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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:21 AM
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Graham v Kagan: SC GOP has history of making sure voters feel uncomfortable with Jewish candidates.
Edited on Wed Jun-30-10 10:34 AM by blm
The most blatant and probably most despicable example of this was when the VERY POPULAR mayor of Greenville, Max Heller, took on GOP darling Carrol Campbell in 1978.

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In 1978's 4th District U.S. House race, Democrats accused Carroll Campbell's campaign of hiring an anti-Semitic third-party candidate to attack Max Heller, Greenville's Jewish mayor.
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Read more: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2010/06/23/96449/has-south-c...

That wasn't all. Lee Atwater and his Rovers set up poll questions targeting Heller voters that asked if it would make a difference in their vote to know Heller didn't believe in Jesus Christ as the Lord.


Lindsey Graham knew EXACTLY what he was doing when he posed the question about Christmas to Kagan. Those claiming he was 'just joking' don't know SC politics very well. It became a joke because KAGAN turned it into a joke - Graham chuckled along as if he meant no harm because he had no other choice at that point.
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:47 AM
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1. all the dems in the hearing laughed at his jew-baiting question. how sad is that nt
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Winterblues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:59 AM
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5. No they laughed at her answer, not his question..
There was no laughter until after her answer..
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:23 AM
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8. wouldn't be surprised if some of that was nervous laughter and appreciation for how Kagan answered
Without her humorous answer, how would that question have come off in that room? Graham always keeps one foot in SC.
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Schema Thing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:50 AM
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2. So Graham won't vote for her then, correct?



Because this was a set-up for his constituency, and if he now votes for her, he's in a MUCH worse position than if he'd never made an opening for her to bring up her heritage, right?



All eyes on the vote then!
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:58 AM
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4. the media focus on the exchange may put him in position of voting for her, but, that wouldn't be a
Edited on Wed Jun-30-10 11:00 AM by blm
deal breaker for Graham voters in SC, since they pretty much allow Republican candidates all the room they want to maneuver once they're in office.

Geez...most voters in SC know Graham is gay, but, ever see his orientation become a debate issue even as the GOP rails against rights for gays? Hypocrisy by GOPers is REWARDED in SC.
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Schema Thing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:00 AM
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6. I like how you set up your argument so you CANT be wrong either way. Brilliant!
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:06 AM
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7. Has nothing to do with me and everything to do with SC's peculiar political climate.
Edited on Wed Jun-30-10 11:12 AM by blm
Not unlike the reality of a political climate that keeps Vitter in office.

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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:37 AM
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9. So I guess this means there are no Repub. Jews in SC and Jews rank lower than Gays?
Perhaps Republicans are just very good at ebob - eliminating based on bigotry - no matter what State they are from.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 12:03 PM
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11. Obviously there are Jews in SC, and obviously there are Repubs willing to exploit underinformed
voters there who rely on their so-called religious leaders and THEIR bigoted beliefs for civic guidance.
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PRETZEL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:57 AM
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3. Pure and unadulterated
bigotry.

Plain and simple.

Graham knew what he was doing.

Kagen saw through it.

Her response got the laugh, but it was a very polite way of saying "fuck you asshole"
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:55 AM
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10. K & R
:thumbsup:
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Robert DAH Bruce Donating Member (245 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 12:10 PM
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12. K&R
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