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Wed Mar 6, 2013, 04:47 PM

Did Lindsey Graham just blink?

GOP's Graham on Obama dinner: 'The election is over'
By Kasie Hunt and Mike Viqueira, NBC News

Lindsey Graham took the lead on the guest list. Barack Obama extended the invitations. And on Wednesday night, after weeks of gridlock, a dozen Republican senators are dining out with the president.

"We need to stop the campaign. The election is over," Graham said Wednesday. "If we never talk to each other, I know exactly what's going to happen, this country is going to fail."

So far, the Republicans who've been invited are giving Obama the benefit of the doubt -- even if they don't want to elaborate.

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"How do you say no to the president of the United States who would like to have dinner with some of your colleagues? You don't," Graham said.

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http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/06/17211439-gops-graham-on-obama-dinner-the-election-is-over?lite




So does this mean they are no longer going to say no to Obama or are they just looking for a free meal?

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2013, 04:50 PM

1. This may have some success. Boner and Turtle were not invited. I have hope..n/t

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2013, 04:51 PM

2. I wouldn't read too much into it, really. nt

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2013, 04:51 PM

3. I'm pretty sure it doesn't mean they are no longer going to say no to Obama.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2013, 04:53 PM

4. I'm pretty sure the republicans are only going to the dinner so that when it is over...


... they can twist/spin what was said/happened there.
I betcha all or most of them will be issuing statements and showing up on the TV box.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2013, 04:54 PM

5. Sounds like he is distancing himself from the crazy side of his party

which is to say...most of the party.

But, yes, many many signs of cutting loose the Tea Party, and trying to revamp the GOP into something resembling the human race.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 6, 2013, 04:56 PM

6. Don't Worry Graham Will Be Whipped Into Place Soon Enough. Look At Jeb Bush

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 6, 2013, 05:01 PM

7. Just to set things straight, he is a sizable part of the crazy side of his Party

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Response to 1-Old-Man (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 6, 2013, 05:04 PM

8. He is like the Sunday mouthpiece for the crazy side of the GOP.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2013, 05:09 PM

9. I wonder if Graham has gotten a lot of angry feedback from his constituents.




If the voters' anger is evident for rethugs like Graham for not getting anything accomplished he may have to put the lobbyists' wishes aside for just a little while and at least give the impression that he is willing to get something done.

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