Conservatism Incarnate Besieges Open-Borders Citadel
Dr. Walter â€œBuddyâ€ Witherspoon is challenging scalawag Senator Lindsey Graham’s seat in the 2008 GOP primary. Witherspoon was elected South Carolinaâ€™s committeeman in 1996 and has long been active in South Carolina politics. Though unknown among most voters, he is well connected within South Carolina and is considered the lead challenger to the unpopular incumbent Senator Graham.
The Shot says of Witherspoon: “If he were elected, he would be the farthest right member of the South Carolina delegation and possibly the entire U.S. Senate.” Judging by Witherspoon’s immigration platform, that isn’t difficult to believe:
Open borders … weaken our common culture and national identity. … We should welcome legal immigrants, but there are billions of people in the world who would like to come to this country and we cannot accept them all. Accordingly, our policy must be based on what is in the interest of American citizens.
Add to that Witherspoon’s pro-life, pro-second amendment, anti-spending, and pro-values stances as well as his claim of being “a strict constructionist,” and you’ve got a man who’d make Jim DeMint, South Carolina’s conservative Senator, blush.
Indeed DeMint, who will serve as the Co-Chairman of Graham’s campaign, has already come out in support of Graham as has every other South Carolina Republican elected official serving in Washington. Governor Mark Sanford has also joined the list and Graham’s Campaign Office writes that:
Additionally, 1st District Representative Henry Brown, 2nd District Representative Joe Wilson, 3rd District Representative Gresham Barrett and 4th District Representative Bob Inglis have endorsed Senator Graham and will serve as Vice-Chairmen of the campaign.
Buttressing this dark fortress is over $4 million in the bank with The Greenville News claiming, “analysts have estimated that he can raise $8 million to $10 million for primary and general election campaigns.”
Cracks in the Stone: Election Up for Grabs
Nevertheless, the election is uncertain due to Graham’s extraordinary unpopularity among South Carolina voters. His approval ratings have been polled in the low 30s among both Republican and Democratic voters, a whole mess of anti-Graham websites have formed, and just recently the Greenville County Republican Party called for Graham’s censure. Voters are upset with the RINO because he:
- Has earned a solid F from NumbersUSA.
- Co-wrote the failed Amnesty Bill of 2007 and dismissed its critics as “racists.“
- Notoriously called Americans opposed to this amnesty “bigots” who need to “shut up.” Graham said this in front of a Latino racialist organisation called La Raza (English translation: “the race.”) La Raza funds MEChA, a Latino student movement that calls for Reconquista (the “reconquest” of large parts of the American West and Southwest by Central Amerindians.)
- Joined the â€œGang of 14.”
- Called Ted Kennedy, “One of the most principled men I’ve ever met.”
- Has said of himself, “Republican by day, Democrat by night.”
- Co-sponsored a Senate bill apologising to the victims of lynching and their descendants for the Senateâ€™s failure to enact anti-lynching legislation from 1882 until 1968. DumpLindsey.org asks: “Are reparations next?”
Graham is well aware of his unpopularity among South Carolinians and has tested their memory with a flip-flop this year, co-authoring an amendment (which passed 95-1, only to be removed a month later), to the Department of Homeland Security spending bill provided $3 billion in emergency spending for immigration and border enforcement. However, South Carolinian elephants won’t forget!
Peasant Revolt: Patriots Stand Up
The Shot reports that Marcus Epstein co-hosted a fund-raising event for Witherspoon in Washington on the 15th. The Greenville News says Katon Dawson, GOP chairman, “said he didn’t know how much was taken in, ‘but it was enough to excite Buddy.’” Dawson is also quoted as saying, “I’ve talked to some people who wrote $2,000 checks.” Witherspoon must have done well because he officially entered the race yesterday, the 20th, only a few days after the fund-raiser.