It with amusement that we bid goodbye to Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who has abandoned his dead-on-arrival presidential campaign as the latest polls show him with 1% support, being drastically outshined by Trump across the country and even in his home state.
“Today, I am suspending my campaign for president. I want to thank everyone who has taken this journey with me, you have honored me with your support. I got into this race to put forward a plan to win a war we cannot afford to lose and turn back the tide of isolationism that was rising in our party. I believe we have made enormous progress.”
Graham’s campaign began with him vowing to return American soldiers to Iraq and to provoke a new war with Iran
. He is a hyperbolic alarmist who is obsessed with Daesh (ISIS/ISIL) and sought to use fear to win political support, terrorizing the American populace with doomsday prophecies and chest-beating appeals to vague conceptions of “American strength.”
He has worked tirelessly to discredit President Obama’s diplomatic efforts while advocating military solutions to the threat posed by the Islamic State and the Syrian Civil War, calling for American soldiers to be sent to die on dusty hills across the world in one breath while telling veterans that paying for their healthcare
requires significant cuts to Social Security and Medicare
in the next.
He also found himself in an uncomfortable spot after he begged the federal government for disaster relief funds when floods ravaged his state
, but was then reminded of the fact that he had voted against disaster relief funds for New Jersey in the wake of Hurricane Sandy over trumped up concerns over the deficit. Mr. “Fiscal Responsibility” hypocrite also found it acceptable to vote for the recent spending bill, with adds some $600 billion to the deficit in Republican tax cuts.
His hypocrisy is pretty standard for Republican politicians these days. In fact, everything about him is pretty standard among Republican politicians. He was just another cookie-cutter warmongering Republican without anything more substantial to offer than promises of death and poor-shaming demands for “entitlement reform.” No wonder he didn’t go anywhere.
Good riddance, Mr. Graham.
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