Bryan Fischer Award: Lindsey Graham

The Bryan Fischer Award is given to those who show a staggering lack of self-awareness, accusing their opponents of having their own worst attributes. Today’s winner is Sen. Lindsey Graham, the mother of all foreign policy hawks, for accusing Donald Trump of selling fear and prejudice.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) said Sunday that fellow Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is “appealing to the dark side of American politics” and should be avoided.

“I would ask the Republican Party to understand why most major companies are firing Mr. Trump, and I don’t think we should hire him,” Graham said during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week.”

“I think he’s appealing to the dark side of American politics. He is not offering solutions to hard, complicated problems. He is basically selling fear and prejudice,” Graham said.

He’s absolutely right about Trump, of course, but absolutely the wrong person to say it. This is a man who wants to invade pretty much every country full of brown-skinned people in the world (and some of the others as well). This is a man who has never seen a war or a fear-mongering marketing campaign for that war that he didn’t like. A man who still refuses to admit that the Iraq war was a mistake or was sold with a pack of lies. Selling fear is his entire modus operandi.

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  • A Masked Avenger

    … the mother of all foreign policy hawks…

    I realize you’re riffing on MOABs, but it sounds like you’re mis-gendering Graham. Mis-gendering and gay-baiting are things he is routinely subjected to, so it’s probably better not to use that phrase here.

  • http://www.thelosersleague.com theschwa

    Selling fear is his entire modus operandi.

    Pretty low, Ed, trying to tie a popular commentor to Lindsey Graham, just because he asks the hard questions.

  • Artor

    Let’s hear from Colnago80 before we start casting superlatives. I’m sure he can give both Trump and Graham a run for their money in the chickenhawk race.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Sen. Lindsey Graham, the mother of all foreign policy hawks…

    Not hawk. Chicken. Specifically, Chicken Little.

     

    theschwa “Pretty low, Ed, trying to tie a popular commentor to Lindsey Graham, just because he asks the hard questions.”

    I was already tied to him. It wasn’t that bad. He drops a lot of food. I was like one of those fish that swims in shark’s mouths.

  • http://www.thelosersleague.com theschwa

    modus: “I was already tied to him. It wasn’t that bad.”

    Rats. I was hoping for more of an escaped-chain-gang-convict story, where you are literally tied to him and all kinds of hi-jinx ensues.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    theschwa, there were comedic hi-jinx. I got stuck in his jowls this one time, for example.

  • StevoR

    Actually Lindsey Graham is one of the more reasonable, less extreme partisan of the Republican POTUS runners :

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindsey_Graham

    He is also known for his willingness to be bipartisan and work with Democrats on issues like global warming, tax reform and immigration reform and his belief that judicial nominees should not be opposed solely on their philosophical positions.[4][5][6][7][8][9] He is also a critic of the Tea Party movement, arguing for a more inclusive Republican Party.

    If I were Republican then he or Pataki would probably get my vote since I’m not even American let alone Republican he won’t. Not that it would help him (or Pataki) much in any case since both have approximately zero chance of getting through. Pity.

  • StevoR

    Guess on the bright side, at least he’s won something here.

    As door prizes go, its probably not one he’ll be too happy with but still..

  • sigurd jorsalfar

    Graham mispoke. He meant that appealing to the dark side of the dark side of American politics should be avoided. Appealing to the dark side of American politics, otoh, is what the GOP is all about.