Showing posts with label Lindsey Graham. Show all posts
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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Huckabee, Jindal, Cruz, Graham Bring Family Leadership Summit Crowd to Their Feet

AMES, Iowa:   GOP presidential candidates Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR), Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA), 
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
, and 
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)
 brought the crowd to their feet several times while speaking at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa Saturday.

Huckabee told the crowd that the basic unit of government is the family. “A mother and a father and the children being raised to become the next generation, and those parents are there to train that generation to become the replacements for them,” Huckabee explained.
Huckabee also got loud applause when he said he is the only GOP candidate that has run against the Clinton Machine when he ran for office in Arkansas and who “consistently defeated it… and most importantly lived to tell about it.”
The FAMiLY Leader – a pro-life, pro-mariage, pro-family organization – sponsored the event, so it was clear the attendees supported Huckabee— an ordained Baptist minister — for his stance on religious freedom not being usurped by the federal government.
Graham brought the crowd to their feet when he slammed Hillary Clinton on Benghazi. “Where the hell were you when those people needed you the most?” Graham charged at Clinton, “How could you allow it to become a death trap?”
Graham’s attack on the Democratic frontrunner’s handling of Benghazi during her time as Secretary of State got him a standing ovation.
Jindal brought the crowd out of their seats when he said the government shouldn’t be getting into individual’s religious rights or impeding the constitution.
He mentioned how God created the United States of America, and the next president will have to fight the New York TimesWashington Post, the ACLU, and anyone else who gets in the way. This again brought the crowd to their feet.
Jindal said he was ready for certain Democrats to lose their jobs, benefits, and go to prison, which provoked another ovation.
“I’m critical when the mainstream media doesn’t apply the same standards to this president that they apply to the rest of us,” he said. This statement led to the longest crowd ovation of the day.
Cruz also brought the crowd out of their chairs.
He spoke about the need for the people to take the country back – away from a ruling political class — and he also addressed the importance of religious liberty. “Never ever ever shy away from defending religious liberty – ever,” Cruz said.
“And I will tell you what my prayer is in the face of this disgraceful lawless decision,” referencing the recent Supreme Court decision legalizing same sex marriage. Cruz continued, ‘That it will awaken the body of Christ and lift us up to rise up for the …evangelicals…to say we will take this country back.”
Breitbart News spoke to several audience members about whom they favor in the GOP presidential race.
Minnesota resident Linnea Burtch drove two hours to Ames, Iowa with her husband Keith to attend the Family Leadership Summit and hear several of the GOP presidential candidates speak.
She said she lives in a blue state, and she wished the GOP candidates would come campaign there. Burtch told Breitbart News, “I do not like Bush.” She’s also not a fan of Cruz, Jindal or Rubio – but very supportive of Trump. “I love him…he says it the way it is.”
Even though Burtch supports Trump, she said her first pick for president is Dr. Ben Carson, and Trump is her second choice.
When questioned about Trump’s war hero comments about 
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)
, Burtch didn’t seem to care, as she isn’t a big fan of McCain. Burtch said she wasn’t there to watch Trump’s speech, so she didn’t see his comment, only heard about it when asked by Breitbart News.

Two 18-year-old voters also spoke to Breitbart News. Both David Bis and Shelby Vroman said they really like Carson, saying he seems more concerned with education. Vroman liked education being discussed, as she attended the event last year and didn’t think it was brought up enough at that time.
Vroman added that she thought the GOP presidential candidates should go speak more at colleges. She said GOP candidates could get the younger vote if they were willing to come to college campuses, but they “don’t think they’ll get the vote, so they don’t,” she complained.
Via Breitbart
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Thursday, September 19, 2013


On Monday evening, the Fairfield County GOP in South Carolina formally censured Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for his activities in the U.S. Senate. The official GOP body in the state passed its own version of a 29-point resolution shredding Graham’s record in Washington as “in contravention of” principles of the Republican Party as contained in the South Carolina GOP platform.

“While entrusted with the office of Senator by the voters of South Carolina, Lindsey Graham has committed a long series of actions that we strongly disapprove of and hold to be fundamentally inconsistent with the principles of the South Carolina Republican Party,” the resolution reads in part, before delving into a devastating breakdown of Graham’s record in the U.S. Senate.
Items highlighted in the resolution include: 
  • Graham’s support of providing weapons to “Al Quaeda / Muslim Brotherhood Revolutionaries in Syria” 
  • How Graham “[s]upported amnesty but not border control” 
  • How he supported “NSA spying on private American citizens” 
  • “abridging the First Amendment for those who criticize the government” 
  • “restrictions on the Second Amendment” 
  • “Obama's drone program against American citizens” 
  • “subordinating American sovereignty to the United Nations” 
  • “giving foreign aid to terrorist governments in the Middle East” 
  • “granting members of the Muslim Brotherhood high level positions in the US government” 
  • “giving taxpayer money to international organizations” 
  • “giving taxpayer money for excessive foreign aid generally, not just to terrorist governments in the Middle East” 
  • “restricting the First Amendment rights to criticize Islamic radicalism” 
  • “Obama's radical appointments to the Supreme Court” 
  • “liberal proposal to nationalize banks” 
  • “Obama's energy taxes and Cap and Trade” 
  • “bailouts for financial institutions (TARP)” 
  • “bailouts for independent mortgage institutions (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac)”
Other points include how Graham opposed: “principled application of free trade policies”; “making Bush tax cuts permanent”; “President Bush's conservative nominee from South Carolina to the Court of Appeals”; and “medical malpractice tort reform.” 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sen. Lindsey Graham on the Real Truth Behind the Benghazi Attack ...

It's a story about al Qaeda coming back, Libya going south, and it destroys the narrative that by killing bin Laden, al Qaeda's been dismantled. And it also destroys the narrative you can lead from behind in Libya and everything's fine. I hold the president personally accountable for knowing the security situation in the world.
This is a rush transcript from "On the Record," October 17, 2012. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: Well, the controversy over Libya leading to fireworks at last night's debate. Since the day after this year's September 11 attack, the Obama administration has been dishing out different versions of what happened. Here's a look at their ever-changing stories.

BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: What we're seeing on social media, what we're seeing in some of the local commentary is largely related to this reprehensible video.

HILLARY CLINTON, SECRETARY OF STATE: We've seen rage and violence directed at American embassies over an awful Internet video that we had nothing to do with.

SUSAN RICE, U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE U.N.: This was not a pre-planned, pre-meditated attack.

OBAMA: It is an extremely offensive video directed at Mohammed and Islam. Extremists and terrorists used this as an excuse to attack a variety of our embassies, including the one -- the consulate in Libya.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: They were killed in the course of a terrorist attack on our embassy.

CLINTON: What happened in Benghazi was a terrorist attack.

OBAMA: We're still doing an investigation. There's no doubt that the kind of weapons that were used, the ongoing assault, that it wasn't just a mob action.

LEON PANETTA, DEFENSE SECRETARY: It was a group of terrorists obviously conducted that attack.


VAN SUSTEREN: And now is President Obama changing his tune again? For weeks, the president's been saying al Qaeda is on the run and on its heels, but today -- and everyone was listening for this -- the president specifically removed those words from his campaign speech.
Senator Lindsey Graham is demanding answers from the president. He joins us. Nice to see you, Mr. -- nice to see you, Senator.

SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM, R-S.C.: Thank you. I'm from Wisconsin, believe it or not,.

Via: Fox News

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Saturday, September 29, 2012

White House Begs Defense Contractors Not To Issue Layoff Notices

The Obama administration issued new guidance intended for defense contractors Friday afternoon, reiterating the administration’s position that the companies should not be issuing layoff notices over sequestration.
The Labor Department issued guidance in July saying it would be “inappropriate” for contractors to issue notices of potential layoffs tied to sequestration cuts. But a few contractors, most notably Lockheed Martin, said they still were considering whether to issue the notices — which would be sent out just days before the November election.
But the Friday guidance from the Office of Management and Budget raised the stakes in the dispute, telling contractors that they would be compensated for legal costs if layoffs occur due to contract cancellations under sequestration — but only if the contractors follow the Labor guidance.
The guidance said that if plant closings or mass layoffs occur under sequestration, then “employee compensation costs for [Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification] WARN act liability as determined by a court” would be paid for covered by the contracting federal agency.
Senate Republicans, who accused the White House of trying to hide job losses after the first guidance, said Friday that the new OMB statement “puts politics ahead of American workers.”
“The Obama Administration is cynically trying to skirt the WARN Act to keep the American people in the dark about this looming national security and fiscal crisis,” Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) said in a statement. “The president should insist that companies act in accordance with the clearly stated law and move forward with the layoff notices.

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