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Hours before the polls closed on the East Coast on Election Day, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.) was already making excuses in the event “Republican” presidential nominee Mitt Romney lost to U.S. President Barack Obama.

His theory?  That Romney lost because he ran too far to the right of the nation’s political spectrum.

“If we lose this election there is only one explanation – demographics,” Graham told Jonathan Martin of The Politico. “If I hear anybody say it was because Romney wasn’t conservative enough I’m going to go nuts.  We’re not losing 95 percent of African-Americans and two-thirds of Hispanics and voters under 30 because we’re not being hard-ass enough.”

“Nuts,” Senator?  “Hard ass?”

Last time we checked Romney made it clear that he didn’t want to meaningfully reduce the size of the federal government because doing so would “cost jobs.”  He also proposed to offset tax relief for middle income earners with tax hikes higher up the food chain.  Additionally, he said there were parts of Obamacare that he liked and wanted leave in place.

What on earth is “conservative” about those positions?

Hell … Romney even flip-flopped on immigration (an issue that’s near and dear to Graham’s heart).

Amazingly, it appears as though none of these concessions was enough for Romney to become a true log cabin … errr … “Lindsey Graham Republican.”