As I was saying in the previous article, a vote for the GOP is nothing but a vote to affirm the unpopular conservative foreign policy and economic policies:
House now receiving all-member closed-door briefing on Iran— Scott Wong (@scottwongDC) May 21, 2019
Even after being presented with substantial & credible evidence of a unique threat to Americans from #Iran some still say its not true,is being twisted or it’s the U.S. fault for provoking Iran.— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) May 22, 2019
24% of all Americans think that Iran is an “imminent” threat https://t.co/wv2R2M3EWI ????????????????— Daniel Larison (@DanielLarison) May 21, 2019
Really inconsiderate of them to locate their country in the middle of CENTCOM like that, isn’t it? ?????? https://t.co/TyCP0h5YFs— Daniel Larison (@DanielLarison) May 21, 2019
US Senator Tom Cotton wants Iran to “rejoin the civilized world” and stop “trying to overthrow governments.” ? pic.twitter.com/3qbPMeaigY— In the NOW (@IntheNow_tweet) May 20, 2019
The threat streams from Iran against American interests are real and severe.— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) May 21, 2019
The Trump administration has shown amazing restraint in the face of escalating aggressions from Iran.— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) May 21, 2019
The Iranian-directed attacks on four ships, sabotaging other nations’ pipelines, and the firing of rockets into the Green Zone in Iraq have not yet led to a military response.
It is clear to me that the Iranians are pushing back against the economic pressure created by the Trump administration.— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) May 21, 2019
The maximum pressure campaign on Iran is working.
I’m confident that if the Iranians harm one American – in Iraq or anywhere else – they will pay a heavy price.— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) May 21, 2019
The Trump administration will respond militarily and in an overwhelming fashion.
The Obama-era policy of Iranian appeasement is over.— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) May 21, 2019
The days of Iran killing Americans – without consequence – is over.
The only way to protect Americans serving overseas is to have their back.— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) May 21, 2019
I am proud President Trump is standing up for those who are serving in harm’s way
Frankly, I don’t support either of those two legs of the “conservative stool.”
While I agree with the GOP in theory on social issues, I strongly get the impression that I am just being conned every four years. Unless I am convinced the social issues are real, I have no interest in continuing to reelect people like Lindsey Graham to the US Senate.
Note: Is it a paradox to vote for Lindsey Graham on the basis of his social conservative values?