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Det Bowers = Grahamnesty?

MAYBE … BUT IS THAT BAD? There are a lot of reasons for South Carolina voters to oppose U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham’s reelection. Ready for the litany? He’s a shameless warmonger. And special interest whore. And fiscal liberal. And Obama abettor. And neo-fascist. And friend of terrorists. And thief of your liberty. And a fraud and hypocrite …  What’s not on…

MAYBE … BUT IS THAT BAD?

There are a lot of reasons for South Carolina voters to oppose U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham’s reelection.

Ready for the litany? He’s a shameless warmonger. And special interest whore. And fiscal liberal. And Obama abettor. And neo-fascist. And friend of terrorists. And thief of your liberty. And a fraud and hypocrite … 

What’s not on our list of items, though? “Grahamnesty,” a word that’s become synonymous with Graham’s support of amnesty for illegal aliens.

Our view on immigration is pretty simple: If an illegal immigrant is arrested for a crime, they get deported (to the extent it’s practical).  Oh, and no government benefits for illegal aliens … ever.

Beyond that, though, we don’t get the fuss over this issue. Even with America’s income and employment situation deteriorating, there are still jobs certain people feel are beneath them – and without labor to perform those jobs, the country breaks down.

Oh, And the “border fence” and mass deportations envisioned by anti-immigration hardliners are simply fantasies.

As Alex Nowrasteh of The Cato Institute recently wrote: “It is foolish to expect legalization and enforcement alone to stop unauthorized immigration. The demand is too strong on both sides of the labor equation. We need reforms that adapt to that reality.”

Anyway …

Trying to talk sense on immigration reform in a South Carolina “Republican” primary is like trying to explain the National Hockey League’s “icing” rule to a roomful of Palmetto preschoolers. Or trying to explain to either group that we are all immigrants.

One candidate taking fire for his views on immigration is Det Bowers – a Columbia, S.C. pastor who has made news for some of his controversial views on marriage (and more specifically, divorce).

“Det Bowers is essentially for amnesty,” one GOP source tells FITS. “He takes the same stand as the Gang of Eight’ Bill, but claims that if the illegal alien completes the steps, he or she can stay in the country, but must still apply for citizenship. That is essentially amnesty, because there is no punishment for the lawbreaker.”

Our source points out – accurately, we might add – that Bowers position is at odds with every other GOP candidate seeking the U.S. Senate seat (at least every other candidate not named Lindsey Graham).

“The other challengers disagree with (Bowers’) stance and believe that the illegals should not be allowed to stay in the country,” our source said.

He’s right.

In other words, if you’re a hardliner on immigration then Graham and Bowers are probably not the best candidates for you to consider.

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36 comments

come on, will May 2, 2014 at 8:47 am

i sincerely hope readers of this site realize will is going to do everything he can to prop up nancy mace’s candidacy. to read a better take on det, try this, from a legitimate political commentator in conservative circles http://www.redstate.com/2014/04/30/det-bowers/

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GrandTango May 2, 2014 at 8:48 am

Add this to FITS’ LIST:

Graham’s a Liberal-Tarian….Like FITS…

That said: The national sources I talk to say Graham is a done deal. Said he has the money, and the crowds are in his corner…while no challenger has been able to muster the kind of support needed…

I hope the Primary voters prove the consensus of “consultants” wrong….

But we need to get one CONSERVATIVE (I’m thinking Bill Connor) and go w/ him.
It’s OK for Mace to split the Liberal-Tarian vote w/ Graham, but don’t waste a vote on Bowers, Cash of Bright…..although I don’t have much hope my advice will be heeded.

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RogueElephant May 2, 2014 at 10:34 am

Like I have said all along : BILL CONNOR is the adult in the room. The most knowledgeable experienced and prepared including Grahamnasty. Graham has been in Washington too long. There was an article recently saying Graham was the Trey Goudy of the 1990s. That pretty well tells me he has been corrupted by the system. RESTORE HONOR VOTE CONNOR.

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BonerGarage May 2, 2014 at 1:12 pm

Why should we elect Conner to the Senate? So his wandering pecker can park in boner garages other than his wife’s? I don’t think so.

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GrandTango May 2, 2014 at 1:21 pm

Like Justice Clarence Thomas said (and you prove) The Liberals’ only chance is the high-tech lynching of the candidates they hate.

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The Dirty Pubes May 2, 2014 at 7:13 pm

Finish your Coke before posting shit you know nothing of.

GrandTango May 2, 2014 at 8:17 pm

The Coke Anita Hill LIED about…????

euwe max May 3, 2014 at 3:25 am

It’s your coke – you tell us.

GrandTango May 3, 2014 at 7:25 am

You posted this at 3:30 a.m. Creepy and scary.

euwe max May 3, 2014 at 12:41 pm

it’s just a side effect of that coke… but don’t look out the window at night.

GrandTango May 3, 2014 at 12:47 pm

A lot of mass murderers are liberals, from Az and Ft. Hood to Colorado and CT. And don’t forget the USSR; The Chi-Coms and the NAZI Germany liberals…

But remember Dumb@$$: I’m an American, and I accept the WHOLE Constitution, even the 2nd Amendment…So Come on…Hahahaha…I’m waiting…

Legit Rape Baby May 3, 2014 at 1:55 pm

Will your “gun” be at full mast?

euwe max May 3, 2014 at 5:21 pm

whistling in the graveyard?

Penus Williams May 2, 2014 at 11:43 am

GT, Really? You don’t have much hope that your advice will be heeded. Dude, I have been reading your posts on this website for years. You are giant and loud blowhard who regular demonstrates to readers of the comment section of this site that you are very simple minded and easily duped. I do not think anyone has ever heeded your advice.

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GrandTango May 2, 2014 at 1:18 pm

Thank you for all those years of allegiance. It is appreciated.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein May 2, 2014 at 6:52 pm

The national sources I talk to…

*Sprays Miller Lite on monitor.*

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SCBlues May 2, 2014 at 8:47 pm

LOL Too funny!

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euwe max May 2, 2014 at 11:44 pm

“I can call creatures forth from the vasty deep”

“ah yes, so can I, and so can any man – but when you call do they come?

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Saluda Rapids May 2, 2014 at 11:49 pm

Prepare for Connor to cease campaign operations by the end of the weekend. The biggest loser, the one who knows the least about politics on this site and hasn’t picked a winner in years, has named Connor as the one. He’s toast. BTW: You do not know any national sources…and it doesn’t count when you talk to the people on Fox News. Remember, you are talking to a television…they are not answering you back.

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Will's appeal to racists, yay! May 2, 2014 at 9:26 am

This country used to crave & need immigrants.

Why?

Because it had a healthy and growing economy(unlike now where the GDP/stock market dupes people into thinking everything is ‘fine’), and when they came here 100 years ago plus they received no “freebies”, they had to work to make a living and were happy to come here and do that from whatever shithole they left.

When I was up in Canada for Xmas, you could see the huge demand(and response) for immigrants. They can’t get them quickly enough. But Canada has a great economy.

Racism aside, no one would give two shits about immigrants if the economy was healthy and our gov’t not so large and dysfunctional that Jose can come here and start getting checks and/or taxpayer funded food to supplement his cash based income.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein May 4, 2014 at 7:34 pm

This country used to crave & need immigrants.

Despite TBG’s love of all things Spam, TBG vigorously denies that his maternal ancestors “craved” immigrants.

Everytime mama sees a picture of Lindsey Graham, she curses under her breath something about “Massasoit”.

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Diogenes Dianetics May 2, 2014 at 9:28 am

were one really for teh border fence, Bureau of Land (Confiscation) Managment would be masking the forefront, stealing for the fed the southern border and leaving it wide open. Reminds me of the Hodges/Hollings funding gaffe for the Ravenel Bridge, that Fritz secured more fed bucks for the bridge, Jimbo had to file for it each year and golly, forgot to one year so Joe RIley could have a local option sales tax to cover the balance of the bridge’s cost (alas more seems to have gone ot green space acquisition, inspiring Agenda 21 conspiracists), but WTF

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The Colonel May 2, 2014 at 10:13 am

Your post makes almost as much sense as Dianetics.

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euwe max May 2, 2014 at 11:43 pm

700 Mile fence – issue #2 after Benghazi!

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Debt Bowers May 2, 2014 at 10:17 am

He has publicly stated he is in favor of a path to citizenship. Heard that from his very own lips. Yeah, he’s not a stalking horse.

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Anon May 2, 2014 at 11:17 am

This guy blames women and children for marital affairs and divorces.

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SCBlues May 2, 2014 at 1:18 pm

Graham will easily win re-election . . .

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ReElect Nikki May 2, 2014 at 3:50 pm

Of course,this”race” was over before it started

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TontoBubbaGoldstein May 2, 2014 at 6:37 pm

You are probably right…but you don’t have to rub it in.

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SCBlues May 2, 2014 at 7:19 pm

“You are probably right…but you don’t have to rub it in”
My bad – I’ll refrain from mentioning that going forward . . .

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euwe max May 2, 2014 at 11:42 pm

If rubbing it in is wrong, I don’t wanna be right.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein May 3, 2014 at 8:42 pm

…if being right means being without euwe…
TBG’d rather be wrong than right…

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TontoBubbaGoldstein May 2, 2014 at 5:44 pm

Even with America’s income and employment situation deteriorating, there are still jobs certain people feel are beneath them – and without labor to perform those jobs, the country breaks down.

Someone (maybe even GT, himself) ought to slap you across the face with some ECON 101.

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euwe max May 2, 2014 at 11:41 pm

If chosen to run as head of the Tea Party, I will not run, and if elected I will not serve!

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John DiPaolo May 3, 2014 at 7:43 pm

Spread the word. Graham’s immigration reform will DOUBLE IMMIGRATION. If this were common knowledge even Dems would run away from this.

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GoJeebusYeahbaby May 4, 2014 at 8:31 pm

What is wrong with Mexicans? They go to Mass on Sunday, they do crappy jobs we whites won’t do, and they pay taxes like the rest of us. So what? I love their food and their values. I have never been harmed by one. Look, the whole world is turning brown, and the Dems will absorb these folks if the GOP does not. Christ said we should love one another. The GOP clearly hates its fellow man.

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