Nothing he does can save him

Poor Lindsey Graham. In less than eighteen months he’ll be defeated in South Carolina’s 2014 GOP primary. He is the number one target of the Club for Growth. He is talking tough about the UN Ambassador and yelling “Benghaz!” over and over again as if it is a magic word that will save him from doom. It won’t help. Count Chocola wants his blood.

And this–more than anything else–explains every action Lindsey will take in the coming days, weeks and months.

And it helps to explain John McCain’s bitter panic as well. Lindsey will be his last sycophant standing when the 113th Congress comes to town. Lindsey will be the last Senator left who will automatically treat everything McCain does as “awesome”. McCain will do what he can to save his fanboy, but it will not matter. Even if they both went full Ni-CLANG on President Obama 24/7 (and they’re both almost there), they will not be able to save poor old Lindsey from the wrath of the wingnuts.

Any journalist who treats either of these doddering old fools as relevant will prove themselves to be hacks. As there are so many hacks in the media, we can expect a lot of fluffing and tire swinging as McCain and his sidekick sink into oblivion. This is known.

Cheers

117 replies
  1. 1
    Raven says:

    I’m certain you didn’t know that John was a POW.

  2. 2
    dmsilev says:

    McCain’s term runs through what, 2016? Dare we hope that he’ll retire then?

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    Scott S. says:

    It’s nice to think of Graham knowing certain doom is on the horizon, and there’s absolutely nothing he can do to stop it. His craven terror is going to be delicious.

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    Schlemizel says:

    looks like comments have thrown up again – I am trying to be patient & not hit resend on my comment

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    Schlemizel says:

    some 11D chess: Offer him some cushy job in the administration if he will line up with the Senate Dems on important legislation. He can be nominated in 2013 thereby avoiding the bloody nose and having a face saving exit.

    I bet his ego is large enough he would buy in

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    shortstop says:

    @Raven: That made me spray water.

    I’m really enjoying watching the meltdown. I’M A SENATOR! I’M A SENATOR! And Lindsey cowering in the background.

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    Schlemizel says:

    @Schlemizel: @Schlemizel: Funny how that worked. #4 came out right away & #5 about 4 minutes after I hit send & it “failed”

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    shortstop says:

    @Schlemizel: His ego is certainly large enough, but would he be willing to risk Star Trek II: The Wrath of John?

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    Michael G says:

    I agree with Jon Stewart: Lindsey Graham is this country’s most important lesbian.

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    hep kitty says:

    testing, i’m in moderation? why?

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    Chris says:

    Poor Lindsey Graham. In less than eighteen months he’ll be defeated in South Carolina’s 2014 GOP primary. He is the number one target of the Club for Growth.

    I don’t understand that article. The Club for Growth is mad at him because he’s “fiscally irresponsible” but the only area where he’s cited as being fiscally irresponsible is not wanting to cut defense? I thought that was the one thing none of these guys wanted cut.

    Or is he just being thrown under the bus because they need scapegoats right now and he drew the short straw?

    ETA: never mind, I read it again. They’re mad at the foreign aid budget. Because THAT’s what’s sinking us, not the billions and billions sunk into defense.

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    ThatLeftTurnInABQ says:

    @Schlemizel:

    some 11D chess: Offer him some cushy job in the administration

    Why do I now have a picture in my head of Obama (wearing a white robe and fake beard) out in front of the White House building a giant wooden Ark while the so-called moderate Republicans line up in pairs holding their boarding passes?

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    EconWatcher says:

    Keep thinking about 2014. Will it be like 1998 (Clinton picked up seats) or 2010 (well, you remember)?

    If K-thug and others are right that we’re set for economic recovery, we’ll probably have another 1998 (or at least be able to stay about even). The Rs will of course be obnoxious, and it will turn off just enough people to offset their turnout advantage in midterm elections. Of course, some of it depends on us.

    I doubt we’ll have overreach as extreme as impeachment (and the backlash it provoked in 1998), but a guy can hope. It would only be helpful and clarifying, I think. And, of course, they could never muster the votes for conviction.

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    hep kitty says:

    wtf??? offended by links? wtf — ok everybody, google McCain Benghazi CNN; I can’t get the link to work, please read the brief transcript!

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    SatanicPanic says:

    You stupid liberal fools are only playing into his hands by publicizing this. It’s what he wants. Because shut up, that’s why.

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    hep kitty says:

    Oh well, it’s a day old so probably everyone has seen it. Anyway, I thought the transcript was hilarious. Looking forward to the video when I get home.

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    shortstop says:

    @EconWatcher: If the GOP continues to obstruct at every opportunity, I think it will be like 1998 and then some.

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    ThatLeftTurnInABQ says:

    @hep kitty:

    google McCain Benghazi CNN;…please read the brief transcript!

    Here, I’ll help:

    McCain: Look you idiots, it’s pronounced BEN-GAAAHHH-ZEE, not BEN-GAY-ZEE. Benghazi is a city in Libya, Ben-Gay-Zee is something smelly you rub all over your body to make the hurt go away. And if you don’t believe me, just ask my good friend Senator Graham here…

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    Schlemizel says:

    @hep kitty:

    cuz your comment is bad and you should feel bad 8-{D

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    gnomedad says:

    The purges will continue until morale improves.

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    Schlemizel says:

    @ThatLeftTurnInABQ:

    THANKS! Thats a great mental picture.

  22. 22
    hep kitty says:

    McCain sez “no comment” 12 times

    Also, it’s worth seeing CNN commit journalism once in a while

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    Suffern ACE says:

    @Schlemizel: I believe the white house spent 5-6 months stroking that ego in 2009 and then Lindsay left them high and dry.

    Also, it’s Lindsay Graham. Why do you hate our government so much that you’d want him to have any part of it longer than we’d have to have him. He’s secretly gay, not secretly competent.

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    Higgs Boson's Mate says:

    When the elections were decided I had a whole ten seconds’ worth of optimism that the results would set off even a tiny bit of change on the other side. Now you tell us that the Club for Servitude is considering a challenge to Lindsey (Fucking) Graham. And, this is after their overthrow of Lugar worked out so well for them.

    I am old and therefor tend to be pessimistic anyway, but I can’t help thinking that even if the entire GOP congressional delegation had a come-to-FSM moment the immediate result would be their removal by the wingnuts.

    They’ve made their bed…

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    JoyfulA says:

    Graham isn’t old like McCain. He’s approx. 56, because he was a year ahead of my husband in law school. Interestingly, Mr. A never heard of or came across Graham as an upperclassman in law school, not as a class officer, law review, or any of that stuff you’d expect from a future senator.

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    Jewish Steel says:

    Tbogg:

    Charlie Pierce’s nickname for Lindsey Graham is Huckleberry Closetcase. We can all go home now.

    @SatanicBlingee: Ha!

    Quick, let’s shut down the blog and get under blankets for the next two years. Presto! Progressive majorities everywhere!

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    Soonergrunt says:

    @hep kitty: I can’t see a comment by you in moderation.

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    Ben Franklin says:

    Huckleberry is being challenged….heh.

    The last of the moderates waiting for the fat lady to sing.

    Sweet.

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    hep kitty says:

    CNN: Why can’t you comment on that?

    MCCAIN: Why can’t I?! Because I have the right as a senator to have no comment. Who the hell are you to tell me whether I can or not?!

    Pensito Review

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    Schlemizel says:

    @Suffern ACE:

    If we could turn him to vote our way a few times he would have served his purpose. After that they could put him in an office with a title where he couldn’t do much harm. If it would hurt the GOP and help the US I’d be all for it. in ’09 he had nothing to lose now he does he might be a bit more reasonable.

    Of course the down side is it might prevent a nasty primary fight which would be fun to watch.

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    Schlemizel says:

    @Higgs Boson’s Mate:

    They’ve madeshit their bed…

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    Soonergrunt says:

    @Schlemizel: Make him an ambassador to some small European country. Luxembourg is a nice place with nice people and excellent chocolate.

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    negative 1 says:

    @Higgs Boson’s Mate: But this is a no-lose situation for us. Club for Fail can challenge him, but Lindsey is no first-term easy pick off. He’s WELL funded, and a loss for Club for Fail will help feed the narrative that they’ve lost a lot of clout (which in reality it seems that they’re about to).
    OTOH, if Hair Club for Growth succeeds, at least there’s no Lindsay Graham.

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    MattF says:

    Hadn’t realized that Graham is on the hit list. Doesn’t actually make any sense to me, since Graham’s about as conservative as you can get… but… it’s South Carolina, which is on the other side of the looking-glass, so what do I know?

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    1badbaba3 says:

    @dmsilev: Dream bigger, more eternity-based.

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    hep kitty says:

    @Soonergrunt: I must have tried to repost about 5 times – maybe it just doesn’t like my linkies, I dunno

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    Gogiggs says:

    (nods) It is known.

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    hep kitty says:

    @MattF: He’s not rabid enough for our tastes

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  40. 40
    Anoniminous says:

    @hep kitty:

    It’s not personal. FYWP hates all of us.

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    Jewish Steel says:

    I’d like to contribute to Graham’s challenger, Rapeface McRapebilly or whomever. Can we put up an Act Blue thingee for him?

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    RaflW says:

    So who is in the running for the Dems for this seat? Because the GOP may well have not figured out the real lesson from 2012: that idiots get nominated by their party…and lose.

    You’d think that was obvious, but it happened in the run up to 2012 in several special elections.

    So finding a Dem – even a blue dog still helps decide the Senate majority leader and (at times) can be corralled for cloture votes.

    Our team needs to be ready with a real contender, not a placeholder in case the GOP nominee has a bimbo eruption/rape outburst/hear attack a couple weeks before the vote.

  43. 43

    In other news Orly Taitz is probably going to get her Moldovian Ass kicked in Missouri today. It should be delicious.

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    johnny aquitard says:

    @ThatLeftTurnInABQ:

    Ben-Gay-Zee is something smelly you rub all over your body to make the hurt go away. And if you don’t believe me, just ask my good friend Senator Graham here…

    Guffaw!

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    Schlemizel says:

    @Soonergrunt:

    Yeah, that sounds about right. But only if his votes can really make a difference otherwise I am rethinking this & believe a nasty gutter fight primary might be better for the country.

    and comments are behaving very badly again as Hep & I have both noted

    EDIT: that was not directed at you sooner, just a comment not a request that you wave a magic wand & make it all better.

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    @Suffern ACE: “Secretly”?

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    Ted & Hellen says:

    This is known.

    The second, third, and fourth tier BJ echo chamber, condensed into three words.

    I wish Cole still posted oh his own blog.

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    Redshift says:

    Count Chocola wants his blood.

    I had no idea The Count was now head of the Hair Club for Growth. I guess that says something about how little they’ve managed to get into the news in the past couple of years.

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    Are there any actual Democrats in SC who could take that seat? And I don’t mean that weird guy with no visible means of funding who ran last time. Did anybody ever figure out what the deal was there, anyway?

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    Schlemizel says:

    @RaflW:

    Remember this is the outdoor insane asylum – they might actually pull of a full metal retard seat there

  51. 51
    Schlemizel says:

    @JoyfulA:

    Not even in the mens room earning spare change to pay for law school? I would have thought Lindsey would be a regular there given how well he handles his current position

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    Redshift says:

    @Chris:

    ETA: never mind, I read it again. They’re mad at the foreign aid budget. Because THAT’s what’s sinking us, not the billions and billions sunk into defense.

    It’s an article of faith among wingnuts that something like 40% of the federal budget goes to foreign aid, and almost all to countries that hate us.

  53. 53
    Gin & Tonic says:

    @Ted & Hellen: Who’s holding a gun to your head and making you read it?

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    Schlemizel says:

    @Gin & Tonic:

    That guy was funded by the GOP in an attempt to embarrass the Dems and prevent a real challenger. The problem was they picked someone so screwed up nobody pretended to take him seriously so no damage done there.

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    jibeaux says:

    @Michael G: Don’t lesbians like women, though?

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    Yutsano says:

    @Gin & Tonic: Special Timmeh can’t help himself. Only here does he get the abusive attention he craves so he feels validated in his superiour opinions. It’s kind of sad, really.

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    Jewish Steel says:

    @Ted & Hellen: I’ve noticed you don’t post much on John’s threads since he commissioned your paintings. Is this some kind of Timgeld? Is there a dollar amount that the commenters can pay for your silence?

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    jibeaux says:

    He’s secretly gay, not secretly competent.

    Ok, I lol’ed.

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    Trinity says:

    Awesome.

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    NonyNony says:

    @RaflW:

    Our team needs to be ready with a real contender, not a placeholder in case the GOP nominee has a bimbo eruption/rape outburst/hear attack a couple weeks before the vote

    This might be true. However there are two things to consider:

    I don’t know if the SC Democratic Party is organized enough to take advantage of the idiocy that is likely to erupt in a wingnut challenge to Lindsay Graham considering that it was the source of the Alvin Greene for Senate weirdness when Jim DeMint got re-elected in 2010.

    Jim DeMint is the other Senator from South Carolina.

    That second factoid is probably more damning that the first. Given that the voters of SC have already sent Jim DeMint to the Senate twice, I’m sure that the SC wingnuts will be able to find someone who is more demented than Lindsay Graham but not so demented that he turns off the median voter in SC. Just find someone mildly less stupid/crazy than Jim DeMint and there shouldn’t be a problem.

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    aimai says:

    @Schlemizel:

    I agree–this is what I always thought they should have done with Lieberman. I would have offered him Ambassador to Israel and then honeytrapped his wrinkly old ass and booted him, more in sorrow than in anger, for some leaked indiscretion.

    aimai

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    YellowJournalism says:

    @Litlebritdifrnt: Aw, bless her heart, is she still around? I hoped thought her head would have exploded once they called the election for Obama.

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    Yutsano says:

    @Jewish Steel: But don’t you see? Special Timmeh and JC talk all the time! They have long intimate e-mail conversations! They’re besties! No wonder Special Timmeh leaves JC alone on here! He’ll just fire off a sternly worded e-mail to JC and get his way!

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    @Schlemizel: Was there any actual evidence of that? I know it’s the only logical theory, but I thought somebody would have published something reasonably definitive by now.

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    jibeaux says:

    I have to ask something O/T here. All over the FB and my email people are talking about this kickstarter project called GoldieBlox. It’s a building toy marketed to girls which includes a storybook. People are LOVING this thing. The video is probably in your facebook if you know anyone with a young daughter. I LOVE the idea of more building toys effectively marketed to girls. I love the idea of exposing them to engineering. But the toy itself looks, in a word, dumb. It seems to basically have a ribbon that turns some little spools around with animals on top. Please, I can’t talk about it under my name so if you’ve seen this product tell me what I’m missing? Is it more fun than it looks?

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    Chinn Romney says:

    @Ted & Hellen:

    I wish Cole still posted oh his own blog.

    I’m an infrequent visitor here, but word on the street is that he’s getting some now. And I’m not talking triple bacon cheeseburgers.

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    Waldo says:

    @NonyNony: Yeah, I’m thinking Akin, Mourdock, Angle, the Not-Witch and a host of other national laughingstocks would qualify as mainstream candidates in SC.

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    Uncle Cosmo says:

    @ThatLeftTurnInABQ: The Ark of the Coventried? Noah-CLANG!, Captain? And (just like last time) no unicorns!

    The thing is, they’re already so inbred you could probably get all the breeding pairs you needed into a large cabin cruiser (or small yacht).

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    Uncle Cosmo says:

    If the SC Democratic Party isn’t organized enough to run a credible candidate for Senate, the national party needs to get its near-worthless arse in there, get them organized, & recruit someone. It really doesn’t matter whether LG gets primaried out by a certified whackjob or chooses to parachute out into a Federal sinecure. At the very least we need to force the mofos to play defense everywhere. (And who knows, maybe the horse will learn to sing.)

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    Felonius Monk says:

    Like two old hemorrhoids past their prime, these flatulating bipeds need to be retired from the Senate. The brain rot is obvious and their continued presence on the Senate floor is affront to all the citizenry. Go, Old Farts, into the wind.

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    rlrr says:

    @jibeaux:

    My daughters are fine with LEGO…

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    sharl says:

    @Gin & Tonic: I am not now, nor have I ever been, a resident of, or an expert on, The Palmetto State. But this old post – by someone who ran in a “SC Democratic Party” primary for the U.S. Senate – demonstrated to me just how tough it is to try to make it as an honest Democratic in that state’s politics, outside of urban and AfAm population centers.

    The fix is definitely in…

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    Real American says:

    @Gin & Tonic & @NonyNony:

    Fritz Hollings is long since retired and likely too old to run. James Clyburn is extremely senior in the House Democratic caucus; it’s unlikely he’d give that up for a long-shot Senate bid.

    There’s John Spratt, who served in the House from 1983-2011. He could make a competent Democratic candidate in the event SC gets a Mourdock or an Akin.

    Then again, it’s SC–far more right-wing than either MO or IN. It’s possible a Mourdock/Akin could get elected there.

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    shortstop says:

    @RaflW:

    So who is in the running for the Dems for this seat? Because the GOP may well have not figured out the real lesson from 2012: that idiots get nominated by their party…and lose.

    Not so much in SC. I’m never saying never, however.

    FWIW, which is a big NOTHIN’, I don’t think we’re going to catch Mr. Graham in a men’s room because I don’t think he’s actively sexual. He really strikes me as one of those rare birds who lives a nookieless life, a self-hating gay guy who abstains from sex as a result of the hating.

    Too bad, because he’d be far less of a pain in the ass if he’d get some.

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    Culture of Truth says:

    Maybe we should Paula Broadwell his way

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    LAC says:

    @Gin & Tonic: And more importantly, if someone pulled the trigger, would the bullet cleanly hit the wall on the other side of the room? My guess…yes…

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    El Cid says:

    And here we’d all grown used to having such valuable and wise leadership from South Carolina Republicans.

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    Schlemizel says:

    @Gin & Tonic:

    At the time I saw a list of donors & some of them were regular GOP donors who had never given a dime to a Dem before. So, no, not exactly substantiated but I wouldn’t expect them to put “ratfucking fund” on the check’s memo line.

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    kindness says:

    It couldn’t happen to a more deserving closeted Senator. Except his replacement will surely be worse. 6 of one, half dozen of the other.

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    kc says:

    I live in South Carolina. If you think Lindsay is bad – and he is – wait until you see the whackjob my fellow South Carolinians will send his place.

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    Josh G. says:

    Couldn’t Graham go the Lieberman route and just run as an independent if the primary voters don’t like him?

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    mak says:

    @RaflW:
    Stephen Colbert, only for realz this time.
    Seriously, his mom’s getting old, and he’s ‘appearing out of character’ with more frequency of late.

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    NonyNony says:

    @shortstop:

    FWIW, which is a big NOTHIN’, I don’t think we’re going to catch Mr. Graham in a men’s room

    Graham is actually not stupid. Whether he’s active sexually or not isn’t the issue – if he isn’t stupid about it nobody is going to know and therefore nobody is going to care.

    Of course whoever the Teabaggers decide to run to replace him with might very well be stupid. The SC Dems should really get someone lined up to benefit from that possibility.

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    JGabriel says:

    __
    __
    Dennis G. @ Top:

    Poor Lindsey Graham. In less than eighteen months he’ll be defeated in South Carolina’s 2014 GOP primary. He is the number one target of the Club for Growth.

    Maybe. It certainly helps explain some of Graham’s and McCain’s weirder preoccupations these days.

    But that United Liberty article on Chocola’s wrath for Graham was written over a month ago, 2012 Oct. 19 — which means it was written before the GOP lost another two seats in the Senate due to primarying elected Senators and House Reps with unelectable extremists.

    The Club For Growth may be having second thoughts about that strategy. So Graham might have better odds of either not being primaried, or surviving a primary, on the next go round.

    .

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    catclub says:

    @Josh G.: The key part of this was getting the CONN republicans to vote for him and sacrifice their own candidate. Will SC Democrats sacrifice their candidate to vote for him? I doubt it. I think Lieberman was MUCH closer to CONN GOP than Graham is to SC democrats. At this point democrats in states like SC are predominantly black, and I suspect actually pretty radical. Not a good fit with Graham.

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    Literalreddy says:

    @JGabriel:

    The Club For Growth may be having second thoughts about that strategy. So Graham might have better odds of either not being primaried, or surviving a primary, on the next go round.

    Hahaha..I needed a good laugh. Really? Second thoughts from Club for Growth whose fellow traveler Grover Norquist said

    …The president was elected on the basis that he was not Romney and that Romney was a poopy-head and you should vote against Romney.

    That fine group of people? Yea they will rethink their strategy..snort.

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    sherparick says:

    I am not quite sure Ol’ Lindsay will get it in the “back” because South Carolina (to small for a Republic, to big for an Insane Asylum). The Club of Growth’s schtick may not work so well campaigning against military spending in South Carolina will work. Between Paris Island, Ft. Jackson, Charleston Naval Yard, and a couple of Air Force Bases, along with DoD contractors and retirees, “Defense” spending is not considered “Government Spending” on the Blahs in South Carolina.

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    There once was a Senator Graham
    Who answered in private to “ma’am”.
    While sipping a julep,
    He fingered his tulip
    And fancied himself ravaged by Jon Hamm

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    Spaghetti Lee says:

    I wouldn’t bet money on a Democrat winning the seat in the event of Graham losing a primary challenge to a nutjob. But then again I wouldn’t have bet money on a Democrat winning Indiana, Missouri, OR North Dakota this year in the Senate, let alone all three.

    As for who the challenger would be…I don’t know, could we get Steve Spurrier to do it?

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    Another Halocene Human says:

    @Uncle Cosmo: But, you know, fuck it–Obama actually picked up votes in a swatch of counties and there are Dem house members from SC. Nikki Haley didn’t run as an extremist, just as a hack dildo winkwink pretty face, and is approximately as popular as Rick Scott.

    I think a conservative African-American candidate, say a respected religious leader, who would be willing to walk counties like Florida’s Lawton Chiles, might be able to at least post a good challenge. Someone with enough cred to pick up some of the poor white vote and enough gravitas to pick up former white Graham voters who are afraid to vote for a lowest-common-denominator crazy. However, Graham was shitting himself looking at SC returns because Charleston vote totals were low, and I think that was his power base. Greenville is racist crazies. Hence the attack Obama all the time policy.

    Even though this theoretical candidate might lose by a few points (or might win, if politically skilled enough), it would certainly be a good jumping place to state senate or a house race in a competitive district.

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    negative 1 says:

    @Literalreddy: Not their strategy, but they may not have as much money. People are crossing good-ole Grover in the press, with their names attached. They don’t fear him like they used to. One thing about elected officials – we like to think of them as puppets for their donors, but there isn’t one of them that doesn’t have a national-sized ego. They don’t like being told what to do, and if they have to do it, they don’t harbor great feelings for the folks giving the order. I’d bet good money on the fact that they never really liked having to kiss his ring in public, even if they agreed with his cause.

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    blingee says:

    Couldn’t have happened to a nicer lady.

    In other news about assholes. Turns out the bug up McCain’s ass is his fast approaching irrelevance. It must sting like a mother fucker to see the guy you lost to for the presidency win a second term when you are about to lose your cherished committee seat.
    http://www.dailykos.com/story/.....ain-Wanted

    Since there are no other plumb committee openings you try create your own….but you can’t because Dems retained control of the senate as well.

    Haha…tough luck asshole.

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    shortstop says:

    @blingee: Hilarious how you spend half your time concern trolling us about wrongly “giving attention to” somebody or other, and the other half excitedly announcing bleeding obvious shit everyone else has already discussed ad infinitum. On the ball you ain’t.

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    grandpa john says:

    @Higgs Boson’s Mate: The challenge is already there and has been for sometime. at least one tea party challenger sometime ago with campaign fund raising already going..
    Hell this ought to be as much fun as the governors race and Madame Nicky was 2 years ago. When you are a Dem living in SC you take your fun where you can find it.
    I know I should probably worry about the state of my state, but since I am 75, it’s time for some else to also care,I am in a fuck it mood since after almost a year, the first installment of my wife’s half a million inheritance is due sometimes in Jan. An event we will celebrate by taking a week long cruise in Dec.
    So sometimes life can be good even if you live in a blood red state governed by idiots, surrounded by people who actually believed that Romney was sincere and truthful in his flip flops, and go to church with people who for years have thought that Mormonism was an evil cult, but voting for a black Democrat would be a worse sin.

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    Not Ed Marshall says:

    @grandpa john: Grandpa, have an excellent cruise and go for the extra-charge restaurants and the top-shelf booze in your drinks. Don’t forget the sunscreen!

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    shortstop says:

    @grandpa john: Grandpa, have an excellent cruise. Go for the extra-charge restaurants and be sure to have top-shelf booze in your foofy tropical drinks. Don’t forget the sunscreen!

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    Ted & Hellen says:

    @Yutsano:

    Special Timmeh can’t help himself. Only here does he get the abusive attention he craves so he feels validated in his superiour opinions. It’s kind of sad, really.

    And only here can Yuts, as a 24/7 member of the fifth tier BJ echo chamber, get the false validation he so requires, by interacting only with those who type exactly what he already believes back at him.

    Those who don’t type thusly are called “special.” It’s actually a compliment.

    Thanks, Kluts!

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    Ted & Hellen says:

    @Jewish Steel:

    Is there a dollar amount that the commenters can pay for your silence?

    Hell yes! Please encourage each one to commission a painting at my required price, and I’ll never comment here again.

    Of course, the complication to your embecilic claim is that I have indeed given Cole hell on quite a few occasions since his commission. It’s just that you’re too stupid to notice and it doesn’t fit your cute little presumptive narrative.

    The echo chamber isn’t just for politics you know.

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    LAC says:

    @Just Some Fuckhead: That was very funny! Thank you… :)

    Will the “Fuckhead Poetry Beats” be out soon?

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    Ted & Hellen says:

    @Yutsano:

    They have long intimate e-mail conversations! They’re besties! No wonder Special Timmeh leaves JC alone on here! He’ll just fire off a sternly worded e-mail to JC and get his way!

    Ahhh…Yutsy is jealous.

    Actually, we speak on the phone frequently. FB too. Does that drive you mad with envy?

    If you weren’t addled by your own stupidity you would know that I have given Cole severe shit in comments a number of times recently. But like I say…you’re addled.

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    Cermet says:

    @jibeaux: He is a GAY lesbian … he is a thug and they just do opposite of liberals every day.

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    johnny aquitard says:

    poor fuckin’ lindsey graham
    poor fuckin’ lindsey graham

    got hisself in a teabag jam
    down in south carolina land

    gotta prove he’s their man
    they’re not gonna give a damn

    poor fuckin’ lindsey graham
    he’s a self-hatin’ queen lindsey graham

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    Yutsano says:

    @Ted & Hellen: “>Raven: You sound upset. Maybe you should call JC and allay your concerns. Or better yet e-mail him!

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    AxelFoley says:

    @ThatLeftTurnInABQ:

    Here, I’ll help:
    __
    McCain: Look you idiots, it’s pronounced BEN-GAAAHHH-ZEE, not BEN-GAY-ZEE. Benghazi is a city in Libya, Ben-Gay-Zee is something smelly you rub all over your body to make the hurt go away. And if you don’t believe me, just ask my good friend Senator Graham here…

    Sir, we’re gonna need to verify your address in order to send you your brand new internets.

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    Ted & Hellen says:

    @Yutsano:

    And you sound jealous and concerned, Yuts. I’ll relay your angst to my best friend JC.

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    Bruce S says:

    Honestly, I could give a fuck if this douche is taken down by Tea Party dingbats. It’s his funeral – and he’s such a disingenuous, egocentric little jerk that a piece of crap like Jim DeMint wouldn’t be much worse. Aside from the fact that truly crazy GOPers offer the Dems unlikely opportunities in Red States. Same for McCain. These two creeps are way past their shelf-life. If they fall victim to intra-GOPer humiliation due to insanity, bring it the fuck on! I detest them both.

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    hep kitty says:

    @johnny aquitard: I reckon ole Lindsay just didn’t get teabagged quite enough.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    It’s about time a suitably heavy object, like a small moon or a space station, was dropped on Timmeh.

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    grandpa john says:

    @hep kitty: Oh it coming a lot harder next election

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    JoyfulA says:

    @grandpa john: You must live in the Upstate, Grampa. I have been warned to go no closer than Columbia to the Upstate, lest I run screaming into the swamp.

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    JoyfulA says:

    @Spaghetti Lee: Darla Moore would be popular, especially after Nikki threw her off the USC board in favor of a contributor. I have no idea whether she’s a Democrat, though.

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    blingee says:

    @shortstop: I guess I don’t have the super secret decoder ring you do.

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    mclaren says:

    There’s a great photoshopped pic of Gregory Peck as Ahab strapped to the white whale, which has lots of logos written on it reading BIRTHERS and 9/11 TRUTHERS and RACISTS and SURVIVALISTS and so on and a big arrow pointing to Ahab trapped with the whale that says GOP: YOU ARE HERE.

    Sure wish I could find that one. It popped up in 2010 but I haven’t seen it since. I think it appeared either on Driftglass or Sadly, no.

    Anyone have a link?

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    A Humble Lurker says:

    @Ted & Hellen:
    You’re the guy that defends pedophiles, right?

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    Sister Inspired Revolver of Freedom says:

    Sorry about the block quotes fail.

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