National Politics - 2016

The “Lindsey Graham Is Winning SC” Poll Is Kind Of Ironic …

NOT SAYING, JUST SAYING … || By FITSNEWS || Heads were scratching across South Carolina when left-leaning NBC News unveiled a poll over the weekend – one which showed home-state U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham leading all comers in the Palmetto State’s 2016 “First in the South” presidential primary. Graham got…


|| By FITSNEWS || Heads were scratching across South Carolina when left-leaning NBC News unveiled a poll over the weekend – one which showed home-state U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham leading all comers in the Palmetto State’s 2016 “First in the South” presidential primary.

Graham got the support of 17 percent of likely primary voters in the NBC/ Marist survey … which actually eclipsed his showing in a poll released last week by a special interest group that’s consistently supported his liberal energy policies (that poll found Graham in second place with 11 percent support).

What gives?  Is Graham’s presidential campaign for real?

Well … one answer to Graham’s unusually strong showing may be the survey’s interesting (inaccurate?) take on the issue of gay marriage.  According to the NBC/ Marist pollsters, 52 percent of “Republican” primary voters in South Carolina believe it is either “totally unacceptable” or “mostly unacceptable” for a candidate to oppose gay marriage.

And yes … that’s an odd way to phrase a question, isn’t it?  Kind of a double negative …

Why not just ask if likely primary voters support gay marriage or not?  Oh right … because last time that question was asked (last fall by Winthrop University), 52.2 percent of South Carolinians (including “Republicans,” Democrats and independents) opposed gay marriage compared to 38.5 percent who supported it.

Hmmmm … we know the needle has shifted some since then (which is a good thing), but has it shifted that much?

We think not …

Obviously this website’s views on gay marriage have been made repeatedly clear.  And no matter what anyone thinks (us included), the issue is now moot.

So … why did we say Graham’s success in a surprisingly pro-gay poll was “ironic?”

Well, ummm …

In all seriousness, though, Graham’s sexual orientation is irrelevant to us.  We’re far more concerned with his fiscal liberalism, fear-mongering, reckless foreign policy, hatred of individual liberty and personal hypocrisy.


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The Colonel February 17, 2015 at 2:08 pm

“…In all seriousness, though, Graham’s sexual orientation is irrelevant to us…”

Which is why “we” feel compelled to mention it every time we write something that even tangentially mentions Ms Lindsey…

Mike at the Beach February 17, 2015 at 3:25 pm

BINGO. Sad…if Will is fascinated by the possibility that LG might swing the other way (and he obviously is), for God’s sake just say so!

Its Obvious February 17, 2015 at 4:26 pm

You obviously – like the incompetent Colonel – lust for the taste of Lindsey’s liquid babies.

Mike at the Beach February 17, 2015 at 4:36 pm

Wow…nicely played. I am somehow gay because FITS is fixated on LG’s sexuality (about which I couldn’t care a whit)…hmmmmkay. That’s the superior logic we have come to expect from the obsessed LG hater crowd. Well done, sir; well done indeed!

Captain Obvious February 17, 2015 at 4:39 pm

lol….calling someone a sperm swallowing fag is always funny even if it’s not accurate.

(and I’m not him btw, I’m just the peanut gallery)

Mike at the Beach February 17, 2015 at 4:43 pm

Ha…I hear you, but on here that seems to be the last bastion of the LG haters when they run out of logical rhetoric (which usually happens pretty quickly).

Please be straight February 17, 2015 at 5:15 pm

If LG is gay, it would be the only redeeming quality he has.

Jack C. Hall Jr. February 18, 2015 at 2:17 am

Because he is GAY you idiot…..but he chooses to not only remain closeted, but also to make life difficult for others like himself. Its an old gestapo trick…kill one of your own, so that you don’t appear to be one of them.

E Norma Scok February 18, 2015 at 9:55 am

The only reason Lindsey sexuality matters at this piint is that if he will lie to himself and everyone else that he isn’t gay, there is literally nothing he will have any reason to not justify lying to the public about.

Not only is he unelectable, he’s proven untrustworthy.

shifty henry February 18, 2015 at 10:04 am

On some air bases the Air Force is on one side of the field and civilian aircraft use the other side of the field, with the control tower in the middle.

One day the tower received a call from an aircraft asking, “What time is it?” The tower responded, “Who is calling?” The aircraft replied, “What difference does it make?” The tower replied “It makes a lot of difference.

1) If it is an American Airlines flight, it is 3 o’clock.
2) If it is an Air Force plane, it is 1500 hours.
3) If it is a Navy aircraft, it is 6 bells.
4) If it is an Army aircraft, the big hand is on the 12 and the little hand is on the 3.
5) If it is a Marine Corps aircraft, it’s Thursday afternoon and 120 minutes to “Happy Hour.”

You keep him February 17, 2015 at 2:09 pm

He never loses in SC, why should he start worrying now.

South Carolina President February 17, 2015 at 2:09 pm

Seems to me ole Fits is getting mad that Graham may do way better in the presidential race than many ever thought possible. Go get em Lindsey! Make SC proud!

Ms. Lindsey February 17, 2015 at 2:40 pm

Gay & Proud!

Flip Coscoe February 17, 2015 at 2:11 pm

Since GT can’t decide if he is man or a woman, he would prefer if you called him ‘GrandTransgo’ from now on. Thanks guys!

r0cky's daughter February 17, 2015 at 2:19 pm

daddy,why won’t you ever play with me and what does this mean?

Low Even For Flip February 17, 2015 at 2:52 pm

I thought bringing kids into it was off limits Flip? Being the hypocrite again?

not flip February 17, 2015 at 2:53 pm

Rocky did this morning on another thread.

Flip Flop February 17, 2015 at 2:55 pm

So you get to criticize someone for bringing kids in it while bringing their kids in it?

GrandTango February 17, 2015 at 4:23 pm

I wish I had kids to bring into it.

Rocky February 17, 2015 at 9:17 pm

All I did was mention I take my daughter to school – you know – the red brick building where they learn to read, write, use logic, support arguments with empirical facts. You want to make fun of my for taking my daughter to school – well the a) that’s manly big of you – b) go f$#K yourself. Took her to CCD tonight too – guess that makes me a gay-loving queer papist and a loser liberal too. Right? God you’re an @$$hole of the highest order.

look in the mirror daddy February 18, 2015 at 6:32 am

Quit whinin.You accused a little boy’s father FALSELY of being a pedophile and mocked another whose parents died and had to raise his 13 year-old sister.

Rocky February 18, 2015 at 7:57 am

And admitted my fault on both. See there’s a difference between having character, and being a character. Maybe you can figure it out some day. Probably not though.

bye bye pedro/Obamacare February 18, 2015 at 8:25 am

Character?Lying all day on a blog about your life and calling other commentators filthy sexual names and bigots demonstrates character?

Save it clown.I am giving you a pass as the ‘experts’ are saying that judge effectively ended Obama’s illegal immigration orders.Most conservative circuit court is in New Orleans and SCOTUS will not hear this.

Rocky February 18, 2015 at 9:21 am

Please find any times I’m calling people filthy names and bigots. I pretty much support my positions with facts, not personal attacks. Later friend. Well, I did just call Tango a Dick Head the other day – but he deserved it.

ISP February 17, 2015 at 4:27 pm


Graham is Insane February 17, 2015 at 2:18 pm

Everywhere on the streets of SC, people are saying Graham is a fucked up sack of piss. NBC makes me laugh!!! HAHAHAHAHAAHAAA!!!!

Mike at the Beach February 17, 2015 at 3:29 pm

Ummmm…did you catch the election news back in November? I wouldn’t say “every” street. I would say maybe about 38% of the streets, mostly in the blue counties of the Midlands (and of course, at each county’s Tea Party meeting where a few dozen older white guys yell at his picture on Fox News).

Timmy February 17, 2015 at 4:40 pm

“at each county’s Tea Party meeting where a few dozen older white guys yell at his picture on Fox News”

while also calling for drastic cuts to all government spending…er..uh with the exception of social security and medicare…and anything else that benefits them directly.

GrandTango February 17, 2015 at 2:20 pm

You Democrats will $#!your pants over the meaningless polls 20 months out, but when it counts you’ll spin your @$$ off protecting your colossal idiot Hillary…

ac/dc February 17, 2015 at 2:41 pm

You’re shitting your pants right now…or is it a skirt?

Punitive February 17, 2015 at 9:38 pm



Prez Newt Gringo February 17, 2015 at 5:02 pm

I don’t think SC voters impress anybody outside this state.

Sad, but true February 17, 2015 at 5:19 pm

SC? Isn’t that place full of racists and the confederate flag?

That is what people outside of the southeast know about SC. Used to hear it all the time.

Let the show begin February 17, 2015 at 2:40 pm

I have to admit, I’m starting to come around to seeing Ms. Lindsey make a run for President.

I just snicker to myself whenever I think about hoards of Liberal muckrakers combing over Ms. Lindsey’s personal life should he have just one good primary showing…

The entertainment value could be huge.

E Norma Scok February 18, 2015 at 9:48 am


I hope he does run. He’s a big gay fish in a little SC pond. He’ll come running back home to his boyfriend after a few weeks of that nonsense.

vicupstate February 17, 2015 at 2:48 pm

Well of course he wins a poll against a dozen other candidates. Didn’t we see the same thing in the primary last year?

If the poll had asked would you support Graham or vote for someone else, and he had won it, THAT would be significant.

The only reason he is running is to play favorite/native son spoiler. He runs only so he can take away SC’s significance. Next up FL goes for Jeb, and he begins rolling over the other teapublicans one by one, until he is the last one standing.

0'fer upchuck February 17, 2015 at 3:09 pm

You tell em ‘vic’! You didn’t pick ONE political race correctly in the 2014 mid terms.

Not ONE!!!

vicupstate February 19, 2015 at 10:23 am

And you predicted President Trump, President Bachman, President Cain, President Perry, President Santorum, President Gingrich and a President Romney.

BTW, I predicted Jeanne Shaheen would win and she did. Most of the ‘predictions’ you credit me with were actually remarks as to who was leading in the polls at that given time. You can’t seem to understand the difference between saying ‘Crist is leading in the polls’ in October and ‘Crist will win his race’.

Oh joy :-( February 17, 2015 at 5:22 pm

Jeb then gets Hillary elected. Ain’t no fucking way another Bush will be elected president.

Graham Cracker Fruit Pie February 17, 2015 at 2:51 pm

Not every person is looking for long term commitment, gay or straight.

Stinkbait February 17, 2015 at 4:34 pm

If, by some wild twist of fate, Lindsay Graham were to wind up in the Oval Office, he’d be the first president in a very-long-time who was remotely qualified to run the country. If he decides to run, I’m all in.

Bible Thumper February 17, 2015 at 5:59 pm

The “personal hypocrisy” exhibited by Will Folks is truly sad. His hypocrisy is exhibited every time he says “though, Graham’s sexual orientation is irrelevant to us”, it obviously is relevant to every article he writes on Graham.

If Will really respected gay and straight people, he would respect their public statements on their orientation and their right to privacy. He wouldn’t be constantly publishing innuendo.

I’m not sure if Will suffers from homophobia, a homo fetish or is a homophile, but he sufferers from some deep disturbance that he is suppressing.

It must be similar to Strom Thurman’s racial issues. He could carry on a relationship with a black woman and a life long loving relationship with his black daughter, but felt he had to hide it and engaged in the ugliest racist politics.

Thurman’s support for what he called “niggras” is no less disturbing than Will’s support for “Fags”.

1689 February 18, 2015 at 6:53 am

Ha! There will come a day when Will is regarded as no more than a pimple on Graham’s groin, and those of others he slurs.

shifty henry February 17, 2015 at 9:08 pm

Yikes! I clicked on this article by mistake, thinking it was an update on an aging Barney Fife…..

shifty henry February 17, 2015 at 9:59 pm

Twin brothers are hoping to enlist in the US Air Force. The recruiting officer says to the first twin, “Any skills of a military nature?” “I’m a pilot,” he replies.

The recruiter knew he had struck gold. He stood up and shook the man’s hand. “Welcome to the Air Force … And what about you?” the officer asks the second twin. “I chop wood.”

“Sorry, but we really don’t need any wood choppers,” says the officer. “But you enlisted my brother.” “Yeah, but he’s a pilot,” says the officer.

The twin shakes his head, rolls his eyes and responds, “Maybe so, but I have to chop the wood before he can pile it!”

RogueElephant February 18, 2015 at 7:57 am

Grahamnasty doesn’t stand a chance outside SC. But he could mess up our primary. The SCGOP has a good record on primaries. All he would do is screw it up. SOP for this POS. The best thing ha could do is drop out and support someone equally detestable. Christi maybe ?

Rakkasan February 18, 2015 at 8:14 am

You always do a great job outlining “concerns” and ideas that you support. But, when it comes to practicality, specifics, analysis, and feasibility, you strike out or don’t even get up to the plate. But, talk is cheap and the clicks just keep on coming

BoBo February 19, 2015 at 11:50 am

He’ll save the taxpayers money as president and first lady!

9" February 19, 2015 at 4:08 pm

He’s obviously gay,as are other republican politicians in SC,and one I know from ‘personal experience’,I now regret.

If a married man with children,will cheat on his ‘wife’,you can be sure he’s seeing other men,too. Growing up gay in the south is an awful ordeal,and I’ve known older gay men who were unable to admit it to themselves,until the kids are grown,and she’s gone.Maybe Lindsey is in complete denial about his sexuality,but if he knows he’s gay and admitted it,he’d probably get more support.It is relevant when you’re a politician,and have opposed gays with your politics…

From “Falconer” by John Cheever

“His radiant and aching need for Jody spread out from his crotch through every part of him, visible and invisible, and he wondered if he could bring off his love for Jody in the street. Would he walk down the street with his arm around Jody’s waist, would he kiss Jody at the airport, would he hold Jody’s hand in the elevator, and if he refrained from any of this wouldn’t he be conforming to the cruel edicts of a blasphemous society? He tried to imagine Jody and himself in the world. He remembered those pensions or European boardinghouses where he and Marcia and their son sometimes spent the summer. Young men, women, and their children—if they were not young they were at least agile—set the tone. One avoided the company of the old and the infirm. Their haunts were well known

and word got around. But here and there, in this familial landscape, one saw at the end of the bar or the corner of the dining room two men or two women. They were the queers, a fact that was usually established by some conspicuous dynamism of opposites. One of the women would be docile; the other commanding. One of the men would be old; the other a boy. One was terribly polite to them, but they were never asked to crew in the sailboat races or take a picnic up the mountain. They were not even asked to the marriage of the village blacksmith. They were different. How they gratified their venereal hungers would remain, for the rest of the company, acrobatic and bizarre. They would not, as the rest of the company did, inaugurate the siesta with a good, sweaty fuck. Socially the prejudice against them was very light; at a more profound level it was absolute.”


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