When dark skies rain down, and a storm tears across the land. When the nation is under attack while its leaders only are staggered by division, and chaos. When the strong have grown pale, and the children cry out. And now the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. In these dismal days, when a hero is seemingly nowhere to be found, America could use a real man.
It’s time for The World’s Greatest Politician.
‘Dangerous’ Lindsey Graham vents frustrations
By JOHN BRESNAHAN | 10/12/13 3:12 PM EDT
Sen. Lindsey Graham is angry. He’s frustrated. He’s upset. In his own words, he’s “very dangerous.”
Lemme guess. Am-Ex canceled his Centurion card and there’s a sale on Danskins?
“You can blame us [Republicans], we’ve overplayed our hand, that’s for damn sure,” Graham said. “But their response, where the president and [Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid] basically shutting everybody out, and when you try to negotiate, they keep changing the terms of the deal … it’s very frustrating.”
“This is a very frustrated Lindsey Graham,” he added. “Which is a very dangerous thing.”
Grrr. Mr. Snickers is angry. Nobody likes Mr. Snickers when he’s angry. He barks incessantly until he catches a glimpse of something furry in the hallway mirror. Then he piddles himself running circles around the living room, like his butt was on fire. Which it could well be.
By Saturday afternoon, Graham suggested he may try to attach a version of Sen. David Vitter’s (R-La.) amendment ending health-care subsidies for lawmakers and congressional staffers to any Reid-McConnell agreement. Graham knows it’s a potential poison pill for any deal, but he is that unhappy right now.
“I am going to look at offering the Vitter language on anything that comes out of the Senate,” Graham told reporters. “If we’re going to screw up the whole country, we might as well throw ourselves in the mix.”
This is the sort of thing a dangerous man would warn you about. If you can’t come to an agreement without me, I’m going to step in and pooh-pooh the whole thing. And don’t any of you dare call him “Drama Queen.” But if the sobriquets of “Zeus” and “Thor” were to be knitted on a couple throw pillows (ecru please, to match the drapes) Lindsay wouldn’t spurn your appreciation. You’re a prince – really, you are.
Graham had just come off the Senate floor where at least 15 senators huddled in bipartisan group discussing the current state of play and how to break the deadlock.
“There were how many, 15 people? There were 13 ideas,” Graham joked. “Two guys didn’t have an idea. They were the smart ones. They were the ones that kept their mouths shut.”
Graham then excused himself to go home and watch a football game.
And get in a few reps pressing his iron reputation, man.