Results 1 to 8 of 8
Like Tree5Likes

Thread: South Carolina Tea Party drafts resolution calling for ouster of Lindsey Graham

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

  1. #1
    Super Moderator Newmexican's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Heart of Dixie
    Posts
    36,012

    South Carolina Tea Party drafts resolution calling for ouster of Lindsey Graham

    South Carolina Tea Party drafts resolution calling for ouster of Lindsey Graham

    Joe New
    Elections Examiner

    September 2, 2013

    On Monday, Breitbart News reported that South Carolina Tea Party activists have drafted a resolution calling for the replacement of Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., citing 29 points against the Republican senator.

    In August, the Chesterfield County GOP passed the resolution with 98 percent of those present voting to approve the measure.

    "This reflects the continued frustration of many in the party with officials who are elected as Republicans and then seem to forget the doctrine of the party when they assume office," Joshua Cook wrote.

    “The Chesterfield County Republican Party upholds traditional conservative Republican principles and we expect those who are elected under its banner to also adhere to this same standard,” said Chesterfield County GOP Executive Committeeman Glenn Gulledge. “Lindsey Graham has committed a long series of actions that we strongly disapprove of and hold to be fundamentally inconsistent with the principles of the South Carolina Republican Party."

    "The 29 points documented in this censure clearly illustrate this trend and make it clear that he is not consistently representing some of our most valued, time-honored tenets,” he added.

    Cook posted four of the major points of contention the county has with Graham:


    • Senator Graham’s attempt to reward those who break the laws of our country with amnesty.
    • The continued support the Senator offers in the arming of elements of Al Qaida, sworn enemies of the United States, in the Middle East.
    • His belief that government spying on American citizens without due process is an acceptable practice.
    • The disregard he showed for other Republicans in their attempt to prevent further erosion of our Second Amendment rights.


    The resolution also highlights some of Graham's record.

    In August of 2007, for example, Graham supported a Democratic bill granting amnesty to illegal immigrants even though it did not prevent new illegal immigration. Graham even thanked former Sen. Ted Kennedy for his work on the bill and said he was “going to tell the bigots to shut up."

    The resolution also says that in May 2005, Graham was one of the infamous “Gang of 14” who voted with Democrats to prevent Republicans from overriding Democrat blockage of Republican judicial nominees, and Graham criticized the South Carolina GOP for defending the Republican Party platform in October 2009.
    "We're not going to be the party of angry white guys," Graham said, according to the resolution.

    Recently, Graham said he was "glad" the NSA was snooping on millions of Americans, and said he would suggest censoring the mail if it would help national security.

    He also suggested limiting free speech after a Florida pastor burned a Koran.
    "I wish we could find a way to hold people accountable. Free speech is a great idea, but we're in a war," he told CBS' Bob Schieffer.

    The resolution said Graham "supported granting members of the Muslim Brotherhood high level positions in the US government" and criticized Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., for raising the issue.

    He also "supported giving foreign aid to terrorist governments in the Middle East," the resolution adds, and supported efforts to subordinate American sovereignty to the United Nations.

    Matthew Boyle characterized the resolution as "arguably the most comprehensive document ever compiled about Lindsey Graham."

    The resolution “condemns the actions taken above by Lindsey Graham as fundamentally inconsistent with the South Carolina Republican Party Platform," arguing that “as a result of the actions taken by Lindsey Graham he has lost the confidence of this body, which resolves that he should be replaced as Senator for the State of South Carolina at the earliest possible electoral opportunity.”

    Three people have so far stepped forward to challenge Graham: State Senator Lee Bright; Richard Cash, a former Congressional candidate; and Nancy Mace, the first female graduate from the Citadel.

    While the New York Times heaped praise on Mace, Examiner.com's Steven H. Ahle endorsed Bright, calling him the "next Ted Cruz."

    "Bright has a 100% score from the South Carolina Club For Growth and a 92% conservative rating from the conservative union," Ahle said. "He has been consistent in his conservative beliefs and does not shy away from battle, even within his own party."

    http://www.examiner.com/article/sout...lindsey-graham




  2. #2
    Super Moderator Newmexican's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Heart of Dixie
    Posts
    36,012
    SOUTH CAROLINA TEA PARTIERS DRAFT RESOLUTION TO REPLACE LINDSEY GRAHAM

    by MATTHEW BOYLE
    2 Sep 2013,


    SPARTANBURG -- South Carolina Tea Party groups have drafted a resolution containing a 29-point case to replace Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) with a Senator who is more conservative, Breitbart News has learned.

    Local Tea Party leaders provided the document, a resolution that can be passed by local and state GOP committees, to Breitbart News. It argues that Graham’s activities in the U.S. Senate are a violation of the principles of the South Carolina Republican Party platform. Graham is up for reelection next year.

    Items highlighted by Tea Partiers include: Graham’s support of providing weapons to “Al Quaeda / Muslim Brotherhood Revolutionaries in Syria,” how Graham “[s]upported amnesty but not border control,” how he supported “NSA spying on private American citizens,” “abridging the First Amendment for those who criticize the government,” “restrictions on the Second Amendment,” “Obama's drone program against American citizens,” “subordinating American sovereignty to the United Nations,” “giving foreign aid to terrorist governments in the Middle East,” “granting members of the Muslim Brotherhood high level positions in the US government,” “giving taxpayer money to international organizations,” “giving taxpayer money for excessive foreign aid generally, not just to terrorist governments in the Middle East,” “restricting the First Amendment rights to criticize Islamic radicalism,” “Obama's radical appointments to the Supreme Court,” “liberal proposal to nationalize banks,” “Obama's energy taxes and Cap and Trade,” “bailouts for financial institutions (TARP),” and “bailouts for independent mortgage institutions (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac).”

    Other points include how Graham opposed “principled application of free trade policies,” “making Bush tax cuts permanent,” “President Bush's conservative nominee from South Carolina to the Court of Appeals,” and “medical malpractice tort reform.” The Tea Partiers also rip Graham for siding “with Democrats on government regulation to combat ‘climate change,’” having “[p]raised Hillary Clinton’s prospects for higher office,” having “[f]ailed to fight for President Bush's conservative judicial nominees generally,” and for criticizing “the South Carolina GOP for defending the Republican platform.”

    This is arguably the most comprehensive document ever compiled about Lindsey Graham. After each one of the above points, the local Tea Party leaders include a short paragraph and links to more information in news articles or videos on YouTube of Graham making certain statements.

    “Whereas, as a result of these actions, Lindsey Graham has lost the confidence of this body in his ability to serve as Senator representing the People of South Carolina in a manner consistent with the platform of the Republican Party,” they argue in the paragraphs after making all 29 of the above points. “Whereas these actions by Lindsey Graham, though they be no reflection on his personal character, are deserving of resolutions of disapproval and remedial action by the local and state organizations of the South Carolina Republican Party.”

    The resolution then goes even further; it “condemns the actions taken above by Lindsey Graham as fundamentally inconsistent with the South Carolina Republican Party Platform” and argues that “as a result of the actions taken by Lindsey Graham he has lost the confidence of this body, which resolves that he should be replaced as Senator for the State of South Carolina at the earliest possible electoral opportunity.”

    It calls for “properly qualified candidates” to vie for his spot in the U.S. Senate and notes that the resolution represents “no ill will” to Graham supporters or Graham himself, and that each group that passes it “extends its hand in friendship and warmly looks forward to his rejoining us as private citizens of the State of South Carolina.”

    The resolution document has passed at least one county-level GOP executive committee, the Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Republican Party. The document, along with a story on the Chesterfield County GOP passing this anti-Graham resolution, was posted on BenSwann.com, a local conservative blogger’s website.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Governm...Lindsey-Graham



  3. #3
    Senior Member oldguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    3,208
    Long overdue for Graham to go, he appear anxious to begin dropping bombs on Syria, he and his twin McCain never speak of growing American jobs they appear more interested in supporting the Muslim Brotherhood.
    I'm old with many opinions few solutions.

  4. #4
    Senior Member Watson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    591
    One of the points should be they are sick to death of hearing his yammering on the tube. If he or McCain is talking, I'm not listening. In fact, I just wrote a complaint to Fox that it would be better to have no one on than either of these two, as they risk their audience puking.
    “Claiming nobody is listening to your phone calls is irrelevant – computers do and they are not being destroyed afterwards. Why build a storage facility for stuff nobody listens to?.” Martin Armstrong

  5. #5
    Administrator ALIPAC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Gheen, Minnesota, United States
    Posts
    67,750
    Yes! Now we all need to unify to throw him out! Big money will do all it can to save Graham along with Faux News!

    W
    Join our efforts to Secure America's Borders and End Illegal Immigration by Joining ALIPAC's E-Mail Alerts network (CLICK HERE)

  6. #6
    Senior Member AirborneSapper7's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    South West Florida (Behind friendly lines but still in Occupied Territory)
    Posts
    117,696
    The John McCain "Mini Me" Has Got To Go
    Join our efforts to Secure America's Borders and End Illegal Immigration by Joining ALIPAC's E-Mail Alerts network (CLICK HERE)

  7. #7
    Administrator Jean's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    California
    Posts
    65,443
    Support our FIGHT AGAINST illegal immigration & Amnesty by joining our E-mail Alerts at https://eepurl.com/cktGTn

  8. #8
    Senior Member HAPPY2BME's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    17,895
    Join our FIGHT AGAINST illegal immigration & to secure US borders by joining our E-mail Alerts at http://eepurl.com/cktGTn

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •