…and formally announce his candidacy for the Rethuglican nomination in 2016. South Carolina Senator, and someone who never met a war he didn't like, Lindsey "Huckleberry J. Butchmeup*" Graham said this weekend that he will announce his bid for President on June 1. With the Rethuglican race for the nomination becoming increasingly crowded, Huckleberry represents the "go-to-war-or-go-to-hell" segment of the Republican / New Confederate / Stupid Party that continues to see the calamitous Iraq war as a good thing. Along with sidekicks Sen. John McNasty (Dang Fence - AZ) and former Sen. Joe "Lieberliar" Lieberman (Party of Joe - CT), Huckleberry has been itching for another war in the Middle East -- Libya, Syria, Iran, wherever) for a decade. He's also willing to bring the war home -- literally -- as he claimed to a room of Iowa wingnuts this weekend:
"If I'm President of the United States and you're thinkin' about joining al-Qaeda or ISIL — anybody thinkin' about that? — I'm not going to call a judge, I'm going to call a drone and we will kill you." (emphasis added)We're not sure where in the Constitution it says that someone "thinkin'" about something could justify summarily killing them, but we're not from the secessionist state of South Carolina. It sounds more like something ISIS would contemplate if they had drones. It also sounds like some overcompensation for someone with an image issue.
* Borrowing Esquire's Charles P. Pierce's moniker for the senior Senator from South Carolina.