Charles M. Blow wonders if Lindsey Graham is being blackmailed; it’s a fair question

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Like almost every Republican who doesn’t look and act like a golem made of stale circus peanuts, primal shame, and nougat, Lindsey Graham was once a vocal opponent of tariffs and a fierce defender of free trade.

Now?

He agrees with Donald Trump that we should burn down our relationship with our biggest trading partner because people in our country (including … uh … Donald Trump) won’t stop hiring Mexicans.

So now New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow is wondering what we’ve all been wondering. What the capital F happened to Lindsey Graham?

Graham, who once said Trump is a “kook,” “crazy,” and “unfit for office,” used to be one of a handful of GOP congressional members with the sense and good taste to vigorously challenge Trump. But now he spends most of his spare time measuring Trump’s descending colon for drapes.

In fact, Graham is nearly alone among GOPsters in his support of Trump’s latest trade salvo.

But shortly after the hellmouth opened its infernal maw and pulverized us into ground chuck in its pitiless gizzard Donald Trump’s inauguration, Graham tweeted this:

So is Graham being blackmailed, or is he just unusually craven?

Both could be true, of course, but at least one of them has to be.

 

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Joesph
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Joesph

Someone in the Trumptard circle has pics of Graham frolicking naked with his boyfriend on a a luxury yacht somewhere off the Carolina coast. There are no secrets these days.

Alfred Higgins
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Alfred Higgins

That would be Harbortown marina, Hilton Head Island, if you please.

dallasareaopinion
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dallasareaopinion

Something is up. Hard to say, maybe the Russians found something on him and passed it on. Maybe he showed up at the wrong party. For his abrupt change of heart towards Trump, it definitely can create a rumor mill. And even more curious since you use to hear he was good friends with McCain in the press. Now Trump runs all over McCain’s name and nary a protest. Something is rotten in Denmark or at least I-95 corridor headed south.

Alfred Higgins
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Alfred Higgins

There can be no doubt that Flimsey Graham has been compromised. Whether by the Russians, or by Trump’s mafia, what he’s singing now sounds more like “The Red Flag” than “The Star Spangled Banner”!

Lyle
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Lyle

Just follow the money…..see who backed him and how much was given to him in the past elections, that’s right more than one past election. See who ran his campaigns, the Russians haven’t just gotten to the party, they have been helping the GOP for some time now.