At this point, it’s become painfully obvious that U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.) is being financially supported by the leftist of left-leaning advocacy groups in America in exchange for his support of a new energy tax – one that could cost South Carolina families as much as $4,000 a year.
Not only that, his political consultants have gone out of their way to conceal the true source of the funding for the various advertisements that have popped up to defend Graham.
Don’t believe us?
Anyway, the latest “support” Graham is receiving for his advocacy on behalf of the “Cap & Tax” bill is a full-page ad that’s apparently running from the banks of the Cooper River in Charleston (where local Republicans just censured Graham) to the banks of the Potomac.
Sponsored by the Conservation Voters of S.C., we randomly discovered a copy of the ad in the post-election edition of The Washington Times, which a friend of ours sent us from the nation’s capital, apparently unaware of the pro-Graham ad on the back cover.
The ad has also appeared in the Charleston Post and Courier.
Obviously, the CVSC (whose self-serving tactics are described here) is no real friend to the environmental movement. They’re about cozying up to incumbents, irrespective of whether or not their policies make environmental sense – which oh by the way “Cap and Tax” does not (make environmental sense, that is).
Not surprisingly, the list of Graham’s “supporters” is laden with establishment types – government officials, prominent environmentalists and so-called “business community” leaders.
There’s Charleston Mayor Joe Riley, Columbia Mayor Bob Coble and environmentalists like Coastal Conservation League Dana Beach and the CVSC’s own Ann Timberlake.
On the “business” front, there’s “Faker” Chamber President Frank Knapp – who continues to front for the state’s liberal trial lawyer lobby.
Among the other names sprinkled in? There’s longtime NAACP leader Joe Darby, who is still supporting an economic boycott of South Carolina, as well as our old friend S.C. Wildlife Federation president “Clinch” Heyward, who claims to have proved global warming on a recent hunting trip.
Last but not least, who can forget Wellford, S.C. Mayor Sally Peake … who FITS readers will recall is nucking futs.
Quite a crowd, huh?