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Lindsey Graham Is “The Firewall”

WHY LIBERAL LAWMAKER’S “PRESIDENTIAL NOISE” MATTERS … By FITSNEWS ||  U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham has no chance of becoming president of the United States.  Nor does he have a chance of becoming the “Republican” nominee for president.  Let’s go ahead and get those two important points out of the way…

WHY LIBERAL LAWMAKER’S “PRESIDENTIAL NOISE” MATTERS …

By FITSNEWS ||  U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham has no chance of becoming president of the United States.  Nor does he have a chance of becoming the “Republican” nominee for president.  Let’s go ahead and get those two important points out of the way … along with the No. 1 reason for why not.

So … why is Graham making noise about seeking the highest office in the land?

According to our national network of sources, Graham wouldn’t run to win … he would run to help clear a path for a pro-establishment nominee (i.e. former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney or current New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie).

As it stands now, the road to the GOP nomination runs through Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina – and no nominee tacking to the fiscal left and to the left on divisive issues like immigration (read: amnesty) or education (read: common core) is going to win the Palmetto State.

Enter Graham.

“He is loathed by four-in-ten GOP voters in his home state but this intensity of contempt (for Graham) obscures a centrist base he can reliably draw from,” one national pollster who has been tracking Graham’s numbers tell FITS.  “If the Democratic primary becomes a coronation of (Hillary) Clinton, Graham becomes even more of a factor.”

South Carolina is an “open primary” state – meaning Democrats can cross over and vote for a Republican if they so choose.  That prospect becomes even more likely in the event a Democratic primary election is not deemed to be a competitive race.

What kind of “factor” could Graham be?

“He could skew the vote – or even win,” the national pollster added. “In the absence of a contested Democratic race – with a bunch of right-leaning candidates vying for that segment of the GOP vote, sure – anything can happen.”

Graham won 56 percent of the GOP primary vote in a low-turnout election back in June.  According to a new Winthrop University poll, he is currently drawing 46.3 percent support in his general election race against Democrat Brad Hutto (28 percent), independent Thomas Ravenel (8 percent) and Libertarian Victor Kocher (4.2 percent).

At last count, Graham had $8 million in his special interest-fed campaign war chest – which he has yet to tap into substantively during his general election.

A national operative eying the 2016 presidential primary election says Graham is “absolutely” serious about mounting a bid.

“He is the firewall,” the operative said, referring to the GOP establishment’s need to keep a reformer from capturing the “First in the South” primary.

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17 comments

The Firewall, or The Flamer? October 6, 2014 at 12:24 pm

Huh, that’s a pretty smart strategy for the GOP establishment. It’s easy to paint these fuckers as dumb, but the the boys running the show up top are anything but. Machiavelli would be proud.

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The Colonel October 6, 2014 at 1:17 pm

Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli would be confused by this bovine excreta, not impressed.

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Mike at the Beach October 6, 2014 at 9:41 pm

Hanlon’s Law. Period.

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The Colonel October 6, 2014 at 9:44 pm

True dat.

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Soft Sigh from Hell October 7, 2014 at 7:08 pm

Usually known as Hanlon’s Razor.

And of such frequent usefulness.

robo14 October 6, 2014 at 5:09 pm

The success of this only ensures the development of a true party of the right.

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Thomas October 6, 2014 at 12:35 pm

If Millennials worked the middle as Independents voting for cherry picked candidates from either party who would carry the Millennial Plank our government would be forced to change in as little as two election cycles. Using social media and the closeness of ideology millennials share as a group, they could organize as a formidable voting block to elect or reject candidates and officeholders against their ideology. Millennials can vote out Haley and Graham this year if they vote as a block.

Btw, the Supreme Court denied to hear appeals to uphold struck down gay marriage bans. Homos can get married in SC…legally.

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E Norma Scok October 6, 2014 at 1:05 pm

The “closeness of ideology millennials share”..what closeness is that? Tweeting all day and not working, or even wanting to work?

Any ideology millennials share is skewed because not only have they never had a job, but they’ve never had to. Nobody wins or loses in their world, and everybody gets a trophy. Its the entitled generation x10. Congratulations breeders; you made f-ups.

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Yep! October 6, 2014 at 1:57 pm

Hell, he doesn’t even distinguish between Millennials & Generation X from his other post. He just lumps them all together.

It’s just the rantings of a lunatic anyway. He’s crying out for system change and know the younger people don’t give a damn and that any substantial change is fantasy land.

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Tazmaniac October 6, 2014 at 1:42 pm

Oh please regale us with the Millennial “Planks”.

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Tazmaniac October 6, 2014 at 1:41 pm

So that is why Graham is doing this, so he can blow the erec….er.. election.

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American Party of SC October 6, 2014 at 2:49 pm

American Party of S

Stop by the American Party booth, Hampton building, SC State Fair and sign the much needed recall election petition!
It’s time for the people to have a greater voice!

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euwe max October 6, 2014 at 3:52 pm

The tea party zombie looms.

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robo14 October 6, 2014 at 5:06 pm

“Firewall”?He’s a smoking garbage pile….

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tara barrister October 6, 2014 at 9:27 pm

He will have to come out of the closet.

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Mike at the Beach October 6, 2014 at 9:40 pm

Of course, this brilliantly deduced bit of Machiavellianism comes from the site that just a few short months ago chronicled things like the “building momentum” of the Ravenel Senate campaign and “Graham’s serious vulnerability in the primary.” Forgive me if I decide not to buy in just yet.

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bullshk October 7, 2014 at 8:10 pm

bullshk sez,s firewall = northbound end of a south bound horse ? ? ?

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