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  • John McCain: 'I might write in Lindsey Graham'

    10/11/2016 6:31:12 AM PDT · by kevcol · 144 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 10, 2016 | Daniel Chaitin
    During a debate Monday evening in Phoenix, Ariz., in which the Republican incumbent faced off against Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, McCain revealed he just might write in a friend of his in the Senate. "I think I might write in Lindsey Graham," McCain replied, referring to his fellow senator and former Republican presidential candidate. "He's an old, good friend of mine and a lot of people like him," he added with a smile.
  • GOP senators: We could work with Hillary Clinton

    10/04/2016 10:09:37 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 132 replies
    the Hill ^ | October 03, 2016, 06:31 pm | By Jordain Carney
    Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) is predicting that congressional Republicans will be more willing to work with Hillary Clinton than they have been with President Obama, should she be elected president. "She is a known commodity, and I think therell be more camaraderie in terms of working together, than there might have been in the early days of Obama," Isakson told the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Isakson, who is running for reelection and has endorsed GOP nominee Donald Trump, added, "I dont think it will be like the post-Obama election at all." Isakson's comments come as Clinton has narrowly trailed Trump in...
  • Franklin Graham answered FBI's call to save lives, he testifies during Oregon standoff trial

    09/30/2016 4:54:57 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    The Orgonian (Oregon Live) ^ | September 29, 2016 at 7:28 PM | Maxine Bernstein
    Franklin Graham answered FBI's call to save lives, he testifies during Oregon standoff trial Maxine Bernstein | The Oregonian/OregonLive By Maxine Bernstein | The Oregonian/OregonLive Email the author | Follow on Twitter on September 29, 2016 at 12:48 PM, updated September 29, 2016 at 7:28 PM The Rev. Franklin Graham testified Thursday that he flew his own plane from North Carolina to Oregon in February to try to save lives, concerned about the four holdouts occupying a federal wildlife sanctuary as well as the FBI agents trying to get them to surrender. With no formal training, Graham said he relied...
  • Franklin Graham's DECISION AMERICA tour in Richmond, Wed. Oct. 12 at 12 Noon

    09/25/2016 4:43:00 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 11 replies
    Join Franklin Graham on October 12, 2016 12:00 p.m. Capitol Grounds Bank Street side Richmond, VA 23219 The Tour America is at a crossroads, and I believe we should take every opportunity to stand up for the things of God and His Word. Franklin Graham Franklin Graham is traveling to all 50 states in 2016 to hold prayer rallies, to preach the Gospel, and to challenge believers to take a stand and take action. Hell be urging Christians to vote, to live out their faith in every part of their lives, and to pray for our nation just as Nehemiah...
  • Lindsey Graham: Trump should apologize for pushing birtherism

    09/21/2016 7:23:54 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 78 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 09/20/2016 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    Donald Trump should apologize for pushing the unseemly birther conspiracy regarding where President Barack Obama was born, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham indicated Tuesday. Trump last week explicitly acknowledged that Obama was born in the U.S., though he went on to blame Hillary Clinton for igniting the so-called birther controversy despite no evidence and refused to apologize for questioning the validity of the country's first black president. I would apologize, Graham, a frequent and colorful Trump critic, told Bloomberg Politics on Tuesday. I think the whole movement was unseemly. I had a lot of distaste for it. No factual basis....
  • LifeZette: New Emails Expose Close Relationship Between Lindsey Graham and Top Hillary Aides

    09/13/2016 8:34:57 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    Long before Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) became a prominent NeverTurmper, he appears to have been a favorite Republican among the Clinton camp. According to emails obtained by Citizens United through a Freedom of Information Act request and first given to LifeZette, Clinton Foundation executive Doug Band referred to Graham as the bff of longtime Hillary Clinton confidante Huma Abedin in November 2009. At the time, Band was traveling with former president Bill Clinton to a conference in Israel and mentioned in an email to Abedin, then the deputy chief of staff at the State Department, that Graham was at the...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Clinton Camp Loves Lindsey Graham

    09/13/2016 6:21:33 AM PDT · by detective · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 12, 2016 | Brendan Kirby
    Long before Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) became a prominent NeverTurmper, he appears to have been a favorite Republican among the Clinton camp. According to emails obtained by Citizens United through a Freedom of Information Act request and first given to LifeZette, Clinton Foundation executive Doug Band referred to Graham as the bff of longtime Hillary Clinton confidante Huma Abedin in November 2009.
  • RNC Head Reince Priebus Warns of Consequences for Those Who Break GOP Pledge

    09/10/2016 6:42:05 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 65 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 9/10/2016 | John S. Roberts
    A lot of people arent happy that some Republicans have broken their pledge to the GOP. One of those people is RNC head Reince Priebus. Reince is warning those who dont support Donald Trump theyll need to watch their backs in the future. Meaning, were not going to help you when your election rolls around if you turn your back on us now. Makes sense for the most part. From Newsmax: Republican National Committee head Reince Priebus says there may be consequences in the future for GOP presidential primary candidates who dont stick with their pledge to support the...
  • New Clinton ad highlights Republicans criticizing Trump

    09/10/2016 1:40:18 PM PDT · by Innovative · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 10, 2016 | Eugene Scott
    A new Hillary Clinton ad is turning to Republicans to make the case that Donald Trump is unfit for the Oval Office. The ad, titled "Agree," features clips of GOP leaders criticizing the business mogul in interviews and on news programs. Criticisms come from 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney as well as longtime Trump critics such as South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse and Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake. "He's not a serious adult," Sasse says in an interview he gave on MSNBC. The ad closes with the words: "Unfit. Dangerous. Even for Republicans."
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham says Trump could actually win

    08/25/2016 7:41:42 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 48 replies
    COLUMBIA U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham praised his former GOP presidential primary opponent, Republican nominee Donald Trump, for an improved showing this week, saying he could turn the tide on Hillary Clinton amid the email scandal that continues to plague the Democrat. Trump is doing better in the last week, Graham said Wednesday. Her email scandal with the Clinton Foundation I think is a game-changer. If he could overcome his image of not having the temperament and judgments for the job, he would actually win. Graham made the comment after he and fellow South Carolina congressional delegation members U.S. Reps....
  • Graham on Trump: 'He's in a death spiral'

    08/19/2016 12:34:01 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 111 replies
    Sen. Lindsey Graham is worried Donald Trump's floundering presidential campaign will cost the Senate Republicans their majority. "People are getting pretty nervous about our candidates because he's in a death spiral here and nobody knows where the bottom is at," the South Carolina Republican told the New York Times. The Republican presidential nominee overhauled his campaign this week following a string of controversial comments that angered many in the party. But it is unclear if that will help Trump avoid the fall he's seen in recent national and state polls. Specifically, Republicans worry that Trump's struggles in the swing states...
  • Vancouver Christians collide over televangelist Franklin Graham

    08/19/2016 9:19:02 AM PDT · by amorphous · 77 replies
    VancouverSun.Com ^ | 18 August 2016 | Douglas Todd
    Metro Vancouver Christians are colliding over the coming crusade of televangelist Franklin Graham, who is known for criticizing homosexuals, Muslims and U.S. President Barack Obama. Saying that Graham is often incendiary and intolerant, some evangelical Protestants and Roman Catholics are opposing his participation in the three-day Festival of Hope event at Rogers Arena in early March, 2017, that many of the citys mega-churches are supporting . Rev. Graham is a polarizing figure His ungracious and bigoted remarks have the potential to generate serious negative impact on the Christian witness in Vancouver, says a statement from five prominent evangelical and...
  • Lindsey Graham predicts Trump loss: Reality is reality

    08/18/2016 9:16:21 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 132 replies
    Sen. Lindsey Graham has predicted a massive loss for Donald Trump in November, saying the GOP presidential nominee has alienated voters to the point of no return. Reality is reality, the South Carolina Republican said Tuesday on WABC Radios Imus in the Morning, BuzzFeed first reported. Mitt Romney got 27% of the Hispanic vote. By 2050, a majority of the country will be African-American, Hispanic, Asian, and others, and were losing demographically. Weve gone from 44% with Bush to 27% with Romney, and I dont think Donald Trumps gonna get 20%, Mr. Graham said. The problems weve had with young...
  • In Italy, Pelosi plays up NATO ties

    08/01/2016 6:41:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 1, 2016 | Mike Lillis
    Greg Nash Visiting Italy this week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is emphasizing the importance of maintaining close ties with NATO allies an unveiled, if indirect, shot at Donald Trump's vow to make such support conditional. After meeting Monday with Italian President Sergio Mattarella and other top officials, Pelosi said the talks focused on "counterterrorism, cyber security and other critical national security topics." She referred to Italy as "our close friend in NATO" and praised Italy's participation in the allied group as vital for promoting global security. In our meeting with President Mattarella, we thanked him for...
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham: No time to nickel and dime Israel

    07/27/2016 2:02:59 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 6 replies
    Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) sounded irate in a brief phone interview Monday afternoon with Right Turn. His subcommittee, with strong bipartisan support, has already passed legislation to hike military aid to Israel from $3.1 billion to $3.4 billion for 2017. But as has been reported in Israeli papers, the administration with one more kick in Israels shins before President Obama leaves office has told Israel there will be no increase this year or in a new 10-year memorandum of understanding (MOU). Moreover, the long-standing offshore procurement (OSP) agreement that allows Israel to purchase a significant percentage of...
  • Lindsey Graham calls on Trump to clarify NATO dedication statement

    07/21/2016 8:22:56 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 72 replies
    U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham urged Donald Trump to clarify his position on defending European allies after a New York Times article quoted the GOP presidential nominee as not fully supportive of the NATO alliance treaty. Statements like these make the world more dangerous and the United States less safe, Graham, R-S.C., said this morning. I can only imagine how our allies in NATO, particularly the Balkan states must feel after reading these comments from Mr. Trump, Graham said. Im 100 percent certain how Russian President Putin feels hes a very happy man. Trump, in a New York Times interview...
  • McCain Criticized for Spending Independence Day in Islamabad

    07/04/2016 6:18:51 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 52 replies
    "While most American families are spending their July 4th holiday weekend reflecting on the principles that have sustained this nation since the Declaration of Independence, Arizona's senior senator is palling around in Islamabad," stated Ward. Ward asked, "Does he really know who-is and who-is-not associated with terrorist groups?" Ward notes that "Libya, Syria, and Iraq would not be The Islamic State's "Harvard of terrorism" if he had not worked with Hillary Clinton to arm so many militant groups as part of Barack Obama's failed foreign policy." "Senator McCain has been dangerously distracted with his "Invade the World, Invite the World"...
  • Gun Control Wall, Bolstered by Republicans, Shows a Crack

    06/29/2016 7:10:00 AM PDT · by ZULU · 41 replies
    New York TImes ^ | June 29 2016 | Carl Hulse
    Eight Senate Republicans joined with 44 Democrats on a Republican-proposed compromise that would deny people on two different federal watch lists the ability to buy weapons unless they could successfully appeal that decision. Several other Republican senators showed some willingness to accept new restrictions on gun purchases if they could be structured in an acceptable way. A bipartisan companion measure also was introduced in the House.
  • Graham on GOP: 'I'm so sorry we are where we are'

    06/16/2016 7:59:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 16, 2016 | Nick Gass
    Donald Trump is "on the right path" by announcing he will meet with the National Rifle Association to talk about restricting people on terror watch lists from obtaining guns, but South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham on Thursday said that he could still not bring himself to support the presumptive Republican nominee. "Have you decided, are the two of you going to work together? Are you going to get on board with him?" asked "Fox & Friends" co-host Ainsley Earhardt. Graham reiterated that he would not be supporting Trump or Hillary Clinton, because the Manhattan real-estate magnate has shown a "lack...
  • Graham calls on Republicans to un-endorse Trump

    06/07/2016 8:12:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 7, 2016 | Nick Gass
    If ever there were a moment for Republicans to jump off the Trump train, now would be as good of a time, according to South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham. Graham wants fellow Republicans who have endorsed Donald Trump to take it all back in the wake of his repeated claims that Judge Gonzalo Curiel's heritage make him unfit to preside over lawsuits against him....
  • Sen. Graham takes a call with Trump: He's a 'funny' guy

    05/12/2016 12:50:31 PM PDT · by jennychase · 42 replies
    Trump had courted the hawkish Graham, a leading voice in the GOP on defense issues, for his input on national security policy, the senator said. But Trump turned on the charm for Graham, who called the conversation very cordial [and] funny. Hes got a great sense of humor. Hes from New York, he obviously can take a punch, Graham told reporters. I wished him well and thats where we are.
  • Trump Civil War: Republican brothers John McCain and Lindsey Graham on different sides of battle

    05/12/2016 11:07:01 AM PDT · by detective · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 12, 2016 | Paul Kane
    Sen. Lindsey Graham paused for five full seconds and stumbled over his words pondering the question: When is the last time he split with fellow Republican Sen. John McCain on a major issue? I dont know, let me think about it, Graham (S.C.) finally said of his closest Senate friend. There have been several. I just cant recall right now, right off the top of my head. Yet thats what has happened in the wake of Donald Trumps ascendancy to presumptive Republican nominee for president. In the Republican civil war over Trump, this is perhaps the most glaring example of...
  • POLICY + POLITICS Lindsey Graham on Trump: Crazy Loses to Crooked

    05/11/2016 1:19:02 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 43 replies
    South Carolina senator and former Republican presidential candidate Lindsey Graham has been a sharp and frequent critic of his partys presumptive presidential nominee, Donald Trump, but on Wednesday he changed his tune slightly. While saying that he still cannot support Trump for president, Graham however said that he sees some good ideas in Trumps proposals and believes the former reality television star could win the White House in November. But it wont happen unless he changes the way he presents himself to the public, Graham added, because crazy loses to crooked.

    05/06/2016 2:12:06 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 161 replies
    Donald J. Trump ^ | 5/6/2016 | Donald J. Trump
    DONALD J. TRUMP RESPONSE TO LINDSEY GRAHAM "I fully understand why Lindsey Graham cannot support me. If I got beaten as badly as I beat him, and all the other candidates he endorsed, I would not be able to give my support either. Every time I see Lindsey Graham spew hate during interviews I ask why the media never questions how I single-handedly destroyed his hapless run for President. As a candidate who did not receive 1% in his own state - compared to my victory at nearly 40% with many others in the race - he has zero credibility....
  • Lindsey Graham Goes Full On #NeverTrump

    05/06/2016 12:13:55 PM PDT · by detective · 101 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | May 6, 2016 | yCaitlin MacNeal
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said on Friday that he will not support Donald Trump as the Republican presidential nominee, but that he also refuses to support Hillary Clinton. "As for me, I absolutely will not support Hillary Clinton for President. She represents the third term of Barack Obama, and our nation cannot afford to continue those failed policies at home or abroad," he said in a Friday afternoon statement. "I also cannot in good conscience support Donald Trump because I do not believe he is a reliable Republican conservative nor has he displayed the judgment and temperament to serve as...
  • TRUMP SPOX KATRINA PIERSON on VP Search: Everyone Who Ran Considered Except for Bush and Lindsey Gra

    05/04/2016 10:55:34 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 60 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 05/04/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Katrina Pierson, the National Spokesperson for the Trump Campaign, joined Steve Malzberg on Newsmax TV Wednesday to discuss Donald Trumps landslide victory in Indiana. Katrina told Steve that as far as the search for a vice president goes, every candidate who ran would be considered Except for Jeb Bush and Lindsey Graham. Jeb is low energy.
  • Graham: Trump Speech Unnerving and Pathetic

    04/28/2016 2:05:38 AM PDT · by detective · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Apr 2016 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on WABC Radios Election Central with Rita Cosby, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), a former Republican presidential candidate, said front-runner Donald Trumps foreign policy speech today was at times unnerving and pathetic, and also was scary it terms of its construct. Graham said, He has no understanding of the world and the role we play, adding, This is worse than Obama. Obama is seen in by the region in the Mid East as being an unreliable partner. I think the entire world is going to look at Donald Trump as guy who doesnt understand the role of America.
  • Graham rips Trump's 'nonsensical' foreign policy speech

    04/27/2016 8:17:17 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 83 replies ^ | Brianna Gurciullo
    Sen. Lindsey Graham tore into Donald Trumps speech on foreign policy, calling it unnerving, pathetic and scary. The South Carolina Republican former presidential candidate told WABC Radio on Wednesday that the speech was nonsensical and showed that Trump has no understanding of the world and the role we play. This speech was unnerving. It was pathetic in its content, and it was scary in terms of its construct. If you had any doubt that Donald Trump is not fit to be commander in chief, this speech shouldve removed it, Graham said. It took every problem and fear I have with...
  • Lindsey Graham: "I Have Never Been More Worried About The Republican Breaking Apart (Shortened)

    04/25/2016 3:45:08 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 46 replies ^ | April 25, 2016 | Trent Baker
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) appeared as a guest on New York AM 970s The Cats Roundtable, and he warned that GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump could break apart the GOP.
  • Sen. Lindsay Graham Backs Bonos Marshall Plan: Youre Not Going To Win This War By Killing [tr]

    04/13/2016 12:43:18 PM PDT · by C19fan · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 13, 2016 | Raheem Kassam
    Senator Lindsay Graham opened the evidence session of the Senate Appropriations Committee which hosted U2 singer Bono yesterday by telling the room that you dont win wars against terrorists by killing them, or dropping bombs on their head but rather, by spending U.S. tax payer cash attempting to keep migrants un-radicalised. He said that non governmental organisations and charities in the Middle East and North Africa can do just as much good as any battalion of soldiers.
  • GOPe Playing Very Dangerous Game With Current Political Con

    04/12/2016 7:16:46 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 18 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | April 12, 2016 | Sundance
    PARTY LEADERSHIP RECOMMENDING AVOID OHIO CONVENTION... Somewhat quietly, though not without some water-cooler discussion, the Republican Party Leadership is warning membership to stay away from the upcoming Cleveland Ohio convention. The media is describing the issue as centering around those elected politicians who may want to avoid the potential for divisive controversy. However, if you look at the actual landscape, and then look at the political ideology of those who are openly saying they are staying away, what you’ll notice is the RINO caucus, the ‘Decepticons’, are the most cautious. If you spend some time digging through the professional GOPe...
  • Lindsey Graham wants his jacket back, America

    04/09/2016 4:02:44 PM PDT · by kevcol · 26 replies
    WRGB Albany ^ | April 9, 2016 | Stephen Loiaconi
    During an interview with CBS News online Friday about the 2016 presidential race, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) appealed for help locating a jacket that he left on a plane. The former GOP presidential candidate said he left his Ralph Lauren jacket on a plane and he urged whoever has it to contact him immediately. Following an extensive discussion of his support for Ted Cruz and the shortcomings of Donald Trump's foreign policy views, Graham turned to the camera. "All of that stuff in the Mideast is important, who will be president, that's all important. But I've got the wrong jacket,"...
  • Lindsey Graham says the Republicans 'probably will' lose the White House race in 2016

    03/24/2016 8:59:45 AM PDT · by jennychase · 82 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 3/24/2016 | Nicki Schwab
    Sen. Lindsey Graham - who is now tepidly supporting Sen. Ted Cruz - said this morning he thinks the GOP is likely to lose the election He said with Cruz, who he's often criticized, at least the race would be competitive Graham dressed down Cruz and Donald Trump for engaging in a Twitter war over their wives - 'You're behaving like you're on a reality TV show'
  • Lindsey Graham will raise money for Ted Cruz a man he has said some amazingly bad things about

    03/17/2016 3:12:25 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/17/16 | Aaron Blake
    Sen. Lindsey Graham will soon raise money for Ted Cruz's presidential campaign, as CNN's Dana Bash just reported. Which is an amazing turn of events, given the things Graham previously said about Cruz. He has said on multiple occasions that Cruz is would be the death of the Republican Party and is no better than Donald Trump. He has even joked about killing Cruz. To wit (in reverse chronological order): Feb. 26: I was asked the hardest question in my political life: Do you agree with Donald Trump that Ted Cruz is the biggest liar in politics? he said. Too...
  • Lindsey Graham Endorses Ted Cruz, Begins Fundraising Effort-The UniParty Unifies

    03/17/2016 12:49:11 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 69 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 3-17-2016 | sundance
    In addition to the intense disinformation campaign from corporate media, the disinfecting sunlight from visible alliances is now exposing the entire DC-based UniParty political apparatus.As apoplectic Paul Ryan supporting ‘conservatives’ gathered today to discuss how to protect the right side penthouse suites of the UniParty, the left-side residents have agreed to support the unified endeavors.Erick Erickson, famous for his “Jeb Bush is the most conservative governor in history” comment, leads the charge to support Cruz from the right-wing punditry of the UniParty apologists. The insufferable idiocy of the Erickson wing is best highlighted by reviewing the words in their...
  • Lindsey Graham to host fundraiser for Cruz

    03/17/2016 11:41:14 AM PDT · by AuntB · 210 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 17, 2016 | By Curt Mills
    Lindsey Graham will host a fundraiser for Ted Cruz next Monday. While Graham has not formally endorsed Cruz, the fundraiser is a sign that Graham at least prefers Cruz over Donald Trump and John Kasich, something Graham confirmed in a comment to the Washington Examiner. "He's the best alternative to Donald Trump," he said.
  • Graham: We should have kicked Trump out of the party

    03/08/2016 12:32:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    The Politico ^ | March 7, 2016 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    Republicans should have expelled Donald Trump from the Republican Party, Lindsey Graham said Monday. The former presidential candidate told CNN's Wolf Blitzer that the New York billionaire's rhetoric toward immigrants has exacerbated the problem the GOP had with Hispanics in 2012. "He took our problems in 2012 with Hispanics and made them far worse by espousing forced deportation," Graham said. "Looking back, we should have basically kicked him out of the party." Asked how that would be done, the South Carolina senator suggested Republicans could have united against him like many are doing now. "The more you know about Donald...
  • Rev. Graham Shocks Media by Saying THIS to Mitt Romney Its Going Viral

    03/06/2016 4:01:57 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 82 replies
    Over the last few weeks, Reverend Graham has spoken out numerous times.... Yesterday, he made a scathing post on Facebook to Mitt Romney. This is interesting for several reasons, but lets check out his post first. Said Rev. Graham, Im 63 years old and Ive never seen anything like this. This Republican presidential campaign has not only sunk to new lows, but the Republican establishment seems to be desperate to pick their own candidate.
  • Graham: A brokered convention wouldn't be fair to Trump

    03/04/2016 4:18:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Politico ^ | March 3, 2016 | Eliza Collins
    Lindsey Graham has had some harsh words for Donald Trump, but that doesn't mean he thinks a brokered convention would be fair to the Republican frontrunner. In an interview with former Obama adviser David Axelrod on his podcast "The Axe Files," Graham said a fractured nomination process also wouldn't be good for the GOP. "If he got two-thirds of what he needs, which I think he's well on his way to doing, for us to steal from him is not going to help the party," he said in the interview, which was recorded before Trump's Super Tuesday rout and Mitt...
  • Lindsey Graham: Maybe Its Time to Rally Around Cruz, The Guy I Joked About Murdering Last Month

    03/02/2016 12:24:14 PM PST · by detective · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Mar 2016 | John Hayward
    Everything voters have come to despise about the GOP Establishment is incarnated in Senator Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)of South Carolina, who grudgingly allowed that Republican maharajahs might just have to hold their noses and support that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)fellow, just a couple of weeks after Graham joked that he could get away with murdering Cruz on the Senate floor.
  • Preposterous! New York Times Implies I'm Part of a Pro-Amnesty Conspiracy (Rush Limbaugh)

    02/29/2016 11:19:22 AM PST · by servo1969 · 124 replies ^ | 2-29-2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, on Sunday, the New York Times had a story that is an attempt, was an attempt to drive a wedge between me and those of you in my audience. The attempt was to imply, because they cannot state it, the attempt here was to imply that I am a secret, clandestine operative for the Gang of Eight bill and amnesty. The story was written in such a way as to make it look like I am a secret supporter and that I have kept relevant information from you and that I am secretly trying to push...
  • Lindsey Graham jokes about how to get away with murdering Ted Cruz

    02/26/2016 2:12:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | February 26, 2016 | Catherine Treyz
    South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham thinks his party has gone "bats---" crazy, and joked Thursday that it's possible to get away with murdering Ted Cruz if it happened in the Senate. "If you killed Ted Cruz on the floor of the Senate, and the trial was in the Senate, nobody would convict you," the former presidential candidate said at the Washington Press Club Foundation's 72nd Congressional Dinner, referencing the Texas senator's unpopular reputation on Capitol Hill. CNN has reached out to Cruz's presidential campaign for comment. While Graham teased Democrats and other politicians in the room -- at one...
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham Jokes About 'Gone Bat**** Crazy' GOP

    02/26/2016 7:13:55 AM PST · by don-o · 19 replies
    NBC ^ | 2/26/16 | Frank Thorp V
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Sen. Lindsey Graham mocked all of his former rivals in the Republican race to replace President Barack Obama on Thursday night, joking that his "party has gone bat**** crazy." Speaking at the Washington Press Club Foundation Dinner, Graham had the harshest words for Sen. Ted Cruz. "If you kill Ted Cruz on the floor of the Senate, and the trial was in the Senate, nobody could convict you," he quipped.
  • Graham on backing Trump: 'I'll cross that bridge when I get there'

    02/25/2016 9:23:41 AM PST · by kevcol · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 24, 2016 | Jordain Carney
    "I'll cross that bridge when I get there, but we'll lose," he said when asked if he would vote for Trump as GOP nominee. "No, we won't lose," Graham added. "We'll get slaughtered." . . . Graham has given little indication he'll endorse another candidate and said Wednesday that he was "disappointed" Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) isn't a stronger challenge to Trump.
  • GOP beginning to face Trump reality

    02/24/2016 6:00:51 PM PST · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 24, 2016 | Cristina Marcos & Jordain Carney
    Republicans in Washington are coming to grips with the increasing likelihood that Donald Trumpwill be their presidential nominee. It's a scenario few would have taken seriously last summer, when Trump jumped into the race against what Republicans believed was their strongest presidential field in decades. But the real estate mogul has nearly vanquished them all, winning three out of the first four contests by double-digit margins while leaving his closest remaining rivals -- Sens. Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Ted Cruz (Texas) -- in the dust. With surveys putting him ahead in most of the states set to vote in next...
  • Franklin Graham To Pope Francis: "Build A Bridge To Donald Trump"

    02/19/2016 7:58:05 AM PST · by Biggirl · 34 replies ^ | February 18, 2016 | Thomas D. Williams, PH.D
    In the aftermath of Pope Francis’ comments suggesting that a person who thinks only of building walls “is not a Christian,” celebrated evangelist Franklin Graham (pictured) has offered some Christian fraternal correction, reminding the pontiff of the importance of national security and that Donald Trump is not alone in advocating a wall.
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham to 'Re-Evaluate' Supporting Donald Trump If Nominated

    02/15/2016 11:54:04 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 55 replies ^ | Feb 15, 2016 | Ali Dukakis
    A prominent U.S. senator from South Carolina said this morning he needs to "re-evaluate" whether he would support Donald Trump as the GOP presidential nominee after comments the real estate mogul made about George W. Bush's actions in connection to the 9/11 terror attacks. "I've got to really re-evaluate that after what he said about George W. Bush," he said. "There's just the kooky people in the world; the mainstream Democratic party opposition to Bush did not go where Donald Trump went," Sen. Lindsey Graham told “Good Morning America” today.
  • Graham: Trump Blaming George W. Bush For 9/11 Is "Michael Moore Stuff"

    02/15/2016 9:22:41 AM PST · by Biggirl · 102 replies ^ | February 15, 2016 | Pam Key
    Monday on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump calling George W. Bush “a liar” and tying the Bush administration to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorists attacks was “Michael Moore stuff.”
  • GOP senator: Obama's SCOTUS nominee must be a 'consensus' choice

    02/13/2016 4:36:34 PM PST · by kevcol · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 13, 2016 | Ben Kamisar
    Graham said he would still be open to voting for a well-qualified liberal appointed by a future Democratic president, naming Hillary Clinton specifically.
  • Lindsey Graham's "Oops" Moment On Ronald Reagan's Military Service

    02/10/2016 8:54:29 PM PST · by kevcol · 32 replies
    Fitsnews ^ | February 9, 2016 | FITS
    Graham-who famously said he "never intended to lie" about being a veteran-is pretending to be the 2016 "Republican" expert on military matters. ... During a discussion with Neil Cavuto on Fox News this week, Graham remarked that former president Ronald Reagan never served in the military. The only problem? Reagan did serve.