Monday, May 18, 2015

Here's another Repub in the field

Lindsey Graham: ‘I’m running’ because the world is falling apart

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Sen. Lindsey Graham is waiting until June 1 to officially announce whether he’s running for president, but made his intentions clear in an interview on Monday morning.
“I’m running because of what you see on television, I’m running because I think the world is falling apart,” said Graham, a South Carolina Republican, on “CBS This Morning.”
Graham, known as a hawk on national security, was asked on the program if he was running because he doesn’t think other Republicans in the 2016 field are sophisticated on foreign policy.
Graham said he’s been more right than wrong on foreign policy and added: “It’s not the fault of others, or their lack of this or that, that makes me want to run. It’s my ability in my own mind to be a good commander-in-chief and to make Washington work.”
He cited “radical Islam” as one issue he wants to tackle.

Graham, a third-term senator, will make an announcement on June 1 in Central, S.C.
Graham would join a crowded field of contenders seeking the GOP nomination, and is a long-shot candidate. In the latest average of polls about the nomination from RealClearPolitics, Graham ties for last place with former Hewlett-Packard Chief Executive Carly Fiorina, who has declared her candidacy, and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who has not. Each gets 1.3% support. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush leads the field with 15.4%.
Analyst Greg Valliere of Potomac Research Group says Graham could win the South Carolina primary, but doesn’t see him going the distance. “He won’t be the GOP nominee, but Graham can keep the party plenty hawkish,” Valliere wrote in a note Monday.


  1. I'll say this, completely free of snark, Good for him. After listening to him do nothing but perpetually bitch and act like a little bitch, I genuinely applaud him for stepping up to get a taste of the complete, venomous bullshit he spews daily at Obama and the Democrats.

    1. Graham holds an expansive view of the unrestricted powers of the executive branch, a steadfast belief in protecting the administrative state, and he has expressed doubts about much of the Bill of Rights. He does not believe bloggers deserve first amendment protections. He does not believe Americans suspected of terrorist acts deserve to be read their rights.

      Graham also regularly says things that are beyond the pale of stupid. In his own established field of foreign policy and national security. In Iowa Senator Graham endorsed droning Americans without even calling a judge first. “If I’m president of the United States and you’re thinking about joining al-Qaeda or ISIL [the Islamic State], I’m not gonna call a judge,” Graham said, a reference to Sen. Rand Paul’s earlier remark about how the NSA should call a judge to obtain a warrant before tapping into people’s phone records. “I’m gonna call a drone and we will kill you.”

      A RINO to the extreme. A moron to be sure. A person who has lost touch with reality.

    2. While I agree with your last sentence there, if he is a RINO, who represents what a Republican should look like amongst the candidates on stage. I think my feelings on Reagan are pretty clear, but in contrast to him and Papa Bush, there hasn't been a single Republican, IMO, who can do anything more than recycle things that Reagan said. I realize a guy like Graham doesn't speak for all Republicans, but I do think there are more than a handful who think like he does.

    3. Why would you think he looks like a repub?

      He's exactly like Sanders who appeals to a small segment of America. A fringe candidate clearly out of the mainstream.

      Here in lies my problem.

      The people running:
      Dems: Most likely Hillary.
      Repubs: ??

      As Hillary is truly despicable and I may be forced again to hold my nose and vote for the Repub. I would probably pass on both parties should Hilly and Jebby or someone like him be the selections.

  2. Graham doesn't have a chance. He needs to retire along with his fellow RINO McCain.

    1. He like the leaders of both parties in the House and Senate are poster children for term limits.

    2. Graham says if Reagan were running today as a Republican he wouldn't have a chance.


    3. He is also quoted as saying "If you want to punish the prisoners at Gitmo, make them listen to the Republican candidates debate."

    4. LOL, listen to any political debate moderated by the (ROTFLMAO) unbiased, media.

    5. Graham is right about Reagan. He would be a moderate democrat in todays world