With Republicans like Graham, who needs Democrats? If the parties are supposed to present different philosophies of governance, the parties need to get rid of those who do not share the core principles. As I see it, Mr. Graham's presence in the seat is blocking the way for a conservative to get elected (since it is unlikely to get one from the Democratic party). South Carolina and the country need him to lose his next primary election.
GREENVILLE COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY
“RESOLUTION OF REBUKE of SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM”
WHEREAS, United States Senator Lindsey Graham has cast votes in the United States Senate in favor of TARP, which all but guarantees an increase in the national debt and expansion of the federal government.
WHEREAS, Senator Graham has voted in favor of two of President Obama’s nominees to the United States Supreme Court, who possess questionable qualifications and very liberal beliefs that are contrary to the United States Constitution.
WHEREAS, Senator Graham has promoted amnesty for illegal aliens, and continues to promote this premise under the guise of “Comprehensive Immigration Reform”.
WHEREAS, by these and other votes, Senator Graham has abandoned the Republican platform:
. Limited Government;
. Capitalism and the Free Market System;
. Original Intent of the Constitution;
. The Appointment of Conservative Federal Judges and Justices to the United States Supreme Court; and
. Fiscal Responsibility.
AND, WHEREAS, both locally and nationally, Senator Graham has repeatedly demonstrated contempt and arrogance towards those members of the Republican Party who support these core Republican beliefs;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Greenville County Republican Party hereby issues this formal rebuke of Senator Graham for his cooperation and support of President Obama and the Democratic Party’s liberal agenda for the United States.
FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that Senator Graham will no longer be invited to attend and participate in meetings or other events sponsored by the Greenville County Republican Party.
RESOLVED this 2nd day of August 2010 at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Greenville County Republican Party Executive Committee.
This resolution passed as proposed, without amendment, by a vote of 61-2
The downside: Graham could turn Democrat and present another filibuster-proof majority in the Senate, at least until January 2011.