Sen. Lindsey Graham censured, again

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He's one of our major problems in the Senate. His bipartisan support over the years has undermined conservative efforts every since he teamed up with McCain. I think SC is finally taken enough and it's about time we take a stand.

Sen. Lindsey Graham censured, again - Andy Barr -

By ANDY BARR | 1/5/10 12:35 PM EST
Updated: 1/6/10 4:51 AM EST

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has been censured for a second time in the last three months by members of the South Carolina GOP.

In a resolution approved Monday by the Lexington County Republican Party, Graham was attacked for working with Democratic leaders in the Senate on cap-and-trade legislation.

“U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham through his support of a cap-and-trade bill, reiterates his support for government intervention in the private sector in direct contradiction of the Republican principle of free markets, as stated by the Republican party platform,” reads the resolution, which also accuses Graham of having “debased” Republican principles.

“U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham has repeatedly demonstrated contempt and belligerence towards those members of the Republican Party who support freedom, a constitutional government and the Republican Party platform,” the resolution continues.

“Therefore, let it be resolved that the Lexington County Republican Party Executive Committee must regretfully censure U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and is grieved to respectfully request that the South Carolina Republican Party rescind the 2009 resolution commending U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, for his positions do not reflect a complete belief in the South Carolina Republican party platform and do not serve the interests of South Carolinians.”

Graham was censured over the same issue in November by the Charleston County GOP. In their resolution, the local Republican Party charged Graham with showing a “condescending attitude” toward the GOP’s grass roots.

The South Carolina Republican has been at odds with his state’s most conservative wing for years, most notably for his support of immigration reform. But since announcing he was willing to work with Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) on climate change issues, some of the state’s most aggressive conservative activists have put Graham in their sites.

Graham attacked the author of the resolution – Talbert Black, the Interim State Director for Ron Paul’s Campaign for Liberty – in an interview with POLITICO, and argued that the Lexington County GOP has been taken over by activists that do not truly represent the GOP.

“The author of the resolution says that both parties are a joke and that you need to work outside of the parties. He has never voted for a Republican nominee for president in his life,” Graham said. “I’d argue that his criticism is not from that of a Republican, but from someone who is out of the mainstream politically.”

“It’s hard to take a guy seriously as a Republican Party leader when he’s never voted for a Republican for president,” he added.

“You have these Ron Paul guys show up and try to take over the party,” the senator said. “They are not reflective of the Republican Party. And I hope this serves as a wakeup call to Republicans that they need to get involved.”


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Hey Red Hat: Unfortunately not much we can do about Grahamnesty for a few years and by then, the way this country is going, it may not matter much. When he was on the judiciary panel looking at the Clinton impeachment, he made sense and as I sat in my previous home in NJ, I found his comments to be "right on" and a heck of a lot better than any other members of t he pane; I actually was a fan of his. Somehow, he now feels he is doing the right thing but is totally out of touch with most people in SC The only area I agree with him on is this asinine administration preoccupation with giving terrorists constitutional rights and trying them in US civiian courts--latest $$$$ over $200million for this charade/fiasco. They are terrorists, which this administration just cannot get thru their collective heads. You take all the terrorists up in a heliocopter-- ask one of them to spill their guts--if they refuse you throw him out over the ocean--you turn to the next terrorist and do the same---somewhere along the line you will find out all you want. Blame it all on a malfunction and blow up the heliocopter--end of story.


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Yeah, really, what the hell happened to Graham? I used to be a fan of his, also. Has he changed his colors or have I just misread him all this time?


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I with you- it's time we take a stand.
The stance he and other progressives have been taking will ruin our nation if we don't "Vote for Change".

I think he's a typical Senate whore. As a resident of SC, I'm ashamed.


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I have always said we have the best government money can buy. Perhaps he finally got bought off.


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Where do they get these people?

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They change back after being elected, to what they hid during the campaign.

Red Hat

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We have about 5 1/2 years to go before we can do anything about him. Her was reelected to his second term back in 08. When he was in the House he was a straight shooter. Very conservative and I liked him a lot. When he ran for Thurman's seat I backed him all the way. A friend of mine told me that he didn't think he'd make a good senator and that he didn't trust him...I wish I'd listened!


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I liked him also at the beginning, hope you can get rid of him, if not soon we need to let him know what everyone thinks.


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Just for starters...
RINO Senator Lindsey Graham Voted For The Confirmation of Anti-Gun, Constitution Hater, Racist Judge Sonia Sotomayor to SCOTUS, thanks to every stinking Democrat in the U.S. Senate and 7 RINO's and Lindsey Graham makes 8 stinking RINO Second Amendment Sell-Outs on this issue alone; we will be feeling the pain of his sell-out likely for the next 40 years...

Make this Lindsey Graham's LAST TERM...

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