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Senator Lindsey Graham eclipses
crowded field in SC Republican primary

Reuters, by Harriet McLoed

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Posted By:StormCnter, 6/8/2014 1:53:08 PM

CHARLESTON S.C. – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina looks poised to be the latest member of the Republican establishment to fend off a primary challenge from the Tea Party, overcoming criticism from some members of his party that he is not conservative enough. Graham’s fundraising and poll numbers far outpace his six opponents’ in Tuesday’s primary election. Analysts say the state’s senior senator will likely muster enough votes to win the nomination outright, as incumbents in Texas and Kentucky have. Gunning to oust him are a small-business owner, a minister, two lawyers, a libertarian state senator who

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Squeezeplay, 6/8/2014 2:15:13 PM     (No. 9877613)

Just have to wonder if these stories are intended to suppress turnout - except that True Conservatives won´t be fooled. Mrs. Squeezeplay and I (SC voters) won´t be voting for the MSM annointed candidate Graham. On Tuesday, the only thing that matters is that this RINO get less than 50%.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 6/8/2014 2:16:23 PM     (No. 9877614)

This man is a stench in the nostrils of honest men, as is Lamar Alexander and Cantor and too many others. To those who counsel what they term "prudence" and "moderation: and "patience", who tiresomely mouth platitudes about lesser evil and "let´s not be extreme", I have these words:
"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.”
? Samuel Adams


I thought we were better than this.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: oh-heck, 6/8/2014 2:21:35 PM     (No. 9877618)

FTA: “My job is to ask tough questions, find answers and be that conservative leader you can count on to get things done,” he said.

This perfectly demonstrates the problem with establishment GOP. When the other side is trying to fundamentally transform the nation, you job is prevent them from succeeding. That´s why less than half of your own party is supporting you. That´s also why your nickname is Grahamnesty.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: fritzilou, 6/8/2014 2:29:47 PM     (No. 9877626)

It is easy to be a liberal Republican in a state that allows Democrats to vote in the Republican primary. He is in for life as long as he plays the same game.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: fritzilou, 6/8/2014 2:39:18 PM     (No. 9877642)

You can be absolutely sure that the Democrats are having a big get out the vote push to make sure that Lindsey wins in this fraudulent open primary system. The establishment Republicans will rah rah themselves, when it isn´t they who will have won, but the Democrats/Liberals. If South Carolina Repulicans had their way, he would be gone and a better man would replace him.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: dman, 6/8/2014 3:14:15 PM     (No. 9877678)

The problem once again is that this is a "crowded field".

That is why these disjoint groups must coalesce into a political party to vet and choose one candidate beforehand. They can make their choice at a pre-primary convention, or via an online "primary before the primary". If that is thwarted by the GOP leadership, then challenge the GOP nominee in the general election.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Susannah, 6/8/2014 3:20:29 PM     (No. 9877684)

When you have six candidates (at one time, seven)candidates running against you, none of whom can break out of the single digits, winning is easy. Why it was necessary to field four Tea Party candidates escapes me. Candidate #5, Det Bowers, is best known for his comment that men commit adultery because women love their children too much. Candidate #6 was such a non-entity that I keep forgetting his name. Candidate #7, who lasted for exactly 24 hours, wanted to run on a platform objecting to Graham´s alleged homosexuality.

If you want to win a primary, or a general, you don´t send in the clowns, which is certainly what happened in this instance.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Malia2012, 6/8/2014 5:05:27 PM     (No. 9877783)

Oh yes! It IS far, far better to have a demonrat in the Senate than that evil-rino-Lindsey Graham! That is exactly the attitude that gave obama a second term to continue the absolute ruination of this Country. If that is what it takes to be a "conservative" count me out! IMHO, WINNING the Senate is far more important than 100% purity. Good Grief!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Pinchem, 6/8/2014 5:58:28 PM     (No. 9877821)

Splitting the opposition vote 6 ways is no way to defeat a RINO.

They should have gotten together by this time and let one person get all the votes. Then perhaps Graham could be defeated.

But apparently Conservatives like to shoot themselves in the foot.


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Reply 10 - Posted by: stablemoney, 6/8/2014 7:11:37 PM     (No. 9877867)

I saw a primary debate on Cspan for the SC Senate seat. There were approximately 6 people opposed to Graham. There were 3 that I could easily vote for alone, and 6 that I would vote for over Graham, who is a known back stabber and friend of the biggest back stabber of all, John McCain.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Squeezeplay, 6/8/2014 8:51:48 PM     (No. 9877949)

The arguments here about "purity" are premature. Whoever wins the GOP ticket (either outright on Tues or in a later runoff) is effectively the next senator from SC.

If this were the general election and it is RINO v Demonrat, then it might be time to break out the threadbare purity argument; until then, check out:
Billconnorsc.com - see link "TheBlaze with Pat&Stu"



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