Monday, March 06, 2017

Lindsey Graham Held A Town Hall Meeting and It Was Not The Welcome He Expected

A lot of Republicans, and a few Democrats, are not getting a hero’s welcome when they return home for their Town hall meetings, and South Carolina’s Senior Senator Lindsey Graham is no exception.

Oh, sure, he’s come down on the opposite side of a few of _____’s ideas, but, all in all, he’s a typical GOP goose-stepper and his constituents are not happy.

Last Saturday morning at a Town Hal in Clemson constituents lined up hours ahead of time to hear one of Hair Furors biggest critics, but then Miss Lindsey made a misstep when he said:
“I’m going to try to help our president, Donald _____, be as successful as possible because, number one, I agree with him mostly and I’d like to get this country moving again.”
And cue boos; loud, long boos rained down on Graham.

And then he continues, saying he, like some in the GOP, though not all, want “repeal and replace Obamacare” and the booing was louder, with people shouting and others heckling Graham. He tried to back away from the issues, complaining that other Republicans have not included him in the bill-drafting process.
"Can I tell you a secret? I don't even know what the GOP plan is."
Yes, a Republican doesn’t even know what his own party’s plan is, but he’s planning on going along with it. However, it wasn't just Obamacare—and for those of you in South Carolina who don’t yet know, Obamacare is ACA—that had people upset.

Graham was also in the hot seat over the investigation into the _____ campaign's ties to, and conversations with, Russia before the November election. Graham said he’d met with FBI Director James Comey told the crowds that there is "no evidence" of collusion at this point.

At.This.Point. Even though every single day we learn of another member of the _____ team chatting it up with Russia during the campaign, and before the inauguration, and lying about it.

Graham said that a congressional subcommittee, which he chairs, will investigate Russia's interference in the election and insisted Congress would pass a bill strengthening sanctions on Russia as punishment.
"It's my job as a United States senator to get to the bottom of this."
Then do it.

And when the topic of _____’s tax returns came up—you know, the ones he said he’s release before election day and didn’t and the ones he said he’d release before inauguration day and didn’t—Graham said he wasn’t too keen on issuing a subpoena for _____'s tax returns.
"We can subpoena his tax return. I will do that when I believe there's a reason to do that."
But the crowd wasn’t letting the issue just lie there; Graham was asked five separate times about efforts to gain access to _____'s tax returns as a way to see if he has any ties to Russia or other foreign government, and when Graham stumbled his response the crowd shouted: "Russia!"
"I didn't know there were this many liberals in South Carolina."
Oh, honey, we’re here, we’re growing in numbers and we’re disgusted by this president and disgusted by many in the GOP, like yourself, for kowtowing to the party line, when the party is being lead by a mad man.

The resistance is real and South Carolina is feeling it, so people like Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott best pay attention to We The People.
Raw Story


anne marie in philly said...

miss lindsey has no balls; you have her, we have pat toomey. both of them are GOPrick lickers. and pat is too damn chicken to meet with US pennsylvanians!!

Jennifer said...

You damn right, Miss Lindsey, South Carolina is FULL of liberals who are tired of being silent!

I'm involved in a political action group here in Florence called Action Together and our membership is growing by leaps and bounds. We had a similar town hall meeting last week with congressman Tim Rice and he found out just how sick and tired we are of him and his GOP cronies!

We need to keep pushing. Trump is going DOWN.

Jennifer said...

Oops! I meant TOM Rice.

the dogs' mother said...

No townhalls here. From Dem or GOP.
Of course we are still having snow...

Blobby said...

Graham is surely suspect as a human being, but I'll give credit where credit is due: it's a sad state of affairs when Lindsey is more of the voice of reason of the GOP than most anyone else.

Helen Lashbrook said...

I see Trump has connections, via Azerbaijan, to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and he and little Ivanka may have received money from the IRG which is a felony. With any luck the whole lot of them will end up in the clink!