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Sun Sep 2, 2018, 03:03 PM

Rest in peace, Lindsey Graham

We lost two mavericks within a week.

On Saturday, we lost the legendary John McCain.

On Tuesday, we lost his loyal sidekick, Sen. Lindsey O. Graham.

Graham remains alive and well, but after serving for two decades as Robin to McCain’s Batman, Graham buried whatever remained of his own reputation for iconoclasm even before his partner’s funeral.

On Tuesday, Graham took a seat on the couch of “Fox & Friends,” President Trump’s favorite show, and sealed his transition from apostate to Trump apparatchik.

“Word of caution to the public,” he said. “A lot of people try to convict President Trump. Don’t be so fast. I have seen no evidence of collusion after two years.” Having echoed Trump’s no-collusion line (as if that were the lone issue), Graham, a former military lawyer, picked up Trump’s attack on the justice system: “Plenty of corruption at the Department of Justice and the FBI. Should be stunning. Not one Democrat seems to care.”

From there, the South Carolina Republican echoed all of Trump’s attacks against the Russia investigation: “They had a bias against Trump for [Hillary] Clinton . . . They gave a politically corrupt document to get a warrant . . . Christopher Steele was on the payroll of the Democratic Party.” He parroted Trump’s line that Russian President Vladimir Putin tried to help Clinton, not Trump: “Russia was involved in our election . . . in terms of developing this dossier.”

Incredibly, Graham even joined the “lock her up” movement. “No American would get the same treatment she did. If you were charged or suspected of this kind of misconduct, you would be in jail now.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/with-batman-gone-it-seems-robin-has-taken-up-with-the-joker/2018/08/31/17ea3216-ad37-11e8-a8d7-0f63ab8b1370_story.html?utm_term=.bca4219ae964&wpisrc=nl_rainbow&wpmm=1

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Reply Rest in peace, Lindsey Graham (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Sep 2018 OP
JHan Sep 2018 #1
silverweb Sep 2018 #2
Pholus Sep 2018 #4
silverweb Sep 2018 #5
MyOwnPeace Sep 2018 #7
erronis Sep 2018 #11
silverweb Sep 2018 #25
MyOwnPeace Sep 2018 #28
silverweb Sep 2018 #31
jmowreader Sep 2018 #12
silverweb Sep 2018 #26
Pholus Sep 2018 #3
pazzyanne Sep 2018 #17
Power 2 the People Sep 2018 #6
Honeycombe8 Sep 2018 #8
world wide wally Sep 2018 #9
mnhtnbb Sep 2018 #10
erronis Sep 2018 #13
The Genealogist Sep 2018 #27
pecosbob Sep 2018 #14
raccoon Sep 2018 #15
Trueblue Texan Sep 2018 #16
yuiyoshida Sep 2018 #18
paleotn Sep 2018 #19
Liberalagogo Sep 2018 #20
Va Lefty Sep 2018 #29
Firestorm49 Sep 2018 #21
bringthePaine Sep 2018 #22
titanicdave Sep 2018 #23
Mr. Ected Sep 2018 #24
MyOwnPeace Sep 2018 #30
Scruffy1 Sep 2018 #32
BHDem53 Sep 2018 #33
StevieM Sep 2018 #34

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Sep 2, 2018, 03:07 PM

1. Maybe he duped us all along.

Maybe it's all been a charade.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Sep 2, 2018, 03:15 PM

2. He was a military lawyer?

"If you were charged or suspected of this kind of misconduct, you would be in jail now.”

Ummm... isn't it illegal to jail someone who's just an unindicted suspect?

All of Graham's other Trump-supporting lies aside, what lawyer would say such a thing?


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Response to silverweb (Reply #2)

Sun Sep 2, 2018, 03:21 PM

4. Yeah the "suspected" part is unamerican.

Who is gonna call him out on it?

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Response to Pholus (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 2, 2018, 03:35 PM

5. Hopefully a lot of people!

Every single Democrat and every honest(?) Republican remaining should call him out on it now and every day.

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Response to silverweb (Reply #5)

Sun Sep 2, 2018, 04:31 PM

7. "...every HONEST Republican remaining......"

So, THAT explains the silence..................

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #7)

Sun Sep 2, 2018, 05:12 PM

11. BINGO! Deafening silence from honest repuglicons.

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #7)

Sun Sep 2, 2018, 06:18 PM

25. That's why I put the (?) after it.



I was giving the benefit of any doubt that there might be one or two "moderates" hanging back, ashamed of their affiliation but not brave enough to break it and flip.

It's really up to the Democratic leadership to call them out clearly and persistently, and, of course, to us to do the same as best we can.



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Response to silverweb (Reply #25)

Sun Sep 2, 2018, 06:53 PM

28. And you were correct to do so................

we'd still like to think that even ONE would have the ba... - er, courage to speak up and do what is right.
But no, they keep voting the party line and hiding for a week until IQ45 creates another shit-storm and they get to roll their eyes, deny having anything to do with it, and AGAIN voting the party line the next time around.

Chicken-shit thieves, all of them!

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #28)

Sun Sep 2, 2018, 09:09 PM

31. Agreed.

It seems the only Republicans left are criminals and/or cowards.

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Response to silverweb (Reply #2)

Sun Sep 2, 2018, 05:15 PM

12. Tis true

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindsey_Graham

A native of Central, South Carolina, Graham graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1977. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1981. He served in the United States Air Force from 1982 to 1988 and served in the South Carolina Air National Guard then in the Air Force Reserve, attaining the rank of colonel. He worked as a lawyer in private practice before he was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1992, serving one term from 1993 to 1995. He then served in the United States House of Representatives, representing South Carolina's 3rd congressional district from 1995 to 2003. He was elected to four terms, receiving at least 60% of the vote each time.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #12)

Sun Sep 2, 2018, 06:21 PM

26. Surprising, then.

He should be well aware that a suspect cannot be jailed without being indicted or charged, which makes his statement sound ignorant and ludicrous.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Sep 2, 2018, 03:20 PM

3. Look at the weasel words though...

"If you were charged or suspected of this kind of misconduct, you would be in jail now."

Hillary is neither charged, nor is their sufficient evidence to place her in jail -- my GENEROUS assumption about what "suspected" means.

Just don't let Graham weasel-word his way out of this later -- his integrity outlasted McCain's life by mere hours.

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Response to Pholus (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 2, 2018, 05:31 PM

17. And who else is "suspected of this kind of misconduct"?

So that means that Lindsay needs some help with his statement:

“No American would get the same treatment she did (unless his name is donald tRump). He is charged and suspected of this kind of misconduct, he should be in jail now.”


There Lindsay, fixed it for you.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Sep 2, 2018, 03:43 PM

6. He's utterly disgraceful.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Sep 2, 2018, 05:04 PM

8. I would listen if what he is saying is true. But it's not.

He's regurgitating Trump's madness.

So...gonna guess here....Trump has threatened him with something? Blackmail? Or the promise of millions? It's something, since he has turned a 180 degree angle in his positions.

So much corruption going on.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Sep 2, 2018, 05:10 PM

9. RIP, Lindsey

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Sep 2, 2018, 05:11 PM

10. Forget drinking the Koolaid. Lindsey's been sucking on a cheeto.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #10)

Sun Sep 2, 2018, 05:16 PM

13. I learned a new word yesterday from DU that describes Graham - felching.

Don't look it up if you have any normal sensibilities. It does describe the depravities that the repuglicon party has descended to, however.

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Response to erronis (Reply #13)

Sun Sep 2, 2018, 06:30 PM

27. I know what the word means

It is graphic, but I'd say your figurative use of it is accurate here.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Sep 2, 2018, 05:16 PM

14. To every one of the GOP cockroaches

that have lied to Congress, lied to the Justice Department, lied to FBI, and lied to the American public, we will remove you from office.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Sep 2, 2018, 05:17 PM

15. Right. I used to view him in a better light, in spite of him

Being hawkish and Republican. He used to speak out about Trump.

Another thing, some people in South Carolina used to say he was not conservative enough, so I figured maybe there was some good in him.

Not any more. He’s like a Stepford Senator.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Sep 2, 2018, 05:26 PM

16. He is completely freakin' ...

COMPROMISED!!!!!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Sep 2, 2018, 05:33 PM

18. Sounds to me he has been bought out... or made to believe Trump

Will survive... We need A democratic Blue wave the likes that have never been seen in this country... a wave that sweep the last of the RED death cult out of office.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Sep 2, 2018, 05:36 PM

19. Some one has the goods on Scarlet.

Something so threatening to his day job that he would do a complete 180 from his earlier rhetoric. I think he's been told to say these things or else. It will be interesting to find out what "else" is, since these things invariably do become public.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Sep 2, 2018, 05:38 PM

20. RIP?

 

I prefer he ROT IN HELL.

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Response to Liberalagogo (Reply #20)

Sun Sep 2, 2018, 07:01 PM

29. This Post!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Sep 2, 2018, 05:46 PM

21. Bullshit, Mr. Graham, bullshit.

King Donald does not have the balls to sit before a grand jury for ten hours to answer questions like Clinton did. Never has, never will. After all of the crap that Obama, as a gentleman, handled for eight years, I cry no crocodile tears for Mr. Graham. Boo frickin hoo!
Republicans have always, I repeat, always been a slippery party - doing things behind closed doors or in secret because their platform is and always has been so offensive to the common good that the constitution is supposed to represent.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Sep 2, 2018, 05:55 PM

22. no surprise here

Putin’s had what’s left of his nuts in a tiny, tiny jar for a long, long time. Finally came out of one closet.
McC deseves better. Anybody else think Vlad has the keys to door number two?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Sep 2, 2018, 05:55 PM

23. Say Goodnight, Lindsey.......

He was always on the fence in my book, but now the John McCain is gone, he will wither just as a tree looses it leaves......

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Sep 2, 2018, 06:10 PM

24. Still don't understand why Republican "justice" is a zero sum game

Each allegation rises and falls by its own merits. Even if a case could be made that a Democrat was compromised, how does that negate the potential culpability of Trump, or anyone else for that matter? A system that is too corrupt to implicate a Republican is somehow worthy of trying a Democrat?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Sep 2, 2018, 07:17 PM

30. Wouldn't you just love...........

to see Jon Stewart review the latest "shift" in the senator's positions!

He always had a lot of fun with the senator:

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Sep 2, 2018, 10:09 PM

32. Same old sister Lindsey.

He is one of the most dishonest in so many ways. He actually thinks hiws "weekend warrior" gig gives him credibility. In my opinion he doesn't open his mouth without calling his "handlers".

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Sep 3, 2018, 06:39 PM

33. Alive, yes.

The well part, I'm not so sure.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2018, 03:10 PM

34. What is so amazing about this lying bastard is that he was once Hillary's friend. (eom)

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