Whom Does Lindsey Graham Think He Works For?

As many of you know, I seriously considered and eventually declined to run in 2014 against Lindsey Graham. That doesn’t stop me from continuing to encourage someone else to run and scream at the top of my lungs about how terrible Graham is as an elected senator from the state in which I live.

In fact, a day doesn’t go by lately where I don’t scream obscenities at the computer or the television because of the latest mind-boggling thing that Lindsey Graham has said or done. Speaking of the television, does Lindsey Graham have a gold-plated seat on the set of “On The Record”?  Can’t Greta find someone else to whine and moan besides Graham at least once in a while?

But I digress.

Last week, Lindsey Graham came out with another whopper.

Faced with questions about the disclosure that the National Security Agency has been collecting phone and email records of citizens, Graham pointed to a World War II-era program in which the federal government censored mail. He said it was appropriate at the time and that he would support reinstating the program if it aided security efforts.

“In World War II, the mentality of the public was that our whole way of life was at risk, we’re all in. We censored the mail. When you wrote a letter overseas, it got censored. When a letter was written back from the battlefield to home, they looked at what was in the letter to make sure they were not tipping off the enemy,” Graham, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, told reporters on Capitol Hill. “If I thought censoring the mail was necessary, I would suggest it, but I don’t think it is.”

I’m sorry…. WHAT?

You see that cute way Graham shows you under his skirt … but then covers up real quick?

“Yeah, if I had my way… I’d read everyone’s mail.  Unfortunately for you peons, I don’t have that power…. YET!”

A lot of people said to me earlier this year… “Why would you run against Lindsey Graham when he’s so good on national security.”

My response:  REALLY?

Lindsey Graham has a history of articulating his statist views on topics ranging from civil liberties to immigration, but also on national security.  I like to remind people that as good as Graham might have become after the Benghazi attack, guess who helped create the circumstances that led to Benghazi?  

Graham was right in line with President Obama and John McCain as U.S. military assets were used in an unconstitutional manner to help NATO forces overthrow Muammar Gaddafi.  And lo and behold, Graham is shaking his fist wanting to invade Syria these days.

But back to the mail.  FreedomWorks cleverly responded to Graham’s desire to read and censor all of our mail.

Graham, Obama’s biggest cheerleader in the Senate, came out in full support of PRISM – the program that allows the government to spy on all American citizens.

First Graham voted to bail out Wall Street. Then he took part in the greatest spending spree the American government has ever experienced. Now he is making a mockery of the Bill of Rights.

It’s time to ask Lindsey Graham to lead by example. Will he stand by his own admitted principles? Or will he tell the American people “privacy for me, and not thee?”

Sign the petition and demand Senator Lindsey Graham reveal his email passwords. If Lindsey Graham is so eager to surrender our privacies as citizens, he should go first!

So awesome.

Honestly, I feel sorry for the people that would have to read Graham’s mail. There’d be a lot of rambling love letters with a return address from Sedona, Arizona.

Graham needs to remember that he is hired and fired by the people of South Carolina. The facts show that Graham has more in common with John McCain, Barack Obama and the Washington DC crowd than he does with anyone who will see his name on a ballot next year.

  1. EstoniaKat

    Between Graham and McCain, I can’t decide which one is Beavis, and which one is Butt-Head.

  2. Colin B Lane

    Something very important to know about Lindsay Graham:

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  3. Amy Schley
    Colin B Lane: Something very important to know about Lindsay Graham:

    Lindsay 

    Lindsay · 0 minutes ago

    He’s a Timelord?  Good God, please no … we don’t need him in the Senate for 13 lifetimes …

  4. DrewInWisconsin

    Reconsider, Bruce!

  5. Peter Fumo

    Touche! Couldn’t agree with you more Bruce. Whole situation in Libya is a disaster and I could not articulate on this better than the great Andrew McCarthy (wish he posted on Ricochet). Given an alternative between a brute who was helping us fight Islamic terrorists and the terrorists themselves, we chose the latter. Brilliant. And we are about to make the same mistake in Syria. I once saw a great video posted by this fearless woman calling out Graham for wanting to limit First Amendment rights in regards to burning the Koran, then went on to burn it herself, while using beacon as a book mark. Wonder if anyone has seen it. Must say, I am getting increasingly tired of Republican establishment figures like JebBush, Dole (resented his comments that Reagan wouldn’t make it today),Christie,McCain,Graham etc. Never thought I would say this but Palin is the only one who seems to have a pulse on the grass roots and the only one who can connect with them.

  6. kgrant67

    I live in Travelers Rest, about 20 minutes from downtown Greenville.  I can’t believe that Graham is not being primaried.  This guy sounds like a moderate NE republican in everything but his accent.  I am very tolerant of less than ultra-conservative republicans when they are from a liberal part of country.  Think Olympia Snow.  Or Chris Christie for that matter.  But come on.   SC can do so much better than Graham.

  7. Colin B Lane
    Amy Schley

    Colin B Lane: Something very important to know about Lindsay Graham:

    Lindsay 

    Lindsay · 0 minutes ago

    He’s a Timelord?  Good God, please no … we don’t need him in the Senate for 13 lifetimes … 

    Uh oh, don’t know what showed up on your screen. I had attempted to insert a couple of big red hearts between Lindsay and Lindsay, to emphasize how much he really, truly adores himself. Lindsay is clearly one of Lindsay’s very favorite people in the whole world, and Lindsay never, ever tires of hearing Lindsay prattle.

  8. Amy Schley
    Colin B Lane

    Amy Schley

    Colin B Lane: Something very important to know about Lindsay Graham:

    Lindsay 

    Lindsay · 0 minutes ago

    He’s a Timelord?  Good God, please no … we don’t need him in the Senate for 13 lifetimes … 

    Uh oh, don’t know what showed up on your screen. I had attempted to insert a couple of big red hearts between Lindsay and Lindsay, to emphasize how much he really, truly adores himself. Lindsay is clearly one of Lindsay’s very favorite people in the whole world, and Lindsay never, ever tires of hearing Lindsay prattle. · 9 minutes ago

    Sorry … I should explain the joke. In Doctor Who, the Timelords are a species that look human but have two hearts.  They also have the ability when they are dying to “regenerate” (up to 12 times) into a new body.

  9. DrewInWisconsin

    Heck, our Congressional district seems reluctant to put up anything more than a token resistance against our Democrat Representative. The local GOP tactic seems to be: find some old guy, put him on the ballot, watch him lose.

  10. DrewInWisconsin
    Amy Schley

    Sorry … I should explain the joke. In Doctor Who, the Timelords are a species that look human but have two hearts. 

    So that’s two more than Lindsey has?

  11. Amy Schley
    DrewInWisconsin

    Amy Schley

    Sorry … I should explain the joke. In Doctor Who, the Timelords are a species that look human but have two hearts. 

    So that’s two more than Lindsey has? · 6 minutes ago

    Edited 5 minutes ago

    Oh, Lindsey has a heart … there’s just little room in it for anyone but Lindsey.

  12. Group Captain Mandrake
    Bruce Carroll:

    Speaking of the television, does Lindsey Graham have a gold-plated seat on the set of “On The Record”?  Can’t Greta find someone else to whine and moan besides Graham at least once in a while?

    I agree.  I’d much rather she had Trey Gowdy as the default (and he doesn’t whine and moan), but perhaps she’s worried for the safety of her limbs.

  13. BTConservative

    Via Twitter following reporter who’s with Nancy Mace today:

    Gentleman in group at Wade’s restaurant: “I’d vote for a baboon before I vote for Lindsey Graham.”

    Pretty much – I’ve never really met anyone who has much respect for him here in SC; yet, I’ve heard that the GOP establishment in SC can be brutal.  Any thoughts on Nancy Mace – lots of people scoffing at her already? 

  14. Kay of MT

    Peter Fumo, That brave woman’s name is Ann Barnhardt, in Colorado. She has a number of YouTube videos in addition to burning the Koran, with some of the evil passages marked by bacon. She is a Catholic, and also has quite a few more videos, one on Islamic sexuality that would make a normal person want to barf.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/AnnBarnhardt

    But remember the president told us that: The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam…”
  15. billy
    Group Captain Mandrake

    Bruce Carroll:

    Speaking of the television, does Lindsey Graham have a gold-plated seat on the set of “On The Record”?  Can’t Greta find someone else to whine and moan besides Graham at least once in a while?

    I agree.  I’d much rather she had Trey Gowdy as the default (and he doesn’t whine and moan), but perhaps she’s worried for the safety of her limbs. · 13 minutes ago

    Please explain.

  16. Bob Wainwright

    And Graham was one of the biggest voices against waterboarding.  There doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason with this guy.

  17. Colin B Lane
    Bob Wainwright: And Graham was one of the biggest voices against waterboarding.  There doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason with this guy.

    Oh, there’s rhyme and reason. Below we see Lindsey, contemplating the horrors of waterboarding, while his constituents wonder how to get his attention….

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  18. Butters

    If Graham were by some miracle to lose  in a primary, he would pull a Murkowski/Crist and run as an independent.

    RINOs don’t go quietly.

  19. Jerry Carroll

    Graham and McCain are war mongers . Is there is a conflict anywhere in the world they think wouldn’t be improved by having American boots on the ground?  Beyond that, the relationship strikes me as a little creepy. On Lindsey’s part it seems like a mixture of hero worship and bromance. Who knows what McCain gets out of it,  apart from a devoted toady. It’s the rare Sunday when one or the other isn’t on one of the political shows. That the state media can’t get enough of this pair tells us something,  and I doubt it’s good.