in fact, built in China. McCain touted free trade agreements during the interview and voiced his agreement with President Obma that "innovation is the key to us being able to restore our economy." And though the designs for the iPad and iPhone are home grown in California, the actual manufacturing takes place overseas, in China. "I think...
  • McCain Supports Obama on Wasteful Spending (McCain wants to give Obama line-item veto power)

    02/09/2011 5:02:27 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 64 replies
    WASHINGTON - Wasteful spending has been a big topic of discussion in Washington for years, and on Wednesday morning, the Arizona senator who ran against President Barack Obama is trying to help him fight it.
  • Senators look for immigration deal (JUAN MCCAIN ALERT)

    02/07/2011 5:21:11 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 64 replies
    Politico ^ | 2011-02-07 | Carrie Brown
    Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) have rekindled their alliance on immigration reform, taking some early steps to test the political will for addressing the contentious issue this year. (snip) “It’s in the infant stage,” Graham told POLITICO. “I don’t know what the political appetite is to do something.” (snip) And in one closely watched comment, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) let it slip recently that Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) “seems to think that there’s a shot at this.” It led to a round of speculation that the McCain of the past, the senator who ushered a comprehensive bill...
  • Lindsey Graham to the rescue for State and USAID (RINO says US must provide for other countries)

    02/05/2011 4:42:29 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 42 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 2011-02-05 | Josh Rogin
    (snip) But what about diplomatic and development activities in non-warzones, such as Africa, Latin America, and dealing with AIDS, poverty, hunger, maternal health, etc? Does Graham plan to fight for their funding as well? He says yes. "To the American taxpayer: We need to be investing in improving people's lives before the terrorists try to take over," Graham said. "Stay ahead of them, not with 100,000 troops all the time, but by partnering with people who will live in peace with us. The worst nightmare for al Qaeda is to come into a community that feels supported and has hope."...
  • McCain to meet with Obama

    02/01/2011 7:01:36 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | 2011-02-01 | CNN
    WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Barack Obama will meet with his former rival, Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona Wednesday afternoon. The White House announced the closed press Oval Office meeting Tuesday.
  • Obama's Egypt response largely supported by Republicans (Boehner praises Obama)

    02/01/2011 5:08:09 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 22 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 2011-01-31 | James Oliphant
    WASHINGTON — Republicans on Capitol Hill largely are supporting the Obama administration's take-it-slow approach on the crisis in Egypt, with one notable exception — Sen. Rand Paul, the face of the GOP's "tea party" wing. House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky both endorsed the White House's actions in talk-show interviews Sunday. (snip) "Our administration so far has handled this situation pretty well," Boehner said on Fox News. (snip)
  • After Tucson, a thaw between Obama and McCain? (McCain reaches across the aisle to Zero)

    01/18/2011 9:17:54 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2011-01-16 | Dan Balz
    Could the long-icy relationship between President Obama and his 2008 presidential opponent, Sen. John McCain, be thawing? McCain (R-Ariz.) took a significant step toward reconciling with the president in a graceful op-ed in Sunday's Washington Post. If that article marks a genuine fresh beginning, it would be one positive thing to come out of the horrific shooting spree in Tucson eight days ago. McCain and Obama will never be comrades in arms. They have too much history, too much mutual ill will and too many philosophical differences for that. In the two years since McCain went down in defeat against...
  • After the shootings, Obama reminds the nation of the golden rule (McCain says Obama "a patriot")

    01/14/2011 2:00:15 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 57 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2011-01-14 | U.S. Sen. Juan McCain, RINO-Ariz.
    (snip) I disagree with many of the president's policies, but I believe he is a patriot sincerely intent on using his time in office to advance our country's cause. I reject accusations that his policies and beliefs make him unworthy to lead America or opposed to its founding ideals.(snip)
  • Why do conservative elites go out of their way to trash Palin?

    01/07/2011 6:05:49 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 71 replies
    http://blogs.standard.net ^ | Posted on January 4, 2011 | Doug Gibson
    Why do conservative elites go out of their way to trash Palin? I’ve noticed that George Will and Charles Krauthammer have taken time out of their many TV gigs to trash Sarah Palin. Other prominent conservatives seem to relish dissing the former Alaska governor. David Frum, Joe Scarborough, Peggy Noonan, David Brooks, Chris Christie; don’t forget Kathleen Parker, who parleyed her Palin envy into a CNN talk show that no one watches. This is not an attack on these conservatives. I read them all and often find a lot of worth in what they opine. I don’t understand why they...
  • Graham: 2012 hopefuls all have their problems, but Romney probably best (BARF ALERT)

    01/02/2011 10:07:36 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 66 replies
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2011-01-02 | Bridget Johnson
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) was clear Sunday on what he wants in a 2012 GOP presidential nominee: "the most electable conservative." But the senator was pressed on NBC's "Meet the Press" on specifically which of the current names believed to be in the ring would deliver. "Probably [Mitt] Romney," Graham said. "He's got his problems as a candidate, but so does everyone else," he said.