Sen. Lindsey Graham Is ‘Having A Blast’ As He Preps Presidential Run

18 May 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

If You Even Think About Joining Al Qaeda, Lindsey Graham Will Kill You.

South Carolina Senator and sentient mint julep Lindsey Graham is busy running around hinting coyly at a “big announcement” he has coming up on June 1.The already cacophonous contest for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination promises to get rowdier still after Senator Lindsey Graham, one of the party’s most outspoken foreign policy hawks, said he will be entering the race.When asked on CBS “This Morning” if he was running for president, the South Carolina Republican declined to confirm and teased ahead to an announcement set for his state in two weeks.

Chris Pratt, the lovable underdog-turned ripped action-movie star, spoke to GQ’s Chris Heath for the magazine’s June issue, and while the interview was illuminating on many fronts, the best bits of it are perhaps the most immature ones: “Not like every poop, but if it’s special enough. But he managed to find some time to let a group of Iowa republicans know that, should any of them even think about joining ISIS, Lindsey Graham will find them, and he will kill them.

I sent him a picture of a giant turd on his birthday, and I said, ‘You guys have the same birthday.’ Adam Scott and I send each other goofy shit a lot, too. Lindsey Graham said Monday that he will discuss his potential plans to run for president in a June 1 speech—then began an answer to a question on CBS’s This Morning with the words “I’m running because … ”—suggesting that he is, in fact, planning to join the large crowd of candidates competing for his party’s 2016 nomination. I’ve been more right than wrong on foreign policy,” he told CBS News on Monday, promising a formal declaration in his home state of South Carolina on June 1. A foreign policy hawk and a critic of President Barack Obama’s troop reductions in the Middle East, Graham said he believes ‘‘more American soldiers will die in Iraq and eventually in Syria to protect our homeland.’’ The third-term senator told CBS he will make his official campaign announcement June 1 in his hometown of Central, South Carolina. I’ve sent some dumps to Adam, and he sent some to me.” In a glorious footnote to the story, Nick Offerman (who played Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation) was asked to comment on the art of feces photography: “Chris and I merely recognized in one another a formidable, concordant creator.

—I’m not going to call a judge, I’m going to call a drone, and we will kill you. *laughs* The hawkish message was likely an attempt to distance himself from his war-weary competitor, Rand Paul, who, as NPR points out, has been telling voters, “I want to catch terrorists, but I also want to protect the constitution.” Graham also took this as a chance to weigh in on the Iraq war of his own accord. Following the fall of the Iraqi city of Ramadi to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) over the weekend, Mr Graham called for 10,000 US troops to be redeployed to Iraq and Syria to train an effective Iraqi national army and help defeat the insurgency. “We withdrew our forces too soon, the Iraqi security forces have melted down and Isis [Isil] has a foothold throughout the Middle East,” he said, criticising the Obama’s administration’s failure to leave a residual US force in Iraq after 2011.

It’s my ability in my own mind to be a good commander-in-chief and to make Washington work.” Graham would join a crowded field of contenders seeking the GOP nomination, and is a long-shot candidate. Because while his future fellow running mates have all been tripping over themselves to place blame on the intelligence community, Graham has other ideas. Although US public opinion remains firmly against sending US troops back to Iraq, Mr Graham maintains it is a necessary evil to prevent another September 11-style attack. “I’m worried about an attack on our homeland. In the latest average of polls about the nomination from RealClearPolitics, Graham ties for last place with former Hewlett-Packard Chief Executive Carly Fiorina, who has declared her candidacy, and Louisiana Gov.

Kasich has won election twice in Ohio, a state that Barack Obama carried in both 2008 and 2012, and unlike a number of other Republican governors, Kasich has participated in the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of Medicaid at the state level. He doesn’t seem intimidated by the large field – he pointed out that he’s faced tough primary races before. “The reason why I’ve had six primary opponents in my last election is that I’ve been accused of working with Democrats too much,” Mr. In recent weeks Republican divisions over foreign policy have been laid bare as the party tries to reconcile its instinctive belief in a strong, indispensable America with the costly failure, in terms of both blood and treasure, of George W Bush’s 2003 invasion of Iraq. The day before Ben Carson announced his presidential bid to a crowded auditorium, he told local Washington TV station WJLA that he was in the race for the White House.

Mr Bush, a fundraising front-runner has hired many of his brother’s former foreign policy advisers, but since he has only served as a former governor of Florida, has no foreign policy voting record to be judged upon.

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