"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."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Lindsey Graham on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Lindsey Graham on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Lindsey Graham on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Lindsey Graham on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Lindsey Graham on Joseph Stalin
"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."
"Look how many millions of people are underemployed or have lost their jobs. The last thing I'm going to do is play politics with their future."
"No employer is going to hire robustly until they know what the health care cost is going to be."
"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."
"President Obama chose politics over leadership. 'Hope' and 'Change' have become bait-and-switch."
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