Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) committed the ultimate act of disrespect to President Obama and the presidency itself when he called White House officials scumbags who are lying about Benghazi.
On The Mike Gallagher Show, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) had this to say about Obama and the White House when it comes to Benghazi, “Our Democratic friends, for the most part, have been in the tank over Benghazi. They think it’s to get me reelected. Some guy said this about me yesterday on the left: The only reason I cared about this was because I have six tea party opponents. Well, if that’s true, I’m the biggest scumbag in America. I don’t think that’s true; I know it’s not true. It would be almost impossible for Lindsey Graham — given who I am and what I’ve been doing for the last 20 years — not to care about those in harm’s way, who get killed, and not go on to hold the administration accountable that lied about it…The scumbags are the people in the White House who lied about this.”
Graham laughed while he called President Obama and the White House scumbags. Let’s be clear about this Graham was definitely calling the President Of The United States a liar and a scumbag. This is part of the low that a much maligned senator as Lindsey Graham has to sink to in order to hold on to his seat in red state South Carolina. Republicans have been claiming for nearly two years that the president and his White House are lying about Benghazi.
Republicans have never offered a shred of evidence that anyone associated with the White House is lying. In March, the Pentagon revealed that the now more than 50 congressional hearings, briefings and interviews have cost taxpayers millions of dollars. Republicans have spent millions of dollars investigating Benghazi, and they have turned up nothing. Yet, Lindsey Graham is sure that the White House is full of scumbags who are lying about Benghazi.
The liar here is Sen. Graham. In a 1998, Roll Call article, Graham was busted for claiming that he served overseas during the Gulf War:
Despite repeated statements that he served in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Rep. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) was actually living out of harm’s way at home in South Carolina, where he was processing wills and other paperwork for the Air Force during the entire course of the conflict.
On his official web site, Graham describes himself as “an Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm veteran.” Other biographies he has written read similarly. According to numerous military experts The Hill contacted, Graham has no legitimate claim to being called a veteran of the conflict.
Lindsey Graham will lie about anything in order to keep his seat. He lied about his military service, just like he is lying about Benghazi.
Sen. Graham had it right the first time. He is a lying, disrespectful, scumbag who doesn’t belong in the United States Senate.
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59 Replies to “Sen. Lindsey Graham Disrespects President Obama By Calling Him a Scumbag”
Miss Lindsey is trying so hard to appear manly.
But failing miserably.
says the guy with the girl name…
This is not the first time this pig disrespected the President. He’s a racist bastard that wears his colors on his sleeve.
THE WOMEN FROM HIS STATE WILL BOOT HIM OUT. JUST VOTE IN NOVEMBER LADIES, WE ARE NOT ALL STUPID PUPPETS SHOW THEM !!!!!!!!!!!
It is very disconcerting how a documented liar would even call someone else out for lying. And to use such nasty name calling to try to get your baseless point across just make me feel very bad for you. If you throw stones at others while harboring such lies, then you can expect for your glass house to be shattered. You’ve only set yourself and proved to others that you are not only a lunatic to do so, and but you don’t hold the standard of the office of which you hold. I’ll pray for you.
Lindsey Graham is 100% human-waste. In my opinion.
The Reich Wing nurtures people like Ms. Lindsey, they have no choice though because it’s in their DNA. Bill Shakespeare said it best, “So full of artless jealousy is guilt that it spills itself in fearing to be spilt”. Mr. Graham…YOU are the scumbag…
You’re not alone, Ruth. I can’t wait to vote him out in November. Him, that Uncle Tom, Tim Scott and that gun-happy, union-busting bitch, Nikki Haley…
Lindsay, that’s no way for a genteel Southern Lady to conduct herself.
Prime example of GOP and their “Christian” ethics. What excellent role models for today’s youth.
Calling any elected official, from president to town dog catcher, a scumbag is freedom of speech, and should be practiced whenever appropriate. In this quote: “It would be almost impossible for Lindsey Graham — given who I am and what I’ve been doing for the last 20 years — not to care about those in harm’s way, who get killed, and not go on to hold the administration accountable that lied about it…The scumbags are the people in the White House who lied about this.” He is calling the president a scumbag only if he lied about what happened in Benghazi. If he did lie about it, he is a scumbag. And Lindsay Graham, a career scumbag, should know one when he sees one. So even though I usually have nothing but contempt for Lindsay Graham, I have to disagree with your conclusion that he called President Obama a scumbag, unless he lied, in which case he is. Reagan was a scumbag, as were GB2, Dick Cheney, Richard Nixon, and any other number of politicians.
He should be fined and removed! period
Projection much, Ms. Lindsey?
More like he is playing EvangeliBagger and doing it badly.
Pathetic Miss Lindsey, go clutch your pearls, McLoser will get the “smelling salts”. PIG
Queenly jackass.. only the people of SC are stupid enough to elect him. They love the fact that he’s afraid to come out of the closet : its what they want all homosexuals to be like.
Dear Lady Lindsey:
I know your life in the closet has been miserable but try not to take it out on those around you. Especially a man in the White House that has accomplished far more than you could ever dream of.
You & McCain need to accept your defeat. He can divorce the lovely and talented Cindy and you two can live happily ever after.
Nowhere does he directly call Obama a scumbag. Typical overblown nonsense that the media, both left and right, keep using to pull the nation apart! And typical politicus “reporting”. Shame! (And I’m a progressive. However, I am able to decipher bullshit from reality.
No one care if you call yourself a progressive because if you have to say it then you are not so stop your nonsense. And remember reading is fundamental
Well, logically he did not insult the President or the White House at all because they did not lie about it. “All the liars in the White House” refers to exactly no one.
They have to go back to Bengazi Bengazi Bengazi because Obamacare is biting them in the butts.
Since Graham’s on record saying that everything Obama and his employees have said is a lie, it’s clear that he’s calling them scumbags. “All” means “all of them.”
Selective parsing and mincing words doesn’t get him off the hook.
Of course, if the positions had been reversed, well… anybody here can finish the sentence.
I WANT SHERMAN TO RETURN TO SOUTH CAROLINA AND FINISH THE JOB! In early 1865, according to Churchill, ‘men in Lincoln’s cabinet spoke seriously of obliterating Charleston and sowing the foundations with salt.’ Maybe, just maybe, we should have done that! It looks better all the time!!!
The “Ever-Lovely” Linsdsey has nowhere to go, but down in her Balenciaga Ball Gown.
I’d quibble with the headline if not for this: While he did not directly call President Obama a “scumbag,” the fact is that the White House is, for all intents and purposes, President Obama. So calling “the White House” a name is effectively calling the President the same name.
While every day citizens may have cursed presidents who have come and gone, and while they may curse the current president, it is unseemly and unbecoming of an elected official to do so.
I hope John McCain properly disposes of his scumbag after he finishes a private late night “Senatorial Session’ with Lindsay Beauregard Graham!
This has gone too far – even farther than CNNs absured coverage of the plane. Is this the same Lindsey Graham, who during the Clinton Lewinskygate questioning was rubbing his ass back and forth in his chair like he had worms?
Seriously, he is dispicable and ought to be alone on some farm, far away from any human contact.
If Democrats in South Carolina can come up with a better senate candidate down there better than Alvin Greene, they might have a chance to steal this seat.
Former Treasurer Thomas Ravenel, a Libertarian that recently got out of prison for a cocaine conviction, announced he will be running for this seat as an Independent. He also starred on Bravo’s Southern Charm series and has big name recognition,
If Ravenel can steal enough votes away from Graham, it’s possible the Democrat can remove this scumbag from the Senate. VOTE VOTE VOTE!!!!
Sounds like Miss Lindsey’s got the vapors again, por thang!
Lindsey Graham and Marcus Bachmann should go into business together offering the public smoked wieners.
Don’t leave Teddy Cruz out of this party.
They have shown over and over again–U.S. Supreme Court justices; Senators and Congressmen that they have no respect for our first black president. As far as I am concerned, they are the lying scumbags and Lindsey Graham is the worst of them. They are so willing to send our service men and women into war–a war, any war, I want them to lead the charge.
I don’t know who’s worse, Graham or that phuquetard interviewing and agreeing with him like a trained chimp. Both are useless wastes of human engineering gone wrong in my book. Idiots, one and all!!
Lindsey Graham…yes, you are a scumbag.
This is the perfect time to mention that before calling anyone else a ‘scumbag’, Senator Graham ought to take a long hard look in the mirror and realize that the only scumbags here are him and his ilk.
@Paws, I agree. Calling the WH a scumbag is the same thing as calling the president a scumbag; It’s completely disrespectful. Graham’s behavior is unproffessional to say the least & shows how desperate he’s become.
I’d love to hear what the GOP would say if a Dem ever called one of their presidents such a name.
With freedom of speech as with freedom of anything comes the requirements of acting reasonably & responsibly. It’s time to end this “compromise is a sign of weekness” stance by the RW Cons & get these extreme idiots out of office.
This type of behavior needs to stop.
I am surprised that he was not with his boyfriend
McCain in Germany.
Is it my imagination or does anyone else think there is something fishy in the fact that whenever the president is to meet with a foreign leader, whether it be with Israel or anywhere else McCain trip over there to get his face and opinion in the mix.
By all accounts the folks in Germany are furious because McCain insulted Merkel (as he does Obama about his foreign policy) Angela Merkel apparently is not warmonger enough either.
“It would be almost impossible for Lindsey Graham — given who I am and what I’ve been doing for the last 20 years — not to care about those in harm’s way, who get killed, and not go on to hold the administration accountable…”
What did he do about these:
2002 – U.S Consulate in Karachi, Pakistan attacked, 10 killed.
2004- U.S. Embassy Bombed in Uzbekistan, 2 killed, 9 injured.
2004- Gunmen stormed U.S. Consulate in Saudi Arabia, 8 killed.
2006 Armed Men attacked U.S. Embassy in Syria, 1 killed.
2007- Grenade launched into U.S. Embassy in Athens.
2008 Rioters set fire to U.S. Embassy in Serbia.
2008- Bombings at U.S. Embassy in Yemen, 10 killed.
So, who is the liar?
I wonder how Graham voted on Hillary Clinton’s request for security funding for the State Dept security funding
“In the 2011 continuing resolution, Congress, at the insistence of the House of Representatives, slashed the president’s request for embassy security and construction and forced another cut in fiscal year 2012. Altogether Congress has eliminated $296 million from embassy security and construction in the last two years with additional cuts in other State Department security accounts.”
Of course, nobody of the Corporate media GOP toadies will ask any of the degenerates like Graham how they voted and if they feel ANY SENSE of guilt for what happened at Benghazi (oh, I forgot, guilt is something Repugnants have no ability to feel. They wouldn’t understand the concept of guilt or responsibility)
whenever I clean my toilet I think about our Republ…
Graham belittles Obama for not attacking Russia like a rabid beserker, yet he’d be the first to call him a “dictator” and “war hawk” if he ever actually did it. F’ing hypocrite.
Being from South Carolina this mook feels he can call our President ,the President of the United States who happens to be a black man anything and there will not be any repercussions; shows that he’s just a racist who feels comfortable in his home state expressing such.
SO DO I, BRIAN.
He not only lied about his military record, but he also does about his sexuality. Time to come out of the closet missy.
I don’t think it serves any useful purpose to turn around and call Lindsey Graham nasty names or make fun of his less than American beefy manly appearance. We’re just doing the same thing and sinking down to his level.
Better to just lay out facts than to reply from an emotional namecalling position.
Scumbag Lin has the nerve to call anyone a scumbag and he just needs to come on out of that closet.
What do you call people who manufacture evidence, leak misinformation to the media, spend taxpayer’s money for political gain and falsely defame a person’s character?
Scumbag seems a bit inadequate……….
Shame on the American people for allowing such behavior.
So closeted GAY Lindsay Graham finds the balls to call names like “scumbag” but can’t find them to come out of the closet. Poor Lindsay!
Lindsey you’re a disrespectful racist bitch. And F__k you to anyone who supports this man and clicks the dislike. DEMS IN NOVEMBER!! REMEMBER!! REMBEMBER!! Vote this Twat out! sorry for yelling. Happy Friday Dems.
REMEMBER!! REMEMBER!* Sorry for typo. I was angry.
Dems…JUST VOTE THE TEATHUGLIKKKAN THUGS OUT!!!!
Dems…JUST VOTE THE TEATHUGLIKKKAN THUGS OUT!!!!
Til this bigoted racist fesses up to the own mold in his party over the decades of deceit and lies we shall say that those who live in glass houses should not throw stones, and those who live among broken glass, even with glasses we see you sparkling clear for the truth is a no brainer!
Flush twice, it’s a long way to GOP HQ.
I hope and pray that every comment of the TGOP, including Lindsay Graham, are recorded in history books. This would be the perfect memorial in the demise of the GOP and the TPs – forever!!!
Lindsay, you and your cohorts are truly “pseudo-representatives.”
THIS SCUMBAG is a pathetic sick twisted coward to weak to come out of the deep black closet he lives in.
SC will never vote this guy out!
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Wow..thanks for the link. Sure glad I don’t live in SC. Those people are prime bait for the GOPT. Sad.
I believe Senator Graham is still a reserve officer and as such has insulted the commander in Chief, President Obama…isn’t that a court martial offense?..Why isn’t he being charged??
I’d be willing to bet that Lindsey Graham has never called any other President or their administrations such names. It makes perfectly good sense to display such ignorance regarding the first African American president in a country with a history of slavery, racism and bigotry, is oh so smart.
Lindsey Graham and the rest of the Republican party need a note of caution: Most of our FOREIGN leaders are people of color and have watched how Republicans have disrespected President Obama since his election. World leaders do not disrespect the President or this country. That honor belongs strictly to the GOP. If can’t respect your own President, how could you possibly respect anyone or anything else?
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