“FOUR PLUS TWO”
U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham is one of the most liberal politicians in Washington, D.C. – yet he’s been reelected twice in one of the most “conservative” states in America.
How’d he do it? By “counting to six.”
Graham was recently asked by one of his colleagues in Washington, D.C. how he managed to keep getting reelected by Palmetto State voters.
His response came in the form of a question …
“Do you know how to count to six?” he asked the lawmaker.
“Sure … one, two, three, four, five, six!”
“Wrong,” Graham told him. “Four plus two.”
The legislator shot him a quizzical look …
“It’s simple,” Graham explained. “I can do whatever I want for the first four years of my term as long as I behave during the last two years – people never remember back more than two years in politics.”
Interesting … and probably accurate.
In 2009 – the year after his last reelection – Graham was the only “Republican” in Washington, D.C. to embrace Barack Obama‘s “cap and trade” energy tax.
Now in 2015 – the year after he won his third term – Graham is back on the climate science bandwagon, joining fellow de facto Democrats Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Mark Kirk of Illinois to form a left-wing consortium of sorts on global warming.
“It is possible to produce a safe, clean environment, and create new well-paying jobs for Americans of all generations,” Graham said in announcing the formation of the new group.
Has the federal government’s “green jobs scam” not been sufficiently unmasked?
Oh right … that happened more than two years ago.
Anyway … rather than write another “Lindsey Graham is being liberal again” column (God knows he’ll never stop providing fodder for those), we figured we would present his latest leftward lurch within the context of his broader political modus operandi.
Which is basically to rely on your forgetfulness … and feed you a steady diet of “conservatism” during those last two years.
Correction: People who are not intelligent don’t remember any further thsn two years back. Of course, you cannot help but question the intelligence of anyone who voted for this statist POS on the last go-round.
This underscores one of the very few ways the founding fathers screwed the pooch. NO elected official should EVER go more than four years without having to face the voters.
the 2 4 rule is part of it but the only way to remove a him from the senate is beat him from the right in the primary, i don’t know who is funding him but he eclipses any republican running against with his war chest, after the primary even if he had a stroke and was on life support in comma, he is a shoe in.
So true, Stumpknocker! That brings in another angle. You would think that people would look at those huge war chests (not just him, but others, too) and think about how many “favors” those war chests are purchasing. Unfortunately, thinking is apparently a painful activity for many.
if you watch, if a policy is going to go the liberal way no matter what, he will scream from the roof tops against it, when it is close, he quietly goes our way. for years i could not understand him wondering why he is all over the place with his policies, then i figured out what he was doing, he is one sly democrat,
Der Koch’ s her General .
That pic, isn’t that Hillary Clinton from behind, wearing a Graham shirt.
yes, that was his april fools fundraiser.
Naw, her ass is much bigger!
That BIG FAT Elephant is stepping all over FITS sorry ass…and he is oblivious….LMAO…
So far you’ve talked about Jeb, Kasich, Rubio and Lindsay…but not a WORD about the BIG fucking losers of the debate…(give him a mirror anyone?)..LMAO…
You liberals think if you act like you don’t see it…no one else will…but it seems like Nov. 2014 would have woken up your stupid asses…
you look at the posts on this thread, just regular joes with different opinions kicking around ideas, then there is you, you are the pathetic fool who will eat a turd to prove he is better tougher than the rest, that is what you are, hey yawl watch this, i’m eating a turd, look at all these lo
losers, they are a bunch of pussies cause they ain’t man enough to eat a turd, look at me i am fuck slapping them eating this turd.
Slap – down – hard!!!!! Ba, ba, bam!!!!! Bam on Tango!!!!!
The whole country is talking about how the GOP blasted your ass in the debate. It’s actually the MOST significant moment in the 2016 presidential race, thus far……and you backward, little, redneck rubes think if you ignore it…the rest of us are as fucking stupid as you…
As for me: I just like pissing you off, by pointing out how ignorant you are…thank you for playing…LMAO…
He’s just a typical Republican, a little over the top I admit,,but actually this idiots opinions fairly well reflect today’s Republcan Party.
Arlen Specter playbook.
Unfortunately Grahamnesty only fooled himself and alas in the end he did NOT fare well
God saw the blaspheming lesbians he put on the Supremes and sent him straight to… !!!
get real he will retire when he wants to, hey i’m a gamecock, or course i’m saying clemson is fucked, if i had to bet on the game, tigers money in the bank
Ha! While he’s been counting, the loon must have fallen asleep. To think he had the slightest chance of running for a higher office. He must have been high on fame from being on every liberal talk show. Glad to see him gone from representing SC.
Unmasked ? This is really scary
Fritz Hollings bamboozled South Carolina for decades, with a version of that. Ol Fritz referred to himself as a 2 year conservative, year 1 and year 6. He was left wing as hell during the middle 4.
“…Lindsey Graham is one of the most liberal politicians in Washington, D.C….” Do words have meaning in SicWorld? Is this another sign of the decline of standards — words mean whatever each individual need them to mean?
He will NOT be re-elected, should he consider seeking another term. People of South Carolina know who he is and they will remember his statements ridiculing Dr. Ben Carson and Donald Trump.
They won’t even remember Ben Carson.
Science has a liberal bias
Politics is the art of appealing the stupid.
that is 90% true but it is the 10% in the margins that is carefully weighing out the candidates that will be electing our POTUS
This is cynical and makes me wonder why I backed him. Reminds me of the old quips of 40 years ago: Hollings is trying to pass Thurmond on the right, and Hollings goes with the limbs for 5 years then gets loudly conservative I election years.
Lindsey Graham has a secret???
Four plus two works really easily in South Carolina. It also did not hurt that the candidates in the primary last year were a weak bunch. An unaccomplished homemaker, a pseudo preacher, that idiot Bright from Spartanburg. In spite of all the loud talk in the state and especially the commenters on the website, Graham did not even get into a runoff. I see little evidence that would counter the idea that SC Republicans love Graham.
“[P]eople never remember back more than two years in politics.”
Nope…try two weeks.
He’s queer as a three dollar bill.