Quotes of the day

posted at 10:21 pm on August 26, 2013 by Jazz Shaw

A small group called Carolina Conservatives United, one of dozens organized loosely under the flag of limited government, low taxes and strict adherence to the Constitution, sent out images last week of a milk carton bearing Mr. Graham’s face and asked Gov. Nikki R. Haley to issue the state’s version of an Amber Alert to find its missing senator.

“Lindsey Graham has not been seen in the state of South Carolina for most of the last two years,” said Bruce Carroll, the chairman of the group.

Conservatives in South Carolina are eager to oust Mr. Graham, who has enraged the far right for, among other things, reaching across the aisle on immigration and supporting President Obama’s nominations for the Supreme Court.

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“In order to run a successful grassroots campaign and defeat established incumbents with all their advantages, the candidate needs to be compelling,” said Matt Hoskins, spokesman for the Senate Conservatives Fund, a group that frequently targets GOP senators it views as too moderate. “More times than not, the candidates who defeat incumbents are exceptional candidates.”

The problem for tea-party activists is especially acute in South Carolina and Tennessee. It’s not that Sens. Graham and Alexander haven’t drawn challengers—Graham, in fact, has three of them. It’s that conservatives say the candidates who have emerged lack the profile, message, and skill to defeat an incumbent…

Three candidates have already stepped up to take on Graham in the Palmetto State: state Sen. Lee Bright, social-conservative activist Richard Cash, and Nancy Mace, who was the first woman to graduate from the Citadel. She is considered the strongest of the trio, but thus far, few consider her a serious threat to Graham, despite his outspoken advocacy for immigration reform.

“The early stages of her campaign indicate she might not be ready for prime time,” said Chip Felkel, a veteran South Carolina GOP strategist.

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Kim Severson of the New York Times has more reporting today on Graham’s challenge in South Carolina, where tea party groups have taken to calling the hawkish Republican “a community organizer for the Muslim Brotherhood.” But despite their common antipathy for Graham, the 40-plus tea party and libertarian-leaning groups in the state must first hash out “a civil war of their own,” Severson reports, as they can’t decide on a common candidate.

The most promising choice is Nancy Mace, the first woman to graduate from the Citadel, but GOP strategists say the marketing executive, who has never run for office, “might not be ready for primetime.” Indeed, running against a well-funded and high-profile incumbent like Graham will be no easy task. He’s faced the tea party’s ire since its inception — it flushed him down a toilet in 2009, at least in effigy — but so far remains largely unscathed.

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South Carolina boasts more Tea Party politicians than any other state in the country, signifying that, if unified, a Graham challenger could rally significant support. Conservatives point to the election of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) as evidence that you can ride a wave of Tea Party support all the way to the Senate.

“South Carolina is a funny state,” Paul Anderko, president of the GPS Conservatives for Action PAC, told the Times. “Sometimes incumbents do go down in flames.”

And while the Bob Bennett example can be instructive — he was widely viewed as one of the Senate’s most reliable conservatives until he was ousted by conservatives in 2010 — it is hardly the rule. After all, just two years later in Utah, the supposedly similarly endangered conservative Sen. Orrin Hatch won in a landslide.

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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is returning to South Carolina on Monday, making his second trip in as many months to the state that hosts the first presidential primary voting in the South.

Paul, a darling of tea party and other conservative Republicans, is coming back to South Carolina to take part in a fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan, a friend from the GOP congressional baseball team…

The 50-year-old eye doctor was last here in late June, when he raised money for the state Republican Party and met with tea party-leaning activists. One of those meetings, Paul said, was with state Sen. Lee Bright, a Roebuck Republican who is mounting a primary challenge to U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham.

Bright officially announced his candidacy earlier this month. During a winter tour around the state, he said Graham’s criticism of Paul’s 13-hour filibuster over the government’s use of drones pushed him toward running.

“If we don’t get behind Rand Paul and what he is trying to do and the Ted Cruz’s of the world, I don’t think we can survive,” Bright told Glenn Beck as the talk show host auditioned people to challenge Graham. “We’re at the tipping point.”

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Felix

bazil9 on August 26, 2013 at 10:21 PM

Ty Michael Carter.

KCB on August 26, 2013 at 10:21 PM

bazil9 on August 26, 2013 at 10:21 PM

Quick Draw!

KCB on August 26, 2013 at 10:22 PM

BISHOP

Electrongod on August 26, 2013 at 10:23 PM

Quick Draw!

KCB on August 26, 2013 at 10:22 PM

Ancient K9 secret…

bazil9 on August 26, 2013 at 10:23 PM

Electrongod on August 26, 2013 at 10:23 PM

Nice to see you in action!

KCB on August 26, 2013 at 10:24 PM

lolz@Lindsay on the milk carton.

bazil9 on August 26, 2013 at 10:24 PM

I really wish that Bruce Carroll had decided to challenge miss Lindsey.
*sigh*

annoyinglittletwerp on August 26, 2013 at 10:24 PM

EG, I give my Bish to you!
Hugs,my friend.

bazil9 on August 26, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Nice to see you in action!

KCB on August 26, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Thanks….KCB..

Electrongod on August 26, 2013 at 10:25 PM

bazil9 on August 26, 2013 at 10:23 PM

Well done! BTW, You look marvelous tonight.

KCB on August 26, 2013 at 10:25 PM

Electrongod on August 26, 2013 at 10:23 PM

*Aspie hug*

annoyinglittletwerp on August 26, 2013 at 10:25 PM

bazil9 on August 26, 2013 at 10:24 PM

I accept…

:)

Luv you guys…

Electrongod on August 26, 2013 at 10:26 PM

You look marvelous tonight.

KCB on August 26, 2013 at 10:25 PM

Ty
You’re quite the hunk yourself. ;)

Hey Barb.

bazil9 on August 26, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Hi Barb! If you are giving out hugs….well…just sayin’….

KCB on August 26, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Where in tarnation is AP?

OmahaConservative on August 26, 2013 at 10:28 PM

A QOTD that bashes Grahmnesty. Delicious.

nobar on August 26, 2013 at 10:29 PM

bazil9 on August 26, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Hey ya!

annoyinglittletwerp on August 26, 2013 at 10:29 PM

I dunno,,, lobbing tomahawks seems kinda dumb.

wolly4321 on August 26, 2013 at 10:30 PM

‘Toons of the Day: Spin Cycle

Resist We Much on August 26, 2013 at 10:28 PM

I love it..

Where do you find these?

Electrongod on August 26, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Two “not ready for prime time” comments. Talking points anyone?

Cindy Munford on August 26, 2013 at 10:30 PM

I Wanna See A:

BEAT DOWN!!!!!!

williamg on August 26, 2013 at 10:30 PM

I expected a bigger smile on Miss Lindsey’s face since we are going to war in the Middle East again.

Cindy Munford on August 26, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Evening all.

I love the milk carton….lol

CoffeeLover on August 26, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Hi Barb! If you are giving out hugs….well…just sayin’….

KCB on August 26, 2013 at 10:27 PM

…*thwack*…

KOOLAID2 on August 26, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Electrongod on August 26, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Hey! Good to see you!

Cindy Munford on August 26, 2013 at 10:32 PM

Jazz, I will give you $10.00 cold hard cash if you swap out the front page photo of Aunt Lindsey with this one.

Bmore on August 26, 2013 at 10:33 PM

Billy Crystal looks mahvelous.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 26, 2013 at 10:33 PM

KOOLAID2 on August 26, 2013 at 10:31 PM

OOPS….

KCB on August 26, 2013 at 10:33 PM

KCB on August 26, 2013 at 10:27 PM

*glares*

annoyinglittletwerp on August 26, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Hey! Good to see you!

Cindy Munford on August 26, 2013 at 10:32 PM

:)

Thanks for being there…

Electrongod on August 26, 2013 at 10:35 PM

RWM….excellent. Thanks

CoffeeLover on August 26, 2013 at 10:35 PM

HeIIfire Jazz, I’ll give you $10.00 hard cash to swap it out for this one.

Bmore on August 26, 2013 at 10:35 PM

Jazz, I will give you

$10.00 cold hard cash if you swap out the front page photo of Aunt Lindsey with this one.

Bmore on August 26, 2013 at 10:33 PM

C’mon Jazz! With this economy? I mean, 10 bucks is ten bucks, know what I’m sayin’

KCB on August 26, 2013 at 10:35 PM

Hey Barb.

bazil9 on August 26, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Don’t expect hugs.

KCB on August 26, 2013 at 10:37 PM

Jazz, I’ll give you $5.00 to swap it out for this one.

Bmore on August 26, 2013 at 10:37 PM

CoffeeLover, Sophie!

KCB on August 26, 2013 at 10:37 PM

Lindsay Graham is, as the old Hippie saying from the sixties went, part of the problem, not part of the solution.

coldwarrior on August 26, 2013 at 10:38 PM

Felix

bazil9 on August 26, 2013 at 10:21 PM

Felix?

Axe on August 26, 2013 at 10:39 PM

bazil9 on August 26, 2013 at 10:24 PM

I accept…

:)

Luv you guys…

Electrongod on August 26, 2013 at 10:26 PM

Your loved EG, don’t you forget it!

Don’t expect hugs.

KCB on August 26, 2013 at 10:37 PM

Pfft..I get enough from the hunks here. ;)

bazil9 on August 26, 2013 at 10:41 PM

The media acts like it is shocking that the republican’s base would push it toward the right.

The democrats went through this exact same thing back in the 60s and 70s, except their base pushed them to the left.

The moderate wing of the republican party today is further left than the democrats were in the 1960s.

jaime on August 26, 2013 at 10:41 PM

“We’re at the tipping point.”

Not sure. “Tipping point” appears to be a lagging indicator. Apparently up there with “smells like almonds” and “I’ve only eaten three or four people.”

Axe on August 26, 2013 at 10:42 PM

I love the milk carton….lol

CoffeeLover on August 26, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Hi CL! made me chuckle too.

bazil9 on August 26, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Lindsay Graham is, as the old Hippie saying from the sixties went, part of the problem, not part of the solution.

coldwarrior on August 26, 2013 at 10:38 PM

I thought it was “never trust McCain’s ass licker.”

arnold ziffel on August 26, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Jazz, you drive a hard bargain. $100.00 cold hard American cash if you swap it out with this one.

Bmore on August 26, 2013 at 10:43 PM

bazil9 on August 26, 2013 at 10:42 PM

:)

You got any sun up by you? If you do please send some down this way!

CoffeeLover on August 26, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Jazz, I will give you $10.00 cold hard cash if you swap out the front page photo of Aunt Lindsey with this one.

Bmore on August 26, 2013 at 10:33 PM

That SOOOOOOOOO Him!

williamg on August 26, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Bmore on August 26, 2013 at 10:43 PM

omg…that had me spitting out my coffee with laughter!

CoffeeLover on August 26, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Lubbock County fair is next month. The dim table is put up right across from the pro-life table. The dims that run that table know who I am-me and my Chicago accent-and for some reason, they don’t seem to like me.
I am sooo hoping that they’re pushing Wendy Davis for governor…because I so want read her sign. Out loud. Being that I’m a dumb conservative-my reading skills aren’t the strongest. I’ll do my best. *evil grin*

annoyinglittletwerp on August 26, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Hmmmmmm, I wonder if daddy’s lil appointee Castle Lugar Grahamnesty will endorse the winner of the 2014 South Carolina GOP primary?

Gohawgs on August 26, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Bmore on August 26, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Hot.Air.Gold!

KCB on August 26, 2013 at 10:46 PM

bazil9 on August 26, 2013 at 10:41 PM

The song that was playing when I meant my love..

Electrongod on August 26, 2013 at 10:46 PM

You got any sun up by you? If you do please send some down this way!

CoffeeLover on August 26, 2013 at 10:44 PM

We finally had rain yesterday..but dry/hot otherwise..keeps skipping us.
I was an hour over in O town last week…crazy down pours. Raining sideways.

bazil9 on August 26, 2013 at 10:46 PM

My Goodness, my goodness. I am so happy to hear these two simple words. “Projector Night” Electrongod!!! *clink!*

Bmore on August 26, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Jazz, you drive a hard bargain. $100.00 cold hard American cash if you swap it out with this one.

Bmore on August 26, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Oh My GOD!! You’re Reading My Mind!!

Now – THAT picture would be great with: Chris Matthews, Wolf Blitzer, Bill O’Reilly, John McCain, Andrea Mitchell……….SOOOO many more!

williamg on August 26, 2013 at 10:48 PM

I honestly don’t know which challenger to choose! Any of the 3 will be leaps and bounds better than Lindsey Graham. Whomever gets into the runoff with Graham (and there will be a runoff), the other 2 BETTER AS HELL help him or her win!!

SouthernGent on August 26, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Revolt-ING.

Linseed may finally have to come out as a means of fending off his challengers, go for the gay sympathy vote.

Bishop on August 26, 2013 at 10:49 PM

bazil9 on August 26, 2013 at 10:41 PM
The song that was playing when I meant my love..

Electrongod on August 26, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Beautiful memory. :}
I am tearing up.

bazil9 on August 26, 2013 at 10:49 PM

b9, it’s been hot but grey and dingy. Too much like up North. We’ve only had spit rain…not even enough to wet the streets.

CoffeeLover on August 26, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Electrongod on August 26, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Glad to see you! {{{hugs}}}

PatriotGal2257 on August 26, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Jazz, you drive a hard bargain. $100.00 cold hard American cash if you swap it out with this one.

Bmore on August 26, 2013 at 10:43 PM

More like Hors d’oeuvre’s rather than dinner…

btw Jazz, I’ll match Bmore’s $100

Gohawgs on August 26, 2013 at 10:50 PM

PatriotGal2257 on August 26, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Nice boots!

KCB on August 26, 2013 at 10:51 PM

williamg on August 26, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Soon. ; )

Bmore on August 26, 2013 at 10:51 PM

bazil9 on August 26, 2013 at 10:49 PM

you and me both…

Electrongod on August 26, 2013 at 10:52 PM

btw Jazz, I’ll match Bmore’s $100

Gohawgs on August 26, 2013 at 10:50 PM

LOLZ!

Bmore on August 26, 2013 at 10:52 PM

CL, for 2 weeks..hot as hell and blazing here. Yeah..the grey/humid days get old.
But every time I hit Orlando area..they are getting pounded.
Funny how the cells move across.

bazil9 on August 26, 2013 at 10:53 PM

This place gets a strange vibe in the wee hours.

Bishop on August 26, 2013 at 10:54 PM

PatriotGal2257 on August 26, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Thanks Patriot..

I am going to sign off..

My daughter has turned on the projector……

This is awesome..

Obama hasn’t a clue what friendship is and love..

Luv ya guys..

Take care.

Electrongod on August 26, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Bishop on August 26, 2013 at 10:54 PM

Strange as in Wild? No go for me on the bike trip to D.C. . Work. Disappointing but financially rewarding.

Bmore on August 26, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Night EG :) One step at a time, one day at a time. Enjoy the time with your daughter.

CoffeeLover on August 26, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Good night EG. Enjoy with your daughter.

bazil9 on August 26, 2013 at 10:56 PM

I have to get up at the crack o’dawn tomorrow so I’ll see y’all later. Sweet dreams.

Cindy Munford on August 26, 2013 at 10:56 PM

williamg on August 26, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Soon. ; )

Bmore on August 26, 2013 at 10:51 PM

God PROTECT you, Bmore! You are a NATIONAL TREASURE!! As precious as Leonardo DaVinci!

You have made DREAMS come true with your truth-telling!

williamg on August 26, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Good Night EG!

KCB on August 26, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Isn’t this the type of candidate that we WANT in the Senate? I mean, I think she has some “learning” to do, but c’mon. Do you know how hard it is to take on franchises? And isn’t that all that the Senate is really known for especially?

Midwestprincesse on August 26, 2013 at 10:57 PM

This place gets a strange vibe in the wee hours.

Bishop on August 26, 2013 at 10:54 PM

Dire will be along shortly with your order of ribs…

Gohawgs on August 26, 2013 at 10:58 PM

B9, yes watching the weather down here has been a subject even before I moved down here….Dad used to report it to me “all” the time!

CoffeeLover on August 26, 2013 at 10:58 PM

hors d’oeuvres

I made Soph breakfast hors d’oeuvres today. :) –reminds me. need to make her some chicken soup.

My daughter has turned on the projector……

This is awesome..

Obama hasn’t a clue what friendship is and love..

Luv ya guys..

Take care.

Electrongod on August 26, 2013 at 10:55 PM

My God if that don’t tear you a little, you just don’t know.

It is awesome, EG.

Later. :)

Axe on August 26, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Good Night Cindy, Sweet Dreams.

Enjoy the movie Electrongod. ; )

Bmore on August 26, 2013 at 10:58 PM

btw Jazz, I’ll match Bmore’s $100

Gohawgs on August 26, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Jazz – I will DOUBLE the COMBINED offerings of Bmore and Gohawgs!

williamg on August 26, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Good night Cindy!

KCB on August 26, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Nice boots!

KCB on August 26, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Thanks, Ken!

PatriotGal2257 on August 26, 2013 at 10:58 PM

PatriotGal2257 on August 26, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Good to see you tonight.

KCB on August 26, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Nice boots!

KCB on August 26, 2013 at 10:51 PM

GoGo?

Bmore on August 26, 2013 at 11:00 PM

My daughter has turned on the projector……

This is awesome..

Obama hasn’t a clue what friendship is and love..

Luv ya guys..

Take care.

Electrongod on August 26, 2013 at 10:55 PM

How beautiful! Enjoy, EG, and take care.

We’ll be here for you.

PatriotGal2257 on August 26, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Nancy Mace needs a little passion.

JellyToast on August 26, 2013 at 11:00 PM

williamg on August 26, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Lolz! Jazz won’t do it, he’s worried about copyright infringements. ; )

Bmore on August 26, 2013 at 11:01 PM

JellyToast on August 26, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Nancy Mace is a Trojan horse.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 26, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Good to see you tonight.

KCB on August 26, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Thanks, and good to see you tonight also.

I’ll only be here for a little bit longer tonight. Then I have to skedaddle. :)

PatriotGal2257 on August 26, 2013 at 11:02 PM

I broke out a projector (slide) a few years back and was shocked that everyone drove really old cars and had funny hair.

wolly4321 on August 26, 2013 at 11:02 PM

GoGo?

Bmore on August 26, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Find the boots.

KCB on August 26, 2013 at 11:04 PM

My daughter has turned on the projector……

This is awesome..

Obama hasn’t a clue what friendship is and love..

Luv ya guys..

Take care.

Electrongod on August 26, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Enjoy your time together!

Murphy9 on August 26, 2013 at 11:04 PM

KCB on August 26, 2013 at 11:04 PM

You gotta admit. Those are some hard boots to beat right there. Lolz!

Bmore on August 26, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Mark Sanford, history is calling…

JohnGalt23 on August 26, 2013 at 11:06 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on August 26, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Wouldn’t be surprised.

JellyToast on August 26, 2013 at 11:07 PM

I doubt I’ll be going to DC as fun as it sounds. Hunting season and all and I have dogs that need refreshers.

Grouse, Partridge, Turkey, Goose, Pheasant, and those little Mourning Doves. If it’s going to be a cold winter then I plan on stocking the freezers with dead birds.

Bishop on August 26, 2013 at 11:07 PM

It’s all about the numbers. In a smoke-filled room, the conservatives in SC should gather around one candidate, I don’t care who it is, and support he or she in the primary to the hilt against the limp wristed, gay-marriage candidate, Graham. The others who were not so selected should STFU and go along; that is, if they give a flying sh!t about the country.

We did it in Texas last time, ultimately electing Ted Cruz in the primary over our Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, who has more money than God. But that would not have happened had the conservatives here had not coalesced around a single challenger, Cruz. And, there were several other options out there.

Wake up, SC, get rid of this McCain wannabee. Puhleeze.

TXUS on August 26, 2013 at 11:08 PM

You gotta admit. Those are some hard boots to beat right there. Lolz!

Bmore on August 26, 2013 at 11:06 PM

They are the coolest boots ever!

PatriotGal2257 on August 26, 2013 at 11:08 PM

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