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The Lindsey Graham smear

There are times when I’ve thought Sen. Lindsey Graham was dead right.  And others, to include his stand on immigration, are wrong.  I’ve also criticized him for waffling on things while at other times he’s been pretty solid on issues I support.   And I’ve been outspoken in my criticism of him when I think he’s on the wrong track.

But for those on the right this is totally unnecessary and should be unwelcome:

Sen. John McCain’s, R-Ariz., is jabbing GOP Senate rival J.D. Hayworth for not severing his ties to ALIPAC, a conservative anti-illegal immigration group whose president issued a press release on Tuesday alleging that Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is gay and that his homosexuality is being used to blackmail him into cooperating with Democrats on comprehensive immigration reform.

Graham’s office declined to respond directly to ALIPAC on Tuesday and Wednesday. Instead, a Graham spokesman is referring news organizations to a 2006 story in GQ magazine and a 2001 story in The State newspaper in which Graham, who is single, indicated that he is not gay and that he would like to one day find a wife and have children.

Who the hell cares what Lindsey Graham is or isn’t sexually?  Why is that even an issue?  Why would I even care?

This has been thrown out there by a one-issue idiot who isn’t seeing what he wants from a key legislator.  So he starts this sort of nonsense in what – an effort to change Graham’s mind?  Yeah, that’ll do it.  Or to publicly air his theory as to why Graham off the reservation on immigration so that Graham can admit he’s gay and kill the blackmail attempt?  Bet that works too.

When is the right going to quit using homosexuality the way the left uses race?  This is gaybaiting at its worst.

There is much to dislike in day to day politics, but this type of stupidity probably angers me more than most.  Who someone loves is none of my business or concern.  Who they love doesn’t effect a single right of mine.  Who they love shouldn’t ever be a matter of politics.  Those who try to make it a part of politics should be roundly condemned.  And ALIPAC’s president deserves nothing less than that for engaging in gaybaiting.

~McQ

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11 Responses to The Lindsey Graham smear

  • Right on. This is b******t.

  • Who the hell cares what Lindsey Graham is or isn’t sexually?

    I think I speak for most of us when I say “I would rather not think about Sen. Graham’s sexuality at all, in any way, shape, or form.”

  • … alleging that Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is gay and that his homosexuality is being used to blackmail him into cooperating with Democrats on comprehensive immigration reform.

    What a nasty situation.  Either:

    — Hayworth is engaging in a repulsive tactic that ought to cost him the vote of any decent person of ANY party, or;

    — He’s right and has done a distasteful but vital service in exposing the dems’ use of a repulsive tactic to get their way.  Blackmail has been the stated reason for a long time for keeping homosexuals out of sensitive positions.  O’ course, I don’t see how one can blackmail a member of Congress: they are collectively the most immoral group of degenerates, perverts, thieves, and crooks in our country.  Let’s face it: any group that proudly includes Barney Frank as a member has nothing to fear from accusations of improper behavior.

    Personally, I think Graham’s support for amnesty stems from a more dangerous flaw than his sexual orientation: he’s an idiot.  And unless Hayworth has solid, iron-clad, irrefutable evidence for his charge (like film of Dingy Harry explicitly threatening to “out” Grahamnesty if he doesn’t play ball), then he’s an idiot, too.  He’s also done damage to the GOP generally by reinforcing the image of the party as homophobic.

    What a choice Arizonans face!  They can either elect a doddering old fool who’ll say anything to keep his job, or they can elect a younger, hateful putz who’ll say anything to get that job.  I realize that being a member of Congress is a pretty plush job (short hours, don’t have to do much, major perks), but really…

    • One of us has misread the post. I didn’t see any place where Hayworth said anything about Graham.

  • Who the hell cares what Lindsey Graham is or isn’t sexually?
    Certainty not me.   It has been my long standing opinion that screwing the taxpayers was the only thing in which congress was truly bipartisan

  • This is a distraction. But I have seen a situation, a very very serious situation, and I won’t go directly to my suspicions because that’s all that they are, where I had the sense that this kind of thing was being used very specifically to keep someone in a very very very important and crucial national position from doing a critical job.

    My point is that an individual’s sexual habits can theoretically play a very substantial role in crucial situations.

    • … I have seen a situation, a very very serious situation, and I won’t go directly to my suspicions because that’s all that they are, where I had the sense that this kind of thing was being used very specifically to keep someone in a very very very important and crucial national position from doing a critical job.

      LOL!
      IOW:  There’s that thing with that one guy… And I”m not tellin’ the who, what, where, when, or why… but boy!!!  If you were as crazy and paranoid as I am… the sh!t would really hit the fan!!

      Too damn funny.

  • I don’t care about his sexuality but I care if he’s compromised. 

    None of this might apply to Graham, but in the abstract someone who is gay and he perceives enough of his constituents might care then he is compromised to the media because of fear of the endoscopic scrutiny that media gives politicians who distinguish themselves too much in opposition to the left. 

  • Let’s face the facts, the guy’s political leanings are, at times, queerer than a San Francisco parade, but I doubt he is gay.

  • I do not believe that Light Loafers Lindsey is being blackmailed because I thought everyone already knew he was a poof.

    I would normally be upset at such a thing, but in his case I can’t seem to generate enough outrage to give a shit.

    He is a jerk and I wish he would just go away.

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