S.C. Sen. Lee Bright (R-Spartanburg) is ramping up the rhetoric in his bid against U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.). The social conservative bomb thrower – who previously (and aptly) labeled Graham a “community organizer for the Muslim Brotherhood” – now has his sights on U.S. President Barack Obama.
But is he reaching too far in an effort to throw red meat to the Palmetto State’s GOP base?
In a wide-ranging piece on the Palmetto State’s U.S. Senate race published by CNN’s Peter Hamby late Friday, Bright took off the gloves against Obama – saying he has “certain embedded hostilities to the American way of life.”
We’re obviously not going to argue that point … Obama is clearly hostile to constitutional liberty and the free market economy, two pillars of our (rapidly eroding) “American way of life.”
But Bright wasn’t done …
“He is more in line with Muslim extremists than he is with Muslims,” Bright continued. “He seems to identify with their cause.”
Again … Obama’s disastrous intervention in Egypt lends some credence to this criticism, so Bright is technically within his bounds in making such a statement.
Where did he veer way out of bounds, though? His very next thought …
“I don’t know if he is a Muslim extremist,” Bright said of Obama. “But I don’t know what his faith is. He professes to be a Christian, so I take him at his word.”
Couple points here …
First and foremost, Bright’s statement is a logical contradiction. If he takes Obama “at his word” on the profession of his Christian faith, then it is impossible for him to simultaneously believe that Obama is a Muslim extremist. The statement doesn’t make any sense because the terms are – last time we checked, anyway – mutually exclusive.
More importantly (as we’ve said on numerous previous occasions) any sort of attack against Obama based on his faith is totally inappropriate – and counterproductive. Seriously, has Obama’s legacy of failed economic policies, soaring deficits, Orwellian domestic spying, socialized medicine, global interventionism, and rampant administrative corruption not given his opponents enough to attack?
In light of all that egregiousness … what on earth does anyone care what his religion is?
In Bright’s case the attack is also deeply hypocritical. See, if he were a true lover of liberty he would recognize Obama’s faith is none of his damn business – and that such a line of criticism is inherently at odds with the personal freedom he claims to embrace.
Bright is correct to exploit the sheer insanity of the Obama-Graham worldview – which is set to plunge our country into yet another needless foreign conflict. But there is a way to do that without compromising one of the most sacred ideals of the liberty movement he seeks to represent.
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There you go again. Here’s the thing: Highlighting Bright’s red meat in such a manner is likely to help him. And he was 2 of 3 in terms of us agreeing w/ him. Meanwhile Mace’s surprising neocon lean isn’t going to help her.
What part of this do you think is helpful to Mace, exactly? Or do you just reflexively talk the same shit w/o thinking it through?
You gotta admit you brought some of this on yourself with that BS Sanford endorsement.
I know it was a difficult position for you and that you still had/have loyalty to him…but it hurt your credibility.
Endorsed one of his opponents in the primary – and VERY reservedly backed him over a RINO in the runoff. Also declined to endorse him in the general election after he made some incredibly wishy washy statements at a debate. Only loyalty is to the truth.
Ok, but how about admitting that you shouldn’t have even endorsed him for the runoff?
You had to know that there was a good chance if he made it by t he primary he was going all the way, despite his antics.
Lol Jack Nicholson said it best.
“Only loyalty is to the truth.” Right…..but in direct contradiction to this statement you will ultimately endorse Haley in 2014…correct?
To El: You can count on it. Take out a mortgage and bet your house.
He can’t help himself. He’s a frontrunner pretending to be a “kingmaker.”
“Only loyalty is to the truth”
WTF? Does that mean you are gonna stop cashing Howie’s checks?
Bright isn’t very.
Thanks for helping us write Bright off. Anyone who is going to bring up these inappropriate statements is unfit as a Senator of the United States. Bright has to stick to one message: cut government, cut spending, cut regulations, cut everything! It doesn’t matter if Obama is a neopaganistic wicken as long as he doesn’t use government to advance his religion. Which is more than can be said of these blue blooded social conservatives. How do Republicans every expect to save their party with statements like these
I enjoyed ‘neopaganistic’ soooo much, I want you to be able to strengthen its use the next time by suggesting you spell ‘wiccan’ ‘wiccan’.
thanks for the help. Have never spelled wic can before so gave it a shot
That is the whole point. …..O has been advancing his Islamic religion. He is making it illegal for our soldiers to express their Christian faith. He is aiding and abetting the Muslim Brotherhood, father to most of today’s terrorist organizations.
I say bravo to this man for speaking the truth about islam. See my posts above. I suggest you start learning about islam.
What an absolute fucking moron. When will we finally be done with this “Kenyan Muslim” type of drivel? Is it really that fucking hard to point out why policy is bad without resorting to such idiocy? “Hurr durr he’s a mooslum” does not do anything but appeal to the lowest common denominator of voter, which is likely the only votes Bright expects to get anyways.
Couldn’t agree with you more…….
Shows you how far the Upstate has sunk to keep this turd in office.
I did everything I could but the right-wing nuts in GSP are a powerful voting block.
His muslim religion is most certainly relevant.
Perhaps Mr. Bright should borrow a quotation from our esteemed President when he responded to criticism for his remarks made in connection to the arrest of his friend Henry Louis Gates in 2009 in Boston.
“I want to make clear that in my choice of words I think I unfortunately gave an impression that I was maligning the . . . ” – insert person or group here —
“and I could have calibrated those words differently.”
It appears that both the genius President & the foolish State Senator share the same ability to say stupid things when race / religion / ethnic background are used to solicit the votes of “useful idiots.”
Gee.SC is only 48th,49th in the nation? How low can you go?
In case you rocket scientists haven’t noticed, Richard Cash, who is a Reagan Libertarian (believes in a strong military), is quietly going about, raising money for a genuine primary run, while the rest of the field are quite prominently reducing themselves to ashes by their actions and statements. My source says he has tapped into several big-monied South Carolinians who had previously pledged to Lindsey. He may have a cool mil by November of this year. But it’s only one source, so, for me, that’s not enough, yet, to name names.
please dont call Reagan a libertarian. I know he has been given Sainthood in the Republican cannon but he is the definition of Republican bs. Double the size of government social programs while giving speeches about how the government does too much. He is the reason Ron Paul originally left the party. We can’t afford another Reagan.
Sorry. I use the term for any patriot who is a strict constitutionalist, small government, self-reliant, strong military advocate. That’s the way Rush uses the term. I know I’m going to regret this, but, what designation would you call that?
“I use the term for any patriot who is a strict constitutionalist, small government, self-reliant, strong military advocate.”
I don’t think that fits Reagan on the first two qualities.
Also, the Constitution doesn’t call for a “strong military” per se, so that’s kind of an issue as well. Then again, much of what you presented is subjective in nature.
Not to mention the old dick got almost 300 troops killed in Beiruit, vowed vengeance, used the invasion of Grenada as a diversion for his fuck-up and sailed away in a month or so after he got his nose bloodied.
The old fart was a phoney pure and simple who happened to be at the right period of history when everything fell into place.
My designation of Polyphemos’ boy Rush Limpballs is a draft dodger who needed Viagra for his escapades in South America so he could score a boy or two…………
And, don’t forget he sold arms to Iran in violation of US law less than five years after Iran took an embassy full of Americans hostage.
Of course, there is some talk that he and his backers had secret talks with the Iranians and persuaded them to NOT release the hostages until after he was elected to sway the election and that the arms were the payoff.
If this country could get over the deification of that old man, it might actually start to move forward again. after 30 years of stagnation…Republicans cannot stand that idea.
…The problem was Iran. And I think that was a bigger problem than Watergate, because he circumvented secretly Congress’s biggest remaining power and that’s to fund federal activates. He took money, inflated the prices of weapons that were used to selling to a state sponsor of terrorism, and he transferred them illicitly and secretly, and in contravention of the […] agreement which the Congress had passed. So, he violated one of the central tenants of the constitution, and that is that the Congress is supposed to fund federal activities and approve of them.
That exceeds, I think, even the abuses of power by Nixon in Watergate. The only reason I think Reagan wasn’t impeached for that was because his own attorney general, they decided to come out with it themselves rather than letting the press do it.
Plus he was already in stage 1 or 2 Alzheimer’s so they gave him a pass………….
Everybody in the inner circle know it and did their best to insulate him.
“KNEW” not “KNOW”
Sorry for the typo!!!
Fine, beat me with a spoon.
No problem with the spoon discipline if that’s what gets you off. I know a one-legged hooker who takes Visa.
… I’m sorry let Rush do your thinking for you. There is nothing I can say that would make you actually use your brain. But just consider this, Reagan signed off on bills that doubled the size of government. Now real slowly put this together. Double the government is not synonymous with small government. Also the strict constitutionalist point, what constitution are you reading? Was the guy was charismatic? Sure. But haven’t we learned that words from politicians mean nothing?
Thank you for the insulting and thoroughly confused interpretation of my words. But by synthesizing a relativistic view of all Presidents, which may make you and Nitrat and Sparkle City comfortable, you utilize exactly that kind of sloppy thinking which has given us an interpretation of the 1st Amendment as freedom “from” religion.
I don’t call myself anything, I have no tag or name or button, because there is not one political party or group which completely embodies what I espouse. I apologize for dragging Reagan into my argument. I should have known better.
I will say, however, that Ronald Reagan gave America hope, when Jimmy Carter had assigned us all to the dung heap of history. Bill Clinton gave us the finger. Barack Obama has given us poverty and divisiveness on a level unequaled in human history.
10-20 sailors killed when an Iraqi Exocet missile slammed into the USS Stark when the US was supporting Iraq during the Iraq/Iran war during the Reagan Administration – Nothing really became of it and it has been largely forgotten. Some effort was made to pay the dependents of the fallen but I don’t think any real progress has come forth.
Approximately 300 Marines/Sailors/ Soldiers killed during the Beiruit barracks bombing. The Joint Chiefs of Staff advised against intervening in Lebanon but Reagan and his ass-kissing handlers ignored their advice. They were killed and Reagan sailed away a few months later without taking revenge even though he said he would not let their deaths go unanswered. He promptly used the Invasion of Grenada as a distraction for his fuck-up in Lebanon
Siding with Iraq during the Iraq/Iran war and providing the Iraqis with intelligence in order to deploy chemical weapons against Iranian human wave attacks and later gassing of Saddam Husseins own populace,
Now neo-cons and TEA Partiers have a case of hemmoriods against the situation in Syria??? WTF!!!!!!
I served in uniform under 7 presidents (no shit: Nixon/Ford on active duty and Reagan,Bush 1,Clinton, Bush 2 and Obama as a reservist) so I have personally experienced military life under 7 Commanders in Chief (that is hard to believe myself!!). I formally retired last May after 25 years total service (1971-1974/1988 – 2010).
As far as I’m concerned Bush #1 was the one I respected the most. His boy ain’t near the president his Dad was………
Reagan damn near fucked up the military retirement system and it was not straightened out until Clinton came into power. The military was losing good people due to Reagan’s fuck up That is a fact.
I was in Bosnia during the Clinton administration and we had no problems getting all the stuff/support we needed.
I like yourself am a proud independent voter who has not missed a general election since 1972. However I did not fall for that feel good Reagan bullshit because I knew that things go in cycles/sine waves and Reagan happened to be riding the curve when it peaked.
Nothing more than that.
The last time I felt good about a candidate was when John Anderson ran as an Independent (back in 1980 if my memory serves me correct
That being said, If some of those helicopters had not failed during the Iranian Rescue mission Reagan would have never won and Carter would have easily served a second term (I did not vote for Carter BTW – see John Anderson comment above).
Reagan giving hope my ass…
That was only for saps who did not know any better and that was what his handlers counted on.
From your postings, looks like they succeeded!!
Look, I respect a lot of what you have written, and I salute you for your service and thank you. I also voted for Anderson.
But I remember what it was like as I went around the country working for my political adviser business in the ’78 and ’79. Democrats and Republicans were totally bummed out. Something changed dramatically in ’80 and that something was Ronald Reagan.
I will be the last person to say that he was perfect. Not even close. But he did give people hope, notwithstanding your ass.
I have always carried hope for without hope life is pointless (unless there is total global thermonuclear war then all bets are off..)
But I don’t fall for the false hope that most “sheeple” be they liberal or conservative who fall for what political advisers and/or handlers like yourself shit out.
I never thought I’d say this but 99.9% of politics is bullshit plain and simple
Trucker/CB lingo for the name of DC is “Bullshit city”.
We have no disagreement on the percentage of bullshit in politics.
“I don’t call myself anything, I have no tag or name or button, because there is not one political party or group which completely embodies what I espouse.”
So, you don’t have a button? Not even a joke one that squirts water? Surely there must be some unifying principle in that clown car you call a brain?
I know I’m going to regret this, but, what designation would you call that?
How about Mr. Stupid Head?
It’s rocket surgeons, this is SC.
That was pure “genius in a bottle”.
Reagan By the numbers:
I don’t follow these urls, because they generally contain viri and trojans. Please publish the information here. Thank you.
Not to mention those pesky commies who are trying to steal your precious bodily fluids…
Fuck a bunch of Lee Bright……………..
As Brother Dave Gardner used to say, “No thanks – pass that along to the waitress..” Of course, in today’s PC world, that would be “wait staff.”
They play a lot of Brother Dave Gardner on SiriusFM (oops- I ment SiriusXM but that was before the acquisition when satellite radio was really worth a shit but I digress…) on the “BlueCollar Comedy” channel.
I hear some of his stuff several times a week Because they roll the same damn playlist around day after day………
E-flat trailer truck, double-clutchin’ up a hill – got a sign on the back sayin’ “I may be slow, but I’m ahead o’ you.” – nothing intended.. just one of my favorite lines.
Never really got a chance to respond fully to your comment a few days ago. To refresh your mind here is what you said:
“You were way too nice to Geddings. He is pompous know-nothing, whose finest effort is his public masturbation on this blog. I know, I know, it looks like a penis, only smaller.”
Ironic that you should choose the moniker Polyphemos. This is one of the cyclopses on an island that Odysseus lands on as he journeys back from the Trojan war.
Either way I think that it’s quite appropriate that you chose the ID of a quite stupid and gullible cave dweller who passes out drunk and gets his one and only eye poked out with a sharp, burning stick.
Score one for Odysseus and a loud huzzah for public masturbation!
A final thought: If you spent less time reading Will Folks and more time reading Dorothy Parker you might become the great “teacher” which you laughably claim to be.
Edit that to say “reading Will Folks and listening to that lying blowhard Joseph Goebbels wannabe Rush Limbaugh”
Seriously, Bud, you dropped your pants and spread your cheeks when you revealed your love for Rush.
TBG believes Bright was misnamed.
What a Mace hack you are.
So POTUS is a Muslim extremist, maybe? Which extreme does he support? Well, he left the Shia in charge in Iraq, and he is still fighting against the extremist Sunni Taliban in Afghanistan, so he must be a Shia Muslim. That adds up. But he supported the election of a Sunni Muslim Brotherhood leader in Egypt and he is supporting the Sunni rebels in Syria, so he must be a Sunni Muslim! That makes sense, right? And Michelle Obama is only pretending to be a brilliant and outspoken independent woman. When she gets home she probably lets down her hair by slipping into a hijab to show hubby that he still wears the pants, or maybe he wears the bisht? But Obama claims he is a Christian, and some lefties take him at his word, but not me! No sir! He can’t fool a war vet like me! With his willingness to go to war against both Shia and Sunni Muslims, it is clear that Mr. Obama is an extremist and not the “Christian” he claims to be! Mr. Obama is obviously a war-mongering extremist Jew!!! Maybe Barack is just another way to say “Bibi” ??? Maybe Mr. Bright is much brighter than he appears to be, and not just a stereotypical race-baiting inbred lummox from the underbelly of the South. And I bet Mr. Obama wears the kippah in the family! Sigh……
Are you referring to the guy who thinks he’s Cadet Eugene Tackleberry?
Do you really think that the brainless idiots who think President Obama is a Muuuuslim will be able to decipher what you were saying? You lost them at POTUS.
LOL! No doubt!
Bravo ! You got it right – Mr. Bright IS an inbred lummox !
But that sort plays well in the South to deflect attention from Southern poverty, domestic violence ( 3rd in the nation), ranking 48th in SAT scoring, 25% adult illiteracy and in the top ten for crystal meth use.
52% drop out rate and those that do graduate read 4 grades below their grade level.
Yeah, Obama caused all that ya’ll. !!
Ever heard of the Muslim Brotherhood? Obama has been supporting them since day one…..they are the father of most of today’s terrorist organizations….Al Qaeda, Hamas, etc. ALL Islamic/muslim groups in this country are fronts for the Muslim Brotherhood.
In the early 90’s some internal documents of the MB were found and they said their goal was to destroy us from within.
O’s support of the MB is treason.
His middle name is “Hussein”….a muslim name.
Bright is, well, not bright. But, he does not appear to be any less bright than the average 21st century GOP congressman/woman.
He has to appeal to the base, who consider Limbaugh, O’Reilly, Hannity and Beck as the true intellectual leaders of the party. And, at the same time, not appear to be a total flake to the actual party infrastructure if he hopes to get any support from them if he is actually elected. In other words, he wants to have it both ways.
It’s no different from all these congressmen going to town halls this month and talking about impeachment, then backtracking on not having the votes in the Senate or not meeting the standard of high crimes or misdemeanors…blah, blah, blah.
They’re saying: let me pander to your ignorance of how things happen, but I really don’t want to actually LEAD and explain the facts of how government works…and, by doing so, calm you down, rather than keep you in a frenzy, so that we can accomplish the serious things that our government needs to accomplish without extortion and blackmail as our tactics of choice.
I am a Republican. I hate Lindsey Graham. But this guy is a joke.
Bill Connor probably shares those views?
You have a problem with someone speaking the truth about islam?
Fit, what do you mean his religion is none of our business. Bull. He is Commander in Chief and his religious views are most certainly our business.
Muslims CANNOT swear allegiance to anything but the Koran? Don’t you know that by now? Don’t you know that DECEIT is basic Islamic doctrine known as TAQIYYA? In islam it is considered a virtue to lie to the infidel in order to advance islam?
Muslims’ goal is to overthrow our gov’t and replace it with sharia law. You don’t think that is relevant?
Remember, John Adams said our Constitution would only work for moral and religious people. Many of our Founders said it was imperative that we elect Christian leaders. Our Founding documents are rooted in the Bible…..NOT the hate filled Koran. Surely you understand one’s beliefs affect the way they govern.
Also, Obama has not been a failure at his economic policies. He has been a spectacular success. This is all part of the CLOWARD PIVEN STRATEGY….destroy the economy and get as many people as possible on the dole so our system collapses.
I suggest you start reading websites like BARENAKEDISLAM, JIHADWATCH, AND ATLASSHRUGS.
Obama’s muslim faith is TOTALLY relevant.
Like a rabid dog foaming at the mouth, your tiny brain has been overcome with a disease known as racism. I know having a ‘dark’ president upsets you terribly, but you really need help.
What race is islam again?
Yes, I must be a racist as my user name suggests “Keyes for pres” as in Alan Keyes….www.alankeyes.com
It is pathetic how so many blacks in this country have become muslim. It was Arab muslims that roared into Africa and started the worldwide slave trade of blacks. They have over 30 words for slave and the most popular word is “abed”…it means “pug nosed slave”….it is the same word they use to describe blacks.
Amazing how many blacks in this country have been hoodwinked into islam.
You are so pathetic. You can’t defend O’s actions….just whine “racism”.
P.S. Obama’s middle name is “Hussein” that is a muslim name. Christians never name their child “Hussein”.
Obama said in 2008 that the muslim call to prayer was the most beautiful sound on earth.
Have you not seen the picture of him taking his shoes off in the White House with other muslims so they could do their muslim prayers.?
That you, Gary?
Are you a LIBERALtarian? I do find they get quite nasty on discussion boards.
Why doesn’t Bright just attack the fact that Graham is only a conservative during an election campaign? Attack him for the obvious Lee, you can win this if you take the high road. Show where Lindsay sided with Obama and the rhetoric he used in “grilling” Obama’s nominees…..
Obama is a pussy for walking away from his red line. He is a coward and Kerry/Clinton are idiots at State. Even Graham is laughing at Obama! What a joke of a man to not know what happened at Benghazi during a three hour fire fight at the compound with communications from SEALS setting up laser guided strikes then turn around and send 7 warships in place to set Syria’s military straight for using Sarin gas on civilians as Sec of State Kerry said, then Cowardly. Back. Away. like he did in Benghazi? The only back he has yellow! Whose back DOES he have? How can any Democrat support this coward with a straight face? And this yellow backed coward is CIC?
All dear Lindsey has to say
Instead of, “Voters, I’m not gay,”
Is “Voters, I am lily white
And, candidly, I’m not so Bright.”
The Muslim Brotherhood is not a religion by any stretch of the imagination.
The Muslim Brotherhood, and the Al Qaeda, are paid mercenaries working for the Saudi Organized Crime Syndicate. They are paid to overthrow countries for the Saudi Organized Crime Syndicate to claim they own the oil wells as “Spoils of War” under Sharia Law.
Obama’s speech writer was Fatah also named “Dalia Mogahed, who comes from the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. http://www.wnd.com/2011/08/337321/#Vi8g1hIhdVEJHVS8.99
Obama put Sharia Law into the constitutions of Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, Egypt and even Obama’s supposed homeland of Kenya. Now the Saudi Organized Crime Syndicate owns all the oil wells, gold, uranium mines and drug trade as “Spoils of War” under the Saudi written Sharia Law. .
This was at the cost of over 60,000 US Soldiers either killed or wounded and $Trillions of Counterfeited Dollars from the Enemy Owned Federal Reserve Bank.
Counterfeiting is defined as creating money that was never sanctioned by the government.