Monday, November 16, 2009

About Time: South Carolina Voters Sour on Lindsey Graham

Finally RINO Lindsey Graham is feeling the heat. After some of his leftward follies and coming right on the heels of South Carolinian Republican s censure, voters are getting ready to kick his sorry butt to the curb!

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham’s public support is collapsing in South Carolina — driven by a wholesale revolt among the GOP electorate and a steady erosion of his support amongst independents.
Already consistently loathed by a solid third of GOP voters, Graham’s recent leftward bent — including his co-authoring of a controversial “Cap & Tax” proposal supported by President Barack Obama and liberal Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) — has him locked in a “terminal free fall,” according one prominent Republican consultant.
“A chunk of the GOP has always detested him, but in the last month a damn has broken,” said the consultant, who was granted anonymity to discuss the impact of two recent polls that were conducted in South Carolina (one allegedly by Graham’s own advisors). “More Republicans now oppose Sen. Graham than support him. Independents are also deserting him in huge numbers.” 
Sadly Graham does not come up for re-election until 2014. Commentary thinks that might give him time to recover.  Methinks not. Thanks to Obama the conservative base has fundamentally changed.  People in the base are activists now and are very wise to the RINO game. Something tells me that RINOs like Graham are going to be out of vogue with the electorate for a very long time to come.


Writer X said...

This is welcome news. Graham must go. South Carolina can do much better.

Christopher - Conservative Perspective said...

I have been watching S.C. as well and am amazed it took them this long to sour on him in such numbers.

Did Graham not also go along with Bush 43 and McCain on that immigration "plan" that was shouted down by Americans?

Serves as a lesson to the casual political observer,if the liberal media like msnbc constantly invites "republicans" on-air like Graham,that is a sure-fire way to identify a RINO and remember the name in the voting booth.

OldSouth said...

He earned my disdain with his remark in 2007, saying that he and his would just have to 'make the bigots shut up', and pass McCain's amnesty bill over the Memorial Day weekend anyway.

Which let me know that if I believe that illegal immigration is harmful to the country, Lindsey thinks I'm a bigot.

Fellow 'bigots', unite! Time to clip this turkey's wings.

Diane Student said...

No doubt about it - we are wise to this garbage now, mad as hell and not going to take it anymore. NY23 proves that and that is what was most important about that race. The conservatives made their intentions known. We have grassroots candidates and we intend to us them! Marco Rubio is proving that down here in Florida as well.

Janelle said...

EagleEye, I'm also a supporter of Marco Rubio. Oddly, I just let loose on the hapless young man working the phone banks for the RNC who called wanting money from me. No thanks, I will contribute to candidates who best fit my principles.......... not Dede and not Crist.

SJ Reidhead said...

Lindsey has an ACU rating of 90%. I gather that is no longer good enough. Please, enjoy your purist purge. All it will do is ensure that Nancy Pelosi is Speaker for life. I'm beginning to believe those who are demanding purity and absolute obedience from our elected officials are Dem operatives. No rational person who is trying to grow a majority and wrestle the country from the clutches of Obama & his minions could be as foolish as today's "conservative" purists.

The Pink Flamingo

Janelle said...

Not positive about this, but support for the enormous Federal Government seems to be collapsing. Good Riddance.

Just a conservative girl said...

I had a little run in with him a few weeks ago. We went to the house call with Michele Bachman. We split up to hit more offices. We went to senate offices to say thanks to Joe Lieberman and ran into Lindsey in the hallway. My friend told him to vote no to cap and tax. I told him that although I can't vote for him, I can support his opponent. He actually told me to move to SC so I can pay taxes there. I was dumbfounded, just dumbfounded. It is hard to make me speechless, but he did it.

Janie Lynn said...

Pretty soon the GOP will belong to conservatives. Finally!

Clifton B said...

Writer X:

I have always been amazed how Graham was able to get away with being such a lefty in South Carolina. I guess it has finally caught up with him.

Clifton B said...


Yep he went along with Bush and McCain. You are right, if MSNBC likes a Republican that is a very good indication that there are RINO tendencies! Think Meghan McCain.

Clifton B said...


I forgot all about that crack! Thanks for reminding me. You are correct if he thinks you are a bigot for only supporting LEGAL immigration, then you have every right to chuck his butt out the door in 2014.

Clifton B said...

EagleEye Pundit:

We should support grassroots candidates. There has been a flaw with the party picking, they simply don't represent the people. Even now with poll after poll showing the nation moving more to the right, dingbats in the GOP want to move to the left.

BTW, did you hear Doug Hoffman has un-conceded! We may win NY-23 yet.

Clifton B said...


First of all it is not ideological purity we are searching for, it's ideological consistency. Please tell me where is the ideological consistency is supporting Cap and trade? We'll wait.

Furthermore, poll after poll shows that independents, even in blue states, are moving to the right, so what sense does it make to give them more left leaning candidates?

Finally, keep in mind that we already have tried the approach of relaxing the rules. Remember under Bush we had a majority but what good did it do when we had so many RINOs constantly voting against reform.

Sorry fret all you want, but this time we are going for QUALITY candidates.

Clifton B said...


I think this new generation has gotten a taste of the Carter years and like the generation before them they don't like it.

Clifton B said...


What an arrogant MoFo! I would move there just to vote him out! Here is what you do, send money to his opponent and send him a copy of the check and write under it "Can you hear me now"?

Clifton B said...

Janie Lynn:

That is exactly why we hear so many on the left tell us that we are going to lose. They know damn well if we elect solid candidates the jig is up for both parties.

The Conservative Lady said...

Good to hear that SC is fed up with RINO Graham. It's amazing, but it seems like he's the one always giving soundbites to the news shows. His backing of amnesty and cap & tax is enough to show him the door. Good riddance...too bad we have to wait until 2014.

Fredd said...

I have a different take on RINO's, now that the cat is out of the bag. These guys by definition are weasels, and accordingly have exceptionally strong survival instincts.

They see which way the wind is blowin,' and accordingly will now embrace the fold, cast out their evil old ways and declare that they have been 'tetched by the Spirit and now see the Light!!'

Unfortunately (for them), Elephants never forget, as they say, and Sen. Graham's record will hang around his neck like an anchor. It will not stop him, though, from hoping that we all forget his past transgressions as he wandered off the conservative reservation time, and time, and time again, and he will campaign as a rock solid Conservative.

Of course, once re-elected (shudder), he may go back to his old weaselely ways, but that all depends on the Zeit Geist at the time, and whether the anti RINO sentiment has subsided.

This guy is a chameleon, and he will change colors to suit the environment on demand.

Don't count him out.

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