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 …
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 …
Good News for Jeb: ‘No Republican In South Carolina Today More Popular than George W. Bush’
Jeb Bush might like to hear that his brother is the most popular Republican in South Carolina, the early primary state where George W. Bush won a key victory in his bid to secure the presidential nomination in the 2000 cycle.
Group Pushes for Delay in South Carolina’s Primary Runoff
As noted in today’s Morning Jolt, Bruce Carroll, Ben Howe, and the guys at Carolina Conservatives United are challenging the existing schedule for the South Carolina primary.
Currently, South Carolina holds its primary election on June 10. If no candidate reaches 50 …
Okay, Fine, No Privacy for Anyone, Including the Elites!
The final Morning Jolt of the week examines whether pundits ought to be evaluated by their appearance, further discussion of what, if anything, the U.S. should do in response to a five-figure, soon to be six-figure, death toll in …
A New GOP Challenger for Lindsey Graham in 2014?
Bruce Carroll, who blogs at GayPatriot, is stepping down from GOProud to explore a primary challenge to South Carolina senator Lindsey Graham.
If Carroll goes forward with this, he will have to complete a Statement of Intention of Candidacy (SIC) …
Obama: Did I Say the Economy Recovered?I Meant I’m Still Working on It!
The first Morning Jolt of the week features the shocking news of Pope Benedict’s resignation, a discussion of whether our culture is even capable of the earnest valorization depicted in the Paul Harvey ad, and then these two developments …
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 …
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 …
‘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:
Why This Week May Not Be So Bad for Lindsey Graham and Eric Cantor
‘Carolina Conservatives United’ Pledges to Take Down Graham
Bruce Carroll, friendly blogger, has a new project down in his home state of South Carolina:
Carolina Conservatives United launched today with a grassroots effort to Defeat Lindsey Graham in the 2014 Republican Primary. Carolina Conservatives United is a non-profit political …
To Beat Lindsey Graham in a Primary, You Need a Candidate
In the comments section, a reader laments:
I guess you guys are going to do nothing to stop Lindsey Graham from being reelected. Buckley Rule does not apply in Red South Carolina? Multiple jokey posts about Stephen Colbert’s sister …
What Benghazi-Related News Is About to Drop?
Well, this . . .
Expecting a bit of Benghazi-related news shortly.
— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) February 12, 2013
. . . certainly seems intriguing, and the timing suggests that Senator Lindsey Graham’s threat to place holds on the confirmations of John Brennan and Chuck Hagel may …
Conflict-Hungry President Picks His Next Big Fight
From the first Morning Jolt of the first full week of 2013…
The Hagel Hullabaloo: Conflict-Hungry President Picks His Next Fight
It’s official: “President Obama plans to nominate former senator Chuck Hagel, a Nebraska Republican and Vietnam veteran, …