Archive for ‘Lindsey Graham’

August 9, 2010

Predictions of disaster for GOP’s ‘run right’ playbook?

Contributed by Warren Mowry

A politician should know he’s really in trouble when his two loudest trumpeters are a sportswriter (http://bit.ly/c8CIGx ) and a former theater critic  (http://bit.ly/cG6B18) .

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August 5, 2010

Grappling with Graham’s Gayness

Contributed by the misplacedmtnman

One of the most ridiculous and mean-spirited insults that Senator Lindsey Graham has had foisted upon him recently is the charge that he is gay. Now come on, there are numerous issues that we could debate with our representative, there are several questionable votes for which we could criticize him, but his sexual orientation? As with race in this country, I thought we were supposed to have moved past this sort of thing!

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July 22, 2010

Graham no hypocrite on Kagan vote

Contributed by Shell Suber

Beginning when Democrats murdered Robert Bork’s career and reputation in cold blood before of a worldwide television audience, Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominees have descended into an unseemly circus of revenge killings from one party/president to the next. “Advise & Consent” has come to mean “Search & Destroy” for whichever party is out of the White House.

Judiciary Committee members, journalists and scholars have all condemned this trend as destructive to our nation’s political health and justice system. There have been widespread cries for a return of civility and, well, manners. 

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July 21, 2010

With Kagan vote, Graham shows respect for Constitution

Contributed by Warren Mowry

As predictable as the sun rising in the east or Osama bin Laden saying “Death to America” was the grousing by some over Lindsey Graham’s affirmative vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee’s examination of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan.

Let me make this clear – I would be much happier if Kagan wasn’t on the Court.  I had rather there’d be clones of John Roberts, Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, and Antonin Scalia to replace the three tired liberals already there and the one on the way, but science and Barack Obama aren’t going to allow that.  It is not, however, the province of Senator Graham to make sure leftists don’t get on the bench.  Rather, we rely on the American voters for that.  As he said in announcing his vote, elections do have consequences, and Sen. Graham’s vote was a concession to that.

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July 19, 2010

Accusations about Graham’s sexuality reflect opponents’ lack of substance

Contributed by Rusty DePass

Lindsey Graham is a queer because he supports amnesty for illegal aliens.  So says William Gheen, head of an organization called Americans for Legal Immigration (ALI).   I happen probably to agree more with Mr. Gheen than Sen. Graham on the subject of illegal immigration and I can think of a number of adjectives to describe Sen. Graham as a result of his position but queer is not one of them.

It is a sad fact of life that any man (or woman) who goes past the age of 40 without marrying causes some people to wonder if he is homosexual.  With some it may happen before that, but certainly no one makes it past 40 without eyebrows being raised. 

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