A Last-Ditch Assault on Obamacare
The final push has begun. Today, Republican senators Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Bill Cassidy (La.), Dean Heller (Nev.), and Ron Johnson (Wis.) formally announced a new health-care plan; at the end of the month, Congress’s current budget resolution, and …
Lindsey Graham Disappoints
Senator Lindsey Graham, who has been one of the most vocal anti-Trump Republicans, appears to be knuckling under to the presumptive nominee. He reportedly asked donors to unite behind Donald Trump’s campaign.
This is the same Lindsey Graham who …
Lindsey Graham Warms Up to Ted Cruz
It’s a terrible cliché: Politics makes strange bedfellows. But it was just a few weeks ago that South Carolina senator Lindsey Graham likened the choice between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz as his party’s nominee to that between being shot …
Lindsey Graham Puts on a Show in Vegas, Then Calls on Low-Polling Candidates to Drop Out
Las Vegas — After dominating the stage with one-liners during a gloomy undercard debate here, Lindsey Graham told reporters that his low-polling competitors should drop out of the race — but he insisted that he’s not going anywhere until …
Graham: ‘The First Thing I Am Going to Do as President … Drink More’
Senator Lindsey Graham, defending himself for once calling Hillary Clinton a “national treasure,” invoked Ronald Reagan, whom he credited with saving Social Security thanks to regularly drinking with Tip O’Neill.
“That’s the first thing I’m going to do as president; …
Lindsey Graham: Donald Trump Is a ‘Wrecking Ball’ and ‘Demagogue’ and His Fans Have ‘Lost Their Way’
On today’s edition of CNN’s State of the Union, Senator Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) suggested that voters who are impressed by Donald Trump have “lost their way,” and that those Republican presidential candidates who believe that Trump is “speaking …
Lindsey Graham, Comedian in Chief
The world, Lindsey Graham will assure you, isn’t that different from the old pool hall his father ran.
“Everything I know about politics, I learned in the pool room,” Graham told a New Hampshire audience in March. “It was …
Why America Needs Lindsey Graham
Obama has dug America deep into a hole. We need a solid foreign-policy president to pull ourselves out. Graham is that man. Here’s why.
First of all, the basics: Graham has gravitas. He would fight to win.
Lindsey Graham …
Sen. Graham: ‘The President’s Polices Are Getting People Killed’
“When [President Obama] left Iraq, he did so based on a campaign promise. He’s trying to close Gitmo based on a campaign promise. His campaign promises are getting a lot of people killed.” So said South Carolina senator Lindsey …
‘Sunnis and Shiites don’t need guns from us. They need the truth.’
The first Morning Jolt of the week offers some eye-opening news about Hillary Clinton, an attempt to understand the appeal of the World Cup, and some terrific personal news, but it begins with this awful update from developments overseas:
For many years, I was accused by the Left of not knowing about the down-and-out and not caring about them. I led a privileged life, making me indifferent to suffering. Of course, every conservative faced this accusation.
We were also …
Sen. Graham Praises Cruz: ‘We Have a Lot in Common’
In his most resounding praise of the Sen. Ted Cruz to date, Sen. Lindsey Graham said this morning “I can work with Ted Cruz” as president.
“I know what I’m getting with Ted Cruz,” Graham told Meet the Press. “He …
Senator Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) told CNN this morning he’s quitting the White House race, a decision that comes on the deadline day for presidential candidates to withdraw their names from his home state’s primary ballot.
“I’ve hit a …
New GOP Debate Lineup Exposes Some Blatantly Unfair Polling
From the last Morning Jolt of the week:
The New GOP Debate Lineup Exposes Some Blatantly Unfair Polling
Remember when everybody said Lindsey Graham won the “undercard” debate? Now we see just how much good it did him:
Graham: I’ll Accept Tax Increases on Investment to Pay Down the Debt
Yesterday morning, Joe Scarborough asked Senator Lindsey Graham if he agreed with Donald Trump that “billionaires shouldn’t be allowed to pay 14 percent in taxes.” (That’s a reference to the tax rate on investments, lower in some circumstances than the …
Impromptus: Barack of Israel, &c.
So, according to David Axelrod, President Obama gets bent out of shape when people perceive him as unfriendly to Israel, or to Jews at large.
Again according to Axelrod, the president once described himself as “the closest thing to a …
Graham Courts National Guard In Bid for Iowa Win
During a visit to Iowa in March, Senator Lindsey Graham insisted that he wouldn’t be running a merely quixotic campaign for the presidency.
“There’s a pathway forward for a guy like me,” Graham told the Des Moines Register. “Whether I …
Graham: ‘You Can Have Every Email I’ve Ever Sent — I’ve Never Sent One’
Lindsey Graham says he has “never” communicated via email.
“You can have every email I’ve ever sent — I’ve never sent one,” he claimed on Meet the Press earlier this morning, when host Chuck Todd asked him whether he had …
Graham on Islamic State: ‘Assume the Worst’
The United States needs to take the threat of the Islamic State more seriously than the “JV team” characterization President Obama gave the group in an interview earlier this year, according to Senator Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.). He warned …
Graham: Obama Administration ‘Got What They Wanted’ in Iraq
The claim that the Obama administration wasn’t able to leave residual forces in Iraq is “absolutely a lie,” according to Senator Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.). The Iraqi prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, and the government were willing to accept an …