Dan Hoover has more on the ongoing vendetta the anti-immigration Ron Paul supporters have against Lindsey.
Their numbers are uncertain, as is whether they represent the GOP’s mainstream activists or an angry fringe, but there’s no doubt about the level of their dissatisfaction with Graham, who’s up for re-election in 2008. The rhetoric is increasingly tough.
In an e-mail to “Fellow Republicans, Conservatives, Constitutionalists, and other Patriotic Americans,” Greenville activist Chris Golden urged them to show up at the meeting, ostensibly to sway committee members to approve a resolution censuring Graham for supporting immigration reform legislation that many of them considered an amnesty bill. Golden is the Travelers Rest precinct’s executive committeeman, according to county GOP Chairman Samuel Harms.”This is a full-blown war between the grassroots and the GOP establishment,” Golden wrote.
Greenville’s GOP executive committee censured Graham on Aug. 6, citing the immigration bill.
Golden touched on what he said are the stakes Thursday evening, saying, “We won the first battle in Greenville. However, the next battle (which may be the decisive battle) will be held this Thursday night…”
To opponents like Golden, a second censure resolution from the GOP’s heartland could sweep across the state and help produce a viable primary challenger to Graham. So far, there are challengers, but their viability is subject to question.
Scott Farmer, Graham’s campaign manager, is shrugging it off, publicly, anyway. Describing the senator as a tremendous conservative voice for South Carolina, he says, “If some people want to censure Lindsey Graham and President Bush, even though they agree with them on 90 percent of the issues, they’ll do it.”…”
And from an earlier Palmetto Scoop posting about the Ron Paul spammers after Lindsey.