Lindsey Graham: “Let Them Eat Pie”

THE ALARMING SHIFT TOWARD TYRANNICAL EXECUTIVES … IN AMERICA || By ROBERT ROMANO ||  “Here is the first thing I would do if I were President of the United States.  I wouldn’t let Congress leave town until we fix this.  I would literally use the military to keep them in…


|| By ROBERT ROMANO ||  “Here is the first thing I would do if I were President of the United States.  I wouldn’t let Congress leave town until we fix this.  I would literally use the military to keep them in if I had to.  We’re not leaving town until we restore these defense cuts.  We are not leaving town until we restore the intel cuts.”

You want some pie with that?

That was presidential hopeful Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) speaking at a New Hampshire event, “Politics and Pie” hosted by the Concord City Republican Committee on March 8, saying his first act as president would be to quite literally use the military to compel Congress to end budget sequestration that was enacted in 2011.

In short, to hold Congress hostage until he got his way.

Graham spokesman Kevin Bishop claimed the military line was “not to be taken literally.”

Now, perhaps Graham really does think military coups overthrowing republics are funny.  And that this is simply a joke.

That would still be pretty bad.  Remove the alarming, Caesarist call for military action against a legislative body and just chalk that part up to hyperbole.

What remains is Graham still thinks it is the president’s job, quite literally, to command his will upon Congress, and by extension, the American people.

Fully considered, that is not only not the proper temperament of somebody who would become president, it simply is not the temperament that governs a free society.

Yet, it is the same imperial mindset that has been on display in Washington, D.C. for at least two successive administrations now.

Consider President Barack Obama who repeatedly states, “Where Congress won’t act, I will.”

Or his predecessor, former President George W. Bush, who as he was bailing out GM and Chrysler without Congressional assent in the twilight of his Administration said, “Congress was unable to get a bill on my desk before adjourning for the year. This means the only way to avoid a collapse of the U.S. auto industry is for the executive branch to step in.”

Even former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney thought he could “exempt” everyone from Obamacare with a stroke of a pen.

Over the years, every executive agency in Washington, D.C. has more or less been granted powers to write their own rules, to make their own law without any role for Congress. The federal budget operates on autopilot — it need not even be adopted by Congress on an annual basis for the government to continue operating.

You get the idea.

The American mindset has been anesthetized by the administrative state. The government simply acts at will. And the people, for the most part, look on, numb and indifferent to such a practice …

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Robert Romano is the Senior Editor of Americans for Limited Government.  This piece (reprinted with permission) originally appeared on NetRightDaily.com.


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RogueElephant March 16, 2015 at 9:34 am

WOW. Even his but buddy Obummer hasn’t thought of that. — yet.

GrandTango March 16, 2015 at 9:41 am

Hey FITS: Graham Just got elected AGAIN, to a six-year term…. Ravenel CRASHED and Burned. Lindsey may not be the best Republican, but he kicked your @$$.

It would likely be healthy to accept that.

mamatiger92 March 16, 2015 at 9:58 am

“Lindsey may not be the best Republican, but he kicked your @$$. It would likely be healthy to accept that.”

Hmmm…. Do I really need to point out the irony in this particular piece of advice?

Try To Keep Up March 16, 2015 at 10:05 am

No need. He has always contradicted himself regarding liberal Republicans. Pointing it out won’t get you a clarification or rebuttal, it will only elicit a hate-filled diatribe that has nothing to do with anything except his own personal insecurities.

GrandTango March 16, 2015 at 10:37 am

Yeah…point it out Dumb@$$…it may be the first time one of you ignorant MoFos actually expressed something of substance…

Or did you just write the sentence, because you’re too F*#king Stupid as Usual to write anything that was not a F*#king cliche, or something I told you…

what sayeth you? March 16, 2015 at 12:13 pm

GT I am in Phoenix.I asked everyone I met if they liked Nikki Haley.They all told me she the best governor in America and wanted to know why Democrats are still allowed to live in America.
What should I tell them?

Torch March 16, 2015 at 12:30 pm

You must have asked John McCain.

GrandTango March 16, 2015 at 12:36 pm

Tell them to QUIT hating their country…And stop siding w/ Islamic Murderers just because the Democrats, Liberal-Tarians and liberals hate America, and Christians, as much as the Jihadists hate us…even though you Greedily rob us blind…

Rocky March 16, 2015 at 1:55 pm

I don’t hate you as much as some. I think you’re a good man, with a twisted sense of reality, but a good man. Sort of like a guy with a bi-polar disorder. Nothing the correct meds can’t fix. Even if you probably a Baptist Pope-hating bastard.

GrandTango March 16, 2015 at 2:24 pm

So if I don’t lockstep-pack-think w/ dangerous Democrat dogma..you want to fill me w mind control drugs ….like they use to sedate you and all the brain-dead with..

Mom March 16, 2015 at 4:37 pm

Instead of being sedated by Cheetos and FoxNews, like you are now?

GrandTango March 16, 2015 at 5:03 pm

Brain dead much?

Get a new one, dummy March 16, 2015 at 7:57 pm

Much much?

euwe max March 16, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Hey! He’s just trying to be original!

Emily Peterkin March 16, 2015 at 2:42 pm

Is GT a good man when he’s pretending to be a woman?

FastEddy23 March 17, 2015 at 12:14 am

Wrong! He is a bad man. He is a very bad man. That bi-polar disorder is just a coverup for the total psycho looney tunes hidden under that slimy lumpy lizard skin.

But other than that, he does occasionally have colorful things to say. … Totally Wrong, but colorful.

Scooter March 16, 2015 at 7:47 pm

How soon they forget.

FastEddy23 March 17, 2015 at 12:06 am

I still wanna see a Cruzer Bruzer v. Honey Badger Hillary debate … even if neither wins that big brass ring.

GrandTango March 17, 2015 at 5:29 am

I don’t have the time to waste on either. The country is in a mess. Don’t want to see a sideshow.

TyroneMamaCollards March 16, 2015 at 9:47 am

If all we have here is Miss Graham and her potpourri-speckled venom, I think I will go find some real news sites,

Bible Thumper March 16, 2015 at 10:41 am

Folk, Manning and Ramano have really squashed Graham’s nascent presidential campaign. We were really worried for a moment that Graham would sweep away the competition. N O T !

Manray9 March 16, 2015 at 11:41 am

You may find the problem lies with the Supreme Court. They have ruled allowing wide latitude for presidential executive actions. One of the major issues is Congress abnegating its responsibilities. They readily cede their power to avoid hard work and tough decisions. Rather than legislating, they would rather be out posturing, posing and creating TV “sound bites” while raising more and more campaign cash. Remember the old saying: power abhors a vacuum. Congress has created the vacuum and the presidents have filled it.

Nice looking pie pic.

sparklecity March 16, 2015 at 8:28 pm

yeah, the pic of the pie is the only thing i give a shit about.
i’ve never had the chance to get a slice of a pie that looks that good
Came close to it at Yoder’s once but that’s about the prettiest pie i’ve seen.

Suck a Deek Graham March 16, 2015 at 6:55 pm

Graham has become a menace and a threat to society. We need to put him away in a locked psychiatric unit where he belongs.

Mike at the Beach March 16, 2015 at 9:23 pm

Lighten up, Frances…


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