Thursday, August 5, 2010

Who Will Kick Graham's Rear End in 2014?


Liberal Lindsey Graham thinks he's smart. He represents a very conservative state, but today he voted to put an inexperienced left-wing statist on the Supreme Court just to prove what a gosh-darned genius he is. Remember this flash of brilliance from Team Graham after Graham voted for Kagan in the Senate Judiciary Committee?

"Richard Quinn, a Graham consultant, defended his client -- noting that the Senator is 'not a demagogue'. Added Quinn: 'He's a thinking person's conservative. I expect him to do well among voters with IQ's in triple digits.'"

There you have it. Lindsey is a genius, and if you disagree, it's probably because you're an idiot.

LG voted for Kagan for at least two very important reasons:

1. Graham explained that Kagan is "funny" which "goes a long way in my book."

2. "I believe the last election had consequences..."

You got that right, LG. Elections have consequences. Hope you have a very lucrative lobbyist gig lined up.

Here are some of the people who might be lining up for the job Lindsey apparently no longer really wants:

Jeff Duncan: "Duncan, a state representative, is the odds-on favorite to replace Rep. Gresham Barrett in the 3rd district this fall. (Graham held that same Upstate seat before being elected to the Senate in 2002.) That would provide a real geographic base from which to run in four years time."

Tom Davis: "Davis is a state Senator from Beaufort (in the Lowcountry). He's also a close ally of GOP gubernatorial nominee Nikki Haley. If Haley is elected governor this fall, her allies will be in the catbird's seat for offices down the line."

Katon Dawson: "The former chairman of the state Republican party would have the financial network and connections in the state to make a serious run at Graham. And, he may be looking for a next act after losing out on the Republican National Committee chairmanship in 2009."

My vote would be for Jeff Duncan.


Update:

From the comments, Matthew Newman has other great suggestions:

Ideas of people to take down Lindsey Graham:

Tim Scott - Congressional candidate from South Carolina's 1st Congressional district. 44 year old, black, member of the SC House of Delegates. With 4 years in Congress, Scott could be an attractive candidate in 2014.

Jenny Sanford - Former first lady of South Carolina, successful investment banker prior to her marriage to her ex-husband and she ran his successful campaigns for Governor. If she wanted to, she could mount a strong campaign for US Senate.

Curtis Loftis - The man who is about to become State Treasurer of South Carolina. He won the primary by defeating the incumbent and is unopposed in the general. He was a small business owner, ran the Saluda Charitable Foundation, and was the Director of the Office on Aging.

6 comments:

Mark Adams said...

And let's not forget the other morons from this side of the fence who "placed" this un-experienced person to the highest court in the land.
Richard Lugar of Indiana, Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine, and Judd Gregg of New Hampshire.

First it was Obama, NOW Kagan. What the...

LoneWolfArcher said...

Please let Graham get voted out of office in 2014. I am sick of that RINO. Better yet, maybe he'll get caught up in an ethics investigation and get ousted before that.

Teresa said...

Graham the RINO must be booted out of office in 2014!

I sure hope he gets investigated so we can get rid of his sorry arse before 2014.

Matthew Newman said...

Ideas of people to take down Lindsey Graham:
Tim Scott - Congressional candidate from South Carolina's 1st Congressional district. 44 year old, black, member of the SC House of Delegates. With 4 years in Congress, Scott could be an attractive candidate in 2014.
Jenny Sanford - Former first lady of South Carolina, successful investment banker prior to her marriage to her ex-husband and she ran his successful campaigns for Governor. If she wanted to, she could mount a strong campaign for US Senate.
Curtis Loftis - The man who is about to become State Treasurer of South Carolina. He won the primary by defeating the incumbent and is unopposed in the general. He was a small business owner, ran the Saluda Charitable Foundation, and was the Director of the Office on Aging.

Z said...

vote the bum OUT! (all of them, actuallY!)

Randy-g said...

I am one of the "idiots" Quinn refers to, unfortunately I don't reside in SC, or Dave the dogcatcher would get my vote. Graham has to be replaced!!!