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Graham: I'll Drone You for Your Thoughts. Christie: Beware 'civil liberties extremists'

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Another day, another round of embarrassing authoritarian nonsense from would-be Republican presidential candidates. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), the honey-throated apocalyptic who Ed Krayewski writes about below, made the following "joke" on Saturday:

If I'm president of the United States and you're thinking about joining al-Qaeda or ISIL — anybody thinking about that? — I'm not going to call a judge, I'm going to call a drone and we will kill you.

Previously in Graham joke-ology, John McCain's mini-me said that the "first thing" he would do as president is refuse to "let Congress leave town until we fix this. I would literally use the military to keep them in if I had to. We're not leaving town until we restore these defense cuts." Tee-hee!

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Speaking of longshot candidates, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie apparently thinks this is a winning message in the Live Free or Die State: 

Christie will say [in prepared remarks Monday] that Americans "shouldn't listen to people like Edward Snowden, a criminal who hurt our country and now enjoys the hospitality of President Putin – while sending us messages about the dangers of authoritarian government."

"When Edward Snowden revealed our intelligence secrets to the world in 2013, civil liberties extremists seized that moment to advance their own narrow agenda. They want you to think that there's a government spook listening in every time you pick up the phone or Skype with your grandkids," Christie is set to declare.

While savoring that phrase civil liberties extremists, please do note that John Ashcroft was going around giving that same speech back in the summer of 2003, just lying his face off in the process.

The most cheery aspect to this sub-Zell Miller crankery is that neither Graham nor Christie has a prayer in the 2016 race, quite unlike the man in both of their crosshairs: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.). The bad news is that both of these powerful politicians are spectacularly wrong, yet their views are widely shared at the top of the GOP.

One of the most important meta-fact about the Obama-era Republican Party is that even during a time of largely crappy economic performance, and largely ascendant electoral gains, the party itself has lost market share. If party leaders think the key to ever-elusive Millennial hearts is being more willing to kill people and inaccurately dissing Edward Snowden (a man whose revelations were considered plenty worth listening to by the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals), then they will keep getting the presidential electoral results that they deserve.

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  1. honey-throated apocalyptic

    LOL

    1. That’s not honey.

      1. But just as sticky.

  2. civil liberties extremists

    Says it all, doesn’t it?

    1. These days, anyone who believes in adherence to the Constitution is extreme.

      1. Truth is radical in an empire of lies.

    2. Well, they’ll drone ya when you’re trying to be so good
      They’ll drone ya just a-like they said they would
      They’ll drone ya when you’re tryin’ to go home
      Then they’ll drone ya when you’re there all alone
      But I would not feel so all alone
      Everybody must get droned.

      Well, they’ll drone ya when you’re walkin’ ‘long the street
      They’ll drone ya when you’re tryin’ to keep your seat
      They’ll drone ya when you’re walkin’ on the floor
      They’ll drone ya when you’re walkin’ to the door
      But I would not feel so all alone
      Everybody must get droned.

      They’ll drone ya when you’re at the breakfast table
      They’ll drone ya when you are young and able
      They’ll drone ya when you’re tryin’ to make a buck
      They’ll drone ya and then they’ll say “good luck”
      Tell ya what, I would not feel so all alone
      Everybody must get droned.

      Well, They’ll drone you and say that it’s the end
      Then they’ll drone you and then they’ll come back again
      They’ll drone you when you’re riding in your car
      They’ll drone you when you’re playing your guitar
      Yes, but I would not feel so all alone
      Everybody must get droned.

      Well, they’ll drone you when you walk all alone
      They’ll drone you when you are walking home
      They’ll drone you and then say you are brave
      They’ll drone you when you are set down in your grave
      But I would not feel so all alone
      Everybody must get droned.

        1. How many Rainy Day Women is that?

    3. I live in NJ and think Christie is a buffoon. Anti-2A and now anti-civil liberties! He should save people some money and send back all of his political donations. Clearly they are a waste of money.

  3. But, how does Christie feel about banning trans fats?

    1. You know he has a stash in his basement.

      1. Basement… Roger that…

    2. He’s all for it. He can’t control himself, so Big Brother should control everyone else. He’s also into banning anti-fatass bullying.

    3. He’s probably in favor of banning trans fats. Since he clearly lacks the basic level of self control required not to scarf down donuts by the dozen, then no one else possibly can either. Plus he’s an authoritarian shit-heel, so he’ll be in favor of anything that allows him and other TOP. MEN. to meddle in people’s lives.

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  5. “They want you to think that there’s a government spook listening in every time you pick up the phone or Skype with your grandkids,”

    Yes, there is.

    1. Racist!

      1. “Oh, very well. Government ‘darky’.”

    2. No, they’re too busy spying on their exes and women who turned them down.

  6. This country needs more totalitarian authoritarianism!
    Vote Republican!

    1. This is why I can’t stomach Republicans. Or Democrats. It is, in point of fact, why I left both behind.

      1. Exactly why I did too. Can’t stand either side.

      2. I honestly cannot tell them apart. Is that racist of me?

  7. how does Christie feel about banning trans fats?

    I think he’d come for our guns, first.

  8. Will zombie Zell Miller kill Chris Matthews first?

  9. And yet they win elections. /sigh

  10. you’re thinking about joining al-Qaeda or ISIL

    I guess we should have murdered everybody who sympathized with the Republicans in Spain.

    1. Did you say “Republicans”? Put ’em up against the wall! Oh, you meant the pinkos and commies in the Spanish Civil War? Those heroes?

      /prog

    2. If you’re thinking about joining . . . or ISIL
      not the Islamic State, not the ancient Egyptian goddess, instead the International Society for Individual Liberty.

      This is further proof that Lindsay Graham is literally at war against libertarians.

  11. The bad news is that both of these powerful politicians are spectacularly wrong, yet their views are widely shared at the top of the GOP.

    One of the most important meta-fact about the Obama-era Republican Party is that even during a time of largely crappy economic performance, and largely ascendant electoral gains, the party itself has lost market share. If party leaders think the key to ever-elusive Millennial hearts is being more willing to kill people and inaccurately dissing Edward Snowden … then they will keep getting the presidential electoral results that they deserve.

    Which is why we better get ready for Hillary. The GOP elders don’t get it, so they will anoint yet another big government conservative.

  12. civil liberties extremists

    Yeah, not wanting my chest imploded by a flesh grenade becuase some state fuck is too lazy to check out the address on the warrant in yet another fucked up brown shirt drug raid.

    Go fuck yourself you fat authoritarian fuck. Go eat a cheezeburger and leave me the fuck alone.

    1. Flash grenade. Sorry, freudian slip….. I had Warty on my mind.

      1. That was almost Agile Cyborgesque.

      2. Maybe I didn’t love you
        Quite as often as I could have.
        And maybe I didn’t treat you
        Quite as good as I should have.
        If I made you feel second best,
        Girl, I’m sorry I was blind.

        You were Warty on my mind.
        You were Warty on my mind.

        1. Bless the red headed stranger.

    2. Flesh Grenade is now the name of my band. Excellent – thanks!

      1. +1 FleshBang

        1. Is gonna explode all over you!

          1. , baby

    3. flesh grenade

      is that like a fleshlight, only more explosive ?

      1. its the … .. its the butt version

  13. Skype with your grandkids

    Just in case you wondered what group Christie is pandering too. He’s one degree away from lines like “taking away your Medicare” and “watching marijuana sales to schoolkids through the window of the Golden Corral”.

    1. Also:

      pick up the phone

      You mean answer the phone, right?

      1. Nice catch.

      2. Christie’s dialed in to the elderly demo

    2. “Watching marijuana sales to schoolkids through the window of the Golden Corral”

      Isn’t that the working title of his memoirs?

  14. the man in both of their crosshairs: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.).

    That’s notorious anarchist and al queda sympathizer Rand Paul, to you.

    1. Drone him!

      1. “But ‘ees not a terrist.”

        “Drone ‘im anyway!”

        1. But does he weigh more than a Koran?

          1. Who are you, who are so wise in the ways of science?

  15. They want you to think that there’s a government spook listening in every time you pick up the phone or Skype with your grandkids,” Christie is set to declare.

    No, they aren’t listening. They record it so they can go back and listen later.

    1. Not wittingly

      1. *** golf clapper ***

        1. Can I get a Swiss over here?

          1. *Tacoma Narrows Bridge – starts swaying and undulating violently*

            OH SHIT! WRONG “NARROWS”!!

            1. That was Galloping Gertie. She fall down go BOOM.

              1. Casualties: one nervous dog.

    2. They record it so they can go back and listen later.

      While beating off.

  16. Lindsey Graham: DRWNED!

  17. Well, they’ll drone ya when you’re trying to be so good They’ll drone ya just a-like they said they would
    They’ll drone ya when you’re tryin’ to go home
    Then they’ll drone ya when you’re there all alone
    But I would not feel so all alone
    Everybody must get droned.

    1. I had that, more or less, in my head, too.

    2. You people are killin’ me – first “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”…now this!

  18. Chris Christie apparently thinks this is a winning message in the Live Free or Die State

    The Christie campaign thought it was the Live Free orand Die State, so just an honest mistake.

    1. I thought it was the Live and Let Die state.

      1. What does it matter to him, when he’s got a job to do?

        1. I suspect he will not do it well.

          1. Live Free or Diet?

  19. You know, I’d like to see Lindsay Graham as a Sesame Street guest. Talking about drones and doing his standard schtick.

  20. The only Republican candidate that may be worse than Kermit the hemaphrodidical, war mongering, SC frog is Santorum.

    DEAR ZOD! Is the stupid party REALLY this stupid?

    1. Only if they actually back these truly awful candidates. I think their stupidity is more in the Romney/Jeb vein than this. As a national party, I mean. Which isn’t good, either.

      I’m really quite curious to see what GOP voters will do in the primary.

      1. I’ll vote in the Elephant primary if Rand is still on the ballot.

        *scowls at late IL primary*

        1. They sure are working overtime to derail his candidacy. The one guy who is possibly popular, other than maybe Cruz, and they shit all over him. Understanding why would provide great insight into what the national GOP is really all about.

        2. Rand is paying for a KY caucus. Which is late, which means he expects to be around.

      2. I’m sure that Rand Paul and Cruz will both be booted from the debates because there are so many candidates that we have to limit participation. Otherwise we wouldn’t be able to hear from the adult candidates like Huckabee, Santorum and Graham.

        That is when I’m going to lose it.

        1. I’m sure that Rand Paul and Cruz will both be booted from the debates because there are so many candidates that we have to limit participation.

          If When that happens, I will officially never vote Republican for president ever again. I’ll either vote Libertarian or not at all.

          1. I can actually say that I’ve never voted Republican.

            1. Or Democrat.

        2. If that were to happen, the GOP could kiss my ass goodbye.

          That said, I don’t think it will. A move like that would pretty much be the death knell of the Republican party. A wide part of the party would simply walk away.

      3. I think it’s good t have all of these Graham types in the primary.

        Maybe it wil fracture the voting block that supports these type of Repubs and let Rand win.

    2. Sadly, yes, parts of it are.

      But, I don’t think you can discount the fact that these guys now need to make these sort of bullshit arguments. As the article itself notes, these comments are aimed at a guy way ahead of either in the polls who disagrees with these sorts of policies.

  21. “civil liberties extremists”

    Damn, I actually liked this guy for five minutes back when he was ripping on the NJ teacher’s union. A big F U to you, Guv

    1. They hate us for our freedumz, so we need to limit freedumz.

      For the children…

  22. Look for a silver lining here. All of the other GOP candidates can say “at least I’m not going to drone you”. If you can call that a silver lining anyway.

    1. When I hit 35 I’m going to file an application and run. Hell, if they can spout nonsense, some of us should at least try to hit back.

  23. “When Edward Snowden revealed our intelligence secrets to the world in 2013, civil liberties extremists seized that moment to advance their own narrow agenda.”

    You can bet your ass that Christie knows exactly where the limits to our freedoms should be placed. He is that perfect.

    The most perfect man alive. A perfect asshole.

    1. I imagine his asshole is distended and droopy.

      1. Perfect.

  24. “Look, everybody, we’ve winnowed out the ‘extreme’ candidates. Now, do as you’re told, and VOTE FOR JEB. This is how we take our country back.”

  25. “quite unlike the man in both of their crosshairs: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.)”

    He doesn’t have a chance either. The social conservatives will vote for a real social conservative, the neocons will vote for a real neocon, the racists won’t vote for Jack Kemp II, leaving not many people to vote for Rand Paul. My prediction is that he’ll get less votes than his father did. His father was more likable and didn’t have many flip flops.

  26. I wonder if we could get Graham to drone Christie…

    1. Drone or bone?

      1. *gag*

        1. That will only encourage him…

      2. Is anyone’s dick long enough to bone Christie?

        1. I’m not sure that Christie has a bone anywhere in that gelatinous blob he calls a body.

          Oh, wait… I get it. You guys aren’t talking about that kind of a bone.

          1. Chris Christie is a shoggoth? That… actually would explain a lot.

            1. Or maybe The Fungi From Yuggoth Jersey?

        2. Well, I think Graham looks like a giant anthropomorphized penis, so maybe he could reach if he stood on his tippytoes?

      3. Drone or bone?

        Yes.

      4. That’s insulting! We don’t have any proof that Graham is a chubby chaser.

          1. No way in hell am I clicking that link.

            1. Aw HELL no.

      5. Dammit sarc, you inspired SF.

        1. …and you may say to yourself, my God, what have I done…

    2. And disperse all of those trans fats into the atmosphere? Are you nuts?

  27. I guess it’s good to know the republicans will finally do something about gridlock in Washington.

  28. Christie will say [in prepared remarks Monday] that Americans “shouldn’t listen to people like Edward Snowden, a criminal who hurt our country and now enjoys the hospitality of President Putin ? while sending us messages about the dangers of authoritarian government.”

    Irony overload.

  29. Why do we insist on following the Democrat-leaning MSM’s GOP presidential picks?

    The MSM floats these pieces of shit as the GOP front-runners PRECISELY because they are so awful the Democrats look good in comparison.

    1. Really? The GOP establishment has nothing to do with it? Are they just making up the polls about Jeb’s support, too?

      1. What does that have to do with Reason following these clowns? Follow Rand, follow Jeb if his support is there, but these other goofs are just a waste of Reason’s resources. It’s the kind of stupid shit Weigel would do.

      2. It’s not that they’re making them up, it’s the source. The polls we see most of the time are hand picked by the main stream media.

        The main one I see which constantly shows strong numbers for Bush is Fox News. Fox News. Let that sink in for a minute. This is the realm of Bill O’Reilly. Are you really surprised that those polls are supportive of a neocon candidate?

        The good news is that Jeb, Christie, and Graham do not have a chance in hell of getting the GOP nomination.

        1. To believe that that last bit is true I would have to have some faith in humanity.

          I don’t, so I call bullshit.

          1. -1,000 Faith in Humanity

  30. I believe it was Friday’s PM Links where John was saying the GOP was the party of principled limited government and would never do anything to diminish the Bill of Rights?

    1. Did he really say that? We’re where we are in no small part thanks to the GOP’s expansion of government. While I agree that the Democrats have become the party of suicide and deep and profound psychoses, that doesn’t make the GOP not statist and not dangerous to the concepts of limited government and civil liberties.

      1. I looked at it. It was the standard John stuff about the GOP being better than the DNC. He was just shilling for Turd Sandwich.

        1. I agree with the GOP being better than the DNC. Just like haggis is better than starving to death.

          1. Neither of those are true.

            1. *narrows gaze, tells haggis not to listen to these mean people*

              1. I meant bad haggis, of course. Not good haggis, like this haggis in a can.

      2. He said because the GOP was in favor of the Citizens United decision, it is absurd to think they would ever do anything to go against the Bill of Rights.

  31. So when does Scott Walker decide to drone a bunch of union teachers? How else can he prove to the voters that he is willing to do what it takes?

    1. I’d pay to.see that!

  32. Where does Graham stand on droning people for not giving hat tips?

    1. I hadn’t read those comments, sorry! Hat tip: Twitter.

  33. What kind of name is “Lindsey” for a man anyway?

    1. Ask Dana Carvey.

    2. Lindsey was a perfectly good Saxon petty kingdom. They were always first to surrender when the Danes showed up.

  34. “Chris Christie apparently thinks this is a winning message in the Live Free or Die State”

    Good luck with that: http://www.unionleader.com/art…../150519364 (Rand Paul picks up 25 more endorsements in NH)

    I’m often disappointed by Senator Paul, but then I remember the alternatives: Clinton, Bush, Christie, Santorum, Huckabee, Graham, etc…

    So Rand Paul 2016, and if he doesn’t win the nomination then Gary Johnson 2016. Because all the other options are frankly just too shitty to consider.

    1. So Rand Paul 2016, and if he doesn’t win the nomination then Gary Johnson 2016. Because all the other options are frankly just too shitty to consider.

      With a little clean up that makes for a pretty good campaign slogan:

      Rand Paul 2016: Because all the other options are frankly just too shitty to consider.

      1. Eh. I dunno. I might vote for Rand. If he stops with the interventionist crap.

        Oh, and he’d better damn well stop prosecuting ‘drug war’ nonsense.

        1. “Oh, and he’d better damn well stop prosecuting ‘drug war’ nonsense.”

          Where is he doing that?

          http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/ran…..iladelphia :

          “In addition to spying, Paul repeated his call on Monday for a drawdown of the war on drugs, condemned mass incarceration and mandatory sentences, and criticized police seizures of cash and property from suspects who are not charged with a crime.

          “We can’t be the party of family values if we’re locking up all these dads, particularly from minority families,” Paul said.”

          He’s disappointed me with the $190 Billion increase in defense spending. But on civil liberties and the drug war he’s been pretty consistent.

          1. http://www.mintpressnews.com/r…..it/204460/

            It’s this kind of backroom politicking that makes me distrust him. Sure he’s saying it to a bunch of neocon evangelical Christians*, but that doesn’t make it better.

            *I’m a libertarian evangelical Christian.

  35. I think Rubios’ statements from last week are just as bad if not worse.

    “2016 Republican presidential candidate Sen, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said American foreign policy should be guided by our moral superiority.”

    I was watching “Last Days of the Nazis” Last night on the History Channel. And, the leader of the League of German Girls justified the Nazi aggression with the exact same argument.

    1. Was that any good? I saw the description and was interested, but the wife wanted to see puppies instead.

  36. Edward Snowden deserves execution.

    1. Fuck off, slaver.

    2. You will have to catch him first.

      Good luck with that.

  37. Yes, Graham and Christie are terrible, but the GOP cannot stop terrible people from running for its nomination. Exactly how big are the Christie and Graham constituencies among GOP voters?

    My impression is that they are not beloved.

    1. I think the comments sections of the National Review are fairly indicative of the conservative end of the GOP. They despise both these guys and Bush.

      You’ll get fairly mixed opinions on others like Rubio, Jindal, Walker, and Perry. Paul tends to get a love or hate reaction in the comments.

      1. Yes, you can judge certain parts of the GOP base by these guys. Graham as McCain’s creepy sidekick and Christie is the sort of Republican who win executive positions in virtual Dem single party states, which says more about Northeast corridor voters than the GOP.

      2. I’ve noticed the Paul hate usually revolves neatly around those who think the US Constitution is actually somehow founded in Christianity, and not the philosophies of the Enlightenment.

        1. I’m a Christian. I also happen to read Thomas Hobbes and John Locke – not to mention the letters of the Founding Fathers as they were creating the Constitution. This is an argument I have with so many people who think we were supposed to be a ‘Christian’ country – they were all Deists, not Christians (yeah, there’s a major difference). Drives me crazy.

          1. The founders were not Deists. Paine yeah – but he was more part of the French Revolution than ours. Far more accurately, the founders were Masons – which means that they were interdenominational and skeptical of clerics and rigid denominational types but absolutely NOT Deists.

            1. I’m not saying it’s definitely one way or the other, but… Up until fairly recently, there was a strong social reprobation against statements that verged on declaring that there is no supreme being. If someone came to the conclusion that there was no god, it probably wasn’t something they would proclaim in public.

              I’m just throwing out the possibility that some or all of the founders were deist (or possibly even atheist) but kept it to themselves.

            2. Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin were both Deists (using ‘Creator’ instead of ‘God’, etc.). George the First was rumored to be so. I could go on, but it’s not the point – most believed that it took an intelligent Being to create the earth, but they didn’t believe that it took an active role in earthly affairs. That’s textbook Deism.

    2. Doesn’t matter is they are beloved or not. Both Christie and Graham have a better shot of winning the nomination than Paul. In fact, everyone else running has a better shot of winning the GOP nomination than Paul. Because whatever poll numbers you can point to as Paul’s level of support, I can point to the exact same poll and come up with the exact same number as his maximum support.

      Paul will win precisely zero more GOP voters than he already has. Once the primary begins in earnest and all the other candidates ‘reveal’ that he is in fact probably a pot-smoking free-love child-molester who’s both a weenie and a secret member of both ISIS and the Iranian theocracy; then his support will start dropping.

      Moan all you want. This IS the GOP. And Rand Paul’s only practical function inside the GOP is to keep ‘libertarian-leaning moments’ distracted and useless

  38. “Ah want to drone you, fat boy,” Lindsay drawled. He gently plucked the encrusted hairs ringing Chris’ butthole until it blossomed like a flower.

    “There it is,” he whispered, forgetting his carefully cultivated accent. “You don’t know how long I’ve wanted this, ever since I saw you hugging that skinny niggrah on TV.”

    “Abuse my freedom,” Chris grunted. Peaches and crust dripped from his face.

    “Get yore face down in that pie, piggy,” Lindsay told him. “You don’t come up for air, only for my cock.”

    Lindsay twirled his flaccid penis around, hoping it would awaken. He switched hands and took hold of Chris’ bloated scrotum with his left. He ground the testicles together until Chris let out a burbling screech into the peach pie.

    “Get hard, damn you,” he said to his penis.

    “I want you in me,” Chris whined. He snuffled in crust and choked on it, coughing and shaking his ponderous body.

    “Shut the fuck up. I got a Hellfire for you. I am gonna fuck you like a Muslim wedding, you fat fuck!” Lindsay screamed. He tried to stuff his tiny, limp member into Chris’ gaping asshole.

    “You like that, fat boy? You like that?” he screamed.

    “Is it in yet?” Chris asked, finally daring to look back.

    Lindsay screamed again, high-pitched and full of feminine rage. He pushed Chris over and angrily started trying to feed the remnants of the pie to Chris’ pleading anus.

    1. Nobel Prize in Literature……?

    2. I don’t think I’ll ever be the same after reading that.

    3. OH MY GOD

    4. *turns ashen…tries to come back to sanity*

    5. *BARF!!!!*

      That was me after reading that. You’re a sick, twisted fuck.

      1. Nah, man. That’s was poetic and beautiful.

    6. You are so bad, you are delicious

    7. I larfed.

    8. Sorry, can’t buy it. No way in hell would Lindsey ever be a top.

      -jcr

      1. Ewwwww

  39. If party leaders think the key to ever-elusive Millennial hearts is being more willing to kill people and inaccurately dissing Edward Snowden (a man whose revelations were considered plenty worth listening to by the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals), then they will keep getting the presidential electoral results that they deserve.

    They’re not called the Stupid Party for nothing.

    1. I’m pretty sure that the key to winning elections has nothing to do with millenials. Maybe in 20 years but by then everyone/everything changes

  40. This is starting to look like the race for the Libertarian nomination with a dozen big egos throwing themselves into a race they know they can’t win (except for gaining notoriety.) No doubt, some of this “I’m running” nonsense is simply to raise enough money to keep feeding their friends, hangers-on, and consultants until their next race for governor or senator. All these morons have just enough friends with money to flush that they enter the race long enough to extract it.

    1. Think that’s overestimating the GOP. When is the last time the Republicans have had a nominee that evoked anything other than shrugs and plaintive defenses from partisans who hate the Democrats far more than they like the milquetoast GOP nominee? Saint Reagan?

      The GOP nominee is almost certainly going to be a party centrist, and the center of the GOP has been Bush/McCain/Romney for a long time. No one likes them, but Republicans fall in line to provide unenthusiastic votes and tepid, phoned-in defenses every time they’re called on.

      Is it any wonder that a carefully manicured empty suit inspired so much enthusiasm when garbage like this and Hillary are the alternative?

  41. “When Edward Snowden revealed our intelligence secrets to the world in 2013, civil liberties extremists seized that moment to advance their own narrow agenda.”

    A good reminder why prosecutors should be barred from running for higher office for life. If they don’t have a busted prefrontal cortex before they join the DA’s office, they sure as hell do after their third or fourth party celebrating sending an innocent man to prison.

    I’m now off to advance my narrow agenda of encouraging the empire not to treat its citizens like moral criminals on their own dime.

  42. Lindsey Graham is worse than Obama. Seriously. The people I know from South Carolina are literate and fairly intelligent…how the hell does this guy keep getting back into office?

    1. Incumbency, duh.

      1. I live in a state that elected Rick Scott twice, so I guess I shouldn’t say anything.

        1. I spent 15 years in Florida. I fucking hate that state, however when you consider the fact that Scott’s opponents were Alex “No Charisma needed” Sink and Charlie “the Orange Man” Crist then frankly I can’t blame the voters.

          1. I love Florida and have lived here nearly my whole life, which is why it makes me so sad that the only people running from major parties are singularly awful. I guess I will keep voting L and try not to think about it too much. But the state writes half my paychecks (and student tuition the other half) so I can’t get too far away from it. I expect that any day now we are going to be asked to make contingency plans in case no new budget is passed before July 1. Mostly I wouldn’t care except I have a bunch of students in the middle of summer classes and we will have to figure out how to get them through.

        2. Could be worse – I live in California. Jerry Brown will need to die in order to retire from ‘public service’. He’s held just about every elected office in California. More than once.

          So – count your blessings.

    2. None of his primary opponents have ever been able to match is campaign funds. And I think the last time he had multiple primary opponents none whom were willing to drop out or unite behind one candidate.

  43. What’s a civil liberties extremist? Someone who doesn’t like their phone tapped without a warrant?

    1. How DARE you be snarky? This is about your SECURITY! We’re just trying to PROTECT you! You should be arrested and shot for decrying the efforts of your benevolent benefactors in government.

      1. So, that’s a big “fuck you” to the warrant idea. Thanks, Dad.

        1. Anytime.

  44. While I don’t know it to be true I’ve always viewed never married Senator Graham as a gay Republican using over-the-top aggression as a cover story the Neocon element of his constituency swallows hook, line, and sinker. If that’s true and he’d just admit it perhaps he could manage to stop threatening to kill everyone. Being gay is not a problem. Being a sociopath is.

    1. He’s completely homo.

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  47. Fat Fuck isn’t even talking about Snowden, just using him as a front. He’s really talking about whoever leaked those GW Bridge emails.

  48. “I am not going to call a judge, I am just going to drone you”.
    (a) only if you get elected [which isn’t likely]
    (b) only if Scalia allows you [which isn’t likely either – he demands you call him first]

  49. Lindsey Graham tries to sound like a tough guy but I just can’t take him seriously.

    “Oh, you’d better not think about joining ISIS . . . You better NOT!!! You better STOP it. STOP it, right now. . . . Okay, STOP laughing at me RIGHT NOW . . . STOP LAUGHING . . . ”

    Sorry, Graham – you are just too worthy of our collective mocking to icksnay of the aughinglay . ..

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