Graham gives Rubio a big pat on the head in SC

I sort of missed this event up in Anderson yesterday, but U.S. News and World Report was there:

Lindsey Graham Calls Marco Rubio ‘Son of Ronald Reagan’

South Carolina’s senior senator offers high praise of his colleague.

ANDERSON, S.C. – Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., called Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., “the son of Ronald Reagan when it comes to national security” Monday night at a barbecue gathering of nearly 1,000 conservatives in the upstate.

South Carolina’s senior senator also dubbed Rubio “a rising young star” in the GOP “who you will see a lot,” a nod to his colleague’s White House aspirations in 2016.

The high praise comes from one of the Senate’s biggest foreign policy hawks at a time when the country is confronting how to deal with the unraveling violence and chaos in Iraq being caused by the radical Islamic State….

Not to mention, it comes as certain Republican stars are championing isolationism.

I don’t know whether this is just Lindsey being polite to the visiting fireman, or maybe he’s getting on the Rubio bandwagon. This bears watching.

When you think about it, who is coming along in the next generation to carry the national security torch in the GOP? Also, I suppose Graham and McCain appreciate the help they got from young Master Rubio on the ill-fated immigration bill — which frankly was the first time I took favorable notice of him.

4 thoughts on “Graham gives Rubio a big pat on the head in SC

  1. Juan Caruso

    Lindsey is merely reading from the Tip O’Neill political playbook in attempting to demean Rubio and disrespect Reagan.

    This should only come as a surprise to those who honestly believe Lindsey Graham is conservative in the slightest. No lawyer is that conservative, including Rubio. They are courtroom actors, adept at pretending to be anything, most often, defenders of the innocent.

  2. Peggy

    Rubio, a rising star? sheesh… we can do better – at least I hope
    Top Florida Republicans Are Nastier And More Vindictive Than You Thought, Tell-All By Ex-State GOP Chair [Jim Greer] Says
    “Greer says U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is little better than an extortionist, taking fellow Republicans to strip clubs and taking photos to subsequently bribe them. Is it true?”

    I’d say that there’s stuff like that in BOTH parties!!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *