Defending Lindsey Graham


The Pink Flamingo is starting to get tired of defending her friend, Lindsey, constantly.

Case in point:  Lindsey has announced he is going to vote for Sonia Sotomayor.  Unfortunately, I agree with his decision.  Obama won.  Elections have consequences.  Save it for a real fight.  Don’t fire all your ammunition during the opening rounds of the war.  There will be other, more critical battles.

In an interview in Greenville, Lindsey said:

“…He said Wednesday that voting against Sotomayor would be “the path of least resistance for me” — both personally and politically.

But he said he didn’t believe Sotomayor will be any more liberal than Justice David Souter, the justice she is in line to replace.

“On balance, I do believe the court will not dramatically change in terms of ideology due to her selection,” Graham said in his Senate speech.

On some issues, Sotomayor “may be more balanced in her approach,” he said.

Sotomayor, he said, has followed legal precedent and “has not been an activist judge in the sense that would make her disqualified.”…”

Lindsey has stepped out on a limb more than once.  The far right detests him because he truthfully spoke out against the neo-Nazi anti-immigration rallies in South Carolina.  The problem is the far right would rather hate Lindsey than do a little fact checking.

They hate him because of his friendship with John McCain.  Lindsey has had two very special mentors in life.  One is Jerry Fedder, one of my father’s best friends.  The other is John McCain.  Both are very good, decent honorable men and patriots.  Both men would rather do what is right than what is popular and expedient.

That’s the problem with Lindsey Graham.

He’s honorable to the point where he does what is right rather than what is popular and expedient.

Lindsey is not the problem.

The real problem is people who call themselves “conservative” who are more interested in their blather, hearing themselves talk, and doing what is expedient rather than what is right.

Lindsey will never have that problem.

Instead, he will always have a problem with people who are more interested in doing what is popular, and denigrating those their betters tell them to denigrate.

It is so tiring.

I guess The Pink Flamingo will just continue defending Lindsey Graham.  There are plenty of far right conservative jerks out there who really don’t have a mind of their own and do what they are told, even when the talking points come straight from the Dems.

That’s a rather sad commentary on far right conservatives.  If they do not possess the capacity to know what is right and what is wrong, how can they be expected to fight for what is right and what is wrong.

How do you think Barack Obama was ultimately elected?  It wasn’t because John McCain ran a  horrible campaign, rather it was because there were any number of conservatives who either stayed home or voted for Obama.  Conservatives were the ones who elected Barack Obama.

I gather these are the same people who treat Lindsey Graham like dirt.

Kinda makes you wonder about things, doesn’t it?


3 thoughts on “Defending Lindsey Graham

  1. Although I am not a Republican (neither is my uncle Jerry), I believe Lindsey Graham is a very good man and an excellent senator.

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