And this will materialize how exactly? An armada of ships? A squadron of Black Hawk helicopters? An intercontinental ballistic missile? I mean, yeah, a couple of these schmucks could sneak into the country and detonate themselves. But they can do that now!
By the way, did I mention how much I like Lindsay Graham? He's pretty awesome, wouldn't you say? From 1982 to 1988 Lindsay served in the South Carolina Air National Guard then in the Air Force Reserves, attaining the rank of colonel, so he's clearly no chicken hawk. For the next four years he worked as a lawyer in private practice, which is proof of how smart he is.
Then Lindsay decided to enter politics, starting with a term in the South Carolina House of Representatives (1992). Then Lindsay served in the United States House of Representatives, representing South Carolina's 3rd congressional district from 1995 to 2003. He was elected to four terms, receiving at least 60% of the vote each time. In 2002, Graham ran for the U.S. Senate after eight-term Republican incumbent Strom Thurmond announced his retirement. Graham won the primary unopposed and defeated Democratic opponent Alex Sanders in the general election. All of which is proof of his drive and ambition, qualities which, as a small "L" libertarian, I greatly admire.
Why do I admire Lindsay so? It's because he is known for his willingness to be bipartisan and work with Democrats on issues like tax reform and immigration reform. Although I do NOT admire him for his willingness to work on issues like global warming, which is a total hoax. At least as far as it being a threat of any kind. Of course the world is warming, but it is no big deal, contrary to what the frauds (who call themselves climatologists) Hansen and Mann say.
But back to Lindsay. Yes, I would absolutely consider voting for this handsome man, if only he were not speaking of expanding the war on terror. Wouldn't it make a lot more sense to sit back and a) let the Iranians take the incoming fire for a while and b) focus more on port, airline, and border security? No, it's not as sexy as blowing stuff to smithereens but keeping OUR powder dry just might be good for a change.
Which isn't to say that I do not find Lindsay Graham to be incredibly sexy. Which I do, albeit in a totally non-gay way. But if he were elected president he might just be worse than George W and Barack H... in that Lindsay would have us fighting in the Middle East for many decades to come. I mean, fighting these wars is expensive. Would it not be more prudent to, instead of spending taxpayer monies we don't have (while going further into debt) get ourselves back into a position where the taxes of the job creators could be cut so they could create even more jobs in other countries via outsourcing?
Then I'll be able to buy even more cheap crap at Walmart. Think about it Lindsay... more war, or a lot more cheap crap from Walmart? I know which I would prefer.
Byline: This muy excellente commentary was authored by Willis Hart. Purveyor of saying Lindsey Graham is likeable on a personal level. LLIN-165.