If This Is Change … Count Me Out

South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham has been the voice of the conservatives as the Democrats have tried to ram down pork project after pork project down the throats of Americans, their children and their grand children. He has had so many great moments today it’s hard to pick just one … so I have uploaded two. But clearly the strain is beginning to show.

The first is from Hardball this evening. “Let me be perfectly clear.”


The second, just moments ago from Greta Van Susteren … “Blame Bush all you want … but this is your bill.”


Graham at some point will likely stand alone but if you believe in what he is doing … looking out for you and your children’s future … email him here please.

It’s not just the pork for SUV’s, ATVs, STDs, and honey bees … it’s even the roads and bridges projects that has states and cities just licking their chops. It will do nothing to create permanent employment in the private sector, nothing to create jobs. It’s not even going to happen quickly. Most of this stuff won’t get started for two years and will only mean jobs for union crews and preferred state contractors. YOU ARE BEING HAD.

This is the liberal agenda that they have every right to push … just not here, not now, and not if its the economy you are truly worried about.

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Jim Vicevich

Jim is a veteran broadcaster and conservative/libertarian blogger with more than 25 years experience in TV and radio. Jim's was the long-term host of The Jim Vicevich Show on WTIC 1080 in Hartford from 2004 through 2019. Prior to radio, Jim worked as a business and financial reporter for NBC30 - the NBC owned TV station in Hartford - and as business editor at WFSB-TV in Hartford for 14 years while earning six Emmy nominations and three Telly Awards.


  1. BillW on February 6, 2009 at 4:26 am

    Sen Graham, please stay strong and get more Sens to hang tough.  thanks for all you have done

  2. Dimsdale on February 6, 2009 at 7:32 am

    Methinks the cracks are showing in Obama's political invulnerability.  Or  holes in his Teflon suit….

    I think he is really worried that he won't get any Republican cover for this boondoggle, and he is smart enough to know he needs it (or his advisers told him he did).  Plus, when the public has time to digest this bill, unlike the Congresscritters who clearly did not bother to read it, they will see it for the hose job it is.   Media notwithstanding.

  3. Dimsdale on February 6, 2009 at 7:33 am

    Jim: when you use phrases like "you are being had," and "this is swell," I know you are as old as I am!   Just claim to watch a lot of old movies…

  4. Wayne SW on February 6, 2009 at 9:11 am

    I listened to Jim and his glowing message of approval directed at Lindsey Graham for stepping up and speaking out against this stimulus plan.  In this instance, I agree.  It was  the summer of 2007 when Lindsey Graham was speaking out to give amnesty to the 10 – 12 million illegals in the U.S.   ouch!

    Like all of our elected officials, we need to challenge them when they are wrong and we need to applaud them when they are right.  Thank you Lindsey.

  5. Donna-B on February 6, 2009 at 9:44 am

    I, for one, am happy that Graham got mad. Good for him.  He feels like we do now! We need more of our representatives to get mad for us, don't they work for us or have they forgotten that.  We all owe a big thank you to him and  hope that others follow his lead.

  6. davis on February 6, 2009 at 10:15 am

    Dimsdale, I am glad that unlike the rest of us (and the Congresscritters) you have read the not yet completed bill so you can tell us what a "hose job" it is. I am going to wait a bit before I totally condemn it. As for Teflon, I thought that the term was retired after Pres. Reagan retired, and as for Jim and his glowing message about Sen. Graham it's predictable that Jim will always go in the direction the wind is blowing.

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