Lindsey Graham tweets weird joke about McCain being assassinated in Syria

Scott Wooledge alerted us to a weird tweet that GOP Senator Lindsey Graham just wrote on Twitter, regarding the news that Senator John McCain made a sneak-trip to Syria today to meet with rebel leadership.

Graham took the opportunity to crack a joke about McCain being assassinated, apparently, while visiting the civil-war-torn country.

Lindsey-Graham-weird-joke-about-mccainAnd I just checked Graham’s Senate Web site – this is his real official Twitter account.

Christine Pelosi just made an interesting observation in response:

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There’s speculation on Twitter that Graham’s account was hacked.  Or that a staffer is about to be fired.

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Then again, Lindsey Graham is a queer duck. So you never know what constitutes “normal” in Graham-land.

Still, imagine a Democrat cracking a joke about John McCain being murdered.  Or a Democrat cracking a joke about death and destruction in the Middle East, for that matter.  I doubt the response would be jovial.

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Maybe Graham will teat us to some jokes about Benghazi next.

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Lindsey Graham celebrating the anti-gay Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.


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23 Responses to “Lindsey Graham tweets weird joke about McCain being assassinated in Syria”

  1. vonlmo says:

    Is “Syria” McCain speak for “Hiking the Appalacian Trail”? I bet Sen Graham has the drapes already selected w carpeting to match.

  2. karmanot says:

    Would not go gladly into that dark night goulo.

  3. Moderator4 says:

    Duplicate comment below deleted, JayStamper2014.

  4. Naja pallida says:

    Graham’s next tweet: Excuse me, I believe you have my stapler…

  5. silas1898 says:

    Harry Reid should give Miss Lindsey an office in a closet in the basement.

  6. Naja pallida says:

    One of the biggest ways American intervention in Syria could backfire, is souring our relations with Russia even further. Which, I believe, is a good part of McCain’s impetus. He longs for the days of the Cold War, and increased tensions with Russia would be just the right excuse to write a few more blank checks for the Pentagon. Now that everyone is rather bored with the whole war on terror thing.

    So far, our “aid” in the middle east has not resulted in any new allies. And there is no reason to assume aiding Syria would be any different. And of course, our random intervention in the middle east is the first reason cited whenever anyone from the region declares why they hate the United States. Yet, we keep doing it.

  7. Naja pallida says:

    Personally, I don’t give a crap what Graham tweeted. He’s a bottom feeder, and Twitter itself is a great tool for reinforcing such an image. The real scandal here is that McCain went to Syria, when he really has no business doing so, much less on the tax payer dime. If he wants to venture into a war zone, he should have to pay for his own security, and use his own vacation time. Why should we have to pay for him to grandstand against the President, and actively undermine our government’s current position of not being overtly involved? He’s not a diplomat. He’s not a military advisor. He’s just one guy on a 26 member committee, that may get a vote on what to do in Syria – assuming the President doesn’t just unilaterally decide and Congress cede their power to the administrative branch, yet again. Yes, we will undoubtedly be involved in some capacity at some point, such as enforcing a no-fly zone, but that’s not John McCain’s decision. We already know his opinion on the matter. There is no logical reason for him to have gone there.

  8. avahome says:

    Really, I do believe he is joking that maybe President Obama might have a drone strike with McCain in the bullseye……… Where the hell is Sarah Palin when she could be defending John from Lindsey….crickets.

  9. Indigo says:

    Oh, Lindsey! That’s so gay!

  10. goulo says:

    Or dibs on his orifice? :)

  11. JayStamper2014 says:

    Having
    voted to authorize the use of force in both Iraq and Afghanistan, was
    Graham not chastened when these two wars left over 100,000 civilians and
    U.S. soldiers dead or wounded and our economy on life support. Did he
    consider resigning, maybe to write a memoir in the hope that we could at
    least learn from his mistakes. At the very least, did he shy away from
    any future discussion of foreign policy. No– not Lindsey. Instead, he’s
    weighing in on Syria. After reviewing all the facts, he’s come to a
    conclusion that we need to arm the rebels, put American boots on the ground and bomb the
    country’s Air Force with cruise missiles.

    There
    are so many ways that U.S. intervention can backfire. Cornering Assad with U.S. force
    would make it more likely– not less-– that he would resort to using
    chemical weapons out of desperation. The Arab proverb is “an enemy of my
    enemy is my friend” and intervening would make us friends with the
    Muslim Brotherhood and al-Nusra Front, Syria’s al-Qaida. We could end up
    spending money and American lives replacing a brutal dictatorship with a
    radical theocracy. Lindsey actually wants us to arm fractured rebel
    groups, many of whom have already committed war crimes. Their
    empowerment would risk the disintegration of any central government and
    could turn Syria into a sort of lawless failed state like Somalia, even
    more of a refuge for terrorists than it is currently.

    Not
    to know how ill-advised it would be to intervene is to ignore the
    lessons of Iraq and
    Afghanistan and also to ignore the internal and Geo-political complexity
    of the Syrian crisis. Undesired and unintended consequences are
    virtually guaranteed.

    Lindsey,
    can you look into the eyes of these troops, or their parents, and
    honestly tell them that deploying on a mission to Syria has a high
    probability of making Americans safer, advancing the interests of the
    United States or contributing to regional stability in the Middle East?
    In fact, intervening in the crisis will not do any of these things.

  12. JayStamper2014 says:

    Perhaps the main reason to retire Lindsey Graham in 2014 is the
    carelessness with which he advocates the use of American troops overseas.

    Having
    voted to authorize the use of force in both Iraq and Afghanistan, was
    Graham not chastened when these two wars left over 100,000 civilians and
    U.S. soldiers dead or wounded and our economy on life support. Did he
    consider resigning, maybe to write a memoir in the hope that we could at
    least learn from his mistakes. At the very least, did he shy away from
    any future discussion of foreign policy. No– not Lindsey. Instead, he’s
    weighing in on Syria. After reviewing all the facts, he’s come to a
    conclusion that we need to arm the rebels, put American boots on the ground and bomb the
    country’s Air Force with cruise missiles.

    There
    are so many ways that U.S. intervention can backfire. Cornering Assad with U.S. force
    would make it more likely– not less-– that he would resort to using
    chemical weapons out of desperation. The Arab proverb is “an enemy of my
    enemy is my friend” and intervening would make us friends with the
    Muslim Brotherhood and al-Nusra Front, Syria’s al-Qaida. We could end up
    spending money and American lives replacing a brutal dictatorship with a
    radical theocracy. Lindsey actually wants us to arm fractured rebel
    groups, many of whom have already committed war crimes. Their
    empowerment would risk the disintegration of any central government and
    could turn Syria into a sort of lawless failed state like Somalia, even
    more of a refuge for terrorists than it is currently.

    Not
    to know how ill-advised it would be to intervene is to ignore the
    lessons of Iraq and
    Afghanistan and also to ignore the internal and Geo-political complexity
    of the Syrian crisis. Undesired and unintended consequences are
    virtually guaranteed.

    Lindsey,
    can you look into the eyes of these troops, or their parents, and
    honestly tell them that deploying on a mission to Syria has a high
    probability of making Americans safer, advancing the interests of the
    United States or contributing to regional stability in the Middle East?
    In fact, intervening in the crisis will not do any of these things.

  13. JayRandal says:

    Does it imply that Graham and McCain are breaking up as in the closet homo couple? Sounds like
    Miss Lindsey angry at John for something. Anyway we all have to wait and see if they make up lol.

  14. AdmNaismith says:

    Yes

  15. Leota2 says:

    So when is John McCain going to get over this war thing?
    The man would run bare naked into any conflict—- anywhere.
    And forgive Lindsey, she’s just teasing her deranged bestie.

  16. GDHJ says:

    He won’t “teat” us to any more jokes…. he doesn’t like teats, remember?

  17. Guest says:

    Are you really surprised? Republicans would eat their own young if there was money or stature to be had.

  18. AnitaMann says:

    Hawks like to joke about death.

  19. karmanot says:

    If Lindsey doesn’t make it back from the glory hole—-got dibs on his office.

  20. BeccaM says:

    I suspect it’s another of Lindsey’s futile overcompensating attempts to project an image as a manly-man.

  21. nicho says:

    Idiotic response to McCain’s phony grandstand play in going to Syria. What a bunch of buffoons.

  22. Jim Olson says:

    Classy.

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