By FITSNews || U.S. Rep. Gresham Barrett has heard the boo-birds from fiscal conservatives in the South Carolina Upstate, now U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham is about to be on the receiving end of some populist disapproval.
Graham will be protested Saturday morning in downtown Greenville, S.C. for his support of “cap and trade” legislation, a massive energy tax hike which would raise prices on American consumers by as much as $4,000 a year according to estimates from President Barack Obama’s own Treasury Department.
A conservative not-for-profit group called FreedomWorks is organizing the protest … and before anybody goes rushing to Graham’s defense, we’d like to point out that this is a fight South Carolina’s Senator has been spoiling for since last April (at least).
Anyway, from the FreedomWorks’ release:
South Carolinians are tired of Senator Lindsey Graham’s support for “cap and trade.” For some reason Sen. Graham thinks that imposing a massive tax increase on our energy supply is a good idea. He has been partnering with left-wing senators to come up with a plan that would be devastating to our economy and would increase the cost of energy for all consumers. If you are like us, you have had enough of Sen. Graham’s position on cap and trade.
Please join us as we gather together this Saturday, Feb. 27th to send a message to him that we dissapprove of his stance on this important issue. We will be gathering to write letters to Sen. Graham, and then we will hand deliver them to his district office in Greenville. After that, we will protest his support of cap and trade outside his office.
Here are the details of the events:
9:00am FreedomWorks breakfast and letter-writing at Soby’s restaurant
22 East Court St, Greenville, SC 29601
10:30am Protest outside Sen. Graham’s downtown office
130 South Main St., 7th Floor, Greenville, SC 29601
To rsvp for this event, please contact FreedomWorks regional director Allen Page at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-213-1167. You can also click here to rsvp online. We hope you can join us this weekend on the first anniversary of the tea party protests!
Obviously, that’s not the most convincing writing we’ve ever seen but it’s hard to argue the basic premise.
Graham – who is the only Republican in Congress supporting “cap and trade” – has inexplicably managed to out-flank President Barack Obama on the far left side of the climate change debate, which is something we honestly never thought was possible.
In fact, Graham has partnered with the far left flank of the environmental movement in his efforts to pass the controversial legislation, although his supporters have gone to great lengths to conceal the fact that radical environmentalists were bankrolling his PR defensive (click here, here, here and here if you want to read FITS meticulously-documented stories exposing that scam).
Ostensibly, Graham was cozying up to Obama to “get things done” for South Carolina, although the Obama administration’s recent efforts to shutter the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste facility in Nevada (as a sop to powerful Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid) show how little pull “Miss Lindsey” has in D.C.