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Values or Partisanship? TV Ad calls out Graham for caving on climate

by Keely Brewster

It was disappointing that Lindsey Graham changed his mind, values, and opinions surrounding climate legislation. Lindsey Graham was right when he discussed the need to decrease our dependence on foreign oil for reasons of national security, economic security, and job loss. Lindsey Graham was right when he suggested the current Senate should not take a “kick the can down the road approach” and wait for the next Senate to deal with climate change.  Lindsey Graham was a true leader on the Republican side advocating a slam-dunk in climate legislation without partisan politics. Both Graham and Kerry joined together to discuss the process of making a clean energy bill as an “honest give-and-take and genuine bipartisanship” that was needed in order to succeed.


But now Graham has changed his mind and is no longer advocating for effective climate legislation. Instead, he’s supporting measures that he himself called “half assed.”  Sen. Graham has allowed partisan politics to compromise his principles.    America stands at a historic moment where we have a real chance to finally pass comprehensive climate legislation and move our country in the direction of energy independence for our own sake, and that of our children.  Rather than seizing this moment, Sen. Graham is making self-fulfilling prophesies, saying Washington is too partisan to get this done.  Washington is only as partisan as Sens. such as Graham make it.  As an elected representative, Graham should be considering his electorate and staying true to his own beliefs, not just performing as a puppet for the Republican Party. The American Values Network has created a video that hopefully remind Lindsey Graham of this responsibility.

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posted June 16, 2010 at 3:10 pm

“Rather than seizing this moment, Sen. Graham is making self-fulfilling prophesies.” I think this is an important point. The climate is only rough for clean energy legislation because Senators are making it so. This doesn’t have to be a partisan issue if our leaders will stop playing politics with it. Given what is at stake for our economy, our national security, and the environment, I wish our leaders would put everything else aside and on this crucial issue just do what is right and needed.

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posted August 11, 2010 at 12:29 pm

Grahme is no Republican other than name only. He’s a wanabe Democrat who does not have the courage to join them.
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Will you believe God is going to cook us or freeze us to death. Does anyone have the power over the Earth other than God the Father. It says so in the Bible. and if you think God is not powerful enough to handle the Satanaic Prince of this Earth then read the opening story in Job 1 and 2 .

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posted September 22, 2010 at 7:39 am

What is wrong with compromise. Even if one does not believe in Global Warming, how does that negate being responsible and taking care of what you have? I don’t understand how being responsible for future generations has turned into a poltical fight. It’s sick and sad that people get up in arms because being in a certain party demands that you have to think a certian way.

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