Sunday Talks: Senator Lindsey Graham Discusses North Korea, NATO and SCOTUS…

With McCain dying, and Corker and Flake retiring, the Decepticon side of the deep swamp is being purged.  President Trump’s direct America-First policies and pragmatic common sense has severed one head from Cerberus, the three headed hound protecting Hades, DC.

In the geopolitical realm President Trump is using the U.S. atomic sledgehammer to reset decades of insufferable economic policy constructed specifically to the financial benefit of ideological ‘allies’; who have elevated their financial standing on the backs of U.S. deficits.

With Decepticons weakened, and many in DC realizing President Trump isn’t going to stop swinging the battle axe until the last one is crushed, politicians like Lindsey Graham have begun talking more truthfully about issues.  Watch in this interview as Graham is questioned about North Korea, and he immediately -and somewhat surprisingly- accurately identifies the core issue…. it ain’t North Korea.

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143 Responses to Sunday Talks: Senator Lindsey Graham Discusses North Korea, NATO and SCOTUS…

    • snellvillebob says:

      I disagree with the premise that Trump bought his presidency. I think he used other people’s money and we did not vote for his campaign ads, we voted for him because he was NOT establishment, NOT part of the Congressional Cartel of Globalist lackeys.
      We keep hearing about this and that billionaire thinking about running against President Trump in 2020 but the people who voted for Trump would not vote for them.
      Hillary tried to buy, cheat, and swindle her way to the Oval Office but just enough people rose up to save our country.

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      • I think the point was that Trump (1) personally funded the foundation of his campaign, (2) accepted contributions from Mainstreet America and (3) refused to be bought by massive Globalist Funding like Every.Other.Competitor.

        As you have likely inferred, he refused to [accept pay-for-play funding that would make him] “part of the … Globalist Lackeys”.

        Liked by 26 people

        • Kate says:

          I agree with you Black Knight because this was one of the main reasons Trump convinced me to vote for him besides building the wall.

          Liked by 5 people

        • Dutchman says:

          Every so often, we see a campaign where the ‘underdog’ spends far less $, and yet, in an upset, wins.

          If you look back, I suspect what you will see, in nearly every such case, is the ‘underdog’ is a populist candidate, running against a rino or dino.

          The conventional wisdom is that, generally, all things being equal, the candidate with most $ wins, and thats true if its mainstream dino vs. mainstream rino.

          But, populism beats either, hands down, MOST times, regardless of $.

          DJT =Populist campaign (R)
          Bernie Sanders=populist campaign (L)
          Reagan = Pop. (R)

          And you can go on back for many years, seeing same trend.

          So so, tweedle dum vs tweedle dee candidates, NEED all that $, to persuade voters to vote for the ‘lesser of two evils.
          Populists, not so much.

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      • oncefiredbrass says:

        Trump earned his Victory by saying what everybody was thinking – which no actual Politician would ever do…….Then the unbelievable Rally Schedule he kept on the run up to the vote! He is 70 years old, I’m 55 and don’t think I could have kept that schedule! The biggest thing that will get him Re-Elected is all those things he said that everybody was thinking are now coming to Reality…..Politicians lie, Trump makes a Promise and keeps it!

        Liked by 10 people

        • oncefiredbrass says:

          Trump feeds off those Rallies – They give him the strength to move forward with the whole Government & Press against him. Those Rallies will Kill the So-Called Blue Wave!

          Liked by 8 people

        • Robert Smith says:

          100%. People know BS when they hear it. They’ve been hearing nonsensical PC crap for years. Trump was a breath of fresh air for many. Sure, he rubbed some people wrong but it was absolutely necessary. Trump could not have survived if he played by their rules.

          Liked by 13 people

          • scott467 says:

            “Sure, he rubbed some people wrong but it was absolutely necessary. ”

            _______________

            He never once rubbed me the wrong way. I never understood what ‘rubbed people the wrong way’ about him.

            But I don’t understand most people, and I never have.

            Complaining about Trump when your other choice is the Beast, is just… words fail me.

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            • USMCLt says:

              The best way to understand people who voted for “the Beast”, an entity into which I would lump both HRC and Obama, is to accept that they fervently believe in the “cause”. And the cause is a code word for the Leftist Utopian Belief, ie religion, laid out over a century ago by Karl Marx. While it is true that some of these people might be considered “useful idiots”, it is also true that stupidity is not a defense under the law. Communism is by it’s very nature treasonous, as it works against every single foundational principle of our constitutional republic. And no, we are not a “democracy”! Democracy is a term that came into vogue early in the Progressive era and which is used to obfuscate the true Communist intent for the USA. Open borders + democracy = Communist paradise.

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        • iwasthere says:

          Like that old advertisement. He did it the old fashion way: “He EARNED IT!”

          Liked by 3 people

      • G. Combs says:

        I saw a Utube by some idiot prof, ” Victor D Hanson; Explains Perfectly how Trump pulled off the biggest Upset in Presidential History” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YtzgA310t0

        I really do not think the guy understands President Trump OR Deplorables. The Elite are still trying to understand WHY all their Psy-Ops and Gas-Lighting is NOT working on the low IQ peons in Fly-over Country.

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        • LetFreedomRing says:

          Victor Hanson is on ‘our’ side. And he writes great articles.

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          • MelH says:

            It was a VERY good but long (45 minutes) speech, well-worth the time. I loved hearing about historical campaigns that had been as crude and obnoxious. Most of all I love how Hillary’s 76 times she lied was aired……I think the Liberals have NO idea how corrupt Hillary really is. Hanson likes Trump, though he claims he is “no fan” of Trump.

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    • The Boss says:

      This is good. It may help those recently interested in what’s happening, and the #walkaway crowd, understand the nature of the problems about to be solved.

      Liked by 11 people

  1. Autonomous Collective says:

    It’s evident that despite the nonstop anti-Trump war waged by countless forces, the President and his policies remain considerably popular. The public is largely aligned with his agenda, has become accustomed to his unconventional style and appreciates that he’s smashing the corrupt status quo, improving their lives and doing what it takes to enhance the nation’s security.

    Throughout Trump’s brief but stellar political career, one thing has held true: The more he’s attacked, the more he thrives, the more the public rallies to him, the more success he enjoys. Instead of damaging him as intended, the relentless attacks merely bolster him, particularly when joined with the public’s endorsement of his policies. This, of course, only generates even more fury from his adversaries, who know they’re stuck in the infinite purgatory of their futile resistance.

    Meanwhile, the great silent majority is pretty well satisfied with the direction of the country — and with the singularly unique President leading it.

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    • Somebody says:

      😂 me either or her damn dog

      Liked by 15 people

    • Snow White says:

      Purina Chow 😂😂😂😂😂

      Liked by 7 people

    • svenwg says:

      Me neither Dan, thank you for your wonderful videos and you deserve to be funded to the tune of millions.

      Liked by 14 people

      • Twinkletoes says:

        Just sorry that all I have to offer is my prayers – unless the hoecake drops down the chimney sometime soon. If it doesn’t at my house, maybe it will at yours if I pray enough. I’m definitely a cousin of yours. 😉

        Liked by 4 people

    • J Gottfred says:

      Purino is a WEAK act.

      Liked by 4 people

    • Rex70 says:

      Me neither. The couple real journalists still employed at FNC must be taking a long, holiday weekend vacation. She was sticking strictly to her TelePrompter, much like her idol.

      Liked by 4 people

    • donkirchoff says:

      Dana Perino did a good job, I thought.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        I would have to agree with you – for this particular instance.
        Many here at CTH hold her previous track record of being allied with the Bushster ideology of people like Karl Rove against her. That is justified and understandable.

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        • J Gottfred says:

          “Many here at CTH hold her previous track record of being allied with the Bushster ideology of people like Karl Rove against her.”

          No, I hold it against Bush. I still remember when Christine Todd Whitman assuring us that the air around Ground Zero was safe in the days after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was safe. That had to be a Bushwack directive. The sad thing is I do not think anyone who responded to 9/11 would have shrunk away from rescuing those who needed help. But they have the fundamental right to know the risks they are encountering. How I loath the Bush (and Clinton) families. They put America up for sale for personal gain.

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      • rashomon says:

        She’s a 1000x better than Chrisie-poo Wallace. His voice drives me up a wall not to mention his arrogance, so I never watch the show until you all post videos I can race through to rid my pee brain of his yakkiting.

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    • CharterOakie says:

      I’m down with her eyes and now longer hair.
      But that’s it.
      😶

      Liked by 2 people

    • mikebrezzze says:

      I’d almost bet my right thumb that she’s a cia trained asset!

      Liked by 7 people

    • ForGodandCountry says:

      Joe Dan!!

      Lord how I wish I could buy and drink a 6-pack of your favorite flavor with you while I just sat there listening to you. Did I say a 6-pack? Make it a case!

      Peeps….if you haven’t been there, go check out…..

      https://intellectualfroglegs.com/

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    • 🍺Gunny says:

      Dana Perino got her nose so far up in the air, if it would rain she’d drown.

      All she talks about is Bush, that damn dog, and nothing else. I guess she was once popular, but as my Southern friends say;

      “Sun don’t shine on a sleepin dog’s ass all day”

      She’s meaning less and has the intelligence of a rusty bucket.

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      • Agreed Gunny. She cannot force herself to praise the resulting great improvements brought on by President Trump. Largely by the obvious visible dislike for Donald Trump, his family, and his style. She constantly battles this contrast to The Bush Royalty and her role as press secretary. She has difficulty with the reality that President Trump cannot be bothered with all that bothers her. Jealous. Angry. Spiteful. Blonde.

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      • highdezertgator says:

        She participated in rodeo barrel racing… only problem judges couldn’t tell which one was the horse…. “that Face”…. save a horse ride a cowboy!

        Liked by 2 people

      • Minnie says:

        Gosh, love you, gunny.

        Straight shooting, always getting right to the point. No confusion about where you stand.

        And, you’re right!

        Appreciate your posts, thank you.

        Liked by 1 person

      • rashomon says:

        So, Gunny, do a description of Chrisie-poo Wallace for our entertainment. You’re on a roll!

        Liked by 1 person

      • J Gottfred says:

        “Dana Perino got her nose so far up in the air, if it would rain she’d drown.”

        You got me started. I am from rural Nevada where the cattle roam free on the range. We had a joke about someone who was a dumb as a cow and drown by looking up. Another was someone dumber than a fence post in the snow.

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      • J Gottfred says:

        “Many here at CTH hold her previous track record of being allied with the Bushster ideology of people like Karl Rove against her.”

        No, I hold it against Bush. I still remember when Christine Todd Whitman assuring us that the air around Ground Zero was safe in the days after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was safe. That had to be a Bushwack directive. The sad thing is I do not think anyone who responded to 9/11 would have shrunk away from rescuing those who needed help. But they have the fundamental right to know the risks they are encountering. How I loath the Bush (and Clinton) families. They put America up for sale for personal gain.

        Gunny where are YOU from anyway?

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    • Koot Katmando says:

      We need people like her on our side. I think she is on our side. She is real close to the Bushes for sure but she does not seem like a never Trumper to me. I also think she did fine in this interview. Graham will blow with the wind. As long as PDT hold his base Graham will appear supportive. He is pure swamp rat.

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    • StanH says:

      Amen.

      Liked by 1 person

    • oncefiredbrass says:

      I would be surprised if we found one Treeper that does!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. MontanaMel says:

    Let ’em fight, barf, and belly ache….
    In the end – it boils down to 51 vs 49
    Thanks to ‘ol Harry…..
    Any GOP/Repub Senator that doesn’t support Trump needs to loose all perks and assignments!
    AND…should be “shunned” by the rest of the Senate!….
    Maybe be recall election would wake some of them up…
    Check-6

    Liked by 5 people

  3. covfefe999 says:

    Wow, this is impressive. Thank you Senator Graham for such a great fact-filled interview! THIS is what news programs should be!

    Liked by 9 people

    • Janie M. says:

      covfefe999, he has had his lucid moments. It seems to me without songbird continually tethered to his side, he is coming into his own. We shall see.

      Liked by 6 people

    • Amy2 says:

      I’m not a big Graham fan, but I always thought he was pretty decent on foreign policy, or at least his knowledge of it!

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    • fleporeblog says:

      He has actually come around quite a bit over the last few months. He realizes that if he doesn’t, he will be Sanford out in 2020. That is the same year our President is up for reelection.

      Graham realizes also that our President is loved in South Carolina. Graham also knows that our President fully supports the Graham/Cassidy Bill to replace Obamacare. We will have more than enough Republicans to assure it happens through Reconciliation using the 2019 budget after the November Election. It will be replaced sometime in March of next year.

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  4. Niagara Frontier says:

    The world will rally against China once it’s accepted that China is uniquely responsible for sabotaging reconciliation between the two Koreas. That’s why President Trump made sure the world’s hopes and expectations were set so high.

    Xi is about to lose some major face from which he may never recover.

    Liked by 17 people

    • wholland50 says:

      I’m not so confident about that. I think there are many “civilized” nations that are so jealous of the United States that they’d rather have a nuclearized NK than a Trump-led US victory. I believe they hate the US more than they fear China

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      • Niagara Frontier says:

        About that hate in their hearts and minds…..

        “If you’ve got them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.”
        ― Theodore Roosevelt

        We’re almost there.

        Liked by 17 people

      • Karmaisabitch says:

        It ain’t necessarily so, the things that you’re liable to read in overseas NYT bible, ain’t necessarily so.

        Liked by 3 people

      • Dutchman says:

        Another take; There are a # of countries, that ARE very concerned about China; Japan, S.Korea, etc.

        China is the big boy in the neighborhood, throwing its weight around.

        But, until DJT, they didnt see US interesting in checking China expansion.
        Im sure they all all VERY happy with DJT

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  5. Ray Runge says:

    Leslie still comes off as a neo con arms dealer.

    Liked by 3 people

  6. donkirchoff says:

    Senator Graham was GREAT, knowledgeable, focused, and advanced the American position on multiple issues: NATO, N Korea, Russia, SCOTUS. Now help put the Senators from AK & ME on board for the Trump SCOTUS nominee!

    Liked by 4 people

  7. fobdangerclose says:

    Graham Cracker is one step from a Obama level Dufas !

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  8. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    “…politicians like Lindsey Graham have begun talking more truthfully about issues. Watch in this interview as Graham is questioned about North Korea, and he immediately -and somewhat surprisingly- accurately identifies the core issue…. it ain’t North Korea.”

    Hopefully that carries through to any appearances he makes on the [Really] Fake “News” MSM. I hope the condition is contagious, but not temporary.

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    • The Boss says:

      We need to give credit where credit is due. Better to have Sen. Graham get on board at a later stop than not get on board at all. There is strength in numbers, particularly growing numbers.

      Liked by 8 people

  9. ForGodandCountry says:

    Senator Graham is an example of what I’ve been saying…

    A Red Wave tsunami in Nov. will deliver a national mandate to PDJT, as the electorate will (rightfully) see it as a referendum vote on his presidency, and thus said Red Wave will dramatically change the political calculus in DC. We are already seeing this, as “Never Trumpers”, willingly or reluctantly, board the Trump train headed towards #MAGA.

    And btw…..speaking of….

    If Herr Mueller and his 13 angry democrats think they have a surprise waiting for PDJT this fall, believe me they’ve got NOTHING compared to the surprises PDJT has in store for them (re: declassiying gov’t documents).

    Sen. Graham sees this, and is responding accordingly.

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    • Vince says:

      The Red wave is not just about the absolute majority numbers in each house. A lot of Never Trumpers have resigned this year, leaving an opportunity for pro-Trump people to replace them. Legislatively the President should be able to get more bills passed and more judged confirmed.

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      • piper567 says:

        I don’t mean to harp here, but we and others really must consider sending our shekels to MAGA Candidates.
        RNC is not supporting them unless “they have a good chance of winning” their primaries.
        Stupidity. How CAN they win, with little name recognition, if they are not funded?
        These Candidates are beginning to show up here on CTH, and imo, we should consider helping them out, regardless of region.
        If we ALL sent $5, or even $1, they would be swimming in funds, on the scale they need to increase name recognition and Platform info.

        Liked by 3 people

        • GB Bari says:

          I’m ok with sending $$ if I can find some comprehensive history on the candidate that reveals their past loyalties and policy preferences.

          Color me suspicious of political challengers who weren’t actively working against Globalism and posting verified positive support for PDJT policies since 2016 at the very minimum.

          And no weirdos who have strange or perverted skeletons in their closet.

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    • Bud Klatsch says:

      Like, like like, etc etc

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  10. USA loves Melania says:

    At about 3:48 in the video Ms. Lindsey says that muh Russians “are still trying to influence the 2018 election cycle”. That seems like a bold claim. Is there any evidence or anything to back that up or is it just silly sounds coming out of Lindsey’s breathing hole?

    Also, in the fireworks photo the character on the far right is labeled as “Rubin”. The only “Rubin” I’m familiar with in the world of political media is Dave Rubin. I don’t know if there is a different “Rubin” that this figure is supposed to represent. I disagree with Dave Rubin on a lot of political issues but he is a good interviewer and seems like a decent and honest man.

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    • John Doe says:

      Jennifer Rubin. The ‘token conservative’ with one of the failed rags still in print.

      Liked by 8 people

      • USA loves Melania says:

        Thanks. Up to this moment in my life I have never before heard of anyone named Jennifer Rubin. I’m guessing I’m not missing out on much by being blissfully unaware of who this biped is.
        I figured it had to be some other Rubin other than Dave. I’m looking at the names: Wallace, Limburger, Purina….Rubin? One of these things is not like the other one, one of these things doesn’t belong.

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    • CharterOakie says:

      Jennifer Rubin

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “The only “Rubin” I’m familiar with in the world of political media is Dave Rubin.”

      Try Robert

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Rubin

      “Robert Edward “Bob” Rubin (born August 29, 1938) is an American lawyer, former cabinet member, and retired banking executive. He served as the 70th United States Secretary of the Treasury during the Clinton administration. Before his government service, he spent 26 years at Goldman Sachs, eventually serving as a member of the board and co-chairman from 1990 to 1992.

      During the Clinton administration, Rubin oversaw the loosening of financial industry underwriting guidelines which had been in place since the 1930s…..

      ….. He received more than $126 million in cash and stock during his tenure at Citigroup,[5] up through and including Citigroup’s bailout by the U.S. Treasury.

      He is currently engaged actively as a founder of The Hamilton Project, an economic policy think tank that produces research and proposals on how to create a growing economy that benefits more Americans.[4] He is co-chairman emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations, and is a member of the Africa Progress Panel (APP), a group of ten distinguished individuals who advocate at the highest levels for equitable and sustainable development in Africa. ….”

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      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        I guess I should have refreshed the screen before posting. I was not familiar with any Jennifer Rubin, since I have avoided most fake news MSM for years..

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    • wolfmoon1776 says:

      Graham needs to ask himself how CHINA is influencing EVERYTHING right now. The Russians barely do SQUAT compared to the ChiComs.

      Liked by 4 people

  11. Tl Howard says:

    Guesses as to whom POTUS picks for SCOTUS tomorrow?
    Think that as of 12:33 PDT as I type that he has made his final decision?

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    • mimbler says:

      I’m guessing he made his final decision after Gorsuch was confirmed, and he scratched Gorsuch off the list.
      No reason to wait till the last minute unless something has changed!

      Not that it matters to me when he decides. He’s working off of a pretty good list where my least favorite pick would be a million times better than Hillary’s best pick if she had won.

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      • Tl Howard says:

        Wasn’t it supposedly Kethledge who was #2 on his list, with Gorsuch #1?

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      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        “my least favorite pick would be a million times better than Hillary’s best pick if she had won”

        That is my sentiment towards the issue as well. If think of that (HRC in the WH) every time AG Sessions does not do something I WANT him to do, it makes it tolerable.

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        • Tl Howard says:

          I am always fearful of an Earl Warren flipper and a John Roberts flopper.
          BTW, met Anthony Kennedy many moons ago when he was a part time teacher at McGeorge Law in Sacramento. He’s a fine man but I always knew he’d not be a solid conservative in the mold of a Scalia.

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          • Dutchman says:

            Looking at everything he’s said and done, including HOW he’s done it, I am absolutely convinced that Donald J. Trump is a strict Constitutionalist, and originalist.
            Its in his DNA! Therefore, I dont have any worries for, say a Sandra Day O’connor flipper flopper, or David Souter. DJT understands how important this decision is, and he hss a LOT of experience making important decisions.
            No worries!

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        • covfefe999 says:

          I employ that kind of thinking as well. Everything would be a disaster if Hillary had won. Total disaster.

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      • piper567 says:

        mimbler, that’s pretty much my attitude.
        The President will announce who he will announce.

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    • Pyrthroes says:

      On deep, if meaningless, reflection, we’ll plump for Raymond Kethledge b. 1966. Among his other sterling credentials, he is a midwesterner unsullied by grunt-stuff Ivy ties. As for the feministical prospect– madame at 46 has years to go before she sleeps.

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  12. JoD says:

    A few months ago, Mr. Graham had a “Come to Jesus” moment. He attended the Grand Opening of the Jerusalem Embassy and he was giddy about POTUS. His real motives? Unknown.
    Mama always said, “Don’t look that gift-horse in the mouth.”

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    • covfefe999 says:

      I think it’s possible that he now likes Trump, that he sees how hard-working and effective Trump is. Possible.

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    • fractionalexponent says:

      And don’t get too close…

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    • Dutchman says:

      He was giddy before that. Look at the vids of when DJT brought in the cameras, for initial discussion on immigration, in the lead up to the s-hole debacle.
      Yes, graham foolishly tried to ‘roll’ DJT, but LOOK at his demeanor when interacting with DJT; Its pure beta male encountering alfa male. Looks like any second hes going to roll over on his back, like a puppy. He is in AWE of DJT.

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    • Dutchman says:

      He was giddy before that. Look at the vids of when DJT brought in the cameras, for initial discussion on immigration, in the lead up to the s-hole debacle.
      Yes, graham foolishly tried to ‘roll’ DJT, but LOOK at his demeanor when interacting with DJT; Its pure beta male encountering alfa male. Looks like any second hes going to roll over on his back, like a puppy. He is in AWE of DJT.

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  13. Giant Ground Sloth says:

    Part of the problem is that in addition to having a trade imbalance with China, we also have a military imbalance. Our Navy is simply not large enough nor potent enough to effectively modify China’s behavior anymore. Clear evidence of this is the fact that China continues to do whatever they want in the South China Sea.

    That having been said, I still believe that China’s influence over North Korea is not as strong as some people seem to think it is, and we shouldn’t dismiss official statements from North Korea. If we were a bit more accommodating, I think we could pull the North Koreans away from China.

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    • Dutchman says:

      ‘We’, i.e. the U.S., haven’t really done anything, to seriously TRY to counter Chinas aggresion, especially under Obummer.
      Its all about will. We now have a CiC with the will, so we will see.

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  14. Cheri Lawrence says:

    I don’t know Graham still sounds like an old school RINO to me, big bad Russia out to get us. I think we have deep state clowns and bad actors in China too. The Chinese have stolen our tech and taken advantage of us because we have allowed it along with the greed of Corporate America. Corporate America sold us out all over the world for money and power. Much of this reported banter about NK feels like disinformation to undermine POTUS if you ask me.

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    • Amy2 says:

      Some of that “instant gratification” stuff from another thread. Sixty years of NK and we want it turned around in six months. Much like anti-Trump people, Kim needs to be reprogrammed (and his indoctrination has been since birth and also those around him). Slow process. He needs to be reassured that he will be a hero, his people will love him (and not because they are forced to) and that he will be a leader on the world stage. I’m not saying he should BE all these things, but that is the direction he needs to be programmed for.

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    • Tl Howard says:

      I look at things like this: all politics is personal.
      POTUS is not likely to build friendships in this job. He is likely to build allies, but those allies will change from issue to issue and will be temporary.
      We know he’s about goal- setting and goal-achieving and his method is leverage building.
      Right now, he has a lot of leverage with a strong base and with that comes allies in the form of folks like Graham.
      Graham has been “freed” to support Trump because of POTUS’ brave stand acknowledging Jerusalem as capital of Israel AND because Graham is no longer bound by chains to his best friend McCain.
      Allies change fast. All POTUSes lose political “friends” when their poll numbers plummet.
      It will never be strong personal friendship that binds anyone on the Hill to our POTUS.

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      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        “It will never be strong personal friendship that binds anyone on the Hill to our POTUS”

        I had read earlier this year (probably from someone here) that there are like TWO members of Congress that POTUS really trusts.

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  15. Stab, the unstoppable hero says:

    Senator Graham missed a golden opportunity here, imo, to co-op that “Maverick” label (that will soon be looking for a new home) by not announcing he is coming out of the closet to help Brandon Straka and the “Walk Away” movement.
    If he’s lucky enough to get another interview, he better not blow it.

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  16. L4grasshopper says:

    Not sure I understand Limbaugh being part of a picture that includes Perino, Rubin, “the GOPe”, and Mike Wallace 🤨

    Rush has consistently been hammering the GOP Establishment, and noting how effective Trump has been in comparison. I listen fairly regularly, and I can’t think of any reason to lump him in with a gaggle of NeverTrumpers. Just sayin’

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    • Archie says:

      Limbaugh INVENTED #batteredconservativesyndrome. He should be shunned by Treepers. Look that term up in google if you don’t understand.

      Limbaugh has a limited intellect and for 20 years totally missed the UniParty concept. He should have been the one to see it first!

      Limbaugh has admitted to all manner of decepticon activity over the past years including:

      1) not giving his true views on politics for fear losing audience.,
      2) admitting that he would never criticize people that have befriended him (Bush family).,
      3) “carrying the water” for W admin.,

      Rats, I had a list of about 11 things but I forget them all.

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      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        “Limbaugh has admitted to all manner of decepticon activity over the past years including”

        That said, one must also remember that Mr. Limbaugh only claims to be an entertainer, NOT a political analyst or a journalist. He has written so in his book “See, I Told You So” (1993, 1994).
        I have the book, but it has been over 30 years since reading it. I did not highlight the sentence, so cannot cite the page number.

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  17. Amy2 says:

    I love Rush. I wish he was a little more tuned up on the investigations, and honestly, a little more outraged. But he has always been a calming, informative influence for me. That said, I come here for my news and education now. I am no political science major; deep thinker or chess player. ‘just your average Joan!

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    • Archie says:

      Limbaugh INVENTED #batteredconservativesyndrome. He should be shunned by Treepers.

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    • Ditch Mitch says:

      Not an average Amy?

      Rush was great for his time, like Reagen was for his time. Rush warned his listeners about the incremental changes the uniparty (not calld the uniparty at the time) was making to our country. He made the frog in the pot of warming water parable famous.

      PDJT was needed for today as bozo thought the world was his for the talking. Cranked up the heat on that pot, and luckily the frog jumped out. With PDJT there is no need for today’s version of Rush.

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      • Amy2 says:

        Because you have graduated. Not true yet for the majority of his audience. He needs to be out there continually telling people “where the government gets it’s money” and educating them on how and why things are done the way they are in politics.

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    • fractionalexponent says:

      Listening to Rush on the old AM radio calms me down because he calls evil evil, stupid stupid, and crazy crazy. Fox News, on the other hand, brings on unhinged fools in order to be “fair and balanced”. Watching Fox makes me ill as does most TV.

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  18. Ahem, on hearing the first two minutes of the video regarding China and North Korea – it seemed that Mr. Graham was quoting Sundance verbatim.
    Just want to know fellow treepers views – am I hearing too much of SD everywhere or is my analysis correct that Mr. Graham did in fact quote what Sundance has been concluding for more over a year?

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    • Minnie says:

      Agreed, perhaps Lindsey reads CTH.

      We know Gov. Palin and Lou Dobbs often visit, so anything is possible.

      Sundance, tutoring the masses 🇺🇸

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  19. jbrickley says:

    Pompeo “I slept like a rock. How was your sleep? Did you get a good rest for today’s negotiations? Because I hope you are well rested and ready. Now. What part of complete nuclear disarmament did you not understand?”

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  20. Graham is part of the Cold War ‘warriors’ who never met a weapons system that he wouldn’t vote for.

    His focus is entirely on military affairs, but seems to have little understanding of any other means of influence.

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  21. Troublemaker10 says:

    Graham has always been too much of a hawk and interventionist for me. His solution is always American troops everywhere. He does, however, understand what is going on.

    He’s been more supportive of Trump than I ever thought he would be (except for immigration).

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  22. listingstarboard says:

    Miss Lindsay has had some “work done” on his baby smooth face.

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  23. Robert Smith says:

    Thank you, Lindsay for your honesty. You can be a better whatever it is you are.

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  24. Darklich1234 says:

    He was right on china. Wrong on everything else. Russia election interference was on pat with every other major country, and Assad is loved by his people and should be left alone immediately. We are only there to secure an oil pipeline and it is infuriating.

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  25. Darklich1234 says:

    He was right on china. Wrong on everything else. Russia election interference was on pat with every other major country, and Assad is loved by his people and should be left alone immediately. We are only there to secure an oil pipeline and it is infuriating.

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  26. Golfbro11 says:

    The real takeaway for me is that politicians like to ride coattails. As Trump (and by extension all of us) keeps winning, more of the RINO’s will come on board. It will be like a cascade. And the Flakes and Liddle Bob Corkers of the world are flailing around knowing they made a grave miscalculation by opposing Trump. And the other Rinos see them sailing off into irrelevancy and are making the decision they don’t want to be on the wrong side of history. President Trump is a BOSS!

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    • GB Bari says:

      I call those “fair weather friends”. At the first sign of controversy they are nowhere to be found. I don’t have much respect for them. Show me someone who stands by you when you’re in an unpopular position.

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      • Dutchman says:

        I agree with you, completely, ‘fair weathrr friends’. And its ALL about ‘self interest’; these fair weathrr friends in Congress don’t want DJT campaigning AGAINST them, when they run for re-election.
        Bit, that means DJT is gaining political leverage; “vote against my nominee, or ligislation I want to sign, your time in Congress is over. Accomodate me, and ill hold a rally in your state, throw my arm around you and say “this is my guy”, and right there ASSURE your re-election. Its up to you.” THATS political capital, and DJT’s account balance is increasing every day!

        So, I agree hes a snake and friend of a snake (mcstain), and a CoC/Koch sucker on immigration, but if he’ll support DJT on nominations, appointments and MOST legislation, I’ll take the support, for now.

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  27. Cankles Clinton says:

    Interesting to see how Graham is positioning himself, Glad to see Unipartiers leaving. Concerned that Mittins could become the new Senator Whose Name We Don’t Speak.

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  28. iwasthere says:

    Watched the interview. What is up with McCain and Graham on the middle east? Get out already and turn it over to private security. These guys are nuts.

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  29. Pyrthroes says:

    Not at all interested in anything Graham says. Meantime, Limbaugh has been consistently savvy, in the sense that his asseverations tend to validation over short time-frames. As he notes, one measure of his 28-million listeners’ impact is that DC announcements always occur after 3:00 PM, once he goes off-the-air.

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  30. TwoLaine says:

    Little Linda had BETTER tow the line. She knows that all the dirt is own her hands and none of it is on President TRUMP’s. He is simply cleaning up ALL the messes that ALL the lifer swamp CongressCritters have ALL made for ALL of us for decades.

    As to Putin and Russia, the talking heads on the tubes crack me up. They muse that President TRUMP is going to hand him Crimea. I’m sorry, that is so 2014, and so on the hands of The Kenyan. He did tell them he would have more flexibility, and we have since learned and seen what he meant in more ways than one, including Uranium One.

    But wait, he did tell Putin to, “Cut it out” though, didn’t he? Oh wait, that was The Kenyan too, and it was about the Russian collusion delusion.

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