Senator Lindsey Graham Says Suspend the Constitution For Boston Marathon Suspect And Designate Him An Enemy Combatant.
Why is it that those who spend an inordinate amount of time professing their dedication and fealty to the United States Constitution seem to always be among the first to toss our founding document out the window the moment it becomes inconvenient to their desires?
For Senator Graham to spend the past few weeks arguing that background checks for terrorists, criminals or anyone else who want to purchase a gun at a gun show violates the Second Amendment to our Constitution only to turn around and seek to strip an American citizen of his constitutional due process rights is nothing short of the epitome of hypocrisy and beyond abhorrent.
The worst thing, THE VERY WORST THING, about this...*unspeakable* bullshit is that the Democratic Party will stay silent in the face of this obvious mental illness...
Because - how exactly do you respond intelligently to the drooling and dribbling of someone who is obviously and irretrievably OUT OF HIS FUCKING MIND...
Senator Lindsey Graham is a [italic]World-Class[/italic] asshole!
If you can suspend the Constitution at will, then you can suspend the 2nd Amendment...etc and so on.
Politicians overriding the rights of the people for political gain?
The very concept of which gave the Founding Fathers' nightmares.
Miss Lindsay's beyond desperate to keep proving he has a man's penis to the yokels he represents.
I still don't understand any circumstances in which this obvious flaming queen could get elected in South Carolina. His every last time must come from criminal fraud.
That's the spirit!
I'm just curious as to why people like him say this shit when it comes to a bombing that kills 4 people while the last mass shooting killed seven times that number.
Why is a bombing more horrific to him than a mass shooting which not only takes out more people but is more common than the former?
Damn, Miz Lindsey must be TERRIFIED of her primary challenger.
How pathetic can you be, to want to hold on to a fucking POLITICAL seat so badly you're willing to subvert the very foundation of the United States of America?
[quote]Why is a bombing more horrific to him than a mass shooting which not only takes out more people but is more common than the former?
Because the ball bearing, tenpenny nail, and pipe bomb lobby doesn't own the Republican Party.
Hey Lindsey, while we're at it, why don't we suspend the constitution and implement the Sharia law that you & your fellow repug so desperately want and just stone the guy to death?
What an asshole - surely the criminal justice system as it currently exists can put this guy away for life (assuming he lives). Why waste time on all this enemy combatant bullshit?
Because the ignorant repukes eat this shit up!
I wouldn't let the Republicans suspend the Constitution if every enemy in the world was marching down the main streets of the country.
Can you even imagine the uproar if Obama had said this instead of Graham?
He wouldn't survive the night.
I wouldn't let *any* politician get away with saying such ridiculous things. Democratic or republican.
Give me a break, R17. No Democratic politician would *ever* say such a thing.
Sen. Lindsey Graham needs to be voted out of the congress for good.
He'll say just about anything as long as it gets his name in the paper. He probably checks the news every morning to figure out what comments he can make that will be picked up by the media.
He was a soundbite on the news again this morning.
[bold]Graham, McCain, Ayotte, And King Put Out Statement To Remove Boston Bombing Suspect’s Rights[/bold]
By DSWright (04.22.2013)
A joint statement by [U.S. Sens.] [bold]John McCain[/bold] [R-Ariz.], [bold]Kelly Ayotte[/bold] [R-N.H.], [bold]Lindsey Graham[/bold] [R-S.C.], and [U.S. Rep.] [bold]Peter King[/bold] [R-N.Y. #02] calls for a man accused of participating in the Boston Marathon Bombing, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, to be charged and handled as an enemy combatant and outside the constitution despite Tsarnaev being a U.S. citizen.
[italic]“It is clear the events we have seen over the past few days in Boston were an attempt to kill American citizens and terrorize a major American city. The accused perpetrators of these acts were not common criminals attempting to profit from a criminal enterprise, but terrorists trying to injure, maim, and kill innocent Americans.
“The suspect, based upon his actions, clearly is a good candidate for enemy combatant status. We do not want this suspect to remain silent.”[/italic]
Leave it to politicians in Washington to find the mark of deviance to be in any crime that doesn’t involve “attempting to profit.” One track mind guys, there are a lot of crimes that don’t involve monetary gain.
Freudian slips aside, the most disturbing aspect of this statement is the call for an American citizen, captured on American soil to have his rights taken away. The justification given in the statement for suspending the constitution (besides the suspect not trying to make money) is that there might be more intelligence information gathered if the suspect is tortured. Not exactly an American view of rights.
[italic]“We continue to face threats from radical Islamists in small cells and large groups throughout the world. They have, as their primary focus, killing as many Americans as possible, preferably within the United States. We must never lose sight of this fact and act appropriately within our laws and values.[/italic]
[bold]Except when we don’t.[/bold] What happened [bold]to the rule of law? What happened to the land of the free and the home of the brave[/bold]? Values no longer worth considering for some members of the legislative branch.
Would the public have even tolerated, let alone endorsed, these kinds of Anti-American views from sitting representatives before 9/11? Probably not. I guess the terrorists won as some Americans in high places are happy to adopt the terrorists’ view of politics, that there are no rules not worth breaking.
Miss Lindsey Graham is the most despicable fascist closet case since Roy Cohn and J. Edgar Hoover.
Why can't the Democrats mount a formidable opponent against this clown? Run him out of the Senate already.
We are talking about South Carolina. Miss Lindsey is almost a liberal on the political spectrum of the state that started the Civil War.
Didn't Dynamite Bob Chambliss kill more people than the Brothers Chechen?
And when the state of Alabama refused to do jack shit about it for decades, where were Graham, King, and McCain (the Ayotte idiot gets a youth pass)? Shouldn't Chambliss, Sam Bowers, and the entire KKK have been designated enemy combatants?
She is positively incorrigible.
Why is this silly little freak on my tv set almost every weekend?
Even if Obama farts, Graham is on the tv and discussing it.
Sen. Kelly Ayotte needs to get voted out of office when her term is up. I think that it is in 2016, so a big enough Hillary vote in NH could dislodge this dopey broad!
God, I hate him. I hope he gets caught with Dick Cheney's cock in his ass.
Yes, and the fact that he is in the pocket of the fascist military NSA cunts makes him even more execrable.