Skip to comments.Facing Primary, Lindsey Graham Now Supports Defunding ObamaCare
Posted on 09/21/2013 11:23:06 AM PDT by cotton1706
On Friday, the House voted for a resolution to keep government open but also defund ObamaCare. Within minutes, Nancy Mace, who is opposing Sen. Lindsey Graham in the GOP primary, issue a press release attacking Graham for his past criticism of the defunding strategy. In just two hours, Graham tweeted that he supported the House's efforts to defund the unpopular health care law. Such is the power of primaries.
As recently as July, Graham said that defunding ObamaCare was "a bridge too far for him." Primary opponents do tend to focus a politician's mind.
Graham faces at least three opponents in next year's primary contest. Normally, multiple challengers give an edge to incumbents, as opposition is split among several challengers. South Carolina, however, uses a run-off system. If no candidate gets more than 50% of the vote, the top two voter-getters face off in a run-off. Multiple challengers increase the odds that Graham falls below 50% and has to face a run-off.
Graham is no doubt a nice man and would make a good GOP Senator from a state like Maine. His representing South Carolina, however, is a wasted opportunity for conservatives. An East Coast John McCain does a disservice to the Palmetto State.
Graham's tweet in support of the House action indicates he is aware of the challenge before him. Few incumbents are so disliked by the grass-roots, both in South Carolina and across the country. A run-off election, with a single conservative challenger, would ignite national interest and possibly create a wave that washes over Graham.
His tweet in support of defunding ObamaCare was a good start. He now has to follow that up over the coming weeks.
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Well, I hope we get his vote and then kick him out of office anyway.
It will be my pleasure to help build and support the wave that washes Graham out of office!
It’s always good to see Conservatives stick to their principles....oh wait.... Weak-kneed and limp-wristed RINOs have no principles.
Boehner supported defunding after that. Now Lindsey does. Hopefully, idiot McCain will be left out there all alone.
> “His tweet in support of defunding ObamaCare was a good start. He now has to follow that up over the coming weeks.”
Why is it a good start? It’s just political BS said by a person who will change on a dime once reelected. McCain did the same thing.
Doesn’t matter. This idiot has the scarlet letter tat’ on his forehead.
So senators exercise some responsibility, for perhaps one year, the last year out of six. That is about the limit of the best constituents’ memory.
If senators were appointed by state legislatures, I guarantee each and every one of their votes would be closely scrutinized and duly noted.
Leading from behind, just like his idol.
And how do ya feel about amnesty there Lindsey ya punk RINO turd?
What’s Dewhurst running for? You’d think he’d been humiliated enough! But then, for a while, Anthony Weiner was on his way to being mayor.
Lindsey the sorry SOB.
Running scared now with the Tea party on his ass.
Dump this two faced McCain puppet.
It's already on his butt, where McCain can find it.
Whew! That was close.
There were lots of guys like him who we thought came around during Reagan's administration, and some of them did seem to become more conservative when they learned that it worked so well. However, over time, those types revert back due to the constant pressure of the MSM and their desire to be liked and to be cool. I could see Graham going this route if a Ted Cruz became president with a Republican congress. I could also see him going back to the current Rino mode as soon as he felt the winds changing. Saw that first hand with guys like Danforth and Lugar. Best to get rid of him now, but get him to vote the right way first.
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