Lindsey Graham … Ugly Inside and Out

Lindsey-Graham-2-facesOf all the truly odious beings among the republicans in Congress, one stands out as having a stench that reaches across the entire nation.  No, it’s not Mitch McConnell, though he stinks right enough.  Nor Josh Hawley or Kevin McCarthy – amateurs at the stinkin’ game.  The one that has hit my radar screen no less than six times in the past 24 hours is none other than Lindsey Graham.  Yes, ol’ Lindsey who stabbed his ‘best friend’ John McCain in the back in his last months on earth.  Ol’ Lindsey who can’t seem to figure out which side of the fence he prefers to graze on.

These are a few of the blips he caused on my radar …

  • Graham to meet with Trump to talk future of GOP
  • Lindsey Graham: Lara Trump is ‘the future’ of the GOP
  • Lindsey Graham suggests Republicans in the House should impeach Kamala Harris if they win the majority in 2022.
  • Graham: McConnell ‘put a load on Republicans’ back’ with anti-Trump speech

Suddenly, Graham is bigger news than Trump, McConnell, COVID, or Tom Brady!  Let’s take these blips one at a time …

Lindsey Graham says he’ll be meeting with Trump in the coming weeks to discuss party strategy and ask for Trump’s help in ‘taking back the House and the Senate’ in 2022 …

“I’m going to try and convince him that we can’t get there without you, but you can’t keep the Trump movement going without the GOP united. If we come back in 2022, then, it’s an affirmation of your policies. But if we lose again in 2022, the narrative is going to continue that not only you lost the White House, but the Republican Party is in a bad spot.”

If the Republican Party ‘needs’ Donald Trump that badly, then they are already in a bad spot.

And ol’ Lindsey says that Lara Trump, Eric’s wife, is the ‘biggest winner’ of the impeachment trial.  How so?

“The biggest winner of this whole impeachment trial is Lara Trump. My dear friend Richard Burr, who I like and have been friends to a long time, just made Lara Trump almost the certain nominee for the Senate seat in North Carolina to replace him if she runs, and I certainly will be behind her because she represents the future of the Republican Party.”

Um … first of all, Lara Trump is lacking some key qualifications, first and foremost being a brain.  Second, she doesn’t even live in North Carolina!  She, Eric, and their two offspring live in a mansion in Westchester, New York.  Senator Burr was one of the 7 senators who found the courage to vote to convict Trump, and while the Republican Party may be threatening him at the moment, I believe the people of North Carolina have the good sense to applaud his courage, and to see that Lara Trump is a … well, I shan’t say, but suffice it to say she is among the least qualified people for a senate seat.

From Senator Burr’s perspective, with ‘friends’ like Lindsey Graham, who needs enemies?

And, he’s already talking of impeaching Vice President Kamala Harris, less than a month after she’s taken office, because …

“I don’t know how Kamala Harris doesn’t get impeached if the Republicans take over the House, because she actually bailed out rioters and one of the rioters went back to the streets and broke somebody’s head open. So we’ve opened Pandora’s Box here, and I’m sad for the country.”

The only thing we can figure he’s talking about was a tweet by Harris in June, 5 months before Biden and Harris won the November election, and 7 months before she took office.  The tweet simply asked her followers to help Black Lives Matter protestors by contributing to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, a bail fund that assisted jailed protesters during the George Floyd protests.  More likely, the real reason is because she is a woman, and a woman of colour at that, and Lindsey is nothing if not a bigot.

First, Harris did nothing wrong, and second, it was before she was even elected, so … if it’s unconstitutional, as Graham claims, to impeach a president who is no longer in office, surely it’s also unconstitutional to impeach a vice president who wasn’t even elected yet … and who did nothing wrong.  Take a look at what Beau of the Fifth Column has to say about it in this short video …

And finally, Lindsey is put out with his co-conspirator, Mitch McConnell, for his tirade against Trump, even though he hadn’t the courage to vote for a conviction.

“I think Senator McConnell’s speech, he got a load off his chest, obviously, but unfortunately he put a load on the backs of Republicans. That speech you will see in 2022 campaigns. I would imagine if you’re a Republican running in Georgia, Arizona, New Hampshire, where we have a chance to take back the Senate, they may be playing Senator McConnell’s speech and asking you about it if you’re a candidate.”

Let’s hope he’s right! Lindsey-Graham

Meanwhile, Lindsey is part of a criminal investigation in Georgia based on his November 13th phone call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in which Graham asked Raffensperger whether he had the power to toss out all mail ballots in certain counties, much the same as Trump’s later conversation with Raffensperger.

It seems to me that ol’ Lindsey is more concerned with the Republican Party and the 2022 elections than he is with doing the job for which We the People are paying him, don’t you think?  Maybe we ought to stop paying him, or maybe the good people of South Carolina ought to recall him.  If Lindsey is the face or the future of the Republican Party, then they deserve to go down in flames.

21 thoughts on “Lindsey Graham … Ugly Inside and Out

  1. In order of your list:
    1. Graham says he will be meeting with Trump in the next few weeks. This is just The Graham Cracker thinking wishfully. He does yet yet have a scheduled appointment, nor does he even know if Trump wants to meet with him. His emphasis on the GOP needing Trump to survive is just so much blather to get Trump’s attention, and butter him up so he will agree to meet. He knows how to stroke Trump’s …, uh, ego. Yup, that’s a good word for it.
    2. “first of all, Lara Trump is lacking some key qualifications, first and foremost being a brain”
    Come on, Jill, lacking a brain is the main requirement of becoming a repuglycan, especially if you have hopes of become the president. The Graham Cracker has lost all hope of ever becoming president, so he needs someone he thinks he can control to be his stooge, and Lara fits that bill too.
    3. The Graham Cracker is completely pissed he was not chosen to be vice-president, and to have a black woman get there when he could not is a total slap in the face on top of being passed over by Trump. He needs revenge, and he doesn’t care how he gets it!
    4. He cannot get any other fancy title, so he will settle for Minority Leader of the Senate. But to do that he has to dethrone Moscow Mike. He has to make the rest of the party see how much better he is than McConnell has ever been. To call him a snake or a worm is to insult both species. He is a piece of skunk dung, which does not insult the skunk, and cannot insult a piece of stinking shit!


    • I’m not sure he has anything on Lindsey or any of the others who are still licking his boots. I think the big draw is that Trump still has about 58% support among republican voters, and Lindsey and his cohorts realize that if they lose that portion of their voters, their boats will be sunk. Now, my big question is … why the heck do 58% of republicans still support Trump??? What the heck do they think is so wonderful about him??? I swear there’s something in the drinking water here … drink only bottled water!!!


  2. Well done, Jill. I think Lindsey Graham became terrified for his personal safety when he was jeered in that airport and in the Capitol riot and is seeking the illusory protection of Mad Donald, who may well have been blackmailing him all along. He’s a sniveling sycophant, and I hope the US attorney in Georgia holds him accountable for his misdeeds.

    But his rants underscore the very real dangers the Republican Party poses. We must be focused, now, on ensuring that Democrats are elected to office—on state, county, and national levels—to expand the Biden-Harris mandate in 2022 and continue to protect our fragile democracy.

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    • Thank you, Annie! ‘Sniveling sycophant’ … that’s exactly the term for what Lindsey is today! And yes, no doubt he feared for his life on January 6th, but he is willing to let the main cause of that attack skate free. Like you, I’m hoping they will face the music in Georgia, though I’m not holding my breath.

      My hope is definitely that the Republican Party fades into oblivion, as it may do soon, with about half still being trumpeters, and the other half sickened and disgusted with Trump et al.


  3. Jill, no other politician has fallen from rational thought faster than Lindsey Graham. He was already headed down that path when his protector and sidekick Senator John McCain became ill and died. In an act of betrayal to McCain, he invited Ivanka and Jared to McCain’s funeral when the deceased asked that their father must not be invited. McCain’s daughter Megan was none too kind to Graham’s weasel-like action.

    Graham is all in on the Trump Party. Lying is OK. Conspiracy parroting is OK. Bullying is OK. Sedition is OK. It should not be tempered that both Graham and the seditious former president are being criminally investigated for trying to overturn the Georgia election result and the three main attorneys for the former president are about to be disbarred.

    Like the former president, what Graham says has no bearing on my day. It is more blather from a sycophant covering for his traitorous mentor. That word traitor is important as Senator McCain wrote an op-ed after he witnessed the former president accept the story from Vladimir Putin over the research and investigation of his own intelligence people. McCain defined the former president’s actions as “traitorous.” Of course, like with the seventeen brave Republicans who voted to impeach or convict the former president, all of the sycophants beat up on McCain and not the traitor.

    So, remember what is important – it is OK to betray your country if you hug the flag at a speech or chastise someone for kneeling in protest during the national anthem. Keith

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    • Jill, of course, here is what a former Miss America, Republican candidate thinks:

      “Erika Harold, a former AG candidate for Illinois and former Miss America, tweeted her disgust at the GOP in days following Donald Trump’s acquittal in the impeachment trial for the violence that took place at the U.S. Capitol on January 6.

      ‘As a Republican, I am ashamed so many in my party actively perpetuated the falsehood of a stolen election and then blamed others for 1/6,’ Harold tweeted. ‘And I am even more disheartened so many in my party knew these things were wrong but were too afraid to say otherwise.'”

      Her opinion seems to be inconsistent with Graham’s. How about that? Keith

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    • You are so right about that … he doesn’t even make sense anymore, not even from a radical right viewpoint. It’s amazing to me that inciting a riot is fine, but holding people accountable for their actions is not. It’s like saying that killing is fine, but punishing the killer is wrong. I’m sick of the entire Republican Party … if they disintegrate because of this, it will be justice.


  4. In the animal world, Graham is a cane toad, ugly and poisonous. In his current existence he’s so far up Trump’s butt (for now) he probably tastes Trump’s food before Trump does. But he’s not to be trusted either, having slated Trump in the past before toadying up to him. He will turn again if the wind changes direction. No doubt he still has pretensions to the White House but I don’t ever see that happening. The people neither like nor trust him so the best he can hope for is to look o longingly as some other Republican is made their Presidential choice, probably of the QAnon species. A complete fruitcake who can provide the party with wild conspiracy theories to chew on.

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    • Nope, I don’t trust Graham any farther than I can throw a feather, which isn’t very far at all. No, I don’t see Lindsey ever making it to the White House, other than as a guest, for he cannot even remember what he thought or said yesterday. I’m still clueless as to how he keeps getting voted in to the Senate! Surely people in South Carolina must know what a dirty rat he is?

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