THE GRAHAM CENSURE
(or Paulites Run Wild)
Malkin was gleeful as she announced that “Shamnesty” Graham has been censured by the Ex. Committee of the Greenville County GOP. Problem is, she never bothered to examine the story very closely. If so, she would have discovered those behind the censure are Ron Paul supporters, and not your “Normal” Republicans. There’s a difference.
Dan Hoover’s Gvlle News piece on the Gville Co Executive Committee’s vote to censure Lindsey:
Whereas, thousands of grass-roots, self-described Republicans, here in Greenville County have sent e-mails, faxes, letters, made telephone calls, and showed up at events to express their strong opposition to any legalization of illegal immigrants;
Whereas, U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham continues to adamantly support legalization of illegal immigrants in spite of the evidence stated above;
Whereas, U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham expressed contempt for grassroots Republicans, conservatives, and anti-illegal immigration activists by calling them “bigots” who will be told to “shut up,” before the National La Raza Conference.
Therefore, let it be resolved: That the Greenville County Executive Committee respectfully requests, with sincere sadness to censure Sen. Lindsey Graham for many of the positions which he has taken that do not represent the wishes of the people of South Carolina, such as: Immigration, border security, McCain-Feingold, and participation in the “Gang of 14.”…”
I love the way “Christians” like Samuel Harms of the Gvlle GOP act when it comes to immigration. There is such a complete break with the reality of Christ.
Evidently our fun little bunch of Ron Paul extremists are the ones who rammed this thing through the Gville County GOP Ex. Committee meeting. Or as the Palmetto Scoop puts it, Lindsey better have a good spam blocker. Trust me, I know. I still don’t understand how these yahoos have so much time on their hands. Don’t they have lives?
And more behind the scenes behind the “censure”. And the FTS take.
From The State
But the anti-Graham chatter has not drawn a well-known, well-funded candidate who could pose a serious challenge. One reason Graham hasn’t drawn such a challenge is his $4 million campaign war chest, one of the richest in Congress.
Graham thinks his record should please conservatives. “I think I’ve been a good senator for the conservative cause,” Graham said, noting he plans to stay in the public eye and to run on his conservative record on abortion, federal judges, earmarks and other issues. State Sen. Jake Knotts, R-Lexington, who met with Graham and Chertoff, said Republicans there praised Graham at a county party meeting he attended Monday.
It’s those Republicans Graham is talking about when he says there are conservatives in his corner and advocating immigration reform.
“The problem doesn’t get solved by saying no (to reform),” Graham said. “That’s why I’m going to get back up on the horse. As a U.S. citizen, I feel I owe more to South Carolinians than to say ‘no.’”…”
Twice, during the conversation, he mentioned GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul and his supporters, many of whom were in the room. How many were committee members and eligible to vote isn’t certain.
“There’s no way I’m ever going to agree with the Ron Paul crowd.”
The resolution, approved on a voice vote, focused on Graham’s support for the recently failed immigration reform bill that would have created a path to legal status for many of the 12 million illegal immigrants. Opponents, including plenty of South Carolina conservative activists, read it as amnesty, something the Greenville party has twice gone on record in opposing.
Also, the resolution rebuked Graham for comments made to a Latino civil rights group that some took as a slam at anyone who opposed the bill.
“Sometimes you make people mad,” Graham said.
Oh, and if those folks think he’s not a conservative, he suggests they check out his 91 percent lifetime rating from the American Conservative Union….”