Bryan Fischer Award: Lindsey Graham

Bryan Fischer Award: Lindsey Graham July 29, 2015

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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