It’s no great surprise that Tea Party activists are expressing discontent with politicians with whom they disagree. Their discontent is particularly focused on politicians they view as too liberal, and it seems they have no sacred cows. In short, they seem just as critical of liberal Republicans as they are of liberal Democrats.
Now they have turned their ire against Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), which is no great surprise, except perhaps to Senator Graham. Graham is facing scrutiny from conservative voters who no longer view him as a representative of their interests, but rather as a politician, too liberal for their own good.
In what is shaping up to be a mid-term election year that will, in all likelihood, set records for conservative gains in the House and Senate, Republicans viewed as too liberal face angry conservative voters who are fed up.
Graham isn’t dealing well with the criticism being heaped his way. In fact, it’s difficult to conceive of a response worse than the one issued by the Graham camp. In a prepared statement, responding to criticism that he is too progressive, a senior member of Senator Graham’s staff said,
“He’s a thinking person’s conservative. I expect him to do well among voters with IQ’s in triple digits.”
I don’t like being called stupid Senator Graham, and neither do the good people of South Carolina.
Lindsey Graham is a liberal who doesn’t differ philosophically much from the socialist now living in the White House. It’s time for Senator Graham to go. The Tea Party and the country have no use for Republican liberals is conservative clothing. He is an arrogant progressive who denigrated his constituents. Claim as he might, that he is a conservative, he cannot obfuscate his real political bent, nor can he hide from his record.
This is John Galt speaking and we the people, don’t want excuses or to have our intelligence questioned. We simply want you to go, Senator Graham, along with the rest of the Washington liberals. We want our country back.