Friday letters: Graham no friend of Republicans

January 3, 2014 

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J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE — AP

Sen. Lindsey Graham is certainly popular with Democrats, if not with Republican voters. MSNBC host Chris Matthews called Graham his favorite Republican senator, while Sen. Michael Bennett (D-Colo.) cites him as a “good” Republican.

Why all this liberal love for our senior senator?

Graham is a supporter and cheerleader of cap and trade, President Obama’s judicial nominees and NSA surveillance on American citizens while opposing key conservative initiatives such as tort reform.

Liberals love Graham’s support for amnesty for illegal aliens, which, as they know, would guarantee Democratic majorities for generations, while Graham ignores the implications.

Liberals also love Graham’s arrogantly condescending attitude toward his fellow Republicans. To Graham, his GOP opponents are “angry white guys” and “bigots.” When they disagree with him he thunders: “If you don’t like me, there’s the door.” It’s all beautiful music to liberal ears.

Unsurprisingly, Graham reciprocates the love, calling Ted Kennedy “one of the most principled men I’ve ever met” and gushing that Hillary Clinton was “a smart, prepared, serious senator” whose “political future is both unpredictable and unlimited.”

Republicans need to show Graham the door. He certainly has no love for his own party.

Teri Sullivan

Aiken

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