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  • Lindsey Graham's "Oops" Moment On Ronald Reagan's Military Service

    02/10/2016 8:54:29 PM PST · by kevcol · 30 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.
  • George W. Bush cuts South Carolina radio ad for Jeb

    02/10/2016 5:56:37 AM PST · by kevcol · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | Ashley Killough
    ..."The Bush family name is long and deep in South Carolina," Sen. Lindsey Graham...
  • Trump Versus Jeb In New Hampshire On Day Before Crucial Primary

    02/08/2016 1:34:35 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 25 replies
    One America News Network (OANN) ^ | 2-8-2016 | Steve Holland & Amanda Becker
    Trump versus Jeb in New Hampshire on day before crucial primary Jeb Bush embraces Lindsey Graham after Graham introduced him at a town hall during a campaign stop at Woodbury School in Salem, February 7, 2016. REUTERS/Adrees Latif February 8, 2016By Steve Holland and Amanda BeckerMANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) – White House hopefuls Donald Trump and Jeb Bush opened political hostilities on Monday as Republican and Democratic candidates stormed across New Hampshire in a final flurry of events before the state’s crucial first-in-the-nation primary.The stage was set for the vote on Tuesday, with New York billionaire Trump enjoying a big lead...
  • 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...
  • In S.C., leaders look to the ‘anti-Trump’

    02/02/2016 3:03:53 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 19 replies
    www.myajc.com ^ | Jan. 16, 2016
    Just more than a month before the South Carolina Republican presidential primary, many in the state’s GOP leadership are looking for the “anti-Trump.” They better hurry. (SNIP) U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney has endorsed Rand Paul. Fellow Congressman Trey Gowdy picked Marco Rubio in December. U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham endorsed Jeb Bush this past week. And, on Wednesday, Gov. Nikki Haley used her nationally televised response to the president’s State of the Union to caution Republicans against the angry rhetoric of her party’s front runner.
  • Fox News, Rupert Murdoch, and The Immigration/Amnesty Agenda…

    11/13/2015 5:43:07 AM PST · by Amntn · 20 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 11/13/115 | Sundance
    During the Fox Business News debate several political junkies noted a rather curious omission: Senator Marco Rubio was never questioned about the 2013 Senate Gang-of-Eight bill and his stance on Comprehensive Immigration Reform. In fact, if you were to review the debate substance you'd note that candidate Rubio wasn't directly questioned about his immigration positions at all.It is not disconnected that during the 2013/2014 Gang-of-Eight immigration constructs, Fox News was an active participant in the promotion of the immigration reform proposals. In order to facilitate the congressional immigration intent Fox launched a previously unknown pro-amnesty propaganda blitz to support senate...
  • Lindsey Graham on Cruz vs. Clinton: 'They Will Tear Him to Shreds'

    01/20/2016 9:06:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    PJ media ^ | 01/20/2016 | Bridget Johnson
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said he threw his endorsement behind Jeb Bush because he thinks the former Florida governor will "get stronger over time" -- and because Donald Trump is "pissing" away the Latino vote.Graham, who suspended his own presidential campaign just before Christmas, told MSNBC he looked at the candidates in the GOP field and considers Bush "most qualified to be president.""He'll do well and beat expectations. His opponent is expectations. Can he beat Mr. Expectations? I think he can," the senator said."Donald Trump is the most unelectable Republican I've seen in my lifetime," Graham continued. "He's got...
  • Graham: Cruz threw GOP 'under the bus' with shutdown

    01/19/2016 1:37:33 PM PST · by detective · 66 replies
    MSN News ^ | January 19, 2016 | David Jackson
    When Lindsey Graham began running for president last year, some analysts thought he was looking to knock out Rand Paul over foreign policy differences. Now, as an ex-candidate, Graham seems to be taking aim at Ted Cruz. "I have no doubt that he would be an ideologue in the eyes of most Americans," Graham said of Cruz during an interview Fox News Radio's Kilmeade & Friends. "He's been the most disruptive influence in the senate, he hasn't passed anything meaningful."
  • Bush on a brink of a big endorsement? (John McCain)

    01/17/2016 12:02:26 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 74 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/17/16 | John King
    -snip- One "Amigo" is in the Bush camp -- and another is being courted. Sen. Lindsey Graham endorsed Jeb Bush this past week, calling him best-prepared among the Republican candidates to be commander in chief. Graham's own presidential campaign didn't get very far, but Bush is hoping his endorsement helps in the senator's home state of South Carolina. And now, the former Florida governor is trying to enlist Graham's help in winning another high profile endorsement: that of Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain. McCain, of course, was the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, and traveled often with Graham and then-Sen. Joseph...
  • David Brooks's Hypocritical Attack on Ted Cruz Reveals an Important Truth

    01/15/2016 1:44:07 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | January 15, 2016 | David French
    Because Cruz kept a repeat offender in prison, Brooks says he's not a good Christian. David Brooks does not like Ted Cruz. In an escalating series of attacks, Brooks has gone from saying that Cruz doesn't "live within the confines of reality" and is "nakedly ambitious" - a "selfish Machiavellian" - to now saying that Cruz's rhetoric is "Satanic" or perhaps "Mephistophelian." But Brooks really tears into Cruz in his latest column, arguing that his speeches are "marked by what you might call pagan brutalism." He claims that Cruz's "career and public presentation" are devoid of "the Christian virtues: humility,...
  • Saudi Arabia Plans 'Thatcherite Revolution'

    01/07/2016 11:35:14 AM PST · by EBH · 14 replies
    Saudi Arabia is mulling the sale of shares in Aramco, believed to be the world's most valuable company, as part of plans to repair its finances and open up its economy. The announcement was made by the country's deputy crown prince as Saudi's secretive, state-owned oil firm grapples with the effects of oil prices nearing 12-year lows . Mohammed bin Salman told The Economist: "That is something that is being reviewed, and we believe a decision will be made over the next few months." The Saudi economy has taken a battering from the oil price decline and the finance ministry...
  • To get Graham's endorsement, a presidential candidate must challenge Trump, Cruz

    01/06/2016 5:38:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Greenville News | January 6, 2016 | Rudolph Bell
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/politics/2016/01/06/get-grahams-endorsement-presidential-candidate-must-challenge-trump-cruz/78361142/?from=global&sessionKey=&autologin=
  • The End of the Beginning - The Road to the White House

    01/02/2016 8:44:37 PM PST · by pboyington · 4 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | January 2, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    After the British victory at the Battle of the Second El Alamein in November of 1942, Winston Churchill spoke to the British people. Churchill eloquently stated, “Now, this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” Perhaps, the same can be said of the opening salvos of the 2016 Presidential Election. We have watched numerous debates on both sides, filled with candidates grandiose and not very grandiose. Gradually, the field is being thinned and on February 1, 2016, the games truly begin at the Iowa Caucuses....
  • Chick-Fil-A Customer Starts All-Out Brawl Over Waffle Fries (cane and small hatchet involved)

    01/02/2016 5:12:15 PM PST · by simpson96 · 42 replies
    Eater.com ^ | 12/30/2015 | Staff
    Chick-fil-A is no place to play chicken. Earlier this week, a drive-thru customer at a Chick-fil-A location in Aiken, S.C. started a ruckus after receiving his order, according to the Aiken Standard. Dissatisfied at the temperature or quality of his waffle fries, he ran over to a drive-thru employee and threw the fries in the worker's face.When a manager rushed out to address the assault, the irate customer grabbed a cane from his car and began hitting her with it. In what sounds like a scene from a bizarre David Lynch flick, passers-by and other customers came to the manager's...
  • 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.
  • Graham gone!

    12/21/2015 6:39:42 AM PST · by BRL · 145 replies
    12/today | Cnn
    Graham pulls out
  • 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.
  • Will the GOP Mount a Third-Party Challenge to Trump?

    12/20/2015 5:34:38 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 69 replies
    Politico ^ | Jeff Greenfield
    Donald Trump may have eased some Republican fears Tuesday night when he declared his intention to stay inside the party. But if their angst has been temporarily eased at the prospect of what he would do if he loses, they still face a far more troubling, and increasingly plausible, question. What happens to the party if he wins? Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/12/donald-trump-2016-third-party-bid-213449#ixzz3uunF2pRX
  • Trump Lead Grows Nationally; 41% of His Voters Want to Bomb Country From Aladdin; Clinton ...

    12/20/2015 10:03:43 AM PST · by EveningStar · 57 replies
    Public Policy Polling (PPP) ^ | December 18, 2015
    Full title: Trump Lead Grows Nationally; 41% of His Voters Want to Bomb Country From Aladdin; Clinton Maintains Big Lead PPP's newest national Republican primary poll finds Donald Trump holding his largest lead yet in the wake of Tuesday night's debate. He's at 34% to 18% for Ted Cruz, 13% for Marco Rubio, 7% for Jeb Bush, 6% for Ben Carson, 5% for Chris Christie, 4% each for Carly Fiorina and Mike Huckabee, 2% each for John Kasich and Rand Paul, 1% each for Lindsey Graham and Rick Santorum, and less than 1% each for Jim Gilmore and George Pataki...
  • America First -- or World War III

    12/18/2015 7:18:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    "If you're in favor of World War III, you have your candidate." So said Rand Paul, looking directly at Gov. Chris Christie, who had just responded to a question from CNN's Wolf Blitzer as to whether he would shoot down a Russian plane that violated his no-fly zone in Syria. "Not only would I be prepared to do it, I would do it," blurted Christie: "I would talk to Vladimir Putin ... I'd say to him, 'Listen, Mr. President, there's a no-fly zone in Syria; you fly in, it applies to you.' "Yes, we would shoot down the planes of...
  • 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."
  • Trump Edges Cruz in Iowa; His Supporters Think Japanese Internment Was Good(Trump 28% Cruz 25%)

    12/15/2015 9:51:08 AM PST · by Red Steel · 247 replies
    ppp ^ | December 15, 2015
    [Full title] Trump Edges Cruz in Iowa; His Supporters Think Japanese Internment Was Good; Clinton Still Well Ahead of Sanders In State PPP’s newest Iowa poll finds Donald Trump and Ted Cruz at the top of the heap with 28% and 25% respectively. Marco Rubio at 14% and Ben Carson at 10% are also in double digits with Jeb Bush at 7% the only other candidate who clears even 3%. Chris Christie, Carly Fiorina, and Mike Huckabee all hit that level with John Kasich and Rand Paul each getting 2%, Lindsey Graham and Rick Santorum each getting 1%, and Jim...
  • 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...
  • Morning Joe Gushes Over Graham for Ripping Republicans on Muslim Rhetoric

    12/16/2015 5:50:40 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 37 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When tagging items at NewsBusters, one of our Media Bias sub-categories is "Sudden Respect." The notion is that to win the affection of the MSM, all a Republican or conservative has to do is to turn against members or positions of his party. A great illustration of the phenomenon comes from today's Morning Joe. During last night's undercard debate, Lindsey Graham repeatedly ripped fellow Republicans for their rhetoric on Muslims, at one point even apologizing to Muslims for Donald Trump's comments. And that of course caused a collective GrahamBasm by the Morning Joe crew. Mike Barnicle called Graham "fantastic," Nicolle...
  • 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...
  • Graham Accuses GOP Voters of Racism: ‘Visceral,’ ‘Irrational’ Hatred of Obama

    12/12/2015 12:51:55 PM PST · by Rockitz · 131 replies
    TheHill.com ^ | 12 December 2015 | Caitlin Yilek
    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 a Kenyan-born Muslim. “Well there’s about 40 percent of the Republican primary voter who believes that Obama was born in Kenya and is a Muslim,” Graham told Boston Herald Radio on Friday, according to BuzzFeed News. “There’s just a dislike for President Obama that is visceral. It’s almost irrational,” Graham added. Graham said Trump will not get 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency if he doesn’t grow support...
  • Trump: Roberts 'Disgraceful' on High Court; Thomas Is Favorite

    12/12/2015 12:34:08 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 114 replies
    Newsmax ^ | December 12, 2013
    Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is "disgraceful" and a "disappointment" to conservatives, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Saturday, while praising Associate Justice Clarence Thomas is his favorite member of the high court. "Justice Roberts really let us down. What he did with Obamacare was disgraceful, and I think he did that because he wanted to be popular inside the Beltway," Trump told about 4,000 supporters. The celebrity billionaire was referring to the chief justice twice voting to uphold key provisions of President Barack Obama's 2010 health care law and to the expressway around the District of Columbia, an...
  • Watch Live: Donald Trump Holds Town Hall in Aiken, SC

    12/12/2015 8:56:03 AM PST · by JoeSeales · 172 replies
    Right Side Network ^ | 12-12-15 | Right Side Network
    GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump will hold a town hall event in Aiken, SC at The University of South Carolina Aiken Campus Convocation Center at NOON EST! http://rsbn.tv/watch-live-donald-trump-holds-town-hall-event-in-aiken-sc-12-12-15/ I think ABC is carrying it live too abcnews.go.com
  • 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...
  • Graham stops short of saying he would not support Trump as GOP nominee

    12/11/2015 12:50:19 PM PST · by Maceman · 31 replies
    WMUR ^ | Dec 10, 2015 | John DiStaso
    MANCHESTER, N.H.-- Lindsey Graham on Thursday stopped just short of becoming the first Republican presidential candidate to say he will not support Donald Trump if the New York businessman becomes the presidential nominee of his party. But the South Carolina senator came close. "I'd rather lose without him than try to win with him, if he keeps doing what he's doing," Graham said, using an important caveat in his remark, at a midday stop in Greenland. Trump was to meet with members of the New England Police Benevolent Association in Portsmouth on Thursday night. Graham also applied to Trump comments...
  • 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...
  • No Lindsey Graham, the Republican party will not win through liberalism

    12/05/2015 3:43:44 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    socialnewswatch.com ^ | 12/4/15 | Brian Molidor
    If it weren't for being a hawk on foreign affairs, Lindsey Graham would not be considered a Republican. His Republican Establishment rhetoric of a kinder, gentler Presidential candidate didn’t work with Mitt Romney, John McCain, or Bob Dole. It won’t work in 2016, either. This is a warning to both conservative and moderate Republicans. Do not listen to the things being espoused by Graham or anyone else who promotes liberal ideals in an effort to appeal to the general electorate. It has been demonstrated over and over again that the Republican party is stronger when the leader is stronger, that...
  • 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: Let me drop a

    12/03/2015 6:54:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 3, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via the Blaze, someone on Twitter described this as Graham’s YOLO moment. This speech, to the Republican Jewish Coalition, was supposed to be about foreign policy but Cruz went on before him and I guess Grahamnesty had finally had his fill of the “bold colors, not pale pastels” pitch. He got into the race expecting to be hawkish artillery against the offensive from Rand Paul and libertarians. That offensive never happened and he’s been floating through the campaign ever since, sporadically attacking Trump, sometimes grumbling about Cruz, mostly complaining that no matter what we’re doing to damage our international enemies,...
  • Lindsey Graham: Ted Cruz Has Done More To Help ISIS Than Any Senator Other Than Rand Paul

    12/02/2015 12:38:15 PM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 58 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 12/2/15 | RealClearPolitics
    Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) speaks with Tom Bevan and Carl Cannon on RealClearRadio, RCP's weekly radio show on Sirius XM's POTUS channel. The Republican presidential candidate has just returned from Iraq, where he and John McCain recieved updates on US policy in Syria. Graham talks about his distaste for Senator Ted Cruz,who he refers to as an "opportunist" who "is a libertarian when it is hot" and "has done more to allow ISIL to gain a foothold in Syria than any Senator other than Rand Paul." "He was one of the loudest voices objecting to going after Assad when he...
  • Trump’s rhetoric turning Muslims against the US, McCain says

    11/29/2015 12:43:40 PM PST · by McGruff · 178 replies
    The Hill ^ | Novemebr 29, 2015 | Bradford Richardson
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Donald Trump's divisive rhetoric is only serving to turn the international Muslim community against the U.S. "Oh, I think it has an interesting effect of turning Muslims all over the world against the United States of America, which is 99.44 percent people who practice an honorable religion," the Arizona senator said of Trump on CBS's "Face the Nation" on Sunday. "As all of our candidates bloviate about the refugees, [Syrian President] Bashar Assad is a major cause of the refugees which are now flooding Europe and causing such consternation in the United States," he said....
  • McCain: Focus on refugees 'misplaced'

    11/18/2015 12:14:13 PM PST · by maggief · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 18, 2015 | Rebecca Kheel
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) warned his fellow Republicans on Wednesday not to place too much emphasis on Syrian refugees following the terrorist attacks in Paris last week, calling their focus misguided. “I believe the overwhelming focus on the refugee program in recent days is misplaced,” said McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, in a written statement. “I especially encourage my fellow Republicans to recognize that refugees are not the problem – they are the symptom of the problem.” Since attacks credited to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) killed at least 129, Republicans have called for...
  • McCain slams Cruz's call for religious test for refugees

    11/17/2015 2:55:18 PM PST · by detective · 49 replies
    MSN News ^ | November 17, 2015 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Tuesday panned the idea of favoring Christian refugees from Syria over Muslims, delivering a rebuttal to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a GOP presidential candidate. McCain said using a religious test on Syrian refugees, especially children, makes no sense. “I don’t think any child, whether they are Christian or whether they are atheist or whether they are Buddhist, that we should make a distinction,” McCain said. “My belief is that all children are God’s children.”
  • McCain slams Cruz's call for religious test for refugees

    11/17/2015 11:56:31 AM PST · by VinL · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/18/15 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Tuesday panned the idea of favoring Christian refugees from Syria over Muslims, delivering a rebuttal to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a GOP presidential candidate. McCain said using a religious test on Syrian refugees, especially children, makes no sense. “I don’t think any child, whether they are Christian or whether they are atheist or whether they are Buddhist, that we should make a distinction,” McCain said. “My belief is that all children are God’s children.” It’s a rare example of McCain siding with President Obama, who defeated him in the 2008 presidential election, on a hot-button...
  • McCain: White House Win ‘Extremely Difficult’ Without Immigration Action

    11/05/2015 6:17:23 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Roll Call's WGDB Blog ^ | November 5, 2015 | Matthew Fleming and Emma Dumain
    With Speaker Paul D. Ryan’s comments about immigration Sunday, the top two Republicans in Congress have now declared dead the prospects of an overhaul before the 2016 elections. In the aftermath of 2012, when Latinos made up 10 percent of the electorate and President Barack Obama was re-elected resoundingly, Republican lawmakers and strategists predicted the GOP’s White House ambitions were directly tied to the passage of comprehensive immigration legislation. Many of those voices haven’t changed their tune. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., one of the four “gang of eight” Republicans who successfully navigated an immigration overhaul through the Senate in 2013,...
  • 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,...
  • GOP group (Kasich Super PAC) plans most aggressive anti-Trump campaign yet

    11/19/2015 4:33:48 PM PST · by springwater13 · 84 replies
    John Kasich has attacked Donald Trump relentlessly in debates and now his super PAC is planning to invest $2.5 million in the most aggressive takedown of the poll leader yet – on behalf of an increasingly anxious GOP establishment. The attack, according to a blueprint shared with POLITICO, will play out over the next two months on radio, TV, mail, and online in New Hampshire. Strategists with the pro-Kasich group, called New Day for America, say the budget for the anti-Trump campaign is likely to grow. The offensive comes as some in the GOP are beginning to plot how to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Heritage Action presidential scorecard rates Cruz near-perfect

    11/09/2015 6:51:38 AM PST · by Isara · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/09/15 | Shane Goldmacher
    The hard-line conservative arm of the Heritage Foundation has tough criticism for much of the 2016 field, but high praise for the Texas senator. Many of the lines in the scorecard appear destined for future attack ads.Jeb Bush, for instance, is accused of having "kowtowed to the state's environmental lobby" in Florida. Chris Christie "has shown favoritism toward well-connected real estate developers." Rand Paul's "views at times veer outside the conservative mainstream." And Donald Trump backs "massive tariffs that would damage the American economy."Cruz, by contrast, manages to emerge with barely a blemish, only softly worded critiques of his adopting...