Lindsey Graham Tweets Proof He’s Fucking Delusional Idiot

Senator Lindsey Graham, in one single tweet, proved that he has an acute case of Obama Derangement Syndrome and Trump Delusion Syndrome.

Lindsey Graham is a curious sort of fellow. Sometimes when he opens his mouth, he sounds smart. Watch his interview with Trevor Noah on the Daily Show, just before the election, and you’ll see someone speaking with erudition and nuance, and even though you or I wouldn’t agree with a lot of his policies, the Graham who shot pool and drank whiskey with Noah wasn’t beholding to sucking up to Donald Trump, and he wasn’t saying incredibly stupid things like the tweet he sent this morning, below.

Before I go any further, can I just say how hilarious it is to still hear Republicans knocking Obama for not using the phrase “radical Islamic terrorism.” We know for a fact that the harsher and more broadly brushed the rhetoric, the better it is to recruit and radicalize people. It’s much easier to point to an America whose official slogan is, “Fuck Islam” and turn average Islamic people against us than it would be if we had a more realistic mantra like, “Fuck everyone who uses their God as justification to murder, but not everyone in that religion because that’s just petty, reductive, non-starter language that doesn’t do fuck-all to address the actual problem.”

But you can’t fit all that shit on a bumper sticker, hence why Republicans go with the shorter versions of, “Obama Sucked ISIS’ Dick” or whatever. Because they’re clever, you see.

Graham’s tweet is sad on a couple fundamental levels. For starters — he’s sucking up to a man who trashes his good friend John McCain all the time. What loyalty does Graham have? Doesn’t he feel a closeness to the hawkish old man who helped him heap criticism on Obama for eight years because he refused to start every war McCain and Graham wanted? Lindsey’s love for war must make even his loyalty to friends seem less important by comparison. It’s the only reason I can come up with for him to imply that Bone Spurs Trump has more balls than The Guy Who Ordered the Hit on Bin Laden.

That’s what really proves beyond a shadow of a doubt what a delusional fucking idiot Lindsey Graham is — that he genuinely doesn’t think Obama was tough on terrorists. Estimates of the number of drone strikes carried out by the Obama administration put that number at about 473 strikes, in which between 64 and 116 civilians were killed. Good God, Lindsey, how can a man who lobbed that many missiles into countries we’re not even officially at war with, killing literally unknown numbers of civilians in the pursuit of so-called radical Islamic terrorists, be labeled as soft on terror? Oh right, Republicans live in a world where Trickle Down works and there were WMD in Iraq. Reality is weird and hard for them.

I guess I never realized how deeply the hatred of Obama ran in Republicans. I know they liked to mock liberals during his term for constantly bringing up how much Bush had fucked up in the years prior, but objectively, how could they remotely put Obama in the same category? Oh, I know, because he’s a Democrat, that’s why. Forget that 30 years ago most of his policies would have looked like slightly more liberal-ish Republican fare; he’s a Democrat now which means he’s soft on crime, soft on terrorists, and the worst president since the last time the American people put a Democrat in office.




Obama wasn’t “soft” on terror. He was more firm in his drone strike stance than Dubya was. He was, however, extremely soft on bankers and Wall Street financiers who intentionally cheated the system and nearly brought our economy to its knees permanently. So if Trump were to try and make himself look better than Obama in that regard and prosecute some of those greedy dicks, then I’d say dude had a point.

Trump’s Afghanistan speech was, ultimately, nothing of substance. He read from a prompter stiffly, and used the same old platitudes presidents before him have used about war and peace, but there was no new plan. No new strategy was given. Instead, it seems the difference from his predecessors is that Trump will say more often and more loudly, “We really want to win in Afghanistan.”

But winning? What does it mean? I don’t think Graham or Trump could articulate in any clear way what victory looks like in Afghanistan. The reality as I see it is that the lesson we should’ve learned about the Afghanistan War was that we should’ve been on a global manhunt, not a global war on terror, the whole time. We caught Bin Laden in a SEAL team raid. We didn’t kill him in a bunker busting bomb drop. But don’t tell that to Trump and his team; they think more of the same is all they need.

Maybe it will be all they need; just hitting the same feeder pellet over and over again. But what I know for certain is that Lindsey Graham’s tweet praising Trump for his speech is craven, cynical, morality-free politics at its best. And it’s the best evidence we’ve gotten to date that Graham is a full-blown fucking idiot because you can criticism Obama for a lot of things, but being soft on terror ain’t one of them.

Obama’s got the civilian drone strike casualties to back that claim up, too.

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