Sunday, April 25, 2010

Lindsey Graham pulls the plug on climate change bill


Lindsey Graham (RINO-SC) has thrown a hissy fit and penned a letter stating he is pulling his support for Climate Change legislation.  What has Graham in a snit? Dingy Harry wants to move on immigration legislation before climate change.

I give the old RINO Graham some credit for correctly calling out Reid and the Democrat’s naked political maneuver. 
The Daily Caller: “Moving forward on immigration — in this hurried, panicked manner — is nothing more than a cynical political ploy,” Mr. Graham said. “I know from my own personal experience the tremendous amounts of time, energy and effort that must be devoted to this issue to make even limited progress.”
In 2007, we spent hundreds of hours over many months with President Bush’s Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez, and nearly every member of the U.S. Senate searching for a way to address our nation’s immigration problems. Unlike this current “effort,” it was a good-faith attempt to address a very difficult national issue.
Some of the major provisions we embraced in 2007 — such as creation of a Virtual Fence using cameras, motion detectors and other technological devices to protect our borders — have been scrapped for the time. Other issues we found agreement on at the time, such as a temporary guest worker program, have unraveled over the past three years.
Expecting these major issues to be addressed in three weeks — which appears to be their current plan based upon media reports — is ridiculous. It also demonstrates the raw political calculations at work here.
Let’s be clear, a phony, political effort on immigration today accomplishes nothing but making it exponentially more difficult to address in a serious, comprehensive manner in the future.
Graham is correct; the Democrats are not interesting in creating real and lasting immigration reform, their true goal to pass amnesty before election time.  Graham also knows that much of the nation is in no mood for amnesty (which he supported last time) and the Republican base is certainly not in the mood for the higher taxes of climate change legislation. Even though Graham is not up for re-election until 2014, he might be realizing that it would be better to remove his fingerprints from both pieces of legislation.

4 comments:

Christopher said...

Graham is a RINO. That means NOT TO BE TRUSTED!

All one has to do is see him interviewed on Fox News and then compared to MSNBC, it is clear that he rides both sides of the fence!

I pray people of this Nation wake-up and see the truth! Graham and his ilk are destroying us!

Chris Denning said...

At least the people in SC! But at least for now he's on the right track!

Anonymous said...

is that din-gy or ding-y harry?

In any case, must reluctantly agree with your take...

Would would be more hopeful if had some evidence that graham's statements reflected epiphany over expediency

ozzie said...

Christopher:

100% right on this-

They are just people willing to do/say whatever so they can stay on the gravy train. You keep enough people happy and you will continue to get the royal treatment (pay + benefits [tangible or not]).

RINO are the worst type of politician, and just like GB had mentioned, they will try to drape themselves in the cloth of the populist TPM to maintain their power, all the while actively working towards their own benefit.

They need to be rooted out and we need principled people in our elected officials. It may never come, but we have to strive for that and not be complacent with what we have.

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