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Lindsey Graham Opponent Slams The SC Senator As “Ambiguously Gay”

Graham-080106-18270- 0035Sen. Lindsey Graham just can’t shake that speculation about his orientation. The problem for the Senator from South Carolina is that it’s his fellow Republicans who keep bringing it up. At a press conference on Thursday, Dave Feliciano, one of six Republicans challenging Graham in the primary, called out Graham for being a closet case.

“It’s about time that South Carolina (says) hey, We’re tired of the ambiguously gay senator from South Carolina,” Feliciano said. “We’re ready for a new leader to merge the Republican Party. We’re done with this.”

Feliciano made his remarks at a press conference attended by three other Republicans trying to unseat Graham. The four had pledged to support whoever among their ranks makes it into a run-off against the incumbent. Two of the other candidates, Richard Cash and Bill O’Connor, issued statements distancing themselves from Feliciano, a policeman with no political experience and zero chance of making it to the run-off. The fourth candidate, Lee Bright, had left the press conference before Feliciano got to the microphone.

Feliciano isn’t the only Republican to make an issue out of the rumors around Graham. Last summer, Tea Party favorite Nancy Mace retweeted a message from a fan who saw the campaign as “Nancy Mace vs. Nancy boy Graham.”

And it’s not just Republican opponents. Political writer Charles Pierce at Esquire routinely refers to Graham as Senator Huckleberry J. Butchmeup. (It’s not a term of endearment.)

The Republican primary isn’t until June, so there’s still plenty of time for plenty more snide comments.

By:           John Gallagher
On:           Mar 13, 2014
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  • 14 Comments
    • Richard
      Richard

      The Senator from my state of residence. We say he’s a little “light in the loafers”.

      Mar 13, 2014 at 10:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Apparatus
      Apparatus

      He’s got one hand on the maypole. He buzzes with the fruit flies.

      Mar 13, 2014 at 11:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Harley
      Harley

      And we are surprised about republicans are throwing each other under the bus using homophobic slurs?

      Mar 14, 2014 at 4:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      For me to feel bad for Ghramn he would have to come out.

      He is anti gay politician and frankly I think it would be completely karmic for him to be ousted for being associated with the exact same minority that he has been attacking and demonizing.

      Mar 14, 2014 at 6:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Merv
      Merv

      He makes Ladybird Bachmann look like John Wayne.

      Mar 14, 2014 at 7:39 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Caleb in SC
      Caleb in SC

      Both of our GOP senators are well past 40, never married, anti-gay and are generally considered to be closet cases.

      Mar 14, 2014 at 7:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1EqualityUSA
      1EqualityUSA

      “Ham Biscuits.”

      Mar 14, 2014 at 11:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alan down in Florida
      Alan down in Florida

      If he were doing so much damned damage in Washington I’d almost feel sorry for Lindsay Graham and his self-perceived need to be closeted. Surely there’s a comely Log Cabin Republican or a GOProuder that can get the goods on him once and for all.

      Mar 14, 2014 at 11:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alan down in Florida
      Alan down in Florida

      that should be weren’t not were.

      Mar 14, 2014 at 11:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kieran
      Kieran

      The only possible reason I can think of as to why Lindsey Graham might choose to stay in the closet is that if he did announce he’s gay he’d probably be impeached from office in South Carolina.

      Mar 14, 2014 at 12:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1EqualityUSA
      1EqualityUSA

      Is being gay an impeachable offense (in South Carolina)?

      Mar 14, 2014 at 1:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kangol
      Kangol

      @Richard:

      “Light in the loafers” and he signs onto any homophobic legislation that’s out there.

      Mike Rogers nearly outed him but then for some reason decided not to publicize it.

      This photo shows once again that Lil Light in the Loafers Lindsey is the walking definition of “GAYFACE.”

      South Carolina’s other Senator, the lone black Republican, Tim Scott, is the other walking definition of ultrareligious “GAYFACE.”

      Mar 14, 2014 at 10:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kangol
      Kangol

      Speaking of which, both current black Senators, the Democrat C0ry Bo0ker, and the Republican Tim Scott, could both be gay. Wouldn’t that be something? At least Bo0ker is strongly pro-gay. Scott, not at all.

      Mar 14, 2014 at 10:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Caleb in SC
      Caleb in SC

      @Kieran: @1EqualityUSA: Only Congress can impeach someone for “high crimes and misdemeanors,” but I wouldn’t put it past the religious wackos in the Upstate of South Carolina to try to launch a recall against him if it were true.

      Mar 15, 2014 at 12:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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