What's going on in the Senate is kind of a politics of escalation. We're getting sort of like the Mideast: pay back everybody when you're in charge.

— Lindsey Graham

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The world is literally about to blow up.


Social Security must be preserved and strengthened.

But we need to be candid about the costs and willing to make the tough choices that real reform will require.


We cannot win this war on terror if people are undercutting us.

And one way to undercut us is to empower Iran.


The healthcare bill not only is a monstrosity in terms of growing the government and cutting out the private sector, the way it was passed was sleazy. Every old Washington trick was used to pass the healthcare bill.


Some people say I'm too blunt and I'm too direct, too straightforward.

I think we could use some of that in Washington, D.C.


We’re not generating enough angry white guys to stay in business for the long term.


The sooner we get started with alternative energy sources and recognize that fossil fuels makes us less secure as a nation, and more dangerous as a planet, the better off we'll be.


Well, the big elephant in the whole system is the baby boomer generation that marches through like a herd of elephants. And we begin to retire in 2008.


The American consumer is also the American worker, and if we don't do something to protect our manufacturing base here at home, it is going to be hard to buy any retail goods.


The politics of judges is getting to be red hot.


Whether you're the wedding cake baker or the gay couple or the Baptist preacher, radical Islam would kill you all if they could.


The courtroom is a quiet place, Judge Roberts, where you park your political ideology, and you call the balls and you call the strikes.


About Lindsey Graham

Quotes 110 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Politician
Birthday October 16

Conservatives have a different view of a lot of issues versus our friends on the other side. The election determines how that shakes out.


Philanthropy is lost. The human spirit is suppressed. Most people want a legacy; they want to give something back, a library, a hospital wing, a donation to their church. This is a form of socialism that must go.


We owe to every businessperson and worker in America the best environment in the world to create a job. We owe that to American business. 35 percent corporate tax rate is the second highest in the world. We need to lower it so they don’t leave.


There's a lot of things we can do to balance out what Obama's done and going forward show the American people the Republican Party can govern. I want a coalition of tea party people, independents, moderate Democrats trying to find a way to move this country forward before we become Greece.


No employer is going to hire robustly until they know what the health care cost is going to be.


My mom's disease, Hodgkin's disease, wiped us out financially.

We eventually lost our businesses. I understand we're all one car wreck from needing help. But what it told Lindsey Graham, above all else, is that family, friends and faith really do matter. I'm a lucky man to have had all the support I've had all these years.


President Bush has shown great leadership.

He has said that the 21st century will not be ruled or dictated by terrorists, dictators, and murderers. He is absolutely right. God bless him for his resolve.


It puts limits on criminals' rights to destroy unborn children without the permission of the woman.


If the Egyptian people can create a democracy in the heart of the Arab world, it will be a more significant contribution to civilization than the great pyramids.


I dare say there may be some men and women in the Armed Forces who are so decent that they would say: Give the Iraqi people money, we do not want to be paid back. That is the strength of our country.


The intelligence community gets hurt through sequestration.


Our most important allies in the fight against ISIL are the vast majority of Muslims who reject its apocalyptic ideology of hatred.


The world we live in takes a multifaceted approach.

To the American taxpayer: We need to be investing in improving people's lives before the terrorists try to take over.


Iran is part of the problem, not the solution. And the Russian government is ignoring reality.


We've got fifty people at Gitmo that are too dangerous to be let go that will never go through a normal criminal trial. Let's create a new legal system, so they'll have their day in court.


The legal system in Afghanistan is very immature and porous.


The only sin I think a commander in chief can make is exaggerating successes and not understanding the challenges.


What I want to do is protect the religious liberties of those who believe that opposing same-sex marriage is part of their faith.


At the end of the day, I think I understand the dynamic that we face.

And I'm best prepared to be commander in chief on day one, with all due respect to my other colleagues, including Hillary Clinton.


Is any blogger out there saying anything—do they deserve First Amendment protection? These are the issues of our times.


I think comprehensive immigration reform while securing your border and dealing rationale with 11 million is the only way we're going to solve this problem.


The best deal that Barack Obama can get will not be the best deal to be had because he's weak and indecisive.


Free speech is a great idea, but were in a war.


I think I've done more right than wrong on foreign policy.

I've criticized the president for being weak and indecisive. I've been a problem solver in Washington and I think I've got something to offer the party and nation.


President Obama chose politics over leadership. 'Hope' and 'Change' have become bait-and-switch.


Detainee policy in this war is hard, it's complicated, but we must get it right.

We would be better off as a nation if we could close Gitmo safely and start a new prison that he could use that the world would see as a better way to doing business.


When it comes to immigration reform, now is the time .

.. I've never seen a better political environment ... I'm not doing immigration reform to solve the Republican Party's political problem. I'm trying to save our nation from, I think, a shortage of labor and a catastrophic broken system.


Ronald Reagan would have a hard time getting elected as a Republican today.


Well, thank God for a media that will ask questions.


If you increase taxes now on - at any level, it's going to make it harder to create jobs And we've lost 2 1/2 million jobs since the stimulus package passed. We're at 9.6 unemployment. So I don't think we tax too little, I think we spend too much.


There's something wrong when hedge fund managers pay lower tax rates than nurses or the truckers


I don't have kids, but I do understand family, and I understand how precious family is.


Marco Rubio, I think, will be president some day.

Whether 2016 is his time, time will tell. He embraced immigration reform. He seems to have backed off. I'll let him explain why.


I'm running because I think the world is falling apart.


I think the American people pretty well understand that radical Islam has an agenda that includes us.


I hope we follow Mr. Snowden to the ends of the Earth to bring him to justice.


Im the ranking Republican on the foreign aid appropriations subcommittee, so I know Tunisia well.

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