Daily Archives: July 3, 2010

Lindsey Graham Tears Into Tea Party

This Year's GOP Maverick

Good thing he’s not up for reelection until 2014: Senator Lindsey Graham tears into the Tea Party in a New York Times Magazine article that doesn’t figure to sit well with his South Carolina constituents. “The problem with the Tea Party, I think it’s just unsustainable because they can never come up with a coherent vision for governing the country,” he says. “It will die out.” He describes himself as being “completely opposite of where the Tea Party movement’s at,” especially on climate change, immigration, and the Guantanamo Bay detention center. And then he says something that will certainly cause a few gasps in the GOP: “Ronald Reagan would have a hard time getting elected as a Republican today.” The never-married Senator also clears up rumors about his sexuality, saying “I know it’s really gonna upset a lot of gay men…but I ain’t available. I ain’t gay. Sorry.”

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