(Chuck Muth) – The old saying is that a broken clock is still right twice a day. Which helps explain U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.
For years he was essentially Sen. John McCain’s “mini-me,” loitering in the shadow of the senior “maverick” senator who reveled in being a burr under the GOP’s saddle on important, high-profile bills.
Remember how he single-handedly killed repeal of ObamaCare a few years ago?
Anyway, after McCain’s passing in 2018 Graham gained new supporters among Republicans with his fiery defense of then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as Senate Democrats sought to torch his confirmation with sickeningly absurd sex allegations.
But a tiger doesn’t change his spots (yeah, yeah, I know). Fast-forward to 2022…
The conventional wisdom is that a Republican “red wave” will wash congressional Democrats out of power in the House, and possibly in the Senate if Republicans don’t blow it. Alas, as we all sadly know, Republicans rarely blow an opportunity to blow an opportunity.
The anticipated red wave is predicted on the multitude of failures by the Biden administration and congressional Democrats after taking charge in DC following the tainted 2020 presidential election.
Sky-rocketing inflation. Doubling of gas prices. Rising interest rates. Dropping stock prices. Open southern border. Exploding crime wave. Afghanistan retreat debacle. Russian and Chinese aggression. Extended COVID lockdown insanity. Student test scores hitting rock bottom.
And don’t forget those 87,000 new IRS agents coming for you!
So after the Supreme Court affirmed a couple months ago what pro-life Republicans have been saying for over 50 years – that the abortion issue should be dealt with at the state, not federal, level – Democrats decided the only “Hail Mary” that can save them from the red wave is…abortion.
They’ve been fear-mongering over it ever since – including in states such as Nevada where the state’s voters have already codified abortion rights in state law.
To stay consistent, Republicans should support allowing states to deal with the issue even if their state’s law is not as they would prefer. If you don’t like it, that’s why Al Gore invented U-Haul.
Then along comes Lindsey Graham.
With less than 60 days before the November election, Mini-McCain proposed this week a FEDERAL law that would over-rule the abortion laws in the nation’s 50 states (or 57 according to Obama) – exactly the OPPOSITE of what Republicans have been saying for decades.
You just can’t fix stupid.
Graham’s “turd in the punchbowl” act has now forced GOP candidates in Nevada to talk about the issue Democrats want to talk about instead of the issues Republicans want to talk about. (“It’s the economy, stupid!”)
GOP gubernatorial candidate Joe Lombardo said he opposes Graham’s federal takeover of abortion. Republican senatorial candidate Adam Laxalt seconded that emotion. Republican Rep. Mark Amodei and GOP congressional candidates April Becker, Mark Robertson and Sam Peters agree.
If pro-life Nevadans want to change Nevada’s abortion law, they can gather signatures, put an initiative on the ballot, and let Nevadans vote on it again.
I don’t know if Lindsey Graham is a useful idiot or Democrat mole, but the LAST thing we need is for him and denizens of the DC swamp to make that decision for us.
Now, about those gas prices…
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Here’s a shout-out to Shannon at the RoadRunner Café in Dayton.
Had breakfast there yesterday with Assemblyman-in-Waiting Ken Gray (food is AWESOME!) and Shannon – referred to by one customer on Yelp as “the town’s favorite waitress” – recognized the name on my credit card.
Turns out she’s a longtime subscriber to Muth’s Truths. She sat down and told me how much she enjoys it. What a wonderful lady. Even ran my credit card out to me in the parking lot after I had a “Biden Moment” and left it on the table.
If you’re ever in that neck of the woods, stop in for a bite and say hello to her.
Politics on the Rocks
Speaking of Muth’s Truths, I’ll be making an announcement about its future at Citizen Outreach’s “Politics on the Rocks” conservative happy hour this Tuesday.
I’ll also be introducing an important rising-star new member of our team (you’re gonna LOVE her!), as well as meeting-and-greeting our VIP guest of honor and soon-to-be conservative State Sen. Jeff Stone.
Also expected to join us: Former state assemblyman, former state senator, former Las Vegas city councilman, and soon-to-be-returning Las Vegas city councilman Bob Beers 2.0.
Plus…Nevada’s new, nationally-syndicated conservative columnist at RedState.com, Brittany Sheehan. If you haven’t yet read her own column on how Democrats in Nevada are lying about the abortion issue, click here.
And yes, Lee and Michelle Mueller will be there. I mean, what happy hour could truly be happy without Lee and Michelle, right?
All for the Bidenflation bustin’ ticket price of just ONE DOLLAR!
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Ahern Theater at the Ahern Freedom Hotel (second floor)
Drink specials | Free parking!
300 W. Sahara (one block west of the Strip)
Generously sponsored by Bill Laub
However, room capacity means only 50 tickets are available and more than half are already sold. So if you want to be sure you’ll get in, RSVP NOW!
Laughter is the Best Medicine – I
Snow White, Superman and Pinocchio were out for a stroll in town one day. As they walked, they came across a sign: “Contest for the most beautiful woman in the world.”
“I’m entering” said Snow White.
Half an hour later she came out. They asked her, “Well, how did you do?”
“First Place,” said Snow White proudly.
They continued walking and saw a sign: “Contest for the strongest man in the world.”
“I’m entering,” said Superman.
Half an hour later he returned and they asked, “How did you make out?”
“First Place,” answered Superman. “Did you ever doubt?”
They continued walking and saw a sign: “Contest for the greatest liar in the world?”
Pinocchio said, “Hold me beer!”
Half an hour later, he returned with tears in his eyes.
“What happened?” they asked.
Pinocchio blurted out, “Who the hell is ROB LAUER?!!”
(In case you, too, don’t know who Rob Lauer is, click here).
Laughter is the Best Medicine – II
Rob Lauer dies, goes to heaven and meets with St. Peter. There are clocks everywhere.
“What’s with all the clocks?” Rob asked.
St. Peter explained…
“Everyone who has ever lived has a clock here. Every time they tell a lie, their clock moves forward by one minute. This is George Washington’s clock. As you can see, it’s one past midnight, so he only told one lie.”
“Oh,” Rob said. “Where’s my clock?”
“That’s in Jesus’ office,” St. Peter replied. “He uses it as a fan.”
FAMOUS LAST WORDS
“It has become popular in America to blame others for our problems. My people (American Indians) blame white people; blacks blame slavery. My grandpa was born in 1883 in segregated North Carolina. He always told me growing up, ‘Buddy, the person who creates the worst problems for you is the one you see every time you look in the mirror. Don’t blame white people. They are the least of our problems.’ He was correct as usual.” – “Crazy Like a Fox” author Ben Chavis
Mr. Muth is president of Citizen Outreach, publisher of Nevada News & Views and blogs at MuthsTruths.com. His views are his own.