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What Happened to Lindsey Graham? He’s Become a Conservative ‘Rock Star’

Posted on 11/03/2018 2:45:31 AM PDT by sodpoodle

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To: Covenantor


81 posted on 11/03/2018 12:55:18 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Good for him. He learned on what side his bread is buttered. I’m sure if Trump were fading, he’d be the first to knife him in the back. Opportunists are good because they’re predictable, so long as you don’t fool yourself that they’ve suddenly become true believers.

82 posted on 11/03/2018 1:03:26 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (“If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.)
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To: ScottinVA

“...the centrist Democratic senators who were once his natural allies...”

Centrist? Democrat?

Two mutually exclusive terms.

And they were NEVER his allies - they used him.

Whatever blackmail material McCain had on him died WITH McCain, evidently, because he took a hard-right turn, and that’s a good thing.

83 posted on 11/03/2018 1:30:12 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: trebb

when does South Carolina hold its 2020 GOP primary for Graham’s Senate seat? My guess is that Graham is trying to shore up the endorsement of Trump, Haley, and others for that race.

84 posted on 11/03/2018 2:29:48 PM PDT by Degaston
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To: Conserv

85 posted on 11/03/2018 3:28:20 PM PDT by georgiegirl (Count me Deplorable)
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I agree with you personally, but I'm reluctant to openly praise politicians like Graham, because it makes them even harder to defeat in the next republican primary. I wish we could work with the establishment on the issues we have in common, and still be able to put up a serious challenge against them in the primaries. The establishment has been forced to either try and placate us like Graham, or destroy their careers like Flake. I prefer the road Graham is taking, even though it makes them harder to replace.

We just need to remember they don't agree with Trump on foreign intervention, trade, or immigration. They never will. They are the reason we don't have a wall now. They haven't done anything of substance to help Trump on those issues.

86 posted on 11/03/2018 4:04:56 PM PDT by LeeClementineKenny (VOTE REPUBLICAN NOVEMBER 6, 2018! - TRUMP 2020!! - MAGA!!! -
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To: JayGalt

I don’t think Graham has really changed, but I would be happy if I was wrong. I’m glad he’s campaigning for others though. I would support him if he was up for reelection now. I know I should stay focused on the upcoming elections. I shouldn’t be thinking about Graham so close to an election as important as this one. We have to do everything we can to win, because we might not get another chance if we allow democrats to regain power.

87 posted on 11/03/2018 6:49:09 PM PDT by LeeClementineKenny (VOTE REPUBLICAN NOVEMBER 6, 2018! - TRUMP 2020!! - MAGA!!! -
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To: sockmonkey

Agree ....he’s so bad we had to clean the Lindsey off the bullshit !

88 posted on 11/03/2018 9:00:43 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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89 posted on 11/03/2018 9:29:02 PM PDT by gdc61
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To: sodpoodle

I gathered that from the first 3 sentences. Will enjoy the NYT meltdown Nov 7.

90 posted on 11/04/2018 1:31:30 AM PDT by NetAddicted (Just looking)
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To: Degaston

I think he runs again in 2020

91 posted on 11/04/2018 1:11:35 AM PST by trebb (Those who don't donate anything tend to be empty types)
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To: New Jersey Realist

“I think the farce the rats made of the Kavanaugh nomination put him and millions of decent, law-abiding Democrats on demexit.”


Even though it ended well, and is a month or two behind us, my wife and I have been having nightmarish flashbacks of the grief and torment the Democrats put that poor innocent man through. It is an experience we will never forget.

My wife and I have known the true nature of the Democrat Party for fifty years and didn’t need a public demonstration of their selfish partisanship, shameless deceit, and reckless cruelty.

But I imagine there were many, many people, regardless of party affiliation or political slant, who saw that spectacle and were outright shocked.

We may see a bit of it Tuesday, as the Democrats do far worse than historical midterm expectations for an opposition party. But I think it will be the gift that keeps on giving - they have really done some lasting damage to themselves by behaving the way they did during the Kavanaugh hearings.

Believe it or not, I think this is all Trump’s doing. He seems to be able to play the Left like a fiddle. He takes a very public and uncompromising position on an issue that he knows will trigger the Left. The Left, consumed with anger and hate toward Trump, pushes back hard with the exact opposite rhetoric, which is EXACTLY what Trump was counting on.

In so doing, Trump has forced (tempted?) the Left into taking unpopular positions on issues, time and time again.

He’s doing it right now with the border - by sending Troops to the border, he has duped Obama et al into making jokes about his harmless the caravans are - mocking Trump for fighting a bunch of women and children a thousand miles away. But the American people do not think these “caravans” are harmless.

He has the Left openly campaigning to raise taxes! He has the Left openly campaigning to be more provacotive with Russia. They seem unable to resist campaigning for whatever is the exact opposite of Trump’s policies - which have been successful!

He literally has manuevered them into campaigning on a platform of failure.

92 posted on 11/04/2018 7:38:35 AM PST by enumerated
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To: sodpoodle

He’s acting like a republican should..I guess by today’s standards that makes him conservative and or a rock star.
We will see after 2020 if he keeps it up.

93 posted on 11/04/2018 11:01:25 AM PST by Leep
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To: sodpoodle

What happened? His former master John McCain is DEAD and no longer holds any sway or blackmail over his head.

94 posted on 11/04/2018 9:00:01 PM PST by Jmouse007 (Lord God Almighty, deliver us from this evil in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, amen.)
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To: Governor Dinwiddie

I’ve got to wonder if something like that really happened. Ever since McCain was planted 6 feet under, Lindsey has started to act like a normal South Carolinian. It is uncanny!

95 posted on 11/05/2018 9:02:34 AM PST by Vigilanteman (ObaMao: Fake America, Fake Messiah, Fake Black man. How many fakes can you fit into one Zer0?)
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