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By FITSNews || While the rest of the country is rejecting the radical agenda of President Barack Obama, one South Carolina Republican is doing everything he can to get one of its most radical components enacted.

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham met last week with White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and Senators John Kerry (D – Massachusetts) and Joe Lieberman (ID – Connecticut) in an effort to revive “cap and trade,” the massive energy tax hike that Obama has disguised as an “emissions marketplace.”

Graham has publicly flip-flopped on this issue more times than we can count Рmost recently supporting the legislation, which Obama’s own Treasury Department estimates could cost the average American family as much as $4,000 a year in increased energy costs.

Next up, Graham was the keynote speaker at a Wednesday morning meeting of the Natural Resources Defense Council, one of Washington’s most left-leaning, well-funded environmental groups.

“We seek to break down the pattern of disproportionate environmental burdens borne by people of color and others who face social or economic inequities,” reads the group’s mission statement. “Ultimately, NRDC strives to help create a new way of life for humankind.”

Sheesh …

Obviously, this is obviously not the first time that Graham has partnered with the left flank of the environmental movement, although in the past he has sought to conceal the fact that radical environmentalists were bankrolling his PR defensive (click here, here, here and here if you want to read the meticulously-documented stories exposing the scam).

Graham is the only Republican in Congress supporting “cap and trade,” incidentally, one reason that local Republican groups in Charleston, S.C. and Lexington, S.C. have censured him in recent months.

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