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Thu Oct 29, 2020, 02:05 PM

Lindsey Graham, you're on your own

There have been few high-profile Republican politicians more publicly and slavishly devoted to President Trump over the last few years than Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). Words like "toady" and "lapdog" have frequently been used to describe the senator's subservience. Apparently that near-total fealty hasn't been enough for Graham to earn a little loyalty in return.

The Trumpiest corners of the conservative ecosphere have made it plain in recent weeks that they're ready to abandon Graham who is locked in a tight re-election race with Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison even if it means losing his Senate seat. "I don't know why anyone in the great state of South Carolina would ever vote for Lindsey Graham. It's just outrageous," Fox Business host Lou Dobbs said last week.

"It's about time" for Graham to be defeated, added a writer at the right-wing American Greatness website.

Graham has never been particularly popular among hardcore conservatives, but it is still shocking to see them turn on a fellow Republican candidate in a close general election race. For right-wing activists, the senator's problem is that he is only about 97 percent steadfast in serving Trump's wishes, instead of a full 100 percent. Dobbs, for example, pointed out that Graham in his role as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee had failed to pursue evidence of the fake "Obamagate" scandal that Trump has tried and failed to get going. It's the same reason Trump has talked about getting rid of FBI Director Christopher Wray after the election.


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Thu Oct 29, 2020, 02:13 PM

1. A rebuke from luluDobbs is normally a badge of honor for most.

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