Quotes by Lindsey Graham

Iraq is falling apart.
- Lindsey Graham
The politics of judges is getting to be red hot.
- Lindsey Graham
Well, thank God for a media that will ask questions.
- Lindsey Graham
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We're failing when it comes to controlling spending.
- Lindsey Graham
It's really American to avoid paying taxes, legally.
- Lindsey Graham
The intelligence community gets hurt through sequestration.
- Lindsey Graham
The legal system in Afghanistan is very immature and porous.
- Lindsey Graham
I don't blame anybody for using the tax code to their advantage.
- Lindsey Graham
Thank God for some Republican control of one branch of the government.
- Lindsey Graham
At the end of the day, Mitt Romney and Ann Romney are two fine people.
- Lindsey Graham
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I think no one has ever been re-elected with unemployment over 7.6 percent.
- Lindsey Graham
Al Qaeda is alive and well in Libya, Iraq, Syria and the wars are not receding.
- Lindsey Graham
The president of the United States let the consulate in Libya become a death trap.
- Lindsey Graham
It's one thing to shoot yourself in the foot. Just don't reload the gun.
- Lindsey Graham
Iran is part of the problem, not the solution. And the Russian government is ignoring reality.
- Lindsey Graham
No employer is going to hire robustly until they know what the health care cost is going to be.
- Lindsey Graham
If 'Obama-care' becomes fully implemented in 2014, it's going to bankrupt states.
- Lindsey Graham
I'm the ranking Republican on the foreign aid appropriations subcommittee, so I know Tunisia well.
- Lindsey Graham
It puts limits on criminals' rights to destroy unborn children without the permission of the woman.
- Lindsey Graham
We cannot win this war on terror if people are undercutting us. And one way to undercut us is to empower Iran.
- Lindsey Graham
This idea of holding the Defense Department hostage to the tax debate makes me sick to my stomach. Knock it off.
- Lindsey Graham
You know, the commander-in-chief's first responsibility is look out for those in uniform who fight the wars.
- Lindsey Graham
President Obama chose politics over leadership. 'Hope' and 'Change' have become bait-and-switch.
- Lindsey Graham
We have gutted our ability to detect the next attack. And I would not stand for that as president of the United States.
- Lindsey Graham
The Afghan security forces will always have the help of the U.S. American military to ensure that Afghanistan never fails.
- Lindsey Graham
We need a president who can solve our problems, bring us together. We're becoming Greece if we don't work together.
- Lindsey Graham
I don't think it's rational for a country to try to kill the Saudi Arabian ambassador in a restaurant in Washington.
- Lindsey Graham
The courtroom is a quiet place, Judge Roberts, where you park your political ideology, and you call the balls and you call the strikes.
- Lindsey Graham
Conservatives have a different view of a lot of issues versus our friends on the other side. The election determines how that shakes out.
- Lindsey Graham
We don't have a lot of Reagan-type leaders in our party. Remember Ronald Reagan Democrats? I want a Republican that can attract Democrats.
- Lindsey Graham
You want to see a war on women? Come with me to Iraq and Afghanistan, folks. I've been there 35 times. I will show you what they do to women.
- Lindsey Graham
Look how many millions of people are underemployed or have lost their jobs. The last thing I'm going to do is play politics with their future.
- Lindsey Graham
We need somebody ready to be commander-in-chief on day one, who understands there are no moderates in Iran; they've been killed a long time ago.
- Lindsey Graham
Well, the big elephant in the whole system is the baby boomer generation that marches through like a herd of elephants. And we begin to retire in 2008.
- Lindsey Graham
Social Security must be preserved and strengthened. But we need to be candid about the costs and willing to make the tough choices that real reform will require.
- Lindsey Graham
What's going on in the Senate is kind of a politics of escalation. We're getting sort of like the Mideast: pay back everybody when you're in charge.
- Lindsey Graham
The American consumer is also the American worker, and if we don't do something to protect our manufacturing base here at home, it is going to be hard to buy any retail goods.
- Lindsey Graham
Today, I'm 60, I'm not married, I don't have any kids. I would give up some Social Security to save a system that Americans are going to depend on now and in the future.
- Lindsey Graham
The sooner we get started with alternative energy sources and recognize that fossil fuels makes us less secure as a nation, and more dangerous as a planet, the better off we'll be.
- Lindsey Graham
A healthy environment, a strong economy and energy independent America - that would be the purpose of my presidency, is break the strangle hold that people enjoy on fossil fuels who hate our guts.
- Lindsey Graham
I dare say there may be some men and women in the Armed Forces who are so decent that they would say: Give the Iraqi people money, we do not want to be paid back. That is the strength of our country.
- Lindsey Graham
President Bush has shown great leadership. He has said that the 21st century will not be ruled or dictated by terrorists, dictators, and murderers. He is absolutely right. God bless him for his resolve.
- Lindsey Graham
We've got fifty people at Gitmo that are too dangerous to be let go that will never go through a normal criminal trial. Let's create a new legal system, so they'll have their day in court.
- Lindsey Graham
The healthcare bill not only is a monstrosity in terms of growing the government and cutting out the private sector, the way it was passed was sleazy. Every old Washington trick was used to pass the healthcare bill.
- Lindsey Graham
We're going to lose Social Security and Medicare if Republicans and Democrats do not come together and find a solution like Ronald Reagan and Tip O'Neill. I will be the Ronald Reagan if I can find a Tip O'Neill.
- Lindsey Graham
If you make me your president, I'm going to put the country ahead of the party. I'm going to do what it takes to defend this nation. This nation has been great to me, and that's the only way I know to pay you back.
- Lindsey Graham
According to the FBI and the director of national intelligence, Syria's becoming a perfect platform to strike our nation. I've got a very simple strategy as your president against ISIL. Whatever it takes, as long as it takes, to defeat them.
- Lindsey Graham
Detainee policy in this war is hard, it's complicated, but we must get it right. We would be better off as a nation if we could close Gitmo safely and start a new prison that he could use that the world would see as a better way to doing business.
- Lindsey Graham
If you increase taxes now on - at any level, it's going to make it harder to create jobs And we've lost 2 1/2 million jobs since the stimulus package passed. We're at 9.6 unemployment. So I don't think we tax too little, I think we spend too much.
- Lindsey Graham
Why did we go to war? Why did we pick people from South Carolina, California, and all the places in between to go to a foreign land and risk their lives and have some die? To make sure that Saddam Hussein could do no more damage to the region or us than he has already done.
- Lindsey Graham
There's a lot of things we can do to balance out what Obama's done and going forward show the American people the Republican Party can govern. I want a coalition of tea party people, independents, moderate Democrats trying to find a way to move this country forward before we become Greece.
- Lindsey Graham
We will never win this war until we understand the effect that Guantanamo Bay has had on the overall war effort. And we'll never get the support of the American people if we can't prove to them that these folks that we're dealing with are not common criminals. We're going to keep them - keep you safe from them.
- Lindsey Graham
When it comes to fossil fuels, we're going to find more here and use less. Over time, we're going to become energy independent. I am tired of sending $300 billion overseas to buy oil from people who hate our guts. The choice between a weak economy and a strong environment is a false choice, that is not the choice I'll offer America.
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