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Graham: I would violate
Norquist´s pledge

Politico, by Tim Mak

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Posted By:JoniTx, 11/25/2012 10:59:36 AM

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday that he would violate Grover Norquist´s anti-tax pledge for the good of the country by capping deductions -- only if Democrats in turn agree to entitlement reform. "I will violate the pledge for the good of the country -- only if Democrats will do entitlement reform," Graham said ABC´s "This Week," discussing a possible bipartisan compromise to avoid the fiscal cliff. "I will not raise tax rates to do it. I would cap deductions… I think Grover is wrong when it comes to capping deductions and buying down the debt."

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 11/25/2012 11:04:20 AM     (No. 9032998)

Capping deductions is a tax increase you maroon...

I really don´t expect anything else from a RINO.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mikkins2, 11/25/2012 11:06:54 AM     (No. 9033002)

Oh shut up Lindsey.
Only a fool believed you would keep your word in the first place.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Safari Man, 11/25/2012 11:14:34 AM     (No. 9033010)

Cap the debt.

Greece is the word.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: god of irony, 11/25/2012 11:16:06 AM     (No. 9033013)

And this helps the economy how?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jeffreyabigail, 11/25/2012 11:16:53 AM     (No. 9033014)

The real question is how did Norquist, who leads an organization with i bet no more than a few thousand dues paying members, ever get to be in such a powerful position? Who elected this publicity seeker to anything?

I´m not for raising taxes, but the Republicans look ridiculous being dictated to by this punk.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: SourKraut, 11/25/2012 11:31:11 AM     (No. 9033038)

Seriously, Lindey-poo.........

You would trust the Democrats to keep a promise ?

Here´s a game plan you may want to try:

´Entitlement Reform´ first; deductions caps in...oh, about 2-3 years.



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Reply 7 - Posted by: LWGII, 11/25/2012 11:31:26 AM     (No. 9033040)

... and besides, it´s Lucy and the football all over again. You can bet your life the tax increases will be chiseled into stone. The entitlement reform, well, that will go the way of welfare reform.

I say raise taxes and increase entitlements. The sooner the demolition, the sooner we can rebuild. Let´s stop dragging out the inevitable.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: gagolfer, 11/25/2012 11:37:58 AM     (No. 9033053)

So agree, #5. What kind of "leader" binds himself forever and signs a pledge to a little nobody (or to anybody for that matter) to vote in a certain manner no matter how situations may change or what is best for his constituents and the country may change? Only someone who is thinking of nothing more than his next reelection campaign and is running scared. And I´m not for raising taxes either, but will not vote for anyone who let´s Norquist exert this kind of power over him/her. Why not just elect Norquist as a one member Republican Congresscritter for the party and send these weaklings home.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Coy860, 11/25/2012 11:40:01 AM     (No. 9033056)

Graham and McCain, once again, showing that they have NO core principles.
How about a 50. cut in welfare payments, you know, so everyone "pays their fair share" if I must be bit in the butt, so should everyone. Sacrifice is always just for the makers, never for the takers.
We´re "all IN" now..make them feel a little pain.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: bubby, 11/25/2012 11:50:43 AM     (No. 9033071)

Wild guess the money raised by higher taxes will be spent and not used to reduce the deficit. Democrats will promise to cut spending in the future but will only agree to cut military spending so nothing will get cut. The msm will blame the Republicans for the oncoming financial deficit cliff we´re going over. So very predictable.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: CEP, 11/25/2012 12:03:22 PM     (No. 9033088)

I agree with #´s 5 & 8, there is something about Grover hat just makes my skin crawl. We all have to look at the big picture and need to stop these pledges. I do not want taxes raised period but Grover should just run for office.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 11/25/2012 12:07:29 PM     (No. 9033091)

Oh! Oh! I´m shocked - - shocked - - that Lady Lindsey has a linguini spine.

He´s always struck me a the epitome of masculine toughness.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Miss Patriot, 11/25/2012 12:10:00 PM     (No. 9033096)

Instead ofthe RNOS in our party conceeding to the Dems again. Why don´t they stand up for the people who put them in there. NO taxes, and Welfare Reform. Not Medicare, what we put into the system for . Notice no one ever tells people on welfare to give their fair share.
Take, take take.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 11/25/2012 12:14:12 PM     (No. 9033108)

I cannot thank the Senators enough for elevating themselves to the rank of Saint in their courageous looting of the public.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: skywarrior, 11/25/2012 12:43:12 PM     (No. 9033148)

Ditto #15. They need to look into Norquists´ moslem connections while they´re at it. And MY Senator, old Meet the Press Saxby, is also up to his old tricks to go along with these two idiots (Mc & Lindsay). Surely there are good conservative candidates who could beat these guys in a primary and still win the general election. The GOP needs to start growing some intelligent, articulate Senate candidates. Now!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Avikingman, 11/25/2012 12:45:14 PM     (No. 9033149)

Luci´s holding the football Lindsey.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: gesundheit, 11/25/2012 12:45:40 PM     (No. 9033150)

If Republicans are interested in making pledges ´´for the good of their country,´´ then all Republican Senatorial candidates should pledge never to mention the words ´´abortion´´ and ´´rape,´´ particularly in the same sentence, and all Republicans in South Carolina should pledge to find an attractive Conservative Republican to oppose Lindsay Graham in his next re-election campaign.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: leopardtwo, 11/25/2012 12:49:20 PM     (No. 9033163)

But, but, but .... didn´t you make the anti-tax pledge for ´the good of the country´, Mr. Spahgetti-Spine?


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Reply 19 - Posted by: nonsense, 11/25/2012 1:00:29 PM     (No. 9033179)

Demonrats and RINOs never do one blasted thing for "the good of the country". We are not fooled Ms. Linseygrahamnesty.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: WIBadger, 11/25/2012 1:00:48 PM     (No. 9033180)

When is Graham up for re-election ? The SC Tea Party should get busy.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 11/25/2012 1:39:55 PM     (No. 9033236)

If Republicans don´t stand for lower taxes, then what do they stand for?

We already know they don´t stand for smaller government and controls on spending.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: youngtexan, 11/25/2012 1:51:51 PM     (No. 9033248)

I hope the Tea Party found someone that is eligable and Sissy Graham is up for re-election within a few years. He needs to go.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Penney, 11/25/2012 2:08:45 PM     (No. 9033265)

Is the Senate full of GOP, ´fainting goats?!!´ s/

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Reply 24 - Posted by: snapper451, 11/25/2012 2:08:52 PM     (No. 9033266)

McCain and Graham! This pair could beat a full house! Heaven help us!

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Reply 25 - Posted by: fljack, 11/25/2012 2:51:38 PM     (No. 9033315)

sigh......I have no more words for the insanity that the major parties have presented the electorate as candidates and for the electorate who cannot really express their own stance.


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Reply 26 - Posted by: St. Pitbull, 11/25/2012 3:43:24 PM     (No. 9033376)

This is kind of interesting here - we have two different kinds of Republican purists here - 1) those that insist they will not vote for a R candidate who does NOT sign the no tax increase pledge ; and 2) those who will never vote for a Republican that commits themselves by signing the pledge. And people wonder why we don´t have more Republicans in office. Hmmmm, well here´s one explanation up there. Why do Republican´s even get into these conversations?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: TruthandJustice, 11/25/2012 3:45:28 PM     (No. 9033382)

Say goodbye Lindsey...We´re sick of paying your bills so you can maintain the lifestyles of the rich and famous ....

Job opening for another guy in Benghazi...Ask Obama he knows all about it

Off topic...while I may not approve of gay marriage...I do believe gays have no business in elected office unless they are out of the closet?..And if so, serve proudly as you are...
Otherwise their reluctance to stand as gay makes them blackmailable and a national security risk to the country ...where their actions may be dictated..for the same reasons that Petraeus was a national security risk...among other high level government officials

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Reply 28 - Posted by: clw54, 11/25/2012 4:32:26 PM     (No. 9033427)

"Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday that he would violate Grover Norquist´s anti-tax pledge for the good of the country by capping deductions -- only if Democrats in turn agree..."

Of course they´ll agree to something, but it will never happen.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Malia2012, 11/25/2012 6:04:33 PM     (No. 9033512)

What #15 said and everyone else who agrees with #5, #8, and #11. Enough with the Grover Norquists´! The GOP is beginning to look like demonrats with so many different interest groups telling Congress what to do! Either we elect Conservatives to put things right, or not, but they cannot be bullied by the likes of Norquist.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: gunnut13, 11/25/2012 6:05:06 PM     (No. 9033514)

Hey Lindsey: You don´t "buy down the debt". You STOP SPENDING! You´re a loser in the USAF reserves and about the same in the senate. Go away.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: TheMom, 11/25/2012 7:27:22 PM     (No. 9033593)

I must say, Miss Lindsey lasted longer in pseudo-conservative mode than I´d have ever guessed. The stress must have been awful for him!


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Reply 32 - Posted by: mickturn, 11/26/2012 1:22:42 PM     (No. 9034490)

Well the traitor RINO of the east has spoken!

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