WHAT IS LINDSEY GRAHAM TALKING ABOUT?…. Every time major media outlets characterize Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) as the kind of conservative Democrats should able to work with, we’re reminded of evidence to the contrary.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday that not only are endangered Democrats not running on healthcare reform, they’re running against “the Obama takeover of most of society.”

Look, I get it. Graham is a conservative Republican; President Obama isn’t. The White House and congressional Democrats have had a lot of policymaking success, and Graham has split his time between blocking a progressive agenda and walking away from compromises he helped strike with Democrats.

But the president has launched a “takeover of most of society”? In what universe does this make sense?

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