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Graham: Those Who Cause
Government Shutdown Will Be
Enemies for Life

Roll Call [Washington, DC], by Niels Lesniewski

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Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 9/28/2013 10:43:23 AM

Sen. Lindsey Graham may face a tea party challenge back home, but he’s not shying away from blasting the strategy of fellow GOP Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah — and he had some choice words for any Republican or Democrat who causes a government shutdown. “If the government shuts down, it’s not what you think it would be. I have actually experienced that,” Graham said. “If anybody creates a process where our military doesn’t get paid, and their families, they’re going to make an enemy … of me for life.”

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Keekng, 9/28/2013 10:50:29 AM     (No. 9540955)

With all due, or undue, respect, esteemed Senator Graham, you have already established yourself as my...."Enemy for life."

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Reply 2 - Posted by: VinGoombatz, 9/28/2013 10:50:35 AM     (No. 9540956)

He always looks good in lipstick.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: tisHimself, 9/28/2013 10:50:58 AM     (No. 9540957)

Wow. Are their dues and everything to join that club?



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Reply 4 - Posted by: DaddyO, 9/28/2013 10:53:32 AM     (No. 9540963)

You won´t have much longer, Lindsey. Your base is what will either elect you or not, and lately you´ve been far from home.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: fireboy, 9/28/2013 10:59:01 AM     (No. 9540971)

Them´s slapping words!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lanczos, 9/28/2013 10:59:25 AM     (No. 9540973)

Being an "Enemy For Life" of Nancy Grahamnesty doesn´t seem to be all that worrisome.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 9/28/2013 11:00:07 AM     (No. 9540974)

Graham is supposed to represent his Constituents and the American people, not play kissy-kissy and threaten his fellow Congressman.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: turninggrey, 9/28/2013 11:03:43 AM     (No. 9540982)

Unbelievable! The cause of any shutdown will be the Democrats. Lindsey just put the blame on his own party. Wow.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: pickle1, 9/28/2013 11:04:04 AM     (No. 9540983)

Well, Graham, since you are one of those responsible for really shutting the government down, I suppose you are an enemy for life.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: spahrkl, 9/28/2013 11:12:34 AM     (No. 9540994)

this guy must think there are people out here who listen to him. Really!

He and McCain are so wrapped up in the social world of Washington they have lost contact with the American citizens who are fed up with all this garbage.

Call your Senators, Congressmen/women people and raise hell. There are more of us than them and we need to get our message across.
Phone, write, fax, email, do something!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: mws50, 9/28/2013 11:13:12 AM     (No. 9540998)

I would think that any normal republican would already have Harry Reid as an enemy for life.

That said, I wonder if Lindsey knows Reid or obama would be the person to shut down our government?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mfm, 9/28/2013 11:18:16 AM     (No. 9541004)

pansy

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Reply 13 - Posted by: pros7767, 9/28/2013 11:22:40 AM     (No. 9541012)

Sorry Lindsey, we beat you to it. You´re already OUR enemy for life!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: M2, 9/28/2013 11:22:46 AM     (No. 9541013)

The temptation to tell Mr. Graham where to place his opinion is almost overwhelming.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 9/28/2013 11:26:38 AM     (No. 9541020)

The entire premise that the military would among the first to have payment withheld while the Dept of Energy, Education, et.al. won´t is exactly why Grahama Lindsay should be sent - only to be seen on Bingo night.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: enuf8, 9/28/2013 11:30:50 AM     (No. 9541022)

Graham and McCain decided they were the leaders of the Republicans since Romney´s loss. Lo and behold, along comes Ted Cruz and from early on in DC, these two weasels see the writing on the wall. They saw someone not afraid of the elites/country club/establishment RINOs and they didn´t like it one bit and still don´t.
They at least have found out that they are not the self appointed leaders.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: earlybird, 9/28/2013 11:33:15 AM     (No. 9541026)

Did he stamp his foot?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 9/28/2013 11:40:53 AM     (No. 9541038)

Alrighty, Missy. I guess we know where you stand!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: FunnyGirl, 9/28/2013 11:45:16 AM     (No. 9541040)

Would love to see Grahmnesty go, but he has a 65% approval rating in SC. His constituent services are superb and he figures if 65% of the people like what he´s doing, why should he appease the 35%. We have him until 2020.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: rochow, 9/28/2013 12:00:53 PM     (No. 9541058)

Graham, I hope you will finally be voted out so that it will cause a permanent shutdown of your mouth!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: mc squared, 9/28/2013 12:02:28 PM     (No. 9541060)

#19; That says more about the SC voters than it does Grahamnisty.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Iamfree, 9/28/2013 12:15:54 PM     (No. 9541070)

Enemy for life? Well, I consider that a badge of honor. I want our Congress critters to pass a new law that says all military salaries, not including civilian contractors, will be paid during any government shutdown. No one, and I mean no one, should be paid before every active duty and retired military person is paid. We are nearly $17 trillion in debt, yet Obama and Graham and Reid and all the others scum in Washington think it´s okay to spend money to bail out Detroit, but not to pay our military. Mordor-on-the-Potomac needs to be stopped now. Shut it down!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 9/28/2013 12:19:53 PM     (No. 9541077)

That`s so - 3rd grade of you, Flimsy Graham.

@#1: Graham is neither esteemed nor deserves respect.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 9/28/2013 12:22:06 PM     (No. 9541083)

Wow, Lindsey Graham showing a back down and telling the Democrats that he will never deal with them again if they cause a government shutdown...Wait, he´s talking about Republicans, not the Democrats who are rooting for a government shutdown.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: stablemoney, 9/28/2013 12:50:08 PM     (No. 9541113)

I hope Graham can be primaried out of office. No conservative should go to the polls for this guy.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: specialmomo, 9/28/2013 1:02:12 PM     (No. 9541134)

With all disrespect Graham, Shut up!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Bohallx, 9/28/2013 1:02:38 PM     (No. 9541136)

Constituent services are of primary importance. That other stuff is somebody else´s worry.

Seriously.

You saw what happened to Tony Wiener, right? He really got off on the wrong track.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Flipper3, 9/28/2013 1:03:31 PM     (No. 9541138)

Linda (or Lindsey or whatever his name is) Graham, like that old fart McCain, needs to be put out to pasture. They´ve been in the Senate far too long.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Tlyons1, 9/28/2013 1:16:25 PM     (No. 9541157)

Jeez..... # 17 that is really funny!! What an image!!

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Reply 30 - Posted by: kahunavol, 9/28/2013 1:23:47 PM     (No. 9541166)

I´m your huckleberry.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: FunnyGirl, 9/28/2013 2:04:08 PM     (No. 9541203)

#21 just curious which of those states you hail from that has two bona fide conservative senators?


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Reply 32 - Posted by: Wakeupcall, 9/28/2013 2:27:05 PM     (No. 9541223)

Grahamnisty is already my enemy for life as is McGainster.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 9/28/2013 2:29:24 PM     (No. 9541227)

Graham sounds like BO saying "You better not call my bluff!".

Lindsay, maybe you should be spending more time fighting against Dems than members of your own party that have the fortitude that you apparently lack.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 9/28/2013 2:45:12 PM     (No. 9541246)

Waaaah, waaaah, waaaah! The whining Miss Lindsey has her panties in a wad!

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Reply 35 - Posted by: TheMom, 9/28/2013 2:49:28 PM     (No. 9541250)

Miss Lindsey´s approval numbers come from Columbia and Charleston. Greenville and the rest of the Upstate, on the other hand, are a different story. He is nearly universally despised up here. Our biggest problem in getting rid of him, however, is our ridiculous open primary system, in which D´s can be magically transformed into R´s For A Day. Since Lindsey is the very definition of RINO (hand picked to succeed Fritz Hollings), the D´s flock to our primaries. Add to that rampant vote fraud on our Diebold touch screens, and you have a recipe for deep discouragement.


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Reply 36 - Posted by: belwhatter, 9/28/2013 3:16:54 PM     (No. 9541281)

Thank you #35 for making abundantly clear the shortcomings of our elections. Primary crossover is just as fraudulent as the wretched machines run by SEIU.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 9/28/2013 4:36:40 PM     (No. 9541356)

That reminds me of the Democrat mantra from the 1964 election when they said, "Vote for Barry Goldwater and the United Sates will be in Vietnam for 10 more years!"

An older co-worker once told me, "Yep, I voted for Goldwater, and sure enough, we were in Vietnam for 10 more years!"

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Reply 38 - Posted by: shamus, 9/28/2013 4:43:03 PM     (No. 9541361)

Lindsay Graham inspires laughter rather than fear.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: StuartL, 9/28/2013 4:53:33 PM     (No. 9541375)

"... threaten his fellow Congresswoman ..."

Fixed it for you, #7. (grin)



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Reply 40 - Posted by: FunnyGirl, 9/28/2013 5:37:01 PM     (No. 9541421)

#35 while I would like closed primaries, there is no evidence that Lindsey wins because Democrats cross over to vote in Republican primaries. And I don´t mean anecdotal evidence. I´d vote for a viable candidate in a heartbeat, unfortunately none of the three currently declared can win.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: mitzi, 9/28/2013 6:14:09 PM     (No. 9541452)

Sarah Palin has a poster on her FB page that says:

If there is a government shutdown, who will spy on me, waste my money and have contempt for me?

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that a family of dissident ranchers and their supporters in his home state of Nevada are ´domestic terrorists,´ citing this week´s standoff with the federal government´s Bureau of Land Management. Cliven Bundy has refused to pay grazing fees for land where his hundreds of cattle roam every day. The land is owned by the federal government, which says he owes more than $1 million. Bundy, however, insists that since his family has been using the land since the 1870s, Uncle Sam can´t collect the grazing fees. A tense standoff developed this week after

Pelosi assists in Holy Week
foot-washing ritual

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San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
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To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
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Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?

Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan,
Angers GOP Colleagues
but Wins Fans Elsewhere

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Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
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WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s


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