Thursday, March 7, 2013
Sen. Lindsey Graham Switches Vote On CIA Nominee, Says Filibuster Changed His Mind
Sen. Lindsey Graham, not one of those on my short list for best politician of the year to say the least, has said that he will vote in favor of CIA nominee John Brennan. The reasoning? Because of the filibuster by Rand Paul on the floor of the Senate yesterday! This is the reason given by Sen. Graham as to why he will vote in favor of a nominee that he says he was going to vote against. What kind of sense does that make and do any of you reading this actually believe a word he is saying?
You have to wake up pretty early in the morning to fool people like me, and I do not think Graham wakes as early as it takes to fool most of the people who pay attention to some of this stuff. He says he would not have voted in favor, but because Paul accused the President of possibly sanctioning a strike on an American citizen, that gives him ground to vote in favor of the nominee. While the two may have some things in common, if Graham thinks the question should not be answered either than he is as bad as the President or the Attorney General. Sen. Paul NEVER said the President WOULD kill an American citizen on U.S. soil, he just asked the President to say that he never would and would afford the American due process rights. What is so difficult about agreeing to that?
It seems to me the ol' boys club is at it again, and they are willing to side with a President pushing for more and more power. Graham is no better than Boehner in my mind, and just as incompetent as any o the other people in the Senate or the Congress that will sit there and kiss the ass of the President on demand just to try and make a deal that will never work out for the people. These are the same type of people who sat there last night with the President and had dinner with him while Sen. Paul stood there with Ted Cruz and others to make a point. If you give the President this kind of power, your Republic is soon to go right down the drain. But do people like Graham get that? Do they understand?
I believe they do, and this is not some case of these people being so blind they have no idea what is going on around them. They help the President along the way while beating him up in the press, and we are supposed to sit here and be cheerleaders for these people? John McCain is another one of those Senators that lost is balls somewhere between here and Arizona, yet we as "Conservatives" hate calling them out because they lead the party. It is time to get rid of the old and get in the new guard. The Republican Party will not be able to stand with the likes of John McCain and Lindsey Graham, two Leftists in Republican clothing.
So, let us remember that the "change" in vote may not even be a change at all. Graham states that, "I was going to vote against him until the filibuster, so he picked up one vote,"
I am not so sure that is the truth. It might well be, because it would make sense someone like him would change his mind for that reasoning that makes no sense to any of us, but at the same time this man is on the President's side every chance he gets. He may talk a big game against the President, but he will wine and dine him and make him feel like the King he believes he is.
At the end of the day I guess it does not matter all that much WHY he is voting the way he is. This is the old guard and those of us younger Republicans (and even those of you who are not young) need to start supporting the younger Republicans like Cruz who are not afraid to stir the pot and tick the Republican leadership off. Remember, these old boys are getting older and they will not be around forever, and the LAST thing this nation needs is more people like them that will follow the Leftist way of thinking. We need much more than that. We actually need a party that is DIFFERENT, and right now I am not so sure we are seeing that with the leadership that we have.