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“I love this party. I’m not going to be let it be hijacked by Ron Paul.”
Funny how the far right doesn’t like Republicans who stand up for the GOP. I guess that says something, doesn’t it. The Palmetto Scoop covered the whole Monday Night Ron Paul, Constitution Party, Libertarian hate-fest. Naturally, the usual hate-Lindsey far right crowd will NOT tell the truth about what happened Monday night, which says a lot about them. Naturally Hot Air has managed to slam Lindsey while explaining about the entire event.
“...The knuckledragger brigade was out in full force Monday night at a health care reform town hall held by U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham at Furman University in Greenville.
During the 75-minute forum, the boisterous crowd grilled Graham for having common sense and not blindly following the rhetoric of right wing reactionaries.
At one point, an older woman stood up and made some prolonged statement about state’s rights and the Constitution while the crowd predictably cheered her on. The woman ranted at length about “unconstitutional, anti-Christ, socialist, federal, deficit-spending programs” and told Graham that “God does not compromise.” Whatever that means.
Graham responded by asking her how she’d voted for president, and –shockingly — she said she voted for Constitution Party wacko Chuck Baldwin. Also shockingly, nearly all of the ideologues in attendance gave a rambunctious round of applause.”…”
Now, the scuttlebutt about the incident, which was filmed, according to The Palmetto Scoop, by a Ron Paul Bot named Brian Frank, is the same jerk who caused trouble for Lindsey at the SC GOP State Convention last May. According to The Palmetto Scoop:
“…Interestingly, on his Facebook page, Frank lists his activities as “Sitting on my butt and collecting unemployment as long as I can!” Gee… what a surprise…”
Listen to the video, it is a thing of beauty. Lindsey tells them off, and pulls out the information that the people making all the problems are NOT Republicans.
“…One man told Graham he had “betrayed” conservatism and made a “pact with the devil” by working with Democrats, and asked when Graham would switch parties. Graham said he’s not going anywhere and instead would grow the party, defending his conservative credentials on such issues as abortion and guns, and calling the view of Libertarians who believe President Bush was a war criminal “nuts.” “We’re not going to be the party of angry white guys,” Graham said to more shouts. A woman who had been carrying a sign that condemned “unconstitutional, anti-Christ, socialist, federal, deficit-spending programs” told Graham “God does not compromise” and that he had violated his oath of office by supporting federal ideas, including health care reform that overstep states’ rights….”
He then called Libertarians “nuts”!
“…Despite being on the defensive much of the time, Graham held his ground on the issues, defending his conservative credentials as well as his support for the climate change bill. When asked about the view held by some Libertarians that President Bush committed war crimes, Graham didn’t mince words, calling the view “nuts.” His response garnered shouts and boos…”I’m not going to leave the Republican Party,” Graham said when one questioned asked him why he hasn’t yet joined the Democrats. “I’m going to grow it. We’re not going to be the party of angry white guys.”
His comments were met with a salvo of boos and shouts of “Ron Paul!”
“I love this party,” he responded. “I’m not going to be let it be hijacked by Ron Paul.”
Graham emphasized his conservative bona fides — particularly his record of opposing abortion rights and support of gun rights — but said GOP needs to build a broader coalition. Otherwise, he warned, those trying to purify the party will turn Congress over “to the most liberal people in the world because somebody disagrees with you.”
“I’m going to find people in Maine, Delaware, Illinois and other places that can win,” he said. “And I’m going to help them, and we’re going to move this party and this country forward. If you don’t like it, you can leave.””
The old fashioned, true believer Libertarians I’ve known appear to have absolutely nothing to do with the “conservative” Ron Paul version of Libertarian. Old fashioned Libertarians were left-over hippies, former stoners, and were all about the legalization of marijuana. Some were very pro gun. Then there were the anti-military former Dems who felt the Democratic party was no longer liberal enough.
It was not about culture. It was not about Ron Paul. It was not about “the Constitution”. They were not about denigrating various politician. It was all about NOT being involved, not getting one’s political act together, and tilting at wind-mills. Their cause was romantic. They had a few good ideas, but a true Libertarian is so akin to an anarchist that the very act of attending a political meeting, a national convention, or actively promoting a candidate or agenda is simply not possible.
Any resemblance to the intolerant, bigoted (politically bigoted) bunch of lying, Ron Paul loving, Glenn Beck swilling, Robert Stacy McCain holier than thou sore-heads some of whom are advocating the violent overthrow of various elected officials who don’t agree with their extremism, is purely coincidental. They are now reaching the point where some of them are advocating a second revolution, civil war, and the actual lynching of politicians who do not agree to their emotional black-mail, both Democrats and Republicans.Read More
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