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  • 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.
  • DONALD J. TRUMP RESPONSE TO LINDSEY GRAHAM

    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
    http://www.politico.com/ ^ | 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
    Breitbart.com ^ | 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
    Rushlimbaugh.com ^ | 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
    Breitbart.com ^ | 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
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 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
    Breitbart.com ^ | 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.
  • 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
    various
    “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 · 68 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...