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BREAKING: Right Wing Extremists Threaten Lindsey

BREAKING:  Right Wing Extremists Threaten Lindsey
January 13, 2010
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Yes, Rush, there are armed right wing militias in this country who are threatening to over-throw the government. They are considered freaks and nuts, but they are out there. They are called the American Resistance Movement, patriots, etcs. Evidently they could really be into Ron Paul! They have a freedom fighter radio thingie.

Oh, and they hate Lindsey.

They are nuts – but they are nuts with guns. Nuts with guns are nuts to be feared.

This is yet another of those pesky Pink Flamingo “I told you so” posts. There are crazies on the far right who are basically an armed militia. What The Palmetto Scoop shows from the cached video should be considered a threat against a United States Senator.

Photo from the Upstate Today shows our idiot friend being removed from the meeting.

On Tuesday night, in Clemson, Lindsey was heckled by Jim Stachowaki to the point where he was told to leave.

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The Conservative Double Standard: Lindsey Graham & Sarah Palin

The Conservative Double Standard:  Lindsey Graham & Sarah Palin
January 10, 2010
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The Pink Flamingo wants to make a prediction. In six months, Sarah Palin, the darling of the Tea Party “patriots” will be the far right’s public enemy #2, right up there with Lindsey.

Why?

She is showing her true – VERY RED – colors!

Sarah Palin is making money off the whole thing. She is not doing this for charity. And – now that the idiots are realizing that they must pay speakers, the you know what that drops out of the rear of Alaskan carribou is about ready to hit the fan.

“…The Tea Party convention, for one, is charging $549 per person for the event—no doubt to pay for Palin’s speaking fee, reportedly as high as $100,000—which has left some supporters queasy about the entire production. “This is the beginning of the end of it as a ground-up movement. Let the co-optation begin,” writes one pro–Tea Party blogger. The buckracking echoes the arrival of groups like the Tea Party Express, which used the name of the grassroots insurrection to raise funds for a longstanding Republican political action committee. As Stephanie Mencimer has reported, such developments have led to major clashes with groups like the “Tea Party Patriots,” who’ve adhered to the anti-establishment, grassroots ethos that originally founded the movement…”

The Pink Flamingo is loving every minute of it.

Why?

The Pink Flamingo has been right about Sarah Palin all along (thank heavens) and she is not a far right fringe third party idiot. She is a Republican. Praise the Lord!

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The NEW Lou Dobbs Immigration Policy – Looks Like GWB’s!

The NEW Lou Dobbs Immigration Policy – Looks Like GWB’s!
January 7, 2010
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Lou Dobbs New Immigration Policy 1.  Let those who are here stay – pay a fine, get in back of …Read the Rest

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Tea, Patriots, Populism, Cowardly Leaders & Unsympathetic Bullies

Tea, Patriots, Populism, Cowardly Leaders & Unsympathetic Bullies
January 7, 2010
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Let me state up front, Populist Movements and Populism absolutely repulse me.

Having spent so many years dealing with the after-effects of serious abuse when I was a child (3rd grade elementary school principal) I have a tendency to be rather analytical when dealing with people and groups of people. I also do not mind admitting I am rather stand-offish, do not join things, do not do crowds, and avoid meetings and conferences like the plague. When recovering from serious abuse, if a person wants to “normalize” their personality, then you learn how to look at the world much differently from what you once did. You become highly critical of yourself and learn how to take absolute responsibility for your actions. (I think this is a 12 Step thing, also). In a way you start viewing things with a little bit of cold blooded Vulcan logic.

This said, one of the things I’ve also learned is that there are certain personality types who absolutely refuse to take responsibility for their own action and blame everyone around them. They deal in absolutes, and can be absolute bullies when it comes to their absolute requirements.

Have you ever had someone with whom you had a romantic interest who was more demanding than “usual”? The world must revolve around them. You know something isn’t “quite right” but you just can’t figure what it is, so you end up surrendering a portion of your personality to that person in order to keep peace. Before long you are going to be required to surrender more and more if you do not want your “loved” one shouting profanities, slamming you against the wall, or withdrawing their presence from your life. (Yea, I had one fiancé who wanted to know if I could survive if he withdrew his presence from my life).

There is nothing wrong with a healthy ego and a healthy sense of self. When an ego and a sense of “self” becomes so over-whelming that other egos and another sense of “self” cannot shine through, then we are dealing with a personality disorder. The loved one has a temper tantrum because something does not go their way. While I can see having a tantrum once in awhile, primarily for righteous indignation, having a tantrum when something does not go your way is the sign of a very emotional stunted individual.

The loved one manipulates. They threaten. They blackmail. If they do not get their desired results they destroy. The more civilized person simply destroys the spirit and emotional well-being of those they “love”. If the person does not have certain parameters of a civilized behavior they will literally inflict bodily harm and eventually, if not stopped, kill the object of their “love”.

In other words, there is a certain kind of person who is so certain they are right that they will stop at nothing to prove they are right, and will destroy in order to prove their point. There are times when these individuals happen to be on the fringes of society they have a tendency to bond with other like minded bullies. Their sense of individualism is not as well developed as they project. They become a “group” and a mob. Enfranchised by other like minded individuals, they become more embolden and more extreme.

Some people call it populism. I call it a mob. They are no different from the people who collected around Oliver Cromwell, John Brown or William Quantrill. Left alone, our little bully is simply going to destroy his/her spouse or loved one. As a mob they are terrifying and can bring down monarchies, murder hundreds of people, or help instigate civil war.

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SC Ron Paul Bots After Lindsey Again

SC Ron Paul Bots After Lindsey Again
January 5, 2010
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The Pink Flamingo is beginning to wonder just how many Republicans are willing to stand up to the Ron Paul Bots and have the courage to PURGE them from grass-roots GOP leadership positions through out the country. My sources tell me in Oklahoma the purge is on. Evidently in South Carolina, only Lindsey had the courage to stand up to these nut-jobs, and now they are taking their revenge. The real crime – with only a few exceptions, The Palmetto Scoop, CNN and The Pink Flamingo NO ONE is reporting what actually happened at the meeting. The far right is so far gone in their hatred of Lindsey that they would rather lie about what happened.

On Monday night the Lexington County GOP voted 13-7 to censure Lindsey. The Ron Paul Bot who engineered the illegal procedure, Talbert Black is NOT a Republican. Black, a Ron Paul Bot nutcase is the idiot who promoted the illegal procedure.

“…Talbert Black, of Lexington, believes Graham has tried to marginalize him and others, noting a comment the senator made in October that the GOP does not want to limit itself as a party of angry white men. “When you have somebody so willing to compromise with those who aren’t conservative, and belittles those who are conservative, we need to do something about that,” said Black, the state coordinator of Campaign for Liberty, a group dedicated to personal liberty and fiscal conservatism that spawned after Paul’s 2008 presidential campaign. As precinct president, Black proposed the resolution while filling in for a committeeman. Graham said Black, a 40-year-old software engineer, had never voted for a Republican presidential nominee; Black said he hasn’t voted for his party’s presidential pick since 1992….”

There is a war brewing in the GOP, caused not by Republicans and not by actual conservatives, but by the slobbering minions who follow Ron Paul and his freaky message of appeasement, conspiracy theories, and outright hate.

The very real problem is the fact that very few of those who are part of the Far Right and are not Ron Paul Bots have the courage to stand up against the fake conservative onslaught of their attack. Add that with the fact that there are very few Republicans who have the actual courage to stand up against them and we have what could be a serious crises.

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The Spoiled Tea Party Brats Real (Ron Paul Libertarian) Agenda

The Spoiled Tea Party Brats Real (Ron Paul Libertarian) Agenda
December 31, 2009
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The Tea Party “patriots?” are now threatening the GOP. How much longer are we going to put up with these …Read the Rest

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The Smell Test: Part III – Fighting Man Made Disasters

The Smell Test:  Part III – Fighting Man Made Disasters
December 30, 2009
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The Pink Flamingo has repeatedly this week stated that something about this attempted man made disaster just doesn’t pass the smell test. First, we learn that the CIA has been tracking our little bomber for months. Then we learn that a smartly dressed Pakistani helped Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab on to the plane. This is about an Administration who is incapable of connecting the dots on Terror.

There is one question The Pink Flamingo wants to ask. Is it possible Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab had help getting on those planes. I’m not talking “little help” but someone in a position of a little bit of power who let this guy get through check-points? Right now the Obama Administration is looking like a bunch of Keystone Cops. There goes that Smell Test.

Who let this kid slip through dogs, scans, check-lists, etc with a bomb?

Do you really think an alienated, depressed, possibly suicidal young man could slip through security without some “inside” assistance?

While we are are asking questions, perhaps it is time to suspend the religious rhetoric and get back to some basics. Look at the guy’s profile:

obsessed
alienated
depressed
possibly suicidal

Umm….where have we seen these characteristics before? Want to be a little bit honest here? Like The Pink Flamingo says, dump the religious angle. We’re dealing with the same personality profile as two young men who destroyed a school in Colorado. It is the same profile of a young man who goes on a rampage on a college campus in Virginia.

The only difference – this time the father tried to warn authorities that his son was up to no good.

What if we are dealing with some truly evil master minds who are manipulating disturbed, obsessed, depressed, alienated, and possibly suicidal young men into doing something for their “religion”?

Which is more frightening?

We think the implications of Islamic terror are horrifying, but what if there are much greater implications – an entire generation of young men, the world over, who have the same profile, irregardless of religion?

Jasper Schuringa knows more about fighting terror than Barack Obama. And – it is paying off for him, which it should!

GWB on terror. Like AJ Strata reports, GWB knew who our enemies were. And – people recognize that GWB had the biggest impact on the US.

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How Can You Take the Right Seriously When….

How Can You Take the Right Seriously When….
December 24, 2009
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The Far Right has a serious problem. They are out of control, over-run by abject stupidity and perhaps even more than a little “hate”. Republicans are stupid. The reason Republicans are stupid is because they are honest, trusting, and honorable. That’s Republican, not the Far Right. The Far Right is no different from the Far Left. They are extreme hate-filled, irrational losers who are determined to make everyone else as miserable and pathetic as are they.

They are becoming so pointed in their hate that they are no longer even bothering to hide their lies about our good Republican officials. When you have people like Glenn Beck calling the shots, going out of his way to destroy any Republican who dares call him to task for his lies then there is a problem.

The Pink Flamingo wishes she believed in conspiracy theories. If so, my favorite would be the possibility that the far right and the tea party freaks are funded by the DNC. How else can you explain their irrational LOSER hatred and insanity? How else can you explain their suicidal decision to go for conservative purity in the GOP, thus empowering Nancy Peolosi, Harry Reid, and Barack Obama and destroy our country?

Patriots – I think not!

Could we possibly be honest here? Nah, we’re dealing with the far, irrational Right. They dumped honesty when they dumped Reagan.

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Henry McMaster Organizing Against Health Care

Henry McMaster Organizing Against Health Care
December 23, 2009
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Thanks to Lindsey and Jim DeMint’s prodding, SC AG Henry McMaster is organizing several of his colleagues to take on the unhealthy bill on a constitutional basis.

““This morning, I received a letter from South Carolina’s two United States Senators, Lindsey Graham and Jim DeMint, asking me, as Attorney General, to investigate the legality of the special funding arrangements negotiated with Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson to secure his vote for the Senate Democrat’s health care reform bill which moved forward toward eventual passage in the Senate by a vote of 60-40.”

Henry is working with Washington State AG Mark McKenna to go after the bill to see if the “deal” sets a new legal precedent. He is also discussing the possibility of AG’s from Texas, Alabama, North Dakota, Colorado, and Michigan to join in some sort of legal action.

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Lindsey to Investigate Nelson Deal

Lindsey to Investigate Nelson Deal
December 22, 2009
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In a sign of the pending apocalypse Lindsey was a guest on O’Reilly’s show which was being hosted by Laura Ingraham. They got along quite well.

“…Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said he’s going to request South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster take a closer look at the so-called “cornhusker kickback.” Graham said if McMaster finds the deal is not on the up and up, and he could file a lawsuit on behalf of South Carolina seeking equal rights under the Constitution…”

South Carolina still has a crusading Attorney General (for about a year) who is going to make an excellent governor – Henry McMaster. Evidently he and Lindsey have come up with a way to challenge the Senate unhealthy bill.

“…Blasting Senate Democrats for what he called “backroom deals that amount to bribes,” Graham found much to complain about in their health care bill. He was particularly irked that the senator who provided that final vote to head off a Republican filibuster, Ben Nelson of Nebraska, cut a deal in which the federal government pays his state’s share of the cost for new Medicaid recipients. Graham, a South Carolina Republican, called on state Attorney General Henry McMaster to review the constitutionality of the deal, and a McMaster spokesman said he looks forward to meeting with Graham to discuss it. “There is one state in the union where new enrollees for Medicaid will be signed up and it won’t cost anybody in that state money,” Graham said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “A lot of people, Republicans and Democrats, are upset by this,” Graham said. “Is it constitutional? I want the attorney general of South Carolina to look at this.”…”

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UPDATED: Republican Voting Records and Tea Party Lies!

UPDATED:  Republican Voting Records and Tea Party Lies!
December 19, 2009
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Funny thing about the alleged “Tea Party Movement”, promoted and nurtured by FOX News, it is not Republican. We’re being told by Sean Hannity that it is all about a re-vitalized conservative movement. People like Jim DeMint and Ron Paul are heralded as “pure” while men like Lindsey Graham, John McCain, Bob Inglis, and Mitch McConnell are treated like dirt by conservatives as “impure”.

Well, until March and the latest ACU ratings, this is the best we can do. And – it looks like Lindsey Graham, John McCain and Bob Inglis, denigrated as “impure” may actually be “purer” conservatives than Jim DeMint and Ron Paul.

Go figure.

The WPost has their voting record database for the 111th Congress compiled. There are a few surprises.

“…The Post’s voting database showed that Graham voted with Republicans 91 percent of the time while the state’s junior senator stood with his party 87 percent of the time.

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Why Do Libertarians & Tea Party “patriots” Lie about Lindsey So Often

Why Do Libertarians & Tea Party “patriots” Lie about Lindsey So Often
December 16, 2009
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Here we go again.

Don’t you get tired of reading all the lies about Lindsey (and most other Republicans) thrown at us by Losertarians, the far right, and some misc. “tea party patriots”?

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Well, here comes another whopper.

Why do Libertarians losertarians hate Lindsey? What’s up? Why all the Cato Institute backed hits on him?

The Cato Institute is sponsoring yet ANOTHER hit on Lindsey. Funny how they seem to be the only ones actually doing the attacking. Makes you wonder why, doesn’t it? It sure makes The Pink Flamingo want to ask a few questions. It also makes The Pink Flamingo a little annoyed, okay furious, the way libertarians, conservatives, and the far right tea party crowd keeps LYING about his position.

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Those Pesky Spoiled Brat Populist Tea Party “Patriots” and Their Pesky Lies

Those Pesky Spoiled Brat Populist Tea Party “Patriots” and Their Pesky Lies
December 15, 2009
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(thank goodness) “…”Any incumbent is in trouble,” said Sharon Ferrell, who chairs the East Bay Freedom Fighters, which claims 150 …Read the Rest

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Is DeMint Vulnerable or Just Plain Smart?

Is DeMint Vulnerable or Just Plain Smart?
December 14, 2009
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“The problem in the Republican Party is that the leadership has gone to the left. I need some new Republicans.“ …Read the Rest

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God, Carbon Credits, Greenies, and a Lack of Faith (and Technology)

God, Carbon Credits, Greenies, and a Lack of Faith (and Technology)
December 12, 2009
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PART I of two articles on “green” Is it even possible for a person to be a hard-core environmentalist and …Read the Rest

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If a Republican Shouts and No One Hears….(Will Conservatives Lie About It)

If a Republican Shouts and No One Hears….(Will Conservatives Lie About It)
December 12, 2009
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Case in point.

Did you know John McCain is one of the most vocal opponents to Barack Obama and his policies? Want to know what the real problem is with the far right?

“…But in the year since that evening of comity and collegiality, McCain has emerged as one of the leading critics of the new president. On foreign policy, his traditional area of expertise, and domestic affairs, where McCain has shown new passion, the 72-year-old Arizonan is making it plain that he has no plans to serve out his years in the rank-and-file, as a politician known more for what he lost than what he will yet accomplish.

For years, McCain relished being an outsider and a maverick, a style that often led to battles with his own party’s leadership. Today, for reasons that friends and McCain observers say could range from unresolved anger to concern for his right flank as he seeks re-election to genuine dismay about Obama’s agenda, he is helping lead a fiery crusade of GOP loyalists against Democratic priorities – and irked some of his Democratic colleagues in the process.

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Libertarians, Lindsey and Climate Legislation

Libertarians, Lindsey and Climate Legislation
December 10, 2009
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Want a prediction? Watch for Cato-Institute backed libertarians to start slamming Lindsey once again.

When an incident happens once it can be considered just an incident. When the same type of incident happens from the same group of people on the same subject, attacking the same person on the same subject – well, a bright person might start to smell a rat.

The Pink Flamingo is beginning to smell a great big fat Libertarian rat straight out of the Cato Institute’s libertarian brain pool.

Remember all the nasty things that happened a few weeks ago when Lindsey dared to act like a statesman and try to avert what did actually happen when the EPA decided to take over carbon, cap, trade, and business? The attacks by the Cato Institute and the fake public interest pro-losertarian energy group (American Energy Alliance) did quite a bit of damage to Lindsey.

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Beck Calls GWB “Marxist-Light” & Other Conservative Lies

Beck Calls GWB “Marxist-Light” & Other Conservative Lies
December 8, 2009
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You read the title correct.  On Saturday, The Pink Flamingo had the misfortune to listen to Glenn Beck’s weekend edition …Read the Rest

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Politics, Evil, Mental Illness, and Perceptions

Politics, Evil, Mental Illness, and Perceptions
December 5, 2009
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There is a fascinating article in American Thinker by Andrew Thomas about the role of “evil” in politics. As a Christian I happen to believe there is such thing as evil, pure, unadulterated evil. As a thinking person I also know that almost all of what we consider “evil” is not actually “evil” but is mental illness, character disorders, and perception.

I disagree with Thomas’ perception of Democrats as “evil”. Democrats like Republicans have an agenda. Unless that agenda is abjectly intent on actual harm, it should not be defined as “evil” the way Thomas does. Thomas assumes anyone who disagrees with his political thesis is “evil”.

Having piddled around with politics since I was a little kid with my mother, I’ve met people good, evil, and indifferent. Some of the nicest people I’ve ever met in politics are Democrats and liberals. They are good people. We simply disagree on a political agenda. One of the worst acts of personal harm done to me (as an adult) was executed in cold blood. It was calculated. It was manipulated to do the worst possible harm to me – personally. The person who did it is still a very highly a “respected” conservative political operative, scholar, and writer. I am still dealing with the personal heart-ache this person created. The dirty deed was done over a decade ago and may never be repaired.

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UPDATED: What Is Jim DeMint Really Up To?

UPDATED:  What Is Jim DeMint Really Up To?
December 4, 2009
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“…One of the most conservative members in the upper chamber, he has said he would rather have 30 pure conservatives in the Senate than a majority of centrists….”

Would someone please explain Jim DeMint’s agenda? He is determined to put “pure” conservatives in office, completely going against all logic, wisdom, and reason. Then again, he is more interested in playing on the national stage than serving the people of South Carolina. He was elected to represent South Carolina…?

Why are people like Lindsey being portrayed falsely within the “conservative” media? What is going on? It appears that Lindsey is the primary target, time and time again.

It all goes back to the Tea Party “movement” where Jim DeMint is hailed as a “pure” conservative hero, and Lindsey is being denigrated as a traitor. The truth of the matter is there is very little difference in their voting records.

“…Most of the other supposed heretics being targeted by the right offer the same basic defense that Scozzafava pursued on Sunday, claiming that their views actually overlap with the right on most issues.

There is some quantitative evidence to back this up. For instance, Lindsey Graham, whom many on the right view as another Scozzafava, actually boasts a lifetime rating of 90 from the American Conservative Union. But Graham was recently censured by Republicans in his own state for being insufficiently conservative.

The right’s hostility toward Graham, Scozzafava and other perceived sell-outs (like Florida’s Charlie Crist) seems disproportionate when you consider their overall bodies of work. This suggests that emotion plays a strong role in the purity movement – that the willingness of any Republican to show public flexibility on an emotionally-resonant issue (like Graham working for an immigration compromise or Scozzafava supporting abortion and gay rights) is by itself enough for the right to declare that Republican a traitor to the cause….”

Why?

Jim DeMint is up to something. There are rumors that he wants to run for POTUS. Then there are other rumors that he is planning an outright assault on Mitch McConnell. It is obvious he has set himself up to be the great conservative king-maker, and could end up destroying the GOP in the process. What ever is going on, the man is truly ambitious, and appears to be more interested in gaining brownie points nationally than constituent service.

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Lindsey and the Military

Lindsey and the Military
December 3, 2009
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“...Well, what we did in Iraq, Wolf, is that we surged troops without any deadline or withdrawal date. And as things got better, we negotiated with the Iraqi government a security agreement that seems to make sense. We’re withdrawing troops in Iraq based on conditions on the ground and an agreement we negotiated with a robust government. We did not put conditions on withdrawal the moment we sent the troops…”

Katie Connolly of Newsweek penned one of the most fascinating commentaries I’ve seen about Lindsey after TNR left him off the “most influential” Afghanistan List. Connolly is quite correct. Now that GWB is gone, Lindsey is probably the greatest supporter of our military.

“...Graham probably spends more time with the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan than any other member of Congress. As a reservist in the Air Force, he’s completed several short stints on the ground in both countries. He’s deeply engaged in military issues; they’re the subject of endless hours of debate between him and his good buddy McCain. In terms of public comment, Graham has basically become the Heather Locklear of Sunday-morning political talk shows—the “special guest star” who appears in every episode. But perhaps most important, Graham’s GOP colleagues respect him on these issues. He’s smart and broadly liked, but moreover he’s persistent in his convictions. In a debate in which Republicans harbor impulses to let an unpopular war simply become Obama’s problem, I’m told Graham is one of the few voices arguing for the need to support the troops and the mission. While some GOPers are tempted to hang the president out to dry on Afghanistan, Graham firmly says no. “This is America’s war,” Graham told me a few weeks ago, adding that he wants to find ways to support the president and secretary of defense….”

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The High Cost of Honor and Greatness

The High Cost of Honor and Greatness
December 2, 2009
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Because it is The Pink Flamingo’s birthday, I am going to indulge myself. The other night I was watching Tombstone. (Yea, this is yet another “Why I love Wyatt Earp…”). Even having watched the movie so many times, something struck me that I’d not noticed.

The perfect definition of honor:

When a person of honor does something that requires personal strength and character, something difficult that the average person would shrink from doing, that person is usually criticized. Those of lesser character would like nothing better than to swoop in and destroy. The most perfect example of this The Pink Flamingo knows is the life of Wyatt Earp.

Wyatt Earp, 1923Wyatt Earp basically gave up his entire future to do what was right. This 1923 photo is my favorite. It shows a man, brave, courageous, and bold – one unafraid, unflinching, and was willing to face the consequences.

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Please Explain How This Is NOT Conservative?

Please Explain How This Is NOT Conservative?
December 1, 2009
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“..This is not just any place on the planet. This is the place where the Taliban took control after the …Read the Rest

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How Conservatives Destroy Good Republicans

How Conservatives Destroy Good Republicans
December 1, 2009
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There are certain conservatives who will do just about anything in order to destroy Republicans who do not meet their personal requirements for conservative pure. Talking heads like Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and Laura Ingraham are the first who come to mind, but they are not the worst of the lot.

Michelle Malkin appears to enjoy destroying Republicans. She has set her sights on Carly Fiorina, who is not pure enough for Malkin’s tastes. Naturally Michelle Malkin ALWAYS fails to mention that she IS NOT a Republican, but a far right extremist with some rather tawdry associates. Her previous attempts to destroy Lindsey Graham over immigration reform resulted in a nasty feud with Geraldo Rivera. He retained his position with FOX News. She did not. While she appears on a few FOX shows, she is closely aligned with Glenn Beck, which should tell thinking people all they need to know.

Malkin, Beck, etc. are almost single issue extremists. Everything goes back to their restrictive, irrational, and almost racist version of immigration reform. In this they are not their own persons, but follow the anti-immigration puppetmasters who call the shots. They are the ultimate power of life and death in the far right. John McCain opposed their racist version of immigration reform. He must be destroyed. Lindsey Graham opposed their racist version of immigration reform. He must be destroyed. Mike Huckabee opposes their racist version of immigration reform. He must also be destroyed. George W. Bush opposed their racist version of immigration reform. He had to be destroyed.

It is that simple.

This is NOT about the horrible murders in Seattle. The far right is NOT telling the whole story, not telling the truth of what is going on there. This is more about the character assassination of yet another normal, rational Republican by the minions of the Far Right who are more concerned in keeping their own power base than putting a majority GOP back in power. The whole idea is to destroy reasonable Republicans, lying about their real voting record, and keeping the Dems in power. There is no other logical reason for the far right to behave the way they are currently acting.

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The President of Shell Oil Defends Lindsey

The President of Shell Oil Defends Lindsey
November 30, 2009
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The president of Shell Oil, Marvin Odum, released a statement defending Lindsey. It is rather powerful and quite profound. It makes fools of those who are damning Lindsey for his stand on energy independence. Odum’s op-ed makes Lindsey look rather courageous and extremely far-sighted. It also makes him look like a patriot.

“…Sen. Lindsey Graham recognizes there are two clear paths for America as it addresses the climate crisis: Let the government regulate greenhouse gas emissions by command-and-control fiat, or let the private sector reduce emissions by unleashing entrepreneurial innovation.

Sen. Graham clearly understands the grim consequences should the EPA take control using the authority of the Clean Air Act. But, Congress can pass a well-crafted, market-based energy and environment bill to reduce greenhouse gases and benefit South Carolina businesses. Those businesses will then create jobs.

EPA regulation under the Clean Air Act could have devastating consequences for businesses across our nation. It will cost jobs that South Carolina workers can’t afford to lose. We could face similar consequences in my home state of Texas. I believe regulation under the Clean Air Act will delay important projects of all kinds around the country and might stall an economic recovery.

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The Conservative’s Version of ACORN

The Conservative’s Version of ACORN
November 30, 2009
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The Pink Flamingo has a commentary about conservatives meddling in elections where it is none of their durn business at Blogcritics.

If conservatives aren’t careful, their newly found desire to meddle in misc. “local” Congressional and Senate races is going to cause them no end of grief. Not only will it back-fire, but it will end up making them a laughing-stock.

This meddling is about several things. It is part of the ongoing purity war that will do nothing but doom us all to a life-time of Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Barack Obama. After repeatedly trying to figure out why someone would be so abjectly blind and stupidly want to doom a GOP Majority, there is only one logical conclusion. It is all about power. If we have a GOP majority, then certain far right, irrational conservative freaks like Michelle Malkin, Laura Ingraham, and any number of pathetic bloggers and columnists will be forced to admit they were wrong. Trust me, these people would rather destroy the country than admit they were wrong.

We are also in one of those interesting periods of Republican politics where there is no “heir” apparent. The GOP has some excellent potential candidates. The Pink Flamingo cannot help but think some of this hyper-conservative manipulations is nothing but a run at poll positions for 2012. If so, then it is is war, plain and simple. We could be seeing supporters of one candidate doing underhanded things to destroy the chances of the supporters of another candidate or the candidate themselves.

It is obvious Jim DeMint is dealing with a little quest for power. Some tout his POTUS aspirations, another group thinks he is manipulating elections to propel himself into Mitch McConnell’s job. Then again there are some who theorize that the far right is engaged in a nasty and vicious war against Lindsey Graham because he is one of the few Republicans who could manage to pull in enough independent voters to actually defeat Barack Obama.

(NOTE: The Pink Flamingo did not come up with this theory, it was pointed out to her by a very unexpected source).

Then again, we currently hip-deep in a manufactured “populist” movement designed to promote the careers and ambitions of a couple of disgusting media personalities. The Pink Flamingo believes we are in the middle of a libertarian (read that Losertarian) assault on the GOP in order to weaken it and to make a heck of a lot of mischief. If you dig deep enought into this disgusting and populist tea party movement, the roots are either losertarian or something even nastier.

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BUMPED: Conservative’s Recipe for Disaster: Dump Reagan

BUMPED:  Conservative’s Recipe for Disaster:  Dump Reagan
November 29, 2009
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There are some within the GOP who are demanding all candidates receiving RNC funds sign a pledge stating that they will support 8 of 10 issues. While The Pink Flamingo basically agrees with most of the list, there is something distasteful about the growing demands for purity, and the stupidity of the far right and their pathetic worship of Reagan, damning anyone who doesn’t agree with them.

“……”When I began entering into the give and take …, a lot of the most radical conservatives who had supported me during the election didn’t like it. “Compromise” was a dirty word to them and they wouldn’t face the fact that we couldn’t get all of what we wanted today. They wanted all or nothing and they wanted it all at once. If you don’t get it all, some said, don’t take anything. “I’d learned while negotiating union contracts that you seldom got everything you asked for. And I agreed with FDR, who said in 1933: ‘I have no expectations of making a hit every time I come to bat. What I seek is the highest possible batting average.’ “If you got seventy-five or eighty percent of what you were asking for, I say, you take it and fight for the rest later, and that’s what I told these radical conservatives who never got used to it….” Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan once said, “The person who agrees with you 80 percent of the time is a friend and an ally — not a 20 percent traitor.”

“…The true believers claim they’re Reagan conservatives, but their politics are a betrayal of the leader they ritually canonize — a betrayal not just in strategy, but in spirit. Ronald Reagan didn’t just tolerate moderates in his party; he valued them. Reagan knew that to be a governing party, rather than an ideological faction, the GOP needed to run and win outside conservative strongholds. So Reagan’s GOP gave all-out support to pro-choice candidates like Pete Wilson in California….”

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Absolutely Fabulously Delicious Nativist Dirt

Absolutely Fabulously Delicious Nativist Dirt
November 28, 2009
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There is nothing more fun than watching all the little nativists go at one another’s throat. This video is no exception. In it Jim Gilchrist says all sorts of nasty things about William Gheen, Ron Paul, Chris Simcox, Sheriff Joe, Ron Paul Bots. It is just way much fun – way fun. Way way fun! The best part is the stuff he says about Barbara Coe, and how racist the Ron Paul Bots are!

Seriously, this is not fun. This is bloody serious.

The Feathered Bastard has all the lucious dirt – and it is lucious! It is a thing of beauty. So – just sit back and enjoy the show. It is worth every minute. The Pink Flamingo is enjoying it, that’s for sure! The video was taken by an untra left activist, but it is a masterpiece!

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Glenn Beck Betrays Our Military

Glenn Beck Betrays Our Military
November 27, 2009
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Glenn Beck is a Losertarian. The Pink Flamingo was wondering when Beck, the Losertarian, was going to advocate thumbing his nose at our military.

The egotistical Beck said that “I had to promise…”

The damn fool has nothing to do with any of this. Someone needs to stick a fork in him, he’s done. I was against this sort of behavior during Vietnam. I am against it now.

How dare Beck give this “advise” to our great men and women who are heroes so he can shoot off his big fat mouth? He insults my brother, who has given – repeatedly, and is heading for another assignment.

He is going to wait for a Commander in Chief who can get “his priorities in order”. Is there ever going to be a POTUS Beck supports? All he can do is denigrate GWB.

The man is a fool – an abject fool.

Oh, had Beck served his country? When he can go out and put his life on the line for our country, then maybe he can denigrate men like Lindsey and GWB. Until then – shut up. With Losertarians like this who needs Democrats? Now that all the little “tea party patriots” ape Beck, are we going to see the makings of a new Vietnam?

Glenn Beck should be ashamed.

Should my father have refused to serve because he did not support FDR? Just because someone does not approve of a current Administration is not an excuse to bail out on the country nor undermine our military.

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New Ad Defending Lindsey

New Ad Defending Lindsey
November 25, 2009
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Adam Fogel at the Palmetto Scoop has the new ad run in support of Lindsey, exposing the group out to destroy him.

“…The AEA attacks are falsely claiming that Graham “supports a national energy tax called cap-and-trade.”

The truth is that Graham has made his position clear: He will not support any form of caps on carbon pollution unless the Democrats agree to green-light the expansion of nuclear energy, offshore drilling, clean coal and natural gas as energy alternatives to create new jobs and to end American dependence on foreign oil.

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