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  • Graham: Cruz worse than Obama

    02/05/2016 1:53:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | February 5, 2016 | Gregory Krieg
    (CNN)--How much does Lindsey Graham dislike Ted Cruz? Count the ways. On the question of foreign policy, the Texas senator is "just as wrong as Obama, if not worse," Graham told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Thursday. "In Ted Cruz's world, dictators do very well," he continued, comparing his colleague's foreign policy to that of Ron Paul, the former congressman, Republican presidential candidate and long-time leading libertarian. Asked why his fellow senators are reputed to have such a distaste for Cruz, Graham accused the winner of the Iowa GOP caucuses of being an "opportunist" to his core -- one who "gets...
  • Huffpo: Christians "Can View Muhammad As A Prophet", Brought "Love,Peace"

    01/28/2016 8:33:04 AM PST · by Biggirl · 77 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 28,2016 | Thomas D. Williams, PH.D
    An article in the Huffington Post this week proposes that Christians acknowledge Muhammad’s greatness and accept him as a prophet as a way to move forward in interreligious dialogue. Writer Craig Considine writes that he is a Christian with deep admiration for Muhammad, but doesn’t convert because, although he was an extraordinary human being, Muhammad is not “the man.”
  • Franklin Graham: "Islam and Christianity Clearly Do Not Worship the Same God" [2 John 1]

    01/24/2016 1:06:10 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/24/2016 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D
    Muslims and Christians do not worship the same God, celebrated evangelist Franklin Graham said in response to the controversial claim by a faculty member at Wheaton College in Illinois. In a series of tweets late Saturday night, Graham, the son of evangelist Billy Graham, laid out his opposition to the recommendation of the college’s faculty council that the school drop its plans to terminate a professor who published her belief that Islam and Christianity worship the same God, which Graham said was "no minor issue." In December 2015, Larycia Hawkins, who teaches political science at Wheaton College, was put on...
  • Lindsay Graham outs himself as a liberal (quotes over time)

    01/23/2016 7:04:02 AM PST · by teg_76 · 45 replies
    “I probably identify more as Democrat.” “I’ve been around for a long time. And it just seems that the economy does better under the Democrats than the Republicans.” “Nancy — you’re the best. Congrats.” “Bush is probably the worst president in the history of the United States.” “I’m totally pro-choice.” “I want to see the abortion issue removed from politics. I believe it is a personal decision that should be left to the women and their doctors.” “I’m very liberal when it comes to health care. I believe in universal health care.” “The Canadian plan also helps Canadians live longer...
  • Is the Republican Establishment Ganging Up on Ted Cruz?

    01/21/2016 1:50:37 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 68 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 21, 2016 | MOLLY BALL
    ... Beltway Republicans say they consider Donald Trump the lesser of two evils. Cruz wears their loathing as a badge of honor...
  • McCain: ‘I respect’ Palin’s decision on Trump

    01/20/2016 8:58:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 20, 2016 | Julian Hattem
    Sen. John McCain declined on Wednesday to criticize Sarah Palin, his former running mate, for endorsing Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump. "I respect her view," McCain (R-Ariz.) told reporters in the Senate on Wednesday, a day after Palin endorsed the man with whom he has had a bitter feud. "I have great affection and appreciation for her," he said. "I respect what she does." Palin's decision isn't affecting his own thinking about the race, McCain added. "I'm not considering anyone," he said. "I've got my own race to run." McCain had previously endorsed Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), one of his...
  • Lindsey Graham Goes Off: Ted Cruz Is Worse Than Donald Trump [VIDEO]

    01/19/2016 10:17:42 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 43 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/19/2016 | Steve Guest
    Sen. Lindsey Graham says that Sen. Ted Cruz is not a more acceptable nominee than Donald Trump. Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Graham said Trump’s “message is not a good message for us. And it will catch up with us in general. So if you really want to make Hillary Clinton president of the United States, vote for Donald Trump. Dishonest beats crazy.” Graham, who has endorsed Jeb Bush, was asked by NBC’s Willie Geist, “If Donald Trump is not acceptable candidate to you, Ted Cruz is close behind him in a lot of the polls. Leading him a little...
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham endorses Jeb Bush for president

    01/16/2016 3:18:55 PM PST · by NotchJohnson · 29 replies
    Rock Hill Herald ^ | Andrew Shain
    Sen. Lindsey Graham endorsed former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for president on Friday, the campaign confirmed. The Seneca Republican dropped out of the presidential race on Dec. 21, and most of his S.C. backers endorsed the son and brother of two presidents. George Bush and George W. Bush won the Palmetto State’s presidential primaries. Graham said last week, in weighing whether to back a 2016 hopeful, that: “No. 1, will my endorsement matter? I’ve got to see what, if any, damage I have done to myself here at home.” Bush needs a big push as voters begin soon to cast...
  • Lindsey Graham to endorse Jeb Bush for president

    01/15/2016 6:15:33 AM PST · by C19fan · 70 replies
    Politico ^ | January 15, 2016 | Alex Isenstadt
    Sen. Lindsey Graham will endorse former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for president, according to two sources familiar with the plans, and the two are slated to appear together in North Charleston Friday morning for the announcement. The GOP field had been scrambling to secure the support of Graham and his backers since the hawkish South Carolina senator, an influential foreign policy voice, dropped out of the race last month.
  • Lindsey Graham: 'Hillary Clinton Would Do A Number' On Ted Cruz

    01/08/2016 3:18:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Huffington Post Huffpost Politics ^ | January 8, 2016 | Mariam Baksh
    "Frankly, he isn't ready for the job." WASHINGTON -- Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) still isn't sure which candidate he'll back in the GOP primary for president, but it won't be Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). "Ted's smart, but I think that Hillary Clinton would do a number on him," Graham told Fox News radio host Brian Kilmeade on Friday. Graham, who dropped his own presidential bid late last month, has said that challenging Cruz -- as well as Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) -- was one of the main reasons he launched his campaign in the first place. He has called Cruz...
  • Graham: My wing of the party has 'collapsed'

    12/21/2015 3:39:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 21, 2015 | Al Weaver
    Sen. Lindsey Graham admitted on the same day he dropped out of the 2016 presidential race that the more moderate wing of the Republican Party is a thing of the past. "What's happened here is sort of my lane of the party has collapsed," Graham said in an interview with CNN's Kate Bolduan, when asked why he isn't holding out until the South Carolina primary on February 20th. "At the end of the day, I'm not going to be competitive in my state if I'm not competitive outside my state," Graham said, noting that he was once a front-runner in...
  • Lindsey Graham quits GOP race. Greek chorus exits?

    12/21/2015 1:11:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | December 21, 2015 | Peter Grier
    Lindsey Graham appeared to become resigned to, even revel in, being the race’s meta-commentator, warning against the dangers of Trump and Cruz.Sen. Lindsey Graham has pulled the plug on his struggling presidential bid. In a video posted on his website Monday, he announced that he’s suspending operations immediately. “You have honored me with your support. I believe we have run a campaign we can be proud of,” Senator Graham said....
  • Graham criticizes GOP two-tiered debates (hurt his candidacy ... GPOe should never do this again)

    12/21/2015 10:15:57 AM PST · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 21, 2015 | Ben Kamisar
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) blames the GOP’s two-tiered debate system for hurting his presidential candidacy. Graham, who on Monday dropped out of the GOP race for the White House, called the system "strange" and said Republicans should "never do this again." "You just can't punch through when you've got a two-tiered system," added Graham, who never made the main stage of a GOP debate, where he might have been able to trade barbs with front-runner Donald Trump. "I just don't see a way for me to get on the main stage in time to make a difference," Graham told CNN....
  • Lindsey Graham drops out of 2016 Republican presidential race

    12/21/2015 7:44:17 AM PST · by Albion Wilde · 158 replies
    Another candidate for the Republican nomination for president has dropped out of the race. South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham announced Monday that he is no longer seeking to become the nominee, ABC News reported. He made the announcement on Twitter and YouTube Monday morning.
  • Lindsey Graham Drops Out of 2016 Republican Presidential Race

    12/21/2015 7:02:26 AM PST · by Gamecock · 67 replies
    ABC ^ | 12/21/2015 | Ryan Struyk
    Republican presidential candidate Lindsey Graham is dropping out of the 2016 race for the White House. The South Carolina senator, who revealed the news in a CNN interview Monday morning, is the fourth GOP contender to drop out of the race, following Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. The move leaves 13 candidates remaining in the race for the Republican nod.
  • Graham gone!

    12/21/2015 6:39:42 AM PST · by BRL · 145 replies
    12/today | Cnn
    Graham pulls out
  • Lindsey Graham: I Would Compromise if Clinton Won

    12/20/2015 10:53:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | December 20, 2015 | Sam Frizell
    Sen. Lindsey Graham would work with Hillary Clinton on a range of issues if she became president in exchange for concessions on fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The South Carolina Senator, who is trailing in polls of the Republican presidential field, told TIME after a town hall meeting in Londonderry, N.H., that he would give a hypothetical President Clinton “political cover” on other issues if she fought ISIS. “If she’s willing to be more robust in terms of destroying ISIL, I’d give her political cover,” Graham said. “If she wanted to be more muscular in her foreign...
  • Americans must take a stand against our own extremists

    12/19/2015 4:14:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 18, 2015 | Kathleen Parker
    When President Obama addressed the nation after the terrorist attacks in San Bernardino, Calif., he reiterated the call to resist animus toward Muslims. This was a familiar message — the same we had heard from President George W. Bush after the 9/11 attacks. We aren’t at war with Islam, both presidents have said, but with an ideology built on distortions (or medieval-minded interpretations) of the Islamic religion. Even so, many Americans still need to be reminded that Muslims, rather than our enemies, are our friends, neighbors, colleagues, scholars, leaders, doctors, mechanics. They’re our fellow Americans. Even so, we continue to...
  • The Disqualification List For President

    12/18/2015 10:46:53 AM PST · by SatinDoll · 4 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | Dec. 18, 2015 | Karl Denninger
    <p>If you vote for, support, donate to or otherwise have anything to do with these candidates you are a traitor to this nation and deserve to be stripped of your citizenship and deported to North Korea.</p> <p>Senator Lindsey Graham Senator Rubio, who did not show up to vote.</p>
  • The Graham/McCain/Rubio Foreign Policy Exposed

    12/17/2015 7:44:29 PM PST · by Isara · 7 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | December 17th, 2015 | Daniel Horowitz
    Is it “hawkish” to empower the Muslim Brotherhood throughout the Middle East? What about arming Al Qaeda affiliates and creating chaos for Jihad to thrive? Thanks to Tuesday night’s debate, the American people finally observed a substantive debate that highlights the false choice and phantom labeling of “isolationist” vs. hawk.  There legitimately are some isolationists who believe the Islamists are not a problem so long as we don’t “bother” them.  But that is not the position of most conservatives.  In fact, most conservatives fully understand the threat of Islamic supremacism.  It is those who subscribe to the Graham/McCain/Rubio foreign policy...
  • Lindsey Graham Calls out Unhealthy Obama Hate

    12/17/2015 8:15:41 AM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 83 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/16/16 | Tom LoBianco
    South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham hit back against the far right wing of his party a day after the CNN Republican debate in Las Vegas, saying Barack Obama "is my President" and calling the anger against him "unhealthy." "To those people who think Obama's a Muslim who was born in Kenya, I lost you a long time ago," Graham said Wednesday on CNN's "New Day." "There's a dislike of Obama in my party that's unhealthy, there was a dislike for President (George W.) Bush in the Democratic party that was unhealthy. He is my President."
  • Republican Immigration Critic Gets Slapped Down(By Cruz & Lee as lobbyists buzz)[2013]

    12/17/2015 12:26:02 AM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 11 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 14, 2013 | Fawn Johnson
    The most potent illustration that Republicans have shifted their attitudes on immigration came Tuesday morning when all GOP members of the Senate Judiciary Committee rejected an amendment from Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., to severely limit the number of legal immigrants allowed into the country. The committee’s overwhelming ‘No’ vote shows that the battle for Republicans’ souls on immigration has shifted away from groups that want to reduce the influx of foreigners, like the Heritage Foundation, NumbersUSA, and Fairness for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), toward free-market groups that applaud increased immigration, such as Americans for Tax Reform and the CATO Institute....
  • The Experts Grade the Debate

    12/16/2015 1:17:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | December 16, 2015 | James Warren
    Winners included Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina and ... Lindsey Graham? When Dan Fitzmier, director of debate for reigning national debate champ Northwestern University, watched CNN's Republican showdown in Las Vegas, the event's underlying theme was clear: "Who could pass the commander-in-chief mug shot test?" From that perspective, the field narrowed sharply, he might tell a student looking for his post-mortem on Wednesday's two debates (remember, there was the early one for the real long-shots). Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, ex-Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham stood out. Each exhibited...
  • Lindsey Graham Warns Ted Cruz Not to Cross Princess Buttercup

    12/16/2015 10:44:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Vanity Fair | December 15, 2015 | Mike Hogan
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2015/12/lindsey-graham-ted-cruz-princess-bride
  • Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum Defend Donald Trump Against Lindsey Graham Attack

    12/16/2015 9:17:56 AM PST · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 15, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP presidential candidates former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum defended GOP frontrunner Donald Trump's statement to ban Muslims from coming into the United States until the government can put in place an effective vetting process during the undercard debate hosted by CNN in Las Vegas, Nevada on Tuesday. Even without being on stage, GOP frontrunner Donald Trump managed to drive the conversation within the first five minutes of the debate. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) took a swipe at Trump saying, "Donald Trump has done the one single thing you cannot do, declare war on Islam...
  • Lindsey Graham Apologizes To Muslims For Trump's Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

    12/16/2015 5:24:10 AM PST · by Biggirl · 47 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 16, 2015 | Michelle Fields
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) apologized on Tuesday for Donald Trump’s rhetoric against Muslims. “I am sorry, he does not represent us,” Graham said at the fifth Republican presidential debate at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. “Leave the faith alone, go after the radicals that kill us all,” he added.
  • Graham Questions Secretary Carter and General Dunford

    12/14/2015 8:39:23 AM PST · by Broker · 17 replies
    You ^ | Oct 27, 2015 | C-Span
    Senator Graham on Armed Services Committee Interrogation SECDEF & Joint Chief. Watch this Video.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQwofJEQ6ng
  • I Smell a Rat (WaPo' s Coverage of Cruz Campaign Voter Data Management)

    12/14/2015 5:26:03 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 6 replies
    Freep | 12/17/2015 | CharlesOconnell
    Neurotic as a voter classification is extremely unlikely to be used by the Cruz Campaign, but that is the designation wielded without qualification or explanation by WaPo' s Tom Hamburger in Cruz campaign credits psychological data and analytics for its rising success. I smell a big, stinking, plague-flea bearing rat. As I did when I guessed that the man who made Lb1 Billion by betting against the British Pound, George Soros, was behind the 99% Occupy Wall St. Mass Delusion brainwashing campaign, 3 days before Google censorship would allow news items to pass through about it.Hamburger' s disinformation sausage does...
  • Lindsey Graham denounces GOP base voters for 'visceral...almost irrational' dislike of Obama

    12/13/2015 11:14:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 13, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Madness has gripped a segment of the Republican Party that embraces a war on its own voters as unworthy. Instead of blaming himself for a presidential campaign mired at the one percent level of support, failing to make a ripple even in his home state of South Carolina, Senator Lindsey Graham blames the GOP voters who are too driven by irrational, probably racist beliefs. Caitlin Yilek of The Hill reports: Republican presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) says GOP front-runner Donald Trump is doing so well in the polls because nearly half of Republican primary voters think President Obama is...
  • Lindsey Graham: Donald Trump’s Policies Are 'Worse Than Obama’s'

    12/12/2015 4:46:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | December 11, 2015 | Scott Conroy, Senior Political Reporter
    He also calls the GOP frontrunner a "loser" and a "demagogue."EXETER, N.H. -- As he continues to find new ways to rip into Donald Trump over the Republican front-runner’s proposal to ban Muslims from traveling to the United States, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham may have finally unleashed the ultimate insult to denigrate his rival in the context of a GOP presidential primary. Graham, who has struggled to gain traction in his own long-shot White House bid, said that what makes America great is its religious tolerance, and that Trump’s plan undercuts outreach efforts to Muslim nations and communities in...
  • Lindsey Graham: Trump Leading Because 40% Of GOP Voters Think Obama Is Kenyan Muslim

    12/11/2015 9:02:31 AM PST · by springwater13 · 141 replies
    South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said his presidential opponent Donald Trump is leading in the polls because nearly half of Republican primary voters hate Obama and think he is a Kenyan-born Muslim. “Well there’s about 40% of the Republican primary voter who believes that Obama was born in Kenya and is a Muslim,” Graham said on Boston Herald Radio on Friday. “There’s just a dislike for President Obama that is visceral. It’s almost irrational.” “I could promise you this, he’s not gonna win 270 electoral votes,” Graham said, citing Trump’s inability to grow the vote with the Hispanic community. “I...
  • Ted Cruz Is More Dangerous Than Donald Trump

    12/11/2015 2:27:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    National Journal ^ | December 11, 2015 | Jake Flanagin
    Though just as conservative and volatile, the Texas senator is much more purposeful and patient than Trump. Most Re­pub­lic­an can­did­ates for the U.S. pres­id­ency this elec­tion cycle are rush­ing to po­s­i­tion them­selves as the anti-Don­ald Trump, es­pe­cially after his re­cently pro­posed plan to tem­por­ar­ily block all Muslims from en­ter­ing the United States. “You know how you can ‘Make Amer­ica Great Again’?” asked South Car­o­lina Sen­at­or Lind­say Gra­ham, cit­ing Trump’s in­fam­ous cam­paign slo­gan. “Tell Don­ald Trump to go to hell.”(continued)
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham Demands That Silicon Valley Offer Backdoors to Its Encrypted Information

    12/10/2015 9:39:29 AM PST · by Gandalf the Mauve · 49 replies
    re/code ^ | 12-9-2015 | Dawn Chmielewski
    Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham renewed his calls on technology companies to give law enforcement entry into its encrypted information to fight terrorism. His message to Silicon Valley: "Change your business model tomorrow."... Companies like Apple and Google have bolstered encryption on smartphones because of heightened consumer privacy concerns in the wake of Edward Snowden's revelations that the government had been spying on its citizens. Graham said that’s a business decision.... Apple, Google and Facebook have all been under mounting pressure to create backdoor keys that would allow law enforcement access to encrypted communications. The companies maintain that this...
  • Graham Calls Out Cruz For Failing To Condemn Trump's Muslim Ban

    12/08/2015 7:19:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    Talking Point Memo's Livewire ^ | December 8, 2015 | Caitlin MacNeal
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Monday challenged Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to take a stand against Donald Trump's proposal to ban Muslim immigrants from entering the United States. When asked if he would support such a ban on Monday, Cruz replied, "No, that is not my policy," but did not criticize Trump, according to the Texas Tribune. "I believe the focus should focus on radical Islamic terrorism, and we need to be directly focused on threats to the United States," he continued. "We need a commander in chief that perceives what the threat is and that targets all of our...
  • Lindsey Graham: 'Tell Donald Trump to go to hell'

    12/08/2015 6:23:07 AM PST · by VinL · 121 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/8/15 | Tal Kopin
    Sen. Lindsey Graham said it's time for Republicans to rebuke presidential hopeful Donald Trump, urging his party to tell Trump to "go to hell." "You know how you make America great again? Tell Donald Trump to go to hell," Graham said on CNN's "New Day" on Tuesday, picking up on the GOP front-runner's famous slogan, "make America great again." The South Carolina Republican was responding to Trump's statement released Monday calling for the U.S. to ban all Muslims from entering the country. He said Trump's rhetoric benefits ISIS in helping them recruit and called out other presidential candidates for not...
  • The GOP Battle Over Identity Politics Has Already Been Won

    12/07/2015 12:23:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The New Republic ^ | December 7, 2015 | Jeet Heer
    While moderates languish in the polls, Ted Cruz and his ilk are doing just fine.It would be easy to dismiss Lindsey Graham as a sore loser even before the contest has been decided. In the Republican presidential campaign, his support has hovered between the negligible and the nonexistent. “I’m at 1 percent,” Graham quite honestly admitted to the Republican Jewish Coalition last Thursday. “The election is still long away. Help me stay in the race.” But it is precisely because Graham is doing so poorly that he offers some valuable insights on the outcome of a battle within the GOP...
  • Lindsey Graham: Cruz’s pro-life stance not electable

    12/05/2015 9:09:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    One News Now ^ | December 5, 2015 | Michael F. Haverluck
    Presidential candidate Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) took a bold step away from many in the pro-life camp Thursday when taking aim at his rival for the White House, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), over his allegedly extreme stance against abortion.The South Carolina senator indicated that taking a hardline pro-life stance, in essence, will preclude any presidential candidate from winning the 2016 election. “You can be pro-life and win an election, but if you’re going to tell a woman who’s been raped she has to carry the child of the rapist, you’re losing most Americans,” Graham argued. The 60-year-old GOP member took specific...
  • Serial Islamic Supremacist Enabler Lindsey Graham’s Laughable Attack on Ted Cruz

    12/04/2015 10:24:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 4, 2015 | Ben Weingarten
    Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. During a recent interview, Sen. Lindsey Graham, a serial supporter of policies that have empowered Islamic supremacists, had the gall to say that Sen. Ted Cruz, “has done more to allow ISIL to gain a foothold in Syria than any senator other than Rand Paul.” Let us leave aside the gratuitous attack on Sen. Paul. Sen. Graham in no fewer than three situations has supported policies that have aided, abetted and/or enabled jihadists, including ISIS: Libya: Back in 2011, Graham was among the Republicans arguing ardently for the overthrow of perhaps the...
  • McCain: I Disagree Most With Cruz

    12/04/2015 10:11:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    Newsmax ^ | December 4, 2015 | John Gizzi
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., says his Senate colleague Ted Cruz is the Republican presidential hopeful with whom he has the sharpest disagreement and singled out the Texan’s vote against the National Defense Authorization Act as the chief reason. During a discussion of this year’s 2016 GOP presidential hopefuls, Newsmax asked McCain which three he felt had the best records on national security and which three had the worst. “I don’t like to duck a question,” he replied, with a laugh, and restated his support for South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham....
  • Lindsey Graham Trashes Pro-Life Ted Cruz for Opposing Abortion of Babies Conceived in Rape

    12/04/2015 4:21:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Life News ^ | December 4, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    Lindsey Graham is a pro-life Republican senator who has drawn praises from pro-life advocates for leading the fight on key pro-life legislation such as the 20-week abortion ban and the Unborn Victims of Violence Act. But the presidential candidate is getting himself in hot water with pro-life voters after he attacked pro-life presidential hopeful ted Cruz yesterday for opposing the abortion of babies conceived in rape. Graham contends the position supporting the right to life of unborn babies no matter how they are conceived is a losing proposition with voters in the next presidential election. Here’s what Graham had to...
  • VIDEO: Lindsey Graham attacks Ted Cruz's pro-life stance… and babies conceived in rape

    12/04/2015 6:20:29 AM PST · by wagglebee · 12 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/3/15 | Dustin Siggins
    WASHINGTON, D.C., December 3, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- Presidential politics turned to abortion today, as Senator Lindsey Graham, R-SC, said a fully pro-life GOP presidential nominee could not win the U.S. presidency. According to The Hill, Graham told the Republican Jewish Coalition that "Ted Cruz doesn't have an exception for rape and incest," and thus would lose to the Democratic nominee next year. Graham, who has twice introduced a bill to ban most abortions after 20 weeks' gestation, asked the donors and others in attendance if they support abortion's legality if a woman was raped, something The Hill reports drew cheers....
  • Lindsey Graham: 'ISIL loves Donald Trump'

    12/03/2015 6:52:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | December 3, 2015 | Tal Kopan
    Washington (CNN)—Sen. Lindsey Graham may be languishing in the bottom of GOP presidential primary polls, but on Thursday he delivered a sharp rebuke of his GOP opponents before a Republican Jewish audience. "The one thing I can tell you is that what Mr. Trump's saying about how to handle this war is empowering the enemy," Graham said, referring to GOP front-runner Donald Trump's recent assertion that the U.S. should "go after" the families of terrorists. "ISIL loves Donald Trump because he is giving them an opportunity to bring people their way," Graham said during a gathering with reporters following his...
  • ‘We'll Lose’: Graham Delivers Scathing, Unscripted Rebuke of Cruz, GOP Field at Forum

    12/03/2015 2:48:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    The Blaze ^ | December 3, 2015 | Leigh Munsil
    Lindsey Graham on Thursday delivered a scathing rebuke of Republican candidates — especially Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump — for alienating Hispanic and female voters with “hard-ass” policies and hateful rhetoric. “How many of you believe that we’re losing elections because we’re not hard-ass enough on immigration?” Graham asked during his speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition in Washington, D.C. A few people in the room clapped, and Graham responded: “Well, I don’t agree with you. I believe we are losing the Hispanic vote because they think we don’t like them.”(continued)
  • McCain Sees Very Good and Very Bad Choices in GOP Field

    12/02/2015 11:55:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Newsweek ^ | December 2, 2015 | Emily Cadei
    John McCain was in a reflective, wisecracking mood Wednesday morning in Washington, but even in his most upbeat moments, he couldn’t find much kind to say about Senate colleague Ted Cruz. The GOP’s 2008 presidential nominee told reporters at a press breakfast that he wanted to “accentuate the positive” in the 2016 race. He tiptoed around real estate tycoon Donald Trump’s steely grip on the Republican presidential primary. When asked about the possibility of Trump becoming the party’s nominee, he emphasized that he’s a loyal Republican. McCain did point out that he had disagreements with Trump. But then, unbidden, he...
  • Iraqi PM: We don't need more US troops to fight ISIS

    11/30/2015 3:08:53 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/11/15
    Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Monday that Iraq has sufficient forces to fight the Islamic State group (ISIS), after American senators called for more US troops to be deployed to the country. "The Iraqi government welcomes an increase in support in weapons and training and (air) support from international partners in our war against Daesh," Abadi said in a statement, using an Arabic acronym for ISIS. But "we confirm that Iraq has enough men and resolve to defeat Daesh and other similar criminal groups," he said. Abadi's remarks came a day after American senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham advocated...
  • Graham & McCain talk about the ‘opportunism’ of Ted Cruz and the need to fight the Islamic State

    11/23/2015 8:55:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Washington Post's PostPolitics ^ | November 23, 2015 | David Weigel
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) returned to the campaign trail this weekend, making seven stops in New Hampshire with his colleague and preferred presidential candidate, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). After the third stop, at an American Legion hall in Hudson, N.H., the two hawkish Republicans sat down for a joint interview about the refugee crisis, the need to send troops to fight the Islamic State, whether the secretary of state should resign, and what the world would look like had voters made McCain president seven years ago. WP: You both mentioned that there are senators who are late-comers to this issue,...
  • Database tracking the enemy?

    11/20/2015 11:18:46 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 51 replies
    November 20, 2015 | Jim Robinson
    You mean we don't already have a database tracking subversive enemy infiltrators and radical terrorists, sleeper cells, suspicious mosques and muslims, etc? If not, why not? Islam is the enemy. They are at war against us and against all western nations. Someone had better wake the hell up!
  • Lindsey Graham: Donald Trump is a Complete Idiot

    11/19/2015 8:41:33 PM PST · by Rockitz · 75 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 19 Nov 2015 | Pam Key
    Thursday on Newsmax TV’s “The Hard Line” with Ed Berliner, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said his rival Donald Trump is a “complete idiot” because he proposed unprecedented surveillance of Muslims, possibly with special IDs identifying them as Muslim. Graham said, “Donald Trump is a complete idiot. All I can tell you is that we are in a religious war. The goal is to win the war. Most people in the faith do not buy what ISIL is selling. I’ve been to Iraq and Afghanistan 35 times in the last decade. You’ll never convince me they are all...
  • Sens. McCain, Graham Call For U.S. Ground Force In Syria

    11/17/2015 5:28:28 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), 2016 GOP presidential contender, said Monday that it is time for the U.S. to put ground forces in Syria to combat the Islamic State militant group. "I think we have to have a strategy and that entails American boots on the ground along with a coalition force," McCain said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." The well known defense hawks said that simply stopping Syrian refugees from entering the U.S. will not solve the national security threat imposed by IS. The U.S. "can't shut off Syria...
  • Forget Paris: GOP candidate to double funding for Syrian 'refugees'

    11/15/2015 3:55:27 PM PST · by amorphous · 56 replies
    WND ^ | 15 Nov 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    In the wake of the deadly Paris attacks by ISIS, some GOP presidential candidates such as Ted Cruz, Donald Trump and even Marco Rubio are calling for an end to Syrian refugee resettlement in the U.S. Most of the others have been silent or vague on the issue of Syrian refugees - about 2,000 of whom have already arrived in the U.S. despite warnings from the FBI that it’s impossible to vet their backgrounds. But there is one candidate who is clearly on the record wanting more Syrian Muslims to pour into American cities and towns as "refugees," despite the...