Lindsey Graham, Barbara Boxer Hold Slap Fight On Senate Floor

by Jim Newell

Here’s a clip from the popular Hardball “Sideshow” segment — the part that covers the exact same stuff as the rest of the show but is tagged, arbitrarily, as being super wacky! — in which Lindsey Graham gets really gay about The Stimulus Package, because it doesn’t give Mother any funds with which to buy him a pony. Barbara Boxer shouts “GEORGE BUSH” just to shut him up, and Graham laments that no one ever buys him nice things. [YouTube]

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hobospacejungle February 6, 2009 at 2:47 pm

Lindsey Graham is gay?

Raumfahrer February 6, 2009 at 2:50 pm

I just want to comment that Barbara Boxer is the best ever. I love watching her talk shit to Republicans like that. She’s one of the only Democrats who will actually call them out on their idiocy to their face!!

Josh Fruhlinger February 6, 2009 at 2:51 pm

Ha ha, Barbara Boxer called Lindsay Graham “theatrical”, which is clearly code for “gay”.

Also, Barbara Boxer is clearly being played by Nora Dunn.

freakishlystrong February 6, 2009 at 2:51 pm

It looks like Barbara is holding Lindsey’s purse in that clip…
[re=238119]hobospacejungle[/re]: Is Obama a Muslin?

hobospacejungle February 6, 2009 at 2:52 pm

[re=238128]freakishlystrong[/re]: I see your point.

qaf February 6, 2009 at 2:54 pm

[re=238128]freakishlystrong[/re]: Does the Pope shit in the woods?

FMA February 6, 2009 at 2:55 pm

[re=238127]Josh Fruhlinger[/re]: It would have a lot funnier if she had called him a “drama queen.”

Deepthroat February 6, 2009 at 2:55 pm

hobospacejungle: democrats are gay. i believe republican’s are just “morally weak”

DustBowlBlues February 6, 2009 at 2:56 pm

The half dozen or so Democrats in Oklahoma love Barbara Boxer. After the Dems took over congress, she got in a smackdown with Jim Inhofe, one of the idiot child senators from our backward state. She put dumbo in his place and grateful Oklahomans sent her so many floral arrangements, her office staff started taking them to vets in Walter Reed because they ran out of room in her senate office.

Oh, pleeze, let her take on spooky Dr. Tom Coburn and swing that fat bill and hit in the nose with it. Okie Dems and DC florists would be giddy with delight.

Serolf Divad February 6, 2009 at 2:56 pm

Let me help; the word you’re searching for, Barabara dear, is “flamboyant.”

freakishlystrong February 6, 2009 at 2:57 pm

[re=238129]hobospacejungle[/re]: I just wish he’d come out already, talk about “theatrical”..Jeebus, he’d postively swoon and get the vayyporhas…

DustBowlBlues February 6, 2009 at 2:57 pm

[re=238119]hobospacejungle[/re]: Is he gay? If I’m not mistaken, he’s a Republican.

El Pinche February 6, 2009 at 2:58 pm

oh man, i guess larry craig’s beard has a got a tight leash on his manhole these days. craig can’t come out to play anymore and lindsey haz a sad.

Scarab February 6, 2009 at 2:59 pm

“Charles Nelson Riley never spoke as fay as Lindsey Graham” – Richard Simmons

NunnaTheSOBs February 6, 2009 at 3:01 pm

Too bad McCain and the
Moose Murdering Milf
didn’t get elected.

Then, when Sarah (Smile)
was “running the Senate”,
you know, as it says right
there in the Constitution,
when “the fur flew” you’d
at least hope to get a
good upskirt now and then.

I really regret the Sarah (Smile)
isn’t there — every day
the session could open to
the tune of that old Hall and
Oates fave.

psilage February 6, 2009 at 3:01 pm

I’ll say it. Personally I’m GLAD no one ever buys him nice things!

Deepthroat February 6, 2009 at 3:02 pm

Scarab: I applaud your Charles Nelson Reilly reference which i was so desperately trying to concoct

shanemacgowan February 6, 2009 at 3:05 pm

Sen. Boxer should never question the ability of Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-Closet) to speak to the people of his party.

DustBowlBlues February 6, 2009 at 3:06 pm

I’ve watched CSPN off and on today and have come to a deeply intellectual conclusion:

Republicans are rat bastards.

Brendan M. February 6, 2009 at 3:07 pm

Barbara Boxer calls Lindsay Graham gay, which is great. And then Chris Matthews calls Andy Card gay and an asshole! Usually when Chris Matthews talks, he ends up saying something homoerotic and asinine, so I was surprised. Pleasantly so.

V572625694 February 6, 2009 at 3:07 pm

[re=238141]DustBowlBlues[/re]: I heard “Dr” Coburn say, on Meet the Fucking Press, that docs who do abortions should get the death penalty. He so cray-zee!

Fred Harris was a good guy. What happened to Oklahoma?

DustBowlBlues February 6, 2009 at 3:08 pm

[re=238160]shanemacgowan[/re]: ” Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-Closet)”

You win.

Serolf Divad February 6, 2009 at 3:21 pm

My thoughts exactly.

honkeyman February 6, 2009 at 3:31 pm

Yeowww! Chrissie called Andy Card “dainty”. Pot calling the kettle black.

dirtyboypdx February 6, 2009 at 3:36 pm

I was a bit disappointed. Was anyone else hoping for a *literal* slapfight between Graham and Boxer? My money would be on Boxer. In addition to her last name, she’s probably more flexible and fit than Graham. Yoga vs. Fried Chicken…think about it.

Sussemilch February 6, 2009 at 3:38 pm

Obama basically needs to call a joint session of Congress and then walk down there and describe to the House and the Senate exactly why their combined popularity rating is somewhere in Detroit Lions territory. Get personal. Get specific. And most of all, emphasize that it’s really rich of them to even open their fucking mouths when he’s been on the job all of two weeks, while they’re sitting around with their free health care for life and created this fucking mess in the first place. Then tell them to shut up and vote, or he’ll call in the Guard to kick them out and have the rotunda reassigned as emergency housing for the poor and elderly.

lawrenceofthedesert February 6, 2009 at 3:46 pm

[re=238229]dirtyboypdx[/re]: Barbara has trained better for the fight. I think the keys for her include working the body early, as Graham will try to protect his hair in the early rounds. As his Brylcreem gets into his eyes and he begins to whisper, “Bitch!” she can think about going upstairs and taking him out. She doesn’t want to work in too close, for fear of head butting; Graham seems to be one of the biggest buttheads in the Senate. I’d say Boxer is a 4-1 favorite.

One Yield Regular February 6, 2009 at 3:49 pm

If I ever run into Andy Card, I fully intend to vomit all over his suit, no matter how healthy/sober I might be at the time.

assistant/atlas February 6, 2009 at 3:49 pm

Do you think someone should tell Lindsey Graham how gay he is? He is from the South…maybe he just thinks that’s being genteel.

Also, whoopee for one Californian politician who doesn’t totally suck. Team Boxer.

MarieDeGournay February 6, 2009 at 3:55 pm

[re=238232]Sussemilch[/re]: Best idea I’ve heard all day.

gurukalehuru February 6, 2009 at 3:59 pm

“…my ability to express my opinions to members of my own party…”
That’s just the point, Senator Graham. You’re not just talking to members of your own idiot party any more.

greensprout February 6, 2009 at 4:02 pm

I liked the part where he thinks his show invented the word hardball.

DustBowlBlues February 6, 2009 at 4:21 pm

[re=238174]V572625694[/re]: “What happened to Oklahoma?”

The worst and most conservative newspaper in America, under-funding of public education and, of course. Jesus. Typical southern strategy shit combined with high illiteracy rates. Hate radio. But, mostly, Jesus–in a form his father would never recognize.

True story: When Spooky Dr. Tom was campaigning in se OK, he was taped telling that old story about lesbianism being so rampant in a school down there that girls were only allowed to go to the bathroom one at a time. A Democratic bulletin board announced it with this headline: 18 ft. Lesbian Invades Little Dixie.

Sad but true, the home of the Joad family is made up of people who are dumb as fucking stumps.

BTW–I’ve been watching the debate, sort of, and I have a question for anyone from Kentucky or North Dakota:

WTF–No offense, but is Bunning senile or retarded? He has to be one or the other.

How far up his ass is Thune’s head? Anyone ever notice Thune kind of resembles Rick hot-man-on-dog-action Santorum?

loquaciousmusic February 6, 2009 at 4:49 pm

Gay or not, Lindsey Graham wrote some great songs for Fleetwood Mac:

“Blow Your Own Way” (dedicated to Larry Craig)
“(I Am A) Gypsy”
“Big Love” (which went on to become a hit show about Mitt Romney on HBO)
“Don’t Stop (Think’ About My Penis)”
“Rhiannon” (the name of Sarah Palin’s next baby, perhaps?)

Deepthroat February 6, 2009 at 5:47 pm

[re=238321]loquaciousmusic[/re]: were you thinking about this while you were teaching your young and impressionables?

Atheist Nun February 6, 2009 at 5:54 pm

This is why we Californians will keep re-electing Boxer forever and ever. The lady takes NO SHIT from anyone.

hobospacejungle February 6, 2009 at 6:05 pm

[re=238240]lawrenceofthedesert[/re]: As his Brylcreem gets into his eyes and he begins to whimper, “Bitch!”

There, fixed it for ya.

llyn February 6, 2009 at 8:53 pm

[re=238232]Sussemilch[/re]: I like this program for Obama that you’ve outlined.

momus February 6, 2009 at 11:16 pm

Didn’t Tom Delay, when he was majority whip allow a whole 20 minutes to deliberate on a bill when it finally arrived from the lobbyists?

Also, I would point out that Bernie Madoff is always impeccably dressed, and he has good manners, too!

loquaciousmusic February 7, 2009 at 9:16 am

[re=238404]Deepthroat[/re]: No, but one of my sixth graders did ask me if Ozzy Osbourne got rabies from biting the head off a bat. I said “yes.”

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