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Lindsey Graham Vows He’s “Like Reagan”

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.) says he’s going to keep being a “fiscal conservative” and a “conservative like Ronald Reagan” as his 2014 reelection bid heats up. “I’m going to keep being a social and fiscal conservative that focuses on our national security, takes care of interests at home, like the…

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.) says he’s going to keep being a “fiscal conservative” and a “conservative like Ronald Reagan” as his 2014 reelection bid heats up.

“I’m going to keep being a social and fiscal conservative that focuses on our national security, takes care of interests at home, like the Port of Charleston, working with my state officials, and be a conservative like Ronald Reagan who will sit down with a Tip O’Neill to solve Americans’ problems,” Graham told Candy Crowley, CNN’s chief political correspondent.

Wow …

Graham’s statement – which is pretty astounding considering his left-of-center voting record – came in response to comments made by Charleston businesswoman Nancy Mace, the first woman to graduate from The Citadel military college. Mace is running against Graham in the 2014 GOP primary for the U.S. Senate seat he has held since 2003.

“I grew up during the Reagan years,” Mace said in announcing her candidacy. “I believe our fortieth president understood what being an American was all about. He was proud, resolute, and he was an eternal optimist. Our friends knew he would be steadfast and our enemies respected him. President Reagan helped regain our national pride, but he also left us with a powerful warning. He said, ’Freedom is never more than a generation away from extinction.’ He said ‘we must fight for it, protect it, and defend it.’ I think those words ring true now more than ever.”

Those words were a direct shot at Graham – who has embraced the federal government’s massive domestic spying initiative.

Frankly, it is shocking to hear Graham refer to himself as a “conservative.” He has backed numerous tax hikes and spending increases, supported both of U.S. President Barack Obama’s liberal Supreme Court justices and is the chief proponent of our nation’s disastrous interventionist foreign policy. Not only that, he was the only “Republican” in the entire U.S. Congress to support Obama’s proposed energy tax hike.

“When a politician arrogantly ignores the people he represents at the behest of deep pocketed outsiders they must be thrown out of office,” says a spokesman for one of the political action committees aligning against Graham. “Lindsey Graham is the poster child for this kind of big government manipulation.”

We agree … which is why it’s laughable to hear him self-identify as a “conservative.”

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62 comments

Frank Pytel August 5, 2013 at 9:58 am

I believe our 40th president would puke had he known Ms. Lindsey. Did he know her? Maybe that’s why he got a little woozy towards the middle of that second term?

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Frank Pytel August 5, 2013 at 9:58 am

I believe our 40th president would puke had he known Ms. Lindsey. Did he know her? Maybe that’s why he got a little woozy towards the middle of that second term?

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sweepin August 5, 2013 at 10:03 am

With the exception of his war mongering he’s a hell of a lot closer to Reagan than today’s coterie of Tea Party radicals, Mace included.

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Frank Pytel August 5, 2013 at 10:13 am

You’re correct. See Cicero’s Post. He is a fracking Reagan libitard.

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sweepin August 5, 2013 at 10:03 am

With the exception of his war mongering he’s a hell of a lot closer to Reagan than today’s coterie of Tea Party radicals, Mace included.

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Frank Pytel August 5, 2013 at 10:13 am

You’re correct. See Cicero’s Post. He is a fracking Reagan libitard.

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Cicero August 5, 2013 at 10:05 am

Reagan: 1) Cut taxes, but also raised them 3 times. 2) Drastically increased spending on the DoD and raised our national debt immensely. 3) Was constantly willing to reach across the aisle and give Tip O’Neal cover in legislative battles. 4) Regarded libs as well-meaning bumblers who received more humor than hate directed at them. But sure, Graham’s nothing like Ronnie.

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Frank Pytel August 5, 2013 at 10:12 am

Premium Points.

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RightStep August 5, 2013 at 11:17 am

Well, they both have the letters “r, a, and g” in their last names –
The Senate needs new leadership – we will see if Ms. Mace has to ‘right stuff’ to lead and if she can stand the assault she will get from the MSM –

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Frank Pytel August 5, 2013 at 11:22 am

And the RINO’s

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Cicero August 5, 2013 at 10:05 am

Reagan: 1) Cut taxes, but also raised them 3 times. 2) Drastically increased spending on the DoD and raised our national debt immensely. 3) Was constantly willing to reach across the aisle and give Tip O’Neal cover in legislative battles. 4) Regarded libs as well-meaning bumblers who received more humor than hate directed at them. But sure, Graham’s nothing like Ronnie.

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Frank Pytel August 5, 2013 at 10:12 am

Premium Points.

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RightStep August 5, 2013 at 11:17 am

Well, they both have the letters “r, a, and g” in their last names –
The Senate needs new leadership – we will see if Ms. Mace has to ‘right stuff’ to lead and if she can stand the assault she will get from the MSM –

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Frank Pytel August 5, 2013 at 11:22 am

And the RINO’s

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CorruptionInColumbia August 5, 2013 at 10:06 am

Since when has piece of shit Lindsey been anything remotely like Ronald Reagan????

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Frank Pytel August 5, 2013 at 10:13 am

See Cicero. Good points.

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CorruptionInColumbia August 5, 2013 at 10:06 am

Since when has piece of shit Lindsey been anything remotely like Ronald Reagan????

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Frank Pytel August 5, 2013 at 10:13 am

See Cicero. Good points.

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jon_russell August 5, 2013 at 10:23 am

That is what you don’t understand Graham; we don’t want you to solve our problems. We don’t want you to do something. Your only job is to keep the federal government out of our daily lives.

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a face in the crowd August 5, 2013 at 11:17 am

Without the federal government, the state of South Carolina would have no life.

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Long Term Visionary August 5, 2013 at 11:20 am

Only for a small period of time.

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jon_russell August 5, 2013 at 11:21 am

Typical leftist arrogance.

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EJB August 5, 2013 at 12:15 pm

SC would have to do for itself that which it should have been doing all along.

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a face in the crowd August 5, 2013 at 12:29 pm

In what fantasy world would that be? People in this state make a conscious effort to elect people whose only objective is to fleece them.

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EJB August 5, 2013 at 4:20 pm

At the sound of the beep please leave your name and phone number and one of the unicorns will get back to you, you know, like, whenever. (beep)

nitrat August 5, 2013 at 2:34 pm

List a few ways the federal government is in your daily life, how about?

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jon_russell August 5, 2013 at 2:41 pm

List a few ways the federal government? Here are three for starters: Federal taxes, regulations on my business and monitoring my emails.

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Nit picking August 5, 2013 at 3:42 pm

Here’s a short list of the parts the gov’t inspects(adding cost) or mandates that adds cost to every vehicle we drive:

Tires, Headlight, turn signals, A/C(chemo), seat belts, air bags, door intrusion beams, safety glass…and much much more.

Do you drive your car every day? Then the gov’t is involved in your life every day.

How about milk & food inspections, restaurant inspection, postal service, parks.

Take a shower every day? Gov’t mandated the nozzle you are using if it’s a newer shower.

Take shit? If you have a newer toilet gov’t mandated how much water you get to use to flush your shit down the drain.

Brush your teeth with city water?

“list the few ways”?

LMAO! It’s easier to list the way gov’t ISN’T involved in everyone’s life.

You could go on forever and ever.

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jon_russell August 5, 2013 at 10:23 am

That is what you don’t understand Graham; we don’t want you to solve our problems. We don’t want you to do something. Your only job is to keep the federal government out of our daily lives.

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a face in the crowd August 5, 2013 at 11:17 am

Without the federal government, the state of South Carolina would have no life.

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Long Term Visionary August 5, 2013 at 11:20 am

Only for a small period of time.

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jon_russell August 5, 2013 at 11:21 am

Typical leftist arrogance.

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EJB August 5, 2013 at 12:15 pm

SC would have to do for itself that which it should have been doing all along.

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a face in the crowd August 5, 2013 at 12:29 pm

In what fantasy world would that be? People in this state make a conscious effort to elect people whose only objective is to fleece them.

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EJB August 5, 2013 at 4:20 pm

At the sound of the beep please leave your name and phone number and one of the unicorns will get back to you, you know, like, whenever. (beep)

nitrat August 5, 2013 at 2:34 pm

List a few ways the federal government is in your daily life, how about?

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jon_russell August 5, 2013 at 2:41 pm

List a few ways the federal government? Here are three for starters: Federal taxes, regulations on my business and monitoring my emails.

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Nit picking August 5, 2013 at 3:42 pm

Here’s a short list of the parts the gov’t inspects(adding cost) or mandates that adds cost to every vehicle we drive:

Tires, Headlight, turn signals, A/C(chemo), seat belts, air bags, door intrusion beams, safety glass…and much much more.

Do you drive your car every day? Then the gov’t is involved in your life every day.

How about milk & food inspections, restaurant inspection, postal service, parks.

Take a shower every day? Gov’t mandated the nozzle you are using if it’s a newer shower.

Take shit? If you have a newer toilet gov’t mandated how much water you get to use to flush your shit down the drain.

Brush your teeth with city water?

“list the few ways”?

LMAO! It’s easier to list the way gov’t ISN’T involved in everyone’s life.

You could go on forever and ever.

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Libtard August 5, 2013 at 10:38 am

So far in the race between Graham and Mace it is about who is more like Reagan….

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Libtard August 5, 2013 at 10:38 am

So far in the race between Graham and Mace it is about who is more like Reagan….

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? August 5, 2013 at 11:06 am

The myth that Reagan was “fiscally conservative” continues…..yay.

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? August 5, 2013 at 11:06 am

The myth that Reagan was “fiscally conservative” continues…..yay.

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EJB August 5, 2013 at 12:27 pm

Frankly I’m not as concerned which or who is more like Reagan. I liked Reagan and thought he was a good President, far better than the second worst President (JC, he lost his crown to the current office holder). But times are different now and there are real dangers of a different sort and I want to know how the candidates intend to deal with those. Stop with the comparisons to Presidents past. In Mr. Graham’s case we have an actual record to see that shows us what he will do despite his words, in Ms. Mace’s case that is not available; she will need some big name endorsements from people I believe. If Graham wins the primary I will vote for him in the general election because even though he is weak it will be better than giving 0bama a strong ally in this state.

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EJB August 5, 2013 at 12:27 pm

Frankly I’m not as concerned which or who is more like Reagan. I liked Reagan and thought he was a good President, far better than the second worst President (JC, he lost his crown to the current office holder). But times are different now and there are real dangers of a different sort and I want to know how the candidates intend to deal with those. Stop with the comparisons to Presidents past. In Mr. Graham’s case we have an actual record to see that shows us what he will do despite his words, in Ms. Mace’s case that is not available; she will need some big name endorsements from people I believe. If Graham wins the primary I will vote for him in the general election because even though he is weak it will be better than giving 0bama a strong ally in this state.

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bob August 5, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Reagan was gay?

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unilib August 5, 2013 at 9:55 pm

No, just perpetually happy.

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bob August 5, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Reagan was gay?

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unilib August 5, 2013 at 9:55 pm

No, just perpetually happy.

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Wanabejedi August 5, 2013 at 1:25 pm

The Republicans have this wierd fetish with Ronald Reagan but the reality is he was just a more charismatic Geroge Bush. The guy oversaw huge increaces in governent spending and escaleted the war on drugs.

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Scooter August 6, 2013 at 6:30 pm

He,certainly,oversaw huge increases in government spending. This young lady, from Charleston has, absolutely, no chance of beating LG. Watch Graham really pander to the conservatives between now and voting time. I wish that we could get a formable opponent but none have emerged as of today. We need term limits (12 yrs. Max.) more than ever.

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Wanabejedi August 5, 2013 at 1:25 pm

The Republicans have this wierd fetish with Ronald Reagan but the reality is he was just a more charismatic Geroge Bush. The guy oversaw huge increaces in governent spending and escaleted the war on drugs.

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Scooter August 6, 2013 at 6:30 pm

He,certainly,oversaw huge increases in government spending. This young lady, from Charleston has, absolutely, no chance of beating LG. Watch Graham really pander to the conservatives between now and voting time. I wish that we could get a formable opponent but none have emerged as of today. We need term limits (12 yrs. Max.) more than ever.

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nitrat August 5, 2013 at 2:31 pm

Hey, Nancy, Ronnie also turned and ran when a few hundred Marines got blown up in Beirut.
Then, turned around and proved his manhood by invading the tourist trap of Grenada.

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nitrat August 5, 2013 at 2:31 pm

Hey, Nancy, Ronnie also turned and ran when a few hundred Marines got blown up in Beirut.
Then, turned around and proved his manhood by invading the tourist trap of Grenada.

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jon_russell August 5, 2013 at 2:45 pm

If you have to invoke the name of Reagan to bolster your position, then you are not like him at all. Conservative is as conservative does.

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jon_russell August 5, 2013 at 2:45 pm

If you have to invoke the name of Reagan to bolster your position, then you are not like him at all. Conservative is as conservative does.

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doggone August 5, 2013 at 6:14 pm

I didn’t think Reagan liked cock?

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doggone August 5, 2013 at 6:14 pm

I didn’t think Reagan liked cock?

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Go To Hell, Graham August 5, 2013 at 7:16 pm

Graham is showing stronger signs of having mental disorders; one of which is, pathological lying and dementia.
I shake my head at this wacko.

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Go To Hell, Graham August 5, 2013 at 7:16 pm

Graham is showing stronger signs of having mental disorders; one of which is, pathological lying and dementia.
I shake my head at this wacko.

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LongIslandMichael August 14, 2013 at 9:08 pm

The man is liar.

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LongIslandMichael August 14, 2013 at 9:08 pm

The man is liar.

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