He didn’t. He … he couldn’t.

He so did:

Painful. Just painful.

Despite his status as a faux conservative, up until now, we could at least commend his persistence on Benghazi. But this is too damn much. He’s officially jumped the shark, and people on all sides of the aisle are slamming their heads against the wall:

Can we please get rid of this clown?

No respect is due to him. Not anymore.

***

Update:

Graham wasn’t finished yet:

Oof:

Stop it, Senator. Just … stop.

***

Related:

Twitchy coverage of Lindsey Graham

  • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

    Makes as much sense as the PATCO-9/11 connection. Has he been hobnobbing with Grisly Barr?

  • http://www.GONINERS.com/ Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Umm. The way the American President responds to situations globally DOES matter and it DOES leave an impression on other leaders and informs their opinion on how far they can go and what lines they can cross.

    Benghazi did blip the radar. ALL of it matters. Benghazi, Arab Spring, Syria, etc etc.

    • Peacelanese

      I Agree. Maybe Obama can blame another stupid video like Rocky 4.

      • http://www.GONINERS.com/ Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        I prefer the 1987 classic, “Russkies”. 😀

        • dv727

          How ’bout “Red Dawn”?? (either version)

          • http://www.GONINERS.com/ Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            I refuse to see that abomination of a remake.

            And I initially did consider “Red Dawn” but figured that was mostly Cubans, not Russians.

          • Al’s Annoyed Grandpa

            I believe they were led by a Russian Colonel.

          • http://www.GONINERS.com/ Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            You’re probably right. It’s been a while since I’ve watched it.

            What jumps to mind is that scene where the Cuban officer allows Patrick Swayze, while carrying Charlie Sheen, to keep walking on.

          • Al’s Annoyed Grandpa

            Whatever it was, the original was so much better than the remake. I think Drake would have been more believable than Josh.

          • http://www.GONINERS.com/ Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Did you know that in the remake the original “enemies” were the Chinese but in post-production they went and digitally changed the uniforms etc to be North Korean so they wouldn’t offend China?

            *shakes head*

          • Al’s Annoyed Grandpa

            I think I did hear that, yes.

            What a difference an administration makes. The original made in ’84 when folks weren’t afraid to offend the enemy. Mockery of the enemy was commonplace – remember the Wendy’s ad having fun with the Russian Fashion Show?

            Fast forward to 2014 and nobody dares to offend the Chinese.

          • Al’s Annoyed Grandpa
          • http://www.GONINERS.com/ Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            They do practically own us now, unfortunately.

            I wish we were more economically isolationist. By that I mean borrowing money. Keep the trade flowing, but don’t borrow money from enemies.

          • garysvent

            If you’re gong to borrow money, borrow from enemies, so that you can excuse not paying it back. If yo borrow from friends, you’ll feel like you must pay back.

          • http://www.GONINERS.com/ Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Umm. You should feel like you must pay it back. Because you must.

            There is right and there is wrong.

          • garysvent

            Not with this administration. There’s only “ends justify means” with this crowd.

            My comment was pretty much tongue-in-cheek.

          • http://www.GONINERS.com/ Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Ahh, okay.

            Unfortunately, that didn’t start with this adminstration.

          • yourpaled

            Just like nobody dares to offend blacks. I still enjoy watching ‘Blazing Saddles” though.

          • William2010

            Kristine, you are correct. Red Dawn invaders were Cuban, with few Russians.

            The way our nation is handling immigration and border security, including VISAS, etc., we are setting ourselves up for just that sort of thing.

            With al Qaeda and other Islamofascists, Leftists, China, Russia, North Korea, Iran, Taliban, Afghanistan, US radicals, etc., is there any real, authentic, legitimate doubt that such a scenario will happen here? There have already been numerous cases of hostile in-country attacks against the USA by Mexican illegals, Islamicists, Leftists, and so on.

            Occupy Wall Street movement has already been discovered planning to blow up, via bombs, bridges in Cleveland, OH. They have also vandalized and attacked ship yards, rail roads, trucking outlets, etc., in Washinton State, and elsewhere. They took over a public park in NYC, and the police and city did NOTHING to stop them. They violated nuisance laws, formed gauntelts through which young grammar school children in NYC were forced to walk, terrorizing them, blocked access to businesses, causing them to close for loss of business, blocked the free passage of handicapped people who were trying to leave their office building and travel to their home, mobbed businessmen’s homes, terrorizing their young children and family, defecated on police cruisers, defacated and urinated in public, on public thoroughfares, such as public parks, were involved in massive rapes of women, murders, child endangerment and abuse, child abandonment, and more.

            We have so many people living here who HATE the USA, many of them not legal citizens, yet they are championed.

            Legal immigrants, like my wife and her family, who hail from Asia, watch illegals get free entrance, Justice department protections, violating the very laws they followed to become legal US citizens. Jumping to the front of the line, breaking the law, making the law a farce, and making those who follow the law fools for doing so!

            There have been Islamofascist men and women discovered traveling to Mexico and trespassing across US borders, to meet their fellow thugs in plans to reek havoc on US soil.

            Now we have an effete, effeminate faker in the White House, all talk, not action, all bloviation and arrogance, but a spineless, weak little girlie – boy, who should not be trusted to watch over our children, who he calls “mistakes,” so much for how much value he assigns to their lives, and he cannot be trusted to serve as Rattle Snake Wrangler in Arizona, for he is such a sissy, such a pretend leader that he would crap his pants before coming within 100 feet of a rattlesnake, and he would make excuses for leaving them slithering around a child’s playground.

            Thank you, all Obama voters, who voted for this horrible, malicious, condescending, destructive person twice. You may have sealed our fate, and, in your condescension and false characterizations of us who voted for his opponent, you have been found wrong, gravely mistaken, but obstinate and ignorant in your perpetual worship of The One!

          • William2010

            Don’t forget the Chuck Norris classic, which was snubbed in the Academy Awards that year, “Invasion U.S.A.” “If I wanted your opinion, I’d beat it out of you!”

            Chuck opened a can of whoop ass on the invaders. He outsmarted them as well, leading them to commit themselves into a situation in which the invaders followed orders of their nutty leader, walking right into an ambush in which the US military kicked their you-know-what in an exciting shootout.

            Who would be a good replacement for Obama, Kerry, et al at this time.

          • Eddie frOly

            Don’t know if it’s still there but earlier in the week I had run across an article about a Russian Ship docking in Cuba recently. It was a destroyer class ship could easily hit Fl with some heavy stuff before Obama could even get his phone and his pin ready. It is really not farfetched for this to be a ruse to get the US and the World looking one way while they move to out flank us. Though with him that would be easily accomplished without trickery. Also he showed himself to be the bully he is with his “red line” that he kept moving until finally he erased it altogether. So every despot and dictator in the world knows his words have no power he’s the big bad wolf blowing at the brick house.

      • Noelle C Campbell

        Why blame a movie when he can still blame Bush?

        • dv727

          Oh, he’ll do that too. Just depends on which day it is and which teleprompter he’s using.

          • msgemini

            Rachel Maddow already did….Blame Bush is the name of the game.

        • Codewizard ∃Σ∪∝∞

          Context referencing current affairs.

      • http://www.jacksonville.com/community/cc/bryant Tom “Papa” Bryant

        “The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming!”

        • moi2u

          Indeed, they are on the move!

    • Noelle C Campbell

      That’s what I was thinking… That and all the “red lines” everyone ignores because he doesn’t really mean it. Shouldn’t he stop saying “ultimatum?” No one believes it and he’s embarrassing us all.

      • yourpaled

        Ultimatum, red line, what difference does it make?

    • Archer305

      I have to agree with you. For once, I actually think LG said something (somewhat) correct. Benghazi was only one in the myriad instances of international capitulation which fosters conflict that we have seen for the past 5 years. It is a bit callous and LG definitely sent those out for political points (to say: “Look! I am moral! I have a stance now!”) – but he still sucks – but the fact is that when you show weakness for 5 years, don’t handle crises properly (dont let them go to waste, remember?!?), and abdicate to anyone who goes against you (except domestic political enemies, of course), it makes those who crave power (e.g. Putin) more bold. Hence… Ukraine…

    • radicallyalyssa

      Yeah, that’s what I was thinking…why all this making fun of him when he’s not wrong? It didn’t START with Benghazi, per se, but it sure didn’t help…Graham is a traitor and idiot, but I don’t get this one.

      • http://www.GONINERS.com/ Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Yeah, going after this one was just reaching and intentionally misunderstanding his meaning in order to faux outraged.

        Even a broken clock is right twice a day. 😀

    • Chris

      Pretty close to exactly what I was going to put. I dont think Graham is saying that what happened in Benghazi had anything to do with what happened in Ukraine, he was saying that Obama is a wuss and that Putin knew nothing was going to happen, no matter what he did. At least, thats my take!!

      • http://www.GONINERS.com/ Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Yup. It’s amazing to me how many people expect humans to be infallible and master orators in 140 characters.

        Whatever happened to benefit of the doubt? Yeesh.

  • addalled

    Seems about right to me. I don’t understand the uproar.

    • Electradivine

      And that’s why your side won’t win the senate or the presidency any time soon smdh

      • Beavus B’head

        But they will. This is not as outrageous as it seems.

      • therain

        We’re taking back the senate, so I don’t know what you are talking about.

      • Notafanboy

        You just made the exact same error that Graham is accused of making.

      • Red Fred

        I’m pretty sure we will win the Senate. Then we’re going for the House. (wink)

        • Nanette Gray

          We all ready have the House, so we need to Keep the House and Gain the Senate….vote Novermber 2014!

          • aztectrumpet

            I think Lilu meant the White House.

          • Brenda Hellwig

            It was a slam against the current House leadership and how they roll over and play dead for Obama.

      • Michael Rice

        But the “what difference does it make” and “red line” side will.

      • journogal

        As if you care…all a joke to you as long as they say the right things and promise you things, and then blame the other party when life doesn’t turn out that way. smdh.

      • Steven Sweeney

        November is soon enough..pretty cocky considering you no longer have ACORN to register the dead..

        • Billy Bob

          ACORN is still there. They just changed their name.

      • Snap N McGarrett

        Shouldn’t you be watching the Oscars or Sesame St or something?

      • dv727

        Well, with Graham, McCain and a cadre of other tepid (R)’s, I can only borrow the inquiry presented by a member of YOUR side:

        “What difference does it make?”

      • Kent Jenkins

        BITE me

      • Jeff McCabe

        Why? Are you under the impression that what a President does in a particular situation has zero bearing on how others will perceive his actions on other situations?

    • Happy Dragon

      Obama’s policies have certainly sent a message that aggressors can get away with anything. No one’s going to stop them.

    • Noelle C Campbell

      Yeah, if terrorists can kill an American Ambassador without retribution, surely a world leader can kill people who aren’t even American…

    • yourpaled

      Of course there’s truth in what Graham said, but his wording has thrown others off with his real meaning. Benghazi was THE real shame. After all Americans were killed and the survivors are nowhere to be found to state their witnessing. In the others, Egypt, Lybia, arab spring, Americans didn’t lose their lives with refused help.

  • BigDadio

    So, this ties the youtube video to Ukraine? I KNEW IT!

  • Jill

    Giving fodder to those who use the attacks of 9/11/12 to claim ‘conservative obsession’ while forgetting the real human toll is ill advised and reeks of a man simply trying to check the boxes and say the right things to use in reelection commercials. A far more appropriate and prescient comparison, in my opinion, would be the recent Syrian ‘red line’ debacle.

    • moi2u

      Just an FYI…Graham’s subsequent tweet referenced the Syrian fiasco as did his FOX News interview. I’m not a huge fan of Graham and, Likely, he’s pandering (it is an election year) but he did make a good point that should be taken seriously instead of totally Out of Context–shame on you Michelle Malkin… you are better than this–this is something the left engages in.

  • jpeters3270

    Help us get rid of him. LeeBrightforsenate.com

    • dv727

      Trouble is, you guys have so splintered the opposition with a flock of primary opponents you’ve given Mr. Rogers the nomination. You need to figure that out and unite on someone.

      • jpeters3270

        Actually, the way our elections work this is a good thing. If no candidate achieves 50% of the vote, then a run-off is forced. With so many decent candidates in the race, its almost a guarantee that the vote will spread out thin enough so Grahamnesty doesn’t get 50% +1. Then all of the candidates have stated that in the run-off they (and their supporters) will back whoever is up against Graham. Problem with Graham is he comes to SC and talks a good game and the low information voters don’t realize that he goes to DC and does just the opposite.

  • s rider

    STILL MORE INTELLIGENT THAN RACHEL MADDOWS-IT’S BUSH’S FAULT.

  • Beavus B’head

    Im not so sure about Michelles outrage. The tweet might be ill timed and a bit strange, but hardly “outrageous”.

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      It’s really a “With friends like YOU…”-Tweet from Michelle Malkin, and OK, she’s really playing the man and not the ball: “Now who’s gonna take Benghazi seriously after YOU shoot off your mouth, Grahamcracker?” appears to be the point.

      • moi2u

        Those of us who take Benghazi seriously (and we are legion) are not going to be daunted in the least by Graham’s statement, which is true, by the way, when you take it in the context it was given. Who, exactly, is Not going to take Benghazi seriously because of Graham’s little sudden attack of consciousness??? Any day a standing Senator takes the opportunity to slam BO for his ineptitude is a Good Day!!!

  • MinistryofFear

    This is the same clown when asked about Common Core that he didn’t know anything about it, but was sure he was against it and would look into it as soon as possible! WTF!

  • Andy Trimble

    It started with Neville Chamberlain, I thunked?

  • sheepherder

    I really don’t understand the freak out going on here.

  • Beavus B’head

    Thanks Michelle for pointing this out. The liberal press LOVES how conservatives fight among each other and your just giving them ammo. Sometimes I wonder whos side you really on.

    • Jill

      Graham is my Senator. He has continued, time and again, to vote against the will of his constituency and holds his office-largely-due to the fact that he rarely has a serious primary challenge. He calls himself a conservative, but many in the State of South Carolina simply look forward to the day when we can call him “Former Senator Lindsay Graham”. Honestly, and with all due respect, you should be appreciative of outlets that have no sacred cows and are equally as willing to call out both sides.

      • moi2u

        Then vote him out…but better be darned sure the candidate who replaces him can win the Senate seat! I agree Graham is a RINO, but he does have an attack of self-serving consciousness of reality now and again, which the GOP needs to win the Senate.

    • jpeters3270

      Graham is no conservative. If a Dem could win the Senate in SC he would come out as a Democrat. He is the definition of RINO

  • Eric Smith

    I guess I don’t understand the controversy…I’m no lover of Lyndsey Graham…..AT ALL……but doesn’t he have a point??? this administration proved through Benghazi that we won’t even act to save our own people…..how can our threats have any teeth?? He didn’t back the Iranian protesters…..he voted FOR the war with Syria before he voted against it…(oh wait, that was Kerry) something about magically disappearing lines in the sand anyway…..all of these are rendering us impotent……can someone explain the problem with Graham’s comments to me, (other than the fact that he is a tool and a complete waste of a Senate seat?)

    • Beavus B’head

      Sometimes I think Michelle is just looking for a fight when theres nothing there.

      • Richo

        Ya think? She has no raison d’être other than starting fights.

    • johnnydrama

      it seems this is more about michelle not liking graham than anything substantive. his point is 100% valid, could have been expanded, but benghazi is clearly part of the pattern of weakness that obama has maintained. blood in the water draws sharks.. period.

      • SanDiegoSteve

        The fact that all the liberal candy asses are agreeing with her on this makes it abundantly clear to me that she has it wrong this time.

        • pinkelephant22

          They’ll agree on anything negative when the person has an “R” next to their name & blow it out of proportion.. all while not even understanding what they’re supposed to be outraged over.

    • WilliamAmos

      To defend the story will say this. Benghazi happened I feel because Obama wanted to prove that his attack on Libya was justified. He wanted a quick victory and posting a embassy in Benghazi gave him justification for claiming that. Then the embassy was attacked and he was quick to blame a video for the attack and not his policies.
      The Ukraine is different . Obama has ignore Putin and his actions all over the world. It is not Obama trying to claim victory this time as much as he just been more focused on bashing conservatives.
      In this case Graham is wrong to link the two. I honestly am more worried about Obama taking action than I am about him doing nothing in Ukraine. Unlike Benghazi where Obama seems to have rushed to cover up his missteps here it is more that Obama is just not involved. That is an important distinction that will be lost if we link the two like Graham did,

      • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        And, in a less-confrontational way than the fellow downthread is doing, I tell you that not only have you misgauged the story, but you are also failing to be an opinion-leader on this, as it appears the bulk of the posters who are usually reliably in your corner do not share your scorn for the substance of Graham’s tweet, but rather, only for its style and its general unhelpfulness.

        • WilliamAmos

          I disagree. Graham has not been a leader on Benghazi. Are you arguing that Graham and McCain are always right on foreign policy ? It is one thing to call out Obama’s mistakes. It is another to simply cheer on Graham for an attack on Obama simply because we don’t get his backing against Obama enough.
          I agree Obama is a failure as a Foreign Policy president but that doesn’t make Graham right in this instance.

          • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            We must then agree to disagree. But it IS a bit of an oddity that your audience is of a much resoundingly different mind, concerning the validity of what they’ve taken Graham to mean, from that of Twitchy Team’s editorial position on this.

  • BodyArmour

    totally unconnected. US should butt out of Ukraine. Russia’s Business is Russia’s business. Russian citizens have been targeted by Ukraine rioter’s,. Russia hasn’t the right to protect it’s citizens living there in the Ukraine?, do I need to mention US action to protect it’s citizens in Grenada, Panama, Philippines,.Too bad our government can’t protect it’s citizens from their own government,..

    • Diego Garcia

      then the US shouldnt sign defense agreements ..huh?

  • Major Smith

    I see no disconnect, come on Michelle easy on the coffee!

  • therain

    What’s the problem with his statement? obama is weak and/or stupid, so that invites aggression. No new information there.

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Somewhere between what passes for a brain in his head, and his mouth, the thought got lost, a thought which was probably meant to be something like: “President Obama allowed an incident like Benghazi to be ignored, and that emboldens the Putins of the world to think that Obama will do nada in any other armed conflict scenario.” A tenable position, perhaps– it’s debatable, but it IS arguable and not to be immediately ruled out. But, y’know, “140 characters, ‘n’ all,” he’ll say, most likely…

    • Catchance

      Yes, I think that’s what he meant. Anything this Administration has done/not done in foreign affairs shows that we don’t mean what we say… red lines are ignored/denied, our own people left to die; we are a toothless tiger.

    • Melody Canterberry

      I was thinking the same thing. I’m not entirely sure what the uproar is over this. Someone please explain?

    • jpeters3270

      This is why politicians should stay the hell of Twitter. No issue is simple enough to express in 140 snide characters. Graham is a fool.

  • Mandi

    I’m no fan of @grahamblog (esp his confirmation policy-elections have consequences), but can we really not admit that when America shows itself weak (Benghazi), others (Russia) are emboldened to take actions they know we won’t like, but also won’t do anything about?

  • http://www.batman.com BruceW

    No worries, Michelle. We, here in South Carolina intend to give Mr, Graham his walking papers come November.

  • https://youtu.be/h82D5ZvcALM CrustyB

    Just like the 9/11 hijackers looked at Reagan’s air traffic controller dereg and said “Hey! I have a great idea!”

    • johnnydrama

      clintons FBI had one of those guys in custody and let him go, so lets not go there.

    • Diego Garcia

      you have reading comprehension problems dont you? its not what he meant.

      • https://youtu.be/h82D5ZvcALM CrustyB

        Forget it, he’s rolling.

  • Happy Dragon

    Really? It’s not that unreasonable.

    • pinkelephant22

      Agreed.

    • T.Marie

      Yeah, I’m not getting the outrage. It is poorly worded, and I have no love for Graham. But he does make a valid point.

  • Maryland_Malcontent

    In “The Weekly Standard” Graham said “I know what to do or say to keep this job for 100 years,” I’d like to say that this tweet of his disproves that.

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/go-senator_775310.html?page=3

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    And while we’re on Graham’s back, pardon me for doing this old chestnut joke again– for those exceedingly few who may not have heard it before:

    The difference between Lindsey Graham and Lindsay Lohan:
    One is a narcissistic drama queen.
    The other one is a former child actress.

  • ShinTayloNY

    LOL at all the people defending Graham’s tweet!

    • Melody Canterberry

      Why are you LOLing? Please explain. I get what he was trying to say – perhaps he just didn’t say it well. Oh, and if you could explain yourself in a reasoned and mature manner without calling me names or being condescending, that’d be great. I really am not understanding why people are upset about this, and I want to know.

      • ShinTayloNY

        It’s a offensive, it shows that Republicans will connect anything and everything to the Benghazi attack.

        • johnnydrama

          I’m not sure about anything and everything…but when you are the first president in a hundred years or so to have an ambassador murdered, and you do absolutely nothing, at all, except lie about it…what message DOES that send to thugs like Putin ? that you’re a lightweight who can be summarily dismissed along with your red lines… benghazi begets syria which begets the ukraine. and soon estonia and the baltic states. , .

        • SanDiegoSteve

          Sounds like something a liberal would say.

        • moi2u

          What’Is offensive about that?? The REAL offense is that Benghazi happened in the first place and BO & Killary did NOTHING TO STOP IT OR TO BRING THE KILLERS TO JUSTICE!

        • moi2u

          Surely you jest….meanwhile Low info. sheeple are still blaming Bush for everything.

    • pinkelephant22

      I can’t stand Graham but I don’t see it as something absurd.

      • ShinTayloNY

        And that’s why the GOP is facing a future as the permanent minority party!

        • pinkelephant22

          U.S. House majority, the majority of Governorships, the majority in State Legislatures & has a real chance at taking the U.S. Senate (even Dems admit).

          You’re the type that wants to blast anyone with an “R” next to their name while ignoring some of the stupidest shllt imaginable by those with a “D”.

          You probably don’t even understand the Tweet. When have you loons ever given a crap about Benghazi? You insane dlpshlts mock it.

          • ShinTayloNY

            Nobody mocks the tradegedy in Benghazi, they mock the Republican infatuation with it.

          • pinkelephant22

            I think you mean “tragedy”. What possesses you to think that it’s okay to withhold documents & threaten eyewitnesses so the truth can be hidden?

            U.S. personnel were begging for more security Mar-Sept 2012

            Amb Stevens was pleading for assistance days before & the morning of the incident

            Americans fighting for their lives 7-8 hours, abandoned by their own country

            Add to that the PROVEN LIES by Obama & Hillary, blaming a YouTube uploader, spending millions of taxpayer dollars to sell the lie on foreign TV, etc. All so Obama can jet away to lavish fundraisers & not interrupt his campaign.

            It’s evil & disgusting. But wanting answers is just “infatuation” to you, huh? Pathetic.

          • RanierWest

            absolutely right pinkelephant22. Foreseen and reported takes BenGhazi out of the realm of tragedy unless that word is applied to Hillary being in power along with Obama as these men go to their demise on direction of the President.

          • Melody Canterberry

            Since when is wanting answers “infatuation?” How arrogant. Four murders, one an Ambassador, an administration that lied, mislead, coerced and threatened, a possible (GOD help us) future president that doesn’t understand “what difference it makes.” Do you really think all of that is OK?

          • ShinTayloNY

            Now we get to the gist of the matter, this is all about damaging Hillary Clinton before the 2016 election.

          • Melody Canterberry

            She’s pretty well damaged herself, but the lib media are going to cover her butt like they do Obama. It’s sickening. If we don’t bring this to public attention, it won’t get there.

        • johnnydrama

          oooohhh…you’re an idiot, I’m sorry, thought you had a clue for a moment there. my bad. back to your regulalry scheduled partisan drivel.

        • journogal

          How so? Because you say so, if that it?

    • johnnydrama

      well, then refute it. or is snarky all you got ?

  • Gerry Box

    Makes about as much sense as John Kerry saying Mitt Romney got all his info on foreign affairs from watching Rocky 3. Can’t figure out which is the dumbest – Graham or Kerry, but I think the nod has to go to Botox John. He has had so many injections his whole head is bloated.

  • pinkelephant22

    Can’t agree w/Malkin on this one. Putin’s always been an aggressor. He’s applying that aggression now because of noted weaknesses. Opportunity time.

  • Rodney

    Well I’m not going to say it started with Benghazi but if Obama had shown any strength at all in the last 5 years I doubt they would have done this. Putin is considered more powerful leader than Obama and it shows. Would we still have the twin towers in NY if sometime after the attacks started in 1992 we actually did something more than blow up an empty training camp well I don’t know but if we step back and let someone else lead this is what happens. Think it’s over doubt it China believes they have rights to a number of islands and I’ll bet there watching to see what we do.

  • USMC

    i know what he was trying to say. He just said it very poorly. I am no fan of this Moron. However the libs are apparently to stupid to understand his point or are being deliberately dishonest.

    • ImTheNana

      I’m pretty sure that’s why conservative tweeters are annoyed, because (well, first, LG is a RINO tool, and…) his poorly stated tweet gives liberals both more anti-conservative ammo, and another example to use to dismiss Benghazi as a non-issue in the public mind.

      • USMC

        I concur

  • Lisa Dean

    @LindseyGraham should have started his tweet with “It started in 2008″…

    • Happy Dragon

      Exactly.

  • RanierWest

    I don’t defend GrahamBlog here but part of Putin’s calculus was getting a sense of who Obama was (part of that is Obama pre, during, post #BenGhazi action & inaction), probably went further down on the list as Obama has stayed consistently weak, Putin just doing what he was going to do (invade Ukraine to economically suppress them for Russia) rose higher. Putin has Obama pegged!

  • coneil5150

    That’s what happens when you come in late you never know when to stop. Goober to the rescue i can picture him swinging in on a vine into a wall He’s like McCain’s stunt double He says the thing McCain thinks are stupid but need to be said.

  • Ghee!

    Still waiting to hear what Lindsey thinks about the magic bullet theory. His knowledge of Area 51 and if he thinks there should be rest stops on the bridge to nowhere.

  • RanierWest

    I support Graham being primary’d and replaced by Nancy Mace! It’s your term limit G-Blog.

  • H50 ✓RAT

    When will politicians learn that if you want to make a point about a complicated subject, Twitter and a 140 character limit is not your friend?
    Is he trying to say that after multiple failures/shows of weakness, from the POTUS contributed to an environment that led Putin to feel US power is so diminished that we’d would be powerless to stop him?
    Who the heck knows, because any reasoned and cohesive thought requires way more than 140 Cs. So instead we get something asinine from an asshat like Benghazi caused Ukraine crisis. SMH.
    Im all for keeping Benghazi up front in folks minds, but stupid assertions and ridicule is probably not the best method, just sayin.

  • USMC

    He was obviously pointing to the President’s poor foreign policy. There are people on the left blaming Bush for it. I do have to admit though that Graham is the Republican parties Joe Biden.

  • sustantivo

    Graham is a self important fool…BUT…

    I suspect that MM has such a single minded hatred of him that she’d snort derisively if he retweeted one of her own Tweets.

    Jeez, Michelle…LG does enough idiocy all by himself without you grasping desperately at nothing and ginning up controversy where there is none.

    Decaf is a good place to start…

    • journogal

      You DO realize she doesn’t own Twitchy anymore, correct?

      • sustantivo

        She commented specifically on this issue, and drives traffic here as if she still has a vested interested…she’s wrong along with the current purveyors of unnecessary right wing frothmouthing.

  • johnstretton

    Look, in a lot of ways – he’s right. I have no brief for Sen. Grahamnesty, but the point he makes is valid. It is the same point conservatives were making when we blamed Clinton for 9/11 by pointing at Mogadishu. Our response to what happened in both instances made us look weak and feckless, and the aggressors in the world responded.

    Do I believe Benghazi is a direct cause for what is happening in Ukraine – No. But I can (and do) believe that Putin (and others) watched what happened, saw how we responded, and decided that there is no longer a United States that can effectively intervene in the world. Cue the ominous music – shit starts to get bad.

    This also smacks of the constant conservative circular firing squad. He made a defensible comparison, but because he is not liked – hang him. Call him out when he is wrong (and it’s often) but call him right when he is.

  • AFMomXs2

    Actually he isn’t far off. Ovomit did ZERO to help the Ambassador and he has done ZERO on any other foreign policy except drawing lines in the sand … he has NO BALLS or brains!

  • Dan Swisher

    Different opinions,result,= freedom to speak,and freedom to ridicule.

  • http://www.thepiratescove.us/ William_Teach

    Not sure how Graham’s tweet is stupid. He’s actually correct. Perhaps someone could explain why the tweet was stupid?

    • http://www.GONINERS.com/ Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Good question.

      And just a bit of trivia if you’re curious about that sort of thing. Blackbeard’s name wasn’t actually William Teach. It was William Thatch.

  • johnnydrama

    i think this specific link to the ukraine might be weak, but the underlying statement is 100 % true. fecklessnes always invites further aggression. once you show you’re a weakling, the bullies circle, and putin is the baddest bully on the russian block. benghazi is part of a pattern of cravenness that is bearing a foul fruit now.

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    What really sinks in, after reading and re-reading the tweets twitting him, is that it’s the fact that they haven’t completely sunk Benghazi as a story that has them more riled, not that he compared the two rather maladroitly.

    I think THAT’s Twitchy team’s point here– not that his remarks were so abysmally stupid (they aren’t– just badly expressed) but that, by his having made them poorly, he invited scorn which allows the Left to deflect both Benghazi AND Barry’s seeming ineptitude at handling the Crimea situation.

    EDIT: And upthread, Famous Amos proves me wrong.

  • Palantir777

    of note but not suprising that republicans are first and foremost in holding accountable “one of their own” for the issuance of a truly unwarranted/illogical statement…..come on Lindsey that balderdash is the purview of dingy harry and/or plugs biden. a totally unforced error son, take it to the showers senator and maybe the head & shoulders can wash that
    (_?_) out of your hair, just sayin’.

  • patrick quinn

    Lindsey Graham was misquoted…what he really said was : ” For starters if
    Ben Gazzara played the president onscreen he wouldn’t allow a Russian president to kill Americans..and would invite you to look at the works of this aggressive actor.”

  • oh my

    What did he say I do not see the tweet

  • JJay278

    I will agree that this is all really the result of a pathetic foreign policy. But that is as far as it goes. I can see what he was kinda going for. Saying that we showed massive weakness by allowing the attack to go unanswered. But the true issue of Benghazi is the cover up. Those men died in Benghazi because our President and Secretary of State LET them die. That is the REAL scandal. They knew the attack was going on. They ordered men to stand down. They knew that compound was vulnerable. They did not reinforce. Then when it was all over they lied to use it for their political advantage.

  • Nanette Gray

    Actually, it is not about fightin among ourselves…but to discuss differences withon the frame wor of the party! Unlike the democrats zombies that have no opinion at all, just follow. ….even if it is not good for any Americans!

  • [email protected]

    I am no Lindsey Graham fan but this tweet imo was/is taken out of context. Think he was simply linking the fact that admin will do nothing about anything, so the world can do what it wants. Think you took it to far on this one Michelle Malkin.

  • sustantivo

    Nice pander to the unhinged left, Michelle…delete that! fool.

    • WilliamAmos

      Michelle doesn’t own Twitchy anymore so personal attacks on here wont be tolerated. If you disagree fine state that leave out the personal attacks.

      • sustantivo

        Are you the one who posted or signed off on LG being called a clown above? If so your childish scolding of me rings hypocritical.

        • sustantivo

          **crickets**

      • http://www.GONINERS.com/ Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Does the “personal attack” thing apply to all posters or just Michelle?

        Asking for a friend.

        • WilliamAmos

          Look we try to keep a lid on personal attacks on other posters. AS for politicians attacks are allowed as they agree to be in the public eye. Reasonable attacks that is. Simple minded name calling is not helpful towards keeping the site from getting bogged down into personal attacks.

  • Quantummist

    He is Absolutely Correct… When your Enemy finds that you cannot take the actions needed to stop aggression your Enemy will push you back in your toe shoes….

  • WhoDat

    Never trust a man with a female name.

  • Ken Alan Draper

    I haven’t been able to find the hydraulic unit for my late father’s snow plow all winter. Thanks to grahamblog I now know benghazi had something to do with it. (Really can we get this idiotic rino out)

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

    Another reason why Graham needs to be tossed out. Clearly he is losing his mind.

  • Dozer

    I have to say i agree with his point. Obama proved to be a horrible leader when Benghazi happened. He said someone would pay the price and no one did (unless you count the filmmaker). Just like the Black Hawk Down incident binLaden decided America was a “Paper Tiger” and would retreat if there was enough blood shed. Everything rises and falls on leadership. When a leader keeps talking tough but never backs it up why wouldn’t the Russians take action? How’s that red line in Syria working? Obama told Russia not to go into Crimea on Friday, they went in on Saturday, He said they would catch the culprits of Benghazi but haven’t. The NYTimes found the guy at a coffee shop but the CIA and FBI can’t locate the mastermind? Sen Graham is simply pointing out that with such a weak leader there was no deterrent to invading Crimea (just like Palin predicted back in 2008).

  • Indynana

    I happen to believe that when you show ANY weakness – the enemy is quick to take advantage – THIS administration is nothing but weak!

  • Lee Hempfling

    he did NOT link benghazi to ukraine! it is a liberal trait to assume inductively as has been done here… his reference is to the loss of respect and fear of the U.S. it has nothing at all to do with what little minds think it says… malkin i would have expected a more thoughtful response from, not the progressive inductive logic assumptive ignorance shown here.. i’m no graham supporter and he knows why (2004 – 2005 Lyndsey!) but this is attack is just stupid

    • sustantivo

      Careful there…the “moderator” will give you the boot…he’s real sensitive.

  • Michelle ✓classified

    Even if he didn’t word if the best way, his message is spot on. Obama has proven himself a very weak and inexperienced leader. World leaders do not respect him, they laugh at him. When the US has a President who isn’t respected as a strong world leader, these are the things that happen.

    • T.Marie

      Totally agree. This seems like nothing more than outrage for outrage’s sake. I mean, I don’t hold any love for Graham, but what he said is not inaccurate. World leaders set precedents for all the world to see. When you’re as weak and feckless as Obama has been, other nations won’t take you seriously and will act as if they are allowed to do anything without consequence.

      • Michelle ✓classified

        When we have a President with strong responses, world leaders respect that President. For example, Libya killed US soldiers in a nightclub in Germany while Reagan was President. Reagan responded by bombing Libya, including Gaddafi’s residences. And he also said if that didn’t work to make Libya back the flip off, he’d do it again. That’s a leader.

        • T.Marie

          Exactly. It’s a matter of showing strength through words AND actions. Obama can threaten with “red lines” and other such nonsense all he wants, but if he won’t act upon those words, then they’re just meaningless drivel. That goes for other countries, too, like France who has made bold statements to Putin. There’s talks about severe sanctions and the like, but nothing has been done.

          Another prime example is the U.N. with all their big-boy words. They strongly “condemn” these recent actions, but I doubt they’ll do anything deeper than that.

  • JustLikeAnimals

    Having reviewed all the facts, Lindsey firmly believes that Russia’s invasion of Crimea and Ukraine is not the result of a YouTube video.

  • ElDerecho

    I hate to ruin your day, but he’s essentially correct. I doubt Benghazi itself was the cause. But it certainly added to the impression that Obama is weak and has no backbone.

    Remember history. It was Somalia that taught Osama Bin Laden the lesson that the US would turn coat and run the first time it took casualties. The lack of a meaningful response after the embassy bombings only bolstered his opinion. You cannot show weakness to evil. It does not appreciate it. It just makes you an attractive target.

  • icmcumin

    Liberals trying to spin what he is saying. He is absolutely right! Obama colors with a red marker, but it’s washable ink. Obama is a wussy and the whole world knows! If you let your own citizens get killed and not do anything, what makes you think he would help other citizens who are wanting freedom? Michelle Malkin got it terribly wrong on this one. She is siding with the Liberal spinners.

  • The Demon Slick

    I have no problem with him saying that. It didn’t start with Benghazi, but when nobody was punished for killing our Ambassador, the US represented abroad, it was a crappy message we sent. Especially when the NYT interviewed one of the attackers by a Benghazi hotel pool. And we didn’t send investigators for over 2 weeks while reporters and anyone else just walked around and picked up documents. If you can get away with killing the US Ambassador, what’s a few Ukrainians?

  • dhack

    I interpreted this to mean that a weak president handling foreign policy would invite aggression. The weakness began with Benghazi.

    • sustantivo

      You’re right although some would argue that his weakness on foreign policy became apparent well before Benghazi…that’s just when it became obvious to more people.

  • icmcumin

    WilliamAmos you got this one wrong!

    • WilliamAmos

      How so ? . This is about American policy so think it is important to look at what others are saying.

  • disappearing moderate

    Benghazi and the Ukraine are linked in that both are the result of a misguided foreign policy fraught with hesitation and lack of leadership. This administration has underestimated our opponents and snubbed or alienated our allies.

    • Recon5

      “We’re not stupid, just incompetent.”

      When liberals meet the real world, turns out they’re both.

  • spaceycakes

    RuPaul: Oh no he bettah don’t!

  • sustantivo

    Starting to see a common thread emerge here…many people are loathe to be identified as Lindsey Graham apologists, but very strongly believe that Michelle Malkin and the Twitchy crowd are way off base in their criticism of him on this particular issue.

    He does quite a lot to draw legitimate criticisms and to earn his label as a RINO without them ginning up something absurd regarding what seems to be a reasonable assessment of the impact of the “Obama Doctrine” of appeasement.

    All it accomplishes is to further feed the notion that there is a major rift in the GOP and panders inexplicably to the unhinged left.

    • http://www.black-and-right.com/ Ice Cold Troll

      The Leftists just can’t comprehend the concept of actual “diversity”, and that we here are not a monolithic gestalt of groupthinkers like they are. Now, Graham did make a particularly dense remark about Common Core a few days ago (although it was to the effect that he was against it), and so perhaps a questionable remark in such quick succession gets a bit of scrutiny.

      Now, I am one of those here who is defending the essence of the remark (I have no especial feelings about Graham himself), in that he seems to be simply indicating that this aggression by Putin is an inevitable consequence of 5 years of abject self-flagellation on the world stage, of apologizing for America being the reckless cowboy of countries, of projecting power and influence, in short, shedding our role as a superpower. That, at least, is how I read it, and if that is what he meant, he is right.

  • dv727

    Why is it every time I hear Graham i have to remind myself Mr. Rogers has gone to a better place?

    • pinkelephant22

      HAHA!!

  • billkoch

    Graham is not the sharpest knife in the drawer. Time to stop singing the same tune and start telling voters why he should be reelected and why republicans are a better choice than democrats. There are many reasons, but he uses the same old ones. Wake up Lindsey.

  • FramersForCruz

    we’ve got spell check and grammar check, can somebody invent an app that one must go through to post online that provides an idiot check?
    SC, seriously there is nobody better than this guy in the whole state?

  • Recon5

    “It started with Benghazi. When you kill Americans and nobody pays a price, you invite this type of aggression.”

    He’s right. And when you spend years on your knees in front of Mother Russia dismissing allies and the treaties your predecessors made with them, you compound the problem.

    Once you’ve had your ass publicly handed to you by Netanyahu, Assad, Rhouhani, Medyeved, Karzai, whoever is leading Iraq and Putin along with several of the US allies because you’re a SCOMF that effs up everything he touches, I think that deal has been sealed with phones and pens of their own.

    He can’t lead here, and he certainly can’t lead anywhere else.

    • pinkelephant22

      I completely agree w/you except “SCOMF” if you mean:
      Serious Case Of Man Face
      ?

  • garygramscom

    Graham is a stain and has to go… but he is right. Obama has done nothing but display weakness and invite aggression…. where is the part everyone is saying is stupid?

    • Jazzizhep

      His larger point is valid in that Obama’s weakness (leading from behind) means Putin has nothing to fear from the U.S. His specific linking of Benghazi and americans being killed to Ukraine really is stupid.

  • tv2112

    “You have to take Ukraine to find out what’s in it!” or “All the horror stories about Ukraine are lies”. ALL Career politicians need to go. They all bloviate and are only interested in lining their pockets . Graham, Reid, Pelosi, Schumer, Rangel, McCain, McConnell, etc…

  • Saito Sama

    Did he inadvertently use the Bama’s telepromter?

  • Guest

    Bad comparison, However, I do get that the point he is making is that Weak “LEADERSHIP” over the last 5 years has made the US insignificant in world matters. The world views us as weak and are acting accordingly. Putin gets this and is using this to his advantage. I praise Graham for his efforts regarding Benghazi and letting America never forget that 4 American’s died over this massive blunder by this administration. Try not to be to hard on him here. I think this is a bit Nit Picky.

  • crcaim

    Michelle, was this the best you could come up with today? Graham is dead on!

    • HJD

      I think the man (although I’m not a fan of LG) has a point. It may be a bit of a stretch, but it is all the same pattern of completely lost and incompetent leadership.

    • Chantele

      Michelle does not own the site anymore. She sold it to Salem Communications.

  • Aitch748

    Graham MIGHT have had a more complex idea in mind, like maybe America’s apparent lack of concern for its own citizens in Benghazi might have made despots like Putin more confident that America won’t make their lives more difficult if they decide to conquer some non-Americans — but here’s a hint: If you try to condense the idea to fit 140 characters and the result would make you sound like an idiot, then don’t publish it on Twitter.

  • https://www.facebook.com/DirtyOldSailor Paul J. Pappas

    Bad comparison, However, I do get that the point he is making is that
    Weak “LEADERSHIP” over the last 5 years has made the US insignificant in
    world matters. The world views us as weak and are acting accordingly.
    Putin gets this and is using this to his advantage. I praise Graham for
    his efforts regarding Benghazi and letting America never forget that 4
    American’s died over this massive blunder by this administration. Try
    not to be to hard on him here. I think this is a bit Nit Picky.

    • halcrawford

      I agree with this – the choice of words and overall message was poor, but I can certainly relate to the sentiment. An Obama supporter might call it over-the-top or off base but Benghazi was just another situation where we have done nothing but demonstrate weakness – and our adversaries are definitely exploiting it.. And for the record, I can’t stand Graham.

  • LeighLeigh

    I get what he is saying: Obama did nothing about Benghazi except cover it up. He got spanked in Syria. Egypt, Iran…running rough shod over him. Grahamnesty has a point.

  • Magnifico

    Actually, it started with the election of the Apologist In Chief.

  • wareaglemom

    What’s the big deal — only “approved” GOP leaders can make remarks that we know, at heart, are true? I think even the average joe conservative might agree that our weak response to Benghazi deepened the impression that bullies are free to practice their trade while Obama is in office. It’s okay to acknowledge that poor responses to terror and aggression will embolden tyrants. This is just common sense, regardless of what a sorry leader Graham is. Reputations are made of individual acts over time–thus America’s declining reputation over the past few years.

  • Liberty556

    ……………….wait……..he’s wrong?…………..

    • Codewizard ∃Σ∪∝∞

      Only to those that hate him; both “conservative” and “liberals” alike.

      This is why we can’t keep power. We are too busy testing for purity.

  • Jennifer Stone Harley

    In my opinion, I think everyone is misinterpreting his tweet. What he is saying is that because of the way Benghazi has been handled, no one fears us…no one respects us….and certainly no one cares about Obama’s moblle,blurred pink line. He is not saying that Benghazi is linked to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. What he is saying is that had Obama been a stronger Leader, we would have been respected just as we have always been and Russia may have thought better than to invade Ukraine and cross the infamous “red line”.

    • CHHR

      But it was a pretty cleaver way of connecting the dots… notice the uproar… with nary a “phony scandal” attached…
      Obama has shouted to the world, decline! Decline!… and lookie here, a reality check that Obama won’t even cover the backs of her own let alone sovereign nations begging for help!

  • http://bobbi85710.wordpress.com bobbi85710

    Reblogged this on Bobbi85710's Mouth in the South and commented:
    These are the times that try Americans’ souls… geesh!

  • Ali Bubba

    I don’t follow all of the outrage. I think it’s pretty damn clear what he was trying to say… BO is a weak willed ass clown and has put that fact on display time and time again including in Benghazi. the world’s despots see this weakness and are acting accordingly

    • $9844146

      Graham was clear, it’s just that for the left to be happy, they need to be perpetually offended and angry.

  • Jason Gary

    Morons like Graham and Larry “Rapeface” Lockman make all the intelligent conservatives and libertarians look like assholes. Thanks, guys!!

    The two incidents are tenuously related, if you are willing to really stretch and use a few hyperboles. Benghazi has nothing to do with Russia the bully stomping around like a D-bag.

  • Belial Issimo

    Yeah, as many others have said, what’s wrong with what he said? “Benghazi” = weak leadership –> Thugs perceive that and seize advantage. I don’t get the problem. Perhaps someone will enlighten me.

  • carltonwest

    It started with idiots like Graham & McCain in the Senate.

  • sustantivo

    Apparently, within the contract to “divest” herself of Twitchy, there is a clause that states that no one shall ever disagree with the Queen…if they do their comments will be summarily deleted…censorship at its finest.

    Time to move on to greener pastures.

  • http://www.black-and-right.com/ Ice Cold Troll

    Hey, at least he isn’t blaming Bush. And I think he does make a valid point, if a little clumsy — I think our foreign “policy” of the last few years has taught Mr. Putin that he had nothing to fear from us except a snarky comment or two.

  • frgough

    Sorry, Michelle. He’s right. Benghazi shouted to the world that the U.S. will stand by even when its own people are being massacred.

  • Carson G

    Well i don’t think he is connecting the two events so much as he is saying that Obama’s weak history when following through with threats, addressing greivances, punishing adversaries, Etc…is exceptionally weak. paving the way for dictators like Putin to disregard his current threats.

  • autdrew4real

    I’m not getting the “stupidest tweet ever” part. He maybe made a mistake by saying “starting with Benghazi” because obi has been a foreign policy twit prior like not supporting the Iranian students, stirring up wars in other ME countries that led to Benghazi, drawing that red line on Syria and then trying to wipe it away and so on.
    I think that he has a good point about nobody paying a price for that & inviting this type of aggression. That’s what conservatives and repubs have been saying since,…like…forever. Project weakness, get aggression in the world

  • https://www.facebook.com/app_scoped_user_id/1619427478/ Tony Mareshie

    Really. Graham’s linkage has these twitter folks all wadded up? I don’t like this guy, but this is more about ginning up support for a primary challenge than about his suggestion that Obama is feckless and weak.

  • Richo

    Thanks for the free entertainment, you gibbering right wing buffoons. All that incoherent junk you’ve been spewing the last couple days about gays in the US being hypocrites because gays in Iran are being hanged, or about Matthew McConaghey being “brave” for talking about God at the Oscars is forgiven. Much more entertaining when you spew your nonsense at each other rather than the rest of humanity.

    • windycitygurl

      Ah, forgive us Richo — maybe we’ll get as smart as Hank Johnson one day… BTW, has Guam tipped over yet???

    • http://www.black-and-right.com/ Ice Cold Troll

      Haha, leftard meltdown!

  • mikesensei

    I don’t see the problem. This is actually one of the few times he’s said something that makes sense…

  • tinker_thinker

    I kind of agree with Graham….nothing has been done about the killers in Benghazi or with the people responsible here. Not one thing. America has become a paper tiger, err kitty. No leadership at all…

  • cloudshe

    “my biggest priority is to bring justice to the victims of benghazi” said the leader. then what?

  • http://www.nleomf.org/officers/ FlatFoot

    What difference — at this point — does it make?!

  • Rafter Afmc

    He uses the word “you” twice in the same sentence, implying that both “you”s are the same person or group. Is Graham saying that the Obama administration is inviting this aggression AND got away with killing Americans in Benghazi. What do you know that you are not telling us Lindsey Graham?

  • Entrepmanure

    seems more than a little chickenshit to bang the man over the head when he actually DOES get it right… insensitive it may be, but it is 100% accurate… Benghazi was just a part of the “global community” taking the measure of the douchebag-in-chief… he has proven himself, time and again to be a spineless weakling… incapable of menacing or threatening anyone except his own citizenry…

    he is a worthless worm and a coward of the highest order…

  • FaithColeridge33

    Am I wrong for agreeing with him?

    • TroubleAtTheMine

      I know, I’m wondering why we are piling on. Whatever he’s done wrong, he’s right about this.

  • walterc

    Don’t go away mad, Lindsay, just go away.

    In the immortal words of Bugs Bunny, “What a Maroon.”

  • http://www.algoreisabidfatidiot.com/ “Rev Jim Jones”

    I’m sorry, I read it twice but can’t figure out why that’s sooo bad.

  • Catherine Bucaria Tenek

    I’m not making any excuses, but does anyone believe he is talking about what caused the spark for WW1 and that was the killing a British Emb. Duke fernan.

  • CosmicCher

    Well. I think what he meant is that some head of State who can so casually blow off killing his own people & lie about it, can’t be taken seriously if bad guys want to steam roll over their neighbors. He’s just saying a coward is no threat to aggression by others.

  • jdubya_az

    Every Progressive demands their right to have a “fish needs a bike” metaphor. This is Lindsey’s.
    Now you know what a Progressive on the right looks like.

  • King Umbarrii

    Friends don’t let friend vote for Lindsey Graham.

  • supplyguy

    Will the primary voters of SC not rid us of this troublesome Senator?

  • C4LCNCPLS

    If, that’s the case, then why isn’t Hilary Clinton paying the price? Because you Republicans have no balls!

  • Big Brucey

    Maybe Graham was using the plug and play method, considering that this administration has an abundance of ineptitudes/ ham handed cover ups to choose from. And then just brace the ears for the obligatory “MUHH BUSH” from the other side and you got yourself at least 24 hours of news cycle right there folks.

  • SisterMary

    I’m not sure I understand the outrage. It was clumsily stated, but if his point was that heinous acts have no consequences under this administration’s leadership, then I have no quarrel with his position.

  • Jerry Camp

    I think President Mom Jean’s inaction and flip-flop-flip during the Arab Spring was more closely related than his non-action concerning Benghazi.

    • SisterMary

      There was plenty of action re Benghazi — don’t you remember? It was because of a youtube video no one had heard about. Susan Rice preached about it on at least five Sunday shows! And I think the hapless producer is still in prison, wondering what he did wrong…

  • http://www.jacksonville.com/community/cc/bryant Tom “Papa” Bryant

    Actually Graham makes sense; Benghazi showed everyone Obama was weak and spineless – Putin uses that knowledge to his advantage.

    Doesn’t mean Graham is any less a RINO. Doesn’t mean he not on the wrong side of every other issue you can name.

    And it doesn’t mean I won’t take great pleasure voting his sorry bohunkas out of office (I live in Seneca SC).

  • tarandfeatherthecrooks

    Did he mean the US administration killing Americans and no price being paid?

  • amyshulk

    @GrahamBlog
    I think {you} Lindsey Graham get the big picture – show weakness & the bullies attack. NOT a direct line, but there IS a connection!

    @michellemalkin I usually agree w/you MM, but is it jump ugly time and there was nowhere else to jump?

  • AmericanLass

    Facepalm ×’s 2.

  • http://www.algoreisabidfatidiot.com/ “Rev Jim Jones”

    Perhaps GOP needs to try some unity instead of division?

  • Raye09

    I don’t see what the outrage is over. I don’t like Lindsey Graham but he does have a point here. How the President responds to international issues does influence how other countries view America. This is not a conspiracy, it is a fact. If President Obama was willing to let Americans die in Benghazi then cover it up then why the hell would anyone listen to his warnings? Obama looks very weak willed and careless, no one takes him seriously internationally. When your leader looks weak then your nation looks weak.

    What we are seeing now has been brewing for 5 years, Putin knows he will likely get away with his antics. The nail in the coffin was the “red line” talk and chemical weapons fiasco back in August. If you think that how Benghazi was handled didn’t send a message to the world then you are an idiot. Other countries allies and enemies included, watch this sort of thing.

    This just seems more about Michelle Malkins dislike of Lindsey Graham more than anything else.

  • Billy Bob

    As much as I dislike Graham, I agree with him. Our embassy was attacked, people killed, and the net “Don’t get mad, get even” was zero. Same goes for the line in the sand in Syria.

  • liberalssuck

    I actually can see why he said it. I mean nothing was done about Benghazi. No response from the Wh on Benghazi and they know where a lot of our forces are and knew we could have responded and rescued those folks. So yea he may have a point.

  • TheDwellerYsul

    Noun + Verb + Benghaaaaazi! = Every Utterance from Lyndsey

  • Jerry Camp

    I may be going out on a limb here, but do you know who would probably appreciate a U.S. President like Reagan, Bush I, or Bush II “talking tough and projecting American power”?
    Ukrainians.

    • machtyn

      With a coworker who is a Ukrainian (now a citizen of the USA), he was absolutely stumping for Romney. He tells me he seeing all the same things happening in America as happened in the USSR.

  • spinal

    So, I’m not insane. I read the comment many times looking for the
    absurdity of it and thought I just wasn’t getting it. I expected his
    comment to be seen in a positive light. I guess I’m not the only one
    scratching my head.

  • machtyn

    No, it started when Obama capitulated to the Russians and removed the missile defenses from Eastern Europe. It continued when Obama promised to “be more flexible.” His feckless reactions to communist aggressors in various parts of the world in 2009 and 2010.

    His lying attitudes with regards to Benghazi, Syria, Egypt, and Israel/Palestine… those are all continuations. While Graham is wrong in where it started, at least he’s trying to come around on stuff.

    • Prospector

      Right on, machtyn.

  • NixTyranny

    “It started with Benghazi. When you kill Americans and nobody pays a price, you invite this type of aggression.”

    It started with Lindsey’s first election. When you reelect Lindsey Graham and nobody pays attention, you invite this type of statement.

  • http://yourdaddy.net/ NotaLemming

    Graham transposed the Word Bush with Benghazi. No really it is that simple.

  • Marvin Nelson

    Graham is obviously suffering from dementia, maybe pre-Alzheimer’s. He is as dangerous as any DimocRAT. Are the voters in SC going to wake up? If they re-elect this loon, they will be as bat$hit as Graham.

  • Resist_Tyranny

    The Ukraine is none of our business. Stay the hell out of it.

    • Prospector

      Factually, Ukraine is our business:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Partnership_for_Peace

      • Resist_Tyranny

        There is nothing there about us being responsible for the Ukraine.

    • http://www.GONINERS.com/ Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      …said England about Poland.

  • moi2u

    Not at all a Graham fan, but he has a point–he went on to point out BO’s “red line’ over Syria & that the administration has totally weakened perception of America’s strength the world over, especially with Putin.

    When you watch the videos of Putin & BO together, the expression on Putin’s face Always says he think’s our president is a weakling. BO’s fiasco with Syria alone sent Putin the message he could violate the Geneva Convention and get by with it. Of course, the fact that absolutely no-one was brought to justice over Benghazi only adds fuel to the fire that BO has no resolve and is merely a narcissistic bag of wind.

  • H50 ✓RAT

    Im glad he went on Greta and fleshed out what he was saying. Makes a lot more sense. I think that Twitter was just the wrong format to try and make his argument. Too complicated a subject, but in discussing the situation with Greta he had a point.
    His constituents will decide his fate, but at least on this issue, hes on the money.

  • floridavet

    Help me out here. I am certainly not a fan of Lindsey Graham…but I thought he really hit the nail on the head with his tweet.

    Americans died in Benghazi. And it certainly appears that no one in the Obama administration gives a flying flip about it. And that kind of attitude would certainly invite more action against the U.S. Bad logic…or….

    Tell me, am I screwed up or do I have it right?

    • Bill Phillips

      I had pretty much the same reaction! …and feel the same way about LG.

  • Wigglesworth

    That’s all Graham talks about. SC is going to send him back to Washington on a platform of “I’ll hold the President accountable on Benghazi!”.

  • Conservative Pitbull

    He’s comparing the lack of leadership Obama has displayed. That’s what he’s saying. Not too hard to figure that one out. He’s right. Obama’s foreign policy diplomacy is a disaster.

  • JeffreyFuller

    I analyzed Graham’s comment, and I think most people misunderstood what he was trying to say. What I think he meant, was that since foreign countries can kill Americans over seas, and we do absolutely nothing about it, that it makes Putin believe (and has a good reason to believe) that if he decides to behave inappropriately on the world stage, he can expect no meaningful consequences from the United States or any of our allies. In essence, Obama is all talk and no action, and Benghazi, Syria, and Iran, are proof of this. That’s how I interpret it any way. I truly believe the general concept, but I’m only making an educated guess as to what Graham intended with his statement. I don’t think he meant any insult to the families of Benghazi victims.

    • Bill Phillips

      I have to agree! I’m not a Lindsey Graham fan but I’m a little surprised by all the hysterics from the right!

  • http://www.GONINERS.com/ Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Nope. Still not seeing how he’s wrong.

    Weak President, weak responses, encourages the anti-American leaders to take giant strides of aggression.

    • Karl H

      I am with you except it started with Egypt the first time then Libya, then Egypt again then Benghazi and Syria toss in a side of N.Korea and Iran as well as total incompetence in Afghanistan and Iraq. When it comes down to it Putin knows exactly who he dealing with and just how quickly the Child president will blink.

      Obama has a clear track record on international politics. He will run and hide usually behind the woman he intends to first throw under the bus.

      • http://www.GONINERS.com/ Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        And I have no doubt that the behavior by Obama and Kerry during the last election, mocking Romney & Palin also greatly pleased Putin. Putin could clearly see how much of a threat Obama & Co. considered him a threat–which is not at all.

        Putin probably squealed gleefully while stroking a hairless cat.

        • Karl H

          I think people miss the point. Putin is former KGB. I guarantee those hands have either choked or cut the life out of at least 5 human beings and they did it slowly and methodically.

          Obama is a former amatuer race pimp not even up to the standards of Jesse Jackson or Louis Frarakhan. Hell he couldn’t even make the call to kill Bin laden via remote control he had to have Valerie Jarret Make the call for him.

          One leader wrestles bears the other wrestles with forming a complete sentence without a teleprompter.

          So in five short years our allies know we are not to be trusted, The word of the American people is worthless and our promises worth even less. We can not be trusted to even save our own people or prosecute those who would harm us. This is the message Obama has sent. It surprises me that Japan and England have not declared a jihad on America.

        • plumberskid

          He could also see clearly that Americans are so stupid that they elected this idiot twice. He has absolutely nothing to fear from the administration or the people. I’m surprised that he hasn’t stormed the beach at San Francisco yet.

      • Will Malven

        It all started in 2008 when Bush was so weakened that Putin felt free to invade Georgia. It all started when Palin warned that this would happen.

        Putin would never have moved against the GWB of 2004-2005. At that time Bush was at his zenith and Putin knew it. By 2008 Bush was embattled and weakened . . . and a lame-duck.

        Then . . . we elected an empty suit . . . from then on, all despots had an open invitation to act aggressively.

  • JonInVa

    I think what dopey Graham was trying to say was that Obama’s inaction on Benghazi showed the world that he’s an appeasing clown. I don’t think he meant to say the two were related in any type of cause/effect. Hell, I would agree with the former assumption. Same with the Syria “red line”. And Iranian nukes. Obama blusters and does nothing. Our ambassador and other Americans are slaughtered in Benghazi and they do nothing. This leads to the world (and Putin) knowing they have a paper tiger for a geopolitical opponent.

    • Bill Phillips

      That’s my take on it too!

      • Elizabeth Fisher

        I agree. It’s hard to list all of Obama’s inactions in 180 characters.

    • Joshua Lee

      bro the criticism is that uninformed people will conflate those when in fact Benghazi has nothing in common with them. for one thing if you think intervening on behalf of populations who despise America is not a priority Obama’s bluster doesn’t matter at all. Benghazi was a laughable cover-up of extreme negligence that led to 4 deaths and no one was held responsible HERE, which is much worse than the actual terrorists still being free abroad.
      people will need to be reminded in 2016 that Hillary looked those parents in the eye and blamed a YouTube video. as if she hasn’t done enough unforgivable things in her life..i am flabbergasted that the Dems would even consider her

  • http://marcwinger.com Jupiter C.

    Leave Graham alone. He might not be the best conservative, according to some people, but he’s a good man & a GOP. It serves NO purpose stabbing him in the back.
    If his comment doesn’t make sense to you, just let it go.

    • Scott Anderson

      We’re no longer allowed to point out asinine and dangerous ideas if presented by good male republicans?

    • Will Malven

      “. . . stabbing him in the back . . . ”

      You mean like he did to his fellow Senators and President Bush when he and McCain created the Gang of 14?

      Lindsey Graham and his fellow RINOs have been stabbing US and our nation in the back for over a decade. He’s weak, ignorant, and too concerned with keeping his job.

  • http://poeditservices.com Dan Abbett

    I agree with those who think Sen. Graham’s comment has been taken out of context but when you catch this much flak for such a poorly worded statement, I suspect your title of “Senator” may be “former.”

    • Will Malven

      It’s a tweet, you can’t take it “out of context,” it is it’s own context. 140 characters–that’s all–the agreed upon “context” for all who tweet. There’s no such thing as taking a tweet “out of context.” /roll eyes

  • Joshua Lee

    “We cannot rely on Putin to act in our best interest”
    not exactly his job as leader of Russia. the infamous oligarchs are a direct product of the western ‘advisors’ economic reorganization of Russia after the Cold War. Graham is disingenuous; our political activity in those countries is not at all benign and neither is NATO.
    what republicans need to do is embrace the Buchanan-paleo foreign policy to undermine the warmonger label. no one gives a shit about Georgia or Ukraine. these useless debates are reason enough to close at least half our bases around the world. that would have obviated this foolish comparison of Benghazi (a scandal about negligence and deception) and Ukraine (everyone knows Obama intimidates no one and wants to see less US influence abroad)

  • C-Ann-C

    Foot in mouth disease? Can’t keep his trap shut to make him look any better! Common word of advice to Graham:
    “It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.”

  • JoJo58

    Once again, we’re going to be on the wrong side of things. This is far more complex than these idiots in office know. So how about Washington doing something DIFFERENT for a change, like stay the hell out of it.

  • Bill Phillips

    The many posts from conservatives (like myself) who disagree with the premise of this thread is a refreshing confirmation that proves conservatives DO NOT March in lock-step as we are sometimes accused of.

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Oh, we’re in lockstep all right– only, it’s against the premise of this thread, which is, according to William Amos, that Grahamcracker is wrong on the substance. I believe what you mean to say is that we are not buffaloed easily, by people claiming to speak in our name, into agreeing simply on a “Four Legs Good! Two Legs Bad!” basis, as Proggies usually do. Quelle Miracle! The Right think for themselves! Who’da thunk it!

  • Resist_Tyranny

    Stay the hell out of it. We have absolutely no business even talking about it. Here is a summary of our conflicts since 2000 and Russia didn’t stick it’s nose into what didn’t involve them. Don’t listen the the damn fool war profiteers.

    2000 – Sierra Leone: On May 12, 2000, a U.S. Navy patrol craft deployed to Sierra Leone to support evacuation operations from that country if needed.[RL30172]

    2000 – Nigeria: Special Forces troops are sent to Nigeria to lead a training mission in the county.[8]

    2000 – Yemen: On October 12, 2000, after the USS Cole attack in the port of Aden, Yemen, military personnel were deployed to Aden.[RL30172]

    2000 – East Timor: On February 25, 2000, a small number of U.S. military personnel were deployed to support the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET). [RL30172]

    2001 – On April 1, 2001, a mid-air collision between a United States Navy EP-3E ARIES II signals surveillance aircraft and a People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) J-8II interceptor fighter jet resulted in an international dispute between the United States and the People’s Republic of China called the Hainan Island incident.

    2001 – War in Afghanistan: The War on Terror begins with Operation Enduring Freedom. On October 7, 2001, U.S. Armed Forces invade Afghanistan in response to the 9/11 attacks and “begin combat action in Afghanistan against Al Qaeda terrorists and their Taliban supporters.”[RL30172]

    2002 – Yemen: On November 3, 2002, an American MQ-1 Predator fired a Hellfire missile at a car in Yemen killing Qaed Salim Sinan al-Harethi, an al-Qaeda leader thought to be responsible for the USS Cole bombing.[RL30172]

    2002 – Philippines: OEF-Philippines, As of January, U.S. “combat-equipped and combat support forces” have been deployed to the Philippines to train with, assist and advise the Philippines’ Armed Forces in enhancing their “counterterrorist capabilities.”[RL30172]

    2002 – Côte d’Ivoire: On September 25, 2002, in response to a rebellion in Côte d’Ivoire, U.S. military personnel went into Côte d’Ivoire to assist in the evacuation of American citizens from Bouaké.[9]

    [RL30172]

    2003–2011 – War in Iraq: Operation Iraqi Freedom, March 20, 2003, The United States leads a coalition that includes the United Kingdom, Australia and Poland to invade Iraq with the stated goal being “to disarm Iraq in pursuit of peace, stability, and security both in the Gulf region and in the United States.”[RL30172]

    2003 – Liberia: Second Liberian Civil War, On June 9, 2003, President Bush reported that on June 8 he had sent about 35 U.S. Marines into Monrovia, Liberia, to help secure the U.S. Embassy in Nouakchott, Mauritania, and to aid in any necessary evacuation from either Liberia or Mauritania.[RL30172]

    2003 – Georgia and Djibouti: “US combat equipped and support forces” had been deployed to Georgia and Djibouti to help in enhancing their “counterterrorist capabilities.”[10]

    2004 – Haiti: 2004 Haitian coup d’état occurs, The US first sent 55 combat equipped military personnel to augment the U.S. Embassy security forces there and to protect American citizens and property in light. Later 200 additional US combat-equipped, military personnel were sent to prepare the way for a UN Multinational Interim Force, MINUSTAH.[RL30172]

    2004 – War on Terrorism: U.S. anti-terror related activities were underway in Georgia, Djibouti, Kenya, Ethiopia, Yemen, and Eritrea.[11]

    2004–present: Drone attacks in Pakistan

    2005–06 – Pakistan: President Bush deploys troops from US Army Air Cav Brigades to provide Humanitarian relief to far remote villages in the Kashmir mountain ranges of Pakistan stricken by a massive earthquake.

    2006 – Lebanon, U.S. Marine Detachment, the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit[citation needed], begins evacuation of U.S. citizens willing to leave the country in the face of a likely ground invasion by Israel and continued fighting between Hezbollah and the Israeli military.[12][13]

    2007 – Somalia: Battle of Ras Kamboni, On January 8, 2007, while the conflict between the Islamic Courts Union and the Transitional Federal Government continues, an AC-130 gunship conducts an aerial strike on a suspected al-Qaeda operative, along with other Islamist fighters, on Badmadow Island near Ras Kamboni in southern Somalia.[14]

    2008 – South Ossetia, Georgia: Helped Georgia humanitarian aid,[15] helped to transport Georgian forces from Iraq during the conflict. In the past, the US has provided training and weapons to Georgia.

    2010–present[edit]

    2010-11 – War in Iraq: Operation New Dawn, On February 17, 2010, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates announced that as of September 1, 2010, the name “Operation Iraqi Freedom” would be replaced by “Operation New Dawn”. This coincides with the reduction of American troops to 50,000.

    2011 – Libya: Operation Odyssey Dawn, Coalition forces enforcing U.N. Security Council Resolution 1973 with bombings of Libyan forces.

    2011 – Osama Bin Laden is killed by U.S. military forces in Pakistan as part of Operation Neptune Spear.

    2011 – Drone strikes on al-Shabab militants begin in Somalia.[16] This marks the 6th nation in which such strikes have been carried out,[17] including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Yemen[18] and Libya.

    2011 – Uganda: US Combat troops sent in as advisers to Uganda.[19]

    2012 – Jordan: 150 US troops deployed to Jordan to help it contain the Syrian Civil War within Syria’s borders.

    2012 – Turkey: 400 troops and two batteries of Patriot missiles sent to Turkey to prevent any missile strikes from Syria.

    2012 – Chad: 50 U.S. troops have deployed to the African country of Chad to help evacuate U.S. citizens and embassy personnel from the neighboring Central African Republic’s capital of Bangui in the face of rebel advances toward the city.

    2013 – Mali: US forces assisted the French in Operation Serval with air refueling and transport aircraft.

    2013 – Somalia: US Air Force planes supported the French in the Bulo Marer hostage rescue attempt. However, they did not use any weapons.

    2013 – 2013 Korean crisis

    2013 – Navy SEALS conducted a raid in Somalia and possibly killed a senior Al-Shabaab official, simultaneously another raid took place in Tripoli, Libya, where Special Forces captured Abu Anas al Libi (also known as Anas al-Libi)[20]

  • LegalizeShemp

    It started with Elvis. When you allow a man to swivel his hips like that and nobody pays a price, your geraniums will bloom much earlier in the spring season.

  • akansan

    Obama needs to hire President Bush. He knows how to handle Putin!

  • Eddie frOly

    Hopefully his primary opponent will seize on this and just show what an idiot that state keeps sending to DC. This guy is a disgrace he should have been gone before Twitter was invented! I bet he hasn’t had an original idea in over a decade.

  • Richard StJohn

    It is truly embarrassing for an elected official to say something that stupid. Now I see why folks claim Obama is so smart. He isn’t. Its that those around him are that dumb.

  • agentm0m

    Okay i disagree this is stupid. Osama Bin Laden wrote after Bill Clinton’s debacle in Somalia that the US was a paper tiger and the final result was 9/11. When you show yourself weak you do invite this type of aggression. What is stupid about saying that? Dominoes fall, people.

  • Will Malven

    Lindsey Graham should have been gone a long time ago. WTH is wrong with SC voters? Conservative, yes, but Graham isn’t even conservative, he’s just stupid and weak.

  • xstratusx

    This is much ado about nothing. You have to look at both tweets together to get it. Yes, it DOES make sense.

  • PatrioticDissent

    Not a fan of Graham, but I will come to his defense on this one. It makes perfect sense that after Obama’s reaction(non-reaction) to Benghazi and Syria that he was a weak leader. Putin has no respect for the community organizer.

  • http://www.traveLightgame.com/ ljcarolyne

    Yawn! Graham and McCain are two rotten freckin peas in a pod that with their stupidity combined helped Obama win by fraud a second time.

  • tiorbinist

    Hmm. Hey, Lindsey, if you believe this, why haven’t you extracted a price from Obama for killing American Citizens as “collateral damage” and without due process (even if you do suspect they’re terrorists at 14 years of age) with drones?

    Better hurry. He’s probably about to do it again.

  • sustantivo

    I’d be willing to wager a weeks pay that the Twitcherati hasn’t had this much pushback on a post…well maybe ever…at least not from within the ranks. Good to know not all followers of the site are mindless lemmings.

  • Terry Alby

    I think what Graham said was spot on. Without a bunch of silly comments, can someone discuss why the entirety of his opinion is wrong. It seems very obvious to me that the weak and indecisive responses by the president to all the negative activity going on in other parts of the world does spur more aggression without fear of US and our allies coming down on them. What am I missing? How would Ronald Reagan act for the US and the world in this situation?
    I would guess … not like Jimmy Carter!

  • Gary

    He’s right. But he’s an idiot for saying it out loud now. Where was he when it mattered? It wasn’t just Benghazi, though. The reason Benghazi happened was because there is a serious perception of the weakness of this administration in the world. And they are correct.

  • garysvent

    It’s at least as reasonable as the video excuse Susan Rice and the Obamas tried to use. Isn’t it? Huh?

    Maybe Lindsey can dome up with a way for all those Crimean citizens to come over to the US and get food stamps and welfare. Senator Amnesty strikes again.

  • Irishwren

    Americans in grave danger in Benghazi and fighting for their lives saw no help arrive. One of the perpetrators sat in a cafe giving an interview with not a worry in the world. Now, Benghazi is “old news”. Graham was making the point that the world watches what we do and when we do nothing when Americans are dying there’s little doubt that we’ll stand down time and time again when provoked. I think it’s indicative of the mindset of some of these tweeters that they find this correlation funny. Are their minds even capable of critical thought anymore?

  • Adam Wood

    I understand what he’s saying, and I actually agree with it: when you let people walk all over you on the world stage, particularly when you’re the world’s sole superpower, then it makes you (meaning us) look like the proverbial paper tiger. So what he said is fundamentally correct.

    The problem is that:

    a.) he did a supremely crappy job of actually expressing that notion, especially via tweet, and;
    b.) Lindsey Gramnesty is about the last person in the country who needs to be speaking about our national strength and resolve on the world stage.

  • Saltporkdoc

    NEWS FLASH @ Lindsay Graham: It started withe the election of the Great Black Hoper, Obama!

  • Seneca Crane

    Compassion? Always remember that Kathleen Sebelius refused to approve a waiver that would have put a dying child on a lung transplant list.

  • Master Chief

    Perfectly valid point. I am no fan of LG, but your comments to the contrary are much dumber than his.