November 9, 2014

Sen. Lindsey Graham -- who's prone to throwing over the top, hyperbolic hissy fits at the drop of a hat every time he takes to the Senate floor, during committee hearings, or any time we're unfortunate enough that someone on cable television sticks a microphone in front of his mouth -- is the last person on this planet who ought to be talking about someone else acting like a "spoiled child."

That didn't stop him from continuing to do what he and his fellow Republicans have done from the day President Obama was elected, which is to speak about him with a level of disrespect that ought to be beneath a member of Congress. He did everything but call the President "boy" or "uppity" while carping about whether he'll take executive action on immigration as he's threatened to do, and while fearmongering over us negotiating with Iran rather than using Graham's preferred method of "diplomacy" which is to threaten to lob a few bombs on their head.

Here's how he started off his interview with Fox's Maria Bartiromo this Sunday:

BARTIROMO: So what do you see as the policy priorities in terms of getting things done come January?

GRAHAM: Well, we've got a lot of bills that came from the House to the Senate with bipartisan support from the House that died in the Senate, the Keystone pipeline. I want to take the defense cuts under sequestration which will gut our military and replace them with something more balanced. There are so many areas out there that we could work together. On immigration, if the President goes it alone on immigration I think there will be a backlash in the country.

He's completely tone deaf as to the results of this election. Even those who didn't vote Mr. President are polled about your policies. They don't like them any more than the people who did vote. So if he goes it alone on immigration I think not only will it poison the well but there will be a backlash against him that will flow over on Democrats yet again.

BARTIROMO: So what do you see as the body language from the President in terms of the ability or willingness to work with Republicans?

GRAHAM: Spoiled child. He is in denial about what happened. He is arrogant about the results. You don't have to look at the tea leaves to understand what happened. The American people put a stop sign outside of the Oval Office. All he's got to do is look at it.

They didn't embrace us as Republicans, but this “I'm going to do it by myself” on immigration because I'm tired and impatient is really not worthy of the office. He should be sitting down with us on all fronts including immigration.

And when it comes to his foreign policy the biggest loser of the midterm I think is Iran because with a Republican controlled Senate we can have votes on foreign policy matters that Harry Reid blocked. The first vote I want to take is if there is a deal with Iran over their nuclear program, I want to bring it to the United States Senate for an up or down vote so we can look at it.


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