Insufficiently Straight

Sen. Lindsey Graham’s Tea Party Opponent Seems To Think He’s A “Nancy Boy”

The South Carolina GOP Senate primary just got a whole lot more interesting. Incumbent Lindsey Graham has been guarding against an attack from the right wing of the party because he’s insufficiently delusional to satisfy the base. (He’s still a crank.) What he may not have prepared for was an attack on his heterosexual creds. One of his primary opponents, Nancy Mace, retweeted a tweet from a Florida supporter that included the sentiment “Nancy Mace vs Nancy boy Graham,” presumably because she agreed with it.

Mace deleted the tweet after ten minutes, apparently unaware that nothing ever disappears from the internet. Her campaign did not respond to media requests for comment. Mace, the first female graduate from the Citadel military academy, is a Tea Party favorite who has criticized Graham for being insufficiently conservative and, now, insufficiently straight.

The tweet raises a delicate issue for Graham, who has long been dogged by gay rumors. Bloggers regularly refer to him as Huckleberry Closetcase. Graham, who has never married, keeps having to deny that he is gay to a variety of media sources, including GQ (not exactly the straightest magazine on the newsstand) and The New York Times. Tea Party activists, who have the same kind of weakness for conspiracy theories that closeted Republican Senators have for bathroom sex, have alleged that Graham is nice to the Obama administration (i.e., he acknowledges Obama is president) only because he’s being blackmailed by the Kenyan Socialist cabal that knows he is gay.

Needless to say, Graham is unalterably opposed to anything gay, at least in legislative terms. He was against including protections for same-sex bi-national couples in immigration reform, opposes marriage equality, and has a 15% rating from the Human Rights Campaign, which is about 30 percentage points too high for the Tea Party’s taste.

The South Carolina primary is not until June 10, 2014. Given that Mace just launched her campaign a few days ago, it promises to be an interesting ten months.

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  • 1EqualityUSA

    He’s going to o.d. on ham biscuits now.

  • Billysees

    To me, there has always been something “extra-friendly” or “extra-compassionate” about him.

    This is typically an extremely admirable quality for any man.

    The Book would say, ” let your gentleness or moderation be known to all “, and so he qualifies here.

    Didn’t know that he is a target withing his party.

    The Repubs need more of his kind to reduce their abundant conservative coldness and unfriendliness.

  • 1EqualityUSA

    He is a self-hating homophobe who works against the LGBT any chance he can get, in order to get people off of his scent. Despicable ham biscuit eater.

  • Taliaferro

    Now, now, not everyone who enjoys a good country ham biscuit deserves censure. The biscuits are quite small, about 2″ in diameter, and are filled with delicious country ham shaved thin. If you have never had country ham, You don’t know what you are missing. Ham only on the biscuit, no butter, or goddess forbid, mustard. I cannot abide homophobe Graham who hides behind his closet door, but I love ham biscuits!

  • Robert

    Now, now… put your claws away. Y’all know Miss Lindsey is straight. Straight down onto her knees…

  • Polaro

    So, if they nominate a really crazy nut job, might we win the seat from them? SC is crazy, but maybe not that crazy.

  • Fawkes

    I do believe that’s the first thing the Tea Party has ever been right on.

  • Merv

    @Polaro: Remember the governor that ran off to Argentina without telling anybody and was forced to resign? SC recently elected him to Congress. It doesn’t matter who is nominated, if there’s an R next to the name, SC will be elect him to the Senate, the more batsh*t crazy the better.

  • Alan down in Florida

    Now now don’t hate the man for preferring ham to sausage.

  • Kangol


    Yes they are.

    If the person is really, really, really far right, she or he has a chance to win in a landslide. Li’l Miss Lindsay’s main hope is that the even further-right wacko ho•mophobes split the vote so he can scoot right back in.

  • Billysees

    @1EqualityUSA: 3

    I was too complimentary about Graham, and realized it latter on. I must have been thinking specifically about his quick endorsement of a Supreme Court justice nominee who I think was Kagan. That was unusual. He didn’t hem and haw.

    Your comment is a bit more truthful.

    @Merv: 8

    Good comment. SC seems to be some kind conservative wacko state.

  • Cam

    Oh dear! Miss Lindsey will just have to hire extra boys to keep him relaxed over this long arduous campaign. They certainly are relaxing for him to be around.

    Seriously, this guy is somebody so closeted and so messed up that you just know he’s wearing something like a ball spreader and a leather harness under that suit because his master told him to.

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