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Lindsey Graham: More Special Interest Whoring

THEY SAY “JUMP …” HE SAYS “HOW HIGH?” Earlier this month, we reported on efforts by liberal U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham to introduce a federal online poker ban. We opposed Graham’s latest infringement on liberty, and said so. “Government has no business criminalizing this behavior – especially when virtually every…

THEY SAY “JUMP …” HE SAYS “HOW HIGH?”

Earlier this month, we reported on efforts by liberal U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham to introduce a federal online poker ban.

We opposed Graham’s latest infringement on liberty, and said so.

“Government has no business criminalizing this behavior – especially when virtually every state government runs its own gambling racket,” we wrote. “In fact that’s precisely what this is about … politicians protecting their ‘turf.’ Like friggin’ gangsters.”

Actually it’s even more insidious than that …

According to Politico, Graham isn’t just looking out for government’s gambling interests – he’s acting on behalf of casino mogul (and GOP mega-donor) Sheldon Adelson.

“Adelson launched a coalition late last year to ban online gaming,” Politico’s Anna Palmer and Burgess Everett report, noting he opposes the practice because it “could hurt the traditional business model of casinos.”

Really? You mean like Netflix hurt the “traditional business model” used by Blockbuster? Or the iPhone hurt the “traditional business model” used by Blackberry?

Sheesh …

Adelson has not only stroked checks directly to Graham’s campaign, he’s reportedly part of a massive independent expenditure effort aimed at pumping hundreds of thousands of additional dollars into South Carolina in support of Graham’s reelection.

Amazing …

We’ve said it before and we’re sure we will say it again … Lindsey Graham is nothing but a special interest whore willing to sell your freedom (and our free market) down the river the moment a special interest pay day comes-a-calling.

Shameful …

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15 comments

lexguy March 20, 2014 at 10:20 am

Lose Lindsey!!

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Smirks March 20, 2014 at 10:55 am

You misspelled “loose.”

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Rocky March 20, 2014 at 10:41 am

Dang he’s such a well dressed, good looking man. The greying patches of hair, the white shirt, the rep tie. I wish I could look that good.

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euwe max March 20, 2014 at 10:52 am

…and his dentures still have all the original teeth!

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White Bread March 21, 2014 at 8:15 am

Those folds of skin he has under each ear suggest he has had a face job.

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Smirks March 20, 2014 at 10:55 am

As I’ve said before, “conservative” and “libertarian” GOP donors will preach to the masses in favor of small government while simultaneously bribing politicians to keep crony capitalist big government alive and well.

They only want small government in areas that don’t benefit them. How noble.

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aikencounty March 20, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Let me introduce your next senator, LINDSEY GRAHAM!
YOU BETCHA!

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Rocky March 20, 2014 at 1:03 pm

Lindsey, Lindsey, he’s the guy for the job!
He’s a decorated vet, doesn’t like to bet,
and – he’s got a friend John – John McCain.

Let’s get behind, the Senator who cares,
The one who loves our state,
Vote for Lindsay, nice as a lamb,
Lindsey, Lindsey – Graham.

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aikencounty March 20, 2014 at 1:52 pm

He received his decorations while working in the housing assistance at Shaw Air Forcwe base.

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Bible Thumper March 20, 2014 at 3:41 pm

Thanks fits. Another reason to vote for Graham. Sheldon Adelson has a long history of supporting Republicans and conservative causes.

He has supported republicans since 2005 and gave five million to Newt during the S. C. Republican primary. Both Romney and Newt are against Internet gaming.

If candidate you support accepts contributions, they aren’t whores? Do not the online gaming interest have their special interest whores? Are they only whores when you’re not getting any from Koch

How about S.C. Sen.Brad Hutto (D), who is always trying to get the camel’s nose under the tent with with so called bingo/poker laws, accepting contributions from online gambling interest now under indictment awaiting a plea agreement. ( Bob Mosley Sr. and J.Michael Caldwell)

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euwe max March 20, 2014 at 4:04 pm

Graham is a two faced slime light whore.

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Murray Lake March 20, 2014 at 11:12 pm

You mean there are political whores outside of Lexington County? I thought they had a monopoly on them, particularly Bill Banning, Johnny Jeffcoat and Joe Wilson.

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HAHAHA March 21, 2014 at 12:09 am

Burn in Hell, Graham! BURN THE FUCK IN HELL!

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RogueElephant March 21, 2014 at 6:53 pm

After two generations ( Graham) and three generations (McCain) in Washington this is what you get. Their “core values” are directly related to whoever writes the biggest check. When Graham first went to Washington he might have had some real values from growing up in SC. But after twenty + years in Washington he has forgotten where he came from as well as who put him there. There is only one cure for this condition: RESTORE HONOR VOTE CONNOR.

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Arlen Cooper March 25, 2014 at 9:45 am

You can tell who the idiots are by the idiots they keep company with.

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