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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 12:15 PM

Sen. Graham: Obama Is A ‘SMALL BALL GUY’ Who Needs To ‘MAN UP’ On Medicare Cuts




More whistle blowing insults from ' Helium-sucking-weasel' Whimsey Graham.

Obama is ' afraid of his own Party ' ?......Has Graham checked the size of his OWN tiny nuggets lately?





Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham says President Barack Obama is a “small ball guy” but it’s time for him to start “manning up” on cuts to earned benefits like Medicare and Social Security. Speaking to Fox News host Martha MacCallum on Monday, Graham suggested that Republicans should not agree to tax rate hikes on the rich and should hold a debt ceiling increase hostage until Democrats agreed to “entitlement reform.”



“Here’s where the president is going to have a rude awakening,” the senior senator from South Carolina opined. “In February or March, you have to raise the debt ceiling and I can tell you this, there’s a hardening on the Republican side. We’re not going to raise the debt ceiling, we’re not going to let Obama borrow any more money or any American Congress borrow any more money until we fix this country from becoming Greece. And that requires significant entitlement reform to save Social Security and Medicare from bankruptcy.”



MacCallum noted that Obama told business leaders last week that he would not “play that game” with Republicans because “we’ve got to break that habit” of allowing them to use the debt ceiling in budget negotiations.“Yes, we will play that game, Mr. President, because this is not a game,” Graham insisted. “The game you’re playing is small ball. You’re talking about raising rates on the top 2 percent that would run the government for 11 days. You just got re-elected. How about doing something big that’s not liberal? How about doing something big that really is bipartisan? Every big idea he has is a liberal idea that drowns us in debt.”




“How about manning up here, Mr. President, and use your mandate to bring this country together to stop us from becoming Greece?” he continued. “So when it comes debt ceiling time, Mr. President, you’re going to have a Republican Party that’s going to make sure we save Medicare and Social Security from bankruptcy and we save this country from becoming Greece.”




Graham concluded: “He’s a small ball guy. He’s afraid of his own party.”






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http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/12/10/sen-graham-obama-is-a-small-ball-guy-who-needs-to-man-up-on-medicare-cuts/
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Reply Sen. Graham: Obama Is A ‘SMALL BALL GUY’ Who Needs To ‘MAN UP’ On Medicare Cuts (Original post)
Segami Dec 2012 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2012 #1
Ninga Dec 2012 #5
Jackpine Radical Dec 2012 #9
Segami Dec 2012 #11
niyad Dec 2012 #2
KatyMan Dec 2012 #10
niyad Dec 2012 #12
frylock Dec 2012 #32
niyad Dec 2012 #37
mainer Dec 2012 #13
msanthrope Dec 2012 #24
mainer Dec 2012 #3
Segami Dec 2012 #8
CTyankee Dec 2012 #40
tularetom Dec 2012 #4
Carolina Dec 2012 #27
ItsTheMediaStupid Dec 2012 #45
Liberal_Dog Dec 2012 #6
RZM Dec 2012 #7
hack89 Dec 2012 #33
TwilightGardener Dec 2012 #14
Comrade_McKenzie Dec 2012 #15
Spike89 Dec 2012 #16
11 Bravo Dec 2012 #17
Ghost in the Machine Dec 2012 #18
Bohunk68 Dec 2012 #34
Ghost in the Machine Dec 2012 #38
Bohunk68 Dec 2012 #39
Ghost in the Machine Dec 2012 #41
Bohunk68 Dec 2012 #42
Ghost in the Machine Dec 2012 #47
Gidney N Cloyd Dec 2012 #19
joeybee12 Dec 2012 #20
Segami Dec 2012 #23
joeybee12 Dec 2012 #25
hootinholler Dec 2012 #21
mfcorey1 Dec 2012 #22
BarackTheVote Dec 2012 #26
pansypoo53219 Dec 2012 #28
julian09 Dec 2012 #29
DefenseLawyer Dec 2012 #30
Dirty Socialist Dec 2012 #31
gordianot Dec 2012 #35
ladjf Dec 2012 #36
Initech Dec 2012 #43
Cha Dec 2012 #44
Raine Dec 2012 #46

Response to Segami (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 12:16 PM

1. I'd be offended except that Lindsey Graham is, well,

Lindsey Graham.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 12:22 PM

5. and he is creepy....which I know is ad hominem ....but true.

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Response to Ninga (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 12:31 PM

9. Hell, as far as I'm concerned, calling Lindsey Graham

"Lindsey Graham" is an ad hominem attack.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 12:32 PM

11. LOL!

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 12:20 PM

2. "small balls guy"?? hmm, does this sound like PROJECTION to anyone else?

what is this endless fascination these people have with anatomical references? are they still snickering kids stealing looks at playboy? does not sound like they have matured past that stage.

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Response to niyad (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 12:31 PM

10. "small ball" is a baseball term...

From wiki:
small ball is an informal term for an offensive strategy in which the batting team emphasizes placing runners on base and then advancing them into scoring position to produce a run in a deliberate, methodical way.

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Response to KatyMan (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 12:42 PM

12. except that one would not also say "man up" in that baseball analogy, would one?

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Response to niyad (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 02:45 PM

32. sure you would..

can't believe i'm defending this dick, but it was nothing more than a sports analogy.

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Response to frylock (Reply #32)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 09:15 PM

37. to someone who has zero interest in baseball (like me), there is no way of knowing that.

saying 'small ball guy" and "man-up", practically in the same sentence, sounds like projection to me. anyway, we all KNOW the repukes are obsessed with sexual organs, witness their constant reference to women's sexual organs, at any rate.

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Response to KatyMan (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 12:52 PM

13. How many of us know that, though?

I don't follow baseball, so I'd never heard that term before.

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Response to mainer (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 01:51 PM

24. I know that. nt

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 12:21 PM

3. Has it come to this? "Mine are bigger than yours"?

They're down on the level of schoolkids now.

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Response to mainer (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 12:29 PM

8. And to think they still have 3 more weeks to escalate their name-calling immaturity.

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Response to mainer (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 09:34 AM

40. Pathetic, just pathetic...

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 12:22 PM

4. Ironic isn't it

That Lindsey Graham would tell anyone to "man up".

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Response to tularetom (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 02:01 PM

27. Sooooooooooo true!

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Response to tularetom (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 06:06 PM

45. I almost laughed out loud

At this little cocktail weiner telling anybody to "man up."

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 12:26 PM

6. Well Lindsey...

if the American people wanted Medicare and SS cuts, then they would have voted for your party last month.

But they didn't.

I suppose that some will never get the message.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 12:28 PM

7. 'Small ball guy?' First thing I thought of was racquet sports

 

Either way, that's exactly what the Republican base thinks of Graham. He might be eating these words come primary time.

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Response to RZM (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 02:47 PM

33. It's a common baseball term. nt

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 12:54 PM

14. So, so ironic.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 12:56 PM

15. Man up, Lindsey Graham isn't turned on enough. nt

 

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 01:03 PM

16. wrong, but innocuous

It is a very common term not only in baseball, but increasingly in business. The idea is rather than focusing on the rare, but spectacular home run, it is more efficient and ultimately better strategy to take the bases one at a time. Businesses use the term to differentiate between doing the little things that can make a company successful or pursuing the big thing (new product, merger, etc.).

There is no testicle slur in the message.

Of course, Graham is wrong and small ball is very much how things really get done. The term is not considered a negative strategy in baseball or business, at least by those who are successful.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 01:27 PM

17. Nobody knows "small balls" like little Lindsey.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 01:28 PM

18. Why don't YOU "man up", you fucking fruit loop? Why don't you show us how BIG YOUR BALLS ARE...

... and resign from the Senate, since you're a worthless piece of shit anyways. Show us your balls are EVEN BIGGER by turning down your retirement, you fucking half-wit!!!

You want to start talking "entitlement reforms"?? Yes? Good! Let's start with cutting the pay of retiring Representatives, Senators *AND* Presidents! What makes you fucking schmucks feel "entitled" to retire AT YOUR SAME RATE OF PAY, FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIVES??? Are YOU a big ball guy or a small ball guy?? Your answer will tell us all!

As for the rest of you fucking schmucks, both Democratic *and* Republican, What makes you fucking schmucks feel "entitled" to retire AT YOUR SAME RATE OF PAY, FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIVES??? Are YOU big ball guys or small ball guys?? Your answers will tell us all, too!

You fucking assholes are causing a storm to start brewing, and the outcome is NOT going to be pretty,... for you! It is high time that you start looking in the mirror when you start talking "entitlement reforms". YOU SCUMBAGS are the biggest drain on our resources that we have. Any "change" and/or "reform" begins from within. I'd suggest you start looking within and changing your way of thinking.... before We, the People start doing it for you. And before you start yammering about "treason" or "sedition", remember this:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/document/


That "long train of abuses" has been rooling down the tracks for many years now. It's time to either change track, or be prepared to weather the Hellstorm you are heading into....

Ghost

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Response to Ghost in the Machine (Reply #18)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 03:03 PM

34. While I agree with much of what you say in the body

of your post, I find the opening header of "man up" and "fruit loop", which I presume is a reference to the Senator's perceived gayness offensive. Do you use those terms in reference to all gay men, or just certain ones? I suggest you change your header.

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Response to Bohunk68 (Reply #34)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 09:57 PM

38. Did you even bother to read the OP??

It starts out with Sen. Graham saying:

Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham says President Barack Obama is a “small ball guy” but it’s time for him to start “manning up” on cuts to earned benefits like Medicare and Social Security.


and ends with him saying:

How about manning up here, Mr. President, and use your mandate to bring this country together to stop us from becoming Greece?” he continued. “So when it comes debt ceiling time, Mr. President, you’re going to have a Republican Party that’s going to make sure we save Medicare and Social Security from bankruptcy and we save this country from becoming Greece.”


So, I WON'T be "changing my header", and as for you being offended... no one has the right NOT to be offended... so, take it how you want to...

Ghost

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Response to Ghost in the Machine (Reply #38)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 09:14 AM

39. Did you read the replies that

indicated the terminology was baseball terminology? I initially thought the same as you, that it was hypocritical homophobia on the jerks part also, until I read the replies. This does not give anyone else a free pass to continue the homophobic remarks, even if it is directed against the person initially making them. I can't really believe that I am defending that jerk. Pinch. Pinch.

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Response to Bohunk68 (Reply #39)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 01:21 PM

41. No, I read, and replied to, the OP.....

As for your "baseball terminology", I must be way behind in the times. I haven't watched football, baseball, or basketball in 20+ years... ever since the first set of crybabies went on strike because they didn't think they made enough millions to throw, catch, hit, kick or run with a fkn *ball*.... things we did for FUN, and for FREE, when we were kids. However, I never recall hearing references to "big balls", "small balls" or even "manning up" way back then.

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Response to Ghost in the Machine (Reply #41)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 05:40 PM

42. Well, then, maybe you should read those other posts.

You did read, didn't you, in my reply to you that I didn't know about that reference either. By reading the full posts of everyone rather than knee-jerk reacting, I learned something. You are doubling down. What is so bad about admitting that you made a statement that is really offensive to GLBT people? At least, I didn't "alert" on you and appealed to a sense of fairness. Now's the time for you not to "man up", but to get a spine and do the right thing.

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Response to Bohunk68 (Reply #42)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:44 PM

47. Maybe *YOU* should read some of the other posts, quit your sniveling, whining act, and move your..

... soapbox on to some of the other posters, huh? Did you miss the others, Mr. "Bohunk68"? I've got a spine, thank you very much, and I'm showing it by standing by my statement. For your information, I haven't "alerted" on you, or anyone else for that matter.

Now, how about *YOU* "get a spine" and move your little soapbox on to some of these other posters, like these:

tularetom (16,765 posts)
4. Ironic isn't it

That Lindsey Graham would tell anyone to "man up".


ItsTheMediaStupid (2,790 posts)
45. I almost laughed out loud

At this little cocktail weiner telling anybody to "man up."


Comrade_McKenzie (1,568 posts)
15. Man up, Lindsey Graham isn't turned on enough. nt


11 Bravo (14,538 posts)
17. Nobody knows "small balls" like little Lindsey.


joeybee12 (39,665 posts)
20. Since Lindsay is familiar with the size of many men's balls...

...that is all...


Segami (5,170 posts)
23. Well Lindsey, how do you measure up?

Oops,..wrong 'nut' gauge...






and several others in this post? What's wrong, don't have the spine for it? Run along now, you're really boring me with your "homophobic" bullshit. Read some of the posts I excerpted for you... maybe you'll notice the number of "GLBT" flag avatars in those posts. Let me know once you've gotten done reading your poutrage riot act to all of them, ok??

Thanks in advance,

Ghost


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Response to Segami (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 01:30 PM

19. Funny coming from a guy who sounds like Gomer Pyle inhaling helium.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 01:31 PM

20. Since Lindsay is familiar with the size of many men's balls...

...that is all...

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #20)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 01:42 PM

23. Well Lindsey, how do you measure up?

Oops,..wrong 'nut' gauge...




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Response to Segami (Reply #23)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 01:59 PM

25. I say #4 to the far right...nt

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 01:32 PM

21. “Yes, we will play that game, Mr. President, because this is not a game,”



Pres O said I'm not playing that game... Graham crackers says oh yes you will because this ain't no game.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 01:36 PM

22. Oh no he didn't!!! nt

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 01:59 PM

26. POOR LOSING RAT FUCKING PILE OF STEAMING EXCREMENT!



This POS is a TRAITOR, and I do NOT use that term lightly! Who the FUCK is cheering this worm on?! They lowered our fucking credit score because they saw signs that our dysfunctional, moran-filled congress would refuse the raise the ceiling again, and now here we FUCKING are, proving them 100% right!

That big shivving clanging noise you just heard coming from the east? That was our country irreparably breaking thanks to these pools of rank excreta!

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 02:03 PM

28. obama needs to go pee wee herman on him.

i know YOU are, but what am i?

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 02:32 PM

29. Obama could start with military bases in SOUTH CAROLINA.

 

Repugs want Obama to name cuts to entitlements, to throw at him and Dems in 2014 with distortions as as they did with $714 billion cuts to medicare. Obama wants cuts to providers, pharma, hospitals, etc, not benefits.


Linda Graham = NO BALLS.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 02:38 PM

30. As a National League guy, I'm a fan of "small ball"

Make every at bat count, don't just mess around and wait for the home run. What that has to do with politics, i have no idea. My guess is Lindsey doesn't know either.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 02:43 PM

31. Yes, it tkes big balls to

take away money the old and poor have paid into. Some nerve indeed.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 03:05 PM

35. I know there needs to be at least two political parties then you get this from a so called moderate?

Enemies "domestic" making personal insults. We are drowning in greed by those in the same life raft who think they are entitled to it all. All this proves Republicans are devoid of a sense of irony. At least Graham has not shared his genes to the gene pool.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 03:53 PM

36. Who put Graham in charge of making these daily proclamations about how the Democrats should

be handling their business?mt

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 05:55 PM

43. Why do Republicans have such an obsession with balls?

Is it because they lack them themselves due to the fact they can't seem to stop the billionaires from walking all over us?

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 06:06 PM

44. Poor lindsey.. his jealous little prick side is showing..





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Response to Segami (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 06:51 PM

46. STFU you little pissant. nt

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