A post by Pat

The Sonny King

Glenn Beck, talk radio and the loudmouthed people are such a pain in the neck to Sen. Graham. Probably the Constitution as well. He thinks the government is his business. He dismisses base politics as though it’s childish, lecturing that we have to get out of our comfort zones. He is more than willing to work with the President to make his job easier.

Lindsey Graham Hits Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly

Graham lauded Mr. Obama for energizing young people and also engaging Hispanic voters, which he said Republicans had turned off with rhetoric on immigration “coming out of certain quarters of our party.”

He said Mr. Obama had passed the “ready to be commander-in-chief test” during the debates and that the Democrat had been helped by the unpopularity of then-President Bush and his policies. “The Republican label was very much tainted,” Graham said.

He thinks America became such a great country because we hold hands.

During an interview with The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg at the First Draft of History, Graham, was asked for his opinion about Glenn Beck. Let’s not forget Graham said Ted Kennedy was one of the most principled men he ever knew.

“Only in America can you make that much money crying,” Graham said, as he suggested conservative talk radio, in particular, has detracted form constructive political debate in America. “What do I think of Rush Limbaugh? Well, I think he makes hundreds of millions of dollars being able to talk on the radio for three hours a day. It is what it is, but here’s what I worry about: how many people in my business are going to be controlled by what’s said on the radio or in a TV commercial? Base politics is what we’re talking about.”

So maybe “my business” is just a figure of speech. I still don’t like it. The arrogant condescension of these prima donnas who hold the American people in such contempt have a nasty surprise coming their way. We know why we became a great nation and it wasn’t because we allowed ourselves to be treated like children by government elites holding hands. It was the calloused hands of the American people going about their business that built America and made it great.

Whose back is up against the wall? I think Sen. Graham and the rest of the Washington elites are soon to be wrenched out of their comfort zone. It will give me great pleasure to watch them go over the mountain.

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  1. daveylee1 says:

    Senator Graham is such a loser. Talk about a RINO. His nose couldn’t be any browner from kissing Obama’s butt if he wanted it to be. I’ll tell you what. South Carolina needs to find a viable candidate to run against him in the Republican primary when his term runs out. (When is that, by the way?) What a contrast between Graham on the one hand and Senator Demintt and Congressman Joe Wilson on the other. South Carolina get your act together! Keep Demintt and Wilson and kick Graham the hell out of there!!!

    • franknitti says:

      Sorry, but Goober Lindsay Graham just got re-elected in 2008. The Democrats ran a former Ron Paul supporter who changed parties against him so you can pretty much guess what happened. When faced with a choice between RINO Goober and a kook, the voters of South Carolina picked the lesser of two evils. One prominent Republican state legislator had been expected to provide a stiff challenge for Goober in a primary but he got nabbed in a cocaine sting. The only hope of getting rid of Goober these days seems to be that he’ll slip up and get caught in a men’s room somewhere a la Larry Craig.

  2. eMVeeH says:

    Not that it’s a good thing, mind you. But, maybe, just maybe, the fact that Obama is President is what was needed to make the American people realize that we have the power. All the protests, townhall meetings, and the tea parties, especially the Tea Party in Washington, have served to remind dim bulb representative like Graham that they are expendable if they don’t faithfully represent their constituents.

    “My business!” It just goes to show you how disconnected this brain surgeon is from the rest of
    America.

  3. eMVeeH says:

    Tammy, Sarah Palin’s book cover shot just released!
    http://tiny.cc/PalinBookCoverPic

  4. RuBegonia says:

    Pat, your taking umbrage with the “my business” reference shines a light on the mossy side of this stone. Term limits.

  5. IslandLibertarian says:

    Government has no business in business!

  6. RobbieK says:

    If the people of South Carolina don’t get some balls and recall this man, well, I’ve lost respect for them. He lied, just like Urkel to get into office. Do you seriously think the people of South Carolina would have voted for Sotomayor? I don’t think so, Grahamnesty!

  7. nepenthe says:

    When Graham entered the senate I had high hopes for him. He has been an extreme disappointment almost from the very beginning. We deserve better.

  8. mindywic says:

    Graham is a great example of why I tend to NOT vote for incumbents–no matter what the party. They are all so out of touch.

  9. ovovo says:

    Obama I guess is not a great speaker. Looks like Rio gets the Olympics. The president of Brazil told him to get ready and lose again. He lost an Airbus contract to Brazil. He may now lose the Olympics to Brazil.

    Cannot wait to see how well he does with Iran.

    I guess the rest of the world does not like his arrogance and his wifes attitude. Will Ms. O be allowed to return on Air Force I or will she hide her head for a few weeks?

  10. MRFIXIT says:

    This is what I have been seeing in the past 20 years. The blue blood coutry club Republicans are very collectivist. They just want the government to pacify the public and regulate business in their favor. High taxes for wage earners and big tax breaks for wealthy people. Goodies for the rabble and the unwashed, to keep these barbarrians outside the gates. That way, they can pay themselves a modest salary that is highly taxed, but they tax shelter gobs of money through complex tax codes, that exclude various categories of income from taxation.

    The Democrats want to do the same, only they favor labor unions (partly because every dime the union workers are paid is taxed more heavily), and they give the same breaks to the wealthy aristocracy. They favor old money (families that have generations of wealth) and despise new money (Joe the Plumber), who they punish with taxation to keep him from ever moving into their “class”. You have to be a “google” founder to break through this system by making an overwhelming amount of money. Enough that after keeping a fraction of the profit, you can take advantage of the tax shelters to join the aristocracy.

    I have thought about the third party route, but that’s a long slog. The only way to do that is to put the third party into county and state governments, doing a good job and getting re-elected. Once some critical mass is reached, you have a real party, — a political machine. Unfortunately term limits help to prevent the emergence of a third party, by shutting off new people without a machine behind them. Notice in California how all the politicians are continuously recycled and running for different jobs after terming out. They even create a miriad of jobs on various “advisory boards” so they can park people after terming out, and before new elected positions are available.

    The other way to go and the best shot in the near term is to work to dump RINOs by hard fought primary challenges, and reject these blue bloods when they don’t live up to their rhetoric.

    As Frederick Bastiat said: “Either the few plunder the many [aristocratic], or the many plunder the few [socialistic], or nobody plunders anybody [libertarian]. Now let us try liberty”.

  11. thierry says:

    his’ business’ is suppose to be upholding the constitution of the united states, representing the will of his constituents. if someone, oh, say a member of the executive branch, is actively destroying the rights of the people and peeing like an untrained puppy on the entire constitution (and by virtue of such on the People), shouldn’t therefore the business of the Honorable Miss Thing, the most ineligible dried up spinster in the senate, be to oppose such action not aide and abet?

    since we’re gong all french and effete with this, it’s high time to quote from one of the most important documents in the history of democracy- the declaration of the rights of man( approved by the national assembly of france 1789):

    “3. The principle of all sovereignty resides essentially in the nation. No body nor individual may exercise any authority which does not proceed directly from the nation…

    13. A common contribution is essential for the maintenance of the public forces and for the cost of administration. This should be equitably distributed among all the citizens in proportion to their means.

    14. All the citizens have a right to decide, either personally or by their representatives, as to the necessity of the public contribution; to grant this freely; to know to what uses it is put; and to fix the proportion, the mode of assessment and of collection and the duration of the taxes.

    15. Society has the right to require of every public agent an account of his administration.

    16. A society in which the observance of the law is not assured, nor the separation of powers defined, has no constitution at all.”

    we’re quickly moving to the point of having ‘no constitution at all’ and this fool is nattering about working with the person driving us to that point while positing that we’re insane for being irate at what’s going down while he’s the tranquil and rational prim and proper lady.

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