Lindsay Censured by (non-Graham) Crackers

Tue, 2010-01-05 14:01Ross Gelbspan
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Lindsay Censured by (non-Graham) Crackers

The Lexington County Republican Party in South Carolina voted late Monday to censure Sen. Lindsey Graham for his recent support for a compromise on cap-and-trade legislation.

The Lexington GOP is now the second county party organization in a matter of months to censure Graham after Charleston County leaders approved a similar resolution in November. But unlike Charleston County, Lexington is one of the most conservative counties in South Carolina and is considered a bellwether of Republican sentiment in the state.


It’s too bad Graham got censured, hope this only makes him more pissed off with his party and more determined to support climate change legislation. The republicans seem determined to enforce party discipline to a ridiculous degree. But it has been an effective tactic in slowing down the Democratic agenda enough for it to help the republicans in the polls. So, expect to see more of this, not less.

The word play on Crackers, while cute, is not very cool, it is an ethic slur aimed at poor Southern whites. As a member of a minority community, I am sensitive to the use of slurs, even if aimed at a majority community accustomed to being racist and tossing out slurs themselves.

Cheers, excellent blog.

South Carolina: too small to be a country, too large to be an insane asylum. On a related note, the Texas State educational authorities are taking steps to “teach the controversy” on global warming, as they have already done on evolution.


Life in a prison is probably not the safest environment for a person.  But for prisoners in Pennsylvania, life just got a lot more dangerous.

According to a new report, inmates at State Correctional Institution Fayette in LaBelle, Pennsylvania have been experiencing a significant increase in cancer rates.  The report, which was put together by the Abolitionist Law Center and the Human Rights Coalition,...

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