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Lindsey Graham’s Five Most Awesome Defenses of Brett Kavanaugh

Lindsey Graham’s Five Most Awesome Defenses of Brett Kavanaugh

Graham: “I’m happy because the effort to railroad and humiliate this man failed…I had never been more pissed in my life”

Out of all the horror and vileness of the Democrats’ all-out war on Justice Brett Kavanaugh, there comes a most welcome surprise:  Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC).  The man has been on fire all week, and he is not close to stopping.

Following are Graham’s five most awesome moments in defense of Kavanaugh.

We’ve covered some of his finer moments, but I wanted to compile them and more into one post for us all to enjoy.  I’ve never (before) been a fan of Graham; I found him too squishy on too many issues that matter to me, and I was confounded by his insistence on seeing Democrats through rose-colored glasses and imagining a cross-aisle collegiality that just wasn’t there and hadn’t been for decades.  He’s been the steady, quiet guy who tried to hold on to the congenial and respectful aspects of the Senate that were long ago abandoned by those he kept attempting to reach on the other side of the aisle.

But no more, Graham was well and truly pissed off by the Democrat treatment of Kavanaugh.

And very happy that the Democrat effort to derail the Kavanaugh confirmation failed.

The Kavanaugh debacle seems to have shaken him from his stupor, and he now not only understands what we are dealing with but is incensed to his very core by it.  The Democrats’ behavior and tactics were so unseemly, so disgraceful, so shameful that they offended Graham’s sensibilities, his sense of honor and ethics, his very foundation.  With that, the gloves have come off, and Graham is proving to have a spine of steel and a wit to match.

# 5 Graham claps back at screeching Kavanaugh protester: “Yeah, please move to South Carolina”

A Kavanaugh protester chased Graham in DC and screeched that she would vote him out of office—something incoherent to do with his “white privilege patriarchy,” and Graham shot back, “Yeah, please move to South Carolina. I hope you come, you’d be welcome in South Carolina.”

Business Insider reports:

Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina shrugged off a protester with a quip of his own as he walked to his car at Capitol Hill on Friday.

A female protester followed closely behind Graham’s entourage shouting, “your own white privilege patriarchy,” and threatened to vote him out of office.

Graham appeared unfazed by the protester’s remarks and encouraged her visit his home state.

“Yeah, please move to South Carolina,” Graham said with a smile. “I hope you come, you’d be welcome in South Carolina.”

The prof included this yesterday: This might be the best thing ever via Benny Johnson:

# 4 Graham is so over anti-Kavanaugh protesters: “Why don’t we dunk him in water and see if he floats”

I’m a huge Monty Python fan and have used this scene in many a discussion, so I was particularly happy to hear this from Graham.

“If he would take a polygraph, it would all be over, Senator Graham,” she interrupted. To which Sen. Graham responded, “why don’t we dunk him in water and see if he floats.”

# 3 Graham on Democrats overplaying their hand:  “What ya’ll have done is bullshit.”

Fox News reports:

Now that the probe has been completed, Ingraham pointed out, Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) has called it a “bulls**t investigation” and Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) has called it a “cover-up.”

“To my good friends, is this advise and consent?” he asked of the two Democrats. “Your view of the Senate’s role is to take a good man’s life and turn it upside down.”

“That’s not advise and consent, that’s despicable,” Graham said of Democrats’ actions during the confirmation process. “[This] might blow up in your face — I hope it does.”

“Let me tell it to my friend Bob, what y’all have done is bulls**t,” Graham added, borrowing Menendez’ choice of expletive.

Graham said that protesters hassling Republicans in the halls of Congress “won’t work” with him.

Addressing top Democrat Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, Graham said, “I’ve never been more disappointed in you and your party.”

# 2 Graham comes out swinging at Kavanaugh hearing

This is must-watch viewing for anyone even remotely interested in the Kavanaugh debacle.

# 1 Graham is taking the fight to the streets: “I’ve never campaigned against a colleague in my life. That’s about to change”

Graham is so ticked off that he is going to break one of his own rules against campaigning against a colleague. He’s heading to purple states and districts to campaign, not just for Senate candidates, but for those in the House, as well.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Grabbing the spotlight in the Sunday morning talk show circuit, Graham unveiled stage two of what has been a vigorous defensive campaign against an flurry of sexual assault allegations that threatened to derail Kavanaugh’s chances of becoming the 114th Supreme Court justice.

“All I can say is this is going to the streets at the ballot box,” Graham said on “Fox News Sunday.” “I’ve never campaigned against a colleague in my life. That’s about to change. I’m going to go throughout this country and let people in these purple states, red states, where Trump won know what I thought, know what I think about this process.”

Graham’s pledge indicates a rising frustration with Democrats that has reached a tipping point; his willingness to discard civility for his Senate contemporaries on the other side of the aisle to bolster Trump shows a turn-around for the South Carolina Republican. Only a few short years ago, amid a bitter Republican presidential primary, Graham warned that a Trump administration would be “an utter, complete and total disaster.”

Now Graham, though he regularly warns the president against a willingness to embrace perennial U.S. adversaries like North Korea and Russia, is one of Trump’s biggest boosters on Capitol Hill. After his brash TV blitz Sunday, he hit the links with Trump, who has now fulfilled a campaign promise by molding a conservative-leaning Supreme Court with two successful nominees under his belt.

Bonus goodness: Graham to audience who booed his assertion “Kavanaugh was treated like crap”: “Yeah, well, boo yourself!”


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I don’t know who put what in Lindsey’s coffee but I hope they keep it up, in fact increase the dosage!

    I kind of hate to say this, but it is that Sen. Graham is young enough that he thinks he can run for President in 2024 on a primary against Mike Pence.

    Sen. Graham finding his spine is welcome. Now let’s see if he actually uses it to beat the crap out of the Socialists-Marxists that have infected the Democrat party.

    Let’s see if he’s learned his lesson: Democrat Members of the Senate CANNOT be trusted. EVER. No comity. No Collegiality. Nothing but the fight, day in, day out FOREVER.

      Rather than never trusting Democrats, let’s keep in mind that there are many of them who are just as appalled with the sudden hostile takeover of their party by the communists. Heck, Ocasio-Cortez won her party’s nomination for the House with just 16,000 total votes and she is already a national figure. If I were a normal, rational, patriotic Democratic that would scare the hell out of me.

      “Go along to get along” and to checking wind direction in hopes of surviving long enough to acquire influence is the standard practice for most politicians. But these enraged communists are the people they will have suck up? They may be mere socialists in word for now but once in power, they will become Stalinists. The only process they embrace is raw power…. institutionalized violence is assured if they win.

      I am confident that many Democrat politicians are looking for new friends from anywhere. Trump and his new Republican party will be a much friendlier place to do business going forward and worth the risk. This could mean future victories without so much rancor.

      The real America is coming together under Trump. It just isn’t being reported yet. For now, a sizable dedicated minority (us) aided by the effects of the fascist mob tactics of the new Democrats has been carrying Trump to victory. This growing base is quickly gelling as the kooks (of “both” parties) keep driving voters to Trump. That is what Graham, Collins and a couple others signifies. It should get much easier after the November elections.

If he comes around on immigration I’m all in

Who are you, what have you done with the Senator, and most importantly, how long can you stay?

Also applicable to Senator Collins.

    tom_swift in reply to ecreegan. | October 7, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    Collins is the same old wishy-washy opportunist she’s always been. You put faith in her at our peril.

    As for Graham, we’ll see. He’s still far too polite to make me think he’s just found the true religion. Though that thing about dunking Kavanaugh in water was pretty good. But I suspect most of our most ardent leftoids are too young to understand it.

      ecreegan in reply to tom_swift. | October 7, 2018 at 9:54 pm

      I put no faith in either Collins or Graham; the original might return at any time. But I’m enjoying the heck out of the stunt doubles while they’re here.

        Sanddog in reply to ecreegan. | October 7, 2018 at 10:39 pm

        The Graham we’ve seen in the last two weeks is much more like the original Lindsey Graham who was first elected to the US House of Representatives.

    Valerie in reply to ecreegan. | October 7, 2018 at 11:26 pm

    I’ve been watching him in hearings for years. This is the same person, albeit angrier than I’ve ever seen him. He remains articulate through his anger, possibly because the Democrats have offended his justice bone. It’s good to see, because the Democrats have violated my sense of due process and fair play. They have shown that they will not quit until they are stopped.

    It’s time to put a stop to them.

That’s a great idea, Fuzzy

“6 times Collins destroyed the libs!”

“Protester confronts Lindsey, instantly regrets it”

“She voted for Kavanaugh, but she never expected what happened next!”

Or…”I’ll have what he’s having”

“We’ve secretly replaced Senator Graham’s Geritol with Real Testosterone Crystals. Let’s see if anyone notices.”

I think it was Sarah Hoyt over at Instapundit who wrote something like ‘I don’t know what happened to Graham, but if you find a pod in the basement of the Capitol, burn it.’

All of the five defenses are good, but the absolute best comment was what Graham said on Wallace’s show today. Holding a list of the judges who Trump had selected prior to being elected, Graham challenged Cryin’ Chuck to pick one, any one. Wallace said nothing (of course). And Schumer? Fuggedaboudid. Heh.

Wow – the moderators are fast tonight. By the time I logged in to make a comment about a bad comment, it was gone. Thanks to the mods!

I am impressed with the change of attitude of L. Graham. I wonder if he was influenced or perhaps blackmailed by the former senator of Arizona? He certainly seems happier these days.

I’m writing some thank-you notes to my senators as well as a couple others (McConnell, Grassley, Graham, Collins). I called my reps to voice my opinion, but I think a nice handwritten thank you note is appropriate.

More important, I am donating a bunch across the various Senate races. Yes, each donation is small, but it gives me an opportunity to email the candidate back, requesting that they support specific conservative goals.

“He LIED under oath, he didn’t drink, he didn’t black out…”

That is what gets me. Those that just get outraged at what they read from others and don’t bother to go to the primary source and confirm.

He admitted he drank to excess. If you begin your rant with a lie, why should anyone pay attention to you?

Once again, dunking witches is not Monty Python, it’s history. Monty Python’s brilliant twist was to substitute a different and much safer test, to see whether she would float were she to be dunked. That way, when the test shows (as it surely will) that she would have drowned, and is therefore innocent, she’ll still be alive to enjoy her acquittal.

Also, once again, this reminds me of the Bible’s ordeal for a woman accused of adultery. Rather than giving her poison and calling on God miraculously save her if she’s innocent, God said to do it the other way around: make her drink a completely harmless potion, and if she’s guilty she will miraculously die a horrible death. If nothing happens then she’s innocent. If you don’t believe in the Bible then you must assume that nobody ever died, and every single defendant was therefore proclaimed innocent.

    puhiawa in reply to Milhouse. | October 8, 2018 at 1:40 am

    Psst. We all know this. It is not necessary for you always to pontificate……I can sometimes do it for you. 😉

    fishstick in reply to Milhouse. | October 8, 2018 at 6:20 am

    I thought the whole point of that scene was showing the silliness of a correct conclusion drawn from bogus logic

    because none of what Sir Bedevere says makes any sense whatsoever

    I mean the knight concludes witches burn because they are made of wood, float in water because planks float, so they must also weigh the same as a duck

    but ducks don’t float because of their weight but because of a natural oil in their feathers

    that scene was just pure nonsense which seemingly led the mob to a correct conclusion in she was a witch

      I see you are man wise to the ways of science my good man!

      Milhouse in reply to fishstick. | October 8, 2018 at 8:38 am

      He’s trying to point out the silliness of the whole concept of witch-dunking, and to persuade the mob to substitute a test that wouldn’t kill the subject while acquitting her. Except that entirely by accident he stumbles on the truth; it turns out that witches do weigh the same as ducks (species, age, geographical origin, etc. unspecified; perhaps their weight adjusts itself to match whichever duck they’re weighed against?).

    Jack Klompus in reply to Milhouse. | October 8, 2018 at 7:57 am

    Do you EVER get tired of being such an insufferable, obnoxious know-it-all?

      Milhouse in reply to Jack Klompus. | October 8, 2018 at 8:31 am

      Do you ever get tired of being such an insufferable smug know-nothing?

        Jack Klompus in reply to Milhouse. | October 8, 2018 at 8:41 am

        Nope. Never. I have better things to do than being the resident Captain Obvious pseudo-intellectual who feels the need to bloviate my trivial knowledge on every damn subject, “correct” everyone’s point of view, and be an all-around hall-monitor drip that nobody likes, nobody has any respect for, and acts like a smarmy douche that has to show off his self-importance and superior intellect 24-7 here. You’re a tiresome, annoying, gasbag.

Bob Menendez in particular should be ashamed of himself, since he just barely escaped a false accusation of his own.

I thought I had lived long enough. Not hardly.

McCain is dead.

Long live McCain. Good riddance.

I like Lindsey Graham 2.0!

Now, just because Lindsey got it right once, let’s not go rushing in.
He has a lot to make-up for.