Skip to comments.Lindsey Graham Is Picking His Crowds
Posted on 09/03/2013 9:15:46 AM PDT by cotton1706
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.) is hugely unpopular with a sizable chunk of South Carolina Republican voters for the innumerable left-of-center positions hes taken over the years.
Fiscal conservatives and supporters of privacy rights are peeved at Graham for supporting tax hikes and domestic spying while many rank-and-file establishment Republicans are livid with him for supporting liberal activist judges and a lax immigration policy.
Thats why Graham is refusing to meet with limited government groups and why he appears to be choosing his Republican audiences very carefully.
According to one limited government advocate, Graham supporters are trying to keep his critics away from a $12-per-person breakfast meeting scheduled for Wednesday morning in Mount Pleasant, S.C.
In fact longtime establishment Republican activist Charm Altman is reportedly telling Graham critics the breakfast event is full after the email invitation fell into the hands of the wrong people.
Apparently only a few hand-picked Graham supporters are going to be allowed inside, activist Daniel Encarnacion tells FITS. Were going to try to go anyway.
The breakfast event is being promoted by the Charleston County Republican Party, which recently elected fair fax advocate John Steinberger as its leader. Well have to see how Steinberger chooses to handle this situation, but in our view it defeats the purpose of a constituent meeting if Graham is permitted to address an audience of exclusively friendly faces.
Graham has drawn three primary challengers in his bid for a third term in the Democratic-controlled U.S. Senate Lowcountry businesswoman Nancy Mace, S.C. Sen. Lee Bright and former congressional candidate Richard Cash.
I know, I know. It is a disgrace that we still have him as a Senator. But the GOP media and GOPe all just love him.
I can honestly say I have NEVER voted for him.
Does he think he will placate those who are angry with him by avoiding them?
Wrash his party. Watch him run like a rat.
Get ready for retirement graham... then you can move to san fruitcisco and join your bathouse gang!
“Does he think he will placate those who are angry with him by avoiding them?”
He probably doesn’t want the youtube videos of him arrogantly and condescendingly yelling at his own constituents.
He’s depending on the establishments of both parties protecting him and greasing his way back into office.
McCain was successfully reelected, as were Hatch and Murkowski. But opposition to Graham is building.
Hopefully the Tea Party folks will gather outside the breakfast venue anyway and make a lot of noise. Enough to get noticed by the media. Don’t let pantywaist call the shots.
Really? Twelve bucks per person? I'm surprised the Tea Party isn't inundating these events. That's almost cheaper than IHOP.
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