Why I'll be voting against Sen. Graham

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On primary day Tuesday, when you consider your choice for U. S. senator from South Carolina, please remember the following about Sen. Lindsey Graham: He co-wrote the failed Amnesty Bill of 2007 with Ted Kennedy, Harry Reid and John McCain.

After numerous polls, tens of thousands of phone calls and e-mails, he calledÂthe citizens of South Carolina "bigots" because we disagreed with him on the amnesty bill.

He supported McCain's campaign finance reform bill that furnished us with the MoveOn.org mob and made free speech just before an election a thing of the past. ...

Graham vigorously participated as a member of the famous "Gang of 14" senators to forge a compromise on the Democrats' use of the judicial filibuster, thus blocking the Republican leadership's attempt to implement the so-called "nuclear option." Again, South Carolinians overwhelmingly disagreed with Graham, and inundated him with telephone calls, letters, e-mails and faxes. As expected, Mr. Graham again ignored his constituents and fell in line with John McCain and the Democrats.

When Hillary Clinton spent a week in Alaska to investigate one of the left's favorite causes, global warming, her traveling companions were three Republican senators: John McCain, Susan Collins and our senior Sen. Lindsey Graham. They agreed, in the words of McCain, that there was "overwhelming scientific evidence" of climate change and that "human activities play a very large role."

Sen. Graham has repeatedly said that he doesn't worry about what his constituents have to say, and that he is not worried about getting re-elected. It's time for the residents of South Carolina to show the entire nation that ÂSouth Carolina conservatives will not support a senator who refuses to listen to their constituents who elected him and sent him to Washington. I will be casting my vote for Buddy Witherspoon, who represents my opinion and philosophy and that of Sen. Jim DeMint.

Proctor Bush, Aiken, S.C.

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JesusIsComing
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JesusIsComing 06/06/08 - 05:08 am
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Booting out Senator

Booting out Senator Grahamnesty would send a very clear message to Senator John McCain. As a Navy man he will understand it as a shot across his bow.

pofwe
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pofwe 06/06/08 - 05:17 am
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True that!

True that!

teharper428
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teharper428 06/06/08 - 06:41 am
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Witherspoon used to belong to

Witherspoon used to belong to the Council of Conservative Citizens. He was requested in 1999 by the RNC chair to resign from the group. State GOP Chairman McMaster portrayed the organization as "a militant group with racial overtones. It's not the kind of group than most Republicans would want to be associated with. I would not join such a group."

SCEagle Eye
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SCEagle Eye 06/06/08 - 06:42 am
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Senator Graham takes more

Senator Graham takes more money from any other senator from the nuclear industry and they expect a payoff. For his backing of big-government nuclear projects which don't serve the vast majority of citizens is reason enough to give him the boot.

dashiel
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dashiel 06/06/08 - 06:59 am
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If you knew that Sen. Graham

If you knew that Sen. Graham campaigns at Interstate rest areas late at night, would you still vote for him? If you knew that he teaches sit-down tap-dance lessons, would you be more inclined or less inclined to vote for him? And if you knew that Sen. Graham advocates Spainish as a first language would you be more inclined or less inclined to vote for him? If you answered "si" to any of the above questions, gracias amigo!

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 06/06/08 - 07:18 am
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There'a a Lindsay Graham

There'a a Lindsay Graham campaign ad on the radio playing now. John McCain is the voice and he claims Grahamnesty has "true conservative principles." Not true. The first principle of conservatism is respect for the law. By promoting amnesty, Grahamnesty is thumbing his nose at the law and at the legal citizens of this country. Toss him out.

constitutionnow
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constitutionnow 06/06/08 - 08:23 am
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I think it's deplorable that

I think it's deplorable that Sen. Graham attempts to tug at our heart strings by pointing out that he lost his parents while in college. This type of sympathy pandering is simply inexcusable and is typical of politics today. Oh for the days of the true statesman!

jack
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jack 06/06/08 - 09:32 am
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The writer is dead on target

The writer is dead on target and my vote is for Witherspoon. Boot the RINO (Republican in name only) Grhamnesty out!

teharper428
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teharper428 06/06/08 - 11:08 am
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Wow, I guess no one cares

Wow, I guess no one cares about the moral character of Witherspoon. Have you read the "statements of principle," on the CCC website?
If you want that type of representative in the US Senate, God help us all.
Of course, you could vote democratic, there are two democratic candidates running for US Senate. To investigate their political platiforms, the links are: mjcone.com and bobconleyforsenate.com

sconservative
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sconservative 06/06/08 - 12:20 pm
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One item that was left out in

One item that was left out in this great letter was that Graham voted to override Bush's veto of the $300Billion Farm Bill. Congress had many earmarks in the bill and over 50% of the subsidies were to big Ag with incomes over $250,000. Imagine, a Democratic Congress subsidizing the rich! Probably to get their votes when they increase "taxes on the rich."

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 06/06/08 - 01:41 pm
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Thanks for that information,

Thanks for that information, Drcptsr73. It's another important reason to dump Lindsay Grahamnesty.

teabag1963
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teabag1963 06/06/08 - 01:55 pm
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boo hoo boo hoo.graham can't

boo hoo boo hoo.graham can't stop illegal aliens nor can the congress, because they don't want to.most of the texans on the border don't want it either.graham gets my vote, the only thing i hold against him is he's a repuke,still gets my vote though.you can have demint anytime.

yak11
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yak11 06/06/08 - 02:41 pm
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Sorry Lindsay Grahmnesty will

Sorry Lindsay Grahmnesty will not be seeing my support.

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