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Tue Mar 5, 2019, 05:38 PM

Graham: Trump says GOP senators opposing him are 'playing with fire'

Source: Politico

By BURGESS EVERETT 03/05/2019 03:38 PM EST



President Donald Trump said Senate Republicans considering opposition to his emergency declaration on the border are "playing with fire," according to Sen. Lindsey Graham, who met with the president on Tuesday morning.

The South Carolina Republican said his meeting with the president focused mostly on the border and the number of illegal crossings as Trump faces certain bipartisan defeat on his emergency declaration in the Senate later this month.

Four Republican senators have said they will join 47 Senate Democrats in voting to block the national emergency declaration, though Trump will veto it and Congress likely won't be able to muster the votes to override it. And though Trump is not waging a massive campaign to convert Republicans to his side, he's acutely aware of the politics of the issue.

"He says he thinks Republicans are playing with fire here because most Republicans, anyway, most people I hope, will see that the border is in a state of crisis," Graham said, adding that Trump believes GOP senators that defy him are likely to face a political backlash. "That's his observation, but he's not out there calling people out or anything."

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/05/graham-trump-senate-1205426



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Reply Graham: Trump says GOP senators opposing him are 'playing with fire' (Original post)
Judi Lynn Mar 5 OP
TeamPooka Mar 5 #1
NeoGreen Mar 5 #2
DrToast Mar 5 #11
Midnightwalk Mar 5 #15
DrToast Mar 11 #48
Firestorm49 Mar 5 #3
Bernardo de La Paz Mar 5 #4
TwilightZone Mar 5 #5
SCantiGOP Mar 5 #12
ArizonaLib Mar 5 #6
ffr Mar 5 #7
pwb Mar 5 #8
Dennis Donovan Mar 5 #9
Perseus Mar 5 #23
agingdem Mar 5 #10
red dog 1 Mar 5 #21
onetexan Mar 5 #32
agingdem Mar 5 #35
onetexan Mar 5 #38
C Moon Mar 5 #13
JustABozoOnThisBus Mar 5 #14
beachbum bob Mar 5 #16
Midnightwalk Mar 5 #17
Docreed2003 Mar 5 #30
Progressive Jones Mar 5 #34
Midnightwalk Mar 5 #41
left-of-center2012 Mar 5 #18
GulfCoast66 Mar 5 #40
Harker Mar 5 #19
thegoose Mar 5 #20
Progressive Jones Mar 5 #36
red dog 1 Mar 5 #22
Judi Lynn Mar 5 #28
yaesu Mar 5 #24
turbinetree Mar 5 #25
dchill Mar 5 #26
Chin music Mar 5 #27
muntrv Mar 5 #29
Docreed2003 Mar 5 #31
Bayard Mar 5 #33
Scruffy1 Mar 5 #37
Judi Lynn Mar 6 #46
Vinca Mar 5 #39
Linda Ed Mar 5 #42
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Mar 5 #43
olddad65 Mar 5 #44
BlueIdaho Mar 6 #45
duforsure Mar 6 #47

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 05:41 PM

1. 40 Republican Congressmen who lost their jobs last November disagree. nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 05:42 PM

2. I hope this results in one thing...

...a need for More Popcorn!




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Response to NeoGreen (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 05:58 PM

11. Our Strategic Popcorn Reserves (SPR) are running low!

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Response to DrToast (Reply #11)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 06:19 PM

15. That's an emergency I could support

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Response to Midnightwalk (Reply #15)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 06:42 PM

48. No blood for popcorn!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 05:43 PM

3. Who gives a crap about what Graham says.

Some day tRump will just be a footnote in some sorry saga - if we aren’t a Russian satellite country by then.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 05:44 PM

4. Unspecific threats are just as much a threat as something specific. Graham becoming a goon. . nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 05:44 PM

5. "most people I hope, will see that the border is in a state of crisis"

Nope. There's your first problem, Lindsey.

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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 06:01 PM

12. It wasn't in crisis

until Trump needed some way to get himself out of the bag of bullshit he was in for saying that Mexico would pay to build a wall to keep all the rapists out.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 05:47 PM

6. Graham is a lap dog that never gets more than crumbs and scraps

Maybe he is a large rodent that Trump mistakes to be desperate mutt.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 05:48 PM

7. Zzzzzz

Graham

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 05:53 PM

8. I think John McCain kept Lindsey off the hard liquor.

Because he acts like the other puke mean drunks now.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 05:53 PM

9. Senator Lindsey Kompromat...

No other explanation, unless he's normally a self-serving shit heel...

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 07:26 PM

23. That is my take on him and other repubs as well...I agree

He owes Putin some money, I bet.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 05:56 PM

10. Playing with fire?

Just in case Graham hasn't been paying attention because his head is so far up trump's ass he can taste the Big Mac, the 2018 newly elected Democratic House took away trump's matches...

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Response to agingdem (Reply #10)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 07:19 PM

21. + 1

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Response to agingdem (Reply #10)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 07:49 PM

32. Graham's "playing with fire" comment sounds alot like a veiled threat to me

i.e., implying that if a senator doesn't support the Idiot's decision he'll call them out like he's done with many others and try to damage their political careers.

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Response to onetexan (Reply #32)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 08:01 PM

35. oh no not the playground nicknames!!

don't think the repubs breaking with trump are as afraid of trump as they were before the 2018 election..

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Response to agingdem (Reply #35)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 08:12 PM

38. Im not so sure theyre not as afraid of him but certainly hope so

Repugs tend to be whipped in line. Party over country, decency, and all reason seems to be their MO.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 06:07 PM

13. I still think those aholes are planning something big

—a 911 style operation—to pin on Mexico, and thus blame those who oppose the wall.
I just wouldn't put this past the GOPutin.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 06:19 PM

14. Murkowski and Collins need to watch their step around Trump ...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 06:20 PM

16. lol, so GOP ignored the situation for 2 years? Yep, a reall emergency this is

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 06:26 PM

17. Another graham stand

Here’s to hoping a new phrase is added to our lexicon

Graham stand: A phony obsequient dire warning that an authoritarian might get upset. Backed up by nothing.

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Response to Midnightwalk (Reply #17)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 07:46 PM

30. +1

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Response to Midnightwalk (Reply #17)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 07:59 PM

34. I'd be glad to spread that new phrase, with your permission, of course... nt

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Response to Progressive Jones (Reply #34)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 08:41 PM

41. Please do

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 06:30 PM

18. Sen. Lindsey Graham used to be Trump's biggest critic

What happened

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #18)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 08:35 PM

40. Went golfing with Trump. Was shown the compromising shit they had on him.

By the 19th hole he was a changed man. Full on Trumpet.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 06:47 PM

19. Anybody with an r after their name

is going to experience a poltical backlash.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 07:13 PM

20. Jesus, the Russian hooks are deep in this one

What an asshole.

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Response to thegoose (Reply #20)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 08:02 PM

36. Or, Graham has been forced into this role by some baggers and other fringe freaks

from the GOP who have "kompromat" on him...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 07:20 PM

22. K&R, thanks for posting, Judi Lynn

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #22)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 07:42 PM

28. Hi, red dog. Thank you.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 07:29 PM

24. that is tRump the mob boss saying they could be swimin with the fishes. nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 07:33 PM

25. Hey Graham ...........let me get this straight, your retired Air Force JAG correct, your suppose to

understand that you are suppose to defend and protect the Constitution correct, all of it, correct, what fucking part of Article II do you not understand.....................

There are suppose to be equal parts of government, like you know a Congress, Senate, and then Executive and Judicial, correct.....................since you have NO fucking clear understanding on the responsibility of what Congress does, .................................... resign.

And your as delusional as that flag wrapping hugging POS..........................he still doesn't know what the First Words are in the Preamble of the Constitution.....................they do not say ME..........................and only ME.................


November 3, 2020 cannot get here fast enough...........................


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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 07:35 PM

26. Graham Cracker, anyone?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 07:40 PM

27. Isn't fire part of chaos? Since when are the gop wary of chaos?? Thought that was the plan?




Or is the plan to just set everyone ELSES roof on fire?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 07:46 PM

29. Yeah Lindsey! How did that caravan thingy work for you?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 07:48 PM

31. I'm sure that Graham will be just as vociferous

When the next Democratic President calls a state of emergency to address climate change or gun control

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 07:57 PM

33. Weenie ass

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 08:09 PM

37. I just got back from the border.

No crises. Had a great time.

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Response to Scruffy1 (Reply #37)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 02:30 AM

46. Interesting! And without a wall, too. n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 08:17 PM

39. Lindsey has got to get beyond his current crush.

He's embarrassing himself, his party and the entire country.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 09:21 PM

42. Graham has reason to be frightened of trump

Here is a hair raising article...with sources Trump has been linked to the mob and here are sources..

https://www.sutori.com/story/timeline-you-might-be-interested-in--pTTyLH39r7FsRtF51JZi4BVt

trump is slime... He is a horrible person. Trump is a dangerous. Trump is one of the most unscrupulous and corrupt individuals to run for president in the history of the Republic. Trump has been accused of pedophilia behavior and rape by a 13 year old girl at the time and filed a lawsuit but was threatened that if she went to court her family and her would suffer the consequences..Death threats none the less.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 09:23 PM

43. Lindsey you little ass licker

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 10:49 PM

44. spoken like a true 'goosestepper'

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 01:37 AM

45. Poor Lindsay...

His entire career, reputation and legacy traded for a cheap red baseball cap made in China.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 12:04 PM

47. LOL!

Coming from another trump and putin puppet who is presently under investigations for their illegal activities , and now for trump for fear of being exposed, and threatening other republicans trump will use his power to hurt them if they don't cow down to any of his demands, which will only escalate , and become more criminal, and to use to compromise them with. Graham is showing us all he's desperate, and also in deep trouble by doing this now. Many others are too.

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