Skip to comments.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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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.
“...the centrist Democratic senators who were once his natural allies...”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Agree ....he’s so bad we had to clean the Lindsey off the bullshit !
I gathered that from the first 3 sentences. Will enjoy the NYT meltdown Nov 7.
I think he runs again in 2020
“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.
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.
What happened? His former master John McCain is DEAD and no longer holds any sway or blackmail over his head.
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!
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