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Former SEAL and Conservative Leader Stands with Connor

 

Columbia, SC -  Afghanistan combat veteran, attorney, and Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Bill Connor is pleased to announce the personal endorsement of former Navy SEAL and national Tea Party leader Benjamin Smith.

Benjamin is the program director for HelpingOurWarriors.org, an organization to help  veterans understand their  leadership roles in todays society, Director of Strategic Affairs for 912PAC, a founding member of the New Hanover 912 Project, and has served with numerous organizations including The Tea Party Express, Veterans in Politics International, Unite In Action, Move America Forward and America’s Mighty Warriors.


On his endorsement, Smith said, "There are many worthy candidates for office who have not served in our military, but there is something special about those who have. We take an oath to protect and defend--whether that's on the field in combat or here at home. I understand why Bill Connor feels called to serve in this capacity, and it's an honorable and noble cause. Bill understands the issues that face our nation domestically, but also abroad. I personally endorse Bill for the United States Senate, but knowing he is running for political office, I will honor him on his actions and votes only, not promises or platitudes.  As an American Veteran I charge Bill to lead as a Founding Father would.  I believe Bill will lead from the front with true Veteranship in this position."

On receiving this endorsement, Connor said, "Ben Smith has fought for our nation in the highest capacity. It's been a pleasure to speak with him about our mutual desire to protect and defend our nation here at home. We both share a deep love for these United States. I sincerely thank him for his willingness to stand with me in this fight."

 

Bill Connor is a 24 year Airborne Ranger Infantry officer and Afghanistan combat veteran. He currently serves as a Lt. Colonel in the US Army reserves. He is a Citadel graduate who returned to SC after active military service.  He has been married to his wife, Susan, for 23 years and they have 3 children. The Connors make their home in Orangeburg, where Bill and a partner operate a small general practice law firm with an additional emphasis in military law. 
 

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As you can see by the image above, lower or no taxes creates a better atmosphere for business and state revenue.

Lindsey Graham doesn't feel that way:

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said he opposes raising income tax rates, but that he is open to increasing tax revenue by reducing the availability of deductions for things like charitable giving and mortgage interest. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) also said Sunday that he would support limiting deductions.
Doing so would violate Grover Norquist's "Taxpayer Protection Pledge," which both men have signed (as have most Republicans in Congress). Under the pledge, "candidates and incumbents solemnly bind themselves to oppose any and all tax increases," according to the Americans for Tax Reform site.
"When you're $16 trillion in debt, the only pledge we should be making to each other is to avoid becoming Greece, and Republicans -- Republicans should put revenue on the table," Graham said on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos." "We're this far in debt. We don't generate enough revenue.
 
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Myself and a lot of others have written numerous times regarding Lindsey Graham's actions betraying conservatives, not only in South Carolina, but nationwide. Everything from his support and votes for Supreme Court Justices Sotomayor and Kagan, cloture votes where he helped keep funding for Obamacare AND supporting gun control in stark opposition to our 2nd Amendment rights, AND vocally pushing amnesty for illegal aliens.

That SHOULD be enough for voters in South Carolina to ceremoniously run him out of office on a rail.

Even excluding all those liberal actions, Lindsey Graham is a complete failure in regards to standing up for our conservative values and protecting veterans in this state.

Consider this... The most recent news regarding the fiasco that is the Veterans Administration (VA) is glaring evidence that all this was going on without Lindsey Graham doing a thing about it. All the complaints from veterans, all the deaths of vets awaiting care, all of the vets and families of veterans suffering because our government FAILED to properly do its job.

All of this took place while Lindsey Graham has been a ranking member for the Senate Armed Services and the Veteran's Affairs committees for many years.

In spite of all of Lindsey Graham's campaign promises to protect veterans, he has been much more interested in supporting Obama nominees and making lawbreaking illegal aliens citizens of this country.

How many times have you heard Lindsey Graham get on the news and talk about the lack of care for our veterans? none? that's about right.

He's much more concerned with posturing during election season by spewing about Benghazi (and basically doing nothing about it) and legalizing foreign thieves and murderers than he is concerned with the deaths of our veterans due to lack of services from the VA.

Lindsey Graham is trying to mislead voters with the nauseating TV ads he's blasting the airwaves with.

What are you going to do about it?

Here's a thought. Vote for Bill Connor and fix this problem.

 
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Name this person and the political party he belongs to:

Vocally supported and voted for US Supreme Court nominees of Barack Obama - Liberals Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan

Adamantly supports amnesty for illegal aliens currently residing in the US

Supported Liberal Leader Harry Reid on extremely important cloture vote allowing the funding of Obamacare

Won award from La Raza (The Race), a group that support anti-white racism and received tremendous applause for referring to those against amnesty for illegal aliens as 'bigots' and said he'd shut us up

Declared "war" on Republican conservative groups like the TEA Party.

Supported Al Quaeda and Muslim Brotherhood in Syria and Egypt.

Supported massive internet sales tax

Voted for cloture allowing gun control bill to move forward (Anti 2nd amendment)

If there hadn't been so much written regarding the above atrocities, over 90% of those answering the questions above would guess one of the liberal democrats like Harry Reid, John Kerry, Al Franken, etc...

The perpetrator of all those acts is none other than Lindsey Graham. And I'm astounded by those that support this traitor and even more I'm ashamed that I refer to some of you as friends. In fact, for some of you, if Lindsey Graham hadn't betrayed us like that and it was a Dem Liberal, most of you supporting Lindsey would be hammering that liberal for doing those things.

Your support of Lindsey Graham is nothing less than a complete betrayal of conservative values that many of you crow about on Twitter, Facebook and in person. Simply put, you are nothing but hypocrites.

How do you look at yourself in the mirror? How do you look at your children and say to yourself "this is in their best interests"? While I personally support Bill Connor, the person I feel is not only the best candidate but stands the likeliest chance to beat Lindsey Graham in a runoff, there are other candidates that would be multitudes better than Lindsey Graham on so many important issues facing our country. Why in the world, when he truly is at his most vulnerable in this election, would you fall victim to his glad-handing campaigning simply meant to pull the wool over the eyes of those voting in the upcoming primary.

Most of you that will vote for Lindsey on June 10th will also vote for Tim Scott. By voting for Lindsey you are basically cancelling out Scott's votes on important issues that affect us all.

All of those items above were issues that Lindsey Graham and Jim Demint were on opposite sides. Can you seriously say with a straight face that it doesn't matter? Think about where we might be right now if not for Sotomayor and Kagan supporting obamacare and voting against Defense of Marriage? Do you stand with those two? Yet you support Lindsey Graham?... who helped get them on the US Supreme Court?

Are you seriously so weak of mind that a simple handshake or acknowledgement from the great and powerful Lindsey Graham makes you pee your pants and support him?

Are you so in awe of the Great Betrayer that you care nothing of the future of this country and the state of South Carolina?

Or... are you actually a liberal democrat and just don't want to admit it?

Lindsey Graham is indeed guilty of those items listed above. You know it, I know it and the liberals along with Barack Obama and Harry Reid are hoping that enough of you are mind-numbingly stupid enough to ignore all those and vote for Lindsey on June 10th.

The bottom line is, if you, knowing all those things Lindsey Graham has done to betray conservative values, still vote for him in June 10th, you have no business whatsoever calling yourself a conservative. Your vote for Lindsey is nothing less than a vote for the socialist agenda currently being forced on Americans by the Obama administration and the liberal left, along with the help of Lindsey Graham.

In fact, why don't you just join the Democrat party. You wouldn't look hypocritical at all then. That vote does more for them than it does the GOP.