Lindsey Graham is one of the most honorable, decent men who has ever served in Washington. To me, he is the perfect Republican.
He is pragmatic, unafraid to rock the boat and take a stand on a subject that is not popular. He tells the truth. He is so honorable that he will allow himself to be mistreated the way the anti-immigration supporters such as Michelle Malkin, the Ron Paul Bots, the CofCC, and Stormfront do rather than support the forces of evil. He takes the long, winding road that is not easy to travel.
He makes people like Malkin, Rush, and the far right non-GOP hacks who criticize him look like the very small, bitter people they actually are.
It's too bad conservatives don't have the honor, decency, and honesty to stand up for men and women who are the finest examples of the character that has made this country great.
I don't know about you, but I'm a Lindsey Graham Republican. Being a Lindsey Graham Republican is no different from being a Ronald Reagan Republican. It's the same thing.
It really doesn't matter if certain conservatives criticize Lindsey for being a "RINO". In Lindsey's case, it is not because he isn't conservative enough, but because he refuses to bow to their demands. Lindsey does not compromise what he believes even when it would be easier for him to do so. He is one of the few elected officials who chooses honor and integrity over political expediency, no matter how badly conservatives treat him. Then again, liberals treat him the same way. Evidently he's doing something right.
If Lindsey Graham believes he is right, it doesn't matter how badly he is treated. It doesn't matter what people say about him. It doesn't matter how badly he is threatened. He is going to stand up for what he thinks is right, no matter what the personal and professional consequences.
I wish the rest of our elected GOP officials had half his honor and integrity. He has standards and he knows how to use them. It's too bad the "conservatives" who denigrate him don't have even a small percentage of his standards, honor, integrity, and decency. We would have a better party and a better country.
P. S. If Lindsey does have a dirty little secret, it's golf. He's basically addicted.